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Queen Margrethe Dons Intriguing Blue Hat For Defence Inauguration

  April 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe today inaugurated the Defence Force’s new department, the Intelligence sector. During the ceremony at the Army Intelligence Centre in Varde, the Queen delivered a speech and presented the official flag to the department’s chief before inspecting a military guard. The Queen also met soldiers who showed her the equipment they use in their operational tasks. Hærens Efterretningscenter fik indviet ny fane af Dronning Margrethe på #varde torv #dkmedier #forsvaret … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Speaks Women’s Rights with Berlingske

  March 27, 2016 at 8:31 am by

“It is deeply unfair that one’s gender as a woman must mean that you get a worse life than men. Violence against women is today perhaps the greatest crime against human rights…it it happens in all walks of life in all countries.” – Crown Princess Mary A lengthy interview with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been published this weekend in Berlingske on the topic of women’s rights and her association with three organisations on … Continue reading

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Action Princes Haakon and Frederik Participate in the Birkebeinerrennet

  March 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark continued their reputations as action princes today as they competed in the Birkebeinerrennet cross-country skiing race. The race runs the 54km between Rena and Lillehammer. Much was made by the media prior to the event as to which Prince would prevail over the other, to “do their country proud” (all in a joking manner of course). Haakon was the ‘victor’ … Continue reading

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A Saturday Visit to Legoland for Felix, Henrik and Athena

  March 19, 2016 at 11:06 am by

Some of Denmark’s royal children were treated to a visit to Legoland today, as their parents opened a new exhibit at the park. Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were on hand to be some of the first to test out Ninjago World, the youngest of the siblings wasting no time in hoping on to the climbing wall to see how high she could climb. Four-year-old Athena was also highly delighted by … Continue reading

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A New Tiara for Crown Princess Mary

  March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

Yesterday evening tiaras came out in Copenhagen when Queen Margrethe hosted a festive dinner for Art and Culture. Crown Princess Mary used the occasion to wear a new diamond tiara for the first time. The diamond tiara obviously is an antique jewel, but the origins are unknown. It hasn’t been seen on a member of the royal family before, so it can be assumed that it was newly acquired for, … Continue reading

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Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary: “Equality is the Single Most Important Thing”

  March 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess tonight delivered a lengthy speech while attending an event with the the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Diversity at Vega in Copenhagen, fittingly on International Women’s Day. She began by making comparisons about what International Women’s Day means to women in different countries around the world: in countries like Denmark, women use it to celebrate what has been achieved to bring equality between genders, while in countries … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Qatar

  March 4, 2016 at 8:11 am by

After their three days in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have continued on to Qatar with the Danish business delegation they are accompanying. They spent all of Wednesday on joint engagements, visiting the Maersk Oil Qatari headquarters, the Aspire Academy and the Doha Museum of Islamic Art. During their visit to the Aspire Academy, the couple spent much time at the football stadium of the facility, showing off … Continue reading

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Princess Marie in the Faroe Islands For Autism Awareness

  March 4, 2016 at 7:48 am by

Denmark’s Princess Marie has been in the Faroe Islands over the past few days to help mark the National Association for Autism’s 25th anniversary in the region. She arrived on Tuesday for her first visit to the island and was given a tour of the historic city Kirkjubøur. Among her stops were the Magnus Cathedral, built in the early 14th century, and the Kongsgård (royal farm) where she met members of the Patursson … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Lends A Hand To Help World’s Vulnerable Women

  March 2, 2016 at 7:41 am by

Denmark’s Princess Marie on Monday gave her time at a charity drive in Copenhagen, as part of her work with DanChurchAid, whose annual national fundraiser is coming up on March 13. She helped sell cups of pumpkin soup at the market Torvehallerne to raise money for the theme of this year’s fundraiser, “Share your time with the poorest women in the world.” The soup had previously been made by immigrant women at … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary’s Third Day in Saudi Arabia

  March 1, 2016 at 8:22 pm by

On their third and final day in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a number of joint and solo events before finishing the day at a reception at the Danish Ambassador’s residence. First, the couple were given a tour of the King Abdullah Financial District construction zone, which has a Danish architect behind its design. Frederik then headed off to King Abdullah Center for Science and Technology, while Mary … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary’s Second Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had the first official day of their business delegation visit to Saudi Arabia today, as they opened the Danish Saudi Business Forum at the Hotel Al Faisaliah in Riyadh. The Crown Prince delivered a keynote speech to mark the opening of the forum, which aims to help “create growth and jobs in Denmark” through the export market. The couple also toured the forum, chatting with a … Continue reading

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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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