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Old 01-24-2017, 03:11 PM
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The president speaks danish, he along with almost everyone in Iceland was taught danish in primary and high school.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:18 PM
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The president speaks danish, he along with almost everyone in Iceland was taught danish in primary and high school.
The King of Denmark, of course, was also the King of Iceland until 1944 when Iceland became an independent republic.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:33 PM
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The King of Denmark, of course, was also the King of Iceland until 1944 when Iceland became an independent republic.
I should say he speaks with a very heavy accent though
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:42 PM
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mary looks really good. i like her new tiara :)
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:51 PM
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What are the orders that everyone is wearing?
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:04 PM
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What are the orders that everyone is wearing?
It's custom to wear the order of the visiting country.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Falcon
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:21 PM
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A nice video of Frederik and Mary arriving at tonight state dinner

https://media.scribblelive.com/2017/...7d05f79c5f.mp4

Gallery:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/News-abo...37532609747927
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:50 PM
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Everyone looks great! I just love CP Mary's hair, makeup, and jewels beautiful!!
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:02 PM
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When I saw the first pix of this dinner I thought someone had died. 2 princesses in black - at a State Dinner! I thought for one moment the Queen had joined in but it turned out to be dark green.

Thank goodness for Benedicte!

Deeply disappointing.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:11 PM
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Mary is in blue
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...24_han7259.jpg

Another picture of Frederik speaking with the first lady of Iceland
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...b621ed8dd7.jpg
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:50 PM
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Looks black in the pix I've seen but regardless still really dismal apart from Benedickte.

No gala feel about this State Banquet.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:00 AM
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It's a shame the CP couple weren't at the welcoming.
Some lovely pictures from the dinners arrival.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:27 AM
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Here's a gallery of day 1:


** gettyimages: DNK: Day 1 - Icelandic State Visit To Denmark **



Two galleries of day 2, January 25:



** kongehuset.dk: Statsbesøg fra Island - dag 2 ** gettyimages gallery **


And an article about day 1 and 2:


** dailymail: A perfect princess! Mary dons elegant navy gown at gala dinner - before changing into a chic grey coat for kindergarten visit **
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:01 AM
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the president of iceland seemed to have spoken in a scandinavian language (i don't know if it was icelandic or danish). usually the president in state visits speaks in his own language yet it sounded as if all the people attending could understand him (including the royal family). does the president speak danish and thus did his speech in danish or can icelandic be understood if you are a danish speaker?
Icelandic is incomprehensible to most Scandinavians, except perhaps for the Faroe Islands. - These two languages are as close to the language spoken here some 1.000 years ago, because that's when the islands were settled and due to the isolation, (and a deliberate policy) the languages have not evolved nearly as much as Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.

VIDEO: Mary og præsidentfruen besøgte børn på Vesterbro | BILLED-BLADET
A nice BB video of Mary and the First Lady visiting a kindergarten.

All four back together:
Kronprinsesse Mary og præsidentfruen genforenet med deres mænd | BILLED-BLADET
M&F are very much to be the "tour-guides" on this visit.

- I noticed in the video of the DRF arriving that Joachim and our Marie were congratulated with their daughter
Joachim, with a twinkle in his eye, telling how mademoiselle Athena appreciated the guards lining up in her honor...
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:45 AM
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Today, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are host for the President Couple.
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"Today, the First Lady of Iceland and HRH Crown Princess of Denmark visited UN City and met w/ representatives from resident UN agencies."
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3AydcjXAAE8zMC.jpg
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:59 AM
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Just a little tidbit about the first lady of Iceland, she is Canadian and I believe she met her husband when they were going to university.
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:43 AM
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The Crown Prince Couple with the Presidential couple, very great picture
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...e/_lhl4266.jpg
Kronprinsesse Mary og præsidentfruen genforenet med deres mænd | BILLED-BLADET

Mary and the First Lady at the UN city
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3AydcjXAAE8zMC.jpg
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdltb...arkPreview.jpg

video of their arrival to Hospitality College
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPr8uQXl...atrickvkatwijk

Frederik with the President at State of Green and Danish Industry
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3BF1o3WEAEkPxv.jpg
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net...a9&oe=591A2A0A
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdltb...arkPreview.jpg
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdltb...arkPreview.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPsQqehg...=danskindustri
article
https://stateofgreen.com/en/profiles...house-of-green


Frederik and the President at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net...d2&oe=591E12E8
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net...d9&oe=590D44A0
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net...13&oe=591A4454
article
http://ices.dk/news-and-events/news-...cretariat.aspx

Both Couples at the Hospitality College
http://tt.se/media/image/sdltba3ce31...arkPreview.jpg
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdltb...arkPreview.jpg
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdltb...arkPreview.jpg
SE BILLEDERNE: Mary og Frederik tog for sig af retterne | BILLED-BLADET
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...a/_mho1282.jpg
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...c0&oe=590DDEC9
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:36 PM
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BB reports that CP Frederik was like a fish in water today, and not just was he a good host for the President Couple, but very much also a good host for his wife Mary

Gallery from The Crown Prince Couples and President Couple's visit at the Copenhagen Hospitality College:

PPE Agency

Nice gallery from today's many events:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...35227816664642

Christine Pii Hansen, Mary's LIW, seems to have borrowed Mary's gown.

https://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?...uester=&iprs=f
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:28 PM
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as we have seen for various years, Frederik and Mary make a great team hosting the Presidential couple during state visits. great job
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