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Paty 02-27-2009 06:36 AM

Regent Couple's Summer Tour aboard the Dannebrog: 2009 - 2015
 
The Queen and the Prince Consort, will be on a Sumer tour around the country from June 2-4 and September 6-10.

Kongehuset - Aktuelt - Nyheder

June 2: Nyborg
June 3: Omo and Agersø
June 4: Herning and Ikast

September 6: Lemvig
September 7: Thisted
September 10: Frederikssund

Paty 06-02-2009 08:46 AM

Tour's program
Kongehuset - Aktuelt - Nyheder (In danish)

Info of Nyborg
https://www.nyborg.dk/nyborg/pegasus.nsf/url/engelsk

iceflower 06-02-2009 10:20 AM

Pics from day 1:

Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik on the annual Cruise
with the Royal Yacht Dannebrog. The first visit was in Nyborg on
Tue. June 2. 2009.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 **

Article with more pics:

Regentparret modtaget af Nyborg – Se billederne

** ppe gallery **

sgl 06-02-2009 11:25 AM

I love seeing them on their cruise! The Queen looks so summery in her floral dress, and they seem so happy to be on the yacht.

QUEENECE29 06-02-2009 02:40 PM

Queen Margretha and Prince Henrik official visit to Nyborg
2 June « Myroyal’s Blog

Lumutqueen 06-02-2009 02:56 PM

Oooo should be a good few days. Beautiful first pictures. Thank you Iceflower and Queenece for the link :D
x

Paty 06-02-2009 05:26 PM

Videos
TV 2 Kongelig - Dronningen er nået til Nyborg
TV 2 Nyhederne

Still photos from yesterday
PPE Agency
Fyens Stiftstidende - Nyborg

In the evening the Queen and the Prince Consort hosted a dinner on board the Denneborg.
Photos:
Fyens Stiftstidende - Nyborg

Today the Queen and the Prince consort visit the islands of Omø and Agersø

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Info about Omø
Omø - Denmark - VisitDenmark: The official guide to Denmark with Danish tourism and travel information such as hotels, map, flag, copenhagen info etc.

Info about Agersø
Agersø - Denmark - VisitDenmark: The official guide to Denmark with Danish tourism and travel information such as hotels, map, flag, copenhagen info etc.

sgl 06-03-2009 11:03 AM

Here's an article in Billed-Bladet about their cruise:

Billed-Bladet - Se Dronning Margrethe i kanon-humør

lyndaW 06-03-2009 01:55 PM

I thought Mary was also going to be on this cruise.
It would have been lovely if Joachim, Marie and the 3-boys would have been invited

rylt11 06-16-2009 10:33 PM

Yes, I also believed Mary and Frederick would be on board. Maybe Joachim's youngest is too young to sail.

Mandy 06-16-2009 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rylt11 (Post 954221)
Yes, I also believed Mary and Frederick would be on board. Maybe Joachim's youngest is too young to sail.

The regent couple tour a different area of the country every summer aboard the Dannebrog and unless otherwise specified, other members of the DRF don't accompany them. :smile:

Lumutqueen 06-17-2009 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rylt11 (Post 954221)
Yes, I also believed Mary and Frederick would be on board. Maybe Joachim's youngest is too young to sail.

It didn't say on the tread for the DRF events, that anyone other than the Regent couple would be on the cruise.
Margrethe, Henrik, Mary and Frederik are going to Greenland on friday though. :flowers:

Paty 08-31-2009 06:18 AM

Program of the Regent Couple's visit to Lemvig,Thisted and Frederikssund: September 6-10.

Kongehuset - Aktuelt - Nyheder

Google Traductor

sgl 09-04-2009 02:51 PM

BT.dk has an article that says the Dannebrog has violated speed restrictions during the most recent voyage:
Dronningen er en fartbølle - Royale - BT.dk

They are quick to point out that it wasn't the Queen herself who ordered the captain to use more speed. This was done in an attempt to avoid some poor weather. They weren't ticketed, and the Queen and Prince Henrik arrived to Odense safely.

Yesterday, the Queen and Prince Henrik held a reception on the Dannebrog in the town of Lemvig.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/dronningen-f...aa-kongeskibet

Paty 09-07-2009 05:47 AM

Yesterday Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrived in Lemvig
PPE Agency

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queenofthelight 09-08-2009 05:07 AM

Courtesy of P.P.E.:flowers:

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik at a campfire during the visit at Thisted (7/09/2009).:smile:

PPE Agency

iceflower 09-11-2009 03:15 AM

Pics 10.9.2009
 
The summer cruise is over:

Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik visited the
Town of Frederikssund on the last day of the summer's
cruise aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog, September
10, 2009


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 **

iceflower 09-14-2009 05:03 PM

Pics 11.9.2009
 
I've been a bit early when saying that the cruise was over
on September 10th, it actually was one day later ;) Here
are some pics of Queen Margrethe on September 11, the
official end:

The Danish Royal Couple, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik
ended their summer tour with the Royal Yacht Dannebrog at
the Toldboden in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sep 11, 2009.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **

iceflower 03-26-2010 08:41 AM

Regent Couple Summer Tour aboard the Dannebrog: June and September 2010
 
* *
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will be on a summer cruise around the country again,
this year from June 7th-9th and from September 14h-16h, 2010.

The stages will be:

June 7 - Kolding
June 8 - Samsø
June 9 - Femø

September 14 - Randers
September 15 - Nekselø
September 16 - Slagelse


Source: billed-bladet
* *

dazzling 06-01-2010 02:48 AM

Programme

June 5
Royal Couple arrive by Royal Yacht to Port of Aarhus at 13:00 occasion of Aarhus Public celebrations of HM the Queen's 70th birthday. Official reception at the quay. Coach driving through town to the Aarhus Stadium.


*Royal Couple involved in reception at Aarhus Stadium, Goodison Park, at
14.15



* Royal Couple will attend from at 15:00 the music and sport show "Congratulations Queen of Denmark" at Goodison Park. Birthday show is organized by the Municipality of Aarhus, DIF and DGI.



*Royal Couple participates in Christmas Dinner at the Aarhus City Hall at
18.15



*Royal Couple will attend the gala performance in the Concert Hall Aarhus at
20.30



*Royal Yacht departs from the Port of Aarhus to Haderslev Fjord at
22.30



June 6



Royal Yacht arrives at Haderslev Fjord at
8.00



*Regent Couple will attend the Air Force Air Show 2010 at Skrydstrup Air Base at
10.00



*Royal Yacht departs from Haderslev Fjord to Kolding at
16.00



June 7



Royal Couple arrive by royal yacht Dannebrog to Kolding Harbour at 10.00 and shall officially bybesøg in Kolding.



*Royal Couple hold reception at the Royal Yacht at
19.30



*Royal Yacht departs from Kolding Harbour to Samsoe pm
22.00



June 8



Royal Couple arrive in port of Kolby 10:00 and on an official visit on Samsoe.



*Royal Couple hold reception at the Royal Yacht at
19.30.



*Royal Yacht departs from Kolby Kås Port to Femø pm
22.00



June 9



Royal Couple arrive by royal yacht Dannebrog for Femø at pm 10:00 on an official visit.

Muhler 06-07-2010 06:19 PM

Here is a funny little story from the paper Jydske Vestkysten :tongue: JV.dk - Nyheder - Haderslev - Piloter fór vild: Undskyld – hvor er dronningen?
With gallery.

Imagine this:

Queen Margrethe was in Kolding in Southern Jutland and Saturday she had decided to visit an airshow at airbase Skrydstrup, also in Southern Jutland. - No problem, Your Majesty, the airforce will pick you up Sunday morning and fly you to the airbase.
Okay, it was agreed to pick her up in the morning from a field.

Morning. An EH-101 (they appear to be flying now, that is, those we still have in DK. The rest have been lended out to the British, who use them in Afghanistan) is flying in.

- There is a field!
- Which one? There are loads of fields down there!
- You see any Queen down there?
- Nope. - It's probably that field.
- Yep, let's land.

And so they did. At the outskirts of the village Årøsund. Completely freaking a cow, which in panic broke out from the fence.

Hmm, no Queen around it appears. But a lot of natives who are by now milling out to see what is going on. (See gallery).

- Let's ask one of the more intelligent looking and hear if they have seen the Queen.
- Hello, can you tell us where Queen Margrethe is? Now there's a good chap.
- Margrethe?!? She's in Kolding. This is Årøsund. Nowhere near Kolding!
- Oh.... Awfully old chap. Sorry to have disturbed your breakfast and all that. Take care.

And off they went and this time they actually managed to find the right field and just as importantly the Queen. And as far as I know they also managed to locate Skrydstrup airbase.

Which was just as well, because the weather was great Sunday and the traffic around Skrydstrup broke down completely. More than 100.000 wanted to see the airshow.

