Edited by Pedro on 16/3/2017, 19:07:53
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: I was a little surprised by
: the one regarding Queen Ingrid and her
: dislike for Germans. Was this based solely
: on the occupation of Denmark by Germany in
: However, let's not forget that Queen Ingrid
: was by birth a princess of SWEDEN -- a
: country that was neutral during the war, and
: never suffered German occupation. So there
: was no reason for her to harbor any
: resentment toward Richard's country on
: account of any misfortune that befell her
: native land.
I don't understand why Ingrid would have to suffer less as a Dane as she would have to suffer as a Swede. She was in Denmark when the country was invaded. She was supposed to feel it as a Dane (and Danish Crown Princess and future Queen) not as a Swede who happened to be in Denmark. It makes no sense to me.
: Everything she endured at the hands, of
: course, was as a Dane -- by marriage. But
: then, there would have been no reason to
: single Ingrid out, for hostile feelings
: toward Germany for this reason: all the
: Danes would have been in the same boat with
: her. And that included her own husband,
: Then again, there is the added twist that
: the couple (back then Crown Prince and
: Princess) were technically Danish royals,
: but not Danes (it's a well-known fact that
: German blood runs galore among European
Twist? Frederik was Dane. Her father was Dane. Same for his grandfather, no matter he was born a Prince of S-H-S-G or not. Does this mean Greek royals were supposed to suffer less than other Greeks during the Axis invasion because George I was not Greek by birth (but ended up living in the country for almost 50 years)?
You tell that to Ingrid's son-in-law Constantine...
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