Henrik with his Italian friend Prince Ferdinando Ferrara Pignatelli di Strongoli in Grib Forest
Who doesn't love this man? The Danes are convinced Henrik is a silly, useless poof, but I say, even if he is silly or a poof, he's hardly totally useless and has so much fun with his life. Good on ya, Henri!
On 9 January he accompanied a friend, Greenlandic artist Aka Høegh, to the opening of the exhibit 'Ved Havet' (By the Sea) at the Nordatlantens Brygge. The exhibit features art made from Greenlandic driftwood and gnarled juniper branches, among other things. Henrik is so loyal to his friends and supportive of the arts. Look at him in his Greenlandic bolo tie, button on his jacket ready to fly into the face of offending photographers, smile on his face.
Photos: Martin Høien, Billed-Bladet
Also on the 9th, Marie and Joachim were guests of director Thomas Vinterberg at the premiere of Jagten (The Hunt) at the Imperial Cinema in Copenhagen. The film stars Mads Mikkelsen, who was not present. Guests included actor Thomas Bo Larsen, and Susse Wold who is partners with the AIDS Foundation, a group for which Marie is patron. There was a mini non-scandal last month when it was reported that "Susse was dropping Marie" and not being present at the AIDS Foundation event at Trinity Church that Marie attended. No scandal - Susse was just already on Christmas holiday. At the end of the premiere, Joachim was quoted as saying to Ekstra Bladet, "this was a really fantastic film. Both myself and Princess Marie were really impressed by the film. It was both profound and extremely frightening."
Film Premiere Article: Sjællands Nyheder
Marie and Susse Wold, both partners with AIDS Foundation
Susse Wold with stylist Dennis Knudsen
Marie and Joachim with director Thomas Vinterberg
With actress Alexandra Rapaport
Photos: Martin Sylvest STRAKS/Scanpix Denmark
On 10 January, Henrik - resplendent in a silk paisley scarf and red socks - and Prince Joachim participated in a royal hunt where they hob-knobbed with guests from both the Danish and European nobility, including Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Prince Ferdinand von Schwarzenberg, Duke Alexander von Oldenburg, General Lieutenant K.G.H. Hillingsø, Erik Østergaard (Dansk Transport og Logistik), Thomas Borg Dideriksen (Danske Bank), Count Christoffer Knuth, Count Ulrich-Holstein-Holsteinborg, Count Christian Lerche-Lerchenborg, Baron Christian Wedsell-Neergaard, and cousin Christian Castenskiold.
Hunt Article: Sjællands Nyheder
Photos: Karl Erik Frederiksen