September 16 the publishing house Cobolt releases the first in a series of new comic/illustrated books. The topic of the series is Queen Margrethe and her life. The first in the series follow her from birth to when she becomes the Queen of Denmark.
Like a lot of the Queen’s life – this is a dual collaboration between Denmark and France. Erik Svane, a Danish author living in France, and Thierry Capezzone, a French artist living in Denmark, have worked together to produce this.
Today is Margrethe II’s birthday. Since it is Easter Week, she will be celebrating it at Marselisborg Palace just outside Århus. Usually the birthday is celebrated at Amalienborg, like in the picture below from 2009.
[picappgallerysingle id=”7717006″]The Danish court has released the programme for Queen Margrethe’s 70th birthday celebrations. The programme may be changed.
To my mind, there is a whole lot of exhibits going on. No indication yet whether there will be a massive invasion of royal guests from all over Europe, as there was for her 60th birthday, although the “party for private friends” on the evening of the 16th, could be interpreted that way.
Without further ado – the programme.
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The Queen’s Birthday. And the whole family was out in full force. I did not actually notice Princess Isabella until I came home – she is rather small behind the bars.
The balcony scene is interesting to see, year after year, especially when it includes the children. Prince Nikolai is tall enough to comfortably look over the barrier now, and his brother, Prince Felix has also reached the desired height. Prince Christian, on the other hand, is trying so hard to look over the barrier, whereas his sister, Princess Isabella has decided against trying and is more comfortable looking through the bars.
Amalienborg Palace Square was stuffed with people today, old and young, Danes and tourists – as well as Her Majesty’s guard playing the birthday song. If you ever have the occasion to be in Copenhagen on the 16th of April, I sincerely recommend a trip to the Palace square, at 12 o’clock.
This was probably the last public engagement for Princess Marie until the birth.
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With Crown Princess Mary in training for the Danish Home Guard: Army, Billed Bladet has pulled out pictures from the time her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe II, went through the training for the Airforce branch of the Home Guard.
The Home Guard stands strong among the Danish female royals: the Queen’s sister, Princess Benedikte is a member of the Navy branch of the organization.
The Danish Home Guard is a part of the Danish military. It has around 50,000 volunteers, and 650 full-time employees. It was formed in 1945, by former resistance fighters, who wanted to ensure that Denmark had a wide network of people who knew how to fight, if Denmark was to be invaded again. Today, the organization deals with education of military forces sent out for deployment, and with more civilian matters inside Denmark, such as handling environmental or other emergencies where the government is in need of extra hands.
I picked up 3 søstre by Jon Bloch Skipper at the bookstore at Magasin on my way home from work.
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