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Old 12-17-2012, 04:39 PM
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DR1 has just shown the yearly review of the DRF. I'm sure someone will post a link at some point.

It was actually very good!

For those of you who like to follow M&F's children in particular there is plenty to watch.
There were also a few things I certainly didn't know about. Like M&F working as volunteers at a homework-cafe for schoolchildren (I don't know the Englisg word for it). That was in an immigrant neighborhood and a boy sitting next to Frederik didn't know who he was. In fact he asked Frederik how many children he has and Frederik replied that he has four children and pointed at Mary: "With the lady behind the camera there". The boy, Achmed, said afterwards that he didn't know who they were, but they were good teachers.

Another absolutely hillarious episode took place at the National Museum for Art, where Christian made a figure and explained that it was the Prime Minister. - I thought the figure was spot on!
I also noticed that Frederik called his daughter: "Skat", the most common word of endearment in DK. That can, depending on who you say it to, be translated to honey or sweetie even though it actually means treasure.

Joachim and our Marie got a limited coverage but Marie in particular got a very positive coverage. And from a purely objective point of view: I'm geuninely impressed with her pronounciation.
We also heard Felix talk for once, with stars in his eyes (he is after all son of Joachim) he talked about his favorite car a Bugatti.

Fashion wise Mary and Marie were compared, or rather the way they are going on different paths was noticed. Where Mary dress up to her role as Crown Princess, Marie now has developed a much more sporty and younthful way of dressing. - That's what they said, don't hit me!
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:17 PM
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There were also a few things I certainly didn't know about. Like M&F working as volunteers at a homework-cafe for schoolchildren (I don't know the Englisg word for it). That was in an immigrant neighborhood and a boy sitting next to Frederik didn't know who he was. In fact he asked Frederik how many children he has and Frederik replied that he has four children and pointed at Mary: "With the lady behind the camera there". The boy, Achmed, said afterwards that he didn't know who they were, but they were good teachers.


I also noticed that Frederik called his daughter: "Skat", the most common word of endearment in DK. That can, depending on who you say it to, be translated to honey or sweetie even though it actually means treasure.
thanks Muhler
that is a very sweet story and good for Frederik and Mary

And to read what Frederik calls his daughter is
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:54 AM
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:54 AM
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... Marie in particular got a very positive coverage. And from a purely objective point of view: I'm geuninely impressed with her pronounciation.
So am I Muhler - I think her grasp of the Danish language is on a continual upward curve. She is very easy to understand and has a pleasant speaking voice
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:37 AM
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thanks Muhler
that is a very sweet story and good for Frederik and Mary

And to read what Frederik calls his daughter is
Why do I always miss these TV programs! Well, I have to watch the program online tonight

I have for many years noticed that both Frederik and Mary call their children "Skat". Christian was not very old when I first time heard Mary call him "Skat" in a video clip on the news. And I really like that little detail, because it's just so... very normal and like any other Danish family. My little daughter must also put up with being called "Skat" pretty often
Actually, I think that I also have heard Mary call Frederik "Skat", but I don't remember on what occasion. Maybe in the TV program "Kongehuset Indefra"?
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:31 AM
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Why do I always miss these TV programs! Well, I have to watch the program online tonight

I have for many years noticed that both Frederik and Mary call their children "Skat". Christian was not very old when I first time heard Mary call him "Skat" in a video clip on the news. And I really like that little detail, because it's just so... very normal and like any other Danish family. My little daughter must also put up with being called "Skat" pretty often
Actually, I think that I also have heard Mary call Frederik "Skat", but I don't remember on what occasion. Maybe in the TV program "Kongehuset Indefra"?
There is also TV2's review to look forward to.

I recall that too. I can't remember when but it was on TV and covering something that went on behind the scenes.
I also call my daughter "skat", for my son it has for whatever reason always been "ven = friend". - He's probably pleased with that now, being fifteen. Though his mother sometimes call him "skat", or worse: "lille skat = little honey".

I also noticed in the Museum clip that Frederik when speaking directly to Bella, called her Isabella. Whether that was because there was a camera around, or because he prefer Isabella, (it's a pretty name) is open to debate. Mary has certainly been heard saying Bella and Christian too.

Those of you who will watch the review Fairy Tale kindly posted, will perhaps go slightly ga-ga seing Felix. He is a charming boy and he was shy. He has on several occasions made at least the BB journalist, Trine Larsen, go broody.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:49 AM
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There is also TV2's review to look forward to.

I recall that too. I can't remember when but it was on TV and covering something that went on behind the scenes.
I also call my daughter "skat", for my son it has for whatever reason always been "ven = friend". - He's probably pleased with that now, being fifteen. Though his mother sometimes call him "skat", or worse: "lille skat = little honey".
Maybe it was in the terrific scene in which Frederik tells the former master of ceremonies that he should not tell him where the most beautiful place is located on his wife I'm still smiling when I remember back to this episode

You have right, on Thursday, right? But for some reason, I most often finds DR1's programs about the royal family much better and deeper than TV2's But maybe I'm wrong this year.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:31 AM
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Frederik and Mary call their children "Skat".
Must have been quite a hurdle for Mary to call her children that.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:33 AM
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Must have been quite a hurdle for Mary to call her children that.
True, so very true

Buut, let's not go any deeper into that....
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:49 AM
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There are already a few items on the agenda for next year.

