Trivia based on an article in Billed Bladet #30, 2015.
Written by the Ulrik Ulriksen.
Actually I'm not sure the venerable Ulrik Ulriksen was actually there, it seems more based on what the BB photographer told him.
There were some 300 riders in the procession towards Gråsten Manor, from various ring-rider association. On top of that there were more than 100 local children on decorated bicycles and three marching bands. The whole show lasted half an hour.
The twins were initially a little hesitant when a rider came close to deliver a bouquet.
The riding center located at the stables of the manor are I believe rented by a local riding organization and it was while visiting the center Josephine fell and broke her arm. And it is around here M&F's horses stand while at Gråsten. Isabella appears to have gotten to know several of the local girls, because she knew some of the girls who came with flowers by name. So presumably she has been doing some hanging around at the center.
Anyway, Josephine in particular quickly realized there was no danger from the riders and elbowed her way to the front and happily accepted the flowers the nice people gave her. That is, her family also got flowers, and at some point Josephine voiced her protests. It really is unfair that she only received say 80 % of the bouquets! So mom and dad had to explain to her that she should have a little patience she would get more flowers. - Yeah, okay. - "Now, I'd like some flowers too". Mary: "You will have more flowers".
When the largest of the marching band came, an all girl band BTW, Josephine started to march on the place and swing her arms.
However, one of the annoying thing about being a kidsister is that you have older siblings. Especially if they are in the shape of on older brother who likes to tease you be holding on to the bouquet you are showing him. But Josephine seems to be used to Christian and his antics because she hardly looked annoyed and mother didn't even have to intervene.
Vincent appreciated the flowers, he managed to get too, but he is a boy, and he was standing on the far side from the photographers and he is a less shall we say elbowing person than his twin sister, so he didn't get as much attention...
When the whole thing ended, the family strolled back to the manor. Mary and Christian with their arms around each other, and Bella and Frederik close together. - A typical dad's little girl and mother's little boy.
But M&F and the children have also have been around while in Southern Jutland. We already know they visited the redoubts around Dybbøl.
But they also visited Legoland and here they were photographed by a Trine Juul Jensen who appears to have sold the pics to BB. Trine Juul Jensen says: "My daughters still talk about how fatastic it was that the Crown Princely Couple were in Legoland on exactly the same day as us".
Actually M&F were there, almost unnoticed, with Ellen Hillingsøe, her husband Christoffer Carstenskiold and their two children. - But they are not shown in the article, perhaps because the picture of M&F strictly speaking is a breach of the Danish laws of privacy. (*)
M&F and family also went to science center Universe that belongs to the Danfoss company. But that is more about how things work - so it's a place you can easily persuade uncles and older brothers to come along to.
If you think you can handle more of M&F and their children, you'll find some here in this folder: https://app.box.com/s/k2mgo90ivsvriafy8646gevnafhw8m4d
(*) The Danish laws on privacy are very strict.
For example you are not allowed to take a picture of me and my family in say Legoland without my consent, if the picture is directly focused on us. That is defined on how much space my family take up in a photo depending on an X number of %.
You are however free to photograph my family and me if it's a larger scene, where we just happens to be a small part of it. Say walking on a lane along with a hundred other guests.
But if you crop the photo only to show my family and then publish it without my consent you are in breach of the law.
In this case I imagine BB called the court and asked whether it was OK to publish the photo by Trine Juul Jensen. Because BB otherwise never use such private photos.