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Princess Nathalie Not Going To Rio

  June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by

In an interview with Der Westen, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has confirmed she will not be competing for Denmark at the Rio Olympics in August, as she does not feel that her horse is stable enough to participate at that standard. “For the Olympics, you need a stable horse – and on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special [at the 2016 Danish Dressage Championships in Broholm], I saw that Fabienne [her 18-year-old … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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Princess Lilly’s Mother’s Day Surprise: “A Mother Can Hardly Wish For More”

  May 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm by

Schloss Bückeburg, the fairytale-like seat of the Schaumburg-Lippe family, never looked better than yesterday, when the sympathetic Fürst Alexander (aka “Schaumi”) celebrated the opening of the restaurant in the park of the castle. The party was attended by the Fürst’s sparkly ex-wife, Princess Marie-Louise ‘Lilly’ of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and their son Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus (b. 1994).  Princess Lilly’s presence was not a coinsidence: the restaurant is re-named ‘Lilly’s’. It was … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Attends Inauguration Concert at St Peter’s

  April 10, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

A centuries-old church organ that was restored over a 25-year period was today inaugurated at St Peter’s Church in Næstved with Princess Benedikte present. The Princess, wearing a navy blue coat over a pale frock with a grey hat, attended the concert that was performed by the church’s choir and organist Christian Kampmann Larsen. The organ dates back to 1586 and its refurbishment has cost 4.6millionDKK. Today, Princess Benedikte attended the … Continue reading

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A New Tiara for Crown Princess Mary

  March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

Yesterday evening tiaras came out in Copenhagen when Queen Margrethe hosted a festive dinner for Art and Culture. Crown Princess Mary used the occasion to wear a new diamond tiara for the first time. The diamond tiara obviously is an antique jewel, but the origins are unknown. It hasn’t been seen on a member of the royal family before, so it can be assumed that it was newly acquired for, … Continue reading

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Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

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Princess Lilly Goes To Hollywood … And Shows Off Her Shoes

  February 29, 2016 at 8:40 am by

Princess Lilly of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended Elton John’s 24th annual AIDS Foundation Oscar’s Viewing Party in West-Hollywood. The event was sponsored by jeweller Bulgari, for which the bubbly princess is a brand ambassador. Princess Lilly -short for Marie-Louise- married Fürst Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1993. The couple had one son, Heinrich-Donatus (b. 1994), before they divorced in 2002. The princess remarried in 2003 to the American designer Lambros Milona. Together they … Continue reading

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Carina Axelsson Receives Royal Support at Book Forum

  November 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm by

Carina Axelsson, the long-time partner of Hereditary Prince Gustaf zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, presented the Danish version of her Model Under Cover book series during the Copenhagen Book Fair held over the weekend at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. Thank you to everyone who came out to join my #modelundercover event at the Copenhagen Book Fair! And thank you to the super talented Danish actress, @ellenhillingsoe, for reading and moderating our event! I had … 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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Frederik, Mary and Children Watch Riding Parade Outside Gråsten Palace

  July 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary brought their four children out this morning to watch the Gråsten Ring Rider Association’s annual parade outside the gates of Gråsten Palace, the summer residence of the royal family. Also joining the family was Frederik’s cousin, Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and his partner Carina Axelsson. About 300 riders from local riding clubs and associations paraded past the main gates of the Palace, each organisation stopping to present … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Receieves SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015

  May 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm by

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark has been awarded the SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015. The award was awarded to HRH today at Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg by the director of SOS Children’s Villages, Paula Guillet de Monthoux. She gave Princess Benedikte the award and a bouquet of flowers. Princess Benedikte received the award in her commitment and hard as patron for SOS Children’s Villages Denmark. She has been patron for … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Celebrates Fortieth Birthday

  May 2, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born in Copenhagen on May 2, 1975 as the youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She has an older sister, Alexandra, and an older brother, Gustav. As she and her siblings were not raised in Denmark, they have no claim to the Danish throne and are not members of the Royal House, as … Continue reading

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Daughter for Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

  January 29, 2015 at 7:33 am by

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has given birth to a daughter, the Danish Royal Court announced a short time ago. The infant was born yesterday, January 28, at 22:10 local time at the HELIOS Clinic in Bad Berleburg, Germany. Both mother and baby are doing well, the Princess’s husband, Alexander Johannsmann, was present for the birth. According to Ridehesten.com, the infant has been named Louisa, and weighed 3,400grams. Nathalie and Alexander are … 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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Princess Nathalie Expecting Second Child

  August 14, 2014 at 2:30 am by

Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Alexander Johannsmann, are expecting their second child. The news was confirmed by the Danish Royal Court’s press officer. The baby is due in February 2015. Princess Nathalie is youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She married Mr Johannsmann in a religious ceremony in June 2011, their first child – son Konstantin – was born in July 2010.

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Princess Benedikte Turns Seventy

  April 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm by

Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg celebrates her 70th birthday on April 29th. The Princess is a younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, the second daughter of the future King Frederik IX of Denmark and his wife, Princess Ingrid of Sweden, and has a younger sister, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. The Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in … Continue reading

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Danes Welcome Vietnamese President

  September 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm by

The Danish Royal Family today welcomed the President and First Lady of Vietnam to Copenhagen for a three-day state visit. President Truong Tan Sang and his wife, Mrs Mai Thi Hanh, were greeted upon arrival at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, along with the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. It seems that Princess Benedikte missed the memo to wear blue – … Continue reading

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Floral Benedikte Opens Flower Festival

  August 4, 2013 at 3:25 am by

Princess Benedikte was pretty in floral and fuchsia yesterday when she opened the seventh annual Nordfyns Rose Festival in Bogense. Wearing a floral dress, ice blue blazer and fuchsia hat, the Princess was joined by the Mayor of Bogense to open the festival in the square in front of the Bogense Town Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Everything From the Sea’, and as such, one of the features of 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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