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Old 04-29-2015, 02:27 PM
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The red pants are just perfection, polar bears or not

Frederik last week was pictured cycling to a local restaurant where he had lunch with a friend
Kronprinsen nød solskinnet: Fredes fede fridag - Herognu

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Old 04-29-2015, 05:29 PM
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Thanks Polyesco.

I'm more fascinated by his bike. It's developed for the US Marines says the caption, with a life time warranty for the frame. A real show off bike.
Half the fun of attending anything with the guys is to show off your equipment. (we need a tyre-kicking smiley)
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:49 PM
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Yes. its a nice bike, and one that will last a long time.
And seeing that he seems to use it alot that would be great.

For the Greenland trip, do the bodyguards go to or Sirius Patrol takes over security?
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:52 PM
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Yes. its a nice bike, and one that will last a long time.
And seeing that he seems to use it alot that would be great.

For the Greenland trip, do the bodyguards go to or Sirius Patrol takes over security?
That would be soldiers from the Sirius Patrol.

Police officers are usually not trained to deal with polar bears or how to survive for a week in a blizzard, let alone how to cook a dog in an emergency.

M&F are visiting the HQ for the Sirius Patrol at Daneborg.

Daneborg is located about 500 KM as the crow flies north or the airport or rather airstrip Danmarkshavn.
Here is a map of the area, and yes, it's just as desolate as the map!
The island you see way out in the polar Sea is the Norwegian Island of Jan Mayen, so it's pretty far north, but still only about three quarter the way up the coast.
https://app.box.com/s/lemi6ajz9csvk7au7ydt

Bigger pics from BT: http://www.bt.dk/royale/mary-og-fred...it-i-groenland
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Impressive to say the least.
So from the airport to the HQ they traveled by plane or?
will they go inward or down the coast.

Sounds fun if you like the outdoors
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:38 PM
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Impressive to say the least.
So from the airport to the HQ they traveled by plane or?
will they go inward or down the coast.

Sounds fun if you like the outdoors
Plane I'm sure.

And they would travel inland I imagine. It should be safer this time of year.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:13 PM
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Thanks, Roskilde.

Nice with a little romantic outing. Good for any marriage.
Indeed

It has only been a matter of time before Frederik would show Mary "his Greenland" and having some days with her in the nature he loves so much. And Mary as well as we have seen the last years.

And twosomeness is good to keep one warm in the Greenlandic cold, especially if they stay overnight in tents outside on the ice, brrrr

BT: http://www.bt.dk/royale/mary-og-fred...it-i-groenland

Lets just hope the press won't follow them!

Here's a good guess about what Frederik and Mary are experiencing these days and a look at how the beautiful nature is:

Pictures of Frederik on a similar dog sledge tour with his mother back in 2011:
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...i-gronland.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...gronland-2.img

How a dog sledge tour through Greenland look like:
https://christineisisimiut.files.wor...3/img_3500.jpg
http://www.fotoagent.dk/billeder/46878/stor/000002.jpg
http://www.fotoagent.dk/billeder/38138/stor/000014.jpg
http://www.greenland-travel.gl/files...undeslaede.jpg
http://www.greenland-travel.dk/files...paa-slaede.jpg

I see F&M couldn't have better weather (it's half the experience) minus 10 degress and bright sun:
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:25 AM
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Thank you for the Greenland pictures, Roskilde. It's a very special kind of beauty, isn't it? On the second picture of the Queen and Frederik, I love it that even on a dogsled trip, she's wearing her engagement ring with the huge diamonds.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:36 PM
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And a cigaret as well.
No need to overdo that fresh air stuff.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:26 AM
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"Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visiting my school. She is really beautiful and down to earth! ❤ ❤"
https://instagram.com/p/1sUo5KgyE-/

Came across this nice photo of Mary from when she privately/unofficially visited Falkonergårdens Gymnasium with the Mary Foundation last Monday.

After her and Frederik's private little romantic backpack trip to North Greenland some busy weeks is ahead for them I see in the official calender.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:50 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #19, 2015.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen.

As you know M&F went for a little outing to East Greenland recently.

They touched down in the small airport at Nerlerit Inaat. And this is where most, if not all, of the pictures are from.
From here they flew with a twin engined propeller plane to Danmarkshavn, further north. Here a team from (almost certainly) the Sirius Patrol waited for them. (Because there are hardly anyone else around at all in this area!)
And they went out for a couple of days on the ice on sledges.

It's springtime in Greenland now so the temperature in Nerlerit Insaat was a balmy minus 10 degrees C = 14 F.
Further north the temperature dropped to minus 20 degrees C = - 4 F.
According to the article they trekked between Danmarkshavn (*) and Daneborg, which is the HQ for the Sirius Patrol.
The area is also a nature reservation, so apart from the occasional hut used by the Sirius Patrol, there are literally no humans around.

The locals at Nerlerit Insaat were pretty delighted to see M&F and that is evident from the photos.

(*) That is basically a supply base for researchers, equipment supplies for the Sirius Patrol and last but by no means least a weather station. The weather stations is a goldmine! Because so many routes pass the North Pole so the airlines pay handsomely to get the very latest on the weather in order to save fuel.
There are permanently some six-eight people stationed at Danmarkshavn. And in the winter months they are utterly alone, perhaps visited once or twice by a team from the Sirius Patrol.
In the summer, things get busy! Researches fly in, supplies fly in, even the odd tourist and film crew and sometimes the DRF.

