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Old 01-07-2014, 12:19 PM
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Mary and Frederik once again look great.
Crown Princess Mary Of Denmark And Crown Prince

I read that the skirt Mary is wearing is from the dress she wore to Charles 60th birthday.

I love the carriage ride of the queen with all the horses and uniforms

Love the smiles
http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/wp.../unnamed25.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...33855301_n.jpg

Love this picture from yesterday. Frederik has a wonderful smile
http://static1.purepeople.com/articl...ss-950x0-1.jpg

pic from yesterday of Mary and Frederik
http://static1.purepeople.com/articl...ss-950x0-2.jpg

Pic from today of both couples
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/82/7/11...borg-split.jpg
is the uniform of Henrik from the Air force? Would Frederik wear it one day?

Love the uniforms of the guardsmen?
http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/82/7/11...s-karettur.jpg

Another pic from yesterday
http://www.sn.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/1/516001.jpg
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:37 PM
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Like this picture...
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/...81410829_n.jpg

QMII and PC Henrik in the foreground, still fresh, but sitting down - the Queen in fur coat, sitting in this impressive chair - looks every inch a Queen. Behind them are the Crown Prince Couple - standing - and still "allowed" to smile and chit chat with each other while the Queen and the PC is in the front - they are learning and are ready for when it will be their turn
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:00 PM
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Thanks for the many delightful pictures.

Now, let's talk horses. Not that I personally know much about these fourlegged critters, so if anyone has more to add, please do.

http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/82/7/11...s-karettur.jpg
Let's start with this one. There are two mounted squadrons in the Guards Hussars Regiment. With some 40 sabres in each squadron. (Lances if it's lancers/uhlans, swords if it's cuirassiers).
Hussars are light cavalry, so the troopers were small men riding fast and nimble horses. Horses that were able to outmanouvre the heavier dragoons and lancers, not to mention the even heavier heavy dragoons and cuirassiers. Sometimes hussars rode mares, but otherwise cavalry horses were always stallions because they were bigger and more aggressive.
This being cavalry the trooper in the centre of the picture is not carrying a colour like in an infantry regiment but a guidon/estandart.

http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/82/7/20...s-karettur.jpg
As you can tell the ordinary troppers and officers here ride dark horses, while the trompeters (buglars were used by the US cavalry) nearest in the picture ride light horses. The reason is simple: so that the officer could locate his signalman quickly in the confusion of battle.

It's no secret that the cavalry horses learn the trompeters signals faster and better than recruits (they've got bigger heads), which meant and still means that the horses react faster and more correctly than their silly riders.

http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/82/7/20...s-karettur.jpg
The carriadge or whatever the correct words is, from 1840. It's not heated, so the Regent Couple were lucky we don't have any of the American cold!
It's drawn by white Kladraubers. White horses were rare and a sign of prestige beforehand. Apart from that this breed of horses are eminently suited because they are so very calm.

The most peculiar battle I think ever to take place in DK, took place in the early 1800's during the Napoleonic Wars. Where DK became a staunch allied of Napoleon and as such Spanish troops were deployed to DK. The tides of war changed and Spain became occupied by France and as such the Spanish troops weren't that pleased with their deployment. (It was bloody cold up here too)! At some point parts of a heavy Spanish cavalry regiment was evacuated out from DK onboard British ships but the horses had to be left on the beach.
It so happened that there were a number of mares behind an enclosure on a grasing nearby. That attracted the interest of the Spanish stallions! In fact they ended up fighting among themselves. But these were not civillian horses, but trained cavalry horses, so they lined up in lines of battle, by the squadrons, with the officers-horses in the lead and then they charged each other, kicking and biting.
Retreating, reforming and attacking again.
That went on for quite some time leaving a significant number of dead and wounded horses lying on the beach.
All this happened near the town of Nyborg on the island of Funen on 11th August 1808. The British admiral R.G. Keats left an account of this weird event.

ADDED: It wasn't just horses the Spaniards left behind here in DK.
This is a very sweet story from the village of Magleby on the charming island of Langeland.
Here in a parson's farm the wife of the priest found her kitchenmaid in tears. She was to have a child with one of the Spaniards billetted on the farm. The wife tried to console her maid, these things happen after all. - But the maid didn't cry because she was having a baby, she cired because she couldn't speak Spanish, so how was she later on to be able to understand what her child was saying?

