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Joachim and Marie Visit Iceland

  January 23, 2016 at 4:05 am by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have spent two days in Iceland this week, to celebrate 100 years of the Danish-Icelandic Society. The couple arrived on Thursday evening, where they were welcomed with a reception by the Society at Nordic House in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. #PrinceJoachim & #PrincessMarie are currently on Iceland for the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society. pic.twitter.com/hIT6l8B5Gd — Tesouras&Tiaras (@TesourasTiaras) January 22, 2016 On Friday, it … Continue reading

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Trusty Blue for Margrethe, Recycled White for Mary: Second New Year’s Court in Denmark

  January 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm by

The second New Year’s Court took place in Denmark this morning, and the two royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary – both reached into their closets for their outfits instead of opting for something new. Queen Margrethe, hosting a Court for the judges of the Supreme Court, the Royal Life Guards and the Guard Hussar Regiment Officer Corps and then one for the diplomatic corps, donned … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Attend First New Year’s Court of 2016

  January 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

The Danish Royal Family have tonight attended the first New Year’s Court at Amalienborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik hosted a gala banquet for members of government, members of the court and members of the Order of the Elephant. The Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present, each wearing the collar of the order signifying the formality of the occasion. Danish royals at new year reception … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik To Retire From Official Duties

  December 31, 2015 at 8:28 pm by

In her annual New Year’s speech, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark tonight announced that her husband, Prince Henrik, will be retiring from official duties relating to the Danish state. “My husband has made the decision that the time has now come for him to “slow down” – or, if I may use a common Danish term – to retire,” the Queen said during the televised broadcast, “Going forward, the Prince … Continue reading

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Henrik Joins Mum Marie For Christmas Concert

  December 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm by

Six-year-old Prince Henrik of Denmark joined his mother tonight for the annual Adventure Theatre Christmas concert at the Glass House in Tivoli. Princess Marie, who is patron of the Autism Association which benefits from the concert, received a bouquet of pink and red roses as she and Henrik arrived, before the duo went indoors to meet some of the concert’s performers before the show began. Each year the Adventure Theatre puts … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Lights Up Christmas Tree

  November 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm by

Crown Princess Mary this evening lit the 100th Christmas tree in the Copenhagen Town Hall Square. Joined by the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, the Crown Princess turned the lights of the 24m high tree on, despite the Mayor’s inability to correctly count down from ten, not once but twice. The hundreds-strong crowd didn’t seem to mind, seeing the humour in the situation. Tonight, Crown Princess Mary attended the 100th lighting … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of “Motherdear”, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom

  November 20, 2015 at 8:00 am by

Today marks the ninetieth anniversary of the death of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, born a Princess of Denmark. Less than two weeks before her 81st birthday, the-then Queen Mother suffered a heart attack on November 19 at her home, Sandringham House. Her family was summoned to her bedside, as the news made it to London that she was in a critical condition. She died at 5:25pm on Friday … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik & Princess Marie Attend Paris Attacks Memorial

  November 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Marie this morning were present at a memorial service at the French Reformed Church to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The pair, both with French roots, were joined by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, other members of the Danish government and France’s Ambassador to Denmark, Francois Zimeray. Princess Marie, who was born in Paris, was visibly moved during … Continue reading

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Carina Axelsson Receives Royal Support at Book Forum

  November 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm by

Carina Axelsson, the long-time partner of Hereditary Prince Gustaf zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, presented the Danish version of her Model Under Cover book series during the Copenhagen Book Fair held over the weekend at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. Thank you to everyone who came out to join my #modelundercover event at the Copenhagen Book Fair! And thank you to the super talented Danish actress, @ellenhillingsoe, for reading and moderating our event! I had … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Speaks at Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 5, 2015 at 11:29 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess spent her second day at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Netherlands today. Wearing  a plain grey shift dress, Crown Princess Mary delivered one of the day’s keynote speeches, in which she spoke about how gender equality impacts on domestic violence, and how the past decade has seen a huge increase in awareness of domestic violence globally. “Violence against women and girls has increasingly been recognized … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Princess Mary Attend Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today attended the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague. The Dutch Queen, in her first public engagement since the kidney infection which forced her to miss most of the state visit to China, delivered a speech at the conference, the third to be hosted by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to help create dialogue about ways to eliminate violence against … Continue reading

