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Old 08-18-2010, 12:42 PM
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It's nice that she's visiting her friends as well.

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"She was travelling with a Danish bodyguard and a female minder, you can't mistake her,'' he said.
She's not a baby, she doesn't need a "minder", I assume they mean Tanja or Caroline.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:47 PM
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It's nice that she's visiting her friends as well.



She's not a baby, she doesn't need a "minder", I assume they mean Tanja or Caroline.
I think may be is a woman who help her with the hair, make up cloths?
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She's not a baby, she doesn't need a "minder", I assume they mean Tanja or Caroline.
It's a private visit. Theres no reason that either Caroline or Tanja should have accompanied Mary on this trip.

I believe the term 'minder' refers to someone employed by either the court, or government, to know of Mary's exact whereabouts at all times. And to assist the Crown Princess in any way she may find necessary.

Or even on a flight, a member of staff can be allocated a person for whom they are responsible throughout the entire flight, thus becoming that persons 'minder'.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:11 PM
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The Tasmanian law must be working; I find it a bit silly that one website said,
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Mary and five others surprised the media by speeding down the steep driveway of the West Hobart home of her sister Jane Stephens just after 8am in a silver Toyota Prado, accompanied by a police escort.

Their car joined a steady stream of traffic making their way into the city on its way to an unknown location.
Hobart's not that big, right? There's probably only a few places to go that are cool enough to hang out at. I'm sure if they wanted to find her, Mary could be found. That said, I guess nobody wants to risk a fine/jail for a picture of Mary hanging out with her sisters. Does anybody know how much a picture of Mary commands? I doubt it's worth the risk of the fine.

I'm personally disappointed. I would have liked to have seen her out and about.
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I'm still not making much sense of the whole "circus" business I'm affraid.

She's stepping off a plane... hardly a surprise.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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It's a private visit. Theres no reason that either Caroline or Tanja should have accompanied Mary on this trip.

I believe the term 'minder' refers to someone employed by either the court, or government, to know of Mary's exact whereabouts at all times. And to assist the Crown Princess in any way she may find necessary.

Or even on a flight, a member of staff can be allocated a person for whom they are responsible throughout the entire flight, thus becoming that persons 'minder'.
Surely a bodyguard would do the job of knowing where she is at all times?
"To assist", well surely her ladies-in-waiting, two people who are her friends as well, seeing as she doesn't have Frederik or the kids to keep her company, would be better at that than some employed stranger from the government?

She hasn't been home for 2 years, of course people are going to want to take pictures and post news articles about her.

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I'm personally disappointed. I would have liked to have seen her out and about.
It's a private short visit home, we're hardly going to get much.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:37 PM
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It's nice that she's visiting her friends as well.



She's not a baby, she doesn't need a "minder", I assume they mean Tanja or Caroline.
the "minder" is a woman bodyguard... I see this woman in other time!
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:39 PM
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Personally I believe a law like protects the privacy of public officials should be on the books elsewhere as well. Public officials when they are doing public events should be public. Private should mean private. Even animals in a zoo are allowed some sort of privacy.

I love how the press mentioned that Mary's party sped thru the streets (as if they are doing 60 to 70 mph). If you are standing still on a street, anyone going as fast 40 mph might be considered to be going "fast."

And no, one bodyguard is not sufficent. I am sure her minder is someone who is also a bodyguard. There are probably people on the ground who are watching Mary.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:40 PM
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It's a private short visit home, we're hardly going to get much.
We got a whole bunch in 2006 and 2008.

Danish Royal Watchers: November 2006

Princess Mary does the shopping run on trip home to Tasmania
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:41 PM
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Yes but I believe the events of the previous visits have led to the current law. From what I remember and have read, it was a bit of a zoo. People trying to get all kinds of pictures of Fred, Mary and the kids.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:10 PM
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Yes, Zonk, you're right. I'm sure Mary wants to avoid this situation again: http://i37.tinypic.com/14j94dj.jpg Notice the television camera behind her.

The weather in Hobart today and tomorrow is not exactly warm and sunny. Travelling with kids always means you have to provide endless entertainment. Given that Mary's alone this time, she's probably content with hanging out and watching television. She works very hard all year long, she deserves a relaxing break.

Update: Somebody did manage to take a faraway picture of her.

And it's a pretty good article on the privacy law: Peeping Tom laws shield Mary Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania
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Yeah...that is indeed a faraway picture of CP Mary and its hardly likely to satisfy the media. They are not getting the photos they really want...and that's photos of CP Mary's baby bump...or at the very least, her stomach! I'm sure that the media was expecting to get photos like they did when Mary visited Tasmania on the past 3 visits....they have not been successful so far!
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:26 AM
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How long were they there last time?
Plus it was with the whole family and not under the current new laws.
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Excerpt from article in Billed Bladet #33, 2010.
Mary til fest i Australien - Mary to party in Australia.
Written by the Ulrik Ulriksen.

