As you all probably know by now, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark are departing from Schackenborg castle for Copenhagen this summer. It is a permanent move.
Joachim and Marie have given up full-time residency and ownership of the castle. They are currently staying at Amalienborg in Copenhagen with the rest of the royals, but soon they’ll be heading to their permanent home. Below, their new private main residence:
Not too shabby, eh?
This new house is lovely, though I really love Schackenborg and admire its unique structure. The wings along the side of the main building and the long driveway, the surrounding park, and the general area is so beautiful! I know they will probably miss it. I would!
UPDATE: according to BT.dk, the royal couple’s new villa is located in Klampenborg, just north of Copenhagen. The residence will certainly hold the prince’s family very comfortably – it is 344 square meters (3702 square feet)!
Joachim transferred control of Schackenborg as of July 1, 2014. The “Schackenborg Foundation” was created by Joachim along with the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, Ecco Holding, and Ole Kirk’s Foundation. Their Royal Highnesses have been retained as patrons.
According to the Danish monarchy’s official website, the estate was turned over to the foundation due to Joachim’s difficulty in maintaining the palace and farmland along with his other work across Denmark and abroad.
Both Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have stated that they will always maintain a close connection to Møgeltønder and Southern Jutland. Happily, as patrons of the new foundation, this means that the couple will occasionally reside in the palace for short periods during the year.
“Princess Marie and I are happy about the solution we have reached with the founders of the new foundation. It has been a difficult decision to transfer Schackenborg, but I am convinced that we, with this solution, ensure Schackenborg’s future in the best way possible,” – Prince Joachim.
The official site also mentions that the couple is moving for family obligations. This most likely means that they want to be closer to Joachim’s elder sons as well as be support to Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik.
About Schackenborg Castle
The castle is named for the Schack family, who held the castle for eleven generations. In 1978, the castle was turned over to the Danish royal family. Management of the castle and surrounding land was given to Prince Joachim in 1993, and he resided there as a ‘farmer prince’ ever since.