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Easter Story today. A very lovely video!!

"In the early 1970s, Prince Henrik took this narrow film by D.K.H. Crown Prince and Prince Joachim, who together with H.M. The queen found Easter eggs in Marselisborg Castle Park."

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg5jpFWg...danskekongehus
How cute are CP Frederick and P. Joachim. And goodness, some of those Easter Eggs are really big! I know they had fun.
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Cute. The boys are competitive.
Do you know the other children? Are they cousins?
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:37 PM
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What a cute video! Fun times for all.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:17 PM
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Summaries of three Q&A's in Billed Bladet #13, 2018.

An Arne Pedersen would like to know whether Nikolai's birthday is an official flagday.
Jon Bloch Skipper explains that is its not a flagday.
It's the Ministry of Justice that decides which days are flagdays and currently the following DRF birthdays are celebrated as an official flagday:
QMII, Frederik, Mary, Joachim, Marie and Benedikte.
- Nikolai is not son of the heir, so no flagday for him.

A Helle Koch would like to know whether the members of the DRF can vote at referendums and general elections for the Parliament.

Jon Bloch Skipper explains that they can, all of them. But they don't excersize that right in order to remain politically neutral.
- All Danish citizens who have turned eighteen and who have their official address in Denmark, the Faeroe Islands or Greenland can vote at the general elections for the Parliament.
Except those who have a legal guardian. (They constitute only a few thousands.)

A Thomas Kofoed would like to know about how high the DRF members are and were.

They were very tall! Explains Jon Bloch Skipper.
QMII is 182 cm = 5 feet, 11.65 inches.
Frederik is 183 cm = 6 feet, 0.05 inches.
Joachim is 188 cm = 6 feet, 2.02 inches.
Our Marie is 163 cm = 5 feet, 4.17 inches.
King Frederik was 193 cm = 6 feet, 3.98 inches.
His father, King Christian X was 6 feet, 6.35 inches.
The following number are circa.
King Frederik VIII 179 cm = 5 feet, 10.47 inches.
Christian IX 184 cm = 6 feet, 0.44 inches.
Frederik VII 177 cm = 5 feet, 9.69 inches.
Frederik VI 171 cm = 5 feet, 7.32 inches.
Frederik III (1600's) 187 cm = 6 feet, 1.62 inches.

The somewhat insane Christian VII (remember Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde?) was 164 cm = 5 feet, 4.57 inches.

- In comparison I can mention that the first time conscripts were measured and statistics were made here in DK, was during the First Schleswigan War 1848-50 and the average height for the mainly peasant recruits was around 166 cm = 5 feet, 5.35 inches.

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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #13, 2018.
Written by our jewellry expert, the Ulrik Ulriksen.

As you know Queen Ingrid started a tradition where all girls who are descendants of Queen Ingrid get a gold bracelet when they turn five years old.

The tradition started back in 1915 when then princess Ingrid received her bracelet on her fifth birthday from her mother, Princess Margareta, who also wore a similar bracelet.

So the women/girls who have or still wear the bracelet are:
Princess Margareta.
Queen Ingrid.
Queen Margrethe.
Queen Anne-Marie.
Princess Benedikte.
Princess Isabella.
Princess Josephine.
Princess Athena.
Princess Alexandra.
Princess Nathalie.
Princess Marie-Olympia.
Princess Arrietta.
Princess Amelia.
Princess Ana Maria.
Princess Theodora.

IMO it's a funny little tradition to start and now 100 years later there are loads of bracelets around!

But see for yourselves here in this pretty packed issue of Billed Bladet.
Where we also compare fashion between daughters and their mothers.
As well as follow our Marie, Mary, Joachim and Frederik on the job.

BB #13, 2018
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:55 PM
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Summary of a Q&A in Billed Bladet #14, 2018.
Where Susan Smith would like to know about the aliases the DRF use.

Jon Bloch Skipper explains that the DRF do indeed use aliases from time to time.
Frederik used the alias Frederik Frederiksen, when he studied at Harward.
And when he has signed up for various sporting events he has used the names: Brian Jensen, Pingo Frederiksen, Hans Hansen and Frederik Hansen.

The Regent Couple went on their honey moon under the names Tom & Eva Manstad and they have used the pen-name H M Vejerbjerg, when translating at least one book.

QMII, when she has wished to attend an event incognito, may previously have used the name Marie Hansen.

