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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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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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Danish State Visit to Indonesia, Day One

  October 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark today officially began the first state visit of a Danish head of state to Indonesia, starting with an official welcoming at the Presidential Palace from President Joko Widodo. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony included the customary inspection of the guard of honour outside the Palace, and the national anthems of both countries were played before a meeting took place inside, where a … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Indonesia Ahead of State Visit

  October 21, 2015 at 9:51 am by

The Queen of Denmark and her husband today arrived in Indonesia in advance of their state visit beginning tomorrow. Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Casper Klynge was part of the welcoming committee at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on the island of Java. View image | gettyimages.com The couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy this evening, and will be officially welcomed by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo tomorrow morning. This is the first official … Continue reading

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Opening of the Danish Folketinget 2015-2016 Session

  October 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family has attended the opening of the 2015-2016 session of parliament today at Christiansborg Palace. In typical fashion, the family – Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – congregated on the steps outside the palace while waiting for the Queen and Prince Henrik. After a round of curtsies and kisses when they arrived, the family entered the building alongside the Presidium … Continue reading

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A Rainy Gråsten Palace Photo Session

  July 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

The Danish Royal Family didn’t let the wet weather dampen their spirits on Saturday, when they posed for photographers in the gardens of Gråsten Palace for their annual summer (ironic, given the gloomy skies) photo session. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were joined by their eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, and his family, as well as the Queen’s niece Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her family, … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Watch Changing Of The Guards

  July 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm by

Earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were joined by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik at Gråsten Palace to watch the changing of guards, an annual event that is watched by The Royal family. The family lined up on the palace stairs to watch the royal life guards played threes songs. Princess Alexandra of Berleburg, her husband Count Jefferson and their children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid also joined the … Continue reading

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Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary

  June 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

A number of royals descended on the Isle of Wight today, to attend events marking the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Duke of Edinburgh led the British contingent consisting of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Michael of Kent. They were joined by Norwegian King Harald V (on board the Norge), Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denmark’s Prince … 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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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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Prince Henrik: Dog Friend of the Year

  February 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm by

Prince Henrik was today awarded the title ‘Dog Friend of the Year’ at the dog exhibition ‘Show of Winners’ held in Hillerød. The Prince participated in the event as patron of the Danish Kennel Club, which saw 140 dogs compete for the title ‘Dog of the Year’, with two of his dachshunds, Helike and Querida. “The Prince Consort has shown a charming winning mentality with which he has gained recognition … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Attends Shooting Vigil

  February 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm by

Joining tens of thousands of fellow Danes, Crown Prince Frederik tonight participated in a candlelit vigil to honour the two victims of the weekend’s Copenhagen shootings. The memorial took place in a packed Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads, near the Fælledparken in Østerbro. Songs, including John Lennon’s Imagine and Danish tune Man binder os på mund og hånd (which translates to ‘They tie our mouths and hands’) that was written in resistance to the Nazi … 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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Photo Shoot in Cayx for Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

A photo shoot took place this morning at Château de Cayx to mark Prince Henrik of Denmark’s 80th birthday. The Prince’s immediate family were all present – wife, Queen Margrethe II, and both sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, with their wives and children. Prince Henrik led the family out on to the lawn where the photographers were gathered, holding the hands of his two eldest granddaughters, Princesses Isabella … Continue reading

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Concert For Prince Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

This evening, a command performance to celebrate Prince Henrik’s 80th birthday was held at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen. Prince Henrik was joined by his immediate family for the event, which featured performances by the William Blakes, Medina, Claus Hempler, Andreas Bo (who had the some members of the royal family in fits of laughter with his impressions) and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre. Other guests included King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie … Continue reading

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