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Old 02-24-2011, 10:43 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #08, 2011.
Frederik bruger sporten i opdragelsen - Frederik utillize sport in the upbringing.
Written by Peter Juul.

This article deal with the recent interview with Frederik in Ekstra Bladet.
There really isn't much new in the article only a couple of details.

Christian is playing tennis, for about 40 minuttes at a time. The article talks about the particular problems M&F have in regards to having their children joing a sports club. - Security. (*)
Frederik says: "...and it's wonderous to watch when the little ones are practising. It's after all short sessions of 40 minuttes and they have to learn backhand and forhand (I hope it's called) strokes, 50 strokes of each".
Frederik admits freely that it is difficult for a five year old boy to stay focused for more than a few minuttes, but M&F have decided that Christian shall continue training, that is a part of their upbringing.
Frederik explains: "To me it's about there being some things that are recurring again and again. Christian is being used to a degree of systematic (**) and that is also what he must be getting used to in life in general. That's why it's good/beneficial with a fixed shedule and fixed times".

Frederik also commends the Australian approach to sport for schoolchildren, where the children attend sport with their school mates. In the Danish system children attend sport independent from the school. I.e. in individual clubs and after school. (Callistenics and swimming still being part of the school of course).
Frederik believes that the Danish system could benefit from the Australian, where children attend sport within the allocated time they spend in school. (***)
Frederik: "When you build up a nation, it's not only about strong men and sporty girls. It's very much about the width (i.e. the population as a whole).
It's however not the intention of M&F to turn their children into elite-athletes.

(*) I'm not that sure how much significanse security has in this repect. If you can secure a school or a kindergarten, you can secure a sportsclub as well.
It may take two additional PET officers or uniformed police officers but hardly much more than that.

(**) An expression I suspect stems from a book about bringing up children and as far as I can interprete the meaning, it's about children benefitting from a particular systematic way in their upbringing, a certain order in their lives, that things are done according to a schedule and method, which will become increasingly demanding).

(***) He has a point in the sense that a number of children, for all sorts of reasons, do not attend some kind of sport after school. I.e. the only excerzise they get is pressing the remote and a couple of hours or so a week in school.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:46 AM
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And eventhough this can't be compared to twins in regards to cuteness, it may nevertheless draw some interest...

Billed-Bladet - Video: Frederiks motorcykel har flotte brillianter

An article and a video of Frederik's new bike.

A 1.8 litre engine. topspeed: 240 Km/h. Frederik's monogram near the spedometer, with four gems symbolizing his four children. A print of the tatoo of a shark from his time in the Frogman Corps. - There was no mentioning of Mary in connection with the bike.... But perhaps there is a subtle reference to her somewhere.

It looks pretty cool, eh?
Born to be wild..., sorry, got carried away.

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Some pics of Frederik's bike from BT: http://www.bt.dk/royale/her-er-kronp...byggede-kvaern
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:54 PM
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The twins got their own part of the parents homepage - at least under "Billedbank"

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...y/fc2a0aa2.jpg

And they are also included on the english part of the homepage under "Image Bank"

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...y/7ea07672.jpg
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:51 AM
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I hope they get a section each after they're named. It must be hard to be 'co-classified' for their whole lives.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:41 AM
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Here is a pic and a short article about M&F's maternity nurse, Bernadette Lion: Billed-Bladet - Her er Marys super nanny
This picture is from a couple of years ago, when she was employed by Helle and Otto Reedtz-Thott.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:08 AM
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I hope they get a section each after they're named. It must be hard to be 'co-classified' for their whole lives.
They will get their own sections after the christening. No doubt about that
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Here is a pic and a short article about M&F's maternity nurse, Bernadette Lion: Billed-Bladet - Her er Marys super nanny
This picture is from a couple of years ago, when she was employed by Helle and Otto Reedtz-Thott.
So she is British after all, there was much speculation where she was from.
How many nannies do they have in total now, 3? C & I each have one and the twins share a nanny?
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:07 PM
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here is the website of the company andd you can see at the botton the prcie for the nannies and matrnity nannies!
Eden Nannies & Maternity Nurses: Nanny Agency London, Daily and Live-in Jobs. Norland Nanny, Governesses and English Nanny
the only thing it is not clear for me so are they using a british nanny, ? that way the kids would be expose to listen more english i presume!
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:19 PM
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So she is British after all, there was much speculation where she was from.
How many nannies do they have in total now, 3? C & I each have one and the twins share a nanny?
I make it three as well. Two ordinary nannies and Bernadette who is a specialist.

It's not the first time they have hired a specialist nurse. They hired a very experienced and qualified nurse from Rigshospitalet (can't remember her name) for Christian. I remember her clearly, because she and Christian genuinely loved each other. - Remember the pics from the inauguration of the elephant house in Copenhagen a few years back?

But as far as I can see from the link Ashlen kindly posted , Bernadette costs 950-1320 a week (+ expenses I guess). That's equivalent to having a similar qualified Danish nurse around for 37 hours a week
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You mean the red haired woman?
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You mean the red haired woman?
Yep, freckles and hairband.
She was very fond of Christian indeed.
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I think her name is Mette Hansen?
http://danishroyalwatchers.blogspot....ournalist.html
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I think her name is Mette Hansen?
That's her.

I believe someone googled her name a couple of years ago. She's still a nurse IRRC.

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Wasn't it Mette Hansen who quit to start her own family?
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Muhler - is it common for the DRF to hire nurses with newborns??.( If they'd like to hire another nurse, I would be more than happy to relocate to Copenhagen!!, just let me call my manager so I can give her my resignation!!! ))
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Many thanks, Muhler, for seeing that those of us non-Danish speakers who follow the DRF can have up-to-date information!

You are most kind and so generous with your time!
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So she is British after all, there was much speculation where she was from.
How many nannies do they have in total now, 3? C & I each have one and the twins share a nanny?
I am not so sure C&I still have one nanny each. If they had why should the new maternity nurse keep an eye on them as well? (as it is stated in the article translated by Muhler).
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Muhler - is it common for the DRF to hire nurses with newborns??.( If they'd like to hire another nurse, I would be more than happy to relocate to Copenhagen!!, just let me call my manager so I can give her my resignation!!! ))
Well, then you'll have to lobby M&F for a new set of twins.
Or perhaps you'll settle with J&M? - Southern Jutland near Schackenborg can be a bit desolate, not least during the winter, but also very tranquil.

I'm pretty certain Christian and Isabella also have at least one nanny to look after them.
They still have to go to the kindergarten, visit friends and play in the garden and so on. Frederik and not least Mary may not always be around to help them.
I also find it very natural for Bernadette to look after them from time to time. Apart from relieving another nanny it may also be good to bond with the two older siblings. And a change of scenery may also be welcome for her, if she say picks Christian and Bella up from the kindergarten. She won't even have to drive, PET can do that for her.

And I wonder how long they are going to keep Bernadette anyway. Three months? Six months?

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