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Danes Attend Parliament Opening

  October 3, 2012 at 7:20 am by

The Danish Royal Family yesterday attended the annual opening of Parliament at Christiansborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II, wearing a purple ensemble, led the family into the Parliament after arriving last just before noon. As per custom, the family arrive in reverse rank – Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrived first, followed by the Crown Prince Couple. The most senior members of the Presidium of the Parliament escort the … Continue reading

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Princess Marie to Visit Cambodia

  August 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm by

Princess Marie is set to visit Cambodia in October in her capacity as patron of DanChurchAid. She will visit the South East Asian country between October 9th and 12th, to view projects run by the organisation there. The Princess will be accompanied by DanChurchAid’s general secretary, Henrik Stubkjær. Among the projects Princess Marie will visit are a crisis centre for women and a street children’s training centre. The organisation has been … Continue reading

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London 2012: Swimming Draws the Royals In

  July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

As it usually is, the Olympic swimming competition has been the place for royal spotting. Yesterday saw members of the Danish, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian and Greek royal families in the stands for the morning heats. Sitting together in the VIP section, it was a kin to a family reunion of sorts. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark were on hand to cheer Jeanette … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

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Prince Felix Celebrates 10th Birthday

  July 22, 2012 at 12:01 am by

Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, the younger son of Prince Joachim of Denmark and his first wife, née Alexandra Manley, celebrates his 10th birthday today, 22 July. Since the divorce, Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg have joint custody over the Prince and his brother. The Prince has an older brother, Prince Nikolai, a younger half-brother, Prince Henrik, and a younger half-sister, Princess Athena. The Prince was born on … Continue reading

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Danish RF Attends Annual Photo Shoot at Gråsten Palace

  July 20, 2012 at 10:51 am by

A large part of the Danish Royal family has today attended the annual photo shoot at Gråsten Palace. Queen Margrethe and Prince-Consort Henrik were joined by their oldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, with his wife Crown Princess Mary and 3 of their 4 children, Princes Christian and Vincent and Princess Isabella [Princess Josephine had a slight fever and didn't leave the Palace], and by the Queens sister, Princess Benedikte, and her … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik as Guest Editor of MetroXpress ‘Olympic’ Edition

  July 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was the guest editor of the Special Olympic Edition of MetroXpress on 26 June 2012. The focus of the Wednesday 27 June issue lays on sports, health and the Olympic Games. The issue also included an interview with the Crown Prince about his IOC-work and about the Olympic Games itself. More information about Crown Prince Frederik’s current events and other news and pictures of the … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens Refurbished Charity Shop

  June 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm by

Princess Marie was in Tønder today, as patron of the DanChurchAid organisation. Her visit was to officially open the recently refurbished charity thrift shop run by the organisation. The thrift shop, which opened in 1982, was renovated in the past few months to create a larger premises. Princess Marie met with the volunteers who run the store, as well as the store’s manager, Else Rasmussen, and the Secretary General of DanChurchAid, … Continue reading

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Prints Rule Danish Royal Garden Party

  June 24, 2012 at 9:43 am by

It was the first time for Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik to host a garden party at Fredensborg Castle, last week on June 19. The Danish garden party was not quite what many expected or are used too; one would think hats, formal outfits but this was a more laid-back one. Some thought that since it was a garden party, the royals should’ve have worn hats and plain outfits. … Continue reading

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White and Beige Wednesday for Máxima and Mary

  June 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm by

It was a white and beige Wednesday in the Netherlands and Denmark today, with both Princess Máxima and Crown Princess Mary opting for neutral tones for their respective engagements. In Elburg, Princess Máxima opened the new portion of the Sjoel Elburg Jewish museum. The museum is housed in a historic synagogue, but required an extension to keep up with the growing community. The new building, which is located adjacent to … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Receives Jubilee Tiara

  June 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm by

In an audience earlier today at Amalienborg, Queen Margrethe II was presented with her jubilee gift from Greenland’s parliament and home rule government. The gift consists of a tiara and earrings set, made by Greenlandic goldsmith Nicolai Appel. The tiara, named Nassut and meaning ‘Flowers from Greenland’, was made of melted gold coins, the gold of which was mined from the Kirkespirdalen mine in Greenland. The specific coins used were designed … Continue reading

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Danes Attend WWF Denmark Anniversary

  May 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family attended a gala dinner this evening to mark the fortieth anniversary of the World Wide Fund for Nature Denmark. Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were all present for the gala, and Prince Henrik – after arriving to the event in a golf cart with his wife – was on hand to greet all of the … Continue reading

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Vibrant Colors For Danish Royal Outing

  May 27, 2012 at 5:52 am by

Color, color and more color for the Danish Royal ladies as they attended the Royal Life Guards Music Corps Concert earlier this week. A smiling Queen Margrethe wore a light pink dress matched with a vibrant fuchsia jacket with matching shoes see here. Crown Princess Mary, who was color co-ordinating with the Queen, wore a recycled dark pink dress with hair pulled back in an up-do see here. Princess Marie, wife of Prince Joachim, kept … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Newborn Princess Named Athena

  May 20, 2012 at 11:31 am by

The infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie has been named Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie. The names were just announced during her christening at the Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder. The Princess’ middle names come from her grandmothers, Queen Margrethe II and Mrs Francoise Grassiot, and her mother, Princess Marie. Princess Athena’s godparents are Mr Gregory Grandet, Mr Edouard Cavallier, Ms Carina Axelsson, Ms Julie Mirabaud, Mr Diego de Lavandeyra and Mrs … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in South Korea, Days Two and Three

  May 12, 2012 at 6:58 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have spent the past two days in Seoul and Yeosu. The couple began with seperate agendas yesterday, May 11th, in Seoul. The Crown Princess visited the Samsung Medical Centre in Ilwon-dong, where she visited the NICU, the paediatric ward and the cancer school. During the visit, Mary was able to meet some of the young patients. The hospital has a cancer school to … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Official Visit to South Korea

  May 11, 2012 at 2:11 am by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple have begun their six-day official visit to South Korea. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived in Seoul yesterday, May 10th. The couple are being joined by three members of the Danish government – the Ministers for Business and Growth, Development Co-Operation and Trade and Investment: Mr Ole Sohn, Mr Christian Friis Bach and Ms Pia Olsen Dyhr; as well as a series of … Continue reading

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Princess Mary’s “Pop Art” Portrait

  May 7, 2012 at 6:05 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday unveiled a new portrait during an event on Children’s Aid Day. As patron of Børnehjælpsdagen, the Children’s Aid Foundation, the Princess unveiled a portrait of herself painted by Romero Britto. Mr Britto, a Brazilian artist, is well-known for his pop art style of portraits, featuring abstract shapes and bright colours. He has previously painted Princess Charléne of Monaco. Princess Mary wore a recycled deep purple dress … Continue reading

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Princess Mary At Prize Ceremony, New Portraits of Queen

  April 19, 2012 at 8:51 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was present for the awards ceremony of the ‘Little Brother’ prize of the Children’s Aid Foundation. She is the patron of the foundation. The ceremony took place at the Copenhagen Town Hall, where Niklas Matthiassen and Birger Steen Hansen were presented with the 2012 edition of the prize. Mr Matthiassen was awarded the ‘Little Brother’ prize for his work with physically and mentally disabled children through … Continue reading

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Tillykke med fødselsdagen Daisy!

  April 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark today celebrated her 72nd birthday in Copenhagen. As per tradition, the Queen appeared on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg, accompanied by her husband and their children. The ever-expanding royal family this year was not able to all squeeze on to one balcony at the same time, which meant that the families of Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim split their time on the … Continue reading

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