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fairy tale 02-05-2013 01:06 PM

Confirmation of Prince Nikolai: May 18, 2013
 
Prince Nikolai will be confirmed on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Fredensborg Palace Church in the presence of the immediate family.
The date is fixed, said Countess Alexandra to HER&NU.
Prins Nikolais konfirmationsdato er på plads - HER&NU
Google Translation

Muhler 02-05-2013 01:51 PM

Interesting Fairy Tale, :smile:

So I guess he won't be confirmed with his classmates and since only his immediate family is attending, we can't expect the same amount of pics either, I presume.

Perhaps it's part of the family tradition of the DRF, where they are confirmed privately?
And/or a curtesy to other confirmantees (or whatever the word for people who are being confirmed is in plural) as well? Because if Nikolai is confirmed in a public church along with others, there would with guarantee be a lot of press there as well - which would of course distract from the other confirmantees.

camelot23ca 02-05-2013 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1513693)
Interesting Fairy Tale, :smile:

So I guess he won't be confirmed with his classmates and since only his immediate family is attending, we can't expect the same amount of pics either, I presume.

Perhaps it's part of the family tradition of the DRF, where they are confirmed privately?
And/or a curtesy to other confirmantees (or whatever the word for people who are being confirmed is in plural) as well? Because if Nikolai is confirmed in a public church along with others, there would with guarantee be a lot of press there as well - which would of course distract from the other confirmantees.

Maybe so, but I would put money on Frederik and Mary's children, including the future King, being confirmed with their classmates in a regular ceremony.

polyesco 02-05-2013 02:20 PM

thank you Fairy Tale for the information.
it will be nice to see some photos.

Are there any pictures of when Joachim and Frederik were confirmed?

ricarda 02-05-2013 02:44 PM

What counts as "immediate" family? (Biological) father and mother and siblings and grandparents obviously. Does it include stepmother, -father, uncle (Frederik is his godfather), aunt, cousins?

Muhler 02-05-2013 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ricarda (Post 1513715)
What counts as "immediate" family? (Biological) father and mother and siblings and grandparents obviously. Does it include stepmother, -father, uncle (Frederik is his godfather), aunt, cousins?

In my definition that would be parents (including step parents), siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunts and to some degree cousins.

ricarda 02-05-2013 03:25 PM

Then this is probably the first event where we will see all of them together - if we will see anything.

Archduchess Zelia 02-05-2013 04:33 PM

Will it be public or private? I guess it'll be private since kongehuset.dk hasn't officially announced it (or put it one their website at least).
18 May is a great date and hopefully the weather will turn out to be good too, I was confirmed on 9 May myself and I was happy to be one of the "last" to be so (I have friends who already got confirmed in April and that was slightly cold for beautiful, white, though slightly thin gowns).

FasterB 02-05-2013 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1513693)
Interesting Fairy Tale, :smile:

So I guess he won't be confirmed with his classmates and since only his immediate family is attending, we can't expect the same amount of pics either, I presume.

Perhaps it's part of the family tradition of the DRF, where they are confirmed privately?
And/or a curtesy to other confirmantees (or whatever the word for people who are being confirmed is in plural) as well? Because if Nikolai is confirmed in a public church along with others, there would with guarantee be a lot of press there as well - which would of course distract from the other confirmantees.

I think it´s part of the tradition and by the growing interest in the DRF (and more and more press) has become a curtesy.

Here you can see that from King Frederik IX and onward all confirmations (of the DRF) have taken place in Fredensborg Slotskirke :flowers:

Muhler 02-07-2013 08:13 AM

BB has a few more details about who will attend Nikolai's confirmation.

His parents of course - with spouses.
QMII and PH.
Christa Manley. Nikolai's mormor. (Maternal grandmother).
His five godfather will also be present with families. (*)

His godfathers are:
Frederik.
Prince Edward.
Peter Steenstrup.
Camilla Flint.
Alexandra's sister, Nicola Baird.

(*) BB states in the article that these persons will come to the confirmation. I'm a little sceptical about that. These persons have no doubt all been invited, but whether they will all attend, with families, well... Not so sure.

FasterB 02-07-2013 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1514369)
His five godfather will also be present with families. (*)

His godfathers are:
Frederik.
Prince Edward.
Peter Steenstrup.
Camilla Flint.
Alexandra's sister, Nicola Baird.

(*) BB states in the article that these persons will come to the confirmation. I'm a little sceptical about that. These persons have no doubt all been invited, but whether they will all attend, with families, well... Not so sure.

I´m pretty sure that CP Frederik and Nicola Baird will come :tongue:
But the others... Hmm, we´ll have to wait and see :flowers:

Archduchess Zelia 02-07-2013 06:04 PM

I think the thing about the godparents attending is more guessing than knowing from BB and I personally very much doubt that Prince Edward, for instance, will be there. I guess it depends on how much contact the two have had during the last thirteen years, they could obviously have had contact that we don't know about. However, it would be lovely if Edward (+ Sophie) attended.

