Frederik will be regent starting today until March 1st. March 2nd is his visit to Canada:flowers:
H.K.H. Kronprinsen er regent | Kongehuset
There was also a State Council today
Tomorrow, HRH The Crown Prince participates in the official opening of Veteran Homes Odense
H.K.H. Kronprinsen deltager i den officielle åbning af Veteranhjem Odense | Kongehuset
"Crown Prince Frederik several times has shown interest in the construction of the veteran home.- A couple of times I have had the opportunity to talk to the Crown Prince about the veteran home and talk about the work we have done for four and a half years in obtaining funding, and what has otherwise been necessary to open. And there I have experienced a great interest both for the case in general and for the construction of the first newly built veteran home in Denmark."
Today Frederik opens the Veterans House
video and galleries
Such veterans homes are very much needed.
The official opening today, will be followed up by a more low-key opening Friday, where in particular those veterans who can't cope with all the attention, press and PET can attend.
These veterans homes are meant as a place to go, if you need to talk with someone who genuinely understand you. And who are willing to listen to you telling the same, often macabre story, again and again. Something your wife will naturally feel reluctant about listening to repeatedly.
If you just need to get away for a night or a week, because you have some bad days or things at home begin to stress you out. Here you don't have to explain, the others know why you are there.
Some sleep there from time to time, because there is comfort in having "other mates" around you, "securing the perimeter" so that you can sleep better.
Other's come when the nightmares are too much and you perhaps feel embarrassed having woken up you family again and again.
There are the PTSD sufferers (hard cases) who prefer to sleep here for longer periods, rather than being on their own.
And then there are the homeless veterans, some of whom sleep in homemade shelters in the woods for months, they can sleep here during the hardest time of the year, the winter. - No questions asked.
One thing that is common to all veterans is the feeling of camaraderie. You spend months with people you relied on and trusted unconditionally 24/7. People you knew would be there for you and who would look out for you. It's very difficult to let go of that sense of security and safety. And many miss that feeling and that's one reason why so many veterans join biker clubs.
Or rejoin again and again and again... - I noticed a "mission-bum" among the veterans who posed with Frederik. Some mission-bums sign up for five, six perhaps up to nine tours! But there is only so much the human mind can cope and there is usually a bill waiting at some point.
But first and foremost, here you can talk about feelings and experiences you simply cannot tell your wife, no matter how much you trust her and no matter how understanding she is. There are things she should not know and things you won't ask her to understand.
Things you would hesitate telling a psychologist about but which you can tell a fellow veteran.
The homes are paid for by the Ministry of Defense and they receive other donations as well.
The Palace has also shared a video of the Veteran Home's opening today:
** kongehuset video **
** BB article: Kronprins Frederik åbnede veteranhjem i Odense ** translation **
thank you for the informative post Muhler
gallery from Belga
Another great article
"He himself has served as a soldier, so he also knows what it is for a community"
this is really a nice picture
Frederik with some of the veterans yesterday
All tickets for Royal Run 2019 have almost been sold but there are still tickets to be had.
At present the number of people having signed up have exceeded last years 70.000.
In Aarhus, where the Muhler family is going to trot along, there are no places left.
In fact the only places left are for the one mile distance in Copenhagen.
To put it into perspective, 70.000 participants for the official runs constitute about 1.2 % of the population.
"Crown Prince Frederiks knee is overloaded, and therefore he cannot participate in the race as first planned, but Denmark's coming king will nevertheless throw shine on the arrangement in some other way...the director of Danish Athletics is still enthusiastic about Crown Prince Frederick's participation.
»HRH The Crown Prince's role as the starting point for both the greatest talents in the world and for the Exercise Tribunal expresses in the best possible way the whole vision behind the World Cup in Denmark. The men's U20 class contains the absolute biggest runners-up the world has to offer; Practitioners like HRH Crown Prince will probably revisit in the coming years by virtue of their role as an IOC member. And later, he will send the fitness staffs with people of all ages, "says director of Danish Athletics, Jakob Larsen in a press release."
But he has turned 50 and that's the "repair-age." :tongue:
At the cross country championships today in aarhus
With the Danish team
What a smile
Here's an interview recorded at the championships today:
** BB: Kronprins Frederik om sit dårlige knæ: Jeg skal være klar til Royal Run ** translation **
Looks like he had fun
Gallery of the day
Very handsome photos
Crown Prince Frederik participated in the Sports Summit at DGI in Copenhagen today, April 3:
** ppe gallery **
** kongehuset gallery: Idrættens Topmøde **
** BB: VIDEO: Oplev Frederik fortælle om bevægende dag med Mary og børnene ** translation **
Very important to get everyone active.
