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Old 12-25-2012, 09:33 PM
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What a lovely picture of Mary and Frederik holding ... arms
I love how Bella's hairband matches Frederik's coat.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:17 AM
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Here is another lovely photo from BILLEDBLADET of Frederik and Mary, arm in arm, on their way from Amalienborg to Garnisons Church on Christmas Day

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for posting Roskilde.

Lovely photo.
It appears that Frederik and Mary walked to church on Christmas Day. How long would the walk take?
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:08 PM
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Some five minutes when strolling.

If you go to this post Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

You can follow their route. The church is located next to Isabella's kindergarten (B).

It seems to me, when looking at the picture of M&F crossing Amalienborg Square, that they are looking at someone in the windows. Presumably their children and/or guests.
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Here is another lovely photo from BILLEDBLADET of Frederik and Mary, arm in arm, on their way from Amalienborg to Garnisons Church on Christmas Day

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...89404019_n.jpg

thank you Roskilde that's a lovely picture. im glad Frederik and Mary can walk about without too much hazzle from the press.

and really a thank you to all who contribute with pics, articles, translations and stories. i hope you had a great christmas, now to wait for the new year
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:28 AM
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Here is another lovely photo from BILLEDBLADET of Frederik and Mary, arm in arm, on their way from Amalienborg to Garnisons Church on Christmas Day

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...89404019_n.jpg
This is a very nice picture of the couple. They don't take the kids in Christmas day to church?
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This is a very nice picture of the couple. They don't take the kids in Christmas day to church?
i think there are pictures of Frederik and Mary taking Christian and Isabella to church on Christmas Eve.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:28 PM
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Can you imagine trying to get children to sit still in church on Christmas Day? Christmas Eve is a much better alternative.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:17 AM
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Here is another lovely photo from BILLEDBLADET of Frederik and Mary, arm in arm, on their way from Amalienborg to Garnisons Church on Christmas Day

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...89404019_n.jpg
Now that's just an out and out lovely and adorable picture of the two of them. Thanks for sharing it Roskilde.

Now for the New Years events, which are among some of my Favourite Annual Royal Events.
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Can you imagine trying to get children to sit still in church on Christmas Day? Christmas Eve is a much better alternative.
As far as I know Denmark belongs to the countries where the Christmas presents are handed out on Christmas Eve, so the churchgoing on Christmas Day should be easier
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As far as I know Denmark belongs to the countries where the Christmas presents are handed out on Christmas Eve, so the churchgoing on Christmas Day should be easier
Yes, presents are handed out on Christmas Eve but believe me that doesn't mean you can take small kids to something 'quiet' like church on Christmas day the only thing in kids' minds that day is getting back to their presents and play! I tried that and gave it up!
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Yes, presents are handed out on Christmas Eve but believe me that doesn't mean you can take small kids to something 'quiet' like church on Christmas day the only thing in kids' minds that day is getting back to their presents and play! I tried that and gave it up!
UserDane is spot on! Besides, there's a big difference in the congregations on the 24th and the 25th: The service Christmas Eve is very much family orientatied, which is reflected in the choice of hymns and the 'attention span' of the sermon! The 25th - the official birthday in the 'Western churches' - usually sees a more churchy congregation.

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UserDane is spot on! Besides, there's a big difference in the congregations on the 24th and the 25th: The service Christmas Eve is very much family orientatied, which is reflected in the choice of hymns and the 'attention span' of the sermon! The 25th - the official birthday in the 'Western churches' - usually sees a more churchy congregation.
I so much more enjoy the service on Christmas Day and I did that too when I myself was a child :)
Well, perhaps I could blame it on the fact that when my dad studied to become priest we didn´t attend church on Christmas Eve, because there simply wasn´t room in the rather big church. So we went on Christmas Day

And nowadays I still like the Christmas Day service better, because we don´t sing "Et barn er født i Betlehem" (A child is born in Betlehem) - a psalm I wholeheartedly dislike
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UserDane is spot on! Besides, there's a big difference in the congregations on the 24th and the 25th: The service Christmas Eve is very much family orientatied, which is reflected in the choice of hymns and the 'attention span' of the sermon! The 25th - the official birthday in the 'Western churches' - usually sees a more churchy congregation.

