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Alexandria 11-18-2003 08:37 PM

Danish Royal Family Christmas: 2003, 2004, 2006-2014
 
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www.colourpress.com - Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte opened this year's exhibition of Christmas decorations at Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory in the Danish capital. The tables are decorated by Queen Margrethe. Photo: Klaus Moeller

Alexandria 11-18-2003 08:47 PM

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www.colourpress.com - Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte opened this year's exhibition of Christmas decorations at Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory in the Danish capital. The tables are decorated by Queen Margrethe. Photo: Klaus Moeller

1, 4, 5) here the Trend table.

2,3) here the Fredensborg table.

www.colourpress.com - Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte opened this year's exhibition of Christmas decorations at Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory in the Danish capital. The tables are decorated by Queen Margrethe. Photo: Klaus Moeller

1, 3, 6) here the Amalienborg table.

2, 5) here the Marselisborg table.

Alexandria 11-18-2003 09:00 PM

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www.colourpress.com - Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte opened this year's exhibition of Christmas decorations at Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory in the Danish capital. The tables are decorated by Queen Margrethe - here the Graasten table. Photo: Klaus Moeller

www.colourpress.com - Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte opened this year's exhibition of Christmas decorations at Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory in the Danish capital. The tables are decorated by Queen Margrethe. Photo: Klaus Moeller

Polfoto 18-11-2003

If you follow this link and click on Royal Christmas Tables, you can see and read more of Queen Margrethe's Christmas tables decorations:

http://www.royalcopenhagen.com/

paulette 12-27-2003 12:33 PM

The Royal Family usually spends their Christmas in Marselisborg Palace in Århus - this being the Royal couple's holiday residence.

Since Marselisborg Palace is a holiday destination of the Royal Family, I would like to give some info's.

A Royal holiday destination

Holidays, pleasure and family life are closely inter-linked for most of us - as it is for the Danish Royal family which takes its refuge at the Marselisborg Palace in Århus - this being the Royal couple's holiday residence.
There is music on the quay and many hands waving small Danish flags when the Århus citizens come to the harbour in the summertime to greet the city's most popular holiday guests - Queen Margrethe and her family. Year after year they arrive in Århus by ship to spend part of the summer holiday at the Marselisborg Palace, where they usually also spend Christmas and Easter.
The Queen got a taste for life in Århus as early as 1961 when she was studying political science at the University of Aarhus and stayed at one of the local residence halls. She spent much of her time taking part in the excavations at the Prehistoric Museum in Moesgaard where she is still a frequent visitor.

A present from the Jutlanders

Originally the Marselisborg Palace was erected as a national gift for the present queen's grandparents, Prince Christian and Princess Alexandrine, back in 1902. Some local Jutlanders wanted to present the royal family with a residence in Jutland, and they collected a total of 150,000 kroner for its construction.
The gift was very well received by the recipients. After Prince Christian became king, Marselisborg remained very special to him and his family. He resisted all building activities around the palace because this would destroy the unique view of the bay and instead he bought up the land thereby turning the original 13.5 acres into the present 50-acre estate.
Following the death of King Christian his widow often stayed at the palace until she died in 1952. Thereafter the palace lay dormant until Crown Princess Margrethe and Prince Henrik initiated a major renovation of the estate in 1968. The palace was refurbished, as were the furnishings, and many new items of furniture were purchased.

Public allowed in the park

When the royal family are not in residence, there is free admission to the palace park for the public from morning till evening. Here you can follow the changing of the seasons in terms of both wildlife and vegetation.
The plants for the garden were originally selected by Queen Alexandrine. Today Queen Margrethe consults the palace gardeners regarding what she wants done. She has her own opinions as to the colours and shapes of rhododendron beds and the rose garden, whereas the Prince Consort, who takes a keen interest in gastronomy, rules in the vegetable garden.
A relaxed lifestyle, spending time with family and friends, strolls together with their many dogs, and hours spent on the tennis court, are special pleasures enjoyed and often expressed by the royal family about their holidays in Århus. They also always find time to go to church. Professor Christian Todberg, who is the royal family's chaplain, lives in Århus, and the royal family attend the service at the Cathedral both in connection with the festivals of the year and family functions.

Taking part in the life in the city

The royal couple also show their close relationship with Århus by their active participation in the life and matters of the city. The Queen is the patroness of the Aarhus Festival and the Old Town urban museum which she is fond of visiting both officially and in private because of her continuing interest in history.
Therefore, Århus inevitably provides the setting for many of the motifs in the royal family's personal photograph album; Christmas in the bosom of the family; Easter egg hunting in the park; Christenings and students' celebrations. For a hundred years now, the capital of Jutland has had the privilege of being the city of royal relaxation and pleasure.

Danish Christmas 2003

Alexandra samler familien om far - 27.12.03


Denne jul var noget helt specielt for prinsesse Alexandra. For første gang, siden hun blev Danmarks prinsesse, fejrede hun jul med sin egen familie – og ikke hos dronningen på Marselisborg.

