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Denmark’s Count Felix of Montpezat, 21, goes public with his glamorous Chilean-Danish actress girlfriend


Denmark’s most eligible bachelor Count Felix of Montpezat has gone public with his very glamorous girlfriend.

The king’s nephew, 21, has found love with Chilean-Danish actress Mie Sofia Elers, 23,  a royal spokesperson confirmed to Billed Bladet.

Felix, who is the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, is currently visiting her and her brother Mathias in Spain where she is studying.

The young royal, who was stripped of a Prince title by his grandmother Queen Margrethe last year, live in Copenhagen and is currently studying International Shipping and Trade education at Copenhagen Business School.

Like his heartthrob older brother Count Nikolai, he also models, fronting campaigns for Georg Jensen.

The king's nephew, 21, has found love with Chilean-Danish actress Mie Sofia Elers, 23, a royal spokesperson confirmed to Billed Bladet

The king’s nephew, 21, has found love with Chilean-Danish actress Mie Sofia Elers, 23, a royal spokesperson confirmed to Billed Bladet

Felix, who is the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, is currently visiting her and her brother Mathias in Spain where she is studying

Felix, who is the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, is currently visiting her and her brother Mathias in Spain where she is studying

Mie Sofia was born in Pucón Chile, to a Chilean mother and Danish father, and studied at Copenhagen Film and Theatre School before moving to Madrid. 

She has starred in films including Laced Silk, about a housewife discovers the corpse of a girl at the beach, and TV show Strowlers.

Despite living in Denmark, Felix did not attend his uncle’s coronation last month, following Margrethe’s abdication. 

His stepmother Marie and two half-siblings, Count Henrik, 14, and Countess Athena of Monpezat, 11, remained in Washington DC, where the family now live after Joachim became defence industry attaché at the Embassy of Denmark. 

A palace spokesperson told Hello!: ‘Prince Joachim will be there, but the children go to school, there is no special reason.’

However, there appears to be no hard feelings from his eldest son Nikolai, who posted sweet throwback pictures with both his uncle and grandmother to his Instagram account.

The student, who is currently studying in Sydney and on holiday in Bali, added that he was eating Danish food, perhaps in a a sign he was missing home. 

In 2022, Queen Margrethe shocked royal watchers as she sensationally announced Joachim’s four children would lose their titles.

Nikolai, 24, Felix, 21, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 11, are now known as ‘Count and Countess’ and referred to as Their Excellencies, rather than Their Royal Highness. 

Mie Sofia was born in Pucón Chile, to a Chilean mother and Danish father, and studied at Copenhagen Film and Theatre School before moving to Madrid

Mie Sofia was born in Pucón Chile, to a Chilean mother and Danish father, and studied at Copenhagen Film and Theatre School before moving to Madrid

She has starred in films including Laced Silk, about a housewife discovers the corpse of a girl at the beach, and TV show Strowlers

She has starred in films including Laced Silk, about a housewife discovers the corpse of a girl at the beach, and TV show Strowlers

Mie is currently studying in Spain  and has been visited by her boyfriend

Mie is currently studying in Spain  and has been visited by her boyfriend

The Queen insisted the move would be ‘good for them in their future’ and allow the children – who have maintained their positions in the line of succession – to ‘shape their own lives without being limited by the special considerations and duties’ that a formal affiliation with the Danish Royal Family involves.

After the family were stripped of their titles in September 2022, Prince Joachim claimed that his mother’s decision had ‘harmed’ his children.

Months later, the sixth-in-line to the throne admitted that ‘communication was missing’ within the Royal Family in the lead-up to the shock announcement. 

Joachim told local news outlet B.T.: ‘There is a lot to work on. Communication was what was missing. Now we have met and we are on the right track.’

He added that he had only been given five days’ notice before the news was made public.

Prince Felix (third from right) was joined on his confirmation day in 2017 by his maternal grandmother Christa Manley (front left) and (left to right) his brother Nikolai, mother Countess Alexandra, brother Henrik, grandmother Queen Margrethe, father Prince Joachim, step mother Princess Marie, sister Athena and grandfather Prince Henrik

Prince Felix (third from right) was joined on his confirmation day in 2017 by his maternal grandmother Christa Manley (front left) and (left to right) his brother Nikolai, mother Countess Alexandra, brother Henrik, grandmother Queen Margrethe, father Prince Joachim, step mother Princess Marie, sister Athena and grandfather Prince Henrik

The oldest son of Denmark's popular monarch, heir to the throne Crown Prince Frederik (pictured front, right), 54, and his wife, Crown Princess Mary (pictured back, right), 51, are likely to step in as well as Margrethe's youngest son, Prince Joachim, 53, and his wife Princess Marie (pictured together, back, left), 47, and the queen's sister, Princess Benedikte, 78

The Danish Queen (pictured with her sons and their wives) has said the decision to was intended to allow Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20 – born from Joachim’s first marriage – and Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, to live normal lives without royal obligations

Denmark's Royal Family updated their website to show the new status belonging to four of Queen Margrethe's grandchildren after they were stripped of their HRH titles. Pictured, Count Nikolai

Count Felix, pictured on the household's website

Denmark’s Royal Family updated their website to show the new status belonging to four of Queen Margrethe’s grandchildren after they were stripped of their HRH titles. Pictured, Count Nikolai, left, and right, Count Felix 

The 82-year-old monarch announced in September that the four children of her youngest son, 53-year-old Prince Joachim, would no longer be able to use the title of prince and princess after January 1. Pictured, Countess Athena

Count Henrik

The 82-year-old monarch announced in September that the four children of her youngest son, 53-year-old Prince Joachim, would no longer be able to use the title of prince and princess after January 1. Pictured, Countess Athena, left, and right, Count Henrik 

The new Danish line of succession and titles

MONARCH: King Frederick X (previously Crown Prince Frederick)

Her Majesty The Queen will continue to be Her Majesty and bear the title HM Queen Margrethe.

CONSORT: Queen Mary (formerly Crown Princess Mary) 

The Royal Couple will henceforth bear the title The King and The Queen of Denmark 

1. Crown Prince Christian (previously Prince Christian)

2. Princess Isabella 

3. Prince Vincent

4. Princess Josephine

5. Prince Joachim

6. Count Nikolai

7. Count Felix 

8. Count Henrik

9. Countess Athena

10. Princess Benedikte

 

Following the Queen’s announcement, Joachim spoke to Danish publication Ekstra Bladet outside the Danish Embassy in Paris, where he lived with his French-born wife Princess Marie and his two youngest children, and said his four children had been ‘hurt’ by their grandmother’s decision.

‘I was given five days’ notice to tell them. In May, I was presented with a plan which, by and large, was that when the children each turned 25, it would happen. Now I had only five days to tell them. Athena turns 11 in January,’ he clarified at the time.

Speaking to B.T., Joachim and his second wife Marie also admitted their relationship with Prince Frederik and Princess Mary is ‘complicated’.

Meanwhile, Prince Joachim’s ex-wife Alexandra said that her sons, Nikolai and Felix, had been left feeling ‘ostracised’ from the institution and the decision had come like a ‘bolt out of the blue’.

The Royal Household released a further statement that the ‘decision has been a long time coming’.

‘We understand that there are many emotions at stake at the moment, but we hope that the Queen’s wish to future-proof the Royal Household will be respected,’ the statement added.

 



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