Molly2101 02-07-2013 06:42 PM

It would be lovely if Edward went as he did not attend the Christening, but we shall see. It does depend on the contact the two families have kept up, but considering Edward did go to Joachim and Marie's wedding I wouldn't be surprised if he did not attend. Joachim did attend Edward's wedding - he was one of the few Royals at it (Felipe, Haakon and a couple of others attended.)

NGalitzine 02-07-2013 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1514579)
It would be lovely if Edward went as he did not attend the Christening, but we shall see. It does depend on the contact the two families have kept up, but considering Edward did go to Joachim and Marie's wedding I wouldn't be surprised if he did not attend. Joachim did attend Edward's wedding - he was one of the few Royals at it (Felipe, Haakon and a couple of others attended.)

I know he attended Joachim's first wedding but I don't think Edward attended the marriage of Joachim & Marie.

Molly2101 02-07-2013 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1514582)
I know he attended Joachim's first wedding but I don't think Edward attended the marriage of Joachim & Marie.

Yes Edward attend Joachim and Alexandra's wedding but he did not attend Joachim's second marriage. No idea why he didn't, perhaps it clashed with other commitments or they just were not that close by that stage. I meant to put did not go to their wedding. That was a typing error on my part, sorry!

Mariel 02-07-2013 07:34 PM

In English, plural of confirmand is confirmands.

UserDane 02-08-2013 02:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1513702)
Are there any pictures of when Joachim and Frederik were confirmed?

Here is one taken at Joachim's confirmation: Prins Henrik, Kronprins Frederik, Prins Joachim, Dronning Margrethe, Dronning Ingrid, Greve André de Laborde de Monpezat, Renée de Monpezat, Prinsesse Benedikte, Prinsesse Anne-Marie, Prince Henrik with members of his family | Mogens Ladegaard

And here is a slideshow of confirmands and the way they looked 'back then' - https://www.b.dk/billedeserier/saadan...rfar-var-dreng - a very young looking Frederik as confirmand in the 3rd picture.

And an interesting last picture in the show: King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine at 'their sons' confirmation', Frederik and Knud. From the text it appears that the boys were confirmed at the same time. Didn't know that.

ricarda 02-08-2013 03:59 AM

Funny picture. Frederik and Joachim have the same height although Frederik is standing one step higher.
A similar situation as in Spain where Sophia is already as tall as Leonor and in a few years will be taller than her elder sister IMO.

FasterB 02-08-2013 05:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UserDane (Post 1514653)
And an interesting last picture in the show: King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine at 'their sons' confirmation', Frederik and Knud. From the text it appears that the boys were confirmed at the same time. Didn't know that.

IIRC then Frederik and Knud were raised as pseudo-twins :flowers:

Dman 02-08-2013 06:26 AM

I think this is just a family event and not a big royal ceremony for Edward & Sophie to attend.

Archduchess Zelia 02-08-2013 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dman (Post 1514678)
I think this is just a family event and not a big royal ceremony for Edward & Sophie to attend.

It's common for godparents to attend the confirmation of their godchildren, or at least it is in Denmark. I personally have little faith that Edward and Sophie will attend, but it's not unlikely.

Molly2101 02-08-2013 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archduchess Zelia (Post 1514681)
It's common for godparents to attend the confirmation of their godchildren, or at least it is in Denmark. I personally have little faith that Edward and Sophie will attend, but it's not unlikely.

Godparents often attend Confirmations in other countries. I am sure my brother's attended his confirmation. I was never confirmed so cannot speak for myself. Perhaps it depends on the family.

I have little faith Edward will attend either. Was there any reason given for his not attending Nikolai's christening? Are we sure Edward definitely is a Godparent? I read somewhere it was not true, but I am unsure.

Archduchess Zelia 02-09-2013 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1514710)
Are we sure Edward definitely is a Godparent? I read somewhere it was not true, but I am unsure.

He is, I'm sure. Either way BB wouldn't mention it. I don't know why he's his godparent though, I didn't know that Joachim and Edward were so good friends that Joachim would make Edward his son's godfather.

Viv 02-10-2013 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1514582)
I know he attended Joachim's first wedding but I don't think Edward attended the marriage of Joachim & Marie.

Prince Edward attended Prince Joachim's first wedding in 1995. Edward was still a bachelor back then and maybe it was one of the first continental RF weddings he went to?
I remember reading that Edward and Sophie visited Joachim and his first wife at Schackenborg at some stage, but I don't remember whether it was before or after the baptism of Prince Nikolai.
Like other Danes on this forum I doubt that Prince Edward will attend the confirmation, but I won't bet on it ;).

