Denmark

Queen Margrethe hosts gala dinner to celebrate Prince Joachim's 50th birthday

On 7 June, Prince Joachim of Denmark celebrated his 50th birthday. In the evening, Queen Margrethe hosted a gala dinner at Christian VIII’s Palace to celebrate her youngest son’s birthday. For the first time, the Queen’s eight grandchildren attended a gala dinner. Only Prince Nikolai had attended an official dinner before, as he is the only one of the Queen’s grandchildren…
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Danish Court announces handing down of Prince Henrik's patronages

On 13 May, the Danish Court announced that Prince Joachim had agreed to become Patron of the Orders and Medals Society of Denmark, taking over from Prince Henrik. Prince Henrik had been the patron of the association from 1978 until his death. It aims to promote the study of the history of orders and medals. The Society cooperates with similar societies in Belgium, the UK, Germany, Austria and the…
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Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children to move to France in the summer

The Danish Royal Court announced today that Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children Prince Henrik and Princess Athena would move to Paris, France this summer. They will stay in Paris (Princess Marie’s hometown) until Summer 2020. The move comes after Prince Joachim was invited by the French Defence Minister to take part in the highest-ranking French military management training in…
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Danish Royal Family attends New Year's Receptions

As they do every year, the Danish Royal Family attended several New Year’s receptions in the first week of January. On January 1st, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie attended the traditional New Year’s…
Denmark

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie commemorate the end of the World War One in France

This weekend, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were in Braine, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. During World War One, Denmark was neutral, but 35000 Danish soldiers at the border between Denmark and Germany fought for the German army. Indeed, Southern Jutland was part of the German Empire at the time. Southern Jutland was reunited with Denmark in 1920. The…
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