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Old 02-07-2014, 01:00 PM
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Regent Couple Summer Tour aboard the Dannebrog; June and September 2014

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will be on a summer cruise around the country again,
this year from June 18th - 20th and from September 1st-5th, 2014.


The stages will be:

June 18 - Aalborg
June 19 - Odense
June 20 - Marstal


September 1 - Thyborøn
September 2 - Ringkøbing
September 3 - Livø
September 4 - Nykøbing Mors
September 5 - Vesthimmerlands Kommune


** source: Sommertogter med Kongeskibet Dannebrog i 2014 ** translation **

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The summer tour has started in Aalborg today, June 18, 2014:



** dr.dk: BILLEDSERIE Regentparret drager på sommertogt **


** b.dk: Solen skinnede på dronningen og Dannebrog **


** nordjyske.dk: Kongeskibet har lagt til kaj i Aalborg **


** tv2nord.dk: Se billederne: Regentparret besøger Aalborg **



And here's the gallery of the official website:



** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt i Aalborg **
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Love the summer tours that they do on board the Dannebrog

Makes me want to visit Denmark : D
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Love the summer tours that they do on board the Dannebrog
Me, too! It is good to be the Queen.
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Thanks, Iceflower.

I read somewhere the people shouted a lot of congratulations to PH. And he does look pretty delighted.

The white dog sniffing to QMII is a visitor-dog (don't know the English name) the kind of dogs that is used to visited retirement homes. Petting them stimulates not least those suffering from dementia, senillity and Alzheimers - and people in general.
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Today, June 19, Margrethe and Henrik visit Odense:



** BB: VIDEO: Regentparret ankommer til Odense **


** fyens.dk: Se billederne: Regentparret kommer til Odense **


** fyens.dk: Billedserie: Regentparret besøger rådhuset **


** fyens.dk: Billeder: Regentparret besøger robot-firma **
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the drf gallery from today
Sommertogt i Odense - Kongehuset

Seeing the picture of her very tattoo father King Frederik IX
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...i-odense-4.img
(Frederik saw this picture a month or so ago)
http://www.tv2fyn.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/31/46531.jpg
https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...14944628_n.jpg
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Thanks Polyesco & Iceflower

Nice touch with the paper elephants: http://images.fyens.dk/12/2140212_912_572_0_0_0_0_2.jpg
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Thanks Polyesco & Iceflower

Nice touch with the paper elephants: http://images.fyens.dk/12/2140212_912_572_0_0_0_0_2.jpg
I agree! you will, of course, know about why the elephant was chosen as the animal representative of the highest of Danes! I also wonder (I am very curious today...) about the large number of 'hurrahs' that the royal couple received in Odense. I counted seven and wonder if this is a set number or were people in Odense just enthusiastic!
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I agree! you will, of course, know about why the elephant was chosen as the animal representative of the highest of Danes! I also wonder (I am very curious today...) about the large number of 'hurrahs' that the royal couple received in Odense. I counted seven and wonder if this is a set number or were people in Odense just enthusiastic!
You may actually have heard as many as nine cheers/hurrahs. It's common to give nine cheers for Denmark when the Monarch is around.

As for the elephant, in fact I didn't know, but a quick Google, came up with this: Historien bag Elefantordenen - Kongehuset
It might actually be more a question for FasterB because we are now entering the realm of theology.

The predecessor to the Order of the Elephant was called the Association of the Mother of God, an obvious Catholic order.
But after the Reformation a lot of things were changed. The Reformation in DK came more from the top down, than from the bottom and up, so the transition was more gradual and more fluent than in other countries, more on tht later.
Anyway, an elephant with a tower or howda or whatever it is was a part of the chain of the Mother of God order, so that was incorporated into the new Order of the Elephant. That happened in 1580 and ensured a smooth transition between Catholisism and Protestantism.

- I've read elsewhere that the elephant was a medieval symbol for strong (Christian) faith. And this is where FasterB comes in.
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On the third and final day of the first part of the summer tour, June 20, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were in Marstal:




** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt i Marstal **


** fyens.dk gallery and video: Royale modtaget med sol, flag og hornmusik **
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And to supplement that, Iceflower, here is a gallery from BT: Uheld med golfvogn på Ærø: Her kører prins Henrik ind i dronning Margrethe med et brag | www.bt.dk

There was actually a minor traffic accident involving the Regent Couple.
Very wisely considering their back problems QMII and PH were driven through town in golf cars, that is - PH drove his, but such electric cars can be wild and difficult to tame, you know! He crashed into QMII's car in front of him with an audible bang.
Apart from a slight jolt in her seat QMII was unhurt and took it all with a smile.
PET and adjutants untangled the cars.

They also visited a play-ship, complete with children.
It's nice to see that now QMII has her own grandchildren she's much more at ease with children.
The boy liying down was merely playing dead for whatever reason.

Should you ever decide to vist DK, I strongly suggest you visit southern Funen, and the islands there. The towns, manors and landscape in that part of the country is a photographers dream and the scenery is very idyllic.

Added: Gallery and article + video from Royalista: http://royalista.com/15016/margrethe...zipan/?lang=en
Impressive cornucopias, eh? http://royalista.com/wp-content/cach...ox500@1.5x.jpg
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this is now one of my favorite pictures of the queen
http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/456/7/1152x-u/7456442-.jpg

beautiful photo
http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/456/7/1152x-u/7456440-.jpg
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The white dog sniffing to QMII is a visitor-dog (don't know the English name) the kind of dogs that is used to visited retirement homes. Petting them stimulates not least those suffering from dementia, senillity and Alzheimers - and people in general.[/QUOTE]
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They're called therapy dogs, and yes, they are a big hit in nursing homes. They certainly don't lack for attention.
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The white dog sniffing to QMII is a visitor-dog (don't know the English name) the kind of dogs that is used to visited retirement homes. Petting them stimulates not least those suffering from dementia, senillity and Alzheimers - and people in general.
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They're called therapy dogs, and yes, they are a big hit in nursing homes. They certainly don't lack for attention. [/QUOTE]


Cats too!! My late Great Aunt and Uncle lived in a nursing home their last years that had three cats that lived there 24/7 w/the Residents and were considered "Members of Staff" on par w/the Human Staff. :). It was amazing the change in my Aunt Maisie that happened during our one visit. She had Dementia and was having a really bad day, w/being very agitated and didn't remember us at all. About 15 mins into our visit, the black and white cat described to us as a great big love bug by a Nurse came in on a trot, headed straight for my Aunt and leaped on her lap demanding she pet him by rubbing his head under her hands.

W/in ten minutes, she had not only calmed down, but knew who we were. All the while the cat stayed in her lap soaking up the attention and was still there as we left. We met that day's Nurse for them in the hall and thanked for sending in the cat, assuming she had done so. Only she hadn't. She was telling us they can tell when somebody really needs them and will check the doorways before going in to make sure they were needed.

W/what I know from my own experiences w/animals, it was no surprise to me. :)

That picture of HM leaning down to talk to that little one in the porthole is beyond adorable!! Love it!!
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And parrots.

A family member of mine was committed to a nerve sanatorium back in the early 70's. And they had a parrot which was probably the most spoiled bird in the entire kingdom.
The patients confided and opened up to that bird in a way no psyciatrist could.
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Thanks for all the links and pictures, love these tours on the Dannebrog they always have a great time meeting the people. I think the next one is Mary and Frederik in Greenland.


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Lovely photo of QM talking to the boy, beautiful.
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Not a particular impressive match between Russia and Algeria tonight, so here is a summary from Billed Bladet #26, 2014.
Written by Ken Richter and Annelise weimann.

The summercruise started in the city of Aalborg, where the Regent Couple were driven around in a carriage, complete with an escort by the Guards Hussars.
They were visiting a retirement home, when QMII suddenly noticed something between her feet and exclaimed: "I've never seen one like that before. How sweet it is". It turns out that it was a theraphy dog, a cotton dog to be exact. (Never heard about that breed either). The dog come visting at the home once a week.
The visit was very much the usual drill, I.e. visiting companies, looking at culture and children. The latter was very much PH's area. He showed some chess playing children a few moves.

The next stop was the city of Odense and here PH had the opportunity to goof around a bit.
He started out be having coffee with a number of users at a shelter run by the State Church. They had a merry chat over a mug of coffee, and of the users said: "Congratulations on turning 80". To which PH replied: "Thank you. I Hope you (informal you) will turn 80 as well".
There are daily between 100 and 200 users at the shelters, who can have a free breakfast and later on buy a very cheap dinner and at night those who need to can sleep on a mattrass. A user said afterwards: "He's alright. A very ordinary person".
But PH also visited a local chocolate factory and here he fed, litterally fed, his adjutant a piece of marcipan. With the words: "Do you like it"? He put a piece of marcipan into the mouth of the adjutant, whose last name very appropriately means baker in English.

While all that happened QMII saw an exhibition about tattoos, including those flaunted by har dad, Frederik IX.

The last stop was the very idyllic town of Marstal. Being very much a harbour they naturally have a maritime museum and in the courtyard of that museum is a big playship and children from a local kindergarten had been let lose there.
Through a porthole QMII ha a chat with Matthias, while his twin brother, Kristian, was being carried around by other children. He was "dead".
In fact the children lept around in the ship like apes and that made QMII comment: "My, hope they don't fall down".
The play ship incidentally is a smaller replica of a film-ship, named Martha which was at home in that town of Marstal. The movie from 1967 about the ship is one of QMII's favorite movies. (It's akin to the the German heimat films, just at sea).

As usual the residents had (litterally) been wheeled out from the retirement home to see the Regent Couple and they weren't cheated, as the eldest resident aged 100 was the flowergirl of the day.
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The second part of the summer tour has started in Thyborøn today, September 1.

Queen Margrethe had to start the day without Prince Henrik, because he had missed his flight black from Paris yesterday evening, but later today he was able to join her and they were happily reunited



** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt i Thyborøn **


** folkebladetlemvig.dk: GALLERI: Alle billeder fra det royale besøg **


** bt.dk: Se billederne: Dronning Margrethe kom til Thyborøn - alene **


** jv.dk: Se billeder: Regentparret ombord på kongeskibet til Thyborøn **
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she looks great.
Im always so happy to see these tours

lovely picture
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