Prince Joachim’s huge move amid royal family rift

Prince Joachim of Denmark is reportedly relocating to the US just months after a rift was exposed within the royal family.

According to Danish newspaper B.T., Joachim, 53, is moving with his wife, Princess Marie, and their two youngest children to Washington D.C. after being offered a new job in the defence industry.

The family has lived in Paris since 2020, when the Prince began working as defence attache – a job which is due to expire in June next year.

Reports of Joachim’s decision comes just months after he publicly criticised the decision by his mother, Queen Margrethe II, to strip his children of their royal titles, claiming it had “harmed” them.

The Danish monarch made the announcement in September, revealing that her grandchildren Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, would no longer have “His/Her Highness” titles from January 2023, insisting it will be “good for them in their future” and allow them to “shape their own lives without being limited by the special considerations and duties” that come with royal formalities.

Shortly after the news broke, Prince Joachim claimed he had only been given five days’ notice before the official statement was released, and that his four children had been “hurt” by their grandmother’s decision.

However, tensions appeared to have eased somewhat in the weeks that followed, with Joachim telling B.T. recently that the family is now “on the right track”.

“There is a lot to work on. Communication was what was missing. Now we have met and we are on the right track,” he told the outlet.

Prince Joachim is the younger son of the Danish monarch, with older brother, Crown Prince Frederik heir to the throne alongside his wife, Crown Princess Mary, who is originally from Tasmania.

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