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Theilmann 05-22-2004 01:34 AM

Prince Henrik's 70th Birthday Celebrations: June 10-11, 2004
DR1 and Tivoli are celebrating the prince consort's 70th birthday june 11th. The actual celebration will take place the day before, which is incidently the 37th wedding anniversary of the queen and prince Henrik.

I found this on
:on the occasion of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik's 70th birthday
Concert on the occasion of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik's 70th birthday. With Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Girls Choir, and Copenhagen Boys Choir conducted by Thomas Dausgaard. Soloists: Christina Åstrand and others. PROGRAMME:Gade - Nielsen - Frederik Magle - Rossini - Ravel. TICKETS: DKK 290 250 200 160. Limited no. of tickets. BOX OFFICE: Tivoli's Ticket Centre, tel. +45 3315 1012.

HMQueenElizabethII 05-26-2004 01:21 AM

Will Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe invite European Royals to attend the 70th birthday celebration?I remember that Britain's late Queen Mum used to inviting European Royals to attend her 100 th birthday at St Paul Cathedral in 2000.

Jasl 06-17-2004 01:01 AM

This is sooooo sweet!! Joris translated Queen Margrethe's speech to Prince Henrik on his 70th birthday and posted it at SRMB. Joris, I hope you don't mind sharing it with us here at LTR. Here's the speech:


Queen Margrethe to her Henri:

īSo now we are together at Fredensborg yet again, and this time for a birthday: the birthday of The Prince - your birthday, dear Henri!

A 70th birthday - thát sounds serious, as long it is in the far future; but gradually when one is approaching it, it still only takes a year, and yet another one, and then: a nice opportunity to celebrate the one, who is loved.

70 years is a respectable age, which demands respect. One thinks of white hair and fewer activities; one imagines a kind of sedateness and resignation; it is expected from a 70-years old to sit and to watch life pass, while one is losing oneself in memories and shaking oneīs head about what incomprehensible things youth now is thinking up again.

But it isnīt actually like that at all!

Your cellphone is ringing all the time - and sometimes at impossible times; each year you can be found at the steering wheel of your sailing boat, and from the tennis court the ballīs pling and plang against the racket can be heard, accompanied by happy cheering.

All this makes me think of Cahors wine. That wine just becomes better and better. At the beginning the taste is strong, perhaps a little hard; but the colour is deep, and the scent promises an exciting development. Now itīs crucial not to be impatient. As the years pass, the colour, the strength and the aroma will come to unfold themselves fully. Cahors wine is īlong-term keepableī, - so are you, Henri.

All through your life you have known to develop yourself and always to find new fields which have your interest. In your work for the Danish Red Cross, with the World Wildlife Fund and for Europa Nostra you could use your talents which took you to the Danish diplomacy, and you supported Danish industry and export, in such a manner that you create respect and make people pay attention to Denmark and Danish capabilities all around the world.

You are a family man, a loyal friend and a happy giver; but you do not sell out everything of yourself, your innermost kernel you will not unveil; but itīs from here you are getting your strength, and which is the source for your talent to surprise and to make life rich and full of subtleties to those who are closest to you and to the one who shares her life with you.

You are curious of everything, also of what is living in yourself. In spite of the troublesome experiences you had to go through during the recent years it is clear to us who are close to you, that it is at this point that you seriously have found yourself and truly have been able to expand. To all of us you pleased and surprised us with your poetry. Itīs here your rich spirit with its deep layers and musicality are unveiled, and here your intellect shows itself in its stringency, its wit and all its finely tuned facets.

More than half of your life you spent as a Dane and in Denmark. You made yourself intensely familiar with the life here in this country. The Danish garden you came to, is not entirely the same as it was 37 years ago. You yourself contributed to develop it and to provide it with new and exciting growth. Yet when this sometimes gets a little bit too net or too narrow for you, you elegantly get over the fence and travel southward to your vineyards at your beloved Caïx. Here you find nourishment and new inspiration, and, enriched, you return home to Denmark. To a busy and working life as The Prince, as father and grandpapa and as my Henri.

All of us gathered around you here and all over Denmark this evening are glad to celebrate your birthday and wish you many good and rich years to come.

I beg all of you to rise and, together with me, propose a toast and a ninefold īlong may he liveī.

Long live His Royal Highness The Prince.

Jasl 06-17-2004 01:44 AM

Okay before I get into trouble, I just want to reiterate that Joris did the translation! Unfortunately I only know 4 words in Danish... bryllup, og and tillykke and hest! (o wait... actually I know some other words... but certainly won't be able to translate Margrethe's lovely speech.)

Dennism 06-17-2004 08:14 AM

A great speech. Moving and touching. Margrethe is marvelous.

Mandy 04-12-2005 05:47 PM

June 11, 2004 - Henrik and Margrethe waving to the crowd from the window.
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Mandy 04-12-2005 05:53 PM

June 11, 2004 - Afternoon event. Part 1

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Mandy 04-12-2005 05:57 PM

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June 11, 2004 - Afternoon event. Part 2
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Mandy 04-12-2005 10:43 PM

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June 11, 2004 - Gala dinner at Fredensborg. Part 1

Mandy 04-12-2005 10:45 PM

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June 11, 2004 - Gala dinner at Fredensborg. Part 2

bct88 10-05-2005 10:50 AM

In the photo's of them waiving from the window, it looks as if they are in their pajamas! :)

hilal 10-08-2005 05:29 AM

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Mary Donaldson at the Gala Dinner

Royal Fan 10-21-2005 04:54 PM

Henrik seems like such an interesting fellow what orders and Medals does he have and where can i find a clip of him speaking :)

Josefine 03-30-2010 02:40 AM

what other royal ere on the guestlist, king and queeno f sweden were there.

IloveCP 03-24-2015 08:05 PM

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