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Queen Margrethe Gives Year-end Speech


Queen Margrethe's speech highlighted on Denmark's struggle to lift up the economy, given the hard times last 2011.

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While most European monarchs give out their annual year-end speeches on New Year's day, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark gave hers on New Year's eve. She summed up the difficulties that Denmark faced last 2011 while keeping her optimism high with the coming 2012.

Queen Margrethe's speech highlighted on Denmark's struggle to lift up the economy, given the hard times last 2011.

“We have faced adversity before and we’ve seen before how we could get through a crisis by biting the teeth together, support each other and not give up,” she said.

“We can not leave it to others or to chance, how we should proceed. We need to make sure you get where we can find a starting point. This applies both mentally and concretely.”

“Also many of the young, the situation is worrisome. They can not really hold, because they can not find work or because they do not get the education that can improve their chances of finding employment. It can give confidence to recede, making it more difficult to get started, find a foothold and move on. This is serious, not just for the individual young person but the entire community. For it is the young who must lead our society forward, they are the ones that our future must be based.”

Watch the Queen's 2010 Year-end Message


The Danish queen hasn't forgotten the troops in Afghanistan, who she personally visited earlier this year.

“We all know that they are doing a great and good effort, but with my own eyes to see how they live, to talk with them and gain an insight into their everyday lives is something I will never forget.”

Of course, the queen put to mention the joys of having a growing family, especially having more grandkids around.

“We are pleased and touched by everything that happens in our family. I could wish for all families that they could experience as much joy as we: to see their children grow up and develop, and their grandchildren thrive and spread joy.”

“God Save Denmark,” the queen ends her speech.  

Photo Source, Official Website of the Danish Royal Family, Retrieved Dec. 31, 2011.

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