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Old 10-20-2008, 09:39 PM
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From what I understand, Queen Margrethe designs her family's monograms. Does any other monarch from other countries design their own family's too? Or is Margrethe the only one?
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I have only heard that they have influence, rather than heard "HM designed that", but its not a primary interest of mine, so could very easily be wrong.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:03 PM
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I believe Queen Margrethe is the only royal with artistic abilities. It may be true that she designed the monograms.
I believe she designed costumes for theater, she paints as well.
I know Prince Charles also paints but the Queen is more involved with the arts. Can our Danish friends help?
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:44 AM
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I don't think that any other monarchs specifically design their monograms, they will no doubt have some form of say in the matter, but Margrethe is the only one I know of that actually designs (start to finish) the thing.
She also, if my memory serves me correctly, designed the monograms for Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
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She also, if my memory serves me correctly, designed the monograms for Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
Wow I didnt have a clue about that! I think thats quite neat.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:34 PM
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I don't think that any other monarchs specifically design their monograms, they will no doubt have some form of say in the matter, but Margrethe is the only one I know of that actually designs (start to finish) the thing.
She also, if my memory serves me correctly, designed the monograms for Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
Really? This is the first time that I have heard about this. I think it is wonderful. She is very talented.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:13 AM
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Queen Margrethe does design all the monograms for the Danish royal family.

This is quoted from the Crown Princely website:
"The monograms of Their Royal Highnesses are designed by Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark."

So this must mean Mary, Frederik and Christian's monograms were designed by the Queen . Prince Christian's monogram was released with a statement from June 2006.

On the Danish Royal website it states that Prince Joachim helped design his joint monogram with Marie with the help of Ronny Anderson. The site quotes: " Fællesmonogrammet er tegnet af H.K.H. Prins Joachim med heraldisk bistand af kongelig våbenmaler Ronny Andersen."
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I wonder if the fact that Marie hasn't yet had any solo engagements has anything to do with her remaining without a monogram. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that Alex is still the patron of 12 charity causes and I would think she uses hers in them.

I don't know, I'm just speculating. It seems highly unlikely that Her majesty the Queen would be thinking "I'm not designing her a monogram before she starts doing some work and before Alex stops acting like a princess!!" I don't think they also have a rule on how many monograms there can be sported around. It is just still a bit weird that princess Isabella and princess Marie haven't got monograms. Even Sverre of Norway has one! I wonder if the fact that Marie is going to have her first solo engagement soon and the fact that she's expecting might change this.

OT: BTW, Why don't Joachim and Marie have their own webpages like the Crown Prince couple? I wish they did..
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I have a feeling that Marie will probably receive her monogram very soon. She is expecting, and she is performing her first solo engagement. I can't wait to see what Queen Margarethe designs for her.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:25 AM
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Your feeling was right Sgl!

The new Monogram for Princess Marie: It was created by Ronny Andersen

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The Queen didn't design Marie's monogram? I find that quite odd, she's designed pretty much all the family's monograms (bar the Joachim and Marie joint monogram)
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:55 PM
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I like this monogram. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it is very nice. I am also surprised that the Queen didn't design this monogram.
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I am surprised as well because I thought the Queen designed everyone's monogram in the family. Now I wonder if Princess Isabella's monogram will be designed by the Queen or someone else?
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I am surprised as well because I thought the Queen designed everyone's monogram in the family. Now I wonder if Princess Isabella's monogram will be designed by the Queen or someone else?
I wondered that also. Has the Queen retired from monogram designing? I was wondering if a reason had been given as to why she didn't design Marie's monogram?
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Maybe Princess Marie liked designing it herself.
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The Queen didn't design Marie's monogram? I find that quite odd, she's designed pretty much all the family's monograms (bar the Joachim and Marie joint monogram)
Well, she didn't do Joachim and Alexandra's mutual and separate ones either, as Joachim is responsible for them.

It's a simple, and stylish, monogram, I think. Font-wise it is a bit similar to Prince Henrik's. And I like that the first part of the M is a bit thinner than the rest of it.
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The "M" looks lopsided to me.
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Maybe Princess Marie liked designing it herself.
She didn't design it. It was designed by Ronny Andersen. I am not sure if Marie had input regarding the monogram. From what I have read, it sounds like the artist was completely responsible for the design.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:18 AM
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Hey, does anyone have the late King Frederik's Monogram? like on a letter head or something similar?

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Hey, does anyone have the late King Frederik's Monogram? like on a letter head or something similar?

thanks in advanced
Yes I do but I'm having trouble cutting and pasting it here!
If anyone can help that would be great. In the meantime, his monogram was two entwined initial F (similar to KP Frederik's initials but more ornate) with an anchor behind the initials topped with a crown.
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