Dais, if yer playin' faves, it's working!
So while Derf and Yrma played on the Danish taxpayers' kroner on two different continents, then in Amsterdam, for the past couple of weeks, this has been an ideal opportunity for the Danish Royal House, Inc. to get its act together and show a solid force of unity, culture, diplomacy and military or military-adjacent know-how. Well played, Daisy!
If the rumours are true, and Yrma has been seen for the truly horrid PR disaster that she is for the royals, and maybe even is eventually on her way out, then this was the right way to show the Danish people that they are actually getting what they are paying for: a well-functioning royal family who show up for duties, no matter their nature, and get the job done smiling, being engaged, interacting positively and not just showing up late, grabbing flowers, scowling at hosts but smiling manically at photographers. Even Daisy's coming down off of her pedestal a bit!
This is the core of the Danish Royal Family and Yrma and Derf's exile for the time being pushes that point. Madam MoreMore is too easily distracted with visits to NYC day spas, new cheek fillers and tiara events in other royal courts to notice that PR-wise, Daisy is getting the better of her. Derf will be pulled back into the fray eventually, but it will remain to be seen whether that is as the divorced, future king, or as a single dad living in a Miami condo.
If the former, then attention all you single, foreign ladies between ages 35 and 45. We'll soon be taking your applications for "Queen of Denmark". Must have integrity, class, manners, self-confidence. Must be a self-starter and self-motivated. Experience working with addictive and/or depressive personalities mandatory. Strong Danish language skills preferred but willing learners accepted. Busty blondes strongly preferred, but not required. Be prepared for "in-depth interviewing".
Prince Henrik read from his books of poetry in French. In Denmark! To Danes! I know!
Daisy visited Out of Africa author Karen Blixen's home Rungstedlund to award a prize
Joachim attended a military reception at the Citadel of Copenhagen with his Private Secretary Kurt Bache (c'est pour toi, chère Océane! Ton colonel.)
Daisy and Henrik welcomed the President of Bulgaria to Amalienborg for lunch
Princess Benedikte visited the Copenhagen International School for their 50th Jubilee
Henrik celebrated the 100th Jubilee of the Marine Society at Holmens Kirke
Daisy and Marie celebrated the 75th Jubliee of the DEMA Danish Unified Emergency Services
Daisy welcoming Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Amalienborg. In the wake of the Ceausescu debacle (not that Karzai is anywhere near the former Rumanian dictator's evil status), it is smart that no other members of the royal family are present, nor was Karzai offered an Elephant! Yer learnin', Dais. Good!
Photos: Henning Bagger, Sanne Søndergaard, Keld Navntoft, Hanne Juul, Mik Eskestad, Kongehuset, Lars Laursen