The royal family stays at Fredensborg Palace every summer season.
In 2004, the Crown Prince couple took permanent residence in the Chancellery House. Today the Crown Prince family residence at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.
Frequently the palace is being used as the setting for important events in the Danish Royal Family – wedding receptions, silver wedding anniversaries and birthday parties.
Many state leaders from around the world have been received in the palace during official state visits, and foreign ambassadors submit their official credentials to the Danish Queen at the castle.
There is a long-held tradition for visiting state leaders to inscribe their names in one of the windows of the palace using a diamond pen. The Palace is open to the public in July/August, on guided tours. The private royal garden, the Orangey and herb garden are located adjacent to the palace.
The Palace Gardens are among the largest historical gardens in the country. A typically French Baroque element is the long, broad avenues of trees radiating in a star shape from the centre of the palace. The private royal garden is open to the public in July, as are parts of the palace and the chapel.