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Old 06-19-2004, 06:59 AM
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Thanks very much! :flower:

I wish there was a Danish translating program I can download off the net. It would make life so much easier!
Hi Again. At "ordbogen.com" you can get translations of danish words, but the site is in danish, but if you enter the word in the box "ord" and press the "oversæt" button, the word is translated from danish to english. You can also do it the other way around. Maybe it could work for you. :flower:
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Old 06-20-2004, 01:05 AM
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Thanks MarieLouise :flower:

Also for anyone interested, http://translation.langenberg.com/ is another good site - you can translate phrases by pasting it into the box (Translation Expert's box) and it translates it for you.

Yep, that site I posted above can really translate *sarcastic*. I tried to translate this in Danish
- "De så i hvert fald ud, som om de morede sig kongeligt, da de i ugens løb var med Frederik og Mary inde og se Linie 3's show i Cirkusbygningen. "
and it came up with this
- "They so at least forth , as though they divert themselves royal , when they to weeks run were by Peaceful and Mary in and look Line show to Cirkusbygningen."

Does Frederik mean Peaceful in Danish or something!!!!! Everytime there's "Frederik og Mary" it comes up with "Peaceful and Mary"!!!
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Old 06-20-2004, 10:22 AM
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Does Frederik mean Peaceful in Danish or something!!!!! Everytime there's "Frederik og Mary" it comes up with "Peaceful and Mary"!!! [/i]
He, he. Actually it's weird if you wright Frederik and it comes up with peacefull. But Fred, means peace or peacefull
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:38 AM
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She looks so at ease...i think it's going to be wonderful to see her pics in future events.

also, aren't there any pics from their trip to Greenland? I can't seem to find them anywhere :(
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:51 AM
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I bought two Mary and Frederick DVD's from www.rillen.dk and am very pleased with them. They were shipped quickly. I bought "Mary, Frederick, and the MOnarchy," and also the Wedding one. From what I've seen so far (about 30 min. of the Fred and Mary part of the Monarchy one,) even though I don't understand Danish , enough of the people interviewed about Mary speak English so I didn't feel like I was missing out on much.

I know this does not qualify as "news," it's just a friendly tip.
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:24 PM
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Just had a look at some pics of Mary at Silkeborg. Great to see her looking relaxed and happy. It seems Mary is beginning to get used to having cameras around.

I read an online article that said Mary gave an inaugural speech at Silkeborg. Did she give the speech in Danish? Did she speak any Danish at the event?

On second thoughts, given that it's an online article, Mary probably didn't give a speech at all! :P
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:05 PM
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.....I posted above about the DVD's from Denmark.....

PLEASE NOTE:

The "Fred, Mary and Monarchy" DVD played perfectly in my DVD player (which only plays Region I ).

The Wedding DVD ("Kongeligt Bryllup") from Rillen did NOT play in either of my DVD players - it indicated wrong regional coding (&#33 I was shocked, since both DVDs are manufactured by the same co. I have no explanation.

I apologize to everyone for my earlier post that the DVDs are worry-free (I have since edited that part out so as not to mislead anyone in the future). I'm embarassed about the earlier post and also very disappointed since I was not able to watch the wedding on tv.

The "Fred, Mary and MOnarchy DVD" has a nice bio of Mary, good coverage of the engagement day interview. The "Monarchy" part of it covers much behind the scenes of palace life. It is interesting.
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Old 06-21-2004, 06:59 PM
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I apologize to everyone for my earlier post that the DVDs are worry-free (I have since edited that part out so as not to mislead anyone in the future). I'm embarassed about the earlier post and also very disappointed since I was not able to watch the wedding on tv.
Don't worry about it Lady Jean, I don't think anyone has been misled (especially since it was corrected the very same day&#33. I hope you were able to return it.... I don't think its very fair that they're selling incompatable videos anyway.

I don't know if we can even get the videos in Australia

If anyone knows, can you pls tell us???
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Old 06-21-2004, 07:19 PM
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Speaking of DVDs. Thursday I received my DVD from Billed Bladet - what a downer :( It is a production of DR, and I really don't know why they want to be associated with such a bad quality product.

To me the pictures have the same quality as a VHS copy of another VHS tape with recordings from the television.

The best part is the 2nd disc with clips from other danish royal weddings; from the wedding of Frederik IX and Q Ingrid to the wedding of Princess Alexandra of Berleburg and Count Jefferson.
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Old 06-24-2004, 02:11 AM
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Can someone please explain Mary mania to me? I must confess that I just don't get it. I find her sweet and pretty and utterly average. Please tell me what I am missing!
it's a matter of taste and perception, i guess.
some of us here like letizia or maxima, etc, better , than they like mary, and, the other likes mary better than letizia or maxiam, etc.
there is no need to understand it. it's just the way it is. people have different tastes :P
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Old 06-24-2004, 04:25 AM
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As long as Fred loves her, that's all that matters!!
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:46 AM
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sarkastik_devil, I agree.

"it's a matter of taste and perception"

The same could be said for the Letizia-Mania, I find Letizia, Sweet and Utterly Average.
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:09 AM
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Can someone please explain Mary mania to me? I must confess that I just don't get it. I find her sweet and pretty and utterly average. Please tell me what I am missing!
I thought she was of so-so interest, but then I read the translated interview and was really captivated by their love story, so now I find her much more interesting. Felipe and Letizia's relationship doesn't interest me much.

