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Old 12-07-2015, 01:56 PM
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:35 PM
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Thanks, Mitchell.

That's one delighted owner! And free PR too.

Wonder if Mary preferred the dark chocolate because it's healthier to eat than light?
- Which is of course nonsense! Everyone knows that all chocolate is healthy and good for you and prevents scurvy. - Them scientists don't know what they are talking about!
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:17 PM
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Nice to see the family have arrived safely and our out and about.
The article states that they were left alone for the most part
"It was all very civilised apparently. People kept their distance, with just a few cheeky photos"

have they visited Perth before in their official visits?
Surely when they dated.

I'm wondering that too polyesco.

I've just re-read a very extensive article posted on the old "Danish Royal Watchers" website where a Billet Bladet article about Frederik and Mary's stay at the El Questro station is covered. (And translated into English by you Muhler by the look of it. Thank you for that.)

Even if they didn't sight-see - and they may well have done so as the El Questro visit was before anyone knew about their relationship - I think they must have gone via Perth to get there and to leave.

(And a great article it is too - and still with photos of the station. CP Frederik helping out with a garden hose when a bushfire came too close to the homestead, CP Mary being persuaded to jump into a rock pool, helicoter flights and outdoor bathtubs. Must have been a wonderful trip for them.)

And if we don't see anything of the family for the next couple of days, maybe they've taken the children off there now they're older.
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thanks Sun Lion. I briefly remember that article from when they first dated. Let me see if I can find it again. From what i remember it was a nice read.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:39 PM
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You can read it right here: "Frederik - Crown Prince of Denmark" by Gitte Redder & Karin Palshøj (2008)

No magazine scans though. I only began to scan BB from late 2007.
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You can read it right here: "Frederik - Crown Prince of Denmark" by Gitte Redder & Karin Palshøj (2008)

No magazine scans though. I only began to scan BB from late 2007.
yes. thank you Muhler!
Definitely a special place for them, and glad they have a chance to return (maybe not to the exact locations but near) now with their family. Sounds like a great place for an outdoorsy family like them.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:27 PM
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Perhaps they did return?

Anyway, here the website of El Questro: Western Australia Accommodation | Kimberley Eco Tourism | El Questro

With a gallery: Photo Gallery | El Questro Wilderness Park | The Kimberley

Loads of pics on Google too.

Knowing very little about this part of Australia I have a question: Apart from being very scenic is it also very different from the area around Sydney, where I presume Mary spend most of her time as a young adult?
I realize it very different from Tasmania.
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Old 12-08-2015, 03:37 PM
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It is really different from anywhere Muhler except maybe the Northern Territory nothing like Sydney at all it is camping luxury probably for them which I hated when I went there and the area can be depending where they go be quite remote.
You are very right when you say it is different from Tasmania totally in alll ways, high end tourism though
Personally I didn't like it but then I am not an outdoorsy girl cabins and tents of all price ranges and I forget whether there is a public camp site.
Doubt they will be cooking for themselves but it is Australia at it's best and that region is IMO unexplored.
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Old 12-10-2015, 04:31 AM
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The lovely three-masted yacht "Silver Cloud" just sailed passed on Sydney Harbour. (Just after 7.00pm Thursday here. Balmy evening after a lovely day.)

We had photos in 2013 of CP Mary and her Australian family members on this - posted by Roskilde in the thread of that visit.

I'm thinking - is it possible the CP Family are here in Sydney and doing this again?

I'm thinking that because - tied to the side was one of those large military rubber duckies that went with Mary and Frederik when they did the filming on the little yatch "Xpress" that was played during their prize-giving at the Opera House. (And also when Prince Harry was here on the harbour.)

I haven't seen one of these attached to "Silver Cloud" before. (It spends summer here and is I believe owned by the Ole Lynggaard jewellery family - that's what some-one told me anyway.)

So are they now here and preparing to fly to Tasmania tomorrow in time for the big University 125th Anniversary Dinner celebrations for which CP Mary is the patron?

I'll have a laugh if photos come out and all this becomes true.

