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Old 12-26-2014, 06:45 PM
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Does the DRF open their presents on Christmas Eve?
They celebrate Christmas Eve, so yes, they do.

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That was in the late afternoon today, 26th. And Vincent was plaguing his dad for trying one of the attractions as we can hear. Josephine is more quiet.

They went to see the ballet The Nutcracker for which QMII has been the scenographer.
The text states the children tried some of the attractions, but the vidoe is not clear about it.
Frederik shook hands with a local popstar, certainly known by Christian and Bella.

It seems like the poor Ulrik Ulriksen has spend his entire Christmas outside Fredensborg or in the heels of the DRF. And knowing his style I think we can expect a very long report from him when BB is out Monday!

As for Prince Richard.
Well, he certainly isn't the easiest man to be around!
There are times when his frankness and direct manners make me smile. There are other times when I want to hit him on the head with a shovel telling him to grow up and stop being so bloody selfish!
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:26 PM
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Has Queen Margrethe ever painted designs on Christmas ornaments?
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:34 AM
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Has Queen Margrethe ever painted designs on Christmas ornaments?
Do you mean homemade ornaments? - If so, I'd say that is more than likely.

Or do you mean ornaments for public use? - I believe she once designed charity Christmas stamps but I don't think she's designed anything else for public use.

Another BB report from our faithful reporter, Ulrik Ulriksen, who has been stationed outside Fredensborg this Christmas.
Kronprinsesse Mary var et julehit i Fredensborg | Billed Bladet

The article isn't interesting but there is a pic of Mary waving to the press/locals at the door to Kancellihuset.

And we have a final update from BB: Dronning Margrethe har vinket farvel til de fleste julegæster | Billed Bladet

All the 38 guests at the Christmas celebration have departed, except for King Konstantin and Queen Anne-Marie.

Crown Prince Pavlos and his family were the first to leave, yesterday. (They also brought their dog to Fredensborg BTW. No, it was Nikolaos' dog).

The tree has been taken down as we can see in one of the pics.

The pic of QMII in the golf car must be from the 25th on the way to Kancellihuset and I can see that they went past the photographers and locals who stood there, rather than taking the back route along the garages and shops to the far east of the palace complex..
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:59 AM
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Vincent: "Oh dad, look at this one... Oh dad, I would like to try that one there.. Oh dad, this one looks fun..." I understand little Vincent. Too bad having to watch ballet when you like a real boy would rather use your Tourpass on cool boyish rides!

Billedbladet tells that besides Margrethe and Henrik and Frederik, Mary Christian, Bella, Josephine and Vincent were a large part of the royal family along on the Tivoli trip. Alexia and family. Joachim had his sons Nikolai and Felix with him. Also Princess Benedikte, Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine was part of the large royal Tivoli-tour.

I saw this close-up of F&M's foursome from the group picture from Christmas Day:

https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/...f9&oe=55460317
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:58 AM
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Nice pictures, Roskilde. The twins don't look too impressed; maybe they're a little tired. Isabella and Josephine appear to be dressed alike, and Isabella has evidently inherited her mother's love of bracelets. Vincent seems to take after his father with those colorful pants. He probably liked those better than the fur ones he wore in Greenland
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:25 PM
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How nice that they released a photo of the families all together (even if there are a few absent members)! I didn't expect that to happen. It looks like there were a lot of royal children at Fredensborg this Christmas, so I can imagine that the adults had their hands full! It's good to see Princess Alexia's children as we don't see them that often. I understand that they speak a mixture if languages at these kind of gatherings (IIRC it's a bit of English, French, Greek and German), but I wonder what language they mostly speak to each other and what language the children speak to each other.

I also think it was a bit risky of CP Frederik and CPs Mary to have the twins on their laps, particularly as Frederik is driving and they are seated at the front of the car. Has this been noticed in Denmark and if so, what have the Danish media been saying about it?
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:41 PM
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How nice that they released a photo of the families all together (even if there are a few absent members)! I didn't expect that to happen. It looks like there were a lot of royal children at Fredensborg this Christmas, so I can imagine that the adults had their hands full! It's good to see Princess Alexia's children as we don't see them that often. I understand that they speak a mixture if languages at these kind of gatherings (IIRC it's a bit of English, French, Greek and German), but I wonder what language they mostly speak to each other and what language the children speak to each other.