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A Gustav Jensen would like to know which Danish monarch was the last to be assassinated.
Jon Bloch Skipper says in his reply that it was King Erik Klipping, who was murdered in a barn in 1286.

- That is one of the best crime stories in Danish history!
Especially as no one to this day is certain as to who was behind the murder and why.
It was most likely an attempt of a coup de etat, which only partly succeeded, because quite a lot of those who seem most involved lost everything. It backfired so much that no assassinations have been attempted since. Before then it was quite common for Danish kings to be murdered of killed in battle.
I may return to it, because it's really like a crime novel.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:04 AM
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Jon Bloch Skipper explains that the DRF do indeed use aliases from time to time.
Frederik used the alias Frederik Frederiksen, when he studied at Harward.
I thought he used Frederik Henriksen at Harvard?
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:14 AM
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I thought he used Frederik Henriksen at Harvard?
Perhaps the venerable Jon Bloch Skipper got it wrong?
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:45 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #18, 2018.
Written by Henrik Salling.

Recently Comtesse Ingrid of Berleburg was confirmed at Herlufsholm Church. The church is a part of Herlufsholm boarding school, which Ingrid has been attending since the start of this year.
So this was a natural place for her confirmation.
You may recall that Nikolai is finishing at Herlufsholm this year, before joining the army. - He was not present though.

This being an old an traditional boarding school, the confirmands left the church in a procession, with the colour in front, with a colour guard and the rest of the confirmands teamed boy-girl.

Present were of course the mother Princess Alexandra of Berleburg with her sweetheart, Michael-Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, with whom she has been going steady since last summer.
And the dad, Count Jefferson.
Princess Benedikte was there naturally, it is after all the second of her grandchildren who has now been confirmed.
Also present were Ingrid's six godparents, among them were Frederik, Princess Nathalie of Berleburg and Princess Alexia of Greece.

Prince Gustav of Berleburg was among the guests as well.

Count Jefferson and Prince Gustav hitched a ride in a car driven by Mary, with Frederik taking care of the passengers.

After the confirmation there was a lunch, which M&F took part in.

Mary wore sunglasses by Ray-Ban.

But see for yourselves here:

BB #18, 2018
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:01 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #32, 2018.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen.

Most schools in DK will start again on Monday next week.

Vincent and Josephine will start in 1.grade.
So will Athena.
Her brother, Henrik, will start in 3. grade.
While Isabella will start in 5. grade and Christian in 7. grade.
Felix will start in high school on 15. August.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:46 PM
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The in Denmark respected and well-liked - and also well-known - French ambassador to Denmark, Francois Zimeray, stops as the French ambassador after many years.

His Excellency Francois Zimeray has for many tragic reasons become a familiar face to most Danes. Not least after the dreadful terrorists attacks in France in recent years, where he was the one who was the local, so to speak, face of France in grief. And he was the one who thanked the Danes for the sympathy that was shown France and the French victims as well as leading and receiving the gestures of sympathy shown from the public.
However, he has also been a prominent figure within culture in Denmark. (Mainly Copenhagen.) And he has headed and attended many cultural events and has done his utmost in promoting France and French culture in a positive light. - A true ambassador for his country.
He actually requested that his stay in Denmark be extended and it was. Unusual among career diplomats.

He has as such also met and invited members of the DRF many times. And it he, was who on behalf of the President of the Republic, pinned the Legion of Honor on the chest of our Marie.

His last job as ambassador will be to accompany and assist President Macron during his official state visit to Denmark at the end of this month.
Two days later, he will be relieved as ambassador.

But before that he will be driven, in a horse-drawn carriage with an escort by the Guards Hussars, to Christiansborg, where he will meet QMII in a farewell audience. She will here thank him for his services in help maintaining the good relations between Denmark and France.
A couple of days later, she will meet the new ambassador from France, who will present his/her credentials - and from that moment that person is officially the French ambassador to Denmark.

At the bottom of the article is a small gallery with photos of the ambassador and the DRF: https://www.billedbladet.dk/kendte/f...kke-afskedsord
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:40 PM
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Summary of a Q&A in Billed Bladet #37, 2018.

Where a Pia Hessner would like to know who will rule DK, should Christian become king before he is 18.

Jon Bloch Skipper replies that most likely a permanent Rigsforstander would be appointed, that would probably be his farbror, Joachim or his mother, Mary.

