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Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark ‘was not part of the meeting’ between his mother Queen Margrethe II and his younger brother over royal titles, the Royal Household confirmed – after Prince Joachim admitted the siblings’ relationship is ‘complicated’

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark ‘was not part of the meeting’ between his mother Queen Margrethe II and his younger brother over royal titles, the Royal Household confirmed – after Prince Joachim admitted the siblings’ relationship is ‘complicated’.

Margrethe, 82, and her youngest son Joachim engaged in peace talks this week to try and smooth tensions that have arisen after the monarch announced last week she would be stripping his four children, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10, of their royal titles, which he claimed had ‘hurt’ them.

Heir to the throne Frederick and his wife Princess Mary’s four children – Prince Christian, 16, Princess Isabella, 15, and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, 11 – remain unaffected by Margrethe’s decision as they are direct descendants of the future King.  

Following the meeting, the palace confirmed that the monarch and Joachim want to ‘look forward’ and are trying to ‘find their way through’ their differences – however, Frederik did not attend the meeting at Fredensborg. 

Danish publication reported: ‘According to the Royal House, the Crown Prince was not part of the meeting’, with a statement from the palace reading: ‘ and Prince Joachim have spoken together at Fredensborg.Everyone agrees to look forward, and as the Queen herself has expressed, she and Prince Joachim want calm to find their way through this situation.’

It comes after Joachim, 53, and his second wife Princess Marie, 46, who is mother to his youngest two children, said their relationship with Frederik and his wife Princess Mary, 50, is ‘complicated’.

But as the conflict brewed between the Danish royals, Spanish magazine  claimed the real reason for the rift was because Joachim ‘was deeply in love with his sister-in-law Mary’.

Prince Frederik of Denmark 'was not part of the meeting' between his mother Queen Margrethe II and his younger brother over royal titles, the Royal Household confirmed - after Prince Joachim admitted the siblings' relationship is 'complicated'. Pictured, Frederik and Joachim in August 2022

Prince Frederik of Denmark ‘was not part of the meeting’ between his mother Queen Margrethe II and his younger brother over royal titles, the Royal Household confirmed – after Prince Joachim admitted the siblings’ relationship is ‘complicated’.Pictured, Frederik and Joachim in August 2022

Queen Margrethe (centre, in 2015) had a meeting with Prince Joachim (right) following animosity after he said his children were 'hurt' by her decision to remove their princely titles (Left: Crown Prince Frederik)

Queen Margrethe (centre, in 2015) had a meeting with Prince Joachim (right) following animosity after he said his children were ‘hurt’ by her decision to remove their princely titles (Left: Crown Prince Frederik)

The news comes as a Spanish magazine reported the Prince had been 'deeply in love' with his sister-in-law and Crown Prince Frederik's wife, Princess Mary. Pictured in 2014

The news comes as a Spanish magazine reported the Prince had been ‘deeply in love’ with his sister-in-law and Crown Prince Frederik’s wife, Princess Mary.Pictured in 2014

Tensions began to grow last week in the Danish Royal Family after Queen Margrethe, declared Prince Joachim's children, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10, were to be counts and countesses as of 1 January 2020 and known as Their Excellencies, rather than their Royal Highnesses (pictured with their parents on the Queen's golden Jubilee in September)

Tensions began to grow last week in the Danish Royal Family after Queen Margrethe, declared Prince Joachim’s children, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, Slot Gacor Terpercaya and Princess Athena, 10, were to be counts and countesses as of 1 January 2020 and known as Their Excellencies, rather than their Royal Highnesses (pictured with their parents on the Queen’s golden Jubilee in September)

<img id="i-842fac474d5adb3" website height="891" widt, royal house expert Lars Hovbakke Sørensen said: 'It is a completely unusual situation, it is historic, and it shows something about the seriousness that the Queen feels called to make such a personal announcement in a press release. 

‘It is quite unusual and she has never done this before. It shows that there is a huge conflict.’

Mr Sørensen added the Queen’s statement was a way of ‘trying to close this conflict’ and draw a line under it, following several days of turbulence between the monarch and her youngest son.

Last Thursday Prince Joachim told Ekstra Bladet his children had been ‘hurt’ by their grandmother’s decision to remove their princely titles and make them counts and countesses, adding he had only had a few days to break the news to them before it was announced publicly.

