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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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Crown Prince Frederik Has Surgery

  March 10, 2009 at 5:54 pm by

It has been reported that Crown Prince Frederik has undergone surgery to repair a fractured leg. He sustained the injury during the family’s skiing holiday in Switzerland a few weeks ago. Apparently he injured his leg while riding on a sled with his children, but was unaware of the injury for a while after it happened. There were no reports at the time of any sledding accidents, and Prince Christian … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Family in Miami

  March 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik is currently competing in the 2009 Acura Miami Grand Prix regatta in Miami, Florida. His family – Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella – joined him on the trip; arriving on the fourth of March for the competition. Frederik competes in Farr40 class sailing, on his boat Nanoq. The prince and his crew are currently 11th in the competition (out of twelve boats), with two … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra on the Cover of Costume Magazine

  March 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm by

Countess Alexandra appears on the cover of the current issue of Costume magazine, in which she gives her second interview to the magazine; the first was in 2004, when she was still a Princess. The Countess wore a dress that had been specially designed by Jesper Høvring for the occasion, using 40 metres of fabric and taking three men two weeks to make. It was made of silk flown over … Continue reading

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Princess Marie’s Début in Danish

  March 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm by

Today Princess Marie made her début speech in Danish when she was opening the UNESCO “Images of the Future” exhibition and gave a welcoming speech. Billed Bladet, a Danish magazine, gushed about her Danish skills, declaring her to have “really captured the Danish tone” and saying that she spoke with a “clear and soft pronunciation” and declared that now “no-one can be in any doubt that she will be fluent … Continue reading

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Princess Marie and Prince Joachim in Tønder

  February 27, 2009 at 4:41 pm by

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim attended the opening of the Garden and Consumer Fair in Tønder. This is actually one of Princess Marie’s first activities in her ‘home’ municipality. Princess Marie’s first solo event in Denmark has also been announced (she was not accompanied by Joachim when she went to Morocco, but has never done a solo event in Denmark before, possibly due to language difficulties), on the 5th March; … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Family Photo Session in Switzerland

  February 25, 2009 at 11:30 pm by

As they do every February, the Danish Crown Princely Family have gone for a skiing holiday in Switzerland. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary allowed a quick photo session to take place with their two children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, before returning to their privacy and friends. While the family has traditionally spent their skiing holiday in Verbier since 2002, this year the family opted for a more … Continue reading

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