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Old 08-16-2011, 07:35 PM
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Hello everyone. I have been reading this forum for quite a long time but have decided to join in mainly to thank Muhler for all the effort he goes to. Your translations and insights are much appreciated.

I am from Australia ( near Sydney) and have followed Mary's journey with interest.

I won't have much to add to the discussions but will continue enjoy reading all about the lovely Danish Royal Family.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:36 PM
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For how many hours a day does Christian attend school? I was surprised to hear that he brought a lunch. On the very first day? I thought there would be a "phase in" period.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:26 AM
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Hello everyone. I have been reading this forum for quite a long time but have decided to join in mainly to thank Muhler for all the effort he goes to. Your translations and insights are much appreciated.

I am from Australia ( near Sydney) and have followed Mary's journey with interest.

I won't have much to add to the discussions but will continue enjoy reading all about the lovely Danish Royal Family.
Congratulations on your first post, Lady Rosie

And thank you for your kind and very encouraging words.

However, I'm certain you can contribute a lot to this forum. If by no other means, then simply by asking questions. - And before you know it you will be answering questions.

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For how many hours a day does Christian attend school? I was surprised to hear that he brought a lunch. On the very first day? I thought there would be a "phase in" period.
Four hours, Juliette2. (Thanks to you too).
So there will be time enough for a lunch break and a long intermission (where he and the other children can be studied while interacting). In many ways it won't be much different from his time in kindergarten.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:41 AM
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With Christian now starting school, does it mean he wont be on the cruise with his parents?
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:45 AM
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I don't think it's official but according to tabloids from months ago Christian (and perhaps Isabella as well) will not go on the cruise with their parents.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:55 AM
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With Christian now starting school, does it mean he wont be on the cruise with his parents?
I doubt that very much. Especially here in the early assessment phase at school.
I don't even think we should expect to see the twins, except for the odd nanny with a pram.

As for Isabella? Don't think she will be on the cruise either.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:40 AM
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I doubt that very much. Especially here in the early assessment phase at school.
I don't even think we should expect to see the twins, except for the odd nanny with a pram.

As for Isabella? Don't think she will be on the cruise either.
I can understand why but it is a shame, every opportunity to see the children is wonderful.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:46 AM
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I thought the purpose of the cruise would be for the people to see their royal family including children. A pity though if the 2 older ones don't join them but I'm sure the twins will accompany them (at least I hope so.)
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Iam sure the twins will be with them and I hope we see them with Mary and Frederik when they arrive, like we did with Christian when he was on the cruise with the family. I think on one of the another cruises we also saw Isabella or am I getting confused with a Naval celebration.
I also hope Isabella goes.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:30 PM
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Four hours, Juliette2. (Thanks to you too).
So there will be time enough for a lunch break and a long intermission (where he and the other children can be studied while interacting). In many ways it won't be much different from his time in kindergarten.
I see, but I suppose then that it's not really "lunch" but more like a snack? And then the children go back home for their midday meal? (Thanks - sorry about the "picky" question: my eldest son is beginning preschool soon so all I do now is thinking about schedules, schools and "first days"!!).
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:23 AM
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I see, but I suppose then that it's not really "lunch" but more like a snack? And then the children go back home for their midday meal? (Thanks - sorry about the "picky" question: my eldest son is beginning preschool soon so all I do now is thinking about schedules, schools and "first days"!!).
We are not talking about hot meals here. Not at school. He will have a few sandwiches in his lunchbox and probably a couple of fruits as well.
He'll get 0.25 litres of milk from the school. - And as that is hardly enough he'll most likely bring a bottle which he can fill with tap-water. (Also known as goose-wine).

After school, there is an arrangement for the children to stay until 17.00. Here he can take part in various activities, do his homework or just play under the supervison of teachers. It is expected that Christian will stay on for another couple of hours after school most days, - simply to be with his mates.
It's most likely he'll eat the rest of his lunch during that period.

When he comes home Christian will probably have a fruit or two to munch on, until it's time for dinner around 18.00. Then it's off to bed at no later than 20.00.
- That is, if he follows the pattern of a normal Danish child at his age.

M&F may go through the parental ritual of preparing the children's lunchbags in the evening.
Depending on when his class starts, at 08.00 or 09.00, my guess is 08.00, it's up at 06.00-06.30. Giving him about an hour to wake up, shower, get dressed and have a breakfast, before it's off to school.
I understand they start the day with a song. Not a psalm or the anthem, just some sort of goodmorning song.
But then perhaps they'll start the day with: I østen stiger solen op = The sun rise in the east? In fact a beautiful song but so hated by generations of schoolchildren and recruits.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:24 AM
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But then perhaps they'll start the day with: I østen stiger solen op = The sun rise in the east? In fact a beautiful song but so hated by generations of schoolchildren and recruits.
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All of a sudden it's Thursday again and Billed Bladet is out.

It's easy this week, there are basically only 3½ DRF stories.
It's not that BB don't write about royalty, they do! Down to Pippa's handbag...
And there is no prize for guessing next weeks main story...

Frederik competing is his boat and Christian and Isabella stealing the show. - I'll write a few lines about that later. Crown Prince Frederik and Sailing Competitions

An article about where the Scandinavian royals prefer to spend their summer vacation.

Something about Nikolai and Felix first day in school after the holiday. - That has also been covered.

And this:
Brief summary of article in Billed Bladet #33, 2011.
Her kommer jeg - Here I come.
Written by Anna Johannesen.

