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You are all welcome. It was genuinely my pleasure.

Ana von Cleves, I think you refer to the windows on the stairs?
They are still in use today. When there is a gala-dinner a handful from the Music Corps of the Royal Lifeguard Regiment sit here and play. On wooden instruments like an oboe and so on. I guess the sounds carries better.

One of the things I enjoy about QMII is indeed her facial expressions. And she is a great storyteller, with a wonderful dry wit.

I notice a lot of the shots must have been made by a drone. They have to be a director and cameraman's wet dream come true.

Out of curiosity: Do you think this series as it is presented would interest people abroad who has a more general interest in royalty and especially historical buildings, but who doesn't really know the DRF? That is if there were subtitles.

And an off topic question to English speakers:
What is the English English word for "håndværkertilbud"?
I.e. a house that is sold cheap because it's really in need of a major renovation.
Like this: http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/470/5/6...51229arjpg.jpg
Håndværkertilbud = something like "a bargain for a craftsman".
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:40 AM
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Out of curiosity: Do you think this series as it is presented would interest people abroad who has a more general interest in royalty and especially historical buildings, but who doesn't really know the DRF? That is if there were subtitles.
I think so. If a friend hadn't pointed out to me how wonderful these documentaries were, I probably would never have seen them. As I thoroughly enjoyed them, I think they would do well on a Travel channel. I'm still waiting for programmers to come out with a Royalty channel. They would find years of suggestions for programs just by reading TRF.

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And an off topic question to English speakers:
What is the English English word for "håndværkertilbud"?
I.e. a house that is sold cheap because it's really in need of a major renovation.
Like this: http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/470/5/6...51229arjpg.jpg
Håndværkertilbud = something like "a bargain for a craftsman".
I think here in the US they would be listed as an "as is" or a "fixer upper" to denote that the residence perhaps needs work to be brought up to code or renovated.
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Unfortunately we don't have one word that describes such a thing - we usually just say a property in need of renovation. And these days, the way the UK housing market is, even such properties aren't exactly cheap :-(
I love the Danish word for them
ps A lot of the worst properties are put up for auction and I did find this site which is probably another way we'd describe such properties, lol! www.wreckoftheweek.co.uk
(Sorry, I'm on my iPad and I don't know how to make the link live on here)


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Out of curiosity: Do you think this series as it is presented would interest people abroad who has a more general interest in royalty and especially historical buildings, but who doesn't really know the DRF? That is if there were subtitles.

And an off topic question to English speakers:
What is the English English word for "håndværkertilbud"?
I.e. a house that is sold cheap because it's really in need of a major renovation.
Like this: http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/470/5/6...51229arjpg.jpg
Håndværkertilbud = something like "a bargain for a craftsman".
the travel or educational channels.
One of my favorites is by the traveler Rick Steves. I have spent countless hours "traveling" via his shows.
And this series done by the Queen herself of such historical places is top notch.

I dont think we have a specific word, just "in need of major renovation" or the house is a "fixer upper"
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for suggestions.
And especially for the link, Librarian Daisy. I think that'll be helpful.

And no, we don't intend to buy a new house, it's just a hobby of mine to manipulate photos and right now I need pictures of an almost derelict but still habitable English country house.
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So glad I could help considering all you do for us. I'm a librarian in real life so if you ever want me to find something out for you, let me know!
And yes, I'd love to have a sub-titled version of this series.
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I think this documentary, done by the queen herself, constitutes an important historical document on many levels. It is like a living journal (diary) entry. Just marvelous! I wish QEII would do something like this.
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press release about the Royal Vegetable Garden at Gråsten Castle
Den Kongelige Køkkenhave på Gråsten Slot åbnes | Kongehuset - Forside

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Gråsten Slotshave, Kongelige Køkkenhave: Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen
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And tomorrow Queen will shows us Fredensborg!!! Muhler I know that tomorrow celebrate the Easter there (we are not here) but I believe something you can do!!

And some previews

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...83082865100%2F
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...92456197496%2F
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:02 AM
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Don't worry.

They'll send the episode about Fredensborg tonight Sunday.
Perhaps I'll write about that tonight.

And the episode about Gråsten will be shown Easter Monday.
- But I won't be writing about that until sometime Tuesday though.
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press release about the Royal Vegetable Garden at Gråsten Castle
Den Kongelige Køkkenhave på Gråsten Slot åbnes | Kongehuset - Forside

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In the Danish word Køkkenhave I recognize the Dutch word Keukenhof, which means Kitchen's Court(yard). That was the part of the garden which delivered the vegetables, the herbs, the fruits and also the flowers for the royal household.

