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Julia 04-07-2003 02:45 AM

Danish Royal Family, Current Events 1: April 2003 - March 2008
 
Glimpses of Queen Ingrid's early years--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
By Rebecca K. Engmann
4. april 2003 Print Article (IE & NS 4+)

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A lifetime of royal threads: clothing and relics from the life of the late Queen Mother, Ingrid, are on display in a special exhibition


Copenhagen may or may not be in store for a Crown Prince wedding in the near future. But royal wedding-watchers and nostalgia buffs are already getting their fix with a look at the past. In 1935, much like today, Denmark was transfixed by the magical arrival of Crown Prince Frederik's mysterious companion, a devoted Swedish princess who later became the much loved and respected Queen Ingrid.

Ingrid, in many ways the last vestige of Scandinavia's 19th century-style monarchy, died in 2000.

Last Friday, on what would have been the late Queen's 93rd birthday, Amalienborg Palace unveiled a new exhibition on Ingrid's childhood and years as Crown Princess of Denmark. ‘A Crown Princess Comes to Shore’ is inspired by the immortal newsreel footage that captured the nation's heart in May 1935, when Ingrid arrived by boat with her newlywed husband, Crown Prince Frederik (himself a confirmed bachelor for many years before his much-hyped nuptials). Ingrid's fairy-tale arrival at Amalienborg, donning a sleek fox stole and smart silk couture, set the standard for the image of a Queen-in-waiting for years to come. The timing of the new exhibition, opened in cooperation with Ingrid's daughters, Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte, and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, may be auspicious in its own right: royal-watchers have already got their eye on Crown Prince Frederik's current companion, Mary Donaldson to see if she has the magical quality that Ingrid exuded in spades some 68 years ago.
The Amalienborg exhibition is also a tribute to Ingrid's international, and undeniably blue-blooded background. By rights a Princess of Sweden, Ingrid was the daughter of King Gustaf Adolf and Queen Margaret, (born Duchess of Connaught), great-granddaughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, and great-great granddaughter of Russia's Catherine the Great. Ingrid mastered Swedish and English equally, and her childhood - until her mother's sudden death when Ingrid was 10 - was idyllic and countrified, as much at home in Sweden as in the pastoral English countryside. Relics of Ingrid's childhood, now owned by Queen Margrethe, are on display: pristine examples of the Princess's dapper pink dresses, shoes from Peter Yapp on London's Sloane Street, a first-edition series of Beatrix Potter books, with Arthur Rackham illustrations. All were painstakingly wrapped in silk paper, and made the journey with Ingrid when she set sail for her new life in Denmark.

The real draw of the Amalienborg exhibition, however, is the royal couture. Notable is the impressive collection of royal dress trains: one beautifully dulcet train was worn by Ingrid's mother, Margaret, at the 1896 coronation of Russia's Czar Nicholas II. Another 19th century claret train belonged to Ingrid's paternal grandmother, Sweden's Queen Victoria. Pieces from Ingrid's own wardrobe are considerably sleeker, and less stodgy, than other royals of the day - indeed, Denmark's first impression of Crown Princess Ingrid was her vibrant youth and modernity (‘A modern princess from cradle to bridal veil,’ Berlingske Tidende wrote after the royal engagement, praising Ingrid's ‘democratic upbringing.’) Ingrid's velour train from 1932 is on display, as is a resplendent, 1920's style gown embossed with Prince of Wales feathers.

The centerpiece of the show is Ingrid's wedding dress, worn at Stockholm Cathedral on 24 May 1935. The simple, white silk gown, designed by court couturier Fr. V. Tunborg & Co., was outfitted with an 8 meter-long train, and fit the Crown Princess like a glove.

The Amalienborg exhibition is a fascinating glimpse at the world of early 20th century royals - but also a touching tribute to a Queen widely admired by older Danish generations. Included are newsreels of Ingrid's first homecoming to the Danish kingdom, and a radio greeting delivered by the Princess as a farewell address to the Swedish people. Older visitors reminisced about their own fond memories of Queen Ingrid and the bygone age, told in books, papers, photographs, and a lifetime of clothing.

Jenna1186 05-10-2003 04:49 AM

This was sent to me by The Royal_Fanatsy Yahoo group.


Danish Royal News

Denmark's royal palace again denied persistent rumours that Crown
Prince Frederik will marry his Australian girlfriend this year.

Speculations that Frederik and Mary Donaldson will marry this summer
surfaced this week after an announcement that the senior member of
the queen's household will retire in August.

"A royal wedding is such a big task that you don't let a new man
handle such a large event," said Claus Bjoern, a Copenhagen
University historian who specialises in Danish royals.

But Frederik's private secretary, Per Thornit, called news reports
about a wedding proposal this month "pure fantasy".

"It takes up to eight months to organise a wedding and nothing is in
the works," he told The Associated Press.


Lord Chamberlain Ian Soeren Haslund-Christensen will retire on August
31 and be replaced by Ove Ullerup-Petersen.

Haslund-Christensen, who has overseen the conduct of the royal
household since 1989, could not be reached for comment. The 69-year-
old former army major general is the longest-serving Lord Chamberlain
under Frederik's mother, Queen Margrethe.

Frederik, the 35-year-old heir to the throne of Europe's oldest
ruling monarchy, met Donaldson, 31, during the 2000 Olympics in
Sydney, Australia.

Originally from Hobart, Tasmania, Donaldson has been living in
Denmark since early 2002. She has met Margrethe at least once when
she spent Easter 2003 with the royal family.

The couple have often appeared together at private events. They
cannot appear at public events together unless they're engaged or
married.

Margrethe ascended the throne in 1972 after the death of her father,
King Frederik IX. She repeatedly has denied she would abdicate in her
son's favour.

Alexandria 05-10-2003 03:44 PM

How long was the time difference between when Joachim proposed to Alexandra and their November wedding?

And how long are royal guests (and other important guests) to be told about the wedding date so that they can organize their calendars and make themselves available, espescially since Frederik is the Crown Prince and many heads of states will be expected?

