Just months after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world with their abrupt departure from the British monarchy, another royal family is preparing for a messy departure of its own.
The Danish press confirms that after completing military training in Paris, Joachim, 50, is "keeping his future options open", and there are real fears among insiders within Amalienborg Palace that he will "cut his ties" like Harry did, with speculation he will "distance himself from royal life".
"The education he has completed might very well lead to a job outside of Denmark's borders," reports a local paper.
An insider tells Woman's Day: "Harry and Joachim are very similar men. They both grew up being the younger brothers of future kings, with a bit of a 'spare to the heir' complex.
"It's also worth noting that while Fred and William both married women who were prepared to do their duty to their countries as faultless future queens, Joachim and Harry weren't quite looking for the same thing, and have courted a lot more controversy in their choosing of wives.
"Harry chose an American divorcee, and many predict it won't last," says a source.
"Joachim's first wife [Alexandra, Countess of Fredriksborg] came from Hong Kong, and it was over between them within 10 years.
"Fred remembers all too well how disappointed his parents were in Joachim, and is looking closely at how William and Catherine dealt with Harry's departure in case it happens in his own family."
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Joachim – who has dropped to sixth in line to throne behind Fred, 51, and 48-year-old Mary's four children – is now married to Princess Marie, 44.
"Word is Joachim and Marie have been growing unsettled with royal life for years, especially since it feels like they are going nowhere with it," says a source.
"They're very much in Fred and Mary's shadow, which is a source of frustration for them. Ever since Mary came along, Fred has been able to do no wrong in the eyes of the public, and Joachim feels bad Marie has been so overshadowed by her sister-in-law."
Royal insiders confirm tensions have been swelling between Joachim and Fred in recent years.
"The fact that Joachim and Marie spent the summer in France rather than with the family at their country castle is very telling," says a source.
"It won't surprise anyone if the palace announces his official exit any day now."