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Old 10-08-2008, 03:33 PM
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Do the prince's & princess's arrive before the Queen? I thought they arrive together.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:38 PM
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Trust EkstraBladet to have captured her majesty in a weak moment Ekstra Bladet - Fogh talte Margrethe i søvn - and see the look exchanged between Frederik and Joachim
Thanks for sharing such great photo, UserDane!
Well, Princes seemed to have great time while waiting for a boring event to be over. It is nice to see them to have warm relationships.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:29 PM
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Do the prince's & princess's arrive before the Queen? I thought they arrive together.
The Queen alwayes arrives last. The others arrives in accordance with the succesion to the throne. Princess Benedicte first, then Prince Joachim and wife and then The CP Couple.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:09 PM
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Maty and Marie hasve a similar hat! , where is the photos of the Queen and her husband, sorry I can not find it!
I think the Dutch have a little bit more glamorous opening of the parlament that the Danish but I love to see it anyway! I wonder was Marie is thinking while is the spaeach in danish!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:15 PM
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In Marie's defence - that opening speech by the prime minister can bore everyone to death! I am usually interested in politics but I have still not managed to sit through the whole of these opening speeches in front of the telly!

...and then, if you have an hour or more of random still shots of persons sitting through a session of this nature, it isn't difficult to pick some where the object looks bored/uninterested/silly or what have you


Trust EkstraBladet to have captured her majesty in a weak moment Ekstra Bladet - Fogh talte Margrethe i søvn - and see the look exchanged between Frederik and Joachim
This photo is hilarious! They all have very funny looks on their faces.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:00 PM
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I think Mary is trying to hard, and Marie looks perfect! If Marie had showed up to this event less stylish, she would be branded that for awhile in the papers. But she didn't; she got it right. {Deleted conjectures}
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:51 PM
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where is the photos of the Queen and her husband, sorry I can not find it!
There are plenty earlier in the thread ashelen, and the Queen's back is in the front of this picture posted by HM a couple of posts ago:http://www.gala.de/asset/Image/bilde...k-071008_g.jpg
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:49 AM
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There are plenty earlier in the thread ashelen, and the Queen's back is in the front of this picture posted by HM a couple of posts ago:http://www.gala.de/asset/Image/bilde...k-071008_g.jpg
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:56 AM
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Watching the video of the royal family's arrival I think who ever was filming it must have forgotten that tha queen was due as you don't see her car arrive, she just appears at the foot of the steps.
Is there a procession from the palace to parliament? and why don't they use carriages instead of cars? People would get a better view if they did that.
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I think Mary is trying to hard, and Marie looks perfect! If Marie had showed up to this event less stylish, she would be branded that for awhile in the papers. But she didn't; she got it right. {Deleted conjectures}
Exactly my feelings: the in your-face colours of Marys hat and dress are calling out loud: look at me!( yes I know she wore that ensembe before ). I am very surprised about Marie : she seems to be very relaxed about being compared to Mary. She dressed very low key, not interested at all in stealing her sister-in-laws show. What a cool girl.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:47 AM
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Thank you for all the nice pictures Paty I can't get enough of that coat of Mary's - and I love it that she has the good sense of reusing it so many times. Very prudent, very well suited to the occasion - and spot-on.
Marie is adorable too - not quite as well put together clothes-wise as Mary but they seem to get along really well and I have every hope that Mary's good sense of dressing herself and her extraordinary sense of occasion will be transformed to Marie as well in a short while
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:04 AM
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Fred is making an entrance like a popstar (and is dressed accordingly, get some lessons from your brother...)
Oh, I love Fred's look! He doesn't look like a popstar to me. I think he looks like every other 40-year old Scandinavian man in the middle of his career. He has a young but sombre and serious look. Joachim on the other hand looks as if he inherited his suits from his father. You would want the king to be a man of his time...
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Is there a procession from the palace to parliament? and why don't they use carriages instead of cars? People would get a better view if they did that.
I would like to know this as well, can anyone tell me, sorry us.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:07 AM
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Exactly my feelings: the in your-face colours of Marys hat and dress are calling out loud: look at me!( yes I know she wore that ensembe before ). I am very surprised about Marie : she seems to be very relaxed about being compared to Mary. She dressed very low key, not interested at all in stealing her sister-in-laws show. What a cool girl.
Maybe Mary didnt dress low key because she is the future Queen? Marie is not, she has to dress according to her status, which is lower than Mary. Marie is the second wife of the second son of the Queen. It is only appropriate that Marie dresses lower key than Mary.

How can you tell she is not interested in stealing Mary's show? I'm a little puzzled.
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To dress according to her status? Ahem, this is the 21st century, there definetely is room to decide how to dress, even for princesses...
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Yes, this is the 21st century, and we still have royals! And we also know there is protocol linked with royalty regarding status. So i still stand by my opinion.
Also, you didnt answer my question, which was how can you tell Marie is not interested in stealing Mary's limelight.
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The Queen alwayes arrives last. The others arrives in accordance with the succesion to the throne. Princess Benedicte first, then Prince Joachim and wife and then The CP Couple.
This change seems to have occurred this year, of the Queen arriving last. I only started following the Danish Parliament opening when Princess Mary was around and in all these years (2004-2007), QMII and Prince Henrik arrived first followed by the Crown Prince Couple then Prince Joachim then Princess Benedikte.

In 2006, when Princess Mary wore that white coat dress, there is a video where you see QMII and Prince Henrik are waiting by the steps and Princess Mary with Prince Frederik goes up the steps. Princess Mary curtseys to QMII. Joachim arrives after. The link to the video is in the bottom of this link, click JP video
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For 2004, you can see the arrival sequence with the photos posted on the 1st page of this thread.

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Thank you for the links Paty.
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