For the record: Contrary to confirmations elsewhere Danish confirmations tend to be 'big productions' with the ensuing party and shower of gifts as a considerable incentive for the confirmand!

The families of each confirmand are normally allotted a number of seats at the church acording to availabilty. You can't apply this limitation to the RF and IMO they've done the right thing by planning a separate event!

FasterB 02-11-2013 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Viv (Post 1515500)
IMO they've done the right thing by planning a separate event!

This tradition started with the confirmation of the later King Frederik IX :flowers:
You can see more here: Fredensborg Slotskirke - Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi

Viv 02-11-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FasterB (Post 1515597)
This tradition started with the confirmation of the later King Frederik IX :flowers:
You can see more here: Fredensborg Slotskirke - Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi

Yes I know, Faster B; but thanks anyway :flowers:!

viv

Archduchess Zelia 02-11-2013 01:58 PM

I agree, it's a very big thing to get confirmed here in Denmark, even if you don't actually get confirmed most young people still get a party similar to those of their class mates who do get confirmed (commonly known as a non-firmation, or at least here at Amager it is :tongue:).

It's gonna be so big when Nikolai is gonna get confirmed, I cannot believe he's already turning fourteen this year. Time sure does fly.

fairy tale 05-12-2013 05:57 PM

more information Privat til redaktionerne: H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation - Kongehuset
Google Translation

Private confirmation at Fredensborg Palace Church at 11am, followed by a lunch at Fredensborg Palace.
The press will have the opportunity to photograph the confirmand with the immediate family on the main staircase at Fredensborg Palace at 12.00 immediately after the confirmation has taken place.
Official photos from Prince Nikolai's confirmation will be given out on the DRF website (kongehuset.dk) on May 18th in the afternoon.

Muhler 05-16-2013 10:00 AM

Nikolai will be confirmed in a couple of days and Billed Bladet has written a portrait of him.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #20, 2013.
Lidt af et pragtseksemplar - Bit of a wonder. (Meant with humourous tone).
Written by Trine Larsen, who is the BB journalist who knows this branch of the DRF best.

Nikolai is pretty much like other thirteen year old boys.

A bright young man or as farbror (paternal uncle) Frederik put it: "He's equipped with an unusual good harddisk".

Nikolai is used to chores and duties, they may not always be that amusing but so far there haven't been a teenage rebellion.
Among the daily chores is walking the dog with Felix.
Setting the table and moving the lawn.

Nikolai likes to jump on a trampoline, his aim is to become more fit so that he can take up another sport, parkour. Apart from that he is having tennis lessons.

Other interests are: Piano lessons, actually he got a bit fed up with the piano a couple of years ago, but realised he would have wasted all he had learned previously if he didn't keep practising, so he is soldering on with the lessons.
He used to play bassguitar.

He is good and swimming and very good at skiing.

Computergames is also a favorite passtime, so much that his parents have set up limits, otherwise it would get out of control. (*)

An interest Nikolai does not have is clothes. He doesn't care about what he is wearing as long as it's comfortable and quick and easy to get in.

A place you won't find Nikolai, unless when he is eating, is the kitchen. He has no particular interest in cooking - it's just food. However lobster is among his favorite dishes.

Among the music he likes to listen to is David Guetta and DJ Avicii. (**)
He likes watching Jackass, Top Gear (***) and South Park.
Discovery is also something he watches, especially Bear Grylls.

Unsurprisingly Nikolai is fluent in English, pretty good at German and getting well versed in French as well.

His wishlist for his confirmation isn't much different from other boys his age:
iTunes cards.
X-box games.
Cool sunglasses.
Cufflinks.
Cool leather wallet.
Smart looking hunting bag.
Watch.
Fountain pen.

Nikolai will be confirmed at 11.00 at Fredensborg. At 12.00 there will be a photosession at the stairs to the palace, where Nikolai will pose with close relatives. And then it's time for dinner, presents and being celebrated.

(*) Welcome to the club. We also had to ration computergames for our oldest. :online2lo

(**) I have no idea, who they are! I'm old, you know, old. :yoda:

(***) He met Jeremy Clarkson and Captain Slow a couple of years ago.

polyesco 05-16-2013 12:06 PM

:previous:thank you Muhler:flowers:

Nikolai looks like a very smart and nice boy.
although, Im not sure how many teenage boys I know would want Cufflinks ;)

and i loved that little quote from Frederik, that Nikolai is "equipped with an unusual good harddisk". :biggrin:

looking forward to seeing some pics

iceflower 05-17-2013 11:00 AM

.

On the occasion of Prince Nikolai's confirmation the Royal House has arranged a picture gallery of Prince Nikolai's life so far:



** kongehuset.dk: Billeder af Prins Nikolai gennem tiden **


** kongehuset.dk: H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation ** translation **

Molly2101 05-17-2013 06:07 PM

Nikolai was so cute as a toddler and now he is becoming quite a handsome young man.

