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Old 01-01-2013, 04:33 PM
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I think it's the best way to bring in the new year. You can't beat starting the year off in style, regalia and an elegant dinner with distinguished guest.
I agree with you 100% , I love the way the Danish Royals start the year! now how cold is there now?, because I am suprise Mary with no sleeves!!!!!!!!!!! and not coat, how does she do it? I would be shevering! from the cold!!!!!!!
I love the Queen using her new tiara, very apropiete forthe ocassion, Marie looks lovely to the colour of her dress is very nice and of course Mary looks lovely like always , just I was looking for a new dress
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:42 PM
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Always a great way to start off the New Year - with my favourite event.

I think Prince Henrik usually usually wears a uniform, maybe he is having a new one made. The ladies except for Marie have recyclyed even the Prime Minister and all look great.
Nice that see QM wearing the new tiara although not sure if I like it.

Thanks to all that have posted the pics and links.
Happy New Year to all.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:57 PM
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I always look forward to the pictures from these Danish New Years events. They're always nice and glittering!

Queen Margrethe looks very regal, as always, although I don't think the tiara looks really well matched with everything else she's wearing. In and of itself it's stunning, though, and I don't remember seeing it before.

Mary looks beautiful and she really pulls off that orange dress. Orange isn't the easiest color to wear, IMO.

It looks like a lot of the invited guests pulled out all the stops as well; it's a very elegant looking group overall. It's nice to see people getting into the spirit of the occasion.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:33 PM
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Thank you everyone who posted links to photos. With the time difference it is a lovely way to start the day. I appreciate your efforts.

The royal ladies all look beautiful. The New Year Courts/Levees are a lovely tradition. Marie is gorgeous and I think it is sensible that Mary and Dronning Margrethe reuse such beautiful but obviously expensive gowns.

Could anyone point me in the right direction (most likely not on the forums I am guessing!) to explain the political party set up in DK? I am very interested in how a Prime Minister's party can not really be the party with the power. I saw this on two different Danish drama series I watched and loved but was never fully explained.

Enjoy the rest of the New Years events.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:37 PM
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pictures have been posted to the official website.
Den kongelige familie ankommer til nytårskur og -taffel - Kongehuset
some from inside the palace.
on some it shows Joachim, Frederik and the Queen individually inspecting the guards?
That's correct.

QMII, Frederik and Joachim acknowledge the honor and respect shown them by the guard of honor.

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Could anyone point me in the right direction (most likely not on the forums I am guessing!) to explain the political party set up in DK? I am very interested in how a Prime Minister's party can not really be the party with the power. I saw this on two different Danish drama series I watched and loved but was never fully explained.

Enjoy the rest of the New Years events.
Not sure where you can get such comprehensive info in English. Perhaps the English edition of Jyllands Posten?

Anyway, very short and simplified.
There are 179 seats in the Parliament, which means that for a government to have a majority and thus ensuring the policy can be carried through 90 seats are needed.
Before last election two parties, The Social Democrats and the Socialist People's Party, set out to form a left wing government coalition, should they win. They were supported by two more parties, the extreme left wing Enhedslisten (The Unity List) and the centre-right Radikale (The Radicals). These four parties just managed to get more than 90 seats. However The Unity List and the Radicals are predominantly political opposites. So in order to secure the loyalty of the Radicals, they were invited to join the government. But there was a price! The Radicals had a lot of demands - and they got them, practically every single one!
Result: The Radicals are in charge of the current government and the policy is radical, not left wing.
The current government has abandoned all essential promises made before the election and is now carrying out a policy that is de facto more right wing, than the previous right wing government.
As such those who voted for the socialist parties are hopping mad and feel the government has betrayed them. So the government is heading for disaster


I think you can read a little more about how the government was formed in the QMII thread about her political roles.

Something similar was also the case with the last government. It consisted of two right wing parties, Venstre (The Liberals) De Konservative (The Conservatives). Supported by the Danish People's Party, which is usually labelled an extreme right wing party, in reality they are right wing Social Democrats. The PM's were from the largest government party, The Liberals but the de facto deputy PM was undisputedly the leader of Danish People's Party. - They decided how long the government should live and everybody knew that. That balance of power lasted for ten years.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:21 PM
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I must say I love this danish tradition!!!! so regal, so fabolous!!! love it !!!!!!!love it!!!!!!
How cold is there tonigh? can't belive the ladies without coat! How Mary does to be there sleevless!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:23 PM
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:27 PM
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I cannot help it, this simply has to emphasized.

[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

Observe, admire and enjoy how Joachim, being a true gentleman, as always makes sure that our Marie stays on his right as befits someone as precious as his wife. They are as always the only ones who execute a proper 180 degree turn at the top of the stairs, so that Marie stays on the proper right side of her husband.
That is style!

