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Old 10-25-2018, 08:45 AM
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Prince Joachim's private secretary (since 2015) as well as Princess Marie's private secretary and lady-in-waiting (since 8 years) both resign at the end of October.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:39 AM
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Hear , hear ...
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:58 AM
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Hear , hear ...
Sorry?

It will be interesting to see who our Marie's new LiW will be. And of course a LiW doesn't necessarily have to be a woman I suppose, even though that may be more practical at some visits abroad.

As for Joachim's private secretary. I understand that is a job for officers nearing the retirement age. So I guess he has retired as well.
It's not a hugely demanding job, I imagine, but enough to keep one person occupied - at least part time.

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Old 11-01-2018, 11:53 AM
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article on the two private secretary quitting
https://www.bt.dk/royale/to-af-joach...larer-de-begge
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:30 PM
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i guess it is normal for both to want to move on to other challenges after several years serving joachim and marie. it doesn't sound to me like there has been any drama regarding their resignation - as the press release says, it is just coincidence, and they both had to make a choice regarding what was important to them going forward. i believe mary's LIWs also moved on to other activities after some years as LIW. Victoria, caroline and tanya all went back to other activities if i am not mistaken. tanya took a position in industry after being LIW, and caroline stayed in the royal team in the Mary Foundation's Board. i guess victoria took a well deserved retirement after leaving mary.


it will be interesting hearing who will replace them.

those pictures are stunning
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:03 PM
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article on the two private secretary quitting
https://www.bt.dk/royale/to-af-joach...larer-de-begge
Thanks, Polyesco.
I was just about to write a summary about that article.

You are absolutely right, Carlota.

It's nothing new that certain segments of the press is in the habit of hinting that whenever a close staff member resigns it could very well be founded in "personal differences."
Especially in regards to J&M and M&F.

But as you say it is a mere coincidence that both are resigning now.
Britt Siesbye has worked as a LiW for eight years now and you can hardly blame an intelligent, well educated woman in her prime for wishing to try something else.
As for the adjutant, he has a leading administrative job in a foundation and that conflicts with his schedule as adjutant for Joachim. - Especially as both jobs are ostensibly supposed to be retirement-jobs.

It will indeed be interesting who will replace them.

I am now going to make a wild suggestion for our Marie's new LiW.
If I bet on this the odds are so that I will be able to buy the Maybach Zeppelin 1932 that I dream about being driven around in, for Christmas.
Marie's next LiW will be (drumroll) Dennis Knudsen. - Her current stylist, hairdresser and close personal friend since she came to DK. He's a multi-millionaire in his own right and don't have to work full time, so he can function as a LiW, and being a hairdresser he will come in handy when on the job.
He is admittedly a man, but he is also 100 % gay, so there should be no, ahem, problems reputation wise there.
https://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bi...e/_mho0485.jpg
That would quite a sensation!
AFAIK no other royal has a male LiW, but why not?
The LGBT community will no doubt praise Marie to no end and it will be a very progressive move.

If I'm right I'll buy this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0W9rGLyk76...+Cabriolet.jpg
Isn't she beautiful? The car.
I'll have mine in black though.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:47 AM
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Prince Joachim will move to Paris with his family for a military training, from this September until the summer of 2020!

Prince Joachim admitted to military training in France | The Danish Monarchy - Front Page

http://kongehuset.dk/en/news/sar-le-...ires-en-france
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:20 AM
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Thanks, Eya.

École Militaire in Paris is a very prestigious military academy!

The pupils attending this exclusive course are usually destined for positions as senior strategists and top analysts or among the very top in general staffs.

It was President Macron, who during the visit to DK, invited Joachim to attend this course.

I'm in no doubt Joachim has the intelligence to follow and complete this course and it's only natural that he and his family should live in France for a year or so. It will also be of benefit to Henri and Athena to immerse them in another culture and language they are after all still only partially familiar with.
Joachim, being a Francophile shouldn't have that big problems adjusting.

This doesn't mean we won't see J&M for the next 18 months. Both are still committed to their public duties, Joachim no doubt less so than our Marie.
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:02 PM
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Well, this is some news!
No doubt they will enjoy their time in Paris. It will be interesting to see how they balance their royal "work" while living in another country.

An exciting adventure for Henrik and Athena
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:45 PM
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Has Joachim attended the Royal Military College at Sandhurst? I get mixed up on who attends and who doesn’t.
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:48 PM
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Has Joachim attended the Royal Military College at Sandhurst? I get mixed up on who attends and who doesn’t.


He has not, no Danish royal has.

Is there a reason why Joachim is going at his age? I really don’t understand it be frank. I also find it an odd choice to leave their home and his mother on such a permanent basis.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:07 PM
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He has not, no Danish royal has.

