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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Margrethe II of Denmark Turns 74

  April 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 74th birthday today. The ever-popular Danish Monarch was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen in 1940, the eldest child of then-Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark. The infant Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen on May 14, 1940 with the names Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid. Among her godparents were her paternal grandfather, King Christian X of Denmark, her father’s brother, … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Parliament Dinner

  March 13, 2014 at 6:32 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark last night hosted a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the Danish parliament. The Queen, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte each greeted the attendees – members of the parliament, the government and the Danish members of the European Parliament – before proceeding into the Great Hall for the banquet. On the menu was grilled tuna … Continue reading

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Margrethe and Henrik Take Felix To Handball Final

  January 27, 2014 at 4:26 am by

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik took their second eldest grandson, Prince Felix, with them yesterday afternoon when they attended the final match of the European Handball Championships in Herning. The final match saw Denmark take on France (the native land of the Prince Consort) at the Jyske Bank Boxen. Unfortunately for the spectators, the home team were unable to overcome the domineering French team, going down 41-32. After the … Continue reading

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New Danish Painting Unveiled

  November 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm by

A new painting of the Danish Royal Family was unveiled last week, ahead of its display at Amalienborg. Thomas Kluge, a Danish artist who has previously painted portraits of members of the family on numerous occasions, was the man commissioned to create the portrait. The painting was commissioned by an anonymous donor as a seventieth birthday present for the Queen (she turned seventy in 2010). Kluge spoke of how the … Continue reading

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Danes Welcome Vietnamese President

  September 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm by

The Danish Royal Family today welcomed the President and First Lady of Vietnam to Copenhagen for a three-day state visit. President Truong Tan Sang and his wife, Mrs Mai Thi Hanh, were greeted upon arrival at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, along with the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. It seems that Princess Benedikte missed the memo to wear blue – … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters At Gråsten (Plus the Kids)

  July 26, 2013 at 8:15 am by

For the first time in several years, all three Danish sisters were present for the traditional Gråsten Palace photo session in Denmark today. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and former Queen Anne-Marie of Greece posed for photographs with the elder two sisters’ children and grandchildren. Present were Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim of Denmark with their wives and eight children, Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Visit Denmark

  June 26, 2013 at 11:14 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands yesterday paid a visit to Denmark, as part of their post-inauguration introductory tours. The couple were greeted at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, where the two monarchs inspected a guard of honour while their spouses were seen having a laugh between themselves (Queen Máxima and Prince Henrik continued with the jokes throughout the afternoon), before the group headed to … Continue reading

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Danes Attend Parliament Opening

  October 3, 2012 at 7:20 am by

The Danish Royal Family yesterday attended the annual opening of Parliament at Christiansborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II, wearing a purple ensemble, led the family into the Parliament after arriving last just before noon. As per custom, the family arrive in reverse rank – Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrived first, followed by the Crown Prince Couple. The most senior members of the Presidium of the Parliament escort the … Continue reading

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London 2012: Swimming Draws the Royals In

  July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

As it usually is, the Olympic swimming competition has been the place for royal spotting. Yesterday saw members of the Danish, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian and Greek royal families in the stands for the morning heats. Sitting together in the VIP section, it was a kin to a family reunion of sorts. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark were on hand to cheer Jeanette … Continue reading

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Danish RF Attends Annual Photo Shoot at Gråsten Palace

  July 20, 2012 at 10:51 am by

A large part of the Danish Royal family has today attended the annual photo shoot at Gråsten Palace. Queen Margrethe and Prince-Consort Henrik were joined by their oldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, with his wife Crown Princess Mary and 3 of their 4 children, Princes Christian and Vincent and Princess Isabella [Princess Josephine had a slight fever and didn't leave the Palace], and by the Queens sister, Princess Benedikte, and her … Continue reading

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Prints Rule Danish Royal Garden Party

  June 24, 2012 at 9:43 am by

It was the first time for Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik to host a garden party at Fredensborg Castle, last week on June 19. The Danish garden party was not quite what many expected or are used too; one would think hats, formal outfits but this was a more laid-back one. Some thought that since it was a garden party, the royals should’ve have worn hats and plain outfits. … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Receives Jubilee Tiara

  June 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm by

In an audience earlier today at Amalienborg, Queen Margrethe II was presented with her jubilee gift from Greenland’s parliament and home rule government. The gift consists of a tiara and earrings set, made by Greenlandic goldsmith Nicolai Appel. The tiara, named Nassut and meaning ‘Flowers from Greenland’, was made of melted gold coins, the gold of which was mined from the Kirkespirdalen mine in Greenland. The specific coins used were designed … Continue reading

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Danes Attend WWF Denmark Anniversary

  May 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family attended a gala dinner this evening to mark the fortieth anniversary of the World Wide Fund for Nature Denmark. Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were all present for the gala, and Prince Henrik – after arriving to the event in a golf cart with his wife – was on hand to greet all of the … Continue reading

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Vibrant Colors For Danish Royal Outing

  May 27, 2012 at 5:52 am by

Color, color and more color for the Danish Royal ladies as they attended the Royal Life Guards Music Corps Concert earlier this week. A smiling Queen Margrethe wore a light pink dress matched with a vibrant fuchsia jacket with matching shoes see here. Crown Princess Mary, who was color co-ordinating with the Queen, wore a recycled dark pink dress with hair pulled back in an up-do see here. Princess Marie, wife of Prince Joachim, kept … Continue reading

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Princess Mary At Prize Ceremony, New Portraits of Queen

  April 19, 2012 at 8:51 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was present for the awards ceremony of the ‘Little Brother’ prize of the Children’s Aid Foundation. She is the patron of the foundation. The ceremony took place at the Copenhagen Town Hall, where Niklas Matthiassen and Birger Steen Hansen were presented with the 2012 edition of the prize. Mr Matthiassen was awarded the ‘Little Brother’ prize for his work with physically and mentally disabled children through … Continue reading

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Tillykke med fødselsdagen Daisy!

  April 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark today celebrated her 72nd birthday in Copenhagen. As per tradition, the Queen appeared on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg, accompanied by her husband and their children. The ever-expanding royal family this year was not able to all squeeze on to one balcony at the same time, which meant that the families of Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim split their time on the … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Denmark from the UK, Day Three

  March 27, 2012 at 1:26 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Denmark, the last stop on their Scandinavian Diamond Jubilee tour. Yesterday, March 26th, began with a visit to Kastellet Citadel in Copenhagen, where the Prince of Wales and Crown Prince Frederik laid wreaths at the national memorial, which is located at the military base. Joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Princess Mary, they then viewed the … Continue reading

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Danish Ruby Jubilee – Balcony Appearance, Church Service, Gala Banquet

  January 16, 2012 at 10:21 am by

The Ruby Jubilee celebrations of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark continued yesterday, with a full day of events to mark the Queen’s anniversary. It began with the Queen’s 500th State Council meeting at Christiansborg Palace in the morning. The Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and her ministers were in attendance as per usual, as was Crown Prince Frederik. Immediately after the meeting, Prince Henrik and Crown Princess Mary joined the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee Festivities

  January 15, 2012 at 4:47 am by

Following their visit to Roskilde Cathedral yesterday, the Danish Royal Family continued with the celebrations marking Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth anniversary as monarch in Copenhagen. The Danes were joined by their Greek and Berleburg relatives, as well as the Kings and Queens of Norway and Sweden and the President of Iceland, at the Copenhagen Town Hall for a reception in the early afternoon. Queen Margrethe travelled from Amalienborg Palace through … Continue reading

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