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What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 15, 2010 at 11:06 am by

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 9. November: The Regent Couple were hosts at a concert and reception for the diplomatic corps at Christiansborg Castle (seat of the Parliament). Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte also attended. Mary’s husband Frederik was in Greece. In this case the DRF are really working on behalf of the Foreign Ministry and it’s also a nice opportunity for the resident ambassadors to mingle. Friday, … Continue reading

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Ingrid’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 10th Anniversary

  November 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm by

Two Sundays ago, on November 7th, the three daughters of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark visited her grave at the open-air mausoleum just outside Roskilde Cathedral, to mark the tenth anniversary of her death at the age of 90 on that date in 2000. As a Danish Queen, a German Princess and a Greek Queen arrived at the Cathedral just before 10:00am, only the precense of four uniformed police … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately, Week #44

  November 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm by

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 2. November: Queen Margrethe was made an honorary member of the Association of Danish Set Designers, for her work as a, yes, set designer in a number of plays and dramas over the years. Thursday, 4. November: Prince Henrik, who is pretty fond of bridge, attended the international bridge tournament, Bridge 4 People in Copenhagen. Friday, 5. November: Queen Margrethe attended a memorial service … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Just a little personal note to start with: This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so please bear with me. I intend this to be a brief weekly summary of the latest events involving the Danish royals. For more details you will have to go to the appropriate topics. this is merely a sample, a bite if you will. If it works, I’ll continue. If it doesn’t, well, … Continue reading

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Concert Celebrating Queen Ingrid’s 100th Birthday

  September 2, 2010 at 6:06 am by

A memorial concert was held on August 30th at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, to mark the 100th anniversary of the late Queen Ingrid’s birth. The ‘three Danish sisters’ Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended, as well as Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Benedikte’s husband, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. They were treated to music performed by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Washington, DC Day 1

  June 4, 2010 at 2:51 am by

The Danish Crown Princely Couple has begun their visit to Washington, DC. Yesterday, June 3rd, Frederik and Mary paid a visit to the John Eaton Elementary School. This primary school was chosen for the visit as it is the Danish Embassy’s “adopted school” of the 2009-2010 American school year, as part of their Embassy Adoption Program. A class of fifth graders had learnt for several months all about Denmark, and … Continue reading

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Medvedev Visits Denmark

  April 29, 2010 at 1:25 am by

Following his state visit to Norway, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spent April 27th and April 28th in Denmark, paying a state visit to Queen Margrethe II. President Medvedev and his wife, First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva, arrived to Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup just after noon on Tuesday; where they were greeted by the Queen, the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess … Continue reading

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Delays Can’t Damper Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

  April 19, 2010 at 8:01 am by

Queen Margrethe has marked her seventieth birthday, with birthday celebrations running for three weeks in the lead up to April 16th, her actual birthday. The first four events ran between March 24th and April 9th, and consisted of exhibition openings at the Moesgaard Museum, the Skovgaard Museum, the Amalienborg Museum and the Frederiksborg Museum. These exhibitions showcased the Queen’s hobbies of archaeology, her ‘life-work’ in art starting at her childhood, … Continue reading

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Details Released for Daisy’s 70th Birthday

  March 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm by

A program for the 70th birthday celebrations of HM Queen Margrethe II, whose birthday is April 16th, was released yesterday by the Royal Court. The program begins in late March and runs through to April 16th, with the Queen and senior members of the royal family attending the openings of multiple exhibitions honouring various sectors of the Queen’s life. A banquet at Christiansborg Palace will take place on April 13th, … Continue reading

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Joachim & Marie Visit Mexico to Launch “Wild Swans” Exhibition

  March 10, 2010 at 3:18 am by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have paid an official visit to the United Mexican States, between March 3rd and 6th. Arriving in Mexico City, a press conference at the location of the exhibition – Museo Franz Mayer – was the first stop for the visitors. Prince Joachim was joined by the director and producer of “The Wild Swans”, Jacob Jorgensen, for the press conference. Joachim and Marie also … Continue reading

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Danish Royals attend Court Ball at Christiansborg

  January 29, 2010 at 1:37 am by

In the evening of January 27th, HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik hosted a court ball at Christiansborg Palace for the members of Danish Government, Danish Parliament and the Danish representatives in the European Parliament. The white-tie and tiaras event was also attended by TRH Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte. Featuring a three-course meal and wine from Prince Henrik’s Chateau … Continue reading

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Fashion at the Danish New Years Courts

  January 9, 2010 at 7:11 am by

1st January 2010 – New Year Court banquet at Amalienborg Palace Queen Margrethe The Queen wore a fuschia gown with petal details on the hem. image The dress was actually a re-work of the overcoat she wore to Crown Prince Frederik’s wedding in May 2004. Worn with the gown was a diamond and pearl tiara. image Crown Princess Mary Mary wore a new dress by the Danish designer Jesper Hovring. … Continue reading

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Final New Years Courts for 2010

  January 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm by

The final two New Years Courts of 2010 were held on January 5th and 6th at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg. The first court on the 5th began at 09:50, and invited the judges of the Danish Supreme Court, the Royal Lifeguards and the Hussar Guard Regiment officers to join HM Queen Margrethe II, TRH the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. From there it was on … Continue reading

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Danish New Years Court for the Order of the Elephant

  January 2, 2010 at 4:23 am by

The first event of the 2010 Danish calender took place last night 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 HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH the Prince Consort at Christian VII’s Palace in Amalienborg, before a banquet took place attended also by TRH the Crown Prince and … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Five

  November 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

The Danish State Visit to Vietnam ended on Friday,with the royal men once again attending business forums in the morning at the Sheraton Hotel. TRH Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik once again viewed business stands and attended environmental seminars throughout the morning; while their wives, HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Crown Princess Mary, paid a visit to the Phasion-Viedam Moulding factory where they were given a tour around … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Four

  November 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm by

The dreary weather in Vietnam today created some issues for the Danish royals on the fourth day of their state visit. The morning’s planned sailing trip from the Thien Mu Pagoda was cancelled as the water levels in the river had risen two meters. The royals also had to alter their transportation to the area. HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik had to double back and have their plane … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Three

  November 4, 2009 at 11:50 pm by

On the third day of the state visit between Denmark and Vietnam, the focus was on HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik. The royal couple visited Danish work-wear company Mascot International’s building in Hai Duong, where they were met by the company’s directors, Michael Grosbøl and Thomas Bo Pedersen. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were treated to a guided tour of the factory, before attending the awards ceremony … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Two

  November 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm by

The second day of the Danish State Visit to Vietnam began early this morning, with TRH Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik attending a business forum at the Melia Hotel. Prince Henrik awarded the HRH Prince Henrik’s Honorary Medal to Preben Hjortlund, a Danish businessman, during the event which was well attended by the Danish business delegation on the visit. During the forum, the two men visited several stands and … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day One

  November 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm by

HM Queen Margrethe II, accompanied by TRH the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, was welcomed by the Vietnamese President Nguyen Minth Triet and a full guard of honour. The President’s wife, First Lady Tran Thi Kim Chi, was also on hand for the welcoming. Despite the sub-tropic climate, the Queen and the President stood under a shaded platform while the remainder of the party stood in … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Pre-Visit Activities

  November 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm by

The Danish State Visit to Vietnam began in a semi-official capacity this afternoon local time, with HM Queen Margrethe II and the Royal Family spending the day in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik, the Prince Consort, arrived in Vietnam earlier in the day and were welcomed at the Noi Bai National Airport with a guard of honour. This was followed by the first of several … Continue reading

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