(I took photos of course, but my little camera gets too blurry when I zoom in too far, so I can't pick out individual people.)
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Old 12-10-2015, 04:55 AM
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Is it this one, Sun Lion? http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/site...?itok=qjhz3-6I

For hire I see:
SILVER CLOUD Yacht Charter Price - Abeking & Rasmussen Luxury Yacht Charter

I think I could get used to living there.
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Old 12-10-2015, 05:36 AM
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No, sorry Muhler that's not it.

I'll see if I can find Roskilde's post with the photos from 2013...



...Post number 184 in the Australian visit 2013 thread has the photos that Roskilde posted of the family trip on "Silver Cloud".

My post number 221 in the same thread has a photo I took of "Silver Cloud" sitting in Farm Cove along the eastern side of the Opera House the morning CP Mary and CP Frederik made their first appearance of that visit.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:27 AM
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Ah, this one: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...3&d=1386670370

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #50, 2015.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen.

Who phoned the (very enthusiastic) manager of River Chocolate Company, Andrew Thomas to hear his version of the tale we by now know pretty well.
So this is what he told our reporter: "I experienced it as Crown Princess Mar and her family simply behaved like any other Australian family. Mary simply went like a normal Aussie.
Well, she stood in line like any other costumer and (she) had found a couple of our good products. Among other the Rocky Road chocolate that are pretty popular.
Crown Princess Mary sat outside and relaxed with her children and the family. The little ones enjoyed their Ricky Road ice and everyone in the part made a good impression on us. They smiled and were friendly. There were also 20-30 other costumers in our shop at the time and everything was quiet and calm".

The Ulrik Ulriksen appears to have read every single Australian media outlet on the episode because he adds the detail that an Australian radio station informed that the youngest children (read Josephine) were challenged by the ice they were eating was melting faster than they could eat it.

The paper WAtoday reports that a local asked Mary what on earth she was doing in Perth. Mary replied that she was there to visit her brother.
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Have you seen Princess Mary in Esperance? | The Esperance Express
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thank you for sharing.
It's nice that people recognize them but dont make a fuss.
Its seems the family is getting a good taste of Australia

and checking out google maps to see where this was, I noticed a place named Denmark in Australia
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Thanks mitchell for finding and posting this.

When they didn't show up at last night's University do in Hobart, I thought they'd packed up already and gone back to Denmark.

I wonder if they're on a road trip.

Esperance is quite a way from Perth - but that may explain why there have been no airport sightings/reports.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:22 PM
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Why do you go to Esperance?

I had a look at Google map. Looks like a agricultural area and considering the distance from Perth, it's not a day trip, certainly not with two four year olds in the car!

So, if a UFO picked me up and dropped me in Esperance and issued me with a black American Express, what could I spend the next few days doing?
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thing to do with kids in Esperance For Kids - Esperance Accommodation, Esperance Visitor Centre, Esperance Western Australia, Esperance Tourism, Accommodation, Tours, Events, Activities, Hire, Car Hire, Businesses
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It doesn't look like a days trip but there seems quite a bit to do, beach, itzgerald River National Park and Le Grand National Park. I guess it's a nice place far away to spend with the family/children and different things to do.

Do we know how long the family have been there, was it a holiday or any private events took place?
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Well, according to my travel guide there are Western Australia's most beautiful white-sand-beaches, the "Pink Lake" and 5 National Parks nearby.
And I guess something a Black American Express can't get them - anonymity!
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Sound like they are having a lovely time with Mary's brother and family in WA, acting just like any other ordinary family. So glad they get privateness!! It seems they have been spotted around Esperance during this week but the locals have not taken pictures. The first reported sighting was Monday evening local time. After a week they have probably moved on now.

A post from Facebook earlier this week:

"When we saw them, there was nobody around. They were sitting on the grass in the sun. Mary called out 'be careful Christian and Bella' when they were on the climbing frame and Frederik took one of the children to the toilet. It was a very normal outing and so lovely to see."

A road trip? It would be a great way of showing the children their mother's homeland.
I wish them a true Donaldson family Christmas.
I'm envious of the warm sunny weather
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