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Old 11-14-2014, 03:19 AM
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Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Princess Benedikte, the Count and Countess of Rosenborg attended a concert of the Life Guards music corps in Copenhagen yesterday evening, November 13:



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On January 22nd, 2015 Prince Henrik, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie assisted a representation of the opera "Doctor Zhivago" at the Malmö Opera

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Old 01-23-2015, 03:10 PM
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Thanks, Polyesco

Here is more from Royalista: Marie joins the men of the family at 'Doctor Zhivago' musical | Royalista

The town of Malmö is located just across the Øresund Bridge from Copenhagen.
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Today the Queen and Henrik hold a dinner for the defense and air force officers
Frederik and Mary are to attend.

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Hæderstegnsmiddag for Forsvaret og Flyvevåbnet - Kongehuset
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Thanks Polyesco,

Unfortunately, we most likely won't get any pictures at all. "There will be no press access" it are written on the royal family's website. But maybe they will publish a few on their website...

This dinner with the The Royal Couple and The Crown Prince Couple is held every year, but AFAIK we have never seen any pictures. Pity.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:14 PM
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Thanks Polyesco,

Unfortunately, we most likely won't get any pictures at all. "There will be no press access" it are written on the royal family's website. But maybe they will publish a few on their website...

This dinner with the The Royal Couple and The Crown Prince Couple is held every year, but AFAIK we have never seen any pictures. Pity.

Hopefully they release one or so.
I think in the last one that they did, that Frederik and Joachim attended last year i think, we got pictures of Frederik and Joachim arriving.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:54 AM
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WWII ended 70 years ago this year.
And Denmark was liberated also 70 years ago on the 5th May to be exact, but the message that the German forces in Denmark had surrendered came on the 4th May at 19.36, during the Danish news broadcasted via BBC in London. As such the whole country exploded in joy that evening and throughout the night, while the German forces quietly retreated to their barracks. - They made it, they too had survived...

I'll give you more info, background and stories about that later.

However, the DRF are also going to commemorate that day both on the 4th and the 5th.

Here is the schedule from BB: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...ret-befrielsen

4th May.
QMII will lay down a wreath at Mindelunden = the Remembrance Grove, outside Copenhagen. Here resistance fighters were executed during the war.

5th May.
At 08.30 Frederik will lay down a wreath at the anchor in Nyhavn in Copenhagen. The anchor commemorates the sailors who sailed, fought and drowned in Allied service during WWII. - I think there is a good chance of seeing Frederik in his navy uniform, for those who appreciate that... no one mentioned, no one left out, right Polyesco?

At 10.00 M&F will attend a memorial service in Copenhagen Cathedral.

At 13.00 Joachim will give a speech at Skamlingsbanken. During WWII that was a popular place for communal singing. Communal singing became extremely popular during the Occupation. When people are seriously scared and concerned about the future they start to sing... To keep the fear away and to find comfort in those around you and also in this case singing songs that had a double meaning and that was a way to voice your protest and defiance in an albeit meek way. One of the most popular songs had a refrain saying: "ugræs er føget over hegnet = weed has blown over the fence" - It sure had!

But also for the Swedes that evening and night was special. Certainly for those who lived along the coast across the sound from Copenhagen. After five long years the Danish coast lit up again.

QMII of course can actually remember the Liberation and she has spoken about it recently.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:02 AM
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The choir, which I´m a member of, will along with 3 other choirs sing in Copenhagen Squares. We´ll sing "En lærke letted og tusind fulgte" (A lark eased and thousand followed) - a song, although written for the Danish YMCA, which has become the song everybody sings on May 4th.

At 20:00 one of the choirs will sing at the ground of the Museum of Liberation and two choirs at Gammeltorv and one choir in the courtyard at Vartov.
We´ll gather at 21:30 at City Hall Square and there will be a joined concert and communal singing.

So if you are in Copenhagen tomorrow, please come and join us :)
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4th May.
QMII will lay down a wreath at Mindelunden = the Remembrance Grove, outside Copenhagen. Here resistance fighters were executed during the war.

5th May.
At 08.30 Frederik will lay down a wreath at the anchor in Nyhavn in Copenhagen. The anchor commemorates the sailors who sailed, fought and drowned in Allied service during WWII. - I think there is a good chance of seeing Frederik in his navy uniform, for those who appreciate that... no one mentioned, no one left out, right Polyesco?

