After taking away the royal titles of four of her eight grandchildren, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark said she was sorry.

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She hasn’t changed her mind about moving, though.

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The 82-year-old queen, who has been on the throne for 50 years, said on Thursday that the children of her younger son, Prince Joachim, will no longer be called prince and princess after next year.

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Queen Margrethe is in Korsoer, Denmark, on August 29 to celebrate her 50th year on the throne.

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Her sons, Crown Prince Frederik (left) and Prince Joachim (right), stand on either side of her.

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Queen Margrethe is in Korsoer, Denmark, on August 29 to celebrate her 50th year on the throne.

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Her sons, Crown Prince Frederik (left) and Prince Joachim (right), stand on either side of her.

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Instead, they will only be able to call themselves counts and countesses of Monpezat, and they will be called excellencies.

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The royal household says that their HRH titles will be "discontinued."

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Queen Margrethe said in a statement released by the royal house on Monday that she saw the decision as "a necessary future-proofing of the monarchy."

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