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Old 12-27-2007, 03:40 PM
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I believe what Aurora810 means is that those who know how to thoroughly analyze a text will be able to "see" this.

Good interviewers and those being interviewed know how to address a situation with out being blunt about it. It's standard reading skills that's all. Lawyers and judges have a keen eye for this, but usually not your typical everyday person. Furthermore, all one has to do is look at the text with an unbiased perspective, and there you have it.

*If I am wrong, Aurora, please elaborate.


Very interesting post - if you believe that some "skilled" people, by analyzing a text can reach to an interpretation that constitute the sole truth - I must say - I totaly disagree. In my world, it is only within mathematics you can find a simplcity this pure.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:48 PM
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I think that this couple do very well in this horrible age were so many confuse royalty and celebrity and anything goes.I t must be too difficult to met all expectations. What do these interviews tell us not much but it was well conducted and not in the vulgar Fergie and Andy interview for Hello all those years ago but in regal but inclusive ashion and I was happy to see this family in daily life. What ever else must be left to Danes to decide. I will ask though was it the Danish people or the Danish media demanding more access?
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:52 PM
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Very interesting post - if you believe that some "skilled" people, by analyzing a text can reach to an interpretation that constitute the sole truth - I must say - I totaly disagree. In my world, it is only within mathematics you can find a simplcity this pure.


That's okay.


Back on topic.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:03 PM
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What I don't think is, that a jounalist from Berlingske Tidende will ever participate in an interview, if all the questions asked has been through censorship.
Censorship has nothing to do with it.

It's standard practice when interviews by such figures are given that the press office/publicist will release a list of desirable topics/areas and in some instances they may even give out the questions themselves.

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If they only gave interviews if it was possible for them to tell the interviewer in forhand, which questions they were comfortable sharing, they would never be seen giving pressconferences.....which does occur rather often........
Really? Their last press conference was in New York and IMRIC that was the first that happened after quite a long time.

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What I honestly think is, that those posters on TRF - who wish to see a connection between the book an the interview - are very mistaken. The book might have made some impact on this forum - but it certainly hasn't in Denmark.
With all due respect that's your opinion. I know plenty of Danes who are very interested in the book and the quetons Trine has raised.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:10 PM
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That may be true to an extent, but unfortunately you nor anyone in Denmark has polled every single living person (hence a mandatory poll in which everyone had to give their perspective or else) regarding their opinion of that book as well as the DRF. Until then, the thoughts and opinions are unknowable. Polls given by a newspaper or gossip rag such as Billed Bladet or Se og Hor, whereupon a person can vote over and over again and can be easily rigged to suit a particular side, are essentially invalid.

So in the end, no one really knows exactly what every single Dane or immigrant to Denmark thinks about that book and/or what kind of impact it really has currently, or in the future, on the DRF. Nonetheless, I do believe it is the first book of this century to seriously question DRF and their role in today's modern world.

I am quit certain that there will never be a poll on that book.

What I do know - as a keen bookshopper living i Copenhagen where there is lots and lots of bookshops - is that I have never seen this book on display. If it was considered a book of interest or importance - it would have been everywere. Futhermore I don't know anybody who has read it or even talked about it. Actually it is only because of my membership of this forum I am acquainted with its existence.

So even if it is the first book of this centory to question the DRF and thier role in a modern world - the danes doesn't seem to care.

If you prefere to rely on sources like Billedbladet and Se og Hoer you are free do so. I do prefere to rely on my first hand experience though
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:24 PM
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What I do know - as a keen bookshopper living i Copenhagen where there is lots and lots of bookshops - is that I have never seen this book on display.

I would love to agree with you on this, but since you have no valid evidence to back up your claim, I must question your statement.

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Futhermore I don't know anybody who has read it or even talked about it.
Well, it is easy to assume that a majority of your friends have the same beliefs as you do, Lilla, so why would they read a book that you might deem as pure and utter blasphemy. Wouldn't they have the same shared beliefs as you (or to some extent as you? The average person would say, yes. Simple as that.)

