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Old 02-14-2018, 02:34 PM
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I think they are still working on it.

The route the hearse will take from Fredensborg to Amalienborg tomorrow, has just been published. - There will be many who will show their respect along the route and it may also be the closest thing we will have to a public procession in connection with this funeral.

Here is a wonderful BB video of QMII going out to see the flowers placed at Fredensborg and thanking those present. I'm sure the sight will have delighted her.
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...-i-fredensborg


I wrote in a previous post that this is very much a grandparent-grandchildren occasion.
In the sense that many grandparents near the royal palaces bring their grandchildren along to place flowers and pay their respect.

The children can naturally sense that something very unusual has occurred, without really understanding what it is, so they ask questions and make drawings. Some of which can be seen in this gallery:
https://www.bt.dk/royale/se-de-roere...l-prins-henrik

This drawing and greeting from 7 year old Sigrid is irresistibly endearing:
https://bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/reso...sborg-slot.jpg
Her message, complete with misspellings reads:
"Prinse Henrak is dead.
That is saad.
Veery saad.
Wit luve
Sigrid 7 years"
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:39 PM
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With very sad occasions like this I don't usually like to get involved in the negative and positive comments, my thoughts etc. etc. but as the DRF are one on the main families that I follow, I would like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with any members of the The Royal Forums (and of course the royal family) that are effected by this very sad event and hope you can all find your own way to find comfort.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:03 PM
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I knew we could count on you, FasterB.

This is very much your area.
You´re so welcome, Muhler, and yes, it is right up my alley
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:11 PM
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It's indeed very moving.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:28 PM
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Here is a TV2 clip, with QMII, her LiW and her (unarmed) adjutant, going out to look at the flowers and greet people.
I think it must have been a spontaneous thing, because I can't see any PET officers.
Of course there is a sentry posted right a few meters away, but they are not trained as protection officers, but as military guards.

Dronning Margrethe hilste på danskerne foran Fredensborg - TV 2
Thanks Muhler for your updates: my thoughts are so much with you in Denmark on this special day. I won't say sad because I agree with you that the prince had a good life and a good death; leaving many memories behind that the Prime Minister of Denmark wishes to honour. May it be so; including the special French connection that will be continued, one hopes, with la princesse Marie! I watched the video you posted and saw that only one young person was rude enough to try photographing Queen Margrethe with a cell phone. A uniformed official managed to stay between the phone and the queen; the young person eventually gave up and put the phone away
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:37 PM
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:42 PM
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Here is the schedule for the coming days, without specific details.

https://www.bt.dk/royale/saadan-kan-...-ligge-castrum

Tomorrow Thursday.
There will be a 27 shot salute fired from two batteries from 08.00. The salute will last 40 minutes. - (The article says 81 shots. I don't understand that).

At 10.00 a hearse will transport the coffin with PH, from Fredensborg to Amalienborg. The hearse will be followed by QMII, the CP-couple and J&M and all the children.
- (Since a hearse drives at a moderate speed, and perhaps at some point is escorted by the Guards Hussars, I guess that will last about an hour. And many people will be lined up along the route. All this is guaranteed to the shown on TV live.)

Friday.
at 18.00 the coffin will be transferred from Amalienborg to Christiansborg.

Saturday.
The coffin will lie in state, castrum doloris, at Christiansborg Palace Church.
The DRF will pay their respects from 10.00-12.00.
From 15.00-19.00 the public will have access to the closed coffin.

Sunday.
The public will have access from 12.00-19.00.

Monday.
The public will have access from 15.00-19.00.(The tradition with castrum doloris has taken place in the DRF since 1746.)

Tuesday.
The funeral ceremony will take place in Christiansborg Palace Church at 11.00.
(That is likely to be shown live on TV, but discreetly from inside the church I imagine.)

- There will presumably be a ceremony of some sort in regards to spreading PH's ashes over the sea. Presumably by a navy ship, where the DRF can be present.
Probably not Dannebrog, she is in dock undergoing refitting at this time of year.
I imagine the burial of PH's urn at Fredensborg will be very private.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:07 PM
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Great link to the live feed outside the Palaces. Thank you!
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:12 PM
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My thoughts are with Henrik's family and I wish them much strength for the following time.
I am also relieved - like many of you- that it seems that Henrik didn't have to suffer for a long time and that he could die where and how he wished for.

I love the idea of spreading the ashes at sea and at Fredensborg. IMO that perfectly reflects Henrik's broad personality - his strong and wild striving for freedom and him as a family man. And it still gives Henrik's (Danish) family and friends a nearby place to mourn and remember him. Additionaly I personally really love urn graves in forests and under trees.

And thank you all for your translations and information about the sad (upcoming) events.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:37 PM
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I've just seen photos of the lovely tributes young children have left outside the Palace for Henrik. Cards with messages, bunches of flowers, telling how much he will be missed. I do hope Queen Margrethe has a little chance to look at them. It's very moving, I think.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:49 PM
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RIP Prince Henrik.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:49 PM
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This is sad to hear, though as others have said I'm relieved that Henrik managed to have a peaceful passing at home surrounded by his wife and sons after his suffering with Dementia. May he rest in peace.
I loved the little letter by seven year old Sigrid, that was very sweet.

