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Posted by Carolina on Virtual Viggo
http://virtualviggo.yuku.com/topic/2346?page=-1


translation extracts of article:- http://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/samfund/article1330386.ece

Olsen, Wilbek, Mads and Viggo as knights



19:37 - 15 apr. April 2010 | Kate Bluhme

Tomorrow, on the the Queen's 70th birthday, a new wave of Danes will be decorated.


Film and theater
Movies and plays are represented by a couple of the best Danish actors:

Mads Mikkelsen and Viggo Mortensen could both call themselves Dannebrog knights from tomorrow. The same can be filmmaker Peter Flinth.

Date: 2010-04-15 10:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] mirabella6666.livejournal.com
Is Viggo allowed to accept an actual knighthood, becoming Sir Viggo, being that he's dual citizen of Denmark and the U.S.? I understand that when Queen Elizabeth gives knighthoods to American citizens they are normally honorary.

Date: 2010-04-16 07:52 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] aflon.livejournal.com
I think because he is as far as the Danish are concerned he is Danish because of his father and his dual nationality, it'll be a full Knighthood.

Date: 2010-04-15 11:12 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] oldfolkie.livejournal.com
That's supposing that he's already there, or can reach it by train -- with the airways closed down due to the Icelandic volcano...

Date: 2010-04-16 05:22 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] aflon.livejournal.com
If it is like here, the Honour is announced on the day/day before the birthday or New Year, but the actual ceremony can be months later.

Date: 2010-04-16 05:17 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] numenora.livejournal.com
How cool! He deserves so many accolades so it's nice to see one actualized. *squees in delight*

Date: 2010-04-16 07:52 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] aflon.livejournal.com
Sir Viggo has a rather nice sound to it doesn't it?

Date: 2010-04-17 02:50 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] numenora.livejournal.com
It really does! :)

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