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Old 05-31-2012, 06:56 AM
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So then, youve put caterers, waiters, special security, flower arragers etc out of a job. That doesn't help either...
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:00 AM
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I think nowadays the royal family should consider wich events are really necessary, those glamorous party, with special costumes, with special guest, were of course they spend a lot of money, to me they are really not necessary...and maybe it is time to consider not to spend so mucht money in fancy things...
Or they should do the events like normal, so the people who work as waiters/decorators/whatever can get a paycheck. They can use that paycheck to buy something, companies earnings will go up, they can hire more people and a positive chain reaction could start. Denmark hasn't been hit quite as hard by the crisis as Southern Europe, but right now one of the biggest problems in Denmark is that people save their money instead of spending them and getting the wheels back in motion.

Besides, celebrations like these are part of the royals' jobs, as representatives, and I've never heard any complaints in Denmark about them. Complaints would start if the royals started cutting back on their duties.

If they threw a lot of glamorous private parties, constantly went on expensive vacations and were unnecessarily extravagant in their private lives, then I also think people would complain. But that's not what this event is.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:27 AM
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Queen and the Prince both look like they are in Asian wear. Seems Marie forgot the memo or didn't receive it. Queen and Marie looked great!
Ha,I thought it was a 'Dracula Themed' party,Princess Marie looked the best along with the Crown Prince and his brother,I won't comment on the rest
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:57 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #22, 2012.
Henriks sde overraskelse - Henrik's sweet surprise.
Written by Annelise Weimann.

Practically the entire DRF showed up for a concert in the Royal Theatre, where the Music Corps of the Royal Lifeguard Regiment played. (*)
Princess Benedikte, Queen Anne-Marie and Count Ingolf were also there. Benedikte wearing a dress from Celli Freifeldt.

The gentleman wore the regimental tie and QMII wore the regimental badge on her right lapel.
Mary wore a dress from Prada and just like our Marie she looked pretty hot...
There were speeches during the concert. 30 dancers danced ballet. Two more contemporary singers, Rasmus Seebach and Poul Dissing, entertained and the Pivot Dance Company gave an interpretation of Riverdance.
But the highlight of the evening was PH surprising QMII by conducting the music corps in Ballad for a Soldier by V. Solovoy-Sedoi.

Peter and Caroline Heering were also there. Peter Heering is a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Lifeguard.
Tanja Doky, who was there in her capacity as a LiW, was accompanied by an adjutant.

(*) The musicians are profesional musicians. The drummers and fifers are conscripts and they are signalmen, not musicians.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:19 PM
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Or they should do the events like normal, so the people who work as waiters/decorators/whatever can get a paycheck. They can use that paycheck to buy something, companies earnings will go up, they can hire more people and a positive chain reaction could start. Denmark hasn't been hit quite as hard by the crisis as Southern Europe, but right now one of the biggest problems in Denmark is that people save their money instead of spending them and getting the wheels back in motion.

Besides, celebrations like these are part of the royals' jobs, as representatives, and I've never heard any complaints in Denmark about them. Complaints would start if the royals started cutting back on their duties.

If they threw a lot of glamorous private parties, constantly went on expensive vacations and were unnecessarily extravagant in their private lives, then I also think people would complain. But that's not what this event is.
I agree and couldnt have said it better myself
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:29 PM
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I think nowadays the royal family should consider wich events are really necessary
Necessary? What does that mean? What in life is really "necessary"? Do they really need to keep the heat on at Amalienborg? Can't the Queen just dress in arctic attire when it gets cold? Do they really "need" a car? Can't they just stay at home? Wouldn't kill them, so not really "necessary", right?

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does the Royal family makes any efforts towards the global financial crisis
Do you? What efforts should the royal family do "towards" the crisis? Does not celebrating something - anything - go "towards" the crisis?

I don't mind criticism against the DRF. But at least let it make some sense, not just random lashes.

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those glamorous party, with special costumes, with special guest, were of course they spend a lot of money, to me they are really not necessary...and maybe it is time to consider not to spend so mucht money in fancy things...
What is, in your opinon, necessary? Wouldn't it help the crisis to actually raise consumption? No matter what the DRF spends it money on it'll make absolutely no dent in the crisis.

