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hrhcp 05-28-2004 02:53 AM

Danish Royal Family's Official Visit to Greenland: June 19-July 5, 2004
 
https://kongehuset.dk/artikel.php?id=58487&..._aktuelt_presse

The reigning couple introducing their daughter-in-law to the finer points of royal walk-abouts.

Post all the articles, info, news and discussion here.


Fancy muk-luks for Mary, something like this. :)

Jasl 05-28-2004 07:45 AM

That's pretty long!

I suppose we'll see Mary in that traditional costume.

hrhcp 05-28-2004 11:40 PM

Purple = Reigning Pair only
Red = Crown Prince Pair and Reigning Pair
Blue = Crown Prince Pair only

translation of
https://kongehuset.dk/artikel.php?id=58487&..._aktuelt_presse

PLANNED PROGRAM

Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Prince Consort visit in Greenland in connection with Greenlands 25-th anniversay of home rule.

Saturday, June 19
Reigning Pair arrive in Narsarsuaq after flying from Denmark. Here they board the Royal Ship Dannebrog.

Monday, June 21
Arrival with Dannebrog in Nuuk ( Godthåb ) and attend Greenland's Home Rule jubilation festivities.


Tuesday, June 22
Crown Prince Pair arrive in Nuuk ( Godthåb ) after flying from Copenhagen.

The Royal Family sails from Nuuk ( Godthåb ) with Royal Ship Dannebrog to Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen).

Wednesday, June 23
Visit in Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen) commune from - and then sailing on with - Royal Ship Dannebrog in Itilleq.

Thursday, June 24
Visit in Itilleq (morning). Sail to Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg). After visiting here, sail with Dannebrog again to Aasiaat (Egedesminde).

Friday, June 25
Visit in Aasiaat (Egedesminde) and then sail with Dannebrog to Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn).

Saturday, June 26
Visit in Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn).

Sunday, June 27
Attend service in church in Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn). Thereafter sail to Uummannaq.

Tuesday, June 29
Visit in Uummannaq. Then sail to Qaarsut.

Wednesday, June 30
Arrive in Qaarsut. Fly to Pituffik (Thule Air Base).

Overnight in Pituffik (Thule Air Base).

Thursday, July 01

Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Prince Consort fly with helicopter to visit in Siorapaluk (morning) and in Qaanaaq (afternoon).

The Crown Prince Couple fly to Qaanaaq, to visit the same day.

The Royal Family returns to Pituffik (Thule Air Base), and remains overnight.

Friday, July 02
After flying via Mestersvig to Daneborg, to visit the sled patrol base Sirius. Overnight in Daneborg.

Saturday, July 03
Fly to Zackenberg Research Station, to visit. Thereafter fly via Mestersvig to Constable Pynt and review the Sovereign Helicopter Detachment, then overnight.

Sunday, July 04
Fly to Illoqqortoormiut (Scoresbysund), for general visit. Overnight at the Helicopter Detachment.

Monday, July 05
Return to Denmark via Iceland by air.

hrhcp 05-29-2004 12:25 AM

Official information on Greenland.

- - - -

Then, turning some confusion on my part into further knowledge ...

Quote:

Regentparret ankommer til Narsarsuaq (Reigning Pair arrive in Narsarsuaq)
I thought Narsaruaq was the 'new name' for Sondre Stroemfjord (SSF).

From a post of further on below, I now know Narsaruaq to be far away from SSF.

However, some background information on SSF -
At one time, SSF was the only commercially available long runway in Greenland. In the early days - the late 1950's - airplanes had to stop there to refuel, because at that time they weren't able to make the long hops over the Atlantic that they are now capable of doing.

There is a short runway in Nuuk, which - if memory serves me correct - caters to prop-jobs and is beset by closures because it has a poor layout weatherwise.

Some links for SSF :
Kangerlussuaq = Sonder Stroemfiord is in West Greenland
SSF was US Air Force Base until 1992. I didn't know that. I passed through in ~1985. Mind you, I was on the east? side of the airport, and on the west side I could see a trio of F-16's (Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. If memory serves me correct, it was a joint purchase at that time. It was the beginning of a successful run of Falcon sales overseas that continues to this date).

Other general interest links :
ice cap is always moving
general pictures

airline connections in Greenland courtesy of Greenland Air. How come there's almost nothing on the east coast?

hrhcp 05-29-2004 12:33 AM

Saturday, June 19
Reigning Pair arrive in Narsarsuaq after flying from Denmark. Here they board the Royal Ship Dannebrog.



Pictures of Narsarsuaq

History of Greenland and views around Narsaq which is just down the fjord from Narsarsuaq
picture of Narsaq

everything you wanted to know about Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq is in South Greenland

"No hotels available for this city."
then again?

Airstrip and the whole town of Narsarsuaq
Narsarsuaq Airport & Diary of 2003

boat waiting at Narsarsuaq


A bit of exercise on the boat from Narsarsuaq

Jasl 05-29-2004 09:45 PM

Have you been there King Christian??

I would love to go to Greenland.. it would be really different. But I hate the cold, so that might be a problem ;)

hrhcp 05-29-2004 09:52 PM

Quote:

Jasl  Posted: May 29th, 2004 - 7:45 pm

Have you been there King Christian??

If two days means there, yes.

Quote:


I would love to go to Greenland.. it would be really different. But I hate the cold, so that might be a problem

That's whey I went in the summertime.
Another plus, 24 hours of daylight (as opposed to 24 hours of nightime ;) ).

hrhcp 05-30-2004 02:57 AM

I'm filling their itinerary in here. :)

Sunday, June 20
Reigning Pair steaming on Royal Ship Dannebrog to capital of Greenland.


Questions ... will there be a private church service onboard on this day, how devout is the Danish RF?

Other than that, probably a review of the forthcoming events with "Le Chef du Protocol" .... memorizing names and significants events per person. [BTW, I hear this is the item that "blows people away" with the Queen of England .. is, how much she knows of the person's history when she is conversing with said person.]

Meanwhile in Nuuk, things are probably running at a "fever pitch" ! .... Never have they had two Royal Couples in attendance. Quite the honour they are being accorded.

I imagine last minute changes are wreaking their effect with the officials - who will be more stressed, the Greenland natives or those who emigrated from Denmark? More 'dry runs' ?!

Let's see what the schedule for official events is, in Nuuk, for this date:
Quote:

Compliments of Greenland Home Rule

Grønlands Hjemmestyres 25 års jubilæum
Program for inviterede gæster
19. – 21. juni 2004

Søndag den 20. juni


10:30-17:00  Sejltur i fjorden
                    Aftenen er til egen rådighed.

Quote:

Sunday, June 20

10:30-17:00  Sailing races on the fjord
                    After ... ? help .... PM please


hrhcp 05-30-2004 06:28 PM

Monday, June 21
Arrival with Dannebrog in Nuuk ( Godthåb ) and attend Greenland's Home Rule jubilation festivities.


Ship arrives at 07.45 in Colony Harbour.

