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Trusty Blue for Margrethe, Recycled White for Mary: Second New Year’s Court in Denmark

  January 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm by

The second New Year’s Court took place in Denmark this morning, and the two royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary – both reached into their closets for their outfits instead of opting for something new. Queen Margrethe, hosting a Court for the judges of the Supreme Court, the Royal Life Guards and the Guard Hussar Regiment Officer Corps and then one for the diplomatic corps, donned … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Attend First New Year’s Court of 2016

  January 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

The Danish Royal Family have tonight attended the first New Year’s Court at Amalienborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik hosted a gala banquet for members of government, members of the court and members of the Order of the Elephant. The Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present, each wearing the collar of the order signifying the formality of the occasion. Danish royals at new year reception … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik To Retire From Official Duties

  December 31, 2015 at 8:28 pm by

In her annual New Year’s speech, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark tonight announced that her husband, Prince Henrik, will be retiring from official duties relating to the Danish state. “My husband has made the decision that the time has now come for him to “slow down” – or, if I may use a common Danish term – to retire,” the Queen said during the televised broadcast, “Going forward, the Prince … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Princess Mary at Presentation of 2015 Christmas Seal

  October 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary attended the unveiling of this year’s Christmas Seal 2015 at the Copenhagen City Hall today. Crown Princess Mary helped the Queen unveil this year’s seal, which Margrethe designed. After the unveiling of the seals, Queen Margrethe gave a speech which was followed by two songs sang by children. A reception was later held for the attending guests.

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Days Two and Three

  October 24, 2015 at 7:49 am by

The Danish State Visit to Indonesia continued on Friday and Saturday, with the Regent Couple undertaking engagements in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. As with the previous day, a number of these engagements had a focus on promoting Danish business interests in Indonesia. On Friday there was a Design and Lifestyle Fair, a visit to Grundfos where Prince Henrik was told about how the company is developing ways to create better water access … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Day One

  October 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark today officially began the first state visit of a Danish head of state to Indonesia, starting with an official welcoming at the Presidential Palace from President Joko Widodo. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony included the customary inspection of the guard of honour outside the Palace, and the national anthems of both countries were played before a meeting took place inside, where a … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  October 21, 2015 at 9:51 am by

The Queen of Denmark and her husband today arrived in Indonesia in advance of their state visit beginning tomorrow. Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Casper Klynge was part of the welcoming committee at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on the island of Java. View image | gettyimages.com The couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy this evening, and will be officially welcomed by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo tomorrow morning. This is the first official … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents Queen Ingrid Research Prize

  October 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

The Queen of Denmark has presented the Queen Ingrid Research Prize in a ceremony at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg today. Professor Søren Jacobsen, the head of rheumatology at Copenhagen University Hospital, was awarded the prize of 100,000DKK for his research and work with arthritis. The prize is awarded as part of the Danish Rheumatism Association, of which Queen Ingrid was patron before Queen Margrethe, and is delivered annually on World Arthritis Day. It was … Continue reading

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Opening of the Danish Folketinget 2015-2016 Session

  October 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family has attended the opening of the 2015-2016 session of parliament today at Christiansborg Palace. In typical fashion, the family – Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – congregated on the steps outside the palace while waiting for the Queen and Prince Henrik. After a round of curtsies and kisses when they arrived, the family entered the building alongside the Presidium … Continue reading

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A Rainy Gråsten Palace Photo Session

  July 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

The Danish Royal Family didn’t let the wet weather dampen their spirits on Saturday, when they posed for photographers in the gardens of Gråsten Palace for their annual summer (ironic, given the gloomy skies) photo session. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were joined by their eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, and his family, as well as the Queen’s niece Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her family, … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Watch Changing Of The Guards

  July 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm by

Earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were joined by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik at Gråsten Palace to watch the changing of guards, an annual event that is watched by The Royal family. The family lined up on the palace stairs to watch the royal life guards played threes songs. Princess Alexandra of Berleburg, her husband Count Jefferson and their children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid also joined the … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Celebrate 1915 Constitution Anniversary

  June 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm by

Following on from last night’s concert, the Danish Royal Family was out in force to again mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Constitution. The family attended a reception at Christiansborg Palace, hosted by the Danish Parliament. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte chatted in the sunshine outside the main entrance to the building while waiting for Queen Margrethe to arrive. View image … Continue reading

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Danes At Concert Marking 100th Anniversary of 1915 Constitution

  June 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm by

Members of the Danish Royal Family were tonight present at a concert hosted by Danmarks Radio to celebrate the centenary of the 1915 Constitution. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the event at the Tivoli Hotel and Convention Centre, alongside Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. View image | gettyimages.com Tomorrow, the royal family will attend several other events to mark the … Continue reading

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Farmor Margrethe Visits Prince Nikolai at Boarding School

  May 23, 2015 at 6:48 pm by

The Queen of Denmark paid a visit to the Herlufsholm School in Næstved today, to celebrate the school’s 450th anniversary. Queen Margrethe first attended a service at the school’s church, before unveiling a new sculpture by Eva Steen Kristensen in the Nyhave that was donated by the New Carlsberg Foundation to make the anniversary. Ms Kristensen said that she was inspired by the ‘willingness’ of the students and the architecture of the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Tours Refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum

  May 19, 2015 at 10:35 am by

Queen Margrethe II was one of 130 specially invited guests to tour the refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum in Middelfart this morning ahead of its reopening to the public tomorrow. The Queen was shown around the museum’s new exhibitions by curator Pia Wirnfeld. One of the exhibitions she saw was Brandes 
& Bindesbøll – Bånd & Brud, where artist Peter Brandes gave the Queen explanations to the pieces in the collection. The Queen has … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Marks Danish WWII Liberation Anniversary

  May 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm by

Queen Margrethe II today attended a commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from German forces in World War Two. The Queen laid a wreath at the Mindelunden in Hellerup, which is the memorial to the Danish resistance fighters who died fighting against German occupation. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt delivered a speech, while the Home Guard Music Corp Copenhagen and the choir from the N. Zahles School performed during the event. … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Holds Audience with Angela Merkel

  April 28, 2015 at 9:04 am by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Copenhagen this morning, during the Chancellor’s day visit to the country. Chancellor Merkel had an audience with the Queen at Christian VII’s Palace in the Amalienborg complex. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was also present, before accompanying the Chancellor to meetings.

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Scandinavians Attend Sibelius/Nielsen Anniversary Concert

  April 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio of Finland this evening were present at a concert to mark the anniversary of the births of two famous Scandinavian composers, Finn Jean Sibelius and Dane Carl Nielsen. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed two symphonies of Sibelius and Nielsen’s works. To mark the 150th anniversary, the Stockholm Concert Hall is hosting a … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Black-Tie Dinner

  April 16, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

To round out the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations, a black-tie dinner was held this evening at Fredensborg Palace. A smaller number of guests were invited to this dinner than the previous night’s, but included some new royals – the Swedish and Norwegian heirs and their spouses. On the menu for the evening was crab bisque, stuffed turkey breast in white wine sauce, and a camembert feuilleté. Fireworks above the … Continue reading

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