Copenhagen, September 30
Danish Queen Margrethe II stripped four of her eight grandchildren of their royal titles.
The 82-year-old monarch announced on Thursday that the children of her younger son, Prince Joachim, will no longer be known as prince and princess from next year.
With her decision, the Queen wishes to create the framework for the four grandchildren to be able to shape their own lives to a much greater extent without being limited by the special considerations and duties that a formal affiliation with the Royal House of Denmark as an institution involves, read The Royal House of Denmark press release.
Prince Joachim’s descendants will thus have to be addressed as excellencies in the future. The Queen’s decision is in line with similar adjustments that other royal houses have made in various ways in recent years.