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Old 12-18-2018, 03:47 PM
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Well, I watched the review.

It was quietly very emotional, so if your tear up easily, perhaps you should skip it.

Focusing on the death and funeral of PH and Frederik's b-day, and sometimes the contrast between the two events, it was very much a journalists how-we experienced-it.
The elderly gentleman seen in many of the clips is Anker Andersen PH's valet for many years.

It's quietly building up from: Okay, the news is ticking in from the palace, are we ready to go on air. To covering the reaction and sympathy of the public to the various official steps in context with the funeral, culminating in the final goodbye.

Frederik's B-day was also an emotional coverage culminating with Mary ending her speech by saying: "I love you."

The French-Danish connection was illustrated by the French ambassador standing outside the embassy, showing his final respect for PH and his respect for the DRF.
With the added touch that the state visit from France took place only months after PH's death. Yet, with PH being very much mentioned in the official speeches.
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:18 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.
Here is part 3, focusing on the youngest Danish royals.
Very cute images, especially from the CP family visit to the Faeroe Islands
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...ge-boerns-2018
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:13 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.
This link now works for those of us outside Denmark,
https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/aret-der-gik...qmZlNPsMZIE#!/
I plan to watch it later today hopefully
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:49 PM
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Here is part 3, focusing on the youngest Danish royals.
Very cute images, especially from the CP family visit to the Faeroe Islands
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...ge-boerns-2018
Thanks, Polyesco

As can be expected with BB this was a sweet review, in the form of a chat between the BB reporters, of the eight DRF children.
Of course with particular focus on M&F's children and how they feel pretty at ease when they are on.
And also how the family dynamics has changed slightly. With Christian and Bella being the older, often taking a backseat, leaving the center state to Vincent and Josephine - perhaps mostly Josephine, even though Vincent is no longer so shy.
There was of course special focus on Christian and how he is groomed to being the next heir. Something that seems natural to him.
It was noticed that Josephine and Isabella were more than happy to hold morfar Donaldson's hand.
(I think Isabella miss having a grandad around. After all she got to know PH for real.)

As for J&M's children, there was special focus on Nikolai, his decision to leave the army and pursue a modelling career.
The last three were touched more superficially. Though it was noticed that Athena and Henrik are not afraid to talk to reporters - at least not someone they know. The BB journalist Henrik Salling has followed J&M for years.

And it is hardly something new that Athena and Josephine are fine in each others company!
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:25 PM
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As you may have noticed New Years Eve is closing in, also for the DRF.

QMII will in all likelihood celebrate with some of her old friends. One sure bet IMO is that one of them will be her school-friend, Susanne Heering. She is also a widow.
Normally the friends take turns in being hosts, but I don't think QMII will be a host this year.
Normally QMII deliver her New Year speech at 18.00 and then go directly to wherever she is celebrating New Years Eve.

M&F are more elusive. A good guess is that they are at the hunting lodge in trend right now. And it's likely they will celebrate New Year there, or with some friends in that general area of DK. But they will have to go back to Copenhagen in the forenoon on the 1st. in order to be ready for the Grand New Year Court in the evening.

As for J&M, they are also likely to celebrate New Year in DK, most likely in Copenhagen. Perhaps in their own home. Because they are also to attend the New Year Court in the evening.

Now, it's pretty unknown whether the DRF have any specific traditions in connection with New Year, at least when they are hosts.
I can however tell you that for the guardsmen on duty, the watch on New Years Eve is very sought after!
The atmosphere at Amalienborg is very special and on this evening literally half the population are watching the honor guard standing to attention before and after QMII delivers her speech. And everything has to be 150 % perfect! Not least because thousands of former guardsmen are watching with critical eyes.

But what do we eat here in DK on New Years Eve?

That varies of course. But one sure things is fish or shellfish of some sort.

A typical menu could be shellfish to start with around 19.00 when all have seen the New Year speech, toasted and chatted a little about the speech and what not.
BTW the guests typically arrive before 18.00 in time for the speech.
A pre-course could be lobster or shrimp.
https://www.mainlifestyle.dk/sites/m...hoennemann.jpg
https://cdn-rdb.arla.com/Files/arla-...8c&hm=62418bc5

A very popular main course is cod:
There are countless variation, like the cod being baked:
https://asset.dr.dk/ImageScaler03/?u...1482349741.jpg
https://cdn-rdb.arla.com/Files/arla-...8c&hm=62418bc5
Or steamed:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vIl6Ttus1r...00/mad+012.JPG

To fish you must have a schnapps.
There are barbarians out there who only drink wine to their fish, but the less said about that the better...

Many prefer eel for the main course.
Eel must be served with white parsley sauce and white potatoes! Anything else is sacrilege!
http://ladolce-vita.dk/wp-content/up...8/IMG_5241.jpg

But a beef tenderloin is also a popular alternative.
Of course with brown sauce:
http://hapsengewesen.dk/wp-content/u...semoerbrad.jpg
To that you drink a bitter and a beer and/or a spicy wine.

For those who can eat more it's time for dessert.
When we are hosts it' almost always Italian Ice, courtesy of Mrs. Muhler. She loves ice! I'm more than happy to buy her ice anytime she wants, just for the pleasure of watching the blissful expression in her when she is eating it.
Of course ice must be served in an "asiette", otherwise it will explode or melt or something...
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/AxwAA...N3/s-l1200.jpg
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/O6AAA...jU/s-l1200.jpg
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gBEAA...Ip/s-l1200.jpg

By now the clock is closing in on 21.00 and it's time to venture outside to help the children fire off some rockets.

Later on the TV will be turned on for a show all of us know by heart and all of us have seen practically every year since the 70s.
Dinner for One (It's in English.)

