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Old 07-27-2009, 08:42 PM
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I like Marie's outfit, soft and stylish I thought. She is well groomed but most importantly, she is beaming!
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Who knows the name before it is made public? I mean did Prince Henrik know the little prince was to be named after him? Did the Queen know or was it just Marie & Joachim?
The regal couple would have known, definetely! And probably the closest circle of the family like the CPly couple, the two paternal aunts, the Bernadottes, Joachim's cousins and Marie's parents. Please note the disclaimer ' probably' !

Bishop Erik told on TV that he was informed of the names on Sunday morning. Well, that's what he said !

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Old 07-27-2009, 10:45 PM
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Pity there were no hats from the royal ladies but i understand it is a more understated christening then and of the other grandchildren had - disappointed by the lack of colour from Marie and Mary today
Couldn't agree more. The colour (or lack of it) was dull in both cases. And I particularly didn't like Marie's white shoes...would have been fancier to wear some beige ones, Letizia's kind of peep-toes

Marie's hair looked nice, even though a hairpiece would have been appropiate.

Joachim's crossed suit was not a good choice either IMO
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:59 PM
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Couldn't agree more. The colour (or lack of it) was dull in both cases. And I particularly didn't like Marie's white shoes...would have been fancier to wear some beige ones, Letizia's kind of peep-toes

Marie's hair looked nice, even though a hairpiece would have been appropiate.

Joachim's crossed suit was not a good choice either IMO
I could not agree more! the colour of the dresses for Marie and Mary very disapointed, almost the same colourtoo, didn't they take about it eachother? not hair piece , I think at least for Maire it wwould have been better even if it was a little hair piece, like small fascinator!
I love Felix and Nicholas, alwasy well dress! but what it is with Mary I am suprise she probably is one of my favorite sylish CP but her kids, very disapointed! the suit for Christian , not short trausers, not long trausers what it was that? and for Isabella this sandals could not get her a nice white shoes for her and a more pritty dress? I think my daughter had nicer dresses than her and i do not have her money!
I love the name of the Prince Henrik, Ithink is perfect! an honor for his father in law!
Marie's hair , yes beautiful1
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I think his name is perfect! Though, i do think its a little confusing with two Prince Henrik's. I think they should have made Carl or Alain his first name to avoid that. but i do think its nice that he's named after his grandpa.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:31 AM
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I don't like it when they have the same name for living relatives either. It does make it confusing.
Joachim does seem quite taken with Marie. He looks so happy and content.
The service itself was very nice. The dress color of the day seemed to be gray tones. Marybe this is what Marie wanted as they all seemed to be dressed this way. Maybe Mary was trying not to upstage Marie which was very considerate of her.
All in all, a nice family event.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:17 AM
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A secret shared: Marie and Joachim christen their little prince Henrik - hellomagazine.com (27/07/2009).
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:24 AM
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Here's another article with a picture gallery from German Bunte:

** So süß ist der kleine Dänen-Prinz ** gallery **

The title says: So sweet is the little prince from Denmark
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:05 AM
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Pictures of Marie and Joachim at the rehersal before the Christening

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:30 AM
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Prince Joachim looks as though he's lost some weight. Perhaps it was the strain of preparing for the event, hope he's in good health.

Marie looks radiant, healthy. While he looks happy, his face looks leaner.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:50 AM
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Here are some photos of the Danish royal children during the christening:

Billed-Bladet - Kongelige krudtugler til barnedåb - se billederne
Rylt11-you raise some very good points about Marie's participation in the service. It is quite possible that she does know the songs and some of the prayers, but perhaps she just became nervous and giddy during the christening, and was more focused on her family and keeping the baby calm. I don't know for sure, but I would imagine that she helped to select, or at least knew the hymns that were sung, and probably knew what the bishop would say and/or read. I think that she was just so focused on the baby, and also on the fact that her family members were there. Of course, this is just my assumption.

Someone asked about Princess Benedikte's absence from the christening. She was attending the dressage championships that her daughter, Princess Nathalie, was riding in (and won):
Princess Nathalie of Berleburg and Family, Current Events Part 1: January 2006 -
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hey people who are the godparents of the little prince Henrik
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:34 AM
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The godparents are:
Benjamin Grandet (Marie's brother)
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Britt Siesbye (friend of Joachim and Marie)
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sgl --- Thank you for acknowledging Marie's actions during the ceremony. I think the baby, who is only a couple of months old, was not happy because he was being propped up to a sitting position for too long a period for his developmental stage. He would have been happier lying down in his mother's arms. Marie was probably trying to enable others to see him, but it was for too long a period and he reacted accordingly.

