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Old 08-23-2003, 04:15 PM
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Fredensborg Palace & Chancellory House, Fredensborg

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Fredensborg Palace in North Sealand is the royal family's residence in the spring and autumn. The magnificent sprawling palace was built bit by bit during the 18th century by the best Danish architects of the era.

At the end of the Northern War (1709-20), King Frederik IV asked his head gardener Johan Cornelius Krieger to build a small summer palace on an piece of land he owned on the eastern side of Esrum Lake. There was already a farmyard on the site, Østrup, which was demolished to make way for the new building project. As per the Italian and French model, the palace was to be built in the close proximity of its gardens.

In the years 1720-26, the highly skilled J.C. Krieger built a palace complex consisting of a small main palace - almost square, one-and-a-half storeys high with dome and lanterns - in front of which he placed an octagonal palace yard encircled by single-storey servants' wings. East of the main palace was an Orangery and the one-storey building called Margrave House. The palace chapel stood in the middle of the two. East of the octagon were the stables and to the west a servant's wing called Red Wing.

The focal point of the main palace was the dome hall, which measured 15 x 15 m and had a height of 27 m. The sumptuous stucco on the walls and ceiling was by C.E. Brenno. The large room opening onto the garden also featured beautiful stucco work on the ceiling, as well as a magnificent ceiling painting by Hendrik Krock.

The palace was inaugurated on 11 October 1722, Frederik IV's 51st birthday, and was named Fredensborg after the recently concluded peace treaty. It continued to expand over the next few years, with a number of official residences added along the southern approach alley and a chancellery to the south of the church.

From 1741-44, the royal builder Lauritz de Thurah raised the main palace to two full storeys in height. Royal builder Niels Eigtved added the four corner pavilions in 1753-54. Thurah transformed the Orangery into a residential building for the ladies-in-waiting in 1751 and the architects Fortling and Anthon raised the Ladies' Building and the Margrave House by one storey. Lord High Steward A.G. Moltke moved into the latter building, which was renamed the Marshal's House. Royal builder C.F. Harsdorff raised the buildings around the octagon by one storey in the 1770s and built a broad access passage towards the south. Frederik V and Juliane Marie had a predilection for the palace. After 1766, Juliane Marie was given Fredensborg as her dower house.
During Christian IX's long reign, the palace enjoyed a new golden age with the so-called Fredensborg days, when Europe's monarchs would gather to spend their holidays. The palace has been the favourite spring and autumn residence of various monarchs ever since.

The latest addition was in 1995, when the Palaces and Properties Agency commissioned the architect Søren D. Schmidt to design an Orangery west of the palace.

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Old 09-23-2003, 11:44 AM
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1. In the autumn of 2003 the Crown Prince will take up residence in the Chancellery House in the grounds of Fredensborg Palace, which will become his summer home. History of the Palace begins in the 1720’s and the Chancellery House was built in 1731.

2. Fredensborg Palace

3. Fredensborg Palace
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Old 09-24-2003, 10:47 AM
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Frederik & Marys Future Home

can someone post some pictures and some facts about the old apartment of late queen Ingrid

Fredensborg Castle and Kancellihuset, where it is ment that Cronw Prince Frederik and his Mary Donalson will live the first months before their residence Christian VIII:s Palace, at Amalienborg in Copenhagen will be ready and restored

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Old 09-29-2003, 06:01 PM
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Fredensborg Castle and Kancellihuset, where it is ment that Cronw Prince Frederik and his Mary Donalson will live the first months before their residence Christian VIII:s Palace, at Amalienborg in Copenhagen will be ready and restored
Kancellihuset is also under restauration at the moment...so is Holmens kirke (the church most people think that Frederik will marry in) and the church is not supposed to be finished until a year from now...

Nobody knows exactly when, where or why they will live yet - only thing official is that they wil NOT move in together until after the wedding.

It is thought that (very likely) Frederik will get his grandmother late Queen Ingrid's palace at Amalienborg, Kancellihuset and maybe also Gråsten Slot in Jutland.

It was also reported that the craftsmen were working overtime at Kancellihuset after the official announcement from the court....but if they don't marry until sometime in spring there is still time to get that ready :)
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This could get exciting .... leaky roofs and all.
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Old 09-29-2003, 07:29 PM
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Is there any other information on the house like how many rooms it has, special features or special amenities that will be built as part of the restoration at special request of Frederik and Mary?
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:26 AM
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Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace was built as a hunting seat for King Frederik IV by the architect J.C. Krieger in 1719. The main building was inaugurated in 1722 and the chapel in 1726.
It was rebuilt and extended during the reigns of King Christian VI, and King Frederik V and his Queen Juliane Marie by the architects N.Eigtved, L de Thurah and C.F. Harsdorf.

After Queen Juliane Marie’s death in 1796 the Palace was rarely used. It was not until the reign of King Christian IX and Queen Louise that the Palace became the setting for the life of the Royal Family for lengthy periods. “Europe’s parents-in-law” gathered their daughters and sons-in-law, all of whom represented many of Europe’s Royal and Princely Houses, at Fredensborg Palace every summer. Now the present Royal Family uses the palace for three months in the spring and three in the autumn.

Fredensborg Palace is often the setting for important events in the life of the Royal Family. It is here they celebrate weddings, silver wedding anniversaries and birthdays. The Queen receives Heads of State from all over the world at Fredensborg during State Visits. Here too Ambassadors of foreign countries present their credentials to the Queen. When foreign Heads of State spend the night at the palace, there is an old tradition that the State Visitor scratches his or her name with a diamond on a pane of window glass, as people mischievously in did in days gone by.

HM The Queen has maintained the age-old tradition that the Chapel should be open for members of Asminderød-Grønholt parishes, and a church service is held almost every Sunday.

