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That Looks Familiar! Crown Prince Frederik Inspects LEGO Replica of Palace During First Day of Chinese Visit

  September 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik began a four-day working visit to the People’s Republic of China on Saturday, where he was treated to a sight he is incredibly familiar with: the Amalienborg palace complex, albeit made out of LEGO. The LEGO model is part of the A Royal Modern Household exhibition that is being held at the Danish Culture Centre in Beijing. The exhibition tells the story of the recent restoration of … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Suffering From Dementia, Court Confirms

  September 6, 2017 at 8:37 am by

A statement released by the Danish Royal Court this morning has made the sad announcement that Prince Henrik has been diagnosed with dementia, following a long investigation process and tests at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. “The diagnosis implies a weakening of the Prince’s cognitive function level. The extent of the cognitive failure is, according to Rigshospitalet, greater than expected for the age of the Prince, and can be accompanied by changes … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Honour The Country’s Military Personnel

  September 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

On September 5th each year, Denmark holds an official flag day to commemorate the service of their military and civil defence forces in foreign conflicts since 1948. The day was first held in 2009. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were present at the main ceremony in Copenhagen, held at the Kastellet, where they laid a wreath at the Monument for Denmark’s International Effort since 1948. The couple later … Continue reading

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Prince Nikolai Turns Eighteen With Dinner on the Dannebrog

  August 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Nikolai today celebrated his eighteenth birthday, and was joined by his immediate family for a birthday dinner aboard the royal yacht, Dannebrog. The birthday boy posed for photos with his parents, stepmother Marie and three siblings before the group boarded the yacht, where Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were waiting. Crown Princess Mary and her four children were also present. Billed Bladet has reported that Prince Nikolai was given the … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DEMA Emergency Preparation Day

  August 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm by

As part of her affiliation with the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Princess Marie on Saturday attended the Emergency Preparation Day held in Thisted, Northern Jutland.  During her visit to the Nordjylland Emergency Board where the event was being held, Marie – dressed in her DEMA uniform – was given a tour of the centre and watched several activities demonstrating how they prepare for major disasters or accidents. The event was an ‘open … Continue reading

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Off To School They Go! Vincent and Josephine of Denmark Begin Primary School

  August 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine had their first day of primary school on Monday. The six-year-old twins posed for the media with their parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, outside Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg before they departed for the Tranegård School in Hellerup. The two youngsters showed slightly different emotions about the new stage in the lives: Princess Josephine was her ever gregarious self, smiling brightly for the … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Celebrates With Denmark’s Runner-Up Soccer Stars

  August 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik made the trip down to The Netherlands on Sunday, to attend the final of the  2017 UEFA Women’s Championship that was played between The Netherlands and Denmark. Unfortunately for the Prince, the host nation defeated the Danish side 4-2 in the match at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede. Prince Frederik spent time with the Danish team afterwards, congratulating them on their success. H.K.H. Kronprinsen med det danske kvindelandshold kort tid … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Won’t Be Buried At Roskilde Cathedral, Court Confirms

  August 4, 2017 at 8:43 am by

In a surprising statement on Thursday, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Henrik has changed his mind and will no longer be buried at Roskilde Cathedral next to his wife of fifty years, Queen Margrethe II. “It is correct that Prince Henrik has decided that he will not be buried at Rskilde Cathedral, as it was planned. It is no secret that the Prince for many years has been unhappy with … Continue reading

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New Photos As Denmark’s Prince Felix Turns Fifteen

  July 22, 2017 at 2:50 am by

Prince Felix of Denmark, the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife the Countess of Frederiksborg, today celebrates his fifteenth birthday. To mark the day, the Danish Royal Court has released a series of photographs of the birthday boy and his elder brother, Prince Nikolai. The three photos were taken by favourite court photographer Steen Brogaard. The Prince is eight in line to the Danish throne.

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Prince Henrik Undergoes Groin, Pelvis Surgery

  July 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm by

The Danish Royal Court announced on Monday that Prince Henrik has undergone surgery on his groin and pelvis, where balloon stents were placed in pulmonary arteries in the area which were blocked. The operation took place at Skejby Hospital in Aarhus. Prince Henrik is expected to be released on Wednesday. The Court had previously announced Thursday that he had been hospitalised for treatment on a leg infection.

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A Danish Summer Photo Session…In The Rain

  July 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

The dour weather was not going to stop Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and the Crown Princely Family from stepping through the gates of Gråsten Palace on Sunday to receive the procession of the Gråsten Ringrider Association. Instead, to keep the rain away, the family brought out their rain coats. For Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children, that meant puffer jackets in blacks and blues. But for Queen Margrethe, it meant … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Hospitalised With Leg Infection

  July 13, 2017 at 11:23 am by

The Danish Royal Court confirmed on Thursday that Prince Henrik was admitted to the Aarhus University Hospital this week to receive treatment for a leg infection. He is expected to be released from the hospital by Saturday, but will not be taking part in any scheduled engagements in the next few weeks. He had been scheduled to attend the Gråsten Ring-Rider Association’s procession with Queen Margrethe and the Crown Princely Family … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Funeral of Late Mistress of the Robes

  July 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm by

The funeral service of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Trolle Ljungby Church in Skåne. The late Countess died on June 26 at the age of 91. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine all attended the service alongside the late Countess’s family. From Denmark came Princess Benedikte. They were warmly greeted by … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Hit The Saddles During Vacation In Gråsten

  July 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm by

The Danish Crown Princely Family are currently in southern Denmark, at Gråsten Palace, for the start of their summer vacation. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were spotted several days ago riding their horses through the surrounding forest. On Saturday, a photo of the couple’s daughter Princess Isabella was posted on the Royal Court’s social media accounts showing her riding her own horse, a broad smile on her face. Within the … Continue reading

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Her Trusty Raincoat: Queen Margrethe Presents The Queen’s Watch

  June 30, 2017 at 11:06 am by

Wearing one of her most exuberant pieces of clothing – a floral printed raincoat in yellows, blues and pinks that has made numerous appearances over the years – Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II presided over the Queen’s Watch ceremony at the Royal Lifeguard’s Barracks in Gothersgade. This semester’s Watch – an award presented to the guard named best in the company for the period – was awarded to Niels Bertram Køhler-Jacobsen. … Continue reading

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A New Portrait For Denmark’s Princess Marie

  June 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm by

On Wednesday, Princess Marie of Denmark unveiled a new portrait of herself painted by artist Mikael Melbye. Mr Melbye, who was knighted by Queen Margrethe in 1996 and then given a peerage in 2006, has painted portraits of several other members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince Henrik, Prince Christian and Prince Joachim.

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The Sporty Prince: Frederik Completes Øresund Triathlon

  June 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik competed in the 2017 Deloitte Øresund Triathlon on Sunday, finishing the half Ironman in a time of 5:16:59. His time placed him 126th out of the 378 racers who started the triathlon, which consisted of 1900m of swimming, 90km of cycling, and 21.1km of running. I dag gennemførte H.K.H. Kronprinsen Øresund Triathlon med en samlet tid på 5:16. 📸 Kongehuset © A post shared by DET DANSKE … Continue reading

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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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