Royal Family News: How Title Row is Hitting Princess Marie and Crown Princess Mary
Royal Family news reveals that the Danish Royal family has become divided after Queen Margrethe decided to strip four of her grandchildren of their prince or princess titles. Read on and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News: Will Margrethe’s Move Drive Wedge Between Her Sons?
Royal Family news reveals that the move has positioned brothers Prince Joachim and Crown Prince Frederik on opposite sides of the debate and Joachim has come out to publicly condemn the Queen’s move. Prince Joachim is the youngest of the Queen’s sons, sixth in line to the Danish throne after his elder brother Frederick and his four children.
According to Hello! Magazine, Frederik appears to be siding with their mother and, as a result, there is a rift forming between the two brothers, along with their wives. Seemingly on the fence about the situation, Crown Princess Mary recently weighed in, saying, “I can understand that it is a difficult decision to make and a very difficult decision to receive. Change can be difficult and can really hurt. But this does not mean that the decision is not the right one.”
The Divide Between Brothers
The Crown Princess shares four of the Queen’s eight grandchildren with Crown Prince Frederik. They are; Christian, 16, Princess Isabella, 15, and 11-year-old fraternal twins; Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
Continuing with her reflection on the upsetting situation Mary continued, “We will also look at our children’s titles when the time comes. Today we do not know what the royal house will look like in Christian’s time, or when Christian’s time begins to approach.”
Princess Marie, on the other hand, has made clear her decision to stand beside her husband on the matter and has spoken out about how upsetting the decision has been to her family.
Defrocked Children Thrust into Spotlight
In a joint interview with Danish news outlet BT given this past weekend, Marie teared up at times while speaking of the Queen’s move, saying, “They come and say (to Athena): ‘Is it you who is no longer a princess?’”
She added that the resulting media attention has thrust her children into the spotlight, something the Queen had implied, with her decision, she wanted to protect them from.
Worth noting is that, according to Honey Nine, the relationship between the Crown Prince and his brother Joachim has long been rumored to be strained. Joachim and his wife were recently asked to respond to these rumors, and they did.
When asked by BT journalist Jacob Heinel Jensen if they had spoken to the Crown Prince and his wife yet, they both said, “No,” with Joachim adding that it was “unfortunate.
When Heinel asked how their relationship was they answered somewhat cryptically, with the princess answering, “as it is” and her husband adding “as it can be.” Ultimately, everyone agreed to simply call it “complicated.”
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