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Old 10-30-2017, 02:52 PM
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Having got myself all prepared to watch the programme re QM talking about her faith etc it won't let me see it outside of Denmark, Usually, most of their programmes about the Danish royal family are viewable so I was surprised and disappointed about this. Here's hoping they will make it accessible at some point (unless someone knows how I can fake a Danish IP address, lol!)
What a pity. I'm sure though that it will be uploaded later for all to see, or end up on youTube.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:19 PM
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Having got myself all prepared to watch the programme re QM talking about her faith etc it won't let me see it outside of Denmark, Usually, most of their programmes about the Danish royal family are viewable so I was surprised and disappointed about this. Here's hoping they will make it accessible at some point (unless someone knows how I can fake a Danish IP address, lol!)
Have you tried using Hola or another VPN?
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:40 AM
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You learn something new every day, lol! Thank you very much for the suggestion JR76 - I will give it a go.
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Queen Margrethe inaugurated the new place of residence of the Ministry of Defense and the Defense Command in Copenhagen today, November 3:



** kongehuset.dk gallery: H.M. Dronningen indviede nyt fælles domicil for Forsvarsministeriet og Værnsfælles Forsvarskommando **
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:58 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #44, 2017.
Written by our woman in Italy, Trine Larsen.

As you know QMII went to Italy to mainly have a look at art and archeological excavations, thoroughly enjoying herself!
It was also a Queen in fine form who at the end was interviewed by our reporter.
QMII mainly stayed in Rome, but she also went to the old Etrucian lands and visited the town of Tarquinnia, where she had been excavating herself some 60 years ago, with her morfar.
Actually princess Margrethe visited Italy for the first time back in 1955, by then she was already bitten by a mad archeologist and it was her mother, Queen Ingrid, who told her father about princess Margrethe's passion, so he invited her along.

In the town of Tarquinnia, QMII was received by the local mayor at the local town hall, that is decorated with frescoes from the middle ages, so QMII was pretty delighted from the very start!
She was then invited for lunch at one of the local restaurants and QMII decided to stroll through the town to the restaurant. That was very appreciated by the locals who applauded her and uttered several "vivera la regina". - (I've only had the pleasure of visiting Northern Italy, but this is very much in line with the general friendly nature the Italians give the impression of showing.)

In Rome QMII went to the museum Galleria Borghese to have a look at sculptures. One in particular delighted her! But more on that later.

QMII started the interview with explaining the reason for going to Italy: "We were there to emphasize and formalize that now they start making new investigations of the forum which Cesar made... That is before the forum that today is in Rome (Forum Romanum). It's located more or less under ground... yes, so many things here are... and the there the Italians and the Danes have joined forces. It's very, very exciting and - you'd be safe to say - a very fine feather in the cap for Danish science that the Italians will have us to join them at nothing less than Forum Romanum.
And since we were there I asked for the opportunity to ask: What am I looking at, when I walk around here. Because I don't know much about Forum Romanum".

Q: The Queen however looked very thrilled?
QMII: "Yes, it's always amusing (a favorite expression of QMII) to talk about something that is interesting or which I at least think is interesting".

Q: For the rest of us however it can look like there isn't much left to dig, because it has already been excavated?
QMII: "Well... They can't dig the ground in Italy, and certainly not in Rome, without something popping up which hasn't been found before. Because it's so dense, there is so much. That's one of the things which I think is wildly (here she's picked up a grandchildly expression) frustrating, on one hand for the scientists because they can't keep up, and on the other hand for those who are to dig the bigger holes in the ground, that they can hardly work and put the spade in the ground before they again have to stop, because archeologists have to be called in, who must see and investigate this and that".

Q: When Your Majesty visit a city like Rome does the Queen have time to visit tourists attractions like the rest of us?
QMII: "I haven't this time. But I did many years ago. But it's not that, I... that is, that's also very nice, certainly. But I think there are so many other things you can experience when you come to Rome".

Q: What for instance?
QMII: "Well, I was for example at Palazzio Borghese and that's aplace Ive never been to before.
That's the place where you can see some of the grandest sculptures... but classical ancient, but very much also the Baroc and Renaissance. And then there is the famous Pauline Borghese, the sister of Napoleon who was married to Prince Borghese and who let herself depict in the bare... be quiet! (to herself) It was very daring but she's lying there like a Venus and a marble bench with a little cushion... stark, stark... and very beautiful"!

"My parents walked around and experienced the city (Rome) and had special places, they were very fond of. Not least my mother always made sure to see something she hadn't seen before. So they knew Rome fantastically well.
They brought me along for the first time in the spring of 1955, during Easter, where I had just been confirmed. They made a confirmation-journey for me and brought me down here to Rome. That I thought was totally fantastic".

Q: Your Majesty has had good memories with both Your parents and Your morfar, the Swedish King, down here. Has the Queen had the same opportunity with Your own children and grandchildren?
QMII: "Well, yeah, I'm afraid that hasn't happened. It wasn't something that right lit a fire and fascinated my poor sons. And the grandchildren are... no, I'm afraid I haven't done anything about that in that respect. After all I didn't want to shove it in their heads, but it might be that some of them one day still discover how much exciting things there are of that kind. But to be honest I haven't been so good to do anything about it".

