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Old 08-10-2014, 03:55 PM
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Watched the TV2 coverage of the visit and even if you don't understand a single word the stunning imagery will be a pleasure in itself.

It was the USA correspondent, the likable Jesper Steinmetz, who met up with M&F and did a brief interview with them.
To Frederik it was very much a walk down memory lane with him remembering his own first visit to Greenland 32 years ago, through the eyes of his children.

Vincent may be the most shy of the children, but he's also a bit of a handful, but in an endearing way.
Christian took part in a children's relay, but ended up being beaten just before the finishing line by an older boy. - Life is unfair...
Minik & Ivalo met a couple of local twins, albeit a few months younger than themselves and they obviously fascinated Ivalo in particular and Mary was heard explaining that the Greenlandic are single-egged while she and Minik are (whatever it's called in English - two-egged, you know...).

When the family had climbed a hill to unveil a plaque in a hamlet, for which this was the first royal visit. Minik and Ivalo were to pull away the Greenlandic flag and dad explain: "We Pull on one...two...three". And the twins pulled... Well, they did pull on three, just...
Minik wasn't that impressed with the view. He could see "an old boat".

The bird, the chick, Isabella carefully held in her hand was investigated tenderly and Ivalo explained to her mother it was a "pipfugl = chirp-bird" (*)

In most of the footage Dannebrog was seen from the front, simply because in contrast to normal escorting, the escorting frigate sailed in front of Dannebrog most of the time, to keep a lookout for large lumps of ice. Eventhough Dannebrog is designed to sail in arctic waters, she's not armoured against ice as the frigate.

(*) We have a lot of names for various animals in Danish, which at the same time explain what sound the animals make. These names are used by small children.
Like vovhund - bark-dog.
Muhko - Muh-cow.
Øfgris - Oink-pig.
Mæhlam - Bah-lamb.
Rapand - Quack-duck.
- Yes, the children must think we adults are completely mad...
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:06 PM
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Thanks a lot for your coverage of the trip, Muhler. It was, as always, a pleasure to read.

Btw, I think you mean, fraternal and identical twins.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:00 PM
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enjoyed the program at tv 2.. my boyfriend says i sat with a smile on my face throughout the program .. it was nice to see it all "in moving photos" :-) my boyfriend is not the biggest royalist but said after the program a "but okay...Pingo&mary are cool"... when frederik becomes king he becomes a royalist..i just know it

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Minik & Ivalo met a couple of local twins, albeit a few months younger than themselves and they obviously fascinated Ivalo in particular and Mary was heard explaining that the Greenlandic are single-egged while she and Minik are (whatever it's called in English - two-egged, you know...).
one of my favorite moments..the local twins are both wearing spiderman caps and josephine (who really is such a curious immediate little girl) says "mom..look batman caps.." everyone laughs and mary says "aww it is spiderman..you were almost there sweetheart.." josephine then laughed too..
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:54 AM
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Thanks for the great photos and commentary about Greenland.
It was enlightening to see coverage of Fred and his family on this tour.
The pictures were sometimes formal but more often of a spontaneous nature which was nice.
An amazing journey for the royal children and I hope the Greenlander children also enjoyed the interaction.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:50 AM
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Yes most enjoyable, thanks to all who helped make it "real" for us thousands of miles away, with good comments and great photos.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:31 AM
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tonight dr will send an exclusive interview with frederik&mary aboard the dannebrog where they tell about their trip..looking forward :-)

http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Kultur/Oevr.../10/224228.htm
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:45 AM
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Thank you to all who posted links for pictures, etc. The twins did amazingly well, and the whole family looked wonderful. Thanks to this forum, I not only have learned about Denmark, now I have learned about Greenland, too. I especially enjoyed the native singing - I'd love to get my hands on one of their hymnals.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:01 AM
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Hi all ive followed this Greenland trip and really enjoyed every moment of it
So many times been said but All four children behaved so well! Their parents must be so proud of them and back at home their grandparents too!
And i came across this 12 min long you tube video which i believe never seen in TRF and you can once again enjoy all the cuteness!
This is from the day of little bird,that's ziggy mom! and spider song

http://youtu.be/rczPphbASw8
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:59 AM
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I can just imagine the bubbly conversation when the 4 children run in to tell Farmor Margrethe all about their trip to Greenland!


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Old 08-11-2014, 11:41 AM
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tonight dr will send an exclusive interview with frederik&mary aboard the dannebrog where they tell about their trip..looking forward :-)

VIDEO Kronprinsparret giver eksklusivt interview på Kongeskibet Dannebrog | Kultur | DR
Thanks MaggieD

Exciting with an exclusive interview as well. We've got great coverage of this successful trip, haven't we? I will try to make a summary here at TRF when the program has ended...