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Frederik, Mary and Children at the Hubertus Hunt

  November 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm by

The Crown Princely Family of Denmark today attended the Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen. Arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, the youngest children – Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sat up front next to the driver to get the best view of the track leading up to the Hermitage Palace (Prince Christian was in the back with mum and dad). Over 40,000 people were present to watch … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Princess Mary at Presentation of 2015 Christmas Seal

  October 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary attended the unveiling of this year’s Christmas Seal 2015 at the Copenhagen City Hall today. Crown Princess Mary helped the Queen unveil this year’s seal, which Margrethe designed. After the unveiling of the seals, Queen Margrethe gave a speech which was followed by two songs sang by children. A reception was later held for the attending guests.

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Days Two and Three

  October 24, 2015 at 7:49 am by

The Danish State Visit to Indonesia continued on Friday and Saturday, with the Regent Couple undertaking engagements in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. As with the previous day, a number of these engagements had a focus on promoting Danish business interests in Indonesia. On Friday there was a Design and Lifestyle Fair, a visit to Grundfos where Prince Henrik was told about how the company is developing ways to create better water access … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens YMCA Soldiers’ Transition Housing

  October 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today opened a new housing unit for returned servicemen and women in Høvelte, close to the YMCA’s Veteran Centre in the area. Wearing a navy double-breasted coat (pinned to the lapel was a ‘Fight Cancer’ pin from which proceeds go the National Collection to Fight Cancer), the Crown Princess officially opened the houses before being given a tour of the facilities and meeting with the veterans who … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Day One

  October 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark today officially began the first state visit of a Danish head of state to Indonesia, starting with an official welcoming at the Presidential Palace from President Joko Widodo. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony included the customary inspection of the guard of honour outside the Palace, and the national anthems of both countries were played before a meeting took place inside, where a … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  October 21, 2015 at 9:51 am by

The Queen of Denmark and her husband today arrived in Indonesia in advance of their state visit beginning tomorrow. Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Casper Klynge was part of the welcoming committee at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on the island of Java. View image | gettyimages.com The couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy this evening, and will be officially welcomed by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo tomorrow morning. This is the first official … Continue reading

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Prince Christian of Denmark Turns 10

  October 15, 2015 at 2:00 am by

Prince Christian of Denmark turns 10 today. Christian Valdemar Henri John was born on October 15, 2005 as the eldest of the four children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Prince Christian is second in the Danish line of succession, after his father. Prince Christian was born at 1:57 am in Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen. On January 21, 2006, Prince Christian was christened in Christiansborg Palace … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents Queen Ingrid Research Prize

  October 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

The Queen of Denmark has presented the Queen Ingrid Research Prize in a ceremony at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg today. Professor Søren Jacobsen, the head of rheumatology at Copenhagen University Hospital, was awarded the prize of 100,000DKK for his research and work with arthritis. The prize is awarded as part of the Danish Rheumatism Association, of which Queen Ingrid was patron before Queen Margrethe, and is delivered annually on World Arthritis Day. It was … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Japanese Flower Art Exhibition

  October 10, 2015 at 8:07 pm by

Danish Princess Marie tonight attended the opening of the Ikebana International Copenhagen Chapter’s 50th anniversary exhibition at the Tokai University European Center in Vedbæk. The exhibition showcased the Ikebana craft – the art of arranging flowers in a minimalistic fashion that highlights their shape, line, form and colour. The craft follows on the Japanese love and appreciation of nature, “by creating a link between the indoors and the outdoors”. For the event, Marie … Continue reading

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