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Old 01-04-2015, 12:48 AM
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She's not royal, but one of my favourite gowns this year was Helle Thorning-Schmidt's. I absolutely adore that shade of blue. I also agree with roseroyal that it's a bit Frozen-esque, I have a little cousin who is obsessed with Queen Elsa (and just Frozen in general) and Helle's gown reminded me a little of Elsa's blue dress.



This thread goes back to 2004, so you could look at the older pages, but otherwise, The Royal Watcher on Tumblr has created very informative lists of what Queen Margrethe, CP Mary and Princess Marie have worn to the New Year Courts. Queen Margrethe's list dates back to 1997 (you can click on the years to find out more information about each gown the three royals have worn) :

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I have a niece who's Frozen obsessed, and I thought the same thing!
As far as gowns go-
QM - No order- Purple, pink, gold, blue, peach Looks so much better in these than green.
Mary- no order -Red , purple.
Marie- pink, both shades!
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:47 AM
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Here are a few more pics of January 1st:


** pm gallery: Mary et Marie débutent l’année en beauté **


** dpp gallery: Danish Royal family at New Year reception 2015 **
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:09 AM
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Fish Cream a soup! Ah that makes more sense to me. Thank you Jess.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:32 AM
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Naturally, because it's an undeniable truth that Joachim is the perfect gentleman.


Joachim, our Marie and Benedikte are further down the line so they can be more relaxed. Joachim is merely treating our Marie with the same curtsy I'm convinced PH would do, if he didn't happen to be Prince Consort.
And should Joachim drive with both Marie and Benedikte in the same car, I'm certain he would ensure his wife and moster (maternal aunt) would get out first.
besides, most people out there in the public (apart from us discerning posters in TRF) would not know about precedence and won't possibly even spot the breach of protocol of joachim letting his wife sit on the easier side or letting her shake hands first.
it always seems to be the case that joachim lets marie go first, so i guess this is no one off occasion and he prefers to let the general rules of gentleman-ness stand before the protocol, which is also a form of protocol in its own right. i like seeing that women are appropriately taken care of in this new generation of smartphones, facebook and blogger celebritities.
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VIDEO: Et nytårstaffel bliver til - Kongehuset


Very Interesting video, to get the inside how they set the table, I can not believe they are with the tape measure and it is nice to see the details of the tablecloth! I remember to see the center pieces and the candelabras in the museum when I was there are really all gold? I can understand about the salt and pepper but I can not understand what they say about the glasses and the cutlery. I notice they put some of them upside down, forks something to do with the points of it? How many people sit there?
May be somebody in the forum can write a translation of it?
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:53 PM
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I was most struck with how makeshift the tables for the banket looked, and then all those table linen and decoration is added and there you are: splendour!


Ashelen, I'm quoting from memory now, but I think there are different traditions of how to lay the table. Afaik, it is the French tradition to have the forks and spoons facing down. The cutlery even looks different, because the engravings and decorations on the handle are on the side which faces up. If you find a fork that is plain on the upper side and decorated below, it's probably French. So it seems that the Danes go pretty much with the French tradition, at least at court.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:08 PM
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What a fascinating video! It seems to make sense having the forks with the prongs facing downwards as that is how one holds the fork when eating. I have only ever seen the Danish Royal Family arriving at the banquet, never inside to where they are to eat. Thank goodness they don't have to lay the table like that every day!
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:22 PM
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... It seems to make sense having the forks with the prongs facing downwards as that is how one holds the fork when eating. ...
Yes, but what about the spoons? They face down as well.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:10 PM
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Apparantly it's for the guests to see that the cutlery is genuine high quality (silver or gold). The markings on the back show that.

There is a common dinner-host joke here in DK about the cutlery being three-towered (high quality silver marks) only that one tower has tumbled over...

