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Old 11-09-2013, 05:27 AM
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I thought they were only to the rehearsals?
That's correct.

As Roskilde suggested, perhaps Søren Heedegaard brought them along.

I can well imagine that this show is something the pupils in Isabella's dance-class follow closely.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:38 AM
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It's the same in our home as well. Mrs. Muhler and our daughter and friends are glued to the screen. The rest of us seek refuge anywhere else.
If I happen to be home it's only to ensure the house don't burn down unnoticed around their ears.

The only reason why men will watch the show is because the (in DK) legendary soccer player, Allan Simonsen, is there. - But I understand he can't dance at all...


In relation to Allan Simonsen .. Trust me, he CAN'T dance! At all. But I fear he wins it all. There are people who vote for him without even seeing the show - just to tease TV2 and us who like the program. Oh yes, there happens a lot in the Vild Med Dans universe that you men miss out

Fun for Mary and her girls to watch it "live", Søren Hedegaard can most likely tells some good stories about the show and the dancers.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:27 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #46, 2013.
Prinsesserne er vilde med dans - The Prinsesses are wild about dancing. (*)
Written by our reporter o the floor, Liz Rørsig.

Who must have called a number of those present afterwards.

It was indeed Mary's hairdresser, Søren Hedegaard, who invited Mary and daughters to the dress rehersal of the show.

Allan Simonsen, the iconic soccerplayer, who according to Mrs. Muhler has the dance talent of a lamppost, said: "It was grand to be visited by Mary and the lovely children. Sofie (his dance partner) and I were a bit awed that they suddenly turned up in the studio. I wasn't nervous but I didn't have time to see how they reacted or whether they applauded, becuase I was completely focused on the dance. But it was nice that they watched and it gave me a great feeling. I am a big royalist and (I) think we have a fantastic royal family with some lovely people. It's a pleasure to have them as our face outwards.
Whether I hope Mary will vote for me? I'd rather not comment on that. It's probably not appropriate".

Mads Vad, who I'm not quite sure who is... said: "It was a huge experience to be allowed to dance for Mary and the children. I'm such a big fan of that family and (I) am immensely proud that one is doing something they want to see......
I became a little bit nervous because I have so much respect for Mary. She is one of the very best looking girls in the world and I think she is so appealing. The two little girls were also so sweet and well behaved. They just sat and smiled, clapped and thought it was fun. For Mie (his dance partner) it was just as big a thing to dance in front of the royal family...."

Uffe Holm, a standupper, whose vocabulary would make Eddy Murphy bluss, said: "It's cosy that they also like the programme/show and it's super good style to bring the little Princesses in to see the show".

- It has been reported widely that Jospehine wasn't that keen to leave afterwards.

(*) A reference to the shows Danish title: Vild med dans = wild about dancing.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:52 PM
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Thanks Muhler, can see that Mary and the girls left a very good impression

Maybe it isn't the last time they visit the show? - there are three rounds yet before the final.


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Mads Vad, who I'm not quite sure who is... said: "It was a huge experience to be allowed to dance for Mary and the children. I'm such a big fan of that family and (I) am immensely proud that one is doing something they want to see......
I became a little bit nervous because I have so much respect for Mary. She is one of the very best looking girls in the world and I think she is so appealing. The two little girls were also so sweet and well behaved. They just sat and smiled, clapped and thought it was fun. For Mie (his dance partner) it was just as big a thing to dance in front of the royal family...."
Mads Vad is an very tall man with extremely long legs But he knows what to do with them - he can dance! He is my favorite. Moreover, a very kind and sympathetic man IMO.

And so is he one of the few men on the show who is heterosexual.

Here he is:
http://www.dagens.dk/sites/default/f...20dans%202.jpg
http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...d-med-dans.jpg (very young, several years ago)
http://www.sn.dk/modules/xphoto/cach..._0_0_0_0_2.jpg
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hey everyone,

when talk about vild med dans, wild about dancing,

i have bought the weeks edition of her og nu magazine and it writes that josephine also has started to dancing, just like her big sister, it is mary who take with her and she goes with other kids on her age. it is at østerbro in copenhagen, the same place as isabella, but because of the age difference between them goes they on separate teams :)
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hey everyone,

when talk about vild med dans, wild about dancing,

i have bought the weeks edition of her og nu magazine and it writes that josephine also has started to dancing, just like her big sister, it is mary who take with her and she goes with other kids on her age. it is at østerbro in copenhagen, the same place as isabella, but because of the
age difference between them goes they on separate teams :)
Thanks for information, Maggie Denmark

Nice to know. I'm sure Isabella and Josephine doing lots of dance performances at home. Performances which the entire family is forced to watch again and again... and again!

I speak from own experience


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Another thing... Some little news of 'Frederik and Mary out and about on the streets in Copenhagen.'

