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Old 04-19-2010, 01:02 PM
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I think the Danish just don´t care about this. It´s hard to believe ALL OF THEM are interested in such superficial matters. And please, do not tell me what to do, because I follow everything that happens in the world, even a war, as much as i hate it.

The comparison between a president´s security and this celebrations in quite naive, so i won´t comment any further.

I don´t intend to start a discussion, so please do not defend yourselves, this is not an attack. I have the right to say this is obscene as well as you have the right to take delight in events you can just watch from far away and only dream about. If i´m not entitled to express my opinion, then i´m in the wrong forum.

I never said a queen should not celebrate her birthday (if you read well); I never said starvation is a problem in Denmark (please do not assume things I didn´t write); I only said a dinner would have done it. And that this tour of celebrations was just OBSCENE.

And yes, a comment about throwing their incomes to the sea is offensive and disgusting. And i stick to my point.
Some people need to take their eyes out to the screen and see the real world. and grow up.
I don't believe that anyone, yourself included, should be subjected to the "wrath" of faceless people sitting behind their computer screens throwing out rebukes of a personal and forceful nature, ie' 'and grow up'. But it was you who made such a comment so perhaps it is you who should mind your manners also, if you expect the same courtesy in return.

Certainly you're entitled to convey your opinion as is anyone else, but posters have made relevant inquiries as to the nature of your post and have themselves expressed/discussed their opinions. I certainly don't agree with a single thing you have said, nor your tone, but I can appreciate that the contents of your participation reflects your opinion, respectively :)

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Excerpts from a very long interview of Queen Margrethe in Billed Bladet #14, 2010.
Thanks Muhler. The translation is very much appreciated.

It's always nice to have ones' opinion confirmed, ie; Margrethe and Mary having a wonderful relationship. They really seems to share a mutual admiration for one another.

I thought it interesting, re her admission, that both she and the Prince Consort don't see their grandchildren as much as they would like. Particularly little Prince Henrik.

I mean, when one considers she is the Queen (and we all know Queen's have much to contend with day in day out, particularly those regnant), then it's not so hard to understand why. But having it confirmed still seems to make one take note. The freedom to be able to spend quality time with their grandchildren must often flash through their minds. But, it is what it is.

Christian strikes me as a child who, even if only subconsciously, knows who he is. He just seems to have a command about him. An assurance, even at such a young age as this.

Mary and Frederik are on record as saying they would have liked a big family, but I don't think they'll have any more children myself. Having got one of each, I would endeavour to suggest they are both entirely greatful and happy to be the parents of two healthy children and that that's more than enough to be thankful for.

Of course, these are solely my observations and opinions and I may very well be wrong.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:08 PM
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Because she speaks in a somewhat quirky way and use mental images. In other words she has a tendency to speak like she thinks, just like Frederik, who can be a real challenge sometimes!
Joachim and Mary are easy to translate, because their wording tends to more precise and descriptive. They tend to speak like they are writing what they are saying.

It's a little tricky to explain.

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Thanks for the interview translation, Muhler - it was very interesting. You wrote that the Queen was difficult to translate. Why?
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:58 PM
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Excerpts from a very long interview of Queen Margrethe in Billed Bladet #14, 2010.
Interviewer: Annelise Weimann.

A very good, honest and surprisingly open interview with QMII.
A number of very relevant questions and she can certainly answer them!
This interview says more about her character, feelings and personality than the answers in themselves.


The entire interview is interesting, but I've selected the 25% or so I found most telling.
She's a little bit tricky to translate. Frederik is very much his mother's son in that respect.
Muhler, thank you for the translating.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:01 PM
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No, Alexandra was not present.

The guests were mainly other royals, family, common friends of the Regent Couple and in particular personal friends of Prince Henrik.
A couple of government representatives were also present. Like the PM, Lars Løkke, who actually delivered a good speech.

And Caroline Mathilde & Eliza, you are most welcome
I was hoping that the Countess would be invited and wear the beautiful Alexandra tiara
Marie's father attended, but I don't think her mother or step fatheer attended.
I also noticed that none of the Donaldson's attended
Did anyone from Liechtensteein attend ??
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I read somewhere that Mette Marit is 1.80 tall
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:11 PM
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The waste in these celebrations is really distressing. A dinner would have been enough. If they had to pay it, the story would be different.
Look at all the people who had a job to go to these past few weeks with all the preparing and security and food prep and flowers and hairdressers and manicurists and waiters and.............!
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I was hoping that the Countess would be invited and wear the beautiful Alexandra tiara
Marie's father attended, but I don't think her mother or step fatheer attended.
I also noticed that none of the Donaldson's attended
Did anyone from Liechtensteein attend ??
The Liechtenstein's had the Fuerstin's 70th birthday this weekend (born 14-4-1940)
The Donaldsons were in Australia.
I think none of them would have made it due to the vulcano-problems
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where do these very special guests stay, don't forget they come with LIW,hair stylists,makeup,keeper of the royal jewels,mains,+++++lots of security people and drivers..................some obviously must stay at their Embassy, but who stays with the Queen and who stays with CP Couple---and do ALL their people also have to stay at the same place ???????????????

