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Old 06-09-2016, 05:59 PM
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Agree.
And as for QEII, I think she would drop dead if she slowed down.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:36 PM
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Agree.
And as for QEII, I think she would drop dead if she slowed down.
Agree: the secret to beating old age is that you have got to keep moving!
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:33 AM
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She hasn't.

Partly because I think she is uncomfortable with small-talk with ordinary people, but would be comfortable discussing French impressionists.
But she has become more relaxed over the years and she has clearly learned.

It was when Mary entered the scene that the DRF began to approach onlookers and shake hands and receive flowers and what not. Before that it was actually only elderly whom QMII greeted.
Otherwise she and indeed the rest of the DRF just went past, waving and smiling and that was it.
But looking at Mary and seeing that it didn't hurt the royal status, they including QMII, have loosened up and now interact with ordinary people with good results. Even if QMII is still a bit reserved, but I think that's more her personality.
PH in contrast has always been more open and approachable, but of course on cruises beforehand he couldn't break away to go chat with people.

Interesting article and observations. Thanks Muhler 👍
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:54 PM
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BB writes that QMII has arrived to the Faeroe Islands. She flew there in an air force Challenger.
In fact she arrived a bit early, so people had to mill out to meet her.

But tomorrow she will arrive officially aboard Dannebrog.

Dronning Margrethe er ankommet til Færøerne | BILLED-BLADET

BB observes that she's wearing a new suit.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:09 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing the spectacularly beautiful landscape at the Faroer isles again!
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:42 AM
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Indeed. But I fear there won't be much coverage in the DK media about this visit. Not with soccer in France, and the possible scandal of one or more countries being disqualified as a result of riots and now also the shooting in USA.

Anyway, BB has a couple of pics og QMII arriving, wearing the Faeroese national costume. Dronning Margrethe fik flot modtagelse på Færøerne | BILLED-BLADET
Fashionistas may notice the sweaters worn by some of the children.

http://www.bt.dk/royale/dronnning-ma...l-blive-savnet
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the DRF has some beautiful pictures from her arrival
Besøg på Færøerne | Kongehuset

this picture is spectacular
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=ZZ3Io7RV

the Queen looks lovely in her national outfit
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=3CAcjWy4

similar posts on instagram and facebook too

previous visits
Besøg på Færøerne gennem tiden | Kongehuset

a wonderful video of the Queen arriving on the Danneborg
https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...1219176883337/
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:18 PM
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Beautiful indeed.

Here is a BB video of the first day. QMII seems in fine form, physical as well as in spirit. VIDEO: Hør dronning Margrethe fortælle om besøget på Færøerne uden prins Henrik | BILLED-BLADET

She was naturally asked how it was to visit the islands alone, she hasn't tried before. - No, but the most important thing was coming here. "It's a funny feeling to go ashore alone, but it's lovely to be here".

She visited a retirement home. A school for assistant nurses and a fish-processing factory.

Notice the national costumes. They are inspired by the dresses from the Viking Age as well as later dresses from around the 1700's, while Danish national costumes all dates back to the 1700's. As such the Faeroese dresses are held together with strings and clasps, rather than buttons.
QMII and most of the other women are wearing a shawl, but to be correct, as a married woman, she should wear her shawl as a headscarf. Unmarried women and girls, were usually bear-headed. Married women would originally also wear the keys to the household hanging from the belt, as a sign of her being the matron of the family.
That is also not the case with Danish costumes. There women wear bonnets and use buttons. Oddly enough the Faeroese male costumes are more like the Danish, I.e. in the style worn in the early 1700's.

Here are examples of Faeroese costumes, they vary from island to island.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ebu950rIgl...600/1a+002.jpg
https://nahserian.files.wordpress.co...ermiddag-3.jpg
http://www.pollurin.dk/IMG_4269.jpg
Even though they are pretty expensive, it's not uncommon to get one as you graduate from high school, as this couple:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_2XObQMORj...0/IMG_1696.JPG
http://www.pollurin.dk/20790224-bd13...a6631f340a.jpg

And for comparison Danish local costumes. You could read the complete status and where people came from, from the costumes they wore.
http://egnsretter.biosecom.dk/wp-con...SC_4161-01.jpg
http://www.folkedragt.dk/images/Drag...rs/mors-34.JPG
These are from the very beginning of 1700's:
http://www.folkedragt.dk/images/Par-sdj-1.JPG
http://cdn.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/sit.../03/283962.jpg

In contrast to Sweden Denmark does not have a national costume, but lots of local costumes.