I look forward to seeing some lovely images from tomorrow, and I do hope Prince Edward attends but we'll see.

polyesco 05-17-2013 08:01 PM

https://m.bt.dk/f/?gallery=25599243-N...konfirmationer

Muhler 05-18-2013 06:41 AM

BT has a few details on Nikolai's confirmation - no, pics are not yet released.
Fine gæster til Nikolais konfirmation - Royale | www.bt.dk

Here about the guests. Edward and Sophie arrived yesterday and they spend the night at M&F at Amalienborg.
Nikolia's two mostere (mostere = mother's sisters, moster = a mother's sister) = maternal aunts are also there.

The twins are left at home, but fætter (male cousin) Christian and kusine (female cousin) Isabella is there.

And in case you are wondering: Frederik is Nikolai's farbror = paternal uncle. Mary is his tante = an aunt who is married into the family.

Molly2101 05-18-2013 06:46 AM

I am thrilled Edward and Sophie went, lovely. I look forward to the photo of Nikolai.

Ccile 05-18-2013 07:23 AM

First picture!

Prins Nikolai konfirmeret helt alene - Royale | www.bt.dk

Molly2101 05-18-2013 07:24 AM

A few more images here: sn.dk

I wanted to see some photos of the guests as I want to see Mary's hat!

Muhler 05-18-2013 07:45 AM

:previous: Thanks for the pics. :flowers:

I so much want to tie Martin Jørgensen down and shave him with a rusty razor. :devil:
Suit, tie and days old stubbles do not mix! And he's getting too old for this anyway.

ADDED: Billed Bladet has a few more details: https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...et-af-familien

As you can tell the weather is sunney and has by now crept above 20 degrees C.
A somewhat shy Nikolai said: "I've been looking forward to being confirmed -to all of it".

The press meeting lasted a couple of minutes but.... When the doors were closed a dachshund was left behind and the poor critter ran around bewildered until it was noticed and the dog was reunited with papa Henrik.

MaggieDenmark 05-18-2013 07:47 AM

it seems very low key is there not any photos of mary and frederik and christian and bella? :-( i had thought they would be on the family picture.

Muhler 05-18-2013 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by MaggieDenmark (Post 1552960)
it seems very low key is there not any photos of mary and frederik and christian and bella? :-( i had thougt they would be on the family picture.

Perhaps there will be some official photos released later on. I can imagine Nikolai will be posing with his godparents and extended family.

TV2 has more on the confirmation and the dog.
The confirmation first: https://go.tv2.dk/articlefornoejelse/...store-dag.html

And the dog: https://go.tv2.dk/articlefornoejelse/...al-showet.html
According to TV2 Querida the dachshund saw absolutely now reason why it should join its humans and go to dinner.
A palace custodian tied to call the dog to him - only to be ignored. Well, acting friendly and sitting on the stairs luring the dog to him might be worth a try? - Querida didn't fall for that one either.
Okay, then the custodian was let in, only to be beaten on the doorstep by a dachshund who now would like to go inside. - After having entertained the presscorps.

Carminha Stalker 05-18-2013 08:16 AM

Lovely pictures of Nikolai´s confirmation.

Lumutqueen 05-18-2013 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1552962)

Perhaps there will be some official photos released later on. I can imagine Nikolai will be posing with his godparents and extended family.

TV2 has more on the confirmation and the dog.
The confirmation first: https://go.tv2.dk/articlefornoejelse/...store-dag.html



Alexandra looks lovely! Marie should really have stepped a bit closer to the picture.

vee 05-18-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1552970)
Alexandra looks lovely! Marie should really have stepped a bit closer to the picture.

Agreed.

Based on where she's standing, she looks like an outsider/afterthought.

Everybody looks very nice, though, and lille Henrik is SO cute!

iceflower 05-18-2013 09:29 AM

Some pics and a video have been added to the official website:



** kongehuset.dk: H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation **



** kongehuset.dk: VIDEO: Fotografering efter H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation **


And here's a gallery from ppe!

carlota 05-18-2013 10:06 AM

Lovely pictures.
Congrats to Nikolai! I love Marie s hat! It's perhaps my favourite hat appearance from Marie :) Alexandra looks lovely as usual, even in that print! I missed not seeing Athena this time!

I hear Edward and Sophie went to the confirmation. I didn't know they were close to the Danish Rf!

Terri Terri 05-18-2013 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by vee (Post 1552971)
Agreed.

Based on where she's standing, she looks like an outsider/afterthought.

Everybody looks very nice, though, and lille Henrik is SO cute!

