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HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark Visits the Island of Sylt in Northern Germany.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark began her two-day visit to the island of Sylt in Northern Germany.

Yesterday, Princess Benedikte met with the island’s “…Danish and Frisian minorities and heard about their culture and history…” according to the Danish royal court. The princess also toured the List Kulturhus, visited Røde Klev and the Danish fashion store, Simonsen by Simonsen.

The day ended with a visit to the museum Alt Friesisches Haus in the town of Keitum and a party at the Hotel Benen-Diken-Hof in honor of Princess Benedikte’s visit to Sylt.

This morning, May 19, the princess visited a kindergarten and the Sylt Danish School which recently undergone “…extensive renovation…” according to the Danish royal court.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark Returns to Germany.

On the morning of Tuesday, May 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark returned to Germany to attend the 100th-anniversary celebrations of the Duborg School in Flensburg.

Duborg School is part of the German school system for the Danish minority in South Schleswig and has a qualifying student exam for higher education in both Denmark and Germany.

During today’s event, there were musical performances, singing, and dancing according to the Danish royal court. After the celebrations, Princess Benedikte attended a luncheon at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Flensburg.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

(VIDEO) HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark Opens the Exhibition, Makabre Mesterværker.

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 7, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark opened the exhibition entitled, Makabre Mesterværker, at the Museum Sønderjylland at Sønderborg Slot.

Makabre Mesterværker exhibition showcases a:

“…series of exclusive jewelry created by leading Danish and foreign goldsmiths, silversmiths, and jewelry designers in a surprising encounter with prehistoric and historical objects from the museum’s own collection and deposits from museums at home and abroad.

The works on display together form a journey into the dimensions of death with narratives that begin violently and with the triumph of death. The journey moves around many cultures and different times, and follows its own track, where time inevitably flows out, the body passes away, and where grief and rituals find a place along with notions of life after death and resurrection. Embark on a thoughtful journey studded with chains, body parts, skulls, crosses, and valuables.

The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Museum Sønderjylland, jewelry writer, Nina Hald, who has curated the exhibition, and jeweler, Bodil Binner. Most of the modern jewelry is created specifically for the exhibition.”

Makabre Mesterværker will be open to the public beginning on April 8 to October 23, 2022. For more information about the exhibition please visit the official website for the Museum Sønderjylland here.

Please click here to watch a video from the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet.

Photos courtesy of the Danish Royal Court

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, HM Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, and HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark Enjoy a Ballet Performance.

On the evening of March 27, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the Palæerne Danser ballet performance and presented the Dronning Ingrids Hæderslegat (Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Scholarship) held at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg, in Copenhagen. The Dronning Ingrids Hæderslegat was awarded for the “…tenth and final time…” according to the Danish royal court.

The Dronning Ingrids Hæderslegat has been awarded every two years since 2005, and is in the spirit of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark promoted “…further studies and skills in dance and music.”

The Palæerne Danser performance consists of four ballet pieces choreographed by soloist and choreographer, Mr. Tobias Praetorius. Mr. Praetorius is also former recipient of the Dronning Ingrids Hæderslegat. The music accompanying tonight’s ballet performance was arranged by pianist and composer, Mr. Alexander McKenzie. 

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court/K.Navntoft

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Returns to Fredensborg Slot.

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accompanied by her two younger sisters, Her Majesty Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, returned to one of her favorite homes, Fredensborg Slot in North Zealand.

In the evening, as per tradition since 1988, the citizens of Fredensborg partake in a torchlight procession from outside the castle gates until they reach the steps of the palace. So, what’s the purpose for all of this? Well, it is to welcome home their beloved queen. As the people sang songs, took photos, and cheered for Her Majesty there was something special in the air that made people incredibly proud of their queen and country. What would that be, you may ask? Well, it’s been two years since the people of Fredensborg participated in the torchlight procession thanks in part to the pandemic. Second, the town of Fredensborg will be celebrating their 300th anniversary; moreover, they were celebrating Her Majesty’s golden jubilee year (50th anniversary) and her government.

Click here to watch a video.

Photos courtesy of the Danish Royal Court/Keld Navntoft