Great to see that this word is still used in Danish! The most famous Kitchen's Court(yard) probably is the old garden of the Counts of Holland which is now a big flower garden (picture).
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https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/dronningens-...ensborg-slot-3

In this episode we visit Fredensborg, where QMII absolutely love to be and that is clearly shown throughout the programme.
We also see a QMII with a mischievous sense of humor.

Before the introduction:
QMII talks about how she loved being here! No going for a walk with a nanny in one hand and a kid sister in the other... (ØV! - Childish Danish exclamation for something annoying).
But come November... Back to Amalienborg and going for walks - which she did not think was much fun! And still doesn't.

Fredensborg was build to celebrate peace after the end of the Great Nordic War in 1720.

Frederik 4's værelse (room):
It really wasn't his room, but his portrait is hanging there and QMII believes he must have been a nice person.
It's a cozy room. The Regent Couple use it a lot, not least because it has a working fireplace. PH often play the piano.
It's an old house so the door is causing a bit of trouble.

Fredensborg is very much inspired by a visit to Italy by Frederik IV, not least the extensive use of marble.

Kuppelsalen = The Dome Hall.
The fireplaces of marble as well as the door frames were brought back from Italy.
(Hammering is heard). QMII says aloud: "Well, one sure can tell that someone is talking loudly"!
But parts of the door frames are made from painted wood.
QMII believe the palace itself add 50 % to the festive mood at parties.

06:55 "Carry on, guardsmen".
After the death of Frederik IV the kings who followed became so fond of the place that they expanded it, and that's why it has two wings. Mainly with guestrooms.

Gardersalen - The Guards Hall.
That is the grand entrance hall that is not used on a daily basis. As is custom in such halls the Regent Couple's portraits hang here.
08:24 The "unicorn" is one PH claims to have shot! It makes a good icebreaker when you haven't anything else to talk about.

The Kuppelsal is surrounded by the grand salons and sometimes as children they spinned visiting children around and told them to locate say Gardersalen. Not always successful.
QMII has been to Fredensborg every year since 1947, when Frederik IX became king. His father, Christian X, didn't like the place. But Frederik IX loved it!

09:55 QMII's study.
She usually sits in that chair, because from here she can enjoy the room.
There is also room for the dachshund.
QMII freely admits that she is not very tidy! And things have a tendency to end up on the desk, which is otherwise pretty big.

When Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid took over in 1947, the place was very old-fashioned and the furnishing was, well.... So Queen Ingrid quietly started putting the place in order and that is an ongoing process. Several salons have now been restored to the original style from the 1730's or so.
And when princess Margrethe came home from school she followed her mother around to learn what had been done.
So she was introduced to the various styles, rococo, baroque and so on.

Christian IX in particular was were fond of the place and gathered the extended family here in the summer.

14:39 - The Garden Room, where Frederik IX was very fond of sitting.
The public is allowed into the park till the semi-circular bit, even when the DRF are in residence.

17:05 - The Little Baroque Dining Room.
Here the Regent Couple and an adjutant dine. QMII stands at PH's seat, where there in an ample supply of spices, herbs and what not.
Opposite is her seat, there are salt and pepper, because she borrow from her husband is she needs anything. - And as she points out, there are also cigarettes and an ashtray.
Beforehand this is where QMII and her sisters dined on a daily basis. They only dined with their parents on Sundays and on "days off".
Later on Frederik and Joachim dined here.
This room has also been restored to the original look.

19:45 - The Yellow Salon.
The family painting was started when there were three children less in the family.
20:45 - Then all of a sudden when the work on the painting was going on "Whoops! Twins came. - And then whoops, a daughter came along at Joachim's. - And then all of a sudden we were many more". So the age of the children is not correct in regards to when the painting was made.
21:05 - "We have eight grandchildren, so... We are pretty surprised ourselves, because we had two boys, and well, we'll hopefully have some grandchildren. Then one day we did a count and there were eight"!
21.45 - "They are very fine together all the kids. That's really very nice. Nikolai and Felix are fantastic sweet with little Henrik and Christian think they are wonderful, because they are the big cousins you always look up to as a younger cousin".

The many portraits in QMII's study are Queen Juliane Marie's relatives.
The study has also been restored to original.
24:10 - QMII was so delighted with the result of the restoration that she wrote about it on the window pane.

24:43 - Churchill's autograph from a visit in 1950. QMII and her sisters had a chat with him. They had a kitten who sat in Churchill's lap, while they talked.
Churchill was presented with the Order of the Elephant, which he the next morning told Frederik IX had been standing on his night stand and "I gave him a bun this morning". (25:29).

