The DRK programs on the ousted prince Joachim is gaining ground in the whole country - and this time positively.
It's smart, experts say.- "The Prince has a wonderfully pleasant voice ".- "He is a very pleasant person and communicator".- "Joachim is pleasantly surprising. As good a communicator as his mother."
That's just a small snippet of the comments the Danes made after the first episode of "Prince Joachim Tells" ran across the screen a few weeks ago at DRK .
And shouldn't that headwind be welcomed after the recent criticism of Prince Joachim's decision to go to Paris to study and at the same time bring his $ 300,000 apanage a month .- "Prince Joachim can content himself with being allowed to show the pages of himself he would prefer to show."
Even at a time when the unfortunate prince is once again facing headwinds due to a somewhat clumsy handled "mission for Denmark" (stay in Paris), which has caused confusion about the prince's continued commitment at home and thus the justification for take the apanage abroad.
The documentary series, which should be the prince's bid for "how our shared history has created Denmark", is sent at a time when the prince's role seems increasingly phased out, writes Berlingske 's reviewer, Jakob Steen Olsen.
The royal house expert Søren Jakobsen also thinks that the prince for once seems more human.
- "He appears less stiff and less arrogant, which is clearly an advantage for him. But we must also remember that the program was recorded before the bad cases began to topple over him"
, says royal house expert Søren Jakobsen.
- "The Prince tells about history, but it is not so that he becomes very personal and private. That is certainly not the point either"
, says royal house expert Søren Jakobsen.
However, Joachim should not expect the program to change anything about his low location in the royal house.
- "The program will not be able to change anything in the order, and that is how power is in the royal house. The fact that Joachim rides around the outskirts of Denmark and talks to people at eye level is not moving anything in that sense."
- "Prince Joachim is trying out a whole new country when he takes TV viewers out to Denmark to make them clearer about who they are: - It's a whole new world for me, and it's very exciting"
, he says.
- "We must also remember that it has not been broadcast on the main channel."
DRK is a niche channel, and it also says something about Denmark Radio's expectations for the broadcast, Jakobsen explains.
The themes are faith, democracy, school, boundaries, law and symbols in the Prince's television program. He meets people and visits the Jelling Stones, Lellinge Borgring and Nyborg Castle, among others. (Photo: Nordisk Film Production A / S)
- "We must also remember that the program was made by Anna von Lowzow, who is one of Joachim's friends".
Clearly, she is also interested in portraying the prince in a positive light. It's very understandable, he says.
Jakobsen has stated several times that he expects Joachim to go for a job abroad when the military training is completed next summer.
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- If he does not get a job, and he has to return to Denmark, the program may have put him in a better light. But it is too early to say, Søren explains.
Criticism has overturned over the Prince couple after moving to France.
It recently caused Princess Marie, 43, to voice her opinion: - "The criticism is completely unreasonable. Completely unreasonable in relation to what he does. I simply cannot understand it",
One thing is certain though. It is the prince's own decision to join the program - not the royal house. There is not much work for Joachim, 50, in the royal house. This week, again, his brother, Crown Prince Frederik, is running the attention - even in Paris. 43-year-old Princess Marie must therefore get used to a new life completely without royal duties in France.- "He didn't ask the Queen for permission for this, and she probably didn't have to approve it either".
My commandment is that Joachim himself made the decision to join, and then he just briefed the queen. She probably could well see that it would be quite harmless for him to participate, says Søren Jakobsen.