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Countess Alexandra Announces She Will Give Up Appanage

  June 23, 2017 at 10:11 am by

The Countess of Frederiksborg, the ex-wife of Denmark’s Prince Joachim, has today made the announcement that she will voluntarily give up the annual appanage she receives from the Danish state, as of July 2020.

This particular date has been chosen as her and Prince Joachim’s younger son, Prince Felix, will turn 18 that month and thus no longer be a minor.

Alexandra, who was married to Prince Joachim from 1995 to 2005, currently receives 2.4million DKK from the Danish government each year as her appanage, which was determined as part of her divorce settlement.

Over the past few years, the topic of Alexandra’s appanage has been discussed – and criticised – several times in the Danish media. Many questioned why the Countess should receive such a generous amount each year, when she also has seperate sources of income through her paid board positions.

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5 Responses to Countess Alexandra Announces She Will Give Up Appanage

  1. MaggieMay says:

    As a past princess of Denmark and a wonderful one and a present Countess of Frederiksborg,I don’t see any problem with her receiving that amount of money however it is a testament to her character that she has voluntarily given up this money.She will always be a princess in my eyes.

  2. RosieStroud says:

    Presumably this appanage was originally agreed to allow the Countess to house, educate and bring up her two sons, in the event of a divorce. I also presume she will have had to provide audited accounts to the state of how she has spent this money. So, as far as I can see, she has followed the rules from start to finish; if the money was earmarked for the children it is perfectly understandable that it should cease when Felix is eighteen. This would all have been agreed by all parties (including the Government) at the time of the marriage, so what’s with the media gripe now?

  3. MaggieMay says:

    Very well said,RosieStroud!

  4. Carmen says:

    Bellissima donna e molto chic, intelligente. Non esiste confronto con la seconda moglie del principe.molto più insignificante

  5. Daisymay says:

    Still don’t like her she wasn’t very nice to her have made plenty out of it .

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