Summary of a number of articles in Billed Bladet #13, 2012.
Written by Annelise Weimann. Marianne Singer, Henrik Salling and the Ulrik Ulriksen.
C&C arrived in Copenhagen Airport at 15.30, where they were recieved by M&F. Prince Charles charmed Mary by giving her a (correct) kiss on her hand. Before all four drove to Amalienborg.
16.45. After having been shown their rooms at Amalienborg, Prince Charles decided to have a look at Copenhagen. He and a couple of bodyguards went for a stroll to Kastellet, which is located almost a kilometre from Amalienborg.
- He must have been practically incognito, because I haven't seen this being mentioned anywhere else but Billed Bladet.
18.00. Prince Charles had requested a meeting with the Danish minister for the Environment, Ida Auken. They met at Amalienborg. That resulted in Denmark getting a seat in work-group sat down by the PoW in order to put forcus on the safety of food products worlds wide. Ida Auken said afterwards: "It worries and concerns the Prince that we might run out of (clean and healthy) food and water. - Prince Charles is a very visonary person and it's like talking to him as with anyone else".
- Ida Auken is not known for being a monarchist.
10.17. Outside the English Church, a number of veterans from the Resistance had shown up to honour the British for the Liberation of Denmark. (The first Allied troops to enter DK after the German forces in Denmark - except Bornholm - had surrendered, were British).
Prince Charles had a chat with the lederly and alas dwindling number of gentlemen. He said: "I should very much have liked to visit your freedom museum (located close to the church), but that must wait for a later visit".
10.40. C&C attended a service in the English Church. That lasted 45 minutes and when they left the church C&C greeted among other John Donaldson and Susan Moody.
11.37. Everybody now went to the small Churchill Park, located next to the church and here a tree was to be planted, partly to mark the jubilee of QEII and partly as a memory of C&C's visit.
However, a fourlegged hoodlum had left a "greeting card" on the pile of dirt, to be shoveled down around the tree. The biological example was hastily removed by an attendant from the church. It was Nigel Rowley who drew Sorteper = the Black Sheep.
That detail being taken care off the tree could be planted and watered appropriatly.
19.23. Prince Charles, escorted by bodyguards was observed strolling across Amalienborg Square from the mansion they were living in, to the mansion that is Mary and Frederik's home.
Duchess Camilla was seen trailing behind.
M&F had been at a swimming event and had hasted home to change for dinner.
10.00. C&C accompanied by M&F went to Kastellet, where both couples laid down wreaths in honour of Danish soldiers killed while serving abroad.
Mary looking distinctly elegant.
The inscription on C&C's wreath read: "In perpetual memory, Charles". M&F's wreath was adorned with their monogram.
10.25. Reception with veterans from Afghanistan and their families.
C&C arrived in Helsingør and after a stroll throgh the streets and sampling some ice at the oldest icecreme seller in DK they entered Kronborg fortress. Looking appropriatly gloomy in the dense fog.
Here a Shakespeare workshop, under the guidance of two actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company and involving Danish school children was in full swing.
Then it was back to Amalienborg.
20.00 (Not Sunday BB!). The official dinner in honour of C&C. The entire DRF had been mobilized and while they all stood waiting to greet the 64 guests Prince Charles was joking with QMII, leading to her laughing heartily.
Prince Henrik appeared a bit tired, he had flown in from France a few hours before.
Seated at round tables the mood was described as unusually good. Undisturbed by the odd fire, the whole thing ended around 23.00.
10.30. On this balmy day Mary and Camilla went to a scrapyard to look at some on-location shots that will be a part of the third season of the Killing. This season will have ten episodes. The final scenes will be shot in September, just a few days before the series will be aired in DK.
Here Mary and Camilla met the omnipresent Sofie Gråbøl, who apart from attending the dinner at Amalienborg had also been invited to an event at the British embassy. Here Camilla was presented with a knitted sweater, in the same pattern as the one Sofie Gråbøl is wearing. Sofie Gråbøl lamented that Camilla's sweather was much softer and of better quality that the prop, she's wearing.
Mary greeted warmly and had a chat with Sofie Gråbøl's new partner, Nikolai Lie Kaas, who is to play a PET officer. - With the real ones standing around.
Mary has met him numerous times before.
Camilla was given a thorough tour of the set by Piv Bernth, the new chief for the drama division in DR1, the network producing the Killing.
She said afterwards: "They were very sweet and positive. It's funny, the royals are not the target audience you expect will join in, but so much greater is the pleasure. Prince Charles said that is was Camilla, who introduced him to the series and that it was one of the few things they could agree on watching on TV".
- Tuesday noon is BB's deadline.