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iceflower 02-20-2018 05:52 AM

Queen Margrethe II, Current Events Part 1: February 2018 - June 2020
 
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Muhler 02-22-2018 11:31 AM

The court has announced that QMII will go on winter holiday for two weeks starting Monday 26th February:
https://nyheder.tv2.dk/samfund/2018-0...rs-vinterferie
During that time Frederik will be Regent.

The court will not disclose where QMII will go, but she has gone to Norway previously.

- Plausible, since that is a place she is fond of going and a cabin in Norway is a very good place to get away from it all. Apart from that she is close friends with the Norwegian Regent Couple.

(..)

LibrarianDaisy 02-22-2018 12:50 PM

I’m sure you’re right Muhler as that’s where she normally goes this time of the year.

SLV 02-22-2018 04:35 PM

Some quiet time with good friends will be wonderful for the Queen after everything.

polyesco 02-27-2018 11:19 AM

Before heading to vacation, the Queen on Friday, February 23, 2018, received new ambassadors
Ambassadørmodtagelse på Amalienborg | Kongehuset

Frederik is now regent and will hold the State Council tomorrow.

polyesco 03-14-2018 11:17 AM

Queen Margrethe presents the Queen's Watch to members of the Royal Lifeguards during their graduation day at the Life Guards Barracks,
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...bb&oe=5B462E40
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...e1&oe=5B4B8E0C
https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...type=3&theater

iceflower 03-14-2018 11:21 AM

:previous:


Here are two pictured articles:


** BB: Dronning Margrethes rørende tak til livgarden ** translation **


** Dronningen tilbage på job: Takkede for prins Henrik-indsats ** translation **

polyesco 03-14-2018 02:53 PM

:previous: thanks. Some nice words from the Queen to the guards involved with Henrik's death :flowers:

another article
https://www2.forsvaret.dk/omos/organ...ade_AUG17.aspx

iceflower 03-15-2018 07:00 AM

:previous:

I thought so as well. A very lovely gesture to thank them explicitly! I found it moving but also encouraging to see her that way yesterday. She's a great woman!

Here's an additional gallery from yesterday:


** ppe gallery **

iceflower 03-19-2018 07:22 AM

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On March 16 Queen Margrethe received the Ambassadors of Ecuador, Nigeria, Nicaragua and Ethiopia at Christian VII's Palace:


** kongehuset.dk: Ambassadørmodtagelse **

polyesco 03-19-2018 11:35 AM

Today, H.M. The queen receives newly appointed officers from the Army
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...4d&oe=5B424B6C
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...be&oe=5B32D99F
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...4d&oe=5B3DCF02

Muhler 03-19-2018 11:48 AM

Thanks, Polyesco & Iceflower :flowers:

A big day for the new first lieutenants. (Nikolai will AFAIK not be meeting QMII as he is "only" going to be an officer of the reserves, and as such a mere lieutenant. These are officers of the line.)

Is there such a ceremony in other monarchies? I.e. the Commander in Chief (the Monarch) meeting graduates from the officers academies.

gerry 03-20-2018 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2083531)
Thanks, Polyesco & Iceflower :flowers:

A big day for the new first lieutenants. (Nikolai will AFAIK not be meeting QMII as he is "only" going to be an officer of the reserves, and as such a mere lieutenant. These are officers of the line.)

Is there such a ceremony in other monarchies? I.e. the Commander in Chief (the Monarch) meeting graduates from the officers academies.

I only know of the Passing out ceremony at Sandhurst in England, Muhler; in Canada the Royal Military college at Kingston does something similar as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_qnkOY7h7k
but no Queen here!:bang: The governor general apparently reviews sometimes but the Chief of Defence staff took this particular parade last year.

Muhler 03-20-2018 05:26 PM

Thanks, Gerry. :smile:

I positively love the uniforms. Standard British dress uniforms from 1870-1895 or so. Complete will the pill-boxes. The rifles are however a little more powerful than the Martini Henry's they used back then.

gerry 03-20-2018 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2084158)
Thanks, Gerry. :smile:

I positively love the uniforms. Standard British dress uniforms from 1870-1895 or so. Complete will the pill-boxes. The rifles are however a little more powerful than the Martini Henry's they used back then.

I knew you would! Glad I could polish your militaria:flowers:

Muhler 03-23-2018 09:14 AM

Summary of articles in Billed Bladet #12, 2018.
Written by our woman on the parade ground, Trine Larsen.

There are four guards battalions in the Royal Lifeguard Regiment, who supply sentries for the royal palaces. Each battalion is the size of a full company and they serve for three months at a time and apart from the senior NCO's and officers they are exclusively made up by volunteer conscripts. - Just as with Dannebrog there is a waiting list for serving in the guards battalions.
At the end of each battalions tour one of the guardsmen is put forward for receiving the Queen's Watch. In order to do that the guardsman (or woman, women now constitute some 15 % of the conscripts. Women are not called up for conscription, but they have a right to serve if they volunteer and many do) has to be an exemplary guardsman and just as importantly an exemplary brother in arms.

In her speech to the battalion QMII, being moved (hence the pauses in her speech, see below) personally thanked the guardsmen for their service and aide during PH's funeral.

She said: "... I myself take my leave with a number of guardsmen who been standing guard at our palaces and have hopefully had an exciting and beneficial education.
In this case I also say goodbye to a group of guardsmen who have done a particular service ... here, a month ago ... in connection with the death of Prince Henrik and his funeral.
What You (formal plural) there performed was very beautiful, very solemn and that You also helped distribute the flowers out there are the memorial at Kastellet gives the whole event ... a particular note. For that I will tahnk You.
I hope that the memories You take with You as guardsmen will be good memories. Something to look back on and share with Your families and friends and yes, other old guardsmen. And that You, who have chosen to remain in the military, will find that You here have had a good foundation and that You will have many more good and rewarding experiences later on in Your career.
I wish You all a really good future and thank You for Your service".

eya 03-27-2018 03:26 AM

Today, open H.M. Queen's exhibition "From the Queen's Wardrobe" in the Old Town of Aarhus.

Here is a sample of Queen's dresses, national costumes, hats and daywear from the 1940s to today. The queen is the protector of the Old Town, and the exhibition can be seen until September 2018.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg0lbHyg...danskekongehus

https://scontent.fath3-4.fna.fbcdn.n...0d&oe=5B6F75CD
https://scontent.fath3-4.fna.fbcdn.n...56&oe=5B2ED686
https://scontent.fath3-4.fna.fbcdn.n...e2&oe=5B72D279

iceflower 03-27-2018 08:35 AM

:previous:

Queen Margrethe opening the exhibition in Aarhus today:


** kongehuset.dk gallery: ”Fra Dronningens Garderobe” **


** kendte.dk gallery ** hsfo.dk: Dronning Margrethe åbner udstilling i Den Gamle By ** translation **

An Ard Ri 03-29-2018 04:24 PM

Here's a video of H.M.The Queen at the exhibition,nice to see her back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80SBkDG9NxM

Muhler 03-30-2018 03:40 PM

Currently QMII is staying at Marselisborg, with her are two friends. A Norwegian couple she has known since her youth, so she's fortunately not alone.
I'm not sure, but I think the couple is the same ones in whose cabin she stays when she is on vacation in Norway.

