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Muhler 02-10-2011 06:55 AM

Prince Joachim & Family Visit Greenland: March 18-23, 2011
 
Apart from a brief account of Mary's birthday and the Regent Couple meeting the press in Bahrain this weeks issue of Billed Bladet is almost entirely dedicated to our Marie.
I'll post the summaries here and leave it to the moderators to decide whether some should be moved to other more specific topics.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #06, 2011.
Nikolai og Felix på hundeslæde - Nikolai and Felix riding dogsledge.
Written by Anna Johannesen.

La Marie and Joachim along with Nikolai and Felix (there is no specific mentioning of bette Henrik) will go to Greenland next month. Along with belle Marie's LiW, Britt Siesbye and Joachim's sekretariatschef (= the court official who handle events involving J&M), Kurt Bache they will stay at Hotel Arctic in the town of Illulissat. And it's from here they will go on a dogsledge ride.
The head of Illulissat municipality, Henrik Rafn, is looking forward to the visit but the shedule has not yet been determined. (*)

After visiting Illulissat the royal party will go to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, and here Joachim will attend a meeting in the Royal Greenland Foundation, which is managed/administrated by a close friend of the CP couple, Elisabeth von Buchwald. Joachim however is the chairman.

- It is as far as I know the first time the fair Marie, Nikolai and Felix will visit Greenland and they are in for an experience! In mid March there is plenty of snow left, that will be absolutely no problem! But more to the point the dark polar days have ended.
When you go to Greenland you either fall helplesly in love in the country or you go stir crazy, there appear to nothing in between.

(*) Since both Britt Siesbye and Kurth Bache will go, I think it's safe to assume that there will be some official events.

FasterB 02-10-2011 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1203283)
When you go to Greenland you either fall helplesly in love in the country or you go stir crazy, there appear to nothing in between.

That´s right - I´ve learned that from my parents who have lived for in Greenland for 2 years. It´s due to the beauty and greatness of the country.

Emmily 02-10-2011 01:16 PM

Muhler, welcome back! Hope you enjoyed your holiday. You were missed:smile:

lyndaW 02-10-2011 02:32 PM

I'm so glad that Marie & Joachim's boys will have a chance to visit. Hopefully in the future they will also visit the Faroes Islands

Aotearoagal 02-11-2011 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by lyndaW (Post 1203443)
I'm so glad that Marie & Joachim's boys will have a chance to visit. Hopefully in the future they will also visit the Faroes Islands

Joachim and Alex's boys ... and Joachim and Marie's boy ... ;)

auntie 02-11-2011 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Aotearoagal (Post 1203698)
Joachim and Alex's boys ... and Joachim and Marie's boy ... ;)

Or you can read it Marie and, Joachim's boys the empahsis of boys being on Joachim

dazzling 03-11-2011 08:14 AM

The visit date has been announced, the visit will take place from March 18-23.
Has it been confirmed if the boys would be going as well other than the BB article?

Muhler 03-17-2011 08:38 AM

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #11, 2011.
Marie får sin nationaldragt - Marie will get her national costume.
Written by Henrik Salling.
https://www.billedbladet.dk/Kongelige...onaldragt.aspx

As you know Joachim, la Marie, Felix and Nikolai (*) will go to Greenland tomorrow Friday and stay there for a few days.
The visit is private, but with a few public duties thrown in as well.

The Greenland administration (home rule) gave J&M a trip to Greenland as a wedding present and now this present is being used.

However at some point grants from the Nikolai and Felix Foundation will be handed out and this will be the first time we will see our Marie in a Greenlandic national costume.

That costume is expensive, takes a lot of work to make and I understand it's not that comfortable to wear.
It's very colorful and perhaps a Greenlandic member of this forum can tell us something about whether the patterns have a special significanse?

(*) There is no mentioning of bette Henrik.

agami.pearl 03-19-2011 08:18 AM

First pictures from the visit :flowers:

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix visiting Ilulissat museum during the visit in Greenland
PPE Agency

Lilla 03-19-2011 08:24 AM

On the front page of Sermitsiaq:

Sermitsiaq.AG Nyheder - Vi er i daglig kontakt med de fleste i Grnland

iceflower 03-20-2011 05:59 AM

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That site also has a picture gallery of the visit at the museum:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Familien Joachim på museum **

Muhler 03-20-2011 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1218587)
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That site also has a picture gallery of the visit at the museum:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Familien Joachim på museum **

Thank you, Iceflower :flowers:
Nice to see Nikolai and Felix being boys.

The museum visit was about Isefjorden, where the family will soon go out by dogsledge. They also tasted dried fish, which is used to feed both dogs and humans on long sledgerides.

