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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2007, 01:49:16 PM »
New Year's reception for the Corps Diplomatique,Christiansborg Palace,Copenhagen tonight:

http://ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-01-2007%20Copenhagen

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« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2007, 11:43:17 AM »
Christiansborg Palace today,New Year Court and reception for the Military and Patronages:

http://www.danishroyalwatchers.blogspot.com/

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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2007, 11:47:00 AM »
New Year's reception for the Corps Diplomatique,Christiansborg Palace,Copenhagen tonight:

http://ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-01-2007%20Copenhagen

Courtesy Mr.Rübsamen/Edwin Veloo/PPE

http://www.royalportraits.nl/20070104_eng.htm
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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2007, 01:33:30 PM »
Do anyone of you know whom Queen Margrethe II. is named after?

She is named after another very famous Danish Queen; Queen Margrethe I. whom was the first sovereign to unite the countries of Norway, Sweden and some of Germany under the Danish flag in a united Denmark, by ingenuity and shrewd skills.

Do you know how she got her nickname “Daisy”?

Because her favourite flower is a daisy!

http://www.kongehuset.dk/english/

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« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2007, 01:46:03 AM »
That's not quite true, Byron. She is named after her grandmother, Crownprincess Margereta of Sweden. Ingrid wanted to honour her mother's memory by naming her first born daughter after her. The fact that the only previous female sovereign was also named Margrethe, was just a coincidence, allthough a lucky one, from a historic point of view.

Her nickname is not just because her favourite flowers are daisys, but also because daisys are called Marguerites, the french form of Margrethe.
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« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2007, 11:28:31 AM »
That's not quite true, Zanthia. ;) Her grandmother’s name was princess Margaret of Connaught and she was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England. The name of Margaret sounds very heavy to the ear of a Dane, so they looked at the name of Queen Margrethe the I of Denmark, which in the spelling is similar, but in the pronunciation very different, so by choosing the name Margrethe they honoured not only the ancient Queen but also the grandmother, so it wasn’t that much of a coincidence.

Queen Margrethe the II, was christened on the 14. of may 1940 (around the same time Denmark where occupied by Nazi Germany), Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur (Thorhildur) Ingrid. Her birth was seen as a blessing by the Danes and as a light in such a dark time.

Her nickname does not have much to do with the French word though similar, the name for the flower in Danish is “Marguerit” which translated from Danish into English becomes “Daisy” and is the favourite flower of Queen Margrethe the II and has been ever since she where a child. ;D

Did you know that in Denmark, there is a stretch of 3.700 kilometre’s which is called “The Margueritdirection/road” witch takes you through the Danish countryside and by the greatest tourist attractions there, this road is called so after The Danish Queen whom opened it in 1991. That´s grand. :D


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« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2007, 03:07:34 AM »
Margaret may have sounded heavy to danish ears back then, but remember that foreign names often changed from country to country, especially when it comes to royalty. Margaret was changed into the swedish form; Margereta, when she married, and the danish version of that name is Margrethe. And when you look at her name, you can see that she bear the names of three of her female predecessors (Thorhildur was to show the ties between Denmark and our atlantic possesions, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands), so she would probably have been named Margrethe, no matter what the medieval queen's name had been. ::)

A little sidetrack: The Prince Consort is named Henri, but it was changed into the more danish Henrik, when he married Daisy. Just like the english kings, James and Charles are known in Denmark as Jakob and Karl. And the danish viking King, Knud, who conquered England, are called Canute in English history books. It's only recently we stopped changing names into more their more "danish-like" version. When Frederik was to wed Mary, there was a huge debate in the public if she should change her name into Marie. It was especially the elder part of the population, who wanted this name change. (Many of them pronounce her name in the heavy and somewhat flat danish way; "Mar-y", instead of the english way "Mari". Personally I think it's some kind of protest, because her name was'nt changed into Marie. Some elders can be so stubborn! ;))

But of course it was a popular and very patriotic choice of name, because many was put in mind of the great queen, especially considering that she was born a week after the german occupation. And it certainly touched the national pride. When her father died, there was grand discussion of wether she should be Margrethe I or Margrethe II, considering that medieval Margrethe first was queen of Norway, and only later became queen of Denmark as well. But that was settled once and for all when the prime minister, from the balcony of Amalienborg, officially announced the death of King Frederik IX and proclamed his eldest daugther Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.


Queen Ingrid once said that Margrethe was called Daisy from the very beginning by both her and her husband. And the famous Marguerit/Daisy jewellry was made in connection with her birth. (BTW, they have become very popular again right now, so the prices, after being quite moderate for a generation or so, have gone through the roof lately) So I guess it's only natural that Daisy always have felt something special for this particular flower. ;)

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« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2007, 03:14:00 AM »

What do the Swedes think of Queen Margarethe's smoking habit?

The swedish King once in a speech to Margrethe said in jest: "But, dear cousin Daisy, when are you going to stop smoking?" :D
I think it was in connection with her 25th annivesary, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2007, 05:17:51 PM »
Well I have my information from an interview given to the press, and can you guess by whom? Queen Margrethe the II. ;D

Photo of the Queen and the Prince.



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Re: Queen Margarethe II & Prince Henrik
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2007, 12:53:02 PM »
HM Queen Margrethe is scheduled to undergo another knee replacement operation this thursday february 8th at the hospital of Arhus.It is the second time within a year but it's her other knee now.Questionable if HM will be able to attend King Harald's 70th birthday celebrations later this month,as some engagements are cancelled for the next two months.

http://www.kongehuset.dk/publish.php?id=9432
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« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2007, 11:00:49 AM »
HM Queen Margrethe is scheduled to undergo another knee replacement operation this thursday february 8th at the hospital of Arhus.It is the second time within a year but it's her other knee now.Questionable if HM will be able to attend King Harald's 70th birthday celebrations later this month,as some engagements are cancelled for the next two months.

http://www.kongehuset.dk/publish.php?id=9432

The surgery was successfull,and HM will start the recuperation program asap.

http://www.kongehuset.dk/publish.php?id=9524
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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2007, 12:55:28 PM »
HM Queen Margrethe is scheduled to undergo another knee replacement operation this thursday february 8th at the hospital of Arhus.It is the second time within a year but it's her other knee now.Questionable if HM will be able to attend King Harald's 70th birthday celebrations later this month,as some engagements are cancelled for the next two months.

http://www.kongehuset.dk/publish.php?id=9432

The surgery was successfull,and HM will start the recuperation program asap.

http://www.kongehuset.dk/publish.php?id=9524

http://www.danishroyalwatchers.blogspot.com/2007/02/queen-margrethe.html

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