However, according to Mr Sørensen: ‘You cannot have members or former members of the royal house constantly speaking in the press about the Queen’s decision and discussing back and forth with each other in full public view.’

In a statement released online, the Queen said she had made the decision as 'a mother, grandmother and monarch' and 'no one should doubt' her family are 'her great pride and joy'

In a statement released online, the Queen said she had made the decision as ‘a mother, grandmother and monarch’ and ‘no one should doubt’ her family are ‘her great pride and joy’

He added Queen Margrethe ‘had to say something’ following Prince Joachim’s public comments.

In a statement, the monarch admitted she had ‘underestimated’ the impact of her actions but said it was ‘a long time coming’ and it had been made as ‘a Queen, mother and grandmother.’ 

Another royal expert, Jacob Heinel Jensen, agreed the Queen felt ‘compelled’ to issue a public statement about the reported animosity and told

PLAYER RATINGS: Joe Gomez steps up in defence for Liverpool

defeated 1-0 at Anfield this afternoon thanks to Mo Salah’s slick second half finish.

In an intense tactical battle, the Egyptian pounced on an error from to run through and Slot Gacor Terpercaya past in a feisty affair that saw Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sent off.

The result ends City’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season, and gives Liverpool a much-needed boost after a poor run of form. 

Sportsmail’s Jack Gaughan rated both teams’ players after the game.

Mo Salah's second half goal was enough to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win over Manchester City

Mo Salah’s second half goal was enough to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win over Manchester City 

Joe Gomez (right) marshalled Erling Haaland (left) well to keep the form man quiet at Anfield

Joe Gomez (right) marshalled Erling Haaland (left) well to keep the form man quiet at Anfield

Liverpool (4-2-3-1)

Alisson Two huge second-half moments: a decent save from Erling Haaland and then an assist for the winner.7.5

James Milner Set the tone well against Phil Foden early doors and stuck to his task, with City rarely isolating the veteran. 7

Joe Gomez Strong recovering when his full back was in danger and commanded after stepping in for the injured Ibrahima Konate.8.5

Gomez was the man-of-the-match at Anfield as he stepped into the team for Ibrahima Konate

Gomez was the man-of-the-match at Anfield as he stepped into the team for Ibrahima Konate

Alisson (left) and Virgil van Dijk (right) put in arguably their best performances of the season

Alisson (left) and Virgil van Dijk (right) put in arguably their best performances of the season

Virgil van Dijk Haaland might have scored but Van Dijk answered his critics and completed a goal-saving header late on. 7.5

Andrew Robertson City attempted to overload their right-hand side but Robertson soundly stood up to that problem.7

Thiago Not able to get himself on the ball enough, although the Spaniard got through plenty of defensive screening. 6.5

Thiago (second right) struggled to get on the ball but carried out his defensive duties well

Thiago (second right) struggled to get on the ball but carried out his defensive duties well

Fabinho Big blocks and interceptions during a robust midfield performance as Liverpool sat deeper than originally envisaged.7

Harvey Elliott Some silky touches from the right wing, particularly when breaking the lines to slip in Diogo Jota. 6.5

Roberto Firmino Largely on the periphery, although did link play expertly at times when breaking with Mohamed Salah.6

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Diogo Jota Put in a proper shift. May feel that he could have given the hosts the lead when heading wide.

7

Mohamed Salah Buoyed by his midweek exploits, Salah was the most dangerous threat and coolly netted the winner. 8

Salah was on target to score the decisive goal after missing a golden opportunity earlier on

Salah was on target to score the decisive goal after missing a golden opportunity earlier on

Subs

Darwin Nunez (Firmino 72) 5.5

Jordan Henderson (Fabinho 73) 6

Fabio Carvalho (Elliott 73) 6

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Salah 90)

Tsmimikas (Jota 90) 

Subs not used: Kelleher, Jones, Bajcetic, Phillips

Manager – Jurgen Klopp The crowd fed off his personality on the touchline on a day that could kickstart their season. Sent off for hurling abuse at a linesman. 7

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was sent off in the second half for abusing the linesman

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was sent off in the second half for abusing the linesman

 

Manchester City (3-3-3-1)

Ederson Often criticised for his shot stopping but produced a super save to thwart Salah just after half-time.7

Manuel Akanji Frustrated team-mates with his distribution at times and gave away a couple of unnecessary free kicks. 5

