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Old 01-11-2013, 11:33 AM
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Summary of two articles in Billed Bladet #2, 2013.
Both written by Annelise Weimann.

The court for the diplomattic corps took place in the Knights Hall at Christiansborg.
QMII wore a dress lined with fur from mink, sewn fifteen years ago by Jørgen Bender.
She was a bit under the weather from a cold and her back hurt, so a chair was brought in for the Monarch to sit down and showing solidarity with his wife Prince Henrik also opted for a chair.
Thus seated they greeted 75 diplomats and 35 spouses.
The doyen this year was the Mexican ambassador, Martha Coqui, who on behalf of the diplomatic corps gave a small speech and conveyed the diplomats well wishes to the DRF.
Prince Henrik said "Bonne Annee" to the diplomats he shook hands with.

Mary, who wore a Julie Fagerhold dress from 2008, wished the press corps "Happy New Year" while passing them on the way to the Knights Hall.

The third court also took place at Christianborg. This time the Regent Couple rode through the streets in a newly renovated carriage from 1840. The carriage has been put back to how it looked when it was new. Pulled by six horses the carriage is not heated, but the weather was mild, so the Regent Couple probably didn't have to bury themselves under fur-blankets. As always it was escorted by the Mounted Squadron of the Guards Hussars.
This court is basically the top brass within the civil servants, state administration and "etaterne" = the uniformed branches of the state, like police and military. No less than 830 people! And it took four hours to complete.
QMII wore a long furcoat made from zobel and Prince Henrik wore the gala uniform of a general in the airforce, designed by Margit Brandt. - (Well, I personally find the airforce gala uniform a bit too modern).
The fomer Master of Ceremonies, Christian Eugen Olsen, was there too - this time as one of the invited guests - and that he enjoyed.
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I'm sure this has been asked before, but does anyone know of any pictures of Margrethe, Alex, et al at the New Years Banquet from the 1990s? All of the photos I've seen are from the past ten years. I'd love to see more of what Margrethe has worn over the years.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:52 PM
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:16 AM
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As is tradition the first of the New Year Courts will take place tonight at 19.00.

DR1, which should be viewable outside DK, will cover the arrivals in two segments.
The first to start at 17.50. It will last for ten minutes before switching to the news.
- This is where you will be able to find out whether the link someone no doubt will post here, actually works.
I'm not sure much will happen, we may see a few of the first guests arrive.

At 19.05 there will be a second ten minutes segment, this time covering the DRF arriving to the court shortly before 19.00.

But you may wish to tune in at around 18.50 anyway, because the last part of the news hour may show a clip or two of the royals arriving.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:29 AM
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As is tradition the first of the New Year Courts will take place tonight at 19.00.
At the end of this great BBC Documentary from 1974 there a some rare scenes from inside the New Years Dinner in 1974 from which we usualla get no pictures.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:23 PM
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Are you able to watch this? LIVE Dronning Margrethe afholder nytårskur på Amalienborg | Nyheder | DR
(You may have to reload a couple of times, I had).

The first guest are arriving. Both DR1 and TV2 seems to cover the court non-stop.

There is a change from previous years. This year the guest will be off loaded at the red carpet, so a lot of gala dresses coming up.
at 19.45 the DRF will start to arrive.

(Is nobody watching or is it too much trouble to confirm whether you can see the link or not?
Sorry for sounding sour, but come on, I'm trying to help here).
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:40 PM
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Are you able to watch this? LIVE Dronning Margrethe afholder nytårskur på Amalienborg | Nyheder | DR
(You may have to reload a couple of times, I had).

The first guest are arriving. Both DR1 and TV2 seems to cover the court non-stop.

There is a change from previous years. This year the guest will be off loaded at the red carpet, so a lot of gala dresses coming up.
at 19.45 the DRF will start to arrive.

(Is nobody watching or is it too much trouble to confirm whether you can see the link or not?
Sorry for sounding sour, but come on, I'm trying to help here).
It is working. Many thanks.
Interesting to see that TV is even allowed to broadcast from inside the Castle as usually we only got pics from the arrivals of the Royals but not from inside.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:45 PM
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Are you able to watch this? LIVE Dronning Margrethe afholder nytårskur på Amalienborg | Nyheder | DR
(You may have to reload a couple of times, I had).

The first guest are arriving. Both DR1 and TV2 seems to cover the court non-stop.

There is a change from previous years. This year the guest will be off loaded at the red carpet, so a lot of gala dresses coming up.
at 19.45 the DRF will start to arrive.

(Is nobody watching or is it too much trouble to confirm whether you can see the link or not?
Sorry for sounding sour, but come on, I'm trying to help here).
Thanks you Muhler.The link works for me
By the way,happy new year to you and to every other member of the royal forums
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:45 PM
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Thanks. Happy New Year from me as well.

Yes, it is, Stefan.

The guest are led upstairs to gather in a chamber and later on (after the DRF has arrived) they will be led in order of precendence down again and to the hall where the DRF will recieve them. With a little luck we'll see that as well.
That is also a new thing.

It's something the media (and the politicians) will appreciate a lot. For once they can show up in their finest and get a positive coverage.

