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Old 01-03-2007, 12:46 PM
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Here's a little update on this cute couple. Danish Royal Watchers has some info on the New Years festivities:

http://danishroyalwatchers.blogspot.com/
Great pictures !! must say both the Royal couple's at The New Year court and banquet at Christian V11 palace . looked like they they were in fancy dress !! the out fits looked really over the top for some reason.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:37 PM
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Mary looks radiant.
When I look on today's photos from I think that in this blue outfit she looks much more pregnant than on her red gown.

For example here:
http://galleri.tv2.dk/index.php/cate...55/page-4.html
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:09 PM
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Mary looks beautifull!!!She´s radiant, really gorgeous pregnant!!!
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:49 PM
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Mary looks stunning!! I like the blue/purple dress than the red one. It makes her look very good.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:58 PM
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Mary looks stunning in this!!! The color is so flattering on her- I hope she wears it again. And so is that extra sparkle in her eyes!!!
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:45 PM
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yes i think stunning just about covers it. simply gorgeous. she looks so good in the deep gem tones colors and the rich, fabulous materials (red velvet, blue silk) these are timeless and can be worn forever because they are classic and will never be "out of style" or can be remade (remember how diana would remove sleeves, or change the neckline or shorten the hem) and have a beautiful new outfit). i love her hair, i can't wait till mine grows out again and i can wear it long. just got it cut today, its to my ears!!!! yea
the queen is every inch a queen in the green yesterday and today the shapphire blue, such a beautiful lady. i just love her.
i know to some its very over the top but when they dress up for court (like these events) its more than expected. it would be the howl heard around the world if they showed up looking "normal" why the board would prolly shut down from all the traffic with the complaints about it :)
quick question, how many "court occasions" happen a year? 3 or 4?
i don't think you can flaunt it enough if you know what i mean. gosh i'd love to to have the chance to wear those emeralds.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:46 PM
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mary look radiant and happy!
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:02 PM
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HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s New Year’s Speech, 2006

Below, you will find my translation of HM The Queen’s New Year’s Speech of 2006.

PLEASE NOTE that the present translation is completely unofficial and has thus been neither approved nor even seen by any member of the Royal Danish Court, and that I kindly ask you to therefore bear in mind that this translation is for TRF only. Thank you… and enjoy!


Lasse Pedersen’s translation of:

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s New Year’s Speech of 2006


At the commencement of a new year, it is customary to look both back and ahead. Did the past year turn out as we expected it to, or did it take an entirely different form? Were we able to leave the old year’s events behind us, or did it emerge, that they spread their seeds into the new year, that they were merely a beginning of new events? For these are, of course, the facts: Every year bears within itself both a beginning and a continuation. No breaking off is total, nothing new is without roots.

The year now past did in many ways become quite unusual for our country.

We in Denmark are proud of our country, and of what Danes in past and present have accomplished, even though we often try to ironically distance ourselves from our self-complacency. We are not at all sorry to draw attention to ourselves as a nation, and gladly do we receive compliments and attention, and we are not unaccustomed to being held forth as a good example; but suddenly to become the object of agitation and anger, is not something we are used to, let alone expect.

Every country, every people is marked by its culture and its history. This mark is borne by everybody, whether he or she remains at home or travels the world, maybe to settle in an entirely new place. There, in that new place, maybe in an entirely different continent, the traveller will meet a new country and another society, determined by the situation and history of said country, its culture and its customs. The country and the people receiving the travellers will also have to relate to completely new experiences. This, we, here in Denmark, have had to learn as well. Certainly, we have always known that the world is big, but it is when the world steps inside of our own domain that we have to realise how diverse it is, and how different customs and ways of life can be.

To settle in a new place is demanding; it requires making great efforts to get to know all that is new, to learn the language and familiarise oneself with the rhythm of the year, and the course of everyday life. A new framework is set for one’s life, and it will also appear that there are habits and customs, which one needs to change or even give up entirely. No one should expect those who arrive at a new place, at an unknown country, to immediately throw all their inherited goods overboard, as if they were superfluous. That would easily lead to one becoming utterly rootless. If a tree needs to be replanted, it must have a strong network of roots from the beginning; thus, it will be able to draw nourishment from its new place as well, to grow and to thrive.

Here in Denmark, we would rather that everything would pass off smoothly, that the problems, should they appear, would resolve themselves; for we think, of course, that what is natural for us, must be so for all others as well. It is just not that simple. We start to realise that we ourselves have to understand and make an effort to explain, what kinds of values our society is built upon, so that those who have not yet taken deep roots in Denmark, can find their place and their feet within the society, whose citizens they have become. The year past has probably taught us a thing or two, not least about ourselves. We know now better what we stand for, where we neither will nor can yield.

Every year, when New Year’s Eve comes, our thoughts set out on a long voyage to those, who are away from home on this night. Are they sitting all alone, or are they perhaps amongst friends who would like to hear what we usually celebrate do in Denmark; or are they with fellow countrymen in merry company, but yet under distant skies?

Here tonight, a warm greeting shall go out to all Danes, wherever in the world they are; to the Danish minority in South Schleswig as well as to those, who have set out to settle in a foreign country for a shorter or longer period of time. A special greeting goes out to those who must celebrate the coming of the new year at sea. Here, my thoughts are not least for everyone aboard the “Vædderen” on the Galathea Expedition; they take part in bringing hearty greetings from Denmark around the globe.

