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Old 04-22-2004, 08:47 AM
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Rock 'n' Royal in the Park
On the initiative of HRH Crown Prince Frederik, a rock concert will be held in connection with the forthcoming wedding between HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Miss Mary Donaldson. The concert will take place in the Park in Copenhagen on 7 May 2004.

Among those billed to appear are D*A*D, TV2 and Sanne Salomonsen. A total of five to six bands and a number of soloists are expected to perform. The entire programme will be made public on a later date.

The humanitarian organisation, “Save the Children”, has organised the concert. All the proceeds of the event will benefit the activities of Save the Children. HRH The Crown Prince is the patron for Save the Children in Denmark.

The Rock´n´Royal event is a gift to Crown Prince Frederik and Miss Mary Donaldson presented by eight private sponsors. The Park holds an audience of approx 40,000.
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:48 AM
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Match race in the Port of Copenhagen on 9 May 2004
The stage will be set for an international match race between Denmark and Australia when the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess-to-be participate in a match race in the Port of Copenhagen on Sunday 9 May 2004.

HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Miss Mary Donaldson will be ready to hoist the sails on their respective boats when the two yachtsmen, Jesper Bank from Denmark and John Bertrand from Australia, meet for a match race on the occasion of the forthcoming wedding.

The event will take place in Copenhagen North Harbour, off Langelinie. Activities will commence at 10:00 AM and end at 15:00 PM.

The organisers of the match race are the City of Copenhagen, Wonderful Copenhagen and the Port of Copenhagen.

The final programme will be available on the website of Wonderful Copenhagen.
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Old 04-22-2004, 11:01 AM
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I don't know if the wedding will increase tourism. But it will probally increase the profile of Denmark. I think the reason in Norway it didn't increase tourism could be partly due to the fact that Mette Marit was Norwegian and not from another country. Perhaps Mary being from Australia will help both nations heighten their prospective profiles.
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:31 PM
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I think it will increase Australian visitors to Denmark because you got to figure that Aussies will make sure to visit Denmark because it is so far away. I mean they may be coming to Germany or another country and since they are in the "neighborhood", they will probably stop by in Denmark anyway since it is a long way from home. And Mary will charm the Danes and Australia being one of the more uniques places on the planet will probably receive an increase in visitors from Denmark as well.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:02 PM
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Thanks for all your posts, karolinabraganza. Its nice to read fact every once in the while.

I think Oslo had a poor visitation due to topography favouring the home crowd.
I wouldn't be surprised if there's a "crush" in Copenhagen, given the nearer proximity to intercontinental trains, lots of water, balloons .....
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:37 PM
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I think it also depends on how they publicize it.
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:27 PM
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HI,
okay a bit desperate here..but, i was wondering whether anyone would be willing to tape for me the wedding and all the festivities next month?
i'll pay for the tapes and postage off course :P
It's just that i don't think the tv stations here are going to air it live.
so, if anyone can, it would be a tremendous help for me.

Thanks,
Mela :flower:
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Old 04-24-2004, 12:27 AM
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sarkastik-devil I hope you got my email but their is a problem with one of my video players so i am sorry for that, one of my children did it a couple of days ago so please don''t get angry with i am upset about.
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:24 AM
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i haven't actually check my email yet, but,it's okay and thanks billie-jo,
i'm the one who should be sorry for troubling you . :)

anyway...Could anyone help me?i'm a lil' tiny bit desperate here :P
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:34 AM
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There is a special page in hellomagazine.com which is entitled, "A Danish Love Story." I am posting the details here so that there is no need for LTR members and visitors to go to hellomagazine which would cost more time.

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Old 04-24-2004, 11:38 AM
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A Danish Love Story

Behind the scenes at Frederick and Mary's Wedding

Royal-watchers throughout the world are eagerly awaiting May 14, when Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik will walk down the aisle with his Australian fiancée Mary Donaldson. The city of Copenhagen, meanwhile, is preparing itself for what promises to be the party of the decade. In this special report we get to know the couple who have captivated a nation and what lies in store for them on their big day.

