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New official portrait of Crown Prince Frederik unveiled by Queen Margrethe and the Crown Prince family

Today, Crown Prince Frederik unveiled a new portrait of himself at the National Museum of History at Frederiksborg Castle as part of his 50th birthday celebrations. He was joined by Queen Margrethe as well as Crown Princess Mary and their four children.

Only Queen Margrethe and the Crown Prince couple were scheduled to attend so it was a pleasant surprise for the people waiting in front of the museum to see Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine arrive with their parents as Billed-Bladet reports.

The new portrait will form the centre of an exhibition with paintings of Australian visual artist Ralph Heimans. The exhibition “Ralph Heimans Portraits” shows a significant part of the artist’s production, which includes a portrait of Crown Princess Mary, members of the British royal house and international personalities.

On the occasion of the Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday, the museum also hosts the exhibition “HRH Crown Prince Frederik – Prince of Denmark”. The exhibition tells about Crown Prince Frederik’s life and duties. Visitors can follow the life of Crown Prince Frederik with topics such as his christening, military service, wedding, personal interests, expeditions and more. The exhibition is being built with large paintings, and the visitors are able to relive the Crown Prince couple’s engagement and wedding with accompanying coverage.

The exhibitions open to the public on 25 May and will end on 2 September. This was the last event before Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on 26 May. He will celebrate it publicly with an appearance at the Palace’s balcony -alongside Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and their children- and a gala dinner with foreign royal guests on the day. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will also attend the concert ‘All of Denmark celebrates its Crown Prince’ on 27 May.