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Old 04-20-2010, 07:19 AM
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No, none of the British Royals attended.
Is there a reason none of the British Royals did not attend - were they not invited or something? There were no major celebrations going on that conflicted with it, nor was travel an issue as CP Haakon made it from London. Certainly some member of the family could've gone.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for all the lovely pictures. Beautiful dresses and beautiful ladies as well as gentlemen, of course. I loved seeing King Constantine, Queen Anne Marie and Alexia , as well as Haakon and Mette-Marit and Wilhelm and Maxima. Those are my favourites. What a shame the volcano ashes made it impossible for the Spanish and Belgians to go as well.
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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!
To what is it you refer? I think I've missed something

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Has the Duchess of York attended the celebrations?
Why would Sarah, Duchess of York have attended the celebrations when she is not a member of the royal family, thus, not an official representative of the UK?
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:02 AM
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I understand that Prince Phillip was supposed to have attended, but the ashcloud prevented him from going to DK Friday.

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Is there a reason none of the British Royals did not attend - were they not invited or something? There were no major celebrations going on that conflicted with it, nor was travel an issue as CP Haakon made it from London. Certainly some member of the family could've gone.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:14 PM
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I think the Danish just donīt care about this. Itīs 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 presidentīs security and this celebrations in quite naive, so i wonīt comment any further.

I donīt 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 iīm not entitled to express my opinion, then iīm 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 didnīt 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.
Dear Rosana,

I don't know what reception you thought this comment and others like them would get here on The Royal Forums. Perhaps you thought we'd all rally around you, be scandalized by HM's 70th Birthday celebrations, and start a call for the abolition of monarchy throughout Europe? I'm very sorry to disappoint you, but I would imagine most participants in these forums consider themselves more on the monarchist side.

My best advice to you is to reserve these comments for an anti-monarchy forum somewhere. If not, at the very least don't be surprised when such opinions don't exactly get a warm reception here.

What I will ask you to consider, though, is that these royals are people who are bound by duty to the people of their countries, and who are thereby obligated to give back to those communities. You might better direct your negative energy toward people who have lots of money (more than most royals, even) who do not owe their wealth to anyone around them and accordingly help no one with it.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:33 PM
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So.
If we have an opinion different of you, we don't have to post it here?
Because you think it's anti-monarchic? We have to post only the positive comments?
A realy want to know.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:36 PM
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Is there a reason none of the British Royals did not attend - were they not invited or something? There were no major celebrations going on that conflicted with it, nor was travel an issue as CP Haakon made it from London. Certainly some member of the family could've gone.
It is possible they weren't invited, or they turned down the invitation?
Or didn't like not flying.

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Has the Duchess of York attended the celebrations?
Why would she?
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:34 PM
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For the royal wedding on June 19th , the Queens and Princesses who didn't show up will have no problems of recycling their dresses .. they will be brand new.
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What I will ask you to consider, though, is that these royals are people who are bound by duty to the people of their countries, and who are thereby obligated to give back to those communities. You might better direct your negative energy toward people who have lots of money (more than most royals, even) who do not owe their wealth to anyone around them and accordingly help no one with it.

At least they have earned what they waste.

I repeat, I didnīt mean to start a discussion. Iīm only stating my opinion of how exaggerated all these celebrations are (for those who wanted to know what on earth Iīm doing here). Itīs nothing against the Danish, If the one-week celebration took place somewhere else, it would be as scandalous for me.

Btw, read some surveys, because the support towards monarchy is decreasing everywhere, and such extravagance does not help much.

Apart from that, if people are glad to pay more and more cost for the Crown, Iīll be watching the circus and commenting. Is it that terrible?
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I repeat, I didnīt mean to start a discussion.
We, all of us, have a right to contribute our thoughts and opinions and mine are no more relevant than your own, but, it's also the way in which one expressess their dissaproval about a particular topic. As a result, this can, and does, encourage discussions that quite often than not turn into something they shouldn't. It can be avoided

You weren't paricularly impressed about the events in Denmark, but going on to say it's 'obscene' was, imo and in the opinion of many others, a great exaggeration. It's been my obersation that contrary opinions that lack the need for unconstructive embellishment are better recieved as other memers are more likely to take any such opinions more seriously.