Falling in Love

Frederik first set eyes on Tasmanian-born marketing executive Mary Donaldson at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. They had arrived in a hotel bar with different groups of friends, and the crown prince introduced himself simply as "Fred" when they met. Before long the two were engrossed in conversation and they started dating soon afterwards. Over the next three years they grew increasingly close and, in April 2003, Queen Margrethe formally acknowledged what the Danish press had already guessed – the heir to the throne had fallen in love. Reflecting on their romance, Mary says she and her husband-to-be enjoy a "connection of the mind" as well as having great fun together. They also share a love of outdoor pursuits, which will be much in evidence when they compete against each other in the Danish Royal Regatta, just a few days before making their vows.


Fred and Mary

Homes Sweet Homes

Up until now Frederik's main city base has been an apartment on the top floor of Christina VIII Palace in Copenhagen's Amalienborg, but after their wedding the couple will move into a more spacious residence at nearby Christian VII Palace. He and Mary also have at their disposal Chancellory House, an annex to the beautiful 18th-century baroque Fredensborg Castle 20 miles north of the capital. Surrounded by extensive gardens featuring avenues laid out in a star-shaped formation, the low-slung, white buildings offer the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. But it is expected the pair will spend most of their time at the Renaissance-style, sandstone mansion in the capital.


Fredensborg Slot

Historic Setting

Mary and Frederik will make their vows in one of the city's most majestic and historically-significant buildings. Copenhagen's cathedral, Vor Frue Kirke, takes pride in the fact that it is a fully functioning church and not just a monument. The current neo-classical building was consecrated in 1829, but a church has stood on the site since 1209. Over the centuries it has played host to numerous royal weddings, while surviving the upheavals of Denmark's often troubled history. It has been destroyed twice by fire - once in 1314 and again in 1728 - and had to be completely rebuilt. Then, during the Napoleonic wars, the English Navy used its spire as a sighting point, destroying the cathedral once again. On each occasion the people of Denmark resolutely reconstructed the building which has for so long played a central role in Danish life.


Copenhagen Cathedral

Dressed to Impress

Frederik will adhere to tradition by wearing a Royal Navy uniform when he walks down the aisle on May 14; the details of his fiancée's gown, on the other hand, remain a closely guarded secret. There has been intense media speculation as to whom is designing the dress, with celebrated Danish designer Uffe Frank thought to be the most likely contender. Frank, who works with Valentino, created the gown Queen Margrethe II wore for her 60th birthday a few years ago. While Mary's dress is shrouded in mystery, the veil she is expected to pledge her troth in is one worn by Queen Ingrid, and her three daughters Margrethe, Benedikte and Anne-Marie at their weddings. A Cartier tiara, which has put in an appearance at the nuptials of Ana María, Margarita and Benedikte, is likewise predicted to feature in the ceremony.


veil worn by Queen Margrethe during her wedding

The Big Day

Royal wedding planners are aiming to make sure May 14 lives forever in the memories of the Danish people. By the time the morning of the big day arrives, authorities will have completed weeks of preparations to ready the city for the many thousands of well-wishers expected to line its streets. A roll-call of European royals and top dignitaries from both Australia and Europe will meanwhile take their seats in Copenhagen Cathedral to witness the happy couple exchange their vows at 4pm. As soon as the ceremony is completed, a horse-drawn carriage is to convey the newlyweds through the streets of the capital and on to the palace complex at Amalienborg where they are to appear on the balcony. There they will have a few moments to catch their breath before being whisked off to Fredensborg Castle for a lavish wedding banquet.


the cheering crowd

Four-Day Party

Denmark is already gearing up for what promises to be the biggest celebration in its history. The festivities, which take place over several days, begin with a state dinner at Christianborg Palace on Tuesday, May 11, followed by another lavish function at the Copenhagen Town Hall hosted by the city's mayor. The country's leading politicians are also intent on feting the couple, mounting another banquet on the morning of May 13 in the Parliament buildings. That evening, on the eve of their big day, Frederik and Mary are to attend a gala performance at the Royal Theatre. The biggest party of them all, however, will of course be staged immediately after the wedding ceremony.

