HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark
Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian, Prince of Denmark, was born on 7 June 1969. His Royal Highness Prince Joachim is the son of HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. HRH Prince Joachim is included in the order of succession to the Throne and may act as Regent when HM The Queen and HRH Crown Prince Frederik are abroad.
On 18 November 1995, HRH Prince Joachim married Miss Alexandra Christina Manley, who in connection with the marriage became HRH Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
On 8 April 2005, Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra divorced after a period of six months’ legal separation. (After her marriage to Martin Jørgensen
on 3 March 2007, Princess Alexandra became known as Her Excellency Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.)
On May 24, 2008 HRH Prince Joachim married Miss Marie Cavallier.
Official Wedding Photo
HH Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik, born on 28 August 1999 and HH Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian, born on 22 July 2002. (Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra have joint custody of the Princes.)
HH Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain, born on 4 May 2009 and HH Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie, born on 24 January 2012.
Engagement to Miss Marie Cavallier:
On October 3, 2007 Ove Ullerup, the Lord Chamberlain, announced the engagement of Prince Joachim to Miss Marie Cavallier.
The royal wedding took place on May 24, 2008. Marie gave up her French citizenship and converted to Lutheranism. After her marriage she became Her Royal Highness Princess Marie.
Christened and confirmed:
Prince Joachim was christened in the Cathedral of Århus on 15 July 1969 and confirmed in the Chapel of Fredensborg Castle on 10 June 1982.
Prince Joachim attended Krebs' Skole during the years 1974-1982, from 1974-1976 as a private pupil at Amalienborg Palace. In the period 1982-1983, the Prince was a boarder at École des Roches in Normandy, France. In 1986, Prince Joachim graduated from the upper secondary school of Øregaard Gymnasium, and in the period 1986-1987 the Prince worked on a farm at Wagga Wagga in Australia. In 1991-1993, Prince Joachim completed his studies in agrarian economics at the Classenske Agerbrugskole Næsgaard on the island of Falster.
Prince Joachim’s military education began in 1987 when the Prince was a recruit in the Queen's Own Regiment. In 1988, Prince Joachim was appointed sergeant, and in 1989 followed the appointment as a lieutenant of the reserve. After having been appointed lieutenant, Prince Joachim served as a Platoon Commander of a tank squadron in the Prince's Own Regiment from 1989 to 1990. In 1990, the Prince was appointed first lieutenant of the reserve, and in 1992 after having completed advanced training level I for officers of the reserve (VUT I), he was appointed Captain of the reserve. From 1996 to 2004 Prince Joachim served as a Squadron Commander of a tank squadron in the defence reserve at Prince's Own Regiment. After appointment to major of the reserve in 2005, the Prince remains active in the defence reserve at Headquarters Danish Division.
In order to achieve broad business experience, Prince Joachim, in addition to his agricultural background, worked for the A.P. Møller Maersk Group in Hong Kong and France, respectively in the period 1993-1995. Today the Prince operates Schackenborg Manor, which has been in the possession of the Prince since 1978. The farming of Schackenborg Manor is based primarily on conventional agriculture.
Prince Joachim’s mother tongue is Danish. In addition, the Prince speaks French, English and German.
Prince Joachim resides at Schackenborg Manor in southern Jutland.
Patronages and Honorary Memberships:
HRH Prince Joachim is patron of 35 national organisations, institutions, and foundations, and holds a number of honorary memberships of various associations and societies.
Court of HRH Prince Joachim, Amalienborg, PO Box 2143, DK-1015 Copenhagen K