BLOGROLL FROM MY MAIN BLOG (because I’m too lazy to write them all down, sorry).
Thinking of doing an appreciation post of the DRF in Greenland. In honour of my heritage and all. Also Frederik looks hottest when he’s visiting Greenland.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on a postcard wearing the Greenlandic national costume, the Kalaallisuut, during a visit to Greenland. As Greenland is a part of the Danish Realm, the Queen is the constitutional monarch.
Yup. I don’t even think my comment on that picture was offensive. Or was it? I don’t even know. Thank you for this message though :)
Someone just called me a cunt because I (KINDLY, with a smiley and all) corrected them. So mature. Let’s give you and your matureness a standing ovation. Let me crave you a trophy out of wood for your mature comment.
The non-close-ups are from Game of Thrones (what can I say, Matilda is now a Lannister, stay pressed). The close-ups of Rosamund are from Wrath of the Titans (where she plays Queen Andromeda).
So I realise that the Matilda gifset is pretty heavy on ~*~Matilda in battle~*~ but that’s Matilda in my mind. I have always pictured her as being quite Artemisia of Caria-esque - you know, out in the field with her men and all. But look how queenly she looks here:
GET TO KNOW ME MEME || (1/7) royal fancasts: Rosamund Pike as Empress Matilda
Empress Matilda/Maude or Matilda of England was the only legitimate daughter of King Henry I of England and Matilda of Scotland. Her younger brother William Adelin’s untimely death left Henry I without a successor and therefore he designated Matilda his heir. At the time of her father’s death in 1135, Matilda was in Normandy, pregnant with her third son, which gave her cousin, Stephen of Blois, the opportunity to seize the throne for himself. The rivalry between Matilda and Stephen led to years of civil war and unrest - a period of time later known as The Anarchy - which ended with Stephen eventually agreeing to name her eldest son, Henry, as his successor. Matilda was the first female ruler of England but during her short-lived regency in 1141, Matilda was neither crowned nor did she manage to consolidate her rule, instead she assumed the title “Lady of the English”.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attending The Mary Foundation’s presentation of the Free of Bullying Universe at Sundbyøster Skole on Amager (6 March 2014).