June 6, 2023

It is a massive day for Prince Joachim of Denmark and his spouse, Princess Marie.

On 18 Could, their eldest youngster collectively, 14-year-old Henrik, will probably be confirmed in Frederikskirken – the Danish Church in Paris.

The household at present stay within the French capital, the place the prince has been working as Defence Attaché on the Danish Embassy since 2020.

To mark the completely satisfied occasion, a brand new video was shared on the Danish royal household’s Instagram account.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark share candy child video

It was taken on the day of Henrik’s christening on 26 July 2009 at Møgeltønder Church and exhibits the teenager as a child being held within the arms of his proud mom.

Consistent with custom, his names weren’t revealed till his christening: Henrik Carl Joachim Alain.

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Marie and Joachim share Henrik and Athena collectively

Marie and Joachim additionally share a daughter collectively, 11-year-old Athena, whereas the prince has two sons along with his first spouse, Countess Alexandra: Nikolai, 23, and Felix, 20.  

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In September final 12 months, Queen Margrethe introduced her determination to strip Joachim’s kids of their HRH titles in an effort to streamline the monarchy.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will move to Washington DC with Henrik and Athena© Getty
Prince Joachim is a proud father of 4

The decree, which got here into impact on 1 January, meant that Nikolai, Felix, Henrik and Athena are actually titled Rely of Countess of Monpezat.

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The choice brought about main controversy inside the household on the time – with Margrethe later taking the unprecedented step of apologising to Joachim and his kids.

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Joachim’s older brother Frederik is inheritor to the Danish throne

Extra not too long ago, she gave a deeper perception into her determination to slim down the monarchy in a candid interview with Danish broadsheet, Weekendavisen’s editor-in-chief, Martin Krasnik, at Amalienborg.

“Once I let go of the reins, he is there. I’m a hyperlink in a really lengthy chain that continues, and I imagine that he’ll most likely discover that out,” she mentioned of eldest son and inheritor Frederik.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will move to the US this summer© Getty
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will transfer to the US this summer time

Joachim and Marie, in the meantime, are set for an thrilling new chapter. The royal couple, who’ve been dwelling in Paris for the previous 4 years however will be a part of the listing of royals not dwelling of their native international locations after they relocate to the US this summer time. 

In a assertion, the palace introduced that Joachim will “take up a brand new place beneath the Ministry of Protection as protection business attaché on the Danish Embassy in Washington DC, the place the Prince, as Denmark’s consultant, will within the coming years assist to strengthen the protection business cooperation with the USA and Canada”.

Joachim has been working as Protection Attaché on the Danish Embassy in Paris since 2020 after finishing France’s highest rating army coaching course.

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