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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…
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Who is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark?

Today, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 78th birthday. Let’s take a look back at the life of Denmark’s colourful queen. Born Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid on 16 April 1940, Margrethe was the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess…
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Looking back at the wedding of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

On 4 October 1966, the Danish Royal Court announced that Crown Princess Margrethe was to marry Henri de Laborde de Montpezat. The engagement was a surprise to most as they had kept their relationship a secret. Henri was a French diplomat in London, and he and Margrethe met during an official dinner at the French Embassy and then again at a wedding, starting a relationship soon afterwards. Henri…
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Algeria's government surprised Queen Margrethe

Last year, Queen Margrethe of Denmark visited the African nation of Ghana. The official visit, which lasted for several days, had a special start that surprised both the Queen and the entire Danish delegation who were on their way to the former Danish colony. The visit to…
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Danish royals attend first New Year's reception

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, alongside Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie hosted New Year’s celebrations at their home, Amalienborg on the 1st of January. Queen Margrethe II hosted the party. She was not joined by her…
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Royal Expert: Queen Margrethe may announce abdication on New Year's Eve

A shock might occur this New Year’s Eve when Her Majesty Queen Margrethe delivers her annual speech to Denmark. Royal expert Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen has claimed in an interview with Danish magazine Kendte that he thinks there are signs indicating The Queen is going to announce her abdication. He said: “I think it is possible that The Queen will say she will abdicate. Next year, Crown…
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Prince Henrik gives up ‘Prince Consort’ Title as Part of Retirement

Prince Henrik, consort of Danish Queen Margrethe II, has given up his title of ‘Prince Consort’ or ‘Prinsgemal’ as part of his retirement. It was at first not officially announced but he was listed on his biography page of the Danish Royal Family’s official website as simply ‘Prins Henrik’ and also on the guest list for the Mexican state visit gala. It was…
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