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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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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Balcony Appearance & Town Hall Reception

  April 16, 2015 at 9:42 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turns 75 today, and has been celebrated with a series of events in Copenhagen. After being woken by her family and a few close friends singing underneath her bedroom window at Fredensborg Palace, the Queen headed into the capital for the festivities. She and her immediate family – sons Frederik and Joachim with their wives and children – appeared on the main balconies of Christian … Continue reading

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Gala Banquet for Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday

  April 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm by

A gala banquet was held tonight at Christiansborg Palace to celebrate Queen Margrethe’s 75th birthday tomorrow. Around 300 guests feasted on halibut, beef tenderloin with potatoes, white asparagus and pearl onions, and cream cheese flan. The guest list included the Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish monarchs, as well as the President of Iceland. View image | gettyimages.com Speeches were delivered by Crown Prince Frederik (who wished Belgium’s King Philippe … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Too Ill To Attend Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

  April 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm by

Queen Margarethe of Denmark is celebrating her 75th birthday celebrations over the next two days and she won’t be joined by her husband, Princes Henrik. The Royal House communications director said today that the Prince Consort won’t be attending the celebrations because he has a flu. The Prince already missed the press conference the Queen held on April 13 in connection with her birthday. Prince Henrik was suppose to attend … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Fashions in Aarhus

  April 9, 2015 at 9:05 am by

The Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations began yesterday, with both day and evening events. The main royal ladies were out in force, so let’s take a look at their attire in all its splendour. Queen Margrethe II The birthday girl chose a snow white ensemble for the City Hall reception, one that saw its first outing back in 2012 during the celebrations for her Ruby Jubilee. The outfit consists of … Continue reading

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Festivities in Aarhus for Queen Margrethe’s Birthday

  April 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Aarhus today welcomed the Danish Royal Family to town to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming 75th birthday. The day began with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik participating in a carriage ride through the streets of Aarhus, heading towards the City Hall for an official reception. Here they were joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie for a balcony appearance before the reception took place. A … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day Two

  March 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm by

The second day of the Dutch-Danish state visit was focused on the island of Samsø, which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled to via ferry accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. A welcoming ceremony took place in the Anton Rosen Square with the Mayor of Samsø, Marcel Meijer, telling the two couples about the island’s renewable energy scheme (Samsø receives 100% of its energy from wind power). Mr Meijer … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One

  March 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents ‘The Queen’s Watch’

  March 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today presented ‘The Queen’s Watch’, a customary honour awarded to an outstanding member of the Royal Life Guards at the end of their service period. After inspecting a guard of honour of lifeguards who have completed their service, Queen Margrethe deliver a brief speech praising the efforts of the Life Guards during last month’s terror attack in Copenhagen. Frederik Marquard Nielsen was this year’s recipient, receiving a … Continue reading

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New Portrait to Mark Margrethe II’s Upcoming Birthday

  March 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

As they did with her ruby jubilee in 2012, the Danish Royal Court has released a new portrait and logo to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday next month. The logo has been designed by graphic designer Poul Bjørn in conjunction with Wonderful Copenhagen. Torben Eskerod photographed the Queen, who appears in the simple close-up photo wearing a red blouse. Queen Margrethe turns 75 on April 16, and several events have been … Continue reading

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Royals Rank Amongst World’s Most Admired

  February 3, 2015 at 9:38 am by

A new poll by market research firm YouGov has seen several royals ranking within the top twenty of the ‘Most Admired’ for their respective countries. The poll, which had 25,000 respondents in 23 countries, asked ‘Who do you truly admire?’ and ‘Who do you most admire?’, with respondents selecting from a list of 25 worldwide figures and 5 popular local figures. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was the highest ranked royal … Continue reading

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Festivities For Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday Revealed

  January 28, 2015 at 8:44 am by

The celebrations for the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday have been confirmed by the Royal Court. Queen Margrethe’s birthday will be celebrated over two main days in April, with a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace on April 15. On the Queen’s actual birthday – April 16 – she and her immediate family will appear on the balcony of Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg, as they do each year. A reception … Continue reading

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New Year’s Courts Continue in Denmark

  January 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm by

The Danish New Year’s Courts have continued yesterday and today, with further receptions taking place at Christiansborg Palace. Yesterday, Queen Margrethe hosted the Court for the diplomatic corps, of which 77 of the ambassadors presently with offices in Denmark attended (the Russian Ambassador did not). Many of the ambassadors choose to wear their country’s national costume for this event, which is attended by the Regent and Crown Princely couples. The … Continue reading

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Danish New Years Courts Begin in Copenhagen

  January 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm by

The Danish New Years Courts have begun in Copenhagen, with a glittering gala held at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg this evening. Hosted by Queen Margrethe II, the banquet was attended by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and the Queen’s first cousin Princess Elisabeth. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was also present, as were members of the government, parliament, defence leaders and … Continue reading

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Christmas Family Gathering At Fredensborg

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark invited her extended family for Christmas in Denmark this year, for the first large Christmas gathering since 2006. Forty-plus members of the Danish, Greek and Berleburg royal families spent several days at Fredensborg Palace. The only ones missing were from the Berleburg side: Prince Richard, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Nathalie and her husband Alexander Johannsmann. It has not been confirmed … Continue reading

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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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