The media more or less expect M&F and J&M to drop by at some point during Easter. - So far there haven't been any reports, but I think it's very likely M&F will drop by for a day or two on their way back to Copenhagen from Trend, where I'm pretty certain they are staying these days.

eya 03-31-2018 03:33 AM

And Queen Margrethe going with the Norwegian friends Eleonore and Valentin Sibbern in Cathedral in Aarhus the latest days

https://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bi...kirken_004.jpg
https://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bi...rken_004_2.jpg
https://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bi...rken_011_2.jpg
https://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bi...kirken_052.jpg

Muhler 03-31-2018 03:46 AM

Thanks Eya :flowers:

Yes, they are the Norwegian friends staying at Marselisborg with QMII this Easter.

maria-olivia 03-31-2018 08:47 AM

She went twice in Cathedral in Arhus with Prince Henrik for Christmas .

eya 04-01-2018 11:28 AM

And today Queen Margrethe on the Cathedral in Aarhus for the Easter Service

https://scontent.fath4-2.fna.fbcdn.n...28&oe=5B691963
https://www.nytomoestjylland.dk/apps/...20180401121628

https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...dag-dronningen

Muhler 04-01-2018 12:11 PM

:previous: Yes, and the first day on the job for the new royal confessionarius, Henrik Wigh-Poulsen.

Perhaps FasterB, who know every single priest in DK personally, can tell us more about him? :smile:

ROYAL NORWAY 04-03-2018 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2087131)
Currently QMII is staying at Marselisborg, with her are two friends. A Norwegian couple she has known since her youth, so she's fortunately not alone.
I'm not sure, but I think the couple is the same ones in whose cabin she stays when she is on vacation in Norway.

The media more or less expect M&F and J&M to drop by at some point during Easter. - So far there haven't been any reports, but I think it's very likely M&F will drop by for a day or two on their way back to Copenhagen from Trend, where I'm pretty certain they are staying these days.

Yes, that's them.

Article about it here:
Dronning Margrethes hyggelige påske: Besøg fra Norge - Billedbladet - translation
Quote:

The Norwegian friends own a comfortable Norwegian ski cabin in Gausdal, where Queen Margrethe has come for years to enjoy her annual winter holiday.

Eleonore Sibbern and the Queen know each other all the way back from their youth.
Here is a picture (taken at the cabin in Gausdal) from an interview she gave to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten last year - during her winter holiday:
Dronning Margrethe II i hytta på Gausdal - Aftenposten

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In other news:
Queen Sonja mentioned her close friend QMII in an NRK1 interview from January - which was sent on Easter Eve:
King Harald and Queen Sonja Current Events, Part 2; February 2015 -

Muhler 04-03-2018 01:49 PM

That's a great photo, Royal Norway! :flowers:

QMII went totally Norwegian. :norwayflag:

Alas, it seems like M&F and J&M did not visit QMII at Marselisborg, which to me suggests that M&F were not celebrating Easter at Trend. - Because Marselisborg is pretty much on the way home from Trend.

But back to Norway, like most Danes QMII don't have that big a problem understanding Norwegian - the other way around can be a little more tricky though, as illustrated in this brief Norwegian documentary.
Notice the attire. All Norwegians are by law required to be blonde and wear knitted sweaters, caps and socks. Hence the reason why QMII dressed like a Norwegian in order to blend in. - Otherwise she might cause confusion and even traffic jams. :ermm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuruvcaWuPU

iceflower 04-03-2018 04:15 PM

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Here are some more photos of Queen Margrethe arriving at and leaving from the Easter Church Service at Aarhus Cathedral:


** belga gallery **

eya 04-04-2018 04:11 PM

This evening, Queen Margrethe received by Fredensborg City's torch train at Innre Slotsgaard at Fredensborg Castle.
Every year, Fredensborg Trade and Crafts Association, together with the local scout corps, organizes a torch train from Fredensborg Station to Fredensborg Castle, where the Town Orchestra plays in Indre Slotsgaard.


https://web.facebook.com/detdanskeko...47637538908164

polyesco 04-04-2018 04:29 PM

:previous: article with video
https://sn.dk/Fredensborg/Billeder-o...artikel/736309

lovely tradition :flowers:

iceflower 04-04-2018 04:31 PM

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Here's another video of Queen Margrethe at the annual torchlight procession this evening:


** BB: Bevæget dronning Margrethe tog imod fakkeltog ** translation **

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL9LGoU9Asw

gerry 04-04-2018 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2088570)
That's a great photo, Royal Norway! :flowers:

QMII went totally Norwegian. :norwayflag:

Alas, it seems like M&F and J&M did not visit QMII at Marselisborg, which to me suggests that M&F were not celebrating Easter at Trend. - Because Marselisborg is pretty much on the way home from Trend.

But back to Norway, like most Danes QMII don't have that big a problem understanding Norwegian - the other way around can be a little more tricky though, as illustrated in this brief Norwegian documentary.
Notice the attire. All Norwegians are by law required to be blonde and wear knitted sweaters, caps and socks. Hence the reason why QMII dressed like a Norwegian in order to blend in. - Otherwise she might cause confusion and even traffic jams. :ermm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuruvcaWuPU

I must admit Muhler that I understood the Norwegian better than drunken Danish!:lol: Thanks for this lovely insight into Scandinavian history.:flowers:

ROYAL NORWAY 04-06-2018 01:41 PM

Thanks for a funny video, Muhler! :flowers:

But to be serious, Danish is (as QMII said it in her speech to King Harald and Queen Sonja on the occasion of their 80th birthdays las year) actually pretty well understood in Norway – provided that you pronounce it carefully and do not speak too fast.

Read the speech here:
H.M. Dronningens tale ved gallamiddagen i anledning af fejringen af D.M. Kong Harald og Dronning Sonjas 80 års fødselsdage den 9. maj 2017 | Kongehuset
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BTW: I've just written a long post about QMII and Queen Sonja's special friendship - in this thread:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post2090177

Muhler 04-13-2018 05:15 PM

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #15, 2018.
Written by Trine Larsen.

Each spring QMII moves her residence to Fredensborg for the summer and on the first evening it's tradition that the local bid her welcome with a torch procession. That was also the case this year, where she now stood alone on the stairs...

It all starts with locals, including scouts, marching up to Fredensborg and entering the courtyard, where the QMII is standing on the main stairs leading into the palace.
Once there the local mayor, for Fredensborg town gives a speech welcoming QMII.
PH was very much mentioned in the mayor's speech. Over the many summers the Regent Couple stayed at Fredensborg PH was often out and about chatting with the locals or simply taking part in a local event.

As so often before, something went wrong. The mayor ended his speech by calling for the locals to join him in cheering QMII, but he forgot to say nine cheers! So after the first three cheers, the mayor was the only one cheering. - At birthdays and whenever here in DK it usually only three cheers (and a short *), but for the Majesty it's nine. Oh well, QMII laughed it off. - So one more time; this time the correct nine cheers.

As always QMII gave a little speech in return, thanking the locals for their welcome and expressing her delight in being back at Fredensborg again. And also expressing how much the kid words about PH meant to her.

QMII and the locals then sang the national anthem. (**) And QMII turned around and walked slowly, almost hesitantly back inside.

(*) Hurra! Hurra! Hurra! - Hu! (And usually the long one as well: Hurraaaa!)

(**) There is the national anthem and the royal anthem, both are used officially. Some claim there is a third anthem as well, but that is unofficial.

FasterB 04-16-2018 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2093140)

(**) There is the national anthem and the royal anthem, both are used officially. Some claim there is a third anthem as well, but that is unofficial.

The royal anthem "King Christian" (it is not me singing ;) )
LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Ce6sTlRq0

The national anthem "There is a lovely country": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpCrdQ7gfus

And the unofficial anthem "In Denmark I was born, it´s where my home is": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-E23ZEbDNg

eya 04-17-2018 12:19 PM

Queen Margrethe during the Rungstedlund Prize ceremony in Copenhagen today

PPE Agency

https://web.facebook.com/detdanskeko...53877278284190

Muhler 04-17-2018 12:31 PM

Thanks Eya. :flowers:

The recipient is from Greenland, hence the reason why he is wearing the national costume.

iceflower 04-18-2018 05:50 AM

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Here's another gallery and an article about this year's delivery of the Rungstedlund Prize yesterday:


** sn.dk gallery **


** BB: Glad dronning Margrethe overrakte Blixen-pris ** translation **


Today, April 18, Queen Margrethe received the departing and the new Regiment Secretary of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment:


** kongehuset.dk: Modtagelse af afgående og ny regimentssekretær for Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment **

eya 04-19-2018 05:20 AM

The Queen yesterday 18 April presented Queen Margrethe II's Science Prize to Professor of Spanish History Morten Rievers Heiberg
In 2015, the Royal Danish Science Society established the science award for the Queen's 75th birthday.
The award is awarded once a year to a researcher under 50 years.

