The Danish royals have quite a number of residences to choose from, whether they’re in Denmark or in France. Check out these magnificent palaces and castles they call home.
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Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royals and is composed of four identical palace facade surrounding an octagonal courtyard. The four palaces all look toward the statue of King Frederick IV, who laid the palace's foundation. The complex's four palaces are Christian VII's Palace (Moltke's Palace), Christian VIII's Palace (Levetzau's Palace), Frederick VIII's palace (Brockdorff's Palace) and Christian IX's Palace (Schack'S Palace). Christian VII and VIII's palaces are open to the public. The classical facades give way to lavish rococo interiors, which are hailed as among the finest in Denmark.
More details about Amalienborg Palace here.
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Fredensborg Palace in the island of Zealand is the spring and autumn home of the Danish royals. It is also the most frequently used royal residence and it is here where the sovereign welcomes state visitors and hold important events.
More details about Fredensborg Palace here.
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The royals move to Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus every summer. The palace's extensive park is a favorite destination for Danish and tourists alike who yearn for recreational activities, especially during warm months.
More details about Marselisborg Palace here.
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This is the second summer getaway of the royals. It is famous for its all-white facade and gardens which are open to the public. It is a delight to stroll and simply wander about enjoying the gardens, nooks and open spaces.
More details about Grasten Palace here.
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Once a hunting lodge the present structure was built by Christian VI featuring a hoisting apparatus that hoists the table from the basement to the dining room. This leaves the King and his guests to dine without any attendants or "en ermitage" (in solitude), thus, the name of the palace. After an extensive refurbishment, the palace was reopened by Queen Margrethe in 2013 and is now venue for small luncheons related to state and official visits.
More details about Hermitage Lodge here.
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The palace was once owned by a Danish nobleman until acquired by the royal family in 1730. The palace is closed to the public, although the grounds are accessible when the monarch is not in residence. The last members of the family to reside here were the Queen’s cousin, Count Christian of Rosenborg, and his wife, Countess Anne Dorte, who died in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
More details about Sorgenfri Palace here.
Château de Cayx
This medieval French castle was acquired by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, who hailed from France, overseeing extensive works on it, which eventually transformed it into a "relaxed setting for reunions of the entire Danish Royal Family and their French relatives." It is open to the public with guided tours available every summer. The chateau is also famous for its wine.
More details about Château de Cayx here.
More details about the residences of the Danish Royal Family in the Royal’s Family’s website.