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Old 04-16-2012, 04:29 PM
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That's great.
I'm glad you had the best seat in the house.
I trust you waved the Maple Leaf as best as you could.

Please tell us more about your impressions.
First hand accounts from members are always better than reading about it in magazines.
The Marble Room at Rosenborg was inaugurated today. The renovation was paid for by the late Mærsk McKinney. I presume you were standing outside?
Well, as for my impressions...at Amalienborg the crowds were loud and boistrous! The ladies around me would call out to the kids and talked about the latest addition on the balcony!! (The kids drew just as many cheers as HM!) We were all excited when we saw Joachim and Marie drive by on their way inside the palace as we could tell the baby was in tow! We were all waving our flags and cheering loudly every time the family came out. Yes, I waved the Maple Leaf and Dannebrog as best I could! - kind of a tricky proposition when trying to snap pics!! In the end, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Like I said, nice, friendly people around - made for a lovely, memorable afternoon for this Canadian!!

As for seeing the Royal Couple later, yes, I was outside. I just got into Rosenborg and noticed the royal car. I saw a group of photographers come out and asked a lady standing nearby who was inside and she told me that it was the Queen and Prince Henrik. We waited around for 30 minutes or so - not a big crowd mind you ( i think 10 or so maybe?). Every time the door opened, we would all gasp in anticipation, and then groan when it was not them. We all laughed every time it happened!!. When they did emerge, we all wished HM a happy birthday. She waved as they drove off (i think) and I high tailed it back to my hotel to warm up - it was cold in the wind and shade!!!

I've noticed such respect and restraint towards the royal family at Rosenborg. We all stood at the edge of the pavemement on the grass, no one needed to tell us to stand back or anything - it didn't look like there was anyone to do so as a matter of fact! (though there probably was!) Seemed kinda surreal almost.

Sorry to ramble on! Was a heck of a day!
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:48 PM
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Happy Birthday to Queen Margrethe!

It was so nice to see the family! Nikolai and Felix are both getting to be so grown-up, and are definitely going to be heartbreakers soon. Both are really good-looking young men. Little Henrik is adorable, but the poor little boy is at the awkward phase of being too small to see over the balcony railing, so it was hard to see him! I wonder why Joachim didn't hold him- maybe he's at the stage where he wants to be a big boy and do everything himself! The Little Princess is so sweet, and I can't wait to find out her name!

Christian and Isabella are really growing up a lot as well, and both seem to be great big siblings. I can't believe how much the twins have grown, and how much hair that they have! They're looking less like babies and more like small people! Josephine looks like she'll probably have a good sense of humor someday, and Vincent's going to be really, really good-looking, although he really does need a haircut :)
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:02 PM
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Oh such wonderful pictures, I had been hoping to see a video or two from the balcony scene on Danish television, but quite understandably all the news programs are filled with the sad passing of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller.

It's great to see all the grandchildren on the balcony, had not expected (the incredibly adorable) little sleeping beauty (that nickname just doesn't seem to work anymore) to come along. The twins have grown so much since last time we saw them! Margrethe looked so happy to be surrounded by her lovely family on her big day.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:11 PM
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Great to see the family! The twins look so big!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:40 PM
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Just wanted to thank you for your advice! I got to Amalienborg at 10:30 and it worked out perfectly! I couldn't have got closer - front and center!! Got some great pics of everyone, I even have one of Frederick looking at me!! The gaurds paraded around and they stoped right in front of where I was too!! The crowds were great, and the people I talked to were so friendly! They asked where I was from and the gentleman who was with his granddaughter told me which palace was Frederick and Mary's, and pointed out which direction to move when the time came!

Oh and bonus!! After lunch I went to Rosenborg and the Queen and Prince Henrik were there too!! Got some close pictures there too!!
It sounds like you really got something royal out of your stay here in CPH
There´s always a good mood at Amalienborg Square, when waiting for everything to start.

Did you notice the policemen? Usually it´s the old men, who gets the duty at Amalienborg I don´t know why, but it is
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:37 PM
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Happy Birthday to QM! What lovely photos. I can't help thinking that Josephine is like the Prince Consort. Someone pointed it out another time and I can see it too.

