Let's return to PH and Frederik and Christian sailing.
While Christian was sailing with dad, grandpapa Henrik stayed mainly on shore with a good friend of his, Fritz Schur, and two dachshunds.
The very influential businessman Fritz Schur is the one who handles the investments of the Regent couple after the death of Mærsk McKinney Møller.
I don't think he handles M&F's investments, in fact I don't think he has much to do with M&F at all. Nor is he involved in Joachim's investments.
I mention this because Fritz Schur as one of DKs most influential businessmen has a good deal of enemies.
The article mentions that PH a few week ago fell and bend three ribs.
He met several locals in the harbor and posed with one, a women. (You can see her next to PH in one of the photos in the article. The scans can be found in the Mary in Greenland thread).
PH expressed his sadness that it wasn't possible to give a big show for all the locals at Chateau Cayx recently for security reasons.
PH said about his son and grandson: "It's so
nice to see them both sharing that interest (sailing). I would have liked to have sailed as well, but unfortunately I have to contend with looking on... but that's a pleasure as well. I'm very, very proud of them".
He is however slightly surprised when he learns that Christian is sailing as well: "(Laughing) Really? I did hear him plaquing the Crown Prince during dinner about sailing along today, but I actually didn't think he'd succeed... (Laughing) That's funny. Nice that he is so interested.
The Queen would also have liked to see the Crown Prince and Christian sailing, that could have been fun, but unfortunately that wasn't possible". (QMII was in Greece, celebrating her sister's birthday).
PH and a number of friends strolled around in Hornbæk harbor. People who have a boat in Hornbæk typically don't have only one boat - like the common riff raff...
Here he met a retired women, Kirsten Krogh: "I admire You a lot. I really do. You have been fantastic for Denmark. That I think You should know. May I allow myself to take a photo of You"?
PH: "Only if You Yourself is in the picture as well". So the valet took the photo of both of them.
In fact a lot of people greeted and chatted with PH, and the pier was long so when PH spotted a cycle: "Wonder if I can borrow this one? - It's locked".
Fritz Shur: "Yes, that's something we do here in Denmark, where there is a risk of vagrant princes on the pier".
PH: "But, am I really supposed to walk
all the way back? I don't think I can manage".
After considering the royal chaluppe from Dannebrog PH continued: "Then I'll have to sit down for a while".
But our reporter also caught up with Frederik and Christian when they returned with their boat.
How did they do?
Frederik: "Well, a bit up and down. First to the pier, means first across the finishing line".
Nah, that's not really true, is it?
F: "No, first to the pier means first to the bar. - First to the pier doesn't necessarily mean that it went well. It can be the opposite as well".
Then he praised his son: "But you have to say that it's good to have a young spirited lad to help.
Christian is really a good mate who has a feeling for it and it is getting obvious these days that he is getting better and better for each time he comes along. So that's really fine".
Christian: "It's really fun and exiting to sail".
Q: Isn't it fantastic to be able to share such an experience with your son?
F: "Yes! It's simply so fun and so great. We are really having fun out there and it's a fantastic feeling to be able to share such an interest with your son. And especially because he doesn't whine because it's cold or windy. That he doesn't think it's more fun to sit with an iPad and play games, but instead is really on and want this".
Christian took a couple of days off school to be able to sail along but: "Yes, the holiday is so much over. And he is going back to school tomorrow! No mercy there".
Q: Are you so good at school that it's okay to take time off?
C: "Yeah, it's ok".
F: "At least that's when he thinks himself. But again, he's had a some good days up here".
Q: Christian sailed along as the forth mate. How is that possible?
F: "It's about the total weight. That's for 285 kilos (628 pounds), so the rest of us have to starve ourselves and keep slim... no, we the three regular mates are below that weight. Because the three of us are so slim Christian can still tag along. - Three thin and a half".
But Christian is weighing just over 40 kilos (88 pounds) now, so time is running out.