H.K.H. Kronprinsens tale ved Idrættens Topmøde den 3. april 2019 | Kongehuset
Crown Prince Frederik received today a group of public leaders at Amalienborg.
:previous: it was with the Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership
From the DRF Facebook
"At*the meeting there was, among other things, a presentation round where the participants came up with suggestions on how to create more value for the citizens in the public sector.*The new research center in the Crown Prince's name at Aarhus University is an international center for delivering research-based knowledge about public management."
CP Frederik visit the Danish frigate Niels Juel, who is currently sailing in the Mediterranean.
"Today the crown prince returned home from a two day visit to the frigate niels juel, who is currently guarding a French aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean.
Here His Royal Highness met the crew, who counts 140 men, composed of Marines and air force personnel and the army. Niels Juel, together with French, British and American ships, has the task of taking care of the French Carrier Charles de gaulle. It makes the crew by resolving maritime security tasks, where they ensure free shipping in risk areas and control the airspace around the carrier."
From April 7 to the 9th
Thanks Polyesco & Eya :flowers:
Yes, DK has attached a frigate to the French carrier group operating mainly in the Mediterranean. That is a permanent attachment - and outside NATO!
It is no secret that NATO for various political reasons is not as sure an alliance as previously, so alternatives outside NATO are quietly emerging.
In the case of Denmark our army has for many years operated closely with British forces, albeit mainly within NATO.
We have over the past years strengthened the military co-operation with Canada in the Arctic - outside NATO.
And our special forces have for the past few years operated in Sahara with French special forces and mainly under French command - outside NATO and UN.
That would have been almost unthinkable only ten years ago, but times change...
Thanks Muhler for the extra info :flowers:
article on his visit with one extra picture (4th in the gallery)
Indeed, changing times mean changing methods; attached a recent newspaper article on the Hans Island dispute between our two nations that really needs a visit by the Crown Prince and our Prime Minister to share a bottle of ......:lol:
a photo shared by one of the soldiers on Frederik's recent visit
I can just see Frederik welcoming the Canadian PM to the Danish island... And showing our Canadian friends around on the island - that should be be a manageable task... :biggrin: So after five minutes they could get inside for a wee schnapps and smoked herring.
- And our tireless Polyesco as now rounded her first 8.000 posts. Congrats. :flowers:
Thank you Muhler :flowers:
On April 12 Frederik attended'Burning Man European Leadership Summit'*in Aarhus. Not in the calendar
This year’s European Leadership Summit theme,*Radical City, reflects the growing confluence of interest between Burning Man’s temporary city, the temporary cities at Regional Events around the globe, and their more permanent counterparts in the default world.*
And another picture from Frederik's trip last week to the Danish ship
Crown Prince Frederik attended the event "DM in the Company Programme" hosted by the Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Copenhagen today, April 24:
** BB: Kronprins Frederik gav unge grønlændere en uforglemmelig oplevelse ** translation **
"The ideas from 150 young people are many - and creative - for DM in Entrepreneurship, where @KentDamsgaard and @FFEYEdk have welcomed H.K.H. Crown Princesses #CompanyProgramme"
The up-coming Royal Run has, or rather will break a world record: https://www.bt.dk/royale/kronprins-f...-med-royal-run
It's the number who will take part in the one mile run, who will break the world record.
The current record holder is the British Vitality Westminster run, with 8.040 who took part.
So far 17.021 have signed up for the one mile run here in DK in connection with the Royal Run. But as many as 20.000 can sign on, so that figure may rise.
The Muhler family signed up for five kilometers.
:previous: what a great initiative and accomplishment.
Best of luck to the Muhlers:flowers:
The Crown Prince conducts the presentation of The Brain Prize 2019
this years winners
He will also attend a dinner for the Brain Prize later today
It must have delighted Frederik to present the award.
It goes to research into heretical conditions that can lead to dementia.
And as we all know Frederik has experienced dementia first hand. - And who knows? Perhaps he and/or his children has inherited a disposition for dementia?
Or his brother and/or his children. Seriously, Muhler...?
The Palace has shared some photos of Frederik at the Brain Prize 2019 ceremony today and here's a gallery:
** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** belga gallery **
Billedbladet has provided a short video:
** BB: VIDEO: Kronprins Frederik gjorde indtryk til stor prisfest ** translation **
However, dementia is a condition to be taken serious, especially why some get it and others don't. And why some families are more disposed to it than others.
A multitude of causes are suspected to increase the risk of dementia, in this specific case, it's genetic. And that's what the researchers are looking into.
There are no doubt other genetic "malfunctions" that increase the risk of dementia.
But so little is known - yet.
Just look at cancer. Back in the 90's (and that's not long ago!) having cancer meant one foot in the grave, almost no matter what kind of cancer. Today...
