Originally Posted by FasterB
Why should it be on proclaimed from Amalienborg? It is after at Christiansborg that the Prime Minister and
the government has its place (til huse)
I'll second that! Christiansborg is the seat of the parliament, while Amalienborg is a residence. King Frederik X and Queen Mary and the
kids might decide to appear on the balcony after the proclamation at Christiansborg, but it would mainly be for the benefit of the children
of the local kindergartens
, a bit like the Queen's birthday!
Queen Beatrix's word about it being time that 'the next generation take over' must have hit home in various courts in Europe! Somehow I keep hearing Queen Margrethe's statement that she'll 'stay put till she falls of the perch'!
And a thought on the situation in Denmark:
While I concede that Queen Margrethe has been an excellent monarch
in many ways I'm increasingly convinced that CP Frederik should take
over in the not too distant future. Somehow she appears very
old-world-like these days! Most monarchies seem to have seen the
writing on the wall! The times are changing! Their reason d'etre is not
the grace of God but the grace of their people. While I won't deny
the monarchs the right of understanding their office as a vocation,
nowadays they are first and foremost servants of the people! I don't
know whether it's just me, but IMO the Danish RF have had so much
tail wind in recent years that it has blinded them to the fact that
other RFs are in the proces of redifining their roles in a post modern democracy.
Maybe CP Frederik lacks a bit in the maturity department, but then
again maybe the top job would be the best finishing school for him!
We don't need a repetition of the fate of CP Frederik VIII (1906-1912), who acceeded at 63.