Psst, Mary, careful, you might pop a stitch with all that facial straining!
This family is so predictable and totally chaotic. What a bloody mess. Isn't the whole point of a scheduled photo session with the royal children so that the photographers present could take photos of the family posing and everyone looking well dressed and cute and standing relatively still so as to project an image of a happy royal family ready for fun later on, out of the gaze of the photographers? Yeah, not from Madam La Comtesse to PR Fails. This session is further proof that for Mary, everyone else in the photos is a prop in The Mary Show.
The babies are crying part of the time and carried nearly the whole time as if to control them, even after the family decides to play on the little plastic sledges they like to use every year. You can't easily control children at this age. Did they not time this session to coincide with their best time of day? Who could imagine how stressful it is to grow up in a home with Mary in it? Mary of course cannot cope with crying babies, nor with being anything but the centre of attention (psst, Mary, be careful - when you look at your children when they are not being perfectly boring blobs of dough, your jowls really come out!). Yrma is of course the child in this gathering of the nuclear family, the members of which who barely know each other. Yrma is the one who plays on the sledge, and Izzy is the one to do the pulling! And further like a child, she mugs for the cameras, with self-consciousness and fake posing with her daughters. Nothing dignified or royal here, folks! Gah! Why for the photo session would she be so clueless and immature to allow for such a scene? What PR/marketing executive? The one who failed at the Apple/Buzzle/Llove campaign with Siimon Reynolds, supposing.
Bring on the Schackenborgs for Wednesday's photo session down the road in Villars-sur-Ollon! Let's see the grown boys, and lille prins Henrik on skis for the first time, and precious little Athena in her snowsuit trying to stand like she seems to be trying to do in her first birthday photos.
Photo Gallery: Pure People
Time Lapsed Video: YouTube - frightening! The whole megillah in speeded up format.
Product placement! This holiday brought to you by the Lego corporation!
Photos: Martin Høien/Billed Bladet, Albert Niepor/Scanpix