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Old 01-04-2019, 09:58 AM
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It sure does!

It seems like I made a mistake in my previous post. Taffelsalen (dining room) is not the room used at New Year. It's the Great Hall that is used.

Anyway, this brief documentary is interesting.
There are 75 seats.
In order to hold the tablecloth in place, felt is placed on the tables 24 hours prior to laying the table cloths. (A piece of advise that is worth saving I think.)
The plates and utensils are all made from silver. That was a thing QMII and PH (probably mostly PH! He would have been perfectly at home in a baroque court!) reintroduced.
The plates and utensils for the dessert are also made from silver. Except at the main table. There the twelve most distinguished guest each have a dessert plate and utensils made from gold. (The sound BTW is very different from silver utensils. More soft I imagine, alas I don't dine with gold cutlery...)
These sets are different, having been used by different monarchs. (Probably six sets for a queen and a king.)

The glasses are made by Holmegaard Glassworks.
Notice the green glasses for the white wine. Beforehand white wine had a tendency to be murky, so coloring the glasses helped disguising the murky wine.

The bread is placed in the napkin just prior to the doors being opened.

- I was a little surprised to see that they use matches, rather than a much more practical candle-lighter.
It also surprised my they didn't use gloves. I'm sure they wash their hands but after a couple of hours you are likely to leave fingerprints. Perhaps because the grip is better when not using gloves?
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:11 AM
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I remember there was a video about the setting up of the tables for this banquet on these forums. But it was a long time ago. However it was interesting.
The plastic ware at McDonalds has a very different sound too.
Just kidding. Who uses cutlery when dining a la . . .
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:57 AM
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A delightful video from BB of the last of the New Year Courts. - Including M&F.
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...aarskur-i-2019

Two gentlemen explain what is going on. The first is former Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann, who explains that each are called in to say Happy New Year to QMII and M&F and perhaps a few words.
Then proceed on to get some refreshments and pastry.
Here the guests have a chat with each other before going home.

The second to explain is Count Ahlefeldt from Egeborg Castle. And sweetheart of Princess Nathalie of Berleburg.
He said it all starts with taking the uniform out of the closet and see if it still fits...
To him it's also a delightful tradition.

The guests are counts, courtiers, senior police officers and people who hold a senior order. Like the Grand Cross of a Commander of the Oder of Dannebrog.

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And fanfare.

Here is Daily Mail with the story:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...urth-time.html

Thus having saved in particular Iceflower's day, I can eat my dinner with a peace of mind.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:10 PM
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Is it not Alexandra of Berleborg?
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:23 PM
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I remember there was a video about the setting up of the tables for this banquet on these forums. But it was a long time ago. However it was interesting.
The plastic ware at McDonalds has a very different sound too.
Just kidding. Who uses cutlery when dining a la . . .
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There is also an english dcoumentary from 1974 about the danish royal year which shows some scenes from inside the Dinner, like a young Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik greeting the guests and entering the Banquet Hall.

It used to by in the Archiv of Dr.dk but they have removed their royal Coverages who had been there so no idea if it sill can be seen online.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:45 PM
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It used to by in the Archiv of Dr.dk but they have removed their royal Coverages who had been there so no idea if it sill can be seen online.
Do you mean this?
https://www.dr.dk/bonanza/kategori/2...royalt-bonanza

Don't know if the documentary you mean is here.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:47 PM
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A delightful video from BB of the last of the New Year Courts. - Including M&F.
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...aarskur-i-2019
And fanfare.

Here is Daily Mail with the story:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...urth-time.html

Thus having saved in particular Iceflower's day, I can eat my dinner with a peace of mind.
Thank you for the link, Wonder why the skirt was changed? lovely both ways
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:28 PM
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I always love looking at coverage of the Danish New Year Courts. Thanks to everyone who posted links to photos and articles!
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:02 PM
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Is it not Alexandra of Berleborg?
You are no doubt right.
I always have problems telling the two apart.

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And one picture from today by CP Mary about the End of the New year's events

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsOLGmTgsdA/
And taken by Mary.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:33 PM
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And one picture from today by CP Mary about the End of the New year's events

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsOLGmTgsdA/
This is a very cool photo.
Thanks to all for the interesting info and links.
Another gallery
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:56 PM
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That is a great way to start the New Year, showing Danish hospitality at its very best. Each day brings a different reason and a different style and we get to watch and admire three nights of splendour.

I love that QM's reign has seen the return to gold and silver tableware as it is a nod to Denmark's history and, more importantly, special things are for special people or special occasions.

I also noted that while QM is wearing flat shoes, they are evening shoes and not fur lined boots. Perhaps she has found a healthier work/life balance that does not see her start the year in pain.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:03 PM
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The pictures have been great. The Danish always start the New Year elegantly.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:07 PM
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That is a great way to start the New Year, showing Danish hospitality at its very best. Each day brings a different reason and a different style and we get to watch and admire three nights of splendour.

I love that QM's reign has seen the return to gold and silver tableware as it is a nod to Denmark's history and, more importantly, special things are for special people or special occasions.

I also noted that while QM is wearing flat shoes, they are evening shoes and not fur lined boots. Perhaps she has found a healthier work/life balance that does not see her start the year in pain.
That's probably a good idea, because her back must often trouble her, even though she as usual sat down, while the diplomats greeted her. And presumably also during most of the other courts.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:44 AM
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The schedule for 2020 has been released today:


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Old 01-01-2020, 10:24 AM
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Today is the Grand New Year Court and as usual the arrival of the guests will be shown live on DR1 from 18.40-20.00 culminating with the arrival of the DRF.

Keep an eye on this live link in about 3½ hours from this is posted: https://www.dr.dk/drtv/kanal/20875

Billed Bladet and BT.dk usually also cover it live, so keep an eye for links there as well.
BT.dk in particular for continuously updated photos and videos
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:51 AM
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Will Joachim and Marie attend tonight?
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:34 PM
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:19 PM
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Will Joachim and Marie attend tonight?
Yes, and Benedikte as well.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:00 PM
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DR 1 is live.
Billed Bladet is live.
And BT has a live blog with running commentaries: https://www.bt.dk/royale/live-dronni...aa-amalienborg

That includes photos from how the tables are laid.
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The Table looks stunning as always

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6yLCyKA..._web_copy_link
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