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Old 05-12-2015, 02:01 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #20, 2015.
Written by Dorte Quist (So not much about the car, alas).

As you know by now, there are two bridges over Little Belt, between the island of Funen and Jutland. This one, a steel-girder bridge is 80 years old this year, which is also one of the reasons why that bridge-walk was introduced this year. Being of completely different design than both Sydney Harbour Bridge and the New Little Belt Bridge from 1970, that are both suspension bridges, this the Old Bridge is low, but still you walk 60 meters above the strait and this being flat country, albeit wooded, you can see far.
The walk is a little more than a kilometer, so the distance is about the same as in Sydney.

Now, what was Mary reaction up on the bridge: "Whaaaauuu! - It was a huge experience and with a terrific view and then you are thoroughly blown through. I really hope that many will take the walk, because that is something you will remember for many years.
It was a really good experience too (referring to her own walk of Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2011), but it can hardly be compared. The two bridges are very different and that Harbour Bridge you are in the middle of the city of Sydney, while here you are out in the nature and can see so many beautiful places in Denmark".

What about heights?
M: "I felt very secure. I think it's a really good idea with bridge walking. There are a lot of tourists who look for a unique experience. And that's just what this is. And then you get blown through. But that's also a part of the experience".

It was actually a local from the of Middelfart who got the idea, when standing on (you guessed it) Harbour Bridge in Sydney, three years ago. So the municipalities of Middelfart on Funen and Fredericia in Jutland agreed on creating the walk.

From a pic in the article I can guarantee Mary has no issues with height, because she is seen leaning way out to see the balloons being released. No one who has problems with heights would lean out and look straight down.

Well arrived on the Jutlandic side, Mary was offered a ride back to a hotel in a Chevrolet 1928. Jumping behind the wheel Mary exclaimed: "It's almost too many experienced for one day". The owner, John Andersen, kept smiling, even when the inexperienced Mary rattled the gearbox.
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Upcoming Event for Mary on June 19 in Odense
Summer Book reading competition
Prinsesse Mary besøger hovedbiblioteket - fyens.dk - Odense
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:11 AM
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Today (one hour ago) CP Mary arrived and official opened the Danish children's libraries common reading campaign "Summer Book" 2015 in Odense:

First pictures:
http://images.fyens.dk/65/2366765_912_572_0_0_0_0_2.jpg
http://images.fyens.dk/60/2366760_912_572_0_0_0_0_2.jpg

First gallery "Mary has arrived"
Rød løber: Mary ankommet til Odense - fyens.dk - Odense

**

I had the pleasure to watch the whole event live via a link on Pallesgavebod.dk.
And it was a witty and charming Mary who held a great speech to the children.

She said among other things that greatly amused the children and the audience.

"To the 'Summerbook campaign' last year the record was 12,000 book reviews from the Danish children... aaand I think there's a good chance the record will be surpassed this year if the summer continues.. in this way..."

And Mary is so right! Our summer days consists so far of days with rain, rain, rain, wind and only 14 degrees.

While Mary held her speech, something suddenly happens behind the children and the little children lose all focus.. Mary laughs and says humorous "It's funny, it's the same there happens at home when I'm trying to tell my children something"

She has always had a nice sense of humor, our Mary!

When Mary greeted and chatted with all the children, watched the exhibitions and greeted Jakob Riising (a Danish popular children host) as Mary have met many times before in connection with the Mary Foundation's children's events.
- You can all look forward to meeting him. I have met him before and he is FUNNY, Mary told the children.

And so it was goodbye and Mary continued elsewhere in Odense where Mary rigth now are seeing the exhibition 'Danish Now'.

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And then it was Mary's new LIW Christine's first official event today.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:21 AM
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And then it was Mary's new court lady, Christine's first official event today.
Thanks, Roskilde

Wasn't Christine in Sweden? I seem to remember a clip of M&F followed by a LiW and two adjutants. The LiW was certainly not Tanja.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:16 PM
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Some pictures from the DRF website
Læselystkampagnen "Sommerbogen" - Kongehuset

Mary looks great
great attitude and humor
http://images.fyens.dk/65/2366765_912_572_0_0_0_0_2.jpg

visiting the Danish fashion exhibition
https://video.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/...0b&oe=558458BA
https://www.facebook.com/voresodense...97830/?fref=nf
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:47 PM
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Billed Bladet article from Mary's first event today the "Summer Book" event:

Kronprinsesse Mary opfordrer børn til at læse i sommerferien | Billed Bladet

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And later today, Mary visited the exhibition of 'Danish Fashion Now' where 10 of Mary's own gowns are exhibited.

