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New Photograph of the Adult Members of the Danish Royal Family

  June 8, 2016 at 9:54 am by

The Danish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Queen Margrethe with members of her family today. She is joined by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in the photo that was taken on April 16, her birthday, at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard.

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Queen Margrethe Inspects Home Guard Officers…Including Daughter-in-Law Mary

  June 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today inspected officers from the Home Guard during a parade to conclude their 2016 land exercise in Fredericia. And among those 4,600 officers was Margrethe’s own daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, who joined the Home Guard in 2008 and is currently a Lieutenant. Queen Margrethe praised the Guard, who are made up of volunteers: “There is a lot of work involved to be a volunteer, and you … Continue reading

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MPs in Denmark Don’t Want Queen Margrethe’s Grandchildren To Receive An Appanage (Which They Likely Wouldn’t Anyway…)

  May 31, 2016 at 10:24 am by

With Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s eldest grandchild, Prince Nikolai, turning 18 next year and becoming an adult, debate has been reignited in Denmark regarding whether or not the eight grandchildren of the 76-year-old monarch should receive their own appanage when they come of age. Spokespeople for the various political parties in the country have come out saying that only the monarch and the heir should receive government funding. “Simple mathematics … Continue reading

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The Danes Are Now Instagramers and Facebookers

  May 31, 2016 at 8:07 am by

Earlier today, Instagram and Facebook pages for the Danish Royal Family went live, bringing the Danes in line with several other royal families in their use of social media. A photograph of Queen Margrethe II taken by Crown Prince Frederik at Amalienborg was the first photo uploaded on the Instagram account a few hours ago, while a video following the Queen through one of the Palaces before having the photo taken … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens First European Congress on Emergency Medical Services

  May 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm by

Today in Copenhagen, Crown Princess Mary opened the first European Emergency Medical Services Congress at the Tivoli Conference Centre. Crown Princess Mary attended today the opening of the European Emergency Medical Services Congress (EMS2016). pic.twitter.com/T9jEC3Hoj6 — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 30, 2016 Mary was greeted at the congress by a young girl named Elvira, who herself received life-saving treatment from emergency medical services four years ago when a piece of apple … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Scout’s Honour

  May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 27, 1938: Denmark’s Crown Princess Ingrid attends a scouting exhibition in Copenhagen. She was a keen enthusiast of guides and scouts, working her way up the ranks of the Guides organisation in her home country, Sweden, as a young girl. When she married the heir to the Danish throne in 1935, Ingrid continued her interest in Denmark, becoming the President of Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark (the Joint Committee of Girl Guides Denmark) … Continue reading

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Mary’s ‘Free From Bullying’ Program Hits Nurseries and Daycare Centres

  May 25, 2016 at 9:56 am by

Back in 2007, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark launched the ‘Free From Bullying’ program through her foundation in conjunction with Save the Children in an effort to reduce the amount of bullying amongst children. Up until now, it has been focused on kindergartens and primary schools, but yesterday it was officially launched in nursery schools and daycare centres. The Princess launched the program at the centre Stien og Sommerfuglen in Vallensbæk, where she … Continue reading

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Prince Christian Teams Up With Father In Sailing Competition

  May 22, 2016 at 7:52 am by

This weekend Prince Christian of Denmark teamed up with his father, Crown Prince Frederik, in a sailing competition, the “Danish Open Dragon Championship.” The competition started from the Dragør Harbour in Copenhagen. A proud crown prince told the press about his sons sailing skills: “he did it excelently.” On saturday the prince had some extra supporters cheering him on. His mother, Crown Princess Mary and his siblings Pirncesses Isabella and … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Queen Louise of Denmark

  May 20, 2016 at 5:59 am by

Exactly 90 years ago, on this day in 1926, Queen Louise of Denmark died in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The Queen was born Princess Lovisa Josefina Eugenia of Sweden, daughter of King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway and Princess Louise of The Netherlands. Louise was the only surviving child from her parents marriage and would inherit a fortune from her Dutch grandfather Prince Frederik of The Netherlands. Her father … Continue reading

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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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