Ruben Dias Seemed in a daze after the break.City lost control at the back as a collective with Dias in the middle. 5.5

Nathan Ake The more composed of City’s back three as he continues to impress. Calmly dealt with tricky situations.7

Joao Cancelo Horrendous error for Salah’s goal, misjudging the flight of the long ball forward. Not great going forward. 4.5

Joao Cancelo (right) made a huge error that led to Salah's goal and was poor going forward

Joao Cancelo (right) made a huge error that led to Salah’s goal and was poor going forward

Rodri Strong afternoon in breaking up any potential attacks and did the simple things well as expected.7

Bernardo Silva In his normal deeper role after pre-match talk of playing off the right. Industrious alongside Rodri. 7

Kevin De Bruyne Uncharacteristically subdued, potentially a product of being asked to play wider than normal.5.5

Kevin De Bruyne, who was playing wider than normal, was uncharacteristically quiet

Kevin De Bruyne, who was playing wider than normal, was uncharacteristically quiet

Ilkay Gundogan The extra man in midfield that moved De Bruyne wide.Tidy enough yet did not impose himself fully. 6

Phil Foden Thought he had netted the opener. Livelier in the second half after a conservative opening period.7

Erling Haaland Always a threat, even when not obviously involved. Liverpool managed him well although Haaland almost had a say. 6

Haaland was always a threat and almost found the net but couldn't break Liverpool's back line

Haaland was always a threat and almost found the net but couldn’t break Liverpool’s back line

Referee Anthony Taylor (right) made some questionable decisions for both teams at Anfield

Referee Anthony Taylor (right) made some questionable decisions for both teams at Anfield

Subs

Julian Alvarez (Gundogan 89)

Subs not used: Ortega, Grealish, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Palmer, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand

Manager – Pep Guardiola Altered City’s usual gameplan with a change in formation and lost the game but will feel they controlled proceedings for much of the afternoon. 6

Referee – Anthony Taylor It felt like the entire of Anfield were left aghast at Taylor’s performance.He let the game flow but there were questionable decisions throughout. 5

Chrissie Swan to host afternoon show on Nova after quitting breakfast

Chrissie Swan will be hosting her own national radio show on the Nova Network next year after stepping down from the Melbourne breakfast D77 Slot.

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The Chrissie Swan Show will air weekdays from 2pm to 4pm from January 2023.

‘I’ve achieved so much professionally and personally over the past seven years, and I’m thrilled to take on this new opportunity to embrace a new audience right across the country in this brand-new time slot,’ she said on Thursday.

Chrissie Swan (pictured) will be hosting her own national radio show on the Nova Network next year after stepping down from the Melbourne breakfast slot

Chrissie Swan (pictured) will be hosting her own national radio show on the Nova Network next year after stepping down from the Melbourne breakfast slot 

Nova Entertainment CEO Peter Charlton added: ‘Chrissie Swan is a highly respected broadcaster and one of Australia’s most-loved personalities. 

‘Her engaging and down-to-earth style has seen her connect with listeners over her impressive radio career.

‘The 2pm to 4pm timeslot is important to both listeners and advertisers, with a highly engaged audience often on the school run.’

Mr Charlton added: ‘Chrissie has really broad appeal and we can’t wait to share her charismatic broadcasting style with a national audience.’

The Chrissie Swan Show will air weekdays from 2pm to 4pm from January 2023

The Chrissie Swan Show will air weekdays from 2pm to 4pm from January 2023 

It comes after Swan, 48, and her co-hosts Sam Pang and Jonathan Brown announced their departure from Nova 100’s  breakfast show on Friday.

According to an insider, the announcement also stunned Nova staff, with all employees at the station receiving an email at 8.30am from Charlton with a press release attached.

‘s final show will air on December 2.

‘We have relied on each other in this studio and it’s a good idea to put a bow on what has been this entire experience for all of us and bow out gracefully,’ Swan said on air.

It comes after Swan (centre) and her co-hosts Sam Pang (left) and Jonathan Brown (right) announced their departure from Nova 100's Melbourne breakfast show on Friday

It comes after Swan (centre) and her co-hosts Sam Pang (left) and Jonathan Brown (right) announced their departure from Nova 100’s Melbourne breakfast show on Friday 

‘I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved professionally and personally since we first met in 2015 – especially the last few years as we all kept each other afloat during the pandemic.’

