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Margrethe II of Denmark Turns 74

  April 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 74th birthday today. The ever-popular Danish Monarch was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen in 1940, the eldest child of then-Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark. The infant Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen on May 14, 1940 with the names Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid. Among her godparents were her paternal grandfather, King Christian X of Denmark, her father’s brother, … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Parliament Dinner

  March 13, 2014 at 6:32 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark last night hosted a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the Danish parliament. The Queen, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte each greeted the attendees – members of the parliament, the government and the Danish members of the European Parliament – before proceeding into the Great Hall for the banquet. On the menu was grilled tuna … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Promotes Anti-Bullying at Sundbyøster School

  March 7, 2014 at 2:35 am by

Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary was present at the presentation of a new extension of the ‘Free From Bullying’ program she initiated in Denmark. Accompanied by the Danish Minister of Education, Christine Antorini, the Secretary General of Save the Children Mimi Jakobsen, and the Mayor of Copenhagen, Pia Allerslev, The Mary Foundation launched ‘The Free of Bullying Universe’ digital program. The digital program will provide electronic discussion boards, games and e-books … Continue reading

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Danes On Winter Vacation in Switzerland

  February 15, 2014 at 5:52 am by

The younger members of the Danish royal family have spent their winter vacation in Switzerland this past week. Both Princes Frederik and Joachim, and their families, spent the week in Verbier and Villars-Sur-Ollons respectively. Prince Joachim and his family offered a photo session for the press on February 13, inside a cafe nearby the chalet owned by Princess Marie’s family. Joachim and Marie were joined by the four children of the … Continue reading

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Princess Anne, Royals Arrive In Sochi For 2014 Winter Olympics

  February 7, 2014 at 2:13 am by

Princess Anne has arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has been and will be joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Félix of Luxembourg, former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the German House … Continue reading

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Margrethe and Henrik Take Felix To Handball Final

  January 27, 2014 at 4:26 am by

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik took their second eldest grandson, Prince Felix, with them yesterday afternoon when they attended the final match of the European Handball Championships in Herning. The final match saw Denmark take on France (the native land of the Prince Consort) at the Jyske Bank Boxen. Unfortunately for the spectators, the home team were unable to overcome the domineering French team, going down 41-32. After the … Continue reading

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Anne-Dorte of Rosenborg Passes Away

  January 4, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Countess Anne-Dorte of Rosenborg, the widow of Count Christian of Rosenborg, passed away on January 2nd. She was 66. She passed away peacefully at the Gentofte Hospital, where she had been admitted after Christmas with respiratory problems caused by her long-running battle with throat cancer. Her three daughters – Josephine, Camilla and Feodora – were by her bedside. A funeral service will be held on January 9th, at the Lyngby Kirke. … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Herning

  December 13, 2013 at 12:32 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was in the city of Herning, where she visited the Lind Care and Activity Centre and attended the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships. First visiting the care centre, the Crown Princess had an early afternoon tea with 125 residents and staff of the centre. She was given a tour of the facility, seeing the woodwork room, the gym and the residential facilities. The care centre has … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Takes Over New Patronages

  November 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie has added two new patronages to her portfolio, bringing her total to thirteen. The new patronages are in the fields of health and marine conservation, and previously had Prince Henrik, the Prince Consort, as their patron. They are the Danish Epilepsy Association and the Kattegat Centre. The Danish Epilepsy Association’s primary focus is to assist the approximately 55,000 Danes who suffer from epilepsy. In a press release, … Continue reading

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New Danish Painting Unveiled

  November 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm by

A new painting of the Danish Royal Family was unveiled last week, ahead of its display at Amalienborg. Thomas Kluge, a Danish artist who has previously painted portraits of members of the family on numerous occasions, was the man commissioned to create the portrait. The painting was commissioned by an anonymous donor as a seventieth birthday present for the Queen (she turned seventy in 2010). Kluge spoke of how the … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Fashion During Mexico Visit

