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Muhler 09-06-2013 04:32 AM

A very funny gallery from BT of the Regent Couple visiting the town of Vordingborg: Se billederne: Hvor mange prinsgemaler kan der være i en sportsvogn | www.bt.dk

Including a number of pics of Prince Henrik trying to squease himself into a car - they are almost using a shoehorn!
It's just as difficult to get out. :lol:

It's a typical touch of PH to invite his driver over to kick some wheels.

julliette 09-06-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1596546)

Including a number of pics of Prince Henrik trying to squease himself into a car - they are almost using a shoehorn!
It's just as difficult to get out. :lol:
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LOL. After imagining Queen Sonja of Norway sliding down the other day, this was the best laugh I had in this site.

iceflower 09-06-2013 12:05 PM

Prince Henrik is simply the best :biggrin:


Today, September 6, the couple has visited Møn - their final visit on a very windy day:



** ppe gallery **


** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt på Møn **


** BB: Vinden stoppede Dronningens landgang ** translation **

Muhler 09-12-2013 06:13 PM

Summary of a number of articles in Billed Bladet #36 & 37, 2013.
Written by Annelise Weimann & Ken Richter.

The great thing about the annual summer cruises is that they are a delightful mix of the locals turning out in full regalia, with parades, displays and fanfares and the less formal episodes inbetween and something always go wrong.
A summer cruise is to sum it up: a guided tour of the country where the Regent Couple look at the locals looking at them.

So join me on this little odessey of Denmark.

The Regent Couple this time started at the very top. The town of Skagen, located at the northern tip of Jutland and as such the northern most point of Denmark.
After going through the usual show with the Home Guard and local scouts parading and the local city councils showing up in their finest it was time for a look around.
They came to Skagen because this year is the 600th anniversary of the town as a merchant town. (*) Okay, it wasn't all idling away mind you. QMII was put to work, sewing the final sticthes in a new altar-carpet in Skagen Church. In fact 80 local women have been busy making 750.000 stiches.

After this little business PH was dragged into the local museum to learn about the town history and after a lunch it was out to an outdoor museum, where the Regent Couple had a look at homes for local fishermen a couple of centuries ago. They really weren't supposed to actually go inside, but that's what they did. - Okay not much to see really. Such a home was the size of a modern gardenshed, where there were two generations living along with countless children. And we are talking living on the edge, because life was hard at the coast! As long as your husband and oldest sons could go out fishing you lived a reasonable life, relatively speaking. But if they went down, and that happened countless times, you and your small children and surviving grandparents were thrown into poverty overnight.

While Henrik looked at a local cement works, QMII delighted herself by visiting the local butcher, where she had a good and long talk about sausages. Yes, royals get far and wide! It should be added that this really is good!

The summercruise was as usual one big island hopping, unsurprisingly there are lots of small inhabited islands here in DK. (In fact we have a little dream of setteling on an island, when we are finally allowed to retire or win the lottery).

Off to the island of Læsø, located in the middle of Kattegat, which seperate Denmark and Sweden. A decent sized island with a population boom of 1.900 inhabitants.
With considerable difficulty and quite a few hands to help, Prince Henrik managed to struggle onto the quay from the barge. The programme followed the usual pattern, off to a museum. See the local houses with the roof thatched with seaweed and so on.
Læsø in particular has a good history of enterprising piracy. When times were bad...or just in their sparetime, the locals went out to plunder a ship or two. Loads of ships passed by Læsø and in periods Danish waters were notorious for piracy. And other times they practiced beaching. There is a story about the locals tying lanterns to the tails of cows on dark stormy nights, to lure passing ships to beach. That is not correct, they rode horses instead, carrying lanterns, which resembled the lanterns on the stern of another ship and a skipper who was not vigilant risked ending up on the cliffs.
Now, if the crew was alive, the cargo still belonged to the owner and the locals got a meager finders fee. but if the crew was dead, the cargo belonged to the crown, so...
It was very well organised. At the top was a "beach foged" a magistrate responsible for the beach and what ended up there. His job was to ensure that the crown got it's share (and himself and the other local officials), the rest the local fishermen took for themselves. - Everybody, well almost, were happy and no one were really that interested in doing something about it.

The next day it was off to another island in the middle of Kattegat, to open a new windmill park. That has been covered. Anholt is even smaller than Læsø. In fact it belongs to the same municipality as the villiage I live in. Anholt also has a glorious history of beaching.

