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Al_bina 03-15-2019 08:25 PM

Thanks for the update!
The Danish Court has one of the most spectacular ceremonies for ambassadors. The Russian ambassador looked nice in a uniform.

Tarlita 03-15-2019 10:29 PM

I agree with you Al Bina.A very nice welcome for the new Ambassadors. And Her Majesty looked lovely in that dress.

eya 04-09-2019 01:16 PM

In Karen Blixen's living rooms at Rungstedlund, The Queen Margrethe this afternoon presented Rungstedlund Prize 2019 to the film director Lars von Trier.

iceflower 04-09-2019 01:50 PM


Here's some more information about the prize and ceremony:

** video ** BB article: Dronning Margrethe uddelte pris til sky modtager ** translation **

iceflower 04-11-2019 05:07 AM


On April 4 Queen Margrethe attended the annual Academy Council's Foundation Party at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen:

** kongehuset gallery: Akademiraadets Stiftelsesfest **

eya 04-15-2019 11:04 AM

The Queen Margrethe will make an official visit in Estonia for a specidic reason:

"Denmark’s history is closely connected with Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, which according to the legend was the place where Dannebrog fell from the sky in 1219. On the 800th anniversary of the event, Her Majesty The Queen arrives in the city aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog and begins an official visit in the Baltic country."

Her Majesty The Queen visits Estonia | The Danish Monarchy - Front Page

Muhler 04-18-2019 03:05 PM

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #15, 2019.
Written by Henrik Salling.

In a recent documentary it was explained how people are recommended for an order, how the vetting process works to the final okay by QMII. Whereupon the recipient get the order - by post.
It is customary for the recipient to thank Her Majesty for the order at the first public audience.

Here QMII takes over an explains how a public audience works.
You don't book a time, instead you merely show up. But you must have a purpose for wishing an audience with the Monarch.
As QMII puts it: "Everyone can show up, if they have a reason. Unless they just want to see the monkey, then it's a no."

QMII was a raw bundle of nerves at her first public audiences when standing in for her father after she turned eighteen.
"30 years ago I didn't find it that easy to talk with people.
Back then I was nervous as a dog. I was after all at the age with recipient's children."

- Of course I haven't yet gotten around to seeing the docu yet. But it sounds interesting.

An Ard Ri 04-20-2019 02:48 AM

Easter at Marselisborg with H.M.The Queen.

Interview with the queen

Muhler 04-21-2019 11:37 AM

QMII attends service every day during Easter, also today.

Today thought she brought two close friends with her to Aarhus Cathedral, Birgitta and Kjeld Hillingsø.

They are the parents to Ellen Hillingsø, with whom Mary recently went to the theater.

The other days:

polyesco 04-23-2019 04:23 PM

"In the light of light and torches, Her Majesty the Queen this evening was welcomed home to Fredensborg Slot by the city's citizens.
Since 1988, Fredensborg city has organized a torchlight course in connection with residency to the North Zealand castle. At the evening's event, Her Majesty thanked the welcome and sang with the attendants at "There is a lovely country"

iceflower 04-24-2019 05:34 AM


Billedbladet has a video of yesterday's torchlight procession:

And today, April 24, Queen Margrethe presented the Queen Margrethe II's Science Prize at the Science Society in Copenhagen:

** Pic ** BB: Glad dronning Margrethe tilbage efter ferie ** translation **

** gallery: Overrækkelse af Dronning Margrethe II's Videnskabspris **

eya 05-01-2019 06:04 AM

Queen Margrethe visit yesterday 30 April the reconstruction viking hall on a hill track in Sagnlandet Lejre southwest of Roskilde.
The Queen, is the patron of the historical and archaeological research and communication center in Central Zealand.


Muhler 05-01-2019 06:09 AM

Wonder if she is still there?