Apart from the wedding in Sweden, a baptism in the UK, a state visit to Chile and a state visit from Finland, there is also Nikolai's confirmation. (Presumably in May). There are no details so far, but I'd say there will be a good deal of coverage as Nikolai most likely is the first DRF child to be confirmed in public.

ADDED: You may wish to keep an eye on DR2 tonight at 20.30. They show half an hour from M&F's wedding with behind the scenes stories. DR2 is like DR1 a public service channel and with a little bit of luck you should be able to watch it outside DK.
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Meaning William and Kate's child's baptism or of a family friend living in the UK? I don't understand why any of the foreign royal families would go to the Prince/Princess of Cambridge's baptism.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:17 AM
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why not??? when happens a major baptism of an heir, some royals are invited, but it doesnt mean they have to be the godparents. the appearence of royals, such as heirs, monarchs, remarks that the child is important!
on Estelle's christening, Guillaume, Stephanie, Mathilde, Phillippe, QMargrethe, etc... attended and none of them was the godparent.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:58 AM
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Meaning William and Kate's child's baptism or of a family friend living in the UK? I don't understand why any of the foreign royal families would go to the Prince/Princess of Cambridge's baptism.
Perhaps they'll attend because they're invited.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:27 PM
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Frederik and Mary weren't invited to the wedding and British royal christenings are more family affairs than Swedish or Danish baptisms. I would love to see them invited and attend but W&C have shown they have no interest in the other royal families... so I am still doubtful.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:11 AM
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why not??? when happens a major baptism of an heir, some royals are invited, but it doesnt mean they have to be the godparents. the appearence of royals, such as heirs, monarchs, remarks that the child is important!
on Estelle's christening, Guillaume, Stephanie, Mathilde, Phillippe, QMargrethe, etc... attended and none of them was the godparent.
Unless one of the continental royals is a godparent (doubtful) I wouldn't count on seeing any of them at the christening, or even seeing the christening at all. In the UK these are private family events and are not broadcast ( just a couple of photos released by the court) and foreign royals are not invited just because they are royal. It is just family and godparents and christenings are not state events.
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I also think that Billedbladet has gotten it completely wrong. They write (if something got lost in translation, I blame the fact that it's 1:10 am here in Denmark right now ): "The birth is one of the royal year's biggest events and the christening will receive equally much attention because foreign royals from most of Europe's royal families will be in there, in London, when the little Prince/Princess gets his/her name."

The journalist must have mixed up Scandinavian christenings with the British ones. Though I do think it would have been lovely had the christening been televised.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:08 PM
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I also think that Billedbladet has gotten it completely wrong. They write (if something got lost in translation, I blame the fact that it's 1:10 am here in Denmark right now ): "The birth is one of the royal year's biggest events and the christening will receive equally much attention because foreign royals from most of Europe's royal families will be in there, in London, when the little Prince/Princess gets his/her name."

The journalist must have mixed up Scandinavian christenings with the British ones. Though I do think it would have been lovely had the christening been televised.
Or maybe they can´t remember how it went the last time in UK
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The Christmas/New Year cards from the DRF are out and shown in BB. They'll probably surface somewhere else soon, so let me describe them briefly.

M&F's card depicts their four children in the swimming pool at Gråsten. It is presumed it Mary who has been the photographer as it is her style.
The cards reads in Danish, French and English: "Happy New Year". and it's signed: "Frederik & Mary".

The Berleburgs also have a card, depicting Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard standing in their garden surrounded by three black labradors.

The Schackenborgs have used an official photo by Steen Brogaard as their card. The shoot was made in March 2012 and is of the whole family sitting on the floor at Schackenborg. Our Marie looking adoringly at her daughter, who seems most interested in what her older brothers are up to.
There card in Danish and French is signed: "Marie & Joachim". (*)

The Greeks have also send out a card. A kind of collage with the whole family in the Greek flag in the background. (**) Their New Year greeting is in Greek and English and signed "Tino & Anne-Marie".

QMII and PH's card is off themselves during the summer cruise 2012 and it's signed: "Daisy & Henri".

(*) It is of course unecessary to point out that Joachim, being the gentleman he is, has naturally ensured that the name of his wife comes before his own.

(**) Does the Greek flag have a name?
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Prince Henrik has gotten a large halibut of impressing 27 kg. Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix and Countess Alexandra were at Amalienborg Palace as well when the halibut was delivered. And Henrik proudly presented his new puppy Quita


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quita is the most adorable little thing. nice to see alexandra coming to see her ex in laws.
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