You are welcome, Stellad & Tarlita.
No, she don't mind, as long as she is doing the physical kissing.
Anyway, here is what QMII has to say in regards to Frederik taking over after her.
(The entire interview is based on pictures shown to QMII. In this case an official photo some years ago of QMII sitting and Frederik standing, with a little Christian on his arm. The background is a painting of Frederik IX at a State Council meeting).
Q: This then is the picture of four generations.
QMII: "The painting of my father is from the State Council and I now use the chair he is sitting in, when there is a State Council. And there Frederik stands with his still very little Christian. He has become a big boy now, who have already lost several teeth.
If my father had seen this picture I think he would have been proud. He would have been very, very proud to see how Frederik has developed. That on top of that became a naval officer is something my father would have found utterly wonderful.
This picture gives a special feeling of continuation and that I think is very nice".
Q: In a short while we are going to celebrate your 40th jubilee as a Regent. Do you think Crown Prince Frederik will celebaret his 40th jubilee?
QMII: "Who knows. No one can be sure of that. But I do have a feeling that there are possibillities. Frederik has a big sense of responsibillity, he is very serious about it and I think he will manage it. And both of us do mean that it is something we shall pass on to the next generation".
Q: Is the monarchy very dependent on the person?
QMII: "That it unfortunately has become, because it really shouldn't depend on the person.
But then you have to make so much more of an effort. And you do that, obviously.
But it is also dependent on the person in exactly the way that it not the same each time. (I.e. Every monarch is different). As such it has obviously been easier for me that I was a dughter, than if I had been a son. (*) But every thing do become person-oriented to a high degree nowadays, because there is so much attention on what people do. They are seen and spoken about and not least photographed".
Q: When will Frederik ascend the throne?
QMII: "That remains to be seen. (**) But I still believe it will happen when I drop from the perch. I also believe he is clear about that.
I think Frederik will become a good king. He has plenty of good prerequisites and at the same time a super support in his wife".
Q: Do you offer him good advise?
QMII: "It's not like I offer him good advise. I don't do that. But we talk about things and he asks and we talk about that. We have a fantastic good relationship to each other, I think. I think you can tell.
That is certainly also the case with Prince Joachim. We don't meet quite as often as Frederik and I (do), because we also meet in connection with our work, apart from seeing each other (privately) of course".
(This was actually a little tricky to translate, so that the somewhat guarded, thoughtful and apprehensive speechpattern by QMII on this subject are conveyed here too).
(*) It's point QMII often emphasize. That there are clear advantages of a woman succeeding a man, and then being succeeded by a man in return and so on.
(**) It sure will! The question was really: When are you going to die?
QMII on going on official visits abroad.
Q: You are on many state visits and official travels. Is there one trip you thought was special, a country or a place, you can emhasize?
QMII: "Each time you go to a place it's new - also in the instances where it's a country you know yourself. But it's obvious that the first trips within Scandinavia were something very special to me.
Partly (because) they were the first at all, partly (because) there in Stockholm and Oslo were familymembers I knew well. In Stockholm my morfar (maternal grandfather) was still king, when I came on a statevisit in '73.
It was both special and very amusing to go on a statevisit to your morfar. It was really something I looked very much forward to. I was very fond of him and respected/regarded him highly. He had always been terribly sweet towards me and we did share quite a few interests. (*) That's why it was very special to come there and suddenly be...yes, I was his grandchild, but now I came as the head of state of my country. That was very big". (**)
Q: Can you, just like the rest of us be excited, even nervous, when you are going to vist an emperor or a presidential palace?
QMII: "You are always it little excited if you go to a place you absolutely haven't been before. How is the arrangement, how do you it? And you have to be aware of bringing yourself along in the right way. (***)
It's no so much that, that you are going to meet a king and a queen or an emperor, but more: Now, do I say the things in the right manner.
The less you know about the country in question or the person in question, the more excited you are in regards to how things will turn out. Each country has its own protocol and its own way of doing things. Something is very easy to figure out and something can seen very complicated. Because you yourself isn't used to it".
Q: Do you have any influence on the destination of the trips?
QMII: "I don't know if we an influence per se, but we have to a certain degree, I guess. If there are several different options, we say: We might like to put priority on this, rather than that.
But apart from that it depends on how good the conditions are in general.
Over time we have met a lot of interesting people, but to say, who has been the most exciting, is something I've always found difficult, to be absolutely honest". (****)
(*) Among them archaeology IRRC.
(**) If grandfathers in 1973 were anything like grandfathers today, he would have been near bursting with pride.
(***) I'm not absolutely sure what she means. I believe she means you have to be authentic.
(****) here QMII suddenly became very guarded and as such what she said became almost impossible to translate, and certainly not litterally!
State visits are dictated by the government, depending what the governments find politically and commercially important. The DRF actually has limited influence on that. - Except for Greece. Greece was virtually boycotted by the DRF, until the Greek RF was allowed to return to Greece a few year ago.