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Old 08-15-2008, 11:27 PM
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You hear this in the US all the time. Hilary Clinton was criticized for not wearing a US flag pin. Somehow she was unpatriotic and didn't support the troops. How stupid. To say Mary is the same for not wearing the colors of Denmark at the Olympics is dumb too. Why does the media have to be so negative all the time? Don't we have enough to feel bad about?
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:57 AM
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"In action" yes, but not privately apparently. Mary certainly partied with the Australian athletes and not with the Danes.
As many of you know I do not shy away from critizing the DRF. Just look at the 1015 København K-thread! Anyway on this occasion, I think we should cut CP Mary a little slack. So what, if she did party with the Aussies, but only showed up for the flag ceremony at the Danish camp? I don't think it is such a big deal.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:11 AM
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Seriously, i think this Olympic issue with Mary is such really such a non-issue. It was a misunderstanding, that has already been said by the Danish party, what more is there to talk about?
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:20 AM
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Seriously, i think this Olympic issue with Mary is such really such a non-issue. It was a misunderstanding, that has already been said by the Danish party, what more is there to talk about?


As far as Mary goes I agree it is a non issue, she probably was not filmed when with the Danish team.

But from what I have been reading it is a more a case of poor security in the village, Danish officials were reported to have only complained about news teams being in the village when they should not be there. How did they get past security? I guess there will be more complaints about that in due course. Not a case of who they filmed but how they got in there in the first place..
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:21 AM
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Do you know if princess Mary is already in Australia or if she's still in Copenhagen????
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:12 AM
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Midweek, Wednesday I think it was, she was spotted returning to Kancellihuset
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:48 PM
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Mary did have lunch with the Danish athletes, and there are photos of her with them. However, many Australians wanted pics w/ the CPC which is why there are so many. Mary has said she supports both Danes and Australians as they almost never meet in competition.

Mary is in Denmark now. She will fly to Australia with the children closer to the end of the Olympics. It is supposed to be a private visit with one public appearance at a small dinner for the Cardiac foundation.
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How many days/weeks will she be in Australia?
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:28 PM
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Well I think all this story came up because both Countries, Denmark and Australia, simply LOVE Mary. And when this kind of situations happen it's normal if some of the parts get "jealous"

I don't see it as a bad thing. It only means that the Danes want Mary 100% for themselves
I don't expect to see Mary pretending that she doesnt like Australia anymore just because she is a Danish Princess...

Anyway, Princess Mary seemed very happy supporting the Danish athletes! She looked very proper and natural all the time. Gold medal for her!
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The thread about the CP couples visit to Australia and Tasmania has been reopened here.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:30 AM
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As many of you know I do not shy away from critizing the DRF. Just look at the 1015 København K-thread! Anyway on this occasion, I think we should cut CP Mary a little slack. So what, if she did party with the Aussies, but only showed up for the flag ceremony at the Danish camp? I don't think it is such a big deal.
It's a huge deal! It goes to the heart of Mary's duties. She was paid a lot of wages to support the Danes - this was 'official duties, remember, NOT a private holiday. Boozing with the Australians was not part of the deal. Even the Australian broadsheet, mainland press has some raised eyebrows. What is even more confronting is that the Channel 7 television crew were there with permission - I know someone who works there. It was sheer PR backtracking and face-saving to say otherwise. I'm all for 'fairness to Mary' - but also keeping it real. She is on a dangerous trajectory I think - making PR errors, and not seeming to have the nous to understand that it affects Fred's position. If she can't recognise the implications of her actions, sorry, Villemann, but your hopes that Mary can do a QE the Queen Mother/George VI rescue are misplaced. I think Mary is a great girl, spirited, with a lot to offer. But she is not demonstrating strategic thinking here - and she will need it.
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Well I think all this story came up because both Countries, Denmark and Australia, simply LOVE Mary. And when this kind of situations happen it's normal if some of the parts get "jealous"

I don't see it as a bad thing. It only means that the Danes want Mary 100% for themselves
I don't expect to see Mary pretending that she doesnt like Australia anymore just because she is a Danish Princess...

