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Princess Mary Goes Full Purple For Final New Year’s Court of 2017

  January 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opted for a solid-block purple evening gown and matching cape for today’s New Year’s Court receptions, the final in the 2017 calendar. The cape and dress, from designer Lasse Spangenberg, were paired with black pearl jewellery and the stud-version of the earrings from Mary’s diamond and ruby parure. This reception – headed by Queen Margrethe II and also attended by Crown Prince Frederik – is for … Continue reading

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Second New Year’s Court Takes Place in Denmark

  January 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm by

The second day of New Year’s Courts has been held in Copenhagen this morning, with Queen Margrethe II welcoming the members of the diplomatic corps to Christiansborg Palace. Takin place in the Riddersalen, 75 of the ambassadors currently stationed in Denmark greeted the royal family – which today was limited to the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple – many in the national dress of their respective countries. Queen Margrethe … Continue reading

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Danes Attend New Year’s Court For Order of The Elephant

  January 1, 2017 at 8:41 pm by

The grandest event in calendar of official Denmark took place this evening in Copenhagen, the annual New Year’s Court for members of the Order of the Elephant (Denmark’s highest honour), the Danish government and the Royal Court. The members were received by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before a banquet took place attended also by the Crown Prince and Princess, and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Storm-Ravaged Jyllinge Nordmark

  December 27, 2016 at 7:56 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie paid a visit to the town of Jyllinge Nordmark, part of the Roskilde Commune, today after it was hit by Storm Urd on December 26. She met with Mayor Joy Morgensen, the chief of the Commune’s fire department and other civilian groups which helped to prepare and protect the town from flood damage. Marie was accompanied by the director of the Emergency Management Agency, an agency she is … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Attend Christmas Day Service in Aarhus

  December 25, 2016 at 11:20 am by

Members of the Danish Royal Family this morning attended the Christmas Day church service at Aarhus Cathedral. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik were joined by the Crown Prince Couple with their two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie with Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. The four youngest grandchildren – Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – did not attend the … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Pay Visit to Cafe For Copenhagen’s Homeless

  December 21, 2016 at 9:52 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary this morning paid a private visit to the Morgencafé in Copenhagen that provides breakfasts for the city’s homeless. The cafe also works to “improve the lives of socially disadvantaged” and aims to reduce the number of people without a home. Frederik and Mary met with volunteers who distribute food, clothing and sleeping bags to the homeless. They also spoke with people who take up the … Continue reading

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Danes Host Christmas Reception For Their Households

  December 14, 2016 at 7:14 am by

The Danish Royal Family hosted Tuesday a Christmas reception for their household staff at Christiansborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik (who wore the most eye-catching accessory of the day, a tie decorated with the Seven Dwarves) led the family in the celebrations in the Great Hall, which included a ballet performance from Tivoli’s Pantomime Theatre production of Cinderella. The Crown Prince Couple brought along their four children, while Prince … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Takes Children Along To Christmas Concert

  December 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark brought along her husband and four children today as she attended the Christmas concert of the Royal Danish Academy of Music Children’s Choir. Dressed warmly against the winter chill, the family arrived at the Esajas Church ahead of the concert, with Mary – who is the patron of the choir – receiving a bouquet of purple and green flowers (which Princess Josephine promptly claimed as … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Hosts Mary Foundation Christmas Party

  December 7, 2016 at 7:35 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary has hosted a Christmas reception for partners of The Mary Foundation yesterday afternoon at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg. Wearing a simple navy blue blouse and burgundy trousers, the Princess mingled with financial partners, contributors and experts in social issues. Guests were offered “mulled wine and fritters”. The reception is held each Christmas season to thank the Foundation’s partners and organisations they work with for their collaborative … Continue reading

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Kolding Hospital Officially Opened By Crown Prince Frederik

  November 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik has officially opened the Kolding Hospital which is part of the extension and renovation of the previous hospital on the site. The new section of the hospital holds the emergency department, the chapel and a mother-child centre. After cutting the opening ribbon, Prince Frederik was given a tour of the new facilities, including the trauma room and wards, which has created 600 new jobs in the city. He … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Starts Three-Day Visit to Moldova with WHO

