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Old 08-03-2014, 08:36 AM
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I love the way M&F have included their children in these events, its such a gentle way of teaching the children about their future roles within the family. This will become second nature to them as they get older. It also allows the Danish people to get to know the future generations of royalty.
These children are gorgeous and it is very obvious they are adored.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:10 AM
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Slighty off topic: does anyone know what sort of fabric (or possibly leather) the parkas worn by the Greenlandic men are made of? I googled 'Greenland national costumes' but couldn't find the answer. One article did mention that the men's clothes needed to be light, but waterproof. That's what makes me think that they are possibly made of sealskin. Also, do the Greenlanders speak Danish? Communication doesn't seem to be a problem. The brightly colored houses are nice. I guess when you live in a place where the winter is long and dark, any color is welcome. The musicians among us have also enjoyed the clips of the native singing, which seems to be an important part of the culture.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:19 AM
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Slighty off topic: does anyone know what sort of fabric (or possibly leather) the parkas worn by the Greenlandic men are made of? I googled 'Greenland national costumes' but couldn't find the answer. One article did mention that the men's clothes needed to be light, but waterproof. That's what makes me think that they are possibly made of sealskin. Also, do the Greenlanders speak Danish? Communication doesn't seem to be a problem. The brightly colored houses are nice. I guess when you live in a place where the winter is long and dark, any color is welcome. The musicians among us have also enjoyed the clips of the native singing, which seems to be an important part of the culture.
I can answer your question about language.
Greenlandic (there are two dialects of Greenlandic BTW) is the first language, Danish is the second language, and as most who need a higher or specialised education have to go to Denmark, Danish is also a necessity.
After Danish comes English, which is taught at schools.

Some people, especially older or people who live most of their lives in hamlets, often as hunters, speak a limited Danish. And then there are those, more nationalistically inclined, who try and avoid speaking Danish.
But apart from these groups most Greenlanders can be said to speak excellent to pretty good Danish.
Of course the 10.000 or so ethnic Danes living and working in Greenland for the most part speak at least rudimentary Greenlandic.

Mary is of course challenged in this respect as the Greenlanders speak Danish with an accent so she will have to pay extra attention.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:29 AM
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Thank you, Muhler. That makes perfect sense. Now I'm off to church!
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:32 AM
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Royalista's gallery from the visit to Alluitsup Paa: Greenland tour: Rain and coffee | Royalista

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Slighty off topic: does anyone know what sort of fabric (or possibly leather) the parkas worn by the Greenlandic men are made of? I googled 'Greenland national costumes' but couldn't find the answer. One article did mention that the men's clothes needed to be light, but waterproof. That's what makes me think that they are possibly made of sealskin.
The fabric used for the anorak is plain and simple canvas. Which is one of the reasons why the men's national costume is much cheaper to make than the much more detailed Kalaallisuut. Only the kamiks are made from sealskin these days.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:41 AM
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Thanks for the video, Muhler. I notice the song Mary sings with the children - and both Mary and the children can sing by heart - is the very famous Danish nursery rhyme 'Mariehønen Evigglad'. No wonder that Mary can sing it by heart - she very likely sings it with her children at least once a day. Yes, I have children the same age and can sing it while sleeping!

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Here a new article from BB with a nice picture of the entire Crown Prince family in full swing of waving - I wonder if Bella has taken some lessons from grandmother Margrethe? : tongue:

VIDEO: Kronprinsparret og deres børn på sommertogt i Grønland | Billed Bladet

First picture from today, Day 3 and here you go...

All four children in Greenlandic national costumes
And of course M+F as well.

https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...35846661_n.jpg

How beautiful are this new BT gallery? Our Greenlandic Crown Prince Family in their national costumes

Se billederne: Hele kronprins-familien i fest-tøjet i Grønland | www.bt.dk

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Lovely view
http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/544/7/1...i-qaqortoq.jpg
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/544/7/1...i-qaqortoq.jpg

BT has published several more pictures in their galleries and these two is simply delightful! So much love in Greenland.

