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Old 07-02-2004, 10:04 PM
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Is there a link to the interview that the royal family gave during this trip? They said that you can hear Mary speak. The links on some of the other message boards do not seem to work. Thank you.
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:16 PM
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The Greenland trip is not yet over.

It "officiially" ends on July 04, 2004 - Monday.


Friday, July 02
After flying via Mestersvig to Daneborg, to visit the sled patrol base Sirius. Overnight in Daneborg.
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:17 PM
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Fly to Zackenberg Research Station, to visit. Thereafter fly via Mestersvig to Constable Pynt and review the Sovereign Helicopter Detachment, then overnight.
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by Jasl@Jul 2nd, 2004 - 9:09 pm
Lol... yeah "touched" seems to be something that Danes use quite a bit.

I remember for the wedding telecast here in Australia, we had a Danish commentator (I think someone from DR?) and when Frederik started having tears in his eyes, the commentator said "Crown Prince Frederik seems to be touching already" ....
Ehm, am I the target of some sort of joke here??

Well, I wouldn't have used 'touching' in the same way, as the commentator

But when I say "a touched Crownprince", it would be better to say "a moved Crownprince"????
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Old 07-03-2004, 04:30 AM
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Yesterday the tv-news in Denmark showed clips from a pressconference with the royal family:

The clip shown at DR

The webpage of tv2
click "Åbn konsollen", and than choose "fredag" at "19.00"
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Old 07-03-2004, 04:36 AM
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BT also gives a report of the pressconference

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Fredagens afsluttende pressemøde på Grønland visteen kongelig familie, der har elsket at vise Kronprinsesse Mary den smukke hvide ø.

Det er ikke kun Kronprinsen, som har elsket at vise Grønland frem for Mary de sidste to uger.
Også Dronningen og prins Henrik har nydt at rejse med deres nye svigerdatter for første gang, og de har været ivrige for at vise det nyefamiliemedlem så meget som muligt.
»Jeg elsker jo at forklare alt muligt, så andres ører hænger i laser,« sagde Dronningen, da de fire kongelige familiemedlemmer holdt pressemøde i Qaanaaq.

Og majestæten lagde da heller ikke skjul på, at Mary havde været rejsens absolutte højdepunkt.

»Det har været en ekstra glæde for Prinsen og mig, at Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen har været med. At se Kronprinsessens første møde med Grønland. Det har vi glædet os til gennem hele vinteren.«

»Det er da også dejligt at se, hvordan de unge er blevet modtaget, og hvor godt de klarer sig,« sagde Dronningen, mens prins Henrik nikkede.

En slags familietur

Også for ham er det samværet med familien, som han, på trods af mange overvældende naturoplevelser, vil huske rejsen for.

»Det største ved den her tur har været, at vi var fire til at dele vore glæder. Vi plejer jo bare at være to. Det var en slags familietur,« sagde Prinsen, som sammen med resten af familien hver eneste dag har været vidne til, hvor overstrømmende hans svigerdatter er blevet modtaget.

»Mary, Mary, Mary« har for eksempel været et af de jubelråb, som er gået igen, når kongeskibet har lagt til en ny kaj.

Hjertevarm modtagelse

Mary selv havde da også svært ved at sætte ord på den modtagelse, hun har fået på sin første officielle tur.

»Det har været meget overvældende og hjertevarmende at blive modtaget på den måde. Der har været så mange indtryk, og befolkningen har været så varme og hjertelige. De har modtaget mig som om, de allerede kender mig godt,« sagde Mary og rettede på sit brune halstørklæde, som er en af de mange gaver, hun kan tage med sig hjem fra Grønland.

Nåede ikke dagbogen

Samtidig har hun fået så mange oplevelser, at det næsten kan være svært at huske dem alle sammen. Oplevelser, hun ville ønske, hun havde skrevet ned.

»Jeg havde planlagt, at jeg ville skrive dagbog, men der var desværre ikke så meget tid til det. Men jeg regner med, at når jeg kommer hjem, vil jeg tænke tilbage og skrive det ned,« fortalte Mary og understregede, at en af de helt store oplevelser var turen på hundeslæde med Frederik.

Hundehåndteringsros

Noget som han forinden havde talt meget om, og Mary så nu for første gang og med egne øjne, hvor professionel han var med de grønlandske hunde.

