Crown Prince Frederik's Working Visit to Nepal: September 17-20, 2015


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the trip is coming up. I think its usually done for outside trips to have a new thread created :flowers:

HRH Crown Prince making travel to Nepal with the Red Cross in Denmark on September 17 to 20.
H.K.H. Kronprinsen foretager rejse til Nepal med Røde Kors i Danmark den 17. ? 20. september - Kongehuset

Billed Bladet article
Kronprins Frederik skal til Nepal | billedbladet.dk
"the Danish Red Cross says that the crown prince got to go out and look at some of the villages affected by the quake.
The villages are relatively far out, are places where the Red Cross has started in reconstruction and relief."

and it seems the Embassy in Nepal is getting ready
@Tingstrup Sep 9
"The Embassy of Denmark in Nepal shopping flowers for HKH Crown Prince Frederik's upcoming visit."
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/h.../e35/11931078_896925420401546_290587306_n.jpg
 
Kongehuset has published the official programme for Frederik's visit to Nepal:
Program for rejse til Nepal - Kongehuset

Don't know why they write from 17-20 September when the visit will take place from 18-21 September, though.

Friday, September 18

Pachok

Visit village
Crown Prince Frederik visits a village in Pachok where there will be focus on the logistical work around the emergency aid. The Crown Prince will among other things get an insight into the emergency aid's difficult way to the isolated and earthquake-hit villages. During the visit to the village the Crown Prince will meet affected families who have built temporary houses of material handed out by the Danish Red Cross. The Crown Prince will also inspect a earthquake-hit school and the temporary school where about 300 students have their schooling.

Saturday, September 19

Phaleni and Besishahar, Lamjung

Visit a village
Am. 10.00
The Crown Prince visits the village Phaleni where there will be focus on health, disease and disaster prevention. Including trekking to illuminate the road from the fountainhead of consumers to waste water. During the visit to the village the Crown Prince will be shown some long-term initiatives in the village to provide better sanitation and better access to water.

Visit by local Red Cross branch
PM 6.30
The Crown Prince visits a local Red Cross department in Besishahar where he will hear about daily life, landslide danger and floods.

Sunday, September 20

Kathmandu

Earthquake hiking and visits to local family
PM 3.00
The Crown Prince takes part in a earthquake treks to see how vulnerable the capital's buildings are when the area is affected by earthquake. The Crown Prince will then visit a local family.

Dinner
PM 7.30
The Danish Ambassador to Nepal, Kirsten Geelan, will host a dinner in the residence.


Monday, September 21


Kathmandu

Visit to Red Cross
AM 10.00
The Crown Prince visits the Red Cross headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal.
 
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:previous:quite a program. :flowers:
Not sure about the dates, Maybe the 17 is for travel to Nepal?
but then there is an event on the 21st hmmm.
At least we got a program this time. Hoping for some good coverage

"Nepal affected annually by natural disasters and epidemics. The purpose of the trip is to showcase the Danish Red Cross relief work and support to communities in the form of temporary shelter, restoration of work and self-reliance as well as psychosocial support.
The Crown Prince will visit the earthquake-affected communities and meeting families who are trying to restore their lives after disasters. The journey begins in Lamjung district on the south side of the Himalayan mountain range and ends in the capital Kathmandu in Nepal."
 
I imagine you will see beautiful photos from this trip. I look forward :flowers:
 
Frederik has kissed Mary and children farewell this morning because it seems like he this noon left Denmark and begun his travel to Nepal. (A flight of 15-20 hours depending on how many stopovers)

From the Danish Red Cross some hours ago:
"So it's time of departure to Nepal with HRH The Crown Prince".
 
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According to the CP Mary message board, Frederik has an IOC meeting in South Korea on the 22nd, so maybe he'll go there directly from Nepal instead of coming back to Denmark.
 
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I certainly think. In fact, Frederik would not be able to reach home to Denmark since the flight time is 16-20 hours. And Frederik's visit to Nepal ends on 21 septmeber.
 
Frederik has kissed Mary and children farewell this morning because it seems like he this noon left Denmark and begun his travel to Nepal. (A flight of 15-20 hours depending on how many stopovers)

From the Danish Red Cross some hours ago:
"So it's time of departure to Nepal with HRH The Crown Prince".

wow that is quite some travel! Almost a day of flights
:flowers:

Another article on Frederik's visit
Kronprins Frederik på jordskælvsvandring i Nepal | billedbladet.dk

"Crown Prince Frederik is over the next few days busy in Nepal, where he is a closer look at how the Danish Red Cross, working with relief goods in areas of the country hardest hit by the violent earthquake of April and May this year.

The Crown Prince will get to experience the effect of the aid to communities in the form of, among other temporary shelter. It has been important for both Crown Prince Frederik himself and the Red Cross to get close to families in the affected areas to talk to them about how they struggle to restore their lives after disasters."
 
