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Flashback Friday: Some Vintage Royal Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Considering the main event of this week is Royal Ascot, our Flashback Friday for today brings you some vintage shots of Ascot years past. June 17, 1948: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret June 17, 1969: Princess Anne June 17, 1980: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark June 17, 1981: The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer June 17, 1987: The Duchess of York and Princess Margaret … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Visits the Faroe Islands

  June 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm by

The Queen of Denmark is currently on a few days visit to the Faroe Islands, an autonomous country within the Danish Kingdom. She is travelling on the royal yacht, the Dannebrog, and has thus far visited the cities of Drelnes and Tórshavn. The Queen – wearing the traditional costume of the Islands – stopped by the parliament, a nursing home and a graphic workshop as well as a cultural centre today; while … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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New Photograph of the Adult Members of the Danish Royal Family

  June 8, 2016 at 9:54 am by

The Danish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Queen Margrethe with members of her family today. She is joined by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in the photo that was taken on April 16, her birthday, at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard.

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Queen Margrethe Inspects Home Guard Officers…Including Daughter-in-Law Mary

  June 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today inspected officers from the Home Guard during a parade to conclude their 2016 land exercise in Fredericia. And among those 4,600 officers was Margrethe’s own daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, who joined the Home Guard in 2008 and is currently a Lieutenant. Queen Margrethe praised the Guard, who are made up of volunteers: “There is a lot of work involved to be a volunteer, and you … Continue reading

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MPs in Denmark Don’t Want Queen Margrethe’s Grandchildren To Receive An Appanage (Which They Likely Wouldn’t Anyway…)

  May 31, 2016 at 10:24 am by

With Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s eldest grandchild, Prince Nikolai, turning 18 next year and becoming an adult, debate has been reignited in Denmark regarding whether or not the eight grandchildren of the 76-year-old monarch should receive their own appanage when they come of age. Spokespeople for the various political parties in the country have come out saying that only the monarch and the heir should receive government funding. “Simple mathematics … Continue reading

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The Danes Are Now Instagramers and Facebookers

  May 31, 2016 at 8:07 am by

Earlier today, Instagram and Facebook pages for the Danish Royal Family went live, bringing the Danes in line with several other royal families in their use of social media. A photograph of Queen Margrethe II taken by Crown Prince Frederik at Amalienborg was the first photo uploaded on the Instagram account a few hours ago, while a video following the Queen through one of the Palaces before having the photo taken … Continue reading

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Danes Celebrate Royal Danish Yacht Club’s 150th Anniversary

  May 14, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Queen Margrethe was joined last night by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary for a gala dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince Couple attended the Royal Danish Yacht Club's 150th anniversar. pic.twitter.com/Gzl2pRE1dP — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) May 14, 2016 Sailing across the harbour to the Copenhagen Opera House from Amalienborg on the royal barge, … Continue reading

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Happy 76th Birthday Farmor! Queen Margrethe Celebrates Surrounded by Family

  April 16, 2016 at 8:46 am by

The Queen of Denmark was surrounded by her eight grandchildren today as she celebrated her 76th birthday with a traditional balcony appearance at Amalienborg. To the cheers of the awaiting crowd, Queen Margrethe (in a bright blue dress and coat – she is a big fan of this shade it seems) stepped out on to the central balcony with her husband, Prince Henrik, as her two sons – Frederik and … Continue reading

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Mexican Presidential Couple Enjoy Second Day in Denmark

  April 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Denmark, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and his wife Angélica Rivera spent part of the day apart, attending engagements with the Crown Prince and Princess. Crown Princess Mary and Mrs Rivera, both wearing cream coloured outfits (though Mary had a navy blue dress underneath her coat), visited the Ådalen kindergarten where Mrs Rivera was informed about the anti-bullying program instigated by The Mary Foundation. … Continue reading

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Mary and Marie in Matching Red Gowns and Diamonds For Mexican State Visit Gala

  April 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

Denmark’s two leading Princesses were more like twins this evening as they attended a gala banquet hosted by Queen Margrethe for the visiting President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. Crown Princess Mary wore a red chiffon gown with a tiered skirt from Jesper Høvring and her new antique diamond tiara, while Princess Marie also went for red and diamonds – her floral diamond wedding tiara and a simple red evening dress with a … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Dons Intriguing Blue Hat For Defence Inauguration

  April 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe today inaugurated the Defence Force’s new department, the Intelligence sector. During the ceremony at the Army Intelligence Centre in Varde, the Queen delivered a speech and presented the official flag to the department’s chief before inspecting a military guard. The Queen also met soldiers who showed her the equipment they use in their operational tasks. Hærens Efterretningscenter fik indviet ny fane af Dronning Margrethe på #varde torv #dkmedier #forsvaret … Continue reading

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A New Tiara for Crown Princess Mary

  March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

Yesterday evening tiaras came out in Copenhagen when Queen Margrethe hosted a festive dinner for Art and Culture. Crown Princess Mary used the occasion to wear a new diamond tiara for the first time. The diamond tiara obviously is an antique jewel, but the origins are unknown. It hasn’t been seen on a member of the royal family before, so it can be assumed that it was newly acquired for, … Continue reading

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Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II Gives Personal Tour Of Palaces

  February 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has opened the doors of her palaces to the Danish television station DR and their viewers. She will personally act as tour guide for a documentary about the Danish royal palaces. The first part will be about Amalienborg in Copenhagen and will be shown next sunday. The three other episodes will be focussed on Marselisborg, Frederiksborg and Gråsten. According to Billed Bladet, Her Majesty knows a … Continue reading

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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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