It is the BB reporter Ken Richter who covered the DRF stay at Gråsten Manor and there were a number of details he noticed.
Not least during the changing of the guards, which was attended by the DRF. This time it was Slesvigske (*) Music Corps who provided the music.
Both Bella and Vincent were moving to the music. Bella so much that she and QMII were seen dancing inside in the garden room to a polka, while the family looked on.
There is a very charming picture of Vincent standing next to his father, pouting his lips and blowing up his cheeks, while looking at the music corp. Presumably he was inspired by some of the hornblowers.
(*) Southern Jutland is really North Slesvig/Schleswig. South Slesvig is now German.
Summary of another article in Billed Bladet #30, 2012.
Piger til søs - Girls at sea.
Written by Ken Richter.
M&F took their two oldest to Legoland, located about an hours drive or so from Gråsten. With them went Princess Alexandra and her two children. Alexandra looked like she just as much fun as the children, judging from the pics.
Mary and Isabella went together for some of the attractions, while Christian and dad went straight for some of the "wilder" attractions.
Bella and Mary tried the Jungle Racer, which is inspired by the rotor driven boats in the swamps of Louisiana and Florida. With Bella at the steering wheel and Mary behind they sailed away at full speed, with the hair blowing in the wind. That was so much fun that they took a turn more.
Christian and Frederik went straight for the rollar coasters, with Christian way in front, so he could really enjoy the rush. Sitting next to Alexandra's son Richard, Christian drove up and down at the breathtaking speed of 65 k/h and to a height of nineteen metres!
Later on the whole family joined up for a ride in the water-roller-coaster, with Bella sitting close to mother.
Then it was off to another roller coaster through a spell-bound castle, here a squealing Isabella stretched out her arms enjoyng the ride (almost) straight down. Mother had her arms around her, so it wasn't that dangerous. Christian boldly sat in the front.
They were all guided through the park by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, from the family who owns Lego, that also ensured they as special guests entered the attractions first.
Despite that they were hardly noticed by the thousands of guests in the park.
They also had a lunch while there and the children got some Lego presents with them home to Gråsten.
- As Flowerbeds
told us, one of the presents was the Death Star from Star Wars. And that's a pretty big set!