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Old 02-03-2012, 12:09 AM
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Transcript of the meeting with the press at Righospitalet.
This and articles in the previous post are from Billed Bladet #05, 2012.
Written by Trine Larsen, Ulrik Ulriksen and Marianne Singer.

Q: Why has it been so important for you to have a girl?
J: “Because…to be honest. When I’ve seen a large part of my circle of friends have daughters and (when) I have seen the Crown Prince, and the joy they all have by having daughters, I would like to have a girl as well….after three boys”.
M: “Three lovely boys”.

Q: When we see what kind of father you are for your three sons, it might indicate that this will be a really spoiled girl. A daddy’s girl?
J: “Yes, she’ll be….spoiled rotten. – At least by her older brothers”.

Q: How have the oldest brothers reacted on having a little sister?
J: “They are pretty pleased with that”.
M: “They are so happy. – They also think she’s really sweet”.

Q: How has little Prince Henrik received her?
M: “He was proud! Really happy and he hopes she’ll be playing with cars”!

Q: How did Joachim perform during the birth?
(Joachim is covering his ears jokingly).
M: “He was the best. He was a fantastic support. The birth is never really fun but it’s always a really big experience. And it’s fantastic finally to meet your child”.

Q: How have the first three days been – as a father of four and now a little girl?
J: “The one about being father of four (*) I haven’t thought so much about, but more about being the father of a daughter. And that’s the really big thing….and it has only been fantastic until now.
It’s been wonderful to see how she…I won’t say how she has grown, but how she develops”.
M: “Yes, she has grown a little. She eats well”.

Q: Has she gained weight while you have been here?
M: “Yes, a little. A little bit”.
J: “That is, newborn usually lose a little weight initially, but that’s quite normal and I can say that she has a good appetite and that she certainly also has an appetite for life”.

Q: You said the other day, that she was beautiful and resembled the mother…
J: “Yes, can’t you tell”?

Q: Won’t you lift her up a bit, so that we can see her for real?
J: “Yeah, but the light is a bit sharp”.
M: “Yes, there is a lot of light”. (**)

Q: Who do you think she resembles?
J: “She resembles her mother, I believe”.
M: “We don’t really know yet, because she’s so little. It’s a bit difficult to say”.

Q: How has she behaved for the past three days?
M: “She’s very, very sweet”.
J: “Yes, definitely. She behaves well”!

Q: You look fantastic, so the little one has presumably been good at sleeping, so that you could rest?
M: “Yes, she sleeps and eats and sleeps”.

Q: Prince Joachim, has the little one been a lot in your arms?
J: “Yes, that I must say, but it’s also because it’s so difficult to let go of her”.

Q: What has been the best thing during the stay at Rigshospitalet?
M: “That has been the team. The maternity team. They have been a fantastic support and help. And they are just like our family”.
J: “You always get treated so well here. It’s touching. It’s a wonderful team to work with and I feel it has all been in the best of hands. There are thanks to both Morten and Birgitte (***) but also to Rigshospitalet”.

The maternity team were of course pleased with being commended and Birgitte Hillerup said afterwards: “The Princess has expressed that she has been glad with the continuity during the entire progress. It has meant a lot to her that she knew the persons around her. That they were the same as at her first birth. That, I believe, is important. Perhaps especially when you come from a strange country”.

(*) There is here referred to a series of very popular movies, comedies, with the main title of Father of Four.

(**) I noticed our Marie shielded her daughter’s face when they entered the foyer and the lights of the cameras were trained on them.

(***) Morten Hedegaard, the head of the maternity ward. Birgitte Hillerup, the leading midwife.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:20 AM
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Muhler, a thousand thank yous. It is one thing to see the interviews but to know what was said is a wonderful insight. Keep up the great work!!
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:51 AM
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Congratulations to the whole family. They got their baby girl and the three boys their adorable little sister.May God bless them.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:15 AM
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A beautiful princess with gorgeous older brothers. Many congratulations to the family.
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The maternity team were of course pleased with being commended and Birgitte Hillerup said afterwards: “The Princess has expressed that she has been glad with the continuity during the entire progress. It has meant a lot to her that she knew the persons around her. That they were the same as at her first birth. That, I believe, is important. Perhaps especially when you come from a strange country”.
Muhler, thank you so much for always helping us to feel we too can understand Danish.