Swan went on to say that despite the announcement coming as a shock to their listeners, the time was right for the trio.

The TV and radio star, who also appears on The Project and The Masked Singer, said she was preparing for a new role at Nova after 20 years in breakfast radio.

Chrissie, Sam and Browny's final show will air on December 2

Chrissie, Sam and Browny’s final show will air on December 2 

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Trans TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney now says 'women can have bulges'

star Dylan Mulvaney dedicated episode 233 of her series Days of Girlhood to after the former star responded to a clip of Mulvaney saying ‘women can have bulges.’

In the latest video, Mulvaney, 25, made reference to a tweet that was sent out from Senator Marsha Blackburn last week, and then went viral in conservative circles. 

Mulvaney says in the clip that she felt uncomfortable in public when wearing tight clothes because people would stare at her crotch.She goes on to say that society should normalize ‘women having bulges.’ 

‘I can normalize women having bulges sometimes. We’re coming up on bikini season and you might see a bulge or two, so normalize the bulge!’ she said before bursting into song. 

Mulvaney goes on to sing: ‘Normalize the bulge. We are normalizing the bulge.Women can have bulges, and that’s ok. We’re not gonna stare at their crotches.’

Blackburn said Mulvaney, ‘Joe Biden, and radical left-wing lunatics want to make this absurdity normal’ – a sentiment that Jenner, herself a transgender woman, applauded.

Recently, Mulvaney, a former Book of Mormon star, also made news recently when she was afforded a meeting with President Joe Biden.

De-transitioning activist Chloe Cole recently said the Biden administration should have given the limelight to a ‘real trans kid.’ 

Mulvaney has yet to undergo bottom surgery but plans to.The TikTok star said in her latest video, however, that she is going to one of the same surgeons as Jenner. 

Mulvaney says in the clip that she felt uncomfortable in public when wearing tight clothes because people would stare at her crotch. She goes on to days that society should normalize 'women having bulges'

Mulvaney says in the clip that she felt uncomfortable in public when wearing tight clothes because people would stare at her crotch.She goes on to days that society should normalize ‘women having bulges’

On Sunday, TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney dedicated episode 233 of her series Days of Girlhood to Caitlyn Jenner

On Sunday, TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney dedicated episode 233 of her series Days of Girlhood to Caitlyn Jenner

Jenner - arguably the most famous transgender woman in the world - echoed Blackburn's worry about Dylan Mulvaney and her influence on millions of young people

Jenner – arguably the most famous transgender woman in the world – echoed Blackburn’s worry about Dylan Mulvaney and her influence on millions of young people 

Jenner – arguably the most famous transgender woman in the world – echoed Blackburn’s sentiment to her 3.4 million Twitter followers.

‘Thank you for speaking out and having a backbone – one of the best senators we have.Let’s not “normalize” any of what this person is doing. This is absurdity!’ she said.

Jenner, 72, came out in 2015 and underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2017.

In Mulvaney’s most recent video, she called herself and Jenner ‘two of the most privileged trans women in America at the moment.’ 

Mulvaney then accused the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star of using her platform to ‘publicly degrade transgender people.’ 

‘The call is coming from inside the house,’ Mulvaney quipped about Jenner’s apparent hypocrisy.  

The celebrated Olympian had tweeted about Mulvaney: ‘There is a difference between acceptance and tolerance, and normalizing exposing your genitals in a public way and a public place. I do not support that at all, in the slightest.Dylan…congrats your trans with a penis.’

In a recent video, Mulvaney - who has not had gender reassignment surgery - sang about 'normalizing' women having 'bulges'

In a recent video, Mulvaney – who has not had gender reassignment surgery – sang about ‘normalizing’ women having ‘bulges’ 

Chloe Cole, 18, who transitioned to male at 13 before later regretting her decision at 16, called Mulvaney's theatrical transition into being a girl -- rather than a woman -- 'insulting'

Chloe Cole, 18, who transitioned to male at 13 before later regretting her decision at 16, called Mulvaney’s theatrical transition into being a girl — rather than a woman — ‘insulting’ 

Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, since her transition the reality star has been outspoken in her advocacy for many transgender causes

Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, since her transition the reality star has been outspoken in her advocacy for many transgender causes 

Trans TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney already had millions of followers ¿ but that jumped to 8.4 million in the days after her appearance at the White House, in Washington DC

Trans TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney already had millions of followers — but that jumped to 8.4 million in the days after her appearance at the White House, in Washington DC

Following the backlash, Mulvaney told her more than 8million followers on TikTok that at the time the clip shared by Blackburn was filmed, she was still uncomfortable in her body.

