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Countess Alexandra Drops UNICEF Patronage

  May 19, 2016 at 7:58 am by

It has been confirmed today that Countess Alexandra has relinquished her patronage of UNICEF Denmark, which she has held for the past fifteen years. The organisation published a statement on their website thanking the Countess for her “dedicated efforts” in advocating for the world’s children through her work with UNICEF Denmark. Alfred Josefsen, the chairman of UNICEF Denmark, spoke with Ekstra Bladet, saying that the decision had been some time coming, that … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Speaks at Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am by

On the third day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Queen Máxima was a new royal addition to the speaker list, as she joined a panel discussing the economic benefits that come from investing in women and how technology can help. "Want to End Poverty? Invest in Women's Economic Empowerment" Queen Maxima at #WD2016 pic.twitter.com/Q5YljvocJq — Cordaid (@Cordaid) May 18, 2016 Crown Princess Mary and Princess Mabel were in … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra Speaks About Second Divorce … And So Does Her Ex-Husband

  May 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, ex-wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark, spoke about her second divorce to the Danish press. The countess announced her divorce from Martin Jørgensen -14 years her junior- in september 2015. The couple was married since 2007. In an interview to the tabloid Belingske Tidende Alexandra revealed that she no longer speaks to Martin, and neither do her sons. Although she thought the divorce was hard for … Continue reading

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Danes Celebrate Royal Danish Yacht Club’s 150th Anniversary

  May 14, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Queen Margrethe was joined last night by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary for a gala dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple attended the Royal Danish Yacht Club's 150th anniversar. pic.twitter.com/Gzl2pRE1dP — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 14, 2016 Sailing across the harbour to the Copenhagen Opera House from Amalienborg on the royal barge, … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Opens Mario Testino Exhibition in Copenhagen

  May 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

The first ever Mario Testino exhibition was opened in Denmark today, and it made sense for Crown Prince Frederik to do the honours as two previously unseen portraits of himself and his wife taken by the famed photographer are part of the ‘No Limits’ exhibition. Crown Prince Frederik viewing portraits of himself and Crown Princess Mary at "No Limits" by Mario Testino. pic.twitter.com/dynkevEUtF — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 12, 2016 … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Host Sustainable Fashion Dinner

  May 12, 2016 at 3:35 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a dinner for attendees of this week’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit at their apartment in Amalienborg. Among those who attended were the Danish Foreign Minister, Kristian Jensen, the President and First Lady of Honduras, fashion photographer Mario Testino (whose portrait of the Crown Prince Couple will be revealed later today during an exhibition at GL Strand) and model Amber … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Unveil Portraits at Schackenborg

  May 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm by

Earlier today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie returned to their former home Schackenborg Castle to unveil two new portraits of themselves. The portraits were painted over 2015 and 2016 by Per Pardorf, as part of the collection of former owners of the Palace, the descendants of Count Hans von Schack, who built the Castle in the 1660s on land given to him by King Frederik III. Joachim and Marie brought along their two children, Prince … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Junior Prince Henrik Celebrates Seventh Birthday

  May 4, 2016 at 5:25 am by

Prince Henrik of Denmark, the son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, today celebrates his seventh birthday. Two new photographs of the young man, taken on April 29 by Steen Brogaard, have been released by the Danish Royal Court. Henrik, who is ninth in line to the Danish throne, was born in 2009 at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. He has two older half-brothers, Nikolai and Felix, and a younger sister, Athena.

