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Old 05-13-2019, 12:58 PM
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There is more on the story: https://www.bt.dk/kendte/efter-dom-s...-hjem-til-salg

Christian Kjær and his wife is now putting their (large) home up for sale as a direct consequence of the sentence and the added knock on the head of being stripped of orders and titles.
His wife writes that is was so unfair that he got his sentence (which she more than hints was based on a lie from two witnesses) and as such also lost his titles, that it has devastated him and as a consequence has put their home up for sale.
The logic of that particular move does not only elude me, but several other, who have commented on that message on the social media.
- But no, is the response from the wife, not when you are innocent. And she adds that this is not about fleeing but about being left alone.

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Well, I doubt very much the ordinary Dane cared much, nor do I think that crowds gathered in front of their house in order to gloat at Christian Kjær's downfall.
And as for the press, telephone calls, no doubt. But hardly photographers behind the trees.
So yes, this reaction is a bit over the top, to put it mildly!

I think it's more likely that he and his wife will settle somewhere abroad, where the weather is better. It's not that he is short of cash. And now there will be no invitations from the court...
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:19 PM
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Queen Margrethe attended the Crafts Association's annual medal ceremony in Copenhagen today, May 14.

Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, became Honorary Craftsman of the Year 2019:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** kongehuset gallery **


** belga gallery ** BB: Dronningen hædrede håndværkerne og Margrethe Vestager ** translation **
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:43 AM
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Queen Margrethe attend today 1 June a service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Danish church abroad in Herning

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I was a bit surprised when Google took me somewhere that stated that Danish courts are obligated to inform the Royal Court when they press charges against a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog.
Interesting, so it appears the honorary privileges conferred by the monarchy are officially acknowledged by the judiciary in some form.

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There is more on the story: https://www.bt.dk/kendte/efter-dom-s...-hjem-til-salg

Christian Kjær and his wife is now putting their (large) home up for sale as a direct consequence of the sentence and the added knock on the head of being stripped of orders and titles.
His wife writes that is was so unfair that he got his sentence (which she more than hints was based on a lie from two witnesses) and as such also lost his titles, that it has devastated him and as a consequence has put their home up for sale.
The logic of that particular move does not only elude me, but several other, who have commented on that message on the social media.
- But no, is the response from the wife, not when you are innocent. And she adds that this is not about fleeing but about being left alone.

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Well, I doubt very much the ordinary Dane cared much, nor do I think that crowds gathered in front of their house in order to gloat at Christian Kjær's downfall.
And as for the press, telephone calls, no doubt. But hardly photographers behind the trees.
So yes, this reaction is a bit over the top, to put it mildly!

I think it's more likely that he and his wife will settle somewhere abroad, where the weather is better. It's not that he is short of cash. And now there will be no invitations from the court...
Mr. Kjær's reaction does seem outdated; I would have thought it was strange if being stripped of royal honors and court invitations had meant being driven out of one's home in a constitutional monarchy in 2019.
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:00 AM
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Interesting, so it appears the honorary privileges conferred by the monarchy are officially acknowledged by the judiciary in some form.



Mr. Kjær's reaction does seem outdated; I would have thought it was strange if being stripped of royal honors and court invitations had meant being driven out of one's home in a constitutional monarchy in 2019.
Quote from Wikipedia - "The Order of the Dannebrog is a means of honouring and rewarding the faithful servants of the modern Danish state for meritorious civil or military service, for a particular contribution to the arts, sciences or business life or for those working for Danish interests."
It's handed out automatically to for instance certain members of Parliament, people who reach certain levels of the Civil service, the army, the police, the judiciary system among others.
What degree of the order you've received decides things as your place in the Order of Precedence, if you attend the New Year's Cours so it's most definitely an official award for service to the nation. An award that apparently comes with an expected code of conduct from the Grand Master and the government.
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:46 AM
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Here are some more photos, information and a video about the Queen's engagement in Herning today:


** Pic ** tvmidtvest article with video: Dronningen besøger Himmelske Dage i Herning **


** BB: Dronning Margrethes himmelske dag ** translation **
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:34 AM
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https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...aften-i-tivoli

QMII went to Tivoli Saturday evening to see the re-premiere of the ballet The Steadfast Tin-soldier (or whatever it's called in English.)
It was cool with slight rains, so it's good the ballet didn't last ore than 30 minutes.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:00 AM
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It might be what we call The Nutcracker.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:32 AM
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https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...aften-i-tivoli

QMII went to Tivoli Saturday evening to see the re-premiere of the ballet The Steadfast Tin-soldier (or whatever it's called in English.)
It was cool with slight rains, so it's good the ballet didn't last ore than 30 minutes.
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It might be what we call The Nutcracker.
No, “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” ballet is based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. Balanchine created the ballet with music from Bizet.