FasterB 03-20-2011 09:44 AM

If my guess is right then you can see Nikolai and Felix eat mattak here: https://i51.tinypic.com/1231g7l.jpg

Mattak is the whaleblubber :)

Marika86 03-20-2011 05:44 PM

A photogallery about a new event

Prinsessen og prinserne nd hundesldeturen

Sternchen 03-20-2011 05:57 PM

She looks like Puck! https://www.bananaboot.de/images/prod...ll/bu_puck.jpg

Muhler 03-20-2011 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Marika86 (Post 1218749)
A photogallery about a new event

Prinsessen og prinserne nd hundesldeturen

Thank you, Marika86 :flowers:

Yes, that's from their dog sledge ride on Isefjorden. - Which appear to be not that private after all.
I've noticed before that the Greenlanders more often than not get very close to members of the DRF.
They have also all of them been issued with full seal skin suits (as were others in the back ground), which is a very sensible thing to do in Greenland. Even though I understand Greenland has had a very mild winter this year. - Another thing is that the Greenlanders may not be that displeased with members of the DRF being seen wearing fur suits of Greenland Seal. There are still a number of traditional hunters who hunt seal, both for meat but also the skin.

Canadian members of this board, please correct me if wrong. I understand that Greenlandic dog sledges are pulled with the dogs spread out in a fan in front of the sledge, while Canadian dog spans form more of a row in front of the sledge.

gerry 03-20-2011 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1218753)
Thank you, Marika86 :flowers:

Yes, that's from their dog sledge ride on Isefjorden. - Which appear to be not that private after all.
I've noticed before that the Greenlanders more often than not get very close to members of the DRF.
They have also all of them been issued with full seal skin suits (as were others in the back ground), which is a very sensible thing to do in Greenland. Even though I understand Greenland has had a very mild winter this year. - Another thing is that the Greenlanders may not be that displeased with members of the DRF being seen wearing fur suits of Greenland Seal. There are still a number of traditional hunters who hunt seal, both for meat but also the skin.

Canadian members of this board, please correct me if wrong. I understand that Greenlandic dog sledges are pulled with the dogs spread out in a fan in front of the sledge, while Canadian dog spans form more of a row in front of the sledge.


Not quite the case Muhler! It depends on the terrain where the dogs are travelling. Normally, Canadian Inuit use the fan hitch like their Greenlandic cousins. However, where the trail is more narrow, e.g. the Alaskan Iditarod race that is being run as I write! The Official Site of the Iditarod®
the tandem hitch is used. Indeed very courageous of Prince Joachim and his family to wear seal! We get into a lot of trouble here in Canada about that particular animal.....:bang::whistling::sad:

Muhler 03-21-2011 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by gerry (Post 1218822)
Not quite the case Muhler! It depends on the terrain where the dogs are travelling. Normally, Canadian Inuit use the fan hitch like their Greenlandic cousins. However, where the trail is more narrow, e.g. the Alaskan Iditarod race that is being run as I write! The Official Site of the Iditarod®
the tandem hitch is used. Indeed very courageous of Prince Joachim and his family to wear seal! We get into a lot of trouble here in Canada about that particular animal.....:bang::whistling::sad:

Thanks for the infor, Gerry. :smile:

Seal skin export and preserving some remnants of the traditional hunter culture is considered an importnat thing in Greenland. So that's basically what the DRF is promoting.
Apart from that the seals are eaten anyway, so they might just as well use the skin as well.

FasterB 03-21-2011 05:45 AM

Yes, the greenlanders are not just hunting the seals for the skin, they use the whole animal - as I think the canadian inuits does :)

iceflower 03-21-2011 06:19 AM

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The Billed-Bladet writer who wrote the following article seems to not have had
enough sleep, Marie turned into a Maria :whistling: Translated into English it gets
even worse :lol:


** Prinsesse Maria begejstret for Grønland ** translation **

FasterB 03-21-2011 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1218877)
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The Billed-Bladet writer who wrote the following article seems to not have had
enough sleep, Marie turned into a Maria :whistling: Translated into English it gets
even worse :lol:


** Prinsesse Maria begejstret for Grønland ** translation **

They have corrected it now :lol::lol::lol:

iceflower 03-21-2011 07:14 AM

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Good, but we still have the proof :biggrin:


Here's a gallery from ppe about yesterday's event!

