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Old 06-13-2021, 03:57 AM
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Are they having the celebration this year because 2020 was too awkward with the Pandemic? And off topic Christian Eriksens collapse on field made our news here. I hope he makes a full recovery and how wonderful was Captain Simon Kjear who performed cpr and knew what to do. He probably saved his life.
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:03 AM
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Are they having the celebration this year because 2020 was too awkward with the Pandemic? And off topic Christian Eriksens collapse on field made our news here. I hope he makes a full recovery and how wonderful was Captain Simon Kjear who performed cpr and knew what to do. He probably saved his life.
Correct.
That was during the lockdown, so it wouldn't have been possible to celebrate this on anything remotely decent scale.

The DRF are now slowly nearing the old border in the carriage, escorted by a limited squadron of the Guards Hussars - due to Corona restrictions.

Back in 1920 Christian X actually fell off the second horse he rode and hurt himself pretty badly. So bad that he had to continue by car for the rest of the events.

Photo of the Trio, from aboard Dannebrog today: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQDU2_ig...ource=ig_embed

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Count Ingolf and his wife are present as well at this the most official part of the reunification.
There are still limitations in regards to the size of the crowds.

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The daughter of the girl, who Christian X took with him on his horse, is present as well - a nice touch.

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Let's go through the story about Christian X and the girl again.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQBKXcugc98/
Briefly: While crossing the border on his white (chalked) horse, Christian X, who was actually a very sensitive man behind his rough exterior, was presented with flowers. One was a girl who had been adopted by a priest and his wife. He took the girl along with him on his horse.
The elated king asked her if she wanted to go with him to Copenhagen. Panic!! The girl couldn't see her mother, she had already lost her real parents and she wasn't particular keen on being taken away from her new parents! But fortunately the girl was shortly after reunited with her mother and all was well.
Christian X kept sending cards to the family, wishing them well, for the rest of his reign - and today the daughter of that girl is present.

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Christian looking slightly nervous. Daddy is relaxed and visibly delighted and chatting (and calming) his son. QMII's oversized sombrero-like sun-hat was taken by the wind - it's almost tradition.
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:40 AM
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Correct.
That was during the lockdown, so it wouldn't have been possible to celebrate this on anything remotely decent scale.



Was there stillLockdown in Denmark a year ago. Here the Lockdown was much longer then last year where from the Middle of May most was going back to more normal.



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Correct.

. QMII's oversized sombrero-like sun-hat was taken by the wind - it's almost tradition.

Do they not use Hatpins in Denmark. Noticed she had also problems with her gown as the Wind was blowing it up.
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:43 AM
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Do they not use Hatpins in Denmark. Noticed she had also problems with her gown as the Wind was blowing it up.
They do. But there is a limit to how much a hatpin can hold in place. Someone picked up the hatpin and gave it to QMII.

Christian had problems with his long hair as well. The area is pretty flat and open, so when it blows, it blows!

QMII gave a nice all-round speech.

The lockdown in DK lasted from mid-March to well into the summer.

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Photos from BB: https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...k-og-christian

The service at the cathedral coming up. Should last a small hour.

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Formally speaking QMII is the host, so she will welcome the German President Steinmeyer and the Danish PM, Mette Frederiksen outside the cathedral.
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:08 AM
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I like the fact that QM is wearing white as Queen Alexandrine and Princess (whose name I can't remember, sorry!) wore white in 1920. Knowing QM I'm sure it's no coincidence. Also, I think the hat is similar to the one Queen Alexandrine was wearing - QM probably hadn't thought about how windy it might be. But as you say, Muhler, tradition has to be kept to as well! I'm skiving off church this morning to watch this so just as well there is a church service

Nice to see Christian Olsen is still keeping busy!
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:18 AM
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Father and grandmother beaming with pride
https://billedbladet-prod.imgix.net/...=imgixjs-3.4.0

Father and son, a reassuring voice
https://images.jfmedier.dk/images/d/...0_4944bf3c.jpg

Frederik and Christian arriving to the Danneborg
https://cdn.syd.bazo.dk/images/73ade...7f0e0fa/s/2048

All 3
https://cdn.syd.bazo.dk/images/ce887...ea068d8/s/2048
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:24 AM
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Christian Eugen Olsen is a great commentator, with a wry sense of humor. And of course he really know what he is talking about!

Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie, who were present at the most official event, crossing the old border.

Don't know what church you belong to, but it may differ from the Lutheran celebratory service.

It's important to point out that until 1848 the ethnic Danes in Slesvig (Schleswig) didn't consider themselves Danes first, they were Slesvigans first (Schleswigans).
That change came about the European surge in nationalism that started during the Napoleonic Wars and really took off during the 1840's - hence the many revolutions i that period.
Today, they consider themselves Danes through and through but they are also very much Slesvigans.
Just like the Danish minority south of the border, the German minority feel a bit of both German and Danish and also Slesvigans.
After all Schleswig/Slesvig and Holstein/Holsten were a national entity of their own for 800 years, albeit under the Danish kings, not Denmark.

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The wind...
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...ian-paa-haaret
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:38 AM
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Yes, I spotted Count Ingolf and his wife - always nice to see them. I'm Church of England (Anglican) but I always enjoy seeing other traditions. Must admit I don't think I could get used to the fact that you sit for your hymns, but then I'm a singer. I know my Vicar is glad that she doesn't have to wear your clergy's collars/ruffs
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:48 AM
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I think the long black coat is worse. I understand it can be very warm!

