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Old 11-26-2012, 08:40 AM
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Why do royal families have personal properties - in their own countries and abroad? (real state, jewels, works of art). Because they are wise. What would happen if the Danish decide to abolish the monarchy? Frederik should have means to support himself despite eventual compensation offered by the State. The abolisment of the monarchy in Denmark is very much unlikely to happen in our life time but not an impossible event. Royal know much better than us that History repeats itself and that you should not put all your eggs in the same basket.
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Some Photos of Interior of Chateau de Caix

Hi Again Everyone,

About a year ago I described these photos in a post earlier in this thread.

I've just learnt - !!! - how to scan and attach them.

They were published in a magazine fifteen years ago, that I had put aside for some other reason - now forgotten - and came across when I started a clean out last November.

I thought it should be okay to share them, as there is a thread regarding CP Mary on magazine covers - current magazines.

I know I was interested in the interior of this building when we all saw the summer holiday photos of CP Mary and family, with the twins as little babies, on the outside terrace the year they were born. (This was before I rediscovered this magazine in my cupboard - bit funny to think I had an eight page article, not found until months later.)

This first photo is of the hall. It had been bricked up at some stage, and then rediscovered when the Chateau was restored.

The obelisk on the table is a model of one standing in the grounds that was presented to Prince Henrik on his 60th birthday.

Cheers Sun Lion.

P.S. - I'll be back with more.


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Old 12-07-2013, 11:18 PM
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I have spend 3 holidays near the Chateau. It is the most beautiful countryside - it is set in a wide valley of a winding river with high land around it. Truly wonderful place to visit.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:28 PM
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I have spend 3 holidays near the Chateau. It is the most beautiful countryside - it is set in a wide valley of a winding river with high land around it. Truly wonderful place to visit.
Hi cepe,

I remember a post from you earlier in this thread saying you had been in this area - have you called in yet to buy any wine from the shop there?

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:38 PM
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To be honest, I dont like Cahors wine. I'm sure the fault is mine.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:09 AM
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This second photo is of the two-storey great hall with gallery - (see the model ships suspended at the top).

This was the solution to a major ceiling collapse during the restoration - creating the gallery.

Also note the Oriental touches everywhere throughout the different rooms - and the animal hide on the lounge/settee.

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This third photo is of Prince Henrik's study, which was formerly the kitchen.

The fabrics are French and the furniture is Danish.

The tapestry is by a Danish artist, Agnes Slott-Moller.

(This room also has an animal hide on the floor - to the right in the photo.)

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The fifth photo is of one of the bathrooms that were placed in the towers of the Chateau, by the Royal Couple, during the restoration.

The mirror was a gift from Queen Margrethe to Prince Henrik during a trip to the Far East.

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The fouth photo is of the "White Room".

The paintings on the wall are by the Queen herself, and the mirror was made by Prince Henrik from an old frame.

Animal hides on the lounge and floor.

(Another photo has Prince Henrik standing on the other side of this room, by the look of it, and the hide on the floor is from a large, fluffy brown bear.)

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The wall plaque, in the sixth photo, which was a gift, is placed above the winery, which is built into a cliff below the Chateau.

The text is in Latin and reads - "The Queen and the Prince undertook this restoration thinking of those who lived and built here before".

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The seventh photo is of the dining area.

The Queen designed the fabric, incorporating her and Prince Henrik's monograms, and it was then woven in India.

The light fitting seems to be of a crown.

This is the other end of the two-storey great hall, the above second photo.



These Oriental temple vases, candlesticks and censer, in the eighth photo, where among the earliest things the Royal Couple bought together.

The Chinese silk wall hanging has been in the Prince's family for generations.



Miniatures of the Queen, her husband and her two sons hang by this doorway, in the ninth photo



How do you like the creepy crawlies in the tenth photo - the Queen doesn't - they're from Malaysia.

That is an arrow slit, from the olden days of the Chateau, in the wall.

This is in one of the bathrooms.


A piece of furniture the Queen loves, in the eleventh photo.

(I've mis-labelled this photo "Danish Furniture, but it is actually based on a design by an Austrian architect, Joseph Franck.)


And the little "Temple of Love", where the Royal Couple often enjoy their after-dinner coffee, in the moonlight, in the last photo.

(And yes, that is a cannon sitting in the temple. Remember the other cannons we've seen in photos of the terrace. No tresspassing or else!)

Cheers, Sun Lion.

P.S. Being kicked off the computer again by a busy husband, so see you all sometime later.
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Thank you Sun Lion, that is one very beautiful place to be.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:20 AM
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the place is beautiful. thank you Sun Lion for sharing
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:07 AM
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Thank you, Sun Lion.

Don't be too harsh on yourself, Cepe.
It may not be wholly unjustified that PH's wine in DK is also known as Chateau de Rævepis = Chateau de Fox Piss.

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:51 PM
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Wonderful photos thank you so much for sharing. We should all have a clean out now & again and hopefully find these sort of treasures. They scanned really well too.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:40 PM
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So nice to see pictures of the inside............thank you
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:37 AM
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Amazon is already selling the book - for $58.93 - of this lovely looking place.

Prince Henrik must be looking forward to the official presentation on January 8th.

I hope there is an English edition - I'm tempted to get a copy for myself.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:37 AM
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Just saw this thread with all your great pictures, Sun Lion! Lovely. Thank you!
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:58 AM
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I'm sure the new book will have some stunning photography Lady Nimue.

