The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Royal House of Denmark > Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #41  
Old 01-08-2012, 04:56 AM
Muhler's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 5,331
QMII on the family gatherings at Gråsten Slot:

Q: Is it your mother's tradition your continue, when you gather the whole family at Gråsten in the summer?
QMII: "Yes, but it's also because there are so many rooms at Gråsten, so we can really have many guests staying. The number of rooms where you can have guests staying are far more than here at Amalienborg and endlessly many more than at Marselisborg. We would never have been able to have an entire swarm of the young there.
But Gråsten also has the special significanse that not only have my own sons, but my sisters and their children as well have come to Gråsten all through the years and it's there these cousins have gotten to know each other. So we all think it's great to meet at Gråsten.
I have never really spoken with mother about how it should be with Gråsten, when she was no more. But it was so obvious that we should continue. Because it was one of those ways, my sisters and our various children could be together - without obligations in regards to duties/jobs.
We all love to be at Gråsten and the CP-couple very much so, fortunately, because in time they shall inherit the place. It will happen already while I'm alive, because it sure is the idea that they shall have Gråsten one day, if they can manage it. But now we'll see. For the time being they need to get their footing. (*)

Q: Your are mostly at Gråsten in the summer, but you have also celebrated Christmas there once?
QMII: "Yes, that was mother's last Christmas in '99. My mother used to take turn at celebrating Christmas at her daughters or host Christmas herself for all of us at Kancellihuset at Fredensborg.
But in summer of '99 we could sense that mother was too tired to be able to manage to travel either to London or down to Berleburg or to Marselisborg, because that's a house where you can't avoid stairs (**) and she couldn't manage that anymore at that time, so that summer my sisters and I said:
We shall try and convince mother that we will gather all those who can come to Gråsten for Christmas, and we will help her with that.
There were a few who couldn't make it, but apart from that we were there all of us. And it was utterly wonderful.
We had made the basic plans for how Christmas should take place, before we presented it to mother. And mother thought it kinda sounded really nice - to be together with all of us and not having too much trouble because of that.
Mother had went down there well in advance, and then I came with all the Christmas decorations from Marselisborg in big cardboard boxes. I arrived a little before the other in order to have everything planned and in place. And then the rest of the part arrived.
We decorated the Christmas tree together. (***) I decorated the Christmas table and we had an utterly wonderful Christmas. It was really good that we did that.

(*) Yes, M&F are running out of palaces for all their children. Let's imagine 25 years from now:
Christian is setteled in a renovated mansion at Amalienborg.
Bella takes over Kancellihuset at Fredensborg.
Vincent at Marselisborg.
Josephine at Gråsten.
Then they can use Trend as a weekend cottage and Cayz as a summer cottage. That'll fix it and all the palaces are permanently occupied.

(**) There are two floors at Gråsten. Three floors at Marselisborg and loads of floors at Berleburg.

(***) I've seen a picture of that. It was a huge tree!



An interesting article from BT, which sheds light on things that are new to me as well. Margrethe ydmyget af statsminister - Royale - BT.dk

The article is based on the recently published portrait book of QMII and the diaries of a late Prime Minister.

In 1972, the Social Democrat, Jens Otto Krag, was PM and he and QMII had a very strained relationship. (1)
QMII talks about their relationship in the portrait book. She was relieved when Jens Otto Krag resigned in 1972: "Krag had percieved me as a fumbling teenager, Anker Jørgensen didn't. (2) That in a sense I felt was pretty nice".
QMII adds: "It was a relief no longer to feel hopelessly behind such a seasoned MP and minister, but instead (feeling) a little step ahead of such a, on a ministerial level, completely inexperienced Prime Minister". I.e.
Anker Jørgensen.

A fact backed up by excerpts from Jens Otto Krags diary, where he wrote about the clothes QMII wore when she was proclaimed Queen: "A bizarre Icelandic fashioned matronely-dress with high headgear and long head-scarf. Wonder if that was a Magrethe-uniform"? - Referring to the style of dress worn by QMI and other women in medieval times.
He added in his diary after the funeral: "We drove home. An event had ended. A pseudo-event? A family occasion. A happening. But well executed. Even those nearest to the royal family, were, I guess, surprised over the scale of sympathy from the population".

