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Burglary at the Danish royal residence of Marselisborg Palace

In the early hours of Friday, a burglary took place at the Danish royal residence of Marselisborg Palace. The break-in at the royal residence was detected by a burglar-alarm which went off at 01.15 am on Friday. The alarm had a direct connection to the local police who mobilised all available crew and went to the palace.  

The news was made public on Friday afternoon after police had concluded most of their investigations. The East Jutland Police is still very strict on what information has been released to the press and details of the burglary are not known. It has not been clear if anything was taken from the palace.

The statement from the police is as follows: “During the night, investigations have been carried out inside and around the palace, and the East Jutland Police are now investigating the case. The police are therefore not currently making any further comments”.

Marselisborg Palace. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

According to the police’s communications unit, they will not comment on whether something was stolen, how the persons got access to the palace or whether there are at this moment any suspects. A dog patrol was also sent to the area and several patrols searched, but according to police, so far without success.

The palace is often used by the Danish Royal Family. In fact, this is where the family just celebrated Christmas. The palace is Queen Margrethe’s summer residence. However, the royals also use the palace during the winter. This year, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim celebrated Christmas at Marselisborg Palace with their families. According to the royal calendar, the family used Marselisborg Palace from December 20 to December 30.

Marselisborg Palace is a royal residence of the Danish Royal Family in Aarhus. The palace was built in 1899-1902 on the land of the old Marselisborg Manor and was presented as a gift from the people of Denmark to the Royal Family, on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Christian and Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. It has been the summer residence of Queen Margrethe II since 1967.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.