Many royal and celebrity the likes of the swiss skisportsby Verbier, there must be the hometown of the crown princess Mary and Danish crown prince's four children for the next three months.
It can be the Danish mangemillionær Lars Tvede to talk about. He has for many years owned a ski chalet in the city, and one day he unexpectedly the british prince Andrew on a visit for dinner.
"Verbier is a total dressdown. When you go out into the city, so you can't see the difference, you're sitting next to a billionaire or a taxi driver, for people are just totally informal. And it has provided a very special atmosphere, as you like," says Lars Tvede and adds:
"In the 20 years I have lived here, I have made so many shops in Verbier. You say to someone that you have an idea, and then they say, 'Well, I eat dinner with someone who could be interested – you can't just come up with, then we can talk about it?'"
And it was just such a meeting, which resulted in the funny episode that occurred four-five years ago, while Lars Tvede was still together with his ex-wife, Spanish Itziar.
the ex-wife would like to invite the marketingansvarlige for Formula 1 for dinner.
"But my ex-wife could not remember what he was called. And then she said that she would like to invite: ’What is it now he's called and his wife Sarah to dinner’. And she said so to one of our friends," says the 62-year-old Lars Tvede, who today is married with the 18 years younger politician Pernille Vermund, who is the president of the New Civic.
his Friend had to meet with ’the person, who had a wife by the name of Sarah’ in the evening and said that he would ask if they would come.
"the Next morning he called and told that they would like to come, and that they would like to have their children, and the children would like to have their friends with. So they asked if they could come all – around seven persons?," says Lars Tvede, who at this time still did not know who it was.
But he found out later.
"Later in the day, it rings at the door, and when I open, it says that a man and ask if it's here, 'The Duke' to eat dinner," says Lars Tvede.
Lars Tvede pondering a little over, that 'The Duke' means count:
"As I stare open-mouthed and says 'The Duke'?, and the man answering 'The Duke of York, prince Andrew. 'Well yes', I say then, 'this is the way they must get into'," he says.
a Few hours later, both prince Andrew, his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, their two daughters and some of døtrenes friends on a visit.
"But it was not at all the ones we had invited, we thought," laughs Lars Tvede and adds to the evening however was 'skidehyggelig'.
But in fact, it was perhaps not so surprising that the british prince came by. Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the duchess of York, has for many years been a ski chalet in Verbier.
the Fact is that the only three houses from the Lars Tvede house, however, now is for sale. The Danish mangemillionær have bought a second ski chalet.
Prince Andrew has in recent months been drawn into the scandal of the convicted and now deceased u.s. sex offender and manager Jeffrey Epstein.
A women by the name of Virginia Roberts accuses among other things, prince Andrew of having had sex with her when she was a sexslave for Epstein.
And the case was only worse when prince Andrew in an interview with the BBC came up with more bizarre explanations and showed sympathy with the victims. Prince Andrew was later relieved of her official royal duties.
Lars Tvede has no comments on the matter of prince Andrew's relationship to the deceased manager Jeffrey Epstein.
"I know not really anything to it, and I have no idea what his role is in it, so I do not think I should have any opinion on it," he says.
But he would like to tell a little about how he sees the prince Andrew as a person.
"He is incredibly knowledgeable and very engaged in the history and politics and in what happens internationally, as well also is natural for the role, as the royal family have, where they will represent England," says Lars Tvede.
Updated Date: 25 December 2019, 07:00