Do you suppose that wedding plans might be in the works secretly by palace officials? (Just a thought?! :P )

Alexandria 05-13-2003 01:35 PM

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www.ibl.se - Prince Henrik and crownprince Frederik, dragonboatracing in France - 20030508 Douarnenez, Bretagne, France - Dragonboatracing at the Grand Prix Petit Navirein, in Bretagne, with the royal danish boats "Najade" (princeHenrik) and "Nanok" (crownpwinceFrederik) taking part. Photo: Peter hauerbach / Colourpress

Alexandria 05-22-2003 10:42 PM

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www.ibl.se

www.ibl.se - More fun with Prince Henrik.

www.polfoto.dk - Queen Margrethe attending an agricultural event.

www.ibl.se

From Se Og Hor magazine, a picture of Joachim and Alexandra from April 2003.

www.ibl.se - Crownprince Frederik in a Lotus Cortina - 20030524 Padborg Park, Denmark - CrownprinceFrederik and his brother princeJoachim opened Denmarks newest and longest racing circuit. Photo: Soeren Gylck / Colourpress

www.ibl.se - Crownprince Frederik in a Lotus Cortina - 20030524 Padborg Park, Denmark - CrownprinceFrederik and his brother princeJoachim opened Denmarks newest and longest racing circuit. Photo: Soeren Gylck / Colourpress

www.ibl.se - Crownprince Frederik in a Lotus Cortina - 20030524 Padborg Park, Denmark - Crownprince Frederik and his brother princeJoachim opened Denmarks newest and longest racing circuit. Photo: Soeren Gylck / Colourpress

Frederik behind the wheel. Glad he's wearing that helmet - wouldn't want anything to happen to that nice face of his!

www.ibl.se - Crownprince Frederik in a Lotus Cortina - 20030524 Padborg Park, Denmark - Crownprince Frederik and his brother princeJoachim opened Denmarks newest and longest racing circuit. Photo: Soeren Gylck / Colourpress

billie-jo 05-30-2003 10:24 PM

Nice photos frederik every cute but he is all way cute isn't he, bay the way i have a problem with my c drive and wont be on for sometime so i will see all of you next week i hope.
billie-jo :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Alexandria 09-10-2003 07:23 PM

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colourpress.com - colour the world with photos ... - EXCLUSIVE - Aarhus, Denmark - Dannebrog, the royal danish yacht, in Aarhus harbour. The queen meat all the crew of Dannebrog for a this years official photos. Photo: Klaus Moeller

Fyens Stiftstidende - Queen Margrethe was in Odense for an exhibition of her own art work and was surrounded by unprecedented heavy security.

I supposed this is a precaution to the unfortunate situation in Sweden.

Ekstra Bladet - Nyheder, sport, underholdning og Side 9 pigen - Deadline hvert femte minut. - Dronningen var i går mere kunstner end dronning, og hun glæder sig over sin første store udstilling på Brandts Klædefabrik i Odense. (Foto: Claus Lunde)

Ekstra Bladet - Nyheder, sport, underholdning og Side 9 pigen - Deadline hvert femte minut. - Men jeg er godt klar over, at der er nogle, som siger 'Hold kæft og regér'. Nogle, som mener, at jeg skulle gøre det ene frem for det andet. Men til det er der ikke andet at sige end, at jeg bare ikke kan undvære at male, siger dronning Margrethe.

ibl bildbyrå snabb och personlig, svenska utländska digitala bilder - September 12, 2003. Anniversary at the university of Aarhus, Denmark. Guests Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik.

Alexandria 09-15-2003 09:45 PM

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Polfoto 13-09-2003 Dronning Margrethe åbner dialogudstilling "Landskabets sjæl" i museet Kunsthallen på kulturcentret Brandts Klædefabrik i Odense.Udstillingen, der varer til januar, omfatter 30 malerier og akvareller af dronningen og et tilsvarende antal af den svenske prins Eugen (1865-1947), bror til dronning Ingrids farfar, Gustav V. Dronning Margrethe og kronprins Frederik.


Polfoto 17-09-2003 Dronning Margrethe stiger i land fra Kongeskibet Dannebrog efter sommerens togter - ved Toldboden, Københavns Havn

hrhcp 10-27-2003 05:55 PM

http://kongehuset.dk/kalender.php

Quote:

31-10-03 20.00 Omegnskoncert og -souper på Fredensborg Slot.
Who all from the RF is attending this concert ?

Fireweaver 11-09-2003 02:23 PM

Can you have an offical duty even if you aren't in line for the throne/recieve money from the government? I ask this, because Her Majesty has a fairly decent sized extended family, and not a very big immediate family (hubby, sons, and daughters in law. Nikolai and Felix are too young right now ).

hrhcp 11-09-2003 02:30 PM

Fireweaver,

compensation can take many forms.
- lessened taxes
- free accommodation
- prestige, most importantly.

I recall reading that the Danish Royal Household includes nieces who also need permission to marry, and what they receive in compensation for public duties is unknown to me.

Fireweaver 11-09-2003 02:55 PM

None of the Queen's nieces are in line for the throne. They failed to meet the criteria set up by Margarethe's father Frederik when Princess Benedike got permission to get married.

hrhcp 11-09-2003 03:25 PM

I wrote what I did on the basis of

http://www.um.dk/english/faktaark/fa...g.asp#Anchor-1

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In a narrow sense, the royal house today consists of Queen Margrethe II, the Royal Consort Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, his spouse Princess Alexandra and their son Prince Nikolai, as well as Princess Benedikte and her spouse and Princess Elisabeth. These persons may not travel abroad or enter into marriage without the permission of the Queen.
THis page has more information that might provide you with some guidance:

Quote:

Tasks and Duties

The Danish monarchy is constitutional, which means that the monarch cannot independently perform political acts. Although the monarch signs all acts, these only come into force when they have been countersigned by a cabinet minister.

As head of state, the monarch participates in the formation of new governments. After consultation with representatives of the political parties, she asks the party leader backed by the largest number of seats in the Folketing, the Danish parliament, to try to form a government and appoints this after it has been formed. She also formally heads the government and therefore presides over the State Council, where the acts passed by the Folketing are signed and thus come into force. The Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs also regularly report to the Queen to advise her of the latest political developments.

The Queen hosts official visits by foreign heads of state and pays state visits abroad.

She also formally appoints and dismisses civil servants.  {now that is interesting}

The Queen’s main tasks are to
- represent Denmark abroad and
- be a focus at home. She performs the latter task by for instance accepting invitations to open exhibitions, attending anniversaries, inaugurating bridges etc.

Exhibition openings abroad in connection with export campaigns are also often attended by royalty.

In addition, the Queen grants frequent public audiences, where citizens with a special reason can experience a few minutes alone with their country’s Queen.

And there is this:

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The Royal Household

Compared with many other royal houses, the Danish royal household is relatively modest.

