The queen dug out of the family register with four grandchildren… The end of the European monarchy

[코펜하겐=AP/뉴시스] Queen Margrethe II attends a press conference in France on August 16, 2018. 2022.10.04.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has decided to revoke the royal status of her second son’s children, namely her four grandchildren.

This is a royal slim fit for the changing times. The second son, Prince Joachim and his wife, have expressed their displeasure, but the queen remains undecided. It overlaps strangely with the case of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who left the British royal family voluntarily.

Why did the queen of Denmark, who was an illustrator and jealous of a relatively harmonious family, ‘delegate’ the status of her grandchildren when she heard the word “strict”?

Prince Joachim says he is strict with children “As a mother and a grandmother, I underestimated how my children will feel,” the Queen admitted on Wednesday (local time). “I’m sorry for that,” said the queen, but “it won’t change her decision.”

‘My decision’ refers to the fact that three sons and one daughter of her second son Joachim announced on the 28th of last month that they would not be able to use the title of prince or princess from January next year.

Accordingly, Joachim’s children Nikolai (age 23), Felix (20), Prince Henrik (13) and their youngest daughter, Princess Athena (10), cannot be called princes or princesses from next year. They are exempt from the duties of the Danish royal family, but have no right to an heir to the throne. However, he continues to hold the status of ‘Count of Montpezza’ after his grandfather’s surname.

Prince Joachim protested. He told the local media that it was “very sad” and that it was harsh on your children. He has four children with his ex-wife, Frederiksborg, and his current wife, Princess Marie. Ex-wife and current wife also complained.

Queen Margrethe greeting the public on her 70th birthday in 2010. (From far left in the back row) The Crown Princess, Crown Prince Frederic, The Queen, husband Prince Henrik (died 2018 ), and Prince Joachim's second son (yellow circle).  The front row is the grandchildren.  /photo = Wikipedia  Queen Margrethe greeting the public on her 70th birthday in 2010. (From far left in the back row) The Crown Princess, Crown Prince Frederic, The Queen, husband Prince Henrik (died 2018 ), and Prince Joachim’s second son (yellow circle). The front row is the grandchildren. /photo = Wikipedia

“I’m sorry son, it’s for the future of the royal family” According to foreign media, Mrs Frederiksborg said she was “upset”. After the decision, Princess Marie revealed that Athena had been teased by her friends at school.

When this ‘headwind’ came out of the parties, the Queen put a wedge on the third day. The Queen said other European royal families were also downsizing, saying she was changing jobs to allow her children to live a more normal life.

The Crown Prince and his eldest son, Prince Frederic, and his children are not greatly affected. With the exception of Frederic’s son and heir to the throne, Crown Prince Christian (the Queen’s eldest grandson), the rest of the grandchildren will be cut off from the royal family’s financial support once they reach adulthood.

It is interpreted to mean that even members of the royal family should become financially independent when they become adults. This decision has nothing to do with the fact that the theory of the royal dance was discussed again in Europe following the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Queen Margrethe as a young woman in 1966 / Photo = WikipediaQueen Margrethe as a young woman in 1966 / Photo = Wikipedia

The endangered monarchy desperately needs public supportThe royal families of European countries were at the crossroads of their existence during the First World War more than 100 years ago. In some countries, the monarchy was overthrown and a republic (presidential system) was established, and in some countries, a communist system was launched.

The rest of the royal families, to varying degrees, transferred their control to a parliament elected by the people. The UK is representative, and Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, etc. Although the Middle East and parts of Asia are different, in Europe at least, a ‘reign but not rule’ constitutional monarchy is the standard.

In the 21st century, the royal family faced a crisis again. First of all, the concept of royalty itself is outdated. Moreover, it would not be strange to have a structure that feeds the privileged classes with the huge taxes of the people.

European royals, like the UK, usually try to exercise ‘noble duty’ in society by taking the lead in national defense and representing all kinds of voluntary groups. Although it is a good thing, it is a desperate struggle that is constantly being checked for the reason for the existence of the royal family which is supported by national taxes.

[런던=AP/뉴시스]    Britain's King Charles III and Prince William and Harry follow the transport procession from Buckingham Palace to Queen Elizabeth II's Westminster Abbey in London, England, on the 14th (local time).  2022.09.14.[런던=AP/뉴시스] Britain’s King Charles III and Prince William and Harry follow the transport procession from Buckingham Palace to Queen Elizabeth II’s Westminster Abbey in London, England, on the 14th (local time). 2022.09.14.

Remove the perception of expenditure taxes and reduce riskIn the midst of this, reducing the number of princes and princesses means reducing the risk that the royal family will be viewed negatively in public opinion. For Queen Elizabeth II of England, Prince Andrew, the ‘mischievous son’ and younger brother of Charles III, has always been a sore thumb. He used to pour ‘cold water’ on the royal dignity emphasized by the queen with inappropriate words and actions or private life.

Prince Andrew is definitely embroiled in a major child prostitution scandal with American financier Jeffrey Epstein. In 2019, then Crown Prince Charles III asked his mother to remove Prince Andrew’s title and make it happen.

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustav also removed some of his grandchildren’s royal titles in 2019 and stopped financial support.

Queen Margrethe watched all these things. “In future, fewer members of the royal family will have royal duties,” the Queen said in a statement.

Can ‘little grandchildren’ live as ordinary Danish citizens as grandma wishes? Joachim’s ex-wife said, “These children can never live a normal life. If the children make mistakes, it will eventually affect the reputation of the royal family.”

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50 years of admission… Taking part in ‘Lord of the Rings’ drawings The queen, who is familiar with the nickname ‘Daisy’, was born in 1940 and is 82 years old this year. When he was 13 years old, Denmark changed the constitution to allow a princess to succeed to the throne. Princess Daisy, who became heir to the throne, became queen at the age of 32 when her father, Frederick IX, died in 1972.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 70th anniversary of her ascension this year (Platinum Jubilee), but Queen Margrethe also wrote a difficult record for her fiftieth year of ascension. Queen Margrethe is now the longest serving monarch in Europe. During a state visit to Korea in 2007, he visited Changdeokgung Palace.

The Queen worked as a picture book writer and translator when she was young. The Danish version of ‘Lord of the Rings’ is said to have been translated and illustrated by Margrethe II herself. Even now, he is known to be brilliant in the fields of graphic design and illustration.

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