The Palace gardens cover just under 300 acres, and were originally laid out by J.C. Krieger. It was reorganised by N. Jardin in the 1760’s and has since been adapted frequently to the changing tastes of the times. Today the main features of the original garden have been recreated.

Most of the sculptures in the garden are by the great Nordic neoclassical sculptor, J. Wiedewelt. In the “Valley of the Norsemen” there are 68 sandstone figures of Norwegian and Faroese farmers and fishermen. These figures were originally carved by the sculptor J.G. Grund. They were re-carved at the end of the 1900’s from original casts.

In 1995 an “Orangery” was built adjacent to the Palace kitchen garden. It serves as storage for tender plants in the winter, and flowers are grown here to decorate the various palaces.



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Guided tours in Fredensborg Palace & Palace Garden 2004
For the Summer 2004 admission to Fredensborg Palace & the Palace Garden (including the Vegetable Garden & the Orangery) can be obtained as follows:

The Palace
The Palace (including the Palace Chapel) will be open to the public weekdays and Sundays in July 13.00 – 17.00 (last tour 16.30). Admission fee: Adults: DKK. 40.-; children: DKK. 15.-. Guided tours only. No advance booking.

Mornings 10.00 – 12.00 are reserved for groups (min. 12, max. 25 persons). Advance booking necessary. Admission fee (DKK. 550.- per group) to be paid in advance. Reservations on telephone +45 33 40 31 87, fax +45 48 47 54 70, mail nce@ses.dk. Duration of guided tours: Approximately 35 minutes.

Please note: Services will be held in the Chapel on most Sundays during the year (exept for the month of July). All services are open to the public.

The Vegetable Garden & the Orangery
The Vegetable Garden & the Orangery will be open to the public weekdays and Sundays in July 13.00 – 17.00 (last tour 16.20). Admission fee: Adults: DKK. 40.-; children: DKK. 15.-. Guided tours only. No advance booking.

Mornings 10.00 – 12.00 are reserved for groups (min. 12, max. 50 persons). Advance booking is necessary. Admission fee (DKK. 750.- per group of 12 – 25 persons and DDK. 1.500,- per group of 26 – 50 persons) to be paid in advance. Reservations on telephone +45 33 40 31 87, fax +45 48 47 54 70, mail nce@ses.dk. Duration of guided tours: Approximately 45 minutes.

The Reserved Garden
The Reserved Garden (The Royal Family’s private garden) is open to the public in July (weekdays and Sundays 09.00 – 17.00). Free admission.

Free admission to the Palace Garden all the year round.

For further information please visit the Palaces and Properties Agency's website: www.ses.dk
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Why don´t you all take a look at this site http://www.hkhkronprinsen.dk/english.php ????
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Old 01-26-2004, 12:03 PM
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Fred and Mary's future home (Fredensborg Palace) does seem to be a lot bigger than Schakenborg Castle(don't know if the spelling is right) where Alex and Joachim live.

While Fredensborg Palace will be harder to maintain I think it is suitably grand for a future king and queen.

I wonder if Alex and Joachim ever feel bad that everything they get/have are smaller in scale and importance.

I think not, they are both intelligent enough to know their roles in RF and would not pegged their self esteem to the size of their homes. That is why I think it is great that Alex had her own career accomplishments b/4 the marriage, and Joachim has his own farm business to run.
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I wonder if Alex and Joachim ever feel bad that everything they get/have are smaller in scale and importance.
I doubt it. They are all different people and what is important to one individual may of little or no significance to another.

Besides, Alex and Joachim are both very intelligent and sophisticated human beings to really worry about such things in my opinion. I feel that they are more than capable of seeing the pro's and con's of any situation and are most likely very comfortable with their respective roles in the RF.
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Fred and Mary's future home (Fredensborg Palace) does seem to be a lot bigger than Schakenborg Castle(don't know if the spelling is right) where Alex and Joachim live.

While Fredensborg Palace will be harder to maintain I think it is suitably grand for a future king and queen.

I wonder if Alex and Joachim ever feel bad that everything they get/have are smaller in scale and importance.

I think not, they are both intelligent enough to know their roles in RF and would not pegged their self esteem to the size of their homes. That is why I think it is great that Alex had her own career accomplishments b/4 the marriage, and Joachim has his own farm business to run.
Schackenborg Palace is smaller when it terms to the building than Fredensborg Palace. But Schackenborg Palace has also very nice gardens just like the ones in Fredensborg.

I don't think that Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra felt bad when the palace they are living now is smaller to the one Fred and Mary would have because since Prince Joachim was still a child, he already accquired and owned the estate from his childless godfather. And, his business is also found there which the couple would like to handle and see now and then, so there is no reason for them to feel bad. And besides,I think they were also asked to decide if they would like to reside in Schackenborg Palace or live in other estates. The Danes also give millions for the restoration of Schackenborg which serves as their gift to the couple during their wedding.

It is just also right that CP Frederick and Mary would be living in Fredensborg because they are the future King and Queen of Denmark. And also, so that there would be people residing in various palaces, those estates are just occupied if its summer or whatever season.
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Either way they're all beautiful.

"Small" is still enough to house many homeless people, so in a way whilst it may be smaller its still massively huge for 4 people (PJ and PA and the young princes). It gets to a point where comparing Schakenbourg Palace vs the other ones the CP couple will live in will be pointless! They're both beautiful, huge palaces that will cater for the residents :)

Besides, I"d bet they are busy travelling half the time anyway.
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Fredensborg Palace from www.polfoto.dk

9. Church.
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Right now they lives at Fredensborg

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Kancelihus home of Crown princess Mary and crown prince Frederik and new born prince Fredensborg Denmark Nov.4,2005

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its a nice place so is this where Christian will spend the most part of his life :)
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