The Danish royal family announced
on Sunday that Prince Christian will be taken out of his prestigious
boarding school, Herlufsholm, and Princess Isabella will no longer attend the
school as previously planned.
Frederik, Crown Prince of
Denmark and his wife Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, released a
statement confirming the news, which has been rumoured since last month when a
documentary called Herlufsholm’s Secrets alleged a culture of
bullying and violence at the institution.
Their statement reads:
“During summer we will make a decision with our children about their
future school. For the students who continue at Herlufsholm, we hope the school has more peace to ensure the necessary changes & succeed in
creating a culture where everyone can thrive and feel safe.
“It has been a difficult
process for us, but based on the overall picture and our special position as
Crown Prince Couple, we have chosen that Prince Christian stops at
Herlufsholm, and that Princess Isabella does not start in 9th grade at school after
the summer holidays.
“As we have previously
announced, we are deeply shaken by the reports that have come out about
Herlufsholm recently. We have also made it clear that we as the parent(s) of a
child at school expect the school to do what it takes to rectify the
When the documentary, which
saw 50 former students relate their experiences, was released, the royal couple
were quick to speak out.
They said at the time:
“It is heartbreaking to hear about systematic bullying and the
culture of abuse and violence. That is completely unacceptable. As
parents, we expect the school to effectively ensure a culture where everyone is
As well as their oldest son
and daughter Princess Isabella, 15, the parents of four also share
11-year-old twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent.