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Old 01-30-2016, 09:29 AM
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Unfortunately the coverage of this visit has been very limited here in DK.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #04, 2016.
Written by our Iceland correspondent, Henrik Salling.

The purpose of the visit was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society, so it was very much a goodwill-visit aiming to reinforce the relations between Iceland and DK.

J&M started out by attending a reception in the House of the North in the capital of Reykjavik, where they met basically who's who of the Icelandic society and visiting representatives from other Nordic countries.
Then it was off to the Danish embassy, where the ambassador offered them a drink before treating them to a dinner at a restaurant.

And the next day the visit started in earnest with a packed schedule!
First they were taken on a tour of Reykjavik. Joachim told about it afterwards: "We've had a very exciting tour of the city. It started out a bit dark because the sun raise late. But it was exciting with an architectural tour of the city".
When visiting the hallmark of Reykjavik, a stylized Viking ship called Sólfarid, the ground was icy so Joachim had to support his wife.
Then it was off to the culture house Harpa. The builing was started before the financial crisis and had to be put on hold for a few years, but now it's complete. It's an interesting piece of architecture which our Marie took some snaps of with her phone. Joachim commented: "Reykjavik is a shining example of Iceland being back on the road again. It's magnificent to see how the city lives and moved on - and aims ahead. The pedal is nailed to the floor and things are happening. It's a pleasure".

The day ended with a gala dinner at Hotel Holt, hosted by the Danish-Icelandic Society.
And by Saturday noon they were back in DK in time for celebrating mademoiselle Athena's birthday.

Trivia:
As always when the DRF are abroad they promote Danish export and businesses. In this case a store selling Danish designed furnitures and while there Icelandic designers also exhibited their creations in the store.

In the article you can see below, J&M are photographed in front of a painting hanging at the Danish embassy. That was painted by QMII.

At the dinner at Hotel Holt, J&M were seated next to the former president of Iceland, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who was the worlds first female president.

Britt Siesbye accompanied Marie as her LiW.

You can find the report in this folder: https://app.box.com/s/vxq5ayygu06m1jp37qrewp830egywqmy
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Mrs. Finnbogadottir was also the first lesbian Head of State and had an adopted child.
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Mrs. Finnbogadottir was also the first lesbian Head of State and had an adopted child.
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was the first woman in the world to be elected as head of state in a democratic election. She was first elected in 1980 and was the president of Iceland for 16 years. But she´s not a lesbian.

It was Jóhanna Sigurðardóttur former prime minister of Iceland who was the first lesbian head of state in the world. She became PM after the banking collapse 2009 and was in office for 4 years.

I think I can say that the people of Iceland are very proud of these two women for breaking such barriers. But I think Mrs. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is the most popular and respected person in Iceland. Everybody likes her and admire and she is a rolemodel for so many people. She will turn 86 years old in april this year and is still giving speeches and is still very active in the society.
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Thank you for the correction Iceland!
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i liked marie's 'just be cool' iphone case :)
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:32 PM
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Congratulations on your first post, Iceland.

And thanks for your interesting elaboration.
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Congratulations on your first post, Iceland.

And thanks for your interesting elaboration.
and thank you Muhler as well for your helpful downloads!
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Upcoming event on March 19th for Joachim and Marie, opening a new exhibit at Legoland.
Hopefully they bring Henrik and Athena along.
Prinsesse Marie og prins Joachim til børnefest i Legoland | BILLED-BLADET
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Not only that, Polyesco.

In BB's magazine edition we learn this week that Joachim and our Marie are to attend a charity dinner at Hotel D'Angleterre on the 29th March for the benefit of families of children who are suffering from cancer.