The same thing about various heart conditions. The big killer in my branch of the family BTW! Back in the 90's people died from conditions a simple procedure, a pill or exercise and diet keeps in check today.
It's medical quantum leaps within just 25-30 years.
My wife is in the care sector. And one of her more unpleasant tasks is to take part in deciding when it's time to move people to a nursing home, where the vast majority who live in such places today suffer from dementia/Alzheimer to varying degrees.
She's asked me to suffocate her with a pillow, should she ever get to that stage. - No joke, because she sees every day how it ends.
A very serious topic that certainly hits close to home for many
Frederik looked in top form
hope we get photos from the dinner
Research into dementia, Alzheimer's and other such brain conditions, is essential and grows more pressing with every day that passes.
Another article with a gallery from the Brain Prize
Tomorrow, Frederik will visit Bornholm to start a small training course for children and elderly, and thus create interest in a real Royal Run in just over a month.
Kronprinsen kommer til Bornholm
Manden bag løbeaftale med kronprinsen: Det var lidt et skud i tågen Â» Bornholms Tidende
"- I think it's great that he still wants to use his role and influence as a role model. The idea of Royal Run is to activate some that are not as active. Children and the elderly also enjoy exercising. That's why it's great that he comes to just that event, says the sports consultant."
Today, the royal ship Dannebrog left Copenhagen with Frederik on board
Dannebrog på vej mod Bornholm
Crown Prince Frederik took part in the Royal Run training event for children and the elderly in Bornholm today:
** tv2bornholm.dk video **
Thanks Polyesco & Iceflower. :flowers:
Yes, it's quite normal that members of the DRF catch a lift aboard Dannebrog prior to the summer cruises.
The conscript crew needs practice.
Frederik does have a way with children, eh?
He is telling the two girls dressed in white something about him cycling with the wind against him. Alas, my hearing isn't what it used to be, so I can't really make out what else what said in that story.
What a wonderful video. He has a way with kids.
And I love that they use the Dannebrog!
A nice gallery
Billedserier Â» High five til kronprinsen Â» Bornholms Tidende
He hoped on a bike this morning to reach the location
Kronprinsen er steget op på cyklen
it's great promoting and encouraging an active lifestyle
Kronprinsen er glad for opbakningen til Royal Run
:previous: And a lovely gallery from the DRF
Træningsløbet Royal Run på Bornholm | Kongehuset
Tomorrow, Crown Prince Frederik participates in a conference on leadership at Aarhus University
video and article
gallery from the DRF
H.K.H. Kronprinsen deltog i konferencen MatchPoints | Kongehuset
Straight from his 3 day visit to South Korea with Mary, Frederik looks good
Crown Prince Frederik presented grants of the Crown Prince Frederik Fund today, May 29:
** kongehuset: Legatuddeling fra Crown Prince Frederik Fund **
"Crown Prince Frederik invited inside at home at Amalienborg, when he awarded scholarships from Crown Prince Frederik Fund at the magnificent premises of Frederik VIII's Palace."
article from yesterday's event
and from the DRF instagram -photos and short video
He looks great and a positive attitude.
articles and galleries
Thanks, Polyesco & Iceflower :flowers:
In the brief BB video Frederik talks about his back and he explains that is fully capable of standing up, walking around and cycle, moderately. But running is something he should be careful about. Only short distances as he'd like to go through this without further problems.
- As you recall last year he needed surgery a couple of months after finishing Royal Run. And he obviously doesn't want to go through that again.
There have been quite a few articles where doctors and royal experts have talked about his back-problems. And they are all in agreement: Careful, Frederik! Your back is gong to have to last for many years yet and it would be a pity if he were to end up ruling DK from a wheelchair.
Today Frederik was present at the Royal Run in the Faroe Islands.
He help start the race
And was everywhere cheering on and taking photos with the participants.
What a photo
Yes, according to the news the Faeroese are out in force today! And the coverage up there is massive! So prepare for a flood of pics coming in over the next 24 hours.
Some local news: https://portal.fo/roysni-17399/myndi...klaksvik.grein
For the newsdiggers. I suggest you paste this into your search engines: klaksvik royal run.
The young woman in this photo, getting a selfie with Frederik, was prominent on the main news tonight.
The coverage from the islands was very good and it was indeed very enthusiastic islanders who went running up there today!
The mood was great and they had turned it into a communal party.
Frederik did what he is so good at, interacting with people on a personal level.
At some point he jumped on a bike and rode out along some of the route offering a high five to the runners passing him, to the delight of people taking part. It added a personal touch he would not have been able to offer, had he been running along.
But back to our charming, and very merry, young lady. A painter by trade she is going to get married this summer, hence her veil.
