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Was Prince Felipe present?
No he was not present. He was on his last day of a visit in Jordan.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:23 AM
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Not Prince Vince, Prince Vincet European's don't really abbreviate names as much as we do in English speaking countries.
That`s not true, the Danes might not abbreviate, but other Europeans do, a lot. In my country Vincent is called Vincek - not pretty at all. It`s an old-fashioned name.

Josephine is lovely. I don`t like it in my country (again it has ugly abbreviations), but I think it`s perfect for a Scandinavian princess.
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Name discussions are a bit funny sometimes. Many posters seem to object to the name Vincent for not being what they perceive as a Danish name. At the same time the objections against the name are often based on the way the name is abbreviated and used in other languages.
Vincent has no 'natural abbreviation' in Danish - and the name sounds really good in Danish. So, hasn't the name accomplished all goals?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:43 AM
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He's not merely a Danish prince though...there is an Australian connection and we do shorten names over here. Mostly in an affectionate way. Vince has a 'bogan' (chav for my English friends) connotation in Australia but perhaps it's time that was changed. I love the Greenland names and thought it was a beautiful gesture. I guess I'm just surprised that Mary didn't think of the abbreviation the name will receive in Australia and elsewhere.
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Various trivia from countless articles in Billed Bladet #16, 2011.
Written by all the royal reporters.

There were 236 guests in the church at the christening.
Vincent wore the traditional christening gown from 1870, while Josephine wore a gown from 1940, which had been kept unused in store somewhere. The gown was originally a gift to the then crown princess Ingrid, for QMII's baptism.

And we now have yet one more defintion of the meaning of the name Minik. According to professor in geology, Minik Rosing, who was present at the church, the name also means "silent snow fall".

It was a very active and charming Isabella, who nearly stole the show at the christening.
Bella has often been very reserved and very reluctant to smile beforehand. She has also loudly been a determined little lady with her own opinion of what should happen next! Not so this time. At the christening she was all smiles, fun and charm.
And also later on outside Amalienborg.
(Personally I believe she has been very much influenced by attending kindergarten. Children soon learn there to realise that they are not the centre of the universe and that their parents are not around to fulfill any demand they may have, but also to realise and take into consideration the needs of other children).
It looked to me, that she is also relishing the thought of not being the youngest anymore and thet she feel a genuine reponsibility to look after and comfort her younger siblings. She was ready to caress Josephine when she whimpered in Mary's arms in the church.
All in all, a healthy normal child.

Now, being a big brother is heavy responsibility and Christian clearly saw himself as being in charge of his sister. Including calling out to her: "Bella, come here"! And as the dutiful sister, Isabella is, she obeyed - almost.
When a BB reporter shouted to Frederik: "How do you think the children have managed today"? It was Christian who replied: "Very well". (You can actually see that in one of the clips).

While the official photos were takan, the other guests sailed from the church for a tour around the harbour, only to arrive close to Amalienborg an hour later.
The three sightseeing boats used, have been sold but were commandeered for the occasion. Navy NCO's steered the boats and mates from Dannebrog were in charge of the refreshments served onboard.
How much of Copenhagen they actually saw is perhaps questionable, as it appears the guests were more preoccupied with chatting. Many of them don't see each other regularly.

Among the guests were some of Mary's Scottish relatives, including her moster (aunt), Catherine Murray.
Ellen Hillingsøe was wearing an outfit from Malene Birger.
Caroline Søeborg Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille was in a dress from Lanvin. (She married into serious nobility! From no less than four noble families. FasterB ).
Caroline Heering's dress was from Heartmade.
Helle Reedtz-Thott wore Christian Louboutin shoes. So did Anja Alajdi.
Rose Gad Foss wore a dress from Baum und Pferdgarten.
The designers Julie Fagerholt and Malene Birger were also there, in their own creations.
Amber Petty said her dress was vintage. - (I'll believe that)..
Caroline Fleming wore a red Chanel jacket and Christian Louboutin shoes.
QMII's hat is apparantly very high fashion! It was created by Per Falk Hansen.
Birgitte Handwerk wore a dress by Britt Sisseck, with a Chanel bag and Christian Loubouting shoes.
(Don't say I don't provide service, ladies ).

