A Lovely Retreat: Chateau de Cayx

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to escape to the French countryside…just for a little while?  That’s exactly what one regentpar (couple), Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe, from Denmark do when they travel to their private chateau in France…Chateau de Cayx.  This stunningly dreamy 14th century landmark has been renovated several times over the years, and Swedish online magazine Skona Hem gives us a little sneak peek at what it looks like today.  Check it out…

 

Images via Skona Hem

So…have I mentioned that I am a history buff?  I even have a degree in it, not that that makes me an expert by any means, but it may shed a little light on why I love semi-useless facts.  AND they all say, “Aha!”

That being said, here is a little detail from Skona Hem on the royal Danish couple who owns this fabulous chateau, as always, just for kicks!

In 1966 Prince Henry was working at the French embassy in London, where he met the then Crown Princess Margrethe, and they married the following year.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is the cousin of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf. She is the daughter of Princess Ingrid of Sweden, prior to Denmark’s Queen Margrethe. Ingrid’s older brothers were Sigvard Bernadotte and Prince Gustav Adolf, the father of King Carl XVI Gustaf. Her younger brother was Prince Bertil and Carl Johan Bernadotte.

Regent The couple have two children, Crown Prince Frederik (born 1968) and Prince Joachim (born 1969).

And with that, I wish you all a wonderful day!

Nikki

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