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Princess Marie Brings Henrik and Athena to World AIDS Day Remembrance Event

  December 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

On Friday evening, Princess Marie of Denmark took her two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, with her as she attended the annual remembrance event held on World AIDS Day in Copenhagen’s Old Square. The trio lit candles alongside other representatives of the AIDS Foundation and Positive Group, who arrange the event where candles are lit for every person who has lost their life because of AIDS in Denmark. Marie became … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Hosts Christmas Reception For The Mary Foundation

  November 30, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Dressed in a colour-apt frock, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a Christmas reception at Amalienborg on Thursday afternoon for staff and collaborators of The Mary Foundation. The Crown Princess used the event to thank those who have contributed to the work of the Foundation, which she launched in September 2007, over the past year. Earlier in the day, Mary had visited Frederiksberg where she attended a tennis day hosted … Continue reading

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Red Cross Volunteer House Opened By Denmark’s Crown Prince

  November 30, 2017 at 11:26 am by

On Thursday November 30, Crown Prince Frederik performed the inauguration of the new Red Cross Volunteer House in Copenhagen. He joined volunteer Jonna Møllemand in a unique ‘ribbon-cutting’ ceremony to mark the opening – instead of physically cutting a ribbon as is usual custom, the pair instead worked together to tie a bow in the ribbon, to symbolise the Red Cross’s ability to “tie people together”. Prince Frederik was later given … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DanChurchAid Christmas Concert

  November 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

As patron, Princess Marie of Denmark attended on Tuesday DanChurchAid’s annual Christmas concert. This year it was held at the Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as well as the 400th anniversary of the consecration of the Chapel. Music and hymns were performed across the afternoon by the Frederiksborg Baroque Ensemble, ahead of a reception for DanChurchAid’s ambassadors and staff. Princess Marie became … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Family To Celebrate Christmas in Australia

  November 28, 2017 at 11:05 am by

The Danish Royal Court announced the family’s 2017 Christmas plans on Tuesday, confirming that the Crown Princely Family will be spending the holiday season in Crown Princess Mary’s native Australia. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will travel with their four children for a summer Christmas, as they did in 2015. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie with their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, will also spend the … Continue reading

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Gå Danmark! Royal Audience Watches FIFA World Cup Play-Off

  November 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

On Saturday evening, members of the Danish Royal Family joined thousands of football fans at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadion for the first leg of the FIFA 2018 World Cup play-off matches between Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Prince Joachim and Prince Felix sat in the stands for the match after arriving separately. The royal party – like the rest of the Danish supporters … Continue reading

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Mary and Co Enjoy The Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven

  November 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and her four children enjoyed a casual day out on Sunday as they took in the annual Hubertus Hunt at the Hermitage Palace in Dyrehaven. The family watched the race from the Palace’s balcony; the children cheering as the horses came into view. The smiles on their faces though turned to horror at the end of the race, as one of the Hunt officials got caught … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja Visits Denmark For Exhibition Opening

  November 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Days after cancelling two engagements in Trondheim due to back pain, Queen Sonja of Norway’s health had improved enough for her to be able to make a short trip to Aarhus, in Denmark on Friday, where she helped launch an exhibition of her own artwork. Texture is a collaboration between the Queen and artist Magne Furuholmen (a member of the Norwegian band A-ha), a ‘thematic combination of text and nature’. Graphic prints … Continue reading

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The Purple Princess: Mary Attends Presentation of 2017 Christmas Seal

  November 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm by

  Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary launched the 2017 Christmas Seal on Friday November 3rd during a luncheon at the Copenhagen Town Hall. She was joined by illustrator, author and musician Michael Wettendorff – the designer of this year’s stamp series – and children who have stayed in the Julemærkefonden’s children’s homes for the launch. The Crown Princess then listened to speeches given by the children, detailing the reasons why they spent time receiving … Continue reading

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Royals in Denmark and Norway Mark 500 Years Since The Reformation

  October 31, 2017 at 8:28 pm by

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Denmark and Norway today, with members of each respective country’s royal family in attendance. At Christiansborg Palace, the Danish Parliament, the Danish Royal Family attended the government’s official commemoration of the anniversary, where Queen Margrethe II delivered a speech, saying that “the Denmark we know today can not be imagined without the Reformation.”  A concert was hosted in the evening at the DR … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Princesses Out and About For Their Patronages

