Tag Archives: Princess Athena

Henrik and Athena Join Mum Marie At Tønder Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

Denmark’s young Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were at their mother’s side as she they visited this year’s Tønder Folk Music Festival in the south of the country. Prince Joachim also joined the family. After their official welcoming, the royal party headed over to the Open Air Zone, where they took in Irish band Husdon Taylor. Prince Henrik was given a boost by the mayor of Tønder, Henrik Frandsen, who sat him on … Continue reading

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Danes Open Rio’s Danish Pavilion on Ipanema Beach

  August 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm by

A large contingent of Danish royals are currently in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Olympic Games beginning on Friday night, and they were all present at Ipanema Beach today for the official opening of the Danish Pavilion. Helped by his youngest nephew Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik cut the ribbon on the Pavilion which aims to promote Danish business, culture, sport and tourism during the Olympic Games. Watching on were … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Arrive in Brazil Ahead of Rio Olympics

  July 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have already arrived in Brazil ahead of next weekend’s Olympic Games opening ceremony, for a few official events and a spot of holidaying with their children. A photo was posted on Instagram of the couple with Princes Nikolai, Felix and Henrik and Princess Athena at the Iguaçu Falls which lie on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Hilsen fra Iguaçu-vandfaldene i Brasilien – på vej … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Send Greetings From Château de Cayx

  July 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, along with their two children Henrik and Athena, are currently vacationing at the family’s residence in France, Château de Cayx. A photograph of the family in the grounds of the Château was release by Kongehuset as a summer greeting. Young Princess Athena grins happily from atop her father’s shoulders, while Prince Henrik stands in between his parents. There was some criticism in the Danish media last … 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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Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Unveil Portraits at Schackenborg

  May 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm by

Earlier today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie returned to their former home Schackenborg Castle to unveil two new portraits of themselves. The portraits were painted over 2015 and 2016 by Per Pardorf, as part of the collection of former owners of the Palace, the descendants of Count Hans von Schack, who built the Castle in the 1660s on land given to him by King Frederik III. Joachim and Marie brought along their two children, Prince … 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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A Saturday Visit to Legoland for Felix, Henrik and Athena

  March 19, 2016 at 11:06 am by

Some of Denmark’s royal children were treated to a visit to Legoland today, as their parents opened a new exhibit at the park. Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were on hand to be some of the first to test out Ninjago World, the youngest of the siblings wasting no time in hoping on to the climbing wall to see how high she could climb. Four-year-old Athena was also highly delighted by … Continue reading

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Snow Princess Athena Turns Four With A Smile

  January 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Denmark’s youngest Princess, Athena, today celebrated her fourth birthday and the Royal Court released two new photographs to mark the occasion. They show the Princess and her brother Prince Henrik frolicking in the snow earlier this month. In an individual portrait, Athena smiles a cheeky grin at the camera – behind which stands photograph Steen Brogaard – dressed in a pink snowsuit. What a cheeky grin! Denmark's Princess Athena turned … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Is Joined By Her Family At Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm by

Princess Marie was accompanied by her husband, Prince Joachim, and their children to the Tonder Festival this afternoon. kongehuset.dk had announced that Princess Marie would be attending the event with no other royals mentioned. The royals were joined by family friends and their children. The Princess has been patron of the Tønder Festival since 2009. Tønder Festival is a folk music festival which takes place in August.

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Not So Little Anymore! Prince Henrik Starts Primary School

  August 15, 2015 at 4:16 am by

Denmark’s Prince Henrik, son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, had his first day of primary school yesterday, and the young Prince posed for the media wearing a large red backpack. “I have a pencil case and a lunch bag in my schoolbag. I like arithmetic the best,” the six-year-old responded when he was asked about his backpack and what he was looking forward to. Henrik will be attending the St Joseph … Continue reading

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Joachim, Marie and Children Visit Aalborg Zoo

  April 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie took their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, to Aalborg Zoo today to help celebrate the zoo’s 80th anniversary. The family were accompanied by the director of the zoo, Henrik Vester Johansen, and the Mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup Larsen, for their visit, which included a show at the Zoofari Scene, where animals the zoo trains demonstrate their skills. Little Henrik and Athena were able … Continue reading

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New Birthday Photos of Princess Athena Released

  January 24, 2015 at 10:19 am by

The Danish Royal Court released three new photographs of Princess Athena to mark her third birthday today. In the photos, the youngest member of the Danish Royal Family smiles cheekily for the camera and plays with an electric race car track, seemingly having taken on board the interest in cars that her father and brothers have. The photographs were taken at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard. Princess Athena is the youngest … 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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Danes On Winter Vacation in Switzerland

  February 15, 2014 at 5:52 am by

The younger members of the Danish royal family have spent their winter vacation in Switzerland this past week. Both Princes Frederik and Joachim, and their families, spent the week in Verbier and Villars-Sur-Ollons respectively. Prince Joachim and his family offered a photo session for the press on February 13, inside a cafe nearby the chalet owned by Princess Marie’s family. Joachim and Marie were joined by the four children of the … Continue reading

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New Danish Painting Unveiled

  November 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm by

A new painting of the Danish Royal Family was unveiled last week, ahead of its display at Amalienborg. Thomas Kluge, a Danish artist who has previously painted portraits of members of the family on numerous occasions, was the man commissioned to create the portrait. The painting was commissioned by an anonymous donor as a seventieth birthday present for the Queen (she turned seventy in 2010). Kluge spoke of how the … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters At Gråsten (Plus the Kids)

  July 26, 2013 at 8:15 am by

For the first time in several years, all three Danish sisters were present for the traditional Gråsten Palace photo session in Denmark today. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and former Queen Anne-Marie of Greece posed for photographs with the elder two sisters’ children and grandchildren. Present were Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim of Denmark with their wives and eight children, Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Newborn Princess Named Athena

  May 20, 2012 at 11:31 am by

The infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie has been named Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie. The names were just announced during her christening at the Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder. The Princess’ middle names come from her grandmothers, Queen Margrethe II and Mrs Francoise Grassiot, and her mother, Princess Marie. Princess Athena’s godparents are Mr Gregory Grandet, Mr Edouard Cavallier, Ms Carina Axelsson, Ms Julie Mirabaud, Mr Diego de Lavandeyra and Mrs … Continue reading

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