Wednesday 7 February 2007

Alexandra to re-marry on March 3

Alexandra and Martin at a friend's wedding last year.

The Danish court has announced that Princess Alexandra will re-marry on March 3.
In a statement released on the Danish Royal Family's website it is announced Princess Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, will marry Martin Jørgensen on 3 March 2007 in a private ceremony.

After the marriage Alexandra will no longer be a member of the royal house and will be known in future as Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg. The law passed on 24 November 2004 giving Alexandra an appenage is an arrangement which will continue as a payment from the state*, however, she will pay tax and VAT from the time of her marriage. After the marriage the couple will live in Alexandra's villa in Østerbro (pictured below) with Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix.
* that is, separate from the budget to the royal house.

As a holder of the Order of the Elephant (which is for life), Alexandra will continue to attend official state functions. UNICEF has made it clear that they wish Alexandra to stay involved as their patron. Ove Ullerup, the Lord Chamberlain, has said other patronages will be consulted to see how those will continue.
More details to come.

Politiken - Prinsesse Alexandra skal giftes
Politiken - Hofmarskal: Et nyt liv venter Alexandra
Politiken - Unicef: Vi vil beholde Alexandra
Politiken - Sociolog: Alexandra har valgt lykken
B.T. - Alexandra skal giftes
B.T. - Sådan fik Martin prinsessen
Berlingske Tidende - Alexandra fortsætter arbejdet
Berlingske Tidende - Unicef: Alexandra har været vigtig for os
Jyllands-Posten online front page
Jyllands-Posten picture gallery
If you are interested in more about Princess Alexandra we recommend The Unofficial Her Highness Princess Alexandra Of Denmark website run by (big L) Lotte Haldrup - Lotte may have to change the name of her website!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am happy for her, but I feel a bit sad too.. I think that Alexandra will be sadly missed as a member of the Royal family. Of course she will continue being a public figure.. but still.. she is/was a wonderful princess and I must confess: before Mary came along, I really wished to see her as Queen of Denmark after her mother in law. Alas, that was not to be..

Alexandra always appeared dignified, but never stiff or pretentious. Really, wonderful combination of natural charm and poise.

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