Oh well, I guess that sort of things can happen. I can just imagine the jokes the poor crew will have to endure. :lol:

ADDED: Okay, as it turns out QMII was actually outside Årøsund at a caravan site, where it had been agreed to pick her up.
In the morning Dannebrog had sailed down the coast and a barge sailed her into Årøsund marina and from there she drove to the pick up site.
- That is, there were problems with the car, so a somewhat accident prone morning all in all. A local policeofficer fixed it. That was a first for him.
https://www.jv.dk/artikel/893624:Hade...koks-i-Krone-1
So the poor pilots are somewhat excused. Still a funny story though.

iceflower 06-08-2010 06:24 AM

Here are two picture galleries of their visit to Kolding:

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrive at the habour in Kolding, June 7:


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Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe visit the exhibition at Kolding Hus Castle
June 7:


** ppe gallery **

dazzling 06-09-2010 10:01 AM

Seems like there isnt much coverage on the couples tour which is a pitty IMO.
Thanks for the pictures and news so far iceflower & Muhler :flowers:

iceflower 06-09-2010 10:16 AM

You're welcome :flowers: Here's a bit more:


The pics of June 5 can be found in Queen Margrethe's birthday thread.

Yesterday, June 8, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik visited Samsø.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **

** picture gallery nordvestnyt.dk **


Today, June 9, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik visited Femø.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **

** picture gallery folketidende.dk **

** picture gallery and vidoe tv2east.dk **

** article berlingske.dk **

Muhler 06-09-2010 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1091164)
You're welcome :flowers: Here's a bit more:


The pics of June 5 can be found in Queen Margrethe's birthday thread.

Yesterday, June 8, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik visited Samsø.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **

** picture gallery nordvestnyt.dk **


Today, June 9, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik visited Femø.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **

** picture gallery folketidende.dk **

** picture gallery and vidoe tv2east.dk **

** article berlingske.dk **

Thank you :flowers:

Yes, two fairly routine visits.
Dannebrog arrive at 10.00 sharp - or rather the clock is 10.00 when QMII arrives, because the Queen is always right on time ;) no matter what your clock will tell you...

Recieved by local dignitaries, I.e, the local city council and some additional officials.
The Home Guard has been mobillized with a small parade and showing their colour.
The same goes for the local scouts.
Everyone who has the chance have shown up to have a look, because after all it's not everyday the Queen visit your island.
That includes residents of retirement homes, who are also wheeled out. Sometimes in beds!

Then it's off to visit a local artist.
A local enterprise.
A choir or children singing or some sort of band playing.
A reception.
Some cultural stuff, perhaps visiting a church.
And a little special treat, like visiting a historical site or some archeological excavation - something that really has QMII's interest!
Sometimes the whole thing ends with a dinner or a reception onboard Danneborg. - That was not the case on these two visits however.

This is something QMII and PH must be able to do in their sleep by now.

Samsø is a very lovely island. Very picturesque with a number of small villages. If you ignore the cars and the tourist you can easily imagine yourself in the Danish countryside anno 1900.
Samsø has an advantage over most other islands, where basically nothing is happeing outside the tourist season.
They are working on becoming completely selfsufficient with alternative energy on a village and farm level. Using the lates ideas and the latest technology they are now very close to reach that goal, if they haven't already. As such the island is an international case study in alternative energy and they do indeed get loads of visitors from all over the world.

Femø on the other hand has a very different story!
A fairly normal island up until 1950's, 60' and especially the 70's. Where it became a summer camp for women, not least feminist.
No men were admitted! That of course led to all sorts of speculations about what was going on:
They are all naked.
They are burning their bras and hate men.
They are all lesbians!
They smoke silly weed and have orgies!
There are perimiter patrols on the island, consisting of women with bodies like Soviet era female wrestlers, who will club to death any male past puberty they may encounter.
Of course TV segments from the island focusing on militant, topless super feminists who were singing revolutionary songs didn't help dispell the rumours.

That was back in the 70's, now things have changed. Femø has become normal, even though there are as far as I know still female summer camps and topless women are hardly a novelty now.
So QMII and PH could safely visit the island for a very routine visit.

I saw briefly in a segment on TV, covering the summer cruise so far, that Prince Henrik visited a falconer (or whatever you call it when it's eagles) because these were big American bald eagles.
An impressive bird by any account and one of them landed on PH's arm, something that clearly fascinated him. He tald afterwards that he some treats for the eagle attached to his arm, but the bird unfortunately landed right on the treats and couldn't quite get to it.
I can't remeber where that happened.

iceflower 06-11-2010 05:36 PM

Here are some extra pics of Prince Henrik's visit at a wild bird show on Samsø.

Very impressing animals! And Prince Henrik did it quite well!


** Se prins Henriks store øjeblik som falkoner ** ppe **

iceflower 09-10-2010 06:09 PM

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Here's the programme for the second part of the Regent Couple's summer tour aboard the Dannebrog!


September 14th - Official visit in Randers

10:00 - Arrival with the Royal Yacht and official reception

10:25 - Carriage ride with the mayor and his wife to Randers Town Hall

10:50 - Reception at the Town Hall

11:20 - Visit at Randers Kunstmuseum (art museum)

12:10 - Official lunch at the restaurant Skovbakken

14:05 - Queen Margrethe visits Jennumparken

14:50 - Queen Margrethe visits the Hospice Randers

14:00 - Prince Henrik visits the shop Farm Mountain

14:45 - Prince Henrik visits the Phoenix Design Aid A/S company

Then the couple will have a joint programme again:

15:15 - Visit at Randers Rainforest

16:15 - Visit at Støvringgaard monastery

19:30 - Reception for invited guests at the Royal Yacht

21:45 - The city's choir sings at the Royal Yacht

22:00 - THe Royal Yacht sails from Randers Harbour to Havnsø Red. Fireworks on departure


September 15 - Official visit in Havnsø

9:30 - Queen Margrethe is received at the harbour and walks to the K-Salat company

9:40 - Queen Margrethe visits the K-Salat company

10:40 - Queen Margrethe gets a guided tour through Vesterlyng

11:30 - Queen Margrethe arrives back at the harbour, private visits are planned in Nekselø


September 16 - Official visit in Slagelse

10:00 - Arrival at Slagelse Town Hall

10:30 - Carriage ride with the mayor and his wife to Slagelse Museum

11:00 - Visit at Slagelse Museum and The Old Printing

12:00 - Visit at the factory Frese Metal and Steel Foundry Ltd

12:30 - Official lunch at the Slagelse Musikhus

14:15 - Queen Margrethe visits Arla Foods

15:10 - Queen Margrethe visits the Gallery St. Galla (glass art)

14:15 - Prince Henrik visits Rosenkilde Park, a centre for disabled people

15:00 - Prince Henrik visits the company Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs

Joint programme:

16:00 - Visit at the Viking fortress Trelleborg

16:45 - Farewell ceremony with the mayor

19:30 - Reception for invited guests at the Royal Yacht

22:00 - Departure of the Royal Yacht to Copenhagen, fireworks


September 17 - Arrival in Copenhagen


Source: Kongehuset.dk

iceflower 09-14-2010 08:55 AM

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Day 1

(see programme above)

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrived in Randers today - impressing how
many people braved the bad weather to see the Regent Couple!

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **

In the middle of the following article, there's a link to more than 60 pics.
Just click on "Billedserie: Regentparret besøger Randers"!

** amtsavisen.dk: Så er regentparret budt officielt velkommen **


And another great gallery of day 1 :


** bt.dk: Margrethe og Henrik hyldet i Randers **


And some funny pics of the visit to the Randers Rainforest are included in this BB article:


** Se prinsgemalen i højt humør som flagermus **

Paty 09-14-2010 11:57 AM

Video from DR:
Forside - dr.dk/NETTV/Update}

iceflower 09-15-2010 06:10 AM

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Day 2


According to the programme Queen Margrethe has started her solo day in Havnsø.
Here are the first pics:


** Pic ** nordvestnyt.dk picture gallery **

marfre 09-15-2010 06:25 AM

Thanks iceflower.
I like these tours that the Regent Couple undertake, it nice that they visit different areas.
I wonder if CPFrederik and CP Mary will continue with this tradition?
Did King Frederik and Queen Ingrid do something similar?

Muhler 09-15-2010 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marfre (Post 1136965)
Thanks iceflower.
I like these tours that the Regent Couple undertake, it nice that they visit different areas.
I wonder if CPFrederik and CP Mary will continue with this tradition?
Did King Frederik and Queen Ingrid do something similar?

I believe they will. Frederik is very fond of the sea and has spend a good deal of his childhood onboard Dannebrog. Mary is fond of sailing too and it's a convinient way to get around. - They just bring a home with them, no need for hotels or travelling back and forth by car or helicopter for hours.

Frederik IX, the Sailor King, was extremely fond of Danneborg as well and his family sailed with the ship often.

marfre 09-15-2010 06:47 AM

Thanks Muhler
I guess the age of the children could make a difference with Mary and Frederik,do you think?
Did King Frederik sail on the Danneborg from Greenland?

Marika86 09-15-2010 08:54 AM

Billed-Bladet - Randers tog godt imod regentparret

Muhler 09-15-2010 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marfre (Post 1136972)
Thanks Muhler
I guess the age of the children could make a difference with Mary and Frederik,do you think?
Did King Frederik sail on the Danneborg from Greenland?

He did indeed.

