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‘Jorn + Munch’ Exhibition Receives Royal Opening From Queen Margrethe

  February 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today opened the new exhibition ‘Jorn + Munch’ at Silkeborg’s Museum Jorn. Wearing a brown suit with orange pinstripes, Queen Margrethe was given a tour by curator Karen Friis of the exhibition that features 60 Asger Jorn and 46 Edvard Munch artworks that were inspired by women, love and the Nordic landscape. As she left the museum, the art-loving Queen said that the exhibition “was worth … Continue reading

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Iceland’s President Continues State Visit to Denmark

  January 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

The Icelandic President and First Lady have continued their state visit to Denmark today, with a number of engagements around Copenhagen. President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson attended a seminar on food production and sustainability with Crown Prince Frederik, before visiting the State of Green partnership between the Danish governments and relevant energy sector organisations; and then the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea centre. The president of #iceland visits House of Green in … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Gala Banquet For Visiting President of Iceland

  January 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm by

The Queen of Denmark hosted Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Amalienborg in honour of the visiting President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, on the first day of his state visit to the country. Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte were all present for the banquet, as was Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and other members of the Danish government. Guests feasted … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Opens European Capital of Culture For 2017

  January 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

At the Aarhus Concert Hall, Queen Margrethe II tonight has officially opened the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. The city was named one of two Capitals of Culture by the European Union for this year; the ECOC is designed to “highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe”. The Queen set off a parade of illuminated lanterns in the shape of various ships from the Concert Hall through … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Goes Full Purple For Final New Year’s Court of 2017

  January 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opted for a solid-block purple evening gown and matching cape for today’s New Year’s Court receptions, the final in the 2017 calendar. The cape and dress, from designer Lasse Spangenberg, were paired with black pearl jewellery and the stud-version of the earrings from Mary’s diamond and ruby parure. This reception – headed by Queen Margrethe II and also attended by Crown Prince Frederik – is for … Continue reading

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Second New Year’s Court Takes Place in Denmark

  January 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm by

The second day of New Year’s Courts has been held in Copenhagen this morning, with Queen Margrethe II welcoming the members of the diplomatic corps to Christiansborg Palace. Takin place in the Riddersalen, 75 of the ambassadors currently stationed in Denmark greeted the royal family – which today was limited to the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple – many in the national dress of their respective countries. Queen Margrethe … Continue reading

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Danes Attend New Year’s Court For Order of The Elephant

  January 1, 2017 at 8:41 pm by

The grandest event in calendar of official Denmark took place this evening in Copenhagen, the annual New Year’s Court for members of the Order of the Elephant (Denmark’s highest honour), the Danish government and the Royal Court. The members were received by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before a banquet took place attended also by the Crown Prince and Princess, and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Attend Christmas Day Service in Aarhus

  December 25, 2016 at 11:20 am by

Members of the Danish Royal Family this morning attended the Christmas Day church service at Aarhus Cathedral. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik were joined by the Crown Prince Couple with their two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie with Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. The four youngest grandchildren – Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – did not attend the … Continue reading

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Danes Host Christmas Reception For Their Households

  December 14, 2016 at 7:14 am by

The Danish Royal Family hosted Tuesday a Christmas reception for their household staff at Christiansborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik (who wore the most eye-catching accessory of the day, a tie decorated with the Seven Dwarves) led the family in the celebrations in the Great Hall, which included a ballet performance from Tivoli’s Pantomime Theatre production of Cinderella. The Crown Prince Couple brought along their four children, while Prince … Continue reading

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Bringing Out A Favourite: Queen Margrethe Presents The Queen’s Watch

  November 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm by

Queen Margrethe presented another edition of The Queen’s Watch today in Copenhagen, and the Queen with one of the most intriguing senses of fashion donned what seems to be one of her favourite hats considering the amount of times it is brought out of its hatbox! Paired with an oversize electric blue coat, the matching blue hat features no brim, a black patent leather trim and what can only be described as an antenna … Continue reading

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Syddansk Universitet Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Royal Attendance

  October 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

The Syddansk Universitet in Odense has celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Queen Margrethe II and Princess Marie both made the journey down for the event. They were welcomed by the University’s Chairman and President of the Student Union, before heading inside for the ceremony, which included the appointment of six new honorary doctorates, musical performances and awards for the teaching staff. Queen Margrethe was her usual bright self in a red blouse … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters Present Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant

  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

This evening at the Tivoli Concert Hall, the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s three daughters presented her Honorary Grant that is awarded biennially to a dancer and a musician. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece presented Andreas Kaas, a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, and Signe Eeg, a jazz singer, with the 2016 edition of the grant during the performance of Alvin … Continue reading

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Danes Host Reception For Olympic and Paralympic Teams

  October 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

Over 200 members of Team Denmark that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games have been guests at a reception hosted by Queen Margrethe II at Christiansborg Palace. The team – whose athletes won 15 Olympic and 7 Paralympic medals in Rio – were also congratulated by Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. Queen Margrethe hosted today a reception for the Olympic … Continue reading

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Danes Attend Opening of Parliament

  October 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm by

The 2016-2017 Parliamentary Session has been opened today in Denmark, with members of the royal family in attendance. Greeted on the stairs of Christiansborg Palace by the Presidium of the Parliament, Queen Margrethe was escorted into parliament by its Speaker, Pia Kjærsgaard. The Queen looked lovely in a red ensemble, while both her daughters-in-law Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie stuck to neutral tones (though Mary accessorised with navy blue). Princess … Continue reading

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A Belated 75th Birthday Present! Queen Margrethe Opens New Gardens at Fredensborg Palace

  September 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

Queen Margrethe has today opened a new ‘Seasonal Haven’ herbaceous border in the Fredensborg Palace Gardens that was a gift from the Danish Government, Parliament and a number of organisations and individual donors for her 75th birthday last year and has been in planning and construction since. The Queen wore an appropriately matched pink, orange and yellow floral blouse as she walked the gardens with one of the landscape architects from the Danish Agency … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Danes Partake in Summer Photo Session at Graasten

  July 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm by

The Danish Royal Family has had their annual summer photo session at Graasten Palace, posing for photographs on the steps of the palace as the unfriendly weather made the gardens a no-go zones. Joining the Queen, Prince Henrik and the Crown Princely Family were Princess Benedikte’s children, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Alexandra with her husband Jefferson and daughter Ingrid. The younger children, Prince Vincent and Princess … Continue reading

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Summer Greetings From Margrethe and Henrik Ahead of Graasten Photocall

  July 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm by

A photograph of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik happily relaxing in the gardens of Marselisborg Castle has been posted on the Danish Royal Family’s social media pages, to mark the couple’s summer break in Aarhus. The caption on the photo reveals the Queen and her husband will make their way to Jutland, to join the Crown Princely Family, at Gråsten Palace on Friday July 15 aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog. The … Continue reading

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