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Denmark

No royal allowance for Prince Christian when he turns 18

Prince Christian of Denmark will not receive a royal allowance when he turns 18 in October.

The Danish Royal House has announced that the future monarch will not receive an allowance until he is 21 unless his father ascends to the throne before that. This decision was made with the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Royal House also stressed that the Prince would not be expected to undertake royal duties as a full-time working royal until he is 21. However, this could still change depending on where the royal is in his education at that time. Christian will participate in royal events on a limited basis until then, as he does now.

For the next year, Prince Christian will focus on completing his upper secondary education. Further details regarding post-secondary education and future plans will be announced in due course.

Prince Christian will turn 18 on 15 October. He is second in line to the Danish throne behind his father, Crown Prince Frederik.

The choice to not present an allowance to an heir is not new. In the Netherlands, a similar decision was made for the Princess of Orange. Princess Amalia wrote a letter to the Dutch Prime Minister to inform him of her decision to waive her yearly allowance until she takes up full-time royal duties. She currently attends university. In Belgium, the Duchess of Brabant will not receive her royal funding until she begins her royal duties; Princess Elisabeth is enrolled at university in the UK.

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