Who stayed with the Queen and who stayed with the CP Couple.
Obviously Marie's father stayed with them and got to play GrandMa for little Henrik................did others stay with Joachim ???

We all enjoyed the many speaches/toasts/tribuates to the Queen............BUT she does have TWO sons.......and Joachim wasn't asked to join in the tribuate to his Mother the Queen.......................only the Heir (and numerous others),
Just think how poor Joachim must be feeling............it was still his Mother and he wasn't able to join in................my heart went out to him for the poise he always has and not a flicker of emotioin on how hurt he must have been...............guess he is use to it...but he is still human and this must have hurt
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We all enjoyed the many speaches/toasts/tribuates to the Queen............BUT she does have TWO sons.......and Joachim wasn't asked to join in the tribuate to his Mother the Queen.......................only the Heir (and numerous others),
Just think how poor Joachim must be feeling............it was still his Mother and he wasn't able to join in................my heart went out to him for the poise he always has and not a flicker of emotioin on how hurt he must have been...............guess he is use to it...but he is still human and this must have hurt
We don't know that he wasn't asked to do a speech, he may have turned it down. You can't just rule out that he wasn't asked. He may have given a tribute/speech to his mother at another of the events throught the past 2 months.


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where do these very special guests stay, don't forget they come with LIW,hair stylists,makeup,keeper of the royal jewels,mains,+++++lots of security people and drivers..................some obviously must stay at their Embassy, but who stays with the Queen and who stays with CP Couple---and do ALL their people also have to stay at the same place ???????????????

Who stayed with the Queen and who stayed with the CP Couple.
Obviously Marie's father stayed with them and got to play GrandMa for little Henrik................did others stay with Joachim ???
Some will stay at the royal palaces, I think the Kings and Queens would stay at Amalienborg perhaps and Crown Princes/s would stay with Mary and Frederik.
Other guest with no titles stay at hotels. Marie's family most likely stayed with them. We obviously don't know for certain, these are just guesses.
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One observation I had about the royals this week was how different Mette-Marit looked. At first I did not recognize her at the Gala with Frederick and Mary. Maybe it was her makeup and gown style but she looked older and larger boned than I thought she was. Did anyone else notice this? This is an observation only as I thought she was extremely glamorous, almost unrecognizably so.
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I think is because the make up...It was different of what she is used to...But I found her gorgeous, for me she looked younger with pink tones
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Her hair aswell I think. I found her hair at the private dinner to be the most flattering she's ever worn it. And I liked that her tiara was positioned on an angle.
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Perhaps Frederick consulted Joachim with regards to his speech, and was "speaking" for both of the Queen's sons? It was certain he hadn't run his speech past Mary beforehand, or else she wouldn't have reacted that way afterward. And I certainly don't think her behavior was that big of a deal - she was just one table over from his in the ballroom. She didn't go far!
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Perhaps Frederick consulted Joachim with regards to his speech, and was "speaking" for both of the Queen's sons? It was certain he hadn't run his speech past Mary beforehand, or else she wouldn't have reacted that way afterward. And I certainly don't think her behavior was that big of a deal - she was just one table over from his in the ballroom. She didn't go far!
She may have been asked to read the speech herself before hand, but not heardf Frederik say it. It's always been said in interviews that they help each other with speeches etc.
I agree she was only one table over, it's not like it took her 5 minutes to walk there and 5 minutes back. It was a beautiful sign of affection.
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One observation I had about the royals this week was how different Mette-Marit looked. At first I did not recognize her at the Gala with Frederick and Mary. Maybe it was her makeup and gown style but she looked older and larger boned than I thought she was. Did anyone else notice this? This is an observation only as I thought she was extremely glamorous, almost unrecognizably so.

I prefer her with natural make-up
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One observation I had about the royals this week was how different Mette-Marit looked. At first I did not recognize her at the Gala with Frederick and Mary. Maybe it was her makeup and gown style but she looked older and larger boned than I thought she was. Did anyone else notice this? This is an observation only as I thought she was extremely glamorous, almost unrecognizably so.
Mette Marit has gained some weight in the past year or so, yet she was undeniably beautiful in the galas for the Danish queen's bday
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:39 AM
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Rosana you seem to have a problem with the Danes wasting their money on birthday celebrations for the queen. But doesn't it seem reasonable for the Government to honour & thank the Queen with a dinner for all her hard work. Also the Copenhagen City Council giving her a lunch. I don't know who paid for the Theatre evening but the private party at Fredensborg would have been paid for by the Royal Family not the Danish people. I believe her celebrations were understated compared to say QEII of England and were tasteful and in keeping with what Danes expect from a royal family.
Don't forget a great many Danes benefited from these evenings as guests and performers and stylists/staff etc. If we had a royal family residing here then I would expect exactly the type of celebrations that Denmark just enjoyed. I don't believe it was wasting money at all. Queen Margrethe is hugely popular in Denmark, and I for one am a big fan in outback Australia.
There is nothing obscene about honouring your Head of State appropriately.
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