Countess Alexandra getting divorced
Countess Alexandra of Frederiksberg, the former wife of Princ Joachim, is getting another divorce, her solicitor Mette Ravn Steenstrup confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the statement, the 51-year-old’s eight-year marriage to photographer Martin Jørgensen, who is 14 years younger than the countess, has come to an end.
Jørgensen has already moved out of their shared home – a 356 sqm mansion in the fashionable district of Svanemøllen in Østerbro.
The Danish Royal Family have also been informed of the decision.
Signed a prenuptial agreement
Countess Alexandra and Jørgensen signed a prenuptial agreement before they got married in March 2007, which means the countess does not have to share her assets with Jørgensen after the divorce.
The couple first met in 1999 when Jørgensen visited Alexandra’s former residence, Schackenborg Castle, to make a program about Prince Joachim.
For several years, Jørgensen worked for his father’s company JJ Film, which has produced numerous documentaries about the Danish Royal Family, including ‘My home is my castle’, which was made on the occasion of Princess Alexandra’s 40th birthday.
Alexandra and Prince Joachim
Countess Alexandra, born Alexandra Christina Manley, was married to Prince Joachim in 1995.
Together they have two children: Prince Nicolai, who was born in 1999, and Prince Felix, who was born in 2002.
The wedding took place at the Frederiksborg Castle Chapel and the newlyweds settled at Schackenborg Castle in southern Jutland, where they stayed throughout their marriage.
The couple separated in September 2004 and got divorced in April 2005 after 10 years of marriage.
Following their divorce Alexandra lost her title of princess, but Queen Margaret bestowed the title of Countess of Frederiksborg instead.
According to Ekstra Bladet, the countess has repeatedly stated she has a good relationship with her former in-laws and Prince Joachim.