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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Denmark

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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Denmark

Princess Marie talks her family's future move to France

While Princess Marie was in Paris, France, on 28 March to open the new Galeries Lafayette building on the Champs-Elysées, she gave an interview to French magazine Point de Vue about her family’s future move to France in the summer. On 30 January, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena would move to Paris…
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Denmark

Danish Royal Family commemorates the first anniversary of Prince Henrik's death

On 20 February, Queen Margrethe organised a concert in the Chapel of Fredensborg Palace to commemorate the first anniversary of Prince Henrik’s death. She was joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie. Other guests included members of the Court and friends of Prince Henrik. Surprisingly, Princess Benedikte, Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg…
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