Helt på grønlandsk maner gik han hårdt til slædehundene for at sætte sig i respekt med både råb og et enkelt spark - hvilket måske har chokeret nogen derhjemme i stuerne, da det blev vist på dansk TV.

»Jeg taler selvfølgelig hårdt til dem. Danskere synes, det er meget hårdt og barskt. Men jeg er faktisk blevet lykønsket af en fanger, som syntes, at man kunne se, at jeg havde arbejdet med grønlandske hunde. Og der skete jo ikke hunden noget, for jeg missede den jo fuldstændig,« sagde Kronprinsen.

Til gengæld han en meget blød side af sig selv torsdag, da han kæmpede med tårerne, da han mødte gamle venner i Qaanaaq. Stedet hvor han tilbragte fire måneder inden Sirius Ekspeditionen.

Svært at time reaktion

»Man kan godt forberede sig en lille smule på, at det vil blive et alletiders gensyn, men det er altid svært fuldstændig at time sin glæde og reaktion, når man så bliver konfronteret med mødet,« sagde Frederik, som indenfor meget kort tid har vist danskerne, at han har svært ved at holde tårerne tilbage, når følelserne overvælder ham.

Der er nok ingen tvivl om, at Mary har gjort Frederik mere følsom - og mere lykkelig.

Under hele Grønlandsturen har det været umuligt ikke at bemærke hans strålende humør, og han sætter også meget store ord på, når han beskriver rejsen med sin kone i Grønland.

»Det har været en solstorm. Det har været super godt vejr. Og at have sin kone med for første gang har været en fantastisk glæde,« sagde Kronprinsen.
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:07 AM
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The clip of DR:

While they show the pictures of a touched Crownprince with tears in his eyes, we hear him say: “It was a sunstorm”, you can say”.

At the pressconference:
CP Frederik: “To bring your wife for the first time has been an amazing joy. And I have had expectations of showing her as much as possible.”
CP Mary: “The population has been so warm-hearted and friendly and so warm. And they have received me, like they knew me very well. [and] that has been the most moving…. And than the landscapes are fantastic, it doesn’t look like anything, I have seen before.”
Q Margrethe: “You actually look differently at something, you also have to show others – when you say: ‘you have to hear this’, or ‘I want to tell you about this place’ – yes [ironically] I love to explain about all sorts of things, makes other people’s ears tear into shreds”.
Mary has also been rechristened, when she crossed the polar circle for the first time.
Mary: “My name was, is [Chatleen: don’t know how to write the name] In danish, it means ‘our daughter-in-law’.”
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:15 AM
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Extracts from the article in BT:

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»Det har været en ekstra glæde for Prinsen og mig, at Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen har været med. At se Kronprinsessens første møde med Grønland. Det har vi glædet os til gennem hele vinteren.«

»Det er da også dejligt at se, hvordan de unge er blevet modtaget, og hvor godt de klarer sig,«
Q Margrethe: "Is has been an extra pleasure for the Prince and me, that the Crownprince and the Crownprincess also have went along. To see the Crownprincess meet Greenland for the first time. We have been looking forward to this all winter.

It is nice to see, how the young ones have been greeted, and how well, they are doing".

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»Det største ved den her tur har været, at vi var fire til at dele vore glæder. Vi plejer jo bare at være to. Det var en slags familietur,«
P Henrik: "The biggest part of this trip has been, that we have been four people to share our joy among us. Usually we are only two. This have been a kind of a familytrip."

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»Jeg havde planlagt, at jeg ville skrive dagbog, men der var desværre ikke så meget tid til det. Men jeg regner med, at når jeg kommer hjem, vil jeg tænke tilbage og skrive det ned,«
CP Mary: "I had planned to write a diary, but unfortunately I haven't had the time. My plan is now, that when I come home, I will reflect on the trip and write it all down."

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»Jeg taler selvfølgelig hårdt til dem. Danskere synes, det er meget hårdt og barskt. Men jeg er faktisk blevet lykønsket af en fanger, som syntes, at man kunne se, at jeg havde arbejdet med grønlandske hunde. Og der skete jo ikke hunden noget, for jeg missede den jo fuldstændig,«
CP Frederik on the Greenlandic dogs: "Of course I speak to them in a rough way. The danes think, that it is rough and tough. But actually, I have been congratulated by a sealer, who thought, that it was visible, that I have experience in working with Greenlandic dogs. And no harm was done to the dog, because I missed it completely."
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:38 AM
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My comments on Mary speaking danish:

I think, that she speaks it very well. The pronunciation is getting better, and her vocabulary isn't poor at all.

