On December 1, Princess Marie participated in a Christmas concert at the Trinity Church in Copenhagen to mark World AIDS Day. After the Christmas concert, the Princess took part in a memorial service at Nytorv and lit a candle.
The tradition of lighting candles started in 1994 by the Positive Group, which provides support to HIV-infected men. This year more than 2,000 lights were lit in memory of the Danes who have died of AIDS.
On 5 December, Princess Marie handed the Unesco Niels Bohr medal.
Mary: So close we sleep together.
Both Frederik and Mary have repeatedly stated that they will be close to their children while they grow up. Just as they are in complete agreement that none of their four children will have a childhood that is similar to Frederik’s.
He grew ranging up far from his parents’ apartments at Amalienborg. In Frederick’s childhood home in Copenhagen, the children’s bedrooms were at the top of Christian 9’s Palace, while Margrethe and Henrik lived their lives on the other floors.
Only when Frederik was close to school age, he was allowed to eat dinner with his parents. In their dining room.
Christian, Isabella, Josephine and Vincent’s upbringing in stark contrast to the upper class upbringing Frederik and Joachim got. And as Mary lifts the veil of the new book, ‘Amalienborg’, written by Berlingske journalist Thomas Larsen and Jørgen Larsen.
Here Mary reveals that in Frederik 7’s Palace, which is in fact the Crown Prince couple’s home and workplace in Copenhagen, the family has their private residence.
- In the right wing of the building - and upwards in the building - we have created our private part that acts as a great opportunity. It was important for us, and it may come from my childhood that we all sleep close together. We have our room and children’s bedrooms on the mezzanine floor. We have created a bubble that is ours, and as we gather as a family, Mary says in the book.
Different from Mary, who as you know grew up in a middle class family in an ordinary house in Tasmania, Frederik has always been accustomed to the large ratio of the castles. And since Mary and Frederik were married in May 2004, they had already decided that their first home was to be Frederik’s beloved grandmother, Queen Ingrid’s, former home Chancellery House, at Fredensborg Palace.
The decision was also very pleasing for Mary. It was already overwhelming for the Tasmanian woman the transformation from having been a quite ordinary citizen Down Under to become the country’s Crown Princess.
- ‘The Chancellery is a house, while Amalienborg Palace is a mansion. I’m sure it would have been more overwhelming if we were to have moved into Amalienborg immediately. Out there you are protected by nature. From the moment I entered the house, I felt comfortable. There was warmth and atmosphere and we felt like we were in our own ‘, says Mary about his initial Royal home in the book ‘Amalienborg ‘, which was published by Gyldendal.
Danish Royal Family → Monograms.
Crown Prince Frederik on Wednesday visited Camp Bastion, Lashkar Gah and Kandaha, Afghanistan to meet with Danish Special Forces and the Navy’s Special Force.
The Crown Prince is quoted as stating, “It’s been a great experience once again have the opportunity to visit the broadcast , Danish soldiers in Afghanistan. I am as on previous visits impressed with the soldiers accomplishes… The mission in Afghanistan is no longer in people’s minds to the same extent as before. I think it’s important that we at home remember that Denmark still has troops deployed in Afghanistan for some time . The existing , deployed soldiers perform , like their predecessors, some good work.”
This is the third time the Crown Prince has gone to Afghanistan in the ten years that the war has been going on for.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton takes a stroll with Prince George in Kensington Gardens, 4th December 2013
Old Scandinavian Royals → (seated) Queen Alexandra (when Princess of Wales), (standing, L to R) Queen Maud of Norway (when Princess), Princess Victoria and Princess Louise, c. early 1900s.
Crown Princess Mary yesterday attended the annual Christmas reception of the Mary Foundation
"Part of me will always be Australian, it’s who I am."
Crown Princess Mary gives an interview with BT.dk, she talked about their household and the relationship between Frederik and their children