I agree...that's the first thing that I thought when I saw the photo! It looks like she deliberately wanted to be at a distance in the photo.:ohmy:

dbarn67 05-18-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by carlota (Post 1552988)
Lovely pictures.
Congrats to Nikolai! I love Marie s hat! It's perhaps my favourite hat appearance from Marie :) Alexandra looks lovely as usual, even in that print! I missed not seeing Athena this time!

I hear Edward and Sophie went to the confirmation. I didn't know they were close to the Danish Rf!

Edward is one on Nikolai's godfathers.

Muhler 05-18-2013 10:48 AM

From what I can see, Martin Jørgensen is also standing half a step to the side, but it's less conspicious because Felix is standing between him and Alexandra.

Had Felix been standing between Joachim and our Marie, then Martin would have looked odd.

An Ard Ri 05-18-2013 10:49 AM

Some really lovely family photo's posted and looks like they got a nice day for a Confirmation ceremony.

Did the service take place at the Palace chapel?

Viv 05-18-2013 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlota (Post 1552988)
I hear Edward and Sophie went to the confirmation. I didn't know they were close to the Danish Rf!

Prince Edward is a godparent of Nicolai, but he didn't attend the baptism. However he attended the 1995-wedding of Joachim and Alexandra and he once visited Schackenborg with Sophie during Joachim's first marriage, but that's all we know.

It's understandable that the confirmation is a low key event on the public side of things, but IMO it's almost too low key! In spite of divorce, remarriages and a nestful of photogenic kids at the heir apparents place Nicolai is the first grand child of HM after all.
Maybe Nicolai doesn't like the attention too much, that's the impression you get from a piece in this week's issue of Billed Bladet.

Quote:

Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1552998)
Some really lovely family photo's posted and looks like they got a nice day for a Confirmation ceremony.

Did the service take place at the Palace chapel?

Yes it did! He was confirmed by the royal chaplain, who happens to be the former bishop of Copenhagen. Lutheran confirmations are normally officiated by the parish minister, but it's often a bishop when royalty is involved, that is if the incumbent royal chaplain happens to be a bishop.

Viv

crm2317 05-18-2013 11:10 AM

I agree with those who said Marie looked a little out of place. When you watch the video it appears that she is making space for Margrethe and Henrik but then Henrik stands behind. She maybe also wanted to give Alexandra her rightful place.

Al_bina 05-18-2013 11:28 AM

The photos are lovely. It is great that Prince Joachim and his former spouse maintain good relationships. Prince Nikolai is a very handsome young gentleman.

Molly2101 05-18-2013 11:57 AM

Lovely photos of the family on the steps, little Henrik is adorably cute and I loved his shoes. :D Nikolai looked dapper in his suit.

MaggieDenmark 05-18-2013 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camelot23ca (Post 1513701)
Maybe so, but I would put money on Frederik and Mary's children, including the future King, being confirmed with their classmates in a regular ceremony.

so would i, they also put their kids in public school. it will be interesting how mary&frederik will do it :-)

dazzling 05-18-2013 12:29 PM

It's a pity that it was very low key. I had expected maybe his uncle, Prince Frederik and Mary to be also attending.

The pictures were off to me, Marie seems to be put to the side which looks like she was almost left out. There was a picture r two where she was closer to the Queen. I personally think she should've been much closer to the family or not be in the pictures.

grevinnan 05-18-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1552970)
Alexandra looks lovely! Marie should really have stepped a bit closer to the picture.

It was an awkward set-up with the Queen in the second row. I am sure Marie did not want to be right in front of her. Lovely photo and also very informal. Everyone lookes absolutely lovely and a big congratulation to Joachim and Alexandra for their way of handling their relationship in regards to their sons.

Roskilde 05-18-2013 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1553019)
It's a pity that it was very low key. I had expected maybe his uncle, Prince Frederik and Mary to be also attending.

Mary and Frederik did attended with Christian and Isabella.

I find it fully natural that it is so low key and I hadn't expected more. It's the crown prince's younger brother's son, who was confirmed. Pretty far down in the line of succession. I'm sure it will be completely different when Frederik and Mary's children will be confirmed, especially Christian.

That said, I too have hoped to see Mary, Frederik, Christian and Isabella, but apparently the short photo session was without uncles, aunts and cousins.

Molly2101 05-18-2013 01:12 PM

Lovely official photos, particularly the group shot.

Emmily 05-18-2013 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vee (Post 1552971)
Agreed.

Based on where she's standing, she looks like an outsider/afterthought.

Everybody looks very nice, though, and lille Henrik is SO cute!

I don't think she looks like an outsider at all. Just like someone who wants Alex to be up front with her son:flowers:

Muhler 05-18-2013 01:39 PM

But where is Mary?
- I guess only the nearest family and godparents are included.

