After it recently became public knowledge that Queen Margrethe II (82) will revoke the current titles of her youngest son Prince Joachim of Denmark (53) and his wife Princess Marie of Denmark (46) from January 1, 2023, the 53- Year-old now took a stand. The Danish tabloid "B.T." he said he was informed of the change "five days in advance".
He contradicts various media reports that say that Joachim had known about this since May. A spokeswoman said so. However, Joachim now made it clear that he had only been presented with a plan for such a change. This should therefore only come into force when his children are 25 years old.
Because Joachim's four children are also affected by the great upheaval. Prince Nikolai (22), Prince Felix (20), Prince Henrik (13) and Princess Athena (10) may no longer be addressed as prince or princess from the beginning of next year. "I can say that my children are upset. My children do not know which leg to stand on. What to believe. Why should their identity be removed? Why do they have to be punished like this?" said Joachim.
On September 28, it became known via Instagram that the titles and forms of address for many members of the Danish Royals will change. This is how Joachim and Marie are to be called Count and Countess of Monpezat in the future. Your children will only be addressed with "Excellence".