  October 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm by

Two of Denmark’s working Princesses were out and about on Monday, supporting their respective charities during events in Vejle and Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary, in her role as patron of the Danish Stroke Association, attended a symposium at the Hotel Vejlefjord on the topic of brain injury research. The symposium was held to mark World Stroke Day, which is on October 29. During the event, the Crown Princess – in a … Continue reading

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Mary’s Fashion Twin – Princess and Organiser Wear Same Dress

  October 28, 2017 at 10:57 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize 2017 yesterday. The princess showed up in a dress by the designer Britt Sisseck. One of the organisers of the event, Nina Wedell-Wedelsborg, was wearing the exact same dress. The ladies decided to make the most of a bad situation and laughed about the coincidence. The princess commented that: “it is a thing you would rather avoid, but it … Continue reading

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When in Rome… Queen Margrethe II Starts Visit to Italy

  October 27, 2017 at 7:29 am by

Queen Margrethe II kicked of her visit to Rome with an excursion to the Ceasar Forum. Today the Queen will visit Villa Borghese and has lunch with president Sergio Mattarella at the Palazzo del Quirinale. Later today she will attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Danish Institute in Rome. Tomorrow the Queen will visit the town hall of Tarquinia, the National Etruscal Msueum in the Palazzo Vitelleschi … Continue reading

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‘Farvel Danmark!’, Prince Harry Teams Up with Prince Joachim on Final Day of Visit

  October 27, 2017 at 4:16 am by

Prince Harry finished his two day visit to Copenhagen yesterday. The day started at the Lagkasehuset bakery for a breakfast meeting with representatives of the ‘One of Us’ campaign that works towards creating a better understanding of mental health problems. https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/923452792076988416 The prince teamed up with prince Joachim of Denmark to visit a project which supports veterans of the Danish Armed Forces. The princes had a tour around the facilities … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Meets Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II

  October 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

Prince Harry of Wales started his two day visit to Denmark today. It started with a visit to Amalienborg Palace, where the prince was welcomed by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II.   Then Prince Harry visited “KPH”, a community of start-ups, focusing on improving society through social, cultural and environmental goals. After a meeting at GAME, an organization that uses sports such as basketball and parkour as a vehicle for social … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Japan: Day Two

  October 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

For the second day of their working visit to Japan, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark took a Shinkansen train to Kanazawa, in the centre of Japan, for a day of engagements in the city. Following a breakfast hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Kanazawa City, the Crown Princely Couple were given a tour of Kenrokuen Garden, a landscaped garden named one of the best in Japan and is home … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Autism Centre in Vordingborg

  October 9, 2017 at 11:19 am by

As patron of the National Association for Autism, Princess Marie of Denmark paid a visit to Vordingborg’s Autism Centre Storstrøm on Monday. The Princess was given a tour of the centre, which provides a space for people of all ages who are on the autism spectrum to learn and socialise, and was shown how they use digital tools to benefit those who come to use the centre. Following her too, Princess Marie – … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Family Open New LEGO House

  September 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm by

On Thursday in Billund, the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark brought along their four children for the official opening of LEGO House, a new 12,000 square metre facility created by children’s toy giant LEGO as a space to foster their ‘learning through play’ philosophy. Crown Princess Mary was joined on stage by Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine during the official ceremony, with the six-year-old twins placing the final LEGO … Continue reading

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That Looks Familiar! Crown Prince Frederik Inspects LEGO Replica of Palace During First Day of Chinese Visit

  September 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik began a four-day working visit to the People’s Republic of China on Saturday, where he was treated to a sight he is incredibly familiar with: the Amalienborg palace complex, albeit made out of LEGO. The LEGO model is part of the A Royal Modern Household exhibition that is being held at the Danish Culture Centre in Beijing. The exhibition tells the story of the recent restoration of … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Suffering From Dementia, Court Confirms

  September 6, 2017 at 8:37 am by

A statement released by the Danish Royal Court this morning has made the sad announcement that Prince Henrik has been diagnosed with dementia, following a long investigation process and tests at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. “The diagnosis implies a weakening of the Prince’s cognitive function level. The extent of the cognitive failure is, according to Rigshospitalet, greater than expected for the age of the Prince, and can be accompanied by changes … Continue reading

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