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Queen Margrethe II celebrates 69th Birthday

  April 16, 2009 at 5:00 am by

Queen Margrethe celebrated her 69th birthday today, April 16, surrounded by her ever-growing family on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg Palace. As she does every year, the Danish Queen stepped out on to the balcony at noon to greet the crowd of well-wishers which gathered below. Joined by her husband Prince Henrik, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie, and … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra & Family in Hong Kong

  April 10, 2009 at 6:15 am by

Countess Alexandra, her husband and two sons Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix have been spending the last month on holiday in Hong Kong, where Alexandra was born. If possible, Alexandra tries to take her children to Hong Kong every year to see her sister Nicola and her three children, who are the only ones now of her family who still live in HK (her parents live in Vienna, and her … Continue reading

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Princess Marie of Denmark Maternity Fashion Part 3: Third Trimester

  April 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm by

Princess Marie has continued to shine as her pregnancy enters its final stages. She has shown that just because a woman is pregnant, it doesn’t mean that she can’t be fashionable. The Danish princess clearly loves her new curves, and isn’t afraid to show them off. She seems very comfortable in her skin, and her positive attitude and lovely glow are beautiful to see.

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Denmark’s Margrethe II Names New Prime Minister

  April 6, 2009 at 5:58 am by

Yesterday, Queen Margrethe II named Lars Løkke Rasmussen as the 40th Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, the fifth in her reign. The decision came after the previous Prime Minster, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, handed her his resignation to become the Secretary General of NATO. Prime Minister Løkke Rasmussen heads the Liberal-Conservative Coalition, which holds the parliamentary majority, enabling them to head to November 2011 without holding a general election. … Continue reading

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Mary’s Saturday of Fun

  April 5, 2009 at 5:24 am by

Saturday April 4th was a fun-filled day for Crown Princess Mary, as she undertook two engagements in different cities. Mary’s first engagement was the acceptance of a donation for the Christmas Seal Foundation (Julemærkefonden). As patron of the foundation, Mary accepted the 250,000DKK collected in 2008 to go towards the Christmas Seal Homes for children, the four in Denmark currently deal with obesity. The Christmas Seal Foundation has been raising … Continue reading

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Danish Royals help celebrate Home Guard’s 60th Anniversary

  April 3, 2009 at 12:58 am by

The Danish Royal Family was out in force on Wednesday April 1st to help the Danish Home Guard celebrate their 60th anniversary. The eyes of royal-watchers were split between Crown Princess Mary in her military uniform and Princess Marie’s baby bump. After being promoted to lieutenant in the Home Guard in February, Denmark’s future Queen joined her fellow officiers of the Total Defence Region Copenhagen in the parade’s celebration. Also … Continue reading

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Mary hits the right fashion note on US tour

  March 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm by

Over a week after the Spanish visit, Prince Frederick and Princess Mary made a 6 day visit to the US. To mark the trip a new picture was released of the couple (image1) in which Mary wore a simple grey tiered dress teamed with a cardigan by Missoni. The first engagement in Chicago (22 March) Mary wore a recycled Prada coat (image2) which was classic and understated. For an engagement … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary visit the US – Days 5 & 6

  March 28, 2009 at 4:15 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary remained in Colorado on Thursday, with the Crown Prince attending the Sportaccord 2009 conference in Denver. Frederik praised Sportaccord’s success in creating a world-known conference, stating in his speech: “You have made Sportaccord into a widely recognized event, which annually brings together the World of Sport and enhances new initiatives.” Watch a video of Frederik’s speech here. While Frederik was at the conference, … Continue reading

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New Portraits of Danish Royal Family Released

  March 26, 2009 at 11:46 pm by

The Danish Royal Court yesterday released a series of new portraits of the adult members of the family. The series of portraits were taken this past January, in conjunction with the New Year’s Courts. The series includes a group portrait of Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. Individual portraits of the Crown Prince and Princess, and Prince Joachim and Princess … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary visit the US – Day 4

