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Re: Changes in titles for Prince Joachim's children
According to the Danish broadsheet Politiken, in an interview with Countess Alexandra, her sons were not informed and it has come as a shock. So called "experts" can understand the reasoning but feel the execution is abrupt & rather cruel. The 4 children of Prince Joachim still keep their place in the line of succession. When Nikolai was born it served a purpose that he be given the title of prince as CP Frederik had no children at that point.
I understand the desire to limit the size of the royal family, but I really do not like seeing titles taken from living people, like is happening here. It feels punishing, even when that is not the intent. I would prefer if it more if they limited the princely title for future generations and leave the current one as is.
But then, no one asked me.
Changes in title for Prince Joachim's descendants - https://www.kongehuset.dk/en/news/changes-in-titles-and-forms-of-address-in-the-royal-family
" In April 2008, Her Majesty The Queen bestowed upon her sons, their spouses and their descendants the titles of count and countess of Monpezat. In May 2016, it was also announced that His Royal Highness Prince Christian, as the only one of The Queen’s grandchildren, is expected to receive an annuity from the state as an adult.
As a natural extension of this, Her Majesty has decided that, as of 1 January 2023, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim’s descendants can only use their titles as counts and countess of Monpezat, as the titles of prince and princess that they have held up until now will be discontinued. Prince Joachim’s descendants will thus have to be addressed as excellencies in the future. The Queen’s decision is in line with similar adjustments that other royal houses have made in various ways in recent years.
With her decision, Her Majesty The Queen wishes to create the framework for the four grandchildren to be able to shape their own lives to a much greater extent without being limited by the special considerations and duties that a formal affiliation with the Royal House of Denmark as an institution involves.
All four grandchildren maintain their places in the order of succession. "
Makes be wonder if there is an engament in the works?
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