The ceremonial is limited to essentials and there is no extravagant display.

The traditional pomp is only strongly in evidence on very special occasions – such as state visits, royal weddings, important birthdays and anniversaries.

The royal household numbers about 140 [staff?] in total. The staff are paid from the Civil List, the state’s disbursement to the royal house. A significant part of this is the Queen’s annuity, currently around DKK 50m. In addition, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim and others receive smaller annual allowances.

At a time characterised by internationalisation and rapidly changing fundamental values, the Danish royal house today stands as an important symbol of national unity and a fixed point in an unstable world. This status is partly attributable to the monarchy’s solid anchoring in ancient traditions, but also to the royal house’s ability to adapt to contemporary conditions in an intelligent and dignified way without spurning traditional values such as permanence, respect for tradition, sense of duty and responsibility for the nation, which historically have always been the mainstay of the monarchy as a form of government.

In italics and Times Roman font I emphasized ...what it is I believe you are looking for. I hope some one else has the answer.

Alexandria 11-09-2003 03:25 PM

I think that when Benedikte's children perform duties, could it be for their father's family rather than for the Danish royal family? Richard is a royal in his own right, isn't he?

hrhcp 11-09-2003 03:43 PM

Quote:

Alexandria  Posted: Nov 9th, 2003 - 2:25 pm

I think that when Benedikte's children perform duties, could it be for their father's family rather than for the Danish royal family? Richard is a royal in his own right, isn't he?

That might have been so in the old days (without mass media coverage).

I don't think that's done anymore ... usurption (spelling?) of image of reigning head / perceived loss of power. Also a cheapening of the ruler's image.

That is why all rulers now are patrons of "hundreds" of organizations.

I wonder what a comparison of population, organizations, and patron's name would bring between the various royal countries ?
- My guess, about the same number of organization per patron.

Fireweaver 11-09-2003 06:57 PM

Yes, he's a prince in his own right (I can't spell it, but it's abbreviated S-W-B)
It's a german princely family. It just seems odd having Princess B's kids doing something for Denmark, yet Queen A-M's always represent Greece.

Alexandria 11-09-2003 07:02 PM

Very right, Fireweaver.

Do any of Benedikte's children actually live in Germany? I think Benedikte and Richard spend some time there, but Benedikte does a lot of duties for Denmark, so she has her own place in Denmark. I think Alexandra and her family live in Paris because she works for UNESCO; Gustav I read works for some financial firm in London; and Nathalie travels a lot because of her equestrian events, but she was training to qualify to represent Denmark in the next summer Olympics.

Fireweaver 11-09-2003 07:07 PM

I think Princess B and her hubby do live in a castle in Germany (but Princess B has her own apartment in a castle that Fred's taking over, so she and Queen Anne marie are being moved).

hrhcp 11-09-2003 07:13 PM

Must be tough for Anne-Marie. Ex-Queen. Does she ever doing any representing on an "official" basis ?

Fireweaver 11-09-2003 07:25 PM

She can't do anything offical for Greece, as that would have to be set up by the current Greek government. As for Denmark, it's possible, I know she's done some stuff with her sisters (an exhibit about their mother for example).

hrhcp 11-09-2003 07:46 PM

I thought AM was more popular with the Greeks than her husband ?

Any functions that she attends to in Spain ?

Alexandria 11-09-2003 08:33 PM

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Originally posted by King Christian@Nov 9th, 2003 - 6:46 pm
I thought AM was more popular with the Greeks than her husband ?

Any functions that she attends to in Spain ?

Why would Queen Anne Marie do royal functions in Spain? Spain has its own royal family to perform royal dutues (and a new star in development now with Letizia!). Queen Anne Marie often visits Spain because her daughter Alexia and her granddaughters live there, and she and King Constantine and their younger children often vacation with the Spanish royals, but she wouldn't perform royal duties on Spain's behalf.

Queen Anne Marie lives in London and occasionally attends events that she personally supports rather than supports as a member of a royal family, whether Greece's or Denmark's.

hrhcp 11-09-2003 08:43 PM

I learned her AM husband's sister is Queen Sophia ..... so the net under them is not only the Danish RF, but also the Spanish RF ?

Alexandria 11-09-2003 09:10 PM

King Constantine and Queen Sofia are siblings, but I don't think the Spanish royal family does much in terms of financial support to the Greek royals. My understanding is that it was mainly Queen Margrethe and Queen Ingrid (when she was alive), and Queen Elizabeth and perhaps Prince Charles who support the Greek royals financially, supplemented by whatever King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie's personal earnings (savings) may be and whatever fee King Constantine draws from his speaking engagments and the Greek school he founded in London.

Sean.~ 11-09-2003 10:29 PM

Princess Benedikte's children are neither in line for the Danish throne, nor do they preform any *official* royal duties on behalf of the Danish royal family. For them to be in line to the throne they had to be a). educated in Denmark from childhood and B). take Danish nationalityby the age of majority, as per a written agreement prior to Benedikte's marriage to Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstien-Berleburg ( who is not a royal, btw. he is the head of a former mediatized German *princely* family).

There has been much debate as to the legality of the agreement. That is, could the dynastic rights of yet to be born children be decided by the actions of their mother? In any event, none of the children have shown interest.

However, it should be noted that Nathalie took Danish nationality in the mid 1990s and Alexandra in either 1998 or 2000 (I can't remember wich one it was, but I wrote a post on this subject on alt. gossip.royalty several months ago). I *think* the taking of Danish nationality may have had something to do with inheritance (rather than succession to the throne), but I'm not sure. Also, Nathalie may have taken Danish nationality due to her sport.

None of them receive any money from the civil list.


S.

hrhcp 11-09-2003 10:39 PM

Quote:

Sean.~  Posted: Nov 9th, 2003 - 9:29 pm

Princesses Benedikte's children are neither in line for the Danish throne, nor do they preform any *official* royal duties on behalf of the Danish royal family.

....Nathalie took Danish nationality in the mid 1990s ....

None of them receive any money from the civil list.

I knew I could count on you, Sean.

Thank you.

So ... in light of the above, is Queen Margrethe 'trying out' the capabilities of Princess Nathalie vis-a-vis her assistance the other day with an "offical function" of opening a bridge/road ?

Christian

Sean.~ 11-09-2003 10:47 PM

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Originally posted by King Christian@Nov 9th, 2003 - 9:39 pm
Quote:

Sean.~*  Posted: Nov 9th, 2003 - 9:29 pm

Princesses Benedikte's children are neither in line for the Danish throne, nor do they preform any *official* royal duties on behalf of the Danish royal family.

