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Princess Mary Visits Holbæk for Heart Foundation

  March 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm by

As patron of the Danish Heart Foundation, Crown Princess Mary today visited the Holbæk Hospital, east of Copenhagen in the municipality of Holbæk. Princess Mary was given a tour of the hospital’s cardiac department, where she spoke with doctors, nurses and some patients who are currently in Holbæk Hospital for cardiac surgery. The tour was conducted by the cardiac department’s senior consultant, Tage Lysbo Svendsen. Later, the Crown Princess awarded … Continue reading

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Danish Princess to be Christened on May 20

  March 9, 2012 at 8:04 am by

The Danish Royal Court today announced that the christening of its youngest member, the infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, will take place on May 20th. In a brief statement released by Kurt Bache, the private secretary for Prince Joachim’s household, it was revealed that the christening will be held at the Møgeltønder Church, the same church where the infant’s parents were married and where her older brothers, … Continue reading

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Princess Mary in Washington, DC for Women’s Conference

  March 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

Crown Princess Mary was in Washington, D.C. last week, attending the Second World Conference of Women’s Shelters. The Crown Princess was in attendance in conjunction with her work with The Mary Foundation. Her visit began on February 27th, when she presented a donation of $USD2.3million to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender and Diversity Multi-Donor Fund on behalf of the Danish Government, taking place at the IDB headquarters. Princess Mary was … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla to Visit Scandinavia

  February 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be paying official visits to the three Scandinavian countries at the end of March. Visits to Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been schedueled as a lead-in to the British Royal Family’s tours of the Commonwealth to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The respective Royal Courts also stated that the “historical and diplomatic ties” between Britain and Scandinavia is part … Continue reading

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Danes in Verbier

  February 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, are currently in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier with their four children. As they do annually, the family made the trip down from Denmark to celebrate the Crown Princess’s birthday on February 5th. This year was slightly different, as Prince Frederik and Princess Mary arrived in Verbier almost a week in advance of their children – five year old … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Turns 40

  February 4, 2012 at 12:00 am by

The Crown Princess of Denmark tomorrow turns forty years old. She was born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson on February 5th, 1972 in Hobart, Australia. Mary was the youngest of four children born to John Donaldson and Henrietta Horne, joining elder sisters Jane and Patricia, and older brother John. She spent her childhood in Houston, Texas as well as Hobart, while her father was working at a university. Mary’s primary and secondary education … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik Congratulates Danish Handball Team

  January 31, 2012 at 4:25 am by

Crown Prince Frederik was on hand yesterday, January 30th, to celebrate the Danish men’s national handball team at the Copenhagen Town Hall. The team is the current European Handball Champions, following their January 29th finals win against host nation Serbia at the Belgrade Arena in Belgrade. The final score was 21-19, and the Danish team won their second European championship (the first was in 2008). The Crown Prince gave a … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Take Newborn Daughter Home

  January 27, 2012 at 11:56 am by

Glowing parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, took their newborn daughter home today. The Princess was born on 24 January 2012 at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and joined older brother, Prince Henrik, and older halfbrothers, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. She’s 10th in line to the Danish throne, after her uncle, The Crown Prince, his four children, her father, and her 3 older brothers. The Princess is the 8th grandchild … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

  January 24, 2012 at 4:45 am by

The Danish Royal Court has announced that Princess Marie gave birth to a baby girl a short time ago. The infant was born at 08:27, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. She weighed 2930 grams and was 49 centimetres in length. The official press release read: “Her Royal Highness Princess Marie has on Tuesday January 24th, 2012 at 08:27 at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen given birth to a Princess. Weight: 2930grams, Length: … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Admitted to Hospital in Copenhagen

  January 24, 2012 at 4:07 am by

Princess Marie is in labour and has been admitted to the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, the Danish Royal Court has confirmed. The Court’s spokesperson, Lene Balleby, told Danish media that the Princess was admitted to the hospital just after 04:00 this morning, Danish time – five hours ago. “Everything is progressing as it should,” Balleby said. Prince Joachim drove his wife to the hospital. This is the second child for Princess … Continue reading

