Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark Discuss Art. (VIDEO)

QMII & Henrik 2012This morning Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark sat down with TV2 Ostjylland journalist, Mr. Søren Jensen, to discuss their new exhibition, Pas de Deux Royal: An Artistic Meeting, held at the famed ARoS Kunstmuseum in Aarhus.

According to the official website for the ARoS Kunstmuseum this special exhibition displays:

“…150 works selected in close collaboration with H.M. the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince Consort. The exhibition contains both early and very recent works and the artistic themes have been divided into 10 galleries covering a total area of 1,000 square metros.

The exhibition portrays the Queen as a landscape painter, but visitors’ eyes will also be feasting on church textiles, large theatre stage sets, and the meticulous découpages, to which the Queen has devoted herself for a number of years and which have added further edge to her creative talent.

In the case of the Prince Consort, it is sculpture and poetry which repeatedly find new modes of expression in imaginative bronze and marble figures and a flow of poetic diction.

The exhibition galleries render a visualization of a long life shared and common experiences expressed through creative talent in their own ways and in different media.

The Queen is fascinated by nature in its glorious magnificence, never leaving room for figures in her art while the Prince Consort always focuses on animal and human bodies in his sculptures, and his frequent use of the words ‘you’ and ‘I’ in his poems serve to underline human relations.”

If you happen to live in Denmark or will be visiting the lovely country within the next few months Pas de Deux Royal: An Artistic Meeting will be open to the public beginning on October 12, 2013 – February 23, 2014.

For more information about the ARoS Kunstmuseum please visit their official website here.

Please click here to watch the royal couple’s interview with TV2 (in Danish).

Click here to view photos of some of the artworks on display.

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News Regarding Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. (VIDEO)

denmarkOn the morning of October 10, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr. Christian Friis Bach, participated in a meeting at Christiansborg Slot with members of the Parliamentary Intergroup Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Meanwhile, in Vilnius, Lithuania His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, wrapped up their three-day visit to the Baltic county.

This morning the crown prince and Mr. Lidegaard attended a business brunch hosted by the President of Lithuania, Ms. DaliaGrybauskaite , at the Presidential Palace.

Thereafter, Crown Prince Frederik and Mr. Lidegaard attended the opening of Danish Days held at the Panorama shopping center in Vilnius.  Whilst there they mingled with various officials, dined on delicious food, checked out the Lego play area, and much more.

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HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Visits Lithuania. Day Two. (VIDEOS)

CP FredOn October 9, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, continued their three-day visit to beautiful Vilnius, Lithuania.

The day began with the crown prince and Mr. Lidegaard participating in the Danish-Lithuanian Business Forum held at the National Art Gallery.  During the event the crown prince gave an important speech in front of various “…business leaders and decision-makers from Denmark and Lithuania…” and the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite.

Thereafter, Crown Prince Frederik and Mr. Lidegaard visited the Danske Bank where the crown prince “…opened the competition for Children on  ‘Financial Literacy.’”  

In the afternoon, the crown prince visited the Vytautas Art Museum to view the exhibition, A Modern Royal Household.  An hour an a half later Crown Prince Frederik arrived in the city center of Vilnius where he met up with the mayor, Mr. Artuas Zuokas.  After a warm welcome and a couple of handshakes the future king of Denmark, Mr. Lidegaard, and Mayor Zuokas hopped rented bikes and took a cycling tour of the old city of Vilnius.  Thirty minutes later and slightly sweaty the crown prince and company arrived at Vilnius University.  Why?  I have no idea.  It was on their schedule/agenda/whatever its called.

Anyway, later in the afternoon Crown Prince Frederik unveiled a new plaque in the city center, and attended a gala reception as well as dinner at the Grand Duke’s Palace in the evening.

The end.   🙂

To view photos from today’s fun-filled activities in Vilnius please click the links below:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63HgobIKWu0

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HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Visits Lithuania. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania for a three-day “…Danish trade campaign…”

According to the Danish royal court during his visit the future king of Denmark and Mr. Lidegaard will:

“…participate in a number of business-oriented and cultural events with the aim of focusing on Denmark and promoting Danish commercial interests in Lithuania. The program focuses on the energy and food products sectors as well as information and communications technology. Together with Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite, The Crown Prince opens a Business Forum and takes part in the opening of “Danish Days”, which will be held in the shopping centre “Panorama” in continuation of the trade campaign. The participating companies from Denmark will meet relevant partners from Lithuania at the Business Forum and at seminars and B2B meetings.”

