Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Joachim of Denmark: A New Prince in Town

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 Prince Joachim of Denmark and his family have made a move from Paris to Washington, D.C., where he started his new job as Defense Attache at the Danish Embassy on September 1st.  He held the same position for four years at the Danish Embassy in Paris.

His first day on the job coincided with the arrival of the new Danish Ambassador Jesper Moller Sorenson.

The prince met with the Danish press at the embassy, discussing his new job.

"It's not easy to change continents.  Paris was our second home, and Europe is Europe.  We know that.  It's something completely different."  Joachim acknowledged he and his family had "some difficulties and we have a lot to do to settle in."

Prince Joachim and his wife, Princess Marie, have two young children, Count Henrik 14, and eleven-year-old Countess Athena de Monpezat.  He said: "The children started school on Monday (August 28) and they are delighted and have already made new friends."

The prince did not identify the name of the school where the two children are attending, but it can be assumed that they are enrolled in a private school.

This is not the first time that Princess Marie has lived in the United States. She studied international business and economics at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and later earned a BA from Marymount Manhattan College.   

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 In Paris, Marie worked as a cultural representative for the Embassy, but it is not known if she will have a similar position at the Danish Embassy in Washington.

The Director DI Defence and Security Industries Association, Joachim Finkielman, has only positive vibes about Prince Joachim's appointment.  He said: "Prince Joachim is in a three-in-one solution.  He is an extremely competent diplomat, who through his training and military rank, has a broad knowledge of defense.  At the same time, his cultural background is crucial when it is about creating networks and opening doors."

The announcement that Joachim would move to Washington was made in March.  "As Denmark's representative in the years to come, the prince will help strengthen defense cooperation with the United States and Canada."

Today, the temperature in the D.C. area will soar to 100 F.  Sweltering.    The Nationals are playing tonight at Nationals Park ... an excellent time for the Prince and Princess to take in a game with their kids!!!   I could sit next to them and explain the game !!!

1 comment:

Christina O. said...

With your love of baseball and knowledge of all things royal, Joachim and Marie would be smart to latch on to you!