In Jelling, a small town in Jutland, Denmark, two massive rune stones stand on top of a huge hill. The stones are grave stones, or memorial stones. One of the stones was put up by Gorm the Old, as a memorial for his wife, Thyra. The other one was put up their son, Harald Bluetooth,… Continue reading Jelling stones defaced
The royal Danish twins will be christened in Holmens kirke on April 14. This is the church where Crown Prince Frederik was christened, where Queen Margrethe was christened and where Margrethe and Prince Henrik were married. Due to the fact that the family had ties to the church, it was also believed that Christian would… Continue reading Baptism of the twins
King Haakon VII’s ski jacket? It has been stolen from the ski museum in Oslo, straight in open daylight. It also turns out that the security cameras were switched off, both in the museum and outside in Holmenkollen ski arena. The ski jacket was picked out of the glass box, and off the model, without… Continue reading Have you seen…
If we’re looking in the beginning. January seems to have been a fairly quiet royal month on the royal front. Even the new year receptions in Denmark received less press coverage than normal – with Crown Princess Mary on maternity leave, and Joachim and Marie taking the opportunity to go on vacation under the radar.… Continue reading Heir Consort Project: January 2011
A bit late… due to a computer break-down. I haven’t counted any appearances around Christmas day. Prince Daniel is moving on up in the world, with an independent appearance without his wife.
that Queen Elizabeth II owns the copyright to the Authorized King James Bible? I didn’t, and neither did the people at Shakespeare’s Globe, who were planning on performing pieces of it over Easter. Apparently the copyright claims in the United Kingdom belong to the crown in perpetuity, and the King James Bible is 400 years… Continue reading Did you know…
When the twins were born on January 8, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were two of the people who didn’t visit them in the hospital. The court said that they were on a private holiday that had been planned well in advance, and Prince Joachim confirmed this. Billedbladet first stated that this holiday was in… Continue reading Prince Henrik’s visit to the hospital
Bild has a story about the new official portraits the Norwegian court released last week. They put forward the query whether this is the year Mette-Marit will become queen. On their side in the evidence cluster is the Grand Tour trip the family took these past months, but they also cite that she is wearing… Continue reading Mette-Marit not queen yet?
Inhrid Alexandra turns 7 today, and the Norwegian court has, true to tradition, released some pictures. See: http://www.kongehuset.no/c27217/nyhet/vis.html?tid=89213 Some of the pictures are from the shoot they did with NRK before Christmas, while others are the product of her parents’ fondness for photography. (If you recall, some of the first pictures of Ingrid Alexandra released… Continue reading Ingrid Alexandra 7 years old