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Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Opens an Exhibition of the Late HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark’s Sculptures.

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark opened the exhibition entitled, Eventyrlig Dialog (Adventurous Dialogue), at the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum in Herning. This special exhibition showcases a number of Bronze sculptures and other art pieces by the late His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark.

Throughout his life, the late Prince Henrik was actively involved in a “…number of artistic forms of expression, both as a poet and a sculptor. Visitors, in the future, will be able to experience about 30 of the Prince’s works, in collaboration with the late Cobra artist, Carl-Henning Pedersen…” according to the Danish royal court.

Prior to his death on February 13, 2018, the late Prince Henrik of Denmark exhibited a number of his sculptures at the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt Museum.

If you’re interested in viewing the sculptures by the late prince the exhibition will be on permanent display at the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt Museum in Herning. For more information about the exhibition please click here.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Presents a New Literature Prize in Copenhagen.

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presided over the Prins Henrik Prisen award ceremony held inside the banquet hall of the Danish Writers’ Association in Copenhagen.

The Prins Henrik Prisen (Prince Henrik Prize) is a new literature prize that aims to recognize Danish poets. The prize includes a bronze statuette of the Prince’s sculpture, Fabeldyr. In addition, the recipient of the prize will recieve 300,000 Danish Kroner, the “…largest Danish literature prize in terms of amount…” according to the Danish royal court.

Throughout his life, the late His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark was active in various forms of artistic expression such as poetry and sculpting:

“From 1982 to 2014, Prince Henrik published a number of collections of poems, and several of the Prince’s sculptures are set up around Denmark. Among other things in the castle gardens at Marselisborg Slot and Fredensborg Slot.

By virtue of the Prince’s personal and lifelong interest in art, including in particular the art of poetry, Her Majesty has given permission for the poetry prize to be named after the Prince.”

The recipient of the Prins Henrik Prisen went to Mr. Klaus Høeck.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Receives an Award.

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark received the Danish Shipping Companies Maritime Prize, in connection with the industry organization’s anniversary, held at the Dock in Copenhagen.

According to the Danish royal court, the Maritime Prize was awarded to Her Majesty for her:

“…many journeys with Denmark in all parts of the Kingdom, the reports of the Kingdom seen from the seaside. As a godmother to many of our Danish ships as well as the many visits abroad, how Danish shipping has filled, has merged in as a strong and fully integrated part of the story of Denmark as a large and proud maritime nation.”

Along with the Maritime Prize Her Majesty was presented with 50,000 Danish Kroner, in which Her Majesty will donate to the Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik Fund.

After receiving the award, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II gave a short speech thanking the Danish Shipping Companies for the prize. Thereafter, Her Majesty participated in a one-on-one conversation with Danish writer and historian, Mr. Tom Buk-Swienty, about the role of maritime in the Queen’s life.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Visits the Island of Anholt.

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark continued her annual summer cruise aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog. This morning, Her Majesty visited the island of Anholt in the Norddjurs municipality.

Upon her arrival, Her Majesty attended a reception at the Town Hall and was presented with a gift from a local artist, Ms. Nana Kristine Bryder. Her Majesty was then introduced to the Board of Anholt Citizens’ Association and representatives from Norddjurs municipal board.

Thereafter, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II visited a nature preserve, attended a luncheon, and sat down for coffee with several of the island’s residents.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Visits the Helsingør Municipality.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark began her annual summer cruise aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog.

This morning, Her Majesty arrived at the port of Helsingør whereupon she was warmly greeted by the Mayor of Helsingør Municipality, Ms. Benedikte Kiær.

Thereafter, Her Majesty took a carriage through the city to the Helsingør City Hall with an escort from the Guard House Regiment’s Horse Squadron. Whilst at the Helsingør City Hall, Mayor Benedikte Kiær gave an official welcoming speech for Her Majesty and then introduced the her to the Helsingør Municipality city council members.

Soon, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II visited the library at Kulturværftet and then made a surprise visit to the Danish men’s national football team training camp.

After an official luncheon at Marienlyst Strandhotel, Her Majesty visited the carpentry/woodworking company, Egeværk. The day ended with a visit to the biotech company, Bavarian Nordic A/S, and a tour of the chocolatier company, Peter Beier Chokolade.

(VIDEO) HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Stars in the New Documentary, Kongeskibet: I Dronningens Tjeneste.

Tonight on DR.dk, a new four-part documentary will air entitled, Kongeskibet: I Dronningens Tjeneste (The Royal Ship: In the Queen’s Service) produced by JJ Films and DR.dk.

The documentary follows Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and the crew of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog during the 2021 summer sailing season.

Since 1932, the Royal Yacht Dannebrog has sailed more than 800,000 nautical miles. The yacht has visited the majority of the the ports in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands as well as ports in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and East Coast.

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog and as the 2022 summer sailing season begins next week, this season Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and the Royal Yacht Dannebrog will visit the municipalities of Elsinore, Anholt and Aarhus. The Royal Yacht Dannebrog will also take Her Majesty to the municipalities of Slagelse, Lolland and Frederiksberg later this summer. Her Majesty will also visit the Tønder Municipality to attend the postponed events from the celebration of the Reunification 1920.

Kongeskibet: I Dronningens Tjeneste is currently available to watch on DR.dk. Click the link below to watch (in Danish):

https://www.dr.dk/drtv/serie/kongeskibet-_-i-dronningens-tjeneste_309136

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Attends the Craftsman Association’s Medal Presentation in Copenhagen.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attended the Craftsman Association’s medal presentation held at the City Hall in Copenhagen.

According to the Danish royal court, the newly trained craftsmen were:

“…hailed for their well-executed apprenticeship tests. The medal is proof that they have completed their top-level craft education. Medals were awarded to 75 craftsmen in the presence of the Queen, who congratulated each of the newly trained craftsmen.

Among the medal recipients was Josefine Toft, a former carpenter’s apprentice at the Royal House’s workshop, who received a Bronze medal for her apprenticeship. In the workshop house, which is located behind Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg, the Royal House’s painters, carpenters, and laundry assistants are gathered. Josefine Toft is now employed as a cabinetmaker in the workshop house.”

The tradition of awarding medals dates back to 1867, and since 1927 the Danish royal house has participated in the annual medal presentation.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court.