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Danish Royals Honour The Country’s Military Personnel

  September 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm by

On September 5th each year, Denmark holds an official flag day to commemorate the service of their military and civil defence forces in foreign conflicts since 1948. The day was first held in 2009. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were present at the main ceremony in Copenhagen, held at the Kastellet, where they laid a wreath at the Monument for Denmark’s International Effort since 1948. The couple later … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DEMA Emergency Preparation Day

  August 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm by

As part of her affiliation with the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Princess Marie on Saturday attended the Emergency Preparation Day held in Thisted, Northern Jutland.  During her visit to the Nordjylland Emergency Board where the event was being held, Marie – dressed in her DEMA uniform – was given a tour of the centre and watched several activities demonstrating how they prepare for major disasters or accidents. The event was an ‘open … Continue reading

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A New Portrait For Denmark’s Princess Marie

  June 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm by

On Wednesday, Princess Marie of Denmark unveiled a new portrait of herself painted by artist Mikael Melbye. Mr Melbye, who was knighted by Queen Margrethe in 1996 and then given a peerage in 2006, has painted portraits of several other members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince Henrik, Prince Christian and Prince Joachim.

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Princess Laurentien Visits Denmark For Meeting With Marie

  June 12, 2017 at 10:10 am by

On Monday, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands made the trip north to Denmark where she had a meeting with Princess Marie. The two women discussed literacy and ways to improve the reading skills of children. Also present for the meeting was Danish Minister for Education, Merete Riisager. Princess Marie is patron of the Danish UNESCO National Commission, while Princess Laurentien is the UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development.

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Princess Marie Presents ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’

  June 9, 2017 at 2:10 am by

As patron, Denmark’s Princess Marie presented the ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’ on Thursday at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. This year’s prize went to Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga, for her novel Our Lady of the Nile (Nilens Vor-Frue in its Danish publication).  The Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs is presented annually to promote knowledge in Denmark of the culture of French-speaking countries. Princess Marie of Denmark presented 2017 "Prix litteraire des Ambassadeurs" award with a … Continue reading

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Margrethe and Henrik Unveil Statue Ahead of Golden Wedding Anniversary

  June 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary – 50 years – on June 10, and to mark the occasion, the pair unveiled a statue in the private gardens of Fredensborg Palace today. The Prince, a keen artist, designed the statue himself and named it ‘Miss Fredensborg’. It is Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik’s anniversary gift to each other. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, … Continue reading

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Joachim and Marie Open Sternfahrt 2017 Trade Fair

  May 25, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

At Sønderborg Castle in South Jutland on Thursday, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark officially opened Feuerwehr-Sternfahrt 2017, an “international trade fair for volunteer fire and rescue people”.  The Prince and Princess were given a tour of the trade fair following the opening ceremony, with Prince Joachim’s eye caught by the historic fire trucks on display. “It was probably the old drivers of the trucks themselves who have stood and … Continue reading

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Land Ahoy! Prince Henrik and Princess Athena Join Parents On Skoleskibet Danmark

  May 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm by

Denmark’s Prince Henrik and Princess Athena on Wednesday joined their parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, for the arrival of the Skoleskibet Danmark into Copenhagen Harbour. The royals were aboard the ship – which is used to educate 80 cadets in seaman duties – as it sailed into Copenhagen Harbour on the second-last stop in its five month journey. The two youngsters appeared to enjoy themselves immensely on the water, though … Continue reading

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New Polls Illustrate Public Support of Danish, Dutch, Swedish Monarchies

  April 30, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The results of a series of polls taken recently were released this week in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden on various aspects of their respective monarchies. In Denmark, a Gallup poll commissioned by BT asked over 1,100 Danes which member of the royal family they felt represented Denmark the best. Crown Princess Mary received the highest average ranking, a 4.52 out of 5. “She does not have any weak points. … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Queen Celebrates Birthday and Easter At Marselisborg Palace

  April 16, 2017 at 10:02 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has today celebrated her 77th birthday at Marselisborg Palace surrounded by her family. The royals gathered on the terrace at the rear of the Palace to pose for photographs and greet the locals who had come to wish the Queen a happy birthday. The Queen was a stand-out, in an aqua coat and matching dress (aqua was clearly the reigning Queen colour of the day). … Continue reading

