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Old 01-15-2012, 04:10 AM
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I love that Countess Alexandra was there, i think its only right she was as she was part of the RF for 10 years and worked hard for the country and the Queen in that time.
Agree.

But even if the the relationship between the DRF and Alexandra was strained, she would still have been invited.

Countess Alexandra is the mother of two Princes in line for the throne, she is also holder of the Order of the Elephant. As such she belongs to first order of ranks and she will automatically recieve an invitation. - In the same way as members of the Parliament recieve an invitation.

What I also liked was that the entire staff at the DRF court, (about 160 or so) also got an invitation. From the youngest cleaner to the Chief of Court.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:18 AM
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Agree.

But even if the the relationship between the DRF and Alexandra was strained, she would still have been invited.

Countess Alexandra is the mother of two Princes in line for the throne, she is also holder of the Order of the Elephant. As such she belongs to first order of ranks and she will automatically recieve an invitation. - In the same way as members of the Parliament recieve an invitation.
But why was she then not present at any of the celebrations for HM's 70th birthday in April 2010?
The only other Family celebration she has attended since her remarriage was an Event for Prince Henrik's 75th birthday ant here she was the patron of one of the Choirs who performed if i'm correct.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:34 AM
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But why was she then not present at any of the celebrations for HM's 70th birthday in April 2010?
The only other Family celebration she has attended since her remarriage was an Event for Prince Henrik's 75th birthday ant here she was the patron of one of the Choirs who performed if i'm correct.
Because a birthday isn't a jubilee?
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LIVE: Følg fejringen af dronningen - dr.dk/Nyheder/Temaer

According to DR.DK pricess Marie will be present on the balkony.

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Old 01-15-2012, 06:45 AM
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sorry, if this has already been posted, but Marianne at the Glittering Royal Events Message Board has a link to a panorama picture from last night at the concert Glittering Royal Events Message Board: Panorama picture!!. These panorama pictures never cease to amaze me!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:36 AM
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Wow, that´s a quite crowdy balcony!
It´s amazing how just some years ago they were half the ones they´re today (and still we´ll have more family members for the Queen´s birthday).
The family has grown quickly
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The balcony scene is over. Unfortunately neither DR1 nor TV2 focused much on the grandchildren.
Bette Henrik, wearing the commemoration medal for the jubilee, wasn't that keen on waving to the overwhelming crowd.

There was a clash of songs at some point. After the nine cheers for Denmark, the royal anthem was played, after which a large group of those on the square started to sing the national anthem, while the music corps started to play a march. - Not that it stopped the singers, they continued to the end.

Now the guests are being driven to the Frederik VIII's Palais, alas. There 37 guests will have lunch. They consists of the DRF, GRF, SRF & NRF and also the heads of state of Iceland and Finland and a cousin of Prince Henrik.

It appears our Marie will not attend the lunch, she is however expected to attend the service later in the afternoon. - She may be very close to popping.
The prospect of Marie giving birth today or within the next couple of days is somewhat of a nightmare for Annemette Krakau, the editor of Billed Bladet, because then she's got a problem about the frontpage on Thursday.

Vincent and Isabella also wore the commemoration medal.
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Prior to the balcony appearance, Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and
Crown Princess Mary did another item on the programme - they met with the State Council
at Christiansborg Palace. Here's a gallery of pics:



** bt.dk: Kronprinsen og Statsministeren morede sig **


A gallery of the balcony appearance can be found here:


** b.dk: Tusinder hilste paa Dronningen ** and here:


** bt.dk: Se balkon billederne: Dronningen hyldes af hele sit folk **



And some more nice galleries: ** ppe gallery - January 15 ** sn.dk gallery **

** gettyimages/zimbio: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Celebrates 40 Years on The Throne - Balcony Views **


** dpp: Royals attend 40th jubilee of Queen Margrethe day 1 **

** ddp: Royals attend 40th jubilee of Queen Margrethe day 2 **
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The balcony scene is over. Unfortunately neither DR1 nor TV2 focused much on the grandchildren.
Very annoying. Why is it more important to get close ups of random strangers than showing the royal family and guests?

The Queen and P Henrik: Dronningen hyldet af tusinder - Royale - BT.dk
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The first gallery of the children: TV 2 Gallery


You said it! We can hope the photographers were more professional.
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Prior to the balcony appearance, Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and
Crown Princess Mary did another item on the programme - they met with the State Council
at Christiansborg Palace. Here's a gallery of pics:



** bt.dk: Kronprinsen og Statsministeren morede sig **
And not just any state council for QMII, but no. 500! A few additional state council meetings have apparently been added lately, so the queen reached this number for her ruby jubilee.
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I wonder if they will start using all three balconies from now on... Q Margrethe and P Henrik in the middle - CP Frederik and family on one - P Joachim and family on the other.

It is already rather crowded now. There is yet another baby on the way. And it will only get more crowded as the children gets older.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:26 AM
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Congratualations with 40th Anniversary of Her Marjesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark...

I am proud to be a citizen of a Country where She is The Queen, A great person, an intelligent, Motherly, kind, Graceful, Beautiful,... a True person whom all the great fairytale princesses and queens would wish to portray. Congratulations with the 40th Anniversary of your Kingdom.
May God bless Her Majesty Queen Of Denmark, Her Kingdom and Her Family.
May God Bless Denmark.
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Delightful pix of the children !!!! So nice !

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I am proud to be a citizen of a Country where She is The Queen, A great person, an intelligent, Motherly, kind, Graceful, Beautiful,... a True person whom all the great fairytale princesses and queens would wish to portray. Congratulations with the 40th Anniversary of your Kingdom.
May God bless Her Majesty Queen Of Denmark, Her Kingdom and Her Family.
May God Bless Denmark.
Lovely to read !!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:44 AM
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I wonder if they will start using all three balconies from now on... Q Margrethe and P Henrik in the middle - CP Frederik and family on one - P Joachim and family on the other.

It is already rather crowded now. There is yet another baby on the way. And it will only get more crowded as the children gets older.
It seems like a good idea. Because at QMII's birthday in April they are going to do two or three MIchael Jacksons just to have room for all on the balcony.

Congratulations on your first post, Falkon

I can add that M&F hosted a dinner Friday for the cousins. - That was probably lively!

Another gallery. Notice the two guardsmen size mini and maxi: jv.dk - Aktuelle nyheder fra Syddanmark - Nyheder - Indland - Tredobbelt vinkefest på Amalienborg
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Photogallery from the Gala Performance - Zimbio

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Celebrates 40 Years on The Throne - Gala Performance - Pictures - Zimbio
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I see Queen Silvia is wearing UFO-camouflage on her head: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...PW9vPmy9pl.jpg

What a novel and refreshing idea.
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I definitely think they will need to consider using the three balconies from now on! When the new baby arrives (judging by the look of Marie won't be long) and the Queen and Prince Henrik it's going to be a seriously tight squeeze! They won't be able to lift Henrik, Josephine and Vincent forever!
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Too cute.

According to the guestlist Gæsteliste til festgudstjeneste i Christiansborg Slotskirke søndag den 15. januar 2012 - Kongehuset P Theodora is not coming.

I think I saw P Theodora? But I haven't seen P Philippos even though he is supposed to come.
Am I wrong?
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