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Old 11-19-2010, 10:40 PM
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I think it was a great idea to bring Christian to there, who ever had the idea , brillant, it will come natural for him later in live , if he start this so young, and may be it was not so bored, a new thing for him probably exited! and he looks very well beheave!
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:03 AM
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Thank You very much Iceflower, I love to know the history behind these things. I think it is great that Rosenborg castle was able to restore the painting to where it belongs. Wonder how it appeared in private hands in the first place. I bet there is a tale to tell about where it has been over the years. Anyway glad to see it back. I have toured many rooms of Rosenborg castle via the net and would love to visit one day. Of course Germany would definately be on my list as well as you have so many grand and beautiful buildings. We don't have much here. My ancestors were German so I'm very interested in all things Europe. Thanks again for your reply.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:31 AM
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You're most welcome, Tarlita I share your mentioned interests, we
seem to have a lot in common concerning these subject areas, that's also
why I've been interested in getting to know more about the portrait..
So, time for you to come over to an European tour!
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:50 PM
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It certainly is time, especially with the aussie dollar so strong against the euro at the moment. However family considerations keep me here. Meanwhile I rely on good pics and info from the net. I have studied the relationship between the Danish royals to all the German royal families including the defunct Grand Duchies such as Baden etc. Find it all very fascinating, as they were once all related in some way. Not always by blood but through marriage as well. The Romanovs are of particular interest to me also. And like the Windsors they were a predominately German family and having always taken a German wife or Husband.
I knew nothing about the Danish Royals until Mary married and then I looked into all the royal houses of Europe, from Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark down. But then had to go back several generations on many of these interesting people to get a clear picture of why they behaved the way they did. History certainly repeats itself in some cases and what happened many generations ago can affect things happening today.
I hope one day the Danish archives will be available to researchers for instance, as there are a great many secrets kept there. cheers
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:55 AM
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A very cute article and slide show about Christian unvailing a restored painting with his mum and grandad. Aprantanly he couldn't sit still, bless him.

Here's the link: Bildspel: Lille prins Christian på sitt första uppdrag | Svensk Damtidning
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:57 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #47, 2010.
Vild med farmand (*) - Crazy about daddy.
Written by Annelise Weimann.

The royal hunt at Grib Forest near Fredensborg Palace is the grandest of the year and as usual a number og dignitaries took part in the hunt, which was hosted by Prince Henrik.

While the men were hunting Queen Margrethe took charge of the ladies and organised an outing, which included an exhibition at Amalienborg Museum, another exhibition at Fredensborg Palace. Ending with a lunch at a minor palace called Badstuelottet.
- Those who are not interested in art and culture are in for a very long day! Queen Margrethe has been known to talk in length about subjects within art that really interest her and if she gets worked up!
Mary usually takes part in the outing but not this year. She and the children only showed up at the game parade in front of Fredensborg Palace.

And here Christian spotted his farmand and ran into his arms.

Altogether 57 deers where shot, one by Prince Henrik and four by Frederik. Frederik said: "It's been a good hunt" and PH exclaimed: "Yes, I'm proud of my son".

This royal hunt alwayds ends with a grand dinner in the evening. I.e. tuxedos and long dresses. Balletdancers and magicians provided the entertainment.


(*) As I have explained before, Danish children just call us "far = father". "Farmand" is one of the very few contemporary words that can be directly translated to daddy/dad. And mind you, farmand is used almost exclusively by adults when referring to a father, it is extremely rare that our children call us "farmand". And if they do, it's more to pull your leg.



Summary of article in Billed Bladet #47, 2010.
Se hvad jeg har gjort - Look what I did.
Written by Annelise Weimann.

This was Christian's first official day on the job. He and grandpapa Henrik were to unveil a portrait together at Rosenborg Castle. (*)
The protait depicting the then four year old Duke Ulrik, son of King Christian IV. The portrait was painted in the early 1600's and was recently bought by the Augustinus Foundation in London for 1.7 million DKK and brought back to Denmark.

Apparantly Christian was a bit apprehensive about his first job, so Mary went with him and held his hand until it was time for the unveiling. Christian was observed by our reporter to be unusually silent and visibly nervous.

Time for the unveiling:
The manager of Rosenborg, Knud Liebgott said: "I count to three and you can only pull when I say three. - One - two - three". Christian and grandpapa pulled in each their string, Christian didn't quite manage the first time, but one more yank did the trick, the painting was unveiled. "Look what I did", said Christian and pointed at the portrait. (**)

Christian was fascinated by the playful dog in the painting but why on earth is the boy wearing a dress??? So Knud Liebgott had to explain: "Back then both boys and girls wore dresses. The boys only started to wear trousers when they were six years old".