Frederik and Mary are today spotted by several people passing by on their Christiania bikes in Copenhagen with their foursome:


A young woman writes that she started the day with recieving a huge smile from both Mary and Frederik. She says they were passing by her at Kongens Nytorv on each of their Christiania bike full of princes and princesses.
https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...22158759_n.jpg


Another woman writes she later in the day saw Mary coming out from Amalienborg, again on her Christiania bike. She writes that she probably was on her way to pick up the kids.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...11471048_n.jpg
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:50 PM
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Thanks for information, Maggie Denmark

Nice to know. I'm sure Isabella and Josephine doing lots of dance performances at home. Performances which the entire family is forced to watch again and again... and again!

I speak from own experience

Another thing... Some little news of 'Frederik and Mary out and about on the streets in Copenhagen.'

Frederik and Mary are today spotted by several people passing by on their Christiania bikes in Copenhagen with their foursome:


A young woman writes that she started the day with recieving a huge smile from both Mary and Frederik. She says they were passing by her at Kongens Nytorv on each of their Christiania bike full of princes and princesses.
https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...22158759_n.jpg


Another woman writes she later in the day saw Mary coming out from Amalienborg, again on her Christiania bike. She writes that she probably was on her way to pick up the kids.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...11471048_n.jpg
Like to see pictures of these moments
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:06 PM
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Yeah, but on the other hand, this is what I think is great. Mary and Frederik can drop off/pick up their children on their bikes, they can take their bike into town for shopping or they can go jogging without people photographing them. People notice them, but they let them be private. (The vast majority at least)

If there are pictures, it's usually because a reporter saw them. As here some months ago, for example: https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...48257564_n.jpg
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:09 PM
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Yeah, but on the other hand, this is what I think is great. Mary and Frederik can drop off/pick up their children on their bikes, they can take their bike into town for shopping or they can go jogging without people photographing them. People notice them, but they let them be private.

If there are pictures, it's usually because a reporter saw them. As here some months ago, for example: https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...48257564_n.jpg

thanks for sharing.
I too would love to see pics, but I love it that they can go out and about with minimum disturbance.

I wonder if Christian and Isabella were inside the Christiania bikes as well
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Do we know where Frederik is going on 6-8th December? Since Joachim will be Rigsforstander. Afghanistan perhaps?
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Do we know where Frederik is going on 6-8th December? Since Joachim will be Rigsforstander. Afghanistan perhaps?
hmm, interesting. what makes you think Afghanistan?
They did have him listed for an event today, which Mary took over
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It's the time of year. And I haven't heard about anything official he has to attend. - No IOC meeting and he has stopped sailing.
And Frederik going Christmas shopping for a couple of days? Nah. Not even with Mary, not if he can help it...
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I'll leave it to the mods to decide whether this should be placed in the Amalienborg thread.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #49, 2013.
Written by Marianne Singer.

The article is based on a new edition of the book: Amalienborg, by Thomas Larsen & Jørgen Larsen.

And in here Mary talks a little about living at Amalienborg.

Being used to living in slightly more modest homes, Amalienborg made a pretty big impression on Mary when she first came here. As you know M&F initially lived at Kancellihuset near Fredensborg:
"Kancellihuset is a house, while Amalienborg is a mansion. I'm sure it would have been more overwhelming if we were to have oved in at Amalienborg right away. Out there you are protected by the nature. From the moent I entered the house I felt good/at ease. There was warmth and atmosphere (*) and we felt we were in our own home".

Having the first two children and living i an (fairly) modest home was good: "Yes, it was faith, you might say. I had an easier beginning to my new life in that way".

But in December 2010 M&F moved from a house of 1.200 square meters to their new home of more than 4.000 square meters. (**) And they have now settled completely:
"In the right part of the building - and uwards in the building - we have made our private section, which acts as one big apartment. That has been important to us, and it may stem from my upbringing, that we all sleep close to each other. We have our bedrooms and the children's rooms at the mezzanin floor. We have created a bubble which is ours and where we are together as a family.
We both want to give our children all we can. We for them to have a loving, caring and safe upbringing and that they are happy (i.e. really happy). We would like to be a family with a everyday life, where we are together as much as possible".

Mary very much appreciate the fact that she can move about in Copenhagen practically undisturbed.

About the renovation: "It has been an exciting project which started almost right after our wedding. The house were to be renovated from cellar to roof. Over time we worked out how we should create a new home. It has been a big mouthful, but I think it has been sucessful".

They do have a Christmas tree and all: "The Knights Hall/Great Hall is used at several official occasions but it can also be the sitting room where we celebrate Christmas. When I expected the twins I couldn't move to far away from Rigshospitalet so we put up a huge Christmas tree in the middle of the hall".
The KNights Hall is also a place Mary likes to take photos, due to the light.

