Who Is Prince Joachim Of Denmark?

Prince Joachim

Prince Joachim of Denmark was born as the second and youngest son of Queen Margrethe II and the late Prince Henrik of Denmark. He is the younger brother of King Frederik X and is the nephew of Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie. He is also the uncle of Crown Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.

Born on June 7 1969, Prince Joachim was born as Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian. As the second child of the Queen of Denmark, he shares many similarities to other spares in other monarchies. Raised in Denmark alongside his older brother, Joachim served in the military before and during his first marriage. He has served Denmark as a Military Attaché in the United States and France embassies.

Unlike in other monarchies, Prince Joachim doesn’t have much of a role as Denmark is only a small country and only needs a couple of working royals. His mother, the former Queen Margrethe II, had to find someplace to put him, hence why he was given the military attaché role.

Prince Joachim has been married twice. He married Alexandra Manley in 1995. They had two sons, Nikolai and Felix who were princes at births. They divorced in 2005 after nine years off marriage. He married his second wife, Marie Cavallier in 2008. They had two children Henrik and Athena. Both children were styled as Prince and Princess at birth.

Hobbies, The Removal Of Titles And Godparents

Moreover, the prince is interested in historic motorsports, and Joachim has competed in the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix. After that, he created a docuseries on the events and ideas that helped make Denmark the country it is today.

In late July 2020, Prince Joachim had to undergo emergency surgery when a blood clot was found on his brain

Later, in 2022, it was announced that Queen Margrethe II would be stripping Joachim’s children of their princely titles with both his wives. Moreover, this caused massive upheaval within the Danish royal house. Joachim, Marie and Alexandra were upset, leading to Athena getting bullied at school. Furthermore, the trio said their children had lost their identities by having their titles pulled. The children are now styled as Counts and Countess.

Currently, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Count Henrik and Countess Athena live in Washington DC.

Finally, Joachim’s godparents are:

  • Crown Prince Harald of Norway (now King of Norway)
  • Princess Benedikte of Denmark (maternal aunt)
  • Princess Christina of Sweden (his mother’s cousin)
  • Jean Baptiste de Laborde de Monpezat (paternal uncle)
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