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Old 12-08-2011, 11:05 AM
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"De Kongelige Juveler" ("The Royal Jewels") (2011), DR Documentary

Not quite sure where to post this one as this is about all the jewellery in the DRF, not just something used by a specific member.

On Sunday DR1 will show the first episode of two about the jewellery in the DRF. That will be aired at 20.00 DK time and it will last an hour.
People living outside DK should be able to watch it live.
The second episode will be aired the next Sunday.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #49, 2011.
Jeg blev overvældet - I was overwhelmed.
Written by Annelise Weimann.

This article is about the first episode, which among other things deals with ruby parure set Mary is using and which was used by Queen Ingrid before her.
She was presented with that set a few days before the wedding.
Mary tells us in the documentary: "When I recieved the ruby-set from my husband and my future mother-in-law, I was very overwhelmed. I had never seen such a set of jewellery before. And for me, as a newly arrival, in the royal family to think that I was to wear that - that was an overwhelming thought".
Mary wore this set four days prior to her wedding and she recollects: "There was so much new, so much overwhelming for me, the first night I wore the ruby set. It wasn't just the jewellery. it was the significanse of the entire event, of all the time I was through. (*) It was also the dress - I had never worn a dress like that before".

The set was made for the coronation of Napoleon and QMII says about Mary wearing it: "I love to see it on her".

During the interview Mary will be seen wearing the saphire brooch, she was presented with by QMII, just before Christian's christening.

The documentary follow a number of royal jewellery from their place of origin until they end up in the DRF.
Mary, QMII, Prince Henrik, Queen Silvia and Princess Benedikte talks about the various pieces of jewellery.

Queen Silvia says about her Brasillian diamond tiara: "I wore it at Crown Princess Victoria's wedding and I never take it outside the country". Except in 2007, during a state visit to Denmark: "That was a very special occasion. We are so close. We are not only firends, we are also family. I thought: What shall I wear? What will Queen Margrethe like to see? She knowls all the tiaras. So I thought the Brasillian tiara is unique. I thought - kinda queen to queen - that would be grand to wear that".

The jewellery are litterally priceless. As QMII puts it: "We don't count carats, we count centuries".

QMII also talks about her wearing the diamond flower tiara and the very valuable indeed and rare set of brilliants: "At special occasions, when you put on your finest clothing, you also put on your best jewellery. If it's an afternoon wedding that ends in the evening you will wear tiara, even though it's bright daylight".

(*) "Of all the time I was through" is a litteral translation. I'm not sure what Mary actually means. My guess is that she refers to her preparations prior to this culminating that evening.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:04 PM
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The TV-show "The royal Jewels, part 1" has just ended and what a wonderful show. I am already looking forward to part 2 :) :) :)
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:06 PM
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I've just watched the first part of the documentary about royal jewellery.

For those who like to look at major bling-bling and detailed photos of tiaras, this is it!
This part was about the jewellery in the DRF and SRF.

The narration is in Danish but the royals speak English when they talk about the jewellery or tell anecdotes.
A number of the significant pieces are followed through the various families up to the present day.
Also the story of some of the changes is explained.

Mary is very well featured.

I will not write more about the jewellery, because that really isn't my field, but for those who are interested, this ducumentary is a must.

You should be able to see it outside DK and I hope someone will post a link.

The second part of the documentary deal with the Russian jewellery. That is aired next Sunday.
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The narration is in Danish but the royals speak English when they talk about the jewellery or tell anecdotes.
Except of course Prince Henrik - he speaks french
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The Royal Jewels was a great documentary indeed. My favourite tiara (Queen Ingrid's ruby tiara/set) got a great coverage and I can't wait to see next episode as I'm absolutely in love with all the Romanov jewels. In the preview of the second part I think I saw Princess Olga Romanoff, and on DR's website it says that also Prince Michael of Greece and Prince Michael of Kent will appear, so I'm definitely gonna watch second part too!
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Here is a preview from the documentary. 30 seconds.
De kongelige juveler - gennem generationer - dr.dk/DR1

For next Sunday, try this live feed: http://www.dr.dk/nu/live#/DR1

For the video diggers, search for this title: De kongelige juveler
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The 'docu' is probably intended for an audience outside Scandinavia!