Wonderful pictures from Royal Run at the Faeroese! I hope Royal Run will be a yearly tradition!
"This - This is Royal Run.
The Crown Prince gives a hug to Rigmor Andreasen. She is 92 years old and she had signed up for the 10 km distance. Rigmor completed in 1 hour and 58 minutes"
Here are some more photos of today's Royal Run:
** ppe gallery **
** kongehuset gallery: Royal Run på Færøerne **
** BB: Kronprins Frederik kickstartede Royal Run på cykel **
I loooove it. The royal run is truly amazing! Young, old, and even generations of family are getting out there and getting active! Awesome!
Agree! these pictures are excellent. Young, old, handicapped, entire families all enjoying the day out and participating.
Frederik was nonstop and a great support all day
A great photo in the middle of the race, running and the Crown Prince behind cheering on.
and like this one there are so many on Instagram.
What a great idea to bring the race to the Faroe Islands. Looking forward to the race on the 10th with Mary joining Frederik and of course our dear Muhler and family.
"The Crown Prince has brought you to life for the Faroe Islands and with this Royal Run may have helped to create even greater joy in running and walking."
"For me, it is also great to see the many who have never run or had a number on their stomach trying to run. And it is in itself a huge victory, I think, and a success for them," sounded. it further from the Crown Prince.
This is now the largest run that has ever taken place on the Faeroe Islands.
4.010 attended, or some 8 % of the entire population there.
39 % of those attending had never taken part in such a run before.
So this is by any yardstick a success. - And I believe Frederik will go to the islands next year as well.
- In comparison, more than 70.000 have signed up in DK, and that's roughly 1.5 % of the entire population.
Or to put it into an international context, the equivalent of 4.8 million Americans.
Or 18 million Chinese.
another great gallery of today's royal run with Frederik and many participants
"A group of preschoolers had a great surprise today when the Crown Prince came by and launched their own little royal run.
In Denmark, the week up to next Monday's large races, 16 children between three and five years took the match and ran 170 metres. On the way, his royal highness was cheering for the children and then distributed both high fives and small"
just wonderful with kids
a news segment on his visit today
and a few more pictures
gallery from the DRF yesterday
Royal Run i børnehøjde | Kongehuset
"Royal Run takes place on Monday 10 June in Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen / Frederiksberg and in Rønne.
In Aarhus, the Crown Prince will start the day walking one mile. In Aalborg, H.K.H. The Crown Princess will participate in two races, and later in the day the Crown Prince will be present in Copenhagen and in Frederiksberg."
video from yesterday
Frederik attended the inauguration of the new 'Finger E' at Copenhagen Airport
Good. Oo it's only the island of Bornholm (the town of Rønne) where there will be no CP-precense on that day.
And I should be surprised if the children don't attend in some capacity or another along during the day.
Agree. Hope we see the whole family with the many participants.
Frederik will arrive on the royal Dannebrog to Aarhus
More articles and pics on today's inauguration of 'Finger E' at Copenhagen Airport
Fremtidens CPH tager form | Trendsandtravel.dk
After the visit to Play Patrol's Side Run, the Crown Prince put a few words on the experience and the concept
Okay, tomorrow is the big day, where the Muhler family (most of us) will embark on a journey to the big city of Aarhus and take part in Royal Run.
Mrs. Muhler has organized everything. We have our tickets, our numbers and our T-shirts. I and our daughter are under orders to stay close to mother, before and during the run and she has instructed the weather gods to ensure it's nice and dry tomorrow.
We are actually not the only ones from our village taking part, but we will be hitching a ride with my in-laws and enjoy a late lunch at a nice little place afterwards to compensate for the burned off calories.
My mother-in-law who is just as interested in royals as I am (she's actually a member here) will stay tuned to what Frederik and his family are up to while we wobble through the streets of Aarhus. So with a bit of luck she will elbow herself through the crowd and PET officers to get a photo or two of Frederik.
We have signed up for the five KM walk. Wife and daughter have problems with their feet so walking is better and it's probably better for the condition of the roads in Aarhus that I don't run. So we will start at 12.00 and we are required to finish in 90 minutes. That should be easily accomplished. After all distances of 3-5 KM are routine when our dog walks us in the evening.
And with the crowd, mother and daughter can't see the displays in the shops, otherwise the distance would take hours to finish!
At the finishing line we will all get a medal and later on a finishing photo as we pass the finishing line - no doubt a little blurry due to the speed with which we move.
Then we will head for a nearby hotdog stand, preferably with a bench close by, where the in-laws will have set up an HQ. And since they consider our teenage daughter to be the greatest prodigy ever to walk the Earth, they have no doubt arranged a sedan-chair they will carry her in... :tongue:
We, her parents, can walk.
