Athena, Family Events, Felix, Henrik, Nikolaï

The Danish Royal Family spend Christmas in Marselisborg Palace!

This year, Queen Margrethe spends Christmas with her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren in Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus. It is the family’s first Christmas without Prince Henrik so it made sense that the whole family would be reunited. It was even better since Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix were spending the holidays with their father as they alternate between their father and their mother. (They spent Christmas with Countess Alexandra last year and Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena spent Christmas in France with Marie’s family)

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© Flemming Jeppesen / Billed Bladet

As they usually do when spending Christmas at Marselisborg, the family attends two church services. On the 24th, the whole family attended the Christmas Eve service. In previous years, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik would arrive in one car, then Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, and their children would follow in another car and Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and their children would arrive in a third car. They followed the same pattern this time but with one change: Prince Felix and little Prince Henrik went to the church in Queen Margrethe’s car so that she would not be alone on the ride from the Palace to the church.

On the 25th, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie attended the Christmas Day service. Crown Prince Frederik left early as he does not take part in the Communion, just like his father didn’t.

Princess Marie wore recycled outfits to both services. She debuted the red coat to the same Christmas Eve service back in 2013 but it is still ufo. She wore the coat with her black Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps.

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For the Christmas Day service, she wore the Baum und Pferdgarten coat she debuted on December 1st and her navy Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ suede pumps.

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On the 24th, Princess Athena wore a new coat by Zara.

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We won’t see the Danish royal family until January 1st when they’ll attend the traditional New Year Gala Dinner. Queen Margrethe will make her annual speech on New Year’s Eve.

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Princess Marie and her family visit Tonder Festival

Today, Princess Marie, Prince Joachim and their kids, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena visited Tonder Festival.

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The Tonder Festival is a well-known folk music festival in Europe. The festival was founded in 1975 and Marie is Patron since 2009. She has attended every year since then, except for last year’s edition as she had to pull out because of Nikolai’s 18th birthday. Since 2013, Joachim, Henrik, and Athena join Marie at the event. Next year will be Marie’s 10th visit to the Festival as Patron and she said that there might a special event to commemorate this: “I do not know. Perhaps something special must happen. I enjoy being here”

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The family had a busy program for this year’s visit. After the official welcome, they visited the new children area. Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were pleased with all the new activities and they asked to stay for longer than planned so the family had to miss their next event, a visit to the Wadden Sea.

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Afterward, they attended Vishtèn’s show. Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were sat on the shoulders of Prince Joachim and mayor Henrik Frandsen, respectively, just like in 2016.

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Before heading backstage to enjoy drinks and food as well as some private time, Princess Marie talked to the reporters about the development of the Festival since her first visit back in 2009: “A big development, I think. Now it’s bigger and it gets bigger and bigger. There are a lot of different activities for children too. They have actually gotten a whole new area here for children and families. And there are really many places to eat and have fun. And more and more musicians come from all over the world. From Ireland, USA, Canada and they are really skilled. It’s really a pleasure to be here.”

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You can see more photos here.

For this fun family outing, Princess Marie wore a new Charlotte Sparre blouse. The white Sea Life blouse is available here for 206€ (on sale). She paired the top with a new Uniqlo jacket and jeans.

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© Charlotte Sparre

She wore her Chanel ballet flats ( which she already wore when she visited the festival in 2014 and in 2016) and a new black Longchamp bag.

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Princess Athena wore a cute Kaporal ‘Faza’ jacket. The jacket is reversible and can be worn in grey or in floral print.

 

We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on August 28th when they take part in the first day of the French State Visit to Denmark.

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Prince Felix’s last day at Krebs’ Skole !

On June 30th, Prince Felix officially finished his studies at Krebs’ Skole as he will start high school at the end of the summer holidays! As reported by Billed-Bladet, his family was there to celebrate with him!

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Prince Felix arrived with his mother Countess Alexandra and was joined by his father Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. Prince Nikolai -who had graduated from high school a few days before- only arrived after the ceremony had started with his girlfriend Benedikte so they didn’t pose for photos with the rest of the family.

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Princess Marie wore a new Ganni floral asymmetric skirt ! It is the third new Ganni item Marie has debuted in the past few weeks so it is certain she went shopping there for her summer wardrobe! The skirt is available at $135 here.

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She wore her white Tara Jarmon top with the navy and green Tara Jarmon cross body bag she debuted in Bornholm last June.

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She also wore the Peserico sneakers she first wore in Bornholm a few weeks ago.

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Athena, Family Events, Felix, Henrik, Nikolaï

Queen Margrethe’s 78th Birthday !

Today, Queen Margrethe is celebrating her 78th birthday! The whole family was reunited in Amalienborg Palace for the occasion. Only Crown Prince Frederik wasn’t there as he is on a private trip to Greenland.

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At noon, the family went out on the Palace’s balcony to celebrate the Queen’s birthday with the crowd in front. Queen Margrethe always celebrates her birthday with a little ceremony on the balcony, it doesn’t always happen in Amalienborg Palace. Last year, it was celebrated at Marselisborg Palace.

Queen Margrethe first appeared on the main balcony on her own while the rest of the family were on their own balconies on the sides:

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Crown Princess Mary and her children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Joséphine :

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Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children Prince Nikolaï, Prince Félix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena:

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Afterward, the Queen was joined by her eight grandchildren on the main balcony:

Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie joined them all for family photos at the end.

You can watch the video of the celebrations here (starting at the 13th minute).

Princess Marie wore her pink Alexander McQueen blazer she first wore in 2015 with a white ruffled top. She first wore the top in the video she recorded for the new teaching materials about food waste she inaugurated last week.

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I can’t be sure as we haven’t fully seen the top but I believe it is from the SS18 collection from Tara Jarmon.

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She also wore her Christine Hvelplund necklace with an old family heirloom that she particularly likes. It is the Queen Alexandrine Diamond and Sapphire pendant brooch that she often wears as a brooch.

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We will next see Princess Marie next Monday as she attends the SIKON Conference 30th anniversary celebrations as Patron of the Danish Association for Autism.

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Prince Joachim , Princess Marie and their children celebrate Legoland’s 50th anniversary

Today, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were at the theme park Legoland in Billund to officially open the park’s new season.

Legoland was officially opened in 1968 so the park is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year. For this important anniversary, the park was transformed with new attractions, new colors and a lot of new LEGO models.

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Prince Henrik and Princess Athena officially opened the park by pushing the button and they were clearly pleased to do so! Afterward, the family officially opened the Flying Eagle, a rollercoaster for children, and they took the first ride with Legoland’s director. They also had the opportunity to visit LEGOREDO Town.

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Christian Woller, Legoland’s director, was clearly pleased with the royal visit: “It’s always exciting when we open a completely new rollercoaster, but it seems that the royal family enjoyed the trip, even though the temperature does not quite say spring yet. […]It has been a really good day, and the enthusiasm among our guests really emphasized how popular an area like LEGOREDO Town is.”

You can see two videos of the events below and more photos here.

Princess Marie wore a new green coat by Ted Baker with a black turtleneck top and black trousers.

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We will next see Princess Marie on April 5, when she will visit the H.C Andersen Hospital and attend a research seminar on allergies.