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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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Opening of the Danish Folketinget 2015-2016 Session

  October 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family has attended the opening of the 2015-2016 session of parliament today at Christiansborg Palace. In typical fashion, the family – Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – congregated on the steps outside the palace while waiting for the Queen and Prince Henrik. After a round of curtsies and kisses when they arrived, the family entered the building alongside the Presidium … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Award Culture Prize for 2015

  October 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince and Princess tonight awarded the 2015 edition of their culture prize, during a ceremony at the Culture Yard in Helsingør. Frederik and Mary took to the stage to deliver speeches during the evening, which included musical performances by a number of local musicians, to present four awards. The ‘Social’ prize went to the Danish Refugee Council program Mind Your Own Business, which helps minority youth boys to “strengthen their … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Spends The Day In Aarhus

  September 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm by

Dressed in a simple fuchsia frock, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to the city of Aarhus today, where her visit focused on the areas of health and education. First was a stop at the Aarhus University Hospital to visit the paediatric heart clinic. Princess Mary – who is patron of the Danish Heart Association – spoke with doctors and nurses, before meeting with some of the children who suffer from heart-related illnesses … Continue reading

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“Gathering of the Heirs” in Norway

  September 14, 2015 at 4:41 am by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway hosted their counterparts from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at Mågerø, the summer home of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, on the island of Tjøme over the weekend. A photograph released by all four royal courts shows Haakon, Mette-Marit and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, posing in the garden of Mågerø with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra and Martin Jørgensen Are Divorcing

  September 8, 2015 at 5:55 pm by

After over eight years of marriage, Countess Alexandra and Martin Jørgensen have filed for divorce it has been announced today. The announcement came from Countess Alexandra’s lawyer. The lawyer said that Martin has moved out of the couple’s home in Copenhagen. Alexander and Martin tied the knot on March 3, 2007, this was her second marriage. Her first marriage was to Prince Joachim. They were married for 10 years (1995 – … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens “Georg Jensen – An Adventure In Danish Silver” Exhibition

  September 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

Princess Marie opened the “Georg Jensen – An adventure in Danish silver” in Kolding. Dressed in a classic black suit, Princess Marie cut the red ribbon of the opening of the exhibition which is the largest exhibition of Danish silverware. Princess Marie listened to the castle’s CEO give a speech then toured the exhibition. The exhibition is being held in Jutland’s oldest royal castle. The exhibition is being held as … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Meets Winners of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship

  September 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm by

Earlier today, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met the winners of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship at Frederik VIII’s Palace. The Vice-Chancellor and Professor Peter Rathjen from the University of Tasmania was also present at the meeting. Crown Princess Mary met the winners, posed for photographs on the steps of the palace and then a reception was held in the Tapestry.

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Princess Mary Raises UN Global Goals Flag in Copenhagen

  September 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Is Joined By Her Family At Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm by

Princess Marie was accompanied by her husband, Prince Joachim, and their children to the Tonder Festival this afternoon. kongehuset.dk had announced that Princess Marie would be attending the event with no other royals mentioned. The royals were joined by family friends and their children. The Princess has been patron of the Tønder Festival since 2009. Tønder Festival is a folk music festival which takes place in August.

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Psychiatric Hospital

  August 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened the Psychiatry Hospital in Slagelse on Monday morning. During the opening, Mary cut the ribbon and was then shown around the new hospital including the pool, gym and kitchen area. According to the media, The Crown Princess of Denmark said at the end of the tour that the new hospital has been a positive experience and that the hospital was very well thought out.

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Crown Prince Frederik Receives Tennis Federation Gold Pin

  August 17, 2015 at 8:34 am by

The Crown Prince of Denmark attended the Danish Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Sunday afternoon at the Allerød Tennis Club in Lillerød. Frederik is the patron of the Danish Tennis Federation. During the event, he watched the men’s and women’s finals, then presented the winner and runner-up with their medals. Christoffer Holmer took out the men’s title, while Louise Willerslev-Olsen won the women’s title. Crown Prince Frederik was then presented with the Danish Tennis Federation’s … Continue reading

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Not So Little Anymore! Prince Henrik Starts Primary School

  August 15, 2015 at 4:16 am by

Denmark’s Prince Henrik, son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, had his first day of primary school yesterday, and the young Prince posed for the media wearing a large red backpack. “I have a pencil case and a lunch bag in my schoolbag. I like arithmetic the best,” the six-year-old responded when he was asked about his backpack and what he was looking forward to. Henrik will be attending the St Joseph … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Attends The Designer’s Nest Show And Awards

  August 7, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

Crown Princess Mary attended the Designer’s Nest Show And Awards today which she is patron of. During the event, Princess Mary watched a few shows and gave out the awards to the winners. The event aims to promote Scandinavian designers to the fashion industry, media and buyers. The winner of the show receives a money award. View image | gettyimages.com 4

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A Rainy Gråsten Palace Photo Session

  July 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

The Danish Royal Family didn’t let the wet weather dampen their spirits on Saturday, when they posed for photographers in the gardens of Gråsten Palace for their annual summer (ironic, given the gloomy skies) photo session. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were joined by their eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, and his family, as well as the Queen’s niece Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her family, … Continue reading

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