- In fact a Rigsforstander and an official guardian will be appointed. The guardian will with almost certainty be Mary and as such it's most likely Joachim will be Rigsforstander. - Joachim to take care of the national interests and be the temporary head of the family, while Mary will look after and protect the interests of Christian and ensure he gets the proper education and training for taking over when he turns 18.
Supported, counseled - and overseen - by the court, advisors and the government.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:16 PM
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BT article.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/prins-joach...t-er-mors-slot

Joachim has spoken out about who will inherit Cayx - sort of...

Directly asked he replied: "As the world is today, much can happen, but that what is so beautiful about Cayx, is that it belongs to the Queen."
Som verden er i dag, kan der ske så meget, men det, der netop er det smukke ved Cayx, er, at det er dronningens.

"So there is nothing up for discussion."
Så der er ikke noget, der er oppe til diskussion.

So there is no strife between him ad Frederik regarding who is to inherit the chateau?
"No, it's peace and quiet. It belongs to the Queen, so there is no more to it."
Nej, det er stille og roligt. Det er dronningens, så den er ikke længere.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:06 PM
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Summary of a Q&A in Billed Bladet #41, 2018.

Where a Hanne Lindholm Borello would like to whether QMII can remarry.

Jon Bloch Skipper responds that she can, provided the Parliament approves of the marriage.
§5 in the Law of Succession states that: For the king or ruling queen's entry into matrimony, the approval of the Parliament is required.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:45 PM
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BT article.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/prins-joach...t-er-mors-slot

Joachim has spoken out about who will inherit Cayx - sort of...

Directly asked he replied: "As the world is today, much can happen, but that what is so beautiful about Cayx, is that it belongs to the Queen."
Som verden er i dag, kan der ske så meget, men det, der netop er det smukke ved Cayx, er, at det er dronningens.

"So there is nothing up for discussion."
Så der er ikke noget, der er oppe til diskussion.

So there is no strife between him ad Frederik regarding who is to inherit the chateau?
"No, it's peace and quiet. It belongs to the Queen, so there is no more to it."
Nej, det er stille og roligt. Det er dronningens, så den er ikke længere.
So, what is your conclusion for the future? Will it belong to Frederik as the next monarch?
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:00 PM
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So, what is your conclusion for the future? Will it belong to Frederik as the next monarch?
A very good question!

I can't really see Joachim take over the place. Not after giving up on Schackenborg. - The public would find that odd and I don't think he wants to. Cayx is hardly a goldmine!

So that leaves Frederik. M&F will be busy in the future, no doubt wishing to spend what little time they can spare in going to Australia rather than France. While Joachim is very fond of France and have relatives and in-laws in France, Frederik's affiliation is much less.

A family-trust of some sort seems more likely to me. - At least for some years and then I think Cayx will quietly be sold, unless one of the eight children would like to move in as a kind of caretakers. That would more likely be one of J&M's children.

So to sum up: I think the chateau will be sold within fifteen years after QMII is gone.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:08 AM
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I did know that the Royal Family has it:

"With its 26.4 meter and special reddish brown color called "Her Majesty's Marron", the Royal Saloon carries out on the Danish railroad. The tram has installed a power plant for driving across Europe, and it has a top speed of 200 km / h. Inside, the caravan is decorated with cherry veneer on all walls and Danish design and art. The wagon was a gift for H.M. Queen of DSB, when Her Majesty filled 60 years in 2000, and since then the Queen has used the wagon on railways in Denmark.
The royal family has since 1854 been granted a right of use for a number of changing lorries, which have taken care of the transport around the country on the railways."

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpB6Ej-g...danskekongehus
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:23 PM
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Summary of a Q&A in Billed Bladet #43, 2018.

Where a Laila Jensen would like to know whether QMII is an A or B person. I.e. is she an early riser or a night owl.

Jon Bloch Skipper responds that QMII answered that question some years ago:
"I have always been woken up at 8, if I haven't got up earlier. I belong to those who rarely sleep later than 8.00. I'm an A-person in the morning and a B-person in the evening. I don't seem to have that big a need for sleep and that can be a hell for my surroundings."
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:54 AM
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This is about the DRF policy in regards to Facebook and Instagram:
https://www.bt.dk/samfund/kongehuset...k-paa-facebook
https://markedsforing.dk/artikler/so...sociale-medier

Lene Balleby from the PR office explains the background and policy for the DRF using social media platforms.

At present 220.000 follow the DRF on Facebook, while 260.000 follow the DRF on Instagram.