Quote:

Compliments of Greenland Home Rule

Grønlands Hjemmestyres 25 års jubilæum
Program for inviterede gæster
19. – 21. juni 2004

Mandag den 21. juni


07:30            Procession fra Rådhuset til Kolonihavnen
08:00            Flaghejsning/salutering i Kolonihavnen 
08:40            H.M. Dronningen og H.K.H. Prinsen ankommer
09:00            Gudstjeneste i Vor Frelsers Kirke
11:00            Overrækkelse af Kulturpris i multihallen Inussivik
12:30            Frokost
14:10            Afsløring af en buste ved Landstingsbygningen
14:30            Nationaldagsprogram
17:00            Festforestilling og gallamiddag i Katuaq
01:00            Aftenen slutter

Quote:

Monday, June 21

07:30            Procession from City Hall to Colony Harbour
08:00            Flag raising / formal greeting in Colony Harbour 
08:40            H.M. Dronningen and H.K.H. Prinsen arrive
09:00            Church service in Vor Frelsers Church
11:00            Awarding of Culture Prizes in the Inussivik Multicultural centre
12:30            Lunch
14:10            ?  help - if some one could PM me ?
14:30            National Day Program
17:00            Festforestilling and Gala dinner in Katuaq
01:00            End of festivities

According to the "Time Zone" calculator on my computer, Greenland is
2 hours behind mainland European Time,
2 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, and
5 hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time,

so that means the arrival time (of 07.45 hrs) for Colony Harbour Time equates to
09.45 hrs for (breakfast) mainland Europe time,
05.45 hrs for (wake-up alarm) Eastern Daylight Time, and
02.45 hrs for (in REM sleep) Pacific Daylight Time.


Tuesday, June 22
Crown Prince Pair arrive in Nuuk ( Godthåb ) after flying from Copenhagen.


Reception onboard beginning at 19.30 (minus 12 = 7.30 pm for those not on bilingual time)
The ship leaves at 22.00.


Quote:

Greenland Home Rule

Grønlands Hjemmestyres 25 års jubilæum
Program for inviterede gæster
19. – 21. juni 2004

Tirsdag den 22. juni


Afrejsedag

Quote:

Tuesday, June 22

Departure day


Pictures of Nuuk ( Godthåb ):
downtown Nuuk

- Lots of color
colorful buildings
nice summer day
Hans Egedes house - arrived 1721
old hospital in background
perhaps Norway?
oldest part of Nuuk is Colonial Harbour
Santa's mailbox
modern architecture
Greenlands Cultural Center
colorful stab at apartment buildings
rush hour
also green houses
modern versus rock
wonder how this looks in winter
can you hang the laundry please, its only 11.00 pm
Herrenhut named after German missionaries
only another 795 pictures before the end

other pictures of Greenland
https://www.snow.gl/database.asp?lang=eng&num=206
https://iserit.greennet.gl/sajare/welcome.htm

hrhcp 05-30-2004 08:36 PM

Tuesday, June 22
The Royal Family sails ... with Royal Ship Dannebrog to Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen).

Wednesday, June 23
Visit in Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen) commune


Ship arrives at 10.00.
Reception onboard at 19.30.
Ship sails at 22.00.



general facts about Greenland
more info about Greenland

info about Maniitsoq
Maniitoq means "uneven"

Post office of Maniitoq

Wednesday, June 23
sailing on with - Royal Ship Dannebrog to Itilleq.

Thursday, June 24
Visit in Itilleq in the morning


Dannebrog anchors at 09.30 hrs


general facts of Greenland

Itilleq
some spectacular pictures

Thursday, June 24
Sail to Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg)


Dannebrog arrives at 14.30 hrs
Reception onboard at 19.00 hrs.
Dannebrog sails at 21.30 hrs


Municipality of Sisimiut
Permafrost is for engineers
Coat of arms granted 1971
Church in Sisimiut

pictures of 1955
pictures of 1999
vista

Greenlands 2nd largest city

Ginny 06-01-2004 05:51 AM

Wow!!! thanks so much for the photos, information on Greenland and the translation into English. Makes it hard when you don't understand Danish :-)

hrhcp 06-05-2004 01:47 PM

Thursday, June 24
.... sail with Dannebrog again to Aasiaat (Egedesminde).

Friday, June 25
Visit in Aasiaat (Egedesminde)


4th largest town - pop. 3,039
hotels
where's the disco

Friday, June 25
... then sail with Dannebrog to Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn).

Saturday, June 26
Visit in Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn).

Sunday, June 27
Attend service in church in Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn).


nice map of Greenland and a link to cams.

it has an arctic research station
history of research station
Porsild I in the Danish national colours.
Porsild III has less charm.
scientists need know about "rock glaciers"

live cam
other northern cams

Sunday, June 27
... Thereafter sail to Uummannaq.

Tuesday, June 29
Visit in Uummannaq.


General description of Uummannaq
accommodation
source of marble

The Greenlandic alphabet has only 18 letters.

pictures
more pictures

I imagine June 28 (Monday) is an "off-day".

Any takers, as to what they will be doing that day ....
- watch satellite TV ? Together or in their separate boardrooms?
- play patience ?
- play bridge ?
- coin rhymes ?
- the crew has a rest day, so they show off their culinary skills in the kitchen er...galley ?
- make music with jewsharp, maracas, table fork and radio knobs ?
- take a walk on some desolate shoreline ?
- go skinny-dipping ? ;)
- engage in some target practice ?
- have a good lie-in ?
- tell fishing stories about that one that got away ? :)

Tuesday, June 29
.... Then sail to Qaarsut.

Wednesday, June 30
Arrive in Qaarsut.


latitude and longitude
12 pictures of this hamlet
galleriet
ice as far as the eye can see
world ice golf championship

How remiss of me ......

Some pictures of the Royal Ship Dannebrog
a noble look
royal barges in the foreground to transport the guests from shore to the ship. I doubt these contraptions will be taken to Greenland.

what the first Dannebrog looked like

Denmark's Love Boat

nice
Dannebrog
Fotogallerie

lala22 06-13-2004 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@May 28th, 2004 - 1:14 am
I can't decide which is the better tasting of lemon merange pie, chocolate cream pie or banana cream pie.
You must drive your girlfriends totally bonkers. ;)

Queen of Portugal 06-13-2004 11:45 PM

well that was a nice little vacation you took .. thanks for the pics.. was very enjoyable.! :woot:

MoonlightRhapsody 06-14-2004 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@Jun 8th, 2004 - 12:26 am
I imagine June 28 (Monday) is an "off-day".

Any takers, as to what they will be doing that day ....
- watch satellite TV ? Together or in their separate boardrooms?
- play patience ?
- play bridge ?
- coin rhymes ?
- the crew has a rest day, so they show off their culinary skills in the kitchen er...galley ?
- make music with jewsharp, maracas, table fork and radio knobs ?
- take a walk on some desolate shoreline ?
- go skinny-dipping ? ;)
- engage in some target practice ?
- have a good lie-in ?
- tell fishing stories about that one that got away ? :)

I wish we had a poll for this, but skinny-dipping has my vote! :P

hrhcp 06-14-2004 10:42 PM


Wednesday, June 30
... Fly to Pituffik (Thule Air Base).

Overnight in Pituffik (Thule Air Base).


links
population is 600
transportation into
hotels in Pituffik
airport limousine

pictures
when its not white
summer and winter scenes
Mount Dundas Open Golf Tournament

you can find me in the saloon

On kongehuset, I picked up on a few receptions onboard the Royal Ship Dannebrog, so I've amended a few of the earlier posts. So sorry ... :P

What do you figure the chances of being a 'common' Dane
- who is posted / assigned to Greenland at this time -
has of having a quiet tete-a-tete with the Royals during their visit to Greenland,

as opposed to applying to receive an invitation to a regular crowded event, during a regular life-time of living in Denmark ?

Alisa 06-15-2004 10:11 PM

Great pics of the Dannebrog. It is truly a remarkable ship.The interior is not only extravagant but practical too. :flower:

hrhcp 06-15-2004 10:15 PM

Thursday, July 01
Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Prince Consort fly with helicopter to visit in Siorapaluk (morning)

search enginer
map - around the corner and north of Thule

Siorapaluk is the world's most northernly naturally inhabited settlement .. I thought Grise Fjord, NWT, Canada was the most northerly inhabited community

bare city

Thursday, July 01
Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Prince Consort fly with helicopter to visit in .... Qaanaaq (afternoon).