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Thanks, Roskilde & Polyesco. :flowers:

Does anyone know what the current political and economic situation is in Nepal right now? And what's on the news there?
 
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this helps alot, thank you :flowers:

an article on Frederik's arrival.
Kronprins Frederik er landet i Nepal | billedbladet.dk

a long flight follow by a long drive on dirt roads.

"Immediately after having landed in Nepal's capital Kathmandu took Crown Prince Frederik and the Danish Red Cross delegation hole on a tight work program over the next days, among other things, offers trips on foot to isolated quake-hit villages near the Himalayas.

Thursday. September 17, 2015 - Ulrik Ulriksen in Nepal

Crown Prince Frederik landed Thursday morning in Nepal's capital Kathmandu after a long flight from Copenhagen with a single stopover.

Immediately after arrival drove Crown Prince Frederik and the Danish delegation set off in cars heading for the provincial capital of Lamjung.

The Crown Prince is in Nepal to experience the Danish Red Cross relief work in quake-hit provinces far from Kathmandu.
Five hours by car lasted until the crown prince and the Danish delegation had traveled a few hundred kilometers of mountain roads and could unpack in a hotel in Lamjung district on the south side of the Himalayas impressive and awe-inspiring mountain range."
 
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Thanks Polyesco,

I see it's BB's Ulrik Ulriken who is travled along and is covering Frederik's visit. Ulrik Ulriken's main task is to cover the Crown prince Couple (along with Marianne Singer), he covers many of the CP couple's event, travels and officiel visits (in fact, it's rare he covers any of the other royal members). He knows them well and F&M know him well.

This should means good coverage on billedbladet.dk during the entire visit.
 
An article with more pictures of Frederik's arrival yesterday. Cant blame him if he is a bit tired
The Kathmandu Post :: Danish Prince in Lamjung: Takes stock of post-quake situation (Photo feature)

http://assets-cdn.ekantipur.com/ima...ral-disaster/18092015105201IMG_1546-600x0.JPG
http://assets-cdn.ekantipur.com/images/kantipur/miscellaneous/17092015083234danish-prince-600x0.jpg

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"The Danish Crown Prince had requested that there be no welcome ceremony as this was a personal visit.

Prince Frederick took stock of the quake affected families and held meeting with Chief District Administrator and the team Security Agency deployed in the area."
 
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Thanks, Polyesco. :flowers:

Notice how Frederik prudently overcome altitude dizziness by parking his hand in his pocket. :p
 
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:previous:;) I wouldnt blame him for trying anything after a long flight and high altitude to get use to the conditions

plus he looks fantastic as usual
http://assets-cdn.ekantipur.com/imag...-big-600x0.jpg

I love this little note
"The Danish Crown Prince had requested that there be no welcome ceremony as this was a personal visit."
I think this suits his style no fanfare just straight to the issue

a small news clip
https://youtu.be/LmBn2Y9NWyM

DAY 1 at a local village wearing the traditional headgear
कान्तिपुर समाचार :: डेनिस राजकुमार गाउँ घुम्दै

http://assets-cdn.ekantipur.com/images/kantipur/miscellaneous/18092015080357Denish-600x0.jpg

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short mention of his arrival from the Danish Embassy in Nepal
http://nepal.um.dk/en/news/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=C7EF07C0-0175-41DB-93C0-DEA35E606AF5
 
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:previous: Thank you, a nice picture of Frederik in Nepal. Let's hope we soon get some more :)

It will be interesting if the press can get internet connection out in the remote areas which the delegation and Frederik are visiting. If not, we may have to wait for coverage until they once again reach to a place with internet connection.
 
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Thanks for the links and photos.


Frederik is what my grandmother would have called a doer. There are doers and talkers she always said doers check for themselves the situation while talkers sit back and talk about it and themselves.
This is one of the many reasons I like Frederik, he is not worried about getting out there and getting his hands dirty.
 
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Today, Crown Prince Frederik visits the village Phaleni and take part in a trekking to illuminate the road from the fountainhead of consumers to waste water. During the visit to the village the Crown Prince will be shown some long-term initiatives in the village to provide better sanitation and better access to water.

A great picture of Frederik under his trekking in the villages:
http://thehimalayantimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Crown-Prince-of-Denmark-Frederik.jpg

An english article:
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/danish-crown-prince-in-lamjung/
 
Today, Crown Prince Frederik visits the village Phaleni and take part in a trekking to illuminate the road from the fountainhead of consumers to waste water. During the visit to the village the Crown Prince will be shown some long-term initiatives in the village to provide better sanitation and better access to water.

