Team Schackenborg can do it!
Dude. Something is up. Is this just coincidence that Derf and Yrma are off on far-flung corners of the earth from each other, leaving their young children in the exclusive care of nannies, and being given enough rope to hang themselves, what with Yrma unintentionally insulting Arab and Muslim countries with her Looker Me! photo shoots thankfully under no one's real attention, and with Derfie
chasing American tail sailing and talking dirty with his mates in the US under the guise of his très sportif IOC membership?
What is UP? Here it is Flag Day in Denmark and happily married and dutiful Team Schackenborg has taken the baton and run with it. Joachim, elegant in his lieutenant colonel uniform, and Marie, looking more polished than usual befitting the importance and solemnity of the occasion, were off to the Citadel in Copenhagen, just up from Amalienborg, to participate in today's ceremony marking the international efforts made by the Danish military since 1948 and honouring fallen soldiers and their families. Afterwards they attended the associated service of remembrance at Holmens Church, the church dedicated as the naval church, and also where Daisy and Henrik were married and the Miracle Twins were christened.
What a graceful pair they make! No Looker Me! antics or round shoulders from Marie, rather there is perfect posture and sobriety. Pure regalness from Joachim who has the natural build and composure that honours a uniform. Reminds of the also physically elegant Felipe and Letizia in Spain. No bogans, here. Daisy has surely taken note and is quietly keeping the Derfson family at bay allowing them to be preoccupied with their favoured sporty play and PR silliness and embarrassment, and has pushed her more professional and dignified younger son and his wife into the role more properly occupied by the heir. Signalling some future shuffling among her children for the long term survival of the monarchy? Just a glance at her grandchildren would tell her which way to go! Perhaps this is why Nikolai and Felix are still offered lovely professional photo shoots on their birthdays while Yrma is allowed to take out her long lens usually reserved for The Poors? And why Nikolai was given such a royal and lovely confirmation? Stay tuned!
Photos: Christian Liliendahl, Scanpix Denmark