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(VIDEO) HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Participates in an Open Water Swim Race.

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On Saturday, July 4, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark participated in the 2015 Vansbrosimningen in Vansbro, Sweden.

The open water swim race is “…Europe’s largest open water event and [is] a part of the ‘en Svensk Klassiker’.  The 3 kilometers race takes place in the Vanån and Västerdalälven rivers…” according to the Vansbrosimningen official website.

This isn’t the first time the future king of Denmark has participated in a grueling physical race.  On August 18, 2013, Crown Prince Frederik participated in the KMD Ironman Copenhagen which not only included the 3.8 kilometer swim, but also a 180 kilometer cycle as well as a 42.2 kilometer run.

Click here to view photos from Saturday’s event.

 Click here to watch an interview with the crown prince.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary and HRH Princess Isabella of Denmark Visit Samsø.

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On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and her daughter, Princess Isabella, made a one-day visit the island of Samsø.

The day began with a visit to Sælvig harbor.  Whilst there Princess Isabella christened the island’s new ferry, Prinsesse Isabella, with her proud mother and hundreds of locals looking on with much happiness.

Thereafter, the mother daughter royal duo visited the “…company, Samsø Bær, and experience[d] Samsø’s Nature School in Langøre…” according to a press release.

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(VIDEO) European Royals Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

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On Friday, June 5, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway, and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England.

Since 1948, The Duke of Edinburgh became a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and in 1953 he became Admiral of the RYS.

For more information about today’s celebrations as well as to watch a video and to view photos please click the links below.

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Amendment of the Danish Constitution.

On Friday, June 5, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark celebrated the 100th anniversary of the amendment of the Danish Constitution at Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen.

According to the website, 100 Året, the amendment of the Danish Constitution:

“…on the 5th of June 1915 gave Danish women the right to vote and stand for election.

Though much has happened since 1915, and large steps have been taken in regards to equality between women and men, the debate on equality, democracy and democratic participation is as important and current as ever. The debate today is not only about the right to vote and securing democratic rights, it is also about everyday life – work, spare time, and family.

The 100th anniversary helps to remind us that we must continue to strengthen and develop our democratic system. Where the gender equality debate in Denmark historically began as a fight for women’s basic rights, today it is about women and men’s equal opportunities to influence their own lives and participate in the society. This in turn creates a democratic society where all human resources are put into play.”

For more information about today’s celebrations, in English, please click here.

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 Photo courtesy of Getty Images/J.Parker

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Visits a Volunteer Association.

fredOn June 1, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visited the volunteer association, FitforKids, in Taastrup.

Established in 2007, the association “…provides a free weight-loss program for children between the ages between 7-15 years and their families. The program consists of training for both children and parents, nutritional counseling, parent coaching, motivation program and social events for families…” writes the Danish royal court.

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark Attends the Specialskolernes Idrætsdag.

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On May 28, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark attended the 2015 Specialskolernes Idrætsdag (Special Schools Sports Day) held at the Aabenraa Stadium in Aabenraa.

According to the newspaper, LokalAvisen, students from special needs schools from around South Jutland participated in today’s activities.  During her visit “…the Princess toured a sensory tent, where children with multiple disabilities had the opportunity to have different stimulated senses…”  

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits the Psykiatrifondens Reach Out Bus.

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On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited the Psykiatrifondens Reach Out Bus as well as presided over a “…information session, with 6th grade students from the Ruds Vedby Skole, on mental health and well-being…” according to the Danish royal court.

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

(VIDEOS) Crown Prince Couple of Denmark Visit Munich, Germany.

On May 20, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark continued their visit to Germany.

The day began in Munich where the crown prince couple attended a reception as well as a luncheon hosted by the Minister-President of Bavaria, Mr. Horst Seehofer and his wife Karin, at the Münchner Residenz.

In the afternoon, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the diabetes conference held under the theme, Politically sustainable diabetes strategies: A Danish-Bavarian Dialogue. Thereafter, the crown prince couple attended the reopening of the “…ECCO’s Flagship Store, the opening of the of Georg Jensen’s first Flagship Store, and attended a gala dinner [alongside] participating Danish companies and other guests…” according to the Danish royal court.

To view photos as well please click the links below.

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(VIDEOS) The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark Visit Hamburg, Germany.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark began their three-day official visit to fantastic Germany.

This morning the crown princely couple were in Hamburg where they were welcomed to the city by the Lord Mayor, Mr. Olaf Scholz.  Soon, the crown prince couple were off to attend the “…opening ceremony of the business delegation’s program with 450 Danish and German guests, including company leaders and decision-makers…” according to Kongehuset.

Once their meeting was over Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were off to attend a series of seminars with themes focusing on “…Stylish Living, Tasty Living, Sustainable Living, and Healthy Living…”

After a lovely luncheon the crown prince couple went their separate ways.  For Crown Prince Frederik, well, he spent his lovely afternoon visiting the Asklepios Klinikum in Barmbek and participated in a conference, held under the theme Liveable and Energy Efficient Cities of the Future, held at HafenCity Universität Hamburg.

Meanwhile, Crown Princess Mary opened a Danish design exhibit at Stilwerk and visited the Edeka Supermarket.

The day ended with the crown prince couple attending the opening of the exhibition, Create with Aarhus, at HafenCity Universität Hamburg.

To view a photos and to watch video news reports from today’s fun-filled adventures with the crown princely couple of Denmark please click the links below.

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Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Inaugurates a New Building.

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On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark inaugurated a new building at the CLAY Keramikmuseum Danmark (CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark) in Middlefart.

According to the official website for the CLAY the new building:

“…offers 1,500 square meters situated both above and below ground level. The ceramic art is literally surrounded by its own material, clay.  [Visitors will] enjoy the finest ceramic arts and crafts ranging from a 235 year old plate in the complete Royal Copenhagen porcelain collection to the experimental work of contemporary artist.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark Attends a Meeting.

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On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark participated in the AIDS-Fondets IPM briefing/meeting in Copenhagen.  The French-born princess is patron of the AIDS Fondets (foundation).

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Opens “Råd til Livet” in Aalborg.

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On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by representatives from the Mary Fonden opened, Råd til Livet (Advice for Life), at Mødrehjælpen in Aalborg.

According to the Danish royal court, Råd til Livet provides “…free economic, legal and social counseling to women that have been subjected to physical, psychological or economic violence, and women, who because of other personal issues, have lost track of the economy.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset/F.Voight

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Opens the Ringsted Krisecenters Sensory Garden and Playground.

mary2015On Friday, May 8, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially opened the Ringsted Krisecenters Sensory Garden and Playground in Ringsted.

According to a press release this special:

“…project born about two years ago after visiting the therapy gardens where it’s all about nature’s importance for the well-being and rehabilitation.

The crisis center in Ringsted has created a garden that will serve as a haven for the abused and threatened women and children residing in the shelter. The children have been rare and challenging play areas, and created opportunity for conversations and meetings can be moved outside.

The garden is established with the support of numerous donors: .P. Møller Fonden, Trygfonden, Agenda 21 Ringsted, Ringsted Soroptimistklub, Lions Club Ringsted Knud Lavard, Lions Ringsted og elever fra Sct. Josephs Skole.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset