There was an interview with QMII this evening, that I've been looking forward to.
The interviewer is Anders Lund Madsen who can best be described as quirky and eccentric, both in appearance and way of presenting things.
He had previously spend time in Greenland, in a small hamlet. There he more or less to his surprise (he's a republican) concluded that what keeps the whole realm together is the monarchy.
As such he interviewed QMII aboard Dannebrog off the Faeroe Islands.
I'm not sure what I think of Anders Lund Madsen. Some of the things he do, is good, other things are not. And I sense from looking at QMII's body-language (as such my interpretation is of course subjective) that QMII share my view.
Anyway, the interview was actually more a debate.
Normally a journalist ask QMII a question. QMII answer and then move on to the next question. Only rarely is QMII challenged.
In this case QMII was challenged, not contradicted, but challenged, and I think she started to enjoy it. QMII is a sharp woman with a keen intellect!
The topic for the debate was basically what is it that keeps us together in this realm? Why do Greenlanders and (at least most) Faeroese feel a connection with the DRF? Will Denmark last as a national state? How Danish do the Danes feel, when it really matters?
How has DK and the Danes changed during QMII's 44 year long reign?
I can't provide a translation with all the countless subtleties of an altogether 20 minutes debate, suffice to say that QMII had a very optimistic view on Denmark being around in 100 years from now and that the Danes deep inside feel a very strong connection with Denmark as the national state and home. Despite globalization - or perhaps because of the globalization.
She also made a little swipe at some intellectual circles, pointing out that for them it isn't "fashionable" to be national...
All in all worth watching.
I like to see the royals challenged, as long of course it's serious and done in a at least a predominantly respectful manner.
ADDED a screencap from BB: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kendte/da...he-i-groenland