I'd love it if you would qualify your critizism.
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French purepeople has found the right caption for the pics of the dinner, it says "Princess Mary: An explosion of colours
with the Danish royals for the WWF" - the gallery is quite nice as well, click on the pics to enlarge:



** Princesse Mary : Une explosion de couleurs avec les royaux danois pour la WWF **
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It looks like this event was Asian dress code! However it is to celebrate the WWF Denmark's 40 anniversary it is dubious if this kind of events are really necessary...does the Royal family makes any efforts towards the global financial crisis?Or if Denmark is not a part of this crisis maybe they should give the example on how to prevent and make the coorect iniciatives for it...
What does this party have to do with the global financial crisis? Not following.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:13 PM
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French purepeople has found the right caption for the pics of the dinner, it says "Princess Mary: An explosion of colours
with the Danish royals for the WWF"
LOL - You overlooked the first half sentence - La princesse Mary sensationnelle, une explosion de couleurs !
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:34 PM
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Princess Mary wore a Vietnamese o di (long dress). She probably got it while in Vietnam. Queen Margrethe, as well, wore a court overcoat. Vietnamese court ladies in the olden days wore similar court dress over their o di. The colours and embroidery indicated ranks.
Prince Henry shirt was an adaptation of the Chinese shirt over their long dress for the men.
I was wondering why Mary and QM choose these dresses for this dinner.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:58 PM
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EL PRINCIPE HENRIK Y SUS NIETOS EN EL ZOO DE COPENHAGA EL 31 MAYO

Photos of Prince Henrik and the children watching the elephants. You will love the pictures of him and Bella.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:35 PM
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Thank you so much for posting those pictures

It's always amazing to see Prince Henrik out with his pride - the grandchildren, he's such an attentive and loving grandfather, and you can see that the kids absolutely adore him. I have said it before and I'll say it again, what a character little Bella is! I love how she clearly was deathly bored when having to listen to people talk, Christian also yawned a couple of times but really tried to keep himself together and Nikolai and Felix were probably also a bit bored, but didn't show it. The pictures of Henri and Bella are absolutely precious, definitely my favourite DRF picture of the year.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:09 AM
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EL PRINCIPE HENRIK Y SUS NIETOS EN EL ZOO DE COPENHAGA EL 31 MAYO

Photos of Prince Henrik and the children watching the elephants. You will love the pictures of him and Bella.
Oh my goodness! I love Isabella's facial expressions .
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:30 AM
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What a great idea to bring the four with him, in previous years Prince Henrik attended the Elephant event with
Nikolai and Felix only. And they behaved so well! Some more pics can be found here:



** stella/belga gallery ** BB gallery: Isabella og Christian p elefant **


** BB article: Sde billeder: Isabella og Christian p elefant ** translation **



And here's an additional hellomagazine article:


** Princess Mary's prints make an impression at family gathering **
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Isabel;a and her grandfather are an adorable pair lol!

http://i48.tinypic.com/qwzmub.jpg
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It's good to see grandpapa Henrik with his grandchildren.
And as you can tell the weather here in DK has suddenly turned chilly.

The elephants are from Thailand, which may explain the presence of the Asian gentleman. Perhaps the ambassador?
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Isabel;a and her grandfather are an adorable pair lol!

http://i48.tinypic.com/qwzmub.jpg
I love this picture!
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:09 PM
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EL PRINCIPE HENRIK Y SUS NIETOS EN EL ZOO DE COPENHAGA EL 31 MAYO

Photos of Prince Henrik and the children watching the elephants. You will love the pictures of him and Bella.
Wow, Isabella's jacket looks exactly like my jacket I wonder if it's from the same place. My compliments to Mary for dressing her. I'm sure mommy's good taste will rub off on Isabella when she gets older. I can't wait to see how she'll dress then.

Henrik and Isabella are adorable. She and Christian really looks like him.

Joachim's boys gets more and more handsome for each time I see them.
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I have a cotton coat like Bella's too, but I'm fairly certain it's not from the same place, I don't think you can get it in a mini-size where I bought mine.
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Great to see grandfather and grandchildren out together. Prince Henrik and Isabella certainly look like a pair that would liven things up!
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