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Old 02-23-2018, 02:13 PM
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I don't have a problem with Nikolai modelling because, as other posters have said, Nikolai is not a major member of the DRF and I'm sure Henrik wouldn't have wanted him to sit around and do nothing after his death. He came back for the funeral, after all, so I don't understand the criticism (yes, I do get that the timing was a bit awkward for some).
I hope Nikolai enjoys his modelling career if that's what he wants to do. And I can understand why, he's very handsome!
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:09 PM
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If he has conditions, why not?
After all, it's not a profession to exercise till the 50 years of age.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:50 AM
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Prince Nikolai represented from Scoop Models Agency

https://models.com/models/prince-nikolai-of-denmark
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:51 PM
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Thank you, eya. Interesting to see them refer to him by his full title. A lot of royals prefer to use surnames at work to blend in with the rest of the public.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:15 PM
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That's indeed a surprisung choice; Nikolai de Monpezat would be a way to focus less on his titles.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:28 PM
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I have the impression that it's not really common for the Danish royals to use "fake" surnames. While e.g. William and Harry were enrolled at school under the surname Wales, I think that the DRF children are enrolled as Prince(ss) firstname. (But maybe that's more due to the fact that before the Monpezat title was etabished there wasn't an obvious surname-choice available (as Wales for William and Harry)?)
So maybe it would feel weird or at least not natural for Nikolai to use a different surname/a surname at all?

(Thoug Frederik used "Henriksen" for his studies in the United Stated, IIRC. So my little theory might be completly wrong ;-))
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:34 PM
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Nikolai used a fake surname, his then step-fathers if i remember rightly, for a social media account so its not unheard of. Interesting he chooses to use his full title
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:50 AM
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Scoop Models have confirmed that Nikolai does have a contract with them and that it was this modelling agency that put forward Nikolai for Burberry.
Prins Nikolai får modelkontrakt - TV 2

It's not a career Nikolai has chosen, but more for the fun it, basically. And in order to earn some extra money besides his studies. - Nikolai like practically all other students in DK are eligable for SU = Statens Uddannelsesstøtte = (financial) State Subsidy while getting an education.
The amount varies, depending on his age, whether he lives at home, whether he has a child and so on.
Apart from that he can take a loan at reasonable interests while say studying at the university and he can earn a not inconsiderable amount at regular jobs to supplement his income.
Alexandra's secretary has written that Nikolai's model job has the full backing of his parents. - I'd say for mothers in particular perhaps there is considerable bragging-potential in having a son who is a model.

For someone like Nikolai who is financially secure from his parents, should he really need money and a place to live, an occasional model job would IMO be ideal. - Better than working in a supermarket Saturday morning.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:49 AM
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Nikolai used a fake surname, his then step-fathers if i remember rightly, for a social media account so its not unheard of. Interesting he chooses to use his full title
It is not clear to me if it was his choice or the agency's.

PS: By "the agency", I mean Scoop Models.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:53 AM
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For someone like Nikolai who is financially secure from his parents, should he really need money and a place to live, an occasional model job would IMO be ideal. - Better than working in a supermarket Saturday morning.
It would be interesting to go the supermarket on a Saturday morning and see an employee with the name "Prince Nikolai of Denmark" on his tag.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:47 PM
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It'll be a supermarket with a lot of costumers Saturday morning!

More on why Nikolai was chosen: https://www.bt.dk/royale/modelchef-d...-prins-nikolai

Bente Lundquist is the owner of the modelling agency and she says:
"We've booket him based on his looks and not because he's a Prince, but it isn't a disadvantage. I've met him on several occasions through his mother, and there I have since he was a child said that he has some fantastic good looking features.
He'll probably mainly work internationally, but he does after all also have a school he has to attend".

Both his parents have been very understanding. There is a present no date on his next modelling job.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:03 PM
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It seems he has a good head on his shoulders and you're right Muhler, it beats working the checkout in a supermarket. Nice to see him earning money and not expecting his family to keep his in the style to which he has become accustomed by birth.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:59 AM
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Earning your own money is a healthy thing to learn for any teenager.

Here are more modelling photos of Nikolai, or rather agency photos of him: https://www.mx.dk/underholdning/kend...?open=external
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:00 AM
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https://www.bt.dk/royale/prins-nikol...ye-karrierevej

Nikolai has told the magazine Tæt På in an e-mail:
"After finishing high school it is my plan to start a two-year training for reserve-officers at the Army NCO School in Varde (garrison-town).

