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Old 01-16-2014, 06:28 PM
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Thanks. There are always someone in the know, no matter how strange the subject.
I add my thanks and am grateful for the wide ranging knowledge on this forum! The walking stick is indeed (I can't help use the word) striking. A few weeks ago I was on a plane to Chicago and I saw a large-ish person carrying this stick and I immediately said 'Margaret Mead!' even though this famous anthropologist died in 1978. The person turned and said 'yes'. but I doubt I was talking to Margaret Mead's ghost: perhaps it was HRH Prince Henrik
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A video from BT showing Prince Henrik at the royal hunt at Grib Forest today. (Located near Fredensborg): Få timer efter bisættelsen: Her er Prins Henrik på jagt | www.bt.dk

He bid the hunters welcome then went to the funeral, before returning to the hunt later on. ... Well, personally I consider this inappropriate. .
Muhler, I promise I won't be gloating too much !, but somehow, my unscientific and inexplicable female intuition told me it was going to happen!

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And you sure were right.

And I still find it inappropriate.
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Some trivia about Prince Henrik from Billed Bladet #3, 2014.
Written by Annelise Weimann.

As you know PH attended the funeral of Countess Anne Dorte at the same time as he hosted a royal hunt.
Fourteen had been invited to the hunt and they were transported to the site in horse-drawn carriages.
Here they were welcomed by PH, wearing his funeral attire beneath a green hunting cape.
It was pouring down which wasn't ideal weather for a hunt.

Having attended the funeral PH returned to the hunting ground just in time for the soup, served on site and here he told our reporter about his birthday which will be celebrated in France: "I look forward to celebrating my 80th birthday in France, surrounded by my family. That'll be lovely and just as I want it. But whether I look forward to turning 80? No, that I do not".

M&f as well as J&M will be thare at Chateau Cayx.

Due to the weather, the hunt had a modest outcome, only eleven pieces of game were shot.
Thanks for the details Muhler.

If all the family are attending the party in France who will be Rigsforstander ( I think this is correct) for that period? I can only think Princess Benedikte as Princess Elisabeth has not been well this may rule her out.
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Thanks for the details Muhler.

If all the family are attending the party in France who will be Rigsforstander ( I think this is correct) for that period? I can only think Princess Benedikte as Princess Elisabeth has not been well this may rule her out.
You're welcome.

That's a good question.

Perhaps they'll take turns?

Say Joachim is Rigsforstander (you got that absolutely right, only Frederik can be Regent) before the main celebrations in France.
Benedikte is there during the main celebrations. It would be only natural that PH's sons would be there.
And Frederik return to man the fort afterwards, while Joachim and our Marie also visit her relatives in France.

I don't think Elisabeth will be Rigsforstander, she's not well and she has not done that before, so why start now?



And now for something many of you may be familiar with.

Summary of a Q&A in Billed Bladet #04, 2014.

Where a Line Kristiansen would like to know something about the Margrethe Bowl.

Jon Bloch Skipper replies that the in Denmark almost universal bowl, because it's virtually impossible to wear out, was designed 60 years ago by the Danish designer Jacob Jensen, working for the design bureau Sigvard Bernadotte and Acton Bjørn.
It was designed in two days and with the permission of the DRF named after Sigvard Bernadotte's niece, Princess Margrethe.

Until now some 45 million bowls have been sold by the company Rosti.

You can see it here: https://app.box.com/s/kkwenwxev2mplhzr9x9w

Like I said, it's to be found in virtually every home here in DK. There are of course cheaper copies, because a genuine Margrethe Bowl is not cheap, but they are simply not as durable.

ADDED: Here are the bowls from Rosti: http://www.rosti-mepal.dk/tilberedni...he-skaale.aspx
And here in DK, where things admittedly are not cheap, a genuine Margrethe Bowl can easily cost more than 15€.
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Thank you so much for this insight into Danish domesticity! Of course I am wondering how the Margrethe bowl is used: it being a queenly thing, is it given a place of honour and bowed to when necessary or, being a practical addition to the family, is it used as a mixing bowl (my first impression!)
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Of course I am wondering how the Margrethe bowl is used: it being a queenly thing, is it given a place of honour and bowed to when necessary

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I must say you have a really great sense of humor, lolololololo!
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Thank you so much for this insight into Danish domesticity! Of course I am wondering how the Margrethe bowl is used: it being a queenly thing, is it given a place of honour and bowed to when necessary or, being a practical addition to the family, is it used as a mixing bowl (my first impression!)
You can place it on your head for that matter and use it as a chrash helmet - or alternatively as a template for a haircut.
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Yesterday, January 23, Prince Henrik attended a performance of the poetry-music-theatre piece "Your lips whisper in my ear" (Opus 2) at The Court Theatre in Copenhagen.