The Crown Prince Couple fly to Qaanaaq, to .... visit the same day.


picture gallery of Greenland

Sunday Drive
Greenland version of 10 horsepower

Tour Qaanaaq Municipality Facilities
Hotel Qaanaaq

techni-colour
pictures

Friday, July 02
After flying via Mestersvig


Just so you know, on this date, they take a "puddle-jumper" or something bigger (likely) to hop over Greenland.
So they leave the northwest corner, and go to the northeast corner.

geology
logistical challenges

up to doing some mining
is there a royal danish geological survey ?

surprise

mountain climbing destination 1
mountain climbing destination 2

hrhcp 06-18-2004 03:28 AM

Friday, July 02
..... to Daneborg, to visit the sled patrol base Sirius. Overnight in Daneborg.


https://www.cphpost.dk/get/77695.html
".... the tour will embrace 12 townships in Greenland, including the capital Nuuk and settlements along the eastern and western coasts with visits to the Sirius Sledge Patrol's bases at Daneborg ...

This will be familiar to Prince Frederik, as he took part in the tough Sirius 2000 Sledge Patrol in eastern Greenland several years ago."

https://www.cphpost.dk/get/56588.html
"Royal Polar Expedition

26-11-1998

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was named last week as one of six members of a specially formed team due to participate in an expedition to Greenland in the year 2000. The expedition has been planned as part of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sirius Expedition in 1950, and will be the first Danish expedition to Greenland in the new millennium.

The tough 'Expedition Sirius 2000' is due to begin in February 2000 with the six-man team setting off from Thule/Qaanaag in the north west of Greenland. From there the Prince and his colleagues will travel by husky-drawn sleighs northwards, following the icy coastline of the Polar Sea and finally down along the east coast until they reach the sleigh patrol's base Weather Station Daneborg. The approximate length of the trip is 3,500 kilometers.

The overland expedition, with sleighs drawn by 42 husky dogs, involves six men in all. Most of the men, like the Prince have a military background, and four are former members of Greenland's Sirius Patrol. With his background as a Danish navy seal, as well as several trips to Greenland in the past, Crown Prince Frederik's has been deemed more than qualified to make the physically and mentally demanding trip.

Cameraman Morten Søborg will be joining Prince Frederik and his colleagues on the expedition in order to record it for a TV2 documentary. The resulting five-part television documentary will be the first time in TV history that viewers will be able to follow such an expedition at close hand. According to organisers the expedition will be outfitted with a wealth of modern communications equipment which will ensure that Prince Frederik and his companions are in daily contact with the rest of the world. A direct link to the Internet is also due to be set up providing users with daily pictures, information and on some special occasions, a direct chat link.

The filming of the Expedition Sirius 2000 will be the most comprehensive TV and Internet project in Denmark to date, and the most extensive documentary on the world's biggest island to date.

The Prince's expedition partners are Steen Broen Jensen 32, Kresten Mathiasen 29, Søren Bredvig Nielsen 30, Kurt Jørgensen 32, and cameraman Morten Søborg 34."

environmental considerations through time in Greeland

winter vacation

https://www.philagroup.es/news/news2004-05.htm#gnl
"Time and time again he has been elected the most popular man in Denmark. He likes demanding sports, runs marathons, is a certified frogman and more than once he has surpassed his own limits. Even though he is a prince, he is also one of the people. When he was younger, he was shy; but now, although he can still be a little awkward, he is genuine and pleasant. For a long time he lived a bachelor's life. With time he has received more and more ceremonial duties and it looks as if he enjoys it.

She is beautiful, intelligent and well educated - and she comes from the other side of the world. She is a grown-up and sporty Australian, who seems to be made of the right Queen-material. She seems kind and she is able to listen and - not the least of her qualities - be tactful.

They sound like the perfect couple, a couple of our times; the cool Crown Prince Frederik and his future Crown Princess Mary, and there is much that points in their favour. Together they will lead the Danish monarchy safely through the next several decades - a perilous task in this 21st century, in which the magic and the myths have to be preserved, in which the monarchy relies on its actors and in which these ought to be above any political or financial interests - a true act of balance.

When they put on their work clothes after the wedding on 14 May (and their honeymoon on 22 June to an unknown destination) and they [color=[purple]embark on their first official journey together - the trip to Greenland ... the beginning of a lifelong, serious working life as Denmark's Crown Prince couple, both within and outside the Danish Commonwealth.[/color]

A special honour

That Greenland was chosen to be visited by the newly-weds, travelling from Nuuk via Qaanaaq and ending in Illoqqortoormiut .... is not surprising. Crown Prince Frederik is not the only member of the Danish royal family who has a close relationship with Greenland. Queen Margrethe has always had a profound fascination for both the Greenlandic and the Faeroese societies, just like her parents King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid before her. To Crown Prince Frederik, however, Greenland still holds something special for him. In 2000 he participated in the Sirius Expedition 2000 marking the 50th anniversary of the Sledge Patrol Sirius: a 2,800 km journey together with five friends, three sledges and 42 dogs from Qaanaaq in Northwest Greenland to Daneborg in Northeast Greenland. When a part of Northeast Greenland subsequently was named after him: "Crown Prince Frederik Land" he must rightfully have been very proud.

He is not the first member of the royal family to be bestowed this honour. He is, however, the first to actually visit the place named after him. The expedition turned out to be a "journey in life" for him, where he was able to live in the present. To him Greenland became "a forever thing that will always be there. Be forever", he has said. Now we can look forward to seeing the new Crown Princess in Greenland's national costume and the Crown Prince can look forward to showing his wife the country he has become so fascinated by."

if you plan a sport expedition ...

hrhcp 06-19-2004 03:04 AM

Saturday, July 03
Fly to Zackenberg Research Station, to visit.


Greenland Research Stations
Zackenberg lies in the National Park of North and East Greenland
biodiversity must be hard to pull off in a cold and unforgiving climate.
"biobasis' means ?

Photo's from Zackenberg

location of Zackenberg

Saturday, July 03
Thereafter fly .... to Constable Pynt and review at the Sovereign Helicopter Detachment, then overnight.


Turns out Constable Pynt is an airport.

dog-sled tours

something for Lena

only airphoto I could find

Sunday, July 04
Fly to Illoqqortoormiut (Scoresbysund), for general visit


A true Arctic voyage if you are tired of the tropics. :P
High Arctic .. the Trip of a Lifetime
the remote coast of East Greenland

Monday, July 05
Return ... via Iceland by air.


Iceland :
Information
narrative
link to pictures
I didn't know "Simi" means telephone ... that means I know a "Ken Telephone" ...
Icelandair
Official portal to Iceland

Monday, July 05
Return to Denmark ... by air.


Copenhagen Airport Webcam

"home sweet home"

Thank you for your patience.

Please feel free to post, to your heart's content .... :flower:

sky 06-20-2004 05:38 PM

I think they should be there by tomorrow.

I wonder how long it took them to get there. Is Greenland a really cold country ?

Jasl 06-21-2004 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by sky@Jun 21st, 2004 - 9:57 am
I wonder how long it took them to get there. Is Greenland a really cold country ?
Is the Sahara desert hot? ;)

Yes, I think it's a really really cold country. Near the Arctic. Its summer in Greenland now and their Scandinavian (i.e. people who are used to cold weather) guests are wearing jumpers!!

Here's an isothermal map of the Arctic region, including Greenland (which is, appropriately enough, coloured green!). And here's a map showing Greenland spewing some icebergs!.

Are they kidding!!!??? The first map I posted has this heading:
The Arctic can be defined as the area where average temperature for the warmest month of the year (July) is below 10°C (50°F).

I don't even think Sydney's average winter temperature is that low!!! (although we got some snowfall in the mountains two days ago).

hrhcp 06-21-2004 08:58 PM

Compliments of Anna

the route of Crown Prince Fred and Crown Princess Mary in the next few days.