Oh and Princess Marie and lille princesse. Beautiful. Marie seems to be glowing.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:05 PM
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All the children look wonderful
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:20 AM
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All the children are beautiful but Prince Vincent just steals my heart and he looks gorgeous with his hair that length although it will be interesting to see how he will look with short hair. The Queen must be chuffed at her beautiful grandchildren. Even at this young age it seems as if she has already taken Pr Christian under her guiding hand for what lays ahead in the years to come. (Noit that his parents don't do it I'm sure.) Thanks for the links to all the pics.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:37 AM
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the kids are sooo adorable, especially the little new princess! I cant wait for the chistening
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:15 AM
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But why royal dachshunds didn't assist to this balcony scene? I rememeber in the past there was always one (brown) who had "his" part in festivities...
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:22 AM
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Another gallery from "Diez Minutos"

La Reina Margarita celebra su 72 cumpleaños en familia - Otras monarquías - Familia Real - Revista de corazón, prensa rosa y famosos - Diez Minutos
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:55 AM
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It sounds like you really got something royal out of your stay here in CPH
There´s always a good mood at Amalienborg Square, when waiting for everything to start.

Did you notice the policemen? Usually it´s the old men, who gets the duty at Amalienborg I don´t know why, but it is
There was a few older police - they seem to engage the children and one in particular had them singing. The others, well, not to be too crass, but they can arrest me anytime!! Hubba hubba!!! LOL
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:04 AM
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Los más pequeños de la Familia Real danesa, protagonistas del cumpleaños de la reina Margarita - Foto 1

Isabella is such a little beauty. I think she has such a gentle radiance.

Thanks for the many pictures. It's amazing how much Vincent and Josephine has grown and what long cute hair they have got
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:18 PM
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But why royal dachshunds didn't assist to this balcony scene? I rememeber in the past there was always one (brown) who had "his" part in festivities...
I'd assume it's because the royal family has grown quite a bit in recent years.
The balcony is quite small so the royals had to make appearances in turns - first Frederik and Mary's family with the Regnant couple, then Joachim and Marie's family with the Regnant couple, and than all the grandchildren with the Queen and Prince Henrik; there simply wasn't a space for dachshunds.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:28 PM
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I absolutely love this picture of the Queen and little Isabella holding hands.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:31 PM
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But why royal dachshunds didn't assist to this balcony scene? I rememeber in the past there was always one (brown) who had "his" part in festivities...
That was Balthazar and he ALWAYS took part in it I remember calling him out on the balcony when QMII turned 50.
Can you remember the part where Prince Joachim came out with him under the jacket? That was my friend and I who called on Balthazar. When he ran inside, we called again. Then QMII waved her hand at us and said "Han vil ikke" (He won´t come)
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:14 PM
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Oh I just saw the video of the balcony appearance. Little Vincent is so adorable- he just loved waving and got right into the spirit of the festivities.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:56 AM
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Queen Penelope sounds like you had a wonderful time. How great to be visiting another country and be there at the right time to catch sight of the Royal family. One day I hope to do the same.
I am very sad to hear of the passing of Maersk McKinney Moller, he had a good innings as we say here. He was a great philanthropist and very close to the Royal family and very generous towards Fred and Mary. He will be greatly missed I am sure.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:15 AM
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I'd assume it's because the royal family has grown quite a bit in recent years.
The balcony is quite small so the royals had to make appearances in turns - first Frederik and Mary's family with the Regnant couple, then Joachim and Marie's family with the Regnant couple, and than all the grandchildren with the Queen and Prince Henrik; there simply wasn't a space for dachshunds.
I really like dogs, they are special to me but I don't think it is appropriate to have any dogs on this balcony scene...no!
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:24 AM
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Summary of articles in Billed Bladet #16, 2012.
All written by Annelise Weimann and Malan Vincent Joensen.

QMII turned 72 on this chilly April day.
About an hour before the balcony scene the DRF had been told about the death of Mærsk McKinney Møller, who was a friend of the current members of the DRF as well as Queen Ingrid. - The Regent Couple, M&F and Joachim and Marie will attend his funeral from Holmens Kirke = The Naval Church on Saturday.

M&F drove from their mansion to the Regent Couple's mansion and so did Joachim and our Marie. They arrived around 11.40. Here they had a sip of champagne and kransekage = a particular pastry http://mydanishkitchen.files.wordpre...img_1434ee.jpg before going out on the balcony at 12.00.
The family is now so large that two balconies had to be used. The Regent Couple, with M&F and their children on one and J&M and their children on another.
Al together they appeared three times.
The second time the Regent Couple with Joachim and la belle Marie with children.
And the third and last time the Regent Couple with five of their oldest grandchildren. - That was a first and caused a considerable cheer among the crowd.
QMII was observed holding Isabella's hand and Christian was busy pointing out things for grandma.
During the second balcony appearance little Piaf must have done something amusing, she certainly smiled and QMII and Marie were cracking up.
Then it was inside for the lunch at 13.00.

- Later that day the Regent Couple went to Rosenborg Castle to inaugurate a newly restored marble room.
In that connection the presence of onlookers, kindergarden children and tourists (Queen Penelope) were noted standing outside waiting pateintly.

The attire QMII wore was from Celli Freifeldt.
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