Saturday, 21 April, Princess Isabella's 5th birthday, the funeral of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish industrialist, arbitor of old school Danish mores, royal family benefactor, Knight of the Order of the Elephant, richest man in Denmark, took place at Holmens Kirke, the church where the Miracle Twins were baptised. Daisy came en famille entière because a good showing at the church ups the chances of getting last minute spoils from the overflowing Mærsk coffers. Derfie lost it and cried in church, Mary took the opportunity to play "Supporting Wife" in front of the cameras, Marie had a particularly elegant suit on (with tragic felt garden hat), even Henrik seemed to play along and he doesn't like formal duties nor church settings. The funeral was "by invitation only" which seemed to be designed to keep out looming Sluuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrpsons looking for hand-outs (guess they'll have to go through Mary now if they want anything). Among the guests were fabulous Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the US Ambassador to Denmark (MMM's mother was from Kentucky, most likely a rich horsey family familiar with the (real) queen, Elizabeth), plus Mary's former Lady-in-Waiting Victoria Bernstorff-Gyldensteen, her husband and her mother-in-law Bente, MMM's companion in the last years of his life. You know she gets a bauble or two. Sometimes, Yrma, it is not enough that you are the crown princess; it helps to be close to and nice to people.
Photo Gallery: BT
"Look, you little bitch, you toe the line or we'll let everyone know you're just a sluuurrping bogan."