Jasl 06-21-2004 09:07 PM

Oh no, that's where the icebergs are!! :P

Apparently they tackled Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa... now they can tackle the North Pole. Perhaps meet Santa. Santa is Danish, as you can gather from his comstume :P

hrhcp 06-21-2004 09:22 PM

Quote:

Jasl  Posted: Jun 21st, 2004 - 3:08 pm

Its summer in Greenland now and their Scandinavian (i.e. people who are used to cold weather) guests are wearing jumpers!!

But its amazing how quickly the body acclimates.

Their guests are wearing "jumpers" because they're expected to on account that they are wearing ceremonial clothing that probably took eons to make. No 'made in third world countries' ... probably all beads sewed on individually ... with patterns inside of patterns.

Quote:

Here's an isothermal map of the Arctic region, including Greenland (which is, appropriately enough, coloured green!). And here's a map showing Greenland spewing some icebergs!.
thanks for the pic's.

xicamaluca 06-23-2004 09:12 AM

Hello! mag

Mary and Frederick join monarch on Greenland tour

It was a family outing for the Danish royals as they arrived in Greenland on Monday to celebrate the 25th jubilee of the Arctic island's home rule. First ashore from the royal yacht, escorted by five hunters paddling kayaks, were the Danish queen and her husband who received a rousing reception as they arrived in the island’s capital of Nuuk.

Later in the day they were joined by newlyweds Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, both of whom wore local dress – the prince donning traditional white anorak and dark trousers.

Wearing traditional Inuit costume – a red sweater with a multicoloured short poncho, sealskin pants and boots – Queen Margrethe was welcomed by Greenland premier Hans Enoksen and parliament speaker Jonathan Motzfeldt. The politicians then accompanied the monarch and her spouse Prince Henrik on a stroll up the hill to Greenland's wood-built Lutheran cathedral.

Although this is Australia-born Mary's first visit to Greenland, four years ago Frederik did a stint with the Sirius Sledge Patrol, Greenland's police force which monitors remote territory by dog sled. The pair will be visiting the force's headquarters during their visit.

During the tour, which runs from June 19 to July 5, the Danish royals will visit townships and settlements along the eastern and western coast. Greenland, which is a five-hour flight from Denmark, became a Danish colony in 1775. In the early 1950s it became a province when Denmark revised its constitution, and in 1979 it won semi-autonomy, and its own parliament.

The pics from Hello! mag:

Both Frederik and Mary donned traditional Inuit costume as they kicked off their two-week-long tour of Greenland in the capital Nuuk - Photo: © AFP

More than half of Greenland lies to the north of the Arctic Circle and 84 percent of the island is covered with ice all year round.

With only 55,000 inhabitants, Greenland is the perfect environment for hikers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts

The natural terrain is a mixture of rugged mountains, fjords and islands covered in sparse vegetation

----

Those are great pics from Greenland. It's a very beautiful place indeed :)

Chatleen 06-23-2004 07:36 PM

Thanks a lot for posting these pictures :) I don't think, the tv-news are showing as many pictures, as I expected. I think, all of the journalists went to Portugal or London (Wimbledon) ;) :rolleyes:

Ginny 06-24-2004 04:13 AM

Thanks for posting the photos :-)

Its such a cool looking place in Summer. I can only imagine how cold it gets during the winter months!

Jasl 06-24-2004 04:34 AM

I don't think I want to imagine Greenland in the middle of winter actually!!! My gosh, and it's practically 24 hours of nightime!!! What would they do!!! (they must be a very resilient bunch!)

Raffe 06-24-2004 10:16 AM

I :heart: the national custume of Greenland.
I'm just happy it's not me who had to sew the color of beedwork.(Perlekrave)
And I think the blouse of silk or satin must be very cold.Hope they have warm undervare. :grrr:
The bootes (kamikker) must be warm.They are made of sealskin.
Sadly :( I'm not Inuit.Then I would have a costume of my own.

xicamaluca 06-24-2004 02:42 PM

Hello!

Summer on the flopes for Frederick and Mary

Newlyweds Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark enjoyed some summer ski action in Greenland this week during their official visit to celebrate the Arctic island's 25th jubilee.

It's the perfect time of year to hit the slopes in Apussuit – which means "big snow" in the local language – where the season lasts from March to October, with the peak during late spring and summer. And Frederik and Mary made the most of their summertime fun at the resort, which is situated on top of a glacier, not only skiing but also taking a spin together on a snow mobile.

The royal couple's tour of Greenland, a Danish colony which won semi-autonomy in 1979, is set to continue until July 5. Queen Margrethe was on hand to launch the visit on Monday, donning a traditional Inuit constume along with her son and daughter-in-law.

Newlyweds Prince Frederik and Princess Mary enjoyed some "wintertime" sports in Apussuit, Greenland, where the peak season lasts all summer - Photo: © Rex

Skiing and snowmobiles were on the royal agenda at the ski area, which is situated on top of a glacier - Photo: © Rex

sarkastik_devil 06-25-2004 02:21 AM

awwww.....is a very appropriate term lol. :P

they're so adorable....were they visiting a small village?cause from the photos that i've seen, there seems to be not alot of people and houses in it.

Emi 06-25-2004 03:09 AM

Thanks for the pics everyone! :)

They're very nice, awww is indeed an appropriate term to describe some of em'!

Gabriella 06-25-2004 04:58 PM

Mary's hair looks different, like she colored it. I like it. Some of these pictures are soooooo sweet. Especially the one of Mary touching Frederik's face. :heart:

Greenland looks like such a beautiful country. But waaaaaayyyyyy to cold for me. If it is that cold in the middle of June, imagine how cold it is in the middle of winter. Yikes! I think I'll just take my 95°F weather. B)

alola 06-26-2004 01:58 AM

Oh ......It's is very beautifull. I ccoudn't imagine it.
Thank you for pics

hrhcp 06-26-2004 10:46 AM

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Jasl  Posted: Jun 26th, 2004 - 4:31 am

its cold up there in Greenland.. they'd have to snuggle pretty tight at night

You finally caught on ....

I tell you that Margrethe is a smart lady .... Fred and Mary will be the "exception to the rule" of the new pair waiting a year before they embark on making a baby. :)

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Jasl  Posted: Jun 26th, 2004 - 4:27 am

How did that happen do you think? I think Fred just turned to her without warning ....that's why I'm thinking he started it.

Well ... in the grand scheme of things, he is in the line of progression, not she. I don't think we will see any 'very public initiative' of affection by Mary other than looking soulfully into his eyes (and only Greenland of laying a hand on his face).

Having said that, let's cherish this Greeland trip of what it is ... a place where they can (all?) let their guard down a bit.

Jasl 06-26-2004 11:09 AM

Quote:

Well ... in the grand scheme of things, he is in the line of progression, not she. I don't think we will see any 'very public initiative' of affection by Mary other than looking soulfully into his eyes (and only Greenland of laying a hand on his face).
Yes he is, but remember, it was poor Mary who was leaning in for a kiss during their engagement balcony scene... and she was the one who kissed him when they got into their carriage after the wedding ceremony... and at the balcony after the wedding... and a couple of times during their reception... and after their waltz as a bridal couple (lots and lots here... not pashing of course, but lots of kisses all over the face)...

I hope hope hope their first child will have Fred's blue eyes and Mary's hair colour... hmm, I haven't made up my mind about the nose yet.

USCtrojan 06-26-2004 11:49 AM

Ah what delightful photos of the Danish Ladies and of course their men as well. Please continue to post them. Thank You! Mary looks wonderful!

cindie 06-26-2004 01:48 PM

Please continue to post more pictures. Mary looks great!!!

