On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark attended a reception at Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen in honor of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s Hofmarskal (Lord Chamberlain), Mr. Ove Ullerup.
Mr. Ullerup has been Hofmarskal since 2003. Earlier this year, Mr. Ullerup announced that he will leave his position as Hofmarskal on September 1, 2014.
On Monday, August 18, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the conference, Invest in Girls and Women: Everybody Wins, organized by Women Deliver and held at the Landstingssalen at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen.
And, finally, last evening the future queen of Denmark presided over the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award ceremony held at the Odense Koncerthus in Odense. The recipient of the 2014 HC Award went to British writer, Sir Salman Rushdie.
On Friday, August 15, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Nippon Budokan Hall in the Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo to attend a memorial service honoring the war dead as well as to mark the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II.
On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at Potters Field in London to attend the British Armed Forces team announcement for the upcoming Invictus Games, a multi-sport event for injured armed services personnel from 14 nations.
According to the Danish magazine, BT — via Billed Bladet — Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Mr. Alexander Johannsmann, are expecting their second child together. The baby is due sometime in February 2015.
On Monday, August 11, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by their two daughters, Her Royal Highness Princess Leonor and Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia, visited the historic Raixa country estate in Bunyola on the island of Mallorca.
According to the website, See Mallorca, the Raxia country estate, located in the Tramuntana mountains, dates back to the 13th century:
“The house has passed through several noble families through the centuries, and was transformed to its present Italian style villa in the 18th century.
The estate consists of several homes arranged around a central courtyard, with several farm buildings. The present gardens date to the 19th century, and feature a large pond, the gardens of Apollo and the southern gardens. To the east lie faux ‘ruins’ (common for this period) such as a manmade grotto, a neo-Arabic view point and a neoclassical temple.”