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Old 12-29-2008, 08:46 AM
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General News about the Danish Royal Family 1: December 2008 - January 2013

The DRF has been labelled "lazy" by Ekstrabladet:

Ekstra Bladet - De royale er Danmarks dovneste familie

Overall, they only work for 80 days per year and don't care about their patronages as much as they should. In the article, examples are given for Prince Henrik who is not even in contact with one of his patronages (Danish Water Ski) or several patronages of Queen Ingrid that were not re-assigned after her death (QM is said to be too busy).
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:51 PM
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Judging solely from the number of photos I have seen this year of the CP couple performing duties for their numerous patronages, I must respectfully disagree with this article. It appears to me that they work very hard. Queen Margarethe seems very busy as well.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:33 PM
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EkstraBladet has an online commentary facility and quite a few readers actually did comment that this article was a classic example of EkstraBladet's "we are stuck in the middle between Christmas and New Year with nothing noteworthy to print, let's dig out some of our most trusted old and tested stories" dilemma
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The DRF has been labelled "lazy" by Ekstrabladet:

Ekstra Bladet - De royale er Danmarks dovneste familie

Overall, they only work for 80 days per year and don't care about their patronages as much as they should. In the article, examples are given for Prince Henrik who is not even in contact with one of his patronages (Danish Water Ski) or several patronages of Queen Ingrid that were not re-assigned after her death (QM is said to be too busy).

I agree. This royal family work compared with other royal family, well, it's a shame.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:18 AM
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The DRF is acutally given credit for working more than last year

Then, Royal Houses have a different style listing events or a different classification what "event" actually means, put it on their official schedule or not. Some list an event as one event, even if it contains 3 "subevents", whilst other make it 4 events.

I agree with userdane, the article might well be a result of the the usual festive news black hole.

To catango, desperately travelling across the country to be present at the opening of almost every sardine can doesn't make a royal family more stable or gives the heir a more capable profile. It only shows how much the institution is already in trouble in other countries.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:05 PM
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The DRF is acutally given credit for working more than last year

Then, Royal Houses have a different style listing events or a different classification what "event" actually means, put it on their official schedule or not. Some list an event as one event, even if it contains 3 "subevents", whilst other make it 4 events.

I agree with userdane, the article might well be a result of the the usual festive news black hole.

To catango, desperately travelling across the country to be present at the opening of almost every sardine can doesn't make a royal family more stable or gives the heir a more capable profile. It only shows how much the institution is already in trouble in other countries.

Well, as far as I know, royals family aren't today just to look perfect in a photoshot and that's it, nowadays monarchies are proactive on represent their country in every thing they can, so I don't see that much support in the DRF, I'm sorry, but for me this royal family is the laziest in europe, that's my opinion. Example (Dutch royal family) it is a very solid Monarchy.

And royal family tendency on going down comes from the lack of this families to seems useful for their country, so watch out Denmark.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:46 PM
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I agree CP Frederik doesn't seem to do much, or at least doesn't show much interest. But CP Mary is probably the family's hardest worker.
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Well, as far as I know, royals family aren't today just to look perfect in a photoshot and that's it, nowadays monarchies are proactive on represent their country in every thing they can, so I don't see that much support in the DRF, I'm sorry, but for me this royal family is the laziest in europe, that's my opinion. Example (Dutch royal family) it is a very solid Monarchy.
Correction: everything their fellow countrymen are interested in seing them doing. If Danes were wild for having their royals standing in front of a carpet hanging on the wall, I am sure our most obliging royal family would accommodate us

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And royal family tendency on going down comes from the lack of this families to seems useful for their country, so watch out Denmark.
What does this sentence mean? COuld you please explain? Watch out for what - bad 'royal ratings' like in Spain?
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:44 PM
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And royal family tendency on going down comes from the lack of this families to seems useful for their country, so watch out Denmark.
This sentence is impossible to understand. The only thing I can unscramble is that Denmark has to watch out...............

Catango, are you comming to Denmark???? or what????
Is that why we have to watch out???
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:57 PM
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UH?... *Is confused with these posts*

I don't think that is a fair article. Just look at Joachim, I bet he is handful with his agriculture business. And Mary is really active, at least I see a lot of news about her.
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This sentence is impossible to understand. The only thing I can unscramble is that Denmark has to watch out...............

Catango, are you comming to Denmark???? or what????
Is that why we have to watch out???

Well Let me see, QMII Customs Designer, very useful for Denmark, PF sailing almost all the year, very useful for denmark, Mary, perhaps the most hard working of the family has 5 activities in a month, yeah, so hard working.

I just agree with avrilo in what Joaquin concerns, he with his agriculture activities make something important for their country, yeah, but he isn't the heir. so well, I forgot PH what does he do????????????? Cooking.

It is just my opinion, it doesn't have to be accepted for everybody!!!!!