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Jyllands Posten informs us that the Regent Couple will attend the finals in the European Championships in handball in the town of Herning on Sunday. Where the Danish team will fight against France.

Some of the grandchildren will also be present.

Dronningen tager børnebørn med til guldkamp - Håndbold - Sport

It is not known why M&F nor M&J will not attend.
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You're welcome.

That's a good question.

Perhaps they'll take turns?

Say Joachim is Rigsforstander (you got that absolutely right, only Frederik can be Regent) before the main celebrations in France.
Benedikte is there during the main celebrations. It would be only natural that PH's sons would be there.
And Frederik return to man the fort afterwards, while Joachim and our Marie also visit her relatives in France.

I don't think Elisabeth will be Rigsforstander, she's not well and she has not done that before, so why start now?


Thanks for the information Muhler, sorry for being so late in replying however I have been a little busy.
Is it a possibility that for the first time they have no Regent or Rigsforstander?

Also Prince Henrik's birthday is on the 11th June, I presume that the celebrations will be around this date, does Denmark have school holidays in June?
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No I can't imagine that would happen. We have seen before that no matter how big an event is, someone always stay home in DK.

The school holidays start at the end of June. That means that Felix and Nikolai and perhaps Christian as well, will most likely only attend during weekends.
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Henrik is currently traveling to Indonesia as patron of the WWF

"HRH Prince Consort participates as President of WWF Denmark in travel to Indonesia on 30 January 6th February .

Prince Consort accompanied on the journey of director general of WWF Denmark Gitte Seeberg and partners who provide support for WWF's work in the Coral Triangle in Indonesia. On the tour visited various WWF projects , including a turtle center in Bali. The center is working to increase awareness of sea turtles and their habitats and tries including through information and monitoring of the turtles to stop the illegal trade in animals.

On the journey visiting the Prince Consort additionally islands Komodo and Rinca , which is part of the Komodo National Park. The national park was established in 1980 to protect komodovaranerne , the world's greatest living øgleart . The National Park protects today also the islands' other wildlife, and WWF work in the park to protect havnaturen and ensure sustainable harvesting of fish.

Additionally, visited the village Cecer of Flores , where WWF works to protect the rainforest.

In 1972, the Prince Consort took the initiative to found the World Wildlife Fund in Denmark ."
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first stop for Henrik, Bali
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Some pictures have been added tp the DRF website on Henrik's trip to Indonesia with the WWF
H.K.H. Prinsgemalen besøger Indonesien - Kongehuset
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Thanks Polyesco.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #7, 2014.
Written by Annelise Weimann.

Yes, while his sons and their families went to the Alps and QMII is going to Norway, Prince Henrik had more sense and went to Bali.
PH founded the Danish chapter of the World Wildlife Foundation 40 years ago and it was in this capacity he went to Indonesia along with general secretaty in WWF, Gitte Seeberg.
One of the stops wat to the turtle-centre Serengan, where PH let lose 100 turtles into the sea that had been bred at the centre .
Then it was off to see monito lizards at a reservation esatblished in 1980. The several meter long lizards can be dangerous so rangers as well as PH were armed with long sticks and maintained a safe distance.
After this little experience it was time for some snorkling. A not unwelcome duty, as the temperature inBali is 30 degrees C.
He and the entire delegation, numbering 21 people dived to see corals. Unfortunately these corals are in danger, not from pollution but from anchors, so buoys are being dropped to mark areas off bounds for anchoring boats.

PH said afterwards: "I have yet once more been very pleased to take part in a trip with WWF. In that way I can with my own eyes see how important the work is. And it's always nice to be with others who are motivated in supporting nature".

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BB informs us that Prince Henrik will be patron of the Tunø Festival, a jazz music festival, which take place every year on a very small island off the coast of East Jutland called Tunø = Tuna Island.
Tunø Festivalen får kongelig protektor | Billed Bladet

In fact PH has on several occasions visited the festival incognito with a few friends when the Regent Couple have been on holiday in Aarhus. He simply hitch a ride on a boat from Dannebrog and sail to the island.
As the population on the island during the festival increases few a few thousand percent I guess he can mingle with the crowd.

- In recent years we have seen PH passing on a number of his protections on to younger members of the DRF as he is increasingly going on retirement. However, I think it's safe to say that this is not as much a duty as a pleasure, which I believe is why he has become patron.
That also means that we will see him at the festival this year.
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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is now giving a speech featuring Sweyn Forkbeard, one of her forebears...

http://t.co/JChplAxCLv
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one more tweet of the queen in London

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I guess she will stay in London for a few days. Frederik is regent today until the 8th
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