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Old 08-09-2013, 02:36 AM
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You too, Tarlita, you too? - I'm being bullied...

To be truthful it's more the 70's I remember but I have two older sisters, so my parents couldn't protect me from being exposed to... flower power and what not.

But the girlish pink shorts Frederik wore and the refreshing reddish trousers Joachim wore would not have caused anyone at all to lift an eyebrow in my childhood. - Even among those who didn't enhance their color vision with the help of certain mushrooms...

In that context I can add a little anecdote. A brother-in-law of mine was a conscript in Copenhagen around that time. And one day Frederik IX came visiting. Frederik IX hated longhaired soldiers! The tolerated hairlength back then was allowing conscripts to cover at least a part of their ears.
So the captain of the company walked around in the barracks and pointed concripts out: "You, you...and you. You've just volunteered for an honour guard". My brother-in-law had just had a haircut, which is why he was among the "volunteered". They were also told to wear decorations, - anything! And as very few had any decorations at all, march medals, skill medals and whatever were put on, so that it looked like something.
My BiL said that Frederik IX looked frail and the King did indeed die shortly after.
But he was pretty pleased because those in the honorguard had the rest of the day off, while the others had normal duty.

But the story doesn't end there. My BiL had a sergeant and on return to his quarters he noticed that my BiL wore a march medal as a decoration, which is incorrect and against regulations and he blew a fuze. Dragged my BiL to the captains office and reported him to be disciplined. The captain responded: "Well, so am I! You want me disciplined too? - Stop wasting my time"!

Things were more lax back then. Nowadays it would be next to impossible to find a longhaired conscript anywhere (except for girls but they are somewhat excused), even in my time that sight was rare.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:11 AM
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In Brisbane recently we had a visit from USS George Washington a small aircraft carrier. The 3,000 sailors who had shore leave should have blended in nicely except for the haircuts which kind of gave them away. Anyway by all accounts they enjoyed there stay and spent plenty of money. I don't know why the military are so strict about hair cuts. Freds hair at the moment looks perfectly acceptable to me.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:29 AM
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I don't know why the military are so strict about hair cuts. Freds hair at the moment looks perfectly acceptable to me.
Two reasons. Psycological and practical.

Practical because very short hair is easier and faster to keep clean, requiring less water and shampoo to wash. Lice also have more difficulty getting a foothold in short hair.

Psycological, especially when dealing with recruits, because you by cutting the hair strip a recruit of his individuality. And that in turn makes it easier to mold him and become a part of the group, because all the others look like him and we are social animals.
Uniformity reinforce the sense of belonging to a unit and that leads to a sense of unit pride.
So when he starts looking like a soldier, he will begin to act like a soldier and soon begin to feel like a soldier and in the end he becomes a soldier.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:52 PM
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Aha, now I see your point.!
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:39 AM
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Last evening Mary went to this year's summer ballet at The Bellevue Theater. She has attended this ballet a number of time before

Kronprinsesse Mary vild med ballet
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:01 AM
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Last evening Mary went to this year's summer ballet at The Bellevue Theater. She has attended this ballet a number of time before

Kronprinsesse Mary vild med ballet
Thanks, Roskilde.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #33, 2013.
Mary vild med ballet - Mary crazy about ballet.
Written by our cultured reporter Luise Marie Bekker.

In fact it was actually two ballets Mary saw Saturday evening at the Bellevue Theatre in Charlottenlund, a posh part of metropolitan Copenhagen. Along with the friends Julie Mlsgaard, Sofie Glahn and Birgitte Handwerk.
The shows were The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Elephant Man.
Mary said afterwards: "It was very exciting. The ballets were very different because one was very modern. I really like ballet". - That should endear her to svigermor = mother-in-law.

Mary wore a bag from Prada.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:40 PM
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Thanks, Roskilde.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #33, 2013.
Mary vild med ballet - Mary crazy about ballet.
Written by our cultured reporter Luise Marie Bekker.

In fact it was actually two ballets Mary saw Saturday evening at the Bellevue Theatre in Charlottenlund, a posh part of metropolitan Copenhagen. Along with the friends Julie Mlsgaard, Sofie Glahn and Birgitte Handwerk.
The shows were The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Elephant Man.
Mary said afterwards: "It was very exciting. The ballets were very different because one was very modern. I really like ballet".
Thanks Muhler

Others Danish magazines tell us that Mary was asked if she dances ballet herself? - She reply that yes she does, BUT only for fun at home with her children

The magazine can also tell that while mommy Mary had a girls-night-out with her friends to the ballet, Frederik took Christian and Bella to the Opera, where they saw the musical 'Aladdin'. There are pictures, but they are quite blurry, so there's no reason to scan them. But they seem to enjoy themselves

