Quite a lot of details in this weeks issue of BB, so some summaries tonight, the rest tomorrow.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #3, 2013.
Mary og Marie til vinterparty - Mary and Marie to winter-party.
Written by an apparantly freezing Helle Skram de Friis. (It has been pretty cold lately).
A member of the LEGO-family, Anders Kirk Johansen and his wife Anja had a christening Saturday. They actually have a manor in Jutland but like so many of the very rich, they have a huge house in central Copenhagen as well.
Anyway, their child was christened in Esajas Kirke, the church where the Lucia concert with M&F and children was held. Here Augusta-Benedicte Kirk Johansen was baptised. He already has a two year old sister to keep an eje on him.
Mary attended the christening, wearing a long bluish black coat and long boots and holding a Bottega Veneta clutch. She wasn't a godmother. Afterwards she walked from the church with the other guests to the home of the Kirk Johansens and had afternoon tea.
But in the evening there was a party at 20.00 and about 100 guests were there, many of them belonging to the circle of friends of both M&F and M&J.
Joachim and Marie arrived and posed briefly for the waiting photographer. Our Marie dressed warmly in a fur coat with her hand buried deeply in her pocket, the othe holding Joachim's hand. Joachim, being a gentleman, naturally also put his other hand in his pocket in sympathy.
Mary and Frederik rushed past the photographer.
As the caption puts it: Crown Prince Frederik was busy getting inside in the warm, while Crown Princess Mary had time and surplus to smile warmly to the photographer. (*)
Mary also wore a furcoat, that to my untrained eye seems more fashionable than the practical coat Marie wore. Mary's coat had a kind of partings in the lower part, beneath the belt, which offered a view of the short lilac dress she was wearing underneath, very neat, but it can't have been as warm as Marie's.
The Kirk Johansens are friends of M&F but apparantly not so much J&M, even though Joachim has a close relationship to other members of the LEGO-family. But this time they were invited. (**)
Among other friends at the party were:
Caroline Søeborg Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille. (She's old nobillity. Bille is a medieval noble name).
Charlotte Velin, with whom Mary goes riding.
Christel Lüttichau, whose husband is a close friend of Frederik.
Holger Foss with his wife, Rose Gad.
The Buchwald's were there as well.
Pernille and Bendt Tido Wedell.
Anna von Lowsow, with brother Christian Lerche-Lerchenborg (also nobillity) with hs Amalie.
Nina Wedel-Wedellsborg (more nobillity) was also there.
(*) After having read the articles for many years, you can sometimes read between the lines if the journalist is annoyed. In this case it's an example of: We have been freezing our butts blue standing out here, the least you can do is to bloody stop for a few seconds to pose!
(**) It seems to me that Joachim and Marie have begun to socialise much more since Marie became established in DK and in her marriage. Joachim used to associate few, but very close friends and some of the most rich and influential families in DK, but discreetly. Lately they appear to also associate the circle of M&F's friends. - I wonder if this has something to do with Marie? I must confess I can't remember who Joachim and Alexandra associated when they were married..