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King Frederik joked about “Shame” and the Birkebeinerrennet


King Frederik garnered laughter with his speech during the gala dinner at the Palace on Tuesday. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB / POOL

Of NTB | 14.05.2024 21:00:06

Culture and entertainment: It is a full 20 years since King Frederik gave his yes to Australian-born Mary in the cathedral in Copenhagen. On the wedding day itself, both are present at the gala dinner at the castle in Oslo.

After the speech from Norway’s King Harald, it was the Danish king’s turn to give a speech during the gala dinner. There he said that Norway is not a foreign land for Danes, and he talked about his experiences participating in the Norwegian Birkebeinerrennet.

– I remember the Birkebeinerrennen well as a great natural experience and a personal victory, even though I had to see myself beaten in time by Crown Prince Haakon two years in a row. I even had to hear that his skis lacked lubrication, said King Frederik to laughter from the hall.

He further pointed out that Norway and Denmark are closely linked in a number of different ways, both familially and via the TV screen.

– In recent times, TV series such as “Skam” about life at Nissen high school have gathered our young people in front of the screen. A lot has happened since “Fleksnes”, said King Frederik.

– Norway is almost the Nordic champion in youth series, and today most Danish youngsters know the meaning of “are you kidding?” And “see?”, he said, once again to the laughter of the other guests.

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