The Aladdin musical: http://aladdinthemusical.dk/
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:54 PM
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Thanks Muhler

Others Danish magazines tell us that Mary was asked if she dances ballet herself? - She reply that yes she does, BUT only for fun at home with her children

The magazine can also tell that while mommy Mary had a girls-night-out with her friends to the ballet, Frederik took Christian and Bella to the Opera, where they saw the musical 'Aladdin'. There are pictures, but they are quite blurry, so there's no reason to scan them. But they seem to enjoy themselves

The Aladdin musical: Aladdin The Musical
Thank you Roskilde for the tidbit. Its nice Mary got a day out with her friends away from the kids. Love that frederik takes his two oldest out to the opera
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:14 PM
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So far, I can found these pics online, but a little pity we can't see the children at them, maybe the pics from the magazine will show up online later.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...32477763_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...47946117_o.jpg
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:25 AM
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So far, I can found these pics online, but a little pity we can't see the children at them, maybe the pics from the magazine will show up online later.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...32477763_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...47946117_o.jpg
thank you
Frederik looks fantastic in the first pic
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:43 AM
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Thanks, Roskilde.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #33, 2013.
Mary vild med ballet - Mary crazy about ballet.
Written by our cultured reporter Luise Marie Bekker.

In fact it was actually two ballets Mary saw Saturday evening at the Bellevue Theatre in Charlottenlund, a posh part of metropolitan Copenhagen. Along with the friends Julie Mlsgaard, Sofie Glahn and Birgitte Handwerk.
The shows were The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Elephant Man.
Mary said afterwards: "It was very exciting. The ballets were very different because one was very modern. I really like ballet". - That should endear her to svigermor = mother-in-law.

Mary wore a bag from Prada.
Who is Sofie Glahn? I never heard of her before I think.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:09 AM
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I think this information belongs here.

This weeks edition of HER&NU informs us that CP Frederik has bought a Tesla S. Thats an electrical car. So now the DRF has at least two electrical cars: A Tesla S and a Renualt Fluence Z.E.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:43 AM
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I'll have to share this with you. I think it's such a loving gesture

Wisely, Frederik didn't dare to have his wedding ring on his finger under his Ironman. But instead of just letting his ring in a drawer at home, he let Mary take good care of it and she wore her husband ring on her middle finger the entire day.

https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...44273749_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...20507669_n.jpg
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:03 AM
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I'll have to share this with you. I think it's such a loving gesture

Wisely, Frederik didn't dare to have his wedding ring on his finger under his Ironman. But instead of just letting his ring in a drawer at home, he let Mary take good care of it and she wore her husband ring on her middle finger the entire day.

https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...44273749_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...20507669_n.jpg
Or he did like my hubby and forgot to take if off and put it in the jewelry box before he left the house and got to the start line and said "oh shoot" and handed it to his wife. I've found, like Mary, that the safest place is on my finger. I was really sweet to see though.
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I'll have to share this with you. I think it's such a loving gesture

Wisely, Frederik didn't dare to have his wedding ring on his finger under his Ironman. But instead of just letting his ring in a drawer at home, he let Mary take good care of it and she wore her husband ring on her middle finger the entire day.

https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...44273749_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...20507669_n.jpg
this is a very sweet thought and i really like the idea it is a pleasure to experience their love to eachother. although i have to do it on the sidelines ;-)
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:21 PM
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I'll have to share this with you. I think it's such a loving gesture

Wisely, Frederik didn't dare to have his wedding ring on his finger under his Ironman. But instead of just letting his ring in a drawer at home, he let Mary take good care of it and she wore her husband ring on her middle finger the entire day.

https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...44273749_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...20507669_n.jpg
He did lose his original wedding band snorkelling a few years ago. Looks like he's learnt his lesson!
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:40 PM
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He did lose his original wedding band snorkelling a few years ago. Looks like he's learnt his lesson!
Really?Oh, that's sad. I guess he did learn his lesson.
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Really?Oh, that's sad. I guess he did learn his lesson.
Here's the story when he did lose it

Fred's wedding ring lost at sea - World - smh.com.au
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I have found this picture on Facebook taken on August 12. It was taken by a Danish spare time photographer who writes that Frederik, Mary and all children + a couple of their friends with their children visited Egeskov Castle where they were given a tour... and in the end of the day, had a royal water fight

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...62183749_n.jpg
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I have found this picture on Facebook taken on August 12. It was taken by a Danish spare time photographer who writes that Frederik, Mary and all children + a couple of their friends with their children visited Egeskov Castle where they were given a tour... and in the end of the day, had a royal water fight

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...62183749_n.jpg
Did they arrive in the helicopter that is pictured in the background?
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