Jasl 06-26-2004 10:02 PM

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Originally posted by Humble@Jun 26th, 2004 - 10:10 am
Do they want to prove that they know how to kiss publicly and to prove they are so much "in love" :blink:
I'm biased, but I doubt it ... no-one apart from some people on the internet is questioning the sincerity of their "love", so I don't think they're aware that there's any sort of pressure to prove at all. Pressure to have a baby, definitely, but pressure to prove that they're in love? nope don't think so....

Actually, when (I think PDV) Fred's cousins were interviewed before (Princess Alexandra, Gustav etc), they said that when you're with F & M, you can really tell they're in love. And the Australian Danish Trade Ambassador also said that even when they're on opposite sides of the room, Fred and Mary keep looking at each other and encouraging each other in that way. And now, I think it was someone from BT (covering the Greenland trip) said the exact same thing. So I don't think its a case of them proving it to everyone, but more a case of finally being able to do what they've always done in private and doing what they've wanted to do.

sarkastik_devil 06-26-2004 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jasl@Jun 27th, 2004 - 2:02 am
So I don't think its a case of them proving it to everyone, but more a case of finally being able to do what they've always done in private and doing what they've wanted to do.
Right on the spot there Jasl.
Couldn't say it better myself :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

hrhcp 06-27-2004 04:03 AM

Has anybody noticed that ..... coverage on Margrethe seems to be diminshing.

cindie 06-27-2004 04:12 AM

Greenland!!!...Mary has promoted tourists to visit this place. Thanks MARY...



By the way, Mary's new message board: https://maryofdenmark.proboards27.com/

I like this board. But Jasl, you have banned me from posting. It was because I don't like to say good things about Alex.

I have tries to like Alex...but ...her style is not in my heart. Another reason is that I love only Mary... :heart:

Jasl 06-27-2004 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by cindie@Jun 27th, 2004 - 2:12 am
Greenland!!!...Mary has promoted tourists to visit this place. Thanks MARY...



By the way, Mary's new message board: https://maryofdenmark.proboards27.com/

I like this board. But Jasl, you have banned me from posting. It was because I don't like to say good things about Alex.

I have tries to like Alex...but ...her style is not in my heart. Another reason is that I love only Mary... :heart:

O no cindie, I won't ever do that!!!!!!! I do like Alex too!!!!

It's because we've made registration a prerequisite to posting on the board. So you actually have to register before you can post or even view most of the threads (remember to check your email after registration for the password).

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Originally posted by King Christian@Jun 27th, 2004 - 2:03 am
Has anybody noticed that ..... coverage on Margrethe seems to be diminshing.
Yeah it seems like it... but either way, I think Margrethe would be happy.

I also think that perhaps Greenland has always been Frederik crazy. Sirius expedition etc, perhaps even more than they are Margrethe crazy. So perhaps its not a case so much of the attention lavished on Margrethe has diminished, but more a case of Greenlanders always being more closer and look up to Frederik more than they did Margrethe.

And now of course that their prince has brought his bride with him, the bride who used a handkerchief sewn by a Greenlander and who sent that seamstress a boquet of flowes as a thank you, they've also shown their affection to this newcomer.

Righteo that sounds soppy :P ... but you get my point ;)

Chatleen 06-27-2004 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jasl@Jun 27th, 2004 - 3:38 am
the bride who used a handkerchief sewn by a Greenlander and who sent that seamstress a boquet of flowes as a thank you, they've also shown their affection to this newcomer.
I read the story on the handkerchief in 'Billed Bladet'. There was a picture of the woman, who made the lace-handkerchief, and she definitely isn't a Greenlander.

The of your story is the same as the one in 'Billed Bladet', though :)

Jasl 06-27-2004 07:19 AM

Hahahhaa!!! oooppps, I think I'll go hide now....... :blush: :blush:

Righteo... just disregard that bit about the handkerchief.

But do you think Frederick is closer to the average Greenlander than Margrethe? Of course Margrethe is their Queen as well, but I was thinking that Fred would have more of an affinity with Greenland. Is this right, or should I completely erase my previous post in case in misleads everyone??/ ;) :P :blush:

MarieLouise 06-27-2004 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jasl@Jun 27th, 2004 - 5:19 am
Hahahhaa!!! oooppps, I think I'll go hide now....... :blush: :blush:

Righteo... just disregard that bit about the handkerchief.

But do you think Frederick is closer to the average Greenlander than Margrethe? Of course Margrethe is their Queen as well, but I was thinking that Fred would have more of an affinity with Greenland. Is this right, or should I completely erase my previous post in case in misleads everyone??/ ;) :P :blush:

That's not really my imoression. Margrthe does visit Greenland as often as possible, I think the greenlanders are quite attached to Margrethe aswell. ;)

Quote:

Originally posted by MarieLouise@Jun 27th, 2004 - 9:50 am

That's not really my imoression. Margrthe does visit Greenland as often as possible, I think the greenlanders are quite attached to Margrethe aswell. ;)

That was "impression"... Sorry it appears my fingers are to fat... :lol:

Chatleen 06-27-2004 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jasl@Jun 27th, 2004 - 6:19 am
But do you think Frederick is closer to the average Greenlander than Margrethe? Of course Margrethe is their Queen as well, but I was thinking that Fred would have more of an affinity with Greenland.
It is my impression, that the Greenlanders like all members of their royal family.

However, Crownprince Frederik seems to have a special connection with the country after he travelled with The Sirius 2000 Expedition. For instance, the farthest out of North-East Greenland is now named "Crownprince Frederik's Land".

Another thing is, that Mary of course still is "the new kid in town". It is quite natural, that there is a lot of interest in her right now. That is the case in Greenland, as it is the case in Denmark.

hrhcp 06-27-2004 02:37 PM

Hello

Both Frederik and Mary donned traditional Inuit costume as they kicked off their two-week-long tour of Greenland in the capital Nuuk.
I never noticed the purse until some kind lady member at this site pointed it out

Queen Margrethe receives flowers from ten-year-old Marlene Hermansen upon her arrival in Greenland.
I'd like to know where the two tribes are located ..ie: red boots = east Greenland? white boots = southwest Greenland?

More than half of Greenland lies to the north of the Arctic Circle and 84 percent of the island is covered with ice all year round.
only the hardiest green vegetation survives


With only 55,000 inhabitants, Greenland is the perfect environment for hikers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts.
horses?

The natural terrain is a mixture of rugged mountains, fjords and islands covered in sparse vegetation.
imagine how the bedrock curves underneath the new soft stuff on top?

Chatleen 06-27-2004 04:16 PM

I just now saw a clip in the news on the danish channel DR1: Prince Henrik as photographer, while the royal family was sledging in Greenland.

Funny pictures, but I really don't understand that man (Prince Henrik). While he himself were the photographer, with the microphone right in front of his mouth, he speaks in french to his family.

And than he wonders, why the Danes have difficulties in accepting him as a part of the danish royal family :P

I think, that DR will put the clip on their website later on.

hrhcp 06-27-2004 05:31 PM

Quote:

Chatleen  Posted: Jun 27th, 2004 - 12:16 pm

Henrik .... speaks in french to his family.

And than he wonders, why the Danes have difficulties in accepting him as a part of the danish royal family

A couple of comments
- za French, zey are unique.
- I suppose Margrethe likes his difference .... a good contrast to the Danish folk.

Chatleen 06-27-2004 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@Jun 27th, 2004 - 4:31 pm
Quote:

Chatleen*  Posted: Jun 27th, 2004 - 12:16 pm

Henrik .... speaks in french to his family.

And than he wonders, why the Danes have difficulties in accepting him as a part of the danish royal family

A couple of comments
- za French, sey are unique.
- I suppose Margrethe likes his difference .... a good contrast to the Danish folk.

Maybe Margrethe likes his frenchness - but the Prince has never complained on the support of his family, while he has complained, that he lacks support from the Court and the country.

