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Old 06-18-2013, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for the pics.

A rare glimpse inside the hunting-palace. It sure looks good. Any locals planning on going to see the place during the summer?
indeed a very beautiful restoration...Muhler, tell us the story of this place and why such elaborate decoration for a simple hunting lodge (Versailles started as a hunting lodge, but that's a different story!)
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:03 AM
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Well, very briefly.
Eremitageslottet was build in the early 1700's. Back then the park where it is located, Dyrehaven, was royal hunting grounds. Especially for deers and there are still lots of deers there.
Erimetageslottet was located quite a good distance from Copenhagen to the south and Fredensborg to the north, so the king simply needed a place to seek cover in bad weather, warm his feet, get a change of clothes and a bite to eat.
It was never meant as a place to sleep, let alone stay for several days and the kitchen was very basic.
It was however a place where the king could have a discreet rendesvous and the place was contructed in a way so that the dining room was supplied via a foodlift, going up through the centre of the table in fact, so that no servants need be present. - You could dine "en eremitage" - alone, hence the name.

The place is elaboratly decorated because that was the fashion of the time, but also because this was a place the king took other royal guests, so it had to have a certain class.
It is also a testament to the fact that Denmark was recovering econimically after the disastrous wars of the 1600's. (In many ways and in many places in DK it took more than a 100 yeards to recover, but that's another story). So the king could afford the luxury of building such a neat place.
Women were normally not allowed unless accompanied by their invited husbands.

Up until recently there was no heating and no warm water and with the chimneys closed down for fear of fire, it could be bone-cold during the winter!
But now it has been restored to it's original glory.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:36 PM
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Well, very briefly.
Eremitageslottet was build in the early 1700's. Back then the park where it is located, Dyrehaven, was royal hunting grounds. Especially for deers and there are still lots of deers there.
Erimetageslottet was located quite a good distance from Copenhagen to the south and Fredensborg to the north, so the king simply needed a place to seek cover in bad weather, warm his feet, get a change of clothes and a bite to eat.
It was never meant as a place to sleep, let alone stay for several days and the kitchen was very basic.
It was however a place where the king could have a discreet rendesvous and the place was contructed in a way so that the dining room was supplied via a foodlift, going up through the centre of the table in fact, so that no servants need be present. - You could dine "en eremitage" - alone, hence the name.

The place is elaboratly decorated because that was the fashion of the time, but also because this was a place the king took other royal guests, so it had to have a certain class.
It is also a testament to the fact that Denmark was recovering econimically after the disastrous wars of the 1600's. (In many ways and in many places in DK it took more than a 100 yeards to recover, but that's another story). So the king could afford the luxury of building such a neat place.
Women were normally not allowed unless accompanied by their invited husbands.

Up until recently there was no heating and no warm water and with the chimneys closed down for fear of fire, it could be bone-cold during the winter!
But now it has been restored to it's original glory.
mange tak Muhler! Now I also understand the Hermitage and can better appreciate why the prince consort looked so grumpy while the Queen was speaking at the recent opening of the restoration. He was remembering times gone by and reflecting on the excavations you so helpfully report in Roskilde!
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Prince Henrik has handed out the Europa Nostra Prize 2013 on the Dannebrog today, June 20, 2013.




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Early in the afternoon of June 20, Queen Margrethe opened the exhibition "Viking" at the National Museum in Copenhagen and in the evening she attended a dinner to mark the opening of that same exhibition.



** fb: Åbning af VIKING 20.06.2013 ** kongehuset.dk gallery: Åbning af udstillingen "Viking" **
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:31 AM
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Prince Henrik continues to amuse us. Now he has been sculptured in sand: Henrik: Jeg vil se mig selv - Royale | www.bt.dk

Large picture: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...insgemalen.jpg

Gallery: http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...v-som-sandslot

There is a sandsculpture festival going on in Copenhagen right now.
And there is nothing wrong with Prince Henrik's sense of humour.
A Anders Lund Madsen, who is behind a satirical show had requested a sculpture of Prince Henrik with a snake on his head. - There is actually such a photo.
The organisers behind the festival obliged. Inge Færch explains: "He thought that the sculpture of himself was very much alike"... (He had also seen the show that was the inspiration for the sculpture and found it very amusing).
When PH arrived he went straight up to the place where they sell tickets and said: "I'd like to see myself".

Inge Færch continues: "When I came, his opening line was that we would probably like to have a picture of the real model. That was really wonderfully refreshing/liberating, so that was some cosy 30 minutes, where the Prince Consort was very interested and inquisitive".

There were no flowers for PH, instead: "I'm fond of crochet and as I knew that the Prince Consort is fond of animals - I had crocheted a little dachshund for him. That went straight into his pocket. And when he returned to the crown car (*), where his own dachshund was neatly waiting for him, he gave the crocheted one to the dog".

- I see in the gallery that his chauffeur has been shaghaied as PH's lady in waiting.

(*) All official DRF cars are popularly known as crown cars, because of a crown on the numberplates.
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Queen Margrethe has handed over the Queen's Watch at the Guards Barracks, Gothersgade, Copenhagen, today, June 28, 2013.