Is there a reason why Joachim is going at his age? I really don’t understand it be frank. I also find it an odd choice to leave their home and his mother on such a permanent basis.
It is admittedly a little late. About five years.
It's a course more attended by majors and lieutenant-colonels and Joachim is a full colonel.

Perhaps professional interest?
Perhaps it's actually useful?
Perhaps because Joachim is the only staff officer in a similar position who would truly benefit from the course? Joachim is fluent in French.
Perhaps Joachim wish to teach at the military academy here in DK, or wish to teach at the staff-officer course?
Perhaps he is evaluating the course, in order for other talented Danish staff officers to attend the french course?

Your guess is as good as mine.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:14 PM
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This is interesting and a little perplexing, too. I'm sure there is a reason, but while any of Muhler's guesses could be right on the mark, the reason certainly isn't obvious at first stare. Hopefully it will become clearer with time.

Or perhaps not. We need a shrug emoji......
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:30 PM
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Your guess is as good as mine.
Or, Marie wants to live in France now.

I wonder if they'll come back to Denmark...Maybe they'll do a "Benedikte"?
Live in Paris (France) and pop back for a few official events now and then.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:42 PM
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Or, Marie wants to live in France now.

I wonder if they'll come back to Denmark...Maybe they'll do a "Benedikte"?
Live in Paris (France) and pop back for a few official events now and then.
The thought has crossed my mind too.

With M&F having basically taken over as the regent couple, there isn't that much need for Joachim to remain in Denmark.
He basically only needs to return to Denmark for the occasional event and job.
He doesn't even have to step in as Rigsforstander, that is something Mary could do - and in only five years, Christian.

I imagine Joachim could become military attache to the Danish embassy in France. A number of EU countries, have in the wake of President Trump questioning the basic role of NATO, begun to co-operate closer. DK has for example earmarked navy units to operate under a French command for roles in the Mediterranean.
Apart from that DK has stationed troops in a number of African countries. The French intelligence gathering in large parts of Africa, especially the former French colonies, is considered second to none. (Stated by Frederik.) So it would make good sense to have Joachim stationed in Paris.
He, and such the whole family, could as such be stationed in Paris for several years.

I don't think it's as much about our Marie wishing to live in France. After all she has lived outside France for the better part of her adult life and teenage years too. But Joachim is very fond of France and French culture. And I think French mentality suits his character pretty well.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:46 PM
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The Resignations of 2 people working for Prince Joachim and Princess Marie.
was the first signal.
They seem more and more in the shadow , (except for the Montbousin loan tiara.) More and more the Crown Princes are seen , A State Visit for the Crown Prince and his Mother, the Crown Princess wearing a long dress Uniform etc...
Prince Joachim's eldest Son left the Army and he at his age wants to teach in the Military Academy....
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:57 PM
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If they want their children to really get to know the French culture and to be immersed in a French school, this is one of the best and probably one of the last chances for them to do that in a not too "disturbing" way - considering the age of Henrik and Athena and the grades they are in. Many bi-national families that I know are at least considering (and checking out the possibilities for) a temporary move at about this time/these ages of the children. I think it's a great thing to do, if you have the chance.
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Prince Joachim's eldest Son left the Army and he at his age wants to teach in the Military Academy....
Very odd turn of events. Then again Prince Constantin of the Netherlands lived outside NL for a while too. Good location though for son prince Nicolai to crash over for any cat walk shows.
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Very odd turn of events. Then again Prince Constantin of the Netherlands lived outside NL for a while too. Good location though for son prince Nicolai to crash over for any cat walk shows.
Prince Constantijn indeed lived and worked in Brussels for many years. He has a career. He only attended the odd event (and it's just an hour drive to the Dutch border and 2 hours to The Hague 9without traffic jams), so closer to many places in the Nethetlands than the distances within many other countries.

I don't think Joachim has a career outside of his toyal role. It's also an interesting choice in light of Nikolai's early resignation. Is he trying to proof himself? Was he inspired by Guillaume taking a year-long military course in London?
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:15 PM
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Prince Constantijn indeed lived and worked in Brussels for many years. He has a career. He only attended the odd event (and it's just an hour drive to the Dutch border and 2 hours to The Hague 9without traffic jams), so closer to many places in the Nethetlands than the distances within many other countries.

I don't think Joachim has a career outside of his toyal role. It's also an interesting choice in light of Nikolai's early resignation. Is he trying to proof himself? Was he inspired by Guillaume taking a year-long military course in London?
Joachim does work under the Defense Chief, as a kind of expert or councilor in regards to the reserves under the Total Defense.
It's very much about who, how and how fast can people be mobilized and how can you attract people into becoming a part of the reserves.
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