Expectations are high, when the country head of the house announces the historic krisetale to the nation. The expectations of mean kongehusekspert Søren Jakobsen was certainly not honoured on Tuesday evening.
- I'm actually not, she escaped very well from it. It was a routine performance, he says to Ekstra Bladet and elaborates:
the Speech was cut a little from the same cloth as nytårstalerne. There was, in fact, only a few points where she hits something personal. Among other things, that where she addresses the young people and talk about thoughtless and reckless behavior.
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According to Søren Jakobsen, who has also written a number of books about the upper class and the royal family, it is a pity that the queen was not able to speak freely, but instead read stiffly up from his manuscript.
I had expected that she, for one time sake would abandon his script and speak from the heart. It felt like I didn't, she did. It was a little nytårsagtig speech at intermediate level. And it is I in reason sorry on the institution's behalf, he says, and adds:
- I had expected something more, when there has been put so much up to it as in this situation, where it is directly coordinated with the Prime minister.
One of the things Søren Jakobsen missed the most, was heart warming.
- I do not think we got very much longer than the previous written statement, and I had expected something more warm-heartedness and dedication, but you also have to be a little indulgent. She is a lady of almost 80 years.