Okay, Billed Bladet has hit the streets and needless to say, it's filled to capacity with articles about the christening.
With particular emphasis on Bella, but bette Henrik gets his share of the attention as well.
More on the christening later.
QMII's birthday in Aarhus is also mentioned.
And we learn that Isabella will celebrate her birthday at Marselisborg Thursday. The DRF are often gathered at Marselisborg during Easter.
For those interested in Queen Ingrid, there is a mentioning of her stepmother, with whom she appear to have had a less than loving relationship with.
Mary has really been showing her family the town! Frederik seems to handle the nightlife, while Mary takes care of the sightseeing.
And then (fanfare) we have a brief interview with Mary.
Excerpts from article in Billed Bladet #16, 2011.
Jeg er stolt af mine børn - I'm proud of my children.
Written by Marianne Singer. (*)
Mary was strolling with her family and friends at Kastellet (**) when Marianne Singer encountered them. Mary, as so often before, carrying a camera around. (Nikon, for those interested).
With her went John Donaldson, her big brother, John, Her sister, Patricia, Josephine Rechner and some Scottish relatives as well.
Frederik was there as well.
Q: How was the day yesterday?
Mary: "Magnificent! It's a relief everything went so well".
Q: The press has commended your children's behavior during the chirstening. How does that feels as a mother?
M: "I cannot help feeling a little proud of that. The children were themselves and did not behave like little dolls, but (behaved) natural. The two big ones played and were so happy to be a part of it and (also) happy on behalf of the twins. All four of them were sweet".
Q: You opted for Prince Christian and Princess Isabella to accompany you to church...
M: "We are after all one big family. And it's just as big a day for them as it is for the twins. But it was the little ones who were the stars of the day".
Q: Was it the Crown Prince or you, who decided on the names?
M: "We agreed on the names. We are a team".
Q: Is the name Mathilda a salute to the Australian people?
M: "Yes, it is, but there are also many with the name Mathilda in the Danish history". (***)
Q: Have you also been involved in regards to the Greenlandic names?
M: "Yes. We have always been recieved incredibly well in Greenland. It's a very beautiful place with a lot of warm people. And I have a husband, who harbours a great love for Greenland".
The group enjoyed their outing on this, one of the first Spring days in DK this year. They went along the quay back to Amalienborg after having had a look at the Little Mermaid, who has returned from her trip to China.
(*) Marianne Singer has gone from BT to Billed Bladet on the 1. April. At BT she more or less took over the royal coverage (in the paper version of the tabloid) from the legendary Bodil Cath, when she retired a few years ago. As such, Mary knows and may even have been interviewed by Marianne Singer before.
It'll be interesting to learn to know the style of Marianne Singer.
(**) Part of the fortress works at Copenhagen.
(***) Hence the spelling I presume. I cannot recall any historical Mathildas, who were spelled Matilda.