She said: ‘In this moment, I am not as comfortable talking about my private parts as I was when I made that video, and it felt like I got outed.’

Mulvaney went on: ‘I didn’t fully know how to tuck that early on. I was still wearing men’s Calvin Klein underwear.’

She explained that she has not had ‘bottom surgery’ as doctors deem that she has not been on hormone therapy for long enough. 

The TikTok star continued to take aim at Jenner’s political platform saying: ‘You’ve been accepted by a group of people that very clearly does not accept me, and nearly every day this week, I have been called a freak, a child predator, an absurdity.’

She added: ‘I am none of those things that your cohorts are painting me to be, and my question for you is: don’t you feel a little lonely over there?’

Mulvaney continued: ‘These people that you’re standing with, I don’t know if they have your best intentions at heart.But they will use you to make mine and the trans community’s life a lot harder than it already is.’ 

Dylan Mulvaney's posts clock up millions of views, but childcare experts warn that social media is driving a spike in teens seeking sex-change procedures

Dylan Mulvaney’s posts clock up millions of views, but childcare experts warn that social media is driving a spike in teens seeking sex-change procedures

 Mulvaney recetnly appeared on a NowThis News panel at the Biden White House. 

‘Democrats couldn’t be more out of touch if they tried,’ Republican National Committee’s Director 4D Slot of Faith Communications Andrew Brennan told DailyMail.com at the time.

He added: ‘Joe Biden’s closing midterm message is to ignore inflation and instead push an extreme agenda on kids that nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they oppose.’

Mulvaney is documenting ‘firsts’ as a woman in a series called ‘days of girlhood’ on TikTok.

Some childcare experts are concerned that Mulvaney may also have a negative effect on young, impressionable kids.

‘They’re called social media influencers because they influence people,’ said Lisa Marchiano, a clinician with the Gender Exploratory Therapy Association, a group of therapists.

‘It’s very concerning to see social media influencers get this kind of attention, being asked to visit the White House, celebrated and valorized without any critical appraisal or explanation or alternative viewpoints — and that could affect people.’

Chloe Cole now campaigns against pushing young people onto puberty blockers. She worries about the impact of trans social media influencers like Dylan Mulvaney

Chloe Cole now campaigns against pushing young people onto puberty blockers.She worries about the impact of trans social media influencers like Dylan Mulvaney

Chloe Cole added her voice to the criticism of Mulvaney’s White House debut, saying it was ‘disturbing’ and decrying social media’s impact on confused teens. 

Cole, 18, who campaigns against fast-tracking minors onto puberty blockers after her own bad experiences with the drugs, said Mulvaney’s elevated platform in Washington DC sent a worrying message to teens.

Mulvaney was part of a panel of progressive campaigners who recently interviewed Biden.

Mulvaney’s fans have voiced support for her White House video, which has been viewed 9.7 million times, but critics including Cole, Caitlyn Jenner and many others eschew her showy gender change and Biden for boosting her profile.

‘It’s a little insulting that he calls himself a girl and not a woman,’ Cole said in an interview with Turning Point USA’s Frontlines.

‘He’s trying to emulate the look and personality of a teenage girl, which is an experience he’ll never know, because he’s biologically male.He will never understand what it means to grow up as a woman. It’s very disturbing.’

Mulvaney is documenting her journey from male to female in social media videos, but many say she is offensively stereotyping women

Mulvaney is documenting her journey from male to female in social media videos, but many say she is offensively stereotyping women

Mulvaney is documenting her journey from male to female in social media videos, but many say she is offensively stereotyping women

The Biden administration should have given the limelight to a ‘real trans kid’ rather than Mulvaney, Cole said.

Cole, who transitioned to male at 13 before regretting the move at 16 and sought a reversal, also warned of social media’s big-name influencers impacting vulnerable youths who may themselves be questioning their identity.

‘Social media was one of the — if not the — biggest catalyst in me transitioning,’ said Cole, who recently founded the Detrans United campaign and support group.

