Watching the clip of the DRF at the grave, it looks like Mary wanted to stand where Margrethe was for her curtsey but she had to step back and stand in line with Frodo. They also pushed forward while Bene was still solemnly paying her respects.
Meanwhile, Jokke and Marie were the picture of grace and elegance. Fred and Mary looked like pushy children in comparison.
The body language in that clip
Poor Marie and Joachim deserve much more support than they are being given. I don't think Benne looked very happy, either. It feels to me as if Marg has consolidated her power and she and the Derfs are smugly cold-shouldering M&J. I've never cared much for Marg but seeing how she's banished her younger son quite resolutely and with no qualms just solidifies my dislike.
Thank you KC and Pede for the
, one back to you each!
I honestly noticed these things when trying not to study body language, behaviour etc. The poor people of Denmark, the Faroes and Greenland having Mares one day as the Queen Consort.
The photo of Marie and Mary looking at Margrethe is so revealing: Marie looks genuinely happy to be there and celebrate her mother-in-law's achievement, whilst looking solemn during the wreath laying ceremony, meanwhile Mary looks smug, smug, smug and smug some more for good measure throughout both the ceremony and the photo. If I may say so, Mary's stance at the wreath-laying ceremony looks remarkably callous at closer inspection: she's looking ahead with her nose in the air as though it is a military ceremony rather than the commemoration of the passing of a family member.
I would loved to have been a fly on the wall during that dinner. Did Josie behave despite having no adult next to her? Was Mary shooting evils at her elder daughter for getting on so well with Marie? Did Jokke ignore his sister-in-law in the same, wonderful fashion as he famously side-stepped her once? I love that Bene is sandwiched between Jokke and Felix, with no Derf next to her!