Julen i år var noget ganske særligt for prinsesse Alexandra. Sammen med prins Joachim og børnene havde hun inviteret sine forældre og sine to søstre med mænd og børn til Schackenborg Slot for at fejre højtiden hjemme.
Det er otte år siden, at prinsesse Alexandra sidst har holdt jul sammen med sine forældre, søstre og deres familie. Siden hun blev gift med prins Joachim i 1995, har hun holdt jul med hans familie på Marselisborg Slot og Gråsten Slot.
Men som i alle familier må begge parter tilgodeses, og i år var turen så kommet til, at prinsessen Alexandras familie kom i første række.
Juledagene har også været til stor glæde for prinsesse Alexandras forældre, Christa og Richard Manley. Det kan ikke undgås, at de med to døtre og fem børnebørn på den anden side af Jorden i det daglige lider nogle afsavn. Så for dem har det været en umådelig dejlig jul, hvor de har haft alle deres børn og børnebørn samlet omkring sig.


Læs meget mere i BILLED-BLADET.

Would someone pls. translate!!! :flower:

moosey60 12-27-2003 05:49 PM

It basically says that for the first time in 8 years (since she became Princess of DEnmark), Alexandra was able to spend Christmas with her parents. She was able to invite her parents and her two sisters with their children to her house. She was able to spend the special Christmas times with her parents, Joachim, Nikolai & Felix, her parents, her sisters and their children at Schackenborg instead of at Amalienborg with the Queen and Henrik, etc.

It was also special for Richard and Crista Manley because they were able to have their children and grandchildren together at Christmas. ('Cause the kiddies live far away)

anna 12-27-2003 07:03 PM

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Det er otte år siden, at prinsesse Alexandra sidst har holdt jul sammen med sine forældre, søstre og deres familie. Siden hun blev gift med prins Joachim i 1995, har hun holdt jul med hans familie på Marselisborg Slot og Gråsten Slot.
moosey60 translated that the B-B article said it is eight years since Princess Alexandra had celebrated christmas with her parents, sisters and their families.

However, B-B is wrong - 8 years ago - christmas 1995 - Princess Alexandra celebrated christmas with Queen Margrethe and the royal family.

Christmas 1994 - 9 years ago - Alexandra was in Denmark too - she was introduced to the Queen and the royal family - Prince Joachim has told later on.

Kurt Bache, personal secretary to J + A's court, confirmed that christmas 2003 - sister Martina and family as well as Alexandra's parents joined these royals at Schackenborg palace.

jun5 12-29-2003 09:59 AM

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IBL - Denmark, Schackenborg Kirke, 24 December 2003, 20031224 Weihnachts-Gottesdienst, Mögeltönder Kirche, Prinzenfamilie Prinz Joachim und Prinzessin Alexandra mit Kinder Prinz Nikolaj und Felix, Eingang gehen, ganzfigur, Pfarrer, Auto © Gert Blume / Dana Press

IBL - Denmark, Schackenborg Kirke, 24 December 2003, 20031224 Weihnachts-Gottesdienst, Mögeltönder Kirche, Prinzenfamilie Prinz Joachim und Prinzessin Alexandra mit Kinder Prinz Nikolaj und Felix, Gruppenbild, Alexandras Eltern Manley, ganzfigur, Pfarrer © Gert Blume / Dana Press

Alexandria 12-29-2003 10:48 AM

It is nice to see Alexandra's father up and about. And I'm glad that with him being so sick, Alexandra and Joachim and their sons were able to celebrate the holidays with him and her sisters and their children.

paulette 12-29-2003 03:35 PM

Great pictures! I just love to see their happy faces during that special day!!! :flower:

I am so happy because for that event all the members of Princess Alex's family was there. In some event they might be present but not really in perfect attendance so I know Princess Alexandra was very happy that time.

It could have been more better if they celebrated Christmas with Prince Joachim's family. Like the Queen and Prince Henrik was there together with Prince Frederick and Mary Donaldson!

But it's fine with me. Seeing their happy faces. I know they will cherish that day..

paulette 12-11-2004 09:52 AM

Danish Christmas at Marselisborg 2004
 
would someone please translate what the statement below means:

Polfoto 09-12-2004 Arkiv - Den forestående skilsmisse mellem prins Joachim og prinsesse Alexandra ændrer ikke på juletraditionerne i den kongelige familie. Parret og deres to sønner, prins Nikolai og prins Felix, samles med den øvrige familie til juleaften på Marselisborg Slot i Århus. Regentparret ankommer med den kongelige togvogn til Århus Banegård den 21. december om morgenen og ventes at blive i Århus til den 30. december, hvor dronningen skal tilbage til København for at forberede nytårstalen til dagen efter. Kronprins Frederik og kronprinsesse Mary kommer også til juleaften på Marselisborg. Ifølge hoffets pressechef Lis Frederiksen er det endnu ikke besluttet, hvor længe de unge bliver på det århusianske slot.
(something about where everyone is spending Christmas)

MarieLouise 12-13-2004 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by paulette
would someone please translate what the statement below means:

Polfoto 09-12-2004 Arkiv - Den forestående skilsmisse mellem prins Joachim og prinsesse Alexandra ændrer ikke på juletraditionerne i den kongelige familie. Parret og deres to sønner, prins Nikolai og prins Felix, samles med den øvrige familie til juleaften på Marselisborg Slot i Århus. Regentparret ankommer med den kongelige togvogn til Århus Banegård den 21. december om morgenen og ventes at blive i Århus til den 30. december, hvor dronningen skal tilbage til København for at forberede nytårstalen til dagen efter. Kronprins Frederik og kronprinsesse Mary kommer også til juleaften på Marselisborg. Ifølge hoffets pressechef Lis Frederiksen er det endnu ikke besluttet, hvor længe de unge bliver på det århusianske slot.
(something about where everyone is spending Christmas)

The upcoming divorce between Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra doesn't change the christmas traditions in the roayl family. The couple and their two sons Nikolai and Felix will gather along with the rest of the family for Christmas eve at Marselisborg Castle in Århus. The queen and prince will arrive at Århus on the 21. dec. and stay till the 30. dec. where the queen is expected back in Copenhagen for the queens newyear speech the day after. Crownprince Frederik and crownprincess Mary will also be at Marselisborg christmas eve. It hasn't been decided for how long they will stay.

carlota 12-13-2004 06:57 AM

will mary visit her family during xmas?

pdas1201 12-15-2004 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Josefine
when can this have been

Here is the caption that goes along with the pics (doesn't explain where the pic was taken though)

According to the Danish Danish Palace and Information Chief Lis M Frederiksen, Queen Margrethe has declared that PRINS JOACHIM and ALEXANDRA are celebrating Christmas together with the Royal family at the Marselisborg Castle on Jytland Denmark.
The Queen wants more other Danish divorced families to celebrate Christmas together.

lori 12-16-2004 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by pdas1201
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The Queen wants more other Danish divorced families to celebrate Christmas together.

She's obviously had no divorce experience or she would not say such a thing.http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ons/icon12.gif Good intention but bad judgement.

Chatleen 12-16-2004 03:16 AM

Lori wrote:

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Originally Posted by pdas1201
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The Queen wants more other Danish divorced families to celebrate Christmas together.

She's obviously had no divorce experience or she would not say such a thing.http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ons/icon12.gif Good intention but bad judgement.

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Noone really knows, what the Queens intentions are - this is pure speculations by journalists. The Queen has not made any interviews since returning from Japan, and Lis Frederiksen is only quoted for confirming, that both Alexandra and Joachim will spend christmas at Marselisborg.

I think the christmas arrangement is a joint wish from both Alexandra and Joachim - both to spend the first christmas after the seperation with their children. Of course Alexandra needed an invitation to go to Marselisborg, and I'm sure the Queen also appreciates the couple both being with their children at christmas :) (and this is pure speculations on my account ;) )

Isabel 12-16-2004 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Chatleen
Lori wrote:

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Originally Posted by pdas1201
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The Queen wants more other Danish divorced families to celebrate Christmas together.

She's obviously had no divorce experience or she would not say such a thing.http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ons/icon12.gif Good intention but bad judgement.

I don't think that Her Majesty meant to sound silly. What she was most likely trying to convey is that she wishes that more individuals who were divorced and who have children would learn to put their differences aside as adults and try to do things that would benefit their children. I think that most people who are divorced could really behave better. Sometimes you have to move on and be an adult and learn to go on with your life and be civil, especially when children are involved. I know that some divorces are very better, but too many adults behave like children during the process when they need to be adults for the real children.

Chatleen 12-16-2004 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Isabel
I don't think that Her Majesty meant to sound silly. What she was most likely trying to convey is that she wishes that more individuals who were divorced and who have children would learn to put their differences aside as adults and try to do things that would benefit their children. I think that most people who are divorced could really behave better. Sometimes you have to move on and be an adult and learn to go on with your life and be civil, especially when children are involved. I know that some divorces are very better, but too many adults behave like children during the process when they need to be adults for the real children.

No, the Queen didn't mean to sound silly, because she never said anything on this matter. This is made up by a journalist.

:)

lori 12-17-2004 12:58 AM

Sorry for the mistake of the statement of queen, the "journalist" who fibracated the fact should not be called jounalist, I'm sure we can find other words for him/her.

paulette 12-20-2004 12:28 AM

She is just really beautiful on that attire.

I just hope that this coming Christmas, the whole Danish Royal Family would pose for a christmas family picture with Princess Alexandra and the 2 boys. That would really be lovely.

Angel S. 12-20-2004 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Isabel
I don't think that Her Majesty meant to sound silly. What she was most likely trying to convey is that she wishes that more individuals who were divorced and who have children would learn to put their differences aside as adults and try to do things that would benefit their children. I think that most people who are divorced could really behave better. Sometimes you have to move on and be an adult and learn to go on with your life and be civil, especially when children are involved. I know that some divorces are very better, but too many adults behave like children during the process when they need to be adults for the real children.

I absolutely agree with you. Too many adults acting like spoiled brats. Buck up I say! If you're divored, deal with it & act like a responsible adult for a change.


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