Monday, November 4, 2013
Danish Inns No Longer Allowed to Use Royal Crowns in Their Signs, Letterheads or Websites: Daisy Irrationally Throws the Book at Them
Daisy! Girl. What is up? Or Lene, is this you? What in the hell are y'all doing? Seriously?
If you are not careful, "stop abuse of the crown" will be a headline following discovery of all of your deep dark secrets, Mary's post-nup, and Henrik's extramarital dalliances.
These famous inns are all over the Danish countryside and are charming places to stay, to meet people for a Christmas lunch (julfrokost) or to have a glass. Their crowns are noble adornment that no one associates directly with the Crown, least of all a business relationship. It's more of an insignia that one is in royal Denmark, the charming country with a monarchy and loads of castles all over the place, and stories of all sorts of naughty and nice kings and queens over the years. It's part of the backstory. So these places being asked to remove a decoration that speaks mostly to the country's history, not its monarch, is especially odd. But then again, Daisy did look at Mary and think she could be controlled and grateful. Look how that one turned out!
The Royal Family Wants to Stop Abuse of the Crown
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12% Bored me.
6% Sorry about it.
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Many Danish Inns had until 10 May 1912 the right to adorn themselves with the title 'Royal Privileged'.
With the court also followed the possibility of using the crown - for example by allowing it to adorn the facade, menu card or letterhead. But it goes no further, says Jyllands-Posten.
According to the newspaper, the royal family is unhappy with the abuse, which for these inns, being privileged has not been legal since 1912.
It is the National Archives, as the royal family's behalf shall ensure that rules are respected, and this underlines the chief consultant Poul Olsen, that there are special rules for the application of such crown.
"We enforce the rules adopted on the matter of the royal family. We do this continuously when new cases crop up, and when we become aware that there is a breach of the rules, "he explains to Jyllands-Posten.
Fano Krogaard is one of the places that have been ordered to remove the crown. It amazes innkeeper January Faerch, 'the crown can be found in many places around the premises, it is part of our logo that is on letterhead and second and it goes back to our website," he told Jyllands-Posten and stresses that it can become a costly affair to remove the many crowns around the inn, which has been around since in 1662.