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Christmas Family Gathering At Fredensborg

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark invited her extended family for Christmas in Denmark this year, for the first large Christmas gathering since 2006. Forty-plus members of the Danish, Greek and Berleburg royal families spent several days at Fredensborg Palace. The only ones missing were from the Berleburg side: Prince Richard, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Nathalie and her husband Alexander Johannsmann. It has not been confirmed … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DanChurchAid Christmas Lunch

  December 2, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

As patron, Princess Marie today attended the annual DanChurchAid Christmas lunch at the Schäffergaarden in Gentofte. During the lunch, the Princess held a speech in which she discussed her visit to Ethiopia with the charity in January this year. “Although it is almost a year ago, I can clearly remember every face I met, like it was yesterday,” she said. “My few days stay made an incredible impression,” continued Marie, as … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Saudi Arabia With Danish University

  November 28, 2014 at 4:05 am by

In conjunction with her long-standing partnership with the Syddansk Universitet, Princess Marie yesterday paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she visited the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). The University, which is located on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh, is the largest women’s university in the world. The Syddansk Universitet has ‘exported’ two undergraduate programs based on Danish concepts to PNU, where staff from Denmark teach 216 students … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princess Receives BAMBI Award

  November 14, 2014 at 4:27 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was last night presented with a BAMBI Award in recognition of her charity work with The Mary Foundation, with a focus on domestic violence. The awards ceremony, broadcast live on Germany television, took place at the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The Crown Princess was accompanied to the event by her husband, Crown Prince Frederik. Princess Mary, who wore a dark blue beaded evening gown by Danish … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Unveils 2014 Christmas Seal

  October 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

As patron of the Julemærkefonden, Crown Princess Mary today unveiled the foundation’s Christmas Seal for the coming holiday season at the Copenhagen Town Hall. The 2014 edition of the seal (or stamp) was designed by Jacob Kühnel, and shows a number of Christmas-related drawings which come together to create a one large image. Mr Kühnel said that it was a “great pleasure” to design this year’s seals. Princess Mary, wearing a navy blue … Continue reading

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On This Day: Greek King Marries Danish Princess

  September 18, 2014 at 9:29 am by

On September 18, 1964, dozens of Europe’s royals descended upon Athens for the marriage of Greece’s King, Constantine II, to Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, youngest daughter of the Danish King. The couple had first met in 1959, when the bride was only 13. Crown Prince Constantine had accompanied his parents, King Paul and Queen Frederica, on their state visit to Denmark.  They met several times over the next few years, … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends Conference on ADHD

  September 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm by

Today at the Hotel Comwell in Kolding, Princess Marie attended the opening session of the Danish ADHD Association’s annual conference. The Princess, wearing a white embellished jacket and black pants, was greeted by a group children from the local daycare centre. During her time at the conference, Marie was present at a lecture by British psychology professor David Daley, who spoke of understanding the condition, and the best way to … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Attends Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Performance

  August 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary tonight attended the final performance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s tour of Europe. Arriving at the Tivoli Concert Hall wearing a navy blue frock coat with a beaded neckline, the Princess took her seat in the audience to watch the concert, which included pieces composed by Berlioz, Strauss, Schumann and Elgar. She was accompanied by the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and Tivoli’s music director, Henrik Engelbrecht. The … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim and Family To Move To Copenhagen

  July 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm by

The Danish Royal Court today revealed that the residence of Prince Joachim and his family, Schackenborg Castle, has been placed under the control of a foundation created to manage the castle, the estate and its farming commitments. The Schackenborg Foundation has been created by Prince Joachim in conjunction with three other organisations: the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, Ecco Holding and the Ole Kirk Foundation. The four founders each contributed … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot in Cayx for Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

A photo shoot took place this morning at Château de Cayx to mark Prince Henrik of Denmark’s 80th birthday. The Prince’s immediate family were all present – wife, Queen Margrethe II, and both sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, with their wives and children. Prince Henrik led the family out on to the lawn where the photographers were gathered, holding the hands of his two eldest granddaughters, Princesses Isabella … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Concert For Prince Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

This evening, a command performance to celebrate Prince Henrik’s 80th birthday was held at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen. Prince Henrik was joined by his immediate family for the event, which featured performances by the William Blakes, Medina, Claus Hempler, Andreas Bo (who had the some members of the royal family in fits of laughter with his impressions) and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre. Other guests included King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie … Continue reading

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New Portraits for Danish 10th Wedding Anniversary

  May 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm by

The Danish Royal Court has released a series of new portraits of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children to celebrate the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary. The series includes photos of the couple together, with their children, and then the children together and individually. They were all taken by Franne Voight, at Amalienborg. The photos were shot in April this year. Apart from the new photographs, a handful … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Turns Seventy

  April 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm by

Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg celebrates her 70th birthday on April 29th. The Princess is a younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, the second daughter of the future King Frederik IX of Denmark and his wife, Princess Ingrid of Sweden, and has a younger sister, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. The Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in … Continue reading

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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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