And Userdane, what do you mean, bad 'royal ratings' like in Spain, Do you live there????? Have you heard something???, beacause I don't live in Spain, So I would like to know more.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:45 PM
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It is just my opinion, it doesn't have to be accepted for everybody!!!!!
You can express any oppinion you want - just like everybody else here on TRF can do.

But when you express oppinions like those in your former posts you - just like everybody else here on TRF - have to be capable of providing reliable source to substantiate your claims.

So can you please provide those sources?
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Well Let me see, QMII Customs Designer, very useful for Denmark, PF sailing almost all the year, very useful for denmark, Mary, perhaps the most hard working of the family has 5 activities in a month, yeah, so hard working.
Catango, if you had carried out just the bare minimum search, you would have realized that Frederik does more than you give him credit for, but then you wouldn't have the satisfaction of criticizing him.

First, here's a thread of Frederik's sailing competitions from 2003 to present. Although he seems to have been more active in sailing prior to his marriage, Frederik now participates in four yearly regattas. Three more than Juan Carlos and Harald of Norway, but that's hardly sailing all year long as you constantly harp on.

Second, here's Frederik's list of patronages. If you search on the various patronages (For example: tennis + Frederik), you might be surprised to learn that Frederik has been performing royal duties long before he met Mary. You must also realize that royal women are photographed more frequently than the men so there are much less pictures of Frederik at work.
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To catango, desperately travelling across the country to be present at the opening of almost every sardine can doesn't make a royal family more stable or gives the heir a more capable profile. It only shows how much the institution is already in trouble in other countries.
It only means QEII and Duke, King JC and Queen Sofia have firmly installed good work ethics in their children to be like themselves. GB and Spain are bigger countries, thus there are more basic royal works out there too. I doubt a lazy heir would survive in either country.
As far as 'rating' goes, the only person who was not doing well in the polls of their own country was Philippe of Belgium.
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Well Let me see, QMII Customs Designer, very useful for Denmark ....
Yes, I quite agree Such a talented lady in many ways. Her private activities as a designer undoubtedly brings her many joys. Her talent as a painter, translator or her handcraft for churches in Denmark, her embrodery for priests and bishops should not go unmentioned either. But no doubt, you already know this; you seem to be very thorough in your research about a person before making any statement lest it might appear unfounded
Tonight we are eagerly anticipating another of her vast array of talents: her excellent performance as a speech writer. No doubt you will be able to find a translation online soon after to satisfy your curiosity


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And Userdane, what do you mean, bad 'royal ratings' like in Spain, Do you live there????? Have you heard something???, beacause I don't live in Spain, So I would like to know more.
I think it was a guy, a journalist if I recall correctly, by the name of Penafiel - not sure about the spelling. Try googling him - you might find some of the things he has written.
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You can say the same about Jan Körner/EB and the DRF. This isn't objective journalism but one journalist/paper trying to "make waves".

Prince Henrik still has ~70 patronages, with some like Europa Nostra or WWF he is/was very much engaged, with others like the Water Ski Union obviously not. (Honestly, how much support does water skiing need?). But I think that's a 2 way street and it's very much the organisations which decide how much they want to involve their royal patron.
Besides, as Mary said in an interview, the official engagements are only the peak of the iceberg.

In any case, I don't think there are many Danes of 74 years and bad health who are still working. I would say they are already enjoying their retirement. And perhaps Queen Margrethe is not as much involved with "Borneringen" as her mother because she is a ruling queen whereas her mother was queen consort?

And that's where Körners claim that the DRF is lazier than the average Danish family becomes absurd.
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EkstraBladet has an online commentary facility and quite a few readers actually did comment that this article was a classic example of EkstraBladet's "we are stuck in the middle between Christmas and New Year with nothing noteworthy to print, let's dig out some of our most trusted old and tested stories" dilemma
There are always going to be people who are anti monarchy that will always have something bad to say. No matter what nothing the monarchy does will ever be to their standards.
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G'day: Danish royal gets Aussie welcome


BY MELISSA LYONS

WHEN Princess Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein of Denmark spent the day discovering the Hunter yesterday there was no tiara or high-security entourage, simply a princess patting a koala.

The Danish royal ventured to Blackbutt Reserve, in New Lambton Heights, during a day break from a four-day riding clinic in the Hunter Valley, accompanied only by close friends Christine Crawford and Jeremy Janjic.
G'day: Danish royal gets Aussie welcome - Local News - News - News Features - The Herald


Danish princess visits Hunter

PRINCESS Mary met her royal Dane at home Down Under, and Hunter gents may have the chance to do the same.



Princess Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein of Denmark, first cousin to Prince Frederick, will call the Hunter Valley home until Saturday with a four-day horse-riding clinic at Val D'Argent Horse Stud at Rothbury.
Drawn to the region by her love of horses, the Olympic dressage medalist will enjoy all the majestic marks of the Hunter during her stay.
Danish princess visits Hunter - Local News - News - General - The Herald
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How tragic is the correction process for such articles. Disgraceful!
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