A great picture of Frederik under his trekking in the villages:
http://thehimalayantimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Crown-Prince-of-Denmark-Frederik.jpg

An english article:
Danish crown prince in Lamjung - The Himalayan Times

thank you. A wonderful picture.
what a warm smile. He looks touched by the people
http://thehimalayantimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Crown-Prince-of-Denmark-Frederik.jpg

Thanks for the links and photos.

Frederik is what my grandmother would have called a doer. There are doers and talkers she always said doers check for themselves the situation while talkers sit back and talk about it and themselves.
This is one of the many reasons I like Frederik, he is not worried about getting out there and getting his hands dirty.

I agree. He is the type that could do without all the "fanfare" and prefers to get down and dirty as we say.

Billed Bladet article and picture
Varm velkomst til kronprins Frederik i Nepal | billedbladet.dk
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bi...ticle/dall_20150918_095623a.jpg?itok=esWwepuA
 
:previous: To hike through the villages on foot with backpack is a great way to experience the villages at close range.

A quite informative article from BB:

With dance and flower wreaths and lots of love Pachok's inhabitants said welcome to Frederik who quickly got a traditional Nepali hat on his head and flowers in rich amounts about his neck. He also got painted a large red stain right in the forehead while he was offered a cup of lukewarm goat milk.

Frederik and the other Danes from Red Cross were not so crazy with the taste of the varm Nepalese exquisite goat milk with garlic. But there was nothing to do. Down it should out of respect for the proud village's population.
 
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Also BT is traveled along with Frederik and Red Cross to Nepal.

HQ pictures from BT:

http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files-dk/node-images/694/10/10694440-201sebananfred2jpg.jpeg
"The transport around in Nepal's Jamlung province is done by foot or in SUVs. Yesterday, the Red Cross's car got stuck in the mud and Crown Prince Frederik immediately took part in helping to get the car out of the mud."

http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files-dk/node-images/694/10/10694385-saxo-photo.jpeg

http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files-dk/node-images/694/10/10694446-201sebananfredigenjpg.jpeg

http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files-dk/node-images/694/10/10694485-bananfred-1.jpg

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And a informative article: "Crown Prince Frederik in Nepal: When I get home I will tell my children how lucky they are." Kronprins Frederik på stroppetur i Nepal: Når jeg kommer hjem vil jeg fortælle mine børn, hvor heldige de er - Nyheder | www.bt.dk

The rain lands in big drops and mixes with sweat in the high humidity. It is hard work to get to the villages in Nepal Jamlung province where Danish Red Cross have been working since the earthquake in April and May.

Here are no roads. Only ancient mountain paths where stone by stone and tussock by tussock leads to the villages. Everything must be carried up here. Distances arent' measured in kilometers but in time. How many hours it takes to walk up there.

"The most impressive is the stamina (endurance) which the people here show," said Crown Prince Frederik, who as "kommitteret" for the Red Cross is visiting Nepal.

"Living in such varied, challenging and secluded places where one have to walk long distances on rough roads and uphill... The commitment they have to maintain a life from the relatively primitive agriculture which is the basis for their existence is impressive."

The gratitude is clear. The welcome is touching.
The villagers dressed in their finest garb hanging wreaths of flowers and scarves of the same silk material as the prayer flags that are a big part of Nepal's culture around the neck of all in the Danish delegation. Not even Crown Prince Frederik's PET officers go free.

"I have four children at home. When I get home I will tell them how lucky they are."

"We should appreciate that we have it well in Denmark. I think there is a tendency to forget that. We point fingers and complain us and doing things... But it's healthy to to see, smell, hear and eat that there are other people in the world who live in a different way."

(I have only translate a part of the entire article. To read the entire article click the link above...)

This is how and where Frederik sleep:
https://instagram.com/p/72jKUostrm/

He has never been afraid to take part in the dirty work himself:
https://instagram.com/p/72Z8ynMtp5/

Tonight Denmark's two main television channels DR and TV2 sends a common large collection show to the refugees in Syria.

Crown Prince Frederik was with (live?) from his working trip in Nepal:

"The world is now witness to one of the largest humanitarian disasters of our time. A large part of the Syrian people are on the run from war and destruction. They have no choice. They have to flee. Those we need to help."

https://www.facebook.com/dr1/videos/426227780913964/

https://www.facebook.com/tv2nyhederne/posts/1295841420431495


The Crown Prince Couple and the Regent Couple's funds has donated in total DKR 400.000.
 

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Kronprins Frederik besøgte jordskælvsramt familie i Kathmandu | billedbladet.dk

Frederik is here visiting a family afflicted by the quake in April. Many of the families are still homeless - and winter is coming.
Nepal is hardly the most affluent country in the world, so it's a stretch on the resources to reestablish the infrastructure, let alone building new homes. - And this is what this visit is basically all about.
What is needed?
What are the priorities?
How to help?
Where to help?

