It's official! The Schack's have no court anymore
, hence I don't believe they will return to DK in the same capacity they had before - if ever. That's why Marie was given her new position at the Danish Embassy in Paris, etc.
That's so sad
Once Fred ascends to the throne it'll be over for them. No Bene equivalent. That's why Marie was so pissed in her interview because it was decided for them.
What does this mean exactly?
Did they lose their titles, or was an announcement made that there is no role for them any more going forward?
At the moment, they are still members of the Royal House
(= representative of the queen, with patronages, etc.) and will always belong to the Royal Family
(Royal House + other family members). Neither Joachim nor Marie have a private secretary anymore. There is no Chamberlain for Joachim, and Marie lost her LiW a while ago.
Royal House currently is:
Xtian's wife will be still HRH, maybe the other 3 kids' spouses as well. The Schack children will always be HH, but their spouses will be Mr./Ms. no more title for them. And they of course keep Count/Countess of Monpezat.
> Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian, Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
> Marie Agathe Odile, Her Royal Highness Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat
> Nikolai William Alexander Frederik, His Highness Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
> Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian, His Highness Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
> Henrik Carl Joachim Alain, His Highness Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
> Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie, Her Highness Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat
They never lose their title, but once Fred ascends to the throne with Yrma in tow, and their kids grow up, Joachim and Marie will have fewer patronages, if any, and won't represent the King (Fred). I believe that it's up to Fred as King to decide over Joachim's allowance. Daisy gave Bene one, still does, but if Yrma has a go at Fred, that might be over for the Schack's then.
Fred/Mary will always, keep their patronages, and when Xtian comes up in ages he will have to take some over either from Fred, Bene, or Joachim. It's what the Swedes have, and the Dutch and the Brits will do as well.
The royal throne sequence officially is:
1) HM The Queen
2) HRH The Crown Prince
3) HRH Prince Christian
4) HRH Princess Isabella
5) HRH Prince Vincent
6) HRH Princess Josephine
7) HRH Prince Joachim
HH Prince Nikolai
9) HH Prince Felix
10) HH Prince Henrik
11) HH Princess Athena
12) HRH Princess Benedikte
Thank you for this explanation! I see that the future Mr/Mrs of Joachim's children won't have titles, but will Joachim's future grandchildren have HRH/titles like their parents (e.g., Princess Athena's)?