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Opal 04-10-2006 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Lasse Pedersen
Yes, the "Dannebrog" seems very hyggelig!
Though more related to the ship than to the state visit, I remember a documentary in which Her Majesty gave a tour of the yacht. She was talking about the room as she suddenly looked out the window and saw a battle ship of the Danish Royal Navy. Her Majesty, clapping her hands together, cried out: "LOOK! Come look", and she ran out her study and on to the deck. When on the deck, she waved 'her boys' in the navy who had lined up on deck, saluting Her Majesty, and then Her Majesty proudly said: "That is damned fine!". It was fun to see the Queen so proud and almost childishly ecstatic.

/Lasse Pedersen


What a lovely story Lasse! Thanks for sharing it. Did she really swear in front of the camera? hehe... it's ok... she meant it in a positive way. ;)

Lasse Pedersen 04-10-2006 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rchat
What a lovely story Lasse! Thanks for sharing it. Did she really swear in front of the camera? hehe... it's ok... she meant it in a positive way. ;)

Yes, she did swear (using the Danish: 'fandeme'), and has done so in front of cameras before. I remember once when she was putting up a painting (or another work of art, I am not sure), and reporters were crowding her, so she said: "I cannot bloody concentrate with you standing so closely" (using the Danish 'sgu'). The reporters immediately backed off;) Her Majesty has actually admitted, in the book 'Margrethe', that her swearing becomes more frequent... but what can you expect from the daughter of a sailor?

Daneborn 04-12-2006 08:28 AM

It gives another dimension to the arrival when the Dannebrog is sighted and approaching.

Not just a boring jumbo jet on a windy airport and an ordinary line of limos ;)

fraxales 04-13-2006 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Daneborn
It gives another dimension to the arrival when the Dannebrog is sighted and approaching.

Not just a boring jumbo jet on a windy airport and an ordinary line of limos ;)

I agree wholeheartedly!

And what a "damned" fine interior it is, too! It's so wonderful that modern technology has made the world a much smaller place - how else would we have all this (literally) at our fingertips? :p

Daneborn 04-13-2006 05:31 AM

As much as I think the blueish stripe interior is nice and sober, from what I can see on the pictures the whole furniture in all the lounge rooms are the same style. I have to say I find that a little institutional, it wouldn't harm with one room in some Laura Ashley flowerish style.

I'd like to suggest one lounge with furniture with Queen Ingrid roses in the pattern.

I really like the golden / iron bar at the stair case.

Lasse Pedersen 04-17-2006 09:04 AM

According to this press release https://www.ees.dk/5a90029 from Export Promotion Denmark, a conference called Greek-Danish Business Forum will take place in Athens from May 24 to May 26 in connection with the state visit of HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark. Thus, I think we can expect to see HRH the Prince Consort participating in a lot of export promotion!

/Lasse Pedersen

Daneborn 04-18-2006 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Lasse Pedersen
According to this press release https://www.ees.dk/5a90029 from Export Promotion Denmark, a conference called Greek-Danish Business Forum will take place in Athens from May 24 to May 26 in connection with the state visit of HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark. Thus, I think we can expect to see HRH the Prince Consort participating in a lot of export promotion!

/Lasse Pedersen

Maybe he will be selling wine ;)

H.M. Margrethe 05-02-2006 01:19 PM

I will just hope for Queen Margrethe that she will take better care of her problem with her knee...I saw in an articel that she had to be drivede about 40 meters becuse of her knee..it was somthing with some paving stone if my memory is correct :confused:

Lasse Pedersen 05-18-2006 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by H.M. Margrethe
I will just hope for Queen Margrethe that she will take better care of her problem with her knee...I saw in an articel that she had to be drivede about 40 meters becuse of her knee..it was somthing with some paving stone if my memory is correct :confused:

Yes, let ud hope so. Climbing the Acropolis of Athens could be a problem for Her Majesty.

NEWS from the Royal Danish Court: The Reigning Couple will stay in Greece until May 29. Thus, The Queen and The Prince Consort will visit Greece privately as well.

/Lasse Pedersen

fanletizia 05-24-2006 06:00 AM

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Greek President Carolos Papoulias (R) and Queen of Denmark Margarethe II (C) inspect the Greek Presidential guard during the official welcome ceremony in Athens 24 May 2006. The Danish royal couple arrived in Greece for a three-day official state visit

from getty

fraxales 05-24-2006 10:35 AM

Well, doesn't she make a pretty picture? If that's the presidential couple with them on the red carpet, then they must be the most sullen-looking folk. They look like they've missed their lunch and are not happy about it...:rolleyes:

fanletizia 05-24-2006 11:11 AM

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Queen Margrethe, right, and Greek Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis speak during a lunch at the Ileana Tounta Art Gallery in Athens on Wednesday, May 24, 2006.

Queen Margrethe, right, and Prince Henrik, left, listen to Katerina Gregos Curator of Danish Exhibition at the Ileana Tounta Art Gallery in Athens, Wednesday, May 24, 2006

and images of other activities

from polfoto

fanletizia 05-24-2006 11:20 AM

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More images from getty

bbb 05-24-2006 11:38 AM

QM looks lovely, such a pretty color blue - love the hat

didem 05-24-2006 11:42 AM

State visit very important for Danish Royal Family and Greek Government

fanletizia 05-24-2006 12:41 PM

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Queen Margrethe II (C) and her husband prince Henrik (L) talk with Greek President Carolos Papoulias (R) during their meeting at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Wednesday 24 May 2006

from anp

Juanita 05-24-2006 02:23 PM

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1&d=1148480414

I really love this picture of Queen Margrethe! It's soooo "Your Majesty!" :p

Zonk 05-24-2006 09:51 PM

I wonder how King Constatine feels about this trip? Do we have any Greek members who can report on the publicity and the reception of the Greek hosts for Her Majesty and HRH?

And I love the blue..she looks great!

fraxales 05-25-2006 04:18 AM

Aaaaaaaaaargh! :mad:

I know it's a pretty "restrained" (or just plain strained) visit, esp. as far as the Greek media is concerned, but WHY ARE THERE NO BANQUET PICS, yet???? Been looking everywhere...:(

wartenberg7 05-25-2006 05:09 AM

Despite the pretty photographs it is still a horrible appeal to me that
the royal couple is received by a republican president, instead of their
sister and brother-in-law!


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