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Following the decision of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark to strip the children of her second son, Prince Joachim of their royal titles, the palace announced that the prince and his family are moving to the US.

The announcement on the royal family’s website reads, among other things: “On September 1, 2023, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim will take up a new position under the Ministry of Defense as Defense Industry Attaché at the Danish Embassy in Washington, where the Prince will … help in the coming years to strengthen defense industry cooperation with the US and Canada.” It also notes that: “Prince Joachim and his family will move to Washington in the summer of 2023.”

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In recent years, the blue-blooded Dane has been living in Paris with his second wife, Princess Marie and their two children, while his children from his first marriage to Countess Alexandra remain in Copenhagen.

Last October, Margaret announced that Prince Joachim’s four children, Nikolai, 23, and Felix, 20 (from his first marriage), Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, would no longer be called princes, since January 1st. They will only keep the title of “Comte de Montbessa”, named after their French-born grandfather, royal husband Henrik, who six months before his death caused a scandal by declaring that he did not want to be buried with the Queen.

The Queen of Denmark has not stripped the four children of her eldest son and Crown Prince Frederik, who is temporarily acting as regent due to his mother’s surgery.