At 10.00 M&F will attend a memorial service in Copenhagen Cathedral.

At 13.00 Joachim will give a speech at Skamlingsbanken. During WWII that was a popular place for communal singing. Communal singing became extremely popular during the Occupation. When people are seriously scared and concerned about the future they start to sing... To keep the fear away and to find comfort in those around you and also in this case singing songs that had a double meaning and that was a way to voice your protest and defiance in an albeit meek way. One of the most popular songs had a refrain saying: "ugræs er føget over hegnet = weed has blown over the fence" - It sure had!
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very important dates. Thanks in advance for all info
And yes, Frederik in uniform is an added bonus
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:56 PM
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To keep it simple all the DRF commemorating 5th May covered in BB will be placed here.

Summary of several articles in Billed Bladet #19, 2015.
Written by Trine Larsen, Ulrik Ulriksen and Ken Richter.

The whole thing started in the evening of the 4th May, just before the message that the Germans had surrendered was heard 70 years ago. (*)
In Mindelunden QMII laid down a wreath at the memorial for the fallen resistance fighters. Flanked by honor guards from the Home Guard holding Danneborg as well as the Resistance Flag. (**)

The next day, on the 5th, at around 08.00 70 years to the minute after the actual surrender, Frederik wearing his full dress uniform maid down a wreath at the anchor in Nyhavn in central Cophagen, that is placed their in honor of the Danes sailors who died at sea during WWII.
A few surviving veterans were there as well and Frederik shook the hand of each of them and bowed slightly to them to show his respect.

Later, at 10.00, Mary joined him for a remembrance service in Copenhagen Cathedral. Frederik walked next Christian Eugen Olsen, who oversaw the events while Mary walked next to the 89 year old veteran, Jens Ege.
A number of representatives for the official Denmark as well as organizations and a few veterans were there as well. Frederik was visibly moved during the service. During the ceremony the veteran, Jens Ege, told his story.
When they left the church Mary said: "It was a beautiful service".

At the same time Joachim was in the town of Kolding in Jutland, where a ceremony was held for 83 resistance fighters from Southern Jutland who died during WWII. He gave a speech and said: "Never during the 70 years that have passed since, have there been so many conflicts as now. Wars and terror is part of the news of the day.
Our freedom was to them more precious than their own lives. During those five years light was forbidden and darkness had descended over the land. Their sacrifice has not been in vain and we bow our heads in gratitude".
Pupils from various schools then read out the names of the 83, and the Joachim placed a wreath at the monument there.

(*) Practically all Danes at that time listened to BBC news back in 1945, so did many of the by then some 250.000 German soldiers in Denmark. Very often in the homes of Danes they were billeted with or for whatever other reason visited!
The soldiers didn't fear the Resistance, there was a live and let live agreement between the Wehrmacht and the Resistance. They feared Nazis among themselves. There was a radar station near the town of Hanstholm in Jutland, manned by a six man team. One of them being a Nazi. One evening he couldn't find his comrades. It turned out the other five had tuned in the radar to listen to BBC. He turned them in and they were executed. It was a capital offense and they were caught red handed and confessed, so even in 1945 when the war was practically over, they were shot. - I can't help wondering what happened to the informer. If he was lucky his comrades (and superiors) would have made life hell for him. If he was unlucky he was "volunteered" for the front.

(**) A large version of the official armband the resistance fighters wore on the 5th May and the days after.
Variations of that armband was worn all over the country. Partly for identification but also as a protection in case it had been necessary with a general uprising. According the the Geneva Convention by wearing such an armband you become a legal combatant and if caught you are to be treated as a prisoner of war. Not wearing such an armband means you are a criminal, a terrorist or a spy.
The Home Guard was formed as a result of the Occupation and because many if not most resistance fighters in particular were bitterly disappointed that no politicians were brought to justice after the war. Even though the politicians during the war until 1943 had encouraged people to to co-operate with the occupiers and turn in resistance fighters. Not to mention the little detail about allowing and even encouraging volunteers to join the Waffen SS on the Eastern Front.
On the contrary, the firm PM in the interim government in 1945, appointed by the politicians themselves was Bull, who also happened to be a PM during the war... They might have been kicked out of office later on, but then the fear of Communists took over.
Anyway, the Home Guard was formed with Resistance fighters as the core, swearing never to repeat 9th April 1940 again! Never again would Denmark just surrender. Regardless of the politicians. And since the Home Guard kept their personal weapons and ammunition at home (actually until this year) they could and would fight on.

