Prince Joachim is moving to the United States, it has been confirmed by various sources, including the Royal House and the Ministry of Defence.
From 1 September, he will join as defense industry attache and deputy defense attache at the Danish embassy in Washington DC. The position will initially last for three years, but there is potential for it to be extended.
Speculation has gathered pace since last year following his mother Queen Margrethe II’s decision to withdraw all four of his children’s HRH titles – effective January 1 – and Joachim’s confirmation in November that he would not continue as defense attaché at the Danish embassy in Paris when his contract expires this year.
His wife, Princess Marie, and their children, Count Henrik of Monpezat and Countess Athena of Monpezat, are expected to join him in the United States.
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Parliament’s blessing is required to continue receiving government money
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will therefore present a proposal to the Folketing to give the prince the opportunity to continue receiving his appanage in his new home – approval is necessary to receive the state scholarship outside the Kingdom of Denmark.
The lease is DKK 315,449 per month. Meanwhile, the prince is not paid for his role as defense attache in Paris.
“I am proud that I still have the opportunity to represent Denmark internationally in the area of security and defence,” said Prince Joachim via the Ministry of Defence.
“Transatlantic cooperation is a high priority area, and I am honored that they have found me qualified for the task.”
Source: The Nordic Page