By then mother-in-law will give me a royal update. So you'll get an account sometime tomorrow.
Such a beautiful yacht! I saw it up close a year ago in Copenhagen.
Thanks, I'm sure we will have a great day. :smile:
Now, do you wish to ask Frederik a personal question in regards to Royal Run and his fondness for running?
For the next few hours Frederik will answer questions on the DRF Instagram profile.
Click on Frederik's photo in the top right corner of his profile.
A text will pop up: Ask me a question about Royal Run and my fondness for running.
Click: Skriv noget.
Type your text and submit.
- Why not try write to him and in English as well. The worst thing that can happen is that you get no answer.
It will only be possible for a few hours more.
It seems CP Frederick enjoy the questions!!!!
Good luck, Muhler! I hope you have a fantastic time.
:previous: That is such a sweet thing to do. Frederik in the "world map" room today
Under DRF instagram stories we can see some of his responses
Best of luck Muhler, enjoy!
Here is some screenshots from the Q&A with Frederik
Here is a transcripts by BT of the Q&A yesterday.
They were good questions and good answers, but I haven't got time to translate, so try Google.
Last evening Frederik and Mary were spotted on the quay in Copenhagen on their way out to the Royal Ship Dannebrog - which has sailed the Crown Prince Couple to Aarhus overnight. :heart:
Dannebrog arrives at Aarhus soon, where the Crown Prince walks OneMile with the Danes. Crown Princess Mary continues on to Aalborg, where she will both run the OneMile and the 5 km route with the Danes and 40 kids from the Christmas seals home.
I wish everyone - and you Muhler and family - a very good Royal Run today!
Frederik & Mary was spotted kissing goodbye before Frederik went to Aarhus and Mary went to Aalborg :wub:
Frederik arriving, and Mary on her way to Aalborg:
How sweet a goodluck kiss for today's events. And we will see all 4 kids in Copenhagen.
Mary in Aalborg
The Crown Prince couple kids are ready
Love that the kids participate with their parents. Some great photos all over Instagram and Twitter
Mary and Frederik have been high-fiving and taking selfies with so many. What a joyous day
This is a great link that is being updated as the day continues
(But this photo looks particularly low-quality. I wonder who took it...)
Well, we are home.
There have been a few first at this Royal Run.
It's the first time a member of the DRF, Frederik, has interacted directly with the public via Instagram. And it's the first time one of the DRF children has posted something to the public on Instagram. Christian.
There will be a Royal Run next year as well. With one run taking place in Southern Jutland - in commemoration of that part of DK being reunited with DK in 1920. After having been lost to Germany since 1864.
More than 80.000 took part in the official runs, but an additional number ran in unofficial socalled side-Royal Runs. All in all at least 90.000 ran today in the official and unofficial events.
The event organizers have said if they had included all who wanted to take part, the number would have exceeded 200.000. But it had to be limited for safety and logistic reasons.
A third of those signing up today have never run before.
We arrived in Aarhus, and courtesy of a nephew of mine, we had no problems finding a place to park very close to both the start zone and Dannebrog, so we arrived in time to see Frederik on deck, albeit from some distance. So we couldn't see he being received. But a few minutes later he cycled right past us in a group of cyclists. Presumably those who received him.
We strolled up Aarhus Cathedral where the start and finishing lines were located and here Frederik gave a speech. We couldn't hear him though.
We decided to stroll a bit down the pedestrian street and when it was Frederik's turn to walk the one mile we were placed very well. He walked right past almost within arms reach.
The weather was great. A few drops falling from time to time, but neither too warm nor too cold.
What was even greater was the mood. It was fair-ground mood and it was so much a family event. But among those who had signed up, and those who simply came to have a look. But the crown wasn't overwhelming, fortunately. This is after all a bank-holiday here in DK, so many must have been doing something else.
Chatting with people, it's clear to me that this especially appealed to women, wives and sweethearts to be exact. Quite a few husbands had been press-ganged into signing up for Royal Run. :tongue:
In short it was a big communal party. - And it's pretty certain the hotdog stands, beer sellers, restaurants and ice-cream vendors had a great day! After all you need to replenish your energy depots, right?
Frederik wasn't around when it was our time to start, presumably he was on his way to Copenhagen.
And by that time the live TV-coverage switched to Aalborg, where Mary had just arrived. So mother-in-law kept an eye on that on her phone.
We finished in a little less than an hour. A even though there was a good flow, it was a good idea not to include more, otherwise it would have been claustrophobic rather than a pleasure.
Then we joined up with the in-laws and after praising our daughter to high heaven, for being able to walk on her feet (her parents got no praise...) we strolled a bit down around the harbor to get some appetite before driving to a nice little place for a delicious and well deserved lunch.