So I guess it's also about bragging that the cutlery is placed face down.
However most Danes who don't have or use quality silver, even when having dinner guests, place the cutlery with the face up.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:34 PM
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I get the idea about the prongs facing down like a "safety issue" ? I saw this a while ago in other photos I think it was the engagement party of Mary and Fred. I think you can see even from the front that there are quality silverware or goldware. but I think depends of the designs if I would like to do the same with mines for a formal dinner, wouldn't look nice because the design it is at the end of the stem facing forward.
Wonder if they keep the French tradition because of Prince Henrik? or it is more an etiquette , protocol situation????
Can anybody explain what they say about the glasses? They are very beautiful, wonder where were made? although I must say Czech crystal bohemian crystal it is superb too.
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:56 AM
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The glasses are Belgian and it was PH who introduced the custom about the cutlery facing down.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:23 AM
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Apparently the public is allowed to get quite close to the royals on this occasion, in spite of what I presume is heavy security. On the Royal Watcher site, there is a picture of several people with cell phone cameras taking pictures through the windows. Just click on 'Danish Royal Family' and scroll down.

All the ladies look wonderful, but Mary has outdone herself, and it looks as though Frederik agrees! It's easy to envision them as a future king and queen.
BT's photographer Keld Navntoft noticed it too He added this note to his pictures from the night:

The photographers' flash light went berserk when the Crown Prince Couple arrived. There were shouted and screamed 'Mary Mary Mary' who took the breath away from the most in a brand new white gown with Queen Ingrid's ruby set. Crown Prince Frederik did also looked very proud of having Mary by his side.
Se billederne: Dronningen holdt nytårskur | www.bt.dk

Certainly the other way around too. They always seem proud of each other.

I myself am happy I can stay under the blanket and doesn't need to meet the world press on January the 1th every single year



Today the second New Year's Court take place. First at Amalienborg and now at Christianborg.

I just saw the tv-news and clips was shown from when The Regent Couple and The CP Couple arrived at Christiansborg Palace.

The Queen in her usual blue robe and long fur coat.

Mary in a blue gown too. New one maybe? Or maybe this one (couldn't see it properly due to the flashlight)
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/82/7/768x-u/7082441-.jpg

Wonder whether Henrik and Margrethe will stand up or sit down during this year's New Year's Courts. These court's two day in a row can be hard for older backs.

BB article about today's New Year Court - about who there participates and why:
Regentparret afholder årets anden nytårskur i dag – sådan foregår det | Billed Bladet
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:04 AM
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Article with two pictures from today's courts from BB:
Regentparret og kronprinsparret ønsker diplomaterne et godt nytår | Billed Bladet
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:50 AM
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Queen Margrethe in her usual big fur with blue gown. Pretty new gown on Mary, the embellishment around the neck had me thinking she had a new diamond necklace. Alas, that is not to be.

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Old 01-06-2015, 10:05 AM
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Here are some more pics from today, January 6:



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Old 01-06-2015, 10:51 AM
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I don´t think it´s a total new gown for CPss Mary. I think it´s a redesigned dress :)

Look here: The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Royal Fashion Awards: Sparkling New Year's Receptions
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I don´t think it´s a total new gown for CPss Mary. I think it´s a redesigned dress :)

Look here: The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Royal Fashion Awards: Sparkling New Year's Receptions
Could be a re-design but the material looks a little different depending on the light.
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The glasses are Belgian and it was PH who introduced the custom about the cutlery facing down.
Thank You Muhler! I thought it was from PH now we know it is for sure, do they say anyting about how to set the glasses?
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Henrik and the Queen sitting down to meet the diplomats
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2015/PPE15010661.jpg

I know I say this often, but Frederik looks so good in uniform : D
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2015/PPE15010662.jpg

nice picture of Frederik and Mary. wonderful smiles
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I don´t think it´s a total new gown for CPss Mary. I think it´s a redesigned dress :)

Look here: The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Royal Fashion Awards: Sparkling New Year's Receptions
I don't get it, are you suggesting it's the blue dress re-designed again? Because the dress looks black to me. At best it's a shade of blue, but I don't think it's the same shade of blue as the other dress.
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