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Breaking: Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, has died

His Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has died at the age of 82. This was announced Tuesday morning by the Danish Royal Court. His Highness Prince Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin was the 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. He was born 29 October 1934 in Giessen, Germany and had been the head of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg since the death of…
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Royal Jewels in Focus: Crown Princess Mary's Danish Ruby Parure

The sparkling ruby and diamond parure that has become synonymous with Denmark’s glamorous Crown Princess Mary, in actuality has a history that extends far beyond the princess herself. Left to her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, by his grandmother, Queen Ingrid upon her death in 2000, the parure has a unique history that spans several centuries and countries. The origins of this parure trace…
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Danish royal expert predicts that Queen Margrethe will abdicate

In recent months, many rumours have been circulating about the Danish Royal Family, especially the Danish Queen, Margrethe II and her husband, Prince Henrik. It is almost a year since Prince Henrik chose to retire, and after his retirement has he rarely been seen in public with Queen Margrethe. When the Danish Queen held the annual New Year gala-dinner for diplomats and politicians earlier this…
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Danish twins celebrate 6th birthday

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark celebrated their 6th birthday today. They are the youngest children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. They have an older brother, Prince Christian (b. 15 October 2005) and an older sister, Princess…
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Foundation Spotlight: The Mary Foundation

The Mary Foundation (Mary Fonden) was founded in 2007 by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. After her wedding to Crown Prince Frederick, the people of Denmark and Greenland raised and donated close to £123,000 (1.1 million Danish kroner) in celebration of the union as a national gift. This money was, in turn, used partially to create the Mary Foundation. The Crown Princess hands out medals at the…
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