Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Royal Copenhagen

Evita, the 11-year-old dachshund of Prince Henrik of Denmark, has bitten a royal bodyguard, leaving the man in hospital needing stitches and a tetanus shot. The incident occurred when the guard was walking Evita around the gardens of the Danish royal summer residence, Fredensborg Palace. This latest occurrence has caused Danish opposition members to call for Evita to be put down claiming that: “There is no difference between a royal dog and any other”. They also want Evita to be examined by a dog psychologist.
A couple of years ago, a palace gardener was bitten by another of Prince Henrik’s dachshunds. Apparently he had to take three weeks off, on doctor’s orders, to recover from his injuries.
Either the Danish newspapers have no news to report or the palace staff does not know much about dogs.


Angus said...

This story will play big in Stockholm and Oslo. I fear that the Danes have just given their nordic cousins a wonderful stick to playfully goad them with!

Nina Jeanette Hansen. said...

More politicians & the people of Denmark believe that
Prince Henrik's dog should be put down on a equal footing with any other dogs, who have bitten.
Some form of immunity to a head of state ought to have , but impunity for the entire royal family is based on a clause in the king Act 1665, finds lecturer Jes Fabricius Moeller from Copenhagen University. Impunity was a proof for the people of Denmark , when Prince Henrik's dog bed a guardsman in the leg.
It can be seen to just go on without fear, that the police will require Evita to be put down.
Because even a dog in the royal house is above the law.

Eurodog said...

Yes, Angus.
Thank you for your message, Nina. As a Dane you are obviously closer to this story than I am but we must not forget that the Danish monarchy is the oldest in the world!