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Old 08-31-2014, 04:27 PM
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And in all polls/surveys since the wedding Mary is our most popular and respected member of the royal family, so obviously "making scandals" are not the way to success

My thoughts: Oh my god, now it's also wrong to don't do the things wrong. What kind of a world are we living in and our children are growing up in. "Don't go out and do your best, my child... You better go out and take part in reality shows, make scandals and don't take your life seriously and you will to be something big."
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:32 PM
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Mary can't do anything right, it seems. She's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. And Trine Villemann is like taken out of a RD thread. Seemingly jealous of the royal family and filled with lies and rumours.

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It runs in the family. Margrethe usually falls asleep at the opening of the parliament (possibly Henrik too). I remember one event when Fred & Joachim were even making fun of her sleeping during the event.
https://theroyalchronicle.files.word...arliament1.png
That's such a great picture Who can blame her, really? She doesn't even have to make a speech at the opening and she can't have a public opinion on what's actually going on in there. Thank god they don't have to stay there all through the opening debate – now that would be a snooze fest
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:32 PM
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"Veteran Danish royal reporter Trine Villemann even wrote a book which provided a harsh critique of Mary's performance.
Titled 1015 Copenhagen K, she went on Nine's A Current Affair in 2012 to flog the English version, telling Tracy Grimshaw: "Being a crown princess means you have to make a king out of your husband and that will be Mary's primary function … if she cannot pick up the shattered pieces of her husband and make him a king, her son will never be king of Denmark."
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Sorry, I do not agree. It's Mary's job, as it is the job of all married people, to be a loving and faithful spouse, and from that comes other things such as support, encouragement, etc. In my opinion, Frederik will be a good king, because he has a solid support system headed up by Mary and their children, his parents and brother. It's all part of the package. Ms. Villeman makes Fred sound like a basket case!
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:08 PM
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Sidney Morning Herald hits a new low.

Apparantly, Mary isn't scandalous enough!

I'm lost for words (not really).

"At the moment, Mary is the least scandal-ridden royal on the surface of the planet. Actually shes so untouched and scandal-free, that she runs the risk of being forgotten. Her blood is more beige than blue"

BT goes on to say:

"In the column Andrew Hornet makes his dissatisfaction known by saying that he recieves the same pictures of the Danish crown princess at different official engagements. "Every day is pretty much the same. Mary opens an art exhibit, Mary arrives at a charity event, Mary kneels to recieve flowers from at cute kid, Mary walks the red carpet at a galla show, Mary presents the royal heirs to the adoring danes. The news value is pretty low" writes Andrew Hornery."


What the hell? Mary is our crown princess - our queen-to-be! She's not there "to make news". Shes especially not there to make scandal. Who do this guy think he is?
I would think he never attended a single day in school, that's how uneducated he makes himself sound.

EDIT: Found the original article.
He forgot about the Rigmor Zobel cocaine scandal, even the court commented on it at the time
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:21 PM
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Trine Villemann doesn't have better things to do than follow the Royal family? her books are ridiculous.

Frederik and Mary are doing a fantastic job.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:35 PM
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Trine Villemann deserves nothing but contempt from people on these forums. She has from the very beginning shown her true colours ; - that is to discredit the royal family every chance she gets. I am very surprised she isn't working for Rupert the Royal Hater. People are not that stupid to believe the vile that comes from her. Everyone is flawed in some small way and we all have the capacitity to understand that. All the royal families try their best and do a pretty good job I believe. For me the Danish Royals are the most interesting and I have the utmost respect for HM the Queen. I think she is terrific as a person and as Queen. If I want to read about scandalous people - just look for celebrities.

