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Old 01-02-2010, 09:48 AM
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i meant this:

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the ladies look lovely. i really liked mary's orange dress. it's great to see marie and joachim there, because i don't think they are attending the other new year's receptions.

So far yes! Marie was very pregnant last year's
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:54 AM
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Could Margrethe's dress be a re-working of her coat from Fred and Mary's wedding? It looks very similar.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:57 AM
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from what there are made the star and the order in the side, I know the order of the elephant it is gold but i am not sure about the rest?
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:06 PM
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:07 PM
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i really liked mary's orange dress. it's great to see marie and joachim there, because i don't think they are attending the other new year's receptions.
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So far yes! Marie was very pregnant last year's
She was, but that's not why she didn't attend the other events.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie only attend the New Year's gala.
The New Yea's Court at Christiansborg is only attended by the Royal and the Crown Princely couple.
Prince Joachim never attended.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:07 PM
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Can you explain about the star as well? Mary has 1 star but Frederick has 2.
So Marie only has the Order of the Elephant? No bow and no star yet?
The other star is from the Order of the Dannebrog. Also Margrethe, Henrik and Joachim wear two stars.
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I was wondering the same thing about walking around the car.

The queen doesn't, Marie hasn't, yet Mary does walk around the car.

I thought perhaps Marie didn't do so last year because she was expecting a child and direct access to the curb would be easier. Yet this year she didn't walk around the car either. Could it be that there is another baby coming and nobody has mentioned it yet?

The others with direct access to the curb are born royal.
Generally the highest ranking passenger in the car exits first.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:14 PM
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Did Mary and Marie receive new necklaces. I never see them before.
Prince Henrik senior without uniform ?
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:21 PM
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I was wondering the same thing about walking around the car.

The queen doesn't, Marie hasn't, yet Mary does walk around the car.

I thought perhaps Marie didn't do so last year because she was expecting a child and direct access to the curb would be easier. Yet this year she didn't walk around the car either. Could it be that there is another baby coming and nobody has mentioned it yet?

The others with direct access to the curb are born royal.
I have been wondering about it for years, and find it quite rude actually for Fred not acting gentlemanly, although there may be a problem, he might have a secret phobia of having an accident we never know, most likely it is some protocol about him being the next king
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I think it's interesting (and nice) that both Mary and Marie had their hair fashioned into braids this year.

I don't care for the color orange on Mary at all, but I did like the style of dress with what looks like an overskirt and softer underskirt gathered in front.

Kudos to those of you who understand all of the decorations. I recognize the Order of the Elephant but that's about it!
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:17 PM
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I didn't know there were rules about who gets direct access to the curb and who doesn't? Kind of a weird one imo....
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I have been wondering about it for years, and find it quite rude actually for Fred not acting gentlemanly, although there may be a problem, he might have a secret phobia of having an accident we never know, most likely it is some protocol about him being the next king
As was indicated in past posts, CP Frederik is not being rude. Both the regent couple and crown prince couple exit their cars according to protocol. The highest ranking royal exits the car nearest the curb. It is Princess Joachim and Princess Marie who ignore protocol.
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Did Mary and Marie receive new necklaces. I never see them before.
Prince Henrik senior without uniform ?
Princess Mary is wearing the pendant from the brooch of the Ruby Parue set as a necklace.
Princess Marie is wearing a diamond and sapphire brooch as a necklace which was once Queen Alexandrines.

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Could Margrethe's dress be a re-working of her coat from Fred and Mary's wedding? It looks very similar.
You are quite right it is.
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oh wow.... that is some good recycling!
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:48 PM
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I quite like the design of Mary's gown, however, what I don't like is the shiny fabric over the skirt. The orange color is already overwhelming and thus adding another shiny fabric would be too much. I imagine I would like it better if the shiny fabric was removed and Mary wore a different tiara. The ruby parure is very elegant but considering the whole impact of the dress and its color, something less shiny on Mary's head would have been better IMO. I notice she wears the ruby parure in every bold color of her gowns.
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She was, but that's not why she didn't attend the other events.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie only attend the New Year's gala.
The New Yea's Court at Christiansborg is only attended by the Royal and the Crown Princely couple.
Prince Joachim never attended.

I'm confused then, isn't this event the new year's court? :S or what is the event that Joahim and Marie don't attend to?
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I'm confused then, isn't this event the new year's court? :S or what is the event that Joahim and Marie don't attend to?
Check out this link to last year's receptions at Danish Royal Watchers blog. It explains the different events better than I could.

Danish Royal Watchers: January 2009

The receptions that Joachim & Marie don't attend appear to be daytime receptions for the Supreme Court, a couple of officers' corps, and diplomatic corps. Last year they were held on January 5th.
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