Then of to Møn, another island. And this is where things got a little out of hand. They were supposed to sail in a chaluppe to the harbour of Klintholm, but the weather was rought and the captain of Dannebrog wouldn't risk his passengers lives. So Dannebrog found a nice little cove not far away, where a crown car picked up the Regent Couple and somewhat unceremoniously drove them to KlintHolm harbour where they were properly recieved.
Here they visted a geo centre and were wheeled about in aluminium rickshaws. (**) Well, they may be practical but not particularly pretty!
Here PH visited the Karen Wolf factory, which produce mouthwatering cookings. Especially brunkager = brown cookies. If you ever come to DK, you should taste them - and then you are hooked! You can find "brunakger" everywhere but those from Karen Wolf are the best, unless you are really good at baking them yourselves.
"Brunkager" are a must around Christmas in particular, but otherwise no coffee table is complete without them them. The bag looks like this: https://osuma.dk/custgfx/5701124002059.jpg and the cookies themselves: https://rvde.files.wordpress.com/2012...213-195546.jpg
My son and I can easily eat a bag each - and we must, we have to!

The final stop was the town of Vordingborg. It's a charming town and as the name imply (borg = castle) this used to be the location of a castle. There is now little more than a tower left standing called the Goose Tower. But enough remains for the town to open a castle-center.
Archeologists have been digging away and that's something that interest QMII! During the tour of the castle ground the leading archeologist told QMII about the finds and showed her pictures and a reconstruction on an iPad. Visually intriguing Her Majesty! Now, QMII usually can't tell the difference between a laptop and an iPhone, but perhaps this little tool got her interested? She has plenty of grandchildren to teach her...
The tower also has a direct link between QMII and QMI. Because the castle was build by QMI's father, king Valdemar, and it's more than likely that little QMI played in the Goose Tower in the 1300's.

One other island the Regent Couple visited was the tiny island of Nyord, ppulation 41, and here is the smallest museum in Denmark, 2 X 2 meters. It tells the story of local pilots who guided ships through the centuries thorugh the dangerous waters around there.
There are litterally countless museums in DK. Located just about everywhere and exhibiting anything imaginable and things you'd never dreamed of. Oh yes, we know how to pluck the tourists. :tongue:

(*) There are countless small merchant towns in DK! Being a merchant town meant privileges in regards to having a market, taxation and so on. On average Danish merchant towns are located at 25 KM intervals, meaning that a peasant could comfortably walk to the nearest market with livestock and get back again the same day. - That was efficient. They could get to work again the very next morning and the chance of spending all the money on booze and other pleasures... was reduced if the peasant didn't have to stay the night.
But the prize for that was that few towns grew large. So basically up to mid 1800's you could name the number of towns in DK with a population of more than 10.000 inhabitants on one hand - easily!
For centuries Denmark litterally only had one city, Copenhagen. And to this day there are only five cities with more than 100.000 inhabitant.

(**) I think they are rickshaws, Or is that only if they a pulled by a kuli?

polyesco 09-12-2013 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1598625)
Summary of a number of articles in Billed Bladet #36 & 37, 2013.
Written by Annelise Weimann & Ken Richter.

The great thing about the annual summer cruises is that they are a delightful mix of the locals turning out in full regalia, with parades, displays and fanfares and the less formal episodes inbetween and something always go wrong.
A summer cruise is to sum it up: a guided tour of the country where the Regent Couple look at the locals looking at them.

So join me on this little odessey of Denmark.

thank you Muhler:flowers: I truely enjoy reading all your insights, history, tidbits and translations.

I love these summer cruises that they do around Denmark. it brings in a connection i think.
And makes me want to visit Denmark. :smile:

MissByrd 09-12-2013 10:32 PM

Thank you, Muhler. Enjoyed your "story" very much. Would love to visit Denmark. QMII is one of my favorites along with PH. Do your remember their grand entrance at Victoria and Daniel's wedding? Such fun! And those cookies looked awesome! :)

Muhler 09-13-2013 03:39 AM

You are welcome. :smile:

iceflower 02-07-2014 01:00 PM

Regent Couple Summer Tour aboard the Dannebrog: June and September 2014
 
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will be on a summer cruise around the country again,
this year from June 18th - 20th and from September 1st-5th, 2014.


The stages will be:

June 18 - Aalborg
June 19 - Odense
June 20 - Marstal


September 1 - Thyborøn
September 2 - Ringkøbing
September 3 - Livø
September 4 - Nykøbing Mors
September 5 - Vesthimmerlands Kommune


** source: Sommertogter med Kongeskibet Dannebrog i 2014 ** translation **

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iceflower 06-18-2014 05:55 AM

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The summer tour has started in Aalborg today, June 18, 2014:



** dr.dk: BILLEDSERIE Regentparret drager på sommertogt **


** b.dk: Solen skinnede på dronningen og Dannebrog **


** nordjyske.dk: Kongeskibet har lagt til kaj i Aalborg **


** tv2nord.dk: Se billederne: Regentparret besøger Aalborg **



And here's the gallery of the official website:



** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt i Aalborg **

polyesco 06-18-2014 12:35 PM

Love the summer tours that they do on board the Dannebrog

Makes me want to visit Denmark : D

ladongas 06-18-2014 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1677459)
Love the summer tours that they do on board the Dannebrog

Me, too! It is good to be the Queen.