H.C. Andersen, who must have been six-eight years at the time also encountered the exotic Spanish troops: "One day a Spanish soldier took me up on his arm and pressed my lips against a sliver-image he wore at his chest. I remember that made my mother very angry, because that was very Catholic, she said. But I liked the picture and the strange man who danced around with me, kissed me and cried. I think he had children of his own at home in Spain".
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thank you Muhler

a wonderful video of the guards getting ready
VIDEO: Klargøring i De Kongelige Stalde - Kongehuset

Back view of Frederik and Mary, today
http://frederiketmary.f.r.pic.center.../o/cris162.jpg

another nice pic of the two
http://frederiketmary.f.r.pic.center.../o/cris164.jpg
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:14 PM
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Re. my post 1130 about Queen Magrethes green gala dress:
It's made by Birgitte Thaulov (and not Birgitt Hallsteind, as stated).
Just in case it matters to someone ....
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:53 PM
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Thanks Polyesco.

Notice their elephants. They are quite different.
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Thanks Polyesco.

Notice their elephants. They are quite different.
from the above pic i posted.
you can tell the heads and trunks are different.
Let me go look at other pics of the elephants
thanks Im learning
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I've found an illustrated list of no less than 23 different elephants, one belonging to the Swedish Monarch. ICollectAll.com - Orders and medals > Denmark - Elephant Badge

The stars are different too. Here are 29 different stars: ICollectAll.com - Orders and medals > Denmark - Elephant - Star

I did a brief research, apparantly there are currently 72 Orders of the Elephants in circulation, and a small number in museums and other cllections all over the world. The total number is estimated around 100.
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VIDEO: Today's banquet at Christiansborg Palace
VIDEO: Dagens nytårskur på Christiansborg Slot | Billed Bladet

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Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary at New Year's party again
Drottning Margrethe och kronprinsessan Mary på nyårsfest igen | Svensk Damtidning

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A very nice pic of Frederik waving from the car, either from the 6th or 7th
http://25.media.tumblr.com/d34fdf417...4lwho1_500.png

Two more pics from the car ride of Frederik and Mary
http://frederiketmary.f.r.pic.center.../o/cris268.jpg
http://frederiketmary.f.r.pic.center.../o/cris270.jpg
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A few details from BB #2, about the New Year Courts.

The dress worn by our Marie was by Rikke Gudnitz. Her hair was done by Dennis Knudsen. The diamond-earrings were a present from Marie's family.

Mary's hair was done by Søren Hedegaard. Her dress at the first court was (as you probably know) by Birgit Hallstein.

QMII's dress at the first court was by Birgitte Thaulow. Her fur-cape was made from silver-fow.

At the court for the diplomatic corps, 78 diplomats with spouses attended. The doyenne Monique Ilboudo from Burkino Faso gave the speech on behalf of the diplomats and wished the DRF a Happy New Year.

QMII said in her speech: "We always look forward to this day as being exciting, because we meet people from all over the world.
In this country we try to keep informed about what is going on around the world and we try offer out contribution to ensure that the developement can go just a little step in the right direction. We hope that all the conflicts that takes place in some of your countries will find a solution in the year to come".
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SHEDS NEW YEAR 2015


In celebration of the new year, Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort hold New Year sheds as follows:

Thursday, January 1
Kl. 19:00 New year levee and New Year's Banquet in Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg
Immediately before Nytårstaflet receives Royal Couple government and specially invited to cure.
Royal couple, TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and HH Princess Elisabeth is present.

Tuesday, January 6
Kl. 09:50 New year levee in Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg
The royal couple will receive Supreme Court judges, the Royal Life Guards and the regiments officer corps of cure.
Royal Couple are present.

Kl. 11:30 New year levee at Christiansborg Palace
The royal couple receiving the diplomatic corps in cure.
Royal Couple are present.

Wednesday, January 7
The royal couple will receive at Christiansborg Palace following the New Year Scouring
Kl. 09:30 officers from the Defence and Emergency Management Agency.
Kl. 10:00 I., II. and III. Rank Class.
Kl. 12:00 Invited representatives of major national organizations and royal patronages.
Royal Couple are present.

Attire at all cures: gala / party dress.

Karet Driving
The royal couple runs Wednesday, January 7 pm. 9.00 in golden carriage escorted by the regiments Horse Squadron from the Royal Palace to the Christiansborg Palace and after the cure approximately pm. 13.30 from
Christiansborg Palace of Amalienborg.

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On the occasion of the New Year will be Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at. 10:00 to 14:00 be presented gratula-tion lists for the royal couple of the Royal Household, the Yellow Palace, Amaliegade 18, Copenhagen K.
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