One of the things I love about the New Year Courts is that this is one time of the year when DRF-show is running on full throttle in regards to ceremonial and protocol and being a nerd in that regard, there were a number of details worth mentioning.

Joachim and our Marie, as always dispenced with formality when arriving, with Marie leaving the car nearest to the red carpet.
But did you notice how Joachim changed his place in regards to Marie on top of the stairs, ensuring that Marie remained on his right? - Being a perfect gentleman someone as precious as you wife is always to your right. Concubines are led by the left hand...
And the gentleman adapt to the situation, not the lady.

Being the highest representatives present for the DRF upon arriving both Joachim and Frederik inspected the honor guard and this is one of the extremely few occasions when Danish military personel keep their headgear on when going inside. I.e. when performing an official duty. Inspecting an honorguard is a duty.
Otherwise you always, always remove your headgear the second you go inside.

When QMII arrived, she was applauded, and the drums and fifers outside played the Colour March, which is also a salute, while the sentries presented arms.
QMII being the Commander in Chief also inspects the honor guard.

A BT gallery of representatives of the government and the highest official ranks arriving: Se billederne: Her ankommer landets spidser til nytårskur hos dronningen | www.bt.dk

#2 M&F. Frederik as you can tell in Navy gala.

#3 The Regent Couple. PH in the gala uniform of an admiral.

#6 The PM, Helle Thorning. - No selfie this time...

#7 Minister for Education Christine Antorini. Who has worked close with both Mary but in particular with our Marie.

#8 The newly appointed Minister for Justice Karen Hækkerup.

#10 Minister for Employment Mette Frederiksen.

#11 Minister for Finance Bjarne Corydon, the mastermind behind the econmic reforms of the government and probably the most powerful member of the government, counting the PM herself.

#14 Minister for Economy Margrethe Vestager, and the second most powerful member of the government.

#16 Minister for Chiledren and Immigration, Annette Wilhelmsen. She is also leader of the third government party. Her influence is however, to put it mildly, limited.

#18 Minister for Transport, Pia Olsen Dyhr.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:08 PM
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Both Mary and Margrethe in recycled dresses:

Mary in this red one: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...-og-taffel.jpg

Margrethe in this green: http://berlingske.image.unwire.com/I...r.jpg?IP_w=800

Marie in a new blue dress.

Three pictures of the royals from tonight has so far been published on berlingske.dk

QMII
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/70/7/11...ingen-repr.jpg Great color to her.

CP Mary
http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/70/7/11...ingen-repr.jpg Always stunning in that red dress.
http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/70/7/62...ingen-repr.jpg


Gallery (I guess it will be updated...) ADDED: Also a picture of PJ and PM now...
http://www.b.dk/billedserier/her-ank...hos-dronningen
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:24 PM
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I've never watched this before, and I noted the same things as Muhler

I did notice that Joachim and the Queen did inspect the guard, ie seemed to note them carefully and shook hands with 2 or 3 of the officers; Frederick seemed to be in rather a hurry, just seemed to walk down the line, managed to shake 1 persons hand and then dashed off. Is that his style?
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And I just want to point out how handsome frederik looks.
Beard, grey hair, and the uniform. Yes
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:52 PM
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I've never watched this before, and I noted the same things as Muhler

I did notice that Joachim and the Queen did inspect the guard, ie seemed to note them carefully and shook hands with 2 or 3 of the officers; Frederick seemed to be in rather a hurry, just seemed to walk down the line, managed to shake 1 persons hand and then dashed off. Is that his style?
Whatever it was it was sloppy but perhaps he thought he was in a hurry?
Anyway, it is an important showing of respect to the honor guard but also a curtesy to the guardsmen.
This is something they will experience once in their lives and of the serving guardsbattallion (really a company) only a few will be selected for an honor guard during the New Year Courts, so yes, I think it matters to do it properly. Even if you are not a stickler for protocol and ceremony and you have been through it countless times yourself.
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Muhler: Is Helle Thorning as beautiful as she appeared in the photos about the selfie? And thank you for noting and writing about all the little details of protocol. I, too, for some unknown reason, enjoy such matters...
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:59 PM
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Congratulations on your first post sshepard7

Weeell, I would personally never get near her without wearing a cross and garlic around my neck, but if we leave politics out of this, then yes.
Helle Thorning is the most attractive PM this country has ever had and in regards to appearance, she is among the top three politicians here in DK.
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wauw mary looks wonderful! this is maybe my all time favorite gown on her, so majestically

also helle tornings gown was fantastic!
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Thank you, Muhler! I have read your posts with interest -- and Great Satisfaction -- over the years and decided it was time to jump in the pool. And, to put a fine point on it, I almost always come to this forum first to see if you have been busy…

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Thorning-Schmidt certainly knows how to 'glam up' when the situation requires it; and generally she is IMO one of the most capable PMs the country has ever had. One may not agree with all her political views but she has the guts to make the tough and unpopular political decisions which her predecessor(s) did not dare to make.

That she knows her way round and about the corridors of the EU institutions, knows how to carry herself in general - and is able to speak English in a way which does not leave her countrymen with toes curled in embarrassement are added bonuses
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Thank you for your kind words and Happy New Year to you as well.

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