Prince Joachim of Denmark’s Children lose Princely Titles

The Danish Royal Court has released a Statement that from next year, the four children of Prince Joachim of Denmark, younger son of Queen Margrethe II, can only use their titles of Count and Countess of Monpezat, as their previous titles as Prince and Princess of Denmark will lapse. Thus, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena will be titled Counts/Countess of Monpezat. The decision comes after Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations this month.  Continue reading

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives and Heads of State and Representatives of 121 Countries joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19th, followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, had been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week.  

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Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace

Ahead of the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey tomorrow, the British Royal Family hosted a Reception for visiting Heads of State and Representatives at Buckingham Palace, which is stated to be one of the largest gatherings of Heads of State in History. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, has been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week, with the Funeral at Westminster Abbey tomorrow to be followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Continue reading

Open Post | Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is finally celebrating her Golden Jubilee, the 50th Anniversary of the Accession to the Danish Throne, after most of the originally lavish celebrations were postponed in January. However, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, many of the events have been cancelled or postponed. This Open Post includes all the links and details, as well as LIVE updates since I am in Copenhagen and have received media accreditation, so be sure to return to this page regularly until the full article on the celebrations is published! Continue reading

Danish Emerald Parure

Today marks the 205th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Louise of Denmark, who was born on this day in 1817! The Hesse Princess with strong Danish Ties, she married her second cousin and through political manoeuvring became the Danish King and Queen, she is kown as the ‘Mother-in-Law of Europe’ through the marriages of her children, who sat on the thrones of Denmark, Greece, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Queen Louise had a notoriously small Jewellery Collection, so today we are featuring one of the few Jewels she had in her possession: The Danish Crown Emerald Parure!

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