Thanks for the pics.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #21, 2010.
Margrethe to hele familien med - Margrethe brought the entire family with her.
Written by Annelise Weimann.
The celebrations in connection with QMII's 70th birthday are not quite finished yet. This time the Royal Lifeguard Regiment invited her, with family, to a concert in Tivoli.
The DRF arrived at the entrance to Tivoli and walked through the park in style. OMII & PH in front of course, escorted by the colonel of the regiment, Lasse Harkjær.
The rest of the DRF followed behind, each couple having been allocated an escort, in the shape of a guards officer of an appropriate rank. - And of course and adjutant.
- And staff from the park, uniformed police officers, PET, civillian and military guests, photographers. Quite a display in fact.
No wonder the other guests looked.
Anyway, the whole idea was for the DRF to listen to the Royal Lifeguard Band (*) and the DRF and 1.800 paying spectators were treated to a varied show.
The Tivoli Big Band was also playing and Nikolaj Koppel played "Rhapsody in Blue". QMII was treated to a potpurri over music from the past 70 years, she had especially requested which were to be played:
- Pure 50's and 60's nostalgia.
The surplus from the concert went to Støtte Til Soldater og Pårørende = and organisation supporting soldiers and relatives of soldiers. (**)
After concert the party walked to the restaurant The Paul, also located in Tivoli, where they were treated with a delicious menu. (***)
They were actually having a great time there! No wonder perhaps, as the entire family, including Benedikte and Anne-Marie are not together at the same time that often. They stayed well past the Tivoli closing time
at 23.00 and only left at 02.00.
It's amusing to look at the pics of the DRF walking through the park. La Marie and Joachim holding hands as befits the enchanting couple.
Frederik looking casually dapper, with Mary's arm under his.
- And Margrethe and Henrik, who as always simply cannot figure out how to walk arm in arm. It always look akward and they both lead.
(*) Although professional musicians it's a regimental band. The only one left back I believe and as such the regiment was host and not the armed forced or a branch of the armed forces.
(**) An organisation of particular relevans to the Royal Lifeguard as the regiment has the highest casualty rate of the units in Afghanistan.
(***) It better taste good at those prices!