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Old 11-13-2011, 10:33 AM
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What is your Opinion on Queen Margrethe II?

Hello. I'm LadySarah and I'm going to ask you for what's your thought about Queen Margrethe II? What do you think her personality and characteristic that probably different than any other Kings and Queens? And is her personality can be related to you?

My thoughts about her is that She's a jolly and humorous women. Even though she's old doesn't mean she has to be completely mature and live her own life in her own way. To be honest, I can relate myself to her personalities because I'm somewhat childish, even my youngest cousin is mature enough compare to me

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by LadySarah View Post
Hello. I'm LadySarah and I'm going to ask you for what's your thought about Queen Margrethe II? What do you think her personality and characteristic that probably different than any other Kings and Queens? And is her personality can be related to you?

My thoughts about her is that She's a jolly and humorous women. Even though she's old doesn't mean she has to be completely mature and live her own life in her own way. To be honest, I can relate myself to her personalities because I'm somewhat childish, even my youngest cousin is mature enough compare to me

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Hi LadySarah, welcome (belatedly) to the Forums!

I absolutely love Queen Margrethe and agree with you that she humorous and jolly. Her laugh is absolutely adorable and she presents as being good-natured and loving life.
I personally think she's a fantastic role model as a Queen in the sense that she takes her duties seriously but also makes time for her great passions: drawing and translating, among others.

BTW if you love jolly Queens look to Beatrix of the Netherlands. She's quite "childish" (in the best way, of course) too

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:40 AM
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Hi LadySarah and welcome

That's a big question!

For me I guess it can be boiled down to this:
I like and feel I can relate to QMII because she's an all-round personality. She has her faults and she has good traits. She has a silly and playful side and she has a serious and very dedicated side. - She's not afraid to admit her faults and that's always admirable but she also be stubborn.

Now she has reached the point where she really doesn't give a hoot about what people think. Like smoking.
She was once asked about the problem about her smoking and she retorted: "I don't have a problem about smoking".

She is human through and through.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:37 PM
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Queen Margrethe

I have learnt about Her Majesty since Mary married into the family. I have the deepest respect for her as a monarch. I find she has managed to combine being modern and regal in the best possible way. I love the way she finds time to persue her artistic talents. I am grateful that she was welcoming to her daughter-in-law Mary and helped her settle in. And Marie also.
I just think she combines majesty with modern norms very well indeed. She also appears to have that special way to make her Heads of State guests feel at ease when they visit her country. I thinks Danes are very lucky to have her and her family who help support her. Especially her sister Benedikte who is often there as support and a good representative.
All my friends who are familiar with her feel the same way.
This is a lady who is never boring - on the contrary I find her very interesting indeed.
I think she is a good role model for so many. If I met her I would definately curtsey as a mark of respect.
I don't expect any monarch to be perfect in this media driven world, but for me she appears to give 100% in everything she does.
So as I said you Danes are very lucky to have her. I also like Prince Henrik. I find him a jolly good fellow. [old English saying]
That is my opinion, cheers
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:38 PM
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Oh how I've waited for a question like this because I love Queen Margrethe II. Ever since I first saw her in Hello! Magazine years ago when they covered her silver wedding anniversary. I wondered for year how to pronounce her name properly and what she sounded like and have ever since been fascinated by her. I think the Danish monarchy is similar to the British one in terms of grandeur, tradition, ceremony etc and Queen Margrethe carries out her duties so well. But, she has an openly personal side to her life that she is not afraid to show: her wonderful paintings and the crafts she does. The fact that she sets aside an afternoon every Thursday to enjoy her past times and makes all sorts of things from decorated boxes to Christmas decorations. The fact that she enjoys ballet and designs costumes is wonderful. Her personalilty is friendly and straightforward, yet with a coquetish twist seen through the clothes she wears and a robust laugh. She is her father's daughter, no mistake.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:59 AM
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I greatly admire her and recpect her.She is a smart,interesting,elegant and humorous woman.She is also very talented and hard working for her country.

She is a true Queen!
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:13 PM
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I respect Queen Margrethe and I admire how she has grown from an insecure, almost neurotic young woman to the confident, wise elderly monarch she is today. She's got her head screwed on and insists that she cannot be without her artistic and high brow pastimes!
On the down side I don't perceive her as particularly at ease with 'ordinary folk' unless they have a defined role in a royal visit. Allegedly small talk is not her strong point whereas she is said to enjoy a decent conversation on a subject which catches her fancy.

I just watched the first part of a DR (Radio Denmark) tribute documentary. It showed HM watching footage from important events in her reign, including one or two of a more private character. The Queen offered several self-deprecating remarks on statements from her various New Year's addresses to the nation. She talked enthusiastically about her Greenlandic dog-sleigh adventure she shared with CP Frederik in May 2011. She also said of Frederik that he was much better at connecting with people than she ever was.

IMO she has a complex character! On the one hand she is very regal and enjoys showing off the gala dresses and the royal pomp; her stature enables her to dwarf most dignitaries and fellow queens (regnant and consorts) most of whom can only offer their grander jewellery as their piece-de-resistance! . On the other hand she doesn't mind looking 'silly' in a pair of old trousers or dungarees and with her hair in braids with little red bows on!.

She has a great understanding for other cultures, and while she's avoiding politically charged subjects like the plague, she doesn't make a virtue of being politically correct - a trait she shares with her distant cousin Prince Philip.

So in short: I respect her and admire her achievements. So far she's the best of the Glücksburg bunch! However on a personal level, I don't dream of being invited to tea - or any other beverage- at the palace!

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Old 01-08-2012, 07:34 PM
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What can I say about our Queen ... she's definitely one of the things that makes me proud to be Danish. She's really a cool woman, intellectual and still incredibly funny. I always enjoy watching new documentaries or reading new articles about her, let alone her New Years speeches which I always watch with a great joy (especially the funny little things such as 'de dumsmarte bemærkninger').

I think one of the reasons why I have such a great admiration for her is that her personality is very much like mine (especially the big sister thing, I don't think I'd be awarded Best Older Sister of the Year anytime soon - also because of age difference that parts my sister and I).

I agree with the fact that she doesn't seem as down-to-earth as Crown Prince Frederik, but I don't think it's something she deliberately has chosen not to be, that must be insecurity.

I'm very proud of our Queen and I think she does a great job as a monarch
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:45 PM
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I think she is a nice grandmother!
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:44 PM
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She was once asked about the problem about her smoking and she retorted: "I don't have a problem about smoking".
LMAO! That's my kind of girl. I hate smoking snobs who want to make everyone else who smokes feel guilty about it.
I know little about Margrethe, but from what I do know she seems like a great and welcoming person to be around. From the little I know she appears to have succeeded at everything she attempts at life. She is one of the few Queen's who has balanced appearing regal and normal.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:51 PM
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I love the Queen Margrethe. It's cheerful, does a good job for his country. His reign marks the difference.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:56 PM
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She can smoke. They are her lungs. Frederick will be king sooner. She is a great gal and has great understanding of real life. She has done her job well.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:03 PM
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I love Queen Margarethe. She's intelligent, talented, funny, and friendly. I think she's wonderful.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:33 PM
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I have followed Queen Margrethe II for a long time. I have several books about her and have seen her three times, the last time was at Eidsvoll in Norway. She is very conservative and old-fashioned and she can seem a little cold, she runs the monarchy with an iron fist. Crown Prince Frederik told in a documentary that she gets annoyed if someone rises from the table before her during private dinners. She is not my favorite person, but I like her.

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