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Festivities in Aarhus for Queen Margrethe’s Birthday

  April 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Aarhus today welcomed the Danish Royal Family to town to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming 75th birthday. The day began with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik participating in a carriage ride through the streets of Aarhus, heading towards the City Hall for an official reception. Here they were joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie for a balcony appearance before the reception took place. A … Continue reading

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Final Day in Japan for Danish Crown Prince Couple

  March 28, 2015 at 6:49 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark have completed their three-day visit to Japan, attending a Greenlandic fashion show and meeting with the Japanese Imperial Couple. The day began with a visit to the Mode Gakuen fashion and design school, where the couple met with students who work sealskin into their designs. Mode Gakuen has worked with the companies Great Greenland and Kopenhagen Fur to introduce sealskin to Japanese designers. It was … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple’s First Day in Japan

  March 26, 2015 at 9:25 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark began a three-day visit to Japan today, to promote Greenlandic businesses. They first attended a seminar at Hillside Plaza in Tokyo on seafood where Greenlandic products were showcased by companies, specifically Royal Greenland and Polar Seafood, and a video presented the production of fish and shellfish in the country. Then it was over to Kyu Asakura Ke Jutaku, a traditional Japanese garden, … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Starts School In August

  March 25, 2015 at 4:58 am by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s son will start school in August 2015 it has been announced today. The Prince, who will turn 6 years old in May, will attend the Sct. Joseph Sisters School in Ordrup. Prince Henrik is Joachim’s 3rd child and Princess Marie’s first child. He was born on May 4, 2009.

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day Two

  March 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm by

The second day of the Dutch-Danish state visit was focused on the island of Samsø, which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled to via ferry accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. A welcoming ceremony took place in the Anton Rosen Square with the Mayor of Samsø, Marcel Meijer, telling the two couples about the island’s renewable energy scheme (Samsø receives 100% of its energy from wind power). Mr Meijer … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One

  March 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents ‘The Queen’s Watch’

  March 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today presented ‘The Queen’s Watch’, a customary honour awarded to an outstanding member of the Royal Life Guards at the end of their service period. After inspecting a guard of honour of lifeguards who have completed their service, Queen Margrethe deliver a brief speech praising the efforts of the Life Guards during last month’s terror attack in Copenhagen. Frederik Marquard Nielsen was this year’s recipient, receiving a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Launches New Swimming Project

  March 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended the launch of a new swimming project aiming to encourage more Danes to learn to swim. “Everyone must learn to swim” is initiated by the Danish Swimming Union, of which the Crown Princess is patron. The purpose of the project is to establish ways that people can learn to swim, in particular increasing the number of public and private primary schools that offer swimming … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Competes in the Vasaloppet

  March 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm by

For the fourth time, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark today competed in the Vasaloppet cross-country skiing race held in Sweden. Finishing with a time of 6hrs, 54mins and 10secs, Frederik bested his time from last year by twenty-eight minutes. “I’m absolutely satisfied with the time. I’ve trained a bit more than last year so I’m definitely satisfied,” he said speaking with Sweden’s SVT after the race. “There was a lot … Continue reading

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New Portrait to Mark Margrethe II’s Upcoming Birthday

  March 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

As they did with her ruby jubilee in 2012, the Danish Royal Court has released a new portrait and logo to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday next month. The logo has been designed by graphic designer Poul Bjørn in conjunction with Wonderful Copenhagen. Torben Eskerod photographed the Queen, who appears in the simple close-up photo wearing a red blouse. Queen Margrethe turns 75 on April 16, and several events have been … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik: Dog Friend of the Year

  February 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm by

Prince Henrik was today awarded the title ‘Dog Friend of the Year’ at the dog exhibition ‘Show of Winners’ held in Hillerød. The Prince participated in the event as patron of the Danish Kennel Club, which saw 140 dogs compete for the title ‘Dog of the Year’, with two of his dachshunds, Helike and Querida. “The Prince Consort has shown a charming winning mentality with which he has gained recognition … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Completes Ethiopian Visit

  February 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark has completed her working visit to Ethiopia, having spent the past two days in the Afar Region and Addis Ababa. Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary and Danish Minister for Trade and Development Mogens Jensen were in the north-west of the country, where they participated in a dialogue meeting on the topic of female genital mutilation and child marriage with members of the Afambo community. “You do get shaken … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Attends Shooting Vigil

  February 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm by

Joining tens of thousands of fellow Danes, Crown Prince Frederik tonight participated in a candlelit vigil to honour the two victims of the weekend’s Copenhagen shootings. The memorial took place in a packed Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads, near the Fælledparken in Østerbro. Songs, including John Lennon’s Imagine and Danish tune Man binder os på mund og hånd (which translates to ‘They tie our mouths and hands’) that was written in resistance to the Nazi … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s First Day in Ethiopia

  February 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark touched down in Ethiopia this morning, for a three-day visit focusing on women’s health and rights in humanitarian emergencies. Joined by the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen, she was welcomed by Ethiopian Airlines officials at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The Princess was presented with a cake and champagne during a brief welcoming reception. It was then on to the Tierkidi refugee camp in Gambella, … Continue reading

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Danes On Annual Ski Trip To Verbier

  February 8, 2015 at 7:55 pm by

The Danish Crown Princely family is currently on their annual skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland, and they posed for photographers this morning as they usually do. Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and four-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were the stars of the show, as they went up and down the children’s slope on toboggans with each other and their parents. A turn got the better of Christian, as he … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Awards Cancer Prize

  February 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary this evening presented the Cancer Council Merit Award at the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen on the occasion of World Cancer Day. The award this year went to Julie Midtgaard, a psychologist and senior researcher, and Morten Quist, a research physiotherapist and health sciences graduate, for their work in researching the benefits of exercise for cancer patients. Part of the duo’s research included a project called Body … Continue reading

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Royals Rank Amongst World’s Most Admired

  February 3, 2015 at 9:38 am by

A new poll by market research firm YouGov has seen several royals ranking within the top twenty of the ‘Most Admired’ for their respective countries. The poll, which had 25,000 respondents in 23 countries, asked ‘Who do you truly admire?’ and ‘Who do you most admire?’, with respondents selecting from a list of 25 worldwide figures and 5 popular local figures. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was the highest ranked royal … Continue reading

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Festivities For Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday Revealed

  January 28, 2015 at 8:44 am by

The celebrations for the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday have been confirmed by the Royal Court. Queen Margrethe’s birthday will be celebrated over two main days in April, with a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace on April 15. On the Queen’s actual birthday – April 16 – she and her immediate family will appear on the balcony of Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg, as they do each year. A reception … Continue reading

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Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

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New Birthday Photos of Princess Athena Released

  January 24, 2015 at 10:19 am by

The Danish Royal Court released three new photographs of Princess Athena to mark her third birthday today. In the photos, the youngest member of the Danish Royal Family smiles cheekily for the camera and plays with an electric race car track, seemingly having taken on board the interest in cars that her father and brothers have. The photographs were taken at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard. Princess Athena is the youngest … Continue reading

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