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Old 12-05-2015, 08:54 AM
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Thank you Nordic for explaining why the animals are laid out in the way they are. It's always good to understand traditions and the reasons why something is done in a particular culture.


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Old 12-05-2015, 08:59 AM
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Thanks Nordic for the explanation. There is a meaning to the madness (DK idiom).

And I think you may be right. This tradition may fade out, both as the Regent Couple (thanks Nordic) and their friends grow older but also because this really isn't Mary.
Game parade? - Wellll... And dragging the unfortunate female guests around to museums? - I think Frederik would be a better guide as he is keenly interested in art.

So perhaps our Marie will take over as the main hostess? This hunting-thing is I believe something she is more accustomed to.

Whoever will take over as hostess I think it will become more like a funny afternoon with the girls.
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:23 AM
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And I think you may be right. This tradition may fade out, both as M&F and their friends grow older but also because this really isn't Mary.
Game parade? - Wellll... And dragging the unfortunate female guests around to museums? - I think Frederik would be a better guide as he is keenly interested in art.

So perhaps our Marie will take over as the main hostess? This hunting-thing is I believe something she is more accustomed to.

Whoever will take over as hostess I think it will become more like a funny afternoon with the girls.
Don't you mean when the regent couple grow older?? M&F are really not that old yet.

I'm sure the hunting itself will continue but a very big event like this, with foreign guests staying for the whole weekend. Not sure about that.

The poor women don't have to be dragged to museums all the time. The hostess could actually try to come up with something that interests as many as possible, not just what she wants to do herself....
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:54 AM
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The Regent Couple yes.

Indeed, I think the thing about having a hunting weekend, that's more Joachim and our Marie's area. - They are both a bit on the conservative side.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:35 PM
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The Regent Couple yes.

Indeed, I think the thing about having a hunting weekend, that's more Joachim and our Marie's area. - They are both a bit on the conservative side.
On the conservative side until he goes off completely with his pink pants lol

I wonder why Frederik didn't attend, if Mary went to the dinner? Maybe his hunting attire was deemed too tame in comparison to Henrik's and Joachim's .
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:05 PM
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Yes, it´s more Prince Joachim and Princess Marie´s area, but this a "Kongejagt" (King Hunt), so I think that this hunt will be taken over by CP Frederik and CPss Mary :)
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:51 AM
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Not necessarily. Joachim also hosts royal hunts and those who take part now are mainly the friends of the Regent Couple rather than the younger generations.
So I think there is a good chance this will become more low key.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:29 AM
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"H. M. The queen was Friday, December 4, 2015 to present at The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment officer dinner in London. "
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:27 AM
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Earlier this year the astronaut Andreas Mogensen was the first Dane in space and he was indeed presented with a rare medal by QMII upon returning.

Tuesday he told about his experience and his work aboard the International Space Station at the Royal Geographical Society. Where QMII were among those who listened. - Among the other present was also the astronauts very likable mother who has a wry sense of humor.
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Old 12-10-2015, 01:07 PM
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thanks Muhler
I found this photo of a Lego Astronaut tweeted by Andreas Mogensen while up in space
https://twitter.com/Astro_Andreas/st...04092350640129
it was a custom made Lego
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:30 PM
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That Tweeted photo was taken in the Cupola of the ISS and where the majority of the stunning pictures of this World of ours come from. :). Cool he took up a specially made Lego Astronaut w/him.


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Old 12-17-2015, 11:28 AM
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Today the Regent Couple and Countess Alexandra attended the funeral of QMII's childhood and very close friend, reverend Peter Parkov.

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Old 12-17-2015, 01:37 PM
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Joachim and Marie attended as well
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:41 PM
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Thanks, Polyesco. I wondered why they wouldn't be there.

BB has a nice article about Peter Parkov this week. Suffice to say he was a very near and dear friend of QMII in particular. With a keen sense of humor.
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:03 PM
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It wasn´t a funeral as such, since Peter Parkov is already burned and buried, so to say. It was a memorial service, which Peter Parkov had planned to the smallest detail :)
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:15 AM
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Two more pictures of Joachim and Marie at the service.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:59 AM
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"H. M. The Queen received Friday, December 18, 2015 newly appointed technical education premier lieutenants from the Navy in Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg."

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Old 12-22-2015, 04:54 AM
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The Regent Couple have arrived to Marselisborg, by train, as you can see in this BB vid: Dronning Margrethe ankommer med tog | BILLED-BLADET

PH has put a funny hat on top of his head again.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:13 AM
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Well it was nice to see that he took his dogs with him, gotta love a man that loves his dogs I say. Hat, is it cold in Denmark now? Or warm like the rest of the planet. He can lend me that hat anytime as I love hats!
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:33 AM
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No, it's been almost tropical for a week now. Some 10-12 degrees C (10-13 F) at noon.
Not that I complain.
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