Some have been Danish greaves and grevinder, one is beginning to talk about angels, and then there was the king who gave up on it all.
Many people’s eyes rested on Monday at the british prince Harry and the duchess Meghan, who performed their last official mission before they leave the royal life. But actually features a story on the many examples of royal, who has left kongehusene. B. T. has looked at how they have performed.
According to historian Michael Bregnsbo is royal exits a phenomenon that, for the first time took place around 1900-beginning of the fourteenth century.
Previously had had had no use for the many princes and princesses, so they could marry into other princely families, but as many fyrstehuse disappeared, was a part royal to spare.
so, among other things, when king Frederik VIII introduced the titles such as counts of Rosenborg.
“He had many siblings,” explains Michael Bregnsbo.
Just the title count of Rosenborg has since perhaps become one of Denmark’s most well-known examples of a royal who has left the royal family.
It came to pass, when the former prince Ingolf, who actually was born to one day become the Danish king, lost the throne to his cousin princess Margrethe, after a change of tronfølgeloven in 1953.
When prince Ingolf and his younger brother, prince Christian subsequently married bourgeois, they were both awarded the titles of ‘count of Rosenborg’ as consolation for the lost royal titles.
another of the Danish royal, who has left the royal family, is the princess Alexandra. It happened, however, on a slightly different background, tells the historian and kongehusekspert Lars Hovbakke Sørensen.
“Ingolf was almost ‘voted’ out of the population in connection with the new constitution of female tronfølge. It was completely involuntary, that he left the royal family. He would like to have been a part of it and would probably also like to have been king,” he says and explains further:
“Countess Alexandra’s exit was on the basis of a personal history with a divorce, and it was actually not with a desire to leave the royal family. But it was a consequence of her divorce.”
The two cases differs further from Meghan and Harry’s case, the british prinsepar voluntarily chosen to leave the british royal family.
“Harry and Meghan, it has been different, because they have actively said that they will not be a part of it here. And they have said that on the basis of a desire to get away from the royal family, to get away from the press spotlight,” explains Lars Hovbakke Sørensen.
He believes that we are going to see more of the kind of volunteer royal stop in the future.
“That, I think, is very likely. I think clearly, it is a new trend that has come to be, because you have a new perspective on the royal family,” he says.
But how is it really gone the former royal after their royale exits?
British king Edward VIII and sent shock waves through the entire world, when after barely a year as king in december 1936, chose to abdicate in order to marry the divorced american Wallis Simpson.
Edward gave up the throne for love, which led to his younger brother became king, and lillebroderens daughter was heir apparent. And it led, thus, that queen Elizabeth became monarch.
Even lost Edward his status as ’his royal highness’ and the title ‘duke of Windsor’. He was married to his sweetheart, and they moved to France, where he lived until his death in 1972.
reportedly, he would like to have been returned to the Uk to work, but that desire was never fulfilled. Instead he used the time to write books.
Alexandra Manley was a Danish princess, when she in 1995 married with prince Joachim. The marriage lasted only 10 years, and in 2005 had the Danish royal family find what you have to put up with a divorced princess.
the Result was, that she was awarded the title as the ‘countess of Frederiksborg’.
“Alexandra has embarked on a second career, after she has left the royal family – a career in which she uses it here to have been a part of the royal family,” says Lars Hovbakke Sørensen and whereas, the countess both have written books, held lectures and sung a song.
“She takes advantage of a high degree, that she has been a part of the royal family, to promote itself. And it may be that we are going to see with Harry and Meghan, they’re going to do the same,” adds kongehuseksperten.
A modified tronfølge law of 1953 put an end to the grev Ingolfs dream to become the king. Instead passed the throne to his two months younger cousin.
As compensation for the lost title was count Ingolf the title ‘his excellency’, as also he is written into the budget bill, where he gets about 1.8 million. dollars annually.
Count Ingolf have educated themselves to the farmer and bought already as a young man, an estate near Kolding, where he has cultivated different crops.
“He ended up being in Denmark, live a more relaxed life and yet not be completely outside. When there have been celebrations in the royal family, he is a part of a fairly large scale,” says Lars Hovbakke Sørensen.
The Norwegian heir apparent crown prince Haakons sister Märtha Louise has over many years created a stir.
the Princess, who, in his younger years was a skilled springrytter, gave up already back in 2002, a number of privileges, so that she could become self-employed. She left, among other of the Norwegian royal family, but remained a member of the Norwegian royal family.
Princess Märtha Louise has among other things published a book on angels and to communicate with animals.
the Princess married also civil with the now-deceased author Ari Behn. The couple were later divorced, and she has made herself noticed by holding talks with his new girlfriend, Shaman Durek, who claims that he in a previous life was the pharaoh in Egypt, and that the princess was then his queen.
“She is an example of a princess who has become superfluous, because kongehusenes role and character has changed,” says Lars Hovbakke Sørensen.