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Old 04-05-2013, 11:54 PM
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another picture of Frederik with the president and minister. is this Copenhagen harbor? it looks lovely

And, let me just say Frederik looks gorgeous

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Old 04-06-2013, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by AnnaNotherThing View Post
I really wish the First Lady wore some clothing by that Finnish icon, MARIMEKKO...but I got nothing :(
Mrs Haukio has a lot of Marimekko clothes, but not on this visit. The dress on Friday evening was from the finnish designhouse Ivana Helsinki, designed by Paola Suhonen.

Photos from Friday evening

Mrs Haukio wore yesterday the brooch queen Margrethe gave her, it is "Moonlight Grapes" from Georg Jensen.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by gerry View Post
Good heavens Muhler! Surely Mme Helle is not a vampire! Perhaps the Finnish president is thinking of his own prime minister and wondering if he could persuade la belle Danoise to convert to Finnishness! In any case, I am wondering about the language used by both couples. Finnish looks nothing like Danish so that I am desperate to know whether they used English or is there a Scandinavian common language linking all Nordic countries!
Most reasonably educated Finns speak exellent Swedish, so the language barrier between the two wouldn't have been such a big thing. The PM is born and bred in Copenhagen and most Copenhageners understand Swedish very well. - It would have been another thing if the Finns were visiting over here in Jutland, then I'm afraid English would have been necessary.
In fact it would more likely have been a problem for the Finns to Understand Danish.
However when the Finns were out and about I suspect English was used quite a lot. And I'm certain the First Lady and Mary spoke English between themselves.

So the Finns would like to have our Prime Minister? They can have her! Tomorrow? Even better today. In fact they can have the entire government, for free. - No return guarantee though.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:53 AM
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Mrs Jenni Haukio told to the finnish press, that it was easy to talk with their hosts. The danish royals are interested in culture and they have similar kinds of interests than president Niinistö and his wife: literature and visual arts.
Mrs Haukio said she was very pleased to see both finnish and danish culture during her visit and that she is definetely telling to everyone, that they should visit Denmark. Denmark has a great cultural tradition.
The president and his wife left straight from Denmark to China to an official visit, the president is the first western head of state who meets China's new president. The president told to the press about how they are going to celebrate his wife's birthday on Sunday. He said that Hainan is a warm place, he is going to take his wife to a walk on the beach and to the best icecream bar.

Photos from the Friday dinner
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Muhler View Post
Dear Polyesco, you are mistaken.

It is, as you know, a wellknown fact that Joachim is the perfect gentleman and as such he would never correct his wife. That's....that's simply unthinkable. He would on the contrary rather have suggested to his precious Marie that the medal would complete her looks so much more when worn on the other shoulder.

I think you are right, Roskilde. It's unusual for J&M and M&F to walk past the photographers. Presumably they came directly from Amalienborg? Or J&M were visiting M&F in Kancellihuset?
ahah. you made me smile, Muhler

Well, I'm completely taken by the finnish first lady. Such a beautiful, elegant and regal woman. Sad that Mary or Marie weren't with her on the second day's meetings. I'd love to have more pictures of them. Did anyone else notice the dog?
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by julliette View Post
Yes, and the finnish press wrote about that the dog can go free at the Palace even during a state visit, here's the dog waiting for the important guests.

Las princesas Mary y Marie de Dinamarca 'rivalizan' en belleza durante una noche de gala
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by polyesco View Post
I just noticed that when Marie arrived she had the medal of the queen's portrait (sorry if i am calling it incorrectly) she had it on the right hand side

but at dinner she had it on the left hand side.

I guess she forgot which side was correct
Im surprise Joachim didnt catch the mistake

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All amusing quips aside, did the delectable Marie commit a very public faux pas when she used the Queen's Order on the right as a "functional" pin to keep the front of her gown and order sash aligned instead of using a pretty pin to do the job?

It's just that she looked so very happy when she arrived and not so very at all at dinner with the pin moved.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:14 AM
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It's just that she looked so very happy when she arrived and not so very at all at dinner with the pin moved.
She was sitting next to the PM on her right. - That can sap the will to live out of anyone...
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:28 AM
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President Niinistö's speech at the banquet on Thursday
Speech by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the banquet in Fredensborg Castle on 4 April 2013 - The President of the Republic of Finland

Mary and Jenni Haukio visiting the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Kronprinsesse Mary og den finske præsidentfrue besøgte KADK
H.K.H. Kronprinsesse Mary og den finske præsidentfrue besøger KADK - a set on Flickr
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:18 PM
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Photogallery from "Pure People"

Mary et Marie de Danemark: Un bien charmant comité d'accueil pour Sauli Niinistö
"It's very special, as Kate is very special. It's my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement." Prince William, November 16 2010
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:00 AM
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BB has put together a summary video of the visit. it's very nice:

Video: Sammenklip fra finsk statsbesøg
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:14 AM
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And here's another gallery from pp:

** Princesse Mary : Tout en blanc et en pureté, gracieux au revoir ā Sauli Niinistö **

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