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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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Countess Alexandra Lights Candles for the Dead

  February 25, 2009 at 11:08 am by

Countess Alexandra was back in Odense yesterday evening to light candles for the 600 babies who die each year in Denmark as the patron of the Danish Infant Death Association. Immediately afterwards, the Countess and Mayor Jan Boye of Odense attended an awards ceremony with the DID Association’s head, Hans Kristian Brødløs, in which they distributed awards to particularly deserving people; this year it was two politicians who had worked … Continue reading

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Marie and Joachim in Billund

  February 25, 2009 at 9:07 am by

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim had a guided tour of the Lego factory in Billund today by Lego Fonden’s manager, Morten Aagaard. Joachim and Marie also joined in the work going on there, helping to box some of the 5,000 sets that will go to children in hospital. Princess Marie has been involved with the Lego Fund before; her first foreign visit, in Morocco, was to distribute lego to Morocco’s … Continue reading

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Prince Felix at a Carnival Party

  February 23, 2009 at 11:58 am by

Prince Felix today attended a carnival party at his school, where he was accompanied by his mother, Countess Alexandra, his stepfather, Martin Joergensen, his brother Prince Nikolai and his father Prince Joachim. This once again proves, if there was ever any doubt, that Alexandra and Joachim are still on good terms; they both always come together to take the children to school on their first day, to take them to … Continue reading

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Countess Feodora of Rosenborg welcomes a Daughter

  February 23, 2009 at 1:20 am by

Countess Feodora of Rosenborg, the youngest daughter of Queen Margrethe’s first cousin Count Christian of Rosenborg, has introduced her three-week-old baby daughter to Danish magazine Billed Bladet. Little Caroline-Mathilde Margrethe Rønnow was born on February 1st via Caesarean section, and is Feodora’s first child with her second husband Morten Rønnow. Caroline-Mathilde is named after Feodora’s paternal grandmother, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark. Feodora and Morten married on September 8th last year … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary completes Home Guard Training

  February 20, 2009 at 6:46 am by

Continuing and completing her training with the Danish Home Guard between February 17 and 19, Crown Princess Mary has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Home Guard. She is now attached to the staff of Total Defence Region Copenhagen. Mary began her basic Home Guard training in January 2008, and continued with NGO training that November. She undertook a further officiers course this year between January 19 … Continue reading

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Princess Marie of Denmark Maternity Fashion Part 2: Vacations and Danish Events

  February 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm by

After their travels last fall, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie began to enjoy a busy holiday season in Denmark. On December 14, Princess Marie looked very chic in a chocolate brown dress at a ballet choreographed by Queen Margarethe. Marie showed her bump in a lovely plum-colored coat during a church service on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day, another lovely coat (photo 3). Marie looked every inch the princess … Continue reading

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Princess Marie of Denmark Maternity Fashion Part 1: Royal Travels

  February 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm by

Since announcing her pregnancy in the fall of 2008, Princess Marie of Denmark has made several lovely appearances, showcasing not only her maternity style, but also her radiant, mother-to-be glow. Princess Marie has been very busy since the announcement of her pregnancy. In fact, not long making the announcement, Princess Marie began to travel. In November 2008, Marie made her first solo visit abroad as a Danish princess to Morocco. … Continue reading

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Interview with Prince Joachim

  February 18, 2009 at 11:45 am by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim has given an interview to Astma-Allergie, in which he discusses his own allergies and why a focus on allergies is important. He is patron of the Asthma-Allergy Foundation. The Prince is allergic to grass, birch and cats – and should, in theory, be allergic to horses and dogs, but he’s never had any problems. He told how he was very aware, and perhaps slightly worried, about the … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary to Visit the United States

  February 18, 2009 at 5:56 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will pay an official visit to the United States of America between March 21 and 29 this year. A new portrait of the couple was issued on the website of the Embassy of Denmark Washington website to mark the visit. The pair will begin their visit in Chicago, where they will attend an energy and climate conference and view Danish art … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Engagement Fashion

  February 14, 2009 at 11:50 am by

From the moment she was officially presented to the world as Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark’s fiancee, Mary Donaldson has captured the attention of people everywhere. This middle-class girl from Tasmania has transformed into one of the most elegant royals in the world. Her appearance at their official press conference showed that she was well on her way to becoming a regal princess: After the conference, Mary continued to shine … Continue reading

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Frederik Opens Track Cycling World Cup Final

  February 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm by

Pulling the trigger for the women’s 200m sprint on February 13, Crown Prince Frederik officially opened the 2009 Track World Cup Final at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. Frederik told reporters at the event: “I see it as a goal to attract international events in different sports to the country and I think it is a good idea inviting the world of sport. Sport is a universal language.” Frederik … Continue reading

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Winter Holiday for Prince Joachim and His Family

  February 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm by

Princes Joachim, Nikolai and Felix, along with their stepmother Princess Marie and members of her family have been spending the past few days on a skiing holiday in Villars-sur-Ollon. Although Marie herself didn’t take part due to her pregnancy, Nikolai and Felix have been having a ball with Joachim on the slopes. It was in Villars-sur-Ollon that the press got the first view of Marie with the two princes, who … Continue reading

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European Royalty Enjoy Keelboat Races in Monaco

  February 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm by

To celebrate the 80th anniversery of the Dragon Class on the first weekend of the 25th Primo Cup keelboat racing, prince Albert II invited other royals like prince Henrik of Denmark, prince Serge of Yugoslavia and prince Charles of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies, duke of Castro. “A big thank you to the Yacht Club de Monaco for this initiative to celebrate 80 years of the Dragon, a series close to my heart, by … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Birthday Engagement

  February 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm by

  Crown Princess Mary spent her 37th birthday attending the premiere of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair’s CIFFKids Trend Show at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. The visit saw Mary viewing the collections of several lines of clothing for children, and being sung ‘Happy Birthday’. However, the birthday greeting had to be sung a second time, as Mary was busy comforting the seven-year-old flower girl who had begun to cry … Continue reading

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