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Old 03-28-2011, 02:49 PM
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Thanks, Muhler. Wonder why she was instructed not to ring the bell twice and what the significance of that is?
Because if she rang twice she would have to buy drinks to all present.

Many, if not most, DK bars have a bell. And if someone ring the bell, he/she's buying a round of drinks for all present. - That can be pretty expensive!
- So ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for your wallet.
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Because if she rang twice she would have to buy drinks to all present.

Many, if not most, DK bars have a bell. And if someone ring the bell, he/she's buying a round of drinks for all present. - That can be pretty expensive!
- So ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for your wallet.
Aha! I wondered if it had something to do with where she was, etc. Thanks!
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Because if she rang twice she would have to buy drinks to all present.

Many, if not most, DK bars have a bell. And if someone ring the bell, he/she's buying a round of drinks for all present. - That can be pretty expensive!
- So ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for your wallet.
Thanks for all of the cultural information that you give out. It really helps to give me context when I am reading the articles about the family.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:58 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #13, 2011.
Glædeligt gensyn - Joyful reunion.
Written by Henrik Salling. (*)

Our Marie inaugurated in new route from Billund Airport to Paris recently, run by Air France. A route belle Marie has already declared she intends to use.
After having cut a ribbon, very appropriatly, in the colors of the Tricolour, she said: "It'll become a little easier for me to visit my French family, when there is now a direct route between Billund and Paris. And it'll be easier for them to come up here. And then it's important to get Billund on the map as a town you can also get to from abroad". (**)

By the our reporter caught up with her and Princess Marie confided to us: "My son became so happy when he saw me after the trip to Greenland.
He recieved med with open arms and lots of laughter and hugs".

(*) Well, well, well. Jutland is usually Ken Richter's domain, but Henrik Salling, (who appear to have developed a very good rapport with la Marie) covered this instead.

(**) So far Billund has mainly handled flights to holiday destinations, discount routes and shorter routes. The locals would really, really like the airport to expand.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:10 AM
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Princess Marie has recently taken part in a training for emergency services
which included first aid, fire fighting and rescue in Tinglev.



** Prinsessen uddanner sig: Marie vil redde liv ** translation **

** jv.dk: Royal uddannelse i Tinglev: Prinsesse Marie yder førstehjælp **
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:22 AM
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Thank you, Iceflower

That's interesting and positive news.
I somehow had a feeling la Marie would join the Total Defence in some way.
So she has joined what was previously better known as the Civil Defence.
That's in line with Mary joing the Home Guard, which is also a part of the Total Defence and Joachim and Frederik who both hold military ranks. (The military also being a part of the Total Defence). Joachim in the reserves, Frederik as a future commander in chief.

I'll deal more with this later, gotta pick up our youngest first.

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Princess Marie has recently taken part in a training for emergency services
which included first aid, fire fighting and rescue in Tinglev.



** Prinsessen uddanner sig: Marie vil redde liv ** translation **

** jv.dk: Royal uddannelse i Tinglev: Prinsesse Marie yder førstehjælp **
Translation of article on the webpage of Beredskabsstyrelsen = Civil Defence. (*) Beredskabsstyrelsen - Prinsesse Marie frivillig i redningsberedskabet (There are pics, click 'em).

Prinsesse Marie volunteer in the Civil Defence.

Her Royal Highness Princess Marie are currently going through a series of courses in the Civil Defence, which among other things encompass First aide, fire fighting and rescue.

Her Royal Highness Princess Marie is currently going through an introduction training in the Civil Defence at it's school in Tinglev.
Princess Marie has expressed interest in the tasks of the Civil Defence in preventing, limiting and dealing with damage and accidents involving persons, property and the environment in connection with accidents or disasters. Based on that the Princess has accepted the offer from the Civil Defence of taking part in an introduction training (**) with employees from the Civil Defence.
On completion of her training, Princess Marie will be attached to the Volunteer Deployment Force (DFI) under Civil Defence Central Jutland in Herning. (***)
"It's a great delight for the Civil Defence that Princess Marie wish to be attached as a volunteer as a part of the emergency readiness", says vice manager in the Civil Defence Fleming Klokager.
"Princess Marie's dedication will be a part of creating positive attention about the Civil Defence and the important job of securing the robustness of the Danish society, which the Civil Defence - and not least the volunteers - contribute to", says the vice manager.

Facts about the training.

The training encompass among other things traditional Civil Defence disciplines as administering first aide, putting out fires, rescuing injured persons and persons who are trapped and communication and staff work.

(*) To keep things simple I'll translate the name Beredskabsstyrelsen with Civil Defence, which was it's old name.

(**) Basic traning which all new "recruits" in the Civil Defence go through.

(***) What beforehand used to be called a "column". A column was and is equivalent to a company, or in this case a brigade, in the armed forces.

I think that's very commendable by our Marie.

Now, The Civil Defence belongs to the Ministry of Interior and is a part of the Danish Total Defence.
The personel in the Civil Defence consists of conscripts, volunteers and employees.
Equipped with heavy specialist machinery, especially pumps, the Civil Defence is called out in case of floods, heavy rainfall, search for missing persons, disasters, ecological accidents like oilspils, major accidents, brush and forest fires, terrorist attacks and war.
Eventhough they are uniformed, they are considered a civillian organisation. (During the cold war they were supposed to be issued batons, to defend themselves and to keep some order).
The Civil Defence are fairly often called out, not least after the heavy rainfalls in recent years, but volunteers on a basic level, like la Marie are not called upon very often.
Marie will in my opinion mainly be a patron/figure head/living recruitment poster for the Civil Defence.

