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Old 10-06-2015, 09:20 AM
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Thanks, Marika86 & Queen Claude.

The combined Danish world press are as usual slow! And apart from being slow, what better thing to do than to tag pics from previous years with "2015".

Here however is a Hat gallery from BB, for comparison: GALLERI: Kongelige hatte på Christiansborg | Billed Bladet

It's windy today, have we seen hats flying?

First video clip from DR1: VIDEO Se højdepunkterne fra Folketingets åbning | Politik | DR

Second video, show the Regent Couple arriving. And unless my French is off PH is complimenting a hat, our Marie's hat?
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:35 AM
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The blond woman from Enhedslisten curtsied to the Queen. And PH.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:01 AM
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I saw the opening (with half an eye, however) and the same happened as last year... and last year... and last year again... Henrik crossed his arms already efter 1 minute, Margrethe was studying the ceiling several times, Frederik and Mary switched between listening and flirting a bit with each other, etc. etc. etc. ... All these 'activities' very likely to prevent falling asleep

Two nice pics of Margrethe, Frederik and Mary:
http://media2.avisen.dk/GetImage.ash...6322&sizeid=49
http://media.avisen.dk/GetImage.ashx...6639&sizeid=49

Pictures:

https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...47&oe=5698BC29
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...a3&oe=56CE8918
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9a&oe=568C4C12
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...85&oe=56D1FD07
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e4&oe=568AD5EE
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9c&oe=5684DFD7
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8f&oe=568FCA30
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...84&oe=568B3BF7
http://media.avisen.dk/GetImage.ashx...6639&sizeid=49
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...6a&oe=568CEEE6

(We can always count on a flirtatious Frederik and Mary during the loooong speech )
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...7a&oe=569E1BE7
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...38&oe=569C1B26
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...67&oe=56D1CE1A

(Prince Henrik was badly walking and had to have solid support up the stairs)
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...54&oe=568B071B
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...cb&oe=56D087CC
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8b&oe=5699D4A1
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:11 AM
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Well, well, the BB reporters have finally returned from their lunch break. A BB video: Dronning Margrethe fik nye blomsterpige | billedbladet.dk

Thanks for the pics, Roskilde.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:19 AM
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Muhler-Is Henrik having some mobility issues? I noticed that he was being assisted up the steps today. He appeared to be joking in French with Marie about her hat.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:28 AM
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Muhler-Is Henrik having some mobility issues? I noticed that he was being assisted up the steps today. He appeared to be joking in French with Marie about her hat.
Yes, he is getting older and has a history of back problems and he is not as sure on his feet as he used to be.

But, eeh, he is a bit on the heavy side and the daily exercise is perhaps not so high on the list that it ought to be...
Aaaand I can't help thinking PH perhaps is more sure-footed when there are no one else around...
It's nice with a bit of sympathy, eh?

- I know quite a lot of people whose faces light up if you tell them: "You look a bit under the weather today".
I suspect I won't be too off the mark if I say PH belongs in that group.

At least Svensk Damtidning had a short lunch today... Nice pics: Danska kungafamiljen på Folketingets högtidliga öppnande | Svensk Damtidning

DRF hugs from Royalista: Lots of loving embraces as the Danish royals open Parliament | Royalista

And for download (there are always ways around...):
Mary: https://app.box.com/s/vnbvlw4175y2b4541gma0kp28lcfblzz
Frederik and PH: https://app.box.com/s/eou9t5bc5m1wpu8i7m2ypini0rd1ks1s
Frederik and QMII: https://app.box.com/s/1onwyosi29qcaf47jukly1zqahwkb633
Frederik and Joachim: https://app.box.com/s/sxqm2c8u8tt41y4euasihpm898w543q6
Mary and our Marie: https://app.box.com/s/ffyg8ymnd867wnio9ix232uf0nnhn1im
Joachim and Frederik: https://app.box.com/s/30og8o8ktamtljdovaz6u9s25ksa49yq

And finally two well-dressed gentlemen. However, even though Frederik is well attired observe and marvel at how Joachim (who is a perfect gentleman) outdo his older brother by wearing a vest : https://app.box.com/s/o2i6zoo03dx2rppbjw7ot9dgr9mvvmu7
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:32 AM
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All royal ladies elegant but in my opinion the show stole the Princess Benedicte. And fortunately hats remained in place.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:37 PM
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I saw the opening (with half an eye, however) and the same happened as last year... and last year... and last year again... Henrik crossed his arms already efter 1 minute, Margrethe was studying the ceiling several times, Frederik and Mary switched between listening and flirting a bit with each other, etc. etc. etc. ... All these 'activities' very likely to prevent falling asleep

Two nice pics of Margrethe, Frederik and Mary:
http://media2.avisen.dk/GetImage.ash...6322&sizeid=49
http://media.avisen.dk/GetImage.ashx...6639&sizeid=49


(We can always count on a flirtatious Frederik and Mary during the loooong speech )
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...7a&oe=569E1BE7
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...38&oe=569C1B26
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...67&oe=56D1CE1A
Lovely pictures. thank you and everyone for the links and information.
Frederik cant help but give lovely looks and smile to his wife

They all looked relaxed and happy.
Love the pictures of the Queen greeting Frederik and Mary looking on.
and the big hug between Frederik and Joachim.
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...6a&oe=568CEEE6

For me Mary and Benedikte were the most elegant but all looked lovely
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...85&oe=56D1FD07

Up the stairs
6 Oct p 3.jpg Photo by Fredum | Photobucket
6 Oct p 1.jpg Photo by Fredum | Photobucket

Mary beautiful
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/7/M144415008131437_4.jpg
and Frederik handsome per usual
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/7/M144415008131437_2.jpg

the royal box
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQn-yUlVEAALGH5.jpg

quite a crowd inside the building
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQoAWOTW8AAslhJ.jpg

In this picture you can see Frederik right behind the Queen coming up the stairs
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQoA0IaU8AAIbYX.jpg

The ministers waiting for the royal family inside
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...02819241_n.jpg
the flags really stand out. wonderful
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp..._4934383_n.jpg


Great picture of Frederik
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...54248963_n.jpg
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:59 PM
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I wonder why the Parliament has not decorated the venue for the occasion, like they do in Sweden (picture), the Netherlands (picture) or even in Germany (picture)? It looked like a normal day at the office. Not even a special loge for Her Majesty The Queen...
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:06 PM
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Nice kissing welcome pictures

https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...d9&oe=56958D2B
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...3e&oe=5692DE8E
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...03&oe=5689365F
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9d&oe=56CFC471
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9b&oe=569DAD75



Simply love the way F&M always look at each other
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:17 PM
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I wonder why the Parliament has not decorated the venue for the occasion, like they do in Sweden (picture), the Netherlands (picture) or even in Germany (picture)? It looked like a normal day at the office. Not even a special loge for Her Majesty The Queen...
Maybe because they don't decorate parliament here in the UK?!
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:49 PM
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Actually they do [using the blue furnishings from the 1952 Coronation], in the Royal Gallery. But the its hard to imagine any further decoration in the House of Lords...
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:21 PM
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It is really not that much effort but the result is great. It looks so much better with a drape or a nice guirlande. Imagine how dull this loge looks without the flowers: (picture).
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:41 PM
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Thanks, Polyesco.

But it's actually the Presidium we see waiting for the DRF. But how could you possibly know.

I forgot to include these:

Benedikte talking to Mary with our Marie in the background: https://app.box.com/s/147s9tdfmmp2sbebei87ge1x85m3712f
Marie: https://app.box.com/s/vmt9iy16ck9o21t72k5buickb23sf84m
Mary and Marie kissing: https://app.box.com/s/1xoewox074348jb71k94w40jh16j8ve2
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:30 PM
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Thanks, Polyesco.

But it's actually the Presidium we see waiting for the DRF. But how could you possibly know.
LOL

I noticed Joachim wanted his own flowers too, stealing Marie's for awhile
http://royalista.com/wp-content/imag...200_h=1200.jpg

Notice his vest? a nice three piece suit, but the handkerchief is a miss im afraid
http://royalista.com/wp-content/imag...200_h=1200.jpg

the minister with Frederik is new?
I dont think i have seen him around or is he not a minister?
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...54248963_n.jpg

added:
the flowers for the the four ladies
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...70913330_n.jpg

up the stairs...it looks like Henrik took the elevator
http://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...31&oe=5689FD90
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:30 PM
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Crown Princess Mary and Prince Frederik shrug off stuffy formality to greet their regal relatives warm hugs and kisses | Daily Mail Online

As expected a coverage from Daily Mail (they check Royalista it seems).

No, Polyesco. That's not a minister escorting Frederik. It's a member of the Presidium and as they take turns in charing the Parliament instead of the Chairman, they can't be ministers.
I can't remember who he is though.

I actually thought the handkerchief was the best detail.

A very nice HQ pic of most of the family: https://app.box.com/s/c1vtzege9cdeatbwesi4bano34k2x4n5
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How far does Margrethe's constitutional role still reach (also behind closed doors)? I'm guessing she has more power than her Swedish colleagues?

I'm a big fan of Marie's understated French chic this time. Mary and lace doesn't always give the best results IMO and combined with another fabric it's a bit of a let down. I do love the top part of her outfit though.

BTW Is Mary wearing a new ring? Is that a grey pearl? Looks gorgeous!
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I saw the opening (with half an eye, however) and the same happened as last year... and last year... and last year again... Henrik crossed his arms already efter 1 minute, Margrethe was studying the ceiling several times, Frederik and Mary switched between listening and flirting a bit with each other, etc. etc. etc. ... All these 'activities' very likely to prevent falling asleep

Two nice pics of Margrethe, Frederik and Mary:
http://media2.avisen.dk/GetImage.ash...6322&sizeid=49
http://media.avisen.dk/GetImage.ashx...6639&sizeid=49

Pictures:

https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...47&oe=5698BC29
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...a3&oe=56CE8918
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9a&oe=568C4C12
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...85&oe=56D1FD07
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e4&oe=568AD5EE
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9c&oe=5684DFD7
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8f&oe=568FCA30
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...84&oe=568B3BF7
http://media.avisen.dk/GetImage.ashx...6639&sizeid=49
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...6a&oe=568CEEE6

(We can always count on a flirtatious Frederik and Mary during the loooong speech )
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...7a&oe=569E1BE7
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...38&oe=569C1B26
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...67&oe=56D1CE1A

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The family all look very happy and pleased to see each other. Nice photos of Mary and Frederik. The second photo listed under pictures of Mary and Benedikte (and Frederik) is so lovely it has captured both of them with such happy smiles, on beautiful faces.

Is the Queen wearing a new outfit? I don't think that I have ever seen it .
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:48 AM
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She has considerably more power, both directly and indirectly.

The Constitutional role, where no laws are valid without the Monarch's (or Regent or Rigsforstander) signature.
That formally speaking the government is subservient to the Monarch, who dismiss or appoint new governments or ministers.
She is, again formally, the commander in chief and head of the state church.
She must be briefed on important government, state and foreign issues.
- That includes asking questions and commenting on issues, albeit behind closed doors.

The entire DRF work closely with the government (and the Parliament) in regards to diplomacy and foreign relations and not least in regards to commerce and export. - That again means direct influence.

Apart from that there is the personal credit. That means that when the DRF in general and QMII in particular say something, practically the entire country is listening. People may not agree, but they listen. That's something only two or three politicians (or anyone else) can realistically hope for at any given time.
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How far does Margrethe's constitutional role still reach (also behind closed doors)? I'm guessing she has more power than her Swedish colleagues?

[...]
Queen Margrethe is as powerless as King Carl XVI Gustaf. Like King Willem-Alexander is as powerless as Queen Elizabeth II etc.

When Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen says no, it is no for Queen Margrethe. When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says no, it is no for King Carl XVI Gustaf. When Prime Minister David Cameron says no, it is no for Queen Elizabeth II. There is no difference in that, despite all the nice and baroque words about the role of the King.
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