....Nathalie took Danish nationality in the mid 1990s ....

None of them receive any money from the civil list.

I knew I could count on you, Sean.

Thank you.

So ... in light of the above, is Queen Margrethe 'trying out' the capabilities of Princess Nathalie vis-a-vis her assistance the other day with an "offical function" of opening a bridge/road ?

Christian

Her horses/stables are neaeby and that is why she was invited to open the bridge.

hrhcp 11-09-2003 10:50 PM

Too bad the occasion wasn't right for Mary.

George 11-10-2003 03:27 AM

Sean: your explanation as per family and duties and entitlements economic,
was well done.

Bravo!

Alexandria 11-27-2003 10:00 PM

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Polfoto 27-11-2003 Indvielse af den Nordatlantens Brygge i København torsdag - Dronning Margrethe hilser på Islands delegation.

Polfoto 27-11-2003 Kongejagt på Ledreborg Slot ved Roskilde. Prins Henrik og prins Joachim ankommer.

BT DK - From the royal hunt last week, looks like Margrethe and Mary are getting to know each other better.

Imagine Scandinavia-Köpenhamn, Danmark. Queen Margrethe of Denmark at the opening of Lord of The Rings in Tivoli in Copenhagen.

Lena 12-14-2003 08:25 PM

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from colourpress.com
Alexandra (with Peter Jackson) and fur :angry: I bet Mary have worn and will wear never fur :rolleyes: :P ;)

Josefine 12-23-2003 05:20 AM

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Polfoto 22-12-2003 Dronning Margrethe, prins Henrik, kronprins Frederik og Mary overværede premieren på "Les Miserables " i Musikhuset i Århus.

paulette 12-23-2003 10:00 AM

I love the color of the Queen's dress. It is pink or a pale one. But it suits her. I also love the way Queen Margrethe's hair is kept.

Alexandria 12-25-2003 10:49 PM

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BT - Dronning Margrethe var tydeligvis i strålende julehumør, da hun, prins Henrik, kronprins Frederik og Mary Donaldson ankom til juleaftensgudstjeneste i Århus Domkirke. Snart rejser den kommende kronprinsesse hjem til Tasmanien for at fejre nytår med familien. Kronprinsen derimod bliver i Danmark. Foto: Bo Amstrup

Fireweaver 12-26-2003 02:08 PM

Mary looks very nice in that outfit. She wears the lighter colors/creamy whites well.

paulette 12-27-2003 12:49 PM

Mary has improved a lot esp. in her outfits. I love the way she dresses and the way she keeps her hair this time.

Alexandria 12-28-2003 01:33 PM

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Polfoto 25-12-2003 Kongefamilien til julegudstjeneste i Århus Domkirke. Dronning Margrethe, biskop Kjeld Holm og i baggrunden kronprins Frederik.

Alexandria 12-29-2003 08:13 PM

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IBL - Aarhus, Denmark - 23 December 2003 - Premiere of "Les Miserables" Musical, Queen Margrethe.

IBL - Aarhus, Denmark - 23 December 2003 - Premiere of "Les Miserables" Musical.

Dennism 01-01-2004 03:00 PM

"Reburial of the Empress-Dowager Maria Feodorovna

Today, Minister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller has handed over to the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Denmark a letter from Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. The letter is in answer to an earlier letter to Her Majesty the Queen from the President, who has raised the question of a possible transfer of the mortal remains of Empress-Dowager Maria Feodorovna from Roskilde Cathedral to the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

The question of a reburial has also been raised with the Queen by representatives of the Romanov family, who have referred to the wish of Empress-Dowager Maria Feodorovna that her mortal remains, when circumstances would so permit, be laid finally to rest in the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, next to her Consort, Czar Alexander III.

Against this background, the Queen indicates in Her letter that in principle Her Majesty will not stand in the way of the fulfilment of this wish, but also points to the necessity in such case of assuring that the transfer and reburial be conducted in a dignified and respectful manner. A reburial would simultaneously be a symbolic confirmation of the historical ties between Denmark and Russia.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has also written a letter to the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr. Igor Ivanov. The letter sets out a number of specific considerations which will have to be taken into account to ensure that the reburial be conducted in peace and with dignity. This will require a close co-operation between Danish and Russian authorities, and an agreement covering all aspects of the reburial must be concluded between the Governments of Denmark and Russia. Only when these deliberations have been finalized, will the Danish side be able to definitively assess whether a transfer of the mortal remains of the Empress-Dowager is appropriate, and seek Her Majesty the Queen's final approval of the reburial.

In such a case, the intention would be for a reburial to take place on 26 September 2004, as this date marks the anniversary of the arrival of Princess Dagmar to Russia on 26 September 1866 in order to marry the Russian heir apparent Alexander."
'

Background information on the Empress can be found here:

http://www.um.dk/english/news/news_reburial_bg.asp

dmanaus 01-13-2004 06:15 AM

does anyone know if mary and the prince have left denmark yet for tasmania australia - where there are reportedly attending the wedding of mary's sister within the fortnight?

has there been any reports of this?

Josefine 01-13-2004 06:21 AM

take a look at the frederik forum
there is a frederik mary thread there

Fireweaver 02-07-2004 12:52 AM

Her Majesty and TRH look wonderful. I don't think I've seen a picture of that many royals looking so well put together for a multi-country event that's not weddings or funerals.

montecarlo 04-07-2004 01:11 AM

Den Kongelige Familie overværer de Olympiske Lege
Amalienborg, den 6. april 2004

Efter invitation fra Danmarks Idræts-Forbund overværer Hendes Majestæt Dronningen, H.K.H. Prinsen, H.K.H. Kronprinsen og den kommende Kronprinsesse, H.K.H. Prins Joachim og H.K.H. Prinsesse Benedikte de Olympiske Lege i august 2004 i Grækenland. Den kongelige familie ser frem til begivenheden og især til at overvære idrætsgrene ved De Olympiske Lege med dansk deltagelse. De Olympiske Lege finder sted i perioden 13.-29. august 2004. De endelige datoer for Regentparrets og den kongelige families tilstedeværelse vil blive fastlagt senere.

Translation: Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Benedikte have accepted an invitation to visit the Olympic Games in Greece.

