Are you able to watch this live link?
It's from the official celebrations at the Parliament. The DRF will arrive in ten fifteen minutes after this is posted.
The weather is great BTW.
ADDED: The DRF will be received by the Presidium of the Parliament. Then they will walk to the montre where the Constitution is displayed and here there will be a photo call, before moving on to the actual celebration.
I think I can safely promise lots of pics coming up, because the weather is bright and sunny and Benedikte, J&M and M&F where waiting a while on the repos for QMII to arrive. - With no umbrellas needed
For once the PM was standing with the Presidium at the foot of the stairs to receive the DRF. Don't know why.
The 1915 Constitution was the first where the balance of power finally shifted to the Parliament and as such it ended the last remnants of Absolutism. I.e. that the monarch had or could have a final say or at least had a decisive
influence on politics.
That also led to the Easter Crisis a few years later where a frustrated King X sacked the government, without appointing a new government among the elected politicians. (But that's another story)
The 1915 Constitution is also significant in being the first truly genuine democratic constitution, because women were allowed to vote.
She's getting older, QMII. She's almost slumping in her chair and that's not like her!
First pic from BB: Kronprinsesse Mary og kronprins Frederik til kæmpefest i Folketinget | Billed Bladet
Good grief! Is it just me or does QMII decidedly not look well today?
Perhaps her back is bad? - Then the entertainment isn't something that would make you tap your feet!
QMII may have looked frail, but she is in top form!
She is right now giving a speech and it's hilarious!
The main topic is of course women's right to vote, but also domestic servants were allowed to vote.
Among the many funny details in her speech, she told an anecdote about her grandfather Christian X, who was known to be an arch conservative and when a deputation of what in English could be called suffragettes came to pay their respect to the king after the change of the Constitution, one of them exclaimed: "Your Majesty, this is the happiest day of my life". To which Christian X retorted: "Well, I think you should go home and make your husband a cup of coffee".
- QMII deservedly got an enthusiastic and long applause.