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Old 06-01-2016, 10:48 AM
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I do agree with 70 percent of Danes that you cant pay for all the children , because then it becomes silly , I sure their parents have a enough money to look after the children when older and also they will get good jobs with all the connection they will have with being Royal..... isn't Prince Charles wanting to do that here ?
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:51 AM
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Two more articles about this
Danske prinser og prinsesser kan miste statsstøtten - Politik
Politikere vil bremse royal pengestrøm til børneflokken - Politiken.dk

I do not think apanages will be given to Prince Joachim's children. But it might be that all 4 of Frederik's kids will. After-all, when Frederik is king, Christian crown prince, we can expect Isabella and the twins to help out somewhat.
Isabella, more than the twins, will be in the same position as Joachim.

Are the younger sons incapable to earn their own money, as almost all junior Princes on the Continent do?
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:02 AM
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The Danish royal family have taken the rare move of issuing a public statement amid the growing controversy over which of Queen Margrethe’s grandchildren can expect to receive a salary funded by the state.

Royal House spokeswoman Lene Balleby told the state broadcaster DR that only Crown Prince Frederik’s son Prince Christian will be paid a salary when he comes of age.
Read more: Danish royals issue rare public statement after growing controversy over state-funded salaries
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:43 PM
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Random thought.... I was thinking the other day of the unhappiness by some that Countess Alexandra receives an allowance from the State, something I and others have commented on previously.

I thought to myself, couldn't the Danish Royals have discreetly asked some of their rich friends to find Alexandra a job and therefore take out the need for the State to provide for her. Then I realised of another RF who tried that...The Spanish, where the King set up his son-in-law Inaki with a job and that led to a massive scandal. If the Danish Royals had simply cut her out there could well be a situation like there is in the UK with Sarah Ferguson who trades on her royal connections and has even been caught selling access to her ex-husband.

In short, it may not seem ideal for the Danish taxpayers atm but looking back in years to come I'm sure people may see how clever it was to tie Alexandra to the state and prevent her having to make money in other ways that may cause a scandal.
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:15 PM
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I think you very much nailed it.

Plus that Alexandra was still a princess.
The mother of the oldest grandchild at the time.
And still very popular.

It would have been unacceptable at the time not to grant her some kind of income, as she could not hold a "normal" job, being a princess.

The change came when Christian was born and when Alexandra later remarried and lost her princess title.
From then on you can argue that she should not have an apanage.

The amount is all in all still fairly trivial, but she is not seen as working for her money and she's (on paper at least) getting a higher apanage than Mary, who works much more and holds a much higher position.
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:29 PM
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Why would she be,getting more money than Mary
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Old 12-24-2016, 04:43 AM
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Mary gets 10 % of Frederik's apanage, or more correctly the apanage for the CP-Couple, while Alexandra got a fixed sum, which is being index-regulated.

For whatever reasons that amounts to more than what Mary is getting.
However, Alexandra now has to pay taxes of her apanage. But Alexandra wasn't a financial advisor for nothing, so in my cautious estimation she's now a comfortable millionaire. I.e. with a fortune of not less than 10 million DKK, excluding her apartment and one house in Turkey.

In comparison I'll conservatively estimate Joachim's fortune, excluding house and land and other properties of being at the very least 25 million DKK.

M&F's fortune is difficult to estimate, but my guess would be in the range of 10-20 million DKK, including Frederik's art collection. But no more than that, possibly less.

I've heard the Regent Couple's fortune as being around 50 million DKK, including various assets, but of course not including Marselisborg and Trend. Because while Trend can be sold, it would be very difficult for the DRF to sell Marselisborg for profit, even though such a sale sale should easily double their fortune. The locals would be in uproar!

7 DKK = $1.
7.5 DKK = €1.
8.5 DKK = £1.

So the DRF are indeed millionaires, especially in the eyes of the ordinary man, but not impressively rich.

- This is of course a rough estimation, so I'll say my figures are +/- 25 %
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:45 AM
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The annual report is online

Danish: Beretning | Kongehuset

English: Annual report 2016 | The Danish Monarchy - Front Page
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:49 AM
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So a surplus for QMII of 500.000 DKK = 67.000 € = 73.000 $ = 56.000 £

I see M&F have a very minor deficit of 22.000 DKK = 2.900 € = 3.200 $ = 2.500 £.

But overall the assets seem sound.
QMII has assets worth some 32.000.000 DKK = 4.3 million € = 4.6 million $ = 3.6 million £

While M&F have assets worth some 5.000.000 DKK = 672.000 € = 749.000 $ = 569.000 £

(Private fortune not included).
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Always look forward to these overview of the work done by the DRF.
Nice that they focused a little bit on Joachim's work with the defense and Frederik's work with Danish businesses, particularly DenmarkBridge.
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Does QMII and PH have any sort of private investments, shares or holdings of any kind?

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Old 05-09-2017, 12:57 AM
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Does QMII and PH have any sort of private investments, shares or holdings of any kind?

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Yes, they have.

The businessman Fritz Schur is the one who is handling/advising the Regent Couple in regards to their investments.
Previously it was Mærsk McKinney Møller, but he died.

As for M&F and Joachim and our Marie, they no doubt have advisors as well, but who is unknown. - I can imagine Alexandra, who has shown herself to be very competent in regards to investments (also before her marriage to Joachim, may offer advise to Joachim.
But Joachim in particular rubs shoulders with some of the most wealthy business-families in DK, like the Grundfos and Lego families, so I guess he gets some advise from them from time to time.

It is a well known fact that Frederik has a considerable collection of modern paintings, I guess they are also an investment. And you may recall that Mary invested in a tiara not that long ago. Okay, she's got two daughters and the potential for getting two daughters-in-law at some point so there is a need for tiaras, but still, it's also an investment.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:00 PM
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Here is the apanage for the DRF next year. There are some substantial rises: https://www.bt.dk/danmark/trods-solf...oenforhoejelse

They just follow the general salary index for public employees, so it's not something the DRF has requested. The figures are worth reading anyway.
But perhaps another Dane (or Danish reader) will take over?

I have to go to work, a number of colleagues have been laid off today, and it's a pretty bad mood.
See you tomorrow.
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Hmm, will Henrik getting a rise be controversial given last few weeks?
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Prince Henrik is getting a payrise as per that article,which beggars belief!
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It sounds like its pretty automatic but horrendous timing at the very least!
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