A drotkvad, that's a medieval word. Meaning something like a poetic praise of you liege. (Lord/master/sovereign).
QMII will have appreciated the gesture, no doubt.
And now for PH, he was out with the boys again.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #21, 2014.
Written by Annelise Weimann.
He and other old boys went hunting on the island of Bornholm.
Six of them in fact and they sailed onboard Dannebrog to Bornholm. (*)
And as usual they started with some male banter. Some of the gentlemen are mature, and well rounded - some would say ripe...
PH started: "Tonight we can eat the brains of the animals. But you won't dare eat brain"?
Christan Kjær (perhaps the most ripe of the gentlemen) retorted: "I dare, but surely you need it more than the rest of us".
They were not expecting large game on this deerhunt, Christian Kjær again: "It's after all not the weight that matters". Leading to an immediate remark from Peter Zobel another of the gentlemen: "Says you", and pointed at the belly of Christian Kjær.
Christian Kjær was very merry, being newlywed: "It's nice to be a newly wed, but it's after all not something new to me, I've tried it three times. After twenty years of marriage I always end up being replaced".
They had a great time, but only managed to shoot two animals, oh well. PH: "I saw 27 animals, but didn't shoot any. They were too small".
So it was PH who secured the dinner in the evening. Apparantly he knows a local suppplier of fresh fish, and he obtained some, which he the (conscript) cook onboard Dannebrog had bought at a "secret place".
"I'm crazy about fish. As an ex-French I eat more fish than many Danes. And these are very fresh. We are going to have them tonight and tomorrow".
- All this to give you an idea of how PH is enjoying his semi-retirement. Because articles like these are regularly featured in BB, I just rarely summarize them because I don't think they are considered that interesting.
(*) Danneborg is every year around this time in its shakedown phase, where the conscript crew are gaining their sealegs for the upcoming summer cruises.
And often PH hitch a ride. - After all the ship has to sail somewhere...