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Old 10-29-2010, 07:41 AM
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and it would be more of a bother for M&J with 3 kids to move to Århus, than for QM and PH to go to Schackenborg.
That would mean that neither M&J or M&F would go to Århus again as it is more of a bother

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I'm sure that if Mary's relatives were to come to Denmark they would be made very welcome by Margrethe, Henrik and the rest of the family, and will be invited to the family celebration -
Nobody said they wouldn't be welcome

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You'd have to ask though, if you were in the Donaldson shoes, would you rather celebrate Christmas in Denmark or by the beach?
Well, perhaps they would like a change from the heat for christmas once in a while

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My take on this is that M&F want to remain in Copenhagen to be near the hospital for whatever purpose.
I think we all agree on this one, but wonder why the rest of the family doesn't stay in CPH.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:26 AM
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After reading all opinions here and thinking about that twins can be almost on their way around Christmas and that CP family can finally be at their new home... it's very logical that they want to celebrate Christmas in Amalienborg

And it's not crime or selfish to celebrate Christmas just with your husband and children... They obiously just want's to be only with their little family this year...
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:12 PM
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And it's not crime or selfish to celebrate Christmas just with your husband and children... They obiously just want's to be only with their little family this year...
I sort of agree - but look at the British royals: their Christmasses seem to be such a strong tradition that no-one breaks away for little family Christmas. Maybe that reflects the British royal family being a bit more fractured, or that Queen Elizabeth recognises the value in insisting on togetherness at Christmas. It's an interesting difference between the approach of the two houses. Certainly, in Britain, the tabloids (sigh) would be attempting to have a picnic on this. Danish journos are so much more sensible and kind!
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:50 AM
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That would mean that neither M&J or M&F would go to Århus again as it is more of a bother
No. Since tradition have been broken - so far only once - it makes more sense to go to the kids' usual home. Once (if) traditon is resumed, the two junior families will meet on common ground (Marseilisborg) at their parents', rather than meeting on either familys home turf. Traditionally, all (grand)children are equal.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:40 PM
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Maybe, but you used the argument that it is more of a bother to go with three children
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:32 AM
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Can I ask a rather silly question? Why is it that Frederik and Mary staying at Amelienborg and not joining the rest of the Royal Family a problem? It's sounding as if there is some sort of feud going on.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:48 AM
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Can I ask a rather silly question? Why is it that Frederik and Mary staying at Amelienborg and not joining the rest of the Royal Family a problem? It's sounding as if there is some sort of feud going on.
Oh, that's not a silly question.

It's no problem, at least not in my eyes, just a little unusual and a reason for some nice speculations.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:04 AM
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I actually think it's lovely that Mary and Frederik are having Christmas with their own little family.

I'm sure they will see the extended family over the Christmas break.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:14 AM
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If F&M want to stay behind to be closer to the hospital that's fine. Surely J&M and the rest of the family can appreciate/respect that. The health of the future Queen and potential heirs to the throne are at stake. And it's not like the family can't visit them and have another celebration before or after Christmas.
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Several posts have been moved as they no longer had anything to do with the Christmas
events, but were discussing CP Mary's pregnancy only, they can now be found here:

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Old 12-22-2010, 06:58 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #51, 2010.
Far kommer til Jul - Dad is coming for Christmas.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen & Anna Johannesen.
http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kongelige...til%20jul.aspx

Unsurprisingly the main theme of this issue is Christmas, - and a lot of it!

Having now in earnest moved in at Amalienborg M&F will also celebrate Christmas here. And this year, they will for once be hosts and in charge themselves.
Mary has adopted the Danish Christmas traditions, which are of course different from Australian traditions.
And this year John Donaldson and Susan Moody will join them for Christmas Eve. (*)

Mary told our reporters: "We look very much forward to it. We sure do". (**)
During the Day of Christmas Eve (24th December) the CP couple will wish those members of their staff who at Amalienborg a merry Christmas and share a glass (wine presumaly) and a cookie.
Perhaps Christian and Bella will watch the traditional Disney Christmas Show. (***)
M&F's staff will tale care of the dinner, before it's time for a cosy time at the Christmas Tree. It's questionable whether they will dance around the Christmas tree, as the vast majority of Danes do, as this has never been tradition within the DRF.
After a few psalmes it's time for the presents.

(*) I hope they are already here, considering the problems in European airports.

(**) It is not clear from the article whether the brief conversation took place outside Rigshospitalet or on the telephone. My guess is the hospital.

(***) Alas I rarely have time to watch it myself. The show consists of a number of clips from Disney cartoons, including the absolute most romantic scene, ever made in movie history:




Translation of three Q&A in Billed Bladet #51, 2010.
Q: Is QMII decoration her Christmas tree with flags (Danneborg), a Bjarne Jensen asks.
A: Jon Bloch Skipper replies:
The tradition about hanging flags on the tree isn't particularly Danish. Many Swedes and Nowegians among others do it as well. Here little Dannebrogs were taken into use as Christmas decorations in the mid 1800's (*), where also drums trompets and cornets began to be used. (**) I know that a major Danish newspaper one wrote that the Queen always decorate her Christmas tree with flags, but that as far as I know is wrong. The pictures I have found show that the royal tree each year is decorated by among other things red candlelights, Christmas hearts, cornets, balls and golden mica, but not flags. The Majesty prefer a simple tree with warm colours - mainly red and gold. If she has time she often create new Christmas decorations during December.

