Crown Prince Frederik, Current Events Part 7: January 2018 - August 2020


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Welcome to Part 7 of the thread for the Current Events of Crown Prince Frederik!

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** Crown Prince Frederik, Current Events Part 6: November 2015 - December 2017 **

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To a big and standing applause from the audience, our Crown Prince just went on stage during DR's live show 'Sport 2017' to hand out the Award 'Sports Name of the Year 2017'. Crown Prince Frederik participated in clips along the way and handed over the prize to Viktor Axelsen.


The most liked comment:
“The Crown Prince did the task in Herning to a A+. He was relaxed, confident, and charming ... Well done !!” ?
 
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #02, 2018.
Written by our sports reporter, Ken Richter.

Everyone who could and was something - and quite a few who weren't... - within the world of sports here in DK descended on the town of Herning for the annual Sports Gala.
Most prominent among the guests was Frederik who was to present the award, The Sports Name of the Year. He got a standing ovation from the 7.000 present went he went on stage.
The award was presented in absentia so to speak, because the recipient, the badminton player, Viktor Axelsen, was not present. He attended a tournament in India.
The very likable Viktor Axelsen is a very big name in China where he lives most of the time and as such Frederik met him during Frederik's recent visit to China.
Frederik said about him: "He has a fantastic psyche, which is very much decisive".

In 2017 Danish athletes won 33 gold medals, 53 silver and 52 bronze. But as Frederik said in his stirring speech; it's good for a country the size of DK, but next year, the aim is to get even more. That will be the aim for 2018.

What about his personal aim for 2018?
"That is Royal Run".

Frederik was clearly having a field day among the many athletes, smiling so broadly that his head was in constant danger of splitting in two.

Here is BB for this week:
BB #02, 2018
 
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A delegation from Higashi-Matsushima, Japan, that is currently visiting several organisations in Denmark in connection with the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, visited Crown Prince Frederik at Amalienborg today. He was presented with a bag of rice. Crown Prince Frederik had visited Higashi-Matushima after it had been hit by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 and had visited the city again last October:


** kongehuset.dk gallery **
 
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A delegation from Higashi-Matsushima, Japan, that is currently visiting several organisations in Denmark in connection with the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, visited Crown Prince Frederik at Amalienborg today. He was presented with a bag of rice. Crown Prince Frederik had visited Higashi-Matushima after it had been hit by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 and had visited the city again last October:


** kongehuset.dk gallery **

What a beautiful gesture! He received the first rice grown in 2015 and again this year. What a beautiful relationship has been established
"The Crown Prince has a special connection with Higashi-Matushima, who was hit by an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale in 2011, triggering a tsunami, where more than 1,000 people died. Shortly after the natural disaster, the Crown Prince visited the area to encourage and support the population during their reconstruction period. Most recently, the Crown Prince visited the city in October 2017."

Today Frederik at the Industry Foundation Entrepreneur Award at the Danish Tech Challenge Award Show.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTwJ-eJXUAAHSlo.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeDi1iPFB4M/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_legacy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeDiBWxFyc-/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_legacy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeDa3gLH05v/?taken-at=247654314

:previous:
video of Frederik presenting the award and speech and visiting some of the nominees and their projects

pictures from the DRF
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/...0180117-171303-l-1000x665we.jpg?itok=LfRF52fR
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/files/styles/node_field_image/public/_1.jpg?itok=drGDWxZy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeDyGpOn-8b/?taken-by=detdanskekongehus

article
https://sciondtu.dk/nyhed/vinderen-danish-tech-challenge-2017/

more information
http://kongehuset.dk/nyheder/uddeling-af-industriens-fonds-ivaerksaetterpris-0
 
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Thanks Polyseco & Iceflower. :flowers:

BB informs us that Frederik will not be home on Mary's birthday next week. He will be attending an IOC event in Pyeong Chang, in Korea.
 
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:previous: Indeed he has IOC meetings from the 5th to the 7th, he is an IOC member but also a member of the Coordination Commission for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018:flowers:

a few more pictures. He really seems to enjoy these events dealing with entrepreneurship and start ups

wonderful smile
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeqoCH8BdRN/?taken-at=217958072

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeqltnYn-cS/?taken-at=217958072

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ffedk/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1827474807293594

Today Frederik attends the opening of an exhibition of visual artist Jesper Christiansen at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND.
Jesper is the artist behind one of the artworks at Amalienborg
https://kongehuset.dk/sites/default...kunst-i-frederik-viiis-pal.jpeg?itok=VMw_gls0
H.K.H. Kronprinsen forestår åbning af udstilling af billedkunstner Jesper Christiansen | Kongehuset
 
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Thanks, Polyesco :flowers:

Yes, Frederik has for many years been interested in modern Danish art and he owns a considerable private collection.
 
