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Prince Joachim talks about rumours about him in new documentary

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark, the second son of Queen Margrethe and brother of Crown Prince Frederik, has participated in a documentary where he, among other things, talks about the prejudices many have against him. During Christmas, Danish TV2 will broadcast this new documentary with Prince Joachim. In the film, the Prince speaks about personal subjects.

In this documentary, Prince Joachim, for the very first time, speaks about his reputation as a snob and as arrogant. “I am a sensitive person. I am also a person who has learned to hold a certain appearance, whether it is in major official events or whether it is as a private person walking the street. I have a reputation for being arrogant,” said the Prince in the documentary.

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim of Denmark. Photo: Oskar Aanmoen

“I am, as I am. I am not as you believe or hear and in some cases, I want to be. I am a human of flesh and blood,” continued Prince Joachim.

The documentary is also about the Prince’s divorce from Alexandra, the Countess of Fredriksborg, the sale of Schackenborg Castle as well as his role in the Royal Family. It also follows Prince Joachim in his everyday life. One sees him, for example, buying confirmation clothes for son Prince Felix, following Princess Athena to kindergarten and driving a car with his eldest son, Prince Nikolai.

Schackenborg Castle. Photo: Malene Thyssen via Wikimedia Commons.

The sale of Schackenborg Castle is what Prince Joachim has been most criticised for because many think it was the wrong decision that the entire Royal Family now lives in Copenhagen. Regarding this decision, Prince Joachim explains that he had to sell the castle because the farm life at Schackenborg Castle could not work economically.

Prince Joachim of Denmark was born in 1969 and is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark. In 1995, he married Alexandra Manley; they have the two sons: Nikolai and Felix. The two were divorced in 2005. After this, the Prince married again in 2008 to Marie Cavallier. They have two children together: Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. Prince Joachim and his family currently live in Emiliekildevej, Gentofte Commune.

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