Originally Posted by MidwestMom
Finally, for the Danish speakers - how do you pronounce this word: tyllkke. (hope I spelled it right)
Tillykke? = congratulations.
You can hear it here, even though it's not a Dane (or a human?
) who is pronouncing the word: https://translate.google.dk/?hl=da#e...ongratulations
Some of the guests at the party last night have talked about the party, without saying much: Gæsterne fortæller: Sådan gik den royale fest på slottet - Royale | www.bt.dk
230 guests, mostly friends and relatives.
Joachim gave a speech, so did Keld Hillingsø. PH was missed. It was a great party.
PH is today still down with flu.
Let's have a look at some of the presents QMII got.
The jewels she wore on the second night was a present from PH. They are designed by Thomas Hardenberg.
Se listen: Dronningens vilde fødselsdags- gaver - Royale | www.bt.dk
Apart from that she got:
Mary and Frederik allegedly gave her a necklace from Monies.
The present from the Parliament and the government is a perennial garden, and that will be placed in the park at Fredensborg.
Fredensborg municipality gave her a walnut tree.
A number of central Jutlandic municipalities gave a her a footstool shaped as an apple.
The Guards Associations gave her a wall-clock, with the inscription: "The Queens Watch", naturally a reference to the queens watch handed out to a distinguished guardsman in each guards battalion.
On top of that she got a muff made from bear skin.
Copenhagen municipality gave her 60 gold-rimmed coffee cups.
The open air museum in Aarhus gave her a street name. (The museum started out as a collection of buildings from all over DK compiled and made to resemble a typical merchant town anno 1850. Now they have added a completely new neighborhood, from the 1970's, so I guess that's where the new street will go).
The National Museum gave her a portrait.