There is loads of graffiti on the door-frames. QMII spends much of the episode looking for a particular note from Princess Dagmar's (later tsarina) first engagement. She does eventually manage to find from the second engagement. But it's not only guests and royals who have scribbled on the frames, servants did it too.
"If it's old enough, then it's interesting. And that the difference between history and vandalism".

27:15 - The Little Blue Salon.
Also restored. This is the TV-room of the Regent Couple. QMII doesn't watch much TV though and they dine late, so it tends to conflict with programmes they might want to watch, but it happens they dine in here, if there is something special on TV.
They mainly watch the news.

28:00 - QMII and her sisters played a lot in the park, but not that much together because QMII is several years older than her sisters.
But when they came home from school, it was out the door! - Before being called back for homework... (29:08) ØV!

29:20 - Dachshunds. "They are not well-behaved but they are funny and have personality". (30:00).

31:00 - The Marble Garden which has always had the many little statues.

31:50 - This a synthesizer/jukebox brought back from Italy by Frederik IV.

33:40 - The red colors on the window frames is to make the light less cold. "They knew what they were doing".

34:20 - This is the apartment/suite for visiting heads of states.
It's not always the Regent Couple accompany visiting heads of states throughout the entire visit, so it happens that while the guests are away that QMII put on more casual wear. And often members if the visiting dignitary's staff stay back as well - presidents in particular tend to have a very large staff... and they meet QMII and she can tell they are puzzled... Isn't that...? She finds that very amusing. (35:36).

In the restored dressing room hangs a painting of Queen Juliane Marie. Here QMII has played with the setting, furnitures and colors.

38:35 - After the fall of the Wall, the three Baltic nations became independent and DK opened official diplomatic relations with them, as the first country and the ceremony took place at Fredensborg.
A very moving occasion for all involved.

41:00 - Yes! She found the Dagmar graffiti. Almost, it's the second engagement.

- And that's it.
Tomorrow, it's Gråsten.
But that will have to wait until Tuesday, because we expect guests tomorrow evening. - But if someone else would like to have a go, please do.
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Looking forward to watch these episodes, thank you Muhler!
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https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/dronningens-...ensborg-slot-3

In this episode we visit Fredensborg, where QMII absolutely love to be and that is clearly shown throughout the programme.
We also see a QMII with a mischievous sense of humor.
all your info helps so much.
Not understanding Danish at all but this was a joy to watch! I would watch again if its ever placed with English subtitles

The Queen herself showing the inside of the palaces. the historical footage used. All is great!

I love seeing the photos in the frames they have everywhere
like in this shoot, the photo of Mary with Christian during his baptism (which we have seen before) is precious
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/M145918771131425_5.png
but then they also have never before seen photos like this one of Frederik and Christian on the Dannebrog during the tour of Greenland in 2014
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/M145918771131425_1.png
and on her desk a photo of Frederik and Mary from their engagement, along with a smaller photo of Queen Ingrid
http://cdn.imageupper.com/s02imageup...71131425_2.png

and again, baby Frederik with the Queen
http://cdn.imageupper.com/s02imageup...71131425_3.png
http://cdn.imageupper.com/s02imageup...71131425_4.png

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I think what has impressed me most about the most recent installment is just how much a beautiful and beautiful estate such as Fredensborg is very much a home and Queen Margrethe most certainly is a expert at being the hostess with the mostest as you know just by watching her and her facial expressions that she enjoys giving the tour as much as those of us who watched it.

I'm now wondering if perhaps the tradition of measuring the children's growth on the door jambs of homes started in Denmark. That must be really something to be able to walk through your home and read "graffiti" left by so many ancestors and people from past ages. It really gives a sense of continuity I think and turns the estate into a home.
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I'm now wondering if perhaps the tradition of measuring the children's growth on the door jambs of homes started in Denmark. That must be really something to be able to walk through your home and read "graffiti" left by so many ancestors and people from past ages. It really gives a sense of continuity I think and turns the estate into a home.

Napoleon III & Eugenie used to measure the growth of their son against a door jamb at Fontainebleau. Many years later, after the fall of the Second Empire and the death of both her husband and son, Eugenie is said to have visited Fontainebleau incognito and wasn't recognised by her guide until she broke down when seeing a mark on a door jamb saying "Loulou six ans"