Anyway, Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, warmly welcomed Crown Prince Frederik this afternoon as he arrived at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius.  After a formal handshake and a quick photo-op for the press the crown prince and President Grybauskaite held a brief meeting.  Thereafter, Crown Prince Frederik and Mr. Lidegaard visited Bang & Olufsen, a Danish company that produces a bunch of really cool multimedia stuff (i.e. televisions, speakers, phones, etc, etc, etc).

Please click here and here to view photos.

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His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of TV2.

KongehusetOn the evening of Wednesday, October 2, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark attended the Danish television network, TV2, 25th anniversary show held at the in Odense Congress Center.

According to the Danish royal court this evening’s celebrations will “…[show] great TV moments and notable personalities from TV2’s first 25 years.”

Yay.

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Members of the Danish Royal Family Attend the Opening of Folketingets. (VIDEOS)

DRFOn Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the opening of Folketingets (Parliament) at Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen.

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News Regarding His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

CP FredOn Sunday, September 29, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented medals and one big fat trophy to the winners of the 2013 European Volleyball Championships in Copenhagen.

Earlier, the future king of Denmark participated in yet another bike race.  This time it was the 2013 Merida MTB Marathon in Hillerød.  So, what race will Crown Prince Frederik participate in the coming months?  Oh, I don’t know…perhaps the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i on October 12.  I, mean, he is free (hence nothing on his official calendar, no official duties to complete) to play that day/to do what ever he wants.   🙂

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Opens ‘Hospital+Innovation Congress’. (VIDEOS)

Crown Princess Mary 2010On September 30, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially opened the Hospital+Innovation Congress in Odense.

According to the Danish royal court, Hospital+Innovation Congress “…focuses on health innovation, building hospitals and welfare technology.”  

Yay.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark Presents Prizes. (VIDEO)

marieofdenmarkOn September 25, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister of Education, Mr. Morten Østergaard and the President of the Council of Technology and Innovation, Ms. Conni Simonsen, arrived at Grev Moltkes Palace in Copenhagen to present  the 2013 Innovation Storm Prizes to five Danish companies.

Click here to watch a brief video news report.

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Christens a New Ship. (VIDEOS)

HRH Crown Princess MaryHer Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, had the pleasure of naming A.P. Møller-Mærsk’s new container ship this morning at Langelinie in Copenhagen.  The new container ship was christened the Majestic Mærsk.

According to the Danish royal court the Majestic Mærsk will “…sail between Europe and Asia carrying various agricultural goods…”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3WE7ybNeKw

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Attends the 2013 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.

FredOn the afternoon of Friday, September 20, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the 2013 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships at Lake Bagsværd.

For more information about today’s event and to view two photos please click here (in English).

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Presents Prizes.

MaryOn Friday, September 20, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrived at Roskilde Universitet to participate in the 2013 Danske Banks Pris for Social Innovation og Socialt Entreprenørskab (Danish Bank Prize for Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship).

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Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II Welcomes the President of Vietnam to Denmark. (VIDEOS)

drf-coaOn Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte welcomed the President of Vietnam, Truong Tấn Sang and First Lady Mai Thi Hanh to lovely old Denmark.

After the usual traditional welcoming ceremony and the inspection of the Royal Life Guard’s Her Majesty, the royal family, President Sang and the First Lady hopped into their cars and hightailed to Fredensborg Slot.  Once there the always incredibly happy Danish press were waiting ever so patiently for Her Majesty and her guests inside the Harsdorffsalen at Fredensborg Slot.  Ten minutes later the photo-op was over.

An hour and a half later and a change of clothing Crown Princess Mary hosted a lovely luncheon at Frederik VIII’s Palace for First Lady Mai Thi Hanh and her delegation.  Thereafter, the future queen of Denmark and the First Lady arrived in Hellerup where they visited a kindergarten then headed on over to the Nationalmuseet to view the fantastic exhibition, Viking.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik had the pleasure of entertaining President Sang and his delegation for a few hours.  So what did they do?  Well, the crown prince hosted a fabulous luncheon at the Hermitage Palace for his Vietnamese guests and a few lucky as well as very influential — hence deep pockets — Danish businessmen.

After that they sailed in and around Copenhagen Harbor…staring at a bunch of stuff.  An hour later they were over it.  As a result they headed on over to A.P. Møller Mærsk where they watched a “…presentation about the company’s business activities in Vietnam…” according to the Danish royal court.

In the evening, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II hosted a gala state dinner at Fredensborg Slot in honor of President Sang and First Lady Mai Thi Hanh’s visit to Denmark.

Click here to watch a long video from tonight’s gala dinner.

Video of the arrival of President Sang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65oPw9UPTsU

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