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Old 03-06-2010, 06:20 AM
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thanks for the translations! it's interesting to see the "behind the scenes". very moving to see joachim's face when being congratulated upon the birth of henrik and how he greets nikolai and felix. he seems such a great dad. frederik's remark on the cake is also quite sweet.
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Your welcome Ccile and Carlota - will try to make resumes of the subsequent parts as well.
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The documentary itself was nicely done and it is great to get a look inside the palace.
What I didn't really like was the choice of music. It didn't always match the atmosphere of the scenes that were shown.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:37 AM
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First part of the Documental " The Monarchy Inside"

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KONGEHUSET indefra 1:6

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Kongehuset indefra - dr.dk/DR1
Thank you so much for posting the links! I've just watched the video and found it fascinating. It is quite amazing that the Danish Royal Family seem able to mix the formality of court life and traditions with the informality of family life effortlessly.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:05 AM
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They were saying something about how they felt about all the fuzz about leaving the hospital, you know, something about the press and so.

I agree, it was absolutely lovely to see! I enjoyed every moment, and it really maked me even more proud than I was before of our monarchy (:
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Queen Margrethe talks about the awe she felt when she saw how many people had turned up to hear her being proclaimed the new queen in January 1972 after her father had died. She had heard how many people had turned up to see her own father being proclaimed the new king in 1947 but she had never imagined people turning up in these numbers for her. She said it was very moving, very strange. CP Frederik then comments on the black and white picture of the young Margrethe on the balcony in 1972 - says that it is a very impressive image of his mother who is very collected, very moved. Mary says that her impression of this image of the queen is a very strong woman, very collected, perhaps a bit insecure, but a woman who was fully aware of the duty she was born to perform. She ends by saying that she also sees a little girl in deep grief over losing her father.

The bits about the birth of Marie and Joachim's son shows the traditionel way a new heir to the throne is announced. Joachim phoned his mother just after the birth and later writes a formal notification to the regent about the birth. After it is presented to the queen, the document is then taken the foreign ministry and the new heir is then included in the official documents on heirs to the Danish throne.

The bit about the family gathering on the queen's birthday before the traditional appearance on the balcony is rather sweet. The queen feeding little Christian cakes (according to "the official grandma manual" on bribery of grandchildren as it said) and prince Frederik's voice being heard 'only half a cake, mother, only half".
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:29 AM
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The documentary itself was nicely done and it is great to get a look inside the palace.
What I didn't really like was the choice of music. It didn't always match the atmosphere of the scenes that were shown.
I had the opposite impression - the music is a combination of old and modern, just like the monarhy today is a mix of great traditions and up-to-date lifestyle.

I did really injoy the film even without understanding a word
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:33 PM
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I loved watching that even though I don't speak any Danish. (Thank you for translating, UserDane! We love you! ) I thought Isabella was such a doll - it was so cute at the beginning when she was standing downstairs with the present and murmured "Farmor" sort of to herself.
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I loved the documentary and thank you UserDane for translating, can't wait for the next one.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:21 PM
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The Second part of the docu "The Monarchy Inside" is now on line:

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Many thanks to UserDane for the translation! Keep 'em coming!
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:54 PM
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I'd be most grateful to know what Mary, Frederick, and the Queen were saying when the shots of Christian and Isabella were playing. Thank you UserDane for helping us English speakers.
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I'd be most grateful to know what Mary, Frederick, and the Queen were saying when the shots of Christian and Isabella were playing. Thank you UserDane for helping us English speakers.
Your're welcome During these pictures the queen says that one's childhood is one's own - and that old and young alike need some privacy, not to be always exposed to the public light. She understands why people are so interested in following the every-day life of the little ones but she clearly feels that the children are entitled to time outside the public eye.
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At the Scandinavian Royal Messages Board, Joris has some very interesting and detailed comments about part 2 of the series: The Scandinavian Royals Message Board: Some remarks

Some of my own comments from part 2:

The queen says that she has changed things so many times in the rooms at Fredensborg Castle that she sometimes has difficulties in remembering what should be there; but still when things are missing, she knows! Her comment to the carpet that wasn't laying straight: Let's pretend we didn't see that! -

At some point the queen says that it was actually her mother who started putting together furniture from the 1870s-1880s. (There does seem to be an awful lot of furniture and accessories at Fredensborg!).

The master of ceremonies talks a bit about his way of arranging things; says that he does not like to disappoint people and in order to avoid that one cannot be laissez-faire (sorry, if that is spelled wrongly). Things have to be planned and planned carefully.