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So even if it is the first book of this centory to question the DRF and thier role in a modern world - the danes doesn't seem to care.
Again go back and read my post, in which I noted: ...unfortunately you nor anyone in Denmark has polled every single living person (hence a mandatory poll in which everyone had to give their perspective or else) regarding their opinion of that book as well as the DRF. Until then, the thoughts and opinions are unknowable. Polls given by a newspaper or gossip rag such as Billed Bladet or Se og Hor, whereupon a person can vote over and over again and can be easily rigged to suit a particular side, are essentially invalid.

So in the end, no one really knows exactly what every single Dane or immigrant to Denmark thinks about that book and/or what kind of impact it really has currently, or in the future, on the DRF. Nonetheless, I do believe it is the first book of this century to seriously question DRF and their role in today's modern world.

Face it, the answer is unknowable; unless the Danish government made every single person living in Denmark give their detailed opinion regarding the monarchy.

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If you prefere to rely on sources like Billedbladet and Se og Hoer you are free do so.
When did I specifically state that? The answer is never.


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Which is? What? Asking the 5,468,120 living souls in Denmark their opinion regarding the DRF as well as asking the 5,468,120 population their thoughts regarding the latest photos of TCP?

NOW, LET'S TRY AND GET BACK ON TOPIC SHALL WE?
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:57 PM
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I believe what Aurora810 meant is that those who know how to thoroughly analyze a text will be able to "see" this.

Good interviewers and those being interviewed know how to address a situation with out being blunt about it. It's standard reading skills that's all. Lawyers and judges have a keen eye for this, but usually not your typical everyday person. Furthermore, all one has to do is look at the text with an unbiased perspective, and there you have it.

*If I am wrong, Aurora, please elaborate.
Yes, that is exactly what I meant GT! I thought it was clear enough by my line about "reading between the lines".

Userdane, also questioned whether I think everything in the Danish royal house is calculated. First off, I never singled out only the Danish RF in my post! All RF's do this from time to time. There are things that are traditionally done in all royal houses and then there are surprises that come along. Fred and Mary have never before done an interview before Christmas and given 2 sets of photos. Something likely prompted them to do that! So one could question, why? Why did they pick this year this Christmas to do all that they did. And a logical and possible explanation to me is that they are in their own way answering some of the not so nice rumors that have existed. They didn't do it in a trashy way they did it in a tasteful interview and by releasing many pics. It seemed a little over the top to me. I wish and hope they did things not because they felt they had something to prove but it is a likely thought based on the fact that all this comes only 2 months after the Trine book. That's all I am saying! Like others have said about the Queen, she is good at turning negative publicity into good publicity and I really think that is all we are seeing here. If there is any negative rumors going on then this was a nice way to open up their doors, so to speak, and show all a glimpse of family life. I do not believe that the Danes are the only royals that do these types of things, all royal houses do these things from time to time.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:41 PM
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Since I don't speak danish, I haven't read the interview in its original, but only translated form. However and that could be biased, I found it quite interesting that so many subjects were touched that had been a topic in the media or on the message boards in the months leading up to this sudden verbal and visual diarrhea.
That the Trine Book was a non issue in the interview IMo is not correct, didn't Fred say, that his wife was much more concerned about it , than he was? (that is an answer)
They revealed why Mary appeared so fashion addicted, they addressed the "Fred had a nasty childhood" topic, by paddling back and making it appear that it yes, was different but not unusual. They hinted at "the children sleeping in their bedroom" as a counter argument to " too many nannies" or "how good a mother is Mary" they showed pictures of them at the computer working as evidence that "Oh, yes they are not lazy", even though they have the lowest number of public appearances.
And nobody can convince me that the quite cheesy teenage lover type photos in the park arent a response to the "fairy tale gone bad" rumours.
They simply IMO overdid and me thinks, the couple protested too much...
It is fun to see so many pix of the family, don't get me wrong, but as credible evidence for their happy family life the pictures simply don't cut.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:26 PM
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Glittering Tiaras, with all respect I am afraid that try as I may, I just understand why it is so important to maintain that this book is important because it is the first in this century (which amounts to 7 years I suppose) to question the DRF. Perhaps it is due to the magical word book? I venture the guess that no one would have given it a second thought if this book had been published over a couple of days in Ekstra Bladet just like its fellow gossip pieces - but it seems that the fact that it is a book makes all the difference. I politely suggest that just as there has been no poll to register the opinion from all Danes, no poll has been taken either to indicate that this book has made any impression whatsoever on the ordinary Dane.

