[picappgallerysingle id=”866714″] Danish magazine Billedbladet had it confirmed from Princess Benedikte, the mother of Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, that her youngest daughter is pregnant. The child will be born in July this year. Princess Benedikte told Billedbladet: “Both Prince Richard and I are very happy for the young couple.”
Nathalie and the father of the baby, Alexander Johannsman became engaged on Christmas Day last year, but the engagement was not announced until January.
The couple were married in a civil ceremony just after the engagement announcement, but Nathalie says in a comment to Euro Dressage News that the religious wedding has been set for 2011, but that no definite date has been set yet.
Nathalie, at 6 months pregnant, is planned to have her last dressage competition before the birth of the baby today at the 2010 World Cup Finals. Her goal is to be back in shape by the World Equestrian Games, this year hosted in Kentucky, USA, in the end of September/start of October.
With Crown Princess Mary in training for the Danish Home Guard: Army, Billed Bladet has pulled out pictures from the time her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe II, went through the training for the Airforce branch of the Home Guard.
The Home Guard stands strong among the Danish female royals: the Queen’s sister, Princess Benedikte is a member of the Navy branch of the organization.
The Danish Home Guard is a part of the Danish military. It has around 50,000 volunteers, and 650 full-time employees. It was formed in 1945, by former resistance fighters, who wanted to ensure that Denmark had a wide network of people who knew how to fight, if Denmark was to be invaded again. Today, the organization deals with education of military forces sent out for deployment, and with more civilian matters inside Denmark, such as handling environmental or other emergencies where the government is in need of extra hands.
Queen Ingrid once said that: “Benedikte is the most royal of my three daughters,” and Mette Bacher, the author of Benedikte: Prinsesse til Danmark, concurs in her foreword.
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Personally, I am less than accustomed with horses. I’ve been on a pony once, under duress, and aside from that my closest relationship with them has been through My Little Pony, or horses for my Barbies. That being said… I still found the biography about Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her life with horses an interesting read.
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I picked up 3 søstre by Jon Bloch Skipper at the bookstore at Magasin on my way home from work.
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