Tuesday 7 August 2007

Joachim & Marie: no engagement

News from the annual press conference at the Château de Cayx. TV2 article (Margrethe: Marie er god nok). At the annual press conference today the Regent Couple said they had met Prince Joachim's girlfriend Marie but dismissed suggestions they are engaged. The Queen said that she and the Prince Consort had met Marie and like her but no engagement is planned. They are very happy for Joachim. Prince Henrik said there is nothing new, that Joachim and Marie have known each other for several years and they go on getting to know each other better. (We will have more about the whole press conference to come...)

TV2 article
TV2 photo gallery of Joachim and Marie this last weekend

(Photos Mikael Rieck/EB)

Earlier Ekstra Bladet reported Marie was present at the Grand Prix on Sunday but not on Saturday. The picture they have of them kissing is used to suggest an engagement is near and says Joachim had just given a big smile when asked if an engagement is near. Ekstra Bladet makes a big deal of the photo (although the angle doesn't make the kiss a sure thing) and compares it to the first kiss between Frederik and Mary in 2003 in Hobart. (thanks Janne!)

From Billed Bladet 6 August 2007: 'Marie and Joachim together'

This [last] weekend, just as in years before, Prince Joachim took part in this year's Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix in Faelledparken in Copenhagen, but this year he had a very special guest by his side, his sweetheart, Marie Cavallier. Marie, who enthusiastically followed the race from the stands, smiled proudly at her prince, and when Joachim was not behind the wheel, she quickly found her way to his side. The couple showed clearly that they are very happy together.

Joachim has expressed that he is happy not to have to hide his relationship with 31 year old Marie Cavallier any longer, and everything points to the relationship being serious. The only thing missing is the engagement for the relationship to be fully established. (thanks Janne!)

SE og HØR reports Joachim and Marie were at last night's Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour concert in Parken, Copenhagen
Ekstra Bladet's Joachim and Marie gallery

TV2 video clip of the Queen and Prince Henrik at Cayx at the press conference on Marie

Also Jyllands-Posten 'Prins Henrik: Marie har sans for pligt' (Prince Henrik: Marie has a sense of duty) - more details to come on the press conference

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