Royal Food: Documentary – 2/3 (2014

The documentary with Prince Henrik has now gone on to France and the Château de Cayx.

Two Danish food personalities, the Price brothers, join him in the kitchen.

Henrik is really in his element when discussing food, shopping for food… He is also talking about eating seasonally and how he grew up with a mother who did it that way.

He is also shown as participating in the winery there.

In this episode, the Queen also pops by the kitchen, and Prince Henrik comments that his wife enjoys gastronomy, but that she’s not much of a cook. “I assume. I have never asked her to cook anything.”

At Cayx, the prince says that they come to get away from the routines. They’re almost a normal regular family there.

http://www.dr.dk/tv/se/hofretter/hofretter-chateau-de-cayx

Royal Food: Documentary – 1/3 (2014)

DR has made a documentary in three parts with Prince Henrik cooking in the kitchen. The three episodes are reputed to take place in three different palaces. The first one is Fredensborg.

“What does the regent couple eat for dinner? Get the answer and all the recipes when HRH the Prince Consort exclusively invite into the palace kitchen where he and the chef Jesper Vollmer plan and make the regent couple’s dinner.”.
Part one: http://www.dr.dk/tv/se/hofretter/hofretter-fredensborg-slot#!/

Available online until June 26.

Favorite part: When Prince Henrik gives the chef mushrooms he has picked, tells him how to prepare them, and then tells him: “If I die, it is my own fault.”

The chef refers to him in third person as “The Frenchman”.

Henrik’s poor Danish accent is kind of cringe-worthy compared to the chef’s Danish, but he is sounding really into what he is talking about, and he has a great vocabulary.

Harry & Charles

Charles & Harry is a mini series that NRK sent this Christmas. It details the 6-8 months period in the life of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales before they became the King and Queen of Norway. It therefore also includes a gallery of the royal family in Copenhagen and King Edward VII in the UK.

The series have received critique for being 10% facts and 90% fiction. Nevertheless, even though I was gnashing my teeth some of the time, it is an interesting series to watch.

I rather liked the family dynamics of the Danish court, and the more carefree depictions of family life in Bredgade.

I also liked how they got some the actors to look like the persons they were meant to portray. Although, I am convinced that Jacob Cedergren would also have made a fabulous Czar Nicholas II.

Unfortunately for royal watchers elsewhere, it is chiefly in Danish, with some Norwegian & Swedish thrown into the mix. There are bits and pieces of dialogue in English and French (the previous Princess Marie was by all accounts in the series not pleased about being in Denmark) but it is subtitled in Norwegian. It puzzles my mind, though, how, when the series is written and produced and sent by the same company, they can manage to mistranslate Danish to Norwegian in the subtitles.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3

NRK is apparently in talks of selling the series to other countries.

Documentary about Prince Nikolai

Prince Joachim and Miss Marie Cavallier - Wedding

Last night DR aired a documentary on Danish Prince Nikolai. The ten-year-old prince has been videotaped in the same location since he was a baby, and together with other tapings, this was the core ingredient in the documentary.

The viewers could see Nikolai grow up in front of the camera, and interact with his parents and brother. From later tapings, we could also follow him on his after-school events, inside the house at Svanemøllevej where he lives with his mother, brother and step-father, as well as behind the scenes of a royal photoshoot when he got a half-brother.
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