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Old 01-22-2006, 02:35 PM
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I thougt this christnening was so beautiful. I have also really enjoyed all the pictures. I have been trying to find pictures from the dinner at Fredensborgs castle at night - has anyone seen any?
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:49 PM
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i love this photo, christian is so adorable, he had very blue eyes!
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:57 PM
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I thougt this christnening was so beautiful. I have also really enjoyed all the pictures. I have been trying to find pictures from the dinner at Fredensborgs castle at night - has anyone seen any?
It was a private dinner in Mary and Frederik's home. I don't suppose they invited too many photographers.
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:35 PM
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I'm new in this forum. I saw the christening on line and I liked it. Everything was very formal but also very glamorous, (I love the ceremonies with red carpet, I don't know why but I love it). Princess Mathilde was fantastic, classic but elegant. Princess Mette-Marit was ok but I think she choose a dark colour for a christening, maybe I'm wrong, but it's my opinion. By the way, I never saw her wearing a hat, except in a funeral in Netherlands, probably she doesn't like hats. And Princess Mary, the proud mother, I only like the jacket, the skirt I think is for the summer. My mum says she doesn't like how she holds the baby, she says it's better with the arm under the baby dress to show the wonderful dress, like Princess Letizia in Spain with baby Leonor.

(Sorry if I write something wrong, my English isn't perfect).:)
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:39 PM
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According to Bjarne on the Royal Jewels Message Board, Mary's brooch was made for Queen Ingrid's mother, Princess Margaret of GB, later, Crown Princess of Sweden. The brooch consists of a sapphire, diamonds, pearls and is set in silver.
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:02 PM
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I saw the christening on German television! It was just too cool. I was telling my mom who everybody was and we shared opinions. My mom thought it pretty could that I knew all the foreign royals were. Ha! And all that thanks to TRF! I think that's pretty neat.

I really loved the whole ceremony, very classy and everybody looked wonderful. Some things which are worth mentioning:

1. I really liked Mary's suit (especially the neckline), though I wasn't too keen on the hearpiece.
2. Christian is a wonderful baby! He is just too cute!
3. Laurentien's outfit wasn't too bad, though she wore a strange hat.
4. Felix and Nicolai are soooo adorable, I really loved seeing them during the ceremony.

And now I'm going to gather some pictures from this thread, which turned out great! Thanks to all who posted the pictures... :)
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:18 PM
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Hi everyone!
I'm new in this forum. I saw the christening on line and I liked it. Everything was very formal but also very glamorous, (I love the ceremonies with red carpet, I don't know why but I love it). Princess Mathilde was fantastic, classic but elegant. Princess Mette-Marit was ok but I think she choose a dark colour for a christening, maybe I'm wrong, but it's my opinion. By the way, I never saw her wearing a hat, except in a funeral in Netherlands, probably she doesn't like hats. And Princess Mary, the proud mother, I only like the jacket, the skirt I think is for the summer. My mum says she doesn't like how she holds the baby, she says it's better with the arm under the baby dress to show the wonderful dress, like Princess Letizia in Spain with baby Leonor.

(Sorry if I write something wrong, my English isn't perfect).:)
Hi, fellow Spaniard! Welcome to this place!

I think each mother has a particular way of holding the child, I'm a guy so I'm one of those persons that avoid holding small babies out of fear of breaking them :p. Maybe the forum ladies with kids can elaborate more on Princess Mary's style of holding Prince Christian on these pictures?
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:13 PM
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Lovely photos, and lovely to see! They all look so happy!
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I just have one weird question.....

Isn't the weather really cold that day? how come Mary is only in a suit without even a jacket or scarf??

Also, is the little Prince Christian warm enough in that christening robe?!! I thought that christening robe is made of lace (or some material that's not for winter)??
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:53 PM
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Thank you to everyone for the pictures! The women looked lovely especially Princesses Mathilde and Alexandra, elegant as always. Mette-Marit looked wonderful to me. I didn't like Mary's headpiece and the skirt was too light weight and floaty for a winter christening. Baby Christian is as cute as anything. Mary seemed to look a little stiff and cold when she entered the church, but I was glad that she relaxed and enjoyed the ceremony later on. Welcome lys!
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:39 PM
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Some news articles related to Prince Christian's Christening:
Prince Christian greets world

Royal heir is christened:
From: AAP From correspondents in Copenhagen January 22, 2006

No one mentioned this funny incident but it is on the Australian press: :)
The link I found refers to Prince Chistian as Princess Mary's little Kingaroo, (get it? Kangaroo + King = Kingaroo, very cute!)
Danes dub Mary's boy 'Prince Grabby'
Date: 22/01/06 By Chris Lines


Also from Australia's press, this one is related to the secrecy kept on Christian's name until the Christening ceremony:
Big names gather but one name missing

Another news report on the Christening
Take a bow, Prince Christian
Fiona Hudson in Copenhagen 22jan06

This article, also from Australia, declares the baby as an Aussie Prince on the headline. I think the baby is very lucky to have two countries love him so much.
Christian Valdemar Henri John - Aussie prince
By Annabel Crabb Copenhagen, January 22, 2006
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:41 PM
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I just have one weird question.....

