Danish Royal Residences

by Scott Mehl


Amalienborg, with the Copenhagen Opera House in the background. photo: Wikipedia

Amalienborg is comprised of four different palaces.

– Christian IX’s Palace is the official winter residence of The Queen and Prince Henrik.
– Frederick VIII’s Palace is the official residence of The Crown Prince and Princess and their family.
– Christian VIII’s Palace houses the Amalienborg Museum, part of The Royal Danish Collection.
– Christian VII’s Palace is used as official guest accommodations, as well as for hosting receptions and official functions.

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Wikipedia: Amalienborg Palace
Danish Monarchy: Amalienborg

Fredensborg Palace
Island of Zealand

Fredensborg Palace. photo: Wikipedia

Fredensborg Palace is the spring and autumn residence of The Queen and Prince Henrik. Within the grounds is Chancellery House, the residence of the Crown Princely family.

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Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace. photo: Wikipedia

Marselisborg Palace is the summer residence of The Queen and Prince Henrik.

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Gråsten Palace

Gråsten Palace; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

Gråsten Palace is used as a second summer residence of the Royal Family.

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Danish Monarchy: Gråsten Palace

Château de Cayx
Cahors, France

The Château de Cayx is used as a second summer residence of the Royal Family.

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Schackenborg Castle
Møgeltønder, South Jutland

Schackenborg Castle. photo: Wikipedia

Schackenborg Castle is the former residence of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and their family.  It is now owned by a private foundation.

Wikipedia: Schackenborg Castle

Sorgenfri Palace

Sorgenfri Palace. photo: Wikipedia

Sorgenfri Palace was the residence of Count Christian and Countess Anne-Dorte of Rosenborg from 1991 until their deaths in 2013 and 2014.  They actually lived in a detached wing of the palace, called Damebygningen.  Since the end of 2014, that wing has been the residence of Princess Elisabeth, the Queen’s first cousin.

Wikipedia: Sorgenfri Palace
Danish Monarchy: Sorgenfri Palace

The Hermitage (Eremitage) Palace

The Hermitage Palace. photo: Wikipedia

The Hermitage Palace was never intended as a residence, but was built as a place for royal banquets during hunts in the surrounding park. It is now used occasionally by the Royal Family for this function.

Wikipedia: Eremitage Palace
Danish Monarchy: Hermitage Palace

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog

photo: Wikipedia

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog serves as both an official and private residence for The Queen and Prince Henrik and other members of the Royal Family while on official visits and their summer cruises.

Wikipedia: The Royal Yacht Dannebrog
Danish Monarchy: The Royal Yacht Dannebrog