The Royal House is hailed after Herlufsholm’s announcement: ‘Now all criticism must be silenced’

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This Friday, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have broken the silence surrounding the fate of Prince Christian and Princess Isabella at the scandal-ridden boarding school Herlufsholm.

In a post on Kongehuset’s social media, they write that they are in “difficult deliberations” because they have “a son who is very happy to go to school. And a daughter who has long been looking forward to starting the same place. “

But the Crown Prince and Crown Princess insist that they will await the report prepared on Herlufsholm’s culture of “bullying, violence and violations”, and at the same time hold the school responsible for changing the criticized culture.

It is a “necessary” announcement which, according to BT’s royal correspondent, Jacob Heinel Jensen, helps to urge the critical voices to calm down – and which not least “dresses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess”.


The Crown Prince Couple and the children photographed in April.

The Crown Prince Couple and the children photographed in April.
Photo: Patrick van Katwijk

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It is also clear on the Royal House’s social media that their followers have welcomed the post.

Here, people praise the announcement en masse and give it “great respect”, and call it both “good”, “sensible” and “the right thing to do”.

For the consequences of the Royal House’s post on both Facebook and Instagram seem to have a full understanding that Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary “are first and foremost parents”.

There are also praises for the fact that the decision that the royal children – for now – continue in school, has been made together as a family.

“It’s great that you include your children in your decision, and not just decide over their heads. Despite your status as a crown prince couple, you are first and foremost parents. Well done, ‘reads a reaction, for example.

Not least, the royal house’s commentary shows an understanding that Frederik and Mary “obviously cannot make the decision about their children’s schooling until the investigations are complete.”

Many even believe that the whole affair has just been “a media circus”.

“Now all criticism must be silenced,” writes one user on Instagram.

However, not everyone has forgiven the royal family for not distancing themselves from the criticized boarding school – and for not really reporting anything along the way.

»Finally, did Lene have a holiday? The above should have been sent out at the same time as the message that the children are continuing as planned, «reads a comment – with reference to the Royal House’s communications manager Lene Balleby – for example on the post on Instagram.

“Finally, it was probably also wise to put it into words,” writes another.


Prince Nikolai has spent his first years at Krebs School and the boarding school Herlufsholm, respectively, where he went to high school.  The prince may therefore get a surprise if the ride on CBS becomes a wild one of its kind, as has been seen before.

Prince Nikolai has spent his first years at Krebs School and the boarding school Herlufsholm, respectively, where he went to high school. The prince may therefore get a surprise if the ride on CBS becomes a wild one of its kind, as has been seen before.
Photo: Søren Bidstrup

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However, there are also a few who continue to say that Prince Christian should not continue at school or Princess Isabella start as planned after the summer holidays.

“It is simply embarrassing that our royal house is sending their children to a place where such things are going on! I care a lot about our royal family. Hope they are taken out of this “disgusting” school, “reads the Facebook post.

Finally, some critics also continue to point out that Crown Princess Mary appears “double-minded” because of her work for the anti-bullying organization Mary Foundation.

“Unfortunately, Mary can no longer appear credible with that decision. Walk the talk! There are lots of other cool high schools / continuing schools they can go to !!! «reads an Instagram comment.

It is expected that the conclusions from the internal report on the situation in Herlufsholm will be ready in ‘a few weeks’.

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