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Kolding Hospital Officially Opened By Crown Prince Frederik

  November 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik has officially opened the Kolding Hospital which is part of the extension and renovation of the previous hospital on the site. The new section of the hospital holds the emergency department, the chapel and a mother-child centre. After cutting the opening ribbon, Prince Frederik was given a tour of the new facilities, including the trauma room and wards, which has created 600 new jobs in the city. He … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Starts Three-Day Visit to Moldova with WHO

  November 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

As the patron of the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has today begun a three-day visit to Moldova, to highlight the country’s challenges with regards to vaccinations and child and maternal health. Touching down in Chisinau this afternoon, the Crown Princess – who is accompanied on the trip by WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Zuzsanna Jakab –  first had a meeting with the Moldovan Health … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Mødrehjælpen House

  November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

As patron of Mødrehjælpen (Mother’s Help), Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today opened the organisation’s new centre in Vertebra, a district of Copenhagen. Wearing an all-black outfit, including a black cape with large silver jewelled embellishments on the pockets, the Princess – who has been patron of the organisation since 2007 – spent time speaking with staff and women who have received assistance from the organisation. Mødrehjælpen provides assistance to families, single … Continue reading

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Bringing Out A Favourite: Queen Margrethe Presents The Queen’s Watch

  November 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm by

Queen Margrethe presented another edition of The Queen’s Watch today in Copenhagen, and the Queen with one of the most intriguing senses of fashion donned what seems to be one of her favourite hats considering the amount of times it is brought out of its hatbox! Paired with an oversize electric blue coat, the matching blue hat features no brim, a black patent leather trim and what can only be described as an antenna … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Celebrate ‘Copper’ Wedding Anniversary With Early Morning Wake-Up Call

  November 14, 2016 at 8:35 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary today celebrate their ‘copper’ wedding anniversary – 12 and half years – and as per Danish tradition, the couple were awoken bright and early this morning by their family and friends The Danish Royal Court released a photo of the pair in the doorway of their Amalienborg home, smiling as they greeted those who came out to start the day’s celebrations (two … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens ‘Education and Vulnerability’ Conference

  November 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm by

Through her role with The Mary Foundation, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was invited to open the National Centre for Social Research (SFI)’s conference ‘Education and Vulnerability’ today at Copenhagen’s DGI-Byen complex. Princess Mary delivered one of the opening speeches, speaking about how The Mary Foundation has work to eliminate bullying and social exclusion in schools across Denmark. The purpose of the conference is to bring together teachers and education professionals to … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Pays Low-Key Visit to Myanmar with Relief Charity

  November 5, 2016 at 7:04 am by

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie of Denmark has this past week spent time in Myanmar, to see how the organisation’s efforts to help reduce poverty in the region is progressing. She visited the Inle Lake region, which is in central Myanmar, and saw first hand the projects DanChurchAid – a religious relief organisation that aims to help the “world’s poorest to lead a life of dignity” – is working … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents The Christmas Seal

  October 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark presented the Christmas Seal stamps this morning at the Copenhagen City Hall. Princess Mary, who is patron of the Christmas Seal Foundation, unveiled the new stamps on stage. This year’s Christmas Seal is designed by Per Jorgensen, who is a book illustrator and is known for illustration the book covers of the Danish version of Harry Potter. The Christmas Seals started in 1904 and have … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents HCA Literature Award to Japanese Author

  October 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Today at the Odense City Hall, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award for 2016 was presented to Haruki Murakami by Crown Princess Mary. During the ceremony, Mr Murakami – a Japanese writer whose works have been translated into 50 languages and are both Japanese and international best sellers – was presented with a bronze ‘Ugly Duckling’ sculpture, a diploma and a cheque for 500,000DKK that make up the prize for the … Continue reading

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Syddansk Universitet Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Royal Attendance

  October 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

The Syddansk Universitet in Odense has celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Queen Margrethe II and Princess Marie both made the journey down for the event. They were welcomed by the University’s Chairman and President of the Student Union, before heading inside for the ceremony, which included the appointment of six new honorary doctorates, musical performances and awards for the teaching staff. Queen Margrethe was her usual bright self in a red blouse … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Dons Burgundy Gown for Danish Design Talent Awards

