After Queen Margrethe II of Denmark removed the royal titles from his children, Prince Joachim speaks out

In response to his mother, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, deciding to take away the royal titles of his four children,

With Alexandria, Countess of Frederiksborg, his ex-wife, Prince Joachim is father to two children.

Henrik and Athena, his two children, are living with him and Princess Marie, his spouse as of 2008.

Alexandria, the ex-wife of Prince Joachim, commented on the decision after it was made

saying that her kids feel "ostracised" as a result of the queen's choice.

We are all perplexed by the choice, she translated.

The youngsters feel excluded and are unable to comprehend

For why their identity is being taken away from them.

We are devastated and in astonishment, they say.