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Old 05-28-2006, 01:06 AM
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PRINCESS MARY OF DENMARK OUT AND ABOUT SHOPPING IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, BRITAIN, Me: that is her red head Lady In Waiting Caroline Heering that is with her

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Princess Mary of Denmark (R) PRINCESS MARY OF DENMARK OUT AND ABOUT SHOPPING IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, BRITAIN - 25 MAY 2006 EXCLUSIVE NO DRESSING TO IMPRESS FOR CROWN PRINCESS In her jeans and causal green jacket, she could have been any young woman about town - but the woman in question will one day be Queen. Crown Princess Mary did a great job of blending into the crowd on a shopping trip in London's upmarket Knightsbridge district on Thursday (May 25)
She look annoyed about something. Seems like she is walking away from the LIW ...... I wander what the LIW said
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Old 05-28-2006, 01:57 AM
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The comparison between Mary and Imelda was symbolic. Perhaps a good time for her to take the pulse of the Danish people's opinion of her. A honeymoon will at some point always end and a new phase start.
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:16 AM
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This comparison was made by EB-a yellow tabloid and not by the Danish people. The Australian media just copied directly form EB.

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Please, I know about Imelda Marcos and Mary is nowhere near her extravagance! When I lived in the Philippines, I even saw Imelda Marcos' shoe collection as a child and it was extensive. Plus, if you search the internet, you'll find pictures of her jewelry collection which will make you wonder where that type of money came from seeing that at that time, the country was poverty-stricken.

Anyway, the extra expense probably came from having a new baby in the family! The allowance now supported three members, not just two, unless Prince Christian has his own spending allowance, which I doubt. Plus, I don't know if the government made that budget before or after Mary became pregnant.
And I agree with you what you said. Imelda Marcos and her husband, Marcos, the President of Philippines (1965-1986) are both dictators and has stashed away billions of money and gold from the poverty driven country Philippines in some foreign banks which up to now some are still untraceable. Their private properties are immense and their jewellery collections will probably put some Royal Houses to shame.

To compare Mary with Imelda is a joke alright but not amusing.
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Old 05-28-2006, 03:18 AM
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The comparison between Mary and Imelda was symbolic. Perhaps a good time for her to take the pulse of the Danish people's opinion of her. A honeymoon will at some point always end and a new phase start.
I do hope you are not assuming grevinnan, that the Danish populous voice there respective opinion's through cheap gossip mags...surely not, my mistake :)

I, personally, dont believe there was anything symbolic about the comparison whatsoever...just some poorly paid jurno who has used Marcos as an example, because of her fashion/money hungry ways, which, when bringing the Crown Princess into the equation makes people (and many gullible indaviduals at that) think that Mary is headed down the same road .

That's not journalism, its compost!

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She look annoyed about something. Seems like she is walking away from the LIW ...... I wander what the LIW said
You're definitly looking into something that's not there, and you know it Australis !

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Old 05-28-2006, 07:35 AM
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You're definitly looking into something that's not there, and you know it Australis !

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I agree, i don't get that impression when I see that pic because it simply is not evident in the photo.
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:24 AM
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The Mary-Imelda Marcos story.
This is how it was reported in Australia in News Corp. papers:

"The annual report into the finances of the Danish Royals showed she and Crown Prince Frederik were splurging the equivalent of A$2500 a day on items such as clothes, shoes and furniture."

The annual report showed no such thing. The annual report states the couple spent A$933,000 on "private expenses" last year.

The reporters have then divided this amount by 365 to come up with A$2500 a day. From this they have deduced it was spent on clothes, shoes and furniture. Therefore Mary is "the new Imelda Marcos".

Journalists in Australia need to have a journalism qualification. Judging by the rubbish contained in this particular story, our journalism schools teach the London tabloid syllabus.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:43 AM
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The proof with a little twist we can make numbers say anything we want. Poor Mary.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:46 AM
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even if it is a tabloid making the comparisions, when you look at pictures of mary at events she always wears the best. if i was a tax paying dane, i dont know how i would feel about her spending too much (if she is)
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The proof with a little twist we can make numbers say anything we want.
I agree that one can make any set of numbers or facts intend whatever one wants with the turn of a phrase. Sometimes it only takes one word changed in a sentence to have the opposite meaning.

