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Old 01-21-2006, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ysbel
Hi Toledo. It was posted back on page 4.
Wow! The Royal Danes really know how to throw a party with over three hundred of their best friends! This was indeed one major event. :)

Originally Posted by GlitteringTiaras
I thought she looked great, but the delicate light chiffon skirt worn in the dead of winter was a big no-no. Especially since it was freezing and the wind was kicking up.

Other than that it was a fantastic and moving service. Congrats to Prince Christian and may his life be filled with joy, happiness, and love.:)
Glittering, I'll have to wait until tonight to find the video online. Right now we are heading for the movies (to see Underworld: Evolution)
From the comments in here seems it was one memorable event. Although Mary does need a little help with the selection of outfits and accesories for her next public function she still was radiant on this one. Blue goes great on her.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:01 PM
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Liked what mary wore, except the pattern of the material of the skirt, it had a black horizontal line right across her backside and made it broad.

Laurentine looked like a private detective, a scottish material all over, including her hat.

Mette Marit and victoria looked very pretty.

Mathilde was dressed too old for her age, almost an identical look as anne marie.

Felt sorry for the youngest child of joachim and alexandria, he was visibly miserable perhaps a bit out of boredom but also because his mother was not sitting with them.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:09 PM
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He looked miserable because he was sick with a cold.

Marie-Chantal looks pregnant.

Mary's outfit would have been fine for a Spring baptism. She should have worn Winter white. JMO

Are there videos of the baptism?
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:23 PM
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The christening looks like it was lovely! Frederik, Mary, and Christian all look so happy! (I really like Christian's name!) I think Mary's outfit was nice, but I'm not a big fan of the headpiece. It's great to see all of the other royals at the christening as well. I think their choice of godparents is excellent. They were able to include both sides of Christian's family and some other royals.

Emily :)
"One might say that Mary also belongs to you - but as of today: she belongs to me - and I belong to her." Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark to Crown Princess Mary on their wedding day.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:55 PM
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We seem to have been hijacked by speculation on Marie Chantal's figure.

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Old 01-21-2006, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Citizen2005
Mathilde and CR Victoria were SOOOOOOOOO elegant and their outfits are gorgeous.

Mary's color Jacket is very nice and suits her skintone...BUT that nice jacket and that nice skirt do not match each other.

And the hat ...what was she thinking...HORRIBLE hat and hair do
I totally agree, not the best head wear from Mary, and IMO the skirt & jacket do not go together at all, the jacket is too structured for that skirt. Mathilda look radiant and very polished as always and Vistoria's outfit is very nice. Although I think that Anne-Marie looks good in red, that outfit & hat don't do her any justice. Out of everyone, I thought that Laurentien & Marie Chantel looked the best.
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:23 PM
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I may be in the minority but I LOVED the headpiece. The silk flowers were beautiful and it really lightened up her face and made her glow. I loved the jacket but I didnt think the skirt was right for the occasion. I liked that she wore a warm colored outfit. It made her glow. Once again, I loved the headpiece. I think it is so beautiful who made it. At first I thought Marys sister was Mary. They look so much a like. I liked watching Princes Nikolai and Felix. They are so cute and it was nice seeing Prince Joachim interacting with them and playing with them. Alexandra was a show stopper like always. I cried watching it. The music was so moving and everyone was emotional. Prince Christian is so cute. He wasnt the cutest baby in the pictures but he is so cute now and his skin color is normal. It was very touching. Does anybody have any info on all the music played. Love the name too and that they used Henri instead of Henrik and John instead of the Danish version.
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:01 PM
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photo princess Elisabeth is cousin to queen Margrethe?
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:05 PM
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photo princess Elisabeth is cousin to queen Margrethe?
Thats right:)
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:12 PM
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^This has to be one of my favorite photos from the christening. The baby smiling and mommy Mary looking down proudly. Thanks for everyone who posted the lovely pictures. I'm also in love with the name!
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Alexandria
I am going to go out on a limb (and am anticipating tomatoes or eggs being thrown at me for this) and say that I liked Mary's headpiece. The colour could've been blue or white/cream, but there was a classic, nostalgic sixties look to it that I thought complimented Mary's hairstyle very well. And it didn't cover her face so that we could get a really good look of how lovingly she looked at her son and how she doted on him.
If you're going out on a limb, I will too. I actually loved the headpiece. I thought it was really beautiful and a lovely change to the usual head-garments royal women so often wear. It went wonderfully with her outfit, and as you said, we actually got to see her face. I saw one woman enter the chapel, but I couldn't see who it was because her massive hat covered her face. Some of them need safety signs attached to the front because they're so big. I would have also preferred real flowers as another member suggested, but the silk ones were still nice.

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Old 01-21-2006, 06:07 PM
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I thought that the whole ceremony was lovely. When Prince Frederik got emotional I thought "awwww how sweet" it's nice to see royals showing emotions it makes them seem more vulnerable. I love the name but it was a given that it was going to be Christian.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:09 PM
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Were there representants of the British or Spanish Royal Families, I didn't see anyone from them...

