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Old 09-17-2011, 04:13 PM
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As you mentioned it started out as a wealthy monastery and fifty years after the Reformation it was simply converted into a full scale academy. Many, especially the larger, monasteries were centres of education anyway, so it was a logic step.

A development we've seen in many European countries. Thanks for the additional information, Muhler!


Here's another gallery from ppe! The experiment looks spectacular


** BB: Dronning Margrethe til jubilæum i Sorø ** translation **
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:31 AM
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Today marks the end of the summer cruises with Dannebrog.
The Regent Couple had a dinner with the officers yesterday evening, Sunday.

And in the afternoon today they will formally disembark Dannebrog for the last time this year.
Dannebrog will then return to her base in Frederikshavn where she will undergo maintanaince in preparation for the next batch of conscripts who will form the crew for the cruises next year.

However, Prince Henrik will also visit the newly renovated Battery Sixtus. A part of the fortifications around Copenhagen. Battery Sixtus protected the naval base inside Copenhagen harbour.
And since 1788 this is where the Flag of the Realm has been flying.
It's really a standard dovetailed Dannebrog, which is considered the official flag of the nation. As such the flag is saluted with shots from cannons every morning when it's hoisted and every evening when it's lovered. - The time can vary, depending on what time of year it is. (Remember I told you how obsessive we are about our flag)?

Anyway, here is something about the schedule: HKH Prinsgemalen genåbner Sixtus Bastion efter gennemgribende renovering
Including a very nice pic of the battery.

The navy band will entertain from 16.00-16.30, while the guests arrive.
At 16.40 Prince Henrik will be recieved and the battery will be inaugurated. A salute will be fired and the Prince Consort will be taken on a tour of the site.

The battery is considered a part of the national heritage and as such it's protected.
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A belated addition to Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's summer holidays in Cahors:


On August 22 they attended a concert of the Prinsens Musikkorps at their Château de Cayx.
The following gallery also includes some pics of Prince Henrik around the castle and the vineyards.


** ppe gallery **
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Queen Margrethe at the reinauguration of Sixtus bastion. September 19, 2011

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Prince Henrik reinaugurates Sixtus bastion after it has been renovated.
September 19, 2011

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Queen Margrethe looks so lovely. I do love the red hat and matching cape. This bold colour really suits her, making them very elegant assessories. She also looks so incredibly jovial.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:12 AM
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Queen Margrethe at the reinauguration of Sixtus bastion. September 19, 2011

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Prince Henrik reinaugurates Sixtus bastion after it has been renovated.
September 19, 2011

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Thank you, Marika

A couple of comments.

[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
QMII is here accompanied by the captain of Dannebrog. Being the Monarch's personal captain, automatically also makes him the first among her adjutants. As such his adjutants cord is much more elegant than "ordinary" mere mortal adjutants.

[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
PH is a qualified pilot, having completed basic flight traning. Hence his pilot wings.

[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
Prince Henrik is wearing the full dress uniform of a full admiral a la suite. I.e. holding no command, an honorary title.
He may not hold any command but at least he, as a Prince Consort, is not required to salute any other Danish officer first. And that's what the whole a la suite thing is really all about.

[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
Whatever you can say about PH, he sure has some....eh, pondus.

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:28 AM
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark arrives at Biggin Hill Airport for a private visit to the UK on September 20, 2011 in Bromley, England. September 20, 2011

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:37 AM
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark arrives at Biggin Hill Airport for a private visit to the UK on September 20, 2011 in Bromley, England. September 20, 2011

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The galleries pour in from you, Marika It's hard to keep up.

QMII is visiting the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.
Many years ago she became honorary colonel of the regiment known as "The Buffs". I understand that regiment has been amalgamted along with other regiments in the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.
QMII visit that regiment every year.

- And I see QMII is flying DRF One. It's very common that the Challengers double as transport from high ranking military personel, government ministers and members of the DRF, Apart from their normal jobs of surveilliance.

I see Biggin Hill is no longer a military air base.

- If anyone can add details about the regiment or the Buffs, please do. I'm anxious to learn more, apart from what I read on Wikipedia.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:37 AM
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark arrives at Biggin Hill Airport for a private visit to the UK on September 20, 2011 in Bromley, England. September 20, 2011

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Queen Margrethe has been in London today to visit the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.

