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Old 09-13-2021, 10:20 AM
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Nikolai has put his apartment up for sale.
It is confirmed.
The reason is that he will go to Paris to study at a university.

When he has finished his studies he will decide where to live.

1½ years ago he bought the apartment for 4.1 million DKK. Now it's for sale for 5.5 million DKK.

https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...-sin-lejlighed
https://www.boliga.dk/artikel/farvel...ed-er-til-salg

If you wish to have a look at his apartment:
https://paulun.dk/ejendomme/ejerlejl...ersgade-31b-1/

I think it's pretty evident that his girlfriend has lived there as well. There is a distinct feminine touch - pillows and vases.
Young dudes don't understand the purpose of vases and decorative pillows.

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Interesting!
If he only intends to study in France for two or three years there is IMO no reason to put the apartment up for sale. He could easily put it up for rent.
An apartment in such a neighborhood in downtown Copenhagen will not lose value, unless we have a new severe financial crisis.
So three thoughts springs to mind:
A) He intends to settle abroad. Paris or Milan would be my guesses off hand. Both cities are centers for fashion and modelling.
B) He is raising money for the down payment of an apartment in Paris.
C) That one I'll keep to myself. (Pure speculation.)
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:33 AM
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What course will Nikolai take in Paris? and what university is he going to study?
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:46 AM
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What course will Nikolai take in Paris? and what university is he going to study?
Don't know. The articles doesn't say.

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Old 09-13-2021, 11:24 AM
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As I've understood it, he's only taking one semester abroad on exchange from September 2021 to January 2022 and then coming back to Denmark to finish his BA degree at CBS.

If he was to spend several years in France right now, he'd have to transfer universities but of course there's always the opportunity to go back to France (or somewhere else – IIRC he was supposed to spend this semester in Hong Kong and not France) in a year for his MA.

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He'll be taking courses at PSB Paris School of Business. He's studying Business Administration and Service Management at CBS, so I'm guessing the courses he'll be taking in Paris will be something relevant to that.
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Old 09-16-2021, 01:14 PM
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Nikolai's girlfriend has moved into their new apartment in Paris, she tweets, and Nikolai will join her later.
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...ent-skal-de-bo

It's located in 4. arrondissement.
Beneidikte Thousturp tweets: Le Marais - Paris 4 ÉME and enclose of photo of the view from the apartment for those who can find her tweet.

- Now, what can our French members tell us about the neighborhood?
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Old 09-16-2021, 02:10 PM
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Not French, but from what I do recall about Paris Le Marais is very old, stylish, Left Bank, the former ghetto? (as in 'way pre-WWII'), and dating a member of the DRF surely can't hurt with affording the cost of a place there, like most nice parts of Paris!
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Old 09-16-2021, 03:58 PM
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Thanks.

It also helps having close relatives in France, both dad's and bonus-mother's families. And having a girlfriend with a pretty affluent dad as well.
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:18 PM
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Update: https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...-er-deres-plan

According to BB Nikolai and Benedikte Thoustrup will not live in the same apartment (or at least have different official addresses).

It is not yet known where Nikolai will live (Probably with his girlfriend...) or perhaps more precisely have his address.
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Old 09-28-2021, 07:07 AM
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Prince Nikolai attended the Cartier Clash [Un]limited launch in Berlin, Germany, yesterday, September 27:


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Old 09-29-2021, 02:48 AM
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"Tuesday night in Paris "! for Nikolai and Benedikte!


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Old 09-30-2021, 03:17 AM
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Prince Felix has decided to stop/interrupt his military training for private reasons. No more information provided and no further comment will be forthcoming. Here is the very short press release:
https://www.kongehuset.dk/nyheder/hh...ere-uddannelse
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Old 09-30-2021, 05:20 AM
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Sounds like a similar situation to Nikolai's.

Alexandra's press secretary elaborates to Billed Bladet:

"Prince Felix stops his military training because it simply doesn't suit him. As such he has decided to end it. Now he needs space to figure out what he wants to do (...) The Countess is happy her sons want to challenge themselves. Even if they sometimes don't succeed."
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Old 09-30-2021, 05:51 AM
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"Tuesday night in Paris "! for Nikolai and Benedikte!


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They have been together for four years already, long relationship
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Old 09-30-2021, 06:09 AM
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Prince Felix has decided to stop/interrupt his military training for private reasons. No more information provided and no further comment will be forthcoming. Here is the very short press release:
https://www.kongehuset.dk/nyheder/hh...ere-uddannelse
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Sounds like a similar situation to Nikolai's.

