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Citizens of Fredensborg Welcome Queen Margrethe At Start of Spring Residence

  April 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

The traditional torchlit procession to Fredensborg Palace took place on Tuesday night, as the citizens of the town welcomed Queen Margrethe II as she takes up residence in the Palace for the spring season. Hundreds gathered in the courtyard of the Palace as the Queen was presented with flowers by the Mayor of Fredensborg, Thomas Lykke Pedersen, who asked her to pass on his condolences to Prince Henrik following the death … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens New Children’s Surgical Centre in Odense

  April 3, 2017 at 9:34 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark was in Odense on Monday, where she officially opened the HCA Children’s Surgical Centre at the Odense University Hospital. Welcomed by seven-year-old Melina with a bouquet of cream flowers, Marie then brought the youngster – who has undergone six surgeries throughout her short life to fix her intestines – up with her on to the stage when the time came to unfurl the opening banner. The Princess … Continue reading

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Prince Felix Confirmed At Fredensborg Palace Church

  April 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm by

Prince Felix of Denmark, the younger son of Prince Joachim and Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, has had his confirmation at the Fredensborg Palace Church today, April 1. Following the confirmation service that was presided over by Royal Chaplain Erik Norman Svendsen, the 14-year-old Prince posed for photos with his family outside the Church’s entrance. His parents both looked upon their son with pride, as did grandfather Prince Henrik. Felix’s two grandmothers … Continue reading

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Henrik and Athena Open The New Bakken Season

  March 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm by

Two of Denmark’s royal youngsters – Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – got a taste of a typically royal task today: presiding over a royal opening. The two were in charge of opening the 2017 season of the Bakken amusement part in the woods of Dyrehaven. Accompanied by their parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, seven-year-old Henrik and five-year-old Athena turned the key of the park’s main gates before taking a … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Add Their Names To The Fredensborg Windows

  March 30, 2017 at 8:46 am by

The Belgian King and Queen have completed their state visit to Denmark this morning, and before they departed from Amalienborg in Copenhagen, they partook in a unique tradition of the Danish Royal Family. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde became the latest in a long, illustrious line of individuals to sign their names on panes of glass that will be fitted to an existing window frame of Fredensborg Palace. The window … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Denmark: Day Two

  March 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Wednesday March 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. In the morning His Majesty King Philippe, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik, paid a visit to Copenhagen City Hall where they were received by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen. The King and the Crown Prince attended a presentation about smart urban solutions and renewable energy and the King also signed the … Continue reading

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Diamonds For All: Royal Ladies Sparkle During Danish-Belgian State Visit Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm by

Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark hosted on Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace in honour of the Belgian King and Queen on the first day of their state visit. The four royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie – all brought sparkle to their evening gowns with tiaras from the royal vaults: the Danish Queen wore the diamond and pearl … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Business School Celebrates Centenary With Frederik & Mary In Attendance

  March 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm by

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark this evening were present at a gala dinner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Copenhagen Business School. Frederik and Mary were welcomed by the school’s leadership as they arrived at Kiln Hall at Porcelænshaven, before posing for photographs ahead of the dinner. Crown Pincess Mary repeated an outfit she debuted last year during a visit to Qatar: a printed silk skirt in reds, pinks, blues … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Joins CBRNE Terrorism Response Exercise

  March 22, 2017 at 11:11 am by

As part of her role with the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Princess Marie today visited Hillerød where a joint terrorism response exercise was taking place. The Princess watched as local and national agencies ran through various exercises designed to “enhance their ability to coordinate and handle a major terrorist incident”. The focus was on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks. “It has given me insight into exactly how the … Continue reading

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Frederik And Haakon Join 30,000 Skiers In Norway

  March 18, 2017 at 1:59 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway joined about 30,000 cross country skiers in Norway’s oldest race named Birkebeinerrennet. The event kicked off this morning at 8:30am Norwegian time and the distance race was 54km. One rule of the race is that all participants must carry a backpack with 3.5kg on their backs during the race. D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprins Haakon af Norge er netop kommet … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Attends Jaha’s Promise Documentary Premiere

  March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess this afternoon attended the world premiere of the documentary Jaha’s Promise at the Grand Theatre in Copenhagen. The documentary follows the story of Gambian-born Jaha Dukureh, who went through female circumcision as a newborn and was married off at the age of 15. Ms Dukureh has used her experience to found an anti-female genital mutilation non-profit organisation. Her activism has seen Gambia ban FGM. Princess Mary – who keep her … Continue reading

