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Open House: Frederik and Mary’s Future Home to go Public

  July 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm by

The future home of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their two children will be open to the public next year, so the public can view the recent renovations which have been taking place since 2004. Frederik VIII’s Palace, formerly Brockdorf’s Manor, in Amalienborg will be open to the public from February 28 to May 30. The Palaces and Properties Agency announced the news earlier this week, with BT … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Heads of State at 1000th Year Celebrations in Lithuania

  July 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm by

On Monday, July 6th 2009, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia, and Norway’s King Harald V attended celebrations marking Lithuania’s millennium anniversary in Vilnius. The Baltic nation of Lithuania is bracing for a nationwide party as it prepares to mark its symbolic 1,000th birthday. Several other Heads of State also attended the celebrations:for example: President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, President Valdis … Continue reading

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Official Portraits Released of Newborn Danish Prince

  June 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm by

Earlier this week, the Danish Royal Court released a series of ten images featuring the newborn son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. Prince Joachim’s eldest sons, Nikolai and Felix, also appear in the series. The image series, photographed at the couple’s Schackenborg Castle home by royal photographer Steen Brogaard; comprises of two photographs of the proud parents with their son, one of the nearly two-month-old prince with his parents … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in the Traditional Clothing of Greenland

  June 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm by

During the recent trip to Greenland, Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed their close ties to the newly-independent nation by wearing traditional Inuit clothing. The Daily Telegraph of Australia has featured a photo of the Queen and Princess in the clothing, and briefly mentions that it is a big departure from the typical attire that royals usually wear. It is indeed a big change from gala dresses … Continue reading

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Danish Royals mark Greenland’s New Self-Government Laws

  June 22, 2009 at 2:57 am by

Members of the Danish Royal Family are currently in the Arctic nation of Greenland, where they marked the geographically large, populous small country’s new self-rule. Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik and Crown Princess Mary arrived on Friday June 19th, and were joined by Crown Prince Frederik on June 20th. The royals attended several events on Saturday, before yesterday’s ceremony in which the new self-governing laws were transferred to the Greenlandic … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra will not be on ‘Vild med Dans’

  June 20, 2009 at 7:27 am by

Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, former wife of Prince Joachim, has refused an invitation to participate in the Danish version of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, a show which sees minor celebrities and would-be celebrities dance in competition with each other to win the competition with their dancing, and perhaps get their ’15 minutes of fame’. Alexandra was allegedly also offered a position on the show two years ago, which she politely refused. … Continue reading

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Danish Princesses Dazzle During Prince Henrik’s 75th Birthday Celebrations

  June 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm by

The royal birthday celebrations began with a luncheon aboard the royal yacht, Dannebrog. Even though the day was grey and the weather rainy, the two princesses dazzled Danish royal watchers who had gathered to see the guests board the yacht. First to arrive was Princess Marie, who gave birth just slightly over one month ago. She looked slim and elegant in a soft grey jacket, which she paired with crisp … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Day Visit to London

  June 17, 2009 at 2:21 am by

Crown Princess Mary spent the day yesterday in London, undertaking three official engagements which were all related to Denmark. Wearing a red and white summer dress by Strenesse, recycled from last year’s Olympic Games in Beijing and her September 2008 visit to Bulgaria with husband Frederik, and a blue-grey jacket; Mary’s first engagement was a luncheon hosted by the Ambassador to Denmark, Birger Riis-Jørgensen, at the Embassy of Denmark on … Continue reading

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Mary Continues Anti-Bullying Program at Kids’ Relay

  June 15, 2009 at 4:12 am by

Crown Princess Mary has continued with her anti-bullying program by attending a children’s baton relay to promote the cause. The baton relay, which saw thousands of children and their parents head to Copenhagen’s Fælledparken, took place yesterday, with Mary presenting medals to all teams who completed the one kilometre long circuit. While she did not participate in the actual relay, Mary spent time to warm up and stretch with the … Continue reading

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Approval Ratings Down for Henrik and Joachim

  June 12, 2009 at 5:45 am by

New approval ratings for the Danish Royal Family have shown that while all the royal family has dropped in approval ratings, it is Queen Margrethe II’s husband and younger son who have dropped their approval ratings dramatically since 2004. The stats, released yesterday, show that the Danish public have lost confidence in how the two men handle their public roles. Henrik’s approval rating is down 12%, from 41.8% in 2004 … Continue reading

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Farfar Henrik wished a Happy Birthday by his Grandchildren

