The Mary Foundation met today for the annual report where results for the past year and plans for the future were presented respectively by HRH Crown Princess and Director Helle Østergaard.
In March Queen Margrethe II was in London opening the exhibition The Vikings at the British Museum, this documentary looks at the art that are apart of the exhibition. The exhibition is going on until June 2014, so if you’re in London check it out!
Viking Art: A Culture Show Special
The Vikings are famous for their violent raids on Anglo-Saxon monasteries, incredible shipbuilding skills and general brutality. They are less famous, perhaps, for their artistic talents. Yet the precious fragments of art that survive from the Viking Age portray a far more mysterious side to Viking culture. From the so-called ‘gripping beast’ motif of the Oseberg wood carvings to the abstract animal ornamentation that adorns Viking jewellery, Viking art is defined by beautiful intricate artistic styles that are distinctly Scandinavian yet also show the Vikings’ interaction with other cultures, culminating in their conversion from paganism to Christianity. To coincide with the first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years, Andrew Graham-Dixon invites viewers to explore and admire the splendours of Viking art.
For those of you might be interested in watching!
From December 9, 2013, Prince Christian meeting the Real Madrid team.
Not royal but i love it!: David Cameron (Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Prime Minister of Denmark), and Barack Obama (President of the United State) taking a selfies
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 ”Pas De Deux Royal” exhibition at AroS. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik had 150 pieces of art on display. The exhibition opened on October 12.
Crown Princess Mary is currently in Morocco for a three day visit. Once she arrived in Rabat, Mary visited the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the tomb of King Hassan II , father of the present monarch Alawite, Mohamed VI. Out of respect, Crown Princess Mary wore a headscarf. She also laid a red flower wreath at the tomb.
While Mary is in Morocco, Crown Prince Frederik participated in a “Day of Nature” with a group of school children in Nyraad.
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik enjoying a concert in their coutyard at their French chateau, Chateau de Cayx, on August 22, 2013
Crown Princess Mary visited Za’atari refugee camp for approximately 4 hours in Jordan on August 21, 2013. The camp is home to 120,000 displaced Syrians, mostly women and children.
That was Crown Princess Mary and Princess Josephine cheering on Crown Prince Frederik at his IRONMAN race yesterday. Other fun Danish news, Prince Joachim is currently regent and will remain regent until August 27 when Princess Benedikte takes over . Queen Margrethe is on vacation and CP Frederik is in America. Right now he’s in San Francisco and then will be in New Port, Rhode Island for sailing competitions. CP Frederik will be in the US until August 30.
Crown Prince Frederik competing in the IRONMAN competition in Copenhagen on August 18, 2013.
His time for the 3.8 kilometer swim was 1 hour and 10 minutes
His time for the 180 kilometer bike ride was 5 hours 25 minutes.
No time yet for his run.