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Man, 46, arrested for burglary at the Danish royal residence of Marselisborg Palace


Photo: Wiki Commons

In the Danish city of Aarhus, the East Jutland Police have arrested a 46-year-old man from the small village of Randers for a burglary committed at the Danish royal residence of Marselisborg Palace on Friday of last week. The man was arrested in Denmark this past weekend according to a press release from East Jutland Police.

During questioning, the man pled guilty to the charge and was released after questioning. According to the press release, the investigation into the case is ongoing, and therefore, there are no further comments from the police at this time. However, after questions from the press, the police confirmed that nothing has been stolen from the palace. So, the man must have broken in only to leave the residence empty-handed.

The Danish royal residence of Marselisborg Palace. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

It was in the early hours of Friday, 3 January that 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 01.5 am on Friday. The alarm had a direct connection to the local police who mobilised all available crew and went to the palace.  A dog patrol was also sent to the area and several patrols searched.

This is not the first time someone has broken into the royal residence. In 2012, the palace was also the victim of an intruder. In 2012, a 22-year-old man managed to enter the palace via a basement window. He was arrested inside the residence a short time later and was also unable to remove anything from the building’s precious collections. The park around the palace is open to the public when the royals are not in residence. It is, therefore, perfectly possible to walk unobstructed to the palace itself.

The park at the palace. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

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 from 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.



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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.