I can only speak for myself, and as a dane I don't mind some differences. On the contrary, I think that the popularity of PA and CPM is partly due to them being "different" and maybe "exotic".

But when a man, who wants to be regarded as a representative of Denmark, in this country's public television starts speaking French - then I think, he has a problem.

hrhcp 06-27-2004 05:51 PM

"But when a man, who wants to be regarded as a representative of Denmark, in this country's public television starts speaking French - then I think, he has a problem."

Am I correct in thinking that advancing age may be defeating - ze language skills de - Prince Henrik in this regard ?
.... or is there something deeper, that was there before he had his very "public pout" of a few years ago?

kate14 06-27-2004 06:04 PM

"But when a man, who wants to be regarded as a representative of Denmark, in this country's public television starts speaking French - then I think, he has a problem."

Well said Chatleen.

Not a smart thing to do!

Chatleen 06-27-2004 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@Jun 27th, 2004 - 4:51 pm
"But when a man, who wants to be regarded as a representative of Denmark, in this country's public television starts speaking French - then I think, he has a problem."

Am I correct in thinking that advancing age may be defeating - ze language skills de - Prince Henrik in this regard ?
.... or is there something deeper, that was there before he had his very "public pout" of a few years ago?

Ehm, I'm not quite sure, that I understand the question.

But, the danish skills of PH has nothing to do with his advanced age - he has never been able to speak the language in a decent way.

I think, that for many years, it was just regarded as common knowledge, that he didn't speak the language well, but no one really discussed it. Then, when he himself a couple of years ago complained of his status in the eyes of the Court and the Danes, it was kind of the last straw, that broke the camel's back. He can't expect respect without making any effort.

That is my view of the situation, others might very well have another opinion....

kate14 06-27-2004 06:08 PM

Again, Well said Chatleen!

"He can't expect respect without making any effort." BINGO

Chatleen 06-27-2004 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by kate14@Jun 27th, 2004 - 5:04 pm
"But when a man, who wants to be regarded as a representative of Denmark, in this country's public television starts speaking French - then I think, he has a problem."

Well said Chatleen.*

Not a smart thing to do!

Now I get some second thoughts, realizing that most of you probably didn't see the clip.

All the prince said, was: "Regarde (at) moi", and it was only meant to his family.

But he knew, that it would be broadcasted, and I just got so annoyed with him :wacko: He could have said "Se på mig" :)

hrhcp 06-27-2004 06:16 PM

Quote:

Chatleen  Posted: Jun 27th, 2004 - 2:04 pm
Quote:

(King Christian @ Jun 27th, 2004 - 4:51 pm)
"But when a man, who wants to be regarded as a representative of Denmark, in this country's public television starts speaking French - then I think, he has a problem."

Am I correct in thinking that advancing age may be defeating - ze language skills de - Prince Henrik in this regard ?

But, the danish skills of PH has nothing to do with his advanced age - he has never been able to speak the language in a decent way.

I think, that for many years, it was just regarded as common knowledge, that he didn't speak the language well, but no one really discussed it. Then, when he himself a couple of years ago complained of his status in the eyes of the Court and the Danes, it was kind of the last straw, that broke the camel's back. He can't expect respect without making any effort.

Ahh .... so Prince Henrik fell into a trap of his own making.

Well .... zen eets a case of takin' your lumps. :)

Chatleen 06-27-2004 06:23 PM

This in no good news for anyone, who might went to the bookie to bet for a royal baby conceived in Greenland.

According to the danish tabloid 'BT', the couple are never alone:

https://www.bt.dk/royalt/artikel:aid=...fid=100300166/

:huh: :o :( :sick: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

mixer2002de 06-27-2004 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Chatleen@Jun 27th, 2004 - 4:23 pm
This in no good news for anyone, who might went to the bookie to bet for a royal baby conceived in Greenland.

According to the danish tabloid 'BT', the couple are never alone:


Even in bed?
Who is the 3rd, 4th, 5th and so on person?

hrhcp 06-27-2004 06:52 PM

things must be so dangerous in and around royal #2 suite on the Royal Ship Dannebrog, that the security is keeping an eye on the security ;)

mixer2002de 06-27-2004 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@Jun 27th, 2004 - 4:52 pm
things must be so dangerous in and around royal #2 suite on the Royal Ship Dannebrog, that the security is keeping an eye on the security ;)
Greenland must be quite dangerous, than!

hrhcp 06-27-2004 06:58 PM

yep .. icebergs at sea, rocks on land, and champagne corks inside

mixer2002de 06-27-2004 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@Jun 27th, 2004 - 4:58 pm
yep .. icebergs at sea, rocks on land, and champagne corks inside
All this nice things :) and no time alone at night near a fire place :(

hrhcp 06-27-2004 07:11 PM

at least they get to recline on a bearskin (or under one).

SpiffyBallerina 06-27-2004 07:23 PM

Um, people of the board: If people really wanna get to it, they'll find a way to do it! :P LOL!!!
I'm sure they'll find some alone time. :blush:
~Kathleen

hrhcp 06-27-2004 08:02 PM

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King Christian  Posted: Jun 7th, 2004 - 10:26 pm
... June 28 (Monday) is an "off-day".

Any takers, as to what they will be doing today ....
- watch satellite TV ? Together or in their separate boardrooms?
- play patience ?
- play bridge ?
- coin rhymes ?
- the crew has a rest day, so they show off their culinary skills in the kitchen er...galley ?
- make music with jewsharp, maracas, table fork and radio knobs ?
- take a walk on some desolate shoreline ?
- go skinny-dipping ? ;)
- engage in some target practice ?
- have a good lie-in ?
- tell fishing stories about that one that got away ? :)

Quote:

A has been set up.
Thank you, Chanel !!!

USCtrojan 06-27-2004 09:22 PM

KC,

you are doing so awesome... Thank You so much for the photos that your posting and sharing with us! Please continue to do so!

hrhcp 06-27-2004 11:41 PM

activity for Monday, June 28 according to www.hkh.kronprinsen.dk

Besøg i Grønland
Mandag 28. juni 2004

Hele dagen: Sejlads med Kongeskibet Dannebrog gennem Vaigat mod Uummannaq.


translation
free day. Sail with the Royal Ship Dannebrog via Vaigat to Uummannaq.

Alisa 06-29-2004 08:29 PM

~More photos~

the couple

they were here

the couple smiling at on-lookers

the couple looking at something

Amidst the sun's glare, the Crown Princess waves while the Crown Prince fixes her collar B)

the couple leaving

having a chat

Gabriella 06-29-2004 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Alisa@Jun 29th, 2004 - 7:29 pm


Amidst the sun's glare, the Crown Princess waves while the Crown Prince fixes her collar B)

Thanks for all of the pictures. I especially love this one. :P

Chatleen 06-30-2004 06:32 AM

According to Ritzau, the local authority of Qaanaaq in Greenland has imposed a ban against selling alcohol due to the visit of the royal family. The visit will be Thursday and Friday this week. The same days, there will be payment of wages, and that usually means a lot of drunken people on the streets. Apparently the local authority wants to avoid that :huh: ;)

hrhcp 06-30-2004 08:46 PM

Thursday, July 01
Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Prince Consort fly with helicopter to visit in Siorapaluk (morning) and in Qaanaaq (afternoon).

The Crown Prince Couple fly to Qaanaaq, to visit the same day.

The Royal Family returns to Pituffik (Thule Air Base), and remains overnight.

hrhcp 07-01-2004 04:22 PM

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Angel S.  Posted: Jul 1st, 2004 - 11:29 am

... what airline is that?

Greenland Air.

