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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day Two

  August 24, 2009 at 3:36 am by

Continuing with her two-day visit to Germany, HM Queen Margrethe II yesterday was still in Dresden. She and her sister, Princess Benedikte, first attended a luncheon at Eckberg Palace. This was also attended by the Saxon Governor Stanislaw Tillich, and his wife Veronika. The two sisters then opened an art exhibition at the Princes Gallery of Dresden Castle, entitled “With Fortuna Over the Sea. Saxony and Denmark Marriages and Alliances … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day One

  August 22, 2009 at 9:10 pm by

Queen Margrethe II is currently on a two-day visit to Germany, where she met with German President Köhler. The pair had a brief meeting before the Queen had her first engagement. A move to Dresden and the city’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was the site of this engagement, and Margrethe was fascinated by the church’s beauty. She spoke with HE Jochen Bohl, the State Bishop of Saxony, and pointed … Continue reading

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Queen and Prince Henrik Cancel Annual Press Conference

  July 27, 2009 at 11:45 am by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik have cancelled their annual press conference at the Prince Consort’s castle in the south of France, surprising both the press and royal watchers. Klaus Kjøller of the University of Copenhagen said that it was a “step in completely the wrong direction” that could only be seen as a “step away from the people”. However, the cancellation could be simply due to the higher-than-normal exposure of … Continue reading

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The ‘Lille Prins’ Goes Sailing

  July 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm by

Earlier today, the Queen and Prince Henrik were joined by Prince Joachim and his family as they sailed into Haderslev aboard the Dannebrog, ahead of tomorrow’s christening of the newborn son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. Princes Nikolai and Felix, Joachim’s elder sons, were also with their family. The christening will take place at 17:30, with two hundred guests attending and is likely to be a relatively informal affair, … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe discusses Designs for ‘Swineherd’ Ballet

  July 18, 2009 at 6:10 am by

On July 15th, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II attended a press conference at the Pantomime Theatre in the Tivoli amusement park to discuss the costumes and scenography she designed for the ballet ‘The Swineherd’. During the press conference, which took place after a dress rehearsal of the ballet, Queen Margrethe said that she took inspiration from royal caricatures when designing the costumes. Using colours like acid green, pink and purple; … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Heads of State at 1000th Year Celebrations in Lithuania

  July 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm by

On Monday, July 6th 2009, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia, and Norway’s King Harald V attended celebrations marking Lithuania’s millennium anniversary in Vilnius. The Baltic nation of Lithuania is bracing for a nationwide party as it prepares to mark its symbolic 1,000th birthday. Several other Heads of State also attended the celebrations:for example: President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, President Valdis … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in the Traditional Clothing of Greenland

  June 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm by

During the recent trip to Greenland, Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed their close ties to the newly-independent nation by wearing traditional Inuit clothing. The Daily Telegraph of Australia has featured a photo of the Queen and Princess in the clothing, and briefly mentions that it is a big departure from the typical attire that royals usually wear. It is indeed a big change from gala dresses … Continue reading

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Danish Royals mark Greenland’s New Self-Government Laws

  June 22, 2009 at 2:57 am by

Members of the Danish Royal Family are currently in the Arctic nation of Greenland, where they marked the geographically large, populous small country’s new self-rule. Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik and Crown Princess Mary arrived on Friday June 19th, and were joined by Crown Prince Frederik on June 20th. The royals attended several events on Saturday, before yesterday’s ceremony in which the new self-governing laws were transferred to the Greenlandic … Continue reading

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Approval Ratings Down for Henrik and Joachim

  June 12, 2009 at 5:45 am by

New approval ratings for the Danish Royal Family have shown that while all the royal family has dropped in approval ratings, it is Queen Margrethe II’s husband and younger son who have dropped their approval ratings dramatically since 2004. The stats, released yesterday, show that the Danish public have lost confidence in how the two men handle their public roles. Henrik’s approval rating is down 12%, from 41.8% in 2004 … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik’s Summer Cruise

  June 2, 2009 at 9:54 am by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik started their annual summer cruise on the royal yacht ‘Dannebrog’ with a visit to Nyborg on the island of Funen. Welcomed by a crowd of children waving Danish flags and beautiful weather, the Queen and Prince Henrik carried out a number of engagements, starting with a crriage ride to the Town Hall, where they were officially welcomed by Mayor Jørn Terndrup and his … Continue reading

