Saturday, 31 December 2016

Skagen Holidays

Midst of July 2008

On the second lap of their summer holidays, Frederik, Mary and their two children spent time with friends on the Danish coast - in Skagen en Blokhus. In Skagen they stayed with Christian & Elisabeth Buchwald and their 3 teenage children.



They visited the beach twice with the children, but the weather was rather bad.

Isabella being carried by Andreas Buchwald - and later by his mom, Elisabeth Buchwald. Because Mary & co were staying at the Buchwald's holiday home, there was no room for a nanny.

At the beach in Skagen with Malou & Jorgen Skeel who also have a holiday home in the coastal town.


A game of football amongst the men.


Mary and Frederik went to a party at Ruth's Hotel one evening.
With the children, they visited Fårup Summerland, a family amusement park.


At Blokhus, the 23rd of July.

Malou Skeel went over to the paparazzi and asked them not to use the photos of Christian when he's in his swimsuit or naked. This resulted in He og Hør editor-in-chief Henrik Qvortrup phoning to Lene Balleby to discuss the matter. It's clear Mary was furious over this breach of privacy. In the end the magazine did publish the photos - which resulted in the crown princely family boycotting the Graasten summer shoot, although the official version was they got stuck in traffic and were too late for the shoot.

Marselisborg Holidays

14 & 15 July 2008

Frederik & Mary went walking with their two children and the dog near castle Marselisborg - where they were staying on the first lap of their summer holidays.

They headed to the new municipal playground, close to Marselisborg Slot.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Cirkus Benneweis

13 July 2008

Mary & Frederik took Christian and Isabella along for a performance of Cirkus Benneweis in Aarhus. They were accompanied by queen Margrethe and prince Henrik.

During the intermission they were allowed to pet the elephants.

The family was staying at Marselisborg Castle.

Frederik & Mary were spending the month of July holidaying in Denmark. In August a two week-holiday in Australia would follow after representing Denmark at the Olympics in Beijing.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Swimming Championships

6 July 2008

Crown prince Frederik & crown princess Mary watched the Danish Swimming Championships at the Gladsaxe Svømmeklub in Aalborg.

Mary is the patron of the Danish Swimming Union.

Girls' Lunch

Early July 2008

Mary was seen at Restaurant "Sankt Annæ" in Copenhagen having a smørrebrød lunch with Caroline Heering and several other girlfriends. The restaurant is a popular lunch spot and close to Amalienborg. They chose a light summer menu of prawns and roast beef and water to drink.

Sunday, 25 December 2016


3 & 4 July 2008

A week after her previous visit, Mary was back in London.

On this private trip with Frederik, she was spotted watching the Wimbledon finals.

Returning from Wimbledon, with Søren Jessen - and his coat.

Mary wore a new Etro dress and new peeptoes by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

The Royal Life Guards' 350th anniversary: march & dinner - extra labels

The Royal Life Guards' 350th anniversary: march & dinner

30 June 2008

The Royal Family attended the anniversary arrangement by The Royal Life Guard at the Lifeguard's Barracks.

Withe Peter and Caroline Heering.

In the evening, queen Margrethe, prince Henrik, Frederik & Mary and Joachim & Marie attended the gala dinner and dance at Bella Centre in Copenhagen.

Preben Kristensen presented the evening.

The royals danced "les lanciers".

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