Gala Dinner during the Romanian State Visit

Minted Memories

One of the ways Denmark aims to make sure the wedding is truly memorable is through some unique souvenirs. A collector's coin, bearing the images of both Frederik and Mary, will be available in banks from May 10, and the post office is also weighing in with a stamp to mark the occasion. Danish brewing giant Carlsberg is meanwhile making its own contribution, producing a special beer for the big day. Carlsberg Crown combines hops from Mary's Tasmanian homeland with malt and barley grown by Frederik's brother, Prince Joachim. "The Tasmanian hops add a floral aroma and a pleasant after taste to the beer," reveals a spokesman.

Commemorative Coin

If you want to see the special edition of hellomagazine on the upcoming wedding,
click on the item below


A Danish Love Story
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:09 PM
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April 26, 2004 - TV 2

Wedding Makes People Cancel Hospital Visit

Hospitals in Copenhagen have a difficult time getting people for out-patient examinations on May 14th, the day of HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Ms. Mary Donaldson's wedding. "When we call in people on May 14th, they say they cannot come on that date. And we're not the only ones being rejected. We've discussed the matter at a management meeting, and it seems to be a general problem at the hospitals in the capital," chief nurse Kim Bo Christensen, orthopaedic surgical ward on Bispebjerg Hospital, says to the daily newspaper metroXpress.
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Well, that just shows that Danes do care for their future king and queen's wedding.
It's like they would cancel everything just to be able to see the wedding and join the celebrations.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:30 PM
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Coach Rides Following The Wedding Ceremony

Fine Weather in Copenhagen: After the wedding ceremony at Copenhagen Cathedral, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will ride to Amalienborg Palace in a horse-drawn carriage known as a Barouche. It was built by Jos Neuss in Berlin in 1906. This coach was also used at the wedding of the Heir Apparent, Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Consort on 10 June 1967. Six Kladruber horses, to be driven á la Daumont, will draw the coach. Furthermore, the outriders, Royal Coachman Ole Mortensen and Royal Coachman Henrik Steinmann, will use another two Kladruber horses. The postilion riders will be Royal Head Coachman Jens Christiansen, Royal Coachman Erik Kofoed and Royal Coachman Poul Erik Petersen. Royal Footman Torben Nielsen and Royal Footman Jørn Müller will be in the footmen’s seat. The Royal Danish Guard Hussar Regiment will escort the newly married Crown Prince and Crown Princess from Copenhagen Cathedral to Amalienborg Palace. The escort will include the Regiment’s standard and 48 horses. The hussars will wear the red full-dress uniform. Colonel J. Kidde-Hansen, Chamberlain, Commanding Officer of the Royal Danish Guard Hussar Regiment will ride behind the coach together with the Commandant of Copenhagen.

Bad Weather in Copenhagen: After the wedding ceremony at Copenhagen Cathedral, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will ride to Amalienborg Palace in the Golden State Coach. It is plated with twenty-four-carat gold leaf and was built by wheelwright Henry Fife in 1840. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Consort use the coach in connection with the New Year levee. Six Kladruber horses, to be driven á la Daumont, will draw the coach. Furthermore, the outriders, Royal Coachman Ole Mortensen and Royal Coachman Henrik Steinmann, will use another two Kladruber horses. Royal Head Coachman Jens Christiansen will drive the coach and the postilion rider will be Royal Coachman Poul Erik Petersen, who will ride the left leaders. Royal Footman Torben Nielsen and Royal Footman Jørn Müller will be in the footmen’s seat. The Royal Danish Guard Hussar Regiment will escort the newly married Crown Prince and Crown Princess from Copenhagen Cathedral to Amalienborg Palace. The escort will include the Regiment’s standard and 48 horses. The hussars will wear the red full-dress uniform. Colonel J. Kidde-Hansen, Chamberlain, Commanding Officer of the Royal Danish Guard Hussar Regiment will ride behind the coach together with the Commandant of Copenhagen.