I don't think this picture of Frederik and Mary need any description
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/544/7/1...uitsup-paa.jpg

And this one of Christian hugging his mommy is pretty high on the cute scala as well !
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/544/7/x...uitsup-paa.jpg
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:56 AM
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Hahaha! They don't look too impressed but ever soooo cute. Bet the boots are super soft and comfortable.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:28 AM
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^^ fully agree but they looks so adorable

another cute moment of family love <3
https://fbcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.ne...02ad31157b9c0c
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:37 AM
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Isabella is wearing the newer version of the East Greenlandic Kalaallisuut as opposed to Mary who is wearing her traditional West Greenlandic Kalaallisuut. I absolutely love it – my family lives in East Greenland and Bella looks smashing in it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:43 AM
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This pic must score pretty high on the cute scale: http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/544/7/x...i-qaqortoq.jpg

Thanks for the details Archduchess Zelia.

A report from the local news: Nanortalik: Prins Christian spillede Fifa | Sermitsiaq.AG
Of what happened on the third day.

As you can see Bella stole a lot of the attention as the showgirl she is.
http://sermitsiaq.ag/sites/default/f...?itok=IKLpDOHw

The first thing Vincent did when the family had walked down the phalarope was to walk over the edge of the quay, prompting Mary to quickly rein him in.
He seems to have pulled that stunt once before.

Christian visited a place where the local youth can get together and find something to do and there he played a soccer game with other boys.
That is, when he wasn't busy entertaining Josephine: http://sermitsiaq.ag/sites/default/f...?itok=8nZ9PU9D

One of the locals, Else Manasen, looked so much forward to seeing Mary and the children in particular, that she couldn't eat anything, she could only stand there chain-smoking in anticipation. She and her husband are seasoned royal watchers but this was after all a first.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:47 PM
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A report from the local news: Nanortalik: Prins Christian spillede Fifa | Sermitsiaq.AG
Of what happened on the third day.

As you can see Bella stole a lot of the attention as the showgirl she is.
http://sermitsiaq.ag/sites/default/f...?itok=IKLpDOHw

The first thing Vincent did when the family had walked down the phalarope was to walk over the edge of the quay, prompting Mary to quickly rein him in.
He seems to have pulled that stunt once before.

Christian visited a place where the local youth can get together and find something to do and there he played a soccer game with other boys.
That is, when he wasn't busy entertaining Josephine: http://sermitsiaq.ag/sites/default/f...?itok=8nZ9PU9D

One of the locals, Else Manasen, looked so much forward to seeing Mary and the children in particular, that she couldn't eat anything, she could only stand there chain-smoking in anticipation. She and her husband are seasoned royal watchers but this was after all a first.
Thanks for the translation Muhler; it looks indeed like young Vincent is definitely pushing all the buttons as far as boundaries are concerned. I am amazed that his parents were able to get him into the kamiks (?) although this must have been thoroughly practised at home! His expression is very much one of 'I would rather be anywhere else than here'; very typical of a small boy faced with what must be overwhelming amounts of attention. His parents are very brave in bringing the smaller children along for the official bits, but the young ones have to start learning sometime about representational responsibilities Crown Prince Frederik looks very philosophically at his younger son, probably sympathizing as he had to go through the same things! The two older children are pros; the Crown Prince couple must be very proud and no doubt, the younger ones will learn from their older siblings examples
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:06 PM
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I think it is a fantastic idea the M and F took all the kids to Greenland its the best way to learn for them, not only about the behavior in public for what it will be their role in their future life but to learn about Greenland ! it make me feel I want to go their too! of course pity I will not get a welcome like them! haha! I think the National Costume it is superb, all this vibrant colours tells you a bit about the character of the people!!! Just I can see little Josephine in one of the photos with her hand on the neck, I think she didn't like it the turtle neck of the costume, like it was bothering her, very cute!!!!!I think the Royal family its a great embassador for Greenland! Happy to see them their!
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:32 PM
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BT has published several more pictures in their galleries and these two is simply delightful! So much love in Greenland.