It was during the lunch the women of the family agreed to sign us up for the five km walk next year as well. As I have an excellent relationship with my father-in-law and don't wish to ruin it by suggesting he should be physically active, I remained quiet in the background. :biggrin:
Then my otherwise angelic daughter turned to me and suggested I signed up for a five km run, or ten km, as I admittedly have run quite a lot when I was young... My father-in-law sat quietly in the background... :biggrin:
All in all a good family-outing-event and I won't mind taking part next year. Now, I just have to find a way to get out of that running-bit... :ermm:
It has been noticed and very positively so, that M&F's children ran on their own, among people and with a minimum of security.
Quite a few foreign residents had signed up as well.
In Aarhus it was a lot of Germans and in Aalborg it was in particular Rumanians.
Granddad John Donaldson and Marys sister, Patricia, are at Amalienborg cheering with the Crown Prince family on all the Danes:
Frederik and Mary :heart:
And here dear members: TV2 video with Christian, Bella, Vincent and Josephine being interviewed after their run:
All 4 children were SO COOL AND BRAVE today - they has a blast :smile:
Kronprins Frederik tog imod sine børn ved målstregen i Royal Run i København - TV 2
"While the Crown Prince was cycling around the routes, Crown Princess Mary and all four children, together with Crown Princess Mary's father and sister, stood for hours and cheered and gave high fives to all the Danes when they came to the finish line at Amalienborg's Palace Square.
Now Mary has went inside to put the twins to bed while Frederik with the two oldest, Christian and Isabella, cheers for the rest."
Pictures of Mary and kids cheering:
Frederik cheering ang giving water to the runners along the route:
All four children talked to the press.
Christian first, with a voice that is close to cracking, telling how nice and encouraging it was with people cheering them along.
They had trained beforehand - a little.
Isabella, who came in third. She says she did what she could and she wanted to avoid starting to walk. And instead running all the way and it gives so much energy to be cheered along.
Josephine, who came in last. It was hard last yer, but this year? - That was also really, really hard!
Vincent who finished the one mile in fine time. - It was a lot of fun and very hard.
- It seems Vincent was game for trying the ten Km run.
In the other clip, Frederik told that there will be a run next year, also in Southern Jutland, and here Isabella interjected pretty insistently: Gråsten!
Daily Mail has the story:
A 41 pic gallery from Aarhus Stiftstidende: https://stiften.dk/article_gallery/583242
Muhler thank you so much for your coverage. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the day and are ready for next!
What a great event, loved that the CP participated with so many Danes. And that it continues next year!
The kids at the start and finish lines
Christian and Vincent
Proud dad greeting his kids
Mary running with the kids from her patronage
Frederik with his oldest greeting the runners
Grandpa John and Aunt Patricia with Frederik and kids cheering on
Glad they are visiting
From the comments I heard and read, there is no question at all that had it not been for Frederik (as well as his family) and his deep commitment to this event, there is no way in this world even half would have signed on. And certainly not people who usually don't exercise.
This has also helped to cement the fact that Frederik is in the minds of now most Danes is closing in on becoming the main figure in the DRF, with Mary close behind.
QMII is still there, oh yes! But it is increasingly Frederik who calls the shots, Frederik whom people look to. - Again with Mary close behind.
What also made Royal Run an even bigger success this year, was that this year it was much more inclusive.
It incorporated the option for people to walk, and to walk a short distance i.e. one mile - which is something almost everyone can manage. After all two wearing exo-skeletons completed the one mile.
As well as a manageable medium distance. i.e. five kilometers that is also a distance almost everyone can manage.
- That no doubt got even more up from the couch than last year.
After all walking, even a short distance is better than sitting.
What also made Royal Run such a success is that it very much appeals to women. It's a social event, where everyone can attend, while having a cozy time. And if the wife or girlfriend wish to attend Royal Run and wish for her husband or boyfriend to go as well - he will go. That's how it works. ;)
It has been estimated that around 60 % of those signing up were women.
That doesn't mean it doesn't appeal to men as well. A group of men, whether they are spurred on by their better halves or not, can easily agree on walking a certain distance or running a shorter distance. And then it becomes a commitment.
The Royal Run is unusual in the sense that I will say that for most time wasn't important. It was taking part and belonging to a social group that mattered. Everything was done in order for people having the opportunity to attach themselves to a loose group, no matter the level.
The fitness-Nazis were few and far between. They had their own 10 km run they could sign up for, so they didn't bother everybody else.
There were also a number of Side-Royal Runs. Arranged locally, sometimes incorporating novel themes. Like five kilometer run for dog-owners with their dogs. Or if the dogs couldn't cope, a five kilometer walk with the dogs. The main thing was taking part.
