Christian VII Palace
Margrethe II of Denmark

The Amalienborg complex

The Amalienborg complex in Copenhagen is the official residence of the Danish royal family. It consists of four almost identical palaces around an octagonal courtyard. It was originally built for four noble families, but the royal family purchased the complex after a fire devastated Christianborg Palace. Christian VII’s Palace Christian VII’s Palace was originally built [read more]

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Royal titles – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark strips four of her grandchildren of their titles

The Danish Royal House has announced that as of 1 January 2023, the children of Queen Margrethe’s second son Prince Joachim will no longer be His/Her Highness Prince(ss). Instead, they will be known as Count and Countesses of Monpezat with His/Her Excellency as a style of address. This concerns Princes Nikolai, Felix and Henrik, and [read more]

Margrethe II of Denmark

Royal Wedding Recollections – Princess Margrethe of Denmark & Henri de Laborde de Monpezat

On 10 June 1967, the heiress presumptive to the Danish throne Princess Margrethe married the French diplomat Henri de Laborde de Monpezat at the Holmen Church in Copenhagen. Today would have been their Emerald wedding anniversary, but tragically Prince Henrik, as he was then known, passed away in 2018. So today, we take a look [read more]