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Old 07-01-2007, 12:34 PM
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Wow ! Great Name !

When Mary was pregnant with Christian I predicted she would have a girl and her name would be Isabella Ingrid Margrethe Henrietta Marie !

I can't believe how close I came to guessing the names of Frederik and Mary's eventual daughter !

I thought Isabella would be chosen because it is such a classic name and is a variant of Elizabeth which is Mary's middle name and the name of her grandmother. I also thought it would be cool to have another "I" name in honor of Queen Ingrid.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:36 PM
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:37 PM
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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.
Maybe Alexia fell in love with the dress when she saw Cristina wear it on her wedding and asked her for it? Or for the name of the designer and bought the same afterwards for herself? We don't know how many low-key events this dress (if it is the same at all!) may have seen since Alexia first saw it. Maybe it's something she loves and forget where she got the infor about it from? Or she didn't relaise people would remember a dress like this - I am still fascinated by the memory of some fashionistas!
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:39 PM
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Wow ! Great Name !

When Mary was pregnant with Christian I predicted she would have a girl and her name would be Isabella Ingrid Margrethe Henrietta Marie !

I can't believe how close I came to guessing the names of Frederik and Mary's eventual daughter !

I thought Isabella would be chosen because it is such a classic name and is a variant of Elizabeth which is Mary's middle name and the name of her grandmother. I also thought it would be cool to have another "I" name in honor of Queen Ingrid.
What a good guess... Maybe they even thought about "Marie" but left it out in order not to fuel the rumours about Joachim and his Marie...
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:42 PM
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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.
Even though most royals have more money at their disposal than most of us, I am sure that there are some for whom these events must be somewhat straining financially. I don't know Alexia's private financial situation, but considering that she is in a fairly advanced state of her pregnancy, I can sympathise with her when she decided to borrow her cousin's dress
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:43 PM
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What a good guess... Maybe they even thought about "Marie" but left it out in order not to fuel the rumours about Joachim and his Marie...
Yes, perhaps so !

I always thought Frederik and Mary's daughter would have some variant of Mary as the last of her names because Queen Ingrid did this with all three of her daughters.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:53 PM
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When do they normally add her to the Royal website? Will it be today, or later in the future?
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:01 PM
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It's strange but I like Isabel and Isabelle but I'm not too fond of Isabella. Anyway, it's a good name for a princess. I liked Mary's outfit, very appropriate for this occasion. And Christian is such a cute.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:02 PM
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It appears that in some non Spanish speaking countries, Isabella and its variants were first more common than the current form Elizabeth. A variant of Isabella, Isabeau, was the common form of the name Elizabeth in France during the 1300s and Elizabeth of Bavaria was re-christened Isabeau upon her marriage to the King of France. (source: A Distant Mirror) I would have thought that Austria would have had a smiliar history of the name as Bavaria so its interesting that an Austrian archduchess was named Isabel. Perhaps Isabel, consort of Christian II took the form from her mother's country, Spain, rather than her father's country, Austria.

Being the common form in France would explain the name Ysabel de France, queen consort of Edward II.

It appears that in Denmark of the 1500s, Isabella was not a common name in Denmark for this same Queen Isabella, consort of Christian II was rechristened Elizabeth upon her arrival in Denmark. (source: Wikipedia)

Isabella's daughter was the famed beauty, Christina of Denmark, whose hand Henry VIII of England sought to take.

From a historical point of view, I was surprised at the choice of Isabella for the new princess' name. Isabella of Habsburg was the consort of perhaps one of the most unsuccessful kings in Danish history. Christian II inherited the thrones of Denmark, Norway and Sweden and he gradually lost control of all of them. He was behind the infamous bloodbath in Sweden where the members of the nobility were lured to an event as guests of the king and they were murdered there.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:12 PM
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Isabella a very sweet name, beautiful, great choice.
The children of the Crown princes of Denmark don't like the christiening, it seems to remember to me that the little Christian was crying to. I find that, even after two babies, Mary don't have find the kick to wear confortably a baby - may it's for that the baby is crying!....-
The little Christian is a very handsome little boy with so sweet eyes, but so bad dressed even for this day he is wearing a strange outfit, with shoes to go to the park not for a ceremony. I don't want to make publicity for the trademark shoes "Starterite" but everybody knows the blue or brown shoes so elegant for the little boys, totaly in accordance with an event like this one. I agree it's not good to play soocker but for an official act is more suitable and refined.

The outfit of Mary, no idea, neither for the colour nor for the sahpe. Obviously it's not her best one!
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:16 PM
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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....
The baptisms of the Belgium Royal Family are always low key and they only invite the close family and the godparents, if I'm not wrong. It's the same with the Spanish baptisms. It's their tradition.
But I don't know the reason why other royals don't attend Monaco's parties. Maybe they're not invited...
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:17 PM
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I love the name Isabella. It's a great name. However, wrong royal family! I thought the name Isabella would be a great contender for the new spanish infanta instead she was named Sophia, which I also love. This is just weird though the name Isabella doesn't seem to fit well with a Danish princess. I don't think Danish when I hear that name. Fred, Mary, Christian, and Isabella, I would have hoped for a name that complimented the other family names better. But oh well that is their own preference!!! I will be interested to know over the next few days what the thoughts are of others in Denmark. However, no surprise on the middle names, those are all perfectly understood. Just a little surprised on the first name.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:19 PM
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Crown Princesses Mathilde and Victoria looked both very lovely. I hoped Mary had chosen a hat or another headpiece, this makes her look old.
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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....
The baptism of the childern of Filip and Mathilde are very private. They only invate family and close friends. It is not a public event, they only allow 1 camera and 1 photographer. The childern only have two godparents and that is family.

I don't think you can compare the 2 events with each other. And they choose Mathilde because she is a friend not because of a favour in return.
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IMO mary and fred looked tired. I don't think they had enough rest the night previous to the christening. But they all looked very happy and moved by the occation.
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Well, I guessed the other three names right (not that it was that difficult), but not in the correct order.

Princess Isabelle looks more like her father now, I think.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:11 PM
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If you want to watch the whole christening again or you were unable to watch it live, click here to watch the entire christening of Princess Isabella.

More lovely photos (and here from one of my favorite blogs.

Finally, a small re-cap from Das Erste

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Even though most royals have more money at their disposal than most of us, I am sure that there are some for whom these events must be somewhat straining financially. I don't know Alexia's private financial situation, but considering that she is in a fairly advanced state of her pregnancy, I can sympathise with her when she decided to borrow her cousin's dress
I agree with you. It is very expensive to dress appropriately for these kinds of events. I think Alexia and her family do very well but still, maybe she had to put something together very quickly and liked this dress, so she borrowed it. Nothing wrong with recycling. Royals do it. It just makes good sense. She seems involved with many things on top of being wife, mother of three already, and having a job, as a teacher in Spain (?).
Lillepigen has very diverse range for godparents. Although her name is now known, I still like to call her Lillepigen. It's too cute.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:18 PM
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Waw!!!! For once, I like something from Mary : I love the name Isabella : regal, feminine, refering to beauty and grace . A very good choice to me . I also like Mary's dress and hair-do .
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