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Members of the Swedish Royal Family. Image via Twitter @SwedishRoyalFam.

Royal title axe: Monarchs who stripped their grandkids of royal titles

The world gasped when Queen Margrethe of Denmark stripped her grandchildren of their royal titles, but she’s not the only monarch to do so.

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Members of the Swedish Royal Family. Image via Twitter @SwedishRoyalFam.

The Danish royal family was recently under the spotlight after Queen Margrethe stripped her grandchildren of their royal titles. But she’s not the only monarch to do so.

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In a seemingly drastic move to slim down the Danish monarchy, Queen Margrethe stripped her youngest son, Prince Joachim’s children, of their HRH titles, Hello! reports.

But, according to the publication, the Denmark Queen is not the only monarch to have made the tough decision.


In October 2019, the Swedish royal palace announced a similar change. King Gustav announced that the children of his second and third-born kids, would lose their titles.

Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip’s children would no longer be members of the royal house, People reports.

Carl Philip and Madeleine are the younger siblings of Crown Princess Victoria. Her children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, with her husband Prince Daniel, will retain their titles.

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Princess Madeleine with her children. Image via Instagram @princess_madeleine_of_sweden/ Emily Dahl

An official statement released on behalf of King Carl Gustaf read:

“His Majesty The King has decided that the children of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and the children of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill will no longer be members of The Royal House.”

Although losing their Royal Highness styling, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, Princess Adrienne, Prince Alexander, and Prince Gabriel will be known by their titles of Duke and Duchess. These were previously granted by their grandfather upon birth, Hello! reports.

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Prince Carl Philip, his wife Princess Sofia and their children. Image via Instagram @prinsparet.

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All eyes are on the British royal family drama ahead of King Charles’ coronation, but they are not the only royals with family drama.

PageSix reports the Danish “spare,” Denmark’s Prince Joachim, just like Britain’s Prince Harry, is in a very public feud with his brother and his mother, Queen Margrethe.

The Danish prince (53) currently works for the country’s embassy in Washington and is busy moving there along with his wife, Princess Marie, and their two children, the publication reports.

According to reports, the prince will work as a defense industry attaché at the Embassy of Denmark, and although he won’t be paid, he will get his royal stipend of about $48 000 (estimated at more than R800 000) a month.

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The royal couple are moving to America. Image via Twitter @CoutureRoyals.

The Danish royal feud recently made headlines after Queen Margrethe announced that Joachim’s four children would lose their Prince and Princess titles.

The Princes’ eldest children, Nikolai (23) and Felix (20), are from his first marriage to Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. He and Princess Marie share two children, Henril (13) and Athena (11).

“I can say my children are sad. My kids don’t know which leg to stand on. What they should believe. Why should their identity be removed? Why must they be punished in that way?” Joachim said during an interview with Hello!

The couple previously said they were “blindsided” by the decision.

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