Alexandra's press secretary elaborates to Billed Bladet:

"Prince Felix stops his military training because it simply doesn't suit him. As such he has decided to end it. Now he needs space to figure out what he wants to do (...) The Countess is happy her sons want to challenge themselves. Even if they sometimes don't succeed."
I am sure it was not an easy decision, and I think he probablky needs some space now.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:31 AM
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Which means he did not complete basic training.

I must confess that I am a little disappointed. Considering that his brother faced some issues in the military he didn't like, surely Felix would have thought extra careful and been extra committed before signing up for officers academy.
What did he expect? To command a tank after the first month?

It's never fun to start a new job or a new education. And sometimes you have to grit your teeth and carry on for the first months, where you are completely confused and make loads of mistakes and you don't feel at home yet.
Not least in the military where the first weeks in many units are designed to weed out those who don't have the will for it.

Had he completed at least basic training and then decided that this wasn't his thing. The okay, fair enough. Then it's better to opt out rather than having the military as a career. (After all Felix in contrast to Nikolai, opted to be a career officer.)
It is unfortunately something often seen in the military these days. Because even though DK has conscription, it's almost 100 % volunteer.
And in the Royal Lifeguard Regiment, which is supposed to consist of the most dedicated conscripts, it happens that up to 50 % are send home before basic training is over, because they are not physically or mentally fit enough.
I saw an excellent docu about that regiment a couple of years ago (QMII made several appearances) and one recruit I noticed in the background was probably 25+ kilos overweight. How can you sign up for a combat regiment if you are obese and expect to make it?
I know I'm going to sound like "young people nowadays" but there is some truth to the fact that a percentage of young people simply give up too easy.
They are not used to adversity and as such not used to the feeling of victory, if you have grit your teeth and made it through something that wasn't much fun - to start with.
Unfortunately we also see that tendency among some of the new employees we have in the company I work for. They are not used to hanging on and push through.

I suspect that is the case with Felix.
Because obviously he wasn't discharged for medical of physical reasons.

Another thing that bothers me is that this puts extra pressure on Christian. As future commander in chief, he is expected to have a military career. He can't just opt out.
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Old 09-30-2021, 11:48 AM
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I agree so much with you Muhler.

After a month?! This concerns me because it seems like they jump at the first sign of adversity.
I wonder if he really put thought into this, especially after Nikolai's trial and error. A month, just wow.

And yes, when I saw the news I also couldn't help but think of Christian and the extra pressure.

I do wonder what Joachim is thinking, both sons quitting after a month or so.
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Old 09-30-2021, 12:00 PM
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I agree with both Muhler and Polyesco. I kind of rolled my eyes a bit to be honest. The optics it gives is of a sense of entitlement and once he realized he would get no special treatment, he bounced. Apologies if that sounds harsh, but that is the appearance it gives. And what did he expect? I may show my age saying "the kids these days" just have zero ability to endure any kind of adversity and tough things out...to actually challenge and push themselves....hey, maybe by doing that they would actually learn something about others and themselves. Always a good lesson.

I was wondering also what Joachim was thinking about this. Further, I'm sorry, but should Alexandra's press secretary be saying anything on the record when the court's press release specifically said there would be no further comment? Especially given that Joachim had put out no statement about it at all via his press secretary? Can she do that? Besides, what what said via her camp has made Felix look not that great IMO. Sorry for saying that, but I am genuinely curious if there is some sort of protocol with this type of thing and who can put out what statement and when. Pure Speculation on my part, but could the court have put out that very curt statement because they heard that Alexandra's camp was putting out a statement of some sort?

I also feel for Christian. He is about to turn 16 and the pressure and focus is only going to increase as he nears 18.
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Old 09-30-2021, 12:09 PM
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Well I hope he takes time to find something that suits him better.

However it is unfortunate coming some closely after his brother did exactly the same thing. I would have thought he and his parents would have made sure it was the right decision for him after that.

I wonder if he thought he could "make up" for his brother choosing something else. Although one would hope that anyone applying for Officer Training would put more consideration into it than that.

It seems a shame not to even finish basic training considering the effort made to get there.

Alexandra probably shouldn't have issued that statement because he doesn't come off great, even though there would have been speculation anyway.
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Old 09-30-2021, 12:19 PM
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Can Prince Christian refuse to have a military training? Or can he give up like his cousins did?
I feel for Christian too. The pressure on him will be much greater.
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Old 09-30-2021, 12:59 PM
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It's too bad about Felix, but perhaps he did prepare and still came up against something he just couldn't handle. We don't know and we won't unless he says something, which he isn't likely to do right now. I don't think this necessarily makes him entitled or fickle.

And I don't think what Nik and Felix do has much to do with Christian, honestly. They're cousins, not brothers, and they've always been on very separate paths. And Christian won't be 18 for another 2 years, which is a long time, especially in people's memories.
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