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Old 02-09-2007, 08:41 PM
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What a suprising piece of news. congratulations to them although it is quiet soon isn't it?
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:04 PM
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A question to our Danish members

I would appreciate it if you'd be so kind as to inform me if in anywhere in the Danish media, was there a statement to the fact that 'Having the Elephant does not give access to state functions and the Lord Chamberlain has said that Alexandra will not be invited to such functions'?

I have heard of it from a Danish person, and I find such a statement by the Lord Chamberlain to be extraordinary.

If any one could provide me for a reference for that statement, I'd be truly grateful.

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:30 PM
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What a suprise! Congratulation for both of them.
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:06 AM
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Ysbel, I agree. There may be something to that - that Martin is a convenient husband for this time in her life. Frankly, women age faster than men and therefore to me a woman being 14 years older is not a recipe for long-term success.
That must not be true. Men who select older women age with them, those who prefer younger ones are bound to exchange them for a younger "model" when their wifes grow older. If the woman is older, the age gap "grows with" them instead of against them as is the custom with men prefering younger women. That's why so many marriages with an older woman work.
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:53 AM
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I would appreciate it if you'd be so kind as to inform me if in anywhere in the Danish media, was there a statement to the fact that 'Having the Elephant does not give access to state functions and the Lord Chamberlain has said that Alexandra will not be invited to such functions'?

I have heard of it from a Danish person, and I find such a statement by the Lord Chamberlain to be extraordinary.

If any one could provide me for a reference for that statement, I'd be truly grateful.

Thanks in advance
I've read that somewhere recently, too. I was a bit surprised, because it was pointed out around the divorce that she would continue to be invited to these functions because of the order of the elephant, at least.

But the article I read mentioned that the Queen's cousins, who also have the order, were not usually invited to these function.

I really wish I could remember where it was I'd read it.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:56 AM
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I've read that somewhere recently, too. I was a bit surprised, because it was pointed out around the divorce that she would continue to be invited to these functions because of the order of the elephant, at least.

But the article I read mentioned that the Queen's cousins, who also have the order, were not usually invited to these function.

I really wish I could remember where it was I'd read it.

Thank you so much for replying.

If you happen to remember, please let me know
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:05 AM
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I would appreciate it if you'd be so kind as to inform me if in anywhere in the Danish media, was there a statement to the fact that 'Having the Elephant does not give access to state functions and the Lord Chamberlain has said that Alexandra will not be invited to such functions'?

I have heard of it from a Danish person, and I find such a statement by the Lord Chamberlain to be extraordinary.

If any one could provide me for a reference for that statement, I'd be truly grateful.

Thanks in advance
Sadly, I cannot provide you with a link, hofburg, but I can tell as much as, according to protocol, the only function at which one can attend in your capacity of Knight of the Order of the Elephant, is the New Year's Court for the three ranks of Denmark (Knights of the Order of the Elephant being in the first rank). Thus, HH Princess Alexandra can go to the Court every January if she wishes to, but other than that, one does not merit invitations "merely" by having the Elephant!

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Old 02-10-2007, 07:32 AM
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My best wishes to Alexandra. I will miss seeing pictures of her - very elegant and smiling - at functions. I hope everything goes well for her in the future.

If the Princes are still to stay with her for most of the time, I can only presume that Queen Margrethe approves of Martin, as she would not leave them under the influence of someone she thought unsuitable. They are still going to be 5th and 6th in line to the throne, even when the new baby arrives.
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:33 AM
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Congratulations to Alexandra!! Do you think Alexandra will still wish to be in the 'public eye' after her marriage? I'm sure the press will still follow her no matter what she does. It will be sad not to see her in all her regal finery at State functions but maybe she has a bigger plan for herself and will reveal her plans at a later time. I'm sure being Royal is wonderful but quite a bit constricting.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:05 AM
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Sadly, I cannot provide you with a link, hofburg, but I can tell as much as, according to protocol, the only function at which one can attend in your capacity of Knight of the Order of the Elephant, is the New Year's Court for the three ranks of Denmark (Knights of the Order of the Elephant being in the first rank). Thus, HH Princess Alexandra can go to the Court every January if she wishes to, but other than that, one does not merit invitations "merely" by having the Elephant!

