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Old 01-04-2019, 11:26 AM
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Welcome to the club, I can't remember anything either.

That's an elaborate torture you have devised for poor uncle Jack!
Couldn't you just tie him down, smear his feet with honey and let your neighbor's poodles lick it off?
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:38 PM
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Good idea, Thank You Muhler.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:02 AM
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As the observant among you may have noticed, New Year's Eve is almost upon us.

Here in DK that means the traditional live New Year speech by QMII on New Year's Eve at 18.00 - and that is usually the official start of the party.
The viewer rating is something others can only dream about: Well over two million, in a country of 5.8 million.

The speech has been known to the press for a couple of days, so that they can comment on it and publish it, the second QMII has finished speaking.
Some time ago the PM's office (Statsministeriet) send a draft to QMII suggesting a number of topics that QMII can address but she is also free to add topics herself.
Sometime here in December the court send a draft of the finished speech back to Statsministeriet for political approval. And unless the PM suggest a few modifications the speech is approved.

The speech is live, QMII believe it enhance the connection between her and the people.
She give her speech from behind a desk, she normally does not use herself. Her own desk is pretty untidy according to herself.
But what she does not know, or wish to know in advance, is how the big bouquet on the desk looks like. - Only that it is in some way coordinated with the dress she has decided to wear.
She starts her address at 18.00 sharp. And she uses paper not a teleprompter. Sometimes with the result that she mix up the papers.

When she has given her speech QMII will, with a number of photographers go to another room, where photos will be taken of her. Then she wish the production team a happy New Year, after which she proceeds to celebrate New Year herself either at Amalienborg or at the home of some friends.

Prior to the speech The guards on duty at Amalienborg will turn out with the regimental colour and form an honor guard outside Christian VIII's Mansion at Amalienborg and remain there until QMII has finished her speech.
There is always a significant crowd at Amalienborg at that time, both people who usually start the New Year celebration that way, but also proud relatives of the guardsmen on duty.
In the Royal Lifeguard Regiment, this is by far the most sought after watch at all! Alas, not all who volunteer for this watch can stand watch that night and some are on sentry duty as well.
Because their turn-out has to be 110 % perfect! As thousands of former guardsmen watch every detail with a critical or approving eye!
And it is after all no more than five or six months ago these guardsmen on duty were raw recruits.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:10 PM
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"The details are being put into place on Her Majesty the Queen's desk in the reception room at Amalienborg, where the Majesty holds her annual New Year's speech at 6 pm. Among other things, there are three tupilaks on the table, which the Queen has personally received on various occasions. Tupilak means "the ancestor's soul" and is a small Greenlandic figure, formed in materials such as wood, bones, teeth and antlers from reindeer."

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6vgckcAuis/


The New Year address from the Queen

http://kongehuset.dk/en/news/the-new-years-address-2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6vtJU0ApIF/

Video from the Queen's New Year Adress

https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...9654107/?t=633

The Palace shares pictures from the people who send their pictures as watch the message of Queen yesterday

Danskerne ser H.M. Dronningens nytårstale | Kongehuset
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:47 PM
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A few photos from Queen Margrethe II's New Years Eve Address.

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...2019%20Denmark
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:15 PM
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She addresses many themes in her speech: climate change, loneliness, second world war, Schleswig-Holstein, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, soldiers and other civil servants, and her family (although a mention of Nikolai and Felix is missing). I really liked her little side note 'I knew he would be good at it' (when referencing Joachim's history documentary).
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:52 AM
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She addresses many themes in her speech: climate change, loneliness, second world war, Schleswig-Holstein, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, soldiers and other civil servants, and her family (although a mention of Nikolai and Felix is missing). I really liked her little side note 'I knew he would be good at it' (when referencing Joachim's history documentary).
It was a Queen with a cold, who gave her speech last night.

It was not a "floating speech" at was more a point by point listing.
The things that were most noted were the climate changes and putting that on top.
Then mentioning the rising antisemitism in DK - based on acts of vandalism perpetrated by a couple of Neo-Nazis. (But there is also day to day antisemitism perpetrated by mainly Muslims.)
And addressing loneliness.

She couldn't contain a proud smile when she mentioned Joachim.
But of course M&F were not left out either.

Not her best speech IMO, but a right speech. In the sense that she has again caught the trends and concerns of ordinary Danes and in her usual style managed to interject a remark about those who are not in the news: Hey, remember those who are alone!
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