Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will celebrate his 50th birthday on Saturday, 26 May 2018, with several events including races, a balcony appearance and a gala dinner.

Crown Prince Frederik 50th Birthday logo. Source: Kongehuset/Bysted

The Danish Royal Court has released a new logo and two new photographs ahead of the Crown Prince’s birthday on 26 May, with Frederik wearing a military uniform in the first and civilian clothes in the second.

Crown Prince Frederik Fund 25th Anniversary

Celebrations kick off one week before on 18 May with the Crown Prince’s own fund celebrating its 25th Anniversary in the Alexander Hall at Christianborg Palace at 2.00 pm.

The Fund was a 25th birthday gift from Danish-Americans when Crown Prince Frederik celebrated his 25th birthday in 1993 whilst studying at Harvard Kennedy School.

The fund offers two grants every year for Danish citizens studying social sciences at Harvard’s John F Kennedy School.

Later that evening, the Crown Prince Couple will host a dinner for the Crown Prince Frederik Fund’s board and partners at Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg at 7.00 pm.

Photo: Steen Evald, Kongehuset ©

Royal Run

On Monday, 21 May, the Crown Prince with fellow Danes don their running shoes to participate in the Royal Run, which will take place in Aalborg, Aarhus. Esbjerg, Odense and Fredensborg/Copenhagen.

Participates can sign up for One Mile (1,609 km) or the 10 km.

The Crown Prince will run One Mile in Aalborg, then Aarhus, Esbjerg and Odense before finishing the day running 10 kilometres in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.

Royal Yacht Dannebrog

A reception for Crown Prince Frederiks’ patronages will be held aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog on 22 May at 2.00 pm.

The Crown Prince is the patron of many national organisations, institutions and foundations and his an honorary member of various associations and societies.

Photo: Steen Evald, Kongehuset ©

Aarhus Visit

On 23 May, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will visit Aarhus for official engagements to companies and organisations, including Filmby Aarhus, meeting the city’s film and business environment, and meet with entrepreneurs.

The Crown Prince Couple also participate in the opening of the International Sailing Centre on the new waterfront.

Crown Prince Frederik opens a new research centre at Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus BSS) named in his honour.

The Crown Prince Frederik Centre for Public Leadership will be part of the Political Science department at Aarhus BSS.

The new Centre will focus on delivering research-based knowledge about public management at an international level.

Crown Prince Frederik will also be a member of the Centre’s Governance Committee.

New Portrait Unveiled

On 24 May, Crown Prince Frederik will be present as a new portrait is unveiled as part of an exhibition at the National History Museum at Frederiksborg Castle at 3.00 pm.

The new portrait forms the centrepiece of an exhibition of portraits painted by Australian artist Ralph Heimans, who painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Ralph Heimans Portraits include portraits of Crown Princess Mary, member of the British Royal Family and celebrities.

A second exhibition, HRH Crown Prince Frederik – Prince of Denmark, which focuses on events and themes which are important throughout his life.

The exhibitions are open to the public from Friday, 25 May until Sunday, 2 September 2018.

Balcony Appearance at Amalienborg

After the traditional Changing of the Guard on 26 May 2018 at 12 noon, the Crown Prince will appear on the balcony of Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg at 12.00 noon with his mother Queen Margaret II, his wife Crown Princess Mary and their four children.

Queen Margrethe will host a gala dinner at Christianborg Castle including foreign royalty.

Gala Dinner at Christianborg Palace

Queen Margrethe will host a dinner to celebrate Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday with the Danish Royal Family, with guests from Denmark and aboard, including foreign royalty.

Alle Danmark fejrer Kronprinsen

On 27 May 2018, Crown Prince Frederik and the rest of the Royal Family will attend the Danish Radio’s large-scale birthday tribute, Alle Danmark fearer Kronprinsen (All of Denmark celebrates the Crown Prince), which will be broadcasted live from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on Danish television network DR1 TV at 8.00 pm (local time).

This special show focuses on Crown Prince Frederik’s life and work, as well as celebrating Danish culture and identity.

Performers include the band Lukas Graham and Danish singer Oh Land.

Tickets are available from

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