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I understand that Prince Phillip was supposed to have attended, but the ashcloud prevented him from going to DK Friday.
It would have been nice to have seen the Duke of Edinburgh attend. He looks dashing in his order of the Elephant and he and Margrethe, so I've read (where I cannot recall right now), get along very well.
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It would have been nice to have seen the Duke of Edinburgh attend. He looks dashing in his order of the Elephant and he and Margrethe, so I've read (where I cannot recall right now), get along very well.
True, but its a bit far for an 89 year old to travel by surface transport.
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Which is I wasn't meaning by land. I was referring to his attendance if it had have been by air :)

It's amusing though, particularly for me being first and foremost an Australian, when I hear how arduous surface travel can be for Europeans'. Driving to Canberra from Melbourne is around 7 hours, and to Sydney it's 9, or there abouts. Personally, I always fly () when I travel domestically nowadys, but I have driven through to Brisbane once before, and that was 22 or so hours on the road.

It's natural that because so many countries make up Europe, that the relatively small distances (compared to countries like Australia) Europeans' must travel seem quite long to them. But it's all relative of course.
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Did the Duchess of York attend the celebrations?

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No, none of the British Royals attended.


What has Sarah Ferguson , D o Y to do with the Queen of Denmarkīs birthday?
And sheīs not a "british Royal" since 14 years !
Sorry, no offence, but it sounds as if youīve lived under a rock for over 10 years by now.
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Which is I wasn't meaning by land. I was referring to his attendance if it had have been by air :)

It's amusing though, particularly for me being first and foremost an Australian, when I hear how arduous surface travel can be for Europeans'. Driving to Canberra from Melbourne is around 7 hours, and to Sydney it's 9, or there abouts. Personally, I always fly () when I travel domestically nowadys, but I have driven through to Brisbane once before, and that was 22 or so hours on the road.

It's natural that because so many countries make up Europe, that the relatively small distances (compared to countries like Australia) Europeans' must travel seem quite long to them. But it's all relative of course.
This is a little of topic but I recently travelled from the North of England to Berlin, Germany and that took me just over 28 hours.
Travelling across Europe takes a lot, especially not by flight.
I'm surprised and quite glad that Haakon made it, as did the Dutch royals via train. They must of course be used to travelling.
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Here is (finally) the official and entire translation of Prince Frederik speech to his mother at the Fredensborg dinner.

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What a wonderful speech, I am so glad I could read it in english. He certainly seems like he is proud of his mother.
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I guess this must belong in this thread:

Billed-Bladet - Prins Henriks vovede gave til dronning Margrethe

Billed Bladet has an article about a present from Prince Henrik to QMII.

It's a bronce sculpture, called "the kiss". PH has previously made that sculpture in a smaller version and presented it to QMII some years ago. But now this bigger version will stand in the park at Fredensborg Palace. Apparantly in the view of the bedroom window, because Queen Margrethe could see it, when the guests sang for her on the morning of her birthday.

I like it. It's tender yet erotic and it's art that can be understood. - Even by those of us, who watch art while supporting ourselves on our hairy knuckles.
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wow, very moving, now i undestand why Mary kiised him! I would have done the same! really wery touching speech! even including his brother name!!!!!!!!is certenly a beautiful speech, hope he wrote it all by himself!!!!!
just one thing i do not understand may be somebody can clarified this for me, but I often read about Fred having a lonly childhood, being always taken care by the nannies that is was a distance rlation with his parents, so what is all about it? what it is the true?
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This is a little of topic but I recently travelled from the North of England to Berlin, Germany and that took me just over 28 hours.
Travelling across Europe takes a lot, especially not by flight.
I'm surprised and quite glad that Haakon made it, as did the Dutch royals via train. They must of course be used to travelling.
I've lived between Australia and Europe my whole life, so I know the distance between countries in Europe well. I was just making the point that you'll find Europeans' are more prone to complaining about distance than you would hear of any Australian's as we are used to long distances.

In that 28 hours you travelled through what, three countires? In that time you wouldn't even make it from the base of Victoria to the half way mark of Queensland. But as I said, it's all relative.
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