In contrast QMII's relationship with the next PM, Anker Jørgensen was much more friendly.
"Poor Anker Jørgensen had never attended any of that (3) and therefore I should ensure that it didn't become worse for him than stricktly necessary".
She compares the two: "While Krag was the polit (4), at least in the sense you then imagined polits to be, then Anker Jørgensen was a man of the old workers movement. Kinda very straightforward. He became very enthusiastic about my mother, because her name was Ingrid, just like Anker's wife (5) - and that meant something to him. My mother was fantastically good with people of his carat/background. And my father would have been very fine with him as well, no doubt about that". (6)

(1) Jens Otto Krag was a republican with a big R. He once said about the then princess Margrethe: "I hear she's intelligent. A pity". - Meaning it would be a waste of her intellect to become a monarch.
Apart from that he was a competent and shrewd politician.

(2) Anker Jørgensen succeeded Jens Otto Krag as PM in 1972.
Anker Jørgensen has been labelled the last true Social Democrat PM in Denmark, perhaps indeed the last true Social Democrat leader at all. He had a working class background and was brought up in an orphanage. He came directly from the unions before he entered politics on a high level.
Because of his background he appealed and still appeal to many as the representative of the working man.
Personally I think he made a lot of mess, but then things weren't easy back then with the Oil Crisis in '73 and shortlived coalition governments.

(3) Protocol, state dinners, hosting state visits, diplomats, the State Council and so on.

(4) Old expression. Polit = professional politician from the ruling elite, not a populists as such, but more like an apparatnjik, a man of the system.

(5) Two things worth noting. QMII is using Anker Jørgensen's first name and she is using the informal word for wife.
Anker Jørgensen with his background had much more in common with those ordinary Danes who gathered in front of Amalienborg and Christiansborg and who stood along the funeral procession in these days in January '72, than Jens Otto Krag and his like ever had.

(6) Oh, yes. Frederik IX had, in contrast to his daughter, an excellent personal rapport with blue collar workers. And he was frequently greeted fairly informally by blue collar workers who passed by on their bicycles, when he was working on his boat, with only an adjutant around. Nor had he any problems at all about sharing a "bajer", a beer drunk from the bottle, with the odd worker who offered him one.
There are plenty of those stories around.
__________________

__________________
I love work, it absolutely fascinates me. I can sit for hours looking at people working.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,260
Thank you for translating the interview. QMII is an interesting lady.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 01-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Tarlita's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: small town near Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 739
I love her honesty. She doesn't appear to hold back, but tells it like it was, or how she remembers it, from her point of view. Very straightforward. In Australia we have an old fashioned slang term for this. We call it - "Fairdinkum." She is a fairdinkum person. That is no bulldust. Am I allowed to say this? A straight talker. "No beating about the bush." Another slang term.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-09-2012, 07:30 AM
Muhler's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 5,331
Bulldust?!? That's a new one! Thank you, Tarlita, for introducing us to this very useful word.

The articles about QMII are pouring out these days!

Here is one of a number of articles from DR1: Dronningen deler sine minder om Danmark - dr.dk/Nyheder/Temaer

This is about acouple of significant events in recent Danish history as QMII remember them.

The Liberation on the evening of 4th May 1945. When the speaker at the Danish directed part of BBC during his newsreading read out aloud from a telegram, where Fieldmarshal Montgomery has announced that German forces in among other places Denmark had surrendered. (*)

It was one of the five year old QMII's first vivid memories: "I woke up by people standing close to the windows (**) and shouting hurrah. Then I heard my nanny and my mother chambermaid talk in the living room next door and I got up. I was pretty sure I would be thrown on my head right back in bed. But I wasn't it was the big hug. And a little while later mother and father came and took me down into the livingroom and then I had lemon fizzy water. That certainly wasn't something I had a lot as a child". (**)
Dad said: Now the war is over. I didn't quite understand what it was but it was an evening of euphoria. I will never forget that as long as I live".

QMII turned eighteen on the 16th April 1958 and for the first time she attended a meeting in the State Council and she was cheered at the balcony at Amalienborg: "I was very excited and probably also a bit nervous, because there was so much attention. When you are eighteen, you are not always that enthusiastic for a lot of attention, but it was a festive day and a solomn day".
Later on the balcony: "My father said: Remember they come because they would like to congratulate you. Remember to recieve".

To everyone's astonishment Denmark won the European championship in soccer in 1992: "I remember we left the television set and went out on the terrace at Marselisborg and then in the bright summernight we could hear a wave of jubilations/cheers rising from the city of Aarhus. It was utterly fabulous and everyone was in the most jubilant mood".

Perhaps not significant for Denmark as such, but certainly significant for QMII were the two trips to the east coast of Greenland with Frederik. Living rough: "Either we lived in tiny little cabins, used by the Sirius Patrol (****) or we lived in a tent on the snow. It was a fantastic experience. I'm very touched that my big son wanted to take his ancient mother with him on such a trip".

