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Muhler 01-05-2018 09:24 AM

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #01, 2018.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen.

Who spend New Years Eve outside a house in an affluent neighborhood north of Copenhagen.
After having finished her New Year speech at 18.15 QMII changed and she and PH went to Susanne Heering's home, where they joined a number of friends for the New Year celebration.
As always the guests dress up. The theme this year was The Nutcracker.
QMII dressed up as Columbine and PH as Harlquin (I think it's spelled in English). Susanne Heering dressed up as the Sugar Fairy.
The guests consisted of a number of very close friend of the Regent Couple, perhaps in particular of QMII

Susanne Heering. (Childhood friend of QMII).
Keld and Birgitta Hillingsø. (Former Defense Chief).
Birthe and Jesper Bruun Rasmussen. (He owns a renowned auction company).
Joen Bille with wife, Bente Scavenius.
Bent Fabricius-Bjerre and wife, Camille Arndt.

In fact PH arrived before QMII, which to me suggests he does not live at Amalienborg. (Fredensborg seems plausible IMO. A bit out of the way and he can walk around the garden more undisturbed as well as there are corridors he can exercise in. I also guess it's easier to set up a private ward at Fredensborg).
Upon arrival he was met at the car by Susanne Heering and he exclaimed: "You (informal) are so beautiful". Susanne Heering responded: "So are you".
Then he and Susanne Heering posed for the photographers. And a moment later QMII arrived. QMII presented Susanne Heering with a present. Susanne Heering said: "Oh, how neat you look".

- You can see the photos from the party in the New Year Court thread, when I get around to scan the mag.

SLV 01-05-2018 09:29 AM

Glad to seen that PH is still up and about.

maria-olivia 01-05-2018 01:56 PM

Saw pictures in other forums. The Queen Looks lovely , the Prince lost weight and wore slippers with his Crown.

iceflower 01-26-2018 10:49 AM

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Queen Margrethe and Queen Anne-Marie attended the symposium "Patrick Leigh Fermor - To Greece with Love" at the University of Copenhagen today, January 26:


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** BB: Dronning Margrethe med lillesøster Anne-marie til spion-foredrag på universitetet ** translation **

polyesco 01-26-2018 12:06 PM

:previous: Lovely to see the two together at an event.
One more picture
Symposium på Københavns Universitet | Kongehuset

gerry 01-26-2018 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2067767)
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Queen Margrethe and Queen Anne-Marie attended the symposium "Patrick Leigh Fermor - To Greece with Love" at the University of Copenhagen today, January 26:


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** BB: Dronning Margrethe med lillesøster Anne-marie til spion-foredrag på universitetet ** translation **

PLF is one of my favourite writers: to be a fly on the wall at that symposium! I hope the papers presented will be published!:flowers:

alicia 01-27-2018 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2067866)
PLF is one of my favourite writers: to be a fly on the wall at that symposium! I hope the papers presented will be published!:flowers:



Fabulous biography of him by Artemis Cooper - a must read for anyone interested in adventure and travel.

Mbruno 01-28-2018 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2050355)
Me too. :smile:

And yes, something like that.
The Constitution says that the Regent automatically steps in or that a Rigsforstander has to be appointed if the Monarch leaves Danish territory. - Dannebrog for example is Danish territory but as a floating embassy, so going to the Danish embassy in London doesn't quite work.
But there is an unwritten rule that if the Monarch returns the same day it is not necessary to appoint a Rigsforstander.
I guess that also works overnight.

Thanks, Muhler !

Some time ago, I was actually making a compilation of different regency rules used in various moanrchies and looked that up in the Danish constitution. To my surprise though, the Constitution Act itself didn't contain any rules, but rather said that:

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Provisions relating to the exercising of sovereign power in the event of the minority, illness, or absence of the King shall be laid down by Statute


I then tried to locate the above-mentioned Statute, but couldn't find it anywhere on the web. Do you know where I can find that information ?

Muhler 01-29-2018 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 2068504)
Thanks, Muhler !

Some time ago, I was actually making a compilation of different regency rules used in various moanrchies and looked that up in the Danish constitution. To my surprise though, the Constitution Act itself didn't contain any rules, but rather said that:



I then tried to locate the above-mentioned Statute, but couldn't find it anywhere on the web. Do you know where I can find that information ?
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Right here.
But it's written in archaic Danish though:
https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms....aspx?id=45894

And summarized very briefly and simplified:
§1 - In case the Monarch is absent (sick, insane, away from the country or disappeared, held captive and so on) the Heir takes over as Regent.
If the Heir is a minor, or also absent or otherwise unable to take over, the State Council will immediately call a session in the Parliament in order to appoint a Rigsforstander.
The Parliament will also be called in to determine whether the Heir should take over as Regent on a more permanent basis.