Mary was wearing a Boss Orange dress.
Christian's rucksack was from Napapijri.
We already know what was said. There were however a few things missed by the DK networks, and a couple of questions from the foreign media.

To the question as to why M&F had chosen a public school rather than a private, Frederik replied: "Thriwing along with the pedagogics have been one of the reasons".

Will Mary from time to time bake cakes for Christian's class?
- "I would like that very much if it's possible. I'll certainly try".

Will mum and dad pick up Christian from school?
- "Christian: "I think so, but it'll most likely be mother".

To the question as to whether he will stay after class, the GFO/SFO arrangement explained elsewhere in this thread, Christian replied: "Perhaps not every day, but nearly".

There will be two classes of 0 graders at Tranegårds School, one with 24 pupils and another with 25 pupils.
The new 0 graders were recieved with flags and singing, all that being organised by the 5th graders, who will act as buddies for the new pupils until they themselves start in 5th grade and become buddies of the new 0 graders.

The schoolmaster, Torben Lind, welcomed the new pupils in the great hall. The 5th graders and the 0 graders were introduced to each other and after an hour and twenty minuttes Christian's first day in school was over.

The day before Christian had dropped by the school, along with his future classmates to have a look at the after-school activities, which they can attend along with other pupils from the younger classes. (But in the eyes of a six year old, they are nevertheless "the big".)

Mary, as you probably know, went to school in Hobart, Tasmania, after having attended preschool in Houston, Texas.

Frederik was homeschooled along with Joachim and they started together in 3th grade at Krebs School. Not only was there a lot of attention and photographers, which Frederik hated, but due to traffic they were also ten minuttes late.
Joachim and Frederik however did not go in the same class. - It must in every respect have been frightening for a shy boy.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:20 AM
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We are not talking about hot meals here. Not at school. He will have a few sandwiches in his lunchbox and probably a couple of fruits as well.
He'll get 0.25 litres of milk from the school. - And as that is hardly enough he'll most likely bring a bottle which he can fill with tap-water. (Also known as goose-wine).

After school, there is an arrangement for the children to stay until 17.00. Here he can take part in various activities, do his homework or just play under the supervison of teachers. It is expected that Christian will stay on for another couple of hours after school most days, - simply to be with his mates.
It's most likely he'll eat the rest of his lunch during that period.

When he comes home Christian will probably have a fruit or two to munch on, until it's time for dinner around 18.00. Then it's off to bed at no later than 20.00.
- That is, if he follows the pattern of a normal Danish child at his age.

M&F may go through the parental ritual of preparing the children's lunchbags in the evening.
Depending on when his class starts, at 08.00 or 09.00, my guess is 08.00, it's up at 06.00-06.30. Giving him about an hour to wake up, shower, get dressed and have a breakfast, before it's off to school.
I understand they start the day with a song. Not a psalm or the anthem, just some sort of goodmorning song.
But then perhaps they'll start the day with: I østen stiger solen op = The sun rise in the east? In fact a beautiful song but so hated by generations of schoolchildren and recruits.
Thanks so much for the info. I really love to learn about other people's/countries' children schedule since I'm always struggling to find the "perfect one" one with my little ones. And since my oldest child will start preschool for the first time in a few weeks I'm trying to adjust now...Do parents I suppose go to bed no later than 10pm then?

P.S. Goose-wine???
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:42 PM
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Thanks so much for the info. I really love to learn about other people's/countries' children schedule since I'm always struggling to find the "perfect one" one with my little ones. And since my oldest child will start preschool for the first time in a few weeks I'm trying to adjust now...Do parents I suppose go to bed no later than 10pm then?

P.S. Goose-wine???
Your are welcome.

Well, I guess that depends on how rested you want to be when you get up, eh? or

Most people I know with a day job, including Mrs. Muhler, go to bed around 23.00. (I work odd hours so I don't count and I only require five hours anyway).
It also buys some time if your children only have say five minuttes on a bike to school. - That doesn't mean it's any easier to get the children out of bed, because it is not!
In fact I envy you. For the next few years it'll be no problem for you to get your son off to school. But in about four years from now, you'll literally have to drag him out of bed and you'd wish it was possible to teleport him directly from bed to school.
At least Christian can sleep a little in the car on the way to school.
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I have to give props to the princely couple for holding up so well on their oldest child's first day of school. When my first child started kindergarten, I cried like a baby. As a matter of fact, I cried when each of my children started kindergarten. They're a beautiful family, though, and you could certainly see the pride on their faces as Prince Christian answered questions about his school. No doubt he'll have a wonderful school year!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:04 PM
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In fact I envy you. For the next few years it'll be no problem for you to get your son off to school. But in about four years from now, you'll literally have to drag him out of bed and you'd wish it was possible to teleport him directly from bed to school.
At least Christian can sleep a little in the car on the way to school.
Ah ah ah! I know this is completely OT...sorry but I just wanted Muhler to know that today after dragging my 3 and 1 year old around all day and tiring them as much as possible I told my husband we were on a "Danish schedule" and by 8:10pm they were both sleeping...I needed some motivation to start reorganizing the day before preschool starts!

Kansasmama4: I was also very surprised at how composed the three of them were but I also think that they held up for those ten minutes of press conference and then they probably became just like any other parent: tears and camera ready!
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It's not that far. It takes about 13 minutes to drive to Tranegaards School while Krebs School is only 7 minutes away from Amalienborg.
Maybe Frederik and Mary didn't want to be pressured to pick Christian up on a bicycle! At that distance, they'll need to drive!
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