His Royal Highness Prince Henrik, besides having been trained as a French Diplomat, is a keen and able yachtsman, and fluent in many languages including written and spoken Chinese.
And has he ever given a speech in chinese or recorded on video speaking it?
I think Henrik's chinese is a bit like Mary's french
I agree JAS, it would be interesting to see & hear.
But just the mere fact that he is multilingual, that he spent his first five years in French Indochina, and also studied Chinese and Vietnamese at the École Nationale des Langues Orientales, would make it more believable that he would be able to speak the language. He also studied in Hong Kong (1957) and Saigon (1958).
As per Marie, he has a very strong French accent when speaking Danish, but you hear that he has command of the language itself.
I can him easily imagine Henrik speaking in Vietnamese, he seems to have fond memories of his time there.The prince consort, who speaks some Chinese with perfect pronunciation, said he keeps a number of brush pens and the traditional Chinese ink. To show his skills, he put a piece of notebook-size paper on the table in front of him and wrote on it his Chinese name.
"I am actually very fascinated by the calligraphy which is a big art in China. It is one of the most valued art forms you can show and I have been very fascinated by the way it is done," said the prince consort. "I have studied the Chinese language and have a diploma from Paris in Chinese and have traveled a lot to China," said the prince consort, who have visited China seven or eight times after 1979. http://english.sina.com/c...a/p/2012/0614/477089.html