§2 - If there is a risk of the Monarch dying before the Heir comes of age, the Monarch will together with the Parliament appoint a Rigsforstander, who will act on behalf of the Heir until he/she comes of age.

§3 - The same thing applies if the Heir dies while still being a minor, but while a Rigsforstander is appointed. The the oldest child of the Heir will become King. (Monarch).
(The old system with the king is dead, long live the king still applies. The Heir automatically becomes king, but cannot rule until he/she is an adult.)

§4 - If the Heir is abroad when the Monarch dies, the Parliament will state a certain time period within which the Heir must return and at the same time decide whether a Rigsforstander is to be appointed.
(Beforehand it could take weeks even months to return to DK. Nowadays Frederik can be back in DK within 24 hours. If not the Parliament will simply appoint Joachim as Rigsforstander until Frederik returns.)

§5 - The Rigsforstander must be a Prince in line to the throne or an adult man, who belongs to the Lutheran church and is a Danish citizen.
(Today a Rigsforstander can be a woman.)

§6 - No one can act as Rigsforstander until he/she adheres to the §7 in the Constitution. - That means signing a pledge to obey the Constitution.

§7 - Constitutionally speaking a Rigsforstander acts as the monarch in anything but name and also enjoys the same immunity as the monarch. The ministers are responsible for the country being run by a government.

§8 - If the Rigsforstander cannot, is unable to, will not act or steps down, the Parliament will immediately appoint a new Rigsforstander.

§9 - In case there is no Rigsforstander in place or in periods where the Rigsforstander no longer functions, the State Council will temporary acts on behalf of a Rigsforstander until a new one is appointed.
(Denmark must never be without a head of state or someone acting on behalf of the head of state - not even for a minute. Because constitutionally speaking all authority is enacted on behalf of the Monarch or on behalf of the Regent or Rigsforstander who acts on behalf of the King. That includes the government who govern on behalf of the Monarch. No Monarch, no government. That's why there is always the Regent or Rigsforstander in place when QMII is abroad for more than a day - and it gets interesting when her plane is grounded due to bad weather as we experienced recently.)

Muhler 02-01-2018 02:45 PM

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #05, 2018.
Written by Dorte Quist.

When QMII and Queen Anne-Marie recently spend no less than four hours at a symposium about the author, Patrick Leigh Fermor at Copenhagen University, it was actually a part of an official visit by Queen Anne-Marie.
A rare official visit.

The reason was no doubt, believes Dorte Quist, that Patrick Leigh Fermor on Crete, during WWII, helping building up a resistance movement there. (On behalf of SOE?)
But for QMII the interest for this author perhaps is more due to his excellent travel accounts.

Upon arriving at Copenhagen University both Queens receive bouquets in the national colors.
It was Trine Stauning Willert who had arranged the conference, because Copenhagen University is setting up a Greek Institute, equivalent to a Danish Institute in Athens.
She said about the event: "We are very delighted for the interests of the Queens.
There is an enormous upsurge in Greek culture these years. Literature, theater, art. It's bubbling despite the times. (Greece is still in a deep crisis after the financial collapse.) The intention is that The Green Institute in Denmark will show that Greece has a lot of culture to offer - as well as being a forum for dialogue and mutual exchange of view-points".

The British author, Artemis Cooper, who has written an extensive biography about Patrick Leigh Fermor, was giving the lecture and she had a good and long talk with the Queens afterwards. - And it seems she presented QMII with the biography she has written.

Afterwards Queen Anne-Marie said: "It was absolutely a very exciting lecture".

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I find it interesting that this labelled as an official visit by Queen Anne-Marie.
Was she acting on behalf of the GRF? Or Greece? Has the GRF begun to promote Greek interests in recent years?
They may not be reinstated as a royal ambassadors, but will they instead be a kind of goodwill ambassadors?

Anyway, see for yourselves here: BB #05, 2018
Billed Bladet this week has a pretty good coverage of general royal events, not least the BRF and the Spanish RF, but it's pretty meager when it comes to the DRF.
I almost considered including all the other royal articles in the scans, because the DRF stuff is so thin.

iceflower 02-22-2018 05:22 PM

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The new thread can be found here.


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