Quote:

Are all their planes red like that?
Yes, or a variation thereof. In the rare event -- hasn't to my knowledge happened to date -- of a crash, then red is very quick way of seeing the desired rescue object.

hrhcp 07-01-2004 08:02 PM

Whereas regular planes need narrow, very long runways ... this plane can land on very very very wide, short runways. ;)

Alisa 07-02-2004 12:00 AM

An article with great pics not only of the couple, but the beautiful sceneries in Greenland.

Hello!

strengthnhonor 07-02-2004 12:06 AM

Mary's expression in the second picture is hilarious! I bet that was totally fun!

https://www.hellomagazine.com/travel/2004/0...danes-dop2a.jpg

Chatleen 07-02-2004 03:48 AM

Quote:

A pic of a touched Crownprince:
https://www.bt.dk/royalt/artikel:aiid=289028:img=0/

Well, that's what the article said - that he was touched to tears - and to me, he looks rather touched :heart:

Based on the picture, I would also say, that they are inside - and I sure do not hope, that it's windy even inside ;) :P :lol:

Quote:

An article in BT on Frederik's first visit to Qaanaaq in 4 years, and Marys first visit at all.

Frederik stayed in the village for 4 months prior the The Sirius 2000 Expedition. He has made a lot of friends there, and he got a very warm welcome.

Instead of translating all of the article, I took the liberty of making a short summary - and I would say, that the summary pretty much contains the relevant, informative stuff :rolleyes:

Jasl 07-02-2004 10:09 PM

Lol... yeah "touched" seems to be something that Danes use quite a bit.

I remember for the wedding telecast here in Australia, we had a Danish commentator (I think someone from DR?) and when Frederik started having tears in his eyes, the commentator said "Crown Prince Frederik seems to be touching already" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ....

Ennyllorac 07-02-2004 10:11 PM

It seems that the Royal Family's trip to Greenland is a huge success. The Crown Prince chose well. Bravo Mary!

paloma 07-02-2004 11:04 PM

Is there a link to the interview that the royal family gave during this trip? They said that you can hear Mary speak. The links on some of the other message boards do not seem to work. Thank you. ;)

hrhcp 07-02-2004 11:16 PM

The Greenland trip is not yet over.

It "officiially" ends on July 04, 2004 - Monday.


Friday, July 02
After flying via Mestersvig to Daneborg, to visit the sled patrol base Sirius. Overnight in Daneborg.

hrhcp 07-02-2004 11:17 PM

Saturday, July 03
Fly to Zackenberg Research Station, to visit. Thereafter fly via Mestersvig to Constable Pynt and review the Sovereign Helicopter Detachment, then overnight.

Chatleen 07-03-2004 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jasl@Jul 2nd, 2004 - 9:09 pm
Lol... yeah "touched" seems to be something that Danes use quite a bit.

I remember for the wedding telecast here in Australia, we had a Danish commentator (I think someone from DR?) and when Frederik started having tears in his eyes, the commentator said "Crown Prince Frederik seems to be touching already" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ....

Ehm, am I the target of some sort of joke here??

Well, I wouldn't have used 'touching' in the same way, as the commentator ;)

But when I say "a touched Crownprince", it would be better to say "a moved Crownprince"????

Chatleen 07-03-2004 05:30 AM

Yesterday the tv-news in Denmark showed clips from a pressconference with the royal family:

The clip shown at DR

The webpage of tv2
click "Åbn konsollen", and than choose "fredag" at "19.00"

Chatleen 07-03-2004 05:36 AM

BT also gives a report of the pressconference

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Fredagens afsluttende pressemøde på Grønland visteen kongelig familie, der har elsket at vise Kronprinsesse Mary den smukke hvide ø.

Det er ikke kun Kronprinsen, som har elsket at vise Grønland frem for Mary de sidste to uger.
Også Dronningen og prins Henrik har nydt at rejse med deres nye svigerdatter for første gang, og de har været ivrige for at vise det nyefamiliemedlem så meget som muligt.
»Jeg elsker jo at forklare alt muligt, så andres ører hænger i laser,« sagde Dronningen, da de fire kongelige familiemedlemmer holdt pressemøde i Qaanaaq.

Og majestæten lagde da heller ikke skjul på, at Mary havde været rejsens absolutte højdepunkt.

»Det har været en ekstra glæde for Prinsen og mig, at Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen har været med. At se Kronprinsessens første møde med Grønland. Det har vi glædet os til gennem hele vinteren.«

»Det er da også dejligt at se, hvordan de unge er blevet modtaget, og hvor godt de klarer sig,« sagde Dronningen, mens prins Henrik nikkede.

En slags familietur

Også for ham er det samværet med familien, som han, på trods af mange overvældende naturoplevelser, vil huske rejsen for.

»Det største ved den her tur har været, at vi var fire til at dele vore glæder. Vi plejer jo bare at være to. Det var en slags familietur,« sagde Prinsen, som sammen med resten af familien hver eneste dag har været vidne til, hvor overstrømmende hans svigerdatter er blevet modtaget.

»Mary, Mary, Mary« har for eksempel været et af de jubelråb, som er gået igen, når kongeskibet har lagt til en ny kaj.

Hjertevarm modtagelse

Mary selv havde da også svært ved at sætte ord på den modtagelse, hun har fået på sin første officielle tur.

»Det har været meget overvældende og hjertevarmende at blive modtaget på den måde. Der har været så mange indtryk, og befolkningen har været så varme og hjertelige. De har modtaget mig som om, de allerede kender mig godt,« sagde Mary og rettede på sit brune halstørklæde, som er en af de mange gaver, hun kan tage med sig hjem fra Grønland.

Nåede ikke dagbogen

Samtidig har hun fået så mange oplevelser, at det næsten kan være svært at huske dem alle sammen. Oplevelser, hun ville ønske, hun havde skrevet ned.

»Jeg havde planlagt, at jeg ville skrive dagbog, men der var desværre ikke så meget tid til det. Men jeg regner med, at når jeg kommer hjem, vil jeg tænke tilbage og skrive det ned,« fortalte Mary og understregede, at en af de helt store oplevelser var turen på hundeslæde med Frederik.

Hundehåndteringsros

Noget som han forinden havde talt meget om, og Mary så nu for første gang og med egne øjne, hvor professionel han var med de grønlandske hunde.

Helt på grønlandsk maner gik han hårdt til slædehundene for at sætte sig i respekt med både råb og et enkelt spark - hvilket måske har chokeret nogen derhjemme i stuerne, da det blev vist på dansk TV.

»Jeg taler selvfølgelig hårdt til dem. Danskere synes, det er meget hårdt og barskt. Men jeg er faktisk blevet lykønsket af en fanger, som syntes, at man kunne se, at jeg havde arbejdet med grønlandske hunde. Og der skete jo ikke hunden noget, for jeg missede den jo fuldstændig,« sagde Kronprinsen.

Til gengæld han en meget blød side af sig selv torsdag, da han kæmpede med tårerne, da han mødte gamle venner i Qaanaaq. Stedet hvor han tilbragte fire måneder inden Sirius Ekspeditionen.

Svært at time reaktion

»Man kan godt forberede sig en lille smule på, at det vil blive et alletiders gensyn, men det er altid svært fuldstændig at time sin glæde og reaktion, når man så bliver konfronteret med mødet,« sagde Frederik, som indenfor meget kort tid har vist danskerne, at han har svært ved at holde tårerne tilbage, når følelserne overvælder ham.

Der er nok ingen tvivl om, at Mary har gjort Frederik mere følsom - og mere lykkelig.

Under hele Grønlandsturen har det været umuligt ikke at bemærke hans strålende humør, og han sætter også meget store ord på, når han beskriver rejsen med sin kone i Grønland.

»Det har været en solstorm. Det har været super godt vejr. Og at have sin kone med for første gang har været en fantastisk glæde,« sagde Kronprinsen.


