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polyesco 03-23-2017 12:08 PM

from the DRF calendar

Tuesday March 28th
State Visit from Belgium
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrive at the Vilhelm Lauritzens Terminal at Copenhagen Airport

Official receipt of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at Amalienborg

The Crown Prince Couple participates with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in cruise in Copenhagen Harbor

H.M. The Queen will host a gala dinner in honor of The King and Queen of Belgium


Wednesday On 29 March
State Visit from Belgium

HRH Crown Prince visits together H.M. King Philippe Copenhagen City Hall

HRH Crown Prince visits with H.M. King Philippe Danish Industry

HRH The Crown Princess visits with H.M. Queen Mathilde Amager Common School

HRH Crown Prince visits with H.M. King Philippe State of Green

HRH The Crown Princess visits with H.M. Queen Mathilde UN City

HRH Crown Prince participates with H.M. King Philippe in High-Level lunch

HRH Crown Princess will host a working lunch attended by H.M. queen Mathilde

HRH Crown Prince visits with H.M. King Philippe Net Denmark

The Crown Prince Couple visits with H.M. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Cinematheque

H.M. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hold return event at the Black Diamond
H.M. Queen, Crown Prince Couple, D.K.H. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and H. H. Princess Elisabeth participant

Mbruno 03-23-2017 01:08 PM

:previous:


Any details on the type of return event and the dress code ?

Alisa 03-23-2017 03:36 PM

Thank you polyesco for the detailed visit. It is interesting to see that the Crown Princely couple are handling the majority of the visit.

maria-olivia 03-23-2017 04:56 PM

Two tiaras Events ?the Attendance of Princess Elisabeth and not Count Ingolf?.

Terri Terri 03-23-2017 05:55 PM

OK. Has there been a change in the arrival part of state visits? The state visits of Iceland's and now Belgium's heads of state no longer include the entire DRF greeting the visiting heads at the airport. That is very apparent this year.
Also, is this the first time that Prince Henrik misses a state visit?

maria-olivia 03-23-2017 06:07 PM

Because the Consort is Queen !

Nordic 03-24-2017 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alisa (Post 1970409)
Thank you polyesco for the detailed visit. It is interesting to see that the Crown Princely couple are handling the majority of the visit.

The Crown Prince couple have handled the majority of the State Visits for the past 8 years now.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Terri Terri (Post 1970464)
OK. Has there been a change in the arrival part of state visits? The state visits of Iceland's and now Belgium's heads of state no longer include the entire DRF greeting the visiting heads at the airport. That is very apparent this year.

There is an official greeting at the airport attended by Queen M, the Crown Prince couple and Joachim&Marie. It's mentioned in the press programme.

Countessmeout 03-24-2017 02:43 AM

:previous: I think it's likely a mix of things.

Henrik has retired for the most part. Which means Marge is flying solo. Many of these events call for a couple. The couples pair up for events. Marge could accompany Philippe as the monarch, or his wife but not both.

Technically Fred could simply fill in, but I think age may be the other factor. Fred and Mary are the same age group as the Belgiahs. And until recently were both heirs. It likely makes as much sense to have Mary hits Mathilde for events, then Marge.


As for Ignof, he may be in attendance at the banquet. Unlike his sister, he is not always included in the family list. He is given precedence at events usually just behind her, but he is often on the main guest list and not the family section.

Nordic 03-24-2017 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 1970561)
:previous: I think it's likely a mix of things.

Henrik has retired for the most part. Which means Marge is flying solo. Many of these events call for a couple. The couples pair up for events. Marge could accompany Philippe as the monarch, or his wife but not both.

Technically Fred could simply fill in, but I think age may be the other factor. Fred and Mary are the same age group as the Belgiahs. And until recently were both heirs. It likely makes as much sense to have Mary hits Mathilde for events, then Marge.

As I said, the CPC have handled most parts of the State Visits since the Greek State Visit in 2009. Regardless of the age group or who the visitors have been. Prince Henrik "retired" a year ago.

ricarda 03-24-2017 02:58 AM

Frederik and Mary have handled the majority of all incoming state visits since 2009. The reason given back then was the age and bad health of the Regent Couple. It has nothing to do with Henrik's retirement (the retirement has to do with age and bad health though).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terri Terri (Post 1970464)
OK. Has there been a change in the arrival part of state visits? The state visits of Iceland's and now Belgium's heads of state no longer include the entire DRF greeting the visiting heads at the airport. That is very apparent this year.

The President of Iceland and his wife arrived a day earlier and had already spent the night in Copenhagen before the state visit started. That's the reason why there was no reception at the airport.

According to the press programme the Belgian King and Queen will be received at the airport.

Stefan 03-24-2017 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 1970563)
Prince Henrik "retired" a year ago.

