"Well, this is awkward!"
Derf and Yrma were flown back to chilly Denmark pretty lickety split from their snooze-y design and business fair fest in China over the past three days. China was no back door to Australia for this pair. Mary's hair still looks ratty without her Kate Middleton extensions; I guess Søren hasn't been able to swing by to snip off her split ends. But no problem, in order to greet valiant paralympians from those wonderful games this past summer, Madam put on a clinging black dress and some clunky (but NEW!) Mary Jane pumps. Nothing says 'sexy funeral' like a sports reception in a dimly furnished room and dark clothing. At least Derf wore a patriotic red tie. These poor people, not only was the team not watched on the playing fields in London by Derfie or MoreMore but this seemed to have been a rather lacklustre reception to celebrate their successes. Such a shame. The Paralympics were a joy to watch this year! Congratulations to Team Denmark. Sorry your royals kind of half-arsed it for you.
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Mary and Frederik Met Paralympic Heroes
Monday afternoon the Crown Princely Couple held a mulled wine event at Amalienborg for the Danish participants at the Paralympics in London earlier this year.
It is the first time that the Crown Prince has invited participants at the games to some festivities in the royal apartments. With the group was Birger A. Andersen, who ordinarily is a journalist at BT, but spent his holiday working as a press officer at the Danish Disability Sports Federation and was involved in the Games in London.
"It was a very cozy and informal arrangement. It surprised me a little when you consider that it took place at Amalienborg", says Birger A. Andersen.
Denmark secured five medals at the Games in London, one of which was a gold medal. Team Denmark won the shot put.
Photos: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix Danmark