I think Mary has shown that you don't have to be scandalous for people to show an interest in you and what you are doing. People are quite happy to see Mary doing good works and doing her job properly without sales figues of newspapers and magazines dropping.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:07 PM
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Those moaning media people are particularly slimey but you have to hand it to them for being able to create something out of nothing at all. Kind of announcing the news by saying "This is the news: Today, there is no news"!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:08 AM
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http://instagram.com/p/sXpk9Zg-11/

Tatiana Blatnik's husband attended the same wedding and posted this photo where you can see Frederik and Mary.
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On 30 August, Frederik and Mary attended the wedding of Søren Jessen and Flora Montgomery in Northern Ireland – along with actor Orlando Bloom. Mary wore a lovely pale pink dress and one of my favourite coats of hers and Frederik... well, Frederik wore that vest:
Nice picture Sarah Bellar.

More pictures from the wedding:

Frederik taking his wife's hand, I guess there was one who had missed his wife after his official visit to the United States
https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...4c&oe=54803E6D
https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...86166157_n.jpg

Gallery and article from Royalista:
Mary og Frederik til VIP-bryllup med Orlando Bloom | Royalista
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:27 AM
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So if I understand it correctly, the main problem is that there is no scandal? ... Right .

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On a different note, it seems that Ms. Villemann also states that Mary failed to make a strong man out of her husband, as that is supposedly her job. Now this may or may not be true, but I always find such statements rather degrading for the men.

If we have to believe the gutter press, all these royal men are/were weak willed & devoid of any accomplishments -WA, Philippe, George VI and now Frederik. The only way they can become a 'man' is by marrying somebody who forces them to become one. Quite an odd logic, it is surely first and formost their own responsibility. But I suppose the topos of a strong woman who can change a weak-willed husband is a rather popular one, f.e. most Agatha Christie novels have such a sub-storyline in them. It may be a nice romantic story for female magazines but somehow I feel that real life is rather different, fortunately. A pity that Ms. Villeman still agrees with such out-dated and sexist ideas.
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No no, there isn't no 'main problem' as this hasn't been news in DK (besides the one article on BT's website) Nothing special. Probably because people can think for themselves. Thankfully

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I would like to add something I think is quite relevant when I read your post: Remember that the statements of Trine Willeman are eight years old! They are from her book back from 2008. So almost a decade old. So I don't think we can use them, especially not now in 2014!

Since 2008, every poll Frederik and Mary has switched to be number 1 and 2 in the popularity measurements. The latest Gallup survey back from the beginning of this summer showed Mary and Frederik were the two members of our royal family the Danes think represented Denmark the best (The Queen just behind them) Back in the spring (at Frederik's birthday) another poll showed that 8/10 want Frederik as King now or within the next ten years.

This Gallup survey from last year shows that 77% of Danes think Frederiks is ready to become our King today: http://www.b.dk/nationalt/danskerne-...k-paa-tronen-0


So why on earth the Australian guy chose to use those old statements by the famous TW? Well, maybe because it was the only thing he could find?

And while Mary certainly has had a big influence on Frederik, love does wonders and I think she gives him a lot of security (said by himself she is his biggest supporter) Frederik himself certainly has a huge role in his own development.
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Frederik and Mary have been a model couple for ten years, hardly ever putting a foot wrong. Physical fitness, charity, quality parenting, promoting Denmark in ways in which no one else could, preparing themselves to take on the monarchy when the time arrives: Villeman should resign.
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No no, there isn't no 'main problem' as this hasn't been news in DK (besides the one article on BT's website) Nothing special. Probably because people can think for themselves. Thankfully

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I would like to add something I think is quite relevant when I read your post: Remember that the statements of Trine Willeman are eight years old! They are from her book back from 2008. So almost a decade old. So I don't think we can use them, especially not now in 2014!

Since 2008, every poll Frederik and Mary has switched to be number 1 and 2 in the popularity measurements. The latest Gallup survey back from the beginning of this summer showed Mary and Frederik were the two members of our royal family the Danes think represented Denmark the best (The Queen just behind them) Back in the spring (at Frederik's birthday) another poll showed that 8/10 want Frederik as King now or within the next ten years.

