The former wife of Queen Margarethe’s second son Prince Joachim, Countess Alexandra, has become a professor. The former Danish princess has become a professor at an American university. This was announced by the Countess herself when she attended an interview on the Danish evening show on the state television DR. In the interview, the Countess said she had been employed as a guest-professor at an unknown American university, but she will remain in Denmark, despite the job, and will travel between Denmark and the USA when it is necessary.
Countess Alexandra said she was asked to be guest professor after writing a book with Professor Timoty L. Fort, affiliated with the University of Indiana. The Countess has, in the past, written a book about ethics and leadership.
Alexandra has experience from the past in education. As the Countess said herself during the interview: “Just the great experience to move to a new country, learn a whole new language and give up my past and become a public person was really something.” She went into further detail about this when she, just a few weeks ago, held several lectures for students at the Kelly School of Business.
It is, nevertheless, in the area of finance and business that the Countess has education and long experience. When the Countess was interviewed, she was asked if the role of a guest instructor was a step towards re-entering the financial world. She replied: “I am not going to hide my interests, and I have always emphasised that I think it is an exciting world.” Countess Alexandra added that she had missed the energy that is in business.
The Countess has lately distanced herself more and more from the Danish Royal Family. Earlier this year it became known that the Countess no longer wishes to receive the annual stipend she gets from the Royal Family. Alexandra Christina, the Countess of Frederiksborg, is of Chinese-European ancestry and lived in Hong Kong until she met Prince Joachim in 1994. They were married from 1995 to 2005 and had two boys. After her divorce, she remarried and stayed in Denmark. In 2015, she separated from her second husband.