On the occasion of the Crown Prince Family's visits to Greenland DR1 tonight sends an exclusive interview with Denmark's future King and Queen aboard Dannebrog. In the interview, Frederik and Mary tell a bit about what they did on their two private days - Frederik says among other things that he and Christian spent one of the nights in a tent out on the ice sheet. Cool little boy like daddy

Mary tells they in the early mornings were out fishing and caught lots of cods and that they think the enthusiasm from the children when they caught a fish and explored the nature experiences are important. She tells the children were very fascinated by the landscape. "See Mom, this iceberg looks like a swan... or the other like a car..." and "See dad, there are whales...look..."


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Christian and Bella are back in school today - actually, today is first day of school after summer vacation. Vincent and Josephine maybe holds a few days off before they enter kindergarten again. Perhaps the family in the evening watch the different TV-programs from their trip?

A local woman named Birgith K. Hermansen got these two deligtful pictures - one with her and Mary and one together with Christian

http://sermitsiaq.ag/sites/default/f...?itok=Qfc-MsbC

http://sermitsiaq.ag/sites/default/f...?itok=YkARk6Ao
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:12 PM
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Thanks MaggieD

Exciting with an exclusive interview as well. We've got great coverage of this successful trip, haven't we? I will try to make a summary here at TRF when the program has ended...

On the occasion of the Crown Prince Family's visits to Greenland DR1 tonight sends an exclusive interview with Denmark's future King and Queen aboard Dannebrog. In the interview, Frederik and Mary tell a bit about what they did on their two private days - Frederik says among other things that he and Christian spent one of the nights in a tent out on the ice sheet. Cool little boy like daddy

Mary tells they in the early mornings were out fishing and caught lots of cods and that they think the enthusiasm from the children when they caught a fish and explored the nature experiences are important. She tells the children were very fascinated by the landscape. "See Mom, this iceberg looks like a swan... or the other like a car..." and "See dad, there are whales...look..."


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Christian and Bella are back in school today - actually, today is first day of school after summer vacation. Vincent and Josephine maybe holds a few days off before they enter kindergarten again. Perhaps the family in the evening watch the different TV-programs from their trip?
Any and all summaries are appreciated .

What a great trip and nice for them to talk a little on their private time.
These 4 kids seem to like nature. and Im sure they had a blast.

Picture of Isabella and Christian, It looks like Christian wants her to look at something
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...?itok=9VIiU2g8

Christian shaking hands and looking at the person, great job already
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...?itok=6TCIljYm

Frederik and Mary with Ivalo and Minik at their foundation
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img674/8267/aUsH3q.png
http://imageshack.com/a/img902/1384/GyKdtF.png
Frederik with Vincent
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img631/9064/5GSzby.png

all 4 coloring
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img536/1533/Na8Dhy.png

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Ivalo and Minik Fund
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...ronland-13.img
a nice family picture of them walking (Frederik in uniform with his family is a delight)
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...ronland-11.img
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:01 PM
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In the last picture where the children are coloring, it looks as though the twins are left-handed. Are either one of the parents?

Oops, just looked at the photo again - Josephine has something in her right hand, it's Vincent that seems to be a 'leftie.'
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:54 PM
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Just watched DR's exclusive interview/reportage...

Where I think TV2's reportage last night was eh a nice (maybe more cozy) program DR1's reportage tonight was superb! Not something new, I always prefer DR's programs. The fact, that DR had an exclusive interview with Frederik and Mary was of course to DR's advantage A well organized reportage with a bit of history too. Along with beautiful scenery of the landscape and some lovely pictures of the family.

The entire program was built up around the interview. We saw our reporter meeting Frederik and Mary at Dannebrog. Very relaxed and straightforward. Frederik and Mary are sitting together on a bench on the deck and tells relaxed and very openly about their thoughts, cheerful and enthusiastic about their trip.

Mary tells how touched she becomes every time the Greenlanders call her their daughter-in-law. Frederik proudly looking at Mary and says at first it was his country, so it was his and Mary's country, but now it's also the children's country - the whole family's country. They both have a very deep love for the country. No doubt. And the Greenlanders love them back unconditionally.

Frederik tell he and Christian have slept in tents on the ice cap. Mary that they early in the mornings caughted fish.

Everytime they talk about the children they smile. The reporter tells how many words of praise the children have received. Frederik and Mary's way to be a modern close family is maybe one of their major reasons for their big popularity. Frederik tells the children must learn to shake hands. Not just on this trip, for a birthday or visiting friends as well. One can shake hands... and then you can run away (or escape as Frederik says) and play again. They are children and should be. They are natural, they jump around sometimes, but that's okay.

While some very charming pictures of Minik and Ivalo are shown F&M tell about the twins. That they really have got eye for giving hand and their Greenlandic connection. Mary think they look adorable when they walk around and shake hands and she explains how they always presents themselves with a "Hi, I'm Ivalo" and "Hi, my name is Minik" (she makes some funny gestures)

Frederik tell about the Greenlandic history and we hear how they have prepared the children for the trip.