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Old 05-23-2015, 12:11 PM
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QMII has today visited Herlufsholm Boarding School: Dronning Margrethe på Herlufsholm | Billed Bladet

And even though she didn't come to visit her grandson, Nikolai, he was indeed among the pupils lined up.
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Margrethe visited the school on the occasion of its 450th anniversary - quite impressing.

Here are some more pics of Queen Margrethe and Prince Nikolai:



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** dr.dk: BILLEDER Herlufsholm kostskole fylder 450 år **


** b.dk: Se billederne: Dronningen besøgte Herlufsholm **


** bt.dk: Se billederne: Dronningen besøger prins Nikolais skole **
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Kongehuset fejrer 100-året for kvinders stemmeret | Billed Bladet

Next week, the 5th June, is Constitution Day here in DK. It is also 100 years ago women were given the right to vote at a change to the Constitution.
That is to be celebrated big time with a televised show, where the DRF will attend. i.e. the QMII, M&F and J&M.
The show will be recorded on the 4th though but shown on DR1 on the 5th. And that means most outside DK should be able to see it.

- We don't have a national day, instead we have a Constitution Day. It's not a day of celebrations though, but a tradition for politicians to give speeches.
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its now on the DRF calendar, they have events the 4th and 5th
except for Henrik who will be in England does days

4 June 2015 H.M. Queen, Crown Prince Couple, D.K.H. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and HRH Princess Benedikte participate in parliament and government's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Constitution pm. 20.15
June 5 2015 H.M. Queen, Crown Prince Couple, D.K.H. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and HRH Princess Benedikte present at the anniversary meeting in Landstingssalen and upon receipt of the constitution procession in Rigsdagsgården the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Constitution pm. 10.00
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The recent discussion about the Regent/Rigsforstander in Denmark has been moved to the General Questions and Information about the Danish Royal Family thread.
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"A nice but cold evening in Tivoli with TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella and Prince Christian to Queen's revival at the Pantomime Theatre"
https://instagram.com/p/3ermZwp_bz/
Trine Larsen?
That means an article in BB.
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It looks like the Queen was there too, according to this tweet
"So the Danish Queen walked right passed me today at Tivoli! Like, 3 foot proximity! That's her in the mint. #tivoli "
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGm_ilfUIAAfy3V.jpg
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"A nice but cold evening in Tivoli with TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella and Prince Christian to Queen's revival at the Pantomime Theatre"
https://instagram.com/p/3ermZwp_bz/[/QUOTE
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Spectacular curtain! I notice that the audience is seated - isn't it usual that an audience/congregation stand when the DRF enters or leaves? Or maybe they don't care so much about that in Denmark.
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"A nice but cold evening in Tivoli with TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella and Prince Christian to Queen's revival at the Pantomime Theatre"
https://instagram.com/p/3ermZwp_bz/[/QUOTE
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Spectacular curtain! I notice that the audience is seated - isn't it usual that an audience/congregation stand when the DRF enters or leaves? Or maybe they don't care so much about that in Denmark.
Yes, when the show is on.

But when the DRF are out and about as private persons, they are pretty much left alone and most people do their best to pretend the DRF is not there at all.
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"A nice but cold evening in Tivoli with TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella and Prince Christian to Queen's revival at the Pantomime Theatre"
https://instagram.com/p/3ermZwp_bz/
Thanks for posting the great tweet, Polyesco

Always nice with a father-children day. And farmor (grandmother) too? And what a beautiful coat Bella is wearing.

The performance they attend with grandmother Margrethes's scenography and costumes had re-premiere yesterday evening.

BB is ready with a lovely video of Frederik, Christian, Bella and Margrethe to yesterday's ballet:

VIDEO: Prinsesse Isabella og prins Christian med far og farmor i Tivoli | Billed Bladet

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