Anyway, Princess Mary seemed very happy supporting the Danish athletes! She looked very proper and natural all the time. Gold medal for her!
I'm with you on this one Regina.

So many people seem to be blowing this "supposed" incident so far out of proportion that when you look at what really happened, you have to smile. Making much out of nothing.

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It's a huge deal! It goes to the heart of Mary's duties. She was paid a lot of wages to support the Danes - this was 'official duties, remember, NOT a private holiday. Boozing with the Australians was not part of the deal.
Allegations such as these show a complete lack of balance and logic. It was confirmed that Mary was celebrating a birthday with the Australians. Whilst I am sure the was some alcohol involved, the time, place and participants involved make it a huge leap "boozing" with all the sleazy binge drinking connotations that term has in Australasia!

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She is on a dangerous trajectory I think - making PR errors, and not seeming to have the nous to understand that it affects Fred's position. If she can't recognise the implications of her actions, sorry, Villemann, but your hopes that Mary can do a QE the Queen Mother/George VI rescue are misplaced. . . . .
Unfortunately "Villemann's" noxious publication is already skewing the way people view the DRF. So much so that they check their common-sense at the door.
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Even the Australian broadsheet, mainland press has some raised eyebrows.
If they have, I haven't seen anything and I watch the news twice a day, as well as read what's online...

The only mention was the incident with the channel 7 team. Though that did not raise "eye brows" over Mary and Frederik's presence.

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Boozing with the Australians was not part of the deal
Interesting how the only drink I saw the Crown Princess hold was a glass of water. Your definition of "boozing up" is exceptionally lax.

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and not seeming to have the nous to understand that it affects Fred's position
And on the subject of 'keeping it real'...

last time I checked Frederik was an adult who's more than capable of making his own decisions, and thus, the consequences of his actions, which it might also be worth noting, would reflect his own participation I'd have thought.

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But she is not demonstrating strategic thinking here
What is this? A game of chess...lol.

Let see. Danish events attended by Mary in an official capacity as HRH The Crown Princess during her week in Beijing...

Presidents Welcome Luncheon
Danish Ambassadors Reception
The Danish Royal Ballet
China in Denmark 1600-2000 Exhibition
Athletes Village
Press conference

Danish competition attended by Mary as a spectator...

Badminton
Swimming
Handball

Australian engagements attended by Mary as a guest...

Olympic Team Reception
20th Birthday

As a spectator...

Swimming

Yep! How dare she...

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Whilst I am sure the was some alcohol involved
I think HRH would have experienced more of a "booze up" with the President of China, than she did with the Australian athletes...lol.
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I think HRH would have experienced more of a "booze up" with the President of China, than she did with the Australian athletes...lol.
Short, sweet, succinct. Madame, I like your style.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:10 AM
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I'm with you on this one Regina.


Unfortunately "Villemann's" noxious publication is already skewing the way people view the DRF. So much so that they check their common-sense at the door.
I have to disagree - Trine's book was not all about Mary - the passages about the change in succession were really interesting for a public who knew nothing about it. And the explanation for Fred's sensitivity (and remember, Mary has referred to Fred's difficult childhood herself) is entirely in order. She was much tougher on Alex than Mary. It isn't a cruel account - and Trine's intentions are, as a monarchist herself - quite honorable. Longterm, the Danish monarchy would be far better off critiqued than sycophanted.
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APA has quite cute pix of Mary coming home from China and meeting Christian at Kancellihuset
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I Lena, i'm sorry too.. can we enlarge pics?
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Such a wonderful picture, nothing like having your child welcome you home after a trip!
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I Lena, i'm sorry too.. can we enlarge pics?
You can click on the thumbs, but they won´t get bigger than the pic, I´ve posted. Two more

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