FredThe Danish royal court recently announced that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will participate in the 2013 KMD Ironman Copenhagen on Sunday, August 18, 2013.

The difficult race — though not as extremely grueling as the Ironman World Championships which takes place each year in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i — consists of running, swimming, and cycling.  The crown prince is thrilled to participate in the race stating, “I look forward to competing in the race with 2,600 other participants…it will be a very special race and experience.”  Well, yeah, of course it will be.  Anyway, if Crown Prince Frederik is one of the top 50 to complete the race he will be qualified to compete in the Ironman World Championships on October 12, 2013, in Hawai’i.  Good luck, Frederik!   🙂

In other news the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, is reporting that His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark ran over his beloved puppy with a golf cart whilst on holiday at Gråsten Slot.

The sweet little puppy, who was immediately taken to the local veterinarian,  suffered a fractured pelvis and obviously severe emotional trauma.  Poor thing.   😦

And, finally, it was announced that Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has agreed to become patron of “…the anniversary of Skole i 200 År.”

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