For Frederik's second event today he visited the Special Operations Command change of command parade.

"The Special Operations Command is an operational command which task is to strengthen, synchronize and develop the Danish Armed Forces special operation capacity. A parade will be held on the occasion of a change of command ceremony"

more information
https://www2.forsvaret.dk/nyheder/o...ialoperationskommandoensførstechefskifte.aspx

looking fantastic in uniform (gallery)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY0FwGMXkAARDQN.jpg
https://nordjyske.dk/nyheder/danmar.../ae61c88c-cbb8-44dd-ad83-14622317dcce/gallery

http://kongehuset.dk/foto-video/chefskifteparade-ved-specialoperationskommandoen
 
https://imageservice.nordjyske.dk/i...75-086544199644.jpg?w=960&mode=max&scale=both

Thank you, Polyesco. :flowers:
I have to grudgingly admit that the navy full dress uniform is better looking than the army version.

I can't help notice the American officer sitting next to Frederik.
Another American officer is sitting behind Frederik. (Seen over his left shoulder.) He's from the cavalry I can tell from his uniform and the yellow cavalry-stripe on his blue trousers.

Here is a better view: https://imageservice.nordjyske.dk/i...61-4584c75673d5.jpg?w=960&mode=max&scale=both
A major-general as far as I can tell, and as such equal in rank to Frederik.
With 27 years of service under his belt.

But I have a few questions perhaps some of our American friends can answer.
What branch under the army does he belong to? Yellow is the color of the cavalry, but when it comes to semi-gods like major-generals I'm uncertain. The double-stripe on his trousers is that for generals or general-staff officers?
Why is he wearing ribbons above his name-tag? Are they for the unit (i.e. his division) or foreign medals?
I can't make out what unit he belongs to.
The crescent shaped insignia under his ribbons to the left on his chest usually means a completed special forces course, like the Ranger Course.

So can anyone please a uniform-nerd like me, and talk us through his uniform? ?
 
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https://imageservice.nordjyske.dk/i...75-086544199644.jpg?w=960&mode=max&scale=both

Thank you, Polyesco. :flowers:
I have to grudgingly admit that the navy full dress uniform is better looking than the army version.

I can't help notice the American officer sitting next to Frederik.
Another American officer is sitting behind Frederik. (Seen over his left shoulder.) He's from the cavalry I can tell from his uniform and the yellow cavalry-stripe on his blue trousers.

Here is a better view: https://imageservice.nordjyske.dk/i...61-4584c75673d5.jpg?w=960&mode=max&scale=both
A major-general as far as I can tell, and as such equal in rank to Frederik.
With 27 years of service under his belt.

But I have a few questions perhaps some of our American friends can answer.
What branch under the army does he belong to? Yellow is the color of the cavalry, but when it comes to semi-gods like major-generals I'm uncertain. The double-stripe on his trousers is that for generals or general-staff officers?
Why is he wearing ribbons above his name-tag? Are they for the unit (i.e. his division) or foreign medals?
I can't make out what unit he belongs to.
The crescent shaped insignia under his ribbons to the left on his chest usually means a completed special forces course, like the Ranger Course.

So can anyone please a uniform-nerd like me, and talk us through his uniform? ?
From what I can tell he has a special forces, ranger, airborne tab under his name plate, a ranger tab on under his medals, and a master combat parachute pin under his medals as well. also, there is a infantry/marksman patch above his medals. The badge above his name plate is a special operations command pin. He is probably in one of the special forces groups, not sure which one. Not sure about the double stripes on his pants, but dark blue pants (as opposed to a lighter blue), mean a general officer.
 
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Thanks princess gertrude. :flowers:

I knew there would be someone in the know.
 
