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Jewels for July: Denmark's Famous Rubies

The birthstone of July, the ruby, has been used as a symbol of royalty for centuries. Today we’re looking at the history behind the most famous ruby tiara in the Danish Royal Family’s collection: the Danish Ruby Parure. Now most closely associated with Crown Princess Mary, who has worn the tiara exclusively since her 2004 wedding, the Danish Ruby Parure has been used by a long line of…
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Denmark's American-born Princess

Several European nations have had members of their royal families with American backgrounds – many of whom have created scandals. In the British Royal Family, King Edward VIII chose to abdicate in 1936 to marry divorcée Wallis Simpson, and in more recent years…

Crown Princess Mary follows in Prince Henrik's footsteps with the WWF

Crown Princess Mary was named President of the WWF’s World Natural Fund in Denmark on Monday, succeeding in a role once held by her late father-in-law, Prince Henrik The Royal House announced the news on its website Monday, saying that Crown Princess Mary will in the future “be at the forefront of the Fund’s work in preserving wildlife habitats and the diversity of nature.” Prince…
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June's Jewels: Denmark's Best Pearls

Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara Embed from Getty Images Crown Princess Mary received a small wedding tiara, fashioned from diamond hearts and fleur-de-lis motifs, as a gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. No further details of its provenance have ever…

Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte honour their mother

Queen Margrethe of Denmark teamed up with her younger sister Princess Benedikte on Sunday for a rare royal event as coronavirus restrictions continue. On Sunday the two attended a small ceremony to hand out the “Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Legate”. The ceremony happened in the private garden at Fredensborg Castle. Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte unfortunately had to oversee…
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Crown Princess Mary opens new Holmegaard Works

Crown Princess Mary explored the history of glassmaking in Denmark as she officially opened the design museum Holmegaard Works (Homegaard Værk) in South Zealand on Monday. Built on the site of the former Holmegaard Glassworks, the new museum showcases glass, ceramics, and design and describes itself as “Denmark’s new hot spot for art-craftsmanship and tradition.” The…
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