But he took part in the State Visit from Iceland. And also in the uncoming State Visit's last year

Nordic 03-24-2017 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 1970590)
But he took part in the State Visit from Iceland. And also in the uncoming State Visit's last year

He did. There was a thought that Prince Henrik's retirement might be the reason for "Fred"/The Crown Prince couple to "fill in", which it isn't, because the CPC have handled most things in connection with the State Visits since 2009, long before the retirement.

maria-olivia 03-24-2017 08:53 AM

He accepted Silvia and Sonja as Queen Consorts but he was younger !!!
He never accept in the past that his Son was the number 2.
His non attendance at the Queen's Birthday Banquet for some ilness but was seen on holiday.
Now he said to the press that Maxima was Consort and Queen...
Now his retirement , he attended because it was Mrs x , wife of the President but it is unfair not to be there for TH the King and the Queen of the Belgians's State Visit to his Country.

Muhler 03-24-2017 11:00 AM

:previous: Yeah, I guess it can be seen as a snub on the Belgian Regent Couple. But then, having PH entertaining (read: embarrassing) the party about him not being king, it's perhaps better he stays in the background. :whistling:

Roskilde 03-24-2017 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 1970555)
The Crown Prince couple have handled the majority of the State Visits for the past 8 years now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 1970563)
As I said, the CPC have handled most parts of the State Visits since the Greek State Visit in 2009. Regardless of the age group or who the visitors have been.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ricarda (Post 1970564)
Frederik and Mary have handled the majority of all incoming state visits since 2009. The reason given back then was the age and bad health of the Regent Couple. It has nothing to do with Henrik's retirement (the retirement has to do with age and bad health though).

Thank you Nordic and Ricarda to give good information about how Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have been responsible for the vast majority of all the incoming state visits over the last many years. One can say that it's the Queen who is the official host, but the 'actual hosts' are Frederik and Mary.

Something that there could and should be much better focus on. Also in the Danish press. At the Icelandic state visit two months ago not even the DRF official Facebook posted any (if only very few) pictures from all Frederik and Mary's many official program events with the Icelandic President couple. Let's hope they do this time.

Muhler 03-27-2017 10:15 AM

Stand by for tomorrow when DR1 will send live from 19.05 (DK summertime) of the guests and royals arriving for the gala dinner at Christianborg.

The guests will walk past the cameras and photographers who will have lined up in the Drabant Hall. - So loads of photos coming!

Since DR1 is a public service channel, there are good chances you should be able to watch outside DK.

Otherwise check BB's site to see if they have some live coverage as well.

I'm sure kind people will post the links here. :smile:

As a guidance: The clock is 16.15 DK time as this is posted.

I intend to be around for commenting tomorrow.

polyesco 03-27-2017 11:27 AM

Here is the complete official program for the state visit

Program for statsbesøg fra Belgien | Kongehuset

Some notes on Day 1 tomorrow, At the arrival at the airport, the Queen, Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will be present. and at the arrival at Amalienborg there will be official photography of the Belgium royal couple and the Danish royal family.

The cruise in Copenhagen Harbor, by the Belgium royal couple and Frederik and Mary will include focus on renewable energy. :flowers:

Nordic 03-27-2017 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1971453)
Program for statsbesøg fra Belgien | Kongehuset

Some notes on Day 1 tomorrow, At the arrival at the airport, the Queen, Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will be present. and at the arrival at Amalienborg there will be official photography of the Belgium royal couple and the Danish royal family.

There's an English version available :flowers:

Programme for state visit from Belgium | The Danish Monarchy - Front Page

There's also a carriage ride with the guests, Queen M and the Crown Prince couple.

ROYAL NORWAY 03-27-2017 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1971428)
Stand by for tomorrow when DR1 will send live from 19.05 (DK summertime) of the guests and royals arriving for the gala dinner at Christianborg.

The guests will walk past the cameras and photographers who will have lined up in the Drabant Hall. - So loads of photos coming!

Since DR1 is a public service channel, there are good chances you should be able to watch outside DK.

Otherwise check BB's site to see if they have some live coverage as well.

I'm sure kind people will post the links here. :smile:

As a guidance: The clock is 16.15 DK time as this is posted.

I intend to be around for commenting tomorrow.

Large TV coverage:

DR1: From 19:05 to 19:55 and from 21:55 to 22:30

TV 2: From 20:50 to 22:00. (Not available for many outside Denmark, Norway and Sweden.)

I'm in Norway tomorrow, so I have access to TV 2 (which is the Danish channel I prefer when it comes to royal coverage)

polyesco 03-27-2017 12:21 PM

"Earlier in the day there was rehearsal of tomorrow's carriage ride where H.M. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, H.M. The Queen and the Crown Prince and Princess at 11.00 will be escorted by carriage of Gardehussarregimentets horse squadron to Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg."

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSJbmwGj...danskekongehus

the carriage ride with the Crown Prince Couple is something new right?


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