Who caught up with Mary during the fashion week.
Q: How is it to go to work for so many hours with twins in the belly?
M: "I'm a little more tired than usual but it's lovely to be pregnant and lovely to be at work. It's so exiting and inspiring to meet so many creative people here in the fashion week. And then all of sudden a lot of twins also pop up. It's very curious,(*) isn't it? I think I will get a lot of good advise from parents of twins in the time to come".

Q: You are pregnant with twins but one can hardly see that on your belly, how do you stay in such a good shape?
M: "I'm fortunate. Yes, that must be the answer. Perhaps I'm just one of the fortunate".

Q: You have also been looking at baby clothes. Have you already chosen something for the twins?
M "There is much lovely (**) clothes for children at the fair. And you (***) always get inspired here at the fashion fair. So yes, the fingers are itching, but it's still too soon for buying clothes for the twins".

Q: What does it mean for you that your two children know that twins are on the way?
M: "It's nice that Prince Christian and Princess Isabella are happy that we are going to have twins. But I still don't think that my children completely comprehends what is going to happen. My belly isn't so big yet either. So it will probably only dawn on them in earnest when my belly begins to grow big. But I know that Christian and Isabella look forward to it. He, for becoming a big brother once more. She, for becomming a big sister for the first time. All four of us are happy. We were right from the beginning".

(*) She used the word "pudsig" = a more formal/polite way of saying funny. She clearly has that expression from QMII.

(**) She used the word "yndigt" = lovely, but in a more feminine sense. It can also mean that something looks adorable. You never use the word "yndig" in connection with a man, unless you wish to tease him or be punched on the nose.

(***) Mary actually says "one", because that is normal in Danish but I usually translate with "you", because that sounds more natural in English. Hence the odd use of "one" when she speaks English.



And now I need a little guidance from the moderators. Where should I put this? In the general thread here? The wedding thread? Or a jewelry thread?

Summary of a Q&A in Billed Bladet #33, 2010.
Where a John Funder asks about Frederik's wedding ring which he is rumoured to have lost and wheter Frederik is now wearing a copy.

Jon Bloch Skipper relies that Frederik allegedly did lose his wedding ring during a dive at Key West in Florida in January 2008.
The ring was unique in the sense that is was made from the very first gold mined from the Greenlandic mine Nalunaq in Nanortalik.
It is told that royal jeweller, P. Hertz, made a copy for the Crown Prince.

When the paper BT enquired about the ring the court replied: "We have no comments to the story. That is a private matter".
P. Hertz denies making a copy.

Jon Bloch Skipper adds: "My bid however is that he actually did lose the ring and that it was so annoying that no one wished to go further into that subject. The main character (Frederik) himself was presumably not at all happy".
It's an interesting statement from Jon Bloch Skipper, as a historian and expert on the DRF, he is usually very reliable.



Summary of note in Billed Bladet #33, 2010.
Mary meldte afbud til sin veninde - Mary had to cancel her friend.
Written by Henrik Salling.

The designer, Julie Fagerholt, whom Mary know very well, was presented to an award by the magazine Alt For Damerne.
Mary was supposed to attend, but had to cancel.
The article speculates as to whether that had something to do with the pregnancy. especially as Mary had a long day at the Fashion Fair ahead of her the next day.
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Mary til fest i Australien - Mary to party in Australia.
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i am quite surprise that she call her own kids prince and princess, eventhoguht they certenly are , first are her hids than royals, just my point of view.
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Mary Charms Hobart: an article with no pictures on her activities in Hobart.

Mary charms Hobart Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

And here's one with a pretty good photo: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...-1225907536786
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i am quite surprise that she call her own kids prince and princess, eventhoguht they certenly are , first are her hids than royals, just my point of view.
All the other members of the DRF do the same thing. Protocol I guess.
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Mary Charms Hobart: an article with no pictures on her activities in Hobart.

Mary charms Hobart Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

And here's one with a pretty good photo: Lunch for three please! Mary takes bump for mammoth meal | News.com.au
thank you very much!
Always think that every day is more thin...
and the photos make you be more fat! MY GOD!

wearing the same clothes in the fashion week...
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Mary Charms Hobart: an article with no pictures on her activities in Hobart.

Mary charms Hobart Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

And here's one with a pretty good photo: Lunch for three please! Mary takes bump for mammoth meal | News.com.au
The headline on the last link is too funny - Mary takes bump for mammoth meal!
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Mary de Danemark : Dernière visite de la future maman à sa famille, en Tasmanie, avant de ne plus pouvoir voyager !
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