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Old 04-16-2016, 07:49 AM
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New Gallup

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On the occasion of Queen Margrethe's birthday today BT has commissioned a new GALLUP survey about the Danish royal family's popularity.

Online article (only part of the original article)
Dronning Margrethes sorte år: Så hårdt har det været

Again Crown Princess Mary and Crown Princess Frederik (almost side by side) tops the list with Queen Margrethe right behind them.

But BT can tell that Prince Henrik with the choice he has made the last year has damaged not only his own but also Queen Margrethe's popularity. Actually, the entire Danish royal family has decreased a bit in popularity the last year.

Is it because of Henrik? I have tend to believe it. All this creates a unrest and a instability in the DRF and it compromising the entire royal family. I hope this unrest subsides soon. So Margrethe can continue to do her very good work in peace. Otherwise I think (as many other Danes are expressing a lot on social media these months) that it's maybe time to let Frederik and Mary take over. It will give peace and stability. And it is needed IMO.


How would you generally rate the royal family's effort to represent Denmark? On a scale from 1-5?

1. Crown Princess Mary (4.49)
2. Crown Prince Frederik (4.39)

3. Queen Margrethe (4.21)

4. Princess Marie (3.45)
5. Prince Joachim (3.25)

6. Prince Henrik (2.77)

The Gallup survey has been made at the 12th April 2016.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:58 AM
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On April 16, 2016, members of the Danish Royal Family gathered at the balcony of Amalienborg Palace, to celebrate Queen Magrethe's 76th birthday

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Old 04-16-2016, 08:02 AM
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First pictures from the balcony today:

http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res...slotsplads.jpg
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http://ekstrabladet.dk/incoming/tom3...0/53838672.jpg
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http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id521523252
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id521522628

Nice too see Henrik there. Anything else would also have been weird.
And great to see the entire familiy there.

Notice how Christian now is in a suit too. He isn't a little boy any longer.

Video:
Kongen i centrum på Dronningens fødselsdag – Ekstra Bladet

Gallery:

Queen Margrethe II Of Denmark And Family Celebrate Her Majesty's 76th Birthday | Getty Images

Aww, isn't this a precious picture of the two sisters, Isabella and Josephine?

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id521523252
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http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id521523236

I think a photographer is happy for that picture.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:18 AM
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Lovely pictures of all the family on the balconies, and it's good to see Henrik (who seems to have lost some weight) there too.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:51 AM
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I must admit I'm very relieved to see PH on the balcony today.

The Gallup survey is interesting.

Apart from PH, the figures are pretty good, - for all of them.
As for J&M there figures are pretty consistent.
That M&F are so high up is hardly news. And that says a lot in itself.

I think it does reflect a general opinion that people believe M&F are ready to take over - in full.
That however is very much contributed to QMII, because she allows M&F to shine.
Success breeds success.

ADDED:

BB writes that PH got an extra cheer when he appeared. http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...g-paa-balkonen
I guess we were quite a few who were concerned he wouldn't be there.

It's good to see that Mademoiselle Athena has become more forward. But it helps to have a long-haired big brother right behind you...

ADDED Once more:

BT express the concern more directly in this gallery: Prince Henrik showed up to celebrate Margrethe: http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...ejre-margrethe
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That M&F are so high up is hardly news. And that says a lot in itself.

I think it does reflect a general opinion that people believe M&F are ready to take over - in full.
That however is very much contributed to QMII, because she allows M&F to shine.
Success breeds success.
Is it? If they didn't do a good job, they wouldn't shine even if she allowed them to do so...
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Aww, isn't this a precious picture of the two sisters, Isabella and Josephine?

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id521523252
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id521523216
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id521523236

I think a photographer is happy for that picture.
Great photos of two very sweet sisters, they have such happy smiling faces.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:35 AM
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Thanks to all who posted those lovely pictures. It was wise of PH to appear with his wife, and they're color-coordinated, too! The picture of QM with all her grandchildren is especially nice. Felix's face is becoming more mature, he's losing his little-boy look. Josephine is wearing a bracelet; I wonder if it's the traditional fifth birthday bracelet that girls in the DRF receive. A genetically-blessed family, to be sure
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:29 AM
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Is it? If they didn't do a good job, they wouldn't shine even if she allowed them to do so...
You have to learn to swim, before you become a proficient swimmer.

If they were suddenly thrown into the job, they are likely to make lots of mistakes. They don't because QMII took them under her wings and allowed them to learn and develop.
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Happy birthday to Daisy

I love the pictures. Especially the one with her and all of her grandchildren. Wow Christian is almost as tall as Felix is. Happy to see Henrik came and was with his wife. They all looked happy and good.

I especially like the photos of Isabelle and Josephine
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Another beautiful photogallery:

76th Birthday of Queen Margrethe - Monarchy Press Europe
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:54 PM
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We have a very enthusiastic waver in Josephine.
Vincent less so, there are no cows to yell at... Not until tomorrow, when it's ECO-day and the cows are on grass. With a little bit of luck the DRF children will be out there somewhere.

Isabella is developing into a little lady and Athena obviously think this waving thing is fun.

A good day and no rain it seemed.
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Happy Birthday to Her Majesty. What a lot of lovely happy family photos. I especially love the ones of QMII with all her (enthusiastically waving) Grandchildren.


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Great results from the poll for the Queen ,Crown Prince and Crown Princess.The Queen's birthday is one of my favourite events and great to see all the family present.
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QMII and Prince Henrik ended the day at the Royal Theatre, where they watched the ballet "Romeo and Juliet". Standing salute for QMII when she entered her box and the orchestra played "Kong Christian".

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Here's another great gallery of today's celebration:


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Thanks Iceflower. That's indeed is a impressive great gallery.

One day it will be them
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All the pictures are wonderful . what a great birthday for the Queen. She looked quite proud and happy of her family.

The picture of her with her 8 grandchildren is precious
Christian is almost as tall as Felix , and they are 3 years apart. Nikolai is now taller than the Queen
Beautiful smiles between Josephine and Isabella.
and this year Vincent has left the climbing to his cousin Athena.

Frederik and Mary looked great, love this picture a natural gesture for them to hold hands, even while concentrating on the crowd below
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgKdCYGUYAA9xgI.jpg:large
http://1.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:9...774&m=ioiiklde

a great crowd for the Queen and royal family
http://imbo2.tv2.dk/users/editorial/...e2e07724c1782f

Lovely smile from Frederik and Isabella
http://40.media.tumblr.com/27e26324b...jhhdo3_500.jpg

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How would you generally rate the royal family's effort to represent Denmark? On a scale from 1-5?

1. Crown Princess Mary (4.49)
2. Crown Prince Frederik (4.39)

3. Queen Margrethe (4.21)

4. Princess Marie (3.45)
5. Prince Joachim (3.25)

6. Prince Henrik (2.77)

The Gallup survey has been made at the 12th April 2016.
thank you for bringing the survey Roskilde . No surprises here. Well, Joachim and Henrik have changed places.
But this one and the one recently where over 90% viewed Frederik ready to be a good king, show the great work Frederik and Mary are doing
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I must admit I'm very relieved to see PH on the balcony today.

The Gallup survey is interesting.

Apart from PH, the figures are pretty good, - for all of them.
As for J&M there figures are pretty consistent.
That M&F are so high up is hardly news. And that says a lot in itself.

I think it does reflect a general opinion that people believe M&F are ready to take over - in full.
That however is very much contributed to QMII, because she allows M&F to shine.
Success breeds success.
I agree Muhler, in much part it's Frederik and Mary's initiative and strong work, but it's also helps the great support they receive from the Queen.
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