Louise 04-15-2004 02:40 PM

The picture is taken in front of Fredensborg castle. Every year when the queen moves here for the summer, she is welcomed by a parade of torches, where the scouts and other organizasions walk up to the castle and welcome her. This yaer as something new, the crown prince attended, since he moved up there about a month ago.

montecarlo 05-13-2004 02:28 PM

May 13, 2004 - TV 2

Anti-Royal CD Stopped

A group of antiroyalists yesterday attempted to give their contribution to the media coverage of the royals. In several newsstands on Noerrebro, Copenhagen, the group placed CD's containing anti-royal messages into magazines. The police were called and confiscated the material which contains a reprint of the punk number "Hurra-Hurra." A group referring to themselves under the name "Underground against the upper class" tells the news agency Ritzau that the lyrics, from their point of view, express an "articulate and sober criticism of the Royal House." Among other things the text states: "Burn! Burn Amalienborg." (I.e. the residence of the royal family).

hrhcp 05-19-2004 11:17 PM

She now has to accept being in second place in the charms department.

I mean Crown Princess Mary is the new kid on the block ... everyone and anybody wants to see her, meet with her, talk her head off, press her flesh.

Poor Queen Margrethe .... is she really poor ?

Alexandria 05-20-2004 12:15 AM

No offence to Mary, and she may definitely have the "newness"/fresh face factor working for her, but nobody beats Queen Margrethe! She is the true original and would never come in second place.

What other present Queen can you name who designs costumes and sets for plays? Who dresses up and reads stories to young kid? And while I may not agree with it and am disgusted by the idea of it, has enough gumption to light up a cigarette while on a tour of a cancer ward of a hospital?

Given the choice of Mary or Margrethe, I would choose Margrethe any day.

hrhcp 05-20-2004 12:24 AM

Good for you, Alexandria.

However ... it seems to me that QM also needed some time to find her courage to explore her artistic side.

SpiffyBallerina 05-20-2004 01:25 AM

Um...yeah...QMII could beat Mary any day. I like Mary, but she doesn't hold a candle to her mother-in-law. QMII has a great sense about her, and her style and personality are all her own. Mary is new and great, but I don't agree for one moment that HM Queen Margrethe is second to Mary or anyone else.
~Kathleen

MoonlightRhapsody 05-20-2004 01:34 AM

If anything, it's Mary I would feel sorry for. I hear that Queen Margrethe is very popular in Denmark and she is much more well established than Mary. Mary will be the one who has something to prove to the Danish people. She has some incredibly BIG shoes to fill once her time to reign has come.

hrhcp 05-20-2004 02:04 AM

Quote:

Moonlightrhapsody  Posted: May 19th, 2004 - 11:34 pm

She has some incredibly BIG shoes to fill once her time to reign has come.

imho, by that time sufficient time has passed that Mary has established herself patron-wise and especially heir-wise.

Jasl 05-20-2004 06:06 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@May 19th, 2004 - 9:17 pm
She now has to accept being in second place in the charms department.

I mean Crown Princess Mary is the new kid on the block ... everyone and anybody wants to see her, meet with her, talk her head off, press her flesh.

Poor Queen Margrethe .... is she really poor ?

If Margrethe had been "replaced" in the charms department, it was not by Mary but by Alexandra. I mean, Alexandra is the "most popular" member of the Danish royal family, and she's not even born into that family but married into that family. QM has a 84% (or perhaps much more, i get confused) approval rating as the queen, but Alex has a 93% approval rating.

So King Christian, I'm interested to know why you think Margrethe had been replaced by Mary when all this time it has been Alexandra who has outshined all in the royal family????

Jasl 05-20-2004 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Alexandria@May 19th, 2004 - 10:15 pm
No offence to Mary, and she may definitely have the "newness"/fresh face factor working for her, but nobody beats Queen Margrethe! She is the true original and would never come in second place.

Well every member in the royal family has been beaten by Alexandra in the popularity vote.

missally 05-20-2004 06:13 AM

I don't really think you can compare Margarethe, Mary & Alexandra. It's like comparing apples, orange & pears. All women are very popular and very loved but for different reasons. Do we really have need for a popularity poll between these three wonderful women? I like them all very much!

Jasl 05-20-2004 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by missally@May 20th, 2004 - 4:13 am
Do we really have need for a popularity poll between these three wonderful women? I like them all very much!
That's what I think too....

But! if we are to compare, then it is not Mary who is "replacing" Margrethe but Alexandra... which Alex did when she won "the most popular member of the Danish royal family" poll some time ago (conducted amongst the Danes I believe). And that's not only an assumption, but a poll was actually conducted wasn't there? And they chose Alex in front of every one else in the royal family (I believe Henrik came last :rolleyes: ).

Does the question "Alex for President" sound familiar to any Danish posters??? (perhaps not and in which case I'll go hide now :P )

I'll have to say though, that I keep on harping on about this because I can't help but believe that this "I feel sorry for Margarethe" question was posed in order to force people to believe that Mary is trying to displace QM in the hearts of the people, and to force people to choose between QM and Mary. I think it is quite unfair.

Theilmann 05-20-2004 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@May 19th, 2004 - 10:23 pm
Quote:

Theilmann*  Posted: May 18th, 2004 - 9:34 pm

he generally gets a lot of bad press in Denmark. Some of it is fair, some of it isn't.

For example, on what topics does he get a fair bad press, and on which is he saluted by the press ?

Well it was fair that he got a bashing when he was whimpering about his role in the monarchy, and about how he was underappreachiated by the population.
On the other hand it's not fair when the press keeps on focusing on his command of the language, and his work-effort.
It has just become so, that the only royal that the media can critizise is him, because if they critizise one of the others people get angry at the media. So the media uses the fact that the Danes have never really taken Prince Henrik to their hearts. (Which is more or less his fault, when the population found out how he had been a VERY strict father it didn't help his popularity either.)

Theilmann 05-20-2004 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jasl@May 20th, 2004 - 6:08 am
Does the question "Alex for President" sound familiar to any Danish posters??? (perhaps not and in which case I'll go hide now :P )

:angry: :angry: :angry: SACRILEGE :angry: :angry: :angry:

Oh you had better go hide :lol:

lasu 05-20-2004 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@May 19th, 2004 - 9:17 pm
She now has to accept being in second place in the charms department.

I mean Crown Princess Mary is the new kid on the block ... everyone and anybody wants to see her, meet with her, talk her head off, press her flesh.

Poor Queen Margrethe .... is she really poor ?

