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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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The Three Danish Sisters Present Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant

  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

This evening at the Tivoli Concert Hall, the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s three daughters presented her Honorary Grant that is awarded biennially to a dancer and a musician. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece presented Andreas Kaas, a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, and Signe Eeg, a jazz singer, with the 2016 edition of the grant during the performance of Alvin … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Camouflages Neck Brace During IOC Meeting in Lausanne

  October 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik may have recently injured his spine during a trampolining accident, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing with his planned schedule. The Crown Prince is currently in Lausanne, Switzerland for an International Olympic Committee meeting. Due to his injury, Frederik is required to wear a neck brace for the coming weeks to help assist the fracture to heal. The media paid much attention to his use of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens The New Emergency Unit At Randers Regional Hospital

  October 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today officially opened the second emergency wing of the Regional Hospital of Randers, in the Jutland area of the country. Greeted by a large crowd of locals, the Princess was presented with a bouquet of flowers before she cut the ribbon that marked the opening of new building that houses a second emergency room, trauma unit and other medical services. Mary – dressed in a black dress and … Continue reading

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New Photos of Danish Crown Princely Family in Greenlandic National Costumes

  October 17, 2016 at 7:56 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary celebrate their copper wedding anniversary – 12 and a half years – next month, and to mark the occasion they have posed with their four children for a new Post Greenland stamp. The family are wearing the traditional Greenlandic national costumes in the stamp, which was taken by Steen Brogaard and goes on sale today. Several other photos of the children during the … Continue reading

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Danes Host Reception For Olympic and Paralympic Teams

  October 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

Over 200 members of Team Denmark that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games have been guests at a reception hosted by Queen Margrethe II at Christiansborg Palace. The team – whose athletes won 15 Olympic and 7 Paralympic medals in Rio – were also congratulated by Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. Queen Margrethe hosted today a reception for the Olympic … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Present Their Culture Prize in Holstebro

  October 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

The 2016 ‘Kronprinparrets Priser’ were presented this evening at the Musikteatret Holstebro by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. During the ceremony, which is held annually in different cities around the country and recognises remarkable social and cultural initiatives, the organisation Children, Youth & Grief received the 2016 Social Prize while director-scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm was awarded the 2016 Culture Prize. A number of musical performances made up the ceremony’s entertainment … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Roskilde Technical School

  October 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm by

Crown Princess Mary paid a visit today to the Roskilde Technical School in Roskilde as part of the Mary Foundation’s Network event. During her visit to the school’s department of works programs, Princess Mary discussed with a few students what they are doing to strengthen the community, toured the school’s workshop and watched students make stuff. Princess Mary, teachers and students talked about how the program is helping them and … Continue reading

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Danes Attend Opening of Parliament

  October 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm by

The 2016-2017 Parliamentary Session has been opened today in Denmark, with members of the royal family in attendance. Greeted on the stairs of Christiansborg Palace by the Presidium of the Parliament, Queen Margrethe was escorted into parliament by its Speaker, Pia Kjærsgaard. The Queen looked lovely in a red ensemble, while both her daughters-in-law Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie stuck to neutral tones (though Mary accessorised with navy blue). Princess … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Lunch With Governor of Massachusetts During US Business Visit

  September 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

On the last day of their business visit to the United States, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a lunch with the Governor of Massachusetts, Charles D Baker, and his wife Lauren at the Massachusetts State House. A brief meeting between the two couples took place ahead of the lunch, which was also attended by the Danish business delegation the royals are accompanying, as well as local businesses.

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Frederik and Mary in Washington, D.C. Day Two

  September 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

The Danish business delegation visit to the US led by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary truly kicked off today, with a number of different events attended by the couple across Washington, D.C. Crown Prince Frederik had an early start to the day as he joined 15 American veterans who were wounded in combat, along with the Danish Ambassador and 4 Danish veterans, for an early morning run from the Jefferson Memorial … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Begin Danish Business Delegation Visit to US

  September 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have landed in Washington, D.C., kicking off a four-day business trip to the United States. Shortly after they arrived, the couple were guests at a reception hosted by the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, for the 60-company strong business delegation accompanying the couple. The HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour was awarded by Prince Frederik during the reception … Continue reading

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Kähler Design Headquarters Gets Royal Opening From Princess Marie

  September 27, 2016 at 9:18 am by

175-year-old Kähler Design has recently renovated their workshop in Næstved, turning it into a new headquarters, and Princess Marie was on hand this morning to officially open the facility. Wearing a lovely white and blue-green leaf print dress, the Princess cut the ribbon before being taken on a tour of the building, which also contains a exhibition focusing on the company’s history in the ceramic world. Kähler Design has been producing vases and … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Take A Tour of the Copenhagen UN City

  September 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

The UN City in Copenhagen received a royal visit today as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie stopped by for a tour of the two campuses. Shown around the two buildings – which have been designed and built to be energy-efficient – by the UN City communications director Eva Egesborg Hansen, Joachim and Marie took in the different aspects of Campus 1, which provides office space for 1,500 staff from the … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish Troops in Mali

  September 24, 2016 at 9:11 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has this week visited Danish troops which are part of the 15,000-strong United Nations peace keeping mission in Mali. Accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister for the two-day trip on September 22 and 23, Frederik met with Major General Michael Lollesgaard of Denmark who has led the mission since March 2015, as well as Danish personnel on the ground working in the intelligence unit in Bamako. The … Continue reading

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Floral Alice + Olivia For Princess Mary At Design Awards 2016

  September 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm by

Following her three-day visit to New York City for various meetings at the UN earlier this week, Crown Princess Mary this evening presented the 2016 Design Awards at the Folketeatret in Copenhagen. The awards are presented to furniture and homewares designers who have been found to be “the most interesting and innovative” in their categories. The Crown Princess donned a black silk floral and bird print maxi dress from US brand Alice … Continue reading

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