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HRH Princess Benedikte announces that HH Princess Alexandra and Count Jefferson has decided to break up after 18 years of marriage.

The couple first met when they went to boarding school in northern Germany. They were married in 1998 at Gråsten Palace. Then lived Princess and the Count in London and Paris, and they had two children, Count Richard, born Sept. 14, 1999, and Countess Ingrid, born on August 16 2003. The last three years the family lived in Germany.

Princess Alexandra says:
“It’s an incredibly difficult decision. We have known each other for 30 years, but has come to a point where we must recognize that we have grown apart. We end the marriage, but remain together in parenthood. The whole family, but of course, most kids are – now even after my father’s death – in a very vulnerable situation and we therefore ask for calm and respect about the process we go through. ”

The couple have not yet taken a final decision on where in the future they will settle, but the children will continue at their school in Schleswig-Holstein.

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