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Old 03-09-2015, 11:51 AM
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Finally more pictures of CP Mary participating in the opening of Grønningen's 100th anniversary exhibition:

She has an innate ability to connecting with people!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...cb29577a19d710
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...40842c9578bc26
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...9192bba2a15769
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https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...027458a764e1f4

Gallery and article from Royalista:
Mary sets the trend in new paisley skirt at vibrant art event | Royalista
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:09 PM
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Some pics from the DRF website
Grønningens 100-års jubilæumsudstilling - Kongehuset

what a wonderful smile
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...cb29577a19d710

another gallery of the opening
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0837106&type=1

this photo is too cute
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...60&oe=5574ED68
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:45 AM
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Crown Princess Mary held the opening speech at the 8th International Workshop on Public-Private Dialogue in Copenhagen this morning, March 10. The focus of the workshop is on "Promoting Sustainable Global Value Chains through Public-Private Dialogue".



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** BB: Kronprinsesse Mary: Vi har alle et ansvar ** translation ** ppe gallery **
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:50 PM
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CP Mary has the last two days (22-23 March) participated as a member in meeting with the High-Level Task Force for the ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development) in New York, USA.

The DRF informs there was no press access to the meeting.

H.K.H. Kronprinsessen deltager i møde med High-Level Task Force for ICPD - Kongehuset

High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (Secretariat) - Rights, Dignity and Health for All


I remember reading that the DRF choose to make no press access to duties they believe won't have interest such as these ("boring") working meetings. Billedbladet's Ulrik Ulriken (covering M&F) has also said there's quite a lot of meetings and also events with no press access because they simply wish to be able to concentrate and involve themselves in these workings meetings without the press presence.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:25 PM
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Some busy weeks for M&F, I wonder if Mary will fly directly from New York to Tokoy or if she has flown home today before tomorrow flying to Japan with Frederik for their visit. In any case, I won't blame our Mary if she has some serious jetlags the first day in Japan.

Let's hope the royal court soon publish the official program - it makes it a lot easier to follow a visit.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:21 AM
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No rest for Mary today - she has just arrived to Aabenraa in southern Jutland to mark the 75th anniversary of the occupation April 9, 1940.

At the event on Søgårdlejren CP Mary will be informed about the military events in South Jutland on April 9, 1940 and after that there will be memorial service and then official wreath-laying.

I just saw Mary arrive in the news - today's 75th anniversary of the occupation are covered very well in the Danish media.

Information:
Markering af 75-året for besættelsen 9. april 1940 - Kongehuset

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The first pictures of a elegant Mary arriving today to the mark the 75th anniversary of the occupation April 9, 1940:

http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...256_2660_3.jpg

http://www.jv.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...966_2478_3.jpg

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Old 04-09-2015, 10:28 AM
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Here's a nice gallery of today's ceremony:


** aabenraa.lokalavisen.dk: Kronprinsesse Mary besøger Søgårdlejren **
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:34 AM
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Thanks, Roskilde & Iceflower.

And very appropriately it's the local Army Home Guard who received Mary.

ADDED: A pic from BB: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...esse%20mary%22
Seven Danish soldiers were killed in the fightings at Aabenraa.
In the picture she is shown the standard Danish service rifle at the time. The M89 Krag-Jørgensen 8mm, full length barrel. (The rifle in this picture is a carbine though). A somewhat cumbersome weapon due to it's length, but very accurate and extremely reliable. In fact it was used until fairly recently in Greenland, simply because it worked no matter how cold it was and it was powerful enough to knock down virtually anything with the first shot, perhaps with the exception of a moscus oxen.
The US army used a the Krag-Jorgensen rifle during the insurgency in the Philippines at the beginning of the 1900's.

A video from Jyske Vestkysten of Mary arriving: http://www.jv.dk/modules/jv/gallery?articleId=1987229

The event will be well covered on the TV2 local news tonight at 19:30, so you can expect someone to post additional clips within the next six hours.

There are now only seven survivors of the soldiers who fought at Aabenraa on the 9th April 1940. And we may hope and expect that they will finally be decorated, if not sooner then certainly after the next general election at some point later this year.

Kronprinsessens besøg i Søgaardlejren - tvsyd.dk - TV SYD - Nyheder - Lokal - Aabenraa

The first clip from TV2 Syd (local news) of Mary today.
The motorbike with sidecar is a Nimbus in case your are interested. And it was standard issue for Danish light and recce units in 1940. Usually with a Madsen light machine gun attached to the sidecar.

A video from BB: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...ybeste-respekt - The soldiers wearing uniforms in a lighter hue are regulars, the rest are from the Home Guard and a couple of veteran associations.

-------------------------------- (This is in response to a post by FasterB below...):

Well, actually prior to WWII infantry on bicycles made a lot of sense, especially for light recce units. They are silent, they can move along lanes, they are pretty fast and they don't need petrol.

The German divisions moving into Denmark through Jutland, were motorized in order to reach Aalborg as fast at possible. With mechanized units in the front. (*) As such they were way superior in heavy support weapons and field artillery to the Danish troops they were facing.
But the majority of German infantry units at that time used both the "apostles horses = their feet" and real horses.