Notice that the Faeroese women have bare forearms. That was considered sexy in the Viking Age. While the later Danish costumes had full length sleeves reflecting the moral norms at the time.
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nice! thank you for sharing.
the Queen looks lovely and strong . I think its time for Frederik and Mary to visit again.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:30 PM
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I think so too. Perhaps next year?

ADDED: Someone looked forward to the beautiful scenery. Look no further, here is a BT gallery: http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-alle-bill...gt-og-uden-pri

The light on the islands is fantastic and it emphasize colors.

Notice how QMII is piped aboard, when walking up the gangway.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:43 PM
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Perhaps HM wore her scarf the way she did to indicate that as she was alone, she might have been scouting too.

Now, in all seriousness and joking aside, I have a question. I absolutely loved how Queen Margrethe wore the local dress as she toured around. It suits her and she looks absolutely regal in it. This is a woman that can wear anything and carry it off to perfection. My question is, have there been other monarchs to do as she did or is the Queen unique in this regards?

I do love how the Danish keep their traditions alive and wearing the traditional clothes are not only very colorful and elegant but they're, to me, timeless. Seeing the beautiful scenery surrounding the photos and videos, it gave me a sense of stepping back in time to a place of peace and serenity and very happy people.

Thanks Muhler!
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You are welcome.

Perhaps she is, but she seemed to have found love in the piglet we saw her with a few days ago. So perhaps she'll settle for that?

Well, Queen Ingrid wore a Greenlandic costume, so why not a Faeroese as well?

But before then, that's more doubtful I think.

And back in the 1700's the queens wouldn't have been seen dead in a local costume! They would have worn the (nearly) latest French fashion and certainly not the attire peasants and yeoman wore to church and weddings.
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last week holding a piglet and now a fish, the Queen is awesome
http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res...n-p-frerne.jpg
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Thank you for these photos especially of the costumes and landscapes: they have prompted me to find out a little more about the Faroe Islands.
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Thank you for these photos especially of the costumes and landscapes: they have prompted me to find out a little more about the Faroe Islands.
I always enjoy learning, and appreciate how this forum inspires me to expand my knowledge
I'm in total agreement with you on that. What these forums and all the information and photos also do for me is give me an itch to travel. Denmark is very fast approaching the top of the traveling bucket list for me.

ETA: BTW, if I had a magic traveling bucket, I'd already be there.
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Thanks so much. This is such a beautiful place, I definitely want to go there one day.

The info on the traditional costumes is super interesting. Thanks Muhler! This particular one has to be the most beautiful and flattering costume I've seen so far. As a young woman it(s still flattering to wear nowadays - I can think of a few others! The male costume also looks good.

Queen Margrethe looks "young" in a way wearing her Faroe traditional costume. Very elegant.

I say more royal visits to the Islands!
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Thanks so much. This is such a beautiful place, I definately want to go there one day.
I can highly recommend visiting the Faroe Islands. It's such a beautiful place. The same with Greenland. Beautiful islands. Hope Margrethe has a nice trip.

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I say more royal visits to the Islands!
Definitely. And I am very certain it wan't takes long before we will see a new family's summer cruise for the Crown Prince family - and this time to the Faroe Islands.

It was a huge hit when we saw the four adorable Crown Prince children in their national costumes of Greenland so now it soon must be time to see them all four in Faroe traditional costumes, eh?

http://67.media.tumblr.com/4f424dce9...i1f3o1_500.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...896cd72d1e.jpg
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Let's hope for a visit soon. But as for Christian... While they may need little persuasion to get a showgirl like Isabella to dress up in an national costume, it may not be that easy to convince a tween like Christian to wear such a costume. - Charming though it may look.

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Yes, I don't think they need much persuasion to get the showgirls Josephine and Isabella in those different national costumes But you may be right that the boys need a little more persuasion haha. Especially if it includes those funny hats.

Let's hope for a visit soon. I know several Faroese often express that is a big wish.

Beautiful pictures so far from Margrethes trip. Thanks for pictures and information so far. :)
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If I'm not mistaken the crown prince couple have only visited the Faroe Islands once, in 2005. (here's some reminiscing Mary from the start: Faroe).

They seem to have a greater love for the equally beautiful Greenland.
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