Where is that from, PeDe? I ask because of that Marge riding odd slowly into the sunset line.....SeogHoer
here is the whole articleGetting ready for a change of throne: Mary changes everything
The Crown Princess is in the process of modernizing the royal house - and sending Margrethe's landmarks to retirement.
From arts, crafts and archeology to climate change, psychiatry and gay rights.
When Mary and Frederik take over the throne after the queen, the Danes must get used to a true change of course in the royal house.
Margrethe's passions as archeology and art are set aside when Mary becomes queen and Frederik becomes king.
Instead, the new, modern royal house will be far more progressive - marked by ideological projects that are Mary's heart blood.
Right now, it is actually the Crown Princess and the Crown Prince who rule the royal house, while Queen Margrethe is slowly slipping into the background.
This is not least seen in the royal calendar, where the Crown Prince and Crown Princess have a completely free path to cultivate their new heart affairs.
In recent weeks, Mary has spent working time at the Psychiatric Foundation, gay rights and the climate.
The other day, Mary thus attended a concert for SIND, spoke to Copenhagen Pride and participated in the launch of a new climate partnership between the WWF World Wide Fund for Nature and VELUX.
The cases are in sharp contrast to Margrethe's heart cases. The Queen's passions have always been in the world of art, such as ballet and needlework. There will thus be a change of course of dimensions when Mary takes over and makes the royal house more modern.
- It is only natural that it will affect it even more. That's Mary's profile. The royal house's basic position in society has traditionally been center-right.
There are indications that the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will change to the center-left. A picture emerges of a relocation. There is a risk of stepping up politically.
And if one perceives the royal house's role as those that bind society together across political and ideological boundaries, then that is a problem with that, says historian and royal house expert Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen.
He specifically points to Mary's rainbow engagement as new and controversial. It was completely unthinkable that Margrethe would have gone that route in the 1970s.
- It's more political. She flirts with modern identity politics. The Royal House has been reluctant when it comes to politics for many, many years. One cannot say that they have stayed completely out of it, but there has been some restraint.
Mary is political here and she has taken a step further than the others. It's interesting if that line is continued when she becomes queen. There is a risk associated with it, he assesses.
The climate debate can also become a wasp nest.
And here Mary differs to that extent from Margrethe, who in April was criticized for casting doubt on whether climate change is man-made
- The climate agenda is risky. We can all agree that we must save the climate. But then come the next questions. What should we do, how much should we do, and how quickly should we do something.
Then it's a matter of money and priorities. And it is also political, says Olden-Jørgensen.
There is a very long way from these landmarks to Queen Margrethe, not least because of the birth of the welfare state at the beginning of her time as regent.
- Mary's protection profile is more social. But it's a return to something older.
From the end of the 19th century and well into the 20th century, it was very common for members of the royal family to have such patronage.
But why does our own queen not have it then? This is because at the time she became queen, it was the birth of the welfare state. Roughly speaking, the welfare state took care of all that.
Hat ladies and other well-meaning people should stay away from this. And the queen has kept the slogan, he explains.