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Old 09-22-2016, 07:18 AM
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Me too!

Especially with QMII as guide. I watched her on the news yesterday, talking about some of the items in her usual vivid style.
Among other things about a monkey the DRF kept as a pet (the cage was exhibited). Apparently the monkey was allowed to roam freely in the palaces, but it had a peculiar trait: It got all worked up if people had dentures! As several members of the DRF back then and at least one cleaning lady had dentures, there were times when the money had to be rushed away, before the situation escalated!

These are of course very much novelty items, I guess many of them must have been presents from other relatives (after all what do you give to people who don't really need anything?) or from visits all over DK and abroad.
It is also no doubt a heaven for people interested in antiques and even more historical objects like a vacuum cleaner.
Many items are of course more or less meaningless to the general public but to QMII in particular they come with an anecdote or a personal memory.

She told how she and her sisters had spend two years going through the items stored away by Queen Ingrid - with constant interruptions and memories.
And she encouraged people to leave a little note with things that are stored away at attics, so that when the day come, children or grandchildren will have an idea about what it was and meant.

In this case she has gone through the many storage rooms of the DRF, together with a curator (whom she praises in the beginning of the video) and found all sorts of often very dusty items!

I wish I had time to see it, but I don't think I can sneak away to Copenhagen for a whole day as things are right now.

I'm very glad to notice how QMII obviously takes good care of Mary's sister - who looked a little unused to the attention. While daddy is more relaxed.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:34 PM
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Here is a wonderful clip with QMII telling about the monkey, named Monkey, that I wrote about in my last post: Se klippet: Dronningen efterligner abe - og alle elsker det

She's also imitating the monkey... and people love it!


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Old 09-22-2016, 05:42 PM
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Very interesting.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:04 PM
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Of course they love it! I do too, and I can't speak the language! Queen Margrethe is completely natural, isn't she?
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:32 PM
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I agree. This wonderful lady is the epitome of "what you see is what you get". If she is seen to be enjoying something, you just know she's enjoying what she's doing. No game face here. She's very expressive and there are so many ways she expresses herself.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:43 AM
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I agree. This wonderful lady is the epitome of "what you see is what you get". If she is seen to be enjoying something, you just know she's enjoying what she's doing. No game face here. She's very expressive and there are so many ways she expresses herself.

Isn't it the truth!! . That picture of her, Queen Sonja & Sophie Wessex on the stairs outside the Palace in Stockholm last year, while waiting for Carl Philip and Sofia to arrive for their Wedding Banquet, is my favourite Non Bridal Couple Picture from last year's Wedding and all due to Queen Margarethe. The expression on her face, along w/how she was leaning in really close w/her head resting on her hand, just so screamed "Ooooh...This is really starting to get *good*!!" and it's all due to the expression on HM's face. There was such a sense of total glee on her face, it made me really wish I could have been a fly on that banister.

How many Portraits are there in that part of the Exhibit? I'm sure going through those made the memories come for the three Sisters. :)

You know HM makes a really great point about going through the stuff that gets kept over the years and then attaching a note explaining why it's been kept. So much ends up getting pitched when the Kids and Grandkids clean out the house after all is said and done. It really is a great idea to do.


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Old 09-23-2016, 02:45 PM
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Henrik is present at the opening of the art exhibition "Adventurous Dialog". Mallorca


The exhibition "Adventurous dialogue", or "recontre Fabuleuse", the CCA Andratx on Mallorca shows sculptures by Prince Henrik and paintings by Carl-Henning Pedersen. The exhibition can be seen at Mallorca until April 30, 2017, after which the exhibition will both France and Denmark.

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RENCONTRE FABULEUSE, HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark&Carl-Henning Pedersen
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Today Joachim is rigsforstander, as the Queen and Crown Prince are out of the country. Tomorrow, Frederik will be Regent until the 27th when he and Mary go on a Business trip to the USA
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:20 AM
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Usædvanligt: Margrethe har trukket stikket og er taget på tidlig ferie

QMII is away on holiday, but the court will not say where.

And as always when something is out of the ordinary in the DRF speculations start. Because it's unusual for QMII to have a vacation at this time of year.

Personally I think she's taking a breather after the summer cruise. She's not getting younger and even though it's routine it must nevertheless be strenuous for her.
Another thing is that she can allow herself to take a break. M&F have so very much taken over - and that includes the daily administration and probably to a considerable extent the planning of future trips as well.
That I believe is now very much in the hands of Frederik. - With QMII more or less oakying what is being done and her mainly dealing with things that concern her directly or constitutionally.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:00 AM
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And good for her that she is taking it easy.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:16 AM
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Usædvanligt: Margrethe har trukket stikket og er taget på tidlig ferie

QMII is away on holiday, but the court will not say where.

And as always when something is out of the ordinary in the DRF speculations start. Because it's unusual for QMII to have a vacation at this time of year.

Personally I think she's taking a breather after the summer cruise. She's not getting younger and even though it's routine it must nevertheless be strenuous for her.
Another thing is that she can allow herself to take a break. M&F have so very much taken over - and that includes the daily administration and probably to a considerable extent the planning of future trips as well.
That I believe is now very much in the hands of Frederik. - With QMII more or less oakying what is being done and her mainly dealing with things that concern her directly or constitutionally.
I definitely agree.
The summer cruise was a week of a full agenda. Its nice that she can take some time off, especially like you said, she has great support in her two sons and daughter-in-laws. Especially in Frederik

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:47 AM
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QMII is right now on vacation at Chateau Cayz with PH. Dronning Margrethe og prins Henrik på privat ferie | BILLED-BLADET

She will return shortly, but before that drop by Wittenberg, where she will unveil her handmade antependium in the palace church there.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:01 AM
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Queen Margrethe has given an interview in English to Der Spiegel:

Queen Margrethe of Denmark: 'We Are Constants in the World' - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:19 AM
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very interesting interview. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:53 AM
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I love that interview, especially the humorous little comment about cigarettes at the end. I agree with her about the stability that monarchies bring. I was surprised though when the Queen said that even if she hadn't been a monarch she would not have been interested in being a career woman. I could imagine Queen Margrethe doing something in the design field, in the theatre perhaps.
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:36 AM
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Or archeologist.

We've seen how they have to drag her kicking and screaming away from digs and museums.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:37 AM
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Queen Margrethe was in Germany today, October 2nd!

Together with German President Joachim Gauck she attended a church service at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, she had donated an altar hanging to. The service marked the official reopening of the restaurated church.



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** mdr.de: Schlosskirche Wittenberg feierlich wiedereröffnet ** translation **
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:17 PM
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Thank you for the article and pictures. There's also a nice video on Facebook. As a Lutheran myself, I have been looking forward to seeing QM's handiwork. It's beautiful - updated, but unmistakably Lutheran.
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Here are a few more photos of H.M.Queen Margrethe during her visit to Wittenberg, Germany.

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Thank you for the article and pictures.

You are most welcome! The Palace has also uploaded some nice pictures and a copy of her speech!


** kongehuset.dk: Genindvielse af slotskirken i Wittenberg **


** kongehuset.dk: H.M. Dronningens tale ved genindvielsen af Slotskirken i Wittenberg den 2. oktober 2016 ** translation **

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