“The Nutcracker” ballet is based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, music composed by Tchaikovsky.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:06 AM
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Completely OT, but ooooooh how i loved that fairy tale when i was little, had a record of it (of a story teller reading it)...cried everytime at the sad ending...
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:52 PM
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https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...aften-i-tivoli

QMII went to Tivoli Saturday evening to see the re-premiere of the ballet The Steadfast Tin-soldier (or whatever it's called in English.)
It was cool with slight rains, so it's good the ballet didn't last ore than 30 minutes.
also called "the brave tin soldier" in english
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:42 AM
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Thanks for the clarification Anglophile, I was only guessing. Perhaps I should have looked it up.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:17 AM
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30 newly appointed officers from the Navy were recently received by The Queen Margrethe in Christian IX's Palace at Amalienborg.


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Old 06-13-2019, 02:57 PM
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The programme for Queen Margrethe's official visit to Tallinn, Estonia, on June 15 and 16, has been released today:


** kongehuset: Program for officielt besøg i Tallinn **


Saturday June 15th

10:00 & 10:35
Arrival with the Royal Ship Dannebrog in Tallinn, welcome ceremony with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid at the Presidential Palace

10:50
Walk in the rose garden at the Presidential Palace & visit at the Kadriorg Art Museum

11:00
Official opening of the exhibition "Dannebrog - the flag that fell from the sky. Danish Golden Age Art"

12:00
Ceremony at the Freedom Monument in Tallinn

12:20
Presence at the show "The legend of the Danish flag" at the Freedom Square & visit to the photo exhibition "Estonia-Denmark. Historical moments over 800 years!"

12:50
The Danish Ambassador in Estonia will host an official lunch in honour of the Queen.

14:00
Opening of the exhibition "Dannebrog and Estonia 1219-2019"

14:50
Opening of the Danish Queen's Garden

15:15
Visit to the garden of the Danish King, where the Danish Boys' Choir will perform and Queen Margrethe will receive a copy of the oldest known version of Dannebrog

16:50
Performance "Estonia 100 and Dannebrog 800" at the Estonia Concert Hall

20:00
Gala dinner at the Arvo Pärt Centre

Sunday June 16th

11:00
Attendance at the anniversary celebration of the St. Mary's Cathedral

13:00
Queen Margrethe will host a reception at the Royal Ship Dannebrog
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:03 PM
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Thanks, iceflower.

Yes, in fact most of the DRF will be on the field Saturday to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Dannebrog. That according to legend fell from the sky during a battle in Estonia on 15th June 1219.

I'll write more about that later.
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:59 AM
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Queen Margrethe and Dannebrog have stopped today in Helsinki on their way to Tallinn.
https://www.is.fi/kuninkaalliset/art-2000006142384.html
Tanskan kuningattaren Dannebrog-alus saapui Helsinkiin
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:30 AM
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what a beautiful sight.
Frederik is now regent from today until the 16, while the Queen is in Estonia
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:41 PM
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Obviously queen Margrethe wasn't on Dannebrog when it came to Helsinki
"They arrived in rather ruff #weather but at least for moments #helsinki offers #sunshine. Luckily the #queen was not yet on board."
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byp4XfEgh0r/

But she arrived
"And there the #queen is boarding in her pink outfit."
https://www.instagram.com/p/BysY_tAgP72/

The Helsinki Boat Police at its Instagram
"Today we escorted out to the sea The Queen of Denmark's yacht Dannebrog, which left from the South Harbour of Helsinki."
https://www.instagram.com/p/BysmtaFgEXr/
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:14 PM
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Denmark has close ties with Estonia, not only historical, but especially after the fall of the Wall in 1989 and the latest independence of the Baltic countries.

That also meant helping in building up a state administration. To be honest there are examples of the Baltic countries being heckled shamelessly due to inexperience and an legislation that was not yet geared to making deals with private companies in the modern world.
So Danish civil servants helped adjusting the legislation and training Estonian civil servants.
On top of that Danish police officers and judicial experts helped setting up a legal system in Estonia after the independence. And the Danish military has for more than twenty years now had a very close co-operation with the Estonian military. Danish military advisors running around in Estonia was and is politically more palatable for Russia than advisors from a larger NATO country. Not least because there are very significant Russian minorities in the Baltic countries.
Sweden and Finland has also assisted the Baltic countries in similar ways.
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:22 PM
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Denmark has close ties with Estonia, not only historical, but especially after the fall of the Wall in 1989 and the latest independence of the Baltic countries.

That also meant helping in building up a state administration. To be honest there are examples of the Baltic countries being heckled shamelessly due to inexperience and an legislation that was not yet geared to making deals with private companies in the modern world.
So Danish civil servants helped adjusting the legislation and training Estonian civil servants.
On top of that Danish police officers and judicial experts helped setting up a legal system in Estonia after the independence. And the Danish military has for more than twenty years now had a very close co-operation with the Estonian military. Danish military advisors running around in Estonia was and is politically more palatable for Russia than advisors from a larger NATO country. Not least because there are very significant Russian minorities in the Baltic countries.
Sweden and Finland has also assisted the Baltic countries in similar ways.
Wasn't Denmark the first country to recognise independent Estonia? I seem to remember footage of The Queen receiving Estonian officials at Fredensborg in a documentary some time ago?
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