On Saturday, 5 February 2022, HRH The Crown Princess turns 50 years old. The Crown Princess’s 50th birthday will be celebrated with a number of events in the beginning of February.
In light of the current situation with infection in the society and the continuing uncertainty about the development of Covid-19, HM The Queen and HRH The Crown Princess together have decided to cancel the planned gala banquet at Rosenborg Palace on 4 February 2022 in connection with The Crown Princess’s 50th birthday.
The Mary Foundation’s planned birthday celebration is postponed until later in the year.
This page will be updated continuously with information about events in connection with the birthday.
THURSDAY 27 JANUARY
Postponed: The Mary Foundation’s birthday celebration
On Thursday, 27 January, The Mary Foundation invites cooperating partners and networks to a celebration of the round birthday and The Crown Princess’s efforts as chairperson of The Mary Foundation. The celebration will focus on how The Mary Foundation and the participants can, in looking ahead, jointly contribute to creating a society in which all people feel that they belong.
MONDAY 31 JANUARY
Exhibition opening at Koldinghus
On Monday, 31 January at 11.00 hrs., Her Royal Highness takes part in the opening of the exhibition ‘Mary and the Crown Princesses’ at Koldinghus Castle in Kolding. The exhibition draws a portrait of The Crown Princess and The Crown Princess’s predecessors in the history of the Glücksborg lineage and focuses on the duties and the opportunities that lie in being a crown princess. HRH The Crown Prince and HRH Princess Benedikte participate.
WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY
Visit to Copenhagen Zoo
On 2 February at 10.00 hrs., The Crown Princess visits Copenhagen Zoo and cuts the first sod to ”Marys Australske Have” - a park dedicated to Australian animals.
Opening of knowledge center at Copenhagen University
On Wednesday, 2 February at 15.00 hrs., The Crown Princess opens a new University of Copenhagen knowledge center, which will bear the name 'Crown Princess Mary Center – solving problems through research and partnerships'.
The objective of the new center is to build up an interdisciplinary knowledge environment focused on finding new solutions for current societal challenges, with the human being at the center. Her Royal Highness will – in addition to having the center named after her – be part of the center’s Advisory Committee, which has a consultative function in relation to the center’s task solutions.
THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY
Exhibition opening at Frederiksborg Palace
At the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace on Thursday 3 February at 14.00 hrs., The Crown Princess will be present for the opening of the exhibition ‘HRH Crown Princess Mary 1972 – 2022’, which tells about The Crown Princess’s personal history and importance for the Royal House of Denmark and the Realm through photos, portraits, clothing and personal items. In connection with the opening of the exhibition, a new portrait of Her Royal Highness will be unveiled. The Crown Prince participates.
FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY
Cancelled: Gala banquet af Rosenborg Palace
On Friday, 4 February, guests will gather at Rosenborg Palace for a gala banquet in connection with The Crown Princess’s birthday. HM The Queen hosts the banquet, in which the royal family and representatives of official Denmark will participate.
SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY
TV 2’s birthday show "Mary 50 – we celebrate Denmark's crown princess"
The Crown Prince Family attends TV 2’s birthday show "Mary 50 – we celebrate Denmark's crown princess" on Sunday, 6 February at 20.00 hrs. The birthday show takes place in the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal in Kastrup.
In connection with the birthday, an official logo is issued, and it can be downloaded on kongehuset.dk. The birthday logo is for the use of media, municipalities, organizations, clubs, companies, businesses and others that wish to participate in the celebration of The Crown Princess’s 50th birthday in one way or the other.
The Design Agency Kontrapunkt has created the official logo.