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Prince Henrik’s Casket Transferred to Amalienborg

  February 15, 2018 at 8:07 am by

At 10am this morning, local time, a hearse carrying the casket of the late Prince Henrik of Denmark – who died Tuesday evening at the age of 83 – left Fredensborg Palace to transport the late Prince to Copenhagen ahead of his funeral next week. Making up the cortege were three crown cars, carrying Prince Henrik’s immediate family: wife Queen Margrethe II, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law … Continue reading

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Funeral Details of Prince Henrik Announced

  February 14, 2018 at 7:08 am by

At a press briefing this morning in Copenhagen, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Henrik’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday February 20 at the Christiansborg Slotskirke. The funeral service will begin at 11am, and by attended only by close family and friends. It will not be a state funeral. Prince Henrik’s body will be transported from Fredensborg Palace to Amalienborg on Thursday morning, with members of his … Continue reading

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Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark: An Obituary

  February 14, 2018 at 4:00 am by

It cannot be said that the life of Prince Henrik, Denmark’s Prince Consort, was uninteresting: he spent his childhood in Vietnam, worked for the French Foreign Ministry before marrying the heir to the Danish throne, is a published poet, and made headlines for his comments on his title and status within the Danish Royal Family. The Prince died on February 13 at the age of 83. Born on June 11, 1934 in … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik of Denmark Has Died, Aged 83

  February 14, 2018 at 3:19 am by

The Danish Royal Court has made the sad announcement that Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II, has passed away at the age of 83. “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday 13 February at 11.18pm, at Fredensborg Palace. Her Majesty the Queen and their two sons were at his side,” the statement read. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017, has been in … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Transferred From Hospital, Now At Fredensborg Palace

  February 13, 2018 at 8:35 am by

A bulletin from the Danish Royal Court this morning has announced that Prince Henrik has been transferred from Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet to Fredensborg Palace. The Palace is “where the Prince wishes to spend what remains of his life”, according to the statement. His condition remains serious. The 83-year-old Prince was admitted to hospital on January 28th, upon his return from an Egyptian holiday, with the Court announcing on February 2nd that a benign tumour had … Continue reading

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Health of Prince Henrik “Greatly Worsened”

  February 9, 2018 at 5:15 am by

An announcement from the Danish Royal Court this morning has said that Prince Henrik’s health is “greatly worsened”. The Prince, who is 83, has been at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet since January 28th, when he returned to Denmark from Egypt for medical treatment. On February 2nd, the Court announced that a benign tumour had been found in the Prince’s lung, and he was being treated for a lung infection. Crown Prince Frederik is … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Opens “Reisen Hamburg” Fair

  February 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm by

The “Reisen Hamburg” trade fair had a royal visitor on Wednesday, its opening day, as Princess Benedikte of Denmark dropped in to open the fair. Wearing a navy blue checked jacket (with matching hat!), the Princess toured the fair, which this year has over 850 exhibitors presenting their travel experiences for destinations across Germany and the globe. Princess Benedikte opened the fair because Denmark is the fair’s partner country for … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess of Denmark At 46: Her Best Chapeaus

  February 5, 2018 at 8:00 am by

The future Queen of Denmark celebrates her forty-sixth birthday today, February 5th, and in honour, we have compiled a list of what we feel are the best five hats Mary has in her vast millinery wardrobe. Share your thoughts in the comments! 5. Coming from the collection of one of Mary’s favourite milliners, Susanne Juul, this black hat featuring a straw brim and tall wool crown with two decorative feathers has been … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Cancer Society Honour Awards

  February 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm by

As patron of the Danish Cancer Society, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented their Honour Awards on Sunday during a ceremony at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Playhouse. The award is granted to an individual or group who have “made special efforts in the field of cancer”, for which the recipient is awarded 50,000DKK. This year’s winners were Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the Chairman of the Danish Regions, Bent Hansen, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Designer’s Nest Award As Part of Copenhagen Fashion Week

  January 30, 2018 at 7:10 pm by

As patron, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented this year’s Designer’s Nest Award during the Designer’s Nest fashion show at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen, the first event of Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018. The 50,000DKK prize this season went to Norwegian designer Axel Enquist. Designer’s Nest gives young fashion designers from across Scandinavia the “opportunity to broaden their wings and use their imagination on collections not usually seen in fashion magazines”. The … Continue reading

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Danish Prince Awards Danish Industry Initiative Award