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Indeed a colorful man is no more.

And I will miss him to a considerable extent.

Just as often as I've wanted to hit him on the head with a shovel, just as often has he delighted me with his goofy humor, his flamboyant attire, his quirky ideas and art designs. Few people in their late 70's manage to become a cult-figure for the young, many of whom were also very much to the left of the political spectrum. PH managed that because he managed to often act out of the royal box. - Something Frederik has also managed.
Just as often as I have felt he embarrassed especially QMII, but also his sons, just as often have I wanted to slap him on the back for being wonderfully politically incorrect.
He has given me many a chuckle, and many a times he has made my eyes roll way back in the head. - Both things can be equally delightful, as you know...
Whatever he was, he was rarely boring.

PH was a man like most of us, with good sides and flaws as well.
But first and foremost he was a devoted farfar. And that is what I liked most about him.
That was a lovely sentiment Muhler and I've appreciated your thoughtful and insightful posts in this thread - and throughout your time here on the forums. I agree; Henrik was certainly a colourful character and whilst some of his actions did make some of us royal watchers want to bang our heads on a wall; he was at the same time a very interesting and lively figure. I'm sure that Denmark will miss him. I know that I will.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:51 PM
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Me too.

The word on the streets, as far as I have heard it, other Danes please correct me if wrong, is that the Danes not only accept and respect his funeral wishes but think they are a good compromise.
I have yet to hear anyone think it's a bad idea.

Yes, I also like the idea.
It means QMII will lie alone in the sarcophagus, under both their effigies. (Unless that is changed, which I doubt). Well, that's a little twist future custodians can tell about to visitors and tourists.
After all her predecessor, Queen Margrethe I, has beeing lying there alone for 600 years now.
Had PH been entombed at Roskilde, next to his wife, even if a will was to be procuced priwing that it really was what he wanted, there would still, also in the back of my head, by a little voice wondering whether they had overridden his last wish.

Well, they haven't. QMII has proved herself unselfish once again and her public esteem will rise even more.

Apart from that it's a nice touch burying his urn at Fredensborg. Now his family can visit him whenever they wish to in peace and quiet. In homely surroundings, in a place they are all very fond of.
Should QMII decide to retire, either de facto due to health reasons, or for other reasons... - I'm sure she'll settle at Fredensborg. A place she loves and with the love of her live nearby.

It's also fitting that PH wish to have his ashes strewn across the sea. The sea is so very much affiliated to the entire history of Denmark, even before we became a nation. And PH loved the sea.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:10 PM
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Sad but at least he is at peace now,it must be very hard for his family to lost a beloved one but also a relieve now he is no longer suffering
my heart goes to his family especially his wife
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:31 PM
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My deepest sympathies to the Danish Royal Family during this time. May they know that this is a blessing that he passed away in his home with his family around him and his suffering is over. Knowing the deep love between Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, may that bring her comfort during this time and the years to come.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:49 PM
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A Google search engine of his late Royal Highness is an apt example of the cynical times we live in...all of the major news outlets (CNN, BBC, ABC) playing the angle that Henrik was a "bitter" man who "rejected" Royal burial in a final act of revenge against his queen and wife.

Seriously? Henrik was a free spirited brilliant bon vivant who wrote poetry and spoke a multitude of languages including Vietnamese and Chinese...but his place of burial is going to define him for all ages, I guess.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:59 PM
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Has the collection of his poetry been published?
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:59 PM
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RIP. My condolences to the Royal family
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:05 PM
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A Google search engine of his late Royal Highness is an apt example of the cynical times we live in...all of the major news outlet (CNN, BBC, ABC) playing the angle that Henrik was a "bitter" man who "rejected" Royal burial in a final act of revenge against his queen and wife.

Seriously? Henrik was a free spirited brilliant bon vivant who wrote poetry and spoke a multitude of languages included Vietnamese and Chinese...but his place of burial is going to define him for all ages, I guess.

Sad yet Moonmaiden, isn't that to be expected of the media to turn everything into something negative and to create drama. I have no faith in anything the media says, why would any intelligent person believe them is beyond me.

We here know better don't we.... for we follow the royal families in their daily lives.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:24 PM
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The Danish TV-coverage in special is 24/7 right now on most channels! In fact I've only tuned in at the main news updates but it's bordering on hysteria, even for a hardcore royalist like myself.
And you can hear it on the journalists, they are talking themselves into a frenzy. Hence why they are using expression that IMO are over the top.
If the ducks in the city parks hadn't sought refuge in the middle on the lakes, they would right now be asked to comment on the death of PH and what he meant to them!
I know. The DR hosts even said that ''millions of Danes are saying goodbye to the whole country's PH'' at around 21:20 on DR1 (and he was again called ''beloved''). I have also noticed that many of the Danish commentators are trying to make the ''want to be King'' stuff to his advantage (even Christian Eugen-Olsen and Ulla Terkelsen).

BTW, I think the coverage was a bit more balanced in the last TV Avisen at 21:30.
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