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Old 07-01-2007, 10:40 AM
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I know why Princess Alexia is Isabella's godmother but what about the other godparents? specially Crown Princess Mathilde?
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:42 AM
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Talking about outfits I must say that Mary was elegant and simple, but particularly I don't like the colour of her dress - it would have been more bright. Margrethe II was so funny - she remind me a tall walking green tree and I really can't make myself approve her costume. Princess Benedikte was very elegant but Mette-Marit seemed like she is pregnant.
God-parents were total surprise for me, because I hoped to see more (3) royals (Madeleine) and somebody from Mary's family (father or sister).
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:43 AM
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I have to agree with those who found Princess Benedikte to be the best dressed lady there. I did like the color of Mary's dress. Since I have not seen a full-length photo of her I cannot comment on the fit. The baby looked serene during the actually christening, though I understand she was restless at one point. Her big brother was adorable.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:46 AM
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I know why Princess Alexia is Isabella's godmother but what about the other godparents? specially Crown Princess Mathilde?
I was surprised too; several people here commented on TV that F&M are on very good terms/are good friends with the Belgian CP couple. Sounds nice and plausible, I just didn't know.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:59 AM
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I find it unjust that the crownprincely couple of Belgium as far as I can remember kept all of their children´s baptism low key without inviting royals from other countries but in contrary Mathilde f.i. is now invited to the Danish baptism. It´s the same with Albert of Monaco: He´s always invited to various royal festivities but you never see royals attending Monaco´s f.i. Balle de rose or Red-Cross-Ball. I´m quite sure in case he marries C.W. the wedding will also kept low key....
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:10 AM
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I saw on the guest list that Mrs. Charlotte Murray was invited. Isn't she the sister of Mary's late mother? Some others here have already pointed out that Isabella used to be fashionable in Scotland for centuries - just think of Robert the Bruce's wife Isabella of Mar - maybe Isabella was the name of Mary's Scottish grandmother, mother to Henrietta Donaldson and Charlotte Murray?

Then we'd have: great-grandmother's name mother's side, grandmother's name mother's side, great-grandmother's name father's side, grandmother's name father's side.


Just a thought. Don't know where to check for the information about Henrietta Donaldson's mother's name. I found it: Elizabeth Gibson Horne, nee Melrose.
Elizabeth = Isabella.... Hm...
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:11 AM
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Just my impressions from today:
CP Mary's dress looked much better on TV, it doesn't photograph that well so pics unfortunately don't do it justice.
Queen Margrethe's outfit was quite something, a terrible print IMO and not the best of cuts either.
She made up for it with quite a lot of beautiful smiles casted at her son and daughter-in-law, and she appeared to be the most enthusiastic singer during the ceremony!
I agree on both Mette-Marit's awful chain belt-headband and on CP Victoria's rather melancholy look.
The one who disappointed me most fashion-wise was Princess Mathilde; her white lace dress coat really didn't do anything for her at all.
Apart from that and more important: It was fascinating to see how the Danish CP couple really seem to be on the same wavelength emotionally. All through the ceremony they were not only interacting but also reacting the same way at the same time: Professional at first, then a bit nervous, followed by being very moved and back to relief that it was all over & professionalism again.
It was very nice to notice that. Seems that under CP Frederik's still boyish appearance and beneath CP Mary's polished looks lie two quite emotional and similar characters.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:19 AM
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Why, oh why is Alexia of Greece wearing the same dress that Infanta Cristina took to her own wedding?... Please, tell me she and Carlos are not bankrupt... cause I can't see any other explanation for this...
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Why borrowing a dress from your cousin? And why the exact same dress your cousin wore at another royal gathering?
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:29 AM
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i really like the name isabella. i wished felipe and letizia called any of their daughters like that, in it's spanish version (isabel) :) i think it's quite a regal and royal name, at least there were some isabel royals in spanish history. do you think she is called isabella in honour of the day she was born, which happened to be the same as the day her majesty the queen of england was born?

i quite liked mary's dress, is it the one the lithuanian designer made? not so sure about the headpiece. i think it resembles too much the one she wore for christian's christening, which i didn't really like then either. i think victoria looked delightful today, though. the skirt is adorable, and her headpiece is really original.

their choice of godparents was great as well. i loved the fact they chose mathilde and alexia as godmothers.

i just saw pictures of the guests... benedikte looked so elegant (but, to be honest, when doesn't she?) and mathilde... no words. simply amazing. i loved her hairdo and dress.

can someone tell us who the other godparents were and how they are related to frederik and mary? i know peter heering is caroline's husband but who are louise skeel, christian buchwald and nadine johnston?
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:36 AM
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I like baby girl's names. Isabella is a beautiful name. Did not expected this name for Danish princess, but names choce is very good. I also like oldfashioned name Henrietta.
Mary's dress is nice but I prefered her outfit during christiening of her friends child where she was a godmothre.(the silver one).
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:39 AM
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do you think she is called isabella in honour of the day she was born, which happened to be the same as the day her majesty the queen of england was born?
Mary said afterwards that they were looking at a list of names of former Danish Royals and came up with queen Isabella of Austria and Spain, grand-daughter of queen Isabella of Castile and daughter of the crazy queen Juana of Spain and her husband Philip of Austria.