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From BT. Frederik has commented on the current migrant crisis in Europe. http://www.bt.dk/royale/kronprins-f...-at-tage-paent-imod-flygtninge-nu-er-de-her-o
- What he says is as expected fairly guarded and general and in line with government's stance and the majority in the Parliament.
So far some 10-12.000 migrants have arrived in Denmark for the past couple of weeks. The vast majority (some 80% I believe) do not wish to seek asylum here though, but wish to continue on to predominantly Sweden. So the policy here is not to register those who do not want to, but instead allow them free passage through DK to Sweden. - Who in turn allow free passage on to Finland and Norway.
In fact that policy has been going on for months now.

But here are Frederik's comments:
First to the image of migrants walking the high ways here in DK on their way to Sweden, because the Danish police, before giving up, attempted to enforce the Dublin agreement, where refugees must register in the first safe country they are met the authorities. The migrants had absolutely no intention of doing so and hundreds started walking towards Sweden, a number of them naturally being women and children.
"That's obviously images one does not expect to see in Denmark. But now they are here and that you have to relate to/deal with".
He continued: "I did notice there were different reactions (*). But generally there is a adherence to a pragmatic solution and that I think the society in a way has shown. The Danes didn't like to see the pictures of people waling the high way.
The rather large and sudden stream of refugees of people from primary Syria who genuinely have fled from war and left their homes, they also have a strong will to wander/walk/migrate, to carry on with life".

In Nepal Danish Red Cross in concentration of relief in the most remote and inaccessible places in the country. That includes donating "shelter-kits", i.e. building material for the homeless to build at least a temporary home themselves. - those 320 tonnes of building material has mainly been carried on the backs of people, partly because the area is so remote and partly because the roads a few and still damaged after the quake.
That has very much impressed Frederik.

(*) As in all over Europe there are questions as to whether these refugees are indeed genuine refugees in need or whether they are economic migrants. - And how many of them are even Syrians.
 
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:previous:Thank you all for the links and info.
Great that his trip and the DRF donation can help bring attention and support to both Nepal and the crisis with the refugees.

Today is Frederik's last day, although i think by now he is flying to South Korea for his IOC meetings.

Visiting the Red Cross headquarters in Nepal
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0253286&type=3

He looks great. Respectful and warm nature
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...88&oe=569615F7 :wub:

a few more pictures
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPZotSeUwAAhvFH.jpg:large
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/K1442849004313480_2.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPaIiZdUsAE7YEk.jpg
https://instagram.com/p/74mIb-MtpP/

taking a picture, probably to send to his kids back home ;)
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/6/K1442849004313480_1.jpg
http://kathmandutoday.com/2015/09/136725.html

another article
Kronprins Frederik møder katastroferamte kulturorganisationer i Nepal | Center for Kultur & Udvikling

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more info from the #YouHiketheyRaise campaign
"A social awareness campaign to make travelers aware that Nepal is still beautiful and safe to travel and Nepal needs them."

"This is the first high-level personality's visit in Nepal after the 25th April's massive earthquake. This visit itself described that Nepal is safe to visit and people must come forward to help the people of Nepal. People for people is what Nepal need now."

https://www.facebook.com/youhiketheyrise/posts/928126720617434

I remember Frederik was also the first royal to visit Japan after the Tsunami in 2011. With the Danish red cross

and a little bit on the gift Frederik received
http://i0.wp.com/www.southasia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/danish-crown-prince.jpg?resize=728%2C530
We brandish Khukuri to enemies but gift it to friends: 80 year old Nepalese mum to Danish crown prince - southasia.com.au
“We brandish Khukuri to our enemies. But we present the same Khukuri to our friends as a gift,” :flowers:
The excitement was such that local woman Sita Gurung told journalists she waited for four hours to catch a glimpse of the prince. “Although I never had the opportunity to see our own prince, I saw one from a foreign country,” she exclaimed.
 
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and a little bit on the gift Frederik received
http://i0.wp.com/www.southasia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/danish-crown-prince.jpg?resize=728%2C530
We brandish Khukuri to enemies but gift it to friends: 80 year old Nepalese mum to Danish crown prince - southasia.com.au
“We brandish Khukuri to our enemies. But we present the same Khukuri to our friends as a gift,” :flowers:
The excitement was such that local woman Sita Gurung told journalists she waited for four hours to catch a glimpse of the prince. “Although I never had the opportunity to see our own prince, I saw one from a foreign country,” she exclaimed.

Ah, the famous knife, used by the Ghurkas.
Here is a beautiful example of such knife: http://www.outdoorukraine.com/images/stories/sights/nepal/kukri/03-nozh-kukri-nepal.jpg

I also read in the article that a local women took the opportunity to do a selfie with Frederik.
 
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