  November 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

As the patron of the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has today begun a three-day visit to Moldova, to highlight the country’s challenges with regards to vaccinations and child and maternal health. Touching down in Chisinau this afternoon, the Crown Princess – who is accompanied on the trip by WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Zuzsanna Jakab –  first had a meeting with the Moldovan Health … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Mødrehjælpen House

  November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

As patron of Mødrehjælpen (Mother’s Help), Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today opened the organisation’s new centre in Vertebra, a district of Copenhagen. Wearing an all-black outfit, including a black cape with large silver jewelled embellishments on the pockets, the Princess – who has been patron of the organisation since 2007 – spent time speaking with staff and women who have received assistance from the organisation. Mødrehjælpen provides assistance to families, single … Continue reading

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Bringing Out A Favourite: Queen Margrethe Presents The Queen’s Watch

  November 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm by

Queen Margrethe presented another edition of The Queen’s Watch today in Copenhagen, and the Queen with one of the most intriguing senses of fashion donned what seems to be one of her favourite hats considering the amount of times it is brought out of its hatbox! Paired with an oversize electric blue coat, the matching blue hat features no brim, a black patent leather trim and what can only be described as an antenna … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Celebrate ‘Copper’ Wedding Anniversary With Early Morning Wake-Up Call

  November 14, 2016 at 8:35 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary today celebrate their ‘copper’ wedding anniversary – 12 and half years – and as per Danish tradition, the couple were awoken bright and early this morning by their family and friends The Danish Royal Court released a photo of the pair in the doorway of their Amalienborg home, smiling as they greeted those who came out to start the day’s celebrations (two … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens ‘Education and Vulnerability’ Conference

  November 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm by

Through her role with The Mary Foundation, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was invited to open the National Centre for Social Research (SFI)’s conference ‘Education and Vulnerability’ today at Copenhagen’s DGI-Byen complex. Princess Mary delivered one of the opening speeches, speaking about how The Mary Foundation has work to eliminate bullying and social exclusion in schools across Denmark. The purpose of the conference is to bring together teachers and education professionals to … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Pays Low-Key Visit to Myanmar with Relief Charity

  November 5, 2016 at 7:04 am by

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie of Denmark has this past week spent time in Myanmar, to see how the organisation’s efforts to help reduce poverty in the region is progressing. She visited the Inle Lake region, which is in central Myanmar, and saw first hand the projects DanChurchAid – a religious relief organisation that aims to help the “world’s poorest to lead a life of dignity” – is working … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents The Christmas Seal

  October 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark presented the Christmas Seal stamps this morning at the Copenhagen City Hall. Princess Mary, who is patron of the Christmas Seal Foundation, unveiled the new stamps on stage. This year’s Christmas Seal is designed by Per Jorgensen, who is a book illustrator and is known for illustration the book covers of the Danish version of Harry Potter. The Christmas Seals started in 1904 and have … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents HCA Literature Award to Japanese Author

  October 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Today at the Odense City Hall, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award for 2016 was presented to Haruki Murakami by Crown Princess Mary. During the ceremony, Mr Murakami – a Japanese writer whose works have been translated into 50 languages and are both Japanese and international best sellers – was presented with a bronze ‘Ugly Duckling’ sculpture, a diploma and a cheque for 500,000DKK that make up the prize for the … Continue reading

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Syddansk Universitet Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Royal Attendance

  October 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

The Syddansk Universitet in Odense has celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Queen Margrethe II and Princess Marie both made the journey down for the event. They were welcomed by the University’s Chairman and President of the Student Union, before heading inside for the ceremony, which included the appointment of six new honorary doctorates, musical performances and awards for the teaching staff. Queen Margrethe was her usual bright self in a red blouse … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Dons Burgundy Gown for Danish Design Talent Awards

  October 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Danish Design Talent Magazine Prize was awarded this evening at a gala at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen with Crown Princess Mary in attendance. She presented Cecilie Bahnsen as the winner of the competition, which short-lists national design talent to create mini collections of fashion that are exhibited at the gallery during the evening. The Crown Princess wore a burgundy chiffon evening dress with sheer bell-sleeves and a rose gold belt, … Continue reading

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