But one question: did the midwife really say "strange" country or did she mean "foreign" country? I have once read (not sure i8f that's true) that in the Scandinavic languages the word of Latin origin "planeter" does both mean one from a foreign country and "alien from a foreign planet", so could understand a bit if she said "strange" country, but then I thought I better ask you. Thank you very much in advance.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:39 AM
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Muhler, thank you so much for always helping us to feel we too can understand Danish.

But one question: did the midwife really say "strange" country or did she mean "foreign" country? I have once read (not sure i8f that's true) that in the Scandinavic languages the word of Latin origin "planeter" does both mean one from a foreign country and "alien from a foreign planet", so could understand a bit if she said "strange" country, but then I thought I better ask you. Thank you very much in advance.
You are welcome Kataryn & Missjane

Well, I actually thought about adding a (*) to that word.

The midwife meant strange, as in coming from a strange/another/foreign country, not as in weird. So you are right.

I'm not quite sure what you mean in the second part of your question. Planeter simply means planets. Ate you reffering to a drabant? Drabant = a space object in orbit around another space object, i.e. like a moon. But a drabant is also an older word for a kind of trusted bodyguard, always near the lord or prince he is guarding.
The words we use for extra terrestrials are marsmænd/marsboere = Martians, or rumvæsner = space-creatures. That is when we don't use the adopted English word aliens.
Alien in English can of course mean both an extra terrestrial as well as a foreigner.
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Does anyone know whether the christening date, church and godparents shall be annouced before Queen Margrethe's 72nd birthday on April 16th?

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:58 AM
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Does anyone know whether the christening date, church and godparents shall be annouced before Queen Margrethe's 72nd birthday on April 16th?

The christening date and church will probably be announced before April. Last year we saw the twins christened on April 14th. That christening date was announced on the 11th February and the twins were born on the 8th January. The godparents are announced on the day.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:01 PM
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Q: Why has it been so important for you to have a girl?
J: “Because…to be honest. When I’ve seen a large part of my circle of friends have daughters and (when) I have seen the Crown Prince, and the joy they all have by having daughters, I would like to have a girl as well….after three boys”.
M: “Three lovely boys”.
I absolutely love Marie's little comment about the boys.
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Is there video of little Henrik speaking?
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I too thought that was a very sensitive and caring comment for a stepmother to make, in the wake of just having given birth. Princess Marie is a true jewel!
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Will the baby's name be revealed at the day of her Christening?
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Will the baby's name be revealed at the day of her Christening?
Yes, that is the Danish royal tradition.
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Congratulations to the DRF on the arrival of a new little Princess.
Has there been any photos of her with her 3 older Brothers?
Is there speculation on who her Godparents will be?
(I love a new bub story!!)
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So far they haven't released any photos yet. We've only seen the little girl when she was brought home from hospital.

Name and godparents speculations can be found in the following extra thread


** Joachim & Marie's 2nd Baby - Guess the Name & Gender **
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I'm curious, has a date been set for the christening yet? Any idea when it may be?
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I'm curious, has a date been set for the christening yet? Any idea when it may be?
No date has been announced yet. The christening date for the twins born last Jan was announced on the 11th February. So we're probably looking at the back end of Feb. The twins were christened in April, so that seems a likely month.
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Can't wait until April when the royal christening happens and all these baby name guessing stops and we discover the names prince Joachim and princess Marie choose fir their baby girl.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:22 AM
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We are informed in Billed Bladet #07, 2012.

That Joachim and our Marie have returned to Schackenborg. Here a stork waited for them in the park.
They have both been observed on little outings in the car. (*)

In connection with Joachim presenting the EliteForsk award, our reporter (Henrik Salling) asked: Does one sense a bit of shadows beneath the eyes due to lack of sleep. Or are you (formal you naturally) getting your sleep at the moment?
Joachim: "I feel I can say with certainty that I'm not getting younger".
But it's Marie who who is most burdened: "It's quite natural the mother who has most to do. So I really can't allow myself to complain".

Q: How are the Princesses?
Joachim: "Both Princesses are fine".

(*) The car. One of the best ways to rock a child to sleep. - A hundred years ago a rag soaked in schnapps was used as a pacifier at bedtime.
Buuut, faced with the alternative of sharing your Red Aalborg with you baby or taking her for a ride.... Okay, where's the car keys?
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Does anyone else find it odd that they haven't announced a christening date yet? It's supposed to be when the baby is around 3 months old; the little princess turns 3 months old on April 24th...
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