  March 26, 2009 at 7:37 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s official visit to the United States continued yesterday, when the pair attended the topping-out ceremony of the new Vestas Wind Systems manufacturing plant in Brighton, Colorado. The Crown Prince and Princess were joined by Colorado’s Governor, Bill Ritter, and Vestas’ President, Ole Borup Jakobsen, for the event; where each of the four VIPs turned some dirt on the site of the new plants. … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Visit the US – Day 3

  March 24, 2009 at 11:55 pm by

The Danish royal visit continued today, with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visiting the Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Crown Prince Frederik gave a speech at the university, where he mentioned how proud he and Mary were to carry on the tradition of Danish Royal Family members visiting the university. Frederik’s grandparents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, visited Grand View in 1939; and his mother, … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in the US – Day 2

  March 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm by

Still in Chicago earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary kicked the day off early, attending the 9:45am call for the Climate and Energy Conference arranged by the City of Chicago and the Royal Danish Embassy of Washington DC. Frederik gave the opening remarks at the conference, before he and his wife moved on to a presentation of the green intiatives of Chicago with the Mayor and his … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in the US – Day 1

  March 23, 2009 at 3:48 am by

After their official visit got off to a delayed start before they’d even left Copenhagen, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary spent the day yesterday in Chicago. The pair kicked off their official visit to the United States with a architectural guided tour of the Windy City. Even though Frederik is on crutches after suffering a broken fibia while on holiday in Switzerland, he didn’t seem to phased as … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple in Bomb Scare

  March 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm by

All passengers on a Scandinavian Airlines System flight from Copenhagen Airport to Chicago, which also carried Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, were evacuated yesterday as a passenger remarked that he had a bomb in his backpack. The person was removed immediately, followed by the evacuation of all the aircraft’s 943 occupants. The plane was then thoroughly searched by the bomb squad before passengers were allowed to return. Police … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe at Press Conference for New Film

  March 20, 2009 at 11:20 am by

Queen Margrethe today attended the press conference for the film version of “Wild Swans”, a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. The Queen worked on the set and the costumes, as well as writing the script and made eighty collages for the film. The Queen herself is a great fan of Andersen, and loves his works as he is “…so rich in his many different expressions” Although Stine Fischer Christensen, who plays … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Interview with HJV Magazine

  March 20, 2009 at 4:34 am by

Crown Princess Mary has given an interview to Danish magazine HJV. In the interview, Mary was asked about why she decided to train with the Home Guard, her experience with the training and what she sees the Home Guard’s role in society as. An excerpt of some of the interview is below. On why she chose to join the Home Guard: “There have always been close ties between the Danish … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe hands out award to guardsman

  March 19, 2009 at 11:44 am by

On Wednesday, Queen Margrethe handed out the “Queen’s Watch” award to guardsman Jens Høgild Nørgaard at a ceremony on the Rosenburg drill ground in Copenhagen. The “Queen’s Watch” award is a traditional award given out annually to a guardsman who has been nominated by his friends and officers. For more information, please see this thread.

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Queen Margrethe holds ball at Christianborg Slot

  March 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm by

This evening the Queen, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik (on crutches), Crown Princess Mary, Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended a ball hosted by the Queen for over four hundred distinguished musicians, artists, architects, instructors and sportspeople, including Henning Larsen and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, at Christianborg Slot. Also invited are various Danish dignitaries, such as the Prime Minister, Fogh Rasmussen, the Minister of Trade and the Minister of Cultural … Continue reading

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Danish Royal Family to Visit Vietnam

  March 13, 2009 at 1:41 am by

It was confirmed earlier this week that Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik will pay a state visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in November. Upon invitation from HE President Nguyen Minh Triet, the Queen and Prince Henrik will be accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary for the five-day visit; beginning on November 2. The four will return to Denmark on November 9, following a three-day … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik attends Climate Conference

  March 11, 2009 at 6:44 am by

Crown Prince Frederik attended the opening of the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change hosted by the University of Copenhagen yesterday. Frederik attended the event in the morning, and was then hospitalised with a broken fibia suffered during his family holiday to Switzerland late last month. Read more about Frederik’s attendance at the conference here.

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