I don't think this picture of Frederik and Mary need any description
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/544/7/1...uitsup-paa.jpg

And this one of Christian hugging his mommy is pretty high on the cute scala as well !
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/544/7/x...uitsup-paa.jpg
this trip gets only better and better..if it continues in this way i may need a shot of insulin before the trip is over LOVE..i think the family photo in costume will end up as a frontpage of the coming magazines.
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Video from today from Billedbladet:

Some videos from TV2:

The children waving with much enthusiasm: Kronprinsebørnene vinker af glæde i Grønland | GO&#039;

Prince Christian playing football: Prins Christian scorer på straffe i den lokale fodboldklub | GO&#039;
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Thanks Zelia,

I see the children, Minik and Ivalo in particular, very enthusiastic helps mom and dad with planting the trees.

http://www.dr.dk/tv/se/tv-avisen-med...et-268#!/16:25

And here is the feature from the DR news this evening.

We see quite strong emotions. A woman can neither breathe or talk after the meeting. May sound crazy yes, but Greenland is very happy for our royal family and in particular Frederik and his family. The young woman says Frederik isn't only the Crown Prince of Denmark, he is the Crown Prince of Greenland. And with all four lively children visiting them as well it's no wonder this visit is a huge hit.

We also see Christian being a true gentleman and pick up the little "princesses" crowns when they dropped them on the ground.

The trees the foursome planted today was quite special. Vincent and Josephine inaugurated, with the help of their parents and siblings, their very own little park - called the "Prince Minik and Princess Ivalo's Poppel Lund."

Kronprinsfamilien indtog Qaqortoq i dag | KNR.gl

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And here is one more feature from the later DR news tonight where we see more from the last part of today. Christian took part in the children's football event and the DR reporter in Greenland tells us that he enjoyed it so much that when F&M had to go back to Dannebrog to host a reception Christian chose to stay on land with the locals.

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Thank you, Archduchess Zelia for your explanation. Bella does indeed look lovely in her costume. We're all learning a lot about Greenland.
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TV2 news at 19.00 had a segment focusing especially on the children in their national costumes.

The mosquitos were annoying though.

Even the otherwise very confident Christian seemed in my eyes to become a little overwhelmed by the crowd who wanted to shake his hand, so he hurried back to mom and dad.

One woman got lucky! She managed to shake hands with I believe it was Isabella or Josephine, and that meant she has now shaken hands with four generations of royals: King Frederik IX, QMII, Frederik and now one of his children. - That ain't bad for an ordinary royal watcher anywhere, eh?

- And you are right, Gerry.
The twins will soon learn what it's like to do public duties. It's already become second nature to Christian. And Isabella, well, she's Isabella... So the twins will get there eventually. In the meantime we can enjoy them being children. It certainly looks to me like Josephine doesn't mind the attention, she certainly has an infectous smile.
And Vincent. He seems pretty unconcerned.
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Thanks for the video, Muhler. I notice the song Mary sings with the children - and both Mary and the children can sing by heart - is the very famous Danish nursery rhyme 'Mariehønen Evigglad'. No wonder that Mary can sing it by heart - she very likely sings it with her children at least once a day. Yes, I have children the same age and can sing it while sleeping!

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Here a new article from BB with a nice picture of the entire Crown Prince family in full swing of waving - I wonder if Bella has taken some lessons from grandmother Margrethe? : tongue:

VIDEO: Kronprinsparret og deres børn på sommertogt i Grønland | Billed Bladet
I noticed here with the singing during the video that Crown Prince Frederik went to stand beside the singing Crown Princess and, although he was out of camera range,I would bet he was singing along!
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how come isabella and josephine greenlandic outfits don't look the same as mary's? are the oufits for children different than for adults? (that being said, christian and vincent's look the same as frederik...)
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I agree completely that this is a wonderful idea to bring the children along to get some experience. It is a wonderful trip and I am enjoying all the great photos. Thanks to all for the great links.
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