But there's been another similarly intense drama unfolding for literal decades within the Danish royal family, involving several members, from Queen Margrethe II to her sons, Prince Frederick and Prince Joachim, their wives Princess Mary and Princess Marie... and even her eight grandchildren.
While news of the feud between the monarch's sons made headlines back in September 2022, the brothers have had a contentious relationship for years. Now, four of Queen Margrethe's grandchildren will not be in attendance to watch their uncle, Prince Frederick, and aunt, Princess Mary, take the throne on January 14.
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For those who haven't kept up to date with the Danish royal drama, the country was shocked when Queen Margrethe II announced in 2022 that she would be stripping all four of her son Prince Joachim’s children of their HRH titles in. Nikolai, 24, and his younger siblings, Felix, 21, Henrik, 14 and Athena, 11, are now referred to as counts and countesses.
"As of January 1, 2023, the descendants of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim will only be able to use their titles of Count and Countess of Monpezat, their previous titles of Prince and Princess of Denmark ceasing to exist," a statement read at the time of Margrethe's decision.