ADDED: This pic of Nikolai says it all: https://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...onfirmeres.jpg :lol:

I can remember how akward I felt when I was confirmed back in late Jurassic. :tongue:

LibrarianDaisy 05-18-2013 01:57 PM

I love the official group photograph with his parents, godparents and grandparents (and 'Big Henrik' and 'Little Henrik' sat together :lol:).

Biri 05-18-2013 02:13 PM

I would prefer the celebration of this rite with other confirmants - boys and girls around his age (Like Marius Borg Hoiby had).

Duke of Marmalade 05-18-2013 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1553019)
The pictures were off to me, Marie seems to be put to the side which looks like she was almost left out. There was a picture r two where she was closer to the Queen. I personally think she should've been much closer to the family or not be in the pictures.

I agree, I would have left Marie, Martin & Hendrik jr. out for the official pictures that are posted on the DRF website. Imo it would look better than eg Marie looking like the fifth wheel.

Viv 05-18-2013 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biri (Post 1553047)
I would prefer the celebration of this rite with other confirmants - boys and girls around his age (Like Marius Borg Hoiby had).


Well, it won't happen!
It goes without saying that in Denmark confirmations are about confirming your baptism! But ...there's a strong secular side to the event which is about family gatherings, buffets and dinners, dancing, gifts for the confirmand - specially cash - and all sorts of surprises/showing off. !
It's a big event and there's far more to it than the church service!

Now suppose the RFs children joined an ordinary confirmation and had to squeeze themselves into the pews allotted :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:... all attention would focus on the RF rather than the confirmands!

HereditaryPrincess 05-18-2013 04:29 PM

Thank you to all who posted photos, I particularly like the official one of Alexandra, Nikolai and Joachim. Nikolai looked smart and little Henrik was adorable- especially in the video when it looked like he was holding Nikolai's hand but then went and held Joachim's instead (this can be seen at 0:40)! It was nice to see Prince Edward attending, I was hoping to see photos of Christian and Isabella; perhaps we will get some later on.

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Noblesse & Royautes has a short article with a couple of photos of Nikolai's confirmation:

Noblesse & Royautés » Confirmation du prince Nikolaï de Danemark

Dman 05-18-2013 06:16 PM

The official pictures are great. Very nice to see Edward there for his godson.

Archduchess Zelia 05-18-2013 07:04 PM

Nikolai was looking so dapper today, a very beautiful and sweet confirmand. It's so lovely that Edward and Sophie went (and so nice to hear that they're staying with Mary and Frederik). I absolutely love the picture of Nikolai and his parents. Personally, I would have split up the group photo in two, one of Nikolai, Alexandra, Joachim and the godparents; and one of Nikolai and his immediate family.

ashelen 05-18-2013 07:10 PM

I would love to see Mary and the kids!

rominet09 05-18-2013 07:16 PM

How I"ve missed Alexandra in this family !

grevinnan 05-18-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 1553088)
I would love to see Mary and the kids!

This day was about Prince Nikolai and his family and godparents.

vee 05-18-2013 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 1553003)
I agree with those who said Marie looked a little out of place. When you watch the video it appears that she is making space for Margrethe and Henrik but then Henrik stands behind. She maybe also wanted to give Alexandra her rightful place.

The same thought crossed my mind, too.

Far as I know of/can tell, Marie and Alex get along just fine, but this WAS Nikolai's confirmation, and Alex IS his mom, so maybe Marie was being respectful of that?

That's what I wondered.

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1553060)
I agree, I would have left Marie, Martin & Hendrik jr. out for the official pictures that are posted on the DRF website. Imo it would look better than eg Marie looking like the fifth wheel.

Yep.

I agree.

ricarda 05-19-2013 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 1553003)
When you watch the video it appears that she is making space for Margrethe and Henrik but then Henrik stands behind. She maybe also wanted to give Alexandra her rightful place.

I agree, and if she had held Little Henrik's hand, the space between Marie and the rest of the family would not be that empty.

I find the official picture actually more odd, with Marie and not Nikolai and his parents in the center of the group and picture. (Poor Marie, she is either too far away or too much in the middle!;)) But I guess she stood where she was told to stand.

I would have placed some of the godparents on the other side and then Marie could have been next to Frederik and behind her parents-in-law.

corazon 05-19-2013 09:13 PM

great official photos!!!!! I miss princess athena!

fairy tale 05-21-2013 07:31 AM

pictures of Sophie (and Edward)
https://plimg.no.publicus.com/gallery...-519009999.jpg
https://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8707/wers.jpg

annaelfka 05-21-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by fairy tale (Post 1553844)

Oh! Where did you find the bigger one of Sophie? It's great!

Molly2101 05-21-2013 01:11 PM

Finally a small image of Mary:

Delights with IMAGE-Blade this week

I wanted to see what she wore and I love the colour of the green dress.

fairy tale 05-21-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by annaelfka (Post 1553894)
Oh! Where did you find the bigger one of Sophie? It's great!