  November 15, 2013 at 2:15 am by

On the start of the official visit to Mexico with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Mary stepped out in a rose printed top by designer Dolce & Gabbana. She matched the printed top with a white pencil skirt, nude heels and a nude clutch see here. Later that evening, Princess Mary choose to wear an all black outfit matched with coloured heels see here. Day 2 of the visit to … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Fashion During The Australian Visit

  October 29, 2013 at 6:24 am by

The Crown Princess of Denmark is back in Australia with her husband Crown Prince Frederik for five days. So, let’s look at her fashion choices on the tour. Day 1: HRH wore a recycled printed teal dress matched with nude heels and a teal exotic skin clutch see here. On day 2 of the visit, Mary chose an all black look see here with her hair pulled up. Later that afternoon, the couple … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Names Container Ship

  September 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm by

Crown Princess Mary today officially named the newest container ship of the A.P. Møller-Mærsk fleet. The event took place at Langelinie, in the presence of Crown Prince Frederik, the Danish Interior and Economy Minister, Margrethe Vestager, and Ane Maersk McKinney Uggla, at ten in the morning. “I name you ‘Majestic Maersk’. I wish you safe navigation. May you and your crew have successful activities in the oceans, for the benefit of your crew, your … Continue reading

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Danes Welcome Vietnamese President

  September 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm by

The Danish Royal Family today welcomed the President and First Lady of Vietnam to Copenhagen for a three-day state visit. President Truong Tan Sang and his wife, Mrs Mai Thi Hanh, were greeted upon arrival at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, along with the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. It seems that Princess Benedikte missed the memo to wear blue – … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Mark Flag Day

  September 6, 2013 at 1:27 am by

Denmark’s fifth annual Flag Day commemorating the soldiers who have fought and fallen in conflicts abroad since World War II was held yesterday in the presence of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The couple attended several ceremonies held to mark the day, beginning with a wreath-laying at the Citadel in Copenhagen. Joachim and Marie laid a wreath bearing red and white ribbons emblazoned with their monograms at the base of … Continue reading

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Joachim & Co Launch Boat in Sønderborg

  August 18, 2013 at 1:42 am by

Prince Joachim brought along his family yesterday when he attended the launch of a new boat in Sønderborg. The Prince, as patron of the Society for Nydam Research, visited the fishing village of Sottrupskov, north-west of Sønderborg, accompanied by his wife, Marie, and three sons, Nikolai, Felix and Henrik. The purpose of the visit was the naming and launching of the Nydam Tveir, a replica of a boat from around … Continue reading

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Princess Isabella Begins Primary School

  August 13, 2013 at 11:13 am by

Six-year-old Princess Isabella of Denmark today began her primary school education, undertaking her first day of 0 Class at Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte. The Princess, wearing pink peplum-style top and beige shorts and accompanied by her parents Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, partook in a brief photo session in the main courtyard of Amalienborg before heading off to school. The press, who were given the photo session in exchange … Continue reading

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Floral Benedikte Opens Flower Festival

  August 4, 2013 at 3:25 am by

Princess Benedikte was pretty in floral and fuchsia yesterday when she opened the seventh annual Nordfyns Rose Festival in Bogense. Wearing a floral dress, ice blue blazer and fuchsia hat, the Princess was joined by the Mayor of Bogense to open the festival in the square in front of the Bogense Town Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Everything From the Sea’, and as such, one of the features of the … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters At Gråsten (Plus the Kids)

  July 26, 2013 at 8:15 am by

For the first time in several years, all three Danish sisters were present for the traditional Gråsten Palace photo session in Denmark today. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and former Queen Anne-Marie of Greece posed for photographs with the elder two sisters’ children and grandchildren. Present were Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim of Denmark with their wives and eight children, Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and … Continue reading

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Prince Felix of Denmark Turns 11

  July 22, 2013 at 8:25 am by

His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat celebrates his 11th birthday today. The Danish Prince is the younger son of Prince Joachim of Denmark and his first wife, Alexandra Countess of Frederiksborg. Prince Felix’s full name is Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian and he is currently 8th in the Danish line of succession. His parents marriage ended in divorce in April 2005, and both of his parents have since … Continue reading

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