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Thanks Viv for the extra tidbits regarding the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services,I wonder which one Her Majesty prefers?
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Thanks Viv for the extra tidbits regarding the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services,I wonder which one Her Majesty prefers?
I guess that she likes to attend both, but for different reasons
On Christmas Eve she can tag along with her grandchildren.
On Christmas Day she can enjoy the reflection of the service.
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Well, perhaps I could blame it on the fact that when my dad studied to become priest we didn´t attend church on Christmas Eve, because there simply wasn´t room in the rather big church. So we went on Christmas Day
What? No room in the inn???

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And nowadays I still like the Christmas Day service better, because we don´t sing "Et barn er født i Betlehem" (A child is born in Betlehem) - a psalm I wholeheartedly dislike
I get your point!

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What? No room in the inn???
No, can you imagine that? And at Christmas?
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I get your point!
I can´t be the only one, who is tired of that psalm?
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I guess that she likes to attend both, but for different reasons
On Christmas Eve she can tag along with her grandchildren.
On Christmas Day she can enjoy the reflection of the service.
Many thanks for the reply and that makes perfect sense to me,I've enjoyed all of the posts/information and photo's of the Danish Royal Christmas.
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #1, 2013.
Mormors dreng - (Maternal) grandmother's boy.
Written by Ken Richter.

Who spend Christmas standing outside Møgeltønder Church.
Bette Henrik held mormor Francoise' hand while going to church on Christmas Day (the 25th) and they spoke French together our reporter noted.
In fact the whole family went to service in the forenoon of the 25th, but when you are only three years old an hour is perhaps as long as can be expected of you, so Francoise Grassiot took her grandson outside and went into the car. Only to be joined shortly after by Christian Grassiot, Felix and Marie, who drove the little family back to Schackenborg. She did have time to send our reporter a smile: "Merry Christmas".
Joachim, Nikolai and the Regent Couple along with their very good friend pastor Parkov held out to the bitter end and Joachim hitched a ride in the crown car back to Schackenborg.

(An article about M&F will be added to this post shortly).

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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #1, 2013.
Krudtugler i kirke - Black powder owls (*) to church.
Written by Malan Vincent Joensen.

M&F went to church on Christmas Eve, in the afternoon along with their two oldest children and some friends with even more children.
In front was Christian. Followed by M&F walking arm in arm and with a lively Isabella holding mother's hand, when she wasn't busy swinging her arms and what not.
With them went Amber Petty, Jeppe and Birgitte Handwerk with their daughters India and Palma.
M&F were obviously expected, because they sat on the best seats in the front. Mary next to Amber and Isabella between mom and dad. Christian being older entertained Palma and India.
Buuut, it was Christmas Eve and Christian sat unruly.
Isabella too had some excitement to burn off and what to do if you sit in a church? Well, you grab a fan and make sure mom and auntie Amber get plenty of fresh air. That' hard work! So Bella had to sit on dad's lap for a while to gain strength.
A number of wll knowns psalms were sung, including FasterB's favorite: A Child has been born in Bethlehem.

But to please FasterB and in the name of healthy cultural exchange I bid you this very good (and popular) rock version of an even more popular Christmas Psalm, Dejlig er Jorden - Lovely is the Earth.


(*) A krudtugle = A black-powder-owl = a lively child who has problems sitting still for more than six nano-seconds.
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Billed Bladet informs us that the Regent Couple will celebrate Christmas at Marselisborg this year.
It is presumed that M&F and Joachim and our Marie will also go to Marselisborg, but not certain.

This year it's Countess Alexandra's turn to celebrate Christmas with Nikolai and Felix, so their attandance at Marselisborg is pretty uncertain.
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