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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2005, 05:49:50 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2005, 03:46:33 PM »
 She seems so regal and "queen-like" in her formal portraits (probably because of her height and posture) but she also seems to have a real rapport with her subjects. She's fascinating to me as well because of her extensive university education, which seems something rare among European royals.

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2005, 03:08:51 AM »
Queen Margrethe speaks Swedish very well, by the way. :)

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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2005, 03:25:07 AM »
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Queen Margrethe speaks Swedish very well, by the way. :)


Rebecca,

What do the Swedes think of Queen Margarethe's smoking habit? I read that in Sweden hardly anyone smokes and it is banned in bars and restaurants, whereas in Denmark everyone smokes heavily! Do any of the Swedish royals smoke?


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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2005, 03:39:45 AM »
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Rebecca,

What do the Swedes think of Queen Margarethe's smoking habit? I read that in Sweden hardly anyone smokes and it is banned in bars and restaurants, whereas in Denmark everyone smokes heavily! Do any of the Swedish royals smoke?





Hello Bell_the_cat :)

Well, the attitude in Sweden towards smokers has become harsher and harsher for several years. A law which forbids smoking in restaurants etc came into force earlier this year. Despite that smoking is rather common, and new reports say that smoking is getting more popular among teenagers.

I don't think Swedes mind queen Margrethe's smoking habits. "All" Swedes "know" that "all" Danes smoke, so it's no big thing. ;)

King Carl Gustaf doesn't smoke in public, but it is said that he does smoke privately. Queen Silvia is a non smoker, and I've never heard that any of their children smoke. The late prince Bertil was a devoted smoker. I'm not sure of his widow, princess Lilian. If she smokes, she doesn't do it in public.

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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2005, 04:22:02 AM »
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Hello Bell_the_cat :)

Well, the attitude in Sweden towards smokers has become harsher and harsher for several years. A law which forbids smoking in restaurants etc came into force earlier this year. Despite that smoking is rather common, and new reports say that smoking is getting more popular among teenagers.

I don't think Swedes mind queen Margrethe's smoking habits. "All" Swedes "know" that "all" Danes smoke, so it's no big thing. ;)

King Carl Gustaf doesn't smoke in public, but it is said that he does smoke privately. Queen Silvia is a non smoker, and I've never heard that any of their children smoke. The late prince Bertil was a devoted smoker. I'm not sure of his widow, princess Lilian. If she smokes, she doesn't do it in public.


Thanks, Rebecca !

Thats the trouble with bans: it makes it seem more exciting to smoke. In the UK I don't think anyone has been seen with a cigarette in their hand since the 1960s
(apart from Princess Margaret, of course!). I believe the Queen Mother enjoyed the odd puff! Presumably Wills and Harry have experimented (but without inhaling, I hope!).

Back to Denmark. Do the Crown Prince and his brother smoke? I rather suspect that they do. Oh and Norway - smoking's banned in public places there too - does King Harald smoke?

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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2005, 05:46:21 AM »
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She seems so regal and "queen-like" in her formal portraits (probably because of her height and posture) but she also seems to have a real rapport with her subjects. She's fascinating to me as well because of her extensive university education, which seems something rare among European royals.


I agree with you,mostly that is,except for the last part.It is rare for the British Royals yes,
not for most of their "Continental" counterparts.
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2005, 03:31:04 PM »
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Thanks, Rebecca !

Thats the trouble with bans: it makes it seem more exciting to smoke. In the UK I don't think anyone has been seen with a cigarette in their hand since the 1960s
(apart from Princess Margaret, of course!). I believe the Queen Mother enjoyed the odd puff! Presumably Wills and Harry have experimented (but without inhaling, I hope!).

Back to Denmark. Do the Crown Prince and his brother smoke? I rather suspect that they do. Oh and Norway - smoking's banned in public places there too - does King Harald smoke?





I agree with you - a ban probably makes smoking more exciting. By the way, people working in restaurants are very happy about the new law, as working hour after hour in a smoky environment made some of them ill and others very tired.

Anyway, back to the topic. I've heard that both crown prince Frederik and prince Joachim are smokers, just like their mother queen Margrethe. Queen Ingrid was a very keen smoker as well. Concerning king Harald I'm not sure - I think I've heard that he is or was a smoker, but he's had some health problems lately, so perhaps he has quit smoking.

I have to say that queen Margrethe has always been one of my favourite royals. She is very wellspoken, very intelligent, takes her duties seriously and performs them brilliantly and last, but not least, she seems to have a very big and warm heart. :)

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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2005, 02:11:20 PM »
Yes she's one of my favourites as well!
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2005, 09:24:00 PM »
Everyone looked wonderful (though I've never cared for QM's hair for some reason  :-/ ) and I was glad to see Princess Alexandra there. She looked beautiful! There was some serious jewelry on display.
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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2005, 08:26:08 PM »
Now, if Anna Anderson was NOT Anastasia, why is Queen Margrethe so unwilling to release Herluf Zahle's dossier on Anastasia to the public? Wouldn't she like to help set the record straight?
Also remember, when the Swedish Princess Märtha came along with Herluf Zahle to visit the "Grand Duchess", she said: "But that's not Tatiana, it's Anastasia."
Curious and curiouser.
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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2005, 06:15:51 AM »
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Now, if Anna Anderson was NOT Anastasia, why is Queen Margrethe so unwilling to release Herluf Zahle's dossier on Anastasia to the public? Wouldn't she like to help set the record straight?
Also remember, when the Swedish Princess Märtha came along with Herluf Zahle to visit the "Grand Duchess", she said: "But that's not Tatiana, it's Anastasia."
Curious and curiouser.
Kind regards,
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Chatnoir, I don't want to get off topic too much, but it's been well and truly proven, by DNA testing, that the late Anna Anderson was not Grand Duchess Anastasia, so the record has been set straight here.  :)
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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2005, 06:54:20 PM »
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Now, if Anna Anderson was NOT Anastasia, why is Queen Margrethe so unwilling to release Herluf Zahle's dossier on Anastasia to the public? Wouldn't she like to help set the record straight?
Also remember, when the Swedish Princess Märtha came along with Herluf Zahle to visit the "Grand Duchess", she said: "But that's not Tatiana, it's Anastasia."
Curious and curiouser.
Kind regards,
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Her Majesty's desires regarding the Zahle dossier are unknown. She is under no obligation to release any documents, and the record already is straight.

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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2006, 02:17:14 PM »
The New Year Gala for the Government and Official Danmark this evening,the guestlist,menu and music:
http://www.kongehuset.dk/artikel.php?id=75116
(sorry,in Danish only)

On wednesday Queen Margrete II will host a New Year reception for the the Officers
of the Royal Life Guards and the Officers Corps of the Hussar Garde Regiment at 09.50AM
at the Christian VII Palace,followed by a reception for the Corps Diplomatique at 11.30AM at Christiansborg Palace.

Pictures of the RF tonight:
HM and Prince Henrik

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1136194240&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1136194251&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1136194257&str...

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1136194234&str...

http://www.royalpress.nl/20060101.html
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