Mary's fascionator is by Marlene Birger. Her brooch was a maternity present from QMII, when Christian was born. It belonged to Queen Ingrid. It's in gold, with pearls and diamonds, incased in silver.

Prince Vincent wasn't that pleased to begin with, but Frederik had equipped himself with a pacifier, which he showed into the mouth of the young Prince. At least that's how it looked to me. Anyway, it worked.

It was Mary who han been in charge of the flower arrangement. The arrangement had been inspired by the blossoming Spring time.

As you noticed, Christian knwe the Lords Prayer by heart.

The heads of the courts, both QMII and M&F's, presented M&F with a couple of frames in silver.
The maternity team, who were also invited, presented M&F with two specially made rucksacks of seal skin from Greenland.

Bette Henrik will soon turn two and he sat on daddy's lap. That was okay, to start with... But soon he wanted to stand on his own, perhaps in the vain hope that Nikolai and Felix would play with him. No. Well, then he could at least charm himself to sit on the lap of Nikolai, to his visible delight.
When the baptism had ended he was reunited with mum. Up in her arms!

At the party at the nightclub in the evening, one of the guests, Pelle Hvenegaard, said when he left: "Frederik has snatched all the blondes".

Among the guests in the church were some whom Frederik had served with in the Frogman Corps.

ADDED: Mette Hansen, Christian's old nanny was at the church as well. She has maintained contact with the family.

And that ends this weeks coverage in Billed Bladet.
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And we now have yet one more defintion of the meaning of the name Minik. According to professor in geologi, Minik Rosing, who was present at the church, the name also means "silent snow fall".
That's a beautiful meaning. Does anyone know if there was snowfall the day the twins were born? It would be a wonderful coincidence.

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Now, being a big brother is heavy responsibility and Christian clearly saw himself as being in charge of his sister. Including calling out to her: "Bella, come here"! And as the dutiful sister, Isabella is, she obeyed - almost.
When a BB reporter shouted to Frederik: "How do you think the children have managed today"? It was Christian who replied: "Very well". (You can actually see that in one of the clips).
That's really cute. I wonder if Christian was afraid that his mum or dad would say otherwise and therefore he answered to the reporter so his parents couldn't say anything else anymore.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:12 AM
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I guess I'm just surprised that Mary didn't think of the abbreviation the name will receive in Australia and elsewhere.
If they would have aknowledged every abbrevation in ever country, the babies would still be without a name.

You also have to keep in mind, that the names of the children have to be on the national list of approved names.
After seeing a sticker on the back of a car that said "Kyle Rocco", Germany should have such a list, too.
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Princess Mary's Headpiece

Does anyone know who the designer is of Princess Mary's "christening" headpiece?
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Various trivia from countless articles in Billed Bladet #16, 2011.

Mary's fascionator is by Marlene Birger. .
I am 'fascinated' as to why Mary has worn it to every christening. I think it's lovely, charming on her and as a new 'tradition' is very sweet but I wondered if anyone was able to shed light on the significance...is it a Danish tradition?


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If they would have aknowledged every abbrevation in ever country, the babies would still be without a name.

You also have to keep in mind, that the names of the children have to be on the national list of approved names.
After seeing a sticker on the back of a car that said "Kyle Rocco", Germany should have such a list, too.
Good point, nicely put.
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That's a beautiful meaning. Does anyone know if there was snowfall the day the twins were born? It would be a wonderful coincidence. :
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That`s not true, the Danes might not abbreviate, but other Europeans do, a lot. In my country Vincent is called Vincek - not pretty at all. It`s an old-fashioned name.

