Originally Posted by Paty
Thank you, Paty
Mary may have said too much this time.
Notice at 01.15!!
Towards the end of the video Mary was asked whether she is going to be a queen this year. She replied: "No, I'm going to be a mother this year.". Then it all turned into a lot of general happy chatting.
She confirmed that Frederik is looking forward to to the twins.
The last part was basically a lot of very leading questions from the forest-helpers.
That's all I have time for right now.
I may translate more later.
ADDED: Here are a number of the things Mary said. First the standard rap as to be expected when a royal is asked about a project she is attending and wish to put focus on. In the second half she is bombarded with a lot of questions and remarks. The forest-helpers certainly follow her and her family!
Q: What does she think of the project?
M: "I think it's an (*) really good project which has had some very good results. Which is an advantage for both the forest and for those who use the forest and also for those who forest-helpers who contribute with some really good effort in making the forest look better and help tidying up and they get a job that is valuable (meaningful) and they thrive as a result of that. And they love is as far I understand. (00:37) They love being out in the nature and get different tasks and meet different people all the time". Mary is then asked whether there should be more such projects. She just goes on with saying that this is the tenth such project that has been initiated and it would be lovely too see such projects all over the country.
Turning away at 01:05, she as approached by a woman who informs Mary that there has been a question about whether Mary will become queen this year and that she (woman) has said no.
Mary said: "No, I'm going to be a mother of twins this year". A lot of cheering!
The forest helper to her right asks: "Will it be two girls or two boys". (01:25) Mary teasingly replies: "That remains to be seen. I won't te-ell".
Amidts the general chatter, she points out that she may require two arms and that they (the midwives I believe) say that they (the twins) often come early.
At 02:10 she is asked: "How about Frederik will he be happy to have two more"? Mary replies: "Yes. He is very excited. We all are. We look incredibly much forward to it". Then she is encouraged to take him out here in the forest. And Mary explains that he would probably very much like to see the the work they have done and that he may come at some point.
(*) She made a similar and very typical grammatical error here and she has a few problems with the endings of some of the words.
A wonderful clip, isn't it? You simply can't help getting in a better mood.
ADDED: Brief summary of article in Billed Bladet #45, 2010.
De har det godt derinde - They are well in there.
Written by Anna Johannesen.
Along with the CP-chief of court, Christian Schønau, Mary went to Boserup Forest, near Roskilde. Here she appointed eleven new forest-helpers, all in the 30's. The forest helpers, three women and eight men, are a part of a new project for mentally handicapped. Here in the forest they will help tidying up, assist the regular forresters, act as guides, keep an eye on camp fires when children are visiting and so on. Except of course use heavy or dangerous machinery.
While a kindergarten and children from a local SFO (*) looked on, Mary handed out nametags to each of the new forest-helpers as a sign of their new official status. When one of them got his/her tag, the others cheered loudly.
This is now the tenth such project in DK. (**) With Mary were also Minister of Evironment, Karen Ellemann and mayor of Roskilde, Poul Lindor.
One of the who is seen close to Mary in many of the photos, was eight year old Claudia. I mention her, because she was looking so serious in all the pics and clips.
(*) Skolefritidsordning = Where children can stay after school until the wish to go home or until their parents come home. My youngest is a member of a SFO.
(**) With forest-helpers I presume, because there are lots of similar protected jobs all over DK.