Tonight, we must also think of the many who, on public duty or with one of the relief organisations, work far from Denmark. They have undertaken tasks which are both difficult and dangerous, whether they be in the nature of humanitarian or military tasks. Their efforts, which they make undismayed and skilfully, fully aware of the responsibility that lies with them, are held in respect. I send to each and every one of them my wishes of a Happy New Year. We are all aware of the fact that their efforts entail a risk of life and health, and it deeply affects us when we must experience the truth of someone having paid the highest price. Tonight, my thoughts go out to all those who have lost a husband, a father, a son or brother or a close friend.

In a year like this, during which The Prince Consort and I have not been quite as much around the Danish realm as in other years, my thoughts have often gone out to the Faroe Islands and Greenland – these faraway parts of land which are ever so close to me and my family. I send my kind New Year’s wishes to the Faroese and Greenlandic societies, and to each individual home.

My New Year’s greeting also go out to the many who, in recent years, have come from afar and have settled here, but still experience Denmark as an unknown country. May the new year make them more familiar with life in Denmark and help them, the elderly as well as the rising generation, to find their feet in Danish society.

When we wish each other a Happy New Year, it is an old practice also to express our thanks for the old year, and in my family, we have a lot to be thankful for. Again this year, my family and I have met a warm involvement in all of our activities, both at larger events and in our everyday life. Here, I am thinking not least of Prince Christians christening nearly a year ago, and of the sympathy which I have personally met in connection with my, on the whole, excellent health.

When we are at the threshold of the new year, we would all like that all the good, all that succeeded in the old year will last and bear fruit whilst we put all the less agreeable behind us. We must not overlook it or pretend that nothing has happened, but use it as an experience which may make us wiser and better equipped to face the vicissitudes of life.

So, on this the last night of the year, I send my warm New Year’s greetings to each and every one in the whole country with thanks for the year past, and with the wish that 2007 will be a good year for our country and for every single one of us. Together with The Prince Consort, I wish a Happy New Year to all.

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Old 01-03-2007, 07:44 PM
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only one word to describe Mary : Beautiful in her blue dress
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:52 PM
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i personally liked the purple dress more than the red velvet dress. she really looks good in dark color dresses.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:15 PM
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I loved both the red velvet and the blue and purple, however, I think her hair was a disaster.

In the red gown her dark hair just faded into the background and made the Ruby Tiara look like an overlarge headband.

The blue and purple ensemble had wonderful rich tones which compliment her colouring, but the hair looked like it had been pulled back in an askew ponytail!

Mary has wonderful carriage and a very graceful neck. Both hairstyles made her look (in some photos) like she had no neck.

Both occassions called for an updo, and the Ruby Parure demands it!
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:07 PM
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Mary looks absolutely gorgeous!!!
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:15 PM
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A very beautiful photo of Crown Princess Mary from Billedbladet. She looks perfect!

Link : http://www.billedbladet.dk/default.a...ails&Item=4728

Danish Royal Watchers have photos without watermarks from the New Year's Receptions on below link :

http://danishroyalwatchers.blogspot.com/
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great pictures! Mary is regal and stunning as usual. She looks very happy.
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Mary looks gorgeous in the velvet burgundy dress. The ruby pasture goes perfectly with the dress and Mary looks so elegant in it. However, she looks more pregnant in the satin blue/lavender dress than in the velvet burgundy dress.

Her Majesty the Queen looks stunning in the emerald dress. I love the Queen emerald.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:42 AM
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how many of the new year reception galas has mary taken part of?
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Her Majesty the Queen looks stunning in the emerald dress. I love the Queen emerald.
Queen Margrethe looks magnificent in her emerald dress and Emerald Parure sans Tiara? Which Tiara was she wearing, I couldn't quite make it out in the photographs?
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Queen Margrethe looks magnificent in her emerald dress and Emerald Parure sans Tiara? Which Tiara was she wearing, I couldn't quite make it out in the photographs?
Queen Margrethe is wearing the Emerald Parure including the tiara. She looks magnificent in green, doesn't she?
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Here you have an overview of how the Danish Royal Family entered 2007!

According to these articles in Billed Bladet and Se & Hør, The Reigning Couple celebrated New Year’s Eve at a themed party hosted by their close friend, Mr. Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, a well-known Danish composer and musician. The theme of the party was the Danish TV series “Matador”, and according to Se & Hør, HM The Queen was dressed as Misse Møhge, an elderly spinster taking care of her bossy mother, Mrs. Fernando Møhge, who is in a wheelchair. And of course, HRH The Prince Consort dressed as Mrs. Fernando Møhge, seated himself in a wheelchair and ordered his wife around! Sadly, the couple arrived out of coustume and changed inside! I, for one, would have liked to see The Queen pushing The Prince Consort around while he constantly shouts orders at his wife. A sight for sore eyes, I imagine

Regarding the New Year’s Eve of TRH The Crown Prince Couple, I have not been able to find any information on what they did this year. But if they go by “same procedure as last year”, the couple have celebrated the New Year in Northern Jutland with some private friends.

Finally, according to this article from Billed Bladet (in Danish), HRH Prince Joachim celebrated the coming of the new year at Amalienborg with both his girlfriend Ms. Marie Cavallier, his ex-wife HH Princess Alexandra and the Princess’ girlfriend, Mr. Martin Jørgensen, along with his and the Princess’ children, TH Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. The celebrations started in the afternoon and lasted until late in the night.

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Old 01-04-2007, 05:59 AM
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Queen Margrethe is wearing the Emerald Parure including the tiara. She looks magnificent in green, doesn't she?
Thanks soCal girl. I just wasn't sure.
I have to admit it is hard to really get a good look at the tiara when the queen is wearing it, which is a great pity. The photos of the parure itself show a magnificent tiara.
Does anyone have a good picture of Queen Margrethe wearing it (in more recent years)?
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