Monday, June 15, 2009

En Royal Samtale... A Royal Conversation

Kelli:
Hej Dronning Margrethe! Jeg er ked af at jeg savnede dit regentbesøg i Herning den 4. juni. Jeg var i USA da du ankom!
Hi Queen Margaret. I am so sad that I missed your visit to Herning on June 4th. I was in the US when you arrived!

Dronning/Queen:
Det er OK, Kelli. Jeg forstår at du rejste til USA fordi din datter havde en graduation. Det er mere vigtig end mit besøg!
It is OK, Kelli! I understand that your trip was planned because your daughter graduated. That is much more important than my visit!


Kelli:
Vi ankom hjem lige til tiden for Danmarks valgdag så jeg fik chancen at lære mange ting om "Royal Regler" fornyligt.
We arrived home just in time for Denmark´s election day so I got the chance to learn so much about all of the "Royal Rules" recently.

Dronning/Queen:
Ja, vores valgdag var lidt mærkeligt dette år. At sidde hjemme, og venter på Danmarks indbygger at bestemme vores fremtid.... Vi håbede for den bedste men til valglokale blev lukket, var vi ikke sikker på hvad sker næste!

Yes, our election day was a little strange this year. To sit at home, waiting on the citizens of Denmark to decide our future... We hoped for the best, but until the polling places closed, we were not sure what would happen next!

Kelli:
Jeg var usikkert om valget før dagen, men min danske mand forklarede alt til mig. Han passer godt på mig så jeg er klar om alt i mit nye hjem.

I was not totally sure about the election before the actual day, but my danish husband explained everything to me. He takes great care of me to make sure I know everything I need to know about my new home.

Dronning/Queen:
Jeg er stolt af din mand. Hvad fortalt han til dig?
I am so proud of your husband. What did he tell you?

Kelli:
Den første ting var: Lige nu siger dansk lov at hvis kongligfamilie får en datter først og en søn anden, sønen bliver kong.... det skal springe over pigen. Folketinget har valgt allerede at ændre lov så en først-født pige kan blive dronning men grundlov siger at selv om Folketinget valgte allerede, er det nødvendig at Danmarks indbygger skal valge også.

The first thing was: Currently, Danish law says that if the royal family has a daughter first, followed by a son, the son will become king....and the girl will be skipped. The Danish Parliament has already voted to change the law so that a first-born girl can be queen, but the Constitution says that although the Parliament already voted, it is necessary for the Danish citizens to vote as well.

Dronning/Queen:
Du har det ret! Jeg blev dronning fordi mine forældre havde kun 3 piger! Ved du anden ting?
You are exactly right! I actually got to become queen because my parents only had three daughters! Do you know the other issue?

Kelli:
Selvfølgelig! Du havde din 69. fødselsdag i april og de danske indbygger skulle vælge hvis du kan blive ved med dronning når du fylder 70 år eller hvis det er nødvendig at du giver kron til Frederik.

Of course! You had your 69th birthday in April and the Danish citizens had to vote if you can remain queen when you turn 70 or if it is necessary that you turn the throne over to Frederik.

Dronning/Queen:
Selv om kan du ikke vælge i Danmarks valgdag, kan jeg spørge dig hvordan du ville vælge hvis du kunne?

Although you cannot vote in Denmark´s elections, can I ask you how you would have voted if you could?

Kelli:
Selvfølgelig!
Jeg er FULDSTÆNDIG ENIG med hvordan de danske indbygger valgte! Jeg vælger "JA" til den først-født pige bliver dronning! Og jeg vælger "JA" til du bliver ved med dronning så lang som du kan!

Of course!
I COMPLETELY AGREE with how the Danish citizens voted! I vote "YES" to the first-born girl becoming queen! And I vote "YES" to you remaining queen as long as you are able!

Dronning/Queen:
Tak for det!!
Thank you for that!!

Kelli:
Min mor sparret denne avis for mig; det var i USA aviser i april og spurgde "Har vi brug for kongeligfamilie i 21. århundred?" Det er en flot artikel og den mere jeg lære om Danmarks kongeligfamilie, siger jeg "JA, vi har brug for kongeligfamilier!" Din familie repræsenterer Danmark rigtigt godt og jeg er stolt at bo i et land med en kongeligfamilie ligesom din!

My mom saved this newspaper for me: it was in the USA papers in April and asked "Do we need royalty in the 21st century?" It was a great article and the more I learn about Denmark´s royal family, I say, "YES! We need royalty!" Your family represents Denmark so well and I am proud to live in a country with a royal family like yours!







8 comments:

Rachel said...

haha... great post! And a friend gave me that same article before I left to visit Mac. Funny how friends/family make sure we see anything about Denmark in the news. :-)

Caution Flag said...

An interview worthy of American television. Diane Sawyer can just move right over to make room for you :) What's next? A prime time special?

Lady Fi said...

Interesting!"

I was shocked to hear that Denmark hasn't had a law stating that the first-born girl can be queen.. still - better late than never!!

Fuzzy said...

What a delightful post!

Hell, we've gotta love the royal Danish family--they actually understand how cool it is to marry foreigners. :-D

Congratulations to your daughter!

At home with the Vikings said...

I LOVE THIS POST!! The lovely Queen herself was just horse drawn carriage away from us, and it could not have been more cool! I will post my pics soon! I completely agree with you, I am a "royalist" too! ;) Long Live the Queen!

Mom said...

It must be wonderful to live in a country where the Queen has time to chat with her "constituents." OR what do you call yourselves?? Great post!

nettielouise said...

Of course we need royalty! How else are little girls going to be able to fantasize about becoming a princess!

Kenneth Hallum said...

Hmm we need to talk:-)