On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attended the re-premiere of Svinedrengen (The Swineherd), a ballet rendition of H.C. Anderson’s classic fairytale, held at the Pantomime Theater at Tivoli in Copenhagen.
In 2009, Her Majesty was the set designer in collaboration with choreographer, Ms. Dinna Bjørn and composer, Mr. James Price, for The Swineherd.
Over the years, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II has been the set designer for many ballet performances including Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and The Snow Queen to name a few.
On the afternoon of Saturday, June 18, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted the traditional aubade (a garden party) for the locals from the municipality of Colmar-Berg at Château de Berg. The garden party was held in the château’s beautiful gardens.
The happy grand-ducal couple welcomed hundreds of locals from the municipality of Colmar-Berg including the mayor of Weilburg, Mr. Johannes Hanisch, to eat delicious appetizers, mingle with old friends as well as new, and generally have a fabulous time ahead of Fête Nationale 2022.
On Saturday, June 18, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the inauguration of the Utøya Massacre Memorial on the island of Utøya, Norway.
According to the newspaper, The Local Norway, on July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik:
“…set off a truck bomb near the government offices in Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to the island of Utøya. There, disguised as a police officer, he shot dead 69 others, mostly teens, attending a Labour Party youth-wing summer camp.
He said he killed his victims because they embraced multiculturalism.”
The Utøya Memorial has 77 narrow bronze columns, with the “…first curved arc aimed at the sun as it stood in the sky when the bomb exploded in Oslo. The second arc is aimed at the sun as it stood in the sky during the attack on Utøya.”