Trivia based on a number of articles in Billed Bladet #35, 2018.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen and Marianne Singer.
The four sets of traditional clothing the children wore during the visit were presents from four municipalities. The silver buttons, buckles and clasps were a present from the Parliament. - They can also be recycled as the children outgrow their suits.
It was very much appreciated that they wore the traditional clothes and wore them so much!
Try compare the suits the children wore with the ones Frederik and Joachim are seen wearing during a visit in 1978. I think M&F's children win hands down...
Mary told the press that Christian has gone through a personal development during the trip. His curiosity and interest is growing and he genuinely wish to take part in the events. Especially the meeting with young Faeroese entrepreneurs had left a deep impression on him and he talked at length about the topic when he returned to the ship. (Perhaps there is an engineer inside Christian?)
- In the scans we can really enjoy Isabella and Josephine's dresses without the capes. And there is a fantastic picture of Christian sitting in the Parliament! I actually thought it was a new painting of him at first glance but it is simply a great photo! (See scan #18.)
And we already know that Vincent can fire of the most hilarious things. That seems to be the case in a photo in scan #20, where his dad is cracking up at something Vincent said.
When the children weren't with their parents their two nannies (one is named Pernille) took care of them aboard Dannebrog. Or served as backup when the parents were busy up front. Judging from a photo (see scan #16 ) Isabella is fond of Pernille.
It was chilly all during the trip, around 11 degrees C, so it's good to have an older brother to hold you tight and warm you a little.
But see for yourselves here: https://app.box.com/s/hn4g4j8cubb3fsufx7d7qaj9ncyqgine