I mention her lack in participation only because she is seen so rarely that it is important for her to put her best foot forward and act like the princess she is now. I am reminded of the director of her school in Switzerland, who said she was in the wrong place at the wrong time but for the right reasons. Her winning smile has enabled her to sidestep expectations before !

On viewing the video again, a very good video, thank you, I noted that it was Prince Frederick who was also engaged in folding paper to create airplanes. If he initiated the activity, then Joachim's boys should not take the blame. It should go elsewhere.

It was also noted that Christian had behaved so well at Isabellas' christening. If he could behave for his sister's event, then he should behave equally well for his cousin's christening. Expectations should be the same, whether it's a country church or a big cathedral in Copenhagen, or if it is the crown prince's child versus the child of a different prince. Just a little too much "relaxez-vous" on Sunday in my opinion.
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I agree with you, rylt11. I was also surprised to see the older children creating paper airplanes during the ceremony. I know that it is difficult to keep young children still during church functions, but Nikolai and Felix should have known better. I'm sure that they received quite the talking-to by their grandmother and father. It was cute to see, but it was not appropriate for the service. Princess Alexandra's children seemed well-behaved during the event. And as for Crown Prince Frederik, there are simply no words. He definitely knew better, but maybe he figured that it would keep Christian quiet. Who knows. Overall, it was a very nice christening, and the church looked beautiful. The nicest part, IMO, was seeing Prince Joachim and Princess Marie beaming with happiness and love for their baby.

Here is another article about the christening:
http://www.merryroyals.com/2009/07/2...prince-henrik/
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Yes, theirs is a real love-match. He, in particular, I think, values his new life, as he knows the tragedy he went through when his first marriage failed. This is a wonderful new beginning for him, and establishing a home once again, where all of his children feel that familial love and warmth, is paramount.

As for Christian and Isabella, the nanny was there and should have done what had to be done at the first sign of disruption of the beautiful service. If they can't behave, then out they go. Period.

I'm sure the queen was devastated, as she sang the hymns and participated to the fullest, like the queen she is. Marie should pick up on this. Mary has, and stayed with the service until her daughter's behavior got in the way of things. Poor Mary. She should have been relieved at the first inkling that Isabella was going to act like a normal 2 year old.
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Children were ok during the christening! let them act like children! ok they made paper airplane but it's really no big deal! the ceremony was long for them and they certainly didn't understand what was going on.
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Children were ok during the christening! let them act like children! ok they made paper airplane but it's really no big deal! the ceremony was long for them and they certainly didn't understand what was going on.

I quite agree actually. At Princess Ariane's christening Amalia and Alexia messed about but they were being children. They will learn. I think they made the christening rather than spoilt it.
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There were two categories to the misbehaviors - the airplane making in the pews and the crying and wailing at the baptismal font.

The airplane incident was visually disruptive. If young children can't be calmed down with a snack, a book, something that is done discretely, then they can be removed from the premises by a nanny who was brought for that purpose. Nikolai and Felix don't need nannies to remove them, but should not be encouraged by adults to continue with those actions.

The crying at the baptismal font, totally interrupted the service, but was done by a very young child who obviously didn't know what was going on, and that her mother was busy with another obligation at the time. She should have been removed at her first resistance to stay where she didn't belong - and the noise she created later was not amusing.

I feel for Marie and, particularly, Joachim, to whom this service and this baby is so symbolic of a new life for him. I think it was total disrespect to allow Isabella to wail away as the bishop continued with the christening. She was not crying in the back of the church somewhere, but right at the font. Totally wrong, not cute, whether it involves royal parents or any parents.
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To be honest I don''t think the children's behaviour was that bad. To me the most important thing was that they remained fairly quiet. You could still hear the bishop's talk and the singing. And I am sure none of the guests even noticed the making of paper planes we only saw it ourselves because the cameras focused in on it. Its not like they were throwing them about the church.

I think Isabella got upset when she had to leave her mother to go and sit back in the pews. Personally I don't think it would have done any harm to leave her sitting on her mummys knee for the short time that was left. Would have saved all that shouting!

I wonder why only the Danish royal children went up to the font and not Marie's nephew Zachary? I'm sure he was more than welcome at the front but was perhaps a bit shy
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