Camilla lives on queen Margrethe's old dorm room: 'they call me The gangway of the queen'

In the University park in Aarhus, you can literally live like a princess. Here you can indeed rent queen Margrethe's old dorm room, which she moved into in t

Camilla lives on queen Margrethe's old dorm room: 'they call me The gangway of the queen'

In the University park in Aarhus, you can literally live like a princess.

Here you can indeed rent queen Margrethe's old dorm room, which she moved into in the autumn of 1961, when she 21 years old briefly studied political science.

Princess Margaret – as she was called then, lived on the College 9 in room 402. It is 13 square meters large, costs approximately 2500 dollars a month in rent and are inhabited for the time of the 25-year-old Camilla Camur.

"I feel in general a little more royal than mine gangfæller. They call me also of the gangway of the queen," says the young medical student, who has been living for the last three years in the room, which the college is referred to as 'dronningeværelset'.

"I lived just opposite – perhaps that where the Queen's lady-in-waiting lived – and so I moved into dronningeværelset, there has altanudsigt to the uni-park," says Camilla Camur.

Queen Margrethe ii of denmark, who had read two years in Aarhus, in the book 'Student in Aarhus' told about his time at the college:

"Slowly the long time with the 16 doors a familiar part of life, and the 14 unfamiliar faces got the name and personality, as we met and exchanged pots and coffee and talk in the kitchen, which was reduce the heart as well as the stomach."

today, in addition to an old ungdomsfoto in kollegiekøkkenet of the princess, no trace of queen Margrethe's time at the college.

Former residents have through time tried to get queen Margrethe to look past, but it has not yet managed to get her back on the kollegiegangen. She is still welcome, says Camilla Camur.

"We are really proud of the room. She must have been right down on the ground, when she chose to stay together with ordinary students. Sometimes there are actually tourists and ask where it was, the Queen lived, and so I must show them around."

Camilla Camur tells that she in her dronningeværelse have space for a bed, a desk, a room divider, a closet, a tv and a small refrigerator.

the Floor of the cork is from queen Margrethe's time, and as then also still out in the hallway to go to the toilet and use fællesbruserne.

Queen Margaret is 1.80 metres high, but it has not been a problem. There are high ceilings on the dronningeværelset, assures Camilla Camur, which itself is 1.74.

"I have often thought of, when I stand outside on the balcony and looking out over the park, that it is exactly the same vision, the Queen has had. Maybe queen Ingrid and king Frederik IX has been on a visit," muses she.

Margrethe had never completed his training, but it was especially his love of the profession, archaeology.

After his stay in Aarhus, she read first in Paris and since London, where she, in 1965, met the French count Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde Monpezat, who was later known as Denmark's prince Henrik.

the Historian Lars Hovbakke Sørensen said in 2015 to the DR about queen Margrethe's time in Aarhus:

"It was very attention-grabbing, that Margaret lived at an ordinary college. Since crown prince Frederik of students in Aarhus, he stayed at the Marselisborg Castle, but for Margaret it was different to be informal."

When queen Margrethe lived in the dormitory in Aarhus, was your rent is 55 dollars a month.

There lived 16 students at queen Margrethe time – only women.

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 11:50

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