(*) The Liberation message. I Danish, but you may be able to sense the mood. It was by no means certain that Denmark would be liberated by British troops. There was from Allied side no agreement about on which side of what would later be the Iron Curtain denmark would belong. It was first come. In this case British troops, rather than Soviet forces.


(**) People probably got closer to the buildings at Amalienborg on this evening than they would otherwise be allowed.
Until 1943, when what was left of the the armed forces, was interned, it was The Royal Lifeguards who stood guard at Amalienborg. (There was fighting around Amalienborg that day and stray bullets entered the office of King Christian X and would likely have hit him, had he been sitting behind his desk).
After that it was armed police officers. Until the police was rounded up in 1944. (A relative of mine avoided capture and went underground).
After that it was German soldiers who stood guard. But on the evening of May 4th 1944, the soldiers went back to their barracks and members of the Resistance began to take over control of the situation. But there were heavy losses of lives as die hard Nazis and collaborators were rounded up and in some cases made a last stand.
There were few skirmishes between German forces and the Resistance after the capitulation, this was, as elsewhere, a purely domestic affair.

(***) QMII has on another occasion, spoken about how she enjoyed such a novel thing a chocolate after the Liberation, something she had hardly tasted before in her five year long life.

(****) The cabins offer excellent shelter from the elements. That is, if a polar bear hasn't knocked down a wall to get inside to raid the tins stored in some of the cabins.
The cabins however are way too warm for the dogs, they sleep outside.

A poll recently published in the newspaper Politiken and faithfully taken up by the Herald Sun in Australia: Danish Queen has no plans to hand over reins | News.com.au

Saves me from writing a summary
__________________
I love work, it absolutely fascinates me. I can sit for hours looking at people working.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-10-2012, 07:26 AM
Marika86's Avatar
Courtier
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Representative – The Netherlands
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Villa San Giovanni, Italy
Posts: 3,506
The Royal Family arrived at the Danish Parliament

http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/...n.html?forside
__________________
Marika86
"It's very special, as Kate is very special. It's my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement." Prince William, November 16 2010
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-10-2012, 08:00 AM
Patra's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern, United States
Posts: 2,207
Looks like the Queen wants to serve her reign for life, may she have a long and healthy one!
__________________
Patra
God is in the Details.....
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-10-2012, 08:09 AM
Muhler's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 5,331
DR1 informs us that CNN will show a 30 minuttes interview with QMII on the 14th January.
CNN viser interview med Dronning Margrethe - dr.dk/Nyheder/Indland

A number of video clips from the DRF arriving at the Parliament today: http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/...punkt.html?rss

Clip #1: QMII is cheered by the members of the Parliament. Led by the chairman of the Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft.

Clip #2: QMII arriving and being escorted up the stairs by the Chairman of the Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft.

Clip #3: M&F arriving and being escorted up the stairs by the second chairman of the Parliament, Søren Espersen.

Clip #4: Jachim arriving and being escorted by the third chairman, Marianne Jelved.
__________________
I love work, it absolutely fascinates me. I can sit for hours looking at people working.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-10-2012, 08:31 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Monaco and Sweden
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 26,939
___________________


Here's a first picture gallery of the events today, January 10:



** sn.dk: Se billederne: Dronningen fejrer i Folketinget **



** BB: Dronningens regeringsjubilæum kom godt i gang ** translation **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 01-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Muhler's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 5,331
Thanks, Iceflower

A couple of articles.

From Politiken. Folketinget får dress code under dronningebesøg - Politiken.dk
This time the Presidium of the Parliament layed out rules for the members specifying what they were supposed to wear.
The gentlemen are supposed to wear dark suits.

The protocol was adhered to this time. When the DRF last visited the Parliament at the opening, right after a new government had been formed, members of the new government failed to stand up when the DRF left. That led to the former PM, Lars Løkke, to shout across to the new PM, Helle Thorning, whether she couldn't get her ministers to stand up. She had to turn around and tell some of her ministers to stand up, to her embarrassment.

Flere folkevalgte boykotter dronningens store dag - Politiken.dk

A number of MP's boycotted todays event. The members of the far left Unity List did not attend, so did, Zenia Stampe, a member of the government party, the Radicals. Zenia Stampe is founding member of a republican organisation.