You can tell though, that she still thinks in english. During the pressconference, the english word 'and' slipped her tongue. IMO that shows, that her thoughts are in english.

This is just an observation on my account though, I don't mean to critisize her danish skills. Afterall it must be difficult trying to learn danish in Greenlandic surroundings with a father-in-law speaking French
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Old 07-03-2004, 07:13 AM
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Thanks for the translations Chatleen! :flower:
It is good to get an evaluation of Mary's Danish skills from someone in the know.

PS: No, you were not the target of a joke . Jasl was just joking about the wedding commentator's incorrect use of "touching" ( ). You can use either touched or moved. I tend to use moved more, but it is more of a personal preference rather than a rule in English.
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Originally posted by Chatleen+Jul 3rd, 2004 - 2:53 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Chatleen @ Jul 3rd, 2004 - 2:53 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Jasl@Jul 2nd, 2004 - 9:09 pm
Lol... yeah "touched" seems to be something that Danes use quite a bit.

I remember for the wedding telecast here in Australia, we had a Danish commentator (I think someone from DR?) and when Frederik started having tears in his eyes, the commentator said "Crown Prince Frederik seems to be touching already"&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ....
Ehm, am I the target of some sort of joke here??

Well, I wouldn&#39;t have used &#39;touching&#39; in the same way, as the commentator

But when I say "a touched Crownprince", it would be better to say "a moved Crownprince"???? [/b][/quote]
O no, not at all&#33; (so sorry if it seemed that way :flower: ).

I think the word "touched" just reminded me of the Danish commentator saying "touching" that&#39;s all. It was quite funny then because I was ready to start crying, watching Frederik fighting back his tears, and the commentator came up with that phrase&#33;

No, you&#39;re absolutely right... "touched" is quite appropriate.
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Old 07-03-2004, 08:39 AM
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Chatleen, a big Thank You for translating the Pressconference:)

I appreciate your comments on Mary&#39;s Danish skills :flower:

Like Emi said"It is good to get an evaluation of Mary&#39;s Danish skills from someone in the know."
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I think the word "touched" just reminded me of the Danish commentator saying "touching" that&#39;s all. It was quite funny then because I was ready to start crying, watching Frederik fighting back his tears, and the commentator came up with that phrase&#33;

No, you&#39;re absolutely right... "touched" is quite appropriate.
Good, I just wanted to get it clarified, whether I used the word in the in the right way :)

Wonder who that danish commentator were Actually I also think, that these commentators say a lot of rubbish, even in their native language. Guess it is a hard job to keep a conversation going for hours
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Excellent Chatleen,
always nice to get the "right twist" on teh story.

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Chatleen&nbsp; Posted: Jul 3rd, 2004 - 2:15 am
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»Jeg havde planlagt, at jeg ville skrive dagbog, men der var desværre ikke så meget tid til det. Men jeg regner med, at når jeg kommer hjem, vil jeg tænke tilbage og skrive det ned,«
CP Mary: "I had planned to write a diary, but unfortunately I haven&#39;t had the time. My plan is now, that when I come home, I will think back [Chatleen: ???] and write is all down."
I will think back ... you could also use "I will reflect on"
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Thanks a great deal Chatleen. :flower:
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Thanks to Chatleen for the link .....

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even if you do mind, I will just take that croissant

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Thanks for translating the conference. It&#39;s so nice because it seems that the family really loves Mary and they&#39;re very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of Greenland with her. It&#39;s a widely known fact that QMII has always loved Greenland and felt a special connection with it (she said so herself in a book that I think was only recently published). I&#39;m happy to see that QMII is so eager to show Mary around- very sweet.
I only with Alex and Joachim could have gone too so thay way the whole family could have experienced Greenland together for the first time with Mary.
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Hmmm, for my part, I wouldn&#39;t want my sister in law and brother in law to tag along to everything I go to&#33; I think when Alex was introduced to Greenland for the first time, I don&#39;t think Fred tagged along (though I&#39;m not 100% sure).... i think it was only Alex, Joachim, Margrethe and Henrik. So now its Mary&#39;s turn.

Almost all of the RFs have to constantly see their in laws.... it must be sooo tiring&#33;&#33; (my parents only see my uncles and aunts once in a blue moon&#33; but that&#39;s maybe because they live far away).
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