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Hello From The Other Side: Frederik and Isabella Hit Adele Concert in Copenhagen

  May 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik took his elder daughter Princess Isabella to this evening’s Adele concert at the Forum in Copenhagen. The father-daughter duo arrived just before the show began with a group of close friends, and the young Princess appeared to greatly enjoy herself according to reports – Isabella sang along to many of the British star’s hit songs and even recorded some of them on her mobile phone. Frederik and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Makes Postponed Visit to Burkina Faso

  April 29, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has spent two days in the West African country of Burkina Faso this week, learning about what is being done to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. She was meant to make the back in January, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack which occurred in the country’s capital right before the visit. On Wednesday, the Crown Princess began with a visit to a local … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish and Australian Troops in Iraq

  April 28, 2016 at 8:38 am by

The Danish Royal Court has confirmed that Crown Prince Frederik paid a visit to the Danish troops stationed at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq yesterday, April 27. Frederik had breakfast with the troops at Camp Havoc before he was briefed about their current mission, which is to train Iraqi soldiers to assist in the fight against ISIS, and developments which have been made. He later went out to the … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Opens Festival Of Research 2016 and Hands Out Awards

  April 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

Crown Princess Mary, as patron, attended the official opening of the Festival of Research 2016 and presented the Research Communication Award 2016 today. Dressed in white a white blouse and skirt with nude pumps, the Crown Princess arrived at the Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen for the official opening. During the event, Princess Mary presented the Research Communication Award and gave speech. After the award giving, Princess Mary along with … Continue reading

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Another Royal Birthday Girl: Princess Isabella Turns Nine

  April 21, 2016 at 7:07 am by

It isn’t just in Britain that a royal is celebrating their birthday today – Princess Isabella of Denmark was born on this day in 2007. To mark the ninth birthday of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s second child, three new portraits of Isabella were released by the Royal Court. They were taken by Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg on April 19.

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Happy 76th Birthday Farmor! Queen Margrethe Celebrates Surrounded by Family

  April 16, 2016 at 8:46 am by

The Queen of Denmark was surrounded by her eight grandchildren today as she celebrated her 76th birthday with a traditional balcony appearance at Amalienborg. To the cheers of the awaiting crowd, Queen Margrethe (in a bright blue dress and coat – she is a big fan of this shade it seems) stepped out on to the central balcony with her husband, Prince Henrik, as her two sons – Frederik and … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Attend Olympic Qualification Swimming Tournament

  April 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the Olympic qualification swimming tournament on April 15. The event was officially scheduled for Princess Mary to attended but Prince Frederik made an appearance by the side of his wife and was a surprise by many. Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the Danish Swimming Federation, and Crown Prince Frderik watched a few qualifier races for this summer’s Olympic Games 2016 … Continue reading

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Mexican Presidential Couple Enjoy Second Day in Denmark

  April 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Denmark, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and his wife Angélica Rivera spent part of the day apart, attending engagements with the Crown Prince and Princess. Crown Princess Mary and Mrs Rivera, both wearing cream coloured outfits (though Mary had a navy blue dress underneath her coat), visited the Ådalen kindergarten where Mrs Rivera was informed about the anti-bullying program instigated by The Mary Foundation. … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Gives Up ‘Prince Consort’ Title As Part of Retirement

  April 14, 2016 at 9:56 am by

A few of our eagle-eyed members noticed yesterday that Prince Henrik was referred to as ‘Prins Henrik’ not his former means of address ‘Prinsgemal’ (Prince Consort) on his biography page on the Danish Royal Family’s official website, and on the guest list for last night’s Mexican state visit gala. And it is indeed true, as confirmed by the Court’s Head of Communications, Lene Balleby, to TV2 this morning. “Prince Henrik in … Continue reading

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Mary and Marie in Matching Red Gowns and Diamonds For Mexican State Visit Gala

  April 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

Denmark’s two leading Princesses were more like twins this evening as they attended a gala banquet hosted by Queen Margrethe for the visiting President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. Crown Princess Mary wore a red chiffon gown with a tiered skirt from Jesper Høvring and her new antique diamond tiara, while Princess Marie also went for red and diamonds – her floral diamond wedding tiara and a simple red evening dress with a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Completes A Course At Harvard

  April 13, 2016 at 2:26 am by

kongehuset.dk has announced that Crown Princess Mary has completed a two week course at Harvard University in Boston. The course which took place from March 29 to April 8 was on Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century. The course offered has been helped develop by the World Economic Forum. In 2012, The Crown Princess was named as a Young Global Leader. The royal house announced the news … Continue reading

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