‘If I wasn’t exposed to the content that I was exposed to so young, then it just wouldn’t have happened.’

Cole describes feeling like an unattractive ‘tomboy’ with negative feelings about femininity.She gravitated towards trans social media users and was soon being ‘force-fed that kind of content by the algorithm on Instagram,’ she added.

‘I was 11 or 12, starting to wonder about who I really was,’ she said.

‘All these pieces clicked together … I had this idea that “maybe I’m not actually a girl, maybe I’m a boy.” It made sense to me at the time.’

Years into her detransition, Cole says she now suffers side effects from her double mastectomy and has to wear bandages as her body rejects the skin grafts.She doubts she can have children or breastfeed, she says. 

Candice Jackson, a lawyer and US-based spokesperson for Genspect, a global coalition of clinicians and parents against some so-called ‘gender-affirming’ care, also called Mulvaney’s White House debut worrying.

‘Young people look up to celebrities and politicians, and if they only hear one side, with no cultural counterweight, they’re hearing that transitioning is somehow consequence free and risk-free,’ said Jackson.

‘That’s ignoring the growing cohort of de-transitioners who come to regret their procedures.’

For those experiencing gender dysphoria, transitioning with drugs and surgery can be lifesaving.Yet some experts warn against providing irreversible treatments to adolescents, pointing to growing numbers who come to regret procedures and seek to de-transition.

Whether to allow young people to take puberty-blockers, hormones or undergo surgery has become a hot-button issue in America’s culture wars, and Republican officials in Arkansas, Alabama, and Texas have sought to limit access to procedures.

Statistics on this issue are contested, but there does appear to be a rise in the number of young people seeking to transition, and studies suggest that online social media and peer groups play a role in the uptick.

Researchers from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, this month found that the number of chest reconstruction surgeries being performed on trans children shot up nearly five-fold between 2016 and 2019, when it reached 489.

A report by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), published this year found that 300,000 US children aged between 13 and 17 identified as transgender in 2020 — doubling in number from 2017.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark last night apologised to her family for the ‘difficult’ decision of stripping them of their royal titles – but insisted that it was the right choice

Queen Margrethe of Denmark last night apologised to her family for the ‘difficult’ decision of stripping them of their royal titles – but insisted that it was the right choice.

A bitter royal row within the Danish Royal Household has unfolded in recent days after Margrethe, 82, announced on Wednesday that she would be removing princely titles from Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10.

As of January 1, 2023, Welcome Bonus Slot 100% they will become Counts and Countesses, and will be known as Their Excellencies, rather than His or Her Royal Highness. 

Days ago, Prince Joachim admitted his relationship with his brother Crown Prince Frederik is ‘complicated’ – and that he hadn’t heard from his mother Queen Margrethe II after she stripped his children of their royal titles. 

In a statement last night, the monarch admitted she had ‘underestimated’ the impact of her actions but said was ‘a long time coming’ and it had been made as ‘a Queen, mother and grandmother.’

Queen Margrethe of Denmark last night apologised to her family for the 'difficult' decision of stripping them of their royal titles - but insisted that it was the right choice

Queen Margrethe of Denmark last night apologised to her family for the ‘difficult’ decision of stripping them of their royal titles – but insisted that it was the right choice 

In a statement released online, the Queen said she had made the decision as 'a mother, grandmother and monarch' and 'no one should doubt' her family are 'her great pride and joy'

In a statement released online, the Queen said she had made the decision as ‘a mother, grandmother and monarch’ and ‘no one should doubt’ her family are ‘her great pride and joy’

The statement read: ‘In recent days, there have been strong reactions to my decision on the future use of titles for Prince Joachim’s four children. It obviously affects me.

‘My decision has been a long time coming.With my 50 years on the throne, it is natural both to look back and to look forward.

‘It is my duty and my wish as Queen to ensure that the monarchy continues to shape itself in keeping with the times.

‘It sometimes requires difficult decisions to be made, and it will always be difficult to find the right moment.

