Prince Joachim of Denmark
- Category : Royalty
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Separation 1
Prince Joachim of Denmark (Joachim Holger Valdemar Christian), born 7 June 1969, is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. His godparents include Count Jean Baptiste de Laborde de Monpezat, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Princess Christina of Sweden. Prince Joachim’s mother tongue is Danish but he also speaks French, English and German. He resides at Schackenborg Manor in Jutland.
Prince Joachim attended school as a private pupil from 1974 until 1976 at Amalienborg Palace and then from 1976 until 1982 at Krebs' Skole in Copenhagen. In the period 1982-1983, the Prince was a boarder at École des Roches in Normandy, France. In 1986, Prince Joachim graduated from the Øregaard Gymnasium. In 1991-1993, Prince Joachim completed his studies in agrarian economics at Den Classenske Agerbrugskole Næsgaard.
Prince Joachim began his military education in 1987 when the Prince was a recruit in the Queen's Own Regiment. In 1988, the prince was appointed sergeant, and a year later, a lieutenant of the reserve. Prince Joachim served as a Platoon Commander of a tank squadron from 1989 to 1990. In 1990, the Prince was appointed first lieutenant of the reserve, and in 1992 he was appointed Captain of the reserve. After appointment to Major of the reserve in 2005, the Prince remains active in the defence reserve.
On 18 November 1995 Joachim married Alexandra Christina Manley, now Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg a Hong Kong-born former sales and marketing deputy chief executive of Chinese, British, Polish and Austrian ancestry. The wedding took place in the Frederiksborg Palace Church.
They have two sons, His Highness Prince Nikolai, born on 28 August 1999 and His Highness Prince Felix, born on 22 July 2002.
On 16 September 2004 the couple announced their separation, and divorced on 8 April 2005.
Joachim is fourth in line to the Danish throne, following his older brother and his two children.
Prince Joachim resides at Schackenborg Manor in southern Jutland.
Prince Joachim's ancestors in three generations Prince Joachim of Denmark Father:
Henri de Laborde de Monpezat Paternal Grandfather:
André de Laborde de Monpezat Paternal Great-grandfather:
Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
Renée Doursenot Paternal Great-grandfather:
Margrethe II of Denmark Maternal Grandfather:
Frederick IV of Denmark Maternal Great-grandfather:
Christian X of Denmark
Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
According to the Dansk Rugby Union (DRU) website, he is the patron of the DRU.Princess Ingrid of Sweden Maternal Great-grandfather:
Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden
Princess Margaret of Connaught