The story about the little new Princess in the DRF continues this week.
So this will be covered in two posts.
First some updates and trivia and a bit about what other family members told the press at Rigshospitalet.
The second post will be a transcript over what was said when M&J left the hospital.
Both parents of our Marie are staying at Amalienborg these days.
Mormor (*) Francoise Grassot and morfar Alain Cavallier are there for a few days more to back up their daughter.
Bette Henrik is attending the same kindergarten as Isabella, so that he doesn't get bored and can maintain contact with and interact with other children his age.
And in a couple of weeks or so, once it has been established there are no problems with the child and parents and child have settled in some sort of routine they will move back to Schackenborg.
It was observed that Joachim popped a bottle of champagne or two when the birth was celebrated in the rooms at Righospitalet a princess cake was eaten.
The maternity team was treated to absolute first class sm°rrebr°d/smorgasboard from Ida Davidsen along with a cake with pink icing.
Mary and Frederik were among the guests to visit our Marie and her newborn girl.
Q: How is Princess Marie?
Mary: "She's excellent".
Q: Who does the little one resemble?
Mary: "She's adorable, really adorable, but who she resembles is a bit difficult to say right now".
Q: Were you allowed to hold her?
Mary: "No, we just looked. She was sleeping".
Q: Did you bring a present for the little one?
Mary: "Yes a little girlie-present".
Q: Crown Prince Frederik the score is now 4-4, whill you take the lead again?
Frederik: (Laughing) "Good question, ask the mother".
Mary: "Well, it's an obvious question, but I can't answer that. But it was good to be back and meet the team who also looked after us a year ago".
Q: So you were perhaps inspired?
Mary: (Laughing) "Nooo, I don't know, but it stirred happy memories".
Q: Were the borthers of the little Princess also up there?
"Yes, they were and they were very happy about their little sister. They sure were. They think it's exciting".
M&F stayed for 45 minuttes.
On the way out Mary said hello to fifteen year old Jannick, sitting in a wheelchair. Jannicj is suffering from water on the brain and he is about to undergo surgery number 150 (repeat 150). he said afterwards: "I've always dreamed about meeting Crown Princess Mary and now it happened. It's the best day of my life".
Marie's parents also went to the hospital. Francoice Grassot holding bette Henrik's hand. Henrik speaks Danish and French as best as he can. - And yes, he can talk! Oh, yes!
In order for the birth of a younger sibling to be a positive experience for Henrik, he was presented with gifts at the hospital. Two of them from his older half-brothers and one from his little sister.
Q: "Did Prince Henrik like his little sister?
Joachim: "Yes, he thought she is very neat/nice and sweet. And he did also get a lot of presents".
At this point bette Henrik took over: "I've had a lot of presents! - I've also had presents from Nikolai and Felix". (**)
Q: Have you had presents? What did you get?
Henrik: "Cars! Many cars".
Joachim (laughing): "Yes, we have our pockets full".
Q: Is she sweet, your little sister?
Q: Was it a surprise that it was a girl?
Francoise: "Yes, it was a lovely surprise and I'm very, very happy".
Q: Have you known long that it would be a girl?
Francoise: "No, not at all. It was a secret".
Q: Was it also kept a secret from you?
Francoise: "Yes, we knew nothing, so it was a lovely surprise. And I'm happy".
Q: Is it lovely with a little boy and a girl?
Francoise: "Yes, it Can't be any better ".
Mormor and morfar visited Marie for four hours and when they returned to the foyer, the journalists were still around.
Q: How was it to see the little Princess?
Francoise: "It was wonderful"!
Q: Whom does she resemble?
Francoise: "Her brother Henrik".
Q: How long will you be staying in Denmark?
Francoise: "For ten days".
Q: And how is Marie?
Alain: "She's in fine shape".
Q: Have you held the little one in your arms?
Francoise: "Yes, of course".
The Regent Couple also visited Marie for half an hour and afterwards a delighted QMII said: "She's a really sweet little girl".
Q: Are you glad it was a little Princess?
QMII: "I certainly am" (As in: You bet)!
PH: "But it's always nice to recieve a new member of the family".
(*) DK lesson:
Mormor = maternal grandmother. Mor is pronounced in Jutlandic Danish like the English word "more", just shorter and sharper and without the drawn out e-ending. So you just say "moremore".
The Copenhagener way to pronounce mormor is just like saying the English word "moor" As bog or marsh So you just say "moormoor"
Morfar = maternal grandfather. Far is pronounced just like the English word "far" as in far away. So morfar is "morefar" or "moorfar".
See, Danish is easy and now you can speak dialect too.
(**) I'm not sure Henrik actually spoke that fluent, but this is at least what he meant.