Prince Joachim (right back), 53, the youngest of Margrethe's two sons, said he was only given five days' notice that Nikolai (left), 23, Felix (second from left), 20, Henrik (far right), 13, and Athena (second from right), 10, will have prince or princess removed from their titles, and will no longer be able to use His or Her Royal Highness. Pictured with their grandmother Queen Margrethe (centre) and Princess Isabella (behind Princess Athena)

Prince Joachim (right back), 53, the youngest of Margrethe’s two sons, said he was only given five days’ notice that Nikolai (left), 23, Felix (second from left), 20, Henrik (far right), 13, and Athena (second from right), 10, will have prince or princess removed from their titles, and will no longer be able to use His or Her Royal Highness.Pictured with their grandmother Queen Margrethe (centre) and Princess Isabella (behind Princess Athena)

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark (pictured) have admitted their relationship with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary is 'complicated' - and that they still haven't heard from Margrethe II after she stripped four of her grandchildren of their royal titles

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark (pictured) have admitted their relationship with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary is ‘complicated’ – and that they still haven’t heard from Margrethe II after she stripped four of her grandchildren of their royal titles

‘Carrying a royal title entails a number of obligations and duties, which will in future be the responsibility of fewer members of the royal family. 

‘This adaptation, which I see as a necessary safeguard for the future of the monarchy, I want to make in my time.’

She continued: ‘I have made my decision as Queen, mother and grandmother, but as a mother and grandmother I have underestimated how much my youngest son and his family feel affected.It makes a big impression, and I’m sorry for that.

‘No one should be in doubt that my children, children-in-law and grandchildren are my great joy and pride. 

‘I now hope that we as a family can find the peace to find our way through this situation ourselves.’

Meanwhile she signed off the note; ‘MARGRETHE R.’

The statement was released after it emerged Prince Frederik has spent the last week in St Tropez taking part in a sailing competition – while his brother expressed his sadness that his children were to be stripped of theit titles.

Prince Frederik joined friends to defend the prestigious BMW Trophy, which they also won in 2021. 

Pictured together: Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, Princess Marie and Prince Joachim of Denmark pose at the Paris town hall in October 2019

Pictured together: Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, Princess Marie and Prince Joachim of Denmark pose at the Paris town hall in October 2019

In a photograph from the event which was taken on Friday, the royal can be seen posing on a boat topless in the sunshine.

The Crown Prince appeared to recline on the boat as he chatted with friends during his seven day visit to the country last week. 

The news comes after Frederik’s brother  Joachim and his second wife Marie admitted their relationship is ‘complicated’.

A bitter royal row within the household has unfolded in recent days after Queen Margrethe, 82, announced she would be removing princely titles from Joachim's children, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10. Pictured, Marie, Joachim, Mary and Frederik on 11 September 2022 in Denmark

A bitter royal row within the household has unfolded in recent days after Queen Margrethe, 82, announced she would be removing princely titles from Joachim’s children, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10. Pictured, Marie, Joachim, Mary and Frederik on 11 September 2022 in Denmark

As of January 1, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10, will become Counts and Countesses, and will be known as Their Excellencies, it was announced on Wednesday. Pictured, the children with Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on September 11, 2022

As of January 1, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10, will become Counts and Countesses, and will be known as Their Excellencies, it was announced on Wednesday. Pictured, the children with Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on September 11, 2022

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During the interview, B.T reported that a French woman approached the royal couple and told them their children will ‘always be princes and princesses to her’, apparently leaving Marie and Joachim in tears. 

Elsewhere, Marie, the mother of Joachim’s two youngest children, told the Danish news outlet that her daughter Athena is being bullied at school after the decision was publicly announced earlier this week.

‘They come and say (to Athena): Is it you who is no longer a princess?,’ she said, adding that her children were put under the public spotlight and so she feels the need to defend them.

Last week, Joachim hit out at his mother Margrethe’s decision, saying it ‘punished’ his children, as well as claiming he had only been told the news five days before it was made public – despite the Royal Household insisting the move ‘has been a long time coming’.

Front: Queen Margrethe, Middle Row (left to right): Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik. Back row (left to right): Princess Benedikte, Princess Isabella, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Christian, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai in a portrait celebrating Queen Margrethe's Golden Jubilee

Front: Queen Margrethe, Middle Row (left to right): Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik. Back row (left to right): Princess Benedikte, Princess Isabella, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Christian, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai in a portrait celebrating Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee

The Danish Royal Family tree. Prince Joachim's children Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, will all be losing their titles on January 1 2023

The Danish Royal Family tree. Prince Joachim’s children Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, will all be losing their titles on January 1 2023

Meanwhile, Princess Mary came out in public support of her mother-in-law’s move while speaking in an interview with  in Copenhagen on Friday, saying that while ‘change can be extremely difficult and can really hurt…this does not mean that the decision is not the right one’.