(*) The WWII definitions:
Ordinary infantry = mode of transportation: feet, horses and bicycles.
Motorized infantry = mode of transportation: trucks, jeeps, motorbikes with a handful of towed artillery and armored cars.
Mechanized infantry = mode of transportation: trucks, jeeps, motorbikes, armored cars, armored personnel carriers, heavy artillery trucks, self-propelled artillery, infantry fighting vehicles and light to medium tanks as support.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:18 AM
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:52 PM
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Some of the survived soldiers are the ones who fought by bicycling to the border and shooting down the enemy. I mean who t.. h... is going into battle on bikes? Oh, that was the Danish army

The just released movie "9th April" is telling their story. It´s a movie I can recommend. i saw it in February/March during a test-run and nobody talked loud when going out of the theatre.

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Well, actually prior to WWII infantry on bicycles made a lot of sense, especially for light recce units. They are silent, they can move along lanes, they are pretty fast and they don't need petrol.

The German divisions moving into Denmark through Jutland, were motorized in order to reach Aalborg as fast at possible. With mechanized units in the front. (*) As such they were way superior in heavy support weapons and field artillery to the Danish troops they were facing.
But the majority of German infantry units at that time used both the "apostles horses = their feet" and real horses.

(*) The WWII definitions:
Ordinary infantry = mode of transportation: feet, horses and bicycles.
Motorized infantry = mode of transportation: trucks, jeeps, motorbikes with a handful of towed artillery and armored cars.
Mechanized infantry = mode of transportation: trucks, jeeps, motorbikes, armored cars, armored personnel carriers, heavy artillery trucks, self-propelled artillery, infantry fighting vehicles and light to medium tanks as support.

I know you´re right about bicycles being the clever move. But after seeing "9. april" you just get the feeling of "David versus Goliath" from the Bible. The little man against the giant and the "it´s so typical Danish - first coffee then..."-feeling.
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:59 AM
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Mary is well covered in Daily Mail these days: Crown Princess Mary cuts a stylish figure in sombre black and striking grey millinery as she attends war memorial service solo in Denmark | Daily Mail Online
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Pictures from Kongehuset.dk:

http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...ril+1940-2.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...ril+1940-5.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...ril+1940-2.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...ril+1940-3.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...ril+1940-4.img

Clip from the TV2syd news:
Kronprinsessens besøg i Søgaardlejren - tvsyd.dk - TV SYD - Nyheder - Lokal - Aabenraa

Saying it mean a lot to see the royal show their support for this part of the country (South Jutland)
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:19 PM
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Let's have a closer look at the Nimbus with sidecar.
The Nimbus was a Danish motorcycle brand that is very coveted by collectors and motorcycle enthusiasts.
The interesting with this one is the affutage (mount) for the light Madsen machine gun on the sidecar and the carbine that was standard issue for engineers, field-artillerymen (and beforehand cavalry) and others who performed support functions or operated other weapons.
Being shorter that the standard rifle, it was more handy but of course with a shorter range and a considerable more powerful kick.

The Madsen machine gun was hypermodern when it was invented in 1902. It was bought for the Russian cavalry and tested by the British army but not adopted. Because despite being handy and modern it had a few drawbacks. There were problems keeping up automatic fire if the angle was high.
Here in the standard bi-pod version: http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9495/...8b539b7_XL.jpg
And mounted on a tripod: http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9304/...7efc8d5_XL.jpg

By 1940 it had become obsolete, being surpassed by the brilliant German MG38 and the reliable British/Czech Brengun and even the heavy and cumbersome American Lewisgun.

The same thing applied to the Danish service rifle the Kragh-Jørgensen.
While being extremely reliable and accurate and also hypermodern in 1889, it was getting obsolete already a decade later, with the invention of the Mauser rifle, that could be loaded very fast with clips. While the Madsen rifle had to be loaded cartridge by cartridge. - Ironically that made the Madsen more reliable in arctic conditions, where the clip and cartridges could end up being fuzed together by the cold.
The Madsen rifle: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...3%A9museum.jpg


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Alas, this stone was placed by veterans associations, not by the Danish government...
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Pardon my stupid question but when it comes to army why didn't Frederik come along with her?


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Pardon my stupid question but when it comes to army why didn't Frederik come along with her?


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A guess could be that this primarily involved the Home Guard and Mary is a member of the Army Home Guard.

A nice gallery from Royalista: Mary led the troops at World War II commemoration | Royalista
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Here's another nice gallery of the ceremony on April 9:



** pm: Mary très stylée pour se souvenir du 9 avril 1940 **
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It looks like Crown Princess Mary is scheduled to attend the ANZAC Day ceremony being held at The Citadel Church at the Kastellet fortress in Copenhagen on April 25th.

The Australian Embassy in Denmark has issued an open invitation to any Australians and New Zealanders who may wish to join in the event, which is from 10.00am till noon - (they have to register for security purposes though.)

It's the one hundred year commemoration of Gallipoli of course - hence Princes Charles and Harry to Turkey - and there will also be a wreath laying ceremony.
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Considering how important Gallipoli is to Australia and New Zealand, I hope Frederik will attend as well.
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