As we all know, far from all dogs walk five kilometers a day! And the same thing goes for their owners...
I don't think that will be incorporated in the bigger events though, simply because it makes many dogs nervous having too many people and dogs around. But on a local level, it's bound to spread.
But that wasn't the only thing. Soldiers stationed abroad did their own Royal Run, as far as security permitted. Even at the Thule Base in Greenland, where a lot of the Americans stationed there joined their Danish colleagues.
It's a good thing you have to sign up for the event and buy a ticket. That means you are more committed. Otherwise it's pretty tempting to forget about training and also to skip if it rains.
This is an event where the CP-couple really mingle with people from all sorts of backgrounds and all sorts of places and of all ages. Wearing a number and running gear, means are all pretty much uniform, so the social and economical divides vanish.
The whole family taking part in the crowd with a minimum of security is a huge impact! It means so much to so many.
That Frederik is stellar when it comes to interacting with people on a personal level, even if it's just giving a high-five or posing for a selfie, certainly doesn't diminish the whole thing!
So PR-wise this simply cannot be underestimated.
The One Mile run in Copenhagen today is now the largest of it's kind in the world. Some 17.000 took part.
Such a wonderful day yesterday was :heart: From the morning to the evening. The entire Royal Run broadcasted live on TV all day.
TV2 article: The Crown Prince gathered again Denmark for Royal Run: A dream has come true
Kronprinsen samlede igen Danmark til Royal Run: - En drøm er gået i opfyldelse - TV 2
Crown Prince Frederik invited the Danes to Royal Run for the second year in a row at Royal Run 2019.
Over 82,000 Danes ran with Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children in four Danish cities.
And it was a day with good weather, community, exercise and lots of smiles. Just as the Crown Prince had wished.
- It is another dream that has come true after the success last year. It is great to see that there is so much support for Royal Run from all ages, all sizes and at all distances, the Crown Prince said shortly before the last race in Copenhagen and revealed that he can already say now that there will be Royal Run again next year.
Some sweet moments in the Crown Prince family during the day:
Thanks Roskilde and Muhler for the Danish perspective and insights. A truly great event that I'm happy will be repeated.
Frederik and Mary and the kids must have given 100s of hugs and photos yesterday. They really mingled with all. Its exciting to read about all the first time runners.
The DRF website has 3 really nice galleries from today
Royal Run i København/Frederiksberg | Kongehuset
You bet, Polyesco!
I haven't checked, but I understand the DRF Instagram account has exploded with positive feedback.
ADDED: A very nice BB video, showing that the twins are after all only eight, not least Vincent...
Christian is tall! And considering that his mother isn't exactly short...
And Bella, she is so much daddy's girl. She is obviously very fond of her father!
A great photo of Josephine, courtesy of New Idea: https://www.newidea.com.au/media/594...center=0.0,0.0
And a great finishing photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByilinhA...ource=ig_embed
Everyone who has children will be very familiar with that sight!
Lovely photos of the family. It looks like it was a great event for everyone and they all seemed to be in their element! Love that Christian got to post his first photo on the DRF's official Instagram account, too.
that's a cute picture of Josephine from New Idea.
A close up of Isabella,
what a tremendous success!
and big brother "helping" little brother come inside :D
the excess food and water went to the local food bank
”Royal Run is well on its way to becoming a permanent folk party, and we are pleased that with our presence all over the country, we can contribute to reducing food waste and conveying the food to socially vulnerable people. in the middle of this folk party and that we can contribute to this good event, ”
I love that this is turning into an annual event for the family. The four children continue to impress me! It’s difficult for some adults to be both poised and natural, without being overly familiar, and yet the Danish kids seem to have it mastered already. I like that their parents trust them to interact with the public by themselves, even though the media seems to be everywhere. And the kids rose to the occasion beautifully.
Thank you Muhler for your posts especially 283 being a first hand account of your day. I really enjoyed your descriptions. Also Polyesco and Roskilde for your contributions.
It sounds like a great day out for most families and couples and chances to meet new people and make friends and a chance to see the royals. So pleased the Donaldsons were able to be there. It's great they get the chance to catch up with Fred and Mary and the kids.
The Royal Run 2019 was a wonderful day and all the people I have talked to at the day and afterwards think we have the world's best Crown Prince, the world's best Crown Princess and that they have the world's coolest children.
