Back in the forest: Crown Prince Frederik continues to celebrate at Smukfest

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One trip to Bøgeskoven was not enough.

On Saturday evening, Crown Prince Frederik returned to Smukfest. Here, BT met him at approximately 9.30 pm in high spirits backstage at The Hood stage, shortly after Thomas Helmig had started his concert over on the Bøgescenen.

BT would have liked to have asked Crown Prince Frederik if he had enjoyed Friday’s edition of Smukfest, where he arrived in the afternoon with his children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella.

We would also have liked to ask whether the Royal Household has found out where the children will go to school after the summer holidays, but this time it was a polite ‘no thanks’ to an interview from Crown Prince Frederik, who instead – together with a larger following – moved further into the festival area.


Crown Prince Frederik with entourage on Saturday evening at Smukfest.

Crown Prince Frederik with entourage on Saturday evening at Smukfest.
Photo: Lykke Buhl

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When BT met the Crown Prince, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella were not part of the company.

As you know, the royal family has a close relationship with Smukfest, where Crown Prince Frederik in particular has been a guest on several occasions during recent editions.

“It has gradually become a tradition that the Crown Prince goes to Smukfest – also with the children,” said BT’s royal correspondent, Jacob Heinel Jensen, earlier this week.

He noted in the same vein that this week’s Smukfest is the last party before school starts next week for both Princess Isabella and Prince Christian, who, as mentioned, have still not announced which school they have chosen.


Crown Prince Frederik at Smukfest on Saturday evening.

Crown Prince Frederik at Smukfest on Saturday evening.
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Prince Christian and Crown Prince Frederik were also seen earlier this summer at another music festival, namely Musik i Lejet, but Smukfest is just a better match, Jacob Heinel Jensen assessed:

“It is, after all, the slightly more elitist music festival in North Zealand. Therefore, it also fits perfectly that they go to Smukfest, which is a bit more popular. Smukfest just fits the Crown Prince’s rather popular profile.’

From Smukfest’s side, you are naturally also happy about the royal support.

On Friday, Smukfest spokesman Søren Eskildsen said:

“It shows that Smukfest is for everyone. If the royals choose to be here, then we are really happy about it.’

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