Q: Does the Queen have some good travel-memories with Your grandchildren?
QMII: "No, I haven't actually traveled with my grandchildren to any extent. I can't claim that. We do see each other... once in a while, that is, we see each other regularly, but I must admit it's not so terribly often I get the time to look after my grandchildren".

But when another journalists asks about PH's health:
QMII: "Well, yeah, he's fine. Thank you... but I think we should otherwise stick to Rome".

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See for yourselves in the BB issue this week, which is packed with DRF coverage!
BB #44, 2017

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On another note, the old friends QMII and Queen Sonja went to a concert in Copenhagen tonight: Dronning Margrethe og dronning Sonja til koncert | BILLED-BLADET

The concert is named the Queen Sonja Competition and BB writes it's considered among the most esteemed music competitions in the world.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:51 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #44, 2017.
Written by our woman in Italy, Trine Larsen.

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Q: Does the Queen have some good travel-memories with Your grandchildren?
QMII: "No, I haven't actually traveled with my grandchildren to any extent. I can't claim that. We do see each other... once in a while, that is, we see each other regularly, but I must admit it's not so terribly often I get the time to look after my grandchildren".

But when another journalists asks about PH's health:
QMII: "Well, yeah, he's fine. Thank you... but I think we should otherwise stick to Rome".

thank you Muhler! You can tell the Queen enjoyed this trip tremendously. And I hope she one days travels with a few of her grandchildren, it helps that they are getting older.
A few years back, her and Frederik did a private trip to Greenland and she said how much she enjoyed the time together.
and I loved the last answer

a few more pictures from the Queens outing to a concert tonight.
https://kendte.dk/fejring-af-dronning-sonja/?image=1
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:29 AM
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Some more pics from last night can also be found here:


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** kongehuset.no: Operagalla i København ** kongehuset.dk gallery **


** gettyimages gallery: Danish Queen Margrethe And Norwegian Queen Sonja Attend International Music Competition **


** dailymail: Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 77, sports flamboyant cape to attend International Music Competition... **
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:24 PM
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Today, November 6, Queen Margrethe received a copy of the book "The Invisible People" about the stagecraft and -hands at the Royal Theatre over the last 100 years. Queen Margrethe has written the preface of the book:


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Old 11-06-2017, 04:58 PM
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QM looks just delighted to receive the book and that look on her face says it all.

Now I wonder what color is on those walls, such a soft pretty color for any event.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:18 PM
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Queen Margrethe as patron of the Ebbe Munck Memorial Fund handed over the Ebbe Munck Honorary Prize 2017 at Christiansborg Castle this afternoon, November 8:



** Pic ** BB: Dronning Margrethe overrakte hæderspris ** translation **


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Old 11-10-2017, 03:09 PM
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How about a nice feel-good story?

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #45, 2017
Written by our man behind the scenes, Ulrik Ulriksen.

Recently PH went to the Royal Theater, a couple of minutes drive from Amalienborg. Here he went with his nephew, Charles Henrik-Keller (who is married to a Dane IIRC) to see a ballet.
QMII is a frequent guest at the Royal Theater and it's customary for the audience to stand up in respect when the DRF enter the royal box. QMII acknowledge the respect and everybody sits down.
This time however people started to applaud PH, a standing applause, which visibly delighted PH.

After the intermission, the audience returned to their seats, that also included PH who got yet another standing applause.
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A lovely story indeed. I was wondering how PH was doing.
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Congratulations to Prince Henrik french nephew to take care of his Uncle !
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Yesterday afternoon, November 12, Queen Margrethe attended a mass celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Danish Seamen's Church and Church Abroad at Holmen Church in Copenhagen:


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Old 11-15-2017, 06:29 AM
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On November 13 Queen Margrethe as Patron attended a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace celebrating The Danish Science Society's 275th anniversary:


** kongehuset.dk gallery: Det Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs 275-års jubilæum **



Today, November 15, she handed out the Queen's Watch during a parade in Copenhagen:


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Yesterday afternoon, November 17, Queen Margrethe attended the annual festival of the University of Copenhagen and in the evening she attended the Royal Danish Music Conservatory's annual celebration and the celebration of its 150th anniversary in Frederiksberg:


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Queen Margrethe was present at the gala final of The Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition Aalborg yesterday evening, November 18:


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** tv2nord video: Dronningen kaster royal glans over klassisk sangkonkurrence ** translation **
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Queen Margrethe received the new officers of the Air Force at Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg, today, December 1:



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Old 12-01-2017, 11:47 AM
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She looks wonderful.
Im guessing she left the country after this event.
Frederik is listed as regent from today until December 10th
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They've just said on the news that QMII is stranded in London, as her plane can't take off right now due to heavy snow in Britain.

I don't know whether there is more snow coming in London, but I imagine she will return to DK late tonight instead.

- However, if the weather should continue to be bad and QMII will have to shovel her way out to the plane, after ironing the ice off the wings of course, it will be interesting to see whether Joachim is suddenly Rigsforstander, because that means M&F have left tomorrow for Australia.

And that is perhaps not that far out, because the snow may have stopped in Britain, but we are getting a lot of snow tonight here in DK, so QMII may have a problem landing in Copenhagen and a such she may have to stay for one more night in London. - I have a picture of her in my mind, ringing the bell at the gate outside Buckingham Palace, suitcases in hand and asking for a place to crash for the night.
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