H.M. Dronningen overrakte Dronning Margrethe II's Videnskabspris | Kongehuset

iceflower 04-19-2018 07:17 AM

:previous:


Here are some more photos:


** kongehuset.dk fb gallery **


** BB: Dronning Margrethe overrakte helt særlig pris ** translation **

eya 04-24-2018 02:26 PM

The Queen today handed a pulpit dress to Stadtkirche St. Petri in the German city of Ratzeburg.
The dress is designed by the Queen and is adorned by a rooster male. The male refers to the apostle Peter, often depicted with a male.

H.M. Dronningen overdrager prædikestolsklæde | Kongehuset

Video

VIDEO: Overdragelse af prædikestolsklæde | Kongehuset

Muhler 04-24-2018 02:41 PM

Thank you, Eya. :flowers:

A minor correction: Not a male, a rooster. Like the one depicted on the pulpit dress.

We need our resident theologian, FasterB, to tell us why that is so. :smile:

FasterB 04-25-2018 03:55 AM

The rooster is the symbol for the apostle Peter, who denied Jesus 3 times before the rooster crowed two times.

Muhler 04-25-2018 05:12 AM

Thank you, FasterB. :flowers:

I knew you would know. :graduate:

Isn't there also an apostle who is often depicted with an eagle? I seem to remember it from Tintin of all places.

FasterB 04-25-2018 06:45 AM

Yes, that is the evangelist John (In DK: Johannes).

The other evangelists symbols are:
Mattew/Matthæus: Man. Matt starts his gospel with the genealogy of Jesus
Mark/Markus: Lion. Mark starts his gospel with a shout in the desert, which leds the mind to the lion roaring.
Luke/Lukas: Ox. Luke starts his gospel with the telling of a offering and the ox is the traditional offer animal.

Muhler 04-25-2018 05:05 PM

Thanks, FasterB. :flowers:

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #17, 2018.
Written by Trine Larsen.

Recently QMII presented the Karen Blixen award to the Greenlandic geologist, Minik Rosing.
The award is normally presented to authors but Minik Rosing has not written a book. He was presented the award as outside of catagory, because he has established the the Earth is 300 million years older than previously believed.

He is also the one Vincent is named after.
They share the Greenlandic name Minik and that is because he, according to Frederik, is a blessed storyteller, one of the best in the realm.
He and Frederik know each other well from their shared passion for Greenland.

gerry 04-25-2018 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2098282)
Thanks, FasterB. :flowers:

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #17, 2018.
Written by Trine Larsen.

Recently QMII presented the Karen Blixen award to the Greenlandic geologist, Minik Rosing.
The award is normally presented to authors but Minik Rosing has not written a book. He was presented the award as outside of catagory, because he has established the the Earth is 300 million years older than previously believed.

He is also the one Vincent is named after.
They share the Greenlandic name Minik and that is because he, according to Frederik, is a blessed storyteller, one of the best in the realm.
He and Frederik know each other well from their shared passion for Greenland.

A storyteller is also an author of sorts, except there is too little recognition for the oral traditions: mange tak to the Karen Blixen foundation for understanding and awarding Minik Rosing for his work, and to Muhler for writing us about it so that we can share! I hope there is are recordings (with English subtitles :biggrin:) of Rosing's tales:flowers:

Muhler 04-26-2018 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2098365)
A storyteller is also an author of sorts, except there is too little recognition for the oral traditions: mange tak to the Karen Blixen foundation for understanding and awarding Minik Rosing for his work, and to Muhler for writing us about it so that we can share! I hope there is are recordings (with English subtitles :biggrin:) of Rosing's tales:flowers:


Indeed, it was a nice to include a first-class presenter, which Minik Rosing very much seems to be.
You can find plenty of stuff on YouTube with Minik Rosing, a lot, if not most of it, in English. Some of the topis sounds pretty interesting, even for me who are not particularly into geology.

eya 05-01-2018 07:55 AM

On May 1st Queen Margrethe performed the official boarding of The Dannebrog for this year's season. The boarding happened at Copenhagen Harbor and the first official trip goes to Elsinore, Northern Zealand.

Belga Image

polyesco 05-01-2018 11:11 AM

:previous: Some lovely photos
Officiel ombordstigning på Kongeskibet Dannebrog | Kongehuset

iceflower 05-01-2018 12:26 PM

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Here are some more photos and a video of today's "season opening":


** nordjyske.dk gallery ** kendte.dk gallery **


** BB: VIDEO: Glad dronning Margrethe klar til endnu en sæson **


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4S_RErdfd4

Muhler 05-01-2018 01:28 PM

Thank you, ladies. :flowers:

Yes, getting aboard the ship was no problem, getting off was another matter...

It's been windy today, especially in the eastern part of DK, so when Dannebrog approached Helsingør harbor (it's a small harbor) there was too much wind for her to safely moor let alone sailing QMII to shore aboard the chaluppe.
So mayor, horn-orchestra, Home Guard detachment, colors and onlookers had to wait a while. Almost blowing into the harbor themselves.
But eventually the wind calmed a bit.

Such things simply happen. :lol:

iceflower 05-02-2018 09:27 AM

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Queen Margrethe received the Vice President of Argentina Gabriela Michetti at Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg, today, May 2:


** kongehuset.dk: Modtagelse af Argentinas senatsformand **

iceflower 05-04-2018 08:58 AM

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Queen Margrethe inaugurated Realdania's urban development project BLOX in Copenhagen today, may 4. BLOX is a sustainable building designed by OMA.


** ppe gallery **


** kongehuset.dk: H.M. Dronningen indviede BLOX **


** BB: Dronning Margrethe sang med Pigekoret ** translation **


And in the afternoon Queen Margrethe attended the celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the Army Officers School in Frederiksberg:


** kongehuset.dk: Hærens Officersskoles 150-års jubilæum **

eya 05-15-2018 02:51 PM

The Queen Margrethe attends at the Danish Handicraft Association's medal ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall, today

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bizto8aA...danskekongehus

iceflower 05-15-2018 04:34 PM

:previous:


Thanks! Here are some additional photos and a video:


** Pic ** fb gallery ** ppe gallery ** kongehuset.dk video **


** kongehuset.dk: Haandværkerforeningens medaljeoverrækkelse **

eya 05-18-2018 10:46 AM

Queen Margrethe received new ambassadors from Serbia, Spain, Thailand and the Philippines at Fredensborg Castle today.

https://da-dk.facebook.com/detdanske...70158979989353
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi7CLEjA...danskekongehus

iceflower 05-29-2018 11:53 AM

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Queen Margrethe inaugurated Denmark's fifth National Park, the Kongernes Nordsjælland (Kings of North Zealand) National Park, today, May 29. The ceremony took place at Esrum Monastery:


** sn.dk: Dronning Margrethe indviede nationalpark **


** BB: Dronningen sejlede til åbning af Nationalpark ** translation **


** kongehuset.dk: Indvielse af Nationalpark Kongernes Nordsjælland **


** gettyimages gallery: DNK: Queen Margrethe Of Denmark Inaugurates National Park **

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icv5eOSrq0s

An Ard Ri 05-29-2018 03:21 PM

Here are a few more photos of Her Majesty The Queen from her visit to the National Park Kings of North Zealand.