All Danes could follow 'Royal Run' live-broadcasted on TV from morning to evening and therefore we all could follow it closely. :flowers:
I have three special moments I will mention in chronological time of the day:
1. Mary's race with the kids from the Christmas Homes:
Experiencing Mary running in Aalborg was a touching experience. She first ran 5 km with the Danes before she afterwards ran OneMile together with 40 children from the Christmas Homes (along with everyone else too). You see Mary taking very good care of the children, guiding them and giving good support to the kids while they run. Just before the finish line you can see that Mary discovers not all 40 children are along and on the helicopter-pictures you can see Mary turns around, runs toward the stream, back to the children who cannot follow with the rest. She runs to them, encourages them with good words; "We are almost there, you can do it, you can do more than you think'." Mary runs over the finish line at the last one after all children have crossed it. A loving sight.
A little clip here:
2. The children's run in Copenhagen:
Christian sprinted and was quickly over the finish line, not as fast as he could I think - we could see him several times along the way looking back for his siblings.
The real sprinter was little Vincent. He reached the finish line shortly after his big brother. He ran the OneMile really fast for an only 8 year old boy - it was also lovingly noticed in the TV studio.
Isabella ran steadily, concentrating on not stopping and she ran safely over the finish line.
But little Josephine was the one I lost my heart to during that race :biggrin:
Josephine is a dance girl, but I don't think she is as sporty as the rest of the family. Last year she told TV2 that: "I think it was hard." This year she told TV2 that: "It was really really hard." :biggrin:
She sprinted off with her siblings at the beginning, but fell behind. You could see she struggled a little eventually which the TV studio lovingly smiled at and Josephine was clearly the one who was happiest to finally reach the finish line :lol: With a big smile, but easily exhausted she ran into her father's embrace. She sure was very happy to reach that finish line. It was very cute. Her siblings cheerfully cheered on her.
Some pictures of the moment:
(Many have also mentioned how well-behaved and eloquent the four children are. Frederik and Mary always allow them to talk to the TV stations without a filter. They are so sweet and they are allowed to just be children and who they are.)
3. Frederik shared water around the routes:
In how many countries do we see a Crown Prince standing in the streets sharing out waterbottles to the runners? While his wife and children are down at the street cheering and giving high fives to the running people? This is something the Danes love the Crown Prince Couple very much for. That they actually pay tribute to the population - and not the other way around. As usual with royalty.
A little clip:
And you are welcome, Tarlita.
Trivia from Billed Bladet #24, 2019.
The Royal Run 2019 has been covered pretty well here, so I will only add a few details.
The One Mile run in Copenhagen is now the largest in the world with more than 19.000 taking part.
Vincent ran the One Mile in an impressive time for a boy his age, a little more than eight minutes.
Frederik cycled the 10 Km run, back and forth and handed out water and posed for countless selfies, as well as cheering at the finishing line as the rear guard came, with him was not least daddy's girl, Bella.
When the four children had finished the One Mile run, Frederik was asked how he thought his children had done on a scale from 1-10. Well, there should always be room for improvement, so a 9. - To the loud protests of his children, who believed they deserved a 10.
Morfar, John Donaldson was also at Amalienborg during the run, alongside moster, Patricia Bailey. And after having finished their One Mile run, the four children went over to John Donaldson to show of their medals and get a hug.
Later on, during the 10 km run, Mary had returned to Copenhagen and stood at the finishing line with her children, including mother's little boy, Christian.
Since the runners wore their names as well a numbers on the belly, the family cheered people along by name.
They also handed out high fives, as well as posed for selfies. But a big runner came along and gave Mary a high five that counted! She had to step away for a moment and tend to her hand. - Ouch!
A number of close friends of the family also passed Mary and her children. - Jeppe Handwerk, Johan and Rebecca Wedell-Wedellsborg and Christian Buchwald.
In Aarhus more than 16.000 ran along. That's roughly 5% of the entire population of Aarhus municipality even though many would have come from other parts of DK - including us.
In Aalborg more than 13.000 ran.
Mary started by running five kilometers in 26 minutes 56 seconds. She did admit afterwards that her legs were a bit heavy towards the end.
Shortly after she ran a One Mile race with obese children from a Christmas Seal Home, as well as children who have intellectual challenges.
And as Roskilde pointed out, no one were left behind. Mary returned repeatedly to pick up the stragglers.
You can find the scans here:
Bravo Muhler and family!:flowers: Thanks for your report and well done on participating in the Run:flowers:Such a wonderful initiative and a great incentive to start moving. I do wonder whether newcomers to Denmark also participated (following the Crown Princess' example):ermm:
Truth to be told the vast majority who ran in Aarhus looked very European.
There were however many foreign students who ran. Both in Aarhus and Aalborg.
How things were in Copenhagen, I have no idea.
Posts about the family's holidays at Gråsten Castle have been moved to our extra thread:
** Annual Photo Shoots & Holidays At Gråsten Slot: 2003, 2005-2019 **
Frederik today is regent until the 22nd.
There are public audiences on the 19 that he will be in charge of.
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