One of the most sweet and wellknown clips from the DRF is this, where King Frederik is welcomed at the quay by his wife and three very exited daughters: YouTube - Wait for Father King Frederik IX

marfre 09-16-2010 06:26 AM

Thank you Muhler.
It is a very sweet clip. The children are so excited to see their father.

iceflower 09-16-2010 10:00 AM

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Day 3


The official visit to Slagelse - final day of the summer tour


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

The following site from sn.dk has lots of galleries and videos, also about the
two previous days:


** sn.dk: Dronning i Slagelse **


Visit at the Viking fortress Trelleborg:


** BB: Margrethe og Henrik på vikingetogt **

Marika86 09-16-2010 10:31 AM

Webb-tv: Drottning Margrethe och prins Henrik besökte Randers | Svensk Damtidning
https://www.bt.dk/royale/dronningens-...dag-i-slagelse

iceflower 09-17-2010 05:05 PM

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Back in Copenhagen!

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik ended the Summer's Cruise of the Royal
Yacht Dannebrog by landing at the Toldboden in Copenhagen, greeted by
salution from the Sixtus Cannon Battery on September 17, 2010.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **

Marika86 09-17-2010 06:28 PM

Regent Couple in Slagelse on Semptember 16:
Royalt besøg i Slagelse - Følg dagen her | Nyheder fra TV2 ØST

Muhler 09-24-2010 01:13 PM

Thank you, Marika86 :flowers:

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #38, 2010.
Mælkedronningen - The milk-Queen.
Written by Annelise Weimann.

The summer cruises with Dannebrog has ended for this year (*) and last stop was the town of Slagelse, located on Zealand. This is where parts of the Guards Hussars Regiment, including the horse squadron, is now located.

It was pretty much a standard programme, with Dannebrog arriving at 10.00 sharp, regardsless of what your clock tells you. The Queen is always right on time! Meeting the local dignitaries on the quay, reception at the townhall, carrigde ride through the town escorted by the guards hussars.
This time it was QMII who dealt with the industry-part of the visit. She visited Arla, a large dairy plant. And here she was presented with the myriads of milk products produced. A neat little details is that all wore coats and hairnets, however QMII was wearing a hat, so she didn't require a hairnet...
She must have been thirsty, because while she was being told about the milk products that are a part of the milk-arrangement in schools (**), she pointed at one of the 0.25 litre cartons and said: "I'd like to taste that one". It happened to be kærnemælk = buttermilk and as this apparantly was outside the programme, there was no glass at hand, but QMII just drank straight from the carton, as any schoolchild. (***)
She said: "Yum, that tastes good. It sure is a long time since I last drank buttermilk. - I had schoolmilk myself as well". (****)

There is always something in connection with art on such a visit. In this case QMII visited gallery St. Galla and she hardly needed any encoragment when she was to decorate a sheet of glass that was later to be shaped into a bowl. The glass artist in charge of that was Branka Lugonja, a refugee from Ex-jugolslavia, who came to DK seventeen years ago. She said: "I've never had pupils before and - imagine, the first I'm going to help is the Queen. I'm very proud".

Right outside Slagelse is the Viking castle, or rather stronghold Trelleborg from the 980's (*****) and to here QMII was wheeled in a golf-car, driven by mayor Lis Tribler. The mayor wasn't good at driving, because the car almost overturned and QMII had to hang on tightly in order not to fall out. On the way back a PET officer prudently held on to the golf-car.
Outside Trelleborg castle the Regent Couple wittnessed a bloody Viking battle and were afterwards presented with six bottles of beer. Three of them authentically brewed Viking beers. (Mjød I presume). To which Prince Henrik exclaimed: "Lovely, we'll drink them tonight".

(*) The yacht will then sail to the naval base at Frederikshavn, where most of the crew, (the conscripts) will disembark. Over the winter the ship will go through repairs and get some new paint here and there.
Next year a new crew of conscripts will get to know her before the summer cruise of 2011.

(**) Also knows as Schoolmilk. That has been around since the pharaos here in DK! We got a carton with 0.25 L of milk each in my time in school as well. The differnce between now and then is that we had four products to choose from, schoolchildren nowadays have many more and the cartons that are supplied by Arla, use bottlelids.

(***) Other journalists noticed a peculiar look on QMII's face after the first gulp and concluded she wasn't used to drinking buttermilk.

(****) She was homeschooled. But 0.25 L of milk a day also applied to pupils being homeschooled.

(*****) This is one of a number of circle castles from that period dotted all over what was then the Danish realm. They are of dirrent sizes and each had what must have been a permanent garrison. Interesting for an age where the Danish kings had personal "housecarls" and the most senior nobles also had a handful of professional soldiers. And that was the standing military forces.
However, up until the Reformation in the 1530's the concept of "mand af hus" applied. The term is still used today. Back then it meant general mobilization. I.e every free man was obliged to muster in defence of the country with his personal arms and armour.
The concept was however abandoned after the Reformation. Partly because it was outdated and partly because of a vicious civil war in the 1530's. The latest and probably most serious of armed uprising since the Viking Age.
Up until then free men would pick up their arms at the drop of a hat and there were constant (the majority practically bloodless) uprisings all over the country for the first 700 years of Danish history, which the king then had to deal with. Usually using diplomacy and rarely force, as the free men was the powerbase of the kings against the influence of nobillity.

ADDED:
And now something for those interested in jewelry.

In Billed Bladet #38, at note informs us that the brooch QMII was wearing during her visit to Slagelse was presented to her as a birthday present from the Guards Hussars regiment when she turned 70.

It's made by goldsmith Michael Hansen.

It's in the shape of a circle, symobolising the Viking stonghold of Trelleborg and in the middle is a figure depicting H.C. Andersen.
The brooch is made of white-gold, red-gold and 18 carats of light gold.

dazzling 02-14-2011 07:31 AM

Regent Couple's Summer Cruise to Jutland: May 23-27, 2011
 
Following program posted on BB see here
Quote:

Programme for the tour with the Royal Yacht to May 2011 is as follows:

May 23
Royal Couple shall bybesøg in Grenaa

May 24
Royal Couple shall bybesøg in Brønderslev (Royal Yacht calling Hals)

May 25
Royal Couple shall bybesøg in Hadsund

May 26
The royal couple visited Anholt

May 27
Royal Couple shall bybesøg in Horsens
Translated BB article

and from the royal website

dazzling 05-19-2011 03:09 PM

You can find a detailed translated program on the visit
click here to view

iceflower 05-23-2011 11:06 AM

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The cruise has started today, May 23rd! Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik have visited Grenaa.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

** sn.dk: Sommertogt sejlet i gang ** gallery **

** video: nyhederne.tv2.dk: Regentparret på besøg i Grenå **

** BB: Regentparrets sommertogt begyndte i Grenaa **

dazzling 05-24-2011 04:43 AM

Guest List for a reception at the Royal Yacht, 23 May 2011
Translated ** Original

iceflower 05-24-2011 06:48 AM

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Today, May 24, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik visit Brønderslev!


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **


** tv2nord.dk: VIDEO: Regentparret vinker til Brønderslev **

** tv2nord.dk: Regentparret ankommet **

** nordjyske.dk: Royalt besøg i Brønderslev 24.05.11 **

dazzling 05-25-2011 04:01 AM

Thanks for the pictures & updates.
So far I do like the Queen's fashion choices, very spring/summer.
The white & peach outfit from May 24, the Queen wore the same hat & jacket on their cruise in 2008 when arriving to the port of Ærøskøbing see here

iceflower 05-25-2011 08:47 AM

:previous:


You're welcome! :flowers:


Day 3, May 25, is dedicated to Hadsund, here are the first pics and videos:


** ppe gallery **

** amtsavisen.dk: Regentparret i Hadsund **

** tv2nord.dk: Kongelig ankomst i Hadsund **

StoneCold 05-25-2011 07:42 PM

Danish Royal Summer Cruise | Royal Insight

dazzling 05-26-2011 04:12 AM

In this PPE picture the royal couple look bored/uninterested :lol:
I quite like the red on the Queen.

Marika86 05-26-2011 09:34 AM

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik at the island Anholt during their trip with the Royal Yacht Dannebrog. May 26, 2011

PPE Agency

iceflower 05-26-2011 09:36 AM

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Day 4, May 26, is spent in Anholt!


** video: Regentparret på Anholt **

Poor little girls, it's been a bit too cold for those little summer dresses..


** BB: Dronning Margrethe og prinsgemalen i top-humør **

** stiften.dk: Regentparret i sus og dus paa Anholt **

** stiften.dk: Det lykkedes Margrethe at komme til Anholt **


And here are some great additions from the last days:

** sn.dk: Regentparret fortsætter sommerturné **

** stiften.dk: Dronningen i Hadsund **

** stiften.dk: Regentparret paa tour de Auning **

** stiften.dk: Margrethe og Henrik aabner sommertogt i Grenaa **

dazzling 05-27-2011 04:27 AM

26-05-2011 Prince Henrik with strange glasses ( bril) at the island Anholt during their trip with the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.

