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Old 02-14-2018, 07:05 PM
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A Google search engine of his late Royal Highness is an apt example of the cynical times we live in...all of the major news outlet (CNN, BBC, ABC) playing the angle that Henrik was a "bitter" man who "rejected" Royal burial in a final act of revenge against his queen and wife.

Seriously? Henrik was a free spirited brilliant bon vivant who wrote poetry and spoke a multitude of languages included Vietnamese and Chinese...but his place of burial is going to define him for all ages, I guess.

Sad yet Moonmaiden, isn't that to be expected of the media to turn everything into something negative and to create drama. I have no faith in anything the media says, why would any intelligent person believe them is beyond me.

We here know better don't we.... for we follow the royal families in their daily lives.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:24 PM
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The Danish TV-coverage in special is 24/7 right now on most channels! In fact I've only tuned in at the main news updates but it's bordering on hysteria, even for a hardcore royalist like myself.
And you can hear it on the journalists, they are talking themselves into a frenzy. Hence why they are using expression that IMO are over the top.
If the ducks in the city parks hadn't sought refuge in the middle on the lakes, they would right now be asked to comment on the death of PH and what he meant to them!
I know. The DR hosts even said that ''millions of Danes are saying goodbye to the whole country's PH'' at around 21:20 on DR1 (and he was again called ''beloved''). I have also noticed that many of the Danish commentators are trying to make the ''want to be King'' stuff to his advantage (even Christian Eugen-Olsen and Ulla Terkelsen).

BTW, I think the coverage was a bit more balanced in the last TV Avisen at 21:30.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:16 PM
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A nice link of the day's event with some great information
https://www.dr.dk/live/nyheder/live/2744177
and upcoming events related to his funeral
https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/mind/prins...nger-har-gjort

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:49 PM
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If it is a "private message", I understand the text of the message won't be released to the public, correct ? The King of Spain apparently also sent QMII a private message which was not disclosed. The Kings of Sweden and Norway, who are much closer to the DRF, chose instead to post public condolence messages.

I expect other European monarchs to send private messages as well.



I don't think so. The Danish court has announced that PH wanted a low-key, private funeral with only friends and family in attendance. I expect the Swedish , Greek and maybe Norwegian royal couples to attend, but, otherwise, I don't think any other foreign royals will be present.
Princess Beatrix is a good friend of queen Margrethe (she is the godmother of king Willem-Alexander) and the fellow (former) monarch who knows what it mens to loose your husband, so the queen might invite her for the funeral as well (probably together with her godson and his wife).

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- There will presumably be a ceremony of some sort in regards to spreading PH's ashes over the sea. Presumably by a navy ship, where the DRF can be present.
Probably not Dannebrog, she is in dock undergoing refitting at this time of year.
I imagine the burial of PH's urn at Fredensborg will be very private.
I noticed that a lot of the pictures that were shared in his memory were taken at the Dannebrog, so it is a pity that the Dannebrog cannot be used, however, it might explain why the prince wanted part of his ashes to be spread over the sea.

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A Google search engine of his late Royal Highness is an apt example of the cynical times we live in...all of the major news outlets (CNN, BBC, ABC) playing the angle that Henrik was a "bitter" man who "rejected" Royal burial in a final act of revenge against his queen and wife.

Seriously? Henrik was a free spirited brilliant bon vivant who wrote poetry and spoke a multitude of languages including Vietnamese and Chinese...but his place of burial is going to define him for all ages, I guess.
I don't think we can blame the press for that. Of course that is what makes the headlines and the prince himself clearly wanted that in life. It wasn't a 'last minute issue' but something he felt very deeply about and wanted the world to know.

I am glad that it seems the queen and prince seemed to have found a middle ground with the burial of part of his ashes at Fredensborg. Still it must be hard for her that he won't be buried at her (future) side but comforting how the Scandinavian press has responded to his illness and death, remembering him the special character he was and all that he brought to his family and Denmark..
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:05 PM
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It's interesting that the royal house isn't releasing his cause of death. They've been relatively open with details about his illnesses, and cause of death is usually a matter of public record.

They're also not releasing the guest list for the funeral. I suppose that is understandable, since it will be a private event.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:08 PM
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I am glad that it seems the queen and prince seemed to have found a middle ground with the burial of part of his ashes at Fredensborg. Still it must be hard for her that he won't be buried at her (future) side but comforting how the Scandinavian press has responded to his illness and death, remembering him the special character he was and all that he brought to his family and Denmark..
I agree. But half of his ashes will be buried in Fredensborg, which means Margrethe can visit him as often as possible when she resides there without making a fuss. So I hope she can take comfort in that too.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:22 PM
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It's interesting that the royal house isn't releasing his cause of death. They've been relatively open with details about his illnesses, and cause of death is usually a matter of public record.

They're also not releasing the guest list for the funeral. I suppose that is understandable, since it will be a private event.
I suspect the doctor upped the morphine drip and allowed nature to take its course. It’s also a private funeral so mabye the guest list won’t be released until afterwards?
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:45 PM
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Can someone please tell me why the transference from Fredensborg to Amalienborg?
Then to Christiansborg?

I understand Fredensborg to Christiansborg as that is where the funeral will be but why Amalienborg?

Also they must have mortuary services come into Fredensborg to prepare the body then? No?

