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Old 01-03-2017, 07:37 AM
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Wauw!

I see CP Mary is in an edited version of her previous New Year Court gown.

She is beautiful!

I love her way to recycle and recycle by sewing old gown on the "new" ones

A quite stunning picture of Mary arriving to the New Years Court evening:

https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...6f&oe=591AED30

Telling us CP Mary recycled her golden gown by Danish Jesper Høvring. And the cape is by Danish Lasse Spangenberg.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:44 AM
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- Writing this I just saw M&F arrive for the Diplomatic Corps. - I think you'll like what you are going to see.
Frederik in uniform, how could we not?
http://previews.rexfeatures.com/prev...e76ab449de5947

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Editorial Photos, Celebrity, News, & Sports Images | Rex

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attend the Diplomatic reception
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1PtLUBWEAANTeb.jpg:small
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1PtN3VXUAE78aC.jpg
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:57 AM
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This might better be placed under royal transportation...

But one feature in connection with the New Year Courts is QMII riding in the Gold-Carriage.
BB has a nice little video behind the scenes. VIDEO: Et kig bag kulisserne inden dronningens tur i guldkareten onsdag morgen | BILLED-BLADET

The carriage is from 1840 and is also known as State-Carriage No 1.
It's a beautiful but also frail carriage which needs constant maintaining. It's also not heated so the occupants are wrapped in fur during winters.

It was QMII who introduced riding to the New Year Courts at Christiansborg.
We also see some white horses. These belongs to the DRF and are stabled at Christiansborg, where there are large stables. They are Czech horses and when thirteen such horses are in use, primarily because of their docile nature.

The blanket the coachman sit on is a present from the employees of the Royal Stables. It's handmade and cost the equivalent of a small summer-cottage!

- Writing this I just saw M&F arrive for the Diplomatic Corps. - I think you'll like what you are going to see.
Muhler - as I watched the video of the arrivals and saw that people go stag to these levees, it occurred to me - are these New Year events any fun for those attending? An honour, compelled attendance, part of the job - I get all that. But does one look forward to the time spent in attendance as a politician, military leader, whatever?
I know some few people that would see going stag to a dress up event as a great thing. But I know far many more that would think it was the seventh level of hell. But that's just the people I know and an American thing.
I'm sure the food is quite entertaining, the drinks are good, etc. but do people beg off ever? How long does the event last? Since it's a stag event, what do people do beside eat, do the reception line thing and seeing/being seen? It's not as if one could bring along a deck of cards and poker chips? It's not as if people can dance? Stream Sherlock on their phones?
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:20 AM
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Muhler - as I watched the video of the arrivals and saw that people go stag to these levees, it occurred to me - are these New Year events any fun for those attending? An honour, compelled attendance, part of the job - I get all that. But does one look forward to the time spent in attendance as a politician, military leader, whatever?
I know some few people that would see going stag to a dress up event as a great thing. But I know far many more that would think it was the seventh level of hell. But that's just the people I know and an American thing.
I'm sure the food is quite entertaining, the drinks are good, etc. but do people beg off ever? How long does the event last? Since it's a stag event, what do people do beside eat, do the reception line thing and seeing/being seen? It's not as if one could bring along a deck of cards and poker chips? It's not as if people can dance? Stream Sherlock on their phones?

Certainly the Grand New Year Court and the Court for the Diplomatic Corps, has consistently been described as a festive occasion, (the DRF appear to be lively hosts) and as an experience.
It is after all rarely people get an opportunity to really dress up and do it in an atmosphere that is formal, but not stiff.
It's also an experience because they are taking part in a tradition that goes back some 500 years.
And the taste of the more than 500 year old Rosenborg Wine is certainly an experience! Okay, it's now become drinkable, but it nevertheless has a certain... flavor...

What are they doing? They chat and enjoy the food. Even government ministers don't have that many opportunities to just meet and chat at an occasion where they don't have to talk business. And they do it without any press listening in.

For the diplomats. Well, it's a festive occasion where they for once have an opportunity to show up in their finest, often national attire. And not least mingle and chat with the other diplomats.
Here they are all on neutral ground and protocol wise they are all equals. So some diplomats get an opportunity to talk with diplomats they may not necessarily talk with for all sorts of reasons.
But first and foremost, on that day you genuinely represent your country to the general public. Which is also a reason why so many dress in traditional attire.

The courts with other high ranking members of the society i.e. judges, high ranking administrative civil servants, officers may be shorter and perhaps not exactly a party. But most will know each other, either from previous jobs or because they studied (or served) together and often they don't get an opportunity to meet that often either and catch up and talk about old days. Now they can.

Let's see what happens at the Court of the Diplomatic Corps.

The diplomats will be lined according to seniority and that is also the order in which they greet the DRF. QMII gave a speech wishing the diplomats a Happy New Year.
The doyen of the diplomatic corps will give a speech wishing the DRF a Happy New Year with all best wishes for Denmark.
For newer members: The doyen or doyenne is the ambassador who been in Denmark the longest. It's traditional the doyen acts as spokesperson for all the diplomats in any given country, when it's necessary.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:31 AM
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Great pictures of the Queen and the Crown Prince couple arriving to Christiansborg today
(click on them to enlarge)


CP Frederik and CP Mary:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1PtLUBWEAANTeb.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1PoAREW8AA1FzU.jpg

Queen Margrethe:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1PtRDjWIAAfqiF.jpg

Beautiful picture of Queen Margrethe and the Crown Prince Couple at today's Court posted by the DRF Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOzYu3pg...danskekongehus

Credit to the CP Mary Message Board:

Austrian Ambassador Brezovsky:
"Being invited for an exchange of views with H.R.H Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Big honour."