From what I can tell he has a special forces, ranger, airborne tab under his name plate, a ranger tab on under his medals, and a master combat parachute pin under his medals as well. also, there is a infantry/marksman patch above his medals. The badge above his name plate is a special operations command pin. He is probably in one of the special forces groups, not sure which one. Not sure about the double stripes on his pants, but dark blue pants (as opposed to a lighter blue), mean a general officer.

thank you princess gertrude. Always nice to learn and get more information :flowers:

article from his visit today to the airbase with a picture of 18 year Frederik
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongeli...ede-som-rekrut-nu-kom-han-tilbage-som-admiral

and some pictures from his surprise visit to a school who are joining him for the Royal run
https://www.tv2nord.dk/artikel/kron...eelever?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
https://nordjyske.dk/nyheder/kronpr...resundby/c0336266-c386-4cf6-94d7-48c6cb9963f3
 
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Thanks princess gertrude. :flowers:

I knew there would be someone in the know.
Be glad to help anytime. US Army wife. Kinda pick up on that kind of stuff after almost 20 years. Ha! And the hubby said that he was with the 1BN 10th Special Forces group.
 
From what I can tell he has a special forces, ranger, airborne tab under his name plate, a ranger tab on under his medals, and a master combat parachute pin under his medals as well. also, there is a infantry/marksman patch above his medals. The badge above his name plate is a special operations command pin. He is probably in one of the special forces groups, not sure which one. Not sure about the double stripes on his pants, but dark blue pants (as opposed to a lighter blue), mean a general officer.

The double stripes mean the wearer is a general officer. I have no idea what this is, but I found this site that I hope soothes Muhler's uniform needs:flowers:

https://www.army.mil/symbols/uniformtraditions2.html
 
Be glad to help anytime. US Army wife. Kinda pick up on that kind of stuff after almost 20 years. Ha! And the hubby said that he was with the 1BN 10th Special Forces group.

I bet you do! ?
There seems to be a growing trend to "lump together" various special forces and designate them to various theaters of operation. And depending on the type of mission, the commander can pick what unit is needed. Say Green Berets for being imbedded with local forces, Rangers for reconnaissance or Seals for raids.

That's also what has happened with the Danish special forces. They are now under one overall command directly under the Defense Chief, instead of previously being under two different commands. I.e. the navy and the army. The Frogman Corps and the Jaeger Corps have different skills and different ways of operating. Today they are now supported by the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol under the Home Guard.
Apart from operating as a unit, individual members or teams are also picked for jobs abroad. Typical VIP escort/bodyguards in less secure countries. (We have sometimes seen them as FET agents protecting members of the DRF. Here being used under the Military Intelligence Service, FET. Royal bodyguards are normally police officers under the Police Intelligence Service, PET.)

The double stripes mean the wearer is a general officer. I have no idea what this is, but I found this site that I hope soothes Muhler's uniform needs:flowers:

https://www.army.mil/symbols/uniformtraditions2.html

Thanks, Gerry. :flowers:

General officers are generals. General ranks are (depending on the country):
Brigadier (one star),
major-general (two stars),
lieutenant-general (three stars),
general (four stars and entitled to inspect God himself on the parade grounds every Sunday...
- and at least previously generaloberst (five stars, used Germany among other countries).
In the Soviet Union they at least used to have marshals as well, who were roughly the equivalent to a generaloberst.
Field-Marshal or generalfeldmarschall is an honorary title typically bestowed to generals who win a campaign. Formally speaking they are still generals though.

Staff-officers are officers who, surprise, work in staff or who are entitled to have a staff of their own. That's typically from the rank of major and up.
Officers who have their own staff normally begins with colonels and up.
If a colonel is in the presence of God, he will take the place on the right flank of God, instead of Jesus...

And for good measure I'll mention the sergeant-major. The most senior NCO rank. (or appointment, depending on the country.)
A sergeant-major will see it as his right to march Jesus up and down the square for hours every Sunday if he doesn't salute said sergeant-major properly...

And that's just the army. The senior ranks in the air force and navy view themselves in a similar way.
 
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If a colonel is in the presence of God, he will take the place on the right flank of God, instead of Jesus...

And for good measure I'll mention the sergeant-major. The most senior NCO rank. (or appointment, depending on the country.)
A sergeant-major will see it as his right to march Jesus up and down the square for hours every Sunday if he doesn't salute said sergeant-major properly...

And that's just the army. The senior ranks in the air force and navy view themselves in a similar way.
OMGosh!! I just spit out my coffee laughing. I will say, it is a very accurate description. And don't even get me started on the USAF pilots, they are God in their world (my uncle was a pilot)
 
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