Looking regal and kingly!
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have really been doing their duties! What a busy August, a month typically lazy in the run up to the return to school. Makes their tiny raise for the 2013-2014 fiscal year and their overall less-than-Derfie annual wages feel rather well earned. A novelty for Danish royals!
Joachim attended the 300th anniversary of the Army Officer's School. The Royal Life Guards band played, and there were representatives from Norway and Germany present. After the celebratory event in the courtyard, Joachim placed three wreaths at the school's memorial to fallen soldiers in WWII and international missions. Derf's still in San Francisco for America's Cup fun.
Meanwhile, Marie inaugurated the Rybners Gymnasium (high school) in Esbjerg, on the Jutland coast. A local to Møgeltønder venue! Nice! It's hard not to notice how Marie has really grown into her role now five years after her marriage and arrival in Denmark. She's fitter, leaner, more beautiful. She's completely blossomed as a person. A loving marriage, motherhood, country life, language skills and a total embrace of her new homeland. A real asset to Denmark!
Prince Joachim was in Paris yesterday to speak at a dinner meeting of the International Federation of Historic Motor Sport Commission. Nice to have this multi-lingual prince able to meet and greet related to his hobby of car racing.