Originally the intention was to post two or three times a week, but as you know it amounts to more than that.
The mindset behind was to give people an access to info and photos that would otherwise not be accessible to the public, via the media.
However, everything that is posted is vetted carefully. The intention is to preserve the sense of mystique in regards to the DRF and to avoid them becoming mere celebrities.
This is very much on QMII's mind. While QMII, famously, does not use, nor have much knowledge about social media and the Internet, she is very keen on the DRF utilizing these platforms and opportunities. (Very much influenced by Frederik, I suspect. I also believe Frederik has taken over most of the day to day administration of the DRF, with QMII okaying what is being decided. and of course with QMII having the final say.)

Lene Balleby says:
Dronningen beskæftiger sig ikke særlig meget med teknologi, men Dronningen ved godt, hvad teknologierne kan og er meget bevidst om vigtigheden af, at Kongehuset følger med tiden.
"The Queen does not occupy herself much with technology, but the Queen is very much aware what the technologies are capable of and (she) is very conscious about the importance of the DRF being contemporary. (In regards to technology.)

Vi blev overhalet af virkeligheden og de kongeliges egen interesse i at være på. De kongelige vil jo gerne selv være på de platforme, hvor danskerne er og hermed vise, hvad de laver, siger Lene Balleby og fortsætter:
– Og de er i stigende grad involveret i, hvad vi skal, hvordan vi skal det osv. Og de var også involveret i strategiarbejdet, der pågik, inden vi gik på.

"We were overtaken by reality and by the royals' own interest in being on. (The social media.) The royals themselves would like to be on the platforms where the Danes are and as such show what they are doing.
And they are increasingly involved in what we are going to do, how we are going to do it, and so on.
And they were also involved in the planning of the strategy that went on, before we went online."

Det er små klip eller indblik i en tilværelse, som gør, at danskerne kan forholde sig til den kongelige familie,
Det kræver, at vi bevarer noget mystik. Det er det, jeg plejer at kalde sommerfuglestøvet. Hvis du fjerner det, så forsvinder noget af den magi, der også gerne må være om monarkiet

"It's short clips and glimpses into a world that enables the Danes to relate to the royal family.
That dictates that we retain some mysticism. That's what is usually calle the butterfly-dust. If you remove that, some of the magic, that should preferably surround the monarchy, disappears."

There thoughts about the DRF themselves sending live from say the New Year speech.

Vi producerer jo selv levende billeder allerede. Jeg ved ikke, hvad der sker eller er sket om fem år, men der er ikke nogen grund til at tro andet, end at vi i stigende grad producerer selv. Så hvis du spørger hvem, der producerer nytårstalen om fem år, så er jeg nødt til at sige, at det er svært at sige, siger Lene Balleby til Markedsføring.
"As is we are already producing live footage. I don't what is happening or will happen in five years, but there is every reason to believe that we will increasingly produce (material) ourselves. So if you ask who will produce the New Year speech in five years, then I have to say that that is difficult to say."

- Basically, the DRF PR-office is increasingly taking control, by producing material for general use by the public, blogs and the media. Presumably for free, with the usual copyright note.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:28 PM
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It's time for the yearly royal reviews.

The two main TV networks will air their reviews shortly. (The DR1 review is usually the best.)

This year however, BB is first on the mark, with a review in two parts.
The first focus entirely on the death of PH and how QMII has been coping afterwards.
And also how much the massive public support meant to her.
It's mainly in the form of a chat between the royal reporters on BB, illustrated with clips.
I will however point out to a clip early on. Enjoy the expression on Christian's face when grandpapa Henrik dips Christian's sausage in ketchup and eat half of it in one gulp.
It has emerged that PH had specified almost every detail regarding his funeral, down to what branch of the military should stand watch at his coffin, the flwoer arrangements and the music.
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...stede-sin-mand

The second part focus on Frederik's 50th B-day:
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...rs-foedselsdag

Not much to say really. the clips speak for themselves.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:18 PM
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The yearly DRF review will be shown on DR1 at 20.00 - that is in 45 minutes after this is posted.

The review will last 1½ hour and you can watch it here, I hope:
https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr1

I may write a little about it later.

TV2 aired their review yesterday evening, also lasting 1½ hour, and it was surprisingly good. Unfortunately that can't be viewed outside DK.

The main focus was on the death of PH and Frederik turning 50.
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