Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary pull children out of elite school over bullying row – Royal Central

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have removed their eldest son, Prince Christian, from a prestigious elite school following a number of serious allegations being made against the establishment.

The couple’s daughter, Princess Isabella, will also no longer attend the school which she is due to enrol to in Autumn.

In a statement, the couple said: “The question about our son Christian’s and our daughter Isabella’s choice of school has been very important for us, and the unfortunate matter has brought many and strong opinions into play in the public.”

They continued: “That is completely understandable when it deals with the well-being of children and young people. At the same time, it has been important to stand by our basic idea that major decisions must be made on an informed basis. We now have that basis.”

“It has been a difficult process for us as a family, but, based on the overall picture and our special position as Crown Prince Couple, we have chosen that Prince Christian will stop at Herlufsholm and that Princess Isabella will not start in ninth class at the school after the summer holiday.

“During the summer, we, together with our children, will make a decision about their future choice of schools.

“With thoughts about the many students who will continue at Herlufsholm, it is our hope that the school now gets more peace to ensure the necessary changes and succeeds in creating a culture in which all thrive and feel safe.”

Herlufsholm Boarding School has become the centre of a major row in Denmark after two former students came forward to describe their dealings of bulling, sexual assault, and corporal punishment.

Four students have since been expelled for their role in the alleged abuse.

Prince Christian, who joined the school in 2021, is is no way connected to the allegations.

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