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Old 01-06-2016, 11:20 AM
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I don't get why the Queen is using the same dress as yesterday? and Mary looks lovely1as always
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:28 AM
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I don't get why the Queen is using the same dress as yesterday? and Mary looks lovely1as always
I have a same question too. Why is the Queen wearing the same dress from yesterday and every year also?
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:15 PM
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Today's Court is the last one and is called the "Grand Court" despite the fact that we always get a lot more pictures to yesterday's "Small Court" where we always get lots of pictures inside too. Today we only get a few pictures of Queen Margrethe in the coach and a few pictures of F&M and the Queen arriving. But the pictures we have got are beautiful. Mary again look beautiful in a recycled New Year's reception gown. I fully understand Mary must wear a cape these days. It's freezing cold in Denmark. Because of the wind it feels like -15 degrees and the wind hurt our faces. F&M and children must freeze their *** off these days after 3-4 weeks in sunny warm Australia

This was the last New Year's Court this year. I love following them and to begin the royal year this way. I guess Margrethe, Frederik and Mary tonight will enjoy to give their hands a time off after all those handshakes.

More nice pictures of the Crown Prince couple arriving at today's last court
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...31&oe=57473A5C
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e3&oe=56FC2F4F
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...5c&oe=5707D463
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8f&oe=5748F0B4
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...d2&oe=57493E80
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...4c&oe=570759AD

And of Margrethe arriving and riding in the coach:
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...0c&oe=571626F7
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...04&oe=5718B6C2

BB video from today:
VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary valgte sin favorit-kjole igen | BILLED-BLADET

BB gallery of the many guests:
SE BILLEDERNE: De øverste rangklasser til kur hos dronning Margrethe | BILLED-BLADET

TV2 video with the Crown Prince couple's and the Queen's arrival:
Se billederne: Margrethe på iskold karettur gennem København - TV 2

The Queen and the Crown Prince couple have greet 750 people at today's court
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:28 PM
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thanks to all for the many links.
What great three New year's receptions.

Now this is a handsome man looking great in his uniform
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2016/PPE16010612.jpg
some may say his uniform is a bit tight after their Aussie vacation, but he looks fantastic and Mary too. Very elegant
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...2088816419.jpg

Mary looks beautiful
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2016/PPE16010612.jpg

Frederik and Mary in their car heading to the reception on January 5th
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...77555356_n.jpg
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:38 PM
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Too bad the public interest always seem minimal for these ceremonial processions.
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I think the reason is also that it as a normal workday in Denmark and the Carraige Tour is in the morning when most people are at work.
Not to mention pretty cold!

Another member PM'ed me with some questions about the honor guards and I've decided to answer the questions here:

How do they get picked for this position?
What age can they join the Honor Guards?
Is it a certain amount of time or can it be for lifetime?
Can they transfer to another regiment if they want to?
Do they live in the palace or barracks nearby?
Does the government pay them or the royal family?

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The honor guard is simply an attachment of the serving guards battalion of the Royal Lifeguard Regiment.
Or an attachment of the Horse Squadron of Guards Hussars Regiment.

Apart from senior NCOs and officers they are all conscripts. However the conscripts in the Danish military are very close to 100 % volunteers nowadays. Some units like the Royal Lifeguard, the Guards Hussars and the crew aboard Dannebrog are very sought after! And there is usually a waiting list for up to a couple of years to serve in these units.

All Danish males are eligible for conscription from the age of eighteen. In reality only some 5-6.000 are called up each year, so most of a generation don't serve. But practically all are called up for the draft board.
All Danish females have the right to serve as conscripts from the age of eighteen. Because many women have ridden horses when they were girls, and because they are generally lighter and smaller than the guys, the Guards Hussars Horse Squadron is very sought after by them. - However, they still have to go through basic training and additional combat training, because the Guards Hussars is a combat regiment before being allowed to apply for service with the Horse Squadron.
The difference between the men and women is that women can quit at any moment during their service. - Men can't.

Regular professional soldiers usually don't serve in the guards battalion, unless they are senior career NCOs.
But some regulars stay in their parent regiment throughout their careers.

It's not common for conscripts to transfer to another regiment. They may in some cases transfer to another platoon or company, but there have to be really good reasons for it.
Since 100 % of all conscripts in the Royal Lifeguard Regiment are volunteers that's close to unheard.
If someone cannot cope, they simply shipped home. Since the military can pick and choose, there is no need to keep someone around who is unfit for duty.

The conscripts live in barracks during their service. Regulars, NCOs and officers live at home.

The conscripts of the Royal Lifeguard Regiment are stationed at Høvelte Barracks, where they receive their training. Once graduated from here those who are to serve in guards battalion are transferred to Rosenborg Castle in central Copenhagen. Here they also guard the crown Jewels and when it's time for their platoon to stand guard at a royal palace they simply march to Amalienborg or is driven to wherever they are supposed to stand guard.

All expenses regarding the military, whether they are associated with the DRF or not, are covered by the Ministry of Defense.

The sentries perform regular military guard duty, which means they are live rounds and when standing guard the sentry is the highest authority present, expect for his immediate NCO or commanding officer.
If a guard on duty issue an order to a general, the general must obey.

That also applies to civilians, including tourists.

There have been some instances in the past when the sentries have opened fire. Except for during WWII only warning shots though.

The serving guards platoon at Amalienborg is always billeted in basement of the mansion of the monarch. Right now that's the Regent Couple's mansion.
Within at most a couple of days after Frederik has become king, the guards platoon will be billeted in the basement of M&F's mansion.
At the same time the monogram on the sentry boxes will be changed from M2R - Margrethe 2nd Regina to FXR - Frederik tenth Rex.
The epaulets on the shoulders of all soldiers in the Royal Lifeguard Regiment (they are popularly known as rex'es) will also be changed to the new monogram. - They have probably already been made.

