Danish royals: restart after school scandal

News from the Palace in Copenhagen. The oldest children of the crown prince couple go to new schools after the holidays. Their current is controversial.

After saying goodbye to a criticized boarding school, the Danish royal family has found new schools for the two eldest children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. After the summer holidays, 16-year-old Prince Christian will go to the Ordrup High School in Gentofte north of Copenhagen, while his sister Princess Isabella, who is a year and a half younger, will go to the ninth grade of the Ingrid Jespersen School in Copenhagen’s Østerbro district.

This was announced by the Danish royal family on Sunday. The new school year starts in many Danish schools tomorrow, Monday 8 August 2022.

Former students report abuse

After reports of grievances at the Herlufsholm boarding school, Frederik and Mary announced at the end of June that Christian would leave the school and that Isabella would not go there as planned. In a documentary published in early May, the TV2 broadcaster revealed cases of physical violence, bullying and sexual abuse at the boarding school.

Former students reported on their experiences. Older students are said to have attacked the younger ones, especially at night, and beat them up, among other things. The royal family reacted with sharp criticism.