Then we come to Mary's 'Free For Bullying'. We see how Greenland has embraced it. Mary tells alot about it. (She knows her stuff and is very pleasant to listen to) Mary looks touched and the reporter smiles: "It must make you so proud?" Mary replies: "I'm certainly very happy." We see Frederik with a big smile and he says: "Definitely me too. I'm very proud."

Yeah, it's so difficult to remember everything... I know Muhler watch the program too. Maybe he want to add something or have other thoughts. You are welcome, Muhler I know I have forgotten many things...

DR puts their program online. And even if you don't understand a clue of what are being told. Watch it, beautiful landscapes and cute pictures of F&M and the children. Also some clips, hugs and kisses we haven't seen before.

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Here you go

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Old 08-11-2014, 06:26 PM
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I don't know how much our Danish members may object, But I wish Danish TV would do more programes dubbed in English as there appears to be quite an audience from English speaking countries who are very interested.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:18 AM
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Thank you to all who posted links for pictures, etc. The twins did amazingly well, and the whole family looked wonderful. Thanks to this forum, I not only have learned about Denmark, now I have learned about Greenland, too. I especially enjoyed the native singing - I'd love to get my hands on one of their hymnals.

Just wait till you've been around here for a bit longer. . I think out of all the Forums around here, it's the Danish boards and Danish Members I've learned the most about that respective Royal Family's Country and Culture from and very grateful I am for it too. The thought of what would happen w/out them around here isn't something I want to think about. :)


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Old 08-12-2014, 04:36 AM
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yes dr 1's program beated tv 2's program..without doubt...fantastic program last night.,,also want to point out..mary's danish is impressive...i cant put a finger on it..she talks fast,..fluent..using advanced words and is very easy to understand.i i think i am going to watch dr's interview again the coming days
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yes dr 1's program beated tv 2's program..without doubt...fantastic program last night.,,also want to point out..mary's danish is impressive...i cant put a finger on it..she talks fast,..fluent..using advanced words and is very easy to understand.i i think i am going to watch dr's interview again the coming days

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I definitely agree, DR1's Kronprinsparret i Grønland was fantastic and the interview with Frederik and Mary was very lovely. But I may be biased because I always prefer DR's programmes to TV2's.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:05 PM
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I don't know how much our Danish members may object, But I wish Danish TV would do more programes dubbed in English as there appears to be quite an audience from English speaking countries who are very interested.
It would actually be a good idea at least to include English subtitles. To have the programme broadcast with English narration on a Danish public service channel would hardly be accepted.
However, our Australian members can lobby for Australian networks to buy and show one or both of these docu's from DR1 and TV2.

Incidentally the viewer rates went sky high!
The TV2 programme was watched by 649.000 viewers, making it the most watched programme at all last week.
DR1's interview was watched by 740.000 viewers.
- In a country with a population of 5.6 million... Even counting the Swedes, Norwegians and Germans who could watch as well.

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Thanks for the brilliant summary, Roskilde. Not much I can add.

Frederik and QMII had brought some homemade films back to show the children about Greenland.
Mary was visibly moved when she told she was called "daughter-in-law" by the Greenlanders. Frederik on the other hand is called something like "He-who-has-been-on-a-(long)-sleigh-journey". Even though hunters still travel for several days on the ice, treks lasting several months is nowadays almost exclusively done by the Sirius Patrol, so Frederik's journey earned him respect.
To a young nation that is finding it's own legs, national symbols, even small ones, means a lot! So the names Minik and Ivalo, is very much appreciated and also the children emerging in regional costumes is something that can get the Greenlander's hearts swell with pride.

It was Mary's first visit to Southern Greenland and it struck her how green and lush it is. Even though it is not as warm today as it was a 1.000 years ago, she can well understand now why it was aptly named Greenland.
Frederik on the other hand rediscovered Greenland through the eyes, words and thoughts of his children.
Sailing on Dannebrog was an experience for adults as well as children. The air is so clean that you can see 250 Km (repeat 250 Km) away from the bridge on a clear day!
The children were fascinated by the ever changing scupltures of ice floating by and the occasional whale emerging.

One thing that struck me was Mary's Danish during the interview. It was noticible above average, and keep in mind Mary's average is pretty high as it is!
Hardly any gramattical mistakes, her accent was also less marked.
Perhaps it was because she spoke a little bit slower than usual, but I think it comes from being completely submerged in Danish for days. Danish speaking children, speaking Danish to the crew, visiting Danish speaking Greenlanders. Or perhaps she has made her break through. You know: all of a sudden you just nail it.
Whetever, Mary is still the best of the two to put her thoughts into words, no questions about that. Frederik's words on the other hand comes out as thoughts. You get my meaning?
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