(*) As a result of the patriotic mood during the First Schleswigan War 1848-50. Before that commoners were not allowed to fly Dannebrog, it was only used by the king, the army and as a sign of nationality, like on merchant ships as well as warships.
The war changed that complety and we are to this day very enthusiastic about flying the flag.

Q: A Jonathan Christensen wish to know, whether Frederik and Joachim celebrate Christmas apart because they are not on friendly terms.
A: Jon Bloch Skipper replies that it's the most natural thing to do as Mary now is heavily pregnant.
Both Joachim and Frederik have several times denied rumours of there being a strain between the two of them.

Q: Aase Erichsen would like to know why QMII do her Christmas shopping in London, rather than in DK, thus helping Danish businesses.
A: Jon Bloch Skipper responds:
In my opinion it's an innocent and incidentally private Christmas tradition. The Queen had done the majority of Christmas shopping this way for a number of years, just as usually use the yearly mini-holiday in early December to visit her younger sister in the British capital. That the shoping takes place here ensure an even higher degree of privacy for the Majesty than she would have had here at home. Wonder if a journalist or two might not come up with the idea of revealing the contents of the royal presents, if she purchased them in ordinary Danish shops? That would be a shame, for the Queen as well for the persons the presents were meant for.

(**) The completely novel concept of dragging a tree into the living room at Christmas and decorating it came to Denmark from Germany in the early 1800's.

(***) We use candles on our tree when we dance around in and in the hours after that, otherwise it's electric lights.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:46 AM
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And we have the yearly Christmas cards from the DRF.

That of the CP-coupe family feature all four (well breathing members) of the family, That was taken sometime during their summer holiday. The card is signed with names of all four of them.

Joachim and our Marie, have chosen a black and white photo of Bette Henrik as their motif.

From Berleburg it's granny Benedikte and grandpa Richard, with their grandchildren Count Richard, Komtesse (*) Ingrid, little Konstantin and the family dog.

The Greek side of the family is well represented indeed!
They have chosen a group photo from the wedding of Nikolaos and Tatiana.

And finally we have the Regent Couple. They have chosen an idyllic photo of themselves visiting the Faroese Islands.

Even thogh Count Alexandra is no longer a member of the DRF, she has also published a Christmas card, in black and white, with her and all her boys, Martin, Nikolai & Felix.

(*) Komtesse = the unmarried daughter of a count.



The paper Jyske Vestkysten, which being local write a lot about Joachim and his Marie, has a few more details about Christmas at Schackenborg.

JV.dk - Nyheder - Indland - Dronningen fejrer jul på Schackenborg

QMII usually go to church Christmas Day (the 24th) and First Christmas Day (the 25th) and she is expected to attend services in Møgeltønder Church.

That should delight the locals.

- Right, no more coverage from the magazine edition of Billed Bladet this week and as I expect to be sligtly preoccupied the next few days, I will not have much time for this forum, so a Merry Christmas from me:

For those in the know: BB will be up tomorrow.

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Old 12-22-2010, 09:06 AM
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The Majesty prefer a simple tree with warm colours - mainly red and gold. If she has time she often create new Christmas decorations during December.
AFAIK then QMI often (like every year) makes new decorations in the night between the 23rd and 24th of December Whether it´s for the tree or the table, I can´t remember

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(**) The completely novel concept of dragging a tree into the living room at Christmas and decorating it came to Denmark from Germany in the early 1800's.
You can read here (*) that the first christmas tree was lighted in 1808 at Holsteinsborg Estate(**).
(*) Danmarks første juletræ blev tændt i 1808*| Kristeligt Dagblad

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Old 12-22-2010, 11:26 AM
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Billed-Bladet - BILLED-BLADET denne uge - få et smugkig her!

I think this one of the nicest pic I have ever seen of this family. A family unit, smiling at each other, children at ease. And so normal, a lovely card.
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I like it more when the picture for the Christmas Card is taken in winter, but apart from that this is a beautiful picture.
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It really is a lovely picture I can't wait to see next years with the twins! Will we get to see the rest of the cards mentioned by Muhler? Joachim and Marie's, Alexandra's, Benedikte's and the Greeks?
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:27 PM
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It's a really beautiful Christmas Card of the Family.
Like the fact that everybody is smiling and seem to be happy.

And crm2317 I'm also looking forward to next years card!
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Pictures of Margrethe,Henrik,Joachim,Marie,Nikolai and Felix in Møgeltønder

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And more photos from JV.dk - Nyheder - Tønder - Billedegalleri: Den kongelige familie til julegudstjeneste i Møgeltønder
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Great pics from yesterday! Here are the family's christmas cards:


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