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Here is the link to the fourth part on Grasten
https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/dronningens-...slot-4#!/00:04

article from BB about this fourth part
Dronning Margrethe i topform på Gråsten | BILLED-BLADET
Where we learn about this cute detail
"The Crown Prince Couple were here for three weeks last summer and they feel at home, there is no doubt, says the queen happy, and that viewers can even satisfy itself as the royal couple has written a sweet greeting in the "guestbook", also signed by all the grandchildren -and dog Ziggy, out of whose name is drawn a dog paw and written "vuf vuf!"
you can see that moment at 13:55

here is a gif of it, made by tumblr user dailyscands
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Here is the link to the fourth part on Grasten
https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/dronningens-...slot-4#!/00:04

article from BB about this fourth part
Dronning Margrethe i topform på Gråsten | BILLED-BLADET
Where we learn about this cute detail
"The Crown Prince Couple were here for three weeks last summer and they feel at home, there is no doubt, says the queen happy, and that viewers can even satisfy itself as the royal couple has written a sweet greeting in the "guestbook", also signed by all the grandchildren -and dog Ziggy, out of whose name is drawn a dog paw and written "vuf vuf!"
you can see that moment at 13:55

here is a gif of it, made by tumblr user dailyscands
http://45.media.tumblr.com/56f193c8b...awh1o3_500.gif

Watched and loved both segments of the Queen's Castles series. I thank all Danish speakers for their helpful comments and translations helping us who are not fluent enough in Danish to understand the commentary. I am however curious about one segment where the Prince Consort (aka the King of Denmark) is interviewed along with a young Queen Margrethe about.... The discussion seems to have caused much laughter so I wonder whether Danish speakers could share the joke with the rest of us? Mange tak
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In this episode we visit Fredensborg, where QMII absolutely love to be and that is clearly shown throughout the programme.
We also see a QMII with a mischievous sense of humor.


Fredensborg was build to celebrate peace after the end of the Great Nordic War in 1720.

But parts of the door frames are made from painted wood.
QMII believe the palace itself add 50 % to the festive mood at parties.

06:55 "Carry on, guardsmen".
After the death of Frederik IV the kings who followed became so fond of the place that they expanded it, and that's why it has two wings. Mainly with guestrooms.

Gardersalen - The Guards Hall.
That is the grand entrance hall that is not used on a daily basis. As is custom in such halls the Regent Couple's portraits hang here.
08:24 The "unicorn" is one PH claims to have shot! It makes a good icebreaker when you haven't anything else to talk about.

The Kuppelsal is surrounded by the grand salons and sometimes as children they spinned visiting children around and told them to locate say Gardersalen. Not always successful.
QMII has been to Fredensborg every year since 1947, when Frederik IX became king. His father, Christian X, didn't like the place. But Frederik IX loved it!

09:55 QMII's study.
She usually sits in that chair, because from here she can enjoy the room.
There is also room for the dachshund.
QMII freely admits that she is not very tidy! And things have a tendency to end up on the desk, which is otherwise pretty big.

When Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid took over in 1947, the place was very old-fashioned and the furnishing was, well.... So Queen Ingrid quietly started putting the place in order and that is an ongoing process. Several salons have now been restored to the original style from the 1730's or so.
And when princess Margrethe came home from school she followed her mother around to learn what had been done.
So she was introduced to the various styles, rococo, baroque and so on.

Christian IX in particular was were fond of the place and gathered the extended family here in the summer.

14:39 - The Garden Room, where Frederik IX was very fond of sitting.
The public is allowed into the park till the semi-circular bit, even when the DRF are in residence.

17:05 - The Little Baroque Dining Room.
Here the Regent Couple and an adjutant dine. QMII stands at PH's seat, where there in an ample supply of spices, herbs and what not.
Opposite is her seat, there are salt and pepper, because she borrow from her husband is she needs anything. - And as she points out, there are also cigarettes and an ashtray.
Beforehand this is where QMII and her sisters dined on a daily basis. They only dined with their parents on Sundays and on "days off".
Later on Frederik and Joachim dined here.
This room has also been restored to the original look.

19:45 - The Yellow Salon.
The family painting was started when there were three children less in the family.
20:45 - Then all of a sudden when the work on the painting was going on "Whoops! Twins came. - And then whoops, a daughter came along at Joachim's. - And then all of a sudden we were many more". So the age of the children is not correct in regards to when the painting was made.
21:05 - "We have eight grandchildren, so... We are pretty surprised ourselves, because we had two boys, and well, we'll hopefully have some grandchildren. Then one day we did a count and there were eight"!
21.45 - "They are very fine together all the kids. That's really very nice. Nikolai and Felix are fantastic sweet with little Henrik and Christian think they are wonderful, because they are the big cousins you always look up to as a younger cousin".

The many portraits in QMII's study are Queen Juliane Marie's relatives.
The study has also been restored to original.


In the restored dressing room hangs a painting of Queen Juliane Marie. Here QMII has played with the setting, furnitures and colors.

- And that's it.
Tomorrow, it's Gråsten.
But that will have to wait until Tuesday, because we expect guests tomorrow evening. - But if someone else would like to have a go, please do.
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