Fine Weather at Fredensborg: At Fredensborg, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will ride in His Royal Highness The Prince Consort’s Landau, which was built in 1889. Four Oldenburg horses will draw the coach. Furthermore, the outriders will use another two Oldenburg horses. Royal Coachman Jørgen Konge will drive the Landau, and the outriders will be Royal Coachman Ole Mortensen and Royal Coachman Henrik Steinmann. A number of 60 mounted members of Danish Riding Association clubs in Northern Zealand will escort the coach. The horsemen will wear the riding jackets of their respective clubs and bring their own colours.

Bad Weather at Fredensborg: At Fredensborg, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will ride in the Golden Wedding Coach. The coach was also used at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra on 18 November 1995. The coach was a gift presented by Copenhagen craftsmen on the occasion of the golden wedding of King Christian IX and Queen Louise in 1892. Four Oldenburg horses will draw the coach. Furthermore, the outriders will use another two Oldenburg horses. Royal Coachman Jørgen Konge will drive the Golden Wedding Coach and the outriders will be Royal Coachman Ole Mortensen and Royal Coachman Henrik Steinmann. A number of 60 mounted members of Danish Riding Association clubs in Northern Zealand will escort the coach. The horsemen will wear the riding jackets of their respective clubs and bring their own colours.

Source: Ademar from Glittering Royal Events
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Routes of Coach Rides Following The Wedding Ceremony

After the wedding ceremony at Copenhagen Cathedral, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will ride in a horse-drawn carriage along Nørregade and turn left down Nørre Voldgade. At Jamers Plads, the coach will turn to the left and proceed along H.C. Andersens Boulevard, cut across the City Hall Square and continue down the Pedestrian Street i.e. Frederiksberggade, Nygade, Vimmelskaftet, Amagertorv og Østergade. The coach will turn to the right, pass the Royal Theatre at Kongens Nytorv and proceed down Bredgade. At Fredericiagade, the coach will turn right and continue to Christian VII's Palace in Amalienborg Palace Square. Shortly after, the newly married Crown Prince and Crown Princess will appear on the balcony. Furthermore, the newly married Crown Prince and Crown Princess will ride in a horse-drawn carriage along Slotsgade to Fredensborg Palace, where the wedding banquet will be held.

Map of Routes:
http://download.tdc.dk/pub/kongehuset/kare...aretrute_01.gif
Source: Ademar from Glittering Royal Events
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Well, that just shows that Danes do care for their future king and queen's wedding. It's like they would cancel everything just to be able to see the wedding and join the celebrations.
It's probably the most anticipated royal wedding of the year!
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:28 PM
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HM Queen Sofia of Spain attended with HRH Crown Prince Felipe some royal weddings:

1998, Graasten (Denmark) - HH Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
1999, Brussels - HRH Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium
2001, Oslo - HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
2002, Amsterdam - HRH Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

So, even Letizia Ortiz will attend this wedding in Copenhagen, it's possible HM Queen Sofia attended it too.

European ruling monarchs who will not attend:
HM King Juan Carlos of Spain
HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great-Britain
HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco
HSH Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein

I think HM Queen Beatrix I would not attend due to the recent death of her mother HM Queen Juliana I.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:31 PM
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A little correction:

HM Queen Sofia and HRH Crown Prince Felipe attended together the wedding of the TRH Crown Princes Philippe, Haakon and Willem-Alexander.
HRH Crown Prince Felipe didn't attended the wedding of HH Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
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April 24, 2004 - The Age Australia
Written By: Rachel Wells

SBS Set For Royal Wedding

When Australia's own Cinderella, Mary Donaldson, marries Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik on May 14, Australian audiences won't miss a thing. SBS will screen a special three-part program, including live coverage of the wedding ceremony.

"This is equivalent of our very own Lady Di," said SBS programmer Matt Campbell. "The whole of Australia is fascinated by this story." On Friday May 14, from 11:00pm, Victorians will be able to watch live footage of the royal couple as they exchange vows and, take a carriage ride through the streets of Copenhagen. The SBS coverage will continue from 7:00am the next day. There will be two hours of highlights at 7:30pm.
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Marriage counselling for future queen

DENMARK'S Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian wife-to-be, Mary Donaldson, are receiving pre-nuptial counselling ahead of their May 14 wedding....

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