BB video:
VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary så sine egne kjoler på udstilling | Billed Bladet

When Mary arrives we hear her say "Hi... finally!"
She has no doubt looked forward to see the exhibition, but she has had a busy last month, so there has probably first been a space in the calender now.

The man you see being interviewed last in the video is Danish Jesper Høvring (perhaps Denmark's most popular designer, and one of Mary's absolute favourites)

He tells that the dresses brought back memories and there was an almost touching atmosphere and that Mary told if just the gowns were exhibited like this at home it would be much easier to choose.

**

As we saw with Frederik event yesterday, we see with Mary's events today. Due to our general elections last night, I don't think the events yesterday and today will recieve much attention. Danish media have gone crazy with the general election
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:29 PM
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Lovely picture of Mary arriving to her second event
what a lovely smile
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark - Morten Albek Photography
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:58 AM
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Could somebody post a picture of Christine at this event? I don't remember what she looks like...
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:44 AM
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More pictures of Mary at Brandt's Museum yesterday:

Brandts: "It was an enthusiastic and very interested Crown Princess who yesterday visited Brandt to experience the exhibition."

https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...93&oe=55EFBB31
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Could somebody post a picture of Christine at this event? I don't remember what she looks like...
Here you go, you can see Christine to the right:
https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...c7&oe=56332636

A nice picture of Mary and the Mayor of Odense with a funny little story - while Mary held her speech a child accidentally couldn't held in a giant fart

http://www.mitfyn.dk/modules/xphoto/...776_2124_2.jpg

Article about it:
Prinsessen blev afbrudt af en prut - mitFyn.dk - Odense


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Video from TV2 Fyn of Mary's last event at Brandt's Museum.
In the end of the video we see a "dancing" Mary - I think she shows how difficult it can be to walk with a dress with a train.

http://www.tv2fyn.dk/video?video_id=82972&autoplay=1
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:08 AM
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Great pictures from DM from Mary's two events in Odense last Friday:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...5025656183.jpg

Two events I think we haven't got much coverage of - and now we know why. TV2 Fyn which was the only media that had been allowed to follow inside and also interviewing Mary experienced every television crews worst nightmare. A few minutes before Mary arrived their cameras broke down. That's so typical
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:02 AM
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Thanks Roskilde.

Summary of two articles in Billed Bladet #26, 2015.
Written by Luise Marie Bekker.

Mary went to the main library in Odense to put focus on an initiative caller the Summer Book 2015. The aim is to have children aged 7-14 read four books during their six week school holiday and to review the books online and perhaps win a prize.
She was as always met by a flowergirl dressed in her finest, in the shape of seven year old Liva.

Mary then gave a speech for the children saying: "You no doubt look forward to having a holiday and whether you are traveling or going on vacation in Denmark, you can have a great time from reading books.
A unique world opens up when you open a book. And during the holiday no adults decide what to read or when to be finished".

Ans as you can tell from the Royalista video below, Mary was taken aback when suddenly during her speech a child made a loud farting sound. Then she started to laugh and so did the children. Mary said: "That also happens at home when I try to tell someone something". (Frederik?!? )

VIDEO: Someone breaks wind and Mary reacts like this | Royalista

After that Mary went to an exhibition at a nearby museum about Danish current fashion, Danish Fashion Now, and that included ten of Mary's dresses.

Upon arriving there was no flowergirl. She had fallen ill. (Or chickened out) instead another girl, Emmelia, who had been standing waiting patiently for Mary to arrive, so that she could present Mary with a rose.
She was swiftly recruited as a flowergirl, so a delighted Emmelia, complete with a paper crown on her head presented not only the official bouquet but also her rose to Mary.

When she entered the exhibition Mary exclaimed: "My wardrobe! If all my clothes hung like this it would be a lot easier to choose".

The exhibition runs until 13th September, in case you happen to drop by.

ADDED: BB claims it was a farting sound. Royalista claims it was a genuine fart. - In this case I tend to believe BB's version is more plausible.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:17 AM
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Royalista gallery and video of Mary to an exhibition including her own dresses:
Follow Mary on a tour of her 10 most iconic gowns and dresses | Royalista
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:00 AM
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Breaking wind

You know what they say;

Tis better to fart and stink a little ,
than not to fart and be a cripple.

Tis better to fart and be in shame,
than not to fart, and be in pain.

Sorry to lower the tone in this August thread. But some of you have a good sense of humour.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:24 AM
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Tarlita!

What will the vicar say?!?

Alas, this one is not suitable for translation - as it wouldn't rhyme...
But my fellow Danes may appreciate it.

