The blog is on a bit of a break, so there’s no time like the present for a Housekeeping/Special Upcoming Events post! Let’s get the business out of the way first so we can jump in on the fun.
- We have picked up a lot of new readers, both here and on Instagram, so welcome welcome welcome to all of our new Baguettes! We’re glad that you’re here, and hope you will stick around and continue to join in on all of the fun.
- With so many new faces, there’s no time like the present to take a moment to remind everyone that we do our level best to leave the present day “dramas” at the doorstep, and stick to clothing, jewelry, hair, etc… here at The Handbag. If you just can’t live without the current dramas, there are plenty of other places to discuss it. Historical drama, of course, is another story. But let’s keep it pre-1950’s historical, just to be kind.
- This is also a good time to remind you that this blog is a fun little hobby for your Hofdames, and that the four of us do have full time jobs and/or other obligations. Remember that we use automatic moderation, and depending on the day it could take us a while to get to, and go through, the filtered comments. A good way to keep your comments out of moderation to begin with is to avoid the afore mentioned “drama”, and to leave links out of your posts. We are still having issues with spammers, so every post that contains a link will automatically go into moderation. Perhaps you can direct us to the publication where the link is located instead, or break up the URL by adding a space or spelling out “dot com.”
Now that all of the housekeeping is out of the way, we can concentrate on the fun!
Several exciting things are on the calendar.
- October 23, 2021 will bring us the religious wedding (or blessing, if you prefer) of Prince Philippos of Greece and Nina Flohr. The couple were married last December in St. Mortiz, with only their fathers in attendance due to Switzerland’s Covid 19 laws.
The ceremony will be held in Athens at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Both Philippos’ parents and grandparents were married at the cathedral, and he will be the first member of the family to marry at the cathedral since the monarchy was abolished in the 70s. It looks like this wedding will have the majority of all of the “bells and whistles” that royal weddings usually provide, and we will have an Open Post and After Party for all to “ooo and aah” over the festivities.
- Still no word on when his sister Theodora will tie the knot. You might remember that she was scheduled to wed last May, but all was put on hold due to the pandemic. Hopefully it will be rescheduled soon, so we can see even more royals in their wedding finery.
Looking ahead to next year, 2022 brings us not one, but TWO Jubilee events. Let’s pretend that everything will go ahead as scheduled, shall we? I think I speak for us all when I say we can ALL do with some good, old fashioned, royal POMP.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will be celebrating her Golden Jubilee, marking her 50th year on the throne.
In January alone we have:
- 10th – The Queen will hold a press conference at Amalienborg on the occasion of her 50th anniversary.
- 13th – The Queen will open the exhibition “A Queen’s Jewelry Box” at the Royal Collection – Amalienborg Museum.
- 14th – The Queen, together with HRH the Crown Prince, will begin the day with a meeting with Minister of The State at Christiansborg Castle. Afterward the Queen, together with the Crown Prince Couple, and DKH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, will attend the Folketing’s celebration of the anniversary. Later the same day, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid’s grave at Roskilde Cathedral, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Frederik IX’s death.
- 15th – The Queen and the Royal Family will appear on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg, in connection with the changing of guard at 12.00. After the shift change, the Queen will ride in the carriage to Copenhagen City Hall, where there will be a celebration and official lunch, after which the Queen will appear on the City Hall balcony. The day will conclude with a gala performance on the Old Stage in the Royal Theater. The Queen will arrive for the festive evening by carriage from Amalienborg, escorted by the Gardehus Regiment’s Horse Squadron. The gala performance will be broadcast by DR, so mark the date, clear your schedule, and get ready for The Door People!
In fact, you might want to free up a few days of your calendar, because……
- 16th – The day will start off with a “festive service” in Our Lady’s Church in Copenhagen, and end in the most splendid way possible: A GALA DINNER at Christiansborg Castle. The royal family, along with foreign guests and state officials, are expected to attend. This evening’s events will be broadcast by TV 2.
Another queen will be celebrating a long reign in 2022 as well. HM Queen Elizabeth II, good fortune willing, will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70th year on the throne. I think it’s safe to say there won’t be nearly the flash that Daisy’s activities will bring, but I am positive there will definitely be more horses. We will follow up with more info as it becomes available.
This isn’t a comprehensive list at all, since we know there will be special events coming up in both November and December. Feel free to add any events that you know of in the comments below, and thanks for reading!