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Old 02-14-2018, 09:46 PM
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Has the collection of his poetry been published?
He had a few books published over the years, a few of them of poetry

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In 1981, under the pseudonym H.M. Vejerbjerg he and the Queen translated Simone de Beauvoir's Tous les hommes sont mortels.
Chemin faisant, 1982, a volume of French poems.
Destin oblige, 1996, his memoirs as Prince Consort.
Ikke Altid Gåselever (not always foie gras), 1999, a selection of favourite recipes.
Cantabile, 2000, poems.
Les escargots de Marie Lanceline, 2003.
Murmures de vent, 2005, poems.
Frihjul, 2010, poems.
One of them I found on amazon.
https://www.amazon.ca/Cantabile-Poèm.../dp/2251441735
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:49 AM
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Does anyone know whether any of Henrik's poems, in their entirety, have been published online? I'd like to read some.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:13 AM
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Does anyone know whether any of Henrik's poems, in their entirety, have been published online? I'd like to read some.
Not exactly the poem, but Cantabile (his most well known book of poems) was actually put to music as a symphony by Frederik Magle. Part was performed for Henrik's 70th birthday. The second and third for his 75th birthday.

This is the music based on his second poem:



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Sorry cant find the written poems, but thought this was interesting.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:37 AM
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Princess Beatrix is a good friend of queen Margrethe (she is the godmother of king Willem-Alexander) and the fellow (former) monarch who knows what it mens to loose your husband, so the queen might invite her for the funeral as well (probably together with her godson and his wife).
Prince Henrik has wished for a private funeral with

"kun hans nærmeste familie og ganske få andre"

only his immediate/closest family and only a few/not many others.
(If my translation is correct)

That doesn't sound to me like there will be the good friend Princess Beatrix or Queen Elisabeth's representative present.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:40 AM
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Can someone please tell me why the transference from Fredensborg to Amalienborg?
Then to Christiansborg?

I understand Fredensborg to Christiansborg as that is where the funeral will be but why Amalienborg?

Also they must have mortuary services come into Fredensborg to prepare the body then? No?

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That's because there will be a mini funeral procession Friday, when the casket is transported from Amalienborg to Christiansborg.
Normally there is a procession after the service. From the church to Roskilde. But since he is to be cremated that's not an option.

Today at 10.00 PH will be driven from Fredensborg to Amalienborg, a drive that is expected to last about an hour, so it will take place at a moderate speech.
I expect quite a few people will show their respect. especially at the beginning around Fredensborg and towards the end when the hearse and the cars with the DRF enters Copenhagen city.

In 20 minutes, a 40 minute salute will start.

You can rest assured there will be live coverage from both events all forenoon.

https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr1
Are you able to watch this live link outside DK?
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:43 AM
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Out of respect of the deceased all posts and comments comparing Prince Henrik to the Duke of Edinburgh and discussing their fidelity have been removed. This is not a thread for such posts. Thank you for your understanding.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:50 AM
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:58 AM
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Great.

I will likely write a few comments over this afternoon, in a post that will be continuously updated.

It will be an 81 shot salute this morning. The shorts will be fired every 30 seconds.
81 shots is the most grand salute there is and reserved for the most important occasions. So PH is being honored as a majesty.

The sun is getting up and the scene around Kronborg is spectacular!

The pieces that are used at Kronborg are from the first half of the 1700's and they are the oldest cannons still used for salutes in the world.

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As said before the salutes will be fired from two places. Battery Sixtus in Copenhagen harbor. These are relatively modern canons, previously used aboard warships. Here fired by the navy military police.
The salute here takes place next to the official flag of Denmark. The First Flagpole so to speak.

The second place is Kronborg. These are heavy artillery pieces and they had a range of about 3 KM. Across the sound, in what is now Sweden, is a similar fortress, with artillery that also had a range of about 3 KM. As such they could close the sound between the two coasts for ships.

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It is as I expected - and feared!

The journalists are babbling away! They are going on and on and on!
They talked incessantly all day yesterday and they seem determined to continue doing that today as well!
There is a salute-whatever-thing going on right now, but lets keep talking!

Give me strength!

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Sorry, I cut the sound on the TV.

It's too idiotic how they babble!

I fear they are going to babble away during the ceremony Tuesday as well.
I seriously expect they will any moment now cut to a reporter standing in a rowboat in Greenland!
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:46 AM
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In 15 minutes the hearse will leave Fredensborg.
First the hearse will take a tour of Fredensborg, a kind of farewell to a palace PH was very fond of staying.
Then it will drive along a fairly direct route to Amalienborg.

Following the hearse will be a car with QMII, then one with M&F and presumably their children, and finally a car with J&M and their children.
The cortege will be escorted by policemen on motorbikes.
Now a number of locals have lined up along the road to Fredensborg.

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Old 02-15-2018, 04:49 AM
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it was a quick passing for henrik. i feared it would be so when he was released from hospital and the official press release said 'he would spend in fredensborg his remaining days'. it would have otherwise have been communicated simply as 'he was discharged from hospital and is recovering'.

i am saddened to see that he is not receiving a state funeral though. henrik was prince consort and has given a lot of his life to representing denmark. it is only fair that he gets a proper farewell, whatever his comments and actions were in the past - specially given his latest episode (on not wanting to be buried with the queen) was in a time when he was diagnosed with dementia. surely they could come up with a more 'private' state funeral that gives him proper honors without too much pomp, for good measure. it is rather childish and ungrateful to not do so.

edit. i just read that it was his wish not to have a state funeral. shame, but i guess it was his choice.
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The DRF are leaving Fredensborg. Isabella is visibly sad, not crying, but sad.

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The hearse passed the employees at Fredensborg who were standing outside and they showed their last respect by bowing or curtsying.

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At which time the coffin of Prince Henrik is expected to arrive at Amalienborg?
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