The temperature must have been around 4 degrees C.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:36 PM
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Our Prime Minister looked lovely tonight, I do wish that she would start wearing more red though

Mary looked stunning, though I'd wished for a new gown. Oh well, there are two more days and one can always hope.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:02 PM
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Thank you Muhler for that comprehensive explanation. I will read the references you gave. My "other half" who doesn't usually read the forum enjoyed that post!

Yes, welcome LibrarianDaisy!
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:25 PM
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I cannot help it, this simply has to emphasized.

[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

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Observe, admire and enjoy how Joachim, being a true gentleman, as always makes sure that our Marie stays on his right as befits someone as precious as his wife. They are as always the only ones who execute a proper 180 degree turn at the top of the stairs, so that Marie stays on the proper right side of her husband.
That is style!

The temperature must have been around 4 degrees C.
Mange Tak Muhler, as always, for pointing out this important item of male etiquette to us clueless females! It is so important to know what to expect of our husbands, so that you are quite correct in spotlighting the supermanly qualities of what I will now call 'our Joachim'! Elsewhere on this board there is a priceless photograph of la Marie looking up at her very tall (those Lifeguard? caps have a purpose!) husband that echoes your reminder of the superior etiquette of our Joachim
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:02 PM
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I'm so pleased you appreciate, Gerry
In fact I had to remove a little one from the corner of my eye, when reading your post.
Rest assured that I'd be more than delighted to point out the other gentlemanly quailities we can expect...nay, take for granted by Joachim.

Joachim's cap is actually not from the Royal Lifeguard but based on the standard infantry officers (dress and full dress) kepi from mid 1800's.

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But you cannot deny these two truths: The sun rise in the east and Joachim is the perfect gentleman.

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Just wanted to Thank everyone for all the great links. Today's not been a good day for me and an ongoing medical issue. I've spent the better part of today curled upon bed either sleeping or in pain waiting on pain meds to kick in.

So knowing I had the coverage of the first of New Year's Courts to look at, gave me something to look forward to. Thank you all for the badly needed diversion.

All the Royal Ladies looked stunning today. I'm still not sold on the Greenland tiara, but it is a statement piece.

Thanks again Everyone!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:30 PM
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Hope you will be feeling as new again soon and spend the rest of 2013 in good health. Like you I enjoy the anticipation of seeing the royal courts in the New Year. It is something we wake up to here in Australia and lifts our spirits to see all the glamour and smiling faces. Especially these days when tv news stories are mostly grim. So thank you Denmark for putting on a good show for the rest of us to enjoy.
I don't mind the new tiara I think it will grow on me as I see more of it.
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Muhler, Tusind tak for your explanation, it is so interested to know what a gentelman should to do for his wife, even this little things make such a difference! but in this world of communers, it is rear to see a gentelman doing this thing for hiswife!
4 C my goodness how mary does it! I would be so cold!!!!! my god!!! it would be so difficult for me to smile like this! I understand they aecrossing jjust the square only and they come from their home so close but still where is the fur on her shoulder?just amazing from them!
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Muhler, Tusind tak for your explanation, it is so interested to know what a gentelman should to do for his wife, even this little things make such a difference! but in this world of communers, it is rear to see a gentelman doing this thing for hiswife!
4 C my goodness how mary does it! I would be so cold!!!!! my god!!! it would be so difficult for me to smile like this! I understand they aecrossing jjust the square only and they come from their home so close but still where is the fur on her shoulder?just amazing from them!
When the temps start to average 0c, 4c isn't that cold for a short period of time.
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Its not as if Mary had to walk so far from the car to the palace entrance. I am sure she withstood the 4C temps for those few moments without any lasting damage. After living in Denmark for the last 9 years she should be used to winter temps.
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Its not as if Mary had to walk so far from the car to the palace entrance. I am sure she withstood the 4C temps for those few moments without any lasting damage. After living in Denmark for the last 9 years she should be used to winter temps.
I don't know I suppose it depends of each indicidual, I had been working in ice rinks all my life and I garantie you everytime I had to perform with sllevless costumes in the opening number I was always shevering, so cold, I never get use to it1 of course after perfomring 5 minutes program you are warm, but in Mary's case she is not dancing to get warm, I still think too cold for my taste with sleevles dress! I imagine inside the palace is very warm! but what a marvellousway to start the year!!!! and I imagine Isabella looking at her mother looking so beautiful!!!!!!
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Here's another nice gallery from yesterday with 40 lovely pics (click to enlarge):



** dpp: Danish royals attend new years reception **


Many nice shots can also befound here:


** sn.dk: Genbrugskjoler til dronningens nytårskur **



** hellomagazine: Princess Mary is the belle of the ball at Danish royals' New Year soiree **



** bekia.es 1 ** bekia.es 2 ** bekia.es 3 ** semana.es gallery **



** pp: Mary et Marie de Danemark : L'une orange, l'autre fuchsia, un Nouvel An éclatant **
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Does anyone know why Mary stands and watches Frederik walk past the guards and Marie walks just behind Joachim when he inspects? Prince Henrik walks just behind the Queen as well.
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