Muhler 03-21-2011 07:17 AM

A gallery from the paper Jyske Vestkysten: JV.dk - Nyheder - Tønder - Se billederne: Prins Joachim, prinsesse Marie og prinserne på slædehundetur i Grønland

They spelled Marie's name right. :smile:

FasterB 03-21-2011 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1218884)
Good, but we still have the proof :biggrin:

Oh yes, we do and the link still says "Prinsesse Maria" :rofl::whistling::rofl:

Emmily 03-21-2011 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1218587)
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That site also has a picture gallery of the visit at the museum:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Familien Joachim på museum **

I love pic number 1 ! How wonderful that the boys are with them on this tour. Looks like all of them are enjoying this visit.

iceflower 03-22-2011 05:41 AM

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For those who just can't get enough of the sleigh ride :smile:, here's one more gallery:


** La princesse Marie et le prince Joachim profitent enfin de leur lune de miel ! **

Viv 03-22-2011 07:11 AM

Republican tabloid Ekstra Bladet raised its ugly head again because Marie asked not to be photographed while munching on some Greenlandic speciality! It goes without saying that EB took a picture of Marie eating and published it... :bang:

Viv

Marika86 03-22-2011 12:05 PM

Visit in Nuuk

De kongelige i Nuuk

iceflower 03-23-2011 08:07 AM

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Finally a traditional costume for Marie as well, the look has something cute :smile:

Here's a gallery from ppe about yesterday's events!


And a great one from fyens.dk: ** gallery ** Prinser og prinsesse i den kolde sne **


** Purepeople: La princesse Marie de Danemark super sexy pour sa lune de miel à retardement ! **


** svenskdam: Prinsessan Marie visar upp sin fina grönländska folkdräkt **

** sermitsiaq.ag: Galleri: Prinserne og Marie i Ilulissat **

fairy tale 03-23-2011 08:24 AM

myroyal's: JOACH

Muhler 03-23-2011 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by fairy tale (Post 1219693)

Thank you, Fairy Tale & Iceflower :flowers:

I love Nikolai's expression in the background as he is looking at his present: "What the... is that"?!? :lol:

And Felix found a suitable local lady, size wise that is.

FasterB 03-23-2011 09:00 AM

Article from Billed-Bladet: Se smukke Prinsesse Marie i grønlandsk nationaldragt

Billed-Bladet - Se smukke prinsesse Marie med nationaldragt

The thing I notice is that both CPss Mary and Pss Marie have white boots (kamikker) and I have always learned that the colorcode for kamikker is:
White for the unmarried women
Red for the married women
Black for the widows.

Has the colorcode changed or died out?

Marika86 03-23-2011 10:06 AM

Two more gallery

Galleri: Reception p Ilimmarfik

Galleri: Joachim besger Mlkebtten

dazzling 03-24-2011 04:48 AM

The traditional outfit suits Marie though it makes her appear shorter. I like all the colors in it that suit her. Thanks for all the pictures posted, it looked like quite a fun trip.

Muhler 03-24-2011 11:03 AM

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #12, 2011.
Herlige dage ved isfjorden - Lovely days at the ice-fjord.
Written by our correspondent in Greenland Henrik Salling.

This article covers the first half of their visit including the now famous dogsled trek.

The family stayed at Hotel Arctic in the town of Illulissat. The town is famous for having more sled-dogs than humans. In other words this is a town where there are a lot of traditional hunters.
The view from the hotel is pretty special as it overlooks the fjord and as ice constantly breaking, the view never remains the same for more than a few hours.

With the early Spring temperature at minus 24 degrees C the family had sensibly been fitted with complete seal-skin suits and followed very closely by a number of the locals they went out to the waiting dog-sledes.
Our Marie said: "It's utterly fantastic. You cannot imagine how it is here. Joachim had tried to explain to me how it is here. But it cannot be explained. That you have to experience with your own eyes".

The trek lasted four hours and when they returned la Marie said: "It has been utterly wonderful and when our feet frose a bit (*) we ran next to the sled".
Felix, who rode with Marie, was pretty wasted after the journey and only said: "It's been super-fun".
The fair Marie added: "Felix has been so good during the entire trip and it's been a good experience for all of us".
By then Joachim and Nikolai caught up with them. Joacim with ice in his eyebrows and eyelashes, amusing his Marie, who had prudently kept her goggles on.
Joachim had been on a similar ride three years ago, so he's seasoned in the polar regions. He told us: "We've had a bit of warm cocoa during the trip and that has been utterly perfect.

Marie and Nikolai also had a close look at the dogs. The spans were pulled by fifteen dogs. - Perhaps a bit too close, as Greenland dogs are not pets! They are trained and more than willing to attack a polar bear, giving the hunter time to grab his rifle. In the Sirius Patrol they are put down at age five. By then they are considered too old for pulling a sled.
They sleep happily outside during blizzards and left to themselves they would probably have killed the dogs Marie visited at the vet hospital recently.
You may remember how Frederik a few years ago used his whip very competently on his pack of dogs, making it clear who is in charge.

The visit to Greenland is partly a honey moon trip presented as a gift from the Greenland administration and part official.
Princess Marie said: "It's a bit like being on our second honey moon. Just better as we have our boys with us". (**)

Apart from the view from the hotel the sky was lit up at night as the aurora was going at full glare.
In the evening after the sled ride there was an informal dinner at the hotel and it was here belle Marie was presented with her Greenlandic national costume.
Nine local women has spend several months sewing the costume.