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QMII to has given an interview to Søndagsavisen: Dronning Margrethe: Jeg bliver vildere og vildere - Søndagsavisen

Predominantly about her work as scenographer for the play The Tin Soldier.

But she also speaks a little about her grandchildren and I thought that would be of more immediate interest to this board.

She would very much like to pass on her interest in the fairy tales of H.C. Andersen and she would like to read them to her grandchildren. (*) She says: "I don't read as much for them as I should like, or ought to. It's difficult sometimes to find the time, and then they are at different ages. If they are together you do one thing only, and when they are alone it's often something else you occupy yourself with".
She would like for the grandchildren to se The Tin Soldier in Tivoli, but it won't be with her: "I won't. We are flying all over the place - also in the summer - all of us. Everybody has something they must do and when we are finally together, its' not here".

About her creativity she laughs: "I've always been thinking in colors, but over the years I've become wilder and wilder and worse and worse". (**)

Here is a picture from the paper of QMII as scenographer, in the various plays: http://sondagsavisen.dk/2013/26/~/me...8269A9F01.ashx

(*) She can give me a call and drop by here anytime. I would love to hear her read out fairy tales to my children - and not least to me!

(**) Worse of course as in more and more outrageous and crazy.

---I don't think Søndagsavisen, which is a pretty sober weekly, is among the links in the newspaper thread, so you may wish to do some exploring yourselves here: http://sondagsavisen.dk/search.aspx?...nsesse&search=
(I wrote: kronprinsesse - in the search field just to see how much there is.).
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrived at Aarhus Harbour with the Royal Yacht Dannebrog today, June 30, to move into the summer residence Marselisborg Castle.



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Queen Margrethe, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt attended the inauguration of the new UN City in Copenhagen today, July 4, 2013.

The new UN City in Copenhagen consists of state of the art office facilities and a high-tech warehouse in Copenhagen's north harbour district.


Queen Margrethe was seen leaving Marselisborg Palace by helicopter for the flight to Copenhagen:


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Summary of an article in Billed Bladet #27, 2013.
Vikingedronningen - The Viking Queen.
Written by our medieval reporter Lisbeth Grube.

The National Museum has opened a new exhibtion Viking. One of the main attractions is a 37 meter ship, (*) which was excavated in Roskilde Fjord in 1997. Needless to say that this was more than interesting to QMII and she did look very delighted, smiling from ear to ear in a red and white dotted dress, straight from the flower power era.
She certainly to her time enjoying the tour of the exhibition asking loads of questions. One og the items was a replica of a Viking armour, complete with chainmail and helmet, which visitors can put on. QMII declined however, but she was very interested in the manufacture of the equipment.

But QMII still has back problems. Her adjutant very discreetly carried a folding chair around, so that QMII could sit down if she needed to. The article isn't clear about whether she actually used it.
When she left she exclaimed to our reporter: "It was wonderful".

(*) The ship is the longest Viking ship found so far. At 37 meters it's pretty big! The length equivalent to a medium sized late 1700's frigate.
The article doesn't say whether it was longship = a raider, or a large freighter.
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Prince Henrik has attended the 6th of July Festival in Fredericia today, July 6 (every year the fortress town celebrates the historic victory in 1849 with a procession of soldiers in authentic uniforms, gun salutes and other festivities).

As Patron of the National Committee for Renovation of Ramparts Henrik has inaugurated a new 3-pound bronze cannon on the Princess's Bastion in Fredericia.



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Yesterday, July 16, Prince Henrik as Patron of the Frigate Jylland has visited the Frigate Jylland and has opened the exhibition "Art on the Dish".



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Yesterday evening, July 18, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik attended the Verdensballet 2013 (World Ballet 2013) in Rønde.

What a delicate and graceful ballerina in pic 1!


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Thursday, 22 August holds Royal Couple Summer Concert at Chateau de Cayx, France
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Thursday, 22 August holds Royal Couple Summer Concert at Chateau de Cayx, France
CP Frederik is regent from Aug. 6th. to Aug. 19th. I suppose that Prince Joachim will take over from there.

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Don't QMII and Prince Henrik have a joint exhibition of their are (paintings, sculptures etc) opening soon somewhere in Denmark? Will there be an online version of the exhibit?
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Hi - it's in Aarhus Oct 2013 - Feb 2014 and I love the title 'Pas De Deux Royal' as it references both the Queen's love of ballet and the fact that Prince Henrik is French, as well as it being a joint exhibition.
This is a link to a news article: http://cphpost.dk/culture-news/royal...int-exhibition
and to the English version of the website of the art museum - it's listed as a forthcoming exhibition. There's no more details yet but I'm sure there will be Exhibitions
It looks like they are producing a book to go with the exhibition and I'm hoping they'll do an english version as I doubt I'll be able to get over to see it. The Arken museum of modern art did an english version of the book they produced of 'The Essence of Colour Exhibition' of the art of QMII for her jubilee last year and I was able to buy it online so here's hoping....
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