It was a courageous decision when Prince Nikolai dropped the sailing school in Varde. That's what Prince Joachim says now.
On October 10, the royal house announced that Prince Nikolai stopped his education for reserve officers at Hærens Sergentskole. Thus, he achieved only two months of the two-year education.
Now his dad puts his thoughts for the first time on the son's descent of a military education.
- "Prince Nikolai has taken a very courageous and mature decision"
, said Prince Joachim to TVSyd, refusing to be disappointed with his elder son's choice.
- "He has spoken to the old colonel and his young father, and therefore I stand him one hundred percent"
, said Prince Joachim, who himself is trained in the military.
- "You are not disappointed?"
, said the prince
For 18 years, Prince Joachim has been the patron of Denmark's Veterans, and it was during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Soldiers' Association of De Blå Baretter that he expressed his thoughts about his son's career change.
As late as July, Prince Nikolai told the magazine Euroman that there was a wish in the family that he went to the military road.
- "There was a wish in the family that I certainly took the military duty in there. Then I thought that I would build on with a little further military training",
the prince told the magazine.