Originally Posted by MARG
Does the drop in number for her abdication reflect the realisation that she is as sharp as a tack and has a stabilising and morale boosting effect following her Covid-19 Speech to the Nation?
There was a lot of focus on M&F in the past couple of years, Frederik turning 50 and so on. But for several months now, we haven't seen so much to them, while we in contrast have seen a lot of (very positive) coverage of QMII - articles and docus. Not to mention her New Year speech that was deservedly praised and now her personal behavior and her speech in relation to Corona.
And as Somebody points out QMII is still sharp!
So I think that figure is more about the public believing M&F to be ready to take over and that QMII should allow them to take over, rather than a lack of confidence in QMII.
Now for the coverage.
The public service channels (you may be able to watch DR1 outside DK) will go crazy on Thursday! It will be non stop coverage from early morning to late evening - until every last duck in the municipal ponds have been interviewed or asked to sing a birthday song for QMII. And I'm only half kidding!
I have no idea what they will use all that time on, because AFAIK there will only very limited, if any, direct coverage of QMII and her family.
So I guess it will be documentary after documentary, interspersed with ordinary people being interviewed, and experts and hosts in the studio interviewing each other via monitors.
It will be horrible and comical at the same time!
- Reminds me of when President Clinton came in for a state visit. They had put reporters out everywhere, desperately trying to say something sensible.
One of them (Jes Dorph) stood at Copenhagen Airport and two hours
before the President was even scheduled to land he stood and informed the amazed viewers:
"The President will fly in - on a plane - on Air Force One - and then he will land - on the runway - in Air Force One - he will fly in from that direction - or that direction - or another direction - and land - in Copenhagen airport - the President..."
- We got reports like that every five minutes for two hours! We who saw it will never forget it!
It'll be something similar on Thursday.
And FYI from an interview in Berlingske listing QMII's favorite performances in the Royal theater, where she is an often seen guest:
Dronningens 12 yndlingsforestillinger
»Nibelungens Ring« af Richard Wagner
»Julius Cæsar« af Georg Friedrich Händel
»Tjenerindens fortælling« af Poul Ruders
»Kvinden uden skygge« af Richard Strauss
»Hamlet« af William Shakespeare
»Elverhøj« af Johan Ludvig Heiberg
»Fra regnormenes liv« af P.O. Enquist
»Misantropen« af Molière
»Napoli«, »Sylfiden« og »Et Folkesagn« af August Bournonville
»Enetime« af Flemming Flindt
»Romeo og Julie« af John Neumeier