  October 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Danish Design Talent Magazine Prize was awarded this evening at a gala at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen with Crown Princess Mary in attendance. She presented Cecilie Bahnsen as the winner of the competition, which short-lists national design talent to create mini collections of fashion that are exhibited at the gallery during the evening. The Crown Princess wore a burgundy chiffon evening dress with sheer bell-sleeves and a rose gold belt, … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters Present Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant

  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

This evening at the Tivoli Concert Hall, the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s three daughters presented her Honorary Grant that is awarded biennially to a dancer and a musician. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece presented Andreas Kaas, a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, and Signe Eeg, a jazz singer, with the 2016 edition of the grant during the performance of Alvin … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Camouflages Neck Brace During IOC Meeting in Lausanne

  October 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik may have recently injured his spine during a trampolining accident, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing with his planned schedule. The Crown Prince is currently in Lausanne, Switzerland for an International Olympic Committee meeting. Due to his injury, Frederik is required to wear a neck brace for the coming weeks to help assist the fracture to heal. The media paid much attention to his use of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens The New Emergency Unit At Randers Regional Hospital

  October 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today officially opened the second emergency wing of the Regional Hospital of Randers, in the Jutland area of the country. Greeted by a large crowd of locals, the Princess was presented with a bouquet of flowers before she cut the ribbon that marked the opening of new building that houses a second emergency room, trauma unit and other medical services. Mary – dressed in a black dress and … Continue reading

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New Photos of Danish Crown Princely Family in Greenlandic National Costumes

  October 17, 2016 at 7:56 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary celebrate their copper wedding anniversary – 12 and a half years – next month, and to mark the occasion they have posed with their four children for a new Post Greenland stamp. The family are wearing the traditional Greenlandic national costumes in the stamp, which was taken by Steen Brogaard and goes on sale today. Several other photos of the children during the … Continue reading

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Danes Host Reception For Olympic and Paralympic Teams

  October 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

Over 200 members of Team Denmark that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games have been guests at a reception hosted by Queen Margrethe II at Christiansborg Palace. The team – whose athletes won 15 Olympic and 7 Paralympic medals in Rio – were also congratulated by Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. Queen Margrethe hosted today a reception for the Olympic … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Present Their Culture Prize in Holstebro

  October 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

The 2016 ‘Kronprinparrets Priser’ were presented this evening at the Musikteatret Holstebro by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. During the ceremony, which is held annually in different cities around the country and recognises remarkable social and cultural initiatives, the organisation Children, Youth & Grief received the 2016 Social Prize while director-scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm was awarded the 2016 Culture Prize. A number of musical performances made up the ceremony’s entertainment … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Roskilde Technical School

  October 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm by

Crown Princess Mary paid a visit today to the Roskilde Technical School in Roskilde as part of the Mary Foundation’s Network event. During her visit to the school’s department of works programs, Princess Mary discussed with a few students what they are doing to strengthen the community, toured the school’s workshop and watched students make stuff. Princess Mary, teachers and students talked about how the program is helping them and … Continue reading

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Danes Attend Opening of Parliament

  October 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm by

The 2016-2017 Parliamentary Session has been opened today in Denmark, with members of the royal family in attendance. Greeted on the stairs of Christiansborg Palace by the Presidium of the Parliament, Queen Margrethe was escorted into parliament by its Speaker, Pia Kjærsgaard. The Queen looked lovely in a red ensemble, while both her daughters-in-law Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie stuck to neutral tones (though Mary accessorised with navy blue). Princess … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Lunch With Governor of Massachusetts During US Business Visit

  September 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

On the last day of their business visit to the United States, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a lunch with the Governor of Massachusetts, Charles D Baker, and his wife Lauren at the Massachusetts State House. A brief meeting between the two couples took place ahead of the lunch, which was also attended by the Danish business delegation the royals are accompanying, as well as local businesses.

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