It was very nice from Frederik to chose Pavlos as godfather, since they are family but sometimes the Greek seem to be closer to the Spanish than the Danes; hopefully this new bond would help to bring the family as close as it was on Queen Ingrid's days
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:12 PM
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Any pics of Amber Petty? Also will their be official portrait photos released?
norwegianne on IA's christening:
Princess Ragnhild was seated next to Sven O. H°iby at the lunch...

Which one of them was being punished?
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:24 PM
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I've mixed feeling about CP Mary. Her "hat" is horrible IMO, and the two pieces of the outfit don't match really with each other.
The little hero of the day is becoming cuter than after he was born. Maybe it will be like princess Amalia.

P.S. Alexandria: it's Berleburg, not Bereleberg. The full name is zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
I have mixed feelings about the headpiece. It wasn't exactly unattractive, but I don't think that it looked that great on Mary.

I thought that Mary's outfit was lovely. I loved that particular shade of blue on her. I agree with the person who commented, however, that the skirt was not the best choice for the season and weather.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:27 PM
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Loved the floral aigrette...was beautiful! Went with the hairstyle worn by the Cown Princess which was also gorgeous.

The outfit was wonderful I thought. the jacket and skirt totally looked great together.

I must say I did not like what Mette-Marit wore at all!! I often find her choice in clothes really very unflattering. They make her look lanky. I really like HRH the Crown Princess Mette-Marit, so I think that is why I get dissapointed by her choices.

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Old 01-21-2006, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by crisi˝aki
Were there representants of the British or Spanish Royal Families, I didn't see anyone from them...

It was very nice from Frederik to chose Pavlos as godfather, since they are family but sometimes the Greek seem to be closer to the Spanish than the Danes; hopefully this new bond would help to bring the family as close as it was on Queen Ingrid's days
The guestlist can be found earlier in this thread. But there wasn't any from the British or Spanish royal families there.
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:02 PM
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I am not a huge fan of Mary's outfit and here is what I base my opinion on. I just want to say that I love the jacket and the skirt, but just not together. If you look really objectively it seems that she went into her closet and grabbed a piece from two different outfits. The jacket with its sharp, clean tailoring looks great and the dress with its print looks lovely for a summer day. But the jacket is sharp and tailored and the dress is pleated and flowing. The outfit does not look fluid from top to bottom. The jacket is almost heavy and the skirt is light and airy. Also, the edging on the jacket stands out.
I agree, it just didn't match. But worst of all was that silly flower things she was wearing on her head. To me it looked like it was a leftover bit from a 60s bathing hat. Very strange indeed.

The ceremony was very nice, the only thing I don't understand though is, why on earth did the organ play (as the guests were still waiting) Bach's "Tochter Zion" which is clearly a pre xmas piece. Other than that I thought the music was wonderful and also very calming for a baby. Bravo to the musicians.

Outfit wise I thought that from the Danish family PA was the absolutely most elegant woman.
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:56 PM
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Over all the ceremony was quite beautiful. The church was decorated very elegantly and tastefully. The music was also really nice. Does anyone know the name of the song sung by the boy's choir that seemed to move everyone to tears?

I really like this photo

I thought it was cute how the godparents were gazing at the little prince.

Now for the most important part:

The names-I thought they were very good choices. Christian Valdemar (my favorite) Henri John.

I liked the choice of Henri as it is Prince Henrik's original name, but it could also be a derivation in honor of Mary's mother Henrietta.

Now for the superficial post:p:

-It was quite interesting the range of colors that the guest wore for the christening. Some in light colors (Mary, Alexandra, Theodora), others neutral (Victoria, AlexandraBerl.), some in more evening appropriate colors (Mathilde, Queen Anne Marie..) and others in colors too dark for a christening (Jane,Mette-Marit). Very strange that they all show up in such colors for an 11:00 am christening.

Although, I was hoping that Mary would have worn a nice hat; I must say that the aigrette looked really good on her. The flowers looked soo delegate, that combined with the light make up and the contrast of her dark hair made her look beautiful. I really liked the color and the structure of the jacket. However the skirt of the dress was completely unmatched with the jacket. Had she worn a plain white skirt or the matching skirt for the jacket she would've looked perfect.

Princess Alexandra looked very elegant in her outfit, but in that photo of her walking up the steps it looked like she wasn't wearing anything beneath her coat.

I didn't like the outfit of the usually very elegant Princess Benedikte. I thought the rose pink clashed and made her very luxurious fur coat look a bit cheap.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit looked nice, except the suit was a bit too large for her. I thought her mini-Marilyn Monroe moment was funny.

Crown Princess Victoria looked ok. The hat and jacket were nice but I thought that it was a bit too much when it was paired with the pleated skirt.

Princess Mathilde looked absolutely beautiful in red

Princess Martha Louise also looked elegant in her purple outfit.

I thought Jane Donaldson looked great in her chocolate brown outfit and her very stylish hat.

The best dressed royal was easily Princess Alexandra of Berleburg, fascinator hat and all
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:27 PM
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who is that young lady?
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