Rare video: Prince Joachim took the Queen along in a golf cart

Want to listen to the article?

Buy a Digital Plus subscription and listen immediately.

Want to listen to the article?

Buy a Digital Plus subscription and listen immediately.

It has been a long time since we have seen the Queen and Prince Joachim alone together.

But when the whole family was gathered at Graasten Castle the other day, mother and son had the opportunity for some alone time. Although the castle was full to the brim with the whole family, Prince Joachim decided to take a ride with his mother in a golf cart at the castle.

The prince also had his dog, Cerise, with him in the carriage.

The queen had gathered her children and sisters, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie and their children and children-in-law at the castle in Southern Jutland, which has a very special place in the Royal House’s history.

“During her lifetime, Queen Ingrid left a big mark on Graasten Castle, and these days the former queen’s three daughters and grandchildren and their spouses are gathered at the Southern Jutland castle for a ‘cousin-cousin’ meeting. The gathering is organized by Her Majesty the Queen, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte and Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie, and thus almost all of Frederik IX’s and Queen Ingrid’s grandchildren are gathered right now during the summer holidays,’ read the Royal House’s social media.

Prince Joachim is in Denmark these days, after he stayed at Chateau de Cayx in the south of France last week. Here he vacationed with Princess Marie and the children Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena.

The holiday coincided with the 19th stage of the Tour de France, so the royals also got the chance to see the world’s best cyclists as they whizzed by. Prince Joachim also had the honor of handing over the yellow leader’s jersey to Jonas Vingegaard.

“This is quite big, I think it will go down in Danish cycling history,” said the prince.

Prince Joachim currently works as a defense attaché at the Danish embassy in Paris, where his wife, Princess Marie, is also a special cultural representative.

The couple moved to the French capital in 2019 when the prince was admitted to the French military academy, École Militaire.

Leave a Comment