I can only see the French edition for sale at the moment - and I expect there will be a Danish version - but I'm really hoping there will be an edition in English, as these are the sort of books I now buy.

(I have a couple of books showcasing the grand and historical houses of Tasmania - some open to the public, but most privately owned and in the same family for generations.)

There is something about a wonderful building in a wonderful setting that is worthy of being recorded and shared.
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I'm sure the new book will have some stunning photography Lady Nimue.

I can only see the French edition for sale at the moment - and I expect there will be a Danish version - but I'm really hoping there will be an edition in English, as these are the sort of books I now buy.

(I have a couple of books showcasing the grand and historical houses of Tasmania - some open to the public, but most privately owned and in the same family for generations.)

There is something about a wonderful building in a wonderful setting that is worthy of being recorded and shared.
I know what you mean! I feel the same way.
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Well, it seems like PH is getting older.
Prins Henrik dropper karrieren som vinbonde | Nyheder | DR

The court has announced that PH will lease away the sale and production of wine at Chateau Cayz.
Sale of wine on a souvenir scale will still continue and so will the name of the wine.

This would IMO indicate that PH now feels too old to be more directly involved with the production of wine there and also that none of his children realistically are expected to take over, nor his grandchildren.
PH has a brother nearby who has helped looking after the wine production.
The logic choice to take over the overseeing of the wine production would be Joachim but I guess he has declined.
I feel tempted to speculate more, but that would be pure speculation.

Basically the same thing from BB: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...forpagter-cayx
And from BT: http://www.bt.dk/royale/midt-i-krise...-sit-livsvaerk
The group of co-operations PH has leased the production to also involved his father.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:51 AM
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Prins Henrik dropper karrieren som vinbonde | Nyheder | DR

The court has announced that PH will lease away the sale and production of wine at Chateau Cayz.
Sale of wine on a souvenir scale will still continue and so will the name of the wine.

This would IMO indicate that PH now feels too old to be more directly involved with the production of wine there and also that none of his children realistically are expected to take over, nor his grandchildren.
PH has a brother nearby who has helped looking after the wine production.
The logic choice to take over the overseeing of the wine production would be Joachim but I guess he has declined.
I feel tempted to speculate more, but that would be pure speculation.

Basically the same thing from BB: Prins Henrik bortforpagter Cayx | Billed Bladet
And from BT: Midt i krisen: Prins Henrik opgiver sit livsværk - Royale | www.bt.dk
The group of co-operations PH has leased the production to also involved his father.
That all makes imminent sense. It will be difficult for Fred & Joachim to manage this from Denmark.
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A few more details. Opgiver sit livsværk: 'Det har været op ad bakke for Henriks vine' | Opgiver sit livsværk: 'Det har været op ad bakke for Henriks vine' - Royale | www.bt.dk

Now, bear with me. I like a wine once in a while but my knowledge of wine is virtually nonexistent.
According to the article the wines from the Cahors district haven't been commercially successful in recent years. The competition is fierce
And as such a small wine-chateau lik Cayz haven't got the means to go really professional.
By leaving the wine production to a co-operation or rather co-operative it may turn out to be commercially more viable for PH's wine. Even though the grapes may changed for a sort that is easier to sell.
So Ph is now saying goodbye to 40 years of work, albeit on a semi-hobby scale. - So perhaps he needed that break to Venice?
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I have a feeling that the chateau will be sold in the future...maybe not while Prince Henrik is alive, but eventually!
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:41 AM
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BT has more on Cayz and it's pretty interesting!
Opgiver sit franske vin-paradis: Prinsgemalen laver Joachim-finten | Opgiver sit franske vin-paradis: Prinsgemalen laver Joachim-finten - Danmark | www.bt.dk

The head of the DRF economy, Søren Kruse, speaks out. (Søren Kruse handles the economy of the DRF, and he is the one who has negotiated the lease deal with the French wine production co-operation).

Basically PH has done a Joachim. I.e. build up an estate and then sold off, or in this case leased off, the production part.

And quite remarkably Søren Kruse is pretty open about it: "Without me comparing to Prince Joachim, the Prince Consort has in reality used the same option as with Schackenborg. So one might well inspire the other, without me knowing how much thay have spoken about it between themselves.
But Prince Joachim has also had to realise that when you have obligations elsewhere, it can be difficult to manage. That's why this model is easier.
We are preparing a generation-change, in the sense that when you have an overseer, then you don't have to be hands on every day, nor in the daily production as well as in the sales. That makes it easier for both the Prince Consort and for those or the one, who at some point will take over.
That's why we for a period have discussed what the easiest way to run a wine-production company over a long distance would be".

PH has previously spoken about Frederik inheriting Cayz, because Joachim already had an estate, but now it seems more open who will actually inherit Chateau Cayz. Frederik once he becomes king certainly won't have time to run Cayz as well!

- So will Cayz become a family business? with say a share for each of the grandchildren?
Perhaps with Joachim as manager, because he has the education, the experience and the contacts? - Not to mention that Cayz is close to our Marie's family.
Or will Cayz simply be reduced to a summer residence? With the DRf members having nothing to do at all with the production.
This IMO smells of a Fritz Schur. The businessman Fritz Schur advise the Regent Couple in regards to their personal investments and he is very unsentimental! A typical tactic of his is to build up a business and then sell it, or alternatively, cut a non-viable business loose with minimum costs.
Now, we can always speculate as to why PH decides to lease off the wine production now. Why he doesn't put in Joachim as a manager, but your guesses would be as good as mine.
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