JOACHIM HOLIDAYS WITH MYSTERY FRIEND

9 SEPTEMBER 2005

Click here to send this news item to a friend On a late summer break in France this week Denmark's divorced Prince Joachim appeared to be moving on with his life as he holidayed with a pretty companion. The 36-year-old royal looked to have put his split from ex-wife Alexandra, 41, behind him as he spent time soaking up the sun in the historic city of Avignon.

As they chatted easily together, the prince and his dark-haired companion could have been any young vacationing couple. Clearly at ease in each other's company, the pair perused tourist guides and maps to make their sightseeing plans. Perhaps a visit to the city's famous bridge and a walk around its 14th-century papal palace were on the agenda.

It certainly looked like it judging from the sensible footwear chosen by the mystery brunette, who showed off her slender figure in a white skirt and fashionable close-fitting brown top. The prince had likewise gone for casual chic in a fuchsia pink open-necked shirt and khaki shorts.

Since the official end of Joachim's ten-year marriage to Alexandra in April, their public appearances have been designed to underline their joint commitment as parents. Both royals were there to escort their sons, Nikolai, six, and two-year-old Felix, as they started off a new academic year. Recent reports indicate that the Hong-Kong born princess has found time to enjoy a new romance with 26-year-old photographer Martin Jorgensen.

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Prince Joachim and his pretty companion were in the historic French city of Avignon for a spot of sightseeingPhoto: © Rex
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The couple seemed relaxed in each other's company as they enjoyed the autumn sunshinePhoto: © Rex
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