In general though I think Mary-mania is mostly because now there is a new person on the royal scene to photography and gossip about.

As far as Mary's looks go, I thought she was kind of average but then I watched a biography on her and she seemed to be very popular amongst her male coworkers and classmates (they admired her from afar). So there must be something about Mary.....
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:23 PM
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As for the "Mary mania" I guess i'm part of it!
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Old 06-24-2004, 04:17 PM
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Actually, when I first heard about the engagement, I wasn't thrilled with Frederik's choice. I thought she was too much the jet-set type to be a proper royal.

But she kind of grew on me. By that time I had never visited a royal forum on the internet, and when I saw, how she was treated somewhere, I think I decided, that I wanted to see the good things in her. I mean, no one, and I mean no one, can deserve the kind of treatment, she has been up to.

In the days prior to the wedding and now on her trip to Greenland she seems to be doing a good job.

Today in the danish weekly magazine, Billed Bladet, there was such a sweet story. An unknown woman in Denmark had made a lace handkerchief for Mary to use on her wedding day. When Mary received it, she send the lady a nice bouquet of flowers. Actually the handkerchief was the one, that Mary ended up useing on her weddingday, to wipe away her tears.

I think this story shows, that Mary is not just a partyloving shopper, but that she also is a very considered person.
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Old 06-24-2004, 06:22 PM
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Can someone please explain Mary mania to me? I must confess that I just don't get it. I find her sweet and pretty and utterly average. Please tell me what I am missing!
hehe! 'mary mania'... :) nice term
i didn't mean with my comment that i loved her... only that she was nice that night. there were lots of times i didn't like her dresses...

i also agree there is a very huge mania with her... she is nice, but that's all. no special beauty, no special elegance, and she has only attend to one event as cp... i don't know why people from all around the world love her so much.
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Old 06-24-2004, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for those who tried to answer my question about "Mary-mania". I hope you people who are fans of Mary know that I in no way meant to be mean to her, I'm just curious. Nor did I intend to make any comparison about other princesses--it's just that I can see what characteristics people might be drawn to with many of these women (people who like Maxima tend to like her vivacity; people who like Mathilde tend to like her classic grace and sweet captivating smile; people who like Caroline of Monaco tend to like her elegance and glamour; people who like Letizia tend to like her intelligence and drive; people who loved Diana loved her compassion; etc)

I honestly couldn't tell what characteristic it is about Mary that people who like her like--I haven't been able to decipher that predominate character trait. Does that make sense?

In any case...it's just my opinion, worth no more or less than any other opinion on the board.
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I honestly couldn't tell what characteristic it is about Mary that people who like her like--I haven't been able to decipher that predominate character trait. Does that make sense?
I think it's hard to see the reason why others like a person if you yourself don't like that person. Like Maxima... most people love her, but for the most part, I'm always thinking yes she smiles lot, so? But I know its just me not being able to see what others see. And for example, I love Mette Marit's simplicity and how she so adores her husband... but people wouldn't see that and continue to absolutely disparage her.

About Mary... hmmm, I do like her, expecially after reading the interview. I think because I can relate to her. Just her outlook on life, and the questions and doubts that she had, are kind of like mine would probably be if I was in that situation. And for her not to have backed out, and to be doing very well at the moment, makes her admirable to me. And of course I think she looks wonderful... others wouldn't agree (and hence can't see what I see) but I adore her style more than all the other crown princess'.

Now I LIKE Alex a lot... but I can't relate to Alex for a number of reasons, for example, what she has done aren't things that I have done, and she recently said in her recent interview that "I can relate to everyone" and before in another one she said "i try to be perfect" or something. Whereas Mary is more of an "ill try to do my best" kind of thing. Not to offense people of course, but its just the way I think.
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Old 06-25-2004, 09:40 AM
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I agree with you Jasl 100%.

i like Mary because I can relate to her. I see a lot of myself in her. Although I also like Maxima, I don't like her as much as I do Mary. Maxima had so many opportunites that I could never have had due to my birth/family. Mary and I are very similar in that area. I could see myself as her. I think that is her reason for being liked so much. She is one of us.
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:13 AM
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I honestly couldn't tell what characteristic it is about Mary that people who like her like--I haven't been able to decipher that predominate character trait. Does that make sense?
I think it's hard to see the reason why others like a person if you yourself don't like that person. Like Maxima... most people love her, but for the most part, I'm always thinking yes she smiles lot, so? But I know its just me not being able to see what others see. And for example, I love Mette Marit's simplicity and how she so adores her husband... but people wouldn't see that and continue to absolutely disparage her.

About Mary... hmmm, I do like her, expecially after reading the interview. I think because I can relate to her. Just her outlook on life, and the questions and doubts that she had, are kind of like mine would probably be if I was in that situation. And for her not to have backed out, and to be doing very well at the moment, makes her admirable to me. And of course I think she looks wonderful... others wouldn't agree (and hence can't see what I see) but I adore her style more than all the other crown princess'.

Now I LIKE Alex a lot... but I can't relate to Alex for a number of reasons, for example, what she has done aren't things that I have done, and she recently said in her recent interview that "I can relate to everyone" and before in another one she said "i try to be perfect" or something. Whereas Mary is more of an "ill try to do my best" kind of thing. Not to offense people of course, but its just the way I think.
Thanks. Now I understand better.
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