Christian showed the painting to his mother and chatted away, until he spotted that refreshments were served, included fizzy drinks and chocolate...

Mary said afterwards: "I think Christian did splendedly".

(*) Rosenborg Castle is where the crown jewels are stored, it's also where the serving guards battalion of the Royal Lifeguard is garrisoned.

(**) There is a nice pic of him in the magazine doing just that.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:20 AM
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Thanks Muhler.

Prince Christian was just so cute unveiling the painting, it was great that Princess Mary was there to support him. The photos of both of them are lovely. Prince Henrik appears to have a wonderful relationship with his granchildren and seems to really enjoys spending time with them.
It is great that the painting is now back in Denmark.
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Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik have taken part in
the Royal Danish Geographical Society's December meeting at the Department
of Geography and Geology of the University of Copenhagen yesterday, Dec.
7, 2010.

During the event a funny pic was taken: Prince Henrik adjusted Frederik's hair

** ppe gallery **
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:15 AM
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Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and Crown Prince Frederik have taken part in
the Royal Danish Geographical Society's December meeting at the Department
of Geography and Geology of the University of Copenhagen yesterday, Dec.
7, 2010.

During the event a funny pic was taken: Prince Henrik adjusted Frederik's hair

** ppe gallery **
Pity the only pictures are of Henrik adjusting Frederik's hair as if he was a young boy but then we don't always get to see such pictures.

Thanks for posting them
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:34 AM
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How sweet, still not old enough for a hair brush.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:59 PM
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I think it is a very cute photo, i just love it! and love in the air between them is awesame!
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:18 PM
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So kind of Prince Frederik to hold still and smile patiently, while his father is "correcting" him in a way .....but in a loving way, and Prince Frederik seems to enjoy his father´s caring gesture.
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Looks like Henrik is inspecting how much grey Fred already has
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That's endearing.

I've been checking but so far I haven't found out why papa Henrik did this.
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Billed-Bladet - Se billederne: Prins Henrik ordner Frederiks frisure

A little gallery with the hair scene, between Frederik and papa Henrik.

The article says that Frederik was waiting to receive his parents outside the Institute of Geography and Geology. When Henrik got out of the car an unruly whisp of Frederik's hair seemed to catch his attention and he proceeded to correct that problem, to the mixed amusement and slight embarrassment of Frederik.

- Indeed as I interpret the pics, it would seem like Frederik would have preferred to get out of reach.
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Billed-Bladet - Se billederne: Prins Henrik ordner Frederiks frisure

A little gallery with the hair scene, between Frederik and papa Henrik.

The article says that Frederik was waiting to receive his parents outside the Institute of Geography and Geology. When Henrik got out of the car an unruly whisp of Frederik's hair seemed to catch his attention and he proceeded to correct that problem, to the mixed amusement and slight embarrassment of Frederik.

- Indeed as I interpret the pics, it would seem like Frederik would have preferred to get out of reach.
I agree, Frederik's body language is quite clearly saying 'this is not appropriate'! However, perhaps all Denmark, together with Prince Henrik, is twiddling their thumbs waiting for the twins to be born, so that the Prince Consort may be forgiven for keeping his busy combing his son's hair!
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:02 AM
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I think it´s a loveable scene between a father and his son. It shows sooooo clearly that no matter how old you get you will always, in the eyes of your parents, be their child
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Poor Frederik The following gallery includes the special pics as well,
but also pics from inside, we haven't seen before:


** msndk: Henrik hjælper Frederik med håret **
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Poor Frederik The following gallery includes the special pics as well,
but also pics from inside, we haven't seen before:


** msndk: Henrik hjælper Frederik med håret **
Thank you, Iceflower

That's what happens when you haven't got your wife around to keep you presentable - and protect you from embarrassing situations.
As a father, it's a comforting thought to know that in 30 years from now, I'll still be able to embarrass my son in public...
Prince Henrik has shown the way.

I notice that Frederik's arms - again - are long enough to reach his pockets.
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As a father, it's a comforting thought to know that in 30 years from now, I'll still be able to embarrass my son in public...

True

CP Frederik, Mary and the kids attended Queen Margrethe's premiere of the ballet "A Tivoli dream" in
Copenhagen today.


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More pics can also be found here:


** Queen Margrethe: Work as an Artist and Scenographer **
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