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Foundation of Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik Donates To Greenland Tsunami Victims

  June 25, 2017 at 6:58 am by

The foundation of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark has donated 200,000DKK (26,800€ / $30,000USD) to the relief effort currently going on in Greenland following a tsunami that hit the northwest of the country last weekend. The money has been donated to the Danish Red Cross, who will redistribute the funds to their sister organisation in Greenland, to be used to assist the local communities affected by the disaster. … Continue reading

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Summers in Marselisborg: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Aarhus

  June 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

Denmark’s Queen and her husband arrived into Aarhus Harbour on Friday aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog to begin their summer residence at nearby Marselisborg Palace. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were welcomed by music from the Home Guard’s Music Corps Aarhus, as well as officials from the Aarhus municipality. The couple will spend the next three weeks at Marselisborg, before moving to Graasten Palace for a family summer break there.

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Countess Alexandra Announces She Will Give Up Appanage

  June 23, 2017 at 10:11 am by

The Countess of Frederiksborg, the ex-wife of Denmark’s Prince Joachim, has today made the announcement that she will voluntarily give up the annual appanage she receives from the Danish state, as of July 2020. This particular date has been chosen as her and Prince Joachim’s younger son, Prince Felix, will turn 18 that month and thus no longer be a minor. Alexandra, who was married to Prince Joachim from 1995 … Continue reading

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Florals For The Garden Show: Mary Does Theme Dressing

  June 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm by

On Wednesday, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened the CPH Garden show in Valby Park that has been put together by Haveselskabet for the first time in Denmark.  The Princess continued the royal trend of ‘theme dressing’ for her visit, donning a black floral midi skirt from the Andiata label with a plain white blouse and a cream straw picture hat from Susanne Juul, one of her favourite milliners. Mary toured the numerous … Continue reading

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Princess Mary and Prince Naruhito Go For A Cruise

  June 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess played tour guide to the visiting Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan on Tuesday, as the pair went on a boat cruise through Copenhagen. Starting at Toldbodjn, Princess Mary and Prince Naruhito’s hour-long cruise took them past the famed Little Mermaid statue at Langelinie promenade, and UN City. They were joined by City and Port director Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, who explained to them North Sea developments. Crown Prince Naruhito is … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik Attends Team Danmark Donation Hand-Over

  June 19, 2017 at 11:10 am by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was present on Monday at the Bagsværd Rostadion as Team Danmark received a donation of 50million DKK from the Salling Foundation to assist in their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The donation will allow Team Danmark to “make targeted investments and develop set-up, methods and materials” which will give the country’s athletes “decisive margins in the fight for medals” according to the Team’s president, … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Lunch For Visiting Japanese Crown Prince

  June 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

On Sunday, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark hosted a private luncheon at Fredensborg Palace for a special guest: the visiting Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. The heir to the Japanese throne – who is set to become Emperor within the next three years after a law was passed to allow his father to abdicate – was greeted on the Palace steps by the Queen, as well as Crown Prince Frederik … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito’s Second Day In Denmark

  June 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito joined Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik at the Kastellet in Copenhagen this morning, where they laid wreaths in honour of fallen Danish soldiers. After lunch, the two heirs opened a new exhibition ‘Japan in the Royal Palace’ at the Amalienborg Museum, which is made up of items the Danish Royal Family have received during visits to Japan over the years. At Copenhagen’s Playhouse in the evening a … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple Welcome Japanese Counterpart To Copenhagen

  June 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today welcomed the Japanese Crown Prince, Naruhito, at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, as he arrived in Denmark for a week-long official visit. The royal trio were all smiles as they greeted each other on the red carpet once Prince Naruhito had stepped off his plane. The purpose of the trip is to mark 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Visits Denmark For Meeting With Marie

  June 12, 2017 at 10:10 am by

On Monday, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands made the trip north to Denmark where she had a meeting with Princess Marie. The two women discussed literacy and ways to improve the reading skills of children. Also present for the meeting was Danish Minister for Education, Merete Riisager. Princess Marie is patron of the Danish UNESCO National Commission, while Princess Laurentien is the UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development.

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Margrethe and Henrik Celebrate Golden Wedding Aboard The Dannebrog

  June 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

The Queen and Prince Consort of Denmark have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary privately abroad the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog today. A few photographs of the couple were released on Saturday, as they relaxed on the ship and presented the Dannebrog crew with commemorative medals minted to mark the anniversary. All members of the royal family and the royal court have also received the medal.

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On Your Marks: Princess Mary At The Free From Bullying Relay

  June 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

As she does each year, Crown Princess Mary was present for the Free From Bullying Children’s Relay in Copenhagen’s Fælled Park on Saturday.  The Princess joined the over 1,800 children participating in a warm-up before starting the race, and then handed out medals to the children as they crossed the finish line. The purpose of the relay is to bring children together into one community, which “everyone is entitled to a place … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary, Margrethe and Henrik!

  June 10, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, the Prince Consort today celebrate their golden wedding anniversary (50 years of marriage) – tillykke! The couple were married on June 10, 1967 at the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen after getting engaged the previous October. The Bishop of Aalborg, Erik Jenson, led the wedding ceremony, which was attended by dozens of royals and nobles from around Europe (notably absent was the bride’s youngest sister, Queen Anne-Marie … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Presents ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’

  June 9, 2017 at 2:10 am by

As patron, Denmark’s Princess Marie presented the ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’ on Thursday at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. This year’s prize went to Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga, for her novel Our Lady of the Nile (Nilens Vor-Frue in its Danish publication).  The Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs is presented annually to promote knowledge in Denmark of the culture of French-speaking countries. Princess Marie of Denmark presented 2017 "Prix litteraire des Ambassadeurs" award with a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Busy Day

  June 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark just got back from a two day trip to Paris, but was back to work with a busy day on Thursday. First event of the day, the Crown Princess attended a social exclusion conference held by both The Mary Foundation and the Tryg Foundation. She arrived at the event wearing a red dress matched with a tweed jacket, orange pumps and a nice Prada bag, and gave a speech where … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Visits Paris For OECD Forum

  June 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark spoke at the OECD Forum in Paris on Tuesday, an annual forum hosted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.  “We need to find the opportunities in the challenges, take a longer view, and use more of the resources available to us. Our answer to these challenges cannot simply be more of the same. We are at the beginning of a new era of development … Continue reading

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Margrethe and Henrik Unveil Statue Ahead of Golden Wedding Anniversary

  June 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary – 50 years – on June 10, and to mark the occasion, the pair unveiled a statue in the private gardens of Fredensborg Palace today. The Prince, a keen artist, designed the statue himself and named it ‘Miss Fredensborg’. It is Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik’s anniversary gift to each other. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Attends Service Celebrating 500 Years Since The Reformation

  June 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm by

The Queen of Denmark was present on Sunday afternoon at the Haderslev Cathedral for a national service of worship marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Wearing a bubblegum pink suit, Queen Margrethe II joined Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the President of the Folketinget, Pia Kjærsgaard, for the service.  The Reformation took place on October 31, 1517 with Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses.

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Nordic Heads of State Celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary

  June 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

On June 1, the heads of state of the Nordic countries celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Finland’s independence. On June 1, 1917, Finland became an independent state after being controlled by theRussian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The heads of state in attendance were Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson … Continue reading

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Florals All Round! Mary, Victoria AND Sofia Opt For Flower Prints

  May 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

Three royal ladies in Stockholm must have wanted to take advantage of the last days of spring on Tuesday, as they all donned floral prints for their engagements. Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia, along with Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary, displayed their floral attire during a luncheon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (who, in a plain blue suit, clearly didn’t … Continue reading

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