The dinner, arranged by Astani Kjær, married to a close friend of PH, will also include the PM, Lars Løkke and the Chairman of the Parliament, Pia Kjærsgaard.
The tickets, which include dinner and dancing cost 6.000 DKK each.
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Upcoming event on March 19th for Joachim and Marie, opening a new exhibit at Legoland.
Hopefully they bring Henrik and Athena along.
Prinsesse Marie og prins Joachim til børnefest i Legoland | BILLED-BLADET
With them Felix, Henrik and Athena!

http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...?itok=i2cVhOJ0

VIDEO: Prinser og prinsesser åbnede Legoland | BILLED-BLADET
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Nikolai probably decided that he's already too old for Legoland (or to old to be seen there)



** jv.dk gallery: Se alle billederne: Legoland åbnede med royalt besøg **


** vafo.dk gallery: Ninjaverden åbnet af prinser og prinsesser **
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What a sweet picture! Athena so happy she took the Lego-bouquet

http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...1200_750_2.jpg
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Such cute pics. Looks like the whole family had a good time. Athena and Henrik are adorable. Athena sure liked the lego flowers

Not surprised the nearly 17 year old Nikolai didn't go. Prince or not, I doubt many boys his age could be convinced to go to LEGOLAND. For Felix it is probably still slightly interesting (my nephew is turning 12 and still obsessed) or at least not at that age where he would refuse to go along on a family outing. Give it a year maybe and he likely will be too busy for it too
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Thank Eya & Iceflower

These two pics are quite good.
First of mademoiselle Athena sniffing the flowers: http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...1200_750_2.jpg

And a good mother-son moment: http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...1200_750_2.jpg

And it's good to have big brother covering your back: http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...1200_750_2.jpg

Lego BTW is doing very well! They are shoveling in money these years.
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Lego has done very well $$
Nikolai is not too old to go to Legoland, just too old to go with the family lol. At least the one in California you see packs of teenagers but usually by themselves and more in the legoland Waterpark ; )

Love the lego flowers.
Marie, Feliz watching Athena climb
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P99EaWJzH...ss-Marie-6.jpg
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Yes key word 'themselves'. It's one thing to head to a park like that with your friends and another to hang out with your parents and small siblings Even worse when your family are royals and you know that all your friends would see you in the newspaper doing so
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It was the perfect event to include the children. Thank you for all the lovely pictures, they looked like they had a nice time.
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Here's another nice gallery of the Legoland visit (click on Plein Ecran below the photos and you'll get larger versions):



** pm: Marie s’éclate à Legoland avec Joachim et les enfants **


And a few pics have been added at the official website:


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Thanks, Iceflower

I read or heard somewhere that while bette Henrik was very keen on the ride, mademoiselle Athena was much more interested in climbing.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:18 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #12, 2016.
Written by Henrik Salling.

As you know Joachim and our Marie brought three of the children to Legoland to open the new attraction, Ninjago. - Which is about Ninjas.
Joachim, who is probably the DRF-member who is closest to the Kirk family, which own the Lego-empire, has been to Legoland countless times: "I actually think I can remember all my visits to Legoland. Both when I was about this size and being of adult-size".

Marie and mademoiselle Athena got flowers made from bricks and that seemed to delight the young lady.
Bette Henrik didn't get flowers, but he had no problems about what to do with his hands, he is very much his farbror's (paternal uncle) nephew...
That was demonstrated when his mother showed him a ninja-kick. Alas, it didn't impress bette Henrik enought for him to take his hands out of his pockets. As you can see here: https://app.box.com/s/67zmpbskrdqzt582g8tdp117h2mmmawx
The children tried, Ninjago - The Ride, where you issued with special glasses shoot at things by handcontrol and here Athena gave what I think is her first interview. She told our reporter afterwards: "You had to have some very special glasses on. It was really easy to do".

Felix went down memory lane and told our reporter: "I can't quite remember my first time in Legoland. But I remember when Atlantis opened (another theme). I was four years old back then".

Athena and Henrik also tried some climbing, which all ninjas, big and small, of course must master. Athena was pretty fond of that, so perhaps we have the first mountaineer in the DRF?
Henrik however, if you have to climb you might just as well be cool while doing it, right? So he climbed along with one hand in his pocket...

But while there, the family went for a tour around the park, that included sailing i Pirate-Land.
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