The next day it was time for another experience. The family left the hotel and went onboard the ship Alequ Ittuk in order to sail to Isefjorden and to sail as close to the icebergs as possible considerind the safety precautions. The temperature had risen to a balmy minus 21 degrees C.

There is incidentally a picture where Marie has an almost spooky resemblence with Mary, in fact I thought it was Mary until I read the caption.

(*) DK lesson.
Marie used Copenhagener dialect here, presumably picked up from Joachim. When your feet are cold, you say: My feet are cold. That is translated to Copenhagener dialect to: I'm cold/freezing around my feet = jeg fryser om fødderne.
While a Jutlander, like myself and indeed the locals near Schackenborg, would say: I freeze my feet = jeg fryser fødderne.

(**) Weeell, I'm not sure I would have appreciated having our children with us on our honey moon. :lol: - Eventhough the oldest was, sort of.

Marika86 03-24-2011 05:11 PM

As always thanks Muhler https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...es/flowers.gif

Princess Marie and*step-sons have snowy adventure | Latest celebrity news hellomagazine.com

lyndaW 03-25-2011 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Viv (Post 1219274)
Republican tabloid Ekstra Bladet raised its ugly head again because Marie asked not to be photographed while munching on some Greenlandic speciality! It goes without saying that EB took a picture of Marie eating and published it... :bang:

Viv

I think it was a reasonable request..............I personally do not want pictures of me eating, take the pictures before or after. No one "munches" very pretty

Marika86 03-25-2011 06:01 PM

A photogallery from "Hola"

Las imágenes de la visita oficial de Joaquín y Marie de Dinamarca a Groenlandia

Marika86 03-27-2011 11:46 AM

Two more photogalleries

Billed-Bladet - Billedserie: Prinsernes eventyrlige slædetur ** Google Traduttore

Marie og prinserne i sneen på Grønland - De Kongelige

iceflower 03-27-2011 05:03 PM

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Those sleigh ride pics have become THE pics of the journey, nearly every site has had them by now ;)


** Lovely weather for a sleigh ride together: snowy fun for Princess Marie and step-sons ** gallery **

Muhler 03-31-2011 10:28 AM

Summary of articles in Billed Bladet #13, 2011.
Prinsesse af Grønland - Princess of Greenland.
Written by our man in Greenland, Henrik Salling.

This covers the second part of the visit to Greenland, with a lot of emphasis on the national costume presented to la Marie.
The costume cosist of 25 different parts and from the details you can tell from where the woman wearing it originate.
I can see from the pics that the patterns on the upper part of the cotumes worn by QMII, Mary and Marie are different
The almost Scottish quilt like pattern around the waist of the three ladies are also different.
However Mary and petite Marie's kamikker (boots) are indentical.

The costume took several months to make and Princess Marie has not had any influence in the design: "No, I haven't had any influence myself, but I'm very pleased wth the result. I think it's incredibly beautiful. And it's incredibly comfortable to wear and very warm".

Bella Marie and her three boys all wore the Greenlandic national costumes at Nuuk University. Nuuk is the capital town of Greenland.
After having recieved flowers from the obligatory flowergirl, personified by seven year old Naasu, it was down to business.
There they handed out grants from the foundation of Nikolai and Felix. 50.000 DKK went to the establishment of an IT-academy for children. The plan is that eighteen Greenlandic children will take part in the project over a period of six weekends.
How about the IT skills of Nikolai and Felix?
Joachim: "I think they know considerably more than they let us adults know".

Q: Have you missed your little son, while you've been away?
Marie: "Yes, of course. But he is at home with his lovely nanny and is having a cosy time in the nursery. And he is at his very best, when he is in his usual environment".

But it wasn't all about cute boys, family pics and Marie dazzling the surroundings in her new costume. Joachim also went solo.
Joachim is chairman of the Royal Greenlandic Foundation and he inspected a house for children and youths in Nuuk, which has recieved support from the foundation. A house called Dandelion.
And here 100 children had been drummed up to recieve him.
It's actually pretty serious! The house is basically a refuge for children whose parents have social issues and this is indeed a very serious problem in Greenland.
It's also hoped that the house will help the children to brake the pattern of social issues and basically helping them not to end up like their parents.
Joachim: "In the ideal world there would not be any need for a place like yours. So that's why I'd like to say thank you for the work your are doing. It's very much needed".

JessRulz 04-04-2011 07:19 AM

According to Billed Bladet, Princes Nikolai and Felix's fund donated 50,000DKK for a children's IT academy in Greenland while the family was visiting.


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