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Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 2

  May 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm by

On the second day of the Greek state visit, Crown Princess Mary wore a mainly yellow dress. It also featured brown spots and some blue and brown detailing at the hemline, and has a built-in belt. The princess teamed the dress with a dark grey jacket and turquoise/blue jewellery. Dark coloured peep-toe pumps completed the look. Later that day, the royal family attended a dinner and concert where Queen Margrethe … Continue reading

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Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 1

  May 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm by

The visit of the Greek President and First Lady to Denmark began yesterday. For the arrival at the airport, HM Queen Margrethe wore a summery pink suit, combined with a white top, matching hat and black shoes. The suit nipped in flatteringly at the waist, and HM also wore white gloves. A brooch on the jacket’s lapel completed the look. HRH Crown Princess Mary recycled a lavender coloured jacket from … Continue reading

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President Papoulias’ First Day in Denmark leads to Car Trouble

  May 20, 2009 at 5:03 am by

The Greek President and his wife have spent their first day in Denmark, after accepting an invitation from Queen Margrethe II. President Papoulias and Mrs Papoulia arrived the Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen in the late afternoon, and were greeted by almost the entire Danish Royal Family. Queen Margrethe and President Papoulias inspected a Danish guard of honour as per custom, before the entire group travelled to Fredensborg Palace for the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II celebrates 69th Birthday

  April 16, 2009 at 5:00 am by

Queen Margrethe celebrated her 69th birthday today, April 16, surrounded by her ever-growing family on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg Palace. As she does every year, the Danish Queen stepped out on to the balcony at noon to greet the crowd of well-wishers which gathered below. Joined by her husband Prince Henrik, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie, and … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Margrethe II Names New Prime Minister

  April 6, 2009 at 5:58 am by

Yesterday, Queen Margrethe II named Lars Løkke Rasmussen as the 40th Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, the fifth in her reign. The decision came after the previous Prime Minster, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, handed her his resignation to become the Secretary General of NATO. Prime Minister Løkke Rasmussen heads the Liberal-Conservative Coalition, which holds the parliamentary majority, enabling them to head to November 2011 without holding a general election. … Continue reading

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Danish Royals help celebrate Home Guard’s 60th Anniversary

  April 3, 2009 at 12:58 am by

The Danish Royal Family was out in force on Wednesday April 1st to help the Danish Home Guard celebrate their 60th anniversary. The eyes of royal-watchers were split between Crown Princess Mary in her military uniform and Princess Marie’s baby bump. After being promoted to lieutenant in the Home Guard in February, Denmark’s future Queen joined her fellow officiers of the Total Defence Region Copenhagen in the parade’s celebration. Also … Continue reading

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New Portraits of Danish Royal Family Released

  March 26, 2009 at 11:46 pm by

The Danish Royal Court yesterday released a series of new portraits of the adult members of the family. The series of portraits were taken this past January, in conjunction with the New Year’s Courts. The series includes a group portrait of Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. Individual portraits of the Crown Prince and Princess, and Prince Joachim and Princess … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe at Press Conference for New Film

  March 20, 2009 at 11:20 am by

Queen Margrethe today attended the press conference for the film version of “Wild Swans”, a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. The Queen worked on the set and the costumes, as well as writing the script and made eighty collages for the film. The Queen herself is a great fan of Andersen, and loves his works as he is “…so rich in his many different expressions” Although Stine Fischer Christensen, who plays … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe hands out award to guardsman

  March 19, 2009 at 11:44 am by

On Wednesday, Queen Margrethe handed out the “Queen’s Watch” award to guardsman Jens Høgild Nørgaard at a ceremony on the Rosenburg drill ground in Copenhagen. The “Queen’s Watch” award is a traditional award given out annually to a guardsman who has been nominated by his friends and officers. For more information, please see this thread.

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Queen Margrethe holds ball at Christianborg Slot

  March 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm by

This evening the Queen, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik (on crutches), Crown Princess Mary, Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended a ball hosted by the Queen for over four hundred distinguished musicians, artists, architects, instructors and sportspeople, including Henning Larsen and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, at Christianborg Slot. Also invited are various Danish dignitaries, such as the Prime Minister, Fogh Rasmussen, the Minister of Trade and the Minister of Cultural … Continue reading

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