PPE agency gallery

zarat 05-27-2011 06:03 AM

I remember that few years ago the Queen and Prince were travelling with their dachshunds. What about this trip?

iceflower 05-27-2011 06:42 AM

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Day 5 - the final day of the summer cruise - is dedicated to Horsens.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **


** hsfo.dk: Galleri: Dannebrog sejler ind til Horsens **

** hsfo.dk: Galleri: Regentparret ankommer **

** hsfo.dk: Galleri: Royal karettur gennem Horsens **


Zarat, I haven't seen any of them, so I guess they travelled without them.

nwinther 05-27-2011 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zarat (Post 1258496)
I remember that few years ago the Queen and Prince were travelling with their dachshunds. What about this trip?

I don't have a source for it, but they rarely leave the dogs behind. So surely, they're aboard the Dannebrog.

zarat 05-27-2011 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1258502)
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Day 5 - the final day of the summer cruise - is dedicated to Horsens.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **


** hsfo.dk: Galleri: Dannebrog sejler ind til Horsens **

** hsfo.dk: Galleri: Regentparret ankommer **

** hsfo.dk: Galleri: Royal karettur gennem Horsens **


Zarat, I haven't seen any of them, so I guess they travelled without them.

It's a pity because these dogs are so grafecul when they come out from limousine during official welcoming/farewell......;)

Muhler 05-31-2011 10:55 AM

Thanks for the many pics. :flowers:

Based on a number of articles in Billed Badet #21 & 22.
All written by Ken Richter, in his usual matter of fact way.

- There is a set pattern when the Regent couple arrive at a town during their summer cruises.
Dannebrog enter the harbour, with the Regent Couple standing outside the bridge waving to people on land on on the many boat escorting Dannebrog, manned by elderly and middleaged gentlemen, who usually have adorned themselves with a fake captains cap and calling themselves "skipper" or "captain", almost feeling like colleagues to the captain of Dannebrog.
The clock is always 10.00 when Dannebrog moor, no matter what your watch may tell you.
In land everything is ready. The city council is lined up at the end of the red carpet and the mayor is wearing his chain.
The local Home Guard company is lined up with the colours. The local marchuin band is playing. The scouts are out. The local kindergardens have been mobilized and issued flags and the OAP's from retirement homes have been wheeled out on the occasion.
The police are wearing white caps, instead of the usual baseball caps. - Yes, it's a grand sight to behold.

The landing is lowered, a sailor is stationed at the bottom of the landing with a drawn cutlass and then, there they are. The Regent Couple!
They are recieved by the mayor who introduce them to the city council. QMII and PH are waving their arms off and QMII often greet some of the elderly among the onlookers.
Then the mayor escort the Reget Couple to the waiting carriage, which will drive to the townhall escorted by Guards Hussars.
At the townhall there are a couple of speeches a presentation of gifts to the Regent Couple and a little bite, then it's off to work.
Did you think the show at the harbour was over? No, no. When the dignitaries and the Regent Couple are gone, the royal Dachshunds are taken ashore and they usually deliver on the spot, to the delight of the onlookers.
In the evening there is a reception onboard Dannebrog, for the local dignitaries and it means a lot, who is invited and who is not!
At 22.00 Danneborg sails, hopefully without some of the silverutensils having been pinched. - That happened in grenaa sixteen years ago. A promt police invstigation revealed that a member of the city council had "borrowed" three spoons. That was the end of that political career...

With this background info, let's look at the actual visits.
Grenaa: They visited a designer of furnitures and QMII tried out an office chair. (It looks practical and comfy, I'm a bit envious). They visited the Manor turned into a museum, Gammel Estrup, where some of the rooms have recently been renovated and brought back to how they looked 300 years ago. Something that interested QMII. - That project was under the wings of Joachim. They visited Dronningens Holiday Resort. They visited Baunhøj Mill, which has been rebuild after a fire. That mill is hallmark for the town. And they visited the business Datagraf, where QMII was shown how easy it is to manipulate pictures nowadays, leading her to exclaim with a smile: "You are full of mischief".

The visit followed a similar pattern in the towns of Hadsund, Brønderslev and Horsens. With Prince Henrik showing that he is pretty good at breaking the ice and get people to relax. One of the visits were to Horsens State Prison, now a museum. Here PH wielded the executioners axe, last used in 1892. (*)

Anholt: A small island in the middle of the sea between jutland and Sweden. Population: 160, including 15 school children. A scenic and idyllic island with a unique nature, a place where the Regent Couple have come often, not least PH. The weather was pretty rough and as Dannebrog cannot enter the small harbour, it was planned that the Regent Couple would sail in the barge (prudently escorted by another boat from the navy). Alternatively they would be flown by helicopter to the island. But the Regent Couple have strong sea legs and chose the barge. They went for the usual tour, including ascending the 42 meter tall lighthouse, to have a look at the local seals who frolic in that area. (**)

(*) People were usually beheaded in DK at public executions. Often by a drunk excutioner, leading to several scandals. Capital punishment in peace time was abolished in the early 1930's and in times of war in the 70's or 80's.
There is a famous and in every way a very fascinating letter from an executioner to the king in the national archives.
It's actually a letter of complaint from an official executioner complaining about how some of the local courts used cheap local labour to perform executions and those bungling amateurs made a mess of it all, it really went against his sense of professionalism! He then went on to list how he was able to behead and hang people in neat professional way, how he could flogg people competently, could perform amputations, could quarter executed criminals and how he was well versed in using instruments of torture. - Now would His Majesty please grant him exclusive rights to act as the public executioner in all such matters in this part of the country?
I believe even back then that this letter caused some raised eyebrows! I don't know about any reply.
I think this must have taken place after Frederik III became king in the mid 1600's as there is no mentioning of his skills in burning witches. Frederik III basically put an end to burning witches in DK as well as becoming the first absolute Monarch.
My guess is that our executioner here was an ex-mercenary, probably around 1700. He would have been hardened in the wars about that time, probably risen to the rank of profoss, a kind of senior NCO. Presumably put in charge of executions and other punishments and he would have gained plenty of experience and no doubt ending up feeling a certain pride in how good he was.
Now, contrary to popular belief, executions were not that common in DK in the 16 and 1700's. In peace time it was only the king who could confirm a death sentence. As such an executioner had plenty of other jobs when it came to punishing convicted criminals. Long prison sentences were uncommon, physical punishment being much more common. Like whipping naked whores out of a town. (Especially if they forgot to pay for "protection"). And sometimes torture was used, but frowed upon in the latter half of the 1700's in particular. But a good executioner should at least be able to use instruments of torture.

(**) One of the lighthouses was the centre of a minor battle during the Napoleonic wars. Anholt had been occupied by the British after they bombarded Copenhagen in 1807, leading Denmark to become Napoleon's last ally by 1814. Anyway, it was attempted to take back Anholt and a force was landed there, but the assault was repulsed with heavy losses, as the lighthouse was fortified.

Muhler 10-18-2011 05:10 PM

This is a charming little story about the Regent Couple on the day, the summer cruises for 2011 officially ended. That happened on 19. september.
And this is the Navy Homeguard perspective: Hjemmeværnet - Sejlads med regentparret
Now, what goes on behind the scenes really interest me, because that's where we get a better view of both the royals themselves but also what they are doing. I love trivia!
As such, I'll translate this article.

Article by the Navy Homeguard.
Sejlads med Regentparret - Sailing with the Regent couple.
Written by Søren Pedersen.

Monday the 19. September Flotilla 363 Skovshoved (*) had the honor of sailing HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort from Skovshoved harbour (**) to Holmen (the navy yard) in Copenhagen.

The cause for the grand visit was that the Regent Couple were to board the Royal Yacht Dannebrog, for the Regent Couple's official disembarkation from the Royal Yacht.
HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort arrived at Skovshoved harbour, where they boarded MHV 809 Antares at 14.45. The flotilla had lined up the crew on the foredeck in the honor of HM the Queen (***) and commander of the flotilla, lieutenant commander Søren Pedersen recieved HM the Queen with phalarope (i.e. she was pibed onboard). After the flotilla commander had recieved the permission of HM the Queen, the royal standard (**** )was raised onboard MHV 809 Antares as a sign that the Queen was onboard.

Together with the flotilla commander, the second in command of the flotilla, first lieutenant Axel Miethe and operations officer, lieutenant Erik Jørgensen (the captain of the day of the vessel) stood and bid HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort welcome onboard.
After the welcoming HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort inspected the lined up honor guard on the foredeck. Then the flotilla commander followed HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort up to the open bridge (*****), so that the Regent Couple could watch the manouvering in the harbour. During the sailing HM the Queen was taken for a tour of the ship and offered coffee in the ship's mess.

When sailing into Copenhagen Harbour the Regent Couple again stood on the open bridge, so that they could recieve the salute from the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.
For the crew it was a very special occasion to recieve the greeting from Dannebrog, since it's normally Antares' crew who greet Dannebrog.

When HM the Queen had recieved the greeting from Dannebrog, the Antares moored at Holmen. Then the royal barge with Jagtkaptajn (******), captain of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog commander Lars Rosendahl Christophersen, sailed up to the larboard (left) (*******) side of Antares in order to recieved HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort.

The flotilla commander thanked HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort for the visit and phalarope was pibed, while the Queen entered the royal barge.