Isn't the weather really cold that day? how come Mary is only in a suit without even a jacket or scarf??

Also, is the little Prince Christian warm enough in that christening robe?!! I thought that christening robe is made of lace (or some material that's not for winter)??
There are radiators in the church, and there is even heat in the floor. Usually the temperature is 19 degrees Celcius, but for the occasion the heat was turned up to 21 degrees.

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btw, where is Prince Richard, husband of Princess Benedikte? also Princess Nathalie, and Prince Philippos?
Richard was sick and had to cancel. Nathalie couldn't attend, because she was at a horse show (something like that). Philippos is in the US studying.

Thank you everyone for posting pictures and comments - it's been a great joy to go through the thread.:)

I had a great day watching the christening for most of the day. I watched everything on tv starting at 07.00 on DR1. Then I started taping from TV2 at 10.00 while watching the christening at DR1. When the broadcasting ended at DR1 at 15.00 I watched most of what I'd taped from TV2. Early in the evening I watched the programs TV2 and DR1 had on the christening. It's one of the best Saturdays I've had in a long time.:)

I thought it was a beautiful ceremony and I loved every minute of it. I thought the choices of godparents were great, and it was a nice surprise that both Haakon and Mette-Marit were chosen. I loved seeing Mary with her son - such tender and beautiful moments - and when Christian smiled - aaaawwww, it was so beautiful and he's sooo adorable. I thought it was very touching and beautiful to see the godparents paying so much attention to Christian. It was lovely to see the tender and romantic moments between Frederik and Mary, and the same with Haakon and Mette-Marit. It was also so sweet, beautiful and tender to see Joachim with his sons. It was adorable to see him hold Felix and play with Nikolai.
A funny moment in my opinion in church was when Victoria and Pavlos tilted their heads to the same side at the same time to see Christian. Another funny moment was when one of the commentators on DR1 said that Philippe and Mathilde were matching each other in their outfits.

I also liked the name. I think it was obvious that he would be named Christian. My guess for his name was Christian Henri John Frederik, so getting 3 out of 4 names right isn't bad.

As for outfits I liked most of them. I thought Mary looked really beautiful. Alexandra was also beautiful and stunning. I liked the foreign royal ladies outfits, and thought they looked very beautiful except for Mette-Marit really. I wasn't a big fan of her outfit or the bow in her hair.:o Another outfit I didn't really like was - Henrik's. I think it looks good on a man when he wears a pink or purple tie or shirt, but I don't think Henrik's suit was dark blue enough to pull off wearing a pink shirt and tie.

There was also another thing I wasn't too fond of - the foreign royals were not shown on tv enough. It seemed at times that the cameras were too busy filming politicians and other non-royal people. At times two places were shown on tv at the same time - one from inside the church and one of the guest arriving. But that changed towards the end, and the foreign royals were really only shown arriving at church and not seen walking to their seats. The same happened after the ceremony ended when they went to the reception. I didn't see many of the foreign royals inside Christiansborg when they walked past the reporters. But then it's great to see pictures of that.:) I did like that the channels kept broadcasting until all the royals had left Christiansborg and went back to Amalienborg.
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Old 01-22-2006, 09:45 PM
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I must say that I get a little peeved that the Australian media often call Christian, the Australian Prince...he is not. He has Australian heritage and family but he himself is not Australian...

However, I am sure he will enjoy his trips here as he gets older and shall gain a great appreciation & love for his mother's homeland.

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Old 01-22-2006, 09:48 PM
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I think the baptism was very beautiful...it was funny how the baby kept on crying... great choice of godparents and really nice name....oh yeah what an adorable baby, gosh he is so cute and chubby...
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:46 AM
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#1: Princess Mette Marit looking at Prince Christian
#2: Princess Alexandra of Denmark and Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece exchange their mobile phone numbers after the baptism of Danish Prince Christian in the Christiansborg palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 January 2006.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:06 AM
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I fell in love with little Christian. He is really cute.:)
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I Just saw the video and I Must say I Almost shed a tear :) Mary seems to be a wonderful mother and looks beautiful to boot lol
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:35 AM
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I think princess Mary is very careful for little Christian. She's good mother
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I love the photo of Princess Alexandra and Crown Princess Marie Chantal exchanging phone numbers. The godparents of Prince Christian or any royal baby for that matter, do they play a significant role in the baby's life? Most of them are off in their own respective countries, so I'm just wondering about the actual relationship between godparent and godchild. I know Queen Margarethe is Carl Philip's godmother, but I don't know how particularly close they are.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:38 AM
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I thought the entire ceremony was beautiful...typical of how the Danish Royal do things!

I know this all came up in another discussion board but is there any way i can view any video of the ceremony now? Thanks!

Actually, the more i see Mary's hat...the more it grows on me but i can't imagine how cold she must be in the light skirt when everyone were all wrapped up against the cold winter wind! And the brooch....well....it's to die for! Wondered if Alexandra got anything when she gave birth her sons?
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