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«we have always encountered very great solicitousness and generosity from all quarters, and we sincerely hope to meet with understanding for this difficult decision we have made.»

at a press conference this morning The Royal Court of Denmark announced that Princess Alexandra and Prince Joachim have separated with intent to divorce. this is the first royal divorce in denmark in 200 years, which is quite a testament to loyalty, faithfulness, commitment and duty.

there are no implications for the line of inheritance to the throne. the couple has two children; Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik are reported to be «deeply saddened» but support the decision.

prime minister anders fogh rasmussen issued a press release saying the couple have settled the terms including «parental custody and all economic affairs» and that it is the position of the danish government that Princess Alexandra be given adequate support for her future work in the country.

Princess Alexandra left Schackenborg Manor in southern jutland, where Prince Joachim will reside. She has taken residence in Amalienborg Palace. Princess Alexandra will retain the title «Her Highness» following separation proceedings.

18 september 2004 - update: royal divorce: all about the pre-nup; experts weigh in on shattered fairytale; review of overseas coverage of royal divorce.

source: the copenhagen post.