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Ingrid’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 10th Anniversary

  November 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm by

Two Sundays ago, on November 7th, the three daughters of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark visited her grave at the open-air mausoleum just outside Roskilde Cathedral, to mark the tenth anniversary of her death at the age of 90 on that date in 2000. As a Danish Queen, a German Princess and a Greek Queen arrived at the Cathedral just before 10:00am, only the precense of four uniformed police … Continue reading

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The Big 5

  November 10, 2010 at 2:30 am by

Ones fifth birthday is always special and this is no different for a royal youngster. No fewer than 12 royal children will or have celebrated their half decade this year. Here is a run down of these birthday tots: Belgium Prince Emmanuel – Born the third child of The Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Emmanuel celebrated his 5th birthday on October 4th. He has an older sister, Elisabeth, an older … Continue reading

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Danish Royal Youngsters Make an Appearance

  November 10, 2010 at 2:19 am by

The Hubertus Hunt takes place in Deer Park every autumn and this year there were several special guests. Royal children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and their cousins Princes Nikolai and Felix came along accompanied by Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple. The children watched the proceedings from the small royal hunting palace located in Deer Park. They were able to observe the various riders, both young and old, ride … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately, Week #44

  November 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm by

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 2. November: Queen Margrethe was made an honorary member of the Association of Danish Set Designers, for her work as a, yes, set designer in a number of plays and dramas over the years. Thursday, 4. November: Prince Henrik, who is pretty fond of bridge, attended the international bridge tournament, Bridge 4 People in Copenhagen. Friday, 5. November: Queen Margrethe attended a memorial service … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Just a little personal note to start with: This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so please bear with me. I intend this to be a brief weekly summary of the latest events involving the Danish royals. For more details you will have to go to the appropriate topics. this is merely a sample, a bite if you will. If it works, I’ll continue. If it doesn’t, well, … Continue reading

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Prince Christian Celebrates 5th Birthday

  October 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm by

On the 15th of October His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark celebrated his 5th birthday. Born to a 21 gun saute back in 2005, Christian was loved by the nation from the start. So how does a young royal celebrate his half decade? With his family and friends like any other child. Christian’s kindergarten friends arrived at The Chancellory House at around 10 am and enjoyed treats such as … Continue reading

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Mary’s Monday – Kreative Conference and Julemærk Presentation

  October 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm by

Crown Princess Mary had a busy day yesterday, October 25th. Firstly, the pregnant Princess attended a ‘KreaNord’ conference, held by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Speaking at the event, which had the theme ‘Potential of Creative Industries in the Nordic Region’, Princess Mary used her patronage of Designer’s Nest – a segment of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair – to illustrate the importance of rewarding creativity and nurturing it. “In … Continue reading

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Concert Celebrating Queen Ingrid’s 100th Birthday

  September 2, 2010 at 6:06 am by

A memorial concert was held on August 30th at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, to mark the 100th anniversary of the late Queen Ingrid’s birth. The ‘three Danish sisters’ Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended, as well as Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Benedikte’s husband, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. They were treated to music performed by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

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Princess Marie opens Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2010 at 2:16 am by

Following her patronage of the Tønder Musical Festival last year, Princess Marie was back at the event on August 27th, to open the 2010 edition. In her opening speech, Marie told the crowd, “It’s great to be back!…I look forward to another festival with great music. Have a good festival everybody!” She later walked the festival, mingling with the public and viewing stands and tents. Marie seemed to quite enjoy … Continue reading

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Palace Announces Princess Mary Expecting Twins

  August 7, 2010 at 4:05 am by

The Danish Royal Court has announced today that Crown Princess Mary is pregnant with twins. The statement says that the birth is expected to take place in January 2011, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, where the couple’s two elder children, Prince Christian (4) and Princess Isabella (3) were born. Prince Frederik and Princess Mary have been married since May 2004. Click here for more information.

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Princess Nathalie and Husband Welcome Son

  July 25, 2010 at 6:18 am by

The Danish Royal Court announced today that Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the youngest daughter of Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard, gave birth to her first child – a son – with husband Alexander Johannsmann yesterday, July 24th. The newborn was born at a clinic in Berleburg at 18:45 local time. Princess Nathalie was accompanied by her husband throughout the birth. “Both mother and baby are doing well,” read … Continue reading

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Mary takes Children to Circus Premiere

  July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am by

Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended the premiere day of Circus Summarum earlier this week. The trio arrived and were greeted by by Chris Minh Doky, a jazz musician who is also the husband of Princess Mary’s lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky. The circus includes appearances by various Danish children’s performers, including Bamse og Kylling (Teddy Bear and Chicken), Bruno and Lille Nørderne Anders og Katrine (Little Nerds Anders … Continue reading

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Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Washington, DC Day 1

  June 4, 2010 at 2:51 am by

The Danish Crown Princely Couple has begun their visit to Washington, DC. Yesterday, June 3rd, Frederik and Mary paid a visit to the John Eaton Elementary School. This primary school was chosen for the visit as it is the Danish Embassy’s “adopted school” of the 2009-2010 American school year, as part of their Embassy Adoption Program. A class of fifth graders had learnt for several months all about Denmark, and … Continue reading

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New Chief of Staff for Danish Crown Princely Couple

  May 8, 2010 at 5:41 am by

The Danish Crown Princely Couple has appointed a new Chief of Staff. The man is Christian Schønau, the 43-year-old administrative head of the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs. The official press release states that Schønau is a lawyer who has worked for various ministries in the similar role since 2005. He will begin work with the royals on September 1st. Schønau comes on to the royal staff as the replacement … Continue reading

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Medvedev Visits Denmark

  April 29, 2010 at 1:25 am by

Following his state visit to Norway, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spent April 27th and April 28th in Denmark, paying a state visit to Queen Margrethe II. President Medvedev and his wife, First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva, arrived to Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup just after noon on Tuesday; where they were greeted by the Queen, the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess … Continue reading

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Delays Can’t Damper Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

  April 19, 2010 at 8:01 am by

Queen Margrethe has marked her seventieth birthday, with birthday celebrations running for three weeks in the lead up to April 16th, her actual birthday. The first four events ran between March 24th and April 9th, and consisted of exhibition openings at the Moesgaard Museum, the Skovgaard Museum, the Amalienborg Museum and the Frederiksborg Museum. These exhibitions showcased the Queen’s hobbies of archaeology, her ‘life-work’ in art starting at her childhood, … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Queen Ingrid’s Birth

  April 1, 2010 at 4:20 am by

Sunday March 28th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid of Sweden, the woman who would later become the Queen Consort of Denmark. Born Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta in 1910, Princess Ingrid was the third child and only daughter of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustav VI Adolf) and his first wife, Crown Princess Margaret (nee, Princess of Connaught). The newborn Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Announces Pregnancy

  March 25, 2010 at 8:29 am by

HSH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her fiance, Alexander Johannsmann, have revealed that they are expecting their first child, in an interview with Danish magazine Billed Bladet. The baby is due in July. Their engagement was announced earlier this year, and they will wed civally in around a month’s time, with a church wedding set for 2011. “We have not found a set date yet though. It will be not … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Visit Hungary

  March 24, 2010 at 2:46 am by

TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have recently completed a two-day visit to Hungary. They attended the opening of the “Power Games” exhibition of Danish contemporary art event at the Ludwig Museum, whose goal is to “filter the political and social reality through art.” Prince Frederik and Princess Mary were greeted by Hungarian VIPs and school children dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes. After the opening, the … Continue reading

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