Isabella was the sister of emperor Charles V., niece of princess Catherine of Aragon, queen of England, cousin of queen Mary Tudor of England and aunt of king Philip II. of Spain.

If that is not a right Royal background, I don't know what one is!
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:40 AM
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Isabella of Denmark...
Bella of Denmark...

Isabella

Usage: English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch Pronounced: iz-a-BEL-a (English)

Latinate form of Isabel - Most likely a medieval Spanish form of Elizabeth, although some theories state that Isabel actually derives from an old Semitic name meaning "daughter of BA'AL". Queens of Castile and Portugal and a queen of England have borne this name.



- Henrietta Feminine pet form of Hnery (After Mary's granmother and maybe after Prince Henrik - Henry.)

- Ingrid From the Old Norse name Ingríðr meaning "Ing is beautiful", derived from the name of the Norse god ING combined with fríðr "beautiful". A famous bearer was Ingrid Bergman, a Swedish actress. (After royal great grandmother.)

- Margrethe Danish and Norwegian form of Margaret. (After royal grandmother.)

Btw. Isabella doesn't have any middle name after her godparents.
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can someone tell us who the other godparents were and how they are related to frederik and mary? i know peter heering is caroline's husband but who are louise skeel, christian buchwald and nadine johnston?
Louise Skeel is responisble for the Royal Hunt of Denmark, Dr. Buchwald is a medical doctor and tennis partner of prince Frederik.
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I saw on the guest list that Mrs. Charlotte Murray was invited. Isn't she the sister of Mary's late mother? Some others here have already pointed out that Isabella used to be fashionable in Scotland for centuries - just think of Robert the Bruce's wife Isabella of Mar - maybe Isabella was the name of Mary's Scottish grandmother, mother to Henrietta Donaldson and Charlotte Murray?

Then we'd have: great-grandmother's name mother's side, grandmother's name mother's side, great-grandmother's name father's side, grandmother's name father's side.


Just a thought. Don't know where to check for the information about Henrietta Donaldson's mother's name. I found it: Elizabeth Gibson Horne, nee Melrose.
Elizabeth = Isabella.... Hm...

that's indeed a very good guess. i heard mary was quite close to her grandmother, and it may well be her grannie's name. however, according to other poster mary said they looked for the name while searching for royals of the past names. there were a couple of isabella's in spanish royalty, as i said.

thanks for the information on the godparents!

just wondering... when were the official photos of christian's christening posted on the website? are we right to expect official photos this time?
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I appreciate that Henrietta was the name of Mary's mother, but I think it also rather neatly compliments Prince Henrik, who has always said he was looking forward to having a granddaughter!
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I like the name isabella, is so pretty.. I like the color of mary's dress too... and Christian was cute..SO CUTE!.. but i don't like his shoes... not for the occasion...
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Why, oh why is Alexia of Greece wearing the same dress that Infanta Cristina took to her own wedding?... Please, tell me she and Carlos are not bankrupt... cause I can't see any other explanation for this...
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Why borrowing a dress from your cousin? And why the exact same dress your cousin wore at another royal gathering?

I had the same thought, that it's too coincidental and too far apart in time as far as the last and most current wearings for that dress to not have been borrowed.

Maybe she didn't want to shell out for a dress she'll never wear again? I know her kids are outfitted through Marie Chantal's line, for the most part, but who knows. It didn't suit her and considering how few appearances she makes as a royal, this would have been her time to really make a statement.

Mary and Frederik look to be best friends! I was so moved by the way they smiled at each other.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:27 PM
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What a beautiful christening.

I love what Mary wore. In the beginning I was disappointed, but the more and more I see it, I love it. Perfect cut, perfect color, and it's nice enough that she recycled the headpiece

Soo, the name was Isabella. Beautiful name, I'm glad the family chose their own name, that they liked, and didn't go too much with tradition. Very feminin.

They're a beautiful family, and I love ALL the pics (especially polfoto and ANP's) Christian seems so flexible, he's just so adorable, and when he smiles (unfortunately, not too often) it's melts your heart.

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Mary and Frederik look to be best friends! I was so moved by the way they smiled at each other.
Me too ! The're smiles were so enchanting..


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I post here some more photos of the beautiful occasion.

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I forgot to add- photos are on the right side at the top
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