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Queen Margrethe II Gives Personal Tour Of Palaces

  February 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has opened the doors of her palaces to the Danish television station DR and their viewers. She will personally act as tour guide for a documentary about the Danish royal palaces. The first part will be about Amalienborg in Copenhagen and will be shown next sunday. The three other episodes will be focussed on Marselisborg, Frederiksborg and Gråsten. According to Billed Bladet, Her Majesty knows a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary’s First Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple arrived in Saudi Arabia last night, before having a light day today where they met with the Saudi Royal Family. Frederik and Mary were given a sight-seeing tour of Riyadh, the Saudi capital, this morning, which included a tour of Ad’Diriyah, a historical city that has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010. They had lunch with King Salman, and the Crown Prince had a private … Continue reading

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Classic in Navy, Mary Presents EliteForsk Prizes

  February 25, 2016 at 8:55 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark was classic in a navy skirt suit today as she presented the 2016 EliteForsk Prizes during a conference at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket in Copenhagen. Five researchers in the field of science were presented with 1.2millionDKK each to help continue funding their research in ways they deem best – one of the winners will use part of the money to attend a conference in the United … Continue reading

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New Poll: 62% Want Prince Henrik’s Appanage Reduced

  February 21, 2016 at 5:18 am by

A poll published yesterday by Danish newspaper Avisen shows that 62% of the Danes who were questioned believe Prince Henrik should take a reduction in his appanage following his retirement at the beginning of this year. “It is not fair – there must be a cut in salary and court when a royal retires” received two-thirds of the vote when asked what they thought about the Prince retaining his almost 8millionDKK … Continue reading

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Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine Hit The Pavement

  February 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm by

5-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were last week seen riding their own junior bicycles – complete with training wheels – for the first time around the streets of Copenhagen. Followed closely on foot by their mother, Crown Princess Mary, and the family’s pet dog Ziggy, Vincent and Josephine were on their way home from kindergarten and had no qualms about being in charge of their own transportation for … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Has A New Patronage

  February 12, 2016 at 10:36 am by

kongehuset.dk has announced today that Crown Princess Mary has a new patronage. Crown Princess Mary has accepted to become patron of the Congress EMS2016. Congress EMS2016 is the European Emergency Medical Services Congress. The congress aims to bring professionals and administrative people together and share their experience and ways how to improve their methods and spread basic awareness. The congress meeting will be held at the Tivoli Hotel and Congress … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Visit Call Centre For Danmarks Collection

  February 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary tonight attended the live show put together as part of Danmarks Collection’s annual fundraiser at the Tivoli Concert Hall. They also stopped by the call centre and spoke with volunteers manning the phones taking donations during the show, broadcast on DR. The couple are patrons of the organisation, which this year is focusing its fundraising efforts to benefit those suffering from the “human consequences of extreme poverty” … Continue reading

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Princess Marie of Denmark Turns 40

  February 6, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark turns 40 today. Born on February 6, 1976 as Marie Agathe Odile Cavalier is now known as Princess Marie of Denmark and Countess of Monpezat. Marie Cavallier was born in Paris, France. She is the only child to her parents, Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot. Marie moved to Geneva, Switzerland with her mother after her parents divorced. She has four step brothers. Marie Cavallier met her … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple To Visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar

  February 4, 2016 at 3:32 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will head a Danish business delegation to Saudi Arabia and Qatar at the end of this month. The trip – in which 44 companies will promote Danish business interests – had been mentioned in the media a short while ago, and now confirmed, has created further discussion on whether it is a wise choice for the heir to the throne and his … Continue reading

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Aptly In Red, Crown Princess Mary Attends Red Cross Networking Event

  February 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today participated in a networking event at the Danish Red Cross centre in Slagelse, for adults who suffer from loneliness and are separated from society. Mary – wearing a deep red blouse and black trousers – joined in the meeting and spoke with a number of local adults taking up the offer of the Værket project, which is a joint effort between the Danish Red Cross and The … Continue reading

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Snow Princess Athena Turns Four With A Smile

  January 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Denmark’s youngest Princess, Athena, today celebrated her fourth birthday and the Royal Court released two new photographs to mark the occasion. They show the Princess and her brother Prince Henrik frolicking in the snow earlier this month. In an individual portrait, Athena smiles a cheeky grin at the camera – behind which stands photograph Steen Brogaard – dressed in a pink snowsuit. What a cheeky grin! Denmark's Princess Athena turned … Continue reading

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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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