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Old 06-19-2020, 02:38 PM
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Queen Margrethe II, Current Events Part 2: June 2020 -

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Old 06-23-2020, 06:12 AM
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Queen Margrethe has agreed to become Patron of a Danish-French research collaboration between the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris and Skagen's Art Museums, it was announced today.

The project between the two museums aims - among other things - at making Danish painter P.S. Krøyer more known for a wider public.


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Old 06-23-2020, 06:21 AM
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That's a nice painting from what I can see. It is a good initiative.
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:49 AM
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The painter Krøyer and his contemporaries who lived and worked in Skagen around 1890 or so constituted a golden age in Danish art - and indeed many paintings are certainly worth a closer study.

I suggest you do a google image search using this word: Skagensmalerne.

Here are a few samples:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...n_Vesterby.jpg
Today is Sankt Hans Day, with public bonfires to celebrate midsummer, as it was more than 100 years ago:
https://skagenskunstmuseer.dk/wp-con...6/06/dep-5.jpg
https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_hi...r%C3%B8yer.jpg
https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einar_...%C3%98YER).jpg
https://www.hirschsprung.dk/rails/ac...ri_1%20(1).jpg
https://www.tipkbh.dk/wp-content/upl...ge.-scaled.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._s%C3%B8en.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrBWutPWsAAqPtn.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rt_Project.jpg
https://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler01/ht...caleAfter=crop
https://www.smk.dk/wp-content/upload...-1600x1249.jpg
https://www.tv2nord.dk/files/styles/...?itok=eLfArNU1
https://www.yourdanishlife.dk/wp-con...pi-750x375.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/d3...d2c2a22148.jpg

This was but a small sample.
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Old 06-26-2020, 07:39 AM
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Queen Margrethe has presented the Queen's Watch at Marselisborg Castle today, June 26:



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Old 06-26-2020, 08:30 AM
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Thank you, Iceflower.

That's one seriously tall guardsman! Especially considering QMII isn't small herself.

It's the first time the watch-ceremony takes place at Marselisborg.
Normally the parade takes place at the guards battalion's barracks near Rosenborg Castle. But due to Corona the parade has been scaled down.

Also, QMII presented a watch to a former guardsman. That presentation had to be cancelled three months ago, due to the lockdown.
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:53 PM
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QMII has, as you now know, started her summer holiday at Marselisborg.

https://www.tvguide.dk/nyheder/2020/...egnet-i-aarhus

Normally she arrives to Aarhus aboard Dannebrog, but the ship has apparently been decommissioned for this year. (*) So QMII opted to arrive by ordinary train. No royal saloon car.
But it seems she wanted to be as discreet as possible, so instead of getting off at the central station, the train stopped at the old, and now disused freight terminal. There is no platform there, so it's down stairs, but despite being 80 and having had problems with her legs, she managed that in fine form. Walked discreetly through a fence to a waiting Bentley and drove off to Marselisborg. (Using the nearby inner ring-road she must have been there within ten minutes, despite traffic.)

(*) Poor conscripts! Having waited for two-three years to serve aboard Dannebrog, only for Corona to ruin it all.
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QMII (as well as M&F, Mary perhaps in particular) has had very good news today - and bad news.

Her old friend, the composer Bent Fabricius Bjerre, has died, age 95.
He died after a short period of illness.

He was one of the friends who took turn hosting the New Year party QMII attends every year.

Mary was also fond of him and showed the openly.

As for Denmark and the Danes, a truly iconic composer, who made countless hits throughout his very long career, is no more.
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QMII (as well as M&F, Mary perhaps in particular) has had very good news today - and bad news.

Her old friend, the composer Bent Fabricius Bjerre, has died, age 95.
He died after a short period of illness.

He was one of the friends who took turn hosting the New Year party QMII attends every year.

Mary was also fond of him and showed the openly.
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Wasn't he the composer of the song Mary sang to Frederik at his 40th birthday party? Can't remember if he was responsible for the lyrics or if that was Mary.
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:57 PM
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Wasn't he the composer of the song Mary sang to Frederik at his 40th birthday party? Can't remember if he was responsible for the lyrics or if that was Mary.
He was no doubt the composer and perhaps he helped her with the lyrics.

And I think we should listen to a couple of his many, many music pieces.







He composed music since the 50's until quite recently, when he fell ill with leukemia.
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Queen Margrethe received new officers of the Navy today, August 26:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEWj4xXgcuy/


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Old 08-26-2020, 12:22 PM
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One of my favorite uniforms ; )
The Queen looks lovely.
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Queen Margrethe attended the opening of the Solvognens (sun chariot) Fund place at Trundholm Mose, Odsherred, this afternoon, September 12:



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Today a new official gala portrait of the Queen Margrethe is published


The portrait was taken on the occasion of the Queen's 80th birthday in April this year and follows the latest official portrait from 2012

https://scontent.fath3-4.fna.fbcdn.n...b0&oe=5F8F9070
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:20 PM
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Very nice portrait of the Queen. The blue dress looks wonderful.
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Queen Margrethe is present at the awarding of the Rungstedlund Prize 2020.


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Here are some more photos of the ceremony today:


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Queen Margrethe presented the Queen Ingrid's Researcher's Award and Her Majesty the Queen's Special Research Scholarship today, October 9:


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Queen Margrethe received Swiss Foreign Minister H.E. Ignazio Cassis at Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg, today, October 16:


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QMII will soon publish her very first podcast:
https://www.bt.dk/underholdning/dron...d-egen-podcast

Actually it will be in three segments.
And here she will discuss are and culture.

The first segment will a conversation with the pianist Nikolaj Koppel.
The two of them will discuss classical music based on the piece The Nutcracker.

The second segment will be about ballet. She will discuss ballet with the head of ballet, Peter Bo Bedixen, based on the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

The third segment is about paintings. Here with art historian Bente Scavenius.

- For those interested in art and culture this must be considered a must-see!
Normally we can expect something intelligent to come out when QMII opens her mouth. And when it's about something she is interested in and really know something about, we can expect something both interesting and intelligent.
Add to that that she is conversing with people who really know their stuff and we have a hit!
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