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Danish Crown Prince Couple Complete German Visit

  May 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm by

On their final day in Germany, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a Health Living seminar with the them ‘Rethinking Health Care’ with a number of the businesses accompanying them on the trip. Later, the couple had separate engagements before lunch, the Crown Prince attending a seminar on sustainable living and the Crown Princess viewing the Tasty and Stylish Living exhibition at the Freiheizhalle that showcased Denmark as a country … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Germany, Day Two

  May 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began the second day of their business trip to Germany still in Hamburg. The couple paid a visit to the Holsten Brewery and were shown the brewing process in place. Frederik was even able to take part in the brewing of one line of beer, adding the hops to the mixture. The pair were also presented with the ‘Crown Craft’ beer, a line … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Bakes With School Children

  May 20, 2015 at 11:55 am by

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie attended a campaign ‘Behind So it Batter!’ at the N. Zahle Seminarie School in Copenhagen. Princess Marie baked with 4th graders and then helped them sell their stuff during recess. The concept of the campaign is to get people to bake whatever they want, sell their stuff and donate the money to DanChurchAid. DanChurchAid then donates the money to combat hinger around the world.

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Frederik and Mary’s Business Trip To Germany, Day 1

  May 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm by

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark began their three-day business trip to Germany today, arriving in Hamburg early this morning ahead of an official reception at the Town Hall with Mayor Olaf Scholz. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Frederik and Princess Mary then took part in a number of seminars promoting Danish design, food produce and sustainability efforts. At the ‘Tasty Living’ seminar, the Crown Princess took part in the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Tours Refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum

  May 19, 2015 at 10:35 am by

Queen Margrethe II was one of 130 specially invited guests to tour the refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum in Middelfart this morning ahead of its reopening to the public tomorrow. The Queen was shown around the museum’s new exhibitions by curator Pia Wirnfeld. One of the exhibitions she saw was Brandes 
& Bindesbøll – Bånd & Brud, where artist Peter Brandes gave the Queen explanations to the pieces in the collection. The Queen has … Continue reading

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Crown Princess of Denmark Gets A New Lady In Waiting

  May 13, 2015 at 9:00 am by

It has been announced today by the Danish Royal Court that Christine Pii Hansen will be Crown Princess Mary’s new private secretary and court lady. The new position will start on June 8, 2015. Christine Pii Hansen will replace Tanja Elise Kjærsgaard Doky who has been in the position since June 2008. Christine Pii Hansen is 44 years old and was holding a position as the deputy head of the Foreign Ministry’s … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Foundation Projects in Aalborg

  May 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark was in Aalborg today, where she visited two projects organised by The Mary Foundation. She first launched the ‘Advice for Life’ program at the Mødrehjælpen House, a program that provides “free economic, legal and social counselling to women that have been subjected to domestic violence”. Princess Mary, accompanied by The Mary Foundation’s director Helle Østergaard, met with the House’s staff and with women who have already been … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Presents Danish UNESCO Scholarships

  May 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm by

Princess Marie today was on hand to present scholarships to three female Danish researchers at Carlsberg Academy. The scholarships – “For Women in Science” – are awarded annually in a joint effort by L’Oreal Denmark, the Danish National Commission for UNESCO (of which the Princess is patron) and the Royal Danish Academy of Science. The aim of the scholarships is to “create a better balance between women and men in the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Bridge Walk

  May 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm by

Crown Princess Mary officially opened a new tourist attraction today between the islands of Jutland and Funen. The Old Little Belt Bridge, which was once the main transportation link between the two islands, has installed a bridge walk that will be open for the public so they can walk across the strait. The walk is 60m above the water. After speeches by the Mayors of Middelfart and Fredericia and the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Awards Scholarship in Copenhagen