It surprised me though that the story of Queen Alexandrines Russian 'kokoshnik' tiara ('sardindåsediademet' to the Danes! ) wasn't followed through to its present owner Count Ingolf of Rosenborg. Originally this piece of jewellery was a wedding gift from Czar Alexander II to a Russian Princess/Grand Duchess who married into the Mecklenburg dynasty. There was a short glimpse of a photo of Ingolfs wife Countess Susie wearing the tiara, but no further explanation, no names, no nothing.
Why include this piece when it no longer belongs to the ruling branch of the Glücksburgs??

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Is there a link to watch the first part of the doc so those of us in Australia can watch? Thanks
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My favourite tiara (Queen Ingrid's ruby tiara/set) got a great coverage.
And now we know that she had it slightly altered to become more 'upright'!
I also endorse the change of the matching earrings - those chandeliers of old must have been uncomfortable to wear!

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Is there a link to watch the first part of the doc so those of us in Australia can watch? Thanks

I don't think it has been uploaded yet.
I'm certain that as soon as it is, someone will post a link.

ADDED:

There is also a book, which is can be preordered now.
The book will be published in 2012. At 240 DKK it isn't pricey.
I sincerely hope they mean 11th January and not 1st November!
http://www.bogguide.dk/find_boeger_bog.asp?_UNR=1558257
Confirmed. The book will be published 1st November 2012.
http://www.saxo.com/dk/item/anna-von...gelige+juveler

MORE ADDED:
The glittering message board informs us that documentary has been bought by a number of countries and I understand Australia, China and Poland are among them.
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Is there a link to watch the first part of the doc so those of us in Australia can watch? Thanks
AD, maybe I'm venturing into someone elses department , but: the doc is not yet available on the DR.TV website, where the Danes would look for a 'repeat'. There might be a geo block on these broadcasts, I'm not sure. ?
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There is also a book, which is can be preordered now...
I wonder whether it'll be a relaunched version of a similar book by Bjarne Steen Jensen, from some ten years ago. BSJ knows loads about the royal jewellery, but his book could do with some serious editing and a few updates.

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AD, maybe I'm venturing into someone elses department , but: the doc is not yet available on the DR.TV website, where the Danes would look for a 'repeat'. There might be a geo block on these broadcasts, I'm not sure. ?
That's why the gods invented YouTube.
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The Royal Jewels was a great documentary indeed. My favourite tiara (Queen Ingrid's ruby tiara/set) got a great coverage and I can't wait to see next episode as I'm absolutely in love with all the Romanov jewels. In the preview of the second part I think I saw Princess Olga Romanoff, and on DR's website it says that also Prince Michael of Greece and Prince Michael of Kent will appear, so I'm definitely gonna watch second part too!
Prince Michael already appeared in the first part
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That's why the gods invented YouTube.
Amen to that!
I hope it´ll be available soon, I want to see it so much! And also the part about Romanov´s jewells!
You Danes are so lucky, it seems that tv on DK focus a lot on royalty, I´ve seen some terrific docus so far. Here we have the worst TV in the world, I´m afraid I´ll cry if I ever see a Spanish documentary half as good as the foreign ones I see on Youtube...
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Some caps from the documentary: Mary om historisk rubinsæt: Overvældende at bære - De Kongelige

It will be shown in Australia on Christmas Day.

SBSONE TV Guide for today

ADDED: I understand that Majesty Magazine will devote eight pages to the jewellery in the DRF in their January issue.
The February issue will deal with the Swedish jewellery.
And the March issue will take a look at the Russian jewellery.
(Thanks to the original posters on other boards )
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Hello,this is the link to watch the first part of the documentary
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Hello,this is the link to watch the first part of the documentary
Great find, khxy19
You deserve a big thank you!
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Princess Benedikte spoke of how she wore the Ruby Parure as a child, during a skit where she played Queen Desirée. Queen Ingrid also had a replica of the dress Queen Desirée wore to Emperor Napoleon's coronation, which Benedikte wore as well (right-hand side image). Then-Princess Anne-Marie was King Oscar I.

Screencap of Benedikte in the Ruby Parure
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I just watched the documentary and I'm speechless. Brilliant
Really loved that a big part of documentary was in English
Can't wait for second part

Queen Silvia and Queen Margrethe provided with enormous explanation of the history of jewelry and meaning to them also.
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Just finished watching part 1- WOW! Loved it. Definitely recommend it (even if you don't speak Danish like me ).
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