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Prince Nikolai of Denmark moves back to Copenhagen from Paris

Photo: Steen Brogaard/Kongehuset

For the past six months, Prince Nikolai of Denmark has been on a study stay in Paris with his girlfriend, Benedikte Thoustrup. Prince Nikolai is the eldsted son of Prince Joachim and his former wife Countess Alexandra. He is the eldest grandson of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark.

After studying for a semester in Paris, Prince Nikolai is now on his way home to Denmark. His mother’s press secretary has said in a comment to Danish press that: “Prince Nikolai moves home to Denmark at the end of January, as has always been the plan and then continues with his studies at Copenhagen Business School. The prince’s girlfriend, Benedikte Thoustrup, comes home at the same time as him”.

It was officially confirmed by the Danish Royal House’s Head of Communications on 10 October 2018, that Prince Nikolai of Denmark had given up his two-year military training at the Royal Danish Army’s Sergeant School. He would become a Lieutenant of the Reserve had he concluded his training with the military. Prince Nikolai left the military at his own wishes and had the full support of his parents. According to a statement issued by Countess Alexandra’s Private Secretary, Prince Nikolai left his military education, not because of the people there or training itself, but because he felt that it was not right for him to have a career in the military.

A short time after, in 2019, the Prince started his education at the Copenhagen Business School. Prince Nikolai moved to Paris in September last year to study a semester of his degree in Business Administration and Service Management from Copenhagen Business School in the French capital. His girlfriend Benedikte Thoustrup has also studied in Paris for the past six months.

In addition to his studies, Prince Nikolai enjoys success as a model and most recently took part in a show for the Danish brand “Rains” during the fashion week in Paris and is right now on the cover of a major fashion magazine.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.