Efter min gymnasieuddannelse er min plan at påbegynde en toårig reserveofficeruddannelse på Hærens Sergentskole i Varde,

- That means he has already been admitted and since he has to graduate as an NCO before becoming an officer, in suggests he will start boot camp sometime after the summer holidays. Having completed that he will become an NCO before embarking on the crash course for officers of the reserves.

Had a look at what is required:
https://www2.forsvaret.dk/uddannelse..._i_haeren.aspx

The first six months is a combination of boot camp, and basic NCO training. Having completed that he will be appointed sergeant.
Then he will do a tour training conscripts for a month.
Having completed that he will go to the Army Combat School at Oksbøl training grounds for four months. Having completed that he will be appointed second lieutenant.
Then he will as a platoon leader be responsible for putting two sets of conscripts through boot camp and perform other duties for the next twelve months.
At the end of his two year education he will be appointed lieutenant.

His salary isn't wonderfully high, but certainly not bad either for a student of any field. The monthly salary from day one is: 21.600 DKK + plus various supplements. = 2.900 € = 3.500 $ = 2.500 £.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Muhler, and also for the extra background information. Always appreciate
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:32 AM
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https://www.bt.dk/royale/prins-nikol...ye-karrierevej

Nikolai has told the magazine Tæt På in an e-mail:
"After finishing high school it is my plan to start a two-year training for reserve-officers at the Army NCO School in Varde (garrison-town).

Efter min gymnasieuddannelse er min plan at påbegynde en toårig reserveofficeruddannelse på Hærens Sergentskole i Varde,

- That means he has already been admitted and since he has to graduate as an NCO before becoming an officer, in suggests he will start boot camp sometime after the summer holidays. Having completed that he will become an NCO before embarking on the crash course for officers of the reserves.

Had a look at what is required:
https://www2.forsvaret.dk/uddannelse..._i_haeren.aspx

The first six months is a combination of boot camp, and basic NCO training. Having completed that he will be appointed sergeant.
Then he will do a tour training conscripts for a month.
Having completed that he will go to the Army Combat School at Oksbøl training grounds for four months. Having completed that he will be appointed second lieutenant.
Then he will as a platoon leader be responsible for putting two sets of conscripts through boot camp and perform other duties for the next twelve months.
At the end of his two year education he will be appointed lieutenant.

His salary isn't wonderfully high, but certainly not bad either for a student of any field. The monthly salary from day one is: 21.600 DKK + plus various supplements. = 2.900 € = 3.500 $ = 2.500 £.
With two years of military training ahead of him, can we pretty much rule out any new modeling job for Nikolai in the near future ?
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:38 AM
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With two years of military training ahead of him, can we pretty much rule out any new modeling job for Nikolai in the near future ?
From around August/September (I'm sure) he'll basically only be available during holidays and weekend leaves.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:18 PM
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A little more from Nikolai's email response

"I do not want to pursue a career as a model, but rather to see it as a job to help me while I'm in training," Nikolai writes in his reply to Close.

Prince Nikolai also tells in the interview that he has got a catwalk training of Scoop Models, and then it is very different to be in focus as a model than when he is in focus as a Danish prince.
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Soon he will also be seen as a model for the Danish brand Won Hundred."
https://www.seoghoer.dk/nyheder/kong...illede-60107-8
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:21 PM
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A little more from Nikolai's email response

"I do not want to pursue a career as a model, but rather to see it as a job to help me while I'm in training," Nikolai writes in his reply to Close.
I might sound unfamiliar with the modelling world to those who are more knowledgable about it; but there's something about Nikolai's response that sounds a little strange to me, as it doesn't seem like he's very enthusiastic about modelling. I don't know, if I were his boss reading this, I would get that impression. Perhaps it's common though to have models of similar backgrounds to Nikolai's using modelling as a side job, and the agency were obviously fine with it since he was hired anyway.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:59 AM
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I might sound unfamiliar with the modelling world to those who are more knowledgable about it; but there's something about Nikolai's response that sounds a little strange to me, as it doesn't seem like he's very enthusiastic about modelling. I don't know, if I were his boss reading this, I would get that impression. Perhaps it's common though to have models of similar backgrounds to Nikolai's using modelling as a side job, and the agency were obviously fine with it since he was hired anyway.
I disagree. Maybe it's the translation? I'd translate his response as: "I do not wish to pursue a career as a model per se but rather to use it as a job that'll support me [financially, I suppose] while I am studying." In any way, I don't think he's unenthusiastic about the job, I just think he knows it isn't the path he wants to follow in the long run.
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