Well, due to a holyday BB has hit the streets one day early. And the DRF is pretty well covered this week.
We have something about the Mary Foundation and a PR agency.
The Korean state visit is naturally well covered.
Some info on the Regent Couple's visit in USA in June.
Countess Alexandra visiting an orphanage in Bulgaria.
QMII really letting her hair down at the premiere at Susanne Heering's Dance Institute.
A present to Vincent and Josephine from Tasmania.
A hillarious set of pictures of the incomparable actor Ulf Pilgaard, who every year impersonate QMII.
Joachim and la magnifique Marie at the race in Aarhus.
(ADDED: I will not be writing summaries next week).
Translation of article in Billed Bladet #20, 2011.
Isabella optrådte for hele familien – Isabella performed for the whole family.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen.
It was full speed ahead when the CP couple and their two oldest children arrived at the last dance of the season at Isabella’s dance-school near Amalienborg Palace. Already before the show with Princess Isabella and the pupils of similar age started, she and big brother Prince Christian was in dancing-mood. When the family got out of the car Isabella made sure her pink tulle-skirt moved neatly by rocking from side to side and in the meantime Christian made a lot of jumps ad leaps which looked like a good genuine street dance.
After the lovely morning display in front of the dance-school Mary and Frederik went inside with the children. For the next hour or so there was the last dance for several classes of the younger students from the dance-school. The absolutely most touching segment was when Princess Isabella danced ever so nicely to the song. Tango Cat (*) and to a sweet Mek Pek song about three little fish.
In contrast to a couple of the other students Isabella wasn’t shy at all and (she) performed convincingly and with right moves and the right facial gestures. Several among the audience agreed that the dancing-princess was impressive. – “It was like she was entirely in her own world and she seemed very stage-confident”, said one of the spectators after the show.
Isabella was certainly a hit and time and time again she brought forward a smile from her parents. They got their laughing-muscles massaged in earnest when all the skillful girls from the young dance-class were to line up and should curtsey to the audience. As the only one Isabella took one step forward when she was about to curtsey. That small step alone put focus on Isabella. She was careful about remembering how you curtsey properly. But in some situations and when you are just four years old, it can be difficult to remember exactly how you do. Instead of putting one leg crosswise behind the other and go down on the knee, as you are supposed to do, Isabella did it the other way around. She sweetly but erroneously put one leg in front of the other and thus came somewhat out of balance, so that one feared she would fall forward. She was however successful – after a couple of failed attempts – she managed to curtsey correctly, which brought forward an applause on her and the fellow students.
Crown Princess Mary has primarily been the one who has been attending dance lessons with Isabella in the time following the birth of the twins. Only a few days after she had returned home from Rigshospitalet with the twins, did Mary go to dancing with Isabella in the small dance-school in Copenhagen. A couple of the CP couple’s friends also have children in Isabella’s dance-class, among them Jeppe and Birgitte Handwerk, who also went to the exhibition with their daughters, India and Palma.
Crown Prince Frederik has also a couple of times been standing on the side-line at the dancing and at the last dance he was very involved sitting among the audience and offered encouragement and praise, not only to Isabella but also to several of the other children. When one of the little girls was a bit shy and didn’t dare go out on the floor, Frederik was there with a good advise: “You just go out”, he said and let the girl know that it would be alright once the music started playing. Prince Christian too looked like having a cosy time during Isabella’s show. He was however just as taken in by the show, which the hip-hop-team and the street dance-team gave at the exhibition. Perhaps it was their tempo-filled steps which inspired him to, when he together with Isabella and Mary and Frederik met Billed Bladet’s reporter after the last dance party. He jumped and danced even more than when arriving and little Bella seemed like she continued her performance. She did indeed give another performance on the sidewalk outside the dance-school. The CP couple appeared proud of their little dancing-princess and her brother. But considering the occasion it was after all only Isabella’s efforts which was commented by Crown Princess Mary: “It went really well today. Isabella was very, very good”, said Mary when she strolled towards the CP couple’s car.
Royal coffee break.
Mary and Frederik were thirsty for coffee after and an hour with a dance-display. So on the way home they made a stop at a coffee bar outside the dance-school. The CP couple took Princess Isabella and Prince Christian with them inside, where two cups of to go-mocca and a bit pastry was ordered. After the coffee break Christian was the first man out of the door. Frederik carried the bag with the treats they had bought, which the family were to enjoy while celebrating Isabella’s successful dance-performance, to the CP couple’s car.
- I believe this took place on M&F’s anniversary. Because one of the PET officers was dressed in the exact same clothes as in the picture from outside the restaurant M&F went to in the evening. And I assume even police officers change their clothes from time to time.
(*) Astounding! When Mrs. Muhler and I were in Christian and Bella’s age, one of our favorite songs was indeed Tango Cat. That was also the case when our own children reached that age.
It was that song Isabella sang when walking on the sidewalk holding Mary’s hand.
And here it is (modern and pretty dull version):