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Danish Ruby Jubilee – Balcony Appearance, Church Service, Gala Banquet

  January 16, 2012 at 10:21 am by

The Ruby Jubilee celebrations of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark continued yesterday, with a full day of events to mark the Queen’s anniversary. It began with the Queen’s 500th State Council meeting at Christiansborg Palace in the morning. The Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and her ministers were in attendance as per usual, as was Crown Prince Frederik. Immediately after the meeting, Prince Henrik and Crown Princess Mary joined the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee Festivities

  January 15, 2012 at 4:47 am by

Following their visit to Roskilde Cathedral yesterday, the Danish Royal Family continued with the celebrations marking Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth anniversary as monarch in Copenhagen. The Danes were joined by their Greek and Berleburg relatives, as well as the Kings and Queens of Norway and Sweden and the President of Iceland, at the Copenhagen Town Hall for a reception in the early afternoon. Queen Margrethe travelled from Amalienborg Palace through … Continue reading

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Frederik’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 40th Anniversary

  January 14, 2012 at 6:09 am by

The three daughters of King Frederik IX of Denmark have visited his grave at Roskilde Cathedral this morning, Danish time, to mark the fortieth anniversary of the late King’s death in 1972. Queen Margrethe II, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes were accompanied by their husbands and families a short while ago, travelling from Copenhagen to Roskilde, thirty minutes west of the capital, via saloon car. … Continue reading

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Exhibitions par deux Continue Accession Festivities

  January 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm by

Two exhibition openings in Denmark today have continued Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth jubilee festivities. The first exhibition was held at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, and was entitled Regent of 40 Years – Queen Margrethe 1972-2012. The Queen was accompanied by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian for the event. The royals were given a tour of the exhibition, which … Continue reading

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Festivities Begin Marking Queen Margrethe’s Jubilee

  January 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm by

Earlier today, festivities held to mark HM Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth anniversary as the Danish monarch began in Copenhagen. The Queen, accompanied by TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim, was welcomed to a reception at Folketinget. As usual, the royal family arrived in reverse-presedence order: Prince Joachim was first to arrive, and was escorted inside by Marianne Jelved, the third chairman of the parliament. … Continue reading

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Prince Nikolai to represent Denmark in Innsbruck Torch Relay

  January 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, the elder son of Prince Joachim and of his former wife, Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, née Manley, will represent, along with 2 other Danish children, Denmark and it’s young athletes in the torch relay of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games on 13 January 2012. The 2012 Winter Youth Olympics will take place from 13 till 22 January 2012. Children from over 60 countries will enter. It’s … Continue reading

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First Birthday of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

  January 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm by

HRH Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and HRH Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, are celebrating their first birthday today, 8 January. Pictures of the twin Prince and Princess, including one with their parents and older brother and sister, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, were released. The christening of the twins took place on 14 April. … Continue reading

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Danish New Year’s Court 2012

  January 2, 2012 at 6:26 am by

The first of the 2012 Danish New Year’s Court took place yesterday evening in Copenhagen. The New Year’s Court for the members of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest order, was held at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg. HM Queen Margrethe II and TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim attended the gala banquet. HRH Princess Marie did not attend due to her advanced stage … Continue reading

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New Interview with Princess Marie

  December 30, 2011 at 12:37 am by

HRH Princess Marie of Denmark has given an interview to Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten recently. The interview also featured a new series of photographs of the Princess. In the interview, which took place at Schackenborg Palace on December 6th, Princess Marie discusses her selection of patronages, life between Schackenborg and Copenhagen, and being a royal mother. Some excerpts of the interview are below: On her patronages: “The biggest priviledge is … Continue reading

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Danish and Spanish Royals Release Annual Christmas Cards

  December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am by

The Danish and Spanish Royal Courts have released their annual Christmas cards. Both sets were released last week. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik chose a photograph of themselves in Greenland earlier this year as their card, and the Crown Princely Couple featured a black and white snap of their four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – for their Christmas greeting. The Crown Princely … Continue reading

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