- Queen Margaret II issued an apology after her grandchildren’s titles were removed.
- The Danish monarch said she made the decision to protect the monarchy in the future.
- This comes after her son, Prince Joachim, publicly expressed his frustration with the decision.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark issued a public statement in response to the criticism she faced Four of her grandchildren’s royal titles cancelled.
The 82-year-old queen announced, on Wednesday, that the children of her youngest son, Prince Joachim of Denmark, He will no longer be referred to as “prince” or “princess.” from the year 2023.
The decision affects Prince Nikolai, 23; Prince Felix, 10; Prince Henrik, 13 years old; and Princess Athena, 10. Children will still be able to use the nicknames Counts and Countess Monpezat, according to the original statement posted on the royal website.
“We are all very sad,” he told the newspaper. “It is never fun to see your children being mistreated in this way.” “They find themselves in a situation they don’t understand.”
write on Danish royal family website On Monday, Margaret said: “In recent days, there have been strong reactions to my decision to use the surnames in the future for Prince Joachim’s four children. This affects me of course.”
“My decision has been a long time coming. With 50 years on the throne, it is only natural to look back and look forward. It is my duty and desire as a Queen to ensure that the monarchy always shapes itself in line with sometimes, this means that must be taken Tough decisions, and it will always be difficult to find the right moment.”
She went on to say that royal titles imply an obligation and duties for a smaller number of future royals, which she considers necessary to “prove the future” of the monarchy.
“I made my decision as a queen and a mother and grandmother, but as a mother and grandmother, I underestimated how much my youngest son and his family were affected. It makes such a huge impression, and I’m so sorry for that her children, daughter-in-law and grandchildren are my ‘joy and my pride’,” said Margaret.
“I hope now that we as a family can find peace to find our way through this situation,” she added.
Representatives for Queen Margaret and Prince Joachim did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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