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...2018%20Denmark

eya 06-02-2018 12:48 PM

Queen Margrethe visited Viborg today to open the Skovgaard Museum's new exhibition "Niels Skovgaard - out of his brother's shadow". The exhibition was made on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of Niels Skovgaard's birth.

https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...b9&oe=5BB90F09
https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...23&oe=5B851792
https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...f8&oe=5BBC69A4

iceflower 06-03-2018 05:57 AM

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Here's a video of yesterday's exhibition opening:


** tvmidtvest.dk: Dronningen indviede Skovgaard-udstilling **


This morning, June 3, Queen Margrethe attended a mass on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the Sct. Michaelis Church in Fredericia.

Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg were present as well:


** kongehuset.dk gallery ** tvsyd: Søndag er Dronning Margrethe i Fredericia **

iceflower 06-04-2018 01:00 AM

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Yesterday afternoon, June 3, Queen Margrethe was present at the opening of the exhibition "The sculptor Niels Skovgaard - a champion of the form" at the Art Museum in Vejen:


** jv.dk gallery ** jv.dk video **


And here's a video of all her weekend events:


** BB: VIDEO: Dronningens dejlige weekend med sol, sommer og sang **

iceflower 06-06-2018 10:12 AM

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Yesterday, June 5, Queen Margrethe visited the 2nd Battalion of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (PWRR) at Kendrew Barracks in England.

Nice that we get some photos this time!


** kongehuset.dk: H.M. Dronningen besøgte Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment ** fb gallery **

polyesco 06-06-2018 01:33 PM

:previous: photos and some good information on why the Queen is associated with this regiment. Her father, the King, also had a connection with a British regiment. Nice tradition
nice photo
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...0a&oe=5BB036E3

iceflower 06-13-2018 04:57 AM

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Queen Margrethe received newly appointed officers from the Navy at Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg this morning, June 13:


** kongehuset.dk: Modtagelse af nyudnævnte officerer fra Søværnet **

eya 06-27-2018 10:52 AM

Queen Margrethe gave last night, at a reception at Marselisborg Castle in Aarhus, where representatives from the local community were invited .

H.M. Dronningen afholdt Omegnsreception på Marselisborg Slot | Kongehuset

iceflower 06-29-2018 06:11 AM

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Queen Margrethe was present the Royal Life Guard's anniversary parade this morning, June 29, and will attend the anniversary dinner this evening:


** kongehuset.dk gallery **

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzUh8orE8To

eya 06-30-2018 04:46 AM

Queen Margrethe attends last night 29 June at the royal livgard's anniversary dinner in the Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen.

https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...83&oe=5BA1463E
https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...ee&oe=5BA6CE04

Count Ingolf with his wife was there also

https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...4d&oe=5BB31335

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkpGvvsA...danskekongehus

iceflower 06-30-2018 06:05 AM

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Here are more photos of Queen Margrethe's attendance yesterday evening, she looked very lovely!


** kendte.dk gallery: Dronningen strålede: Uddelte helt særlig hæder **

iceflower 07-02-2018 06:30 AM

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Queen Margrethe enjoyed a circus performance in Aarhus on June 30:


** BB: Dronning Margrethe morede sig i Zirkus Nemo ** translation **

Muhler 07-02-2018 07:27 AM

She sure did!

As far as you can say QMII is fan of anyone, she is very much a fan of Søren Østergaard and his wacky sense of humor, depicted by his even wackier characters in Zirkus Nemo.
I believe it was PH who introduced her to Søren Østergaard - and the world of humor has never been the same for QMII ever since. :lol:

There is no way you can keep QMII away from going to Zirkus Nemo when she's at Marselisborg in the summer. - And if you try and stop her, she'd probably sink her teeth into your leg!

iceflower 07-04-2018 03:38 PM

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Queen Margrethe was present at the celebration of Denmark's Nationalbank's 200th anniversary in Copenhagen this afternoon, July 4:



** BB: Dronning Margrethe til fest i banken ** translation ** kongehuset.dk gallery **

Muhler 07-04-2018 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2129441)
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Queen Margrethe was present at the celebration of Denmark's Nationalbank's 200th anniversary in Copenhagen this afternoon, July 4:



** BB: Dronning Margrethe til fest i banken ** translation **

Yes, the Danish National Bank came about as a direct consequence of the Danish state bankruptcy in 1813.
As a major trading nation that between 1720-1801 (really 1807) managed to stay neutral and outside the European wars Denmark became a prosperous country. And since everyone were interested in maintaining at least some trade, a neutral country with a large merchant fleet, protected by an equally large navy, came in handy.
Denmark sailed everything for everyone everywhere. Including slaves BTW. DK was the seventh largest slave-transporting nation and it has been estimated that some 100.000 Africans were transported (and survived) to the Americas between the mid 1600's to 1792.
In 1792 Denmark became the first country to abolish slave trade. Partly as a consequence the Enlightenment, but mainly because slave transport became less and less profitable.
Slavery had already been outlawed in the Danish realm for centuries, also for Africans who happened to end up here. However, slavery persisted in the Danish colonies in African and especially the West Indies until 1848.
But back to the bankruptcy.

By the year 1800 Britain was under severe economic pressure, because Napoleon had managed to persuade, goad and pressure practically the whole of the European continent to block British merchants from trading. That included Denmark which at the time was a part of an armed neutrality league with Russia and Sweden, effectively keeping British merchant out of the Baltic, while having a combined navy strong enough to be able to secure our own merchant ships from a counter-blockade by the British.
Okay by 1801 Britain decided a bit of gunboat diplomacy was the answer. The a navy was shipped to Copenhagen in the early spring to pressure the Danish king to leave the neutrality league and do it before the Danish, Swedish and Russian navies had been tackled and armed after the winter.
That led to the Battle of Copenhagen 2nd April 1801 - where Nelson put the spyglass before his blind eye, meaning he couldn't see the signal from his superior to break off the battle and retreat.
We can discuss the outcome of the battle, but politically the British succeeded. DK left the Neutrality League - and around the same time the Russian Tsar died, changing the political situation dramatically.

Despite the battle a fragile peace continued between DK and UK. But during the first years of the 1800's Napoleon de facto took control of central and southern Europe and now Britain was under economic as well an military pressure. - And Denmark had one of the largest navies in Europe...
The nightmare scenario in the British Admiralty was that Denmark would either be defeated by Napoleon or more or less "persuaded" to become an ally of Napoleon - and that meant the Danish navy would be under the control of Napoleon.
So the British issued an ultimatum to DK. The Danish navy should be handed over to Britain and be under British control for the duration of the war with Napoleon. In return UK would guarantee Danish ships and protect the Danish coast, reimburse DK for using the Danish navy and return the Danish warships fully equipped and in working order after the war. - That was of course a totally unacceptable proposal for a sovereign nation!
So Britain launched what was one of the best executed combined operations in military history. A fleet and an army corps was send to Copenhagen, surrounded the city in order to put pressure on the Danish king to comply with the demands and hand over the navy.
The army corps tasked with surrounding Copenhagen and protecting the artillery batteries were under the command of a general Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington.
What happened next in 1807 was nothing short of an atrocity, which is why this episode is not covered much in British history books. Copenhagen was bombarded for three days and nights by artillery and incendiary rockets. Setting fire to large parts of Copenhagen and killing several hundred civilians.
The Danish king was at the time in Schleswig-Holstein with the main Danish army. In fact to guard against an incursion by Napoleon, so Copenhagen was under the command of a military governor, who with large parts of the city in flames decided to surrender and comply with the British demands. - So to the endless humiliation of a proud sea-nation practically the whole of the danish navy was taken away.
Of course that infuriated the Danes to no end! And the result became a kind of guerilla warfare at sea against any British ship entering Danish waters. Small gunboats by the hundreds were constructed and were a genuine menace for British shipping, even major ships of the line were sometimes in trouble!
In fact Denmark ended up being Napoleon's last ally when he surrendered for the first time in 1814. - But since Denmark was a war with Britain and had no navy left, Danish trade abroad broke down. That resulted in the state bankruptcy in 1813.
On top of that our old enemy, the Swedes decided to side with the British and invaded Norway in 1814, because after Napoleon had left for Elba, the spoils where shared among the European states, and while Denmark was treated fairly mildly, it was decided that Norway should be ceded to Sweden.
The Norwegians were not interested! They wanted independence. No way, was the reply from Sweden, so they invaded. The Norwegians fought gallantly and hard, but without support from Denmark it was a forlorn hope. It led to Sweden and Norway becoming a union under the Swedish crown. In reality Norway became a Swedish province until 1905.