  May 8, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary presented the ‘Crown Princess Mary Scholarship’ to two Australian students in a ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. Dressed in a dark grey blouse and trousers, the Crown Princess awarded this year’s scholarship to Morgan Leon Foulsham, from Macquarie University, and Cameron Hunter, from the University of Sydney. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was part of the wedding gift to the Crown Prince Couple from the … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Princess Elisabeth Turns 80

  May 8, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Elisabeth, first cousin of Queen Margrethe II, today celebrates her 80th birthday. She was born in Copenhagen in 1935 to Prince Knud of Denmark and his wife Caroline-Mathilde, and was first grandchild of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine. Her full name is Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée. Two brothers, Ingolf and Christian, joined the family in 1940 and 1942. View image | gettyimages.com King … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Receieves SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015

  May 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm by

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark has been awarded the SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015. The award was awarded to HRH today at Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg by the director of SOS Children’s Villages, Paula Guillet de Monthoux. She gave Princess Benedikte the award and a bouquet of flowers. Princess Benedikte received the award in her commitment and hard as patron for SOS Children’s Villages Denmark. She has been patron for … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Liberation Day Marked in Denmark

  May 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim today marked the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day at ceremonies across Denmark. In the morning, Crown Prince Frederik attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Anchor at the Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Over 150 veterans and family members were present for the ceremony, which included a minute’s silence. Afterwards, the heir to the throne was joined by his wife Mary for a … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Marks Danish WWII Liberation Anniversary

  May 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm by

Queen Margrethe II today attended a commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from German forces in World War Two. The Queen laid a wreath at the Mindelunden in Hellerup, which is the memorial to the Danish resistance fighters who died fighting against German occupation. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt delivered a speech, while the Home Guard Music Corp Copenhagen and the choir from the N. Zahles School performed during the event. … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends Autism Conference in Odense

  April 29, 2015 at 10:45 am by

As Patron of the National Association for Autism, Princess Marie yesterday attended their annual national conference ‘SIKON’ at the Odense Concert Hall in Odense. She was greeted by the Association’s President, Heidi Pernille Thamestrup, before heading inside to listen to a number of speakers on the topic from both Denmark and abroad. The purpose of the conference is to share “knowledge about research, educational theory and practice and to exchange experiences … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Holds Audience with Angela Merkel

  April 28, 2015 at 9:04 am by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Copenhagen this morning, during the Chancellor’s day visit to the country. Chancellor Merkel had an audience with the Queen at Christian VII’s Palace in the Amalienborg complex. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was also present, before accompanying the Chancellor to meetings.

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Prince Frederik And Princess Mary Attend A Gala Celebration

  April 26, 2015 at 6:36 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary attended a gala celebration at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen. The occasion of the gala was the hotel’s 260 year anniversary. Even though it was a rainy evening, it didn’t stop fans and tourists to stop by and get a glimpse of the royal couple. On arrival, The Crown Prince and Princess stopped to pose for pictures before entering the hotel. Crown Princess Mary … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Marks Gallipoli Anniversary in Copenhagen

  April 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended an Anzac Day service at Copenhagen’s Citadel to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. She attended a church service alongside the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and the Turkish Ambassador to Denmark, Mehmet Donme, before walking from the church to the Citadel’s Remembrance Monument where the official party laid wreaths in memory of the fallen soldiers. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Opens Green Solution House

  April 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the knowledge and conference centre Green Solution House in Bornholm yesterday. During the ribbon cutting, the Crown Prince had lined up about nine attendees to help with the ribbon cutting. He gave them advise before they cut the ribbon, Prince Frederik said he has great experience. The Green Solution House is a sustainable hotel and conference center located in Ronne on the island of Bornholm.

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Research Communication Award

  April 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today was present at the opening of the 2015 Festival of Research and presented this year’s Research Communication Award. After arriving at the Danish Technical University, the Princess – alongside Education and Research Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen – delivered the prize of 100,000DKK to Aarhus University Professor Lars Østergaard for his research into infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS. She was then given a tour of the university’s research … Continue reading

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