Ekstra Bladet is a scuzzy magazine, but when they talk about the royals, this is what they do best: deal with the facts of number crunching.
Here's the breakdown: they're all getting a tiny raise. Daisy gets almost $36,000 US. The rest of the family splits the remaining 100,000 kroner or nearly $18,000 US between themselves. That is, Fred, Joachim and Alex. Fred gets the lion's share of that remaining 100,000 kroner.
None of them should be receiving any raises as long as the country is experiencing cuts to social services and a wonky jobs forecast with lay-offs having happened regularly for the past couple of years. If your damn royals aren't in it with you, then how else can you trust them?
At least Schackenborg works for their moolah.
10% of Derf's appanage is earmarked for Yrma. You KNOW that is the least of what she gets her grubby paws on. Derf is allotted 18 million kroner, or $3.2 million US. I guess The McCann Group Copenhagen and Australian PR agencies have really upped their prices. What the hell else could they be buying, what with the free cars deal they get and how Madam likes taking whatever she wants from Copenhagen boutiques.
Contrast to Joachim who gets a total of 3.2 million kroner, or just $575,000 US for his family of four. And he pays school fees!
Alexandra gets 2.1 million, or just over $375,000 US. Do not forget, Alex pays taxes unlike the others and Danish tax rates can easily hit 60%. So she is probably netting somewhere around $175,000 US/year. Not bad considering she's raising two young princes who are at the age when groceries disappear the second you bring them into the house, and yet, it's such a reasonable salary compared to the Derfies. She has at least kept several of her patronages.
Also, they all pay VAT at the point of sale, but everyone except Alexandra gets the VAT refunded to them, a horrible abuse of the system, and an administrative nightmare (and huge expense) that is not necessary.
Article: Ekstra Bladet
Here Is The Queen's Salary Increase
The stage is set for the Queen and members of the royal house to get a little more spending money when the new budget is adopted
Queen Margrethe get 200,000 more in annuities from Finance next year, so the total adds up to 72.3 million kroner in 2014. So learns the Ritzau Agency.
There is also a little more money to members of the royal house - they get 100,000 kroner more for a total of 24.8 million kroner.
These are the increases to the annuities to the royals with a total of 300,000 kroner next year.
Crown Prince Frederik gets 18 million and out of that he must pay 1.8 million to Crown Princess Mary.
Prince Joachim is in at Finance with 3.2 million, and his ex-wife, Countess Alexandra gets 2.1 million.
Looking over the past year, the economic belt got excited with a few cave-ins to the royals. Since there was a significant decrease in annuities from 2012 to 2013.
The members of the royal house in 2012 got 25.8 million - thus the neighbouring year's appropriation shrunk by a million kroner in two years.
The same applies to Queen Margrethe, who in 2014 gets 3.8 million kroner fewer annuities than in 2012, when the grant was 76.1 million.