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Patra 10-06-2009 08:14 AM

Great video, I love watching the Princess' curtsy to Her Majesty in the line when she arrives. Such respect and pagentry. They family looks well to me on a fresh fall day in Denmark.

Ccile 10-06-2009 08:53 AM

Ladies were very elegant for this opening!!

Madame Royale 10-06-2009 09:03 AM

The Crown Princess has favoured a muted wardrobe this past week. Certainly considered diplomatically elegant. Her evident partiality for black could not be more apparent and imo, she wears it very very well. The use of grey has also been consistent and the hat, while not a favourite of mine I must confess, contrasts well with the coatdress. I just love how Mary proceeds from the vehicle around to the steps and acknowledges the waiting crowds opposite.

Princess Marie looks resplendent in what appears to me as being a shade of BRG (British Racing Green). The coordinating Pillbox hat is very becoming and compliments her face. Her hair is beautifully fashioned. A truly Parisian élan.

dazzling 10-06-2009 09:28 AM

BB has an article and a picture gallery seen here

rubies 10-06-2009 09:39 AM

Wonderful photos and video, dazzling you are IT!! Marie looks really wonderful, everyone does. And for Mary? she does it very easily IMO.

Marsel 10-06-2009 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1000474)
I wonder why the ladies are dressed in dark colors.
I didnt know that Mary & Marie had to curtsey to P.Henrik, also didnt know that they kissed the royals then curtsey, thought it was the other way round.

As a consort of a Reigning Monarch, he's above both Mary and Marie in the precedence list. As such, it's both a sign of respect and protocol demand to curtsey (although I don’t imagine there would be a great fuss if they didn’t – it’s more respect than protocol). You are quite right about the kiss/curtsey part - it's curtsey first and then, if close relationships exist, embrace and kiss. I don't know why the ladies did it the other way round in this case. :smile:

I really liked how all ladies looked.
Mary was very elegant in that black coat and white skirt, although the hat is not my favourite. The shoes were beautiful and well-matched too.
I absolutely loved Marie’s green coat and especially the hat with the matching clutch: she looked gorgeous.
The Queen looked very nice, although the shoes somewhat spoilt the look. This picture gave me quite a fright though: at first, I thought the car’s antenna was part of the hat. :biggrin:
Not quite sure about Princess Benedikte’s look.

antonieta 10-06-2009 10:29 AM

Princess Marie just look´s amazing!

dazzling 10-06-2009 10:42 AM

PPE has a gallery of some pictures of the royals leaving the parliment
and more from ANP gallery from inside the parliment

magnik 10-06-2009 11:16 AM

Few things which I like from this Opening of Parliament:
Mary's hat, Marie's shoes, flowers.

queenofthelight 10-06-2009 01:09 PM

More photos of the opening of Parliament (6/10/2009) :flowers:.

Courtesy of Belga.:smile:

BelgaPicture - Category details

Lumutqueen 10-06-2009 03:15 PM

Love the pictures from today. I just love this event. :smile:
Mary is my clear favourite. :flowers:

crm2317 10-06-2009 03:38 PM

I think both the Crown Princess and Princess Marie looked lovely today but I was especially fond of Marie's outfit. The colour really suits her. Unfortunately the video didn't play for me so I didn't get to see the curtseys

rylt11 10-06-2009 08:53 PM

While Mary looked very good, it was Marie who looked outstanding. In closeups, one could see how expressively her eyes were made up. Her outfit suited her very well, even though the style looked like something from the 1940s. She looked prim, petite, beautiful and extremely well put together.

Great style.

Can't say that Joachim's sense of shoe style matched his wife's impeccable outfit. Were those spats he was wearing? Aren't those supposed to be sporty? Liked his longer hair, looked less military. The three piece suit was also nice.

Mary, though a bit elegant, looked so very somber with all that black. This is all my own opinion, of course.

Katrianna 10-07-2009 01:30 AM

Loved the pictures of the Royal Family during the proceedings. They all appeared bored at one point.:lol: The women were dressed lovely as usual except Marie's coat seemed to need a bit more of a fit, it looked too big for her in some spots.

4Pam 10-07-2009 03:32 AM

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they all look so bored!!! I've always thought they enjoy all this. Haha they all look like they'd rather be somewhere else esp the queen, prince henrik and fred. The others aren't so obvious, they were hiding it pretty well

QUEENECE29 10-07-2009 04:11 AM

Danish Royal Family attended opening of the Parliament in Copenhagen
6 October « Myroyal’s Blog

Her_Majesty 10-07-2009 05:52 AM


Originally Posted by 4Pam (Post 1000974)
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they all look so bored!!!

But don't they look like this every year? ;)
There are always one or two pictures of family members who look like they were about to fall asleep. :lol:
I think this "bored" face-expression naturally happens when you have to look serious for a longer while.

queenofcelts 10-07-2009 08:24 AM

All ladies look lovely today:flowers:i especially favor princess Marie choice for green and her hairstyle Thanks to all who posted links to pictures and videos:flowers:

sgl 10-07-2009 11:00 AM

Here's a close-up of Marie's hat from the opening of Folketinget yesterday:
Billed-Bladet - Prinsesse Maries fikse hat til Folketingets åbning
And an article that talks about how Mary and Marie "stole the picture" at the event yesterday:

I thought that both Mary and Marie looked lovely yesterday. This event always makes me smile because the photos of the royals that are taken each year always show them looking kind of sleepy.

Lumutqueen 10-07-2009 11:45 AM

Queen Margrethe always seems to be caught falling asleep in various pictures. :flowers:
It is an incredible boring ceremony. :smile:

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