Queen Margrethe: Faux pas! She gives Angela Merkel a basket


News about the royals in the GALA ticker: Queen Margrethe leaves Angela Merkel hanging +++ Concern for Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit +++ Queen Máxima and King Harald can laugh heartily together.

News about the royals in the GALA ticker

11. November 2021

Queen Margrethe: No punch for Angela Merkel

The Danish Queen Margrethe, 81, is currently with her son Prince Frederik, 53, on a state visit to Germany and, of course, doesn’t miss a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, 67. However, this leads to an unpleasant faux pas.

When Queen Margrethe in a purple dress gets out of her limousine in front of the Berlin Chancellery, Angela Merkel steps forward to greet her – with a punch. A rather informal greeting, which is why the Danish queen pauses and puts her palms on her chest in an apologetic way. The 81-year-old is signaling to Chancellor Merkel that she will not return the greeting, which could be seen as unsuitable for a queen.

Queen Margrethe apologetically puts the palm of her hand on her chest to signal to Angela Merkel that she will not take part in the greeting with a fist, as it could be seen as unsuitable for a queen.

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10. November 2021

Prince Haakon + Princess Mette-Marit cancel appointments

After Prince Haakon, 48, missed the first day of the state visit by Queen Máxima, 50, and King Willem-Alexander, 54, to Norway, the heir to the throne also has to cancel his appointments for the second day. “His Royal Highness the Crown Prince will not be able to participate in the official program today due to cold symptoms. The Crown Prince has tested negative for the corona virus,” said the head of communications at the Norwegian court, Guri Varpe, via the NTB news agency.

And Princess Mette-Marit, 48, who suffers from chronic pulmonary fibrosis, canceled her appointments after the state banquet last evening for the morning of November 10th. However, Mette-Marit was announced again for the official lunch of the Norwegian government in honor of the state guests at Akershus Castle. And not only that: In the afternoon she even takes over her husband’s appointment on the naval ship HMS Rotterdam together with Willem-Alexander and Máxima.

Princess Märtha Louise, Queen Máxima, King Willem-Alexander, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Princess Mette-Marit (from left to right) at the reception in the Royal Palace as part of the three-day state visit of the Dutch royal couple in Oslo, Norway, on November 9, 2021.

Princess Märtha Louise, Queen Máxima, King Willem-Alexander, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Princess Mette-Marit (from left to right) at the reception in the Royal Palace as part of the three-day state visit of the Dutch royal couple in Oslo, Norway, on November 9, 2021.

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Queen Máxima: Laughing fit with King Harald at the state banquet

What did these two royals ride? Queen Máxima, 50, and King Harald, 84, couldn’t stop laughing at the state banquet in Oslo Castle in honor of the visit of the Dutch monarchs. Apparently the two had a lot to tell each other, which not only contributed to their own amusement. Her good mood was evidently carried over to the rest of the invited guests, who watched the spirited exchange between the host and his guest of honor with amusement.

From November 9-11, 2021, Máxima and King Willem-Alexander, 54, will visit Oslo and Trondheim. The focus of her trip is bilateral and international cooperation as well as the topics of climate change, the energy transition and sustainability. As the Dutch royal family announced, the state visit will “confirm the excellent relations between Norway and the Netherlands”. Thanks to Máxima and Harald, this mission was already adequately fulfilled on day 1.

9. November 2021

Princess Amalia: First public speech in her new political role

Princess Amalia will celebrate her 18th birthday on December 7, 2021. The heir to the throne has finally come of age – a big day for Amalia and the Netherlands. Because: Just one day after her special day, the daughter of King Willem-Alexander, 54, and Queen Máxima, 50, have to give her first public speech in the State Council of the country.

Members of the royal family who have a seat in the advisory department of the State Council can take part in the discussions, but are not allowed to vote. According to historian Trond Norén Isaksen, Amalia will take her seat on December 8, 2021 in a ceremony in the ballroom of the Kneuterdijk Palace in The Hague. An important moment in the life of the otherwise shy princess. “In contrast to other heirs of her generation, the Princess of Orange has so far kept a low profile and has not made any public appearances other than accompanying her parents on the national holiday,” explains Isaksen in a Facebook post. “That will inevitably change when she comes of age on December 7th.”

8. November 2021

Princess Mary: Daughter Josephine has to pull herself together here

After the Hubertus hunt had to be canceled last year due to the corona pandemic, the traditional event could take place again on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 in Dyrehaven, Klampenborg. Together with many other enthusiastic spectators: Inside, Princess Mary, 49, and her twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, both 10, watched the spectacle from the balcony of the Hermitage Hunting Lodge.

Especially Princess Josephine seemed to be having a lot of fun: With funny grimaces and jokes, she created a good atmosphere behind the balustrade and thus attracted everyone’s attention. In contrast to his sister, Prince Vincent held back elegantly and preferred to pursue the hunt with Mama Mary with high concentration.

Princess Josephine on the traditional Hubertus hunt at the Hermitage Hunting Lodge in Dyrehaven in Klampenborg.

Princess Josephine on the traditional Hubertus hunt at the Hermitage Hunting Lodge in Dyrehaven in Klampenborg.

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Princess Märtha Louise: Daughter Leah Isadora speaks of moving plans

Princess Märtha Louise, 50, couldn’t be more proud of her daughters. Maud Angelica, 18, recently published her first book, while Emma Tallulah, 13, wins one horse show after another. And Leah Isadora, 16, won her first Influcencer prize “Vixen Awards 2021” in Oslo a few days ago.

“This is one of the best that has happened so far this year,” said Leah Isadora afterwards to the tabloid “VG”. The 16-year-old was very nervous about walking the red carpet but got a lot of support from her mother. “Mom gives me a lot of advice and I wanted her with me today. I know I can do it because she knows I can, she has a lot of experience. I’m glad she is who she is” said Leah during the event.

But the influencer always wants to become more independent. “I must have moved out then,” reveals Leah Isadora when asked what she will do in five years. “Not that living at home is bad, but I’m 21. It would be cool to live in New York, who doesn’t dream of it?”

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Sources used: Dana Press, VG, instagram.com, express.co.uk, facebook.com

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