Hmmm... Your Majesty, are you poking a little fun at the "I feel sorry for Alex" thread and the ridiculous yet raging Alex vs. Mary debate? :innocent:

Jasl 05-21-2004 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@May 20th, 2004 - 10:37 pm
Quote:

lasu*  Posted: May 20th, 2004 - 8:08 pm

poking a little fun

always :) :rolleyes: :wacko: :o :lol: :flower: :innocent:

Nah King Christian, you were quite serious about the question - as indicated by your answer to Alexandria's responding post: "Good fo you Alexandria" :P :P

Alisa 06-29-2004 08:21 PM

Quote:

Frederik og Marys koncert gav 5,4 mio. kr.


Når kronprins Frederik og Mary kommer hjem fra deres rejse i Grønland, skal de tage stilling til, hvordan 5,4 mio. kr. skal fordeles blandt fattige børn.

Pengene stammer fra bryllupskoncerten Rock'n'Royal i Parken i København den 7. maj.

Red Barnet arbejder både for børn i Danmark og udlandet. Ifølge generalsekretær Mimi Jakobsen er der endnu ikke taget stilling til, hvilke af organisationens projekter der skal have glæde af overskuddet fra koncerten.

/ritzau/

Can someone translate please? :flower:

Chatleen 06-29-2004 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Alisa@Jun 29th, 2004 - 7:21 pm
Quote:

Frederik og Marys koncert gav 5,4 mio. kr.


Når kronprins Frederik og Mary kommer hjem fra deres rejse i Grønland, skal de tage stilling til, hvordan 5,4 mio. kr. skal fordeles blandt fattige børn.

Pengene stammer fra bryllupskoncerten Rock'n'Royal i Parken i København den 7. maj.

Red Barnet arbejder både for børn i Danmark og udlandet. Ifølge generalsekretær Mimi Jakobsen er der endnu ikke taget stilling til, hvilke af organisationens projekter der skal have glæde af overskuddet fra koncerten.

/ritzau/

Can someone translate please? :flower:

Frederik and Mary's concert made 5,4 million danish kroners (approx. 725.000 Euros).

When Crownprince Frederik and Mary gets home from their visit in Greenland, they have to decide on, how 5,4 millions is going to be distributed among the poor children of the world.

The money was the income of the wedding concert Rock'n'Royal in Parken in Copenhagen at May the 7th.

Save the children works both for children in Denmark and abroad. According to secretary general Mimi Jakobsen it isn't decided yet, which of the projects of the organization will benefit from the profit of the concert.

Chatleen 06-30-2004 11:45 PM

According to the danish tabloid BT, the moulds for the most distinguished order of the Danish Royal house, The order of the elephant, has been stolen:


There has been a break-in at the creator of the orders, the silversmith Georg Jensen. The manager of the company tells, that several moulds for orders and medals of the royal family are missing.

During the break-in, also 1000 pieces of specially made cutlery for the jordian Queen Rania was stolen.

hrhcp 07-01-2004 10:58 PM

That's bad news with that break-in .... i suppose from now on, there will be a second mould stored at another location?

A pity really ... the Queen will probably take this opportunity to design a new pattern for "The Order of the Elephant" .. so, the old will gradually disappear from view.

hrhcp 07-02-2004 11:51 PM

Link to picture of Elefanten.

Quote:

Elefantordenens forme stjålet
Polfoto 01-07-2004
Arkiv (2003) - Elefantorden på Rosenborg Slot. yveriet fra sølvsmedjen Georg Jensen i weekenden er langt større end først antaget.

Flere kilder bekræfter, at der blandt tyvekosterne er unikke støbeforme til Danmarks fornemste orden, Elefantordenen.

Adm. direktør Hans-Henrik Højsgaard, Georg Jensen, siger til Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten torsdag:

»Det er korrekt, at der mangler flere forme til kongehusets ordener og medaljer. Når vi har et endeligt overblik, orienterer vi bl.a. kongehuset.«

Virksomheden står foran et tidkrævende arbejde i forsøget på at genskabe de unikke forme ud fra originale elefantordener.Tyvene stjal formene fra et specialsikret rum fra virksomheden på Frederiksberg under et indbrud, der også omfattede 1.000 stykker specialfremstillet bestik til Jordans dronning Rania samt 400 armbåndsure til en samlet værdi af ca. fem mio. kr.Der findes blot 72 bærere af Elefantordenen, og udover skibsreder Mærsk Mckinney-Møller, bæres den kun af statsoverhoveder og kongelige.

A translation would be appreciated .. on the more salient points. :) :flower:

SpiffyBallerina 07-03-2004 03:14 AM

QMII is artistic to be sure, but she's also VERY royal. She knows that her art is her own and that it is not always best to mix royal tradition with her artistic flair. I'm certain she would not redesign the missing order. She'll probably just have them make another based on the decorations that already exist. Although she's very innovative, I'm positive (after reading her memoirs) that she is very aware that her position isn't about her as much as it is about the position itself. She'll keep the traditions the same.

By the way- why on earth would anyone want to steal the mold for a tiny elephant? It all seems rather ridiculous to me! :rolleyes:

-Kathleen

hrhcp 07-03-2004 03:25 AM

Quote:

SpiffyBallerina  Posted: Jul 2nd, 2004 - 11:14 pm

... I'm positive (after reading her memoirs) that she is very aware that her position isn't about her as much as it is about the position itself. She'll keep the traditions the same.

memoirs ? --- what is it called, so I can get a copy ?

Quote:

By the way- why on earth would anyone want to steal the mold for a tiny elephant?
sounds like it was a "clean sweep" of a robbery at the place of manufacture.
- we know they took the "Elefanten" and Queen Rania of Jordan's new table setting service .. what else did they take? what was it, that the robbers were really after?

SpiffyBallerina 07-03-2004 03:36 AM

Her book is WONDERFUL- and it has been translated to English.
Her book is called "Queen in Denmark" and www.alibris.com has it occasionally (it's out of print because it was published in like 1988). I got it for a total of 35$ and it was worth every cent. She's quite an amazing woman.

Hope I helped!
-Kathleen

Chatleen 07-08-2004 07:02 PM

A lot of the phrases used in the calender is quite international, but in case somebody has difficulties in understanding, I'll make a short translation:

Quote:

12/07 04 H.M. Dronningen giver offentlig audiens på Christiansborg Slot, kl. 10.00.
The Queen holds a public audience at Christianborg Castle.
These audiences are for people, who wants to thank the Queen for something. In principle, they are open to everyone, but I think you need a reason to actually be allowed to shake hands with the Queen.