I just cannot force my brain to believe that questions like "which thoughts are you having about the future of Prins Christian", "as a crown princely couple, you belong to a new generation and your life is different from your parents. What in particular will you, as a regent couple, work for", or "isn't it strange waiting for a position which you don't know when you are going to have", etc. in any way is a result of the publication of a gossipy book collected by a renowned gossip journalist. I just don't have the imagination for it, I'm afraid.
Somehow I think that half of these questions are the good old ones which might just as well have been posed to the then throne-follower princess Margrethe and the other half might just as well be posed to Joachim and Alexandra when they had two small kids.
So no Aurora810, you will not be able to convince me that anyone in the DRF would bat an eyelid about this book - it is way too inconsequential for that.

Lilla, you are quite right - I haven't seen this book either. As late as last Friday I was queuing up for book gifts in Copenhagen - and didn't see it - the season where booksellers try to sell anything. Perhaps I should try to buy it online - where you can now get it with a discount - now DKK 148.- instead of DKK 199.- (Bøger af forfatteren Trine Villemann) which was the price when the book was published - what, some two months ago??
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:43 PM
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Glittering Tiaras, with all respect I am afraid that try as I may, I just understand why it is so important to maintain that this book is important because it is the first in this century (which amounts to 7 years I suppose) to question the DRF.

Let me see if I understand you correctly, UD. You are wondering why I think that book is or isn't important? If that is the case, I already mentioned it several posts back. Honestly, I don't want to repeat myself and sound like a broken record. Plus, I sure many many members are tired of me repeating myself over and over again.

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No, that's not it.

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I politely suggest that just as there has been no poll to register the opinion from all Danes, no poll has been taken either to indicate that this book has made any impression whatsoever on the ordinary Dane.
That's what I said, or rather impled, several posts ago. No one can say for sure what kind of impact, or not, that book or the recent photos of the CPC, has or had on the Danish population. It's unknowable. Unless the government forced 5,468,120 people of Denmark to say yay or nay. That's all.

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I know plenty of Danes who are very interested in the book and the quetons Trine has raised.
And I'm aware of a great majority of Danes who are not.

And just because some are curious to see what has been written does not then mean they support the ideology.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:49 PM
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So no Aurora810, you will not be able to convince me that anyone in the DRF would bat an eyelid about this book - it is way too inconsequential for that.

First off, I am not trying to convince you of anything! We all have different opinions. You are entitled to yours and I'm entitled to mine. At this point I think we have all discussed the heck out of this and it just comes down to what you choose to believe. To me, the proof is in the pudding!
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:56 PM
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I think that this couple do very well in this horrible age were so many confuse royalty and celebrity and anything goes.I t must be too difficult to met all expectations. What do these interviews tell us not much but it was well conducted and not in the vulgar Fergie and Andy interview for Hello all those years ago but in regal but inclusive ashion and I was happy to see this family in daily life. What ever else must be left to Danes to decide. I will ask though was it the Danish people or the Danish media demanding more access?

IMHO I think they sometimes seem more like celebrities than royaltly. To be married now for almost 4 years and to seem uncertain about your role as a future monarch is regrettable.
I don't doubt they love each other but there seems to be more fluff than substance.
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I would of prefered if the Fred & Mary batch were published a month or two later
I'm sure that would have made no difference to some, dazzling. Then you would have an axchange based on how close the release dates were...

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...unpreparered comments on their future.
Do you think Margrethe II was prepared for the death of her father, or even Elizabeth II? Knowing what is expected of you is one thing, however, being prepared for such a transition before it actually happens, is another.