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Légion d’honneur Bestowed Upon Danish Princess Marie

  April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s French-born Princess, Marie, was today bestowed the Légion d’honneur in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. The French Ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, presented the Princess with the insignia of the Légion d’honneur, class Grand Officer. The order is the highest French order of merit, awarded for military and civil merits. The Princess’s husband, Prince Joachim, and father-in-law Prince Henrik (himself a Frenchman) were present for the ceremony. At French Amb … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens New Children’s Surgical Centre in Odense

  April 3, 2017 at 9:34 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark was in Odense on Monday, where she officially opened the HCA Children’s Surgical Centre at the Odense University Hospital. Welcomed by seven-year-old Melina with a bouquet of cream flowers, Marie then brought the youngster – who has undergone six surgeries throughout her short life to fix her intestines – up with her on to the stage when the time came to unfurl the opening banner. The Princess … Continue reading

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Henrik and Athena Open The New Bakken Season

  March 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm by

Two of Denmark’s royal youngsters – Prince Henrik and Princess Athena – got a taste of a typically royal task today: presiding over a royal opening. The two were in charge of opening the 2017 season of the Bakken amusement part in the woods of Dyrehaven. Accompanied by their parents, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, seven-year-old Henrik and five-year-old Athena turned the key of the park’s main gates before taking a … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Denmark: Day Two

  March 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Wednesday March 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. In the morning His Majesty King Philippe, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik, paid a visit to Copenhagen City Hall where they were received by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen. The King and the Crown Prince attended a presentation about smart urban solutions and renewable energy and the King also signed the … Continue reading

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Diamonds For All: Royal Ladies Sparkle During Danish-Belgian State Visit Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm by

Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark hosted on Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace in honour of the Belgian King and Queen on the first day of their state visit. The four royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie – all brought sparkle to their evening gowns with tiaras from the royal vaults: the Danish Queen wore the diamond and pearl … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Joins CBRNE Terrorism Response Exercise

  March 22, 2017 at 11:11 am by

As part of her role with the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Princess Marie today visited Hillerød where a joint terrorism response exercise was taking place. The Princess watched as local and national agencies ran through various exercises designed to “enhance their ability to coordinate and handle a major terrorist incident”. The focus was on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks. “It has given me insight into exactly how the … Continue reading

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Gorgeous in Green: Princess Marie Opens Art Exhibition

  March 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie opened a new art exhibition at the Museet Ordrupgaard in Charlottenlund on Thursday March 9. Pissarro: A Meeting On St Thomas features artworks by Fritz Melbye and Camille Pissarro to mark the 100th anniversary of the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States of America (the islands are now known as the United States Virgin Islands). Melbye was a Danish Golden Age artists, while Pissarro was … Continue reading

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Danish Princess Open Conferences and Debates

  February 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

Denmark’s ‘M’ Princesses were out and about today, attending conferences and debates. Crown Princess Mary was present and gave a speech at the Copenhagen Business School’s CBS Case Competition panel debate. The theme of the day’s panel debate was ‘Opportunities in Crises’. Meanwhile, in Birkerød, Princess Marie officially opened BIGMUN – Birkerød High School Model United Nations – at the school. The high school has hosted a model UN event for its … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Autism Workshop

  January 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie paid a visit on Friday to the SOVI workshop in Søborg that provides adults on the autism spectrum a space where they can learn skills in different professions that will help them gain employment. She was shown around the facilities, including the kitchen, sewing department and metal work department, speaking with the employees about how the workshops have helped them and learnt how their daily schedules run. The Princess … Continue reading

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Iceland’s President Continues State Visit to Denmark

  January 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

The Icelandic President and First Lady have continued their state visit to Denmark today, with a number of engagements around Copenhagen. President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson attended a seminar on food production and sustainability with Crown Prince Frederik, before visiting the State of Green partnership between the Danish governments and relevant energy sector organisations; and then the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea centre. The president of #iceland visits House of Green in … Continue reading

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