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Old 08-19-2013, 04:15 PM
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Oh so sweet!! Thanks! Lovely!
On a more completely frivolous side: I love that Mary, Isabella and Josephine wear the same blue Moncler vest. And Frederick is also wearing a zipper sweater from them. They must love the brand!
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:03 PM
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Im surprised he got the energy to get up in the morning. I would be zoned out, lol.

So Joachim is regent starting today as well. does that mean, that the moment Frederik is in the air, Joachim becomes regent?
Well, formally speaking a document is written stating that Joachim will act as Rigsforstander. When Joachim has signed that document, Frederik is relieved. - And probably going to the airport.
When Frederik returns he will sign a document stating that he will be Regent and in that moment Joachim is relieved.

BTW, Benedikte will act as Rigsforstander for one day in next week IIRC, relieving Joachim.

You would be forgiven for thinking that was an awful lot of signing documents. Yes, but right now, with QMII in France and Frederik probably in the air somewhere, Joachim is the commander in chief and formally in charge of defending the country - besides the little detail of also ruling the country. So there is a need to be absolutely certain about who is what and when.

Should Frederik be abducted by a UFO tonight and QMII at the same time decides to stay in France to pursue her interest in breeding dachshunds and Joachim haven't signed any document of him being Rigsforstander, the Parliament cannot pass any laws and actions by the government and the civil service apparatus are formally speaking invalid or rather unverified, until the Parliament has convened and appointed a Rigsforstander. - I know, I know, but I just love these nerdy details.
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thank you as always MUhler for the extra details

Cute picture of Christian and Isabella cheering on their dad.

http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/732/6/1...ironman-30.jpg
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:53 PM
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not more tired than he still could takes good care of his supporting wife
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Aug2...E130818129.jpg

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Or she is supporting him...litterally! Judging from Frederik's look it seems more likely that he was ready to unscrew his legs and mail them home.
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That's how it looks to me as well. Frederik seemed to need the good care of his supporting wife to make it home.
And to me.. Frederik looks pretty exhausted in that picture (fully understandable) I guess he was extra happy to have Mary at his side at that moment. Cute picture. Frederik was The King yesterday, but behind every successful man is a loving and caring woman, right


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Thanks polyesco, that is a nice pictures. It must have meant a lot to him that his wife and children and friends not least supported him the entire day. And all the Danes as well.

Frederik was very popular before, but I will almost guarantee that his popularity has reached even higher heights now. And Mary's as well. Our Crown Prince participates in a Ironman on an equal footing with everyone else and his wife and children is there all the day in the streets to support their husband/father standing in a crowd among all other supportive families. It is something Danes LOVE. A Crown Prince Family down to earth and among the people in the streets.

Video from TV2 with Christian: http://go.tv2.dk/underholdning/2013-...kom-i-m%C3%A5l
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:12 PM
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It seems to me that in the video Christian's excitement for his father's feat was quickly replaced by the prospect of catching some confetti!!
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:05 AM
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A big pic of Bella cheering her dad: http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/007...la_776448a.jpg

And to put Frederik's PR success into perspective, this photo posted on Facebook got 27.000 likes, according to an article in Politiken: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9803737&type=1
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gifs of Mary with Isabella and Josephine cheering on Frederik

http://24.media.tumblr.com/a666131ea71dcfa5d9dfbf2c0bf65fcd/tumblr_mrt44eC7CT1sq4lwho2_250.gif

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Old 08-20-2013, 04:58 PM
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Thank you for the photos, videos and information everyone! Well done to Frederik for participating in the Ironman, I've heard that it's a tough event to complete. One of my close friends is interested in royals as well, and I told her about Frederik taking part in the Ironman. She told me that the Ironman spans over several days, I wonder if Frederik will be taking part in all the days or "just" some of them.

I also like the photos of the family cheering Frederik on. I enjoyed the video of Christian talking to Isabella, that was cute.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:04 PM
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Thank you for the photos, videos and information everyone! Well done to Frederik for participating in the Ironman, I've heard that it's a tough event to complete. One of my close friends is interested in royals as well, and I told her about Frederik taking part in the Ironman. She told me that the Ironman spans over several days, I wonder if Frederik will be taking part in all the days or "just" some of them.

I also like the photos of the family cheering Frederik on. I enjoyed the video of Christian talking to Isabella, that was cute.
Actually most, if not all, full distance Ironman competitions have strict cut-off times, and must be completed in about 17 hours. Frederick completed the swim, cycling and marathon in a little over 10.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:16 PM
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Actually most, if not all, full distance Ironman competitions have strict cut-off times, and must be completed in about 17 hours. Frederick completed the swim, cycling and marathon in a little over 10.
I didn't know that competitors in the Ironman had strict timings, thanks for the extra information princess gertrude. I think 10 hours (or a little bit over) is a very good achievement, congratulations to Frederik.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:20 PM
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I didn't know that, thanks for the extra information princess gertrude. I think 10 hours (or a little bit over) is a very good achievement, congratulations to Frederik.
You're welcome. I'm a little bit of a running/fitness freak. And 10 hours is fantastic! I love working out (especially running) but the thought of an Ironman scares me to death. Takes a lot of guts to even attempt one, much less finish.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:26 PM
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You're welcome. I'm a little bit of a running/fitness freak. And 10 hours is fantastic! I love working out (especially running) but the thought of an Ironman scares me to death. Takes a lot of guts to even attempt one, much less finish.
I think that's really good , I wish I was able to like sport more than I do. I'll probably never participate in the Ironman, I would probably drop out after 3 laps!
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:22 PM
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I was talking about Frederick's achievement w/a family friend and she wanted to know if this was part of him perhaps thinking of making a run at the Rio Olympics. As I said, I haven't a clue, but I'd also wondered about that one too. Reality wise, I doubt it, as I think you need to qualify for your National Team and then take part in the World Cup circuit and we all know Frederick's more than a tad busy for that. OTOH...Anything is possible too.

Anyone out there who knows more about this?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:14 PM
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Congratulations to Frederik in finishing this gruelling race at his age. Lets not forget he is over 40 and most serious competitors are much younger at least here anyway. Freds acheivement made the news here as Ironman competitions are very popular here. Don't doubt some reporter got the continent wrong. By the standard of some of our journos here it is a wonder they can find there way home.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:19 AM
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I was talking about Frederick's achievement w/a family friend and she wanted to know if this was part of him perhaps thinking of making a run at the Rio Olympics. As I said, I haven't a clue, but I'd also wondered about that one too. Reality wise, I doubt it, as I think you need to qualify for your National Team and then take part in the World Cup circuit and we all know Frederick's more than a tad busy for that. OTOH...Anything is possible too.

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IRONMAN is not an olympic discipline (Triathlon is), they have their own world championship on Big Island, Hawaii. For an amateur Freds time is not bad but quite some time away to qualify him for Hawaii (at least 90 min too slow in his age group), the best competitors (professionals) finish under 8 hours.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:40 AM
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IRONMAN is not an olympic discipline (Triathlon is), they have their own world championship on Big Island, Hawaii. For an amateur Freds time is not bad but quite some time away to qualify him for Hawaii (at least 90 min too slow in his age group), the best competitors (professionals) finish under 8 hours.
I was just looking at the same info yesterday. And you are right on, Fred's time is good, but not good enough to qualify. His marathon time was decent, even after the other two events. There are quite a few people I know that compete in marathons and triathlons/ironmans just to say that they did it. They aren't concerned about time, just the fact they did it. Maybe Fred just wanted to test his physical capabilities. A source of pride and accomplishment. Not everyone can say they completed an ironman competition, regardless of time.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:59 AM
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it takes some guts to do it, because you can easily fail during the race. training is hard and takes a lot of time & discipline. i guess fred did it to prove himself and because he enjoys sports, plus it a great pr. but to plan this only for pr reasons is impossible. his time is decent enough, especially for his age group.

to complete an ironman is quite an achievement, no matter in what time, even though i do not think that the race itself is healthy or good for the body. triathlon is much better and i have to say that when fred did the triathlon, i already assumed that he did it as a prep to the ironman race. of course they didnt confirm beforehand, for security reasons and because fred could have pulled out at the last minute, due to injury.
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Here's another gallery of the family at the Ironman competition:



** pp: Frederik de Danemark, Ironman royal : Mary, Christian et Isabella fous de fierté **
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:42 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #34, 2013.
Verdens sejeste kronprins - The world's most cool crown prince.
Written by our sports reporter Dorthe Quist.

Frederik was to start in the first group at 07.00 and he showed up before 06.00. However when he started Mary and the two oldest were there as well cheering daddy on. No least on the return stretch across the lagune, here they stood at the quay and applauded. Mary prudently wore Frederik's wedding ring on her finger.
While Frederik at the start found time to blow kisses and wave to his family, he was too focused for that when he merged from the water.
Frederik actually belonged in the group for men aged 45-49, but he was allowed to start with the pros, even though he kept back. - Presumably not to get in the way.
At 08.30 Frederik mounted his bike for five and a half hours of cycling. By then Mary and the children crove home to Amalienborg, presumably for a brunch with guests because an increasing number of people showed up thorughout the day.
In fact about the time Frederik was completing his marathon almost 50 guests had shown up. They enjoyed themselves under parasols that had been put up in the garden behind M&F's mansion at Amalienborg.
A part of the marathon route went along Toldbodgade (street) passing alongside the wall into M&F's garden. (The street between Amalienborg and the quay). As Frederik was to pass that stretch four times during the marathon, Mary stood there for a quite a long time that day along with her children and various friends. Josephine was seen sitting comfortably in mother's arms, and she must have recogniced dad because she is seen in the article presenting a huge smile. Vincent also went through the gate from the garden and on to street to have a look. Just some adults running, big deal! And went inside again.
The first time Frederik passed he had plenty of surplus to wave to his family, but during the last pass it only amounted to waving with a couple of fingers.
Mary was loudly cheering him on: "You are so cool". It looks good". "Come on, you can do it".
Towards the end, late in the afternoon up to 50 friends and their children stood outside the garden wall and cheered Frederik on.

They were among others: Birgitte Handwerk,
Caroline Heering,
Ellen Hillingsøe,
Dorte & Ditlev Wedell-Wedellsborg,
Christian Buchwald,
Pernille Juhl-Jørgensen.

Then, finally, the finishing line.
Frederik in particular was cheered on by the onlookers, who also included Mary and the two oldest standing at the finishing line and when Frederik passed, confetti was dropped. But Frederik was wasted and didn't even notice his family.
He went to a tent where he taken care of, before he answered a few questions from the press, then he went out and thanked the onlookers, before attaching himself to his wife and walking to a waiting car, shivering and with wobbly legs.

It is estimated that 200.000 took to the streets to watch the event.
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Crown Prince Frederik has among other military education an extensive training period with the danish marine elite squadron . He was one of them for a good period of time. He is used to train hard and to push himself behind normal limits.
Hurray for him that he went through Ironman competition! This competition requires a lot!
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