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Thank you for clearing that one up, Lasse

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Congratulations to Alexandra!! Do you think Alexandra will still wish to be in the 'public eye' after her marriage?

I think that she is putting a sign with her marriage to end her Royal Career and to start something new. In my opinion she will continue her charity work, but won't attend royal events anymore.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:28 AM
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Many private citizens attend royal events so why not Alexandra. She is the mother of the Queen's two oldest grand children and is much closer related than for example the Maersk family that is ever present at many functions.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:10 AM
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Sadly, I cannot provide you with a link, hofburg, but I can tell as much as, according to protocol, the only function at which one can attend in your capacity of Knight of the Order of the Elephant, is the New Year's Court for the three ranks of Denmark (Knights of the Order of the Elephant being in the first rank). Thus, HH Princess Alexandra can go to the Court every January if she wishes to, but other than that, one does not merit invitations "merely" by having the Elephant!

/Lasse

That makes sense I believe. Didn't Alexandra attend the last New Years Court in her capacity as Knight of the Order of the Elephant and not as Princess Alexandra?

If she only has one royal event to go to a year, the New Years court is the most grand, elegant, and regal, IMO.
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:33 PM
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there aren't many princesses that i like but princess alexandra is definitely on top of my list.

congratulations to both of them
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Will Princess Alexandra still be able to wear her tiara after she marries again? Or can you only wear it if you have the title princess? For instance, will she be able to wear it to the January gala?
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:39 PM
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will joachim still see his sons.and i think it is wrong to let the boys call
martin dad
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:42 PM
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will joachim still see his sons.and i think it is wrong to let the boys call
martin dad
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Of course he'll still see his sons - Alexandra and Joachim have joint custody.

As far as I can tell, the boys aren't calling Martin Dad.
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:58 PM
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Will Princess Alexandra still be able to wear her tiara after she marries again? Or can you only wear it if you have the title princess? For instance, will she be able to wear it to the January gala?
According to the chief chamberlain of the danish court the tiara is a personal gift to Alexandra and she is free to sell it if she wants... I have written the same information in the 'Princess Alexandra jewels thread'...

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Old 02-10-2007, 08:53 PM
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That makes sense I believe. Didn't Alexandra attend the last New Years Court in her capacity as Knight of the Order of the Elephant and not as Princess Alexandra?

If she only has one royal event to go to a year, the New Years court is the most grand, elegant, and regal, IMO.
HH Princess Alexandra attended the New Year's Court and Banquet on January 1 as a princess.

The Court which HH Princess Alexandra may attend in the future, is not the grand court and banquet held on the evening of January 1, but that of January 4 at which officers from the Defence and the Civil Defence Forces, members of the First, Second and Third Rank and invited representatives of major national associations and royal patronages greet HM The Queen and TRH The Prince Consort and The Crown Prince at Christiansborg Palace.

As a Knight of the Order of the Elephant, and thus a member of the First Rank, Princess Alexandra is free to choose whether she wants to attend this event or not. Moreover, the fact that she has the Elephant, means that, after her wedding to Mr. Jørgensen, she will still hold the title of "Her Excellency", as do all other 'Elephant keepers".

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Old 02-10-2007, 09:15 PM
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HH Princess Alexandra attended the New Year's Court and Banquet on January 1 as a princess.

The Court which HH Princess Alexandra may attend in the future, is not the grand court and banquet held on the evening of January 1, but that of January 4 at which officers from the Defence and the Civil Defence Forces, members of the First, Second and Third Rank and invited representatives of major national associations and royal patronages greet HM The Queen and TRH The Prince Consort and The Crown Prince at Christiansborg Palace.

As a Knight of the Order of the Elephant, and thus a member of the First Rank, Princess Alexandra is free to choose whether she wants to attend this event or not. Moreover, the fact that she has the Elephant, means that, after her wedding to Mr. Jørgensen, she will still hold the title of "Her Excellency", as do all other 'Elephant keepers".

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But why was Maersk Mc Møller then invited 1. january just because he has the elephant. He is not a prince?
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