But to avoid future economic chaos (and to some extent also keeping the financial dispositions of the king under control) after what happened after the bankruptcy in 1813, the Danish National Bank was established in 1818.

And as a little curiosum: When Copenhagen surrendered after the bombardment in 1807 the good citizens of Copenhagen strolled outside the ramparts to have a look at the British camps. Especially the Scottish regiments "with their naked legs" were particular exotic.
It may sound strange to us today, but in an age where news reporting was slow, people went out to see "the news" with their own eyes when possible.

gerry 07-04-2018 10:54 PM

Perfidious Albion indeed! Mange tak Muhler for your explanation of British efforts at borrowing the Danish navy! Desperate times call for desperate measures and clearly the Brits had underestimated the situation of the time. However, HM Queen Margrethe seems to get along well enough now with Queen Elizabeth so Alls well that ends well, I suppose:lol:

Curryong 07-05-2018 12:16 AM

Horrendous, Muhler. I hadn't read about this at all, (as you might expect of a person born in England.) The only excuse for these actions, if excuse there can be, is that Britain and Napoleonic France were engaged a life or death struggle of nationhood until 1815. If Napoleon had invaded England as he intended to, early in the century, and had succeeded, that would have been the end of Britain, which would have become a slave-state. No doubt about that.

I suppose single young women of that time wouldn't ever have seen naked male legs if they didn't have younger brothers. So well-muscled bare legs beneath a kilt might have been a great attraction!

Muhler 07-05-2018 03:12 AM

:previous: No doubt, no doubt. :lol:

Yes, I think the expression: Military necessity springs to mind.

However London was not illuminated after the raid on Copenhagen in 1807, as it usually was after a great victory.

And the British casualties after the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 were higher than at the Battle of the Nile. It became a slugging match between the British fleet and the Danish warships that had been towed out to form a defense line.
The water was shallow, so Nelson couldn't use one of his favorite tactics of going through the enemy line.
After four hours of battle, the Danish ships were severely battered, but that was only the outer defense line. The batteries on land and on the sea-forts protecting the harbor had not yet been engaged. Hence why Nelson got the order to break off the battle. - Which he "didn't notice."
So instead he send a message ashore saying that he would set the Danish ships on fire without being able to help the crews if there wasn't a ceasefire.
The Danish king, somewhat horrified, agreed to a ceasefire and from that came the negotiations in which DK left the neutrality league. - At the same time, the pro-Napoleon tsar in Russia died, to be replaced by one who was hostile to Napoleon, eventually resulting in the battle of Austerlitz. And ultimately to Napoleon invading Russia.

IMO it was doubtful Nelson would have set fire to the Danish ships. He (and Britain) would have been denounced as a barbarian and Nelson did after all have his share of enemies back in UK.
And Britain actually didn't want a full scale war with Denmark, and probably Russia and Sweden as well, all horrified by such a British atrocity.
This was "only" gunboat diplomacy and despite this battle DK and UK managed to maintain the relatively friendly relations which had existed between our two nations for at the time some 700 years. Totally unique in European history!

I cannot resist telling you about the Wooden Shoe Battle at Køge in 1807.
As I have already mentioned the Danish army was concentrated in Schleswig and Holstein, so all that was left were a few regiments in Copenhagen, which was surrounded by the British forces, and a peasant militia.
They were mobilized and marched towards Copenhagen to relieve the capital.
Now, the peasant were issued an old tunic and and ideally a musket but there were few muskets available and those that were were often antiques and sometimes a shako for the head and otherwise they were dressed like ordinary working peasants. And that included wooden shoes, which practically everyone wore (Thanks to the Dutch settlers who came to DK in the early 1600s.)
Well, wooden shoes may be fine for walking and working, but not for fighting, and sure as H not for running!
It was no match! They came up against well-disciplined battle-hardened British regiments (including the before mentioned Scottish units.) To the British it was basically a live-fire exercise and they suffered limited casualties. The Danish peasants were swept aside and fled. Discarding their wooden shoes which littered the line of flight, hence the name of the battle.

Here is such an ideally equipped peasant militiaman: https://app.box.com/s/ak6o1iarvqxzh85xjut7d30qt0r796se
Even fully equipped he doesn't look particularly heroic, does he? He wouldn't last for five minutes in a Hollywood movie I'm afraid. :ermm:
The militia lost 100 dead and 150 wounded, some 1.200 were taken prisoner.
The British casualties amounted to 50 dead and 80 wounded.

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ADDED: Various paintings from the period.

One of the better and most realistic paintings of the Battle of Copenhagen 1801. The expression "the fog of war" is apt here: https://app.box.com/s/vn4gro7hhki0mkmm2udpmi5b1lxfjtsy

One of the most realistic paintings of the bombardment of Copenhagen 1807, for all three nights the British aimed at the most prominent church in Copenhagen, Vor Frue Kirke, The Church of Our Lady. - It's easier to see where the rockets are going at night...
https://app.box.com/s/88hc6ub793hhqfcg9uzm3dssyvda0anj
The Danish ships were still to be masted and tackled after the winter, hence why they only have the lower part of the main mast mounted.

And finally the Highland camp or Mountain-Scotch as they were called in DK at the time. The highlanders here look somewhat effeminate, in line with the artistic convention of the time: https://app.box.com/s/cnogbx21m6wqatjnkhm5g56h7b2kb5pe
And here in the beginning of the national romantic era and with the obsession of trees and nature of the time, the camp looks positively idyllically placed!

Muhler 07-05-2018 01:51 PM

Summary of articles in Billed Bladet #27, 2018.
Written by Trine Larsen & Ken Richter.

QMII is all over the place these days!

She attended the 360th anniversary of the Royal Lifeguard Regiment in style!
The anniversary was held at Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen, so QMII simply had the royal yacht Dannebrog moored at the quay outside the hotel, so it was just a question of walking down the phalarope and then she was there at the celebration, complete with the music corps playing on the quay.
And when the party ended in the evening, she simply walked back, went to sleep and woke up the next morning in Aarhus.
There was dancing at the party, but QMII contended herself with merely looking at people dancing.

She also presented a watch at the watch parade, to the guardsmen, who has been selected among his comrades in arms as being the best mate.

One of the few duties QMII has while on her summer holiday in Aarhus, at Marselisborg, is a reception for local pings - politicians, businessmen, representative for various organizations and so on. In other words: Meeting the local who's who. One of them was the hotel-matador, Enan Galaly with wife. Enan Galaly was a close friend of PH and it was at one of his hotels that PH stayed when he fell ill for the last time back in January.

But one of the delights that QMII looks forward to when in Aarhus, is going to Zirkus Nemo. A very small and very untraditional circus, headed by Søren Østergaard, whose wacky humor usually leaves QMII in stitches!
This year QMII is spending her time at Marselisborg with her old friends Kjeld and Birgitta Hillingsø, with whom she went to circus.
It has become tradition that QMII is invited inside Søren Østergaard's caravan for a cup of coffee during the intermission, also this year.
Alas, Søren Østergaard's wife was not present, she was at a funeral.
It was a very merry Queen who was escorted to her car after the show.

