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Old 01-01-2014, 03:16 PM
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Frederik inspecting the guard
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:29 PM
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Don't know whether it should be posted here or in the fashion thread?

B.T. has published a little Mary gallery with pictures of her in her red dress through the years: "Mary to New Year Gala in recycling"
Se billederne: Mary til nytårs-galla i genbrug | www.bt.dk

And yes, one can say many things about PM Helle Thorning. I for one, don't always understand ALL the criticism she constantly gets. But she certainly knows how to dress to the New Year banquets.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:41 PM
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Thank you for your kind words and Happy New Year to you as well.

I'm sure you won't ever regret joining the TRF.
I shall add my words of praise and thanks to Muhler who does indeed help make this forum one of the best sources for Danish history I know. I believe his informed comments raise the level of forum discussion beyond who is wearing whom or what to an informed discourse on social history. However, I don't want to swell his head or dismay the mods so I will end with my
very best wishes for the New Year to all forum members!with the special for Muhler!
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:51 PM
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Love this pic of Frederik inspecting the guards with Mary in the back.
http://www.sn.dk/modules/xphoto/cach..._0_0_0_0_2.jpg

Henrik and the Queen
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:16 PM
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Happy New Year and Good Health to all for 2014. I always look forward to the New Year Gala events to see the ladies all glammed up and the men in uniform. I love the way Mary is experimenting with her jewels. This year she wears the top half of the corsage brooch on the red velvet neck choker. Her earrings are parred down to just the stud part. This is the banquet where they dine in candlelight and I think Jardins banquet room must look stunning by candlelight. I only wish they would allow one gorgeous photo of it. Your PM looks lovely and appropriate tonight. Looking forward to the other events.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:48 PM
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The Danish royals knows how to rock their regal attire. British royals take note. Very beautiful pictures indeed.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:34 PM
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Thank you, Gerry.
I can assure you that my head is already swelled - but due to a cold, not so much with air as with something else... but a chilli-vodka is the perfect remedy.

Anyway, let's return to what is actually going on during such a court.
The guest line up in order of rank, including government ministers, and they greet the DRF before going to the table.

Here they are served the legendary Rosenborg wine from 1580's. A Rhinsk/Rhein wine. I don't know much about wine, but is has been diluted and been added other wines over the centuries and some years ago it was poured into new wooden casks.
As such it has now gone from undrinkable and "an experience" to tasting a bit like a dark sherry - and "an experience"...

The whole thing lasts a couple of hours, during which the guests are served a few light treats and some more (drinkable) wine. QMII will call a number of the guests to her for a brief chat, which is mainly about their jobs. The other members of the DRF will mingle as what would be done at a normal reception.

The government will drive from Amalienborg to the official residence of the PM, Marienborg Manor. Here their spouses have had a light dinner and here the government will have a minor New Year party.

- I'm pretty certain that the new approach by letting the guests off at the red carpet and not inside the gate, originate from Frederik, who is now increasingly working ever closer with QMII, and who (according to QMII herself) is allowed more and more influence.
Because that media-friendly change bears the hallmark of M&F. It is something QMII simply wouldn't think off IMO.

A little trivia. QMII do not wish that the chain of the Order of the Elephant is worn against naked skin, so the dresses have to be made with that consideration in mind.



Are you able to watch this? Dronningens nytårskur - 01. jan. 2014 | DR1 | DR

It's the DR1 coverage of the guests and the DRF arriving.

If you can't, please feel free to delete this post as I expect to go to bed soon.

(I watched TV2's coverage myself, the picture quality was much better).
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:10 PM
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Muhler, I am sorry about your cold and agree that vodka is a very good remedy Me, I have dug deep into my wallet and purchased a bottle of Aalborg Jubileumakvavit to ward off the -15 degree temperatures and icestorm that we have been battling in my home city of Toronto. However, no cold as yet, touch wood, so the aqvavit is working its magic! Speaking of magic, do I recognize the faces of the former chamberlain (since retired whose name I have forgotten but who helped introduce the Crown Princess into Danish society) and a current chamberlain who looks suspiciously like the former prime minister now secretary general of NATO and who curiously appears with the chamberlain's staff in the picture of the New Year's court and whose name I have also forgotten?
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:12 PM
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Hi Muhler - yes, I can view the link thank you which is great as I missed it live earlier. Happy New Year.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:51 PM
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Are you able to watch this? Dronningens nytårskur - 01. jan. 2014 | DR1 | DR

It's the DR1 coverage of the guests and the DRF arriving.

If you can't, please feel free to delete this post as I expect to go to bed soon.

(I watched TV2's coverage myself, the picture quality was much better).
Thank you for posting this link; fascinating to watch this event and learn as much as I could from the body language of the participants as my Danish is still not strong enough to understand much more than 'flotte kjole'! It was indeed interesting to watch the different guard inspection styles of the Prince Joachim and his Crown Princely brother: the former very serious and thorough, the latter more relaxed and 'why are we doing this, you guys look great and we would all be happier in the pub watching football'!

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Thank you, Gerry.
I can assure you that my head is already swelled - but due to a cold, not so much with air as with something else... but a chilli-vodka is the perfect remedy.

Anyway, let's return to what is actually going on during such a court.
The guest line up in order of rank, including government ministers, and they greet the DRF before going to the table.

