Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Marselisborg castle

The 18th-century country house was originally the property of Dutch merchant Gabriel Marselis.

Marselisborg became a royal residence when Prince Christian and his wife, princess Alexandrine were given the Palace in 1898 as a wedding present from the people of Denmark.

Queen Margrethe II was given the palace by her father, King Frederik IX in 1967. Margrethe and Henrik have been using the residence during the summer, at Easter and Christmas.

The palace is surrounded by a 32-acre (130.000 m2) park in traditional English landscape style: large sweeping lawns surrounded by trees, small ponds, shrub-covered slopes, a rose garden and a herb garden.

The park and gardens are both open to the public while the Queen and royal family are not in residence. The palace is never open to the public.

Queen Margrethe talks about the castle in this documentary: https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/dronningens-slotte/dronningens-slotte-marselisborg-slot-2#!/

Friday, 22 March 2013

Skiing in Verbier

5 April 2003

Frederik & Mary spent their skiing holidays in Verbier, Switzerland.

With them was Julie Mølsgaard.

 They were staying at Peter Warnøe's chalet.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

At Preben Kristensen's birthday party

15 March 2003

At Preben Kristensen's 50th birthday party at Skovridderkroen in Charlottenlund.

Preben Kristensen is a Danish actor. He had roles in a.o. Forbrydelsen 2 and Borgen 3. He's the husband of Søren Hedegaard, Mary's hairdresser and make-up stylist.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Monday, 18 March 2013

Wedding of Ditlev Ahlefeldt-Laurvig & Jean Mensah

22 February 2003

Mary & Frederik are guests at the wedding of count Ditlev Ahlefeldt-Laurvig and Jean Mensah at Tranekær Kirke on Langeland.

Grev Ditlev Ahlefeldt-Laurvig is the director of Ogilvy Healthworld, a company that specializes in strategic and tactical branding and communications for the pharmaceutical industry. He grew up at Tranekær Slot on the island of Langeland. Because his parents are close friends of Margrethe & Henrik, he's known Frederik all his life. Ditlev & Jean have 2 daughters, Ingrid and Ellen. They are currently living in London.

Among the guests are also Jeppe & Birgitte Handwerk.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

31st birthday

5 February 2003

Mary was back in Copenhagen to celebrate her 31st birthday. Because Frederik was away on a business trip in India, Birgitte Handwerk organized a get together with friends for her.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Flying back to Denmark

25 January 2003

Mary's dropped off at the airport by her sister, Patricia Woods.


And arriving in Denmark, at Kastrup airport.

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