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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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Two Times The Heir: Danish and Swedish Crown Princely Couples Join Forces In Stockholm

  May 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark began their two-day business trip to Sweden on Monday, where they were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for their busy day of engagements. First up, the happy quartet attended the official start of the Danish business delegation visit at the Munich Brewery, with a speech from Prince Frederik kicking things off. The two couples had earlier posed for photographs outside … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Are Joined By Swedish Royals on The Dannebrog

  May 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have arrived in Sweden on a Business Promotion visit from May 29-30, 2017. Ahead of their busy schedule during their time in Sweden, the Crown Prince Couple hosted a dinner aboard the royal ship, Dannebrog. Attending the informal dinner were Swedish royals and good friends to The Crown Prince Couple, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden and … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Announces ‘Royal Run’ To Mark Milestone Birthday

  May 26, 2017 at 8:38 am by

He may only be celebrating his 49th birthday today, but Crown Prince Frederik is already looking toward 2018, when he will turn a milestone 50 years old. In a video realised today by the Danish Royal Court, Frederik announced the first of his birthday festivities, a Royal Run in the country’s five largest cities, open to members of the public with the aim to “bring joy, well-being and energy” associated … Continue reading

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175 Years Since Christian Married Louise: Their Descendants Today

  May 26, 2017 at 6:00 am by

On May 26, 1842 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg married Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. They would become King and Queen of Denmark in 1863, and Louise was successful in making glittering matches for the couple’s six children that links them to almost all of Europe’s reigning royal houses. To mark the 175th anniversary of this wedding, we have put together an overview of the descendants – both … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Open Sternfahrt 2017 Trade Fair

  May 25, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

At Sønderborg Castle in South Jutland on Thursday, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark officially opened Feuerwehr-Sternfahrt 2017, an “international trade fair for volunteer fire and rescue people”.  The Prince and Princess were given a tour of the trade fair following the opening ceremony, with Prince Joachim’s eye caught by the historic fire trucks on display. “It was probably the old drivers of the trucks themselves who have stood and … Continue reading

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Worker Bee: Crown Princess Mary Helps Pack Mary Foundation Backpacks

  May 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark joined the production line at the LEGO Charity centre in Billund on Tuesday, helping staff to pack backpacks that are handed out to children when they arrive to crisis centres around Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. “With the backpack project, our ambition was to focus on the many children who grow up in violent homes. It was most of all a symbol and a recognition of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens European Emergency Medical Services Congress

  May 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

At the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre in Copenhagen on Monday, Crown Princess Mary was charged with opening the 2017 European Emergency Medical Services Congress. Mary, wearing a navy blue dress with cape-style draping over the shoulders and a bronze and white floral brooch, attended several presentations on pre-hospital and emergency medicine. Later the Princess – who is the patron of this year’s congress – was shown the new ‘Babylance’, an ambulance which … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim Participates in Classic Race Aarhus

  May 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm by

He is known as an avid classic car lover, and Prince Joachim continued with this passion on Friday and Saturday as he participated in the Classic Race Aarhus, driving for Team Cortina Racing in the 65 Class of cars. Three of his four children – Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – joined him at the track, enjoying themselves in soap carts ahead of the main motor racing. Queen … Continue reading

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Land Ahoy! Prince Henrik and Princess Athena Join Parents On Skoleskibet Danmark

  May 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Henrik and Princess Athena on Wednesday joined their parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, for the arrival of the Skoleskibet Danmark into Copenhagen Harbour. The royals were aboard the ship – which is used to educate 80 cadets in seaman duties – as it sailed into Copenhagen Harbour on the second-last stop in its five month journey. The two youngsters appeared to enjoy themselves immensely on the water, though … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Receives ‘Womenomics Global Impact Award 2017’

  May 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was awarded the 2017 Womenomics Global Impact Award today during the Womenomics Business Conference CPH at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. She is the fourth recipient of the award, for her work “to help women improve their conditions and exploit their full potential”.  “I am very honored to receive the award. It’s a very important prize because it helps to focus on the importance of gender equality in our … Continue reading

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