Her adjutant would have had to carry her kicking and screaming back to the car. :biggrin:

iceflower 05-06-2019 10:17 AM


Queen Margrethe received the new Ambassadors of Belarus, Peru, Turkmenistan, Liberia and Montenegro at Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg, this morning, May 6:

** kongehuset gallery: Ambassadørmodtagelse **

JR76 05-10-2019 03:19 AM

It's a bad week for knights in Scandinavia.
Following the King of Sweden's decision to strip the rape convicted Jean Claude Arnault of the Order of the Polar Star earlier this week, his first cousin Queen Margrethe have stripped Christian Kjær of The Order of the Dannebrog & his additional honorary titles of Court Chamberlain & Master of the hunt. The direct cause for The Queen's decision is that Kjær, who was a close friend of her deceased husband Prince Henrik, received a suspended sentence in a traffic case earlier this year. Kjær was so sure of his acquital that he made a bet with reporters covering the case.

Muhler 05-10-2019 10:10 AM

:previous: I bet he regrets that now!

Yes, as the Monarch it is QMII who decides if someone is to be stripped of titles and orders. - Even someone who was a close friends of PH. - Or to be more correct, because he was such a close friend of PH.

Christian Kjær came driving along when he was stopped from crossing a road because of a cycle-race. That can of course be annoying, but that's life and it's announced well beforehand where and when.
Anyway, he was stopped by an official. But the good Christian Kjær either felt he was too important to be stopped because of some cyclists or he felt provoked by the official. Whatever, he moved his car forward, very slowly, so that the car lightly touched the official. - That's assault, not to mention a breach of I don't know how many traffic rules.

But he got off very lightly!
30 days suspended prison sentence. A 10.000 DKK fine (Some 1.500 $) and a ban on driving for one year.

Often it's the Police Home Guard who acts a traffic wardens as such events and had he pulled that stunt against someone from the Home Guard, Christian Kjær would not have gotten away with a suspended sentence. We are talking 60 days in prison plus additional for assaulting a Home Guardsman on duty. 90-120 days would seem likely IMO.

Of course there is no way QMII can show understanding for such behavior. So Christian Kjær has been stripped of his order as Knight of Dannebrog, First Class. As well as two courtier-ranks.
That means he will no longer automatically be invited to New Year Courts and similar official events, let alone State dinners and galas.
Nor will he take part in royal hunts.
In fact I doubt he will ever be invited again.

It also means he can wave any future honors goodbye.
It's a breach of the conduct expected of a man who received such honors.

iceflower 05-10-2019 11:34 AM


Queen Margrethe unveiled a statue of Christian IV in Copenhagen today, May 10:

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** ppe gallery **

** tv2 video: Dronningen i problemer ved afsløring af ny statue ** politiken article with photos **

polyesco 05-10-2019 01:12 PM

very elegant Queen today,%202019

Muhler 05-10-2019 01:43 PM

Thanks, Iceflower & Polyesco.

Even though King Christian IV is behind most of the older and most distinctive buildings in Copenhagen, you actually have to look hard for a statue of him.
There is indeed a very good statues of Christian IV, but it's somewhat away from the tourist tracks.
But today a new one was unveiled, where the king is standing on Round Tower, turned upside down, being a reflection in the water. Copenhagen is very much connected to the sea.

But Christian IV must have been in a foul mood today, or he didn't appreciate the statue of him, so he refused to be unveiled!
First the cord snapped. Leaving him covered.
Then some organizer and QMII tried to yank the veil free. They succeeded - to some extent. Christian Four still refused to unveil his face, and only with the help of a ladder was the rest of the veil lifted.
QMII had a very merry time today, methinks! :lol:

JR76 05-10-2019 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2220537)
Of course there is no way QMII can show understanding for such behavior. So
It's a breach of the conduct expected of a man who received such honors.

Just another proof of how passionate Danes are about their morning pastries.

I was a bit surprised when Google took me somewhere that stated that Danish courts are obligated to inform the Royal Court when they press charges against a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog.
I also agree that, although a revocation of the order isn't unusual in cases like these, Christian Kjær being that close to the Royal family was one of the reasons for the Queen taking such a swift action. It would be a PR disaster for both the Court and the other Knights of the Order if he was seen as being able to use his connections to get off easy compared to others.
The Queen expects that the holders of the honorary positions and the order set an example for others and, as a reporter writes, by taking this action she's literally put Christian Kjær out in the cold. He won't be received at Court again and he will probably not be invited to functions and parties where high ranking members of the Royal family is expected to attend.

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