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I'm certain that Frederik is clear on what awaits him. To go into any great depth about it when his mother, The Queen, is still of able body and mind is not something I'd find to be at all appropriate.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:28 PM
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I'm certain that Frederik is clear on what awaits him. To go into any great depth about it when his mother, The Queen, is still of able body and mind is not something I'd find to be at all appropriate.

I'm with you on that point! I'm glad he can't answer that question very well because it would be inappropriate to do so at this point. Also anything he did say could really be turned around to say something else and make it seem as though he doesn't believe his mother is doing a good job.
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Let's please turn the heat down in this thread. I've just deleted a couple of posts that were nothing more than personal sniping, and some of the previous ones don't look all that great either.

Also please note that discussion of Trine Villemann's book belongs in this thread in the Library, not in this forum.

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Old 12-28-2007, 07:46 AM
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Do you really believe that Fred and Mary sat down to an interview that was unrehearsed in some fashion? I seriously doubt it! Royals, heads of state, politicians, even actors; they all have people behind them that handle what questions will be asked. I'm sorry but I don't believe it is out of their control what questions are asked. They would never have agreed to do the interview if they had no input on the questions and told the interviewer what they were comfortable sharing beforehand.
That's exactly how it works. To believe that M & F were being confronted by a mean interview person with nasty questions is simply naive. They will have known the questions and will have had prepared the answers beforehand and everything they were being asked and replied to, from children' issues, future, fashion, book etc certainly followed a prediscussed strategy supported by the DRF media people. And this is the part that I don't find particulary clever since this strategy is pretty easy to follow, some of the questions were being answered quite poorly (eg how their future might look) whilst others only appeared to be on Yellow Press level. For me it must have gone like, ok there were these nasty rumours about the marriage, partly caused by this nasty book, the nanny issue, the fashion issue and the money issue. Give us the appropriate questions and send a photographer and all this will be dismissed and go away and we'll have a happy 2008! This strategy is understandable as far as OK! B-VIPs are concerned but for me it does not work with royals as they should not lower themselves to this kind of level. I wonder why F & M felt the need to justify or explain themselves the way they did. As I said before, looking at this I can't help myself now thinking where there's smoke ....
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Where can I find an English translation (in full) of the interview?
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Since I don't speak danish, I haven't read the interview in its original, but only translated form. However and that could be biased, I found it quite interesting that so many subjects were touched that had been a topic in the media or on the message boards in the months leading up to this sudden verbal and visual diarrhea.
That the Trine Book was a non issue in the interview IMo is not correct, didn't Fred say, that his wife was much more concerned about it , than he was? (that is an answer)
They revealed why Mary appeared so fashion addicted, they addressed the "Fred had a nasty childhood" topic, by paddling back and making it appear that it yes, was different but not unusual. They hinted at "the children sleeping in their bedroom" as a counter argument to " too many nannies" or "how good a mother is Mary" they showed pictures of them at the computer working as evidence that "Oh, yes they are not lazy", even though they have the lowest number of public appearances.
And nobody can convince me that the quite cheesy teenage lover type photos in the park arent a response to the "fairy tale gone bad" rumours.
They simply IMO overdid and me thinks, the couple protested too much...
It is fun to see so many pix of the family, don't get me wrong, but as credible evidence for their happy family life the pictures simply don't cut.
Fee could you post this translated version please.

It sounds like a response to the stories that there is trouble is paradise, but I would like to see the translated form before I comment. Thanks.
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...I found it quite interesting that so many subjects were touched that had been a topic in the media or on the message boards in the months leading up to this sudden verbal and visual diarrhea.
Months? Pleeeeeese - try years - the childhood issue has been floating around here for years. Flattering Trine Villemann by crediting her with that is hilarous.
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They do? In my copy of the interview they comment on the importance of the Danish fashion industry and explain why Mary took on patronages there and mentions how frustrating it can be that the media focuses solely on that.

The interview is OK IMO - nothing ground-breaking (royal interviews seldom are), the pics are almost all really great. The amusing effects of it of course is the "review diarrhea" it has triggered in some.
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