  January 29, 2018 at 4:27 pm by

On Monday January 29 during the Danish Industry Conference for Small and Medium Enterprises in Kolding, Prince Joachim presented the DI Initiative Award to a company from North Jutland, Liftup A/S. Prince Joachim, who has presented the award for several years now, hailed the 2018 nominees as having “demonstrated special initiative and courage during the past year”.  The Initiative Award is presented annually by DI to “honour happiness and creativity” by Danish … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Admitted To Hospital Following Egyptian Trip

  January 29, 2018 at 6:46 am by

83-year-old Prince Henrik of Denmark was admitted to hospital in Copenhagen on Sunday night, the Danish Royal Court has confirmed. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia last year, was originally hospitalised last week during a vacation in Egypt. He returned to Denmark, and was admitted to Rigshospitalet for further tests. “We have at present nothing further to add to the press announcement. The Prince has returned home safely and … Continue reading

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Blue Leather For Princess Mary As She Presents Women’s Board Award 2018

  January 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark donned a navy blue pleated leather skirt and an olive, blue and white blouse as she presented the 2018 Women’s Board Award to the CEO of an American baking company on Friday. Princess Mary awarded this year’s prize to Marianne Kirkegaard, CEO of CSM Bakery Solutions, during the ceremony in Copenhagen. The Princess described Ms Kirkegaard as a “highly competent role model” during her speech ahead … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens Aarhus As The ‘2018 European Volunteer Capital’

  January 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm by

On Sunday evening at the Aarhus Town Hall, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially ‘opened’ the municipality of Aarhus as the 2018 European Volunteer Capital. Joined by the Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard, the Crown Princess delivered a speech during the event, praising the social benefits of volunteering: “Volunteers get a network and friendships, and they experience the joy and satisfaction of making a difference.” The European Volunteer Capital is decided each year … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens Home To School Children To Teach Them Cooking Skills

  January 18, 2018 at 11:39 am by

As patron of the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival, Princess Marie of Denmark opened her home kitchen up to ten pupils from Helsingør School in an effort to teach them new cooking skills, and about food waste. She was joined by chef Timm Vladimir and founder of Stop Spild Af Mad, Selina Juul, to lead the children through the preparation of lunch. During the preparation, the three adults spoke to the pupils about food … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Christmas Seal Home in Roskilde

  January 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm by

On Friday, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to Roskilde, for the official opening of the Christmas Seal Foundation’s new home, Liljeborg. Crown Princess Mary was joined by Winnie Liljeborg, a co-founder of Pandora who donated the funds for the new home’s premises and renovations, on stage as they cut the ribbon to open the home. Ms Liljeborg also donated funds for the home’s first five years of operation. After, Mary – … Continue reading

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Florals For Mary As She Attends Home Guard New Year’s Concert

  January 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opted for a deep purple floral dress instead of her Home Guard uniform as she attended a New Year’s concert organised by the defence group on Tuesday evening at the Copenhagen City Hall. A pair of orange drop earrings, black heels and a black coat completed the look. After receiving a bouquet of flowers from six-year-old Johanne and returning him safely to his waiting parents, … Continue reading

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New Portraits As Vincent and Josephine Turn Seven

  January 8, 2018 at 6:55 am by

The Danish Royal Court has today released new photographs of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, the Crown Princely Couple’s youngest children, to celebrate their seventh birthday. Two portraits of the twins were taken by Jens Rosenfeldt, while two less-formal snaps were taken by Crown Princess Mary during the family’s Australian holiday last month. Vincent and Josephine were born at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on January 8, 2011. They are the third … Continue reading

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A Golden Carriage Ride For Denmark’s Queen On Final Day of New Year’s Courts

  January 4, 2018 at 3:34 pm by

The final New Year’s Court in Denmark for 2018 took place today, at Christiansborg Palace. As she usually does, Queen Margrethe II travelled from Amalienborg to the Palace in a golden coach dating back to 1840. The Queen rode through the streets in a full cortege, the coach pulled by six horses. The coach was made for King Christian VIII, who reigned from 1839 to 1848, and is coated with 24-carat … Continue reading

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New Year’s Courts Continue In Denmark

  January 3, 2018 at 1:23 pm by

On Wednesday January 3rd, the next two New Year’s Courts were held in Denmark, hosted by Queen Margrethe II. Both were held at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg in Copenhagen; the first for the Supreme Court Judges, the Royal Life Guards and the Guard House Regiments, the second for the Diplomatic Corps. Among the 80 members of the Diplomatic Corps attending the second reception was the newly appointed US Ambassador to Denmark, … Continue reading

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