This Gallup survey from last year shows that 77% of Danes think Frederiks is ready to become our King today: http://www.b.dk/nationalt/danskerne-...k-paa-tronen-0


So why on earth the Australian guy chose to use those old statements by the famous TW? Well, maybe because it was the only thing he could find?

And while Mary certainly has had a big influence on Frederik, love does wonders and I think she gives him a lot of security (said by himself she is his biggest supporter) Frederik himself certainly has a huge role in his own development.
I couldnt agree more, especially with your last sentence, Frederik should be given credit for his own development as well. Mary has been a huge support for him, but change and growth start from within. Frederik has done well to overcome any stuggles and I love his honesty in admitting it.

its nice to see that the majority of the Danes are ready to see Frederik be king. No doubt a majority are entirely happy with the Queen but its shows confidence in Frederik
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I have always thought that Frederik is definately his own man. Strong enough in mind and spirit to accept his role and put his own personal stamp on the way in which he does things. Frederik Is The One who supported Mary in the early days helping her take on the role of Crown Princess and Wife. What a Great job he did supporting her with all the insecurities she must have suffered giving up her country and religion and learning a difficult language.

He is the one in the Supporting Role. And it can't have been easy for either of them at times. I imagine they had many differences of opinion and misunderstandings. But they have triumphed over any little diversities to become a happy loving couple. I don't think Fred gets enough credit for his support of his wife. He helped Her a great deal, which shows him to be a man of strong constitution and beliefs.
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I have always thought that Frederik is definately his own man. Strong enough in mind and spirit to accept his role and put his own personal stamp on the way in which he does things. Frederik Is The One who supported Mary in the early days helping her take on the role of Crown Princess and Wife. What a Great job he did supporting her with all the insecurities she must have suffered giving up her country and religion and learning a difficult language.

He is the one in the Supporting Role. And it can't have been easy for either of them at times. I imagine they had many differences of opinion and misunderstandings. But they have triumphed over any little diversities to become a happy loving couple. I don't think Fred gets enough credit for his support of his wife. He helped Her a great deal, which shows him to be a man of strong constitution and beliefs.
I agree
I think Mary has stated this, especially with the Mary Foundation how Frederik helped and supported her.

Great team, these two
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I have always thought that Frederik is definitely his own man. Strong enough in mind and spirit [....]
.....to wear purple pants! Frederik is definitely 'his own man' when it comes to his sartorial choices.

Mary has not tamed him 'quite'.
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Nor fabulous red brocade waistcoats with his Morning Suit. You've got to love a man that adds a little colour to events. (William, Harry, listen up).

I see these marvelous fashion statements, red and mustard coloured trousers, brocade vests, etc. as both proof of love and sartorial elegance. Frederik and Mary truely are a dynamic duo and I wouldn't have them change a thing.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rmXhWGHmuZ...actress_Fl.JPG

Just thinking, this was a private wedding, would Frederik wear something like this to an official engagement when the dress code was Morning Dress?
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Yeah, didn't he wore the same west to the wedding in Monaco in 2011?
http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/wen...wedding-02.jpg
http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...al-wedding.jpg

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Another gallery from the wedding in Ireland from Her&Nu. There certainly was love in the Irish air, wasn't there. Maybe they stayed there Sunday too and saw the Irish nature. I've been there once and loved it.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...3c117200a081b6
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Gallery from Her&Nu: Se Mary og Frederik til bryllup i Nordirland - Her og Nu
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Photo of CP Mary on the bike with the twins (it was posted last Tuesday)
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Thanks Fairy Tale
I guess Mary has picked up Vincent and Josephine from the kindergarten and is on the way home.

The place? Mary and the twins are at 'Kongens Nytorv', so they just have to follow the street to the right side called 'Bredgade' and they will be home in 5 minutes, even on bike.
https://www.google.dk/maps/dir/Amali...d55.680522!3e2
could not resist to take a photo when i today stopped for red light the exactly same place as mary and the twins;-)
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