The oldest son of Australian-born Princess Mary, 50, and Frederik is Prince Christian, 16, who is second-in-line to the throne.  

Frederick and Mary’s four children – Prince Christian, 16, Princess Isabella, 15, and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, 11 – remain unaffected by the monarch’s decision as they are direct descendants of the future King. 

However Princess Mary suggested that might not always be the case, saying they will ‘also look at [their] children’s titles when the time comes’. 

Speaking about the monarch’s intention to slim down the Danish royal family, Joachim said: ‘The reality must still be: whether you modernize or slim down, it must be done in a proper way.It’s about children. Orderliness and children. It is a very heavy matter.’

Commenting on Princess Mary’s point that her children may too lose titles in the future, Joachim said: ‘I don’t know how they feel if they have to think it through.Now is preparation time. We didn’t have that.’

Last week, commenting on his children’s reaction to the move to 

Prince Joachim of Denmark (pictured) has once again hit out at his mother Queen Margrethe II's decision to strip his four children of their royal titles

Prince Joachim of Denmark (pictured) has once again hit out at his mother Queen Margrethe II’s decision to strip his four children of their royal titles

Speaking in Copenhagen (pictured) Crown Princess Mary of Denmark defended her mother-in-law Queen Margrethe's decision to strip four of her grandchildren of their royal titles, and suggested her own children's positions might not be secure

Speaking in Copenhagen (pictured) Crown Princess Mary of Denmark defended her mother-in-law Queen Margrethe’s decision to strip four of her grandchildren of their royal titles, and suggested her own children’s positions might not be secure

Australian-born Princess Mary, 50, is the wife of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, who is Queen Margrethe II's eldest son and heir. Their eldest son, Prince Christian, 16, is second-in-line to the throne behind his father Frederick. Pictured, Mary and Frederick with their children (from left) Isabella, Josephine, Christian and Vincent earlier this month

Australian-born Princess Mary, 50, is the wife of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, who is Queen Margrethe II’s eldest son and heir. Their eldest son, Prince Christian, 16, is second-in-line to the throne behind his father Frederick. Pictured, Mary and Frederick with their children (from left) Isabella, Josephine, Christian and Vincent earlier this month

The prince, who is Margrethe’s youngest son, said: ‘I can say that my children are sad. My kids don’t know which leg to stand on. What they should believe. Why should their identity be removed? Why must they be punished in that way?’

‘I don’t want to engage in speculation and mudslinging,’ said Joachim. ‘I am telling the truth… I was given five days notice… I was given five days’ notice of this. To tell my children that on New Year’s their identity will be taken from them.’

He added that in May, he was presented with a plan that his ‘children’s identity should be taken from them when each of them turned 25’, to which he asked ‘to be allowed to come back with my proposal’.

But he said he was given just five days notice that the decision was to be accelerated, adding: ‘I am so sorry for my children. I just demand the truth.’

Speaking at a function at the National Museum in Copenhagen on Wednesday night, pictured, Margrethe said: 'It is a consideration I have had for quite a long time and I think it will be good for them in their future. That is the reason'

Speaking at a function at the National Museum in Copenhagen on Wednesday night, pictured, Margrethe said: ‘It is a consideration I have had for quite a long time and I think it will be good for them in their future. That is the reason’

Prince Nikolai said that he is sad, shocked and confused after his royal title was stripped 'quickly'. Pictured modelling during the Dior Pre-Fall 2019 Men's Collection show on November 30, 2018 in Tokyo

Prince Nikolai said that he is sad, shocked and confused after his royal title was stripped ‘quickly’. Pictured modelling during the Dior Pre-Fall 2019 Men’s Collection show on November 30, 2018 in Tokyo

His ex-wife, Countess Alexandra, the mother of his two eldest children, added in a statement to Danish magazine Se og Hør: ‘This comes like a bolt from the blue. The children feel ostracized. They cannot understand why their identity is being taken away from them.’

Her spokesperson Helle von Wildenrath Løvgreen told another news organisation that Joachim learned of his children’s fate via an aide. 

Queen Margrethe spoke neither to her sons nor her grandchildren, it is claimed. 

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