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A Day With Far For Henrik and Athena As They Join Prince Joachim At Work

  March 15, 2017 at 11:31 am by

Denmark’s young Prince Henrik and Princess Athena joined their father, Prince Joachim, on his official engagement in Kerteminde, as he officially opened the new underwater research facility of Fjord&Bælt. The two youngsters were given the opportunity to watch a fish feeding session, which Athena thought was the bees knees of tasks, attempting to reach into the tank to pet the fish swimming nearby (luckily Prince Joachim was quick and pulled her arm … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Attends Lecture on “The Amazing Brain”

  March 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm by

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended a lecture on “The Amazing Brain” which was given by Professor Leif Østergaard. The lecture is part of Brain Awareness Week which is held on the 11th week of each year. The Brain Awareness Week which is a global campaign, focusing on the brain, brain diseases and brain research. Crown Princess Mary is patron of the Stroke Association and the Brain Injury Association … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II Marks 500 Years Since The Reformation

  March 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark today opened an exhibition at the Round Tower in Copenhagen that celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Paintings, sculptures and photographs from 25 Danish artists marking interpretations about the Reformation are exhibited in the ‘THESES – Danish Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with the Reformation’ exhibition. The purpose of the exhibition is to “promote understanding of the importance of the Reformation in Danish society, identity and consciousness.”  … Continue reading

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Gorgeous in Green: Princess Marie Opens Art Exhibition

  March 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie opened a new art exhibition at the Museet Ordrupgaard in Charlottenlund on Thursday March 9. Pissarro: A Meeting On St Thomas features artworks by Fritz Melbye and Camille Pissarro to mark the 100th anniversary of the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States of America (the islands are now known as the United States Virgin Islands). Melbye was a Danish Golden Age artists, while Pissarro was … Continue reading

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A Jaunty Chapeau For Princess Benedikte As She Opens New School Building

  March 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm by

Princess Benedikte spiced up the simple grey tweed skirt suit she wore to the opening of the Copenhagen International School’s new building today, by adding several eye-catching accessories. The Princess added a larger fur collar to the jacket, along with a purple handbag that matched her felt asymmetrical hat that featured a leopard trim around the base of the crown. She spent time in various classrooms of the new building, … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Fredensborg Palace

  March 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Fredensborg, Zealand, Kingdom of Denmark Built: 1719-1726 Architects: Johan Cornelius Krieger, Lauritz de Thurah, Nicolai Eigtved Commissioned By: Frederik IV of Denmark (main Palace), Christian VI of Denmark (renovation), Frederik V of Denmark (expansion) Style: Baroque, Dutch Baroque, Rococo On The Palace Grounds: Chancellory House, Palace Chapel, Orangery, Palace Gardens Current Owner: The Danish State, managed by the Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen Current Use: Autumn and spring residence of H.M. The Queen of Denmark Fun Fact: For over 150 years, heads of state who have … Continue reading

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Danish Princess Open Conferences and Debates

  February 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

Denmark’s ‘M’ Princesses were out and about today, attending conferences and debates. Crown Princess Mary was present and gave a speech at the Copenhagen Business School’s CBS Case Competition panel debate. The theme of the day’s panel debate was ‘Opportunities in Crises’. Meanwhile, in Birkerød, Princess Marie officially opened BIGMUN – Birkerød High School Model United Nations – at the school. The high school has hosted a model UN event for its … Continue reading

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Family Photos Released Of Danish Royals On Ski Vacation

  February 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm by

The Danish Royal Court has published on their social media accounts several photographs taken by Crown Princess Mary of her family during their annual winter holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. Photos show the Crown Prince and Princess’s four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sitting together in the snow, while one shows the the five-year-old twins ready for the skiing lessons. Others include Crown Prince … Continue reading

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And The State Visits Keep Rolling In: A List Of Upcoming Events

  February 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm by

With today’s confirmation King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have accepted the invitation to pay a state visit to Denmark next month, the list of upcoming state visits across Europe has grown again. So that none get missed in the royal watching calendar, we’ve gathered all the necessary information below. State Visit from Canada to Sweden The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, will be arriving in Sweden next week to … Continue reading

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