Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kongehuset 2011 – Review by Coryne Hall

 “Kongehuset 2011” by Kurt Stjernholm Riisberg. (Lindhardt og Ringhof, Copenhagen).  80 pages, illustrated in colour throughout. Captions in Danish.

This year’s Danish royal yearbook has plenty to keep royal watchers happy. The big event was the birth of the Crown Prince and Princess’ twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. There are gorgeous pictures of the newborn babies and plenty of coverage of their christening in April, when little Princess Isabella almost stole the show afterwards. 

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are not forgotten either.  There are some fun pictures of them in Greenland, and also delightful pictures of little Prince Henrik and Joachim’s elder sons Nicolai and Felix and their mother Countess Alexandra. 

Queen Margrethe and the Prince Consort visited Bahrain  and Russia, as well as undertaking the usual round of public engagements and official duties. The photographs show them at work and at play, including some charming studies of the whole family at Graasten Slot in the summer.

The one drawback of the book is that the picture captions are only in Danish. Nevertheless, sit back and enjoy the pictures, which are an absolute delight.

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