"Oh, Frede, we have all sorts of options for shipping her back to Oz, just ask!"
Things were moving along at the usual boring pace for this state visit from Slovakia. The arrival under gray skies, with greetings from gray royals and the formality of their entrance at Fredensborg Slot that the whole Danish nation seemed to completely ignore. Blah blah. Yadda yadda. This is my son Joachim, my sister Benedikte. Yeah yeah. And then this! (Cue "Lady in Red".)
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt arrived at the castle in satin red, modestly covered except for a hint of womanly decolletage. Thank the stars for Helle! OK, so she's a little down in the polls, something something income tax audit something broken promises something something. Never mind! She is the key tonight for unlocking the fondly remembered but nearly forgotten warm, engaged, friendly, good-humoured, and open personality of one Crown Prince Frederik. Oh, the tsunami of warm, gooey, loin-centric feelings that must have overwhelmed the little boy once endeared to the Danes as Our Frede! He's not looked this good since, hm, well, the summer of 2000 after his triumphant dog sled tour of Greenland with the Sirius project and before he headed down to Sydney in September to have a head on collision with a multi-tentacled bogan arriviste of epic greedy proportions. He's been shrinking in size by the day since then!
In fact, just a few days prior in Luxembourg, this little tiny man-child thinggie was dressed in his daddy's Napoleon dress-up suit complete with tricorn hat and scawy sword (rarrrr!), being dragged around by a tranny ruler dominatrix in lady's clothing. He had nothing of a future head of state! Those two crazy kids: Halloween isn't until next week! But look at him now. Look at how he leans into Helle! He is craving love and attention. Get him away from that thing dressed like Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and put him in the company of a smart, sassy, gorgeous, funny, engaging, curvy gem of womanliness who flatters him with attention, shares jokes and intimacies and the old boy comes alive as if he has just awoken from a coma. Mind you, Helle isn't the only one with such powers. Darling sister-in-law Marie can do the same, although she is often seated away from Derfie and also knows from her husband how dangerous proximity can be. Danes: get a taste of what the future could be if your crown prince could be unleashed!
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Photos: Keld Navntoft