  June 11, 2009 at 8:32 pm by

June 11th is the 75th birthday of Prince Henrik, and the celebrations kick-started yesterday with a lunch and a concert. Earlier this morning, the Crown Prince Couple and their two children gathered outside Fredensborg Palace to begin celebrating once more. Here, the group waited for Henrik to appear in one of the palace windows. The birthday boy opened the window accompanied by Queen Margrethe II, and smiled and waved broadly … Continue reading

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Pouring Rain to Kick-Start Henrik’s 75th Birthday Celebrations

  June 11, 2009 at 12:57 am by

Denmark’s Prince Consort, Prince Henrik, yesterday began the celebrations to mark his 75th birthday. The whole Danish royal family was invited; as well as Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, his partner Carina Axelsson, sister Princess Alexandra, and the birthday boy’s brother Jean Baptiste and his wife Jill. As the royal party arrived at the Nordre Toldbod on Copenhagen Harbour, the heavens opened their doors and umbrellas were quickly found so that … Continue reading

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Denmark Votes “Yes” for Equal Primogeniture

  June 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm by

The Danish Constitution on the Act of Succession will be ammended to allow the monarch’s first-born child of either gender to succeed the throne, following the successful referendum on equal primogeniture this weekend. According to Politiken.dk, 45.5% of the entire Danish electorate (4.03 million Danes) voted in favour of the proposed change, which will see future first-born daughters of Danish monarchs retain their place in the order of succession even … Continue reading

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Meet the Stylists Who Help Crown Princess Mary Shine

  June 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm by

From the moment that her engagement to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was announced, Mary Donaldson has evolved from a sporty Tasmanian girl into one of the most elegant women in the world. She is known for her glamourous, beautiful style that often involves very tailored and streamlined clothing. As the patron of Danish fashion, Crown Princess Mary favors Danish designers such as By Malene Birger, Heartmade, Stories by Rikke … Continue reading

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Film of Prince Nikolai Completed

  June 6, 2009 at 2:18 pm by

For the past ten years, since his birth, Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra’s son Prince Nikolai has been being filmed every six months by Martin Joergensen’s father’s film company. The film, which will be shown soon on Danish television in connection with the prince’s tenth birthday, involves him being filmed at the same table with the same background twice a year for ten years; the effect is supposed to be … Continue reading

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Royal Dachshund Bites Royal Bodyguard

  June 5, 2009 at 2:22 am by

Evita, the 11-year-old dauchshund of Prince Henrik, has biten a royal bodyguard, leaving the man in hospital needing stitches and a tetanus shot. The incident occured on Saturday May 30th, when the guard was walking Evita around the gardens of the Danish royal summer residence, Fredensborg Palace. This latest occurance has caused Danish opposition members to call for Evita to be euthanised. “There is no difference between a royal dog … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik’s Summer Cruise

  June 2, 2009 at 9:54 am by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik started their annual summer cruise on the royal yacht ‘Dannebrog’ with a visit to Nyborg on the island of Funen. Welcomed by a crowd of children waving Danish flags and beautiful weather, the Queen and Prince Henrik carried out a number of engagements, starting with a crriage ride to the Town Hall, where they were officially welcomed by Mayor Jørn Terndrup and his … Continue reading

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“Sculpture by the Sea” Exhibition to Open in Denmark

  May 31, 2009 at 4:38 am by

Twelve years ago the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition began on the shores of Bondi Beach in Australia, it then expanded to Perth’s shores in 2004. This year for the first time, it will also run in Denmark. The exhibition will open outside of Australia for the first time in a little under a week, when it opens in Århus, Denmark on June 5 and will run until the 28th … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Heirs’ Trip to Greenland

  May 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway are on a visit to Greenland. The Scandinavian Heirs are visiting Greenland to study the climate change. The Royal trip is scheduled from May 27th until June 1st. The official activities will include a meeting with international scientists drilling in Greenland’s ice sheet. There the Royals will learn more about how the planet’s climate … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra presents prizes to scientists

  May 26, 2009 at 10:55 am by

Countess Alexandra, as Patron of the Danish Association of the Blind, yesterday handed out prizes to talented young researchers in the field of the prevention and cure of eye diseases of 1.5 million Danish kroner together with the Chairman of the Danish Blind Society, Thorkild Olesen. The Countess has been the patron of the organisation since 1996, one year after she became a Princess of Denmark, and the prizes have … Continue reading

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