The Sirius Patrol, consisting of some 14 men, maintain Danish sovereignty by their physical presence. During the brief summer months they patrol in cutters but during the long winter months two-man teams patrol a coastline that is equivalent to the US-east coast. The aim is to visit every cove and valley every five year - if the weather permits! So there are here and there entire generations of birds, seals, moscus oxen and wolves that have never even seen a human being, because there have been no one in the area for perhaps ten-fifteen years.
The Sirius Patrol itself is under the navy and the individual members come from all branches of the military and they serve for two years, only interrupted for a brief visit to Iceland, for a check up with a doctor and a dentist. The teams consists of a one year veteran and a rookie, who next year will be the veteran of a team.
After two years they return to Denmark, but quite a few opt to return for another two year tour. They rarely stay on in the military upon returning to Denmark, because they have become too independent and too self reliant. It's difficult for them to become a part of a larger team and to have someone telling them what to do.
The Sirius Patrol don't use planes. The weather is simply too unreliable and where should they get fuel anyway? Nor do they use snowmobiles.
Snowmobiles don't warn against polar bears. You can't eat a snowmobile. If a snowmobile breaks down you are in deep trouble! If one dog breaks down, you move on anyway.

Since there are no photos of M&F on the ice, let's have the next best thing, some scenery from the Sirius Patrol:

Here with Frederik back in 2000: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...g-beretnin.jpg
The dogs look cute. They ain't! And being working dogs they are put down at age five: http://maugstruptidende.dk/wp-conten...ten-Hilmer.jpg
Here are three researchers outside a cabin where hunters lived, sometimes for a couple of years without human contact. Nowadays some of them are used as a pit stop by the patrols. That is if a polar bear hasn't pushed in a wall, to get to the supplies inside: http://xsirius.dk/files/images/518_1...2_DSCN1955.JPG
Inside such a cabin: http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/004...___466511a.jpg
Nice view from the office, eh? http://sermitsiaq.ag/sites/default/files/media/1-1.jpg
The feeling of freedom, complete freedom! The horizon is 100 kilometers away or ten, it doesn't matter: http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/435/8/2...435235-efw.jpg
Time for a break. It could be noon or midnight, in the summer you can't tell without a watch: http://kronch.dk/files/47810013.jpg
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As always, thanks for your impressive work, Muhler

I'm pleased we haven't seen any pictures - means F&M has had their romantic little trip for themselves.

Perhaps the Danish court at some time or at some occasion publish a picture of F&M sitting on the dogsled out on the Greenland ice. Maybe a selfie? That could be nice (-;
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I cant get past putting the dogs down at 5
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:07 PM
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I cant get past putting the dogs down at 5
Indeed it is harsh.
But there are no retirement homes for sleigh dogs.
They are too wild and vicious to become pets. These are dogs who without hesitation would attack a polar bear, in fact they are supposed to!
If a dog can't keep up, the dog will be more tired and weaker than the other dogs. The other dogs will attack, bite and very likely kill a weak dog within the pack.

You can't put them inside in a kennel somewhere either. That would be like putting a lumber-horse on grass to do nothing. They would go nuts, if they couldn't run and be outside with the other dogs. So they live life to the fullest and die young. Life is hard on the ice.

In fact a serious animal welfare problem in Greenland is neglect of sleigh dogs due to lack of use.

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And yet, each member of a patrol often have a favorite dog among the pack. And that is also the dog who will eat his feces when he goes out on the ice to "wash his hands". Good nourishment and a good way to get rid of items that could tempt a polar bear to come closer.
And because the patrol members often bond with a particular dog they are also the ones who will shoot the dog, when it becomes old, sick or injured. That is not something they will leave to others.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:19 PM
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Thanks Polyesco.

I'm more fascinated by his bike. It's developed for the US Marines says the caption, with a life time warranty for the frame. A real show off bike.
Half the fun of attending anything with the guys is to show off your equipment. (we need a tyre-kicking smiley)
Found this on instagram. according to this, its from two weeks ago
Frederik around town on his bike
https://instagram.com/p/143iVKFEpe/
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:14 PM
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Looks like Frederik is at the Mille Miglia, Italy today. Not sure if participating or just looking at the classic cars that I'm sure Muhler would enjoy

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...27622558_n.jpg
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...28489310_n.jpg

from this instagram
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wait, it looks like he might be driving
https://scontent-4.22773.fna.fbcdn.n...3e&oe=55D4DEC1
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Looks like a vintage car rally and that girl managed a couple of great photos with not only Fred but another good-looking competitor as well.
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Looks like a vintage car rally and that girl managed a couple of great photos with not only Fred but another good-looking competitor as well.
yes. I think the other guy is a model. But Frederik is not too far off as well lol
Lucky girl
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Frederik and Mary out to dinner on May 23 in Denmark
Instagram photo by @metteagdal (Mette Agdal) | Iconosquare

Frederik looks like a handsome model.
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Frederik and Mary out to dinner on May 23 in Denmark
Instagram photo by @metteagdal (Mette Agdal) | Iconosquare

Frederik looks like a handsome model.
He does, and she looks great. Love her outfit with those gold shoes.

But was 'our hero' trying to get her to carry the 'whatever it was' as they walked off.
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