Lokumsdigter spar din flid,
sæt dig roligt ned og skid,

Skid længe,
for firmaets penge.
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:15 AM
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Thanks Roskilde.

Summary of two articles in Billed Bladet #26, 2015.
Written by Luise Marie Bekker.

(...)

Mary then gave a speech for the children saying: "You no doubt look forward to having a holiday and whether you are traveling or going on vacation in Denmark, you can have a great time from reading books.
A unique world opens up when you open a book. And during the holiday no adults decide what to read or when to be finished".

And as you can tell from the Royalista video below, Mary was taken aback when suddenly during her speech a child made a loud farting sound. Then she started to laugh and so did the children. Mary said: "That also happens at home when I try to tell someone something". (Frederik?!? )

VIDEO: Someone breaks wind and Mary reacts like this | Royalista

(...)

ADDED: BB claims it was a farting sound. Royalista claims it was a genuine fart. - In this case I tend to believe BB's version is more plausible.
Haha yes I followed it all live. It was indeed funy and I loved Mary's comment
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This afternoon Mary will visit TUBA and participate in a group therapy/session with young people who are children of alcohol og drugs abusers.

TUBA won last year the Crown Prince Couple's Social Prize at the Crown Prince couple Awards.

Press realase from Kongehuset.dk:
Besøg hos TUBA - Kongehuset

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The Crown Princess will be introduced to Tubas work by director Henrik Appel and get the opportunity to greet the young ambassadors. A young ambassador will subsequently show the Crown Princess a therapy room and talk about how a therapy session runs. During her visit, the Crown Princess also will attend a group session for young people who are children of alcohol abusers.

TUBA stands for "Therapy and counseling for young people who are Children of Alcohol abusers" and has existed since 1997. TUBA offers free help, advice and therapy for youngsters between 14 and 35 years old who grew up in homes with alcohol abuse.
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This afternoon Mary will visit TUBA and participate in a group therapy/session with young people who are children of alcohol og drugs abusers.

TUBA won last year the Crown Prince Couple's Social Prize at the Crown Prince couple Awards.

Press realase from Kongehuset.dk:
Besøg hos TUBA - Kongehuset
A picture
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...96693905_n.jpg

love the poster on the wall from the CP couple awards

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article and photos
http://royalista.com/114045/crown-pr...en-alcoholics/
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Just seen a longer clip in the early evening news on TV2.
Mary participated in the therapy session with six young people with parents with alcohol abuse.

One of the girls told afterwards - very touched:

"I am touched and moved that she is here. Yeah... It was so big. She (Mary) was just so sweet and simply so very sincerely interested. She asked many questions and listened to us. It was lovely to talk with her. It was big."

There will be more in the main news tonight. (Muhler do you take that one? )

And we have pictures:
https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...86&oe=56839AF0
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Royalista with a great gallery and article:
Crown Princess Mary sits down with adult children of alcoholics | Royalista
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:36 PM
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Sure, Roskilde.

The feature on the main news at 19.00 focused on a young woman called Julie Pagh. She was what is known as an "adult child". I.e. her mother was an alcoholic, so from very early on she had to a very large extent to look after herself.
When she was five she had a younger sister, which the mother was unable to look after in a proper manner, so Julie had to look after, feed, comfort, change nappies on a child just a few years younger than herself.
After being taken shoplifting she realized she needed help.
- Her story is a success. She is now a psychology student and she has a good relationship with her mother.

Julie was one of the young people Marys spoke with in private at her visit to TUBA. The details are not and will not be disclosed.
Julie was in tears afterwards. I can only imagine what feeling must have gone through her head at this meeting.

- There are an estimated 200.000 alcoholics in Denmark. That covers anything from those who go on a fairly regular binge, to weekend-drinkers to social-drinkers, to those who drink on a daily basis with the bottle hidden behind the books on the shelves - to the end station: those who sit on the bench.

I have personally worked with many alcoholics in the various places I worked over the years. In some places drinking at work it was endemic, an acceptable part of the work-culture and if you didn't drink, you were an outsider.
I will estimate some 20-25 % of those alcoholics I've worked with ended up on the bench eventually. Many if not most had children - who are prime candidates for an organization like TUBA.

And Daily Mail, who is covering Mary a lot these days, has an article as well: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gets back to routine royal duties after being named 'most stylish young royal' - beating the Duchess of Cambridge for the second year running | Daily Mail Online
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A very important and delicate subject.
Thank you guys for the inputs of the news segments, it made me teary eyed to be honest in reading about those affected.
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