A nice pic of Mary and Ziggy from BT: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...malienborg.jpg

And a very nice pic of Mary in her office from BB: https://app.box.com/s/gnstibop8gto9ol8kazd

(*) Frederik has in an interview told how he can sometimes feel the presence of the late Queen Ingrid at Kancellihuset and that feels good and reassuring.

(**) In comparison a fairly typical Danish family house for parents, two children and a medium sized dog is 120-180 square meters, give or take
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As always, thanks Muhler.

Great pics!

I know it will never ever happen, but it could be fun to visit M+F in the private and share a good cup of coffee with them while they give a guided tour of their home
I've always been very fascinated by old buildings with a history and soul.

I read B.T. in the paper version this morning and there was more from the interview - I will translate it later...
http://epaper.infomedia.dk/teaser/BTA

IF I get home without blowing away...

DK is currently hit by yet another very powerful storm.
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Hope everyone stays safe in DK.
Here in California, US it is close to freezing at least for me, in the 30s at night.

thank you for all the links and translations
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Thanks, Muhler.

It's fortunate that the living space lent itself well to being a true family home. I look at some older palaces and think it would be almost impossible to carry on with modern family life in them, at least without completely rebuilding the interiors.
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B.T. has more from the interview with Mary - here is a summary from the paper version of B.T:

Mary tells that Frederik Vlll's palace serves as both a work place for the Crown Prince Couple and their secretariat, but just as mush as a family home with four young children: "The right wing of the building - and upwards have we created our private section which acts as a big apartment. That has been very important to us, and it may come from my childhood that we all sleep close to eachother. We (her and Frederik) have our bedroom and the children's bedrooms on the mezzanin floor where we have created a bubble which is ours and where we gather as a family."

She tells that her and Frederik as much as possible bring and pick up their children to and from school/kindergarten. And this is how it should be according to Mary. With a busy schedule it's important for them that they begin and "close down" the day with the children. Mary knows that she isn't like other Danish women. But she admits: "If I take the official events out, I try to live a little the same life as other women with husband and children."

We are also told that the family's first Christmas Eve (in 2011) was held in the Great Hall with a big Christmas tree right in the middle. Last year (in 2012) they held Christmas Eve in their private living room, which they find a bit more cozy. The Great Hall is mainly used for representation, but sometimes it's also place for the children to play. Here is good place to build a long racetrack or parking a pink doll pram.

On the ground floor is Mary's working room located. And according to Mary that's both good and not so good. Because the work can easily take too much time, it's so easy to take the work with her even if she decide to be done for today and goes up one floor to the private sector. The good thing is that the children always and easily can run down to her if they need her. Sometimes she lets her persuaded and leave work be work, while at other times she may use the same phrase that other moms (including myself) know all too well: "Mom, will be right there kids..."

At the end of the article we are told that there are still several large representation rooms which haven't been furnished yet. The reason isn't lack of desire or time, but because Frederik and Mary takes good time to choose the right furniture which fits into a modern palace.


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IIRC, Muhler some months back posted a plan view of the mezzanin floor where the Crown Prince Family private sections is located.

I'm not the most creative person on earth, so forgive me my bad Paint pictures. But maybe it gives an idea of ​​where it is M+F's private part of the palace is located.

Showing the two officials floors, the Ground floor and the Beletage floor. The right wing of the Beletage floor do have some private rooms - the livingroom, the kitchen and the outdoor terrace:
https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...75523563_n.jpg


The private Mezzanin floor from a look from the other side:
https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...32491088_n.jpg


From Google Maps where the terrace with parasols can been seen and a garden with trampoline and football goals.
https://maps.google.dk/maps?q=Amalie...benhavn+K&z=19
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this is really cool. thank you for taking the time to do it.
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The private Mezzanin floor from a look from the other side:
https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...32491088_n.jpg

Thank you Roskilde for your posts and pics regarding CP Mary and family's Copehnhagen home.

I have a "saved" photo from somewhere on the internet - (don't know where I first found it, to be able to attach it here to show what I'm talking about, and I'm on the tablet at the moment, and am not able to post photos from here) - but where your above photo shows the garden paving stones, this arial photo I have, shows these to be in the shape of a stylized kangaroo -

It seems removed or overgrown by lawn in the Google Earth photo you have.

Does anyone know if that - (the garden paving shaped as a kangaroo) - was the actual case for a while, from the restoration perhaps.

(Wouldn't be suprised if some/all of it is now gone to make the area more "tumbling children" safe.)

Thanks again Roskilde.

Would be good if the "Australain Women's Weekly" re-published this article in a future issue -I'm sure a lot of CP Mary's Oz followers would be interested.

Cheers, Sun Lion.
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