Here they are served the legendary Rosenborg wine from 1580's. A Rhinsk/Rhein wine. I don't know much about wine, but is has been diluted and been added other wines over the centuries and some years ago it was poured into new wooden casks.
As such it has now gone from undrinkable and "an experience" to tasting a bit like a dark sherry - and "an experience"...

The whole thing lasts a couple of hours, during which the guests are served a few light treats and some more (drinkable) wine. QMII will call a number of the guests to her for a brief chat, which is mainly about their jobs. The other members of the DRF will mingle as what would be done at a normal reception.

The government will drive from Amalienborg to the official residence of the PM, Marienborg Manor. Here their spouses have had a light dinner and here the government will have a minor New Year party.

- I'm pretty certain that the new approach by letting the guests off at the red carpet and not inside the gate, originate from Frederik, who is now increasingly working ever closer with QMII, and who (according to QMII herself) is allowed more and more influence.
Because that media-friendly change bears the hallmark of M&F. It is something QMII simply wouldn't think off IMO.

A little trivia. QMII do not wish that the chain of the Order of the Elephant is worn against naked skin, so the dresses have to be made with that consideration in mind.
The DR people kindly provided the food and wine pairings for the 'light treats' you mention that seem somewhat more substantial so that I don't wonder that the crown princess jogs off the many calories she must needs eat for her job! The wines provided at the Royal Court come from le Chateau de Cayx so that once again, HM must be commended for her excellent choice in husband and wisdom in investing in a French vineyard that must be extremely valuable! I am sure the wine must be sold in Danish shops so will look for it next time I am in Copenhagen!
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:52 PM
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Can anyone tell me who the lady was in the white gown, it had a lace top and long lace sleeves? That was a very beautiful gown, very elegant and classy. I loved that CM reused a former gown, I happen to love velvet, in fact dark red velvet and she looked really beautiful tonight. I also like CMarie's gown, new and cute on her. QM, don't like the color on her, green is not her color at all.
Worst dress there, the gray gown with the green huge green bow down the front.......oh my goodness who would wear that?


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Are you able to watch this? Dronningens nytårskur - 01. jan. 2014 | DR1 | DR

It's the DR1 coverage of the guests and the DRF arriving.

If you can't, please feel free to delete this post as I expect to go to bed soon.

(I watched TV2's coverage myself, the picture quality was much better).


Thank you so very much Muhler, this was wonderful. I really enjoyed watching the Queen arrive. I have a sony vaio laptop so I unpugged it and took it to the kitchen to watch while I fed my dog, I didn't want to miss a minute of it and I don't even understand Danish. To me this is history walking and talking .....and being a history buff, I truly enjoyed this. Wish I could give you a hug for this, so I hope these flowers will help. Many many thanks.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for the links.
Love the first one, Mary looks so regal (as I said in a previous post) and the proud look on Frederik's face says it all.


Thanks Muhler for the details always much appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:56 PM
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Can anyone tell me who the lady was in the white gown, it had a lace top and long lace sleeves? That was a very beautiful gown, very elegant and classy. I loved that CM reused a former gown, I happen to love velvet, in fact dark red velvet and she looked really beautiful tonight. I also like CMarie's gown, new and cute on her. QM, don't like the color on her, green is not her color at all.
Worst dress there, the gray gown with the green huge green bow down the front.......oh my goodness who would wear that?
That is Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Prime Minister - the one who did the pcitrue at Mandela's memorial with Obama and Cameron, whille FLOTUS looked glum
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:43 PM
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Such marvellous coverage, links and pictures - thank you all for posting! New Year would not be the same without seeing the New Year Courts and the Queen's address the previous evening....it's become quite a tradition for me!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:54 PM
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Cepe:That is Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Prime Minister - the one who did the pcitrue at Mandela's memorial with Obama and Cameron, whille FLOTUS looked glum
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Thank you so much Cepe, I just couldn't place who she was, I have heard many good and some not so good things about her, yet it takes a very strong woman to be in that position in the world filled with men. She is one very beautiful lady and I bet very intelligent also. I do remember the picture and thought, "Oh why or why BO are you doing this now? This isn't the time nor place to take pictures of yourself with other people." Guess egos just get in the way regardless of the time and place.

My big dream is to go to Denmark and sit in an outdoor café and people watch..........someday. I read tonight about the Elephant Order, very interesting and very old history, nice to see that some traditions still remain.

Happy New Year to you and all the royal form people that comment and make this a place to enjoy.................
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:56 PM
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video of the arrivals.
Dronningens nytårskur - 01. jan. 2014 | DR1 | DR
its funny seeing Joachim moving around Marie so much, one side and then around, and then to the other side again.

This picture, I like it, very regal both Mary and handsome Frederik
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PWSBcg9V1s...070697-001.JPG

Another member pointed this out in the fashion thread, but is Marie not wearing the Family Order? ( the portrait of the Queen? sorry if thats not what its called)

are they not suppose to? i see Mary wearing it
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/70/7/x2...malienborg.jpg
http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/70/7/x2...6-maryass3.jpg

the queen uses the one with her father
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...?itok=8t1GSWg0
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this is an excellent photo of mary... she looks like a dream walking down the red carpet
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Mary and Marie are lovely. Fredrick looks like a wooden soldier, as does his brother. They do not fit the attire. The scrubby beard on Frederick is awful, but whatever. The Queen looks lovely, also, and she and Mary seem to wear the same gowns every year. Probably a good idea for economy.
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Thanks for the videos of the coverage. Everyone looked so good and I like that the media dedicate so much time in covering some of the Danish royal events.
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