I found it on cotilleando.com, don't know where they got it :flowers:

Archduchess Zelia 05-21-2013 02:02 PM

Can't wait to see if they've got more pictures from the confirmation (or more of Edward and Sophie, I'm still absolutely over the moon that they came).

Nordic 05-21-2013 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1553928)
Finally a small image of Mary:

Delights with IMAGE-Blade this week

I wanted to see what she wore and I love the colour of the green dress.

That's a photo from October last year, I think, Slovenian State Visit.

Molly2101 05-22-2013 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 1553951)
That's a photo from October last year, I think, Slovenian State Visit.

Someone on another forum said the one of her and Fred is from the party after the confirmation, taken at the same time as the other photos on the front cover. Of course I am sure in the actual magazine their is a photo of Mary.

polyesco 05-22-2013 01:12 PM

Found this pic of Mary, supposedly of her heading to the confirmation. it might be from another event, so i apologize if it isn't :flowers:

https://oi40.tinypic.com/2rnasjq.jpg

Muhler 05-23-2013 12:35 PM

As can be expected Billed Bladet's coverage of the confirmation is pretty extensive!

Summary of an whole appendix in Billed Bladet #21, 2013.
Written by Trine Larsen who has a special relationship with that branch of the DRF.

As you know Nikolai, age thirteen, was confirmed at Fredensborg palace chapel, as is tradition in the DRF.
Before that he and his class had been taught about the confirmation at Garnisons Kirke. The same church to which the kindergarten, Vincent, Isabella and Josephine is attending, belongs.
It was the royal confessionarius the likable Erik Normann Svendsen who performed the confirmation.

At noon there was the show for the press at the stairs, with the dachshunds entertaining and all...
Here Nikolai was sporting the Rolex watch he recieved from his mother, Martin Jørgensen and Felix. He was also looking dapper with his Burberry tie.
When the family went inside, Nikolai was in the lead with his mother and bonus-mother, Marie forming the rearguard. It was here bette Henrik, who was holding both Joachim and Marie's hand decided to take some leaps - and a lively child in one hand, stillettos on the feet and walking up stairs can be complicated, so our Marie almost lost her balance but fortunately Alexandra secured her with a good grip.

Then it was time for lunch with the family and guests, 34 in total. Little Athena was there too, there is a picture of her sitting in her seat in the car next to Marie. It is presumed she took a nap during the confirmation.
Prince Edward and Sophie who stayed at M&F at Amalienborg, drove in the same escorted cortege to Fredensborg as M&F, but not in the same car. The twins stayed at home at Amalienborg.
Mary was indeed wearing a light dress with a nice hat in what looks to me to be in the same hue as the dress.
During the lunch Joachim gave a heartwarm speech to his son. (He is reportedly very good at giving such speeches).
After the lunch Nikolai and a couple of relatives went outside. Christian being among them. In contrast to the others Christian, being the youngest, had by now completely dispenced with the formalities and was wearing light summer pants, a shirt hanging out and a tie that was still holding on to his neck.

The lunch ended in the early afternoon, but the celebrations didn't!
In the evening there was a party for Nikolai in downtown Copenhagen at Gallery Asbæk, with food delivered from an Italian restaurant.
Here some 50 guests were invited and the dresscode was much more informal.
First to arrive was Nikolai with his mother, brother and bonus-dad, who appears to have misplaced his razor, with Felix looking distinctly stylish! :cool:
Alexandra was wearing a grey-bluish assymetric lace-like dress cut above the knee. With long lace see-through sleeves. - She pulled that one off well, methinks.
Next to arrive were Joachim and Marie, who strolled from Amalienborg on that lovely evening. Marie wearing a low-cut knee-long light sleeveless dress, with lace-thingies. Now, Joachim is a gentleman and as such he doesn't know what "casually informal" is, so he is forgiven... He was wearing red pants, a blue shirt with no less than two bottons unbottoned (yes, he was practically naked!) and a dark jacket.
M&F arrived later. Frederik knows perfectly well what "casually informal" is, so let's skip him. Mary was wearing a dark green simple dress with short sleeves and cut below the knees looking very stylish.
(Yeah, yeah, bear with me. - I'll provide some scans later, but it's fun to attempt being a fashion-reporter :tongue:).

Here Nikolai recieved a present from Billed Bladet by Trine Larsen, it was something for his interest in parkour. And team JiYo, who is the best parkour team in DK at present entertained and demonstrated what the sport is all about.
Here it was Alexandra's turn to give a warm and moving speech for her son.
Later on there was dancing.
The guests were primarily friends of Joachim and Alexandra and her family from Hong Kong.
There is no mentioning of the Regent Couple, nor Prince Edward, so I presume they weren't around.