Josephine is lovely. I don`t like it in my country (again it has ugly abbreviations), but I think it`s perfect for a Scandinavian princess.
My experience, having spent a good deal of my life living abroad on and off, I've noticed that many places in Europe do not abbreviate, or at least, are not as prone as english speaking countries which seem to enjoy abbreviating everything. So it's not that it's not true, it's just you evidently haven't experienced what I have
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Caroline Søeborg Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille was in a dress from Lanvin. (She's serious nobility! From no less than four noble families).
Sorry to say, but no she´s not She´s just married to Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille from Egeskov, who was one of the godparents
Caroline was born as Caroline Søeborg Ohlsen.

Link: Caroline Søeborg Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille - Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi
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Yeah, okay.

But doesn't that make her nobility now? In the same way Mary is now royal? Her children certainly are, I presume.
The Bille line was IIRC, amalgamated with another noble family, whose male bloodline died out in late medieval times. Hence my reference to four noble families.
Her husband and their children are "serious nobles", but she´s not and will never be. She´s noble yes, but in the same way as CPss Mary is royal - (Kronprinsesse AF og ikke TIL). There´s a rankdifference in these two words.
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I remember reading that on wikipedia somewhere. 'af' signifies the spouse of a royal, while 'til' signifies the person was born into it and is in the line of succession....at least that's my understanding of it. I could be a little bit off...
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When a BB reporter shouted to Frederik: "How do you think the children have managed today"? It was Christian who replied: "Very well". (You can actually see that in one of the clips).
Ok, I don't think I've seen that clip but that is awesome. That combined with Isabella giving the reporters the peace sign surely makes this the best royal family walkabout ever.
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I remember reading that on wikipedia somewhere. 'af' signifies the spouse of a royal, while 'til' signifies the person was born into it and is in the line of succession....at least that's my understanding of it. I could be a little bit off...

You are absolutely right :-) When you are "af" you dont have succession rights while you do if you are "til".

Queen Ingrid was queen "af" Denmark
Isabella is princess "til" Denmark
Princess Marie is princess "af" Denmark
The prince consort is "af" Denmark
Queen Margrethe was actually princess "af" Denmark before 1953 when females didnt have succession rights
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If they would have aknowledged every abbrevation in ever country, the babies would still be without a name.

You also have to keep in mind, that the names of the children have to be on the national list of approved names.
After seeing a sticker on the back of a car that said "Kyle Rocco", Germany should have such a list, too.
Beauty is in the ear of the beholder in that case. At least the really inappropriate names will not be allowed in Germany, like Pumuckel or Winnetou...
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My experience, having spent a good deal of my life living abroad on and off, I've noticed that many places in Europe do not abbreviate, or at least, are not as prone as english speaking countries which seem to enjoy abbreviating everything. So it's not that it's not true, it's just you evidently haven't experienced what I have
My experience is different, so let`s say that some places do and some places don`t. I live in Europe, so I`m pretty sure about that.

It`s off-topic, anyway, I just wanted to clear up that you shouldn`t say Europeans (implying all of them) don`t abbreviate
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Ok, I don't think I've seen that clip but that is awesome. That combined with Isabella giving the reporters the peace sign surely makes this the best royal family walkabout ever.
You'll find it here: TV 2 Nyhederne - Live

at 01:43 in the clip where Bella is showing the V-sign or peace sign if you will. You can clearly hear Christian's reply: "Rigtig godt".

(BB is up).
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Does anyone know who the designer is of Princess Mary's "christening" headpiece?
Malene Birger

Christians former Nanny Mette Hansen, was there, too

https://picasaweb.google.com/billedb...99506816908978
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Christians former Nanny Mette Hansen, was there, too

https://picasaweb.google.com/billedb...99506816908978
That's a fantastic find, Sternchen.

I will suggest the moderators add this link to the links section: https://picasaweb.google.com/billedbladet

I've already added it to my RSS feeds.

I think you've saved everybody's Easter, Sternchen.
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