Tuesday 2 October 2007

Danish royals @ the opening of parliament

Today Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte have attended the opening of the Folketing (the Danish parliament). The current Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (PM since 2001 and member of the conservative Venstre/Liberal party) has delivered his party's speech outlining a ten point plan for the coming parliamentary session. Politics being what it is, there has been a demonstration outside Christiansborg protesting against the governnment's cutbacks in some key areas and there were parallel protests in Århus, Odense, Aalborg, Kolding and Viborg.

Madeleine Glindorf's gallery (15 photos)
Billed Bladet gallery (14 photos)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen's opening speech TV2 link
Folketing photos (scoll down for interior views of the parliamentary chamber and includes photos of Christiansborg Palace, the home of the Folketing)
DRWs opening of parliament 2006
Added: Søren Steffen's gallery (Søren has the distinction of getting the falling asleep shots!!)

Jyllands Posten web TV (0:55) quick view of the Queen and the general atmosphere in parliament (chatty bunch)
DR news clip (2:18)

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Blogger Sternchen said...

Sörens photos are great :)

9:14 am  

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