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Danes to cut off royal family allowance: Report

The Danish Queen with her grandchildren.
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The Danish Queen with her grandchildren.

Danish politicians are attributing "simple mathematics" to the reason why they will cut off the Queen's grandchildren's yearly allowance once they come of age, according to a media report.

Currently, all eight of Queen Margrethe II's grandchildren receive some sort of state funding. However, politicians from Denmark's ruling party, Venstre, are examining each individual's eligibility, reported the U.K.'s Independent newspaper.

"Simple mathematics dictate that there needs to be some sort of limit. Otherwise within a few generations there will be several hundred princes and princesses who need an annual salary," said Venstre Party spokesperson Jakob Elleman-Jensen, according to the Independent, citing the Danish newspaper Politiken.

The Venstre Party was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.


Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has two sons, Crown Prince Frederik – who is heir to the throne – and Prince Joachim, both of whom each have four children.

However, according to the new rules, only Prince Christian – Crown Prince Frederik's first child and second-in-line to the throne – will receive a state-funded salary when he turns 18 years old.

Read the full report on the Independent's website here.

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