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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie return to Denmark with sick son


Photo: Steen Brogaard/Kongehuset

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have returned to Denmark from their home in France with their two children Prince Henrik and Princess Athena.

Prince Henrik was examined at the Rigshospitalet for respiration problems connected with asthmatic bronchitis. He was also tested for the Coronavirus but fortunately, the test turned out to be negative. However, considering Prince Henrik’s condition, they will continue to seek treatment with the Rigshospitalet, where they have a regular doctor.

The family is currently residing at Amalienborg.

Prince Joachim is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and the late Prince Henrik of Denmark. He was previously married to Alexandra Manley, who is now known as Countess of Frederiksborg, and they have two sons: Prince Nikolai (born 1999) and Prince Felix (born 2002). They were divorced in 2005 and Prince Joachim remarried to Marie Cavallier. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie moved to Paris in September 2019 with their children. Prince Joachim was invited to undertake military leadership training earlier this year by the French Minister of Defence.

Prince Joachim’s elder brother is Crown Prince Frederik, who is married to Australian-born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, and they have four children together. Prince Joachim is currently sixth in the line of succession to the Danish throne, following his elder brother, Crown Prince Frederik, and Frederik’s four children.