Older career soldiers and NCOs are sometimes selected for duty as chauffeurs for the DRF. That's a cozy posting and more or less considered a reward for long and reliable service.
They get a crash course on etiquette and evasive driving and issued a uniform. PH as the social man he very much is, often develop a close relationship with his drivers and bring them with him, rather than leaving them at the car.
I happen to know an NCO whom I served with in the 90's, who until last year was a driver for the DRF.

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Frederik and Mary in their car heading to the reception on January 5th
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...77555356_n.jpg
Pity there is only room for two in the golden coach. - So Mary would have to run behind the coach, and that would look sloppy methinks.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:39 PM
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Thanks for all the amazing photos and links - it is one of the highlights of the year for me to see the New year Courts.

The photos of the Golden Carriage driving through Copenhagen with snow falling are wonderful.
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:56 PM
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Does the Danish Royal House have more carriages, so that other royals can follow the Queen in the ceremonial procession like in the UK or the Netherlands?
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:26 PM
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Yes, at least one more. An open landauer with seating for four persons.

http://drupal-images.tv2.dk/sites/im...0c50e06d1.jpeg

There are a few more, but AFAIK they are not in use.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:37 PM
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Pity there is only room for two in the golden coach. - So Mary would have to run behind the coach, and that would look sloppy methinks.

or Mary can ride inside with the Queen, and Frederik on horseback right beside. That would look quite dashing I think

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Yes, at least one more. An open landauer with seating for four persons.

http://drupal-images.tv2.dk/sites/im...0c50e06d1.jpeg

There are a few more, but AFAIK they are not in use.
All three rode on it for the Queen's birthday
http://royalista.com/wp-content/imag...ons--h=500.jpg
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:56 PM
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All three rode on it for the Queen's birthday
http://royalista.com/wp-content/imag...ons--h=500.jpg
It's interesting how royals from different countries distribute sitting places
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id145764638
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:13 PM
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Thank you so much Muhler for answering all my questions. If it was me, I would join one of those regiments and being a woman and loving horses, that is right where I would be. What a wonderful career for any young man or woman to chose. And I so think the uniforms are so cute, I really love Prince Frederik in his uniform this year, Mary's arm candy for sure...Long may Queen Margrethe rule for many decades to come!

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thanks to all for the many links.
What great three New year's receptions.

Now this is a handsome man looking great in his uniform
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2016/PPE16010612.jpg
some may say his uniform is a bit tight after their Aussie vacation, but he looks fantastic and Mary too. Very elegant
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...2088816419.jpg

Mary looks beautiful
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2016/PPE16010612.jpg

Polyesco,
Have you noticed something about the Crown Prince Couple in the pictures that you posted? Take a look at the expressions on their faces, they look so alive, relaxed, happy, just brimming with life...........so full of joy and love. Their eyes are bright and faces light up in seeing everyone, darn that vacation was worth it. It rejuvenated them and was well deserved.

And maybe lots of home cooked food in Mary's homeland helped with that healthy glow....whatever it did, nice to see the results.
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:00 AM
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Princess Mary dazzles at Denmark’s THIRD New Year celebration in one week | Daily Mail Online
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The DRF has posted a gallery of inside the receptions. very nice to look at
Nytårskur på Christiansborg Slot den 6. januar 2016 | Kongehuset - Forside

and the cover of BB, with a very handsome Frederik
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...?itok=3J4v-d_P

and a pic of Frederik inside the reception
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYAgzgzUoAQYUYv.jpg
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:04 PM
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Billed Bladet this week naturally cover the New Year Courts and due to the Tuesday deadline it's focused on the first New Year Court.

There really isn't much that we don't already know, but here are a few trivai from the article.

Mary's dress was made from silk-velour, which is very expensive, because it's hand-embroidered with pearls, palliates and gem stone. Jesper Høvring is behind the original dress and the remade dress Mary wore at the court.

Our Marie also wore a remade dress, by Rikke Gudnitz made from silk-crepé.

Birgitte Thaulow is the one who made QMII's dress.

Princess Elisabeth wore a dress by Martha Hetting.

At the court for the diplomatic corps, Mary carried a crocodile-clutch from Carlend Cph.

It was the Moroccan ambassador, as the doyen, who gave the speech to the DRF on behalf of the diplomatic corps.
Afterwards QMII gave a speech and thanked for the many well-wishes, including those directed specifically at PH.

Then is was time to personally greet all the ambassadors. QMII, whose back isn't what is used to be sat down.
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Now you mention princess Elisabeth Muhler, are there any pictures of her?
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It's interesting how royals from different countries distribute sitting places
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id145764638
Usually the ladies are facing the driving direction and the gentlemen seated opposed to them. But sometimes they want to be seated as a couple: husband & wife at one side and husband & wife at other side. When there are only very few carriages available (like in Denmark, I understood) the seating arrangement can not be too strict than in Royal Houses with a fleet of carriages in use, like the UK or the Netherlands.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:21 AM
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Now you mention princess Elisabeth Muhler, are there any pictures of her?
There will be, when I get around to scan BB.
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Looking forward to it, thanks!
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:38 PM
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In my personal opinion, Frederick looks so much better with longer hair rather than with his short messy hair. Longer gives him a more mature "finished/polished" look.
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Not sure if this was posted. gallery of the preparations of the horses and guards for the receptions
Klargøring i de kongelige stalde | Kongehuset - Forside

these uniforms are fantastic
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