(You can find the scans in the Nikolai, Felix, Henrik & Athena thread.)

Muhler 07-13-2018 08:52 AM

One of the things that are almost guaranteed while QMII is at Marselisborg for the summer, is the outdoor ballet at Møllerup Gods (estate).
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...t-med-vennerne

The estate is owned by Anne Sofie and Stig Gamborg, who are related to QMII's LiW, Lena von Lüttichau.

Here are a couple of photos of the estate: https://www.pigeonairphoto.dk/wp-cont...oellerup_2.jpg
https://www.pigeonairphoto.dk/wp-cont...oellerup_1.jpg

I know the place well as it is located only a little more than an hour on bicycle from where we live and right next to a national park.
I would love to live there! It's very scenic.

gerry 07-13-2018 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2132438)
One of the things that are almost guaranteed while QMII is at Marselisborg for the summer, is the outdoor ballet at Møllerup Gods (estate).
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...t-med-vennerne

The estate is owned by Anne Sofie and Stig Gamborg, who are related to QMII's LiW, Lena von Lüttichau.

Here are a couple of photos of the estate: https://www.pigeonairphoto.dk/wp-cont...oellerup_2.jpg
https://www.pigeonairphoto.dk/wp-cont...oellerup_1.jpg

I know the place well as it is located only a little more than an hour on bicycle from where we live and right next to a national park.
I would love to live there! It's very scenic.

Mange tak Muhler! Such an interesting group of buildings; would you be able to explain how this estate works? Clearly the first building is the main residence, but what function do the other buildings have?:flowers:

Muhler 07-14-2018 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2132689)
Mange tak Muhler! Such an interesting group of buildings; would you be able to explain how this estate works? Clearly the first building is the main residence, but what function do the other buildings have?:flowers:

Gladly. :smile:

They are stables and barns and a house for the overseer and his family. And also a smithy, other shops, stores and quarters for the large staff. An estate this size could easily house 30-50 employees, not counting those who live in nearby villages and houses.

Until a few generations ago Denmark was predominantly an agricultural country and until way into the 1800s mainly based on cattle, that during the winter was inside.
Now, cattle needs fodder, hence the large barns.
After having been fattened during the summer, the cattle was driven (or sailed) south to the hungry markets in Germany, but also England. That was a very profitable business, hence why we have so many estates and manors here in DK, considering the size of the country.
- All that to explain the economy behind such an estate.

Okay, the owners of such manors of course wished to display their wealth and status. Partially by building impressive main buildings, but because the owners were farmers first and foremost, they also wished to display their barns and stables. And that is why people visiting such estates driving up to a manor first passed the stables, barns, shops and what not, before even getting to the main building. It's a statement saying: Look at my business! Look at how well-run and well-maintained my business is! Look at how successful and wealthy my family is!
It also meant that lord of the manor could oversee most of the activity from his office and bedroom.
If you were a visiting noble, you were given a tour of the property, including the cow-sheds. You were expected to be given such a tour and you were expected to actually have a keen knowledge about what you were shown for your own assessment.

The estates where the manor house is the center-piece and where barns are hidden away out of sight are far between in Denmark.
The nobles living in these estates identified themselves of course as nobles but otherwise first and foremost as farmers. And they were hands on in regards to their estate.
There were of course nobles who showed little or no interest in their estates, but they were the exception and such people got little respect form their peers. After all the estate was the working symbol of your family's status and wealth.
So the nobles living here knew about crops, cattle, economy and so on. They knew most of their employees by name, they knew most of their tenants by name and they knew who came and went on their estate. I.e. tradesmen, craftsmen - and rascals.
And when nobles met they could certainly converse in French and discuss Voltaire but they certainly also discussed the prize on cattle, horse breeding, investments and crop yield.
And that included their wives as well. Being responsible for the household they could easily talk about fashion, horses, maintenance of the main buildings, the latest interior trends and the current theatrical plays in Copenhagen - all within an hour. In French or German if need be, lest the servants listened in...

Okay, practically every noble family worth mentioning had a house in Copenhagen and spend some time there every year. Partially to mingle among themselves, partially due to political obligations, partially to do business and pay their respect to the DRF - but also to keep up with the latest cultural trends. - But they made sure they got regular reports from their overseer at their estate on how things were doing.

- In short: The notion about the aloof, disinterested rich noble with way too much time on his hands is, certainly in Danish context, a myth.
Even the very rich who owned several estates were busy! They were first and foremost farmers with a business to run. And the more well-run your estate was, the more respect you got.

iceflower 07-14-2018 03:11 PM

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This evening, July 14, Queen Margrethe attended the above mentioned ballet performance at Møllerup estate in Rønde:



** BB: Dronning Margrethe til ballet hos veninde ** translation **


** kongehuset.dk: H.M. Dronningen overværede Verdensballet 2018 **

gerry 07-14-2018 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2132769)
Gladly. :smile:

They are stables and barns and a house for the overseer and his family. And also a smithy, other shops, stores and quarters for the large staff. An estate this size could easily house 30-50 employees, not counting those who live in nearby villages and houses.

Until a few generations ago Denmark was predominantly an agricultural country and until way into the 1800s mainly based on cattle, that during the winter was inside.
Now, cattle needs fodder, hence the large barns.
After having been fattened during the summer, the cattle was driven (or sailed) south to the hungry markets in Germany, but also England. That was a very profitable business, hence why we have so many estates and manors here in DK, considering the size of the country.
- All that to explain the economy behind such an estate.

Okay, the owners of such manors of course wished to display their wealth and status. Partially by building impressive main buildings, but because the owners were farmers first and foremost, they also wished to display their barns and stables. And that is why people visiting such estates driving up to a manor first passed the stables, barns, shops and what not, before even getting to the main building. It's a statement saying: Look at my business! Look at how well-run and well-maintained my business is! Look at how successful and wealthy my family is!
It also meant that lord of the manor could oversee most of the activity from his office and bedroom.
If you were a visiting noble, you were given a tour of the property, including the cow-sheds. You were expected to be given such a tour and you were expected to actually have a keen knowledge about what you were shown for your own assessment.

The estates where the manor house is the center-piece and where barns are hidden away out of sight are far between in Denmark.
The nobles living in these estates identified themselves of course as nobles but otherwise first and foremost as farmers. And they were hands on in regards to their estate.
There were of course nobles who showed little or no interest in their estates, but they were the exception and such people got little respect form their peers. After all the estate was the working symbol of your family's status and wealth.
So the nobles living here knew about crops, cattle, economy and so on. They knew most of their employees by name, they knew most of their tenants by name and they knew who came and went on their estate. I.e. tradesmen, craftsmen - and rascals.
And when nobles met they could certainly converse in French and discuss Voltaire but they certainly also discussed the prize on cattle, horse breeding, investments and crop yield.
And that included their wives as well. Being responsible for the household they could easily talk about fashion, horses, maintenance of the main buildings, the latest interior trends and the current theatrical plays in Copenhagen - all within an hour. In French or German if need be, lest the servants listened in...

Okay, practically every noble family worth mentioning had a house in Copenhagen and spend some time there every year. Partially to mingle among themselves, partially due to political obligations, partially to do business and pay their respect to the DRF - but also to keep up with the latest cultural trends. - But they made sure they got regular reports from their overseer at their estate on how things were doing.

- In short: The notion about the aloof, disinterested rich noble with way too much time on his hands is, certainly in Danish context, a myth.
Even the very rich who owned several estates were busy! They were first and foremost farmers with a business to run. And the more well-run your estate was, the more respect you got.