I also think it was a bit risky of CP Frederik and CPs Mary to have the twins on their laps, particularly as Frederik is driving and they are seated at the front of the car. Has this been noticed in Denmark and if so, what have the Danish media been saying about it?
I think everyone except the Greeks speak fluent Danish, so I imagine they speak English and Danish amongst one another. And French for Henrik As I understand it, the younger Greeks (and the wives, minus AM) don't speak Greek. Perhaps some phrases, but I don't think they're fluent.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:35 PM
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I would love to see some still photos of the family at Tivoli. Looks very cold. I think its great that all or most of the family were able to get together again for this xmas.
The most difficult thing I found this xmas was getting the family to stand still for a group photo. The kids were ok the adults couldn't stand still. sigh!
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:40 AM
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What an amazing and lovely picture!! That's going to be cherished heirloom in times to come. :)


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Old 12-28-2014, 01:21 AM
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I also think it was a bit risky of CP Frederik and CPs Mary to have the twins on their laps, particularly as Frederik is driving and they are seated at the front of the car. Has this been noticed in Denmark and if so, what have the Danish media been saying about it?
It hasn't been a subject in the media – presumably because all the tabloid journalists are off on holiday. Usually they would be feeding on a story like this.

Muhler is entirely correct on this matter though. I doubt the police would even care about this had it been any of us mortal people who had done it. Fact of the matter is that Frederik is not driving on a public road, he is driving (presumably) very slow on a extremely small private road and IIRC you are not even obliged to wear a seatbelt when driving on your own property. My grandfather once drove with me on his lap in the driver's seat because I had thrown a fit (in my defence, I was three) and was stopped by the police who gave him a fairly strict warning. They didn't, however, give him a ticket because he was driving on a large parking lot rather than on a crowded road. One can argue whether Frederik and Mary driving with the twins on their laps was the morally correct thing to do, but legally there's nothing wrong with what they're doing. And that's even without playing the royals have special rights card.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:12 AM
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I think everyone except the Greeks speak fluent Danish, so I imagine they speak English and Danish amongst one another. And French for Henrik As I understand it, the younger Greeks (and the wives, minus AM) don't speak Greek. Perhaps some phrases, but I don't think they're fluent.
I think I can recall Crown Prince Pavlos telling about that he can understand Danish quite well, but I'm not sure.
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more pictures on Christmas Day heading to lunch
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:45 PM
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Thanks. Polyesco.

This photo series provided a few more details, so I've updated the overview of Fredensborg: https://app.box.com/s/nve8i11oy54fh2mrkz24
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:54 PM
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Beside that group-photography that´s exactly what I was waiting for!
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Thank you so much!

1. QMII looks kind of sick and she is also the only one who is not walking (except King Konstantin) . I hope she is okay.

2. My goodness, Princess Benedikte has a great figure for her 70 years.
Too bad that Prince Richard wasn't there. Was he perhaps present at the first night?

3. Prince Philippos is the most attractive of his brothers.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:56 AM
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Have any pictures of the royal family's 2014 Christmas cards been released yet?
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:07 PM
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Have any pictures of the royal family's 2014 Christmas cards been released yet?
No. And there's a simply reason. It's always Billedbladet who publishes them. But due to all the public holidays between Christmas and New Year Billedbladet has made both their Christmas issue and New Year's issue before Christmas. So unfortunately, I think we first will get them in next edition at 8th January. Also why we in this weeks magazine hasn't got any single information from the royal Christmas. Simply because this weeks magazine had deadline before Christmas.

A mess. Also because the next issue will be published on 8th January - Vincent and Josephine's 4-years birthday. Which means that the next magazine will have to cover the Christmas at Fredensborg, the Christmas-New Year cards, the New Year's Banquet, all the New Year's Courts and the possibly new pictures of Vincent and Josephine.

From 2005 to 2012 the Crown Prince Family's Christmas card was the frontcover on Billedbladet's Christmas edition. A fine tradition. But the last two years the magazine has decided to wait to bring the Christmas cards until January.

As written Denmark woke up to snow on Christmas Day. Kongehuset.dk has published this gallery of a snow covered Frederik VIII's Palace (F&M and children) and Christian IX's Palace (Henrik&Margrethe) which roof is undergoing renovation.

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Thank you, Roskilde; that makes sense. Maybe Billedbladet will have to publish a double issue. Oh well, we'll have lots to talk about in the next couple of weeks! The pictures of Amalienborg were nice, too. That's quite a construction project going on.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:09 PM
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Roskilde, you wrote that Billedbladet "has decided to wait to bring the Christmas cards until January".
There is nothing wrong with seeing Christmas cards in January.
When I was in grade school, we learned that many people would observe the Christmas season up to, and including, Epiphany.
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