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Old 01-03-2017, 10:23 AM
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VIDEO: Festlig nytårskur med dronning Margrethe og kronprinsparret | BILLED-BLADET

A BB video of the Court for the diplomatic corps. 75 ambassadors with spouses were present.

Daily Mail on the Court for the the diplomatic corps.
Crown Princess Mary joins Danish royals at the nation's New Year's Diplomatic Reception | Daily Mail Online
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:14 AM
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Thank you! A pitty Joachim & Marie are never present at this smaller new year's reception. They always add a bit of flair IMO - or maybe because Henrik isn't present either the small number of royals is just a sorry change, I don't know.

I hope Mary doesn't alter more of these gowns. The result is never better than the original. Of course it's not ugly, but the gown Makes her look more stern now compared to how it looked in the past: Mary from the start: grey gown1

I'd rather she'd get creative with some of the gowns we haven't seen in a long time, such as these:
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pCTCOBkbx...25282%2529.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nkMtCcm4S9...k/s1600/a1.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6wXp6n31wy...ca+Market..jpg
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:35 PM
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Here are two nice galleries from today:



** dpp: Danish royals at new year diplomatic reception 2017 **


** gettyimages: DNK: Danish Queen Margrethe Holds New Year's Reception For Foreign Diplomatic Corps **
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:37 PM
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Thanks, Iceflower

One of the great things about the Diplomatic Court is the diplomats themselves, some turning out in their finest national attire or uniforms.
The main news on TV2 covered the French ambassador, who has (for sad reasons) become very well known here in DK.
He was wearing what looks to me to be an ambassadors uniform.

He was also going to the court in the finest car of the embassy. A very fine car, but alas it broke down and he was almost late.

But here is a BB gallery: SE BILLEDERNE: De flotte gæster til dronningens nytårskur | BILLED-BLADET

http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...llede-107796-2
This is the American ambassador and his husband. This will be the last court for him as there is a new American administration coming. - He has become pretty close to certainly M&F but also the circle of friends around J&M.

http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...lede-107796-14
The French ambassador. Perhaps one of our French friends can tell us about his uniform?

http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...lede-107796-31
IN contrast to Denmark, Sweden and Norway often use national, or regional dress, when going to festive events. This is a beautiful costume, eh?
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:20 PM
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The American Ambassador

The American Ambassador has a series on Netflix called (surprise!) "I am the Ambassador". It's 6 or 8 1/2 hour episodes, casually filmed, just showing his day to day life, visiting with family, getting married, picnicking in the park...I haven't seen it all, so I don't know if any of the DRF make an appearance.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:56 PM
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Another very regal and beautiful shot of Margrethe, Frederik and Mary:
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...7b&oe=58E25E4A

And a great gallery:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/News-abo...26043457563509


ADDED:

The DRF has posted another video from the first court on Amalienborg today:
https://www.facebook.com/detdanskekongehus/?fref=ts
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:01 PM
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The American Ambassador has a series on Netflix called (surprise!) "I am the Ambassador". It's 6 or 8 1/2 hour episodes, casually filmed, just showing his day to day life, visiting with family, getting married, picnicking in the park...I haven't seen it all, so I don't know if any of the DRF make an appearance.
They do. Very briefly. In the first episode IIRC.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:27 PM
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I've been meaning to check out the ambassador series on netflix.

again Mary is very elegant. Love this redo if the dress. And Frederik dashing as always.

Love the support they give the Queen, happy to see the smiles
https://scontent-eze1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e0&oe=58DD7D75
https://scontent-eze1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...2d&oe=5922D033
http://1.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:1...7e5&m=agcglnhj

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOzsGhsFfC_/

Videos
https://m.facebook.com/detdanskekong...7634202908500/
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...36903853314870
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:51 PM
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I've been meaning to check out the ambassador series on netflix.

again Mary is very elegant. Love this redo if the dress. And Frederik dashing as always.

Love the support they give the Queen, happy to see the smiles
https://scontent-eze1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e0&oe=58DD7D75
https://scontent-eze1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...2d&oe=5922D033
http://1.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:1...7e5&m=agcglnhj

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOzsGhsFfC_/

Videos
https://m.facebook.com/detdanskekong...7634202908500/
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...36903853314870
For those who believe Mary and Frederik are unhappy; Mary is unhappy and lonely etc need to see these pics. You CANNOT fake the body language between Mary and Frederik. They are a unit.

You can also tell Mary has a very loving relationship with her MIL, QMII.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:53 PM
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Thanks, Muhler-now I don't have to search through every episode.
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Old 01-04-2017, 02:02 AM
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I love Mary's re-styled gown! Very pretty and fresh--I still like the original version too. Perhaps she kept the jacket to wear at another appearance. Frederik looked so handsome again. I was impressed at how attentive and helpful they both were to HM--I am sure she still misses sharing these events with Prince Henrik. Cannot wait to see more tomorrow!
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:30 AM
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Still some more pics from yesterday:


** ppe gallery **


** pm gallery: Mary et Frederik retrouvent Margrethe au château de Christiansborg ** Click on Plein Ecran for larger versions.
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What a lovely color on her! Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:12 AM
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Wauw a fabolous color and gown on Mary! (and a quick recycling)
What a King and Queen already.

I wish another good day to our Queen and Crown Prince couple :)
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