Even though journalists and media sources are supposed to be objective, they clearly aren't. Within a country you know which papers are pro-monarchy and which are not. And the same topic can be view different ways depending on your slant. I learned this one year in journalism school during an election year. One party was saying that if elected they would spend more tax dollars on health care. So the local paper which supported this party had headlines on the paper the next day about how this party cared about the health care of Canadian citizens, showing them in a very positive light. Another paper which didn't support this party also had a headline about this party's policy on healthcare the next day -- but about how they didn't invest enough in it now so why continue to let them rule.

The two stories used virtually the same quotes and statistics, but two very different spins on the healthcare platform.

For example, if Mary spends $X amount on shoes and Imedla Marcos spent a similar amount, a republican-supporting paper could twist it to say (which they do in this case) that Mary's spending habits are out of control. But by the same token, a monarchy-supporting paper could use that same figure, $X, and juxtapose it with the amount that another Crown Princess spends and say that Mary spends roughly the same amount and say that the amount was reasonable. Or if one Crown Princess spent more money than Mary, then that same paper could say, that Mary is being thrifty by spending less than the other CP.

It's all still the same amount figure, but very different outcomes and perspectives.
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:24 PM
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Something else the press seem to overlook in my opinion, is that Mary is still really a "bride" married to a Crown Prince, and must be outfitted for every occasion that this position requires.
Mary isn't always wearing new clothes - she constantly recycles all her outfits - even those from before her engagement.
Any excuse to imply criticism is seized upon to help sell their newspapers.
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From this they have deduced it was spent on clothes, shoes and furniture.
Interesting the point: furniture: having taken over a new house and started their nursery, I guess one can safely assume that Frederick and Mary spent a lot of the money on "furniture".

Plus, as was said before - the princess needed anything new as she did not come from a background where galas dresses were required for dinner several times a month... :)

And who should blame them: the first years of living together are the most expensive, that's for sure. Plus Mary seems to be quite economical in the way she wears her clothes: how does the name "New Imelda" and "Clothes Recycler" fit together?
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:25 AM
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I saw the Mary Imelda Marcos story in yesterdays Sunday Mail. I didn't take it seriously. I trust very little writen in the Australian press.
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I do agree with everyone here on the expenses that are necessary when you move into a new house, or need to build up a wardrobe fitting for the job.

But, I also thought, that there is still Frederik who also spends money. I don't know for sure, but I always thought yachting is a rather expensive sport.

Also, they probably travel a lot.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:29 AM
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The outfit Mary's wearing reminds me a lot of what Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton wore when she was shopping at the Spirit Of Christmas Fair. http://www.isifa.com/functions/water...ummer=11338121 (Shortcut originally posted by karla 64)
They look similiar in a way!
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According to this week's Women's Day, Mary has said that it will be a year-and-a-half until she, Frederik and Christian visit Australia again
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the first years of living together are the most expensive, that's for sure. Plus Mary seems to be quite economical in the way she wears her clothes: how does the name "New Imelda" and "Clothes Recycler" fit together?

i so agree with you jo of palatine.
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I'm sorry for my ignorance on this subject.

But what is supposed to buy with your personal budget?!

For example, does Princess Mary pays, from this budget, the gala outfits?! And the hats?!
If they want to buy a pram to the baby does the money comes from this budget?!
If they want to hire a limousine to celebrate a romantic dinner, they have to pay for it from this money?!
If Prince Fredrick wants to buy a jewel to his wife is this the money used?!

Still I find the comparisson absurd and unfair, Imelda was living as a queen in a poverty-stricken country, which Denmark isn't, Thank God.

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Old 05-31-2006, 04:19 PM
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Mary's spending habit

According to the News Ltd newspapers, Mary and Frederick spent $2500/day on clothes, shoes and furniture in 2005. No wonder they have a lavish wardrobe! I was wondering what the Danish people think about this?
You can read more about this here:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117...-29277,00.html

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Old 05-31-2006, 04:31 PM
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What do they do with so many clothes?!
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:37 PM
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According to the News Ltd newspapers, Mary and Frederick spent $2500/day on clothes, shoes and furniture in 2005. No wonder they have a lavish wardrobe! I was wondering what the Danish people think about this?
You can read more about this here:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117...-29277,00.html

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I'm a Dane and the article is not correct. They can obviosly not read danish in Australia:)
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