Prince Joachim spoke to DR in his first interview since he was rushed to hospital with a blood clot in the summer, and he has discussed his brush with death, his new life in France and the impact of coronavirus.
During the summer, the prince was rushed to the university hospital in Toulouse for surgery after suffering a blood clot in his brain while on holiday at the Danish royal family Château de Cayx in southern France.
Time for revaluation
Since his time in the hospital, the prince claims that he has found a new understanding of life’s small moments of happiness. After starting a new job as a defense attaché at the Danish embassy in Paris in September, coronavirus has given more time at home with his family.
“We are together here in our little life in Paris, which with the corona has become even closer – and we enjoy being able to be together,” he said.
“It’s right down to the smallest detail, like helping the kids with homework … just the fact that we’re together.”
Not looking ahead
If a blood clot was not enough, the prince’s new job has also placed him in a country hard hit by the coronavirus in a high terror alert. Despite all these factors, however, he is still positive.
“The position as defense attaché will be filled for three years at a time with the possibility of extension for up to another year, but I will not look further into the future – it would be completely unmanageable for me. We enjoy living in the now. ”
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