ADDED. The dresses: https://www.box.com/s/dyqg3ilwalskkaqdhqif

polyesco 05-23-2013 12:53 PM

:previous:thank you Muhler:flowers:
Nice to read about this family event.

And its a great injustice that you skipped describing Frederik :tongue:

Muhler 05-23-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1554642)
:previous:thank you Muhler:flowers:
Nice to read about this family event.

And its a great injustice that you skipped describing Frederik :tongue:

No loss there. Both Frederik and Martin were boringly casual. :tongue:

See for yourself.

iceflower 05-23-2013 03:46 PM

I would have loved to hear or at least read those speeches by his parents!


Here's another gallery:


** pp: Prince Nikolai, 13 ans : Marie et Alexandra radieuses pour sa confirmation **

Archduchess Zelia 05-23-2013 04:13 PM

Thank you, Muhler, for the summary, it's very much appreciated that you took the time to write all of that (if I know Billedbladet correctly, the coverage indeed has been very excessive) :flowers:

I love Nikolai's (rather daring) choice of pants for the late party, he's definitely his father's son - in the area fashion at least (though I think he pulls his daring fashion choices off much better than Joachim :lol:). I also adore Mary's dress for the evening party, it looks really stylish and appropriate for the event. Frederik and Martin (and Felix :wub:) look dapper as usual.

How lovely is this picture of Alexandra and Marie? I really love and respect how Joachim and Alexandra have managed to get along so well after the divorce. Alexandra and Marie look like they're really enjoying each others company (and so also a very great and quick move of Alexandra that she managed to "catch" Marie before she landed on all four).

annaelfka 05-25-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1554631)
As can be expected Billed Bladet's coverage of the confirmation is pretty extensive!

Summary of an whole appendix in Billed Bladet #21, 2013.
Written by Trine Larsen who has a special relationship with that branch of the DRF.
...
There is no mentioning of the Regent Couple, nor Prince Edward, so I presume they weren't around.

ADDED. The dresses: https://www.box.com/s/dyqg3ilwalskkaqdhqif

Thanks for this report, so in the magazine they didn't add any pic or info on the Wessex couple? Thank you. At least Mary fans, finally got a chance to see what she wear :)

Hannelore 05-25-2013 08:04 AM

My god a Rolex for your confirmation .... I nearly forgot we were talking about a prince :lol: For comparison, I got a bike back in the day.

Muhler 05-25-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by annaelfka (Post 1555195)
Thanks for this report, so in the magazine they didn't add any pic or info on the Wessex couple? Thank you. At least Mary fans, finally got a chance to see what she wear :)


Apart from one picture the Wessex weren't shown in the magazine: https://www.box.com/s/uz6uu81z81sl6v4spjif

Similar to the two Fairy Tale kindly posted.
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Originally Posted by fairy tale (Post 1553844)

Edward was in the official pics of course.

You are welcome, Archduchess Zelia and yes, that's the tripping moment.

annaelfka 05-26-2013 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1555249)
Apart from one picture the Wessex weren't shown in the magazine: https://www.box.com/s/uz6uu81z81sl6v4spjif

Thank you so much!
Found more scans here (not of Wessex'es), just in general.
Glittering Royal Events Message Board: Coverage of Prince Nikolai's confirmation in Billed Bladet

King of the Jungle 05-26-2013 10:19 PM

Annaelfka, they are great photos.
Thank you.
It was interesting to see Nikolai's cousins and Aunts from Hong Kong and good to see that Nikolai had some of his best friends there to share the special occasion also.

lyndaW 06-15-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by annaelfka (Post 1555500)
Thank you so much!
Found more scans here (not of Wessex'es), just in general.
Glittering Royal Events Message Board: Coverage of Prince Nikolai's confirmation in Billed Bladet


I would never have picked out Alex's two sisters...........

Wonderful they came

Biri 06-15-2013 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Viv (Post 1553061)
Now suppose the RFs children joined an ordinary confirmation and had to squeeze themselves into the pews allotted :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:... all attention would focus on the RF rather than the confirmands!

When I was once in Sweden I saw on TV fragments from Madeleine's confirmation; she was standing in the front row along with other white clad girls.:smile:
If I were in Nikolai's shoes, I would feel like an outsider.

Rocketmom 05-29-2015 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 1553003)
I agree with those who said Marie looked a little out of place. When you watch the video it appears that she is making space for Margrethe and Henrik but then Henrik stands behind. She maybe also wanted to give Alexandra her rightful place.

I agree. I think Marie was trying to be discreet and considerate, allowing Alexandra to be in front with her son(s). When everyone turned to go back inside, there was the briefest moment between Marie and Alexandra but from all appearances it was quite congenial and friendly. From everything I've seen Marie and Martin appear to genuinely love the boys with no indication of "evil step-parents" being present.


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