- Okay, I respect the MP's who are against the monarchy as a principle, fair enough, but I do not respect their boycott. Denmark is a democracy. A majority of the population is in favour of a constitutional monarchy. And as such the MP's have to respect that and respect that the head of state is a royal, whether they like it or not.
It would be like members of say the US Senate boycotting the US President, because they prefer a monarchy. A pretty childish thing to do.
__________________
I love work, it absolutely fascinates me. I can sit for hours looking at people working.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01-10-2012, 12:35 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,223
DM Dronning Margrethe II

PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 01-10-2012, 12:40 PM
iceflower's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Monaco and Sweden
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 26,939



That's a really great gallery with all those different face expressions, smiles and lively gestures - very nice to look at!


** bd.dk: Vil Dronningen spare på Kongehuset? ** stella/belga gallery **



Another great gallery inculding the parliament event can also be found here:


** b.dk: til royal reception paa Borgen **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 01-10-2012, 12:46 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: casablanca, Morocco
Posts: 256
why she is the only monarch who get a lot of celebrations ( her 70 birthdhay and konw her jubilee) i mean amoung her neihbour from sweden and norway and even spain , has she done something that special for her country
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 01-10-2012, 12:58 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by hana
why she is the only monarch who get a lot of celebrations ( her 70 birthdhay and konw her jubilee) i mean amoung her neihbour from sweden and norway and even spain , has she done something that special for her country
You might want to check out the British celebrations for QE2's diamond jubilee or Prince Phillip's 85th birthday events. Or King CG's 60th (or 65th) I can't remember in Sweden. It's natural to celebrate such big occasions in this way.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 01-10-2012, 12:59 PM
rubies's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: daytona beach, United States
Posts: 2,252
because she is loved and the country wants to celebrate its history, and her!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 01-10-2012, 01:50 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,223
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceflower View Post



That's a really great gallery with all those different face expressions, smiles and lively gestures - very nice to look at!


** bd.dk: Vil Dronningen spare på Kongehuset? ** stella/belga gallery **



Another great gallery inculding the parliament event can also be found here:


** b.dk: til royal reception paa Borgen **
Reception at the Parliament this afternoon:

PPE Agency

courtesy PPE
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 01-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,425
Quote:
Originally Posted by hana View Post
has she done something that special for her country
Yes, she has served as Denmark's exemplary Monarch for 40 years.
That warrants a celebration.
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 01-10-2012, 02:53 PM
nwinther's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Varde, Denmark
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceflower View Post
Another great gallery inculding the parliament event can also be found here:


** b.dk: til royal reception paa Borgen **
I usually don't comment on those things - but judging from pic #15 it looks like the queen had her teeth done.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 01-10-2012, 03:17 PM
Archduchess Zelia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 2,073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muhler View Post
Flere folkevalgte boykotter dronningens store dag - Politiken.dk

A number of MP's boycotted todays event. The members of the far left Unity List did not attend, so did, Zenia Stampe, a member of the government party, the Radicals. Zenia Stampe is founding member of a republican organisation.

- Okay, I respect the MP's who are against the monarchy as a principle, fair enough, but I do not respect their boycott. Denmark is a democracy. A majority of the population is in favour of a constitutional monarchy. And as such the MP's have to respect that and respect that the head of state is a royal, whether they like it or not.
It would be like members of say the US Senate boycotting the US President, because they prefer a monarchy. A pretty childish thing to do.
What a pathetic thing to do, they don't have to support the monarchy to attend, not showing up (or standing up for the Queen when she arrives for that matter) is just plain rude. Being a social democrat myself, I respect my party's opinion on the DRF and at least they're not behaving like toddlers. Having met Ms. Stampe in person, I honestly don't have much respect left for her, she's not exactly the person I'd like to invite over for tea and biscuits.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hana View Post
why she is the only monarch who get a lot of celebrations ( her 70 birthdhay and konw her jubilee) i mean amoung her neihbour from sweden and norway and even spain , has she done something that special for her country
Well, she's done an amazing job for Denmark for the past 40 years, and she's very beloved here.
__________________
"Blessed be god, the king, the queen and all our sweet children be in good health."
— Lady Margaret Beaufort, April 1497

Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 01-10-2012, 03:43 PM
marine2109's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Posts: 1,801
Quote:
Queen in festive form at press conference
Billed-Bladet - Dronningen i festform på pressemøde

Google Google Translate
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 01-10-2012, 04:01 PM
Muhler's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 5,331
For once the questions at the press conference were reasonably varied and pretty intelligent.
TV2 for example had asked their viewers to suggest some questions.

So from a various sources, here is a bit from the press conference.

Looking back on 40 years as head of state: "I have tried to keep ears and eyes open and use intuition. My whole country has been a support for me through all the years. I have my husband by my side and my children, who have grown up and become good and sensible people, who are a good help. And then I had my mother".

