Prince Joachim’s four children were stripped of their titles last year, infuriating the royal and sparking a row in the family.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark strips grandchildren of royal titles
The 53-year-old, who is sixth in line to the Danish throne, will now become a defence industry attaché at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington DC.
“I am proud that I still get the opportunity to represent Denmark internationally in the area of security and defence,” he said in a statement.
“Transatlantic cooperation is a high-priority area, and I am honoured that they have found me qualified for the task.”
Two royals are moving to the US after their children were stripped of their titles
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will relocate to America in the midst of a title row
But the move abroad comes after Margrethe decided that his four children should no longer be titled in September.
The official reason was to allow the children to live more normal lives according to the Palace, but the Queen later apologised for upsetting members of her family with the decision
At the time, Joachim himself told Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet: “We are all very sad.
“It’s never fun to see your children being harmed. They are been put in a situation they do not understand.”
Joachim’s four children were stripped of their titles in September by Queen Margrethe II
Joachim will now become defence industry attaché at the Embassy of Denmark
“We are saddened and in shock. This comes like a bolt from the blue. The children feel ostracized.
“They cannot understand why their identity is being taken away from them.”
Marie also said at the time that she had “no choice” but to leave Copenhagen for Paris amid an “internal power struggle” according to MailOnline.
Denmark’s Parliament will now have to give its blessing for the Prince, who is not salaried by the embassy, to receive his royal appanage or maintenance money while abroad.
Queen Margrethe, 82, is Europe’s only reigning queen and the continent’s longest-serving monarch.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK