Wednesday 26 December 2007

Danish royal Christmas @ Marselisborg

As we know, the royal family is spending Christmas at Marselisborg. Marie Cavallier attended the Christmas Eve church service at Århus Cathedral with Prince Joachim, the Queen, Prince Henrik, Frederik, Mary and Prince Christian. On December 25 Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Mary and Joachim returned to the cathedral to attend another Christmas service.

24 December 2007. Photos: TV2/Scanpix, SogH

25 December 2007. Photos Sanne Vils Axelsen/Jyllands Posten

TV2 Østjylland news clip (01:56) - December 21: Today the Queen and Prince Henrik arrived in Århus, where Christmas will be celebrated this year. The clip shows the arrival or the Queen and Prince Henrik (and the royal daschunds) in the royal carriage on the train from Copenhagen to Århus.

TV2 news clip (00:27) - (brief) arrival of Frederik, Mary, Christian and Isabella at Marselisborg.

TV2 Øst webTV (01:40) - clip of Mary waving on arrival with Frederik driving (the children are in the back seat). The lady speaking to the reporter is saying her son Jonas is participating in the Guard's ceremonial turning out and that it is an honour that he is serving the royal family.

Jyllands Posten 'De kongelige holdt fast ved traditionen' (The royals stick to tradition)
There was a surprise for the many spectators at Århus Domkirke on Christmas Day when the royal family arrived for a church service. It's a long-standing tradition that Queen Margrethe participates in the church service on Christmas morning in Århus Domkirke, during the time the family is at Marselisborg for Christmas. But every year there is the same excitement. Who is she accompanied by? At exactly at 9.59 yesterday the Crown 19 car pulled up in front of the main entrance on Store Torv, and this year there wasn't only the regent couple. Long-standing friend Reverend Peter Parkov was there as usual, [Peter Parkov officiated at Alexandra's wedding] and there was also a Prince Henrik, a Prince Joachim and a Crown Princess Mary. Curious citizens outside the cathedral and the 1,000 churchgoers inside had to do without Crown Prince Frederik and Joachim's fiancée Marie Cavallier. Prins Henrik left the church before Communion and at the end of the church service the royal family was accompanied to the exit by the day's preacher, bishop Kjeld Holm.

Art&Architecture gallery photo gallery of Århus Cathedral in black & white

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