The Total Defence consists of the police, firebrigades under provincial district control, the Civil Defence, hospitals, the regular armed forces i.e. army, navy and airforce and the Home Guard.
These different services work together depending on what kind of emergency there is.
The police belongs to the Ministry of Justice and they have their usual day to day jobs, often reinforced by the Police Home Guard, who act as a kind of deputies in various situations. Including royal visits during the summer cruises with Dannebrog.
The Home Guard belongs to the Ministry of Defence like the regulars. It used to be a territorial defence, lightly armed and supposed to observe and harrass an invading force locally.
The Home Guard has now developed into a kind of territorial army or national guard, which is now also deployed abroad in direct support of the regular army.
The Home Guard now consists of a little less than 1% of the population, or the equivalent of 200.000 Australians, 3.000.000 Americans or 550.000 Britons. During the cold war that number was higher.

I don't how many are members of the Civil Defence, but I'll estimate the number to be around 25.000, including concripts.

The Civil Defence and the Home Guard, which Mary belongs to, have taken over a number of roles from the military here at home in DK, simply because you are hard pressed in even finding a soldier at home in DK these years! (I'm only half joking). Beforehand there were barracks all over the country, and when needed you could quickly mobillize a lot of hands and showels. No longer.
The military is roughly speaking divided into: those serving abroad, those who have recently served abroad, those who are preparing to serve abroad, specialists and concripts (who are practically all volunteers and whom the military aim to recruit for service as professionals and thus serving abroad).
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:23 AM
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Brief summary of article in Billed Bladet #14, 2011.
Marie yder førstehjælp - Marie applies first aide.
Written by John Lautrup and the less than gentlemanly Henrik salling.

It's basically a follow-up on what we already know by now. Our Marie wished to become a member of Beredskabsstyrelsen = Civil Defence and is currently going through the basic training, which very much includes first aide.
Mary has also gone through a basic first aide course, when she became a member of the Army Home Guard, the difference is that Mary's course would have included some elements of dealing with war traumas and chemical warfare.
If the basic course in Civil Defence still is roughly as it was some twenty years ago, it will include la Marie being buried in a tunnel of rubble and then having to dig herself out again. In complete darkness of course.
The fair Marie said: "I've always been interested in the work of Beredskabsstyrelsen (the Civil Defence). I'm very impressed with the great job do within their field. Now, I have learned to know them and I haven't been less impressed. But I have after all just started".
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hats off to Marie...she just keeps on getting better & better and is a credit to her husband and new country. She started off very slow--and learned her lessons one step at a time.
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HRH Princess Marie attends the opening of business women's national conference 2011, titled "Business Women crossing borders" at the Hotel des Nordens, Harrislee, Germany, at. 9.30.

http://www.gettyimages.de/Search/Sea...roduct=Royalty

I think she looks absolutely lovely
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Great pics, thanks for posting, Little_Sunshine! Here are some more from today:


** jv.dk: Prinsesse Marie besøgte erhvervskvinder **

** tvsyd.dk: Prinsesse Marie åbner kvinde-konference **
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:16 PM
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Princess Marie is doing a fantastic job of stepping up her appearances since Mary is on maternity leave. I have a feeling she is going to be one of my favorites to watch for years to come.
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There are some really great pictures, Its nice to see her taking some short solo events abroad also great seeing her quite a bit at events.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:03 AM
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Thanks for the pics, Iceflower, Marika & Little Sunshine

The conference is held every two years and one of the goals of the members is to get more women into the boards and leading positions in the business world.

Which I think is a sensible thing, as long as women get the position based on merit and not a quota.
Anyway, I'll be a non-issue within the next fifteen years or so, as relatively more women than men, get a higher education here in DK.
Personally I believe that in two generations from now, the table will be turned. People will discuss admitting more men into leading positions of the society.

Anyway, the newsreader and reporter pronounced our Marie's name in Danish = Maree-eh.

And she had no problems whatsoever in understanding the question from the reporter in the end and her reply was clear without hesitation. Her accent did not disturb her message.
Q: What did she think of the topic of this conference?
Marie: "I think it's exciting to hear about, men, women and the way they think. I think they are prepared for a really good debate". (The translation is litteral, hence the choice of words).
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:35 AM
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Marie de Danemark à l'ouverture de la conférence nationale des femmes d'affaires, le 9 avril 2011
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Princess Marie is doing a fantastic job of stepping up her appearances since Mary is on maternity leave. I have a feeling she is going to be one of my favorites to watch for years to come.
I agree. Marie is a great asset to the Danish Royal Family.
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Princess Marie attended the opening of Researcher Day at the City Hall in
Copenhagen, April 28, 2011. She has eaten a grashopper.



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** bt.dk: Her spiser prinsesse Marie en græshoppe **
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Love the expression on Marie's face.
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Love the expression on Marie's face.
I agree, her expressions at all her events talk for themselves IMO.
She looks good in he ponytail.
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Thanks for the pics, Iceflower
They are hillarious.

The lady seems like she would wish she was somewhere else.
The man is mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, he seems to have no problems munching down the bugs.
Well, I guess he's eaten so many camels (an expression) that a grasshopper in no big deal....
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Here's a gallery with some more great pics of brave Marie yesterday


** BB: Prinsesse Marie spiste græshopper på Rådhuspladsen **
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