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Old 12-21-2015, 03:28 PM
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I see the BBC has picked up on the inconsistencies -

"Danish officials played down the incident on Monday, insisting the prince was at no point in danger. But Stuart Keay, Mr Malcolm's supervisor, told reporters the young prince might well have died without the lifeguard's intervention."
that is what the supervisor said, but the lifeguard himself cleared the situation (was the supervisor there when it happened?)

"Chief Lifeguard says that Prince Christian did the right thing and swam between the flags that surround the area which is under the supervision of lifeguards at Mermaid Beach.

The 25-year-old lifeguard decided to paddled out to Christian to check him. Prince Christian was never in panic and could himself swim the meters back in to the shore again while the lifeguard helped him