Friday 5 October 2007

Winston & Apple make their royal debut

Prince Joachim has a new puppy Billed Bladet reported last week, and this week he made his royal debut with Marie Cavallier's dog Apple and the royal daschunds. He is a red-brown cocker spaniel called Winston. The dog is a descendant of Oscar which was the cocker spaniel Alexandra brought with her from Hong Kong. Prince Joachim and Oscar became very attached to each other. Oscar was put to sleep in 2005 at the age of eleven.

Winston was brought into the world with the help of insemination. Sperm from Oscar was frozen, as no suitable mate was found before he died. Nikolai and Felix had been brought up with Oscar and it was very sad for the whole family when it was discovered Oscar was ill two years ago.

Apparently the now 14 week-old Winston is dog to both Joachim and Marie and Joachim has been seen running and jumping around in the park around Schackenborg with the new puppy. Last weekend Winston and Apple travelled together on a visit to Sweden with Joachim and Marie and Billed Bladet says the dogs have a good relationship.

4 October 2007. Prince Joachim and fiancee Marie Cavallier watch the changing of the guards with family members at Fredensborg Palace the day after the announcement of their engagement. Prince Henrik, Queen Margrethe, Marie's father Alain Cavallier, her mother Françoise Grassiot, step-father Christian Grassiot and the family dogs were also present.

Photos: Kaspar Wenstrup/Her og Nu/Sipa

Lots of doggy business, from Billed Bladet:

(part Trine Larsen, Billed Bladet nos. 39 & 40 2007 and thanks Muhler!)

Also, see Søren Steffen's photo gallery from the press conference at Amalienborg

Added: Her&Nu web TV of the the changing of the guard at Fredensborg (this can take a while to load, let it run through with sound down and do something in another window!)

The Sydney Morning Herald 'Denmark's divorced Prince to marry again'

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marie looks just lovely. Very relaxed, happy and glowing.

7:25 pm  
Blogger lotte said...

Hi peggy g,

I think you might be right.It is great to see Joachim looking happy too!

lotte :)

8:23 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

The two dogs are both so very cute! Is Apple a bichon frise?

1:32 am  
Blogger lotte said...

Hi nimbike,
Yes, she is :)

11:52 am  
Blogger Sternchen said...

Oh, I would love to cuddle cutie Winston :)

11:38 pm  

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