Tuesday, December 25, 2012
En Glædelig Jul: Daisy Enjoys a French Noël at Schackenborg Away From the Boganborg Crowd in Copenhagen
No word on what little aesthetic or surgical procedure Princess Marie may or may not have subjected herself to recently in France, as per Se og Hør reports (not always 100% - cheap rag), but either way, she was indeed back home in Møgeltønder in time to receive her guests for Christmas. Daisy and Henrik arrived in Jutland on 21 December, ready to head down the road to Schackenborg Slot soon thereafter. Marie's mother and step-father, M. et Mme Grassiot, are among the Christmas party, as are Princes Felix and Nikolai who are spending the festivities with their father this year. What a fun, full house - and so good for the multilingualism of the Schackenborg tribe! The entire family was at church for mass on both Christmas Eve and Day.
Meanwhile, in stark contrast to the beautifully merged blend of the dignified and the relaxed over in Møgeltønder, the Derfies and their boganettes made a photocall for Christmas Eve mass at the Garnisons Church. This is the church noted for funerals of many of Daisy's old friends in the nobility - and therefore where Papa Slurppppppson and his Moody Dumpling Susan have crashed many a wake buffet. True to the spirit of Derf and Yrma not being able to enjoy each other's company for long, friends Jeppe and Birgitte Handwerk were on hand to distract the bogan royals from having to talk to each other. Cute of Madam La Comtesse de Taroona to pretend to gallantly hold her husband's arm, children underfoot, clad in a tacky fur-trimmed coat, in a well-staged effort to embody a Royal Mother Earth tableau. No one's fooled, Mares; the way you look at Izzy is shameful. In a positive development, Izzy was given a scarf to put around her neck for the first time! (Thank you Auntie Birgitte?) The next morning, curiously enough, Derf and Yrma attended church alone together and in a foul mood. Can't be around four rowdy kids engulfed in a sea of tissue, boxes and battery-powered toys? THEN YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD SO MANY. Idiots.
Happy Christmas to all!
Photos: Ole Bjørk, Poul F. Skøtt