Thank you so very much Muhler for your explanation. The Danish method of farming has clearly done much to structure Danish society; I imagine that these place have stayed in the same families for many generations, much like the English and Dutch systems. However, although horses were given palatial accommodations on English estates, I do not believe cows were treated with the same consideration! In the Netherlands, grass is black and white! Clearly yet another reason why Danes are the happiest people in the world; if your cows are happy, then everyone is happy!

Muhler 07-15-2018 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2133245)
Thank you so very much Muhler for your explanation. The Danish method of farming has clearly done much to structure Danish society; I imagine that these place have stayed in the same families for many generations, much like the English and Dutch systems. However, although horses were given palatial accommodations on English estates, I do not believe cows were treated with the same consideration! In the Netherlands, grass is black and white! Clearly yet another reason why Danes are the happiest people in the world; if your cows are happy, then everyone is happy!

You are of course right. If the animals are treated well in a certain country, then it's logic that the people are happy too, since they have the surplus to treat animals well.
However, we still a way to go in that respect here in DK, I'm afraid. The pork and poultry factories are not something to write home about. :ermm:

But back to the manors. Yes, quite a few of them stayed in the family for generations, sometimes from the very beginning to the present day.
But many have of course changed hands many times as a result of intermarriage, the family line dying out (are you listening Japan?) but mainly for financial reasons.

JR76 07-15-2018 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2133287)

But back to the manors. Yes, quite a few of them stayed in the family for generations, sometimes from the very beginning to the present day.
But many have of course changed hands many times as a result of intermarriage, the family line dying out (are you listening Japan?) but mainly for financial reasons.

I've read that many estates changed hands after the agricultural reforms following WWI leading to the nobility being replaced by newer families in many cases.

Muhler 07-15-2018 04:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JR76 (Post 2133293)
I've read that many estates changed hands after the agricultural reforms following WWI leading to the nobility being replaced by newer families in many cases.

Yes, much has changed in the past 100 years. Like in practically every other European country that still has an aristocracy, many of them struggle with the expenses of maintaining their ancestral home, and many simply had to give up, so yes many manors are now a part of an agricultural company, owning a lot of land and several estates and even manors. Basically agricultural industry.
Others have been taken over by the state or local municipalities and used for all sorts of purposes.
And others have been bought by private individuals, who for various reasons can afford it.
But surprisingly many noble families still own a manor (or two! Or even three!), which is a testament to the stable political and economic conditions in DK over the past couple of centuries.

- I once watched a docu where a middle-aged DK couple, who had always wanted an estate of their own, managed to get the funds to buy one. (And in a reasonable condition mind you.) They ended up spending most of their spare time cleaning the place! Because they couldn't afford a staff.
So little fun there IMO.

M. Payton 07-15-2018 04:59 AM

:previous:
Ah but the point is that that estate belong to them now and I bet they took great care of it for in saving all that money, it meant something to them.....maybe a dream come true.:smile:

iceflower 07-15-2018 08:18 AM

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As interesting as it may be, let us please get back to Queen Margrethe's current events! Thank you!

LibrarianDaisy 08-11-2018 08:13 AM

Queen Margrethe is currently on her annual holiday in France at Cayx.

Found this posted on tumblr:

Concert in honor of Prince Henrik of Denmark to be held in the Chateau de Cayroux, France
« The yard of the castle Cayrou will host Saturday, August 11 at 18:30 a piano recital for the benefit of the association “Issa pourquoi pas”. This concert will pay tribute to Prince Henrik of Denmark, a native of Albas, (who died last year) and will be given in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. Sister Catherine de Monpezat (Henrik’s sister) chairs the association which provides school and medical aid to the children of Burkina fasso and Guinea Conakry.

The concert artist Alan Gampel, a pianist of American origin, received at the age of 16 the “Presidential Award” at the White House; he has also been awarded prestigious prizes and gives recitals around the world. Eager to pass on his passion for music to young people, he gave 300 recitals to school children. On the program are works by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Gerschwin and Brahms. »



‪(Info from La Depeche, a local newspaper)‬

Sorry, I couldn't work out how to do a direct link to the tumbr post so I've just copied and pasted the text - hope that's ok :smile:

Prince Henrik always enjoyed hosting the annual concerts there every year in aid of his sister's charities so this is a nice remembrance for him. If I remember correctly the last planned concert had to be cancelled a couple of years ago because France was on a high terrorism security alert at the time.

eya 08-12-2018 03:41 AM

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Pictures from this concert with the presence of course of Queen Margrethe

Concert en hommage au prince Henrik de Danemark - Noblesse & Royautés

HereditaryPrincess 08-12-2018 02:13 PM

Thank you both. It's lovely that they held the concert at Henrik's chateau in France. I can feel an empty patch by Margrethe whenever I see photos of her post Henrik's death. It seems that she has been (publicly) handling the sad occasion well, she's always smiling whenever we see her.

An Ard Ri 08-12-2018 02:55 PM

Did any of the late Prince Henrik's siblings attend,it must have been sad for the queen to be there without him.

iceflower 08-12-2018 04:29 PM

:previous:

The above posted blog entry mentions both his sister Catherine, who held a speech, and his youngest brother who played the piano. Right now I can't remember whether Étienne or Jean Baptise is the youngest, but at least we know that two of them attended :flowers:

eya 08-15-2018 02:15 PM

Summer at Chateau de Cayx with the Queen!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmghXa3A...danskekongehus

Muhler 08-15-2018 03:26 PM

A nice gallery with QMII going to the market at Cahors, something she does every year, she's in France and clearly enjoy it.
It's also normal that the press follow her around on one of those trips.

https://ekstrabladet.dk/flash/kongel...-koeen/7268259

More interesting however are the comments from the locals.

Phillipe Champaign has been selling fish to QMII for many years and he said: "Well, she's alone now. - I condoled to her on her loss." And she responded with a "Merci".
"She is very, very kind. She is queuing up like everybody else."

Bernadette Delcasse sells lavender.
And her stand has been browsed by QMII for years, but this year, QMII took up her purse (that's new. Usually her LiW has been paying.) and bought four bags of lavender.
"There is cocaine in the bags, but don't tell anyone. - I can easily recognize her. I've seen her with her bodyguards and my father went hunting with Prince Henrik many years ago."

Gillies Ballu has been selling cheese to QMII for ten years, and this time she bought three.
"She's very sweet and kind, a very pleasant person. - People know who she is, but are very discreet around her."

Not everyone know her though. A basket-seller didn't know her. QMII's LiW bought a basket and the seller said afterwards: "I was told it was a Queen."

iceflower 08-16-2018 06:15 AM

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Today, August 16, Queen Margrethe held a press conference on the occasion of the upcoming state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron at the end of this month. The press conference took place at Chateau de Cayx, and Prince Henrik was therefore one of the main topics:


"Of course, it's different to be here alone. But it's good to be back," she said, "He does not just come to the door asking if we are going to do that or that. I have to make that decision myself. You must learn and live with it, and so do you too. There are many in my age who are in the same situation".


** dailymail: Danish queen: Work helps tackling husband's death **


** BB: Pressemøde på Cayx: Nu fortæller dronningen ** translation **


** seoghoer.dk: Dronningen: Henriks aske er ikke spredt endnu ** translation **


** Første pressemøde i 10 år: Vil dronningen i dag afsløre stor nyhed? ** translation **


** Dronningen om tiden efter prins Henriks død: »Det har været en mærkelig oplevelse« ** translation **


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERr2ftBLCTQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAyGNkSPuk8

eya 08-16-2018 08:35 AM

And the Palace shares some more pictures from today!

https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...08&oe=5C120C8A
https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...29&oe=5C060609
https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...22&oe=5BF78329
https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...8c&oe=5C055926
https://scontent.fath3-3.fna.fbcdn.n...22&oe=5C0C492B

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmijFMrg...danskekongehus

Galleries

https://www.belgaimage.be/#/gallery/6268116
https://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed..._visits_cahors

An Ard Ri 08-16-2018 08:49 AM

Its a beautiful setting but I feel sad for the queen who's all alone there!