Quote:

12/07 04 H.M. Dronningen til stede ved "Urparade" på Livgardens Kaserne, kl. 14.00.
H.M. The Queen will be present during the "watch-parade" at the barracks of Livgarden.
'Livgarden' is the Royal life guards in Denmark. The ones with the big hats made out of bearskin ;)
The "watch-parade" is an old tradition. A particular gifted soldier receives a watch.

Quote:

22/07 04 Regentparret går omborg på DANNEBROG. Afg. Århus, kl. 19.00.
The royal couple boards Dannebrog, departure towards Århus.

Quote:

22/07 04 H.K.H. Prinsesse Benedikte tager ophold på Graasten Slot.
H.R.H: Princess Benedikte starts her stay at Graasten Castle.

Quote:

25/07/04 Kronprinsparret går ombord i Kongeskibet Dannebrog fra Nordre Toldbod. Afgang København. Sommertogt med Kongeskibet Dannebrog indledes.* kl. 19:00
The Crownprince couple boards Dannebrog Nordre Toldbod (a quay in Copenhagen). The summercruise with Dannebrog begins.

hrhcp 07-08-2004 10:04 PM

Thanks Chatleen.

Nice to learn the Danish RF uses international phrases. I learned the Swedish RF uses old Swedish? in their webpage itinerary.

Alisa 07-13-2004 11:50 AM

The old picture depicting the royal family has now been replaced with a photo featuring the new CPss.

The old one showed the late Queen Ingrid, Queen Anne-Marie, and Princess Benedikte.

Kongefamilien

hrhcp 07-13-2004 05:51 PM

Quote:

Alisa  Posted: Jul 13th, 2004 - 7:50 am

The old picture depicting the royal family has now been replaced with a photo featuring the new CPss.

About time !

But ..... this scenario was photographed when Mary was still engaged?

mktv2000 07-13-2004 05:54 PM

Sure would be nice to see a new official family picture

Emi 07-14-2004 03:39 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@Jul 13th, 2004 - 4:51 pm
About time !

But ..... this scenario was photographed when Mary was still engaged?

Yep, I believe it was taken on QMII's birthday, so that would have been before the wedding. :)

paulette 07-18-2004 12:19 AM

I didn't like the new royal family picture posted in the website because their faces weren't focused in one single direction. I pity Prince Nikolai because his face was entirely covered so he wasn't seen. I would prefer if they would post a formal picture of the Royal Family wearing formal attires.

hrhcp 07-18-2004 12:46 AM

it wouldn't surprise me if the Royal Danish court got thousands if tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of e-mails requesting that the main picture be updated. The picture they have now -- when Mary was still engaged -- serves as an interim measure. Time shall tell. :)

Jasl 07-18-2004 10:31 AM

Maybe if I helped post some emails, they would all get dressed up one Sunday afternoon and have a formal photo taken :P . But I'm waaay too lazy!

At least this one has Mary, Felix and Nikolai, as opposed to not having them at all. And the other one still had the dear Queen Ingrid in it.... no question about it, it had to go.

paulette 07-24-2004 04:04 AM

Komtesse Feodora overfaldet: Hvid brud uden blå mærker

Når Feodora af Rosenborg 31. juli står brud i Holmens Kirke, sker det uden fysiske og psykiske mén.

– Glæden over at skulle giftes med Eric overskygger fuldstændig alt det, der skete den nat på Falster, siger den 29-årige komtesse, der heller ikke ønsker mere krisehjælp.

– Vil du se mine brudesko? Det er Eric, der har fundet dem.
Komtesse Feodora smiler til sin kæreste, den et år yngre franskmand Eric Patte. Næste lørdag bliver de mand og kone, og selv om Feodora godt ved, at alle detaljer omkring brudekjolen skal holdes hemmelige, til Eric ser hende i kirken, må hun lige fortælle, at »kjolen har slæb« og at sløret bliver »ret langt«.
– Jeg glæder mig helt vildt og har allerede så mange sommerfugle i maven.


Countess Feodora of Rosenborg will be married on July 31 to Eric Patte

kate14 07-24-2004 10:10 AM

Is it same to assume the Royal Family will be in attendance?

paulette 07-31-2004 05:31 AM

I think not all members of the DRF will be present for they have some other important things to do but I am sure that they will be represented by one or two royals.


I can't view the pic of the DRF in Graasten... why??

Josefine 09-21-2004 03:03 PM

what date was the state visit to Japan

mgrant 09-28-2004 09:27 AM

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These are a few photos of the Danish Family attending the wedding of Count Bendt Tido Hanibal Wedell to Pernille Rosalia Korsbak Poulsen, courtesey of Colourpress :) The photographer took quite a few pictures of Crown Princess Mary. It's easy to see why, she looks fantastic!

The wedding took place September 11, 2004 at the Husby Church. In the first picture Count Wedell arrives for his wedding and in the second photo the bride arrives with her father. The third photo gives you a closer look at Pernille's tiara...........

Princess Alexandra, Prince Joachim, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrive at the wedding site.

Pictures of some the guests. The young ladies in the second photo are friends of the bride.

Husby Church, the wedding site and Priest Erik Fonsboel, who I suspect was the officiant of the wedding.

Of course, here are photos of the newlyweds:)

paulette 09-29-2004 01:51 AM

nice pics.

DKgirls 10-04-2004 05:38 PM

They all looked great in those pictures!!! We have them all in really good quality from magazines, they're so great!

bigheadshirmp 10-14-2004 04:03 PM

Pressemøde vedrørende Regentparrets statsbesøg i Japan

AMALIENBORG, den 8. oktober 2004

Der indkaldes til pressemøde vedrørende Regentparrets statsbesøg i Japan fra 15. - 19. november 2004.

Tirsdag den 2. november 2004, kl. 10.00 - 11.30
i Det Gule Palæ, Amaliegade 18, 1256 København K

Ved mødet vil der blive givet en orientering om statsbesøget.

Ove Ullerup



can anyone translate that? i guess it's about state visit to Japan?!!

DKgirls 10-14-2004 05:30 PM

Here's the translation:

Press-meeting regarding the Royal couple's statevisit to Japan
Amalienborg, 8th of October 2004

There will be a press-meeting regarding the Royal couple's statevisit to Japan 15th-19th of November 2004.

Tuesday the 2nd of November 2004, at 10:00-11:30 AM
The Yellow Palace, Amaliegade 18, 1256 Copenhagen K

At the meeting there will be an orientation about the statevisit.