(*) In reality it's more a navy squadron. There are incidentally three words for squadron in Danish:
Eskadre = Navy squadron.
Eskadrille = Squadron of planes.
Eskadron = A cavalry squadron.

(**) Skovshoved is located a little north of Copenhagen, while Amalienborg is very close to Holmen in Copenhagen Harbour. My guess is that is was little salute to the Navy Homeguard.

(***) In official military articles it's unthinkable not to mention the title or at least the abbreviation of the title of the royals, - no matter how many times.

(****) You'll see the standard in the upper right corner of the article and again flying from the barge in the bottom. All other Danish warships are obliged to salute any ship or vessel flying that standard. It's comparable to nominating a plane with the US President, Air Force One.

(*****) QMII is the higest ranking and PH is on top of that full admiral a la suite, as such they will walk up the stairs first, followed by the flotilla commander.
The same thing when entering a barge. The higest ranking, QMII, enters the barge as the last, but she leaves the barge as the first.
ADDED: Except that QMII this time entered the barge as the very first. Oh well...:rolleyes: If she can't break the rules, who can? And she usually do enter the barge as the last person.

There is an excellent 56 images gallery here: Hjemmeværnet - Billedarkiv

(******) Being captain of Dannebrog is the most prestigious command a naval officer can hold. He is the Monarch's personal captain, and at the same time the first among her adjutants, no matter the other adjutants ranks or seniority.

(*******) Also known as portside. Simple because the port, where you entered ships-of-the-line, was always placed to larboard.

Some trivia about Dannebrog herself:
She is 76.60 meters long, 10.40 meters wide and has a depth of 3.65 meters.
Her crew consists of 58 including a number of conscripts.
Apart from that there is room for 27 staff members and 14 passengers.
Dannebrog is the only sailing purpose build royal yacht in the world. (She was officially to double as a hospital ship, but that has never been taken serious).

gerry 10-19-2011 02:53 PM

Thank you for this Muhler! I think it must always be a bittersweet moment for HM and the Prince Consort when the Dannebrog season ends. Does she remain moored in front of Amalienborg throughout the winter?

Muhler 10-19-2011 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gerry (Post 1327724)
Thank you for this Muhler! I think it must always be a bittersweet moment for HM and the Prince Consort when the Dannebrog season ends. Does she remain moored in front of Amalienborg throughout the winter?

You are welcome.

No, Dannebrog returns to naval station Frederikshavn, in northern Jutland, for refitting, a bit of paint and so on, before training with the new conscripts begin next spring, so they are ready for the summer cruise next year.

iceflower 03-23-2012 06:40 AM

Regent Couple Summer Tour aboard the Dannebrog: June and September 2012
 
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will be on a summer cruise around the country again,
this year from June 5th-9th and from September 2nd-6th, 2012.


The stages will be:

June 5 - Stubbekøbing
June 6 - Faaborg
June 7 - Avernakø and Lyø
June 8 - Middelfart
June 9 - Endelave

September 2 - Skanderborg
September 3 - Billund and Grindsted
September 4 - Næstved
September 5 - Bornholm
September 6 - Bornholm and Christiansø


source: kongehuset.dk: Sommertogter med Kongeskibet Dannebrog i 2012 ** translation

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iceflower 06-01-2012 11:44 AM

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The detailed programme for the first part of the summer tour has been released today:


** kongehuset.dk: Program for Regentparrets sommertogt den 5. - 9. juni ** translation **

mariettz 06-01-2012 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1390810)
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will be on a summer cruise around the country again,
this year from June 5th-9th and from September 2nd-6th, 2012.


The stages will be:

June 5 - Stubbekøbing
June 6 - Faaborg
June 7 - Avernakø and Lyø
June 8 - Middelfart
June 9 - Endelave

September 2 - Skanderborg
September 3 - Billund and Grindsted
September 4 - Næstved
September 5 - Bornholm
September 6 - Bornholm and Christiansø




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Regentparrets besøg i Faaborg-Midtfyn Kommune - Faaborg-Midtfyn kommune
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Program - Faaborg-Midtfyn kommune
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My frends cavaliars CSEPIN Peter and BAKO Sandor are not far to Faaborg.They want to greeting Regenparrets. They want to "welcome" them with the words of Dr. PAL Janos and "with the old photo made in Hungary"
Születésnapi emlékezés: Dr. Pál János 80 éves - LOVASOK.HU
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Dr. Pal Janos as the member of Hungarian delegation was in Varde Denmark, in 1979 too.
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Here are the links of remembered persons above:
Ungarske ryttere i Sønderjylland - TV SYD - TVSyd - Nyheder - Lokal - Sydjylland
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They left Hungary 55 days ago by horses. they wants to see Danish Hussars in Slagelse and to be in Naestved (Gauno); Presto (Nyso) etc. where have been Hungarian Hussars Kavaliars by the well known m.SZILAGYI Dezso who helped undergrand Danish organisation in WWII.
(I was borne in Naestved from Hungarian parents.ADAM Barnabas colonial, Comandir of the
Military Save Guard of Hungarian Holy Crowne in Hungarian Parlament and head of others mil. org., asked me to help Hungarian cavaliars with programs etc. in Denmark. (He visited Slagelse before.)
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Katonahírek
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I know well Dr. PAL Janos from the Hungarian Ministerium of Agriculture. He asked me too, to help in the contact written above (Greeting the Regenparents by Hungarian Cavaliars).
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Here is the Patrol Order written by Minister of Defence (Hungary) HENDE Csaba.
Északi Portya – Menetparancs (Patrol Order)
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English page has been created - Hírek - - Bakonyi Poroszkálók
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CSEPIN Peter's phone:00(45)20 462 6626
Please call to them and help them.
BAKO Sandor has homepage on the Facebook.
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I live in Hungary,Budapest. I was half years old when arrived to my homeland. I love Denmark. Film made by me, when the Crown Prince Couple arrived to the castle in Budapest (President Palace)
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https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...type=2&theater
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  • mariettz@hotmail.com
https://facebook.com/marietta.zsakai
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Muhler 06-02-2012 03:00 AM

:previous:
Interesting, Mariettz :smile:

The uniforms of the Guards Hussars are of course directly inspired by the Hungarian hussars. To see them and compare them in Faaborg can make any uniform-nerd drool.
I'll look forward to this. :biggrin:

mariettz 06-02-2012 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1423600)
:previous:
Interesting, Mariettz :smile:

The uniforms of the Guards Hussars are of course directly inspired by the Hungarian hussars. To see them and compare them in Faaborg can make any uniform-nerd drool.
I'll look forward to this. :biggrin:

De ungarske soldater. Det tavse kapitel fra krigen. Søren Peder Sørensen, journalist og redaktør. 2. Verdenskrig. Tysk krigstjeneste. Den ungarske kadetskole i Præstø og Næstved.
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Ugebladet Sydsjælland - 2010-11/30
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https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...type=1&theater
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https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...type=3&theater
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CSEPIN Peter, BAKÓ Sándor got the Patrol Order from the Minister of Defence (Hungary) HENDE Csaba to begin the ride to the North "Északi Portya".
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...type=3&theater
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Katonahírek
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ÁDÁM Barnabás colonial.,Hungarian Husar "Save theTradition" -finishing his military "work" at NATO -, arrived home (Hungary) from Portugália riding on the horse.
honvedelem.hu - Katonahírek
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Katonahírek
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ADAM Barnabas colonial, Comandir of the
Military Save Guard of Hungarian Holy Crowne in Hungarian Parlament and head of others mil. org..(Same years ago he visited "Gardahusar Heskadron" in Slagelse.)
https://www.honvedelem.hu/container/g...1316879777.jpg
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Katonahírek
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Katonahírek
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Katonahírek
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20 years Celebration of Hungarian Husar and Traditional Guard of Military Organisation (2011) I am on the photo too, as a member of MHKHSZ.
honvedelem.hu - Katonahírek
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Katonahírek
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mariettz 06-03-2012 07:13 PM

Hungarian Husars:CSEPIN Péter & BAKÓ Sándor "Északi Portya 2012"/"Riding to North"
 
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Hungarian Husars:
CSEPIN Péter & BAKÓ Sándor "Északi Portya 2012"/"Riding to North"
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...5158190&type=3
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https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...5158190&type=3
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In Denmark, Pejrup v/Faaborg
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...5158190&type=3
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iceflower 06-05-2012 08:04 AM

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Day 1 of the summer tour - June 5 - has started!

Here are the first pics of the arrival with the Dannebrog, of the reception at the city hall and a visit to a care centre:



** folketidende.dk: Royal ankomst til Stubbekøbing **


** folketidende.dk: Velkomst i Stubbekøbing Havn **


** folketidende.dk: Flere tusinde bød regentparret velkommen **


** folketidende.dk: Dronningen besøger Stubbekøbing Plejecenter **


Prince Henrik visited the Stubbekøbing Motorcycle and Radio Museum


** folketidende.dk: Prinsgemalen på Motorcykelmuseet **


and CELF, the Centre for Vocational Education Lolland Falster, a large, broad-spectrum educational institution


** folketidende.dk: Prinsgemalen på Celf **


and he paid a visit to Hardi International A / S


** folketidende.dk: Prinsgemalen på Hardi **

Together Margrethe and Henrik experienced a guided tour of the Medieval Centre


** folketidende.dk: Regentparret på Middelaldercentret **


And here's one of Margrethe's solo visits to a school:


** Dronningebesøg på Gundslevholm **


Today's programme ended with a reception on board:


** Stubbekøbing Havn tirsdag aften **

iceflower 06-06-2012 08:00 AM

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Today, June 6, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik are in Faaborg.

They made a carriage ride to the City Hall and attended a reception there. A visit to a child care and a care centre and a lunch followed. Queen Margrethe will later visit the Faaborg Gymnasium, a recycling firm and the Archipelago Museum.
Prince Henrik will vist a chocolate factory and a shipyard. He will also meet with sculptor Keld Moseholm who will present his work
and working methods.
The day will end with the FilmFyn-event at the Faaborg harbour and the usual reception at the Dannebrog.

Click on the pics to see the galleries:


** fyens.dk: Royalt besøg: Nu er dronningen på vej ** translation **

** fyens.dk: Dronning på sightseeing: Karettur i Faaborg ** translation **

** fyens.dk: Dronningens første besøg: Plejecenter med robotter ** translation **

dazzling 06-06-2012 02:08 PM

bt.dk picture gallery from today, first picture of the gallery, there is a small stuffed elephant, I thought it was cute.

Flowerbed 06-06-2012 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1426968)
bt.dk picture gallery from today, first picture of the gallery, there is a small stuffed elephant, I thought it was cute.

That stuffed elephant is legendary in Denmark. In the 50's there was a very popular series of family movies called Far Til Fire (Father of Four). The main character was the youngest boy in the family, Lille Per (Little Per). Lille Per's loyal companion is the stuffed elephant on wheels, Bodil. In these days of remakes these movies are also being remade. The boy greeting the Queen plays Lille Per in the new movies and the man in the water plays the father. It seems the regent couple watched them film a scene for the new movie.

I must admit I've never been able to get behind the remakes, but I love the classic movies. One of my favourite Christmas songs was made for one of the original movies and naturally the elephant gets a mention in the song. ;)
YouTube - Til julebal i Nisseland

Both CP Frederik and Prince Joachim have been teased about now having the title of "Father of Four".

iceflower 06-07-2012 04:18 AM

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Prince Henrik doesn't mind trying out something new ;) - see the pics during the visit to a nursing home yesterday:


** ppe gallery **

Muhler 06-07-2012 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1427223)
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Prince Henrik doesn't mind trying out something new ;) - see the pics during the visit to a nursing home yesterday:


** ppe gallery **

Thanks, Iceflower :flowers:

Yes, it's a bath-chair.

Plejehjem (*) nursing homes for elderly here in DK implement more and more robots, automatic beds, chairs, tools and so on.
The idea is partly to save money on staff, partly to allow the elderly to maintain as much control of their lives as possible, I.e. in regards to when to dress, when to get up in the morning, when to wash yourself. Rather than that being determined according to a schedule.
It's also meant to let the elderly retain at least some kind of dignity. No one want's to be helpless and personal grooming is among one of the last things you wish to leave to someone else.
Last but not least, machines and robots free staff (in theory) to interact on a more personal level with the elderly. Gives them time for a chat and so on.

(*) Not to be confused with a retirement home or elder centre, where elderly have their own small apartment and as far as possible tend to their own needs. Or they can go join other elderly for various activities or a meal.
A plejehjem, nursing home for elderly is the last stop before you move into the one-room apartment with a lid.
The generation of my parents and grandparents as well considered it shameful to be dependent of their children. They said so on many occasions.
Here in DK you are brought up to become independent. To be able to look after yourself, the sooner the better and if need be not having to rely on anyone, especially your children, until you die.
I mention that because in other cultures you are brought up to become a contributing part of the family network. The family will in return (is expected to) take care of you when you grow old.
In such cultures the concept of their parents ending up in a nursing home is considered a shame.
It's sometimes difficult for both sides to comprend the different outlooks.

dazzling 06-07-2012 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1427223)
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Prince Henrik doesn't mind trying out something new ;) - see the pics during the visit to a nursing home yesterday:


** ppe gallery **

I guess only Prince Henrik can pull something like that off well :lol:

polyesco 06-07-2012 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1427228)

Here in DK you are brought up to become independent. To be able to look after yourself, the sooner the better and if need be not having to rely on anyone, especially your children, until you die.
I mention that because in other cultures you are brought up to become a contributing part of the family network. The family will in return (is expected to) take care of you when you grow old.
In such cultures the concept of their parents ending up in a nursing home is considered a shame.
It's sometimes difficult for both sides to comprend the different outlooks.

thanks Muhler for this insight into Danish culture. :flowers:
it is true, in the Hispanic community it is considered a shame/or frowned on to send your elder parents or grandparents to a nursing home. Usually it is expected for one to take care of your parents/grandparents.

Muhler 06-08-2012 03:26 AM

Thanks for posting, Mariettz :smile:

I didn't know that story.
It doesn't seem like the Hungarian hussars were around when the Guards Hussars escorted the Regent Couple. A pity.

iceflower 06-08-2012 03:44 AM

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Yesterday - June 7 - the Regent Couple was in Avernakø and Lyø. Margrethe and Henrik visited churches, museums and historical sites:



** fyens.dk gallery and video: Se alle billederne: Dronningen i Det Sydfynske Øhav **


An extra gallery from Lyø: ppe gallery and one from Avernakø: ppe gallery


And here's one more from yesterday: sn.dk gallery: Dronning på ø-besøg



Today - June 8 - it's Middelfart that celebrates its royal guests despite the rain:



** ppe gallery ** ppe gallery 2 **


** fyens.dk gallery: Dronningen i Middelfart: Royalt besøg drukner i regn ** translation **

Viv 06-09-2012 03:28 PM

To judge by the photos the Queen looked far more at ease during
the island visits than during her visit in Faaborg! IMO is has something
to do with the fact that the islanders try to arrange the visit to the
best of their abilities without any pretence! That's when you see
HM in slacks and an old sweater and her hair looks as if it's been
combed with a hand grenade :smile:!
IMO that' a paradox of HM: she's good at the pageantry stuff and
she's good at the more relaxed style. However she appears a tad uncomfortable with "in-between" provincial arrangements, you know
when a town has been painted and asphalted to the nines and
people are bending over double to get things right and yet..somehow
they still manage to get it wrong or being a little too awestruck, if you know what I'm getting at;)!
My connections in Faaborg noted that the mayors wife skipped
the hat during her 15 mins of fame in the carriage procession with
her husband, HRH and HM:bang:! I mean, the court and the RF are
putting on a show by sending the household cavalry, carriages
and the old Daimlers to a small provincial town, and you would think
that those involved and invited to the reception on board the royal
yacht would do their best in return!
Maybe Faaborg (approx. 7.000 inhabitants!) is a not the place to
sport formal hats and fascinators, but AFAIK this is the first time
I've seen the wife of a Danish mayor dismiss protocol! Unless
I'm mistaken I think that any woman of an English hamlet would
go to the nearest M & S to get a £ 20 straw hat for a wedding, but
this is not how it operates over here I'm afraid!

Viv

iceflower 06-09-2012 05:23 PM

Thanks for sharing your impressions, Viv! That was interesting to read!

The first part of the summer tour ended today, June 9, with a visit to Endelave and Margrethe has shown
that she doesn't have fears of contacts ;)



** b.dk gallery: Sidste stop Endelave ** + a previous b.dk gallery **


** tv2oj.dk video: Se: Dronningen vild med fritte ** translation **


** hsfo.dk: Regentparret kom vidt omkring på Endelave ** translation **


** hsfo.dk gallery: Endelaves royale lørdag ** hsfo.dk gallery: Royalt ø-hop **

Muhler 06-10-2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1428364)

Thanks, Iceflower. :flowers:

I finally got around to watching this video and it's priceless! :rofl:

One of the ways to hunt for rabbits is to use a ferret, in this case a ferret named Fritte. You simply let a ferret enter the boroughs (I think it's called) of rabbits and - eventually the ferret will emerge with or without a rabbit.

Fritte's owner told the Regent Couple about that and Prince Henrik held the the ferret, somewhat catiously, he was a bit worried that Fritte would eat his ear.
Then he handed over the animal to QMII and with ferrets being in the same line of business as dachhunds, she seemed to take a liking to Fritte. However the owner warned her, they can bite!
The owner also demonstrated how they use a collar with a beacon to track the whereabouts of Fritte and his colleagues. The alternative is to wait, and wait and wait for Fritte to finally emerge.
PH asked: "Do you use that to track down your wife as well"?
The owner replied jokingly "No, - but sometimes she slips a collar down my pocket in order to keep track of me".

iceflower 06-11-2012 05:34 AM

:previous:

Thanks for that, Muhler :biggrin:

Here's an additional gallery of the final day in Endelave. You rarely see someone riding on a bike and another
person with an umbrella running after that person ;) And besides that Henrik seems to have been a bit too
fast for the protection ;)



** ppe gallery **


And here's a gallery of the highlights of the tour:


** kongehuset.dk: Regentparrets sommertogt i juni 2012 **

Muhler 06-11-2012 08:23 AM

No :lol: But at least his... eeh, pondus prevents his pants from becoming wet.

Here is a funny gallery of Prince Henrik during the cruise: https://picasaweb.google.com/1008659...PaSommertogtet

Muhler 06-24-2012 05:57 AM

Summary of a number of articles in Billed Bladet #23 & 24, 2012.
Written by Ken Richter and Annelise Weimann.

The main purpose of these cruises is to visit islands and small towns that would normally not get a royal visit. These visits differ from visit to merchant towns, which follow a set pattern. A couple of merchant towns were also on the list.
This year Dannebrog sailed to the islands south of Zealand and south of Funen, in one of the most scenic surroundings in DK. As such these waters are among the favourits among private boatowners.

Stubbekøbing, a small town (actually a big village) on the island of Falster. Stubbekøbing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Judging from the pictures the entire population of 2.000 turned out to greet the Regent Couple while they strolled through the town the townhall, where they waved to people from the very low balcony.

While QMII visited a retirement home, Prince Henrik went to a local museum and admired a vintage Nimbus moterbike from 1934. (*) After that they were treated to a sample of the local summer revue.

They also visited the nearby Medieval Centre, where gallant knights in shining armour jousted. The centre is worth a visit for medieval nerds as there is a large collection of working medieval stonethrowing machines, some of them very large and pretty complicated.

Faaborg, a town on the island of Funen Faaborg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia being a major town of more than 7.000 people it is naturally a major cultural hub.. almost. The Regent Couple were as such treated to a scene at a filmset, where they remake a series a popular familiy films from the 50's.
They also rode in a carriage through the narrow streets of the town, again with the locals turning out in force.
The obligatory visit to the local elder centre taken care of it was off to the local high school where QMII wittnessed some scientific experiments.
Prince Henrik again got all the luck, he visited a chocolate factory and sampled some of the products.

Avernakø and Lyø, two tiny islands south of Funen.
First to Avernakø, population: 100. After a short tour of the island it was time for lunch with practically the entire population, who all stood in line to greet the Regent Couple who held court in the courtyard of a farm.
The tour guide, Rasmus Andersen, said afterwards: "We had a lot of laughs and I was surprised easy they were to talk with".
Then it was off to Lyø and again the total population, 140 in total, turned out. The Regent Couple were taken on a tour of the island, transported in a hay-waggon pulled by a tractor that had been washed for the occasion and shined proudly. Here PH and QMII were treted to the local tourist attraction, a bell-rock. If you bang on the poor defenceless rock with a stone it emits a bell-like sound.... sort of. But the there was coffee with pastry afterwards, so no complaining there.
The transport to and from the islands took part in one of the smaller of Dannebrogs boats.

Middelfart, a town on Funen, Middelfart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia with a population of almost 15.000 it's a veritable city in comparison to the previous visits during the cruise. Unfortunately it was pouring down when Dannebrog arrived, so QMII wore her flower-power raincoat, so no one were in doubt as to where their Monarch was.
Now, this being almost a big city things were much grander here in Middelfart. The Regent Couple rode in a carriage through the rainsoaked streets, escorted by the guards hussars. QMII visited a ceramics exhibtion and a home for adults who are physically and mentally handicapped.
By the the weather had improved and the couple went to the nearby town of Strib, where a large bronce sculpture named Torso made by Prince Henrik greets visitors to the town. (**)
As it so happen, Prince Henrik is also honorary gunner (***) in Sophieodde Saluting Guild and delighted ly he fireda salut of three shots by two field pieces from the First Schleswigan War. (Around 1850).

Finally it was off to the island of Endelave north of Funen. Population: 185.
At least it was sunny!
Endelave Town consists of one street, adorned with flags and the locals had moved out in the fron gardens where they sat and sipped coffee and enjoyed the spectacle. But the Regent Couple were nevertheless offered a cup of coffee and a cake or two several times during the stroll through the village, which the gladly accepted. - Not to mention homemade able cider, beer, cherry wine and so on. So no empty stomach on that visit.
QMII also greeted the eldest on the island, Inga Larsson, who recently turned 100 and as such got a birthday telegram from the Majesty. (****)
It was also here on Endelave that they encountered the ferret Fritte. Fritte and his colleagues take part in huniting down the 10.000 rabbits that are killed and eated on Endelave each year.
There is also a very small brewery on the island and here QMII turned a tap so that the latest brand of beer, called Tøse Bryg = Girlie Brew, could be made.
The local school also got a visit. Seven pupils in total and all in the same classroom.
Herbs is among the niche productions on the island. That was something that interested Henrik, so he got a few samples to bring back home.
But such a long day on an island is strenous, so Prince Henrik borrowed a pensioner-cycle and rode back to the small harbour with his adjutant running beside him.
By now it has become really windy and it was considered too risky t sail the Regent Couple by boat out to Dannebrog who was anchored way off the island. So a Navy Home Guard cutter had been on stand-by. The Regent Couple boarded the cutter and sailed out to Dannebrog, where they were transferred to the bigger ship, a novel experience for all, but it went well.

(*) Nimbus (motorcycle) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia We are talking major collectors items here! I've seen motorcycle enthusiast ruthlessly push pregnant women and small children aside so that they could stand and drool over a Nimbus. - Completely ignoring Harley Davidsons and costum build choppers.

(**) Or spook any visitors.... The Torso is a stylised sculture with female shapes to one side and masculine traits to the other. Or so the text says, because if I wasn't told I wouldn't have guessed it. Oh well, I've seen worse.

(***) He's actually kanoner = Kanoniere in German, I guess that can best be translated to master gunner in English. It's a title going back to the first cannons.
A kanoner was a well paid and very sought after specialist. He was an expert in handling canons, down to calculating the proper charge, windage, angles and so on. He would also oversee the proper mixture of components when making gunpowder. A kanoner was in charge of at least a battery of cannons, with the senior master gunner (overkanoner) being in charge of a whole artillery train.
As such a kanoner had a very special status and so did the cannons. During the wars of the 1500 and early 1600's a misbehaving mercenary would find sanctury from the wrath of the profoss, if he managed to put his hand on a cannon. That sanctury would last for a day or so, during which time the profoss or his men were not allowed to stand around, waiting for the culprit. With just a little luck the mercenary could sneak away overnight or his friends might be successful in appealing to the profoss.
A Profoss was back then in charge of order and discipline in a camp. Not to be confused with the Hurenwebel, who was in charge of order among the campfollowers and the baggage train.

(****) All turning 100 who wish to, will get a telegramm from the Majesty on his/her birthday. All it takes is for someone to notify the court some time in advance.

iceflower 08-30-2012 11:03 AM

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The second part of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's summer tour will start next weekend!

As stated before the stages will be:


September 2 - Skanderborg
September 3 - Billund and Grindsted
September 4 - Næstved
September 5 - Bornholm
September 6 - Bornholm and Christiansø


Here's the complete programme that was released today:


** kongehuset.dk: Program for Regentparrets sommertog den 2. - 6. september ** translation **

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iceflower 09-02-2012 11:21 AM

Here are the first pics of day 1 in Skanderborg, September 2nd:



** hsfo.dk: Så er dronningen i Skanderborg **


** aarhus.lokalavisen.dk: Så er dronningen ankommet ** translation **


** aarhus.lokalavisen.dk: Så tager dronningen tilbage i tiden ** translation **


** aarhus.lokalavisen.dk: Prins Henrik klippede den røde snor ** translation **

iceflower 09-03-2012 09:43 AM

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik are in Billund and Grindsted today, September 3, 2012:


My favourite pic of the day so far is this one! :smile:


** sn.dk gallery: Prins Henrik til dronningen: Vi kæmper nok til dagligt **


** ugeavisenvejle.dk gallery: Kongelig modtagelse i Grindsted **


** vejleamtsfolkeblad.dk gallery: Fotografens pletskud af dronningen og prinsen **


** jv.dk gallery and video: Web-tv og billeder: Dronningen er ankommet til Grindsted **

Muhler 09-03-2012 12:22 PM

Thanks, Iceflower :flowers:

And my favorite is this one: Vejle Amts Folkeblad - Lokalområder - Billund - Kongelig modtagelse i Grindsted I don't think she had a chance to present the flower to QMII. - What a pity.

The great thing about DRF visits to towns is that the local media cover every possible angle of the vist with countless photos.
Vejle Amts Folkeblad - Lokalområder - Billund - Populære husarer samlede publikum
This gallery focuses on the hussars. I see that the local riding clubs are well represented and are showing off to the cavalry. Unsurprisingly the conscripts in the mounted squadron practically all have a past in local riding clubs like these. Which is also the reason why there are so many women in the squadron. (*)
And to any kindergarten the Guards Hussars are even more impressive than police on motorbikes. :eek:

(*) The Guards Hussars is nevertheless a combat regiment, so the concripts go through the basic training as combat troops, before serving in the mounted squadron.
Incidentally modern women are physcally speaking perfectly suited to being hussars anno 1810. In fact the average woman today is taller and weighs a little more than the "model hussar" back then.

Muhler 09-04-2012 09:14 AM

BT has also covered the Regent Couple's visit to Skanderborg and Grindsted.

Here with a gallery from Grindsted: https://www.bt.dk/royale/regentparret...ur-i-grindsted
Notice the 6. picture. The løber = runner in the red uniform standing behind the Regent Couple, she's new. Never seen her before.
The jaeger/jæger next to her is somewhat older in service.
I'm not really sure about the seniority or exact role of a runner and a jaeger, except that they are personal attendees of the DRF.

A few years ago another woman was employed as a runner at the court. She attracted some attention, because she was the first woman in such a position. You may have noticed her from time to time standing behind the Regent Couple's chairs at official dinners.
Etnically she must be an adoptee from Korea of Vietnam, the new one isn't.

Back to Grindsted: https://www.bt.dk/royale/prins-henrik...glig-margrethe
With three HQ pics of not least QMII.
They visited a cultural and activity center, where they were encouraged to try out a stepping-game against each other. QMII was game (couldn't resist :tongue:) but PH, being in a different weight-class than his wife declined with the words: "We fight/joust enough among ourselves on a day to day basis".

iceflower 09-04-2012 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1457641)
And my favorite is this one: Vejle Amts Folkeblad - Lokalområder - Billund - Kongelig modtagelse i Grindsted I don't think she had a chance to present the flower to QMII. - What a pity.

Well, photos of children beat all competition, there are no better ones than those..:smile:


Some pics of the tour have already been put on the official website, I can imagine they'll be updated:


** kongehuset.dk: Regentparrets sommertogt i september 2012 **


And here are the first nice pics from day 3, September 4, in Næstved:



** sn.dk gallery: Dronningen og Slattenpatten **


** sn.dk gallery: Regentparret så på kunst og krydderurter **

Muhler 09-04-2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1457892)
And here are the first nice pics from day 3, September 4, in Næstved:

** sn.dk gallery: Dronningen og Slattenpatten **

Can't wait to hear the story behind that!
Because the headline litterally reads: The Queen and the Floppy-tit. - Yes, as in breast. :blink:

ADDED.

We now have an explanation for the peculiar headline.
The Regent Couple saw a sculpture called: The Floppy-tit and her daughters.

There were also presented to a garbagecan, - which spoke to QMII.
QMII put a piece of paper in the can, which replied: "Thank you Your Majesty and welcome to Næstved".
The garbagecan is one among a number of such cans set up in public places in Næstved, usually they burp, when someone put waste into them, but today one of the cans had extended it's vocabulary.
Actually a good idea, that will ensure that small children - of all ages -will put waste in the cans.

Further down the page of this link: https://www.sn.dk/TV-Skraldespand-tal...artikel/222169
You'll see first a clip of QMII and the garbagecan, then a picture of the.... eeeh, sculpture. And it's.... interesting.

I see, Slattenpatten is a figure from the local mythology, a female troll.

The two royal dachshunds, Vega and Helike were also presented with gifts: https://www.sn.dk/Royale-hunde-faar-d...artikel/221576
In the form of two specially designed porcelain water bowls.
They are designed by the company Kähler.
However, since the order went in one dachshund, Evita, has passed on to the Eternal Lamppost, so there is now a bowl in surplus - in case anyone should like to put in a bid.
There is a picture of the bowls in the link above.

iceflower 09-05-2012 10:13 AM

Pics of the Bornholm visit today, September 5, 2012 - with a windy start :smile:



** bt.dk gallery: Se Billederne: Ups, Margrethe! **


** bt.dk gallery: Se Billederne: Prins Henrik paa mosteri **

dazzling 09-06-2012 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1458127)
Pics of the Bornholm visit today, September 5, 2012 - with a windy start :smile:

** bt.dk gallery: Se Billederne: Ups, Margrethe! **

** bt.dk gallery: Se Billederne: Prins Henrik paa mosteri **

Here is another taller of the Prince Consort at the cider mill
Tanskan prinssillä lystiä siideritehtaalla | Lehtikuva | lehtikuva.fi

iceflower 09-06-2012 05:08 PM

The final day of the summer tour has been dedicated to Bornholm and Christiansø today, September 6:



** tidende.dk gallery **


** bornholm.nu: Små prinser mødte dronningen ** translation **

iceflower 09-07-2012 10:41 AM

Here are some more nice pics of the last station of the journey - Christiansø:



** sn.dk gallery: Se billeder: Dronning på klipper **


** lehtikuva.fi gallery: Tanskan kuningaspari vierailulla merellisissä maisemissa **

iceflower 02-21-2013 03:35 AM

Regent Couple Summer Tour aboard the Dannebrog: June and September 2013
 
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will be on a summer cruise around the country again,
this year from June 3rd-7th and from September 2nd-6th, 2013.


The stages will be:

June 3 - Orø
June 4 - Kerteminde
June 5 - Bogense
June 6 - Årø
June 7 - Haderslev

September 2 - Skagen
September 3 - Læsø
September 4 - Anholt
September 5 - Vordingborg
September 6 - Møn


** source: Sommertogter med Kongeskibet Dannebrog i 2013 ** translation **

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Muhler 06-03-2013 06:51 AM

The first pics from the Regent Couple's visit to the small island of Orø. The island located in Roskilde Fjord is a sailor's paradise in regards to the scenery.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...ertogt#slide-1

The last pic is of an old woman wearing the local traditional costume, - she also a folk-dancer. This costume dates back to the 1700's.

(To be moved).

iceflower 06-03-2013 09:00 AM

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A nice fresh start in green :smile:


Here's another gallery of day 1:


** sn.dk gallery **



And some more from the official website:


** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt på Orø den 3. juni **


** kongehuset.dk: Danskernes billeder: Sommertogt på Orø **

polyesco 06-03-2013 01:19 PM

gotta love prince Henrik :rofl:;)

https://a.bimg.dk/node-images/472/6/1...med-sommer.jpg

Muhler 06-04-2013 06:51 AM

:previous: Yes, he has a unique style. :lol:
Prins Henrik was visiting "the friendliest biker club in the world" yesterday, MC Island.

But today they are visiting Kerteminde, a charming litte town on the Island of Funen and the loacl paper is, to put it mildly, covering the visit intensively!

Here with a (so far) 39 pic gallery: Royalt besøg: Regentparret på vej i karet - fyens.dk - Kerteminde
Kerteminde Harbour is too small for Dannebrog, so the Regent Couple were ferried in in the chaluppe.
Notice the honour gauds from the local Homeguard. They are carrying their weapons in a manner that goes from correct to "like carrying your grandpa's shovel". That's part of the charm.:lol:

Did you know... that people on the island of Funen, don't speak Danish like the rest of us do? They sing.
Or more correctly their dialect has a very distinct melodic sound, especially to the west and south of Funen.

ADDED; A gallery of the Guards Hussars: https://www.fyens.dk/article/2310888:...rerne-tog-imod
Let's go through the pics, shall we?
#1: A trooper with a platoon flag. This is a modern unit flag and not a traditional cavalry standard or estandart, they are smaller. Notice the head adornment on the horse. Originally that was genuine protection for the horse, but now it's reduced in size and is only ornamental.

#2: Close combat with sabres. Normally that would only take place in a melee. The ideal thing was to cut the opponent while passing him on the horse. Such light sabres were prodominantly designed to maim the enemy rather than killing him. An ideal target was the face, which is why you would often see so many disfigured cavalrymen after a major war.

#3: The locals also gave a show.

#5: The troopers are here wearing the red fur (jacket) on top of the blue dolman. Normally the fur was only worn this way for warmth and in bad weather.

#6: The troopers with and without the red fur. The blue dolman is easier to see. Hungarian hussars, which all hussars stem from, didn't use bottons, instead they used strings. That is clearly evident here in the white and very elaborate strings on the uniforms.

#7: In attake. Hussars were small men riding nimble horses, geldings and sometimes mares. They were also preferably bright and full of initiative. - In contrast to say cuirassiers, about whom it was said and only half jockingly that they shouldn't be too bright and preferably have no imagination at all. Instead they should be big men who would charge massed infantry without question or hesitation. - Anyone with a little imagination might realise the folly of trotting towards an infantry square, knowing perfectly well that every single musket in that square is aimed directly at you! Thus getting the idea of turning back...

#8: A great view of a trooper on his horse, with the sabre shouldred. Rookie cavalrymen had the annoying habit of hacking themselves in the foot while wielding the sabre, so all sabres were blunt until they knew what they were doing.
The head adorment on top of their kepi is called a "svejf" and it's meant to resemble the mane of the horse, not the tale!

iceflower 06-04-2013 08:20 AM

Sn.dk has listed some more galleries from yesterday:


** sn.dk.: Regentparret hygger sig **


** sn.dk: Dronningen på Orø: Se flere billeder **


** sn.dk: Alléz, vi kører en tur **


** sn.dk: I hælene på regentparret **


** sn.dk: Orø sagde farvel til regentparret **



And here are some more pics of the second day in Kerteminde:



** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt i Kerteminde den 4. juni **


** kongehuset.dk: Danskernes Billeder: Sommertogt i Kerteminde **


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