Muhler 08-16-2018 01:58 PM

The gist of the press meeting, very briefly, based on articles and comments.

This is not a new start of the old tradition about meeting the press at Cayx every summer.
The only reason for this meeting was practicality. That she prior to a state visit meet with the press of the other country. In this case France. Because the French President will visit DK at the end of this month - and very conveniently Chateau Cayx is located in France.

She does however plan to go visit the chateau more often than just during the summers. But there will be no further visits this year.

There are no specific plans about who is going to take over Cayx. She will leave that to Joachim and Frederik. - Commentators have speculated that this suggests that PH did not make a will in this regard. They also find it most likely that M&F, rather than J&M should take over the place. Partly because the chateau is too small to create much of a surplus, if any. And partly because M&F, especially later on, may wish to have a place where they can remain very anonymous. - I do not agree. I find it likely that should M&F invest in a place where they can be themselves, somewhere in Australia seems more likely.
I believe the chateau will eventually be sold, perhaps to relatives of PH, who have land in the area.

She explained that the death of PH wasn't a sudden shock to her. Things had after all gone down for about 1½ year. She was however glad that he died in a dignified manner. (I.e. IMO that he died before his condition deteriorated seriously.) She also described the support she and her family got from the Danes at the time of the funeral as a "great gift".

She has no plans of abdicating! She likes to have something to do.

iceflower 08-18-2018 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2142208)
A nice gallery with QMII going to the market at Cahors, something she does every year, she's in France and clearly enjoy it.
It's also normal that the press follow her around on one of those trips.

https://ekstrabladet.dk/flash/kongel...-koeen/7268259

I've always liked those photos of Margrethe at that local market. Although she always knew that the photographers were there, the photos always looked so natural and the Queen looked like the woman next door - just like this year :smile:

Here's an additional gallery that includes both some more photos of the trip to the market and the meeting with the press:


** belga gallery **

Muhler 08-26-2018 03:12 PM

Summary of a very comprehensive press meeting with QMII at Cayx in Billed Bladet #34, 2018.
Written by Trine Larsen.

As you can expect, when QMII opens her mouth something meaningful come out! At this press meeting a lot of meaningful things came out!

First the scans:
Billed Bladet #34, 2018:
https://app.box.com/s/az2j6608orpltf93t6fbtpss0i9bq8vn

And last week, Billed Bladet #33, 2018:
https://app.box.com/s/ceq9xriibi6g1ac9gaea2ge48o5legat

QMII spoke first in excellent French to the French reporters there for the upcoming French state visit.
Then to the Danish reporters.

QMII starts out by saying she looks forward to the visit by the young French President about whom she has been reading up.
She also mentions that it is different being here at the chateau alone.

She explains that it is indeed tradition only to have one state visit to an individual country during a reign, albeit there are lesser official visits here and there as well. But she decided it has been such a long time ago, back in 1978, there was last a state visit from France that it was time to break with the tradition and have a second.

But what will she talk with President Macron about?
She won't have substantial talks as such. The political issues with be handled by the Danish PM, but she looks forward to learn how he is, being a somewhat untraditional politician compared to his predecessors.

QMII very elegantly dodged questions into what she would specifically discuss with President Macron during the visit. Oh, chit chat...

What does it mean to her that now, so shortly after the death of PH, that the first second state visit is from France?
It means that it is someone who understands her affiliation with France who is visiting, more so than someone from another country.

How is it being at the chateau alone?
Well, that's pretty obvious, isn't it? He isn't just coming through the door asking if they should do this or that. But you have to learn to live with it and she is hardly alone in that situation among her friends.

Is it sad coming here?
No, not really. It's after all a lovely place she and her husband created together and were very fond of and with more than 200 members of the Montpezat family around, many of whom live around here, she is hardly alone.

The first birthday, Christmas and so on can be hard. What times might be hard for her?
Not really, because she knew where it was going, but Frederik's birthday meant a lot to her - and that her husband wasn't around to see...

Is she reflecting on her future in the light of the death of her husband?
She takes the days in her stride.

But is that difficult? Now that everything is very different.
Yes, but in contrast to others of her age, QMII still has a job. And that has been a tremendous help. As long as there is something to do, you don't go down.
Being busy has very much helped her. So in the light of that she believe she's coping fine.

How did she experience the days from prior the death of PH and until today?
It was a strange experience because the public support was so very moving. It was a huge support that people spoke so well about PH and remembered him fondly. It was like riding a wave. It was very positive and something that delighted her a lot.

How has her day to day life changed after the death of PH?
Well, they don't do things together anymore.
They were not that much together for the past 1½ year, because he was ill, so it wasn't a sudden shock that he died.

How was the last time?
It was the way it was. But she is very pleased that the end was very dignified and beautiful. And the public support and rallying around the family was a great gift.

How about his decision about not being buried next to her?
He was a free man and she accepts his decision.

She is often reminded about PH when she is going places or as here in France attending a memorial concert, how is that?
Lovely. It's nice that he is remembered fondly and often with humor.

How about the future for Chateau Cayx?
She expect to continue coming her during the summers and perhaps at other times as well.

How about the wine-production?
She isn't without influence but the production has been out-sourced.

What is she doing on a typical holiday?
Getting up and having breakfast. Wandering a bit about the chateau and going to the local market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Will Frederik inherit Chateau Cayx as PH has talked about?
The family, and especially her two sons will work that out over time. For the time being she will not interfere in that discussion at all.

But does she wish for the chateau to remain in the family?
She hope and believe it will.

Has PH's ashes been scattered over the sea and buried at Fredensborg?
It will happen! But not everything is ready yet.

Will she abdicate? Reflecting on now being alone for the past six month?
No, not really. She likes to have something to do and expects to continue doing so.

Has she had visits from Denmark while down here?
Oh, yes, gesturing towards the Danish journalists.

By the family?
No, but Joachim and his family was down there before she arrived, and she has had visits from friends.

She looks really well, despite being alone. How does she cope? Where does she find the strength?
She does because she has a good day to day life to fall back on. And because many people are so very sweet. Both in asking how she is - and in leaving her alone. And that's the way she likes it.

She seems to have a very good support in her family?
Very much so.

Her sisters have been supportive. Will Benedikte have a greater role.
Not really. No more than she is already doing and she also has her own things, apart from coping well after becoming a widow herself.

Will she hand over more responsibility to the next generation?
There are a number of things that she ought to take care of, and that she intents to keep doing.
And it's fine that M&F are more busy.

How is it to seen the oldest grandchild being of age, graduating as high school student, start a military education - and walking the cat-walk?
That's very funny to see. And she is very pleased for him. Also that he got fine grades at the graduation. She is also pleased that he is taking a stint in the military. It's good for a young person to get that training. And it pleased his father so very much! - And also farmor (paternal grandmother) as well!

Him being a model, had she seen that coming?
No, you can't say that! But people do many things.

Nikolai has said that the family was involved in the decision of him joining the army. Was she also involved?
They didn't actually ask her but they were very well aware of her opinion, so that wasn't necessary.
But she is very pleased and sure it will be a good experience for him. It was for her two sons. And she looks forward to seeing him in uniform.

When will that happen?
She doesn't know but it will happen for sure. (New lieutenants go to an audience with the monarch.)

How important is it that M&F visit the Faeroe Islands?
It's an extremely important visit. She is pleased with maintaining the contact to the islands and she is sure they will have a great experience.

Will she go on such trips with the CP-family in the future?
She will certainly go to both Greenland and the Faeroe Islands. Whether she will bring along others from the family has not yet reached the planning stage.

But couldn't it be fun to experience such things with the grandchildren?
Sure, but one thing at a time.

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This interview really deserve a full translation, but I simply haven't got time. :sad:


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