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Old 01-24-2016, 05:01 AM
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Cute little Athena has turned 4 today, January 24!

Some new portraits have therefore been released on the official website:


** kongehuset.dk: H.H. Prinsesse Athena 4 år **
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:10 AM
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Thanks, Iceflower.

On the occasion of mademoiselle Athena's birthday BB has compiled a little gallery: Hip hurra for prinsesse Athena | BILLED-BLADET
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:41 AM
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Thanks both! She is sooooooooooo cutie!!!
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:14 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #08, 2016.
Written by Dorthe Quist.

Which basically about an interview J&M gave to the Spanish magazine Hola and said about their children.

Joachim: "Henrik is extremely kind-hearted, but he can also be stubborn. As for Athena, she has a strong personality. She has three brothers and she just... rules! She's the viking of the family!
We try and raise them as any other children".
However, they also learn that there are times when they have to stand on a balcony with farmor (QMII) and be photographed, because that is also a part of their life and they have to learn to live with that.

Marie: "We never really discussed other names than Henrik (she has said she calls him Henri privately). I've always been fond of the name, even before I met Joachim. And then it made even more sense due to my son's farfar (PH).
As for Athena's name, it's also a name I've always been fond of... the Greek goddess. It's a strong name".

Joachim adds that the name fits their daughter, even when she was a baby.
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:04 PM
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This year Felix will probably be confirmed right? If so, maybe May?
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:08 PM
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Yes probably.
In Copenhagen children tend to be confirmed around age thirteen.
Further away from Copenhagen it's fourteen.

Don't know why.

However, many opt for a so-called "nonfirmation". I.e. they are either celebrated with a party and presents like those of the same age who are confirmed in church.
Or as is the case with my children, they get a party in their honor when they turn fifteen. That's the case with my daughter later this year.
It started with her older brother. None of our children are religious, so he preferred to be celebrated when he turned fifteen.
Fifteen is the age of sexual consent in DK - and also the age where you are no longer tried as a child if you break the law, but end up in a criminal court.

A nonfirmation is different from a confirmation in several ways: No religious ceremonies. No long white dresses, which some girls around thirteen-fourteen would rather do without! No posing in front of the altar or outside the church.
But otherwise pretty much the same. A big family-party with speeches (to the embarrassment of the child... ), homemade songs praising the child (who is even more embarrassed ) and truck-loads of presents (that's pretty cool though ).
Followed by a "blue Monday" after the confirmation, where the child along with friends go to town and shop and celebrate and shop even more.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:23 PM
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Thank you for the information Muhler
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Day out for Nikolai , Felix, and Joachim
Prins Joachim i byen med sønnerne: Fridag med farmand - Herognu

Not sure I like Nikolai holding Joachim's cigarette
Is it that hard to put it out for a moment ?
http://herognu.dk/Upload/her-og-nu/2...0sm%c3%b8g.jpg
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:58 AM
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Thanks, Polyesco.

For a nicotine-addict your suggestion is

Do any of our Danish members, who just like me were born in the Younger Stoneage, remember the illustrations to the Jan-books?
Felix reminded me about them right away.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Kvzt3eOin3.../s1600/Jan.jpg
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Yeah I know it's hard. But a horrible example for his teenage sons.
Put it out.

Nikolai and Felix are at that age were they focus more on their hair.
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It's Prince Henrik's 7th birthday today, May 4, and some lovely new portraits, taken on April 29, have been released!



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** kongehuset.dk: Prins Henrik syv år **
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little henrik is adorable - he is growing up to be such a handsome man. he is a mini joachim too. :)
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Lovely photos. I cant believe he is 7 already. How time flies

a gallery
http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...henrik-syv-aar
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I don't know why I though he had blue eyes , but not! Hi is so grown up! wow! can't believe it!
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I always felt he looked a bit pale and weak - but the new photos are cute. I especially like the one at the window.
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It's Prince Henrik's 7th birthday today, May 4, and some lovely new portraits, taken on April 29, have been released!



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** kongehuset.dk: Prins Henrik syv år **
I love pic 2! He's a doll. And already seven!!
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Wow hard to believe Henrik is 7. Happy birthday to the little prince.

Love the photos. All three of Joachim's sons are attractive young men. I love the second photo.
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Prince Felix turned 14 today, July 22!


Two nice portraits, one also including his brother Nikolai, have been taken and shared:



** kongehuset.dk: H.H. Prins Felix 14 år **
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:26 AM
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Thanks, this is a part of a series which BB feature this week.

You'll see them when I get around to scan the mag.
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Prince Felix turned 14 today, July 22!


Two nice portraits, one also including his brother Nikolai, have been taken and shared:



** kongehuset.dk: H.H. Prins Felix 14 år **
They are two goodlooking young men. Of course they had (and have) goodlooking parents, the apple does not fall far from the tree.
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