Ove Ullerup

hrhcp 10-21-2004 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DKgirls
Here's the translation:

Press-meeting [on] 8th of October 2004 .... regarding the Royal couple's statevisit to Japan 15th-19th of November 2004.

At the meeting there will be an orientation about the statevisit.

I read there is intense desire from Danish companies to accompany the Royal Couple to Japan, and hope for opened doors.

Glad to hear that the Danes have finally caught on the "Team Canada" junket concept practiced a few years ago when Jean Chretien was Prime Minister. ;)

Dennism 10-28-2004 08:18 PM

Copenhagen Post


A famous meat and sausage producer in Denmark has made a recent proposal to introduce a new range of sausages based on a Royal Family theme. Currently, the company is surveying consumers to see which sausage will be launched first and to gauge reaction from the public to the somewhat controversial product line. The consumer questionnaire asks people to choose the sausage they would most like to purchase from between:

The Alex pølse - 'spicy chicken sausage with Eastern herbs, travels well, keeps well'

The Frederik pølse - 'low fat, lean, perfectly proportioned and no messing around'

The Mary pølse - 'elegant and expectant'

The Margrethe pølse - 'heavily-smoked and heavily-dressed' :)


The Henrik pølse - 'garlic sausage' (which did not even make the third choice of most customers)

The Joakim pølse - 'flambéed in brandy and cured in the early hours of the morning on the spare bed on the outdoor porch of the Royal Palace':)

Early predictions are that two of the sausages will be dropped. No prizes for guessing which ones.

MoonlightRhapsody 10-31-2004 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennism
Copenhagen Post


A famous meat and sausage producer in Denmark has made a recent proposal to introduce a new range of sausages based on a Royal Family theme. Currently, the company is surveying consumers to see which sausage will be launched first and to gauge reaction from the public to the somewhat controversial product line. The consumer questionnaire asks people to choose the sausage they would most like to purchase from between:

The Alex pølse - 'spicy chicken sausage with Eastern herbs, travels well, keeps well'

The Frederik pølse - 'low fat, lean, perfectly proportioned and no messing around'

The Mary pølse - 'elegant and expectant'

The Margrethe pølse - 'heavily-smoked and heavily-dressed' :)


The Henrik pølse - 'garlic sausage' (which did not even make the third choice of most customers)

The Joakim pølse - 'flambéed in brandy and cured in the early hours of the morning on the spare bed on the outdoor porch of the Royal Palace':)

Early predictions are that two of the sausages will be dropped. No prizes for guessing which ones.

WOW, that is hilarious!! I can't wait to see which sausage wins! ;)

MarieLouise 11-01-2004 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennism
Copenhagen Post


A famous meat and sausage producer in Denmark has made a recent proposal to introduce a new range of sausages based on a Royal Family theme. Currently, the company is surveying consumers to see which sausage will be launched first and to gauge reaction from the public to the somewhat controversial product line. The consumer questionnaire asks people to choose the sausage they would most like to purchase from between:

The Alex pølse - 'spicy chicken sausage with Eastern herbs, travels well, keeps well'

The Frederik pølse - 'low fat, lean, perfectly proportioned and no messing around'

The Mary pølse - 'elegant and expectant'

The Margrethe pølse - 'heavily-smoked and heavily-dressed' :)


The Henrik pølse - 'garlic sausage' (which did not even make the third choice of most customers)

The Joakim pølse - 'flambéed in brandy and cured in the early hours of the morning on the spare bed on the outdoor porch of the Royal Palace':)

Early predictions are that two of the sausages will be dropped. No prizes for guessing which ones.

Ah, ha, ha, ha. This is to funny.

Well my guees is that the Joachim pølse won't be a big winner, personally I think the Frederic one sounds more delicate, but hey that is also my oppinion on the two real life brothers...

(Heavily smoked and heavily dressed - eeeww! :eek: )

Dennism 11-01-2004 03:48 PM

Ha ha ha. Maybe that´s why Vega likes to lick him! :)

MarieLouise 11-04-2004 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennism
Ha ha ha. Maybe that´s why Vega likes to lick him! :)

Yeah she (or he??!!:confused: ) wants to find out which pølse (sausage) to vote for, the dog looks as though it has her doubts about the Henrik one... :D

Dennism 11-04-2004 08:10 PM

ha ha ha. Very good.

hrhcp 11-13-2004 01:02 AM

What in the world does "rigsforstander" mean ?
 
http://kongehuset.dk/aktuelt/kalender/

makes reference to "regent" and the above term.

Seems to me, before Frederik got married, everybody could be "regent" in Margrethe's absence.

Can anybody provide an exact meaning (and translation) as to what differentiates "regent" from "rigsforstander" ?

Dianedk 11-13-2004 07:37 AM

In the danish dictionary rigsforstander means: A person who leads a government in the regent's absence.
And regent means: The head of state in a monarci or the person who stands in the regent's place, when the regent is abroad or ill ect.

Didn't really help did it? :/

Josefine 11-17-2004 12:11 PM

what royals are
Honorary Hans Christian Andersen Ambassador
can someone post a list

pdas1201 11-17-2004 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josefine
what royals are
Honorary Hans Christian Andersen Ambassador
can someone post a list

For 2005, so far I know of the following:

1) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxemburg

2) Princess Laurentein of the Netherlands

Anybody has anything to add to the list..

Alexandria 11-17-2004 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdas1201
For 2005, so far I know of the following:

1) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxemburg

2) Princess Laurentein of the Netherlands

Anybody has anything to add to the list..

What are the ambassadors responsible for? (Promoting the author's books is the obvious answer, I would think.) And only within their respective countries -- i.e. Luxembourg and the Netherlands in the above mentioned cases. And will there be some sort of gathering in Denmark in the near future?

hrhcp 12-04-2004 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alisa
12-11-04

Who will be representing the Danish Royals at Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands funeral?

H.M. Margrethe 12-04-2004 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hrhcp
Who will be representing the Danish Royals at Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands funeral?

I think it migth be Queen Margrethé and Prince Henrik or CrownPrince Frederik and CrownPrincesse Mary but i don´t know becaus ther is nothing in ther calender for the sad funeral of Prince Bernhard of Holland.

Alisa 12-04-2004 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hrhcp
Who will be representing the Danish Royals at Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands funeral?

I am adjustments will be made in order for someone to attend the funeral. The schedule was posted before the Prince's death.


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