Summary of article in Billed Bladet #23, 2016.
Written by Henrik Salling.
As you may remember our Marie wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday in the summer and that's what she did. And since Joachim's birthday was this Tuesday I guess he was celebrated as well.
Anyway, the weather was fantastic Saturday at Villa Joachim on Emiliekildevej when a little more than 100 guests arrived.
The house is surrounded by high hedges and shielded by neighbors so hardly saw anything apart from the guests arriving.
In fact a few of the guests arrived early, prior to 16.00 and had to wait a little while for the gate to be opened, but then they started to trickle in.
The theme of the party was Nikki Beach Style - which stems from Saint-Tropez and Ibaza and it's defined by wearing white clothes and hanging around in white lounge furnitures in white cabanas (have no idea what cabanas is). Frederik, judging from the photos, appears to be among the few who nailed the style - or perhaps he was just, I'm not sure...
The dance troupe Pivot had been hired to provide entertainment and that was also according to the theme. Mette Louise Just Kryger from Pivot explains: "Princess Marie herself had wished for the party in our entertainment being in best Nikki Beach Style. Princess Marie would like for our show to kick-start the party and that's why our dancing costumes were a little cheeky/saucy/kinky/naughty".
When the dance show ended confetti was spread all over the garden.
The dinner and speeches were done by 19.30 and that's when the dancing started.
However, even before that a grumpy neighbor ringed on the gate-phone and requested the music being turned down.
As you know Mary was in Fredericia 200 km away, with the Home Guard, so she wasn't with Frederik. But Gustav and Carina from Berleburg went with him.
So was Countess Alexandra and hordes of the Wedell-Wedellsborg clan.
The very close friends of J&M, the Siesbye's and Scherfig's were there as well.
As well as Marie's hairdresser and stylist, Dennis Knudsen.
(Dennis Knudsen has closed his hairdresser salon but he will still take care of Marie's hair and presumably Alexandra's as well, since he in an article recently said he chosen her and cut the connection to Martin Jørgensen - without going into too many details).
Don't know when the party ended, but as the temperature that night didn't go below 16 C (60 F), they could easily have slept outside, as long as they remained under cover. - Something the home guardsmen at Fredericia were no doubt grateful for!
Anyway, see for yourselves here: https://app.box.com/s/irwnh50feht30b4lfa7tonyhg53kot8m
Yes, it was a very
tired Prince who gave an interview there, while trying to stay awake.
Joachim explains later in the video that his son fell unconscious when they came home.