Chatleen 07-03-2004 06:07 AM

The clip of DR:

While they show the pictures of a touched Crownprince with tears in his eyes, we hear him say: “It was a sunstorm”, you can say”.

At the pressconference:
CP Frederik: “To bring your wife for the first time has been an amazing joy. And I have had expectations of showing her as much as possible.”
CP Mary: “The population has been so warm-hearted and friendly and so warm. And they have received me, like they knew me very well. [and] that has been the most moving…. And than the landscapes are fantastic, it doesn’t look like anything, I have seen before.”
Q Margrethe: “You actually look differently at something, you also have to show others – when you say: ‘you have to hear this’, or ‘I want to tell you about this place’ – yes [ironically] I love to explain about all sorts of things, makes other people’s ears tear into shreds”.
Mary has also been rechristened, when she crossed the polar circle for the first time.
Mary: “My name was, is [Chatleen: don’t know how to write the name] In danish, it means ‘our daughter-in-law’.”

Chatleen 07-03-2004 06:15 AM

Extracts from the article in BT:

Quote:

»Det har været en ekstra glæde for Prinsen og mig, at Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen har været med. At se Kronprinsessens første møde med Grønland. Det har vi glædet os til gennem hele vinteren.«

»Det er da også dejligt at se, hvordan de unge er blevet modtaget, og hvor godt de klarer sig,«

Q Margrethe: "Is has been an extra pleasure for the Prince and me, that the Crownprince and the Crownprincess also have went along. To see the Crownprincess meet Greenland for the first time. We have been looking forward to this all winter.

It is nice to see, how the young ones have been greeted, and how well, they are doing".

Quote:

»Det største ved den her tur har været, at vi var fire til at dele vore glæder. Vi plejer jo bare at være to. Det var en slags familietur,«
P Henrik: "The biggest part of this trip has been, that we have been four people to share our joy among us. Usually we are only two. This have been a kind of a familytrip."

Quote:

»Jeg havde planlagt, at jeg ville skrive dagbog, men der var desværre ikke så meget tid til det. Men jeg regner med, at når jeg kommer hjem, vil jeg tænke tilbage og skrive det ned,«
CP Mary: "I had planned to write a diary, but unfortunately I haven't had the time. My plan is now, that when I come home, I will reflect on the trip and write it all down."

Quote:

»Jeg taler selvfølgelig hårdt til dem. Danskere synes, det er meget hårdt og barskt. Men jeg er faktisk blevet lykønsket af en fanger, som syntes, at man kunne se, at jeg havde arbejdet med grønlandske hunde. Og der skete jo ikke hunden noget, for jeg missede den jo fuldstændig,«
CP Frederik on the Greenlandic dogs: "Of course I speak to them in a rough way. The danes think, that it is rough and tough. But actually, I have been congratulated by a sealer, who thought, that it was visible, that I have experience in working with Greenlandic dogs. And no harm was done to the dog, because I missed it completely."

Chatleen 07-03-2004 06:38 AM

My comments on Mary speaking danish:

I think, that she speaks it very well. The pronunciation is getting better, and her vocabulary isn't poor at all.

You can tell though, that she still thinks in english. During the pressconference, the english word 'and' slipped her tongue. IMO that shows, that her thoughts are in english.

This is just an observation on my account though, I don't mean to critisize her danish skills. Afterall it must be difficult trying to learn danish in Greenlandic surroundings with a father-in-law speaking French ;)

Emi 07-03-2004 08:13 AM

Thanks for the translations Chatleen! :flower:
It is good to get an evaluation of Mary's Danish skills from someone in the know.

PS: No, you were not the target of a joke ;) . Jasl was just joking about the wedding commentator's incorrect use of "touching" ( :lol: ). You can use either touched or moved. I tend to use moved more, but it is more of a personal preference rather than a rule in English.

Jasl 07-03-2004 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Chatleen+Jul 3rd, 2004 - 2:53 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Chatleen @ Jul 3rd, 2004 - 2:53 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Jasl@Jul 2nd, 2004 - 9:09 pm
Lol... yeah "touched" seems to be something that Danes use quite a bit.

I remember for the wedding telecast here in Australia, we had a Danish commentator (I think someone from DR?) and when Frederik started having tears in his eyes, the commentator said "Crown Prince Frederik seems to be touching already"&nbsp; :lol:&nbsp; :lol:&nbsp; :lol:&nbsp; :lol:&nbsp; ....

Ehm, am I the target of some sort of joke here??

Well, I wouldn&#39;t have used &#39;touching&#39; in the same way, as the commentator ;)

But when I say "a touched Crownprince", it would be better to say "a moved Crownprince"???? [/b][/quote]
O no, not at all&#33; (so sorry if it seemed that way :flower: ).

I think the word "touched" just reminded me of the Danish commentator saying "touching" that&#39;s all. It was quite funny then because I was ready to start crying, watching Frederik fighting back his tears, and the commentator came up with that phrase&#33;

No, you&#39;re absolutely right... "touched" is quite appropriate.

kate14 07-03-2004 09:39 AM

Chatleen, a big Thank You for translating the Pressconference:)

I appreciate your comments on Mary&#39;s Danish skills :flower:

Like Emi said"It is good to get an evaluation of Mary&#39;s Danish skills from someone in the know."

Chatleen 07-03-2004 12:03 PM

Quote:

I think the word "touched" just reminded me of the Danish commentator saying "touching" that&#39;s all. It was quite funny then because I was ready to start crying, watching Frederik fighting back his tears, and the commentator came up with that phrase&#33;

No, you&#39;re absolutely right... "touched" is quite appropriate.

Good, I just wanted to get it clarified, whether I used the word in the in the right way :)

Wonder who that danish commentator were :rolleyes: :lol: Actually I also think, that these commentators say a lot of rubbish, even in their native language. Guess it is a hard job to keep a conversation going for hours ;)

hrhcp 07-03-2004 12:57 PM

Excellent Chatleen,
always nice to get the "right twist" on teh story. ;)

Quote:

Chatleen&nbsp; Posted: Jul 3rd, 2004 - 2:15 am
Quote:

»Jeg havde planlagt, at jeg ville skrive dagbog, men der var desværre ikke så meget tid til det. Men jeg regner med, at når jeg kommer hjem, vil jeg tænke tilbage og skrive det ned,«
CP Mary: "I had planned to write a diary, but unfortunately I haven&#39;t had the time. My plan is now, that when I come home, I will think back [Chatleen: ???] and write is all down."

I will think back ... you could also use "I will reflect on"

Alisa 07-03-2004 02:15 PM

Thanks a great deal Chatleen. :flower:

hrhcp 07-05-2004 12:45 PM

Thanks to Chatleen for the link .....

poor blanket

even if you do mind, I will just take that croissant

my sunglasses please

SpiffyBallerina 07-05-2004 02:42 PM

Thanks for translating the conference. It&#39;s so nice because it seems that the family really loves Mary and they&#39;re very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of Greenland with her. It&#39;s a widely known fact that QMII has always loved Greenland and felt a special connection with it (she said so herself in a book that I think was only recently published). I&#39;m happy to see that QMII is so eager to show Mary around- very sweet.
I only with Alex and Joachim could have gone too so thay way the whole family could have experienced Greenland together for the first time with Mary.
-Kathleen

Jasl 07-06-2004 04:57 AM

Hmmm, for my part, I wouldn&#39;t want my sister in law and brother in law to tag along to everything I go to&#33; I think when Alex was introduced to Greenland for the first time, I don&#39;t think Fred tagged along (though I&#39;m not 100% sure).... i think it was only Alex, Joachim, Margrethe and Henrik. So now its Mary&#39;s turn.

Almost all of the RFs have to constantly see their in laws.... it must be sooo tiring&#33;&#33; (my parents only see my uncles and aunts once in a blue moon&#33; but that&#39;s maybe because they live far away).


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