A tough time awaits Princess Marie of Denmark.
Yesterday, October 18, her beloved grandmother Odile de Sairigne died in France. The baroness was 97 years.
Last December Marie interrupted his royal commitments to go to France to visit his sick grandmother.
They had a very close relationship that the princess often talked about in interviews:
- "I have shared many secrets with her. She just wants me to be happy"
, Marie mentioned in an interview to the magazine Femina.
Odile de Sairigne attended Marie and Joachim's wedding in 2008 and it was reported that the Danish prince asked Marie's grandmother for her permission before he proposed.
It must be a horrid time for Marie, as she had never made a secret of it that at the period of her parents divorce and beyond, she was the closest to her grandmother rather than her mother. In fact, she had as a young women a rather strained relationship with her mother. Marie herself mentioned that when she was about 13-14 year-old, and had the choice to either live with her mother and her new husband in Switzerland, or go to boarding school, she chose the latter.