The pics without watermarks:


** daylife gallery **
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Why does Her Majesty always has to wear blue lately? I'm tired of seeing her blue outfits.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:32 PM
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Article from the Defence site Nyrenoveret Sixtus genåbnet

About the reinuguration of Battery Sixtus and the Regent Couple disembarking from Dannebrog for the last time this year. That was marked with a 27 gun salute from Battery Sixtus. - Not the old cannons but more modern cannons from around WWII. They are simpler to operate and as such it was Military Policemen who fired these cannons. - In contrast to the more the 250 year old cannons at Kronborg Castle, who are operated by artillerymen. - Who are hopefully more used to handling interesting stuff, like several kilos of gunpowder...

The Flag of the Realm is now flying from a brand new flagpole.

When Prince Henrik reinaugurated Battery Sixtus, he ended his speech with these words: "I hereby have the pleasure of declaring Battery Sixtus reinaugurated. Mark this with the Danish (identification) signal". Promptly three connon shots rang out from the battery.
- In the days of sailing ships, warships fired a salute when entering a harbour. Partly as a greeting and partly as an identification. Just in case the warship was flying a false flag. The Danish identification signal was three shots. And three shots were returned from a battery ashore.

Here is a clip from the Defence channel of the days events: Vent venligst...
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Why does Her Majesty always has to wear blue lately? I'm tired of seeing her blue outfits.
Thank you, that makes two of us!
The problem is that it's almost regarded as treason when a Dane critizises members of the DRF, but I'll take the risk anyway!
The light blue coast with the teletubby hat she wore for the BRF wedding and in Russia to mention a few venues simply needs to be laid off. It's had its time!

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I fear we'll see that outfit again, possibly even more than once, she simply seems to love it


Prince Henrik today handed out the King Frederik IX honorary awards to five export companies
for their meritorious contribution to the Danish export at Fredensborg Palace.


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Prince Henrik takes part in the "Regates Royales" in Cannes, France from September 21-24,
here are some pics from yesterday:



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Queen Margrethe has been in London today to visit the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.

The pics without watermarks:


** daylife gallery **
So why is a Danish queen visiting the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment. I imagine she is Honorary Colonel, but how interesting that a foreign head of state should have such a position in the English armed forces? Muhler, can you explain?
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So why is a Danish queen visiting the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment. I imagine she is Honorary Colonel, but how interesting that a foreign head of state should have such a position in the English armed forces? Muhler, can you explain?

Correct, she is an honorary colonel. And so was her father IIRC.
I believe at present there are only one or two more foreigners, besides QMII who are honorary colonels.
I don't know why. My guess is that a number of Danes served in the Buffs during WWII.
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Queen Margrethe has attended the annual festival of the Syddansk University in Odense this afternoon, October 7, 2011.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** fyens.dk: Dronningen åbnede ballet ** translation ** gallery **


Here's a very nice additional gallery from Billed-Bladet:

** Dronning Margrethe til årsfest på Syddansk Universitet i Odense **
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Queen Margrethe has received Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon for an audience
at Amalienborg in Copenhagen today, October 11, 2011.

Ban had opened a forum of business and government leaders discussing green growth in Copenhagen
earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik had been there as well.


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On Sunday, October 9, Prince Henrik has offered a wine tasting session of his French wines
to 110 paying guests in Helsingør. The event included a three-course menu made of recipes
taken from the cookbook Prince Henrik has released and a reading of his poems.



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They are showing "so you think you can dance" right now, so I thought I might translate a Q&A.

A Bjarne Eriksen asks: Now the starting shot of the hunting season has been fired. Does that mean we yet again this year are going to see the Prince Consort shoot (*) large amounts of state-game for pleasure?

Jon Bloch Skipper replies:
The Prince Consort every year take part in a number of hunts, among them the traditional royal hunts.
Compared to the lavish royal hunts of earlier times the DRF only shoot (*) very few animals nowadays.
Apart from that the DRF are not gorging themselves in state-funded game. The animals shot (*) during a royal hunt are state property. It happens that the court buy a part of the prey for use in the royal kitchens, but the state sell the remaining game to shops specialising in selling meat from game, all over the country.
Finally it's the responsibility of the royal master of the hunt (**) that the royal hunts do not affect the existing populations of game, a job for which he has the full backing of the Prince Consort: "Many idealists, who wish to ban any form for hunting, forget that the consequense would be overpopulation and degeneration. A true hunter respects animals, selects his game and take into account the age, sex, scarcity and size. It's only a few who is out to kill, just for the kill". (***)
You can read more about the Prince Consorts attitude to hunting in his autobiographt "Destiny oblige", from 1996.

(*) The word used is actually "nedlægge", which is a much more neutral word for killing game. I don't know an equivalent English expression.

(**) At other hunts, the master of hunt is either the local game warden (skovfoged or skovrider) or the one who owns the hunt, who is responsibly for what is shot and how much. - And also security.

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