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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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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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London 2012: Swimming Draws the Royals In

  July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

As it usually is, the Olympic swimming competition has been the place for royal spotting. Yesterday saw members of the Danish, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian and Greek royal families in the stands for the morning heats. Sitting together in the VIP section, it was a kin to a family reunion of sorts. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark were on hand to cheer Jeanette … Continue reading

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London 2012: Zara Phillips Makes Olympics Debut

  July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm by

Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, made her Olympic debut today, competing in the second day of the individual dressage at Greenwich Park. Riding High Kingdom, she scored 46.1 penalty points during her dressage routine before lunchtime, which left her in twenty-fourth place following the conclusion of the day’s competition. In the team eventing, Great Britain – comprising of Phillips, Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt – … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

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Danish RF Attends Annual Photo Shoot at Gråsten Palace

  July 20, 2012 at 10:51 am by

A large part of the Danish Royal family has today attended the annual photo shoot at Gråsten Palace. Queen Margrethe and Prince-Consort Henrik were joined by their oldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, with his wife Crown Princess Mary and 3 of their 4 children, Princes Christian and Vincent and Princess Isabella [Princess Josephine had a slight fever and didn’t leave the Palace], and by the Queens sister, Princess Benedikte, and her … Continue reading

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Prints Rule Danish Royal Garden Party

  June 24, 2012 at 9:43 am by

It was the first time for Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik to host a garden party at Fredensborg Castle, last week on June 19. The Danish garden party was not quite what many expected or are used too; one would think hats, formal outfits but this was a more laid-back one. Some thought that since it was a garden party, the royals should’ve have worn hats and plain outfits. … Continue reading

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Vibrant Colors For Danish Royal Outing

  May 27, 2012 at 5:52 am by

Color, color and more color for the Danish Royal ladies as they attended the Royal Life Guards Music Corps Concert earlier this week. A smiling Queen Margrethe wore a light pink dress matched with a vibrant fuchsia jacket with matching shoes see here. Crown Princess Mary, who was color co-ordinating with the Queen, wore a recycled dark pink dress with hair pulled back in an up-do see here. Princess Marie, wife of Prince Joachim, kept … Continue reading

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Frederik’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 40th Anniversary

  January 14, 2012 at 6:09 am by

The three daughters of King Frederik IX of Denmark have visited his grave at Roskilde Cathedral this morning, Danish time, to mark the fortieth anniversary of the late King’s death in 1972. Queen Margrethe II, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes were accompanied by their husbands and families a short while ago, travelling from Copenhagen to Roskilde, thirty minutes west of the capital, via saloon car. … Continue reading

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Danish and Spanish Royals Release Annual Christmas Cards

  December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am by

The Danish and Spanish Royal Courts have released their annual Christmas cards. Both sets were released last week. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik chose a photograph of themselves in Greenland earlier this year as their card, and the Crown Princely Couple featured a black and white snap of their four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – for their Christmas greeting. The Crown Princely … Continue reading

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Danish Opening of Parliament 2011

  October 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

The Danish Royal Family today attended the opening of the 2011 Session of the Danish Parliament, at Christiansborg Palace. Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were the first to arrive, as per tradition; followed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The royals were greeted by members of the Presidium of the Parliament, who were assembled on the flight of stairs leading into Christiansborg. Then, Queen Margrethe II … Continue reading

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