BB this week is full of articles about the upcoming christening and there are a number of trivia. More on that below.
A little about the summer cruise.
A bit about our Marie and the Civil Defence.
A lot about what Frederik has been up to lately.
Frederik going to Mozambique.
Summary of a number of articles about the christening from Billed Bladet #14, 2011.
Written by the usual royal reporters.
Anna Johannesen has been in contact with Mary's sister, Patricia, who said: "I'll come without my husband, Scott, but on the other hand I'll have the pleasure of going with my brother, John. We will both be present in the church, when Mary and Frederik's twins are to be baptized".
Will John by a godfather then?
Patricia: "I have no comments to that. You'll have to wait and see".
From London, Frederik commented: "We are very much looking forward to Mary's family coming from Australia. We are so happy that they have the opportunity and time to travel the long way up here".
As Viv pointed out I also think la Marie was tricked into revealing herself as a godmother.
Henrik Salling, who has a good rapport with the fair Marie, asked her: Are you looking forward to being a godmother at the upcoming baptism of the twins?
To which the Marie relied: "Yes, I am.
- Okay, I know it's part of the game and that Marie should perhaps keep her mouth shut, but that wasn't gentlemanly behavior, Henrik Salling!
A gentleman does not take advantage of a lady, who feels comfortable with you. Big no, no, Henrik Salling!
As to the other godpareants. BB has put a number of names very high on the list:
Mary's brother John.
Prince Gustav of Berleburg.
Princess Alexandra of Berleburg.
Princess Nathalie of Berleburg.
Anna Johannesen asked Frederik whether it was his idea to send the guests on a cruise in the canals of Copenhagen. To which Frederik replied: "That was (a) pretty obvious (idea). The boat are after all located just outside the church, so now we'll just hope for good weather. Otherwise we'll change the plans. There is still time for that".
Frederik also said: "The planning is going ahead as it should. The logistics is in place, everything is as we wish it, so yes, we are ready".
As for names:
Currently there 37.264 Christian's in DK.
The currently most popular names for boys are:
And for girls:
The christening will naturally be covered extensively and I'll focus on DR1, as that channel is most likely also to send live on the Net.
The coverage will start at 12.10 and is expected to end at 18.30.
With a summary from 19.05-20.00 the same evening.
The baptism itself will begin around 15.30.
As usual the guests will also be seen when they arrive in the church.
TV2's coverage is just as massive.