From now on QMII will go solo.
Frederik and Christian will presumably drive back to Fredensborg, some 3 hours drive away.

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https://www.tvsyd.dk/syd-og-soenderj...soenderjylland
This site will probably provide most coverage today in regards to video clip and first photos.

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Next stop is the town of Aabenraa and then the battlefield at Dybbøl, which is as close to hallowed ground as you can get in DK.
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:11 AM
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Yes, because I'm a lay minister in the Church I also wear a cassock (what we call those long black cloaks) and even though mine is made of a much thinner material than those in Denmark, it can still get pretty uncomfortable in summer!
Thank you for the links and all your background info - brilliant as ever Muhler
Must admit I haven't posted for ages as I've been mainly lurking and avoiding the British boards as they have become somewhat toxic
Loved the interior of the Cathedral and very impressed with the pulpit - one of the things I do as a lay minister is preach but I think I might be overwhelmed trying to preach from that pulpit
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:57 AM
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Here are some wonderful photos of the Reunificationat ceremony at Frederikshoj

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...2021%20Denmark
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:07 AM
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I live about 200 km from where QMII is right now. If the locals talk fast and among themselves I would say I understand about half of what they are saying.
On the other hand foreigners who study Danish, have several times told me that people from Southern Jutland are the easiest to understand, when they speak the Queen's Danish. - Copenhageners are difficult to understand I'm told.
For such a small country we have a surprising number of different dialects.
Say someone from Copenhagen, born and bred, will without hearing me talk, soon be able to spot that I'm from Jutland, simply by the phrases and the dialect that comes in, when I write in Danish.
When Mrs. Muhler speak in dialect, the pronunciation in particular is very different from mine, not to mention Southern Jutlandic, despite the fact that she grew up some 50 km north of where I was born.
Fortunately the Southern Jutlanders take pride in keeping their dialects alive.

Western Jutlandic dialects have a lot of grammar and words in common with English.

QMII who is very perceptive and also has a keen ear for dialects loves to point that out, because she is so often exposed to dialects on her summer cruises.
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:36 AM
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I live about 200 km from where QMII is right now. If the locals talk fast and among themselves I would say I understand about half of what they are saying.
On the other hand foreigners who study Danish, have several times told me that people from Southern Jutland are the easiest to understand, when they speak the Queen's Danish. - Copenhageners are difficult to understand I'm told.
For such a small country we have a surprising number of different dialects.
Say someone from Copenhagen, born and bred, will without hearing me talk, soon be able to spot that I'm from Jutland, simply by the phrases and the dialect that comes in, when I write in Danish.
When Mrs. Muhler speak in dialect, the pronunciation in particular is very different from mine, not to mention Southern Jutlandic, despite the fact that she grew up some 50 km north of where I was born.
Fortunately the Southern Jutlanders take pride in keeping their dialects alive.

Western Jutlandic dialects have a lot of grammar and words in common with English.

QMII who is very perceptive and also has a keen ear for dialects loves to point that out, because she is so often exposed to dialects on her summer cruises.
When my dad first met his future Danish wife the ones of her family me and my brother could understand the best were her North Jutlandic aunt and uncle (Liz og Tage). For some reason the dialect their Western Zeelandic nieces and nephews had troubles with understanding was very easy to understand for two kids from Southern Sweden.
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Here's another nice, large gallery of today's engagements:


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Old 06-13-2021, 12:38 PM
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https://www.bt.dk/royale/historiske-billeder-her-koerer-dronningen-kronprinsen-og-prins-christian-over[/url]
A nice article with good photos and a video from the first event today, from BT.

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https://www.zeit.de/news/2021-06/13/...edbladet.dk%2F
Coverage focusing on Christian from zeit.de

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QMII changed clothes before the show at the concert hall in the town of Sønderborg this afternoon:
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...-i-soenderborg
No huge hat this time...
Later she will host a reception aboard Dannebrog.

Before that she planted a tree in front of the museum for the German minority in Sønderborg: https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...ingede-skovlen
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Old 06-13-2021, 02:40 PM
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What a nice day of events. The k you all with the background information.

Galleries from the DRF.
https://www.kongehuset.dk/foto-video...rslev-domkirke
https://www.kongehuset.dk/foto-video...-gamle-graense
https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=227185765879120&_rdr

The Queen looks beaming with pride. Frederik a proud father.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3wlCmIW...g&name=360x360

Frederik and Christian, the smile
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3wkmOYX...jpg&name=large

This picture sums up the day for me
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Christian told the press (confidently and calm) that he had indeed been talking with his farmor Margrethe about the background, what was to happen, what to do and how to behave.

Buut his long locks of hair caused him just as many problems as QMII's parasol-sized hat.
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Buut his long locks of hair caused him just as many problems as QMII's parasol-sized hat.



He should go back to his old hairstyle which i liked more on him anyway.
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:37 PM
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Yes!! Snip, snip...

https://www.bt.dk/royale/dronningens...hjaelpe-farmor
QMII's hat. The only thing preventing it from flying all the way to Berlin was a hatpin.
The white outfit is by Annette Freifeldt.
The hat is by Mathilde Førster.
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QMII looks like she's really enjoying the event (despite having to hold her hat).

Frederik has really started to take on a handsome, distinguished look, especially in his uniform, as he has matured.

Christian looks like he's in the same ill-fitting suit he wore for his confirmation. It sits fine at the collar, but it's much too short through the body and arms. Very odd looking.
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