During the car ride with the CP couple who are going to the airport to greet the Greek president (the first Greek official visit since 1908 I think it was), the commentary is that 'there is room for improvement' in the economic trade relations between Greece and Denmark and that the royal family can serve as an excellent 'icebreaker' – in spite of their political neutrality. CP Frederik talks about the things he can/will discuss with the Greek president.

Mary concludes the car scene: Then I hope it won't be too windy!
Frederik: It's the hat! The princess forgot her hat needle.

(I love the brilliant smiles the queen and Mary exchanges when they greet each other at the airport )

Comments to the pictures of Frederik picking up Christian and Isabella from kindergarden on his bike: - the CP couple are well aware that their lives are miles away from what is considered an ordinary life, but they insist there must be room for doing some of the ordinary things people do and therefore it is not a media stunt when Frederik picks up the kids on his bike on his own birthday.

Commentary: we (the film crew) are only allowed limited time with the children; they will certainly get their share of public attention. Frederik continues to say that Christian is used to be around certain people, not least his security people and that Christian handles that 'up front'. Mary says about the children that the most important thing is closeness and love but also courage to be the persons they are.

The queen then comments that one's childhood is one's own! " I do understand that people want a glimpse of (their) daily life – but then that is not 'daily' any more. I do hope that people understand that" and "… its important for old and young alike to have a daily life that is not always in the public eye".

Christian and Isabella are put to bed by their parents and not somebody else; and their day ends with a song – and Christian is often able to supply the lyrics when Frederik forgets them.

They say evening prayers as well and Frederik is asked whether he was brought up with that as well to which he answers 'yes'
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More notes:

Commentary to the gala dinner: The gala dinner is not reserved for special dignitaries. This is the occasion where 'interested parties' are brought together to 'open doors' and 'gain access to platforms which might not otherwise be accessible".

During the scene with the master of the ceremonies, the commentary is that the CP couple is in a sort of 'advanced trade practice' learning all the finer details of how to represent one's country – and not least the practicalities involved in wearing orders and decorations! The MoC says (they mumble a bit here so it's difficult to hear) something to CP Mary about wearing the Greek order 'at her finest spot', to which Frederik replies with a grin that of course the MoC doesn't know the finest spot on his (Frederik's) wife!

Mary comments on the difficulties of how to wear a foreign order correctly; every one has an opinion on that and you take them all into consideration, but at the end "you go to mother in law and hear what she thinks". Rather sweet

The queen says that Frederik is keen on asking question about why things are done in this and that way and to put forward suggestions for alternative ways. She says that both Frederik and Mary are very attentive, very aware of the things that are going on. Frederik, when walking in the wood, says that since there is no final "manual", no job description for the position he will one day fulfill, the best thing to do is to prepare as best he can and learn as much as possible during the time leading up to that event.

As a specialty, guests at Fredensborg are asked to sign their names on a glass plate with a special diamand pen. Later this glass plate will me mounted, side by side by e.g. Nelson Mandela, George Bush etc. The queen says that the first non-royal and non-head of state who ever signed his name on one of these glass plates was Winston Churchill.
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Thank you very much UserDane for your translations!! much appreciated.
How interesting this docu is!! I cant wait for the next part!
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Thank you Paty It's probably not translations as such, more notes I try to make while watching the programme.
It is really an interesting series! I love the way the queen interacts with the various people she gets in contact with.
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Thank you for the translation. I have a small request, if anyone knows what the queen says about the prime minister at the first part of the document? Or maybe she talks about relations with the government? Thank you in advance, this will help me very much.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for your translation! This documentary is so great! This family seems to be nice and quite normal! Mary and Margrethe seem to have a very good relationship! Mary looks so impressed by her mother - in - law!
Can't wait to see the others parts!
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I loved seeing the Queen checking over the guest rooms!
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One Millions thanks! I love it and enjoy it so much! yes it is great to see the Queen checking the guest rooms, and the bathroom! it was allso great to see Mary and fred living their house all dress up for the gala and see Christian up in her nany armas before to live! one thing surprise me to see them with no seat belts, more surprsie me to see the kids from Joahim and grandpa in the car and not seat belts for the kids!(i the last was in other episode or soemwhere else)is that the y are driving so slow so it isno risk??? it is amazing to see the organization behinf the scene! it is incredible all the people that wokrs there! now I saw a lot of people , like maybe "footmen"? or "waiters"? using medals and sash, anybody could explain me that? wow i had a ball thank you so much! Tusind tak!!!!!
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