About the recent poll, which showed a support for the monarchy at 78 %, in 1972 more than 30 % preferred a republic: "I'm very glad that people feel it as a natural part of our country that there are royals. That warms so tremendously and it stiffens (you) frightfully to know that you have the confidence from people".

About not being on the Net and using a mobilephone: "I find it tremendously peaceful and I do use the phone (stationary) when it's necessary. But my two sons are very amused that I haven't got a mobilephone".

Being Queen is for life: "In my eyes it's part of the very position you have, to inherit a monarchy. It's a task you have taken over and you keep it as long as you live. As did my father and farfar (paternal grandfather)".
But ever more tasks will be handed over to the CP-couple: "Your level of activity change over the years, and it will continue to do so".

Will the DRF cut down on costs as she herself encouraged the Danes to do in her New Year speech? And does she know anything about the lives of ordinary people? Will she encourage means that were allocated to presents for her, to be used on charity instead?
QMII: "We all live according to the means we have and we do not squander away the assets that are at our disposal. We will continue to do so.
Presents are not something I demand. But so far none has been presented that has been intended in that fashion (as charity).
I think I know more about the lives of ordinary people than most people think. I certainly do know people who don't live big and grand (lives)".

About taking over from her father: "I was very insecure as a young Queen, but it soon improved.
Yes, I was somewhat insecure, seen in the rearview mirror. And of course the times have changed, and you do things in a new way, I suppose. And I undeniably have become older.
There has never been a big galvanised plan.
I have kept eyes and ears open and used intuition along the way. And the years have actually developed in a harmonic way as I gained experience".

Has she had problems?
QMII: "Who hasn't got problems. You wouldn't be human if there weren't problems along the way".

About her job: "I don't really think it has changed. Because the purpose of the whole thing is for me to serve my country and I have been doing that since before I became Queen and I have done that every single year and every single day.... It's obvious that things develope. I have become older, that is undeniable. And times alss change and that's why you may do things differently. In principle I don't think I've tried to change myself".

Video from the press conference: VIDEO: Jes Dorph fik Margrethe til at le - TV 2 Nyhederne
The journalist Jes Dorph Pedersen made QMII laugh when he said: "Your Majesty. I will not ask all the questions (from the viewers), because then we could go on until after the ride in the carriage. A lot of people would like to know how close the Queen is to socalled ordinary people. Merete Berg-Juul, for example writes to you: is the Majesty friend with ordinary people, that is, people whose salary is low and (who) live in a detached house with a hedge and little patio? And she goes on: if it should be of interest I will gladly put myself at disposal".
QMII laughed and answered the question about her knowing more about ordinary people, that people may think.

From the news at 19.00 on TV2, which covered QMII very well, I heard her talk about how Christian is being prepared for his role. From memory:
- She said that he wasn't trained as such yet. But he was told that it wasn't dangerous when a lot of people look at you, and that he should look up, smile and wave and don't look down at his feet. - Which he doesn't as she emphasized. He is actually doing very well.



More from the pres conference: - Pligten har man hele livet - dr.dk/Nyheder/Temaer
Where QMII incidentally spoke Danish, English, French and Swedish.

Has she any advise for Crown Prince Frederik, when he will be taking over?
QMII: "That you are totally committed. 24 hours. The year round. You should have the confidence that it is possible. You are not alone with the task.
He should have faith in himself being able to do it and that you get help and support from your country. From the Danes. From his family. He should do what feels most natural for him. However, I don't have big problems imagining myself that Frederik will manage it alright".

How do you become friends with a queen?
QMII: "Old wives like me fortunately have friends, whom I have had since we were young. Together with good friends you can laugh of it all. All the do-you-remembers are also a part of having good frends.

About the developement in Greenland: "The developement hasn't been easy, but I think so much good has happened. Of course there are problems, but it has also developed well. The Prince Consort and I have so many lovely memories from Greenland".

Video from the entire press conference: Player

And that's it from me tonight.
__________________

__________________
I love work, it absolutely fascinates me. I can sit for hours looking at people working.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, Current Events Part 4: January 2013 - iceflower Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik 296 Today 01:22 PM
Queen Margrethe: Work as an Artist and Scenographer Alexandria Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik 80 11-15-2014 04:17 PM
HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani's Children and Families Part 2: February 2012 - dazzling Ruling Family of Qatar 88 05-23-2014 09:51 AM
Elizabeth II: Diamond Jubilee Warren Royal Library 32 03-06-2013 06:09 PM
Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, Current Events 1: May 2003 - November 2006 Julia Current Events Archive 564 11-23-2006 01:46 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy germany grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympic games ottoman poland president hollande prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess astrid princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess mabel princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]