Having laughed our heads off for the zillionth time like half the country we are now closing in om midnight.
By now TV will switch to show the clock on Copenhagen town hall, and when it strikes for the first time, it's time for champagne.
Then it's outside to fire off the last rockets.

Before we go inside to have a night snack.
Like kale soup with beef. A favorite of mine!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uDvPphlvD0....03.22+(2).jpg
Or some smorgasboard (smørrebrød in DK) with particular emphasis on "fiskefilet" fish filet with remoulade:
Naturally served on rye bread with a slice of lemon and if you are in the mood some shrimps as well:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sWU4zTCAGU...0/IMG_1455.JPG
An alternative could be chickens in asparagus.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SWCapFmx9q...0/DSC07730.JPG
- I don't know what it is with this dish, but I have never ever in my whole life met a Danish man who disliked this.

By now the music is in party mood.

What I have described here is what I think is a typical New Years Eve for married couples age 30-60.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:57 PM
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Where can I watch the program "The Year with the Royal Family"? I can not find it anywhere.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:59 PM
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https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/aret-der-gik...ongehuset-2018
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:58 AM
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This morning 6 people were killed and 16 injured at a train accident on Great Belt Bridge.

To that QMII has issued a condolence:
Kondolence fra H.M. Dronningen i forbindelse med togulykke på Storebæltsbroen | Kongehuset

"This mornings terrible accident on the Great Belt Bridge affects me deeply.
My thoughts and deepest sympathy go to those left behind and their families as well as to those injured.
Margrethe R"

- Fortunately train accidents are very rare here in DK, and this one appears to be a very freak accident.
As you may recall I wrote yesterday that it's pretty windy here in DK these days. In fact the bridges connecting the country have been closed to traffic for periods.
A passenger train passed a freight train, when the wind seemingly caused a load, consisting of cases of beer, to shift so that it ripped open the side of one wagon on the passenger train, that fortunately stayed on the rails.
At the moment of the accident the wind was close to the point where the bridge would be closed for safety reasons.
None of those injured are in danger.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:59 AM
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The Queen and Crown Prince couple to visit Argentina

I am watching the TV2 News which sends from the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple's New Year's Court at Christiansborg today.

It was stated that the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple together will visit Argentina in the spring.
The President of Argentina was very proud when he told about the upcoming visit.

It must be a State visit, must it?
Isn't the first time the Queen and Crown Prince Couple travel on state visit together since the Regent couple and the Crown Prince Couple were on a state visit to Vietnam in 2009?
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:01 AM
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I am watching the TV2 News which sends from the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple's New Year's Court at Christiansborg today.

It was stated that the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple together will visit Argentina in the spring.
The President of Argentina was very proud when he told about the upcoming visit.
The State Visit is 18.-19. March and according to this from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it's Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik taking part.

https://thetradecouncil.dk/arrangeme...-til-argentina

"Den 18. - 19. marts 2019 er der statsbesøg til Argentina med HM Dronning Margrethe og HKH Kronprins Frederik."
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:09 AM
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That's a neat solution.
In that way QMII will still have a kind of consort beside her.

And Mary won't have to trail behind.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:57 AM
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The State Visit is 18.-19. March and according to this from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it's Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik taking part.

https://thetradecouncil.dk/arrangeme...-til-argentina

"Den 18. - 19. marts 2019 er der statsbesøg til Argentina med HM Dronning Margrethe og HKH Kronprins Frederik."
it is just for my Birthday, I might have to go to Argentina in a quick trip and see my friend who works at the Embassy just to get invited to meet them I had there my Daughter's Konfirmation party last year and as a member of the Danish community there I would have a lot of fun!
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:23 PM
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Such sad news, and kind of HM to send condolences. Is that the same bridge that Frederik's entourage crossed in a storm some time ago?
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:46 AM
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The State Visit is 18.-19. March and according to this from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it's Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik taking part.

https://thetradecouncil.dk/arrangeme...-til-argentina

"Den 18. - 19. marts 2019 er der statsbesøg til Argentina med HM Dronning Margrethe og HKH Kronprins Frederik."

I look forward to this visit. It would be nice to see Queen and Heir, mother and son.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:24 AM
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Such sad news, and kind of HM to send condolences. Is that the same bridge that Frederik's entourage crossed in a storm some time ago?
Yes, it is.
So it's not a joke when they close the bridge.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:51 AM
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The train accident is a terrible thing to happen with lives lost and others injured. We had very good coverage on our news last night. Very tragic.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:18 PM
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Yes, a very sad tragedy.
The number of killed are now eight. Two more were found on the train after it had been towed off the bridge.
The engineer was literally 20 cm from being cut in half by the trailer loaded on the freight train. That for whatever reason had shifted.

https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...orebaeltsbroen

King Carl Gustav has send a telegram to QMII, as is custom when a head of state express condolences to another country.
The Swedish PM, Stefan Löfven, sent a corresponding telegram to the Danish government.

The message from the King reads:
"The Queen and I hereby express our deepest sympathy in connection with the train crash on Great Belt bridge.
Our thoughts are with the injured and with the families of the deceased, friends and with the Danish people.
Carl Gustaf R.
The Royal Palace, Stockholm 2nd January 2019."
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:35 PM
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It is truly a sad way to start the new year and sadder still that the only thing we can offer is our thoughts and prayers for the families of the dead and injured an a hope that the injured recover quickly.

What a wonderful way QM has with words. Her message of sympathy is beautifully expressed with a depth of feeling. I hope the rest of the year brings no more great sorrow to Denmark.
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How sad!

I ave to ask is this the bridge Fredrik so famously crossed even though it had been closed?
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