Muhler 06-18-2014 01:36 PM

Thanks, Iceflower. :flowers:

I read somewhere the people shouted a lot of congratulations to PH. And he does look pretty delighted.

The white dog sniffing to QMII is a visitor-dog (don't know the English name) the kind of dogs that is used to visited retirement homes. Petting them stimulates not least those suffering from dementia, senillity and Alzheimers - and people in general.

iceflower 06-19-2014 07:28 AM

You're welcome :flowers:


Today, June 19, Margrethe and Henrik visit Odense:



** BB: VIDEO: Regentparret ankommer til Odense **


** fyens.dk: Se billederne: Regentparret kommer til Odense **


** fyens.dk: Billedserie: Regentparret besøger rådhuset **


** fyens.dk: Billeder: Regentparret besøger robot-firma **

polyesco 06-19-2014 12:30 PM

the drf gallery from today
Sommertogt i Odense - Kongehuset

Seeing the picture of her very tattoo father King Frederik IX
https://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...i-odense-4.img
(Frederik saw this picture a month or so ago)
https://www.tv2fyn.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/31/46531.jpg
https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...14944628_n.jpg

Muhler 06-19-2014 12:57 PM

Thanks Polyesco & Iceflower :flowers:

Nice touch with the paper elephants: https://images.fyens.dk/12/2140212_912_572_0_0_0_0_2.jpg

gerry 06-19-2014 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1678103)
Thanks Polyesco & Iceflower :flowers:

Nice touch with the paper elephants: https://images.fyens.dk/12/2140212_912_572_0_0_0_0_2.jpg

I agree! you will, of course, know about why the elephant was chosen as the animal representative of the highest of Danes! I also wonder (I am very curious today...) about the large number of 'hurrahs' that the royal couple received in Odense. I counted seven and wonder if this is a set number or were people in Odense just enthusiastic!:lol::flowers:

Muhler 06-19-2014 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by gerry (Post 1678166)
I agree! you will, of course, know about why the elephant was chosen as the animal representative of the highest of Danes! I also wonder (I am very curious today...) about the large number of 'hurrahs' that the royal couple received in Odense. I counted seven and wonder if this is a set number or were people in Odense just enthusiastic!:lol::flowers:

You may actually have heard as many as nine cheers/hurrahs. It's common to give nine cheers for Denmark when the Monarch is around.

As for the elephant, in fact I didn't know, but a quick Google, came up with this: Historien bag Elefantordenen - Kongehuset
It might actually be more a question for FasterB :wave: because we are now entering the realm of theology.

The predecessor to the Order of the Elephant was called the Association of the Mother of God, an obvious Catholic order.
But after the Reformation a lot of things were changed. The Reformation in DK came more from the top down, than from the bottom and up, so the transition was more gradual and more fluent than in other countries, more on tht later.
Anyway, an elephant with a tower or howda or whatever it is was a part of the chain of the Mother of God order, so that was incorporated into the new Order of the Elephant. That happened in 1580 and ensured a smooth transition between Catholisism and Protestantism.

- I've read elsewhere that the elephant was a medieval symbol for strong (Christian) faith. And this is where FasterB comes in. :smile:

iceflower 06-20-2014 07:15 AM

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On the third and final day of the first part of the summer tour, June 20, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were in Marstal:




** kongehuset.dk: Sommertogt i Marstal **


** fyens.dk gallery and video: Royale modtaget med sol, flag og hornmusik **

Muhler 06-20-2014 09:42 AM

And to supplement that, Iceflower, here is a gallery from BT: Uheld med golfvogn på Ærø: Her kører prins Henrik ind i dronning Margrethe med et brag | www.bt.dk

There was actually a minor traffic accident involving the Regent Couple.
Very wisely considering their back problems QMII and PH were driven through town in golf cars, that is - PH drove his, but such electric cars can be wild and difficult to tame, you know! He crashed into QMII's car in front of him with an audible bang.
Apart from a slight jolt in her seat QMII was unhurt and took it all with a smile.
PET and adjutants untangled the cars.

They also visited a play-ship, complete with children.
It's nice to see that now QMII has her own grandchildren she's much more at ease with children.
The boy liying down was merely playing dead for whatever reason.

Should you ever decide to vist DK, I strongly suggest you visit southern Funen, and the islands there. The towns, manors and landscape in that part of the country is a photographers dream and the scenery is very idyllic.

Added: Gallery and article + video from Royalista: https://royalista.com/15016/margrethe...zipan/?lang=en
Impressive cornucopias, eh? https://royalista.com/wp-content/cach...ox500@1.5x.jpg

polyesco 06-20-2014 12:53 PM

this is now one of my favorite pictures of the queen
https://a.bimg.dk/node-images/456/7/1152x-u/7456442-.jpg

beautiful photo
https://a.bimg.dk/node-images/456/7/1152x-u/7456440-.jpg


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