DENMARK: Royal Teatime

A million small ears overheard King Frederik IX of Denmark admonishing his nine-year-old daughter Margrethe at tea one day last week: "You've got your feet on the table. Sit properly." "I do sit properly," Margrethe answered back before she obeyed.

In a special "Schoolradio" broadcast, Danish children were having their first occasion to listen to their Royal Family's teatime conversation. The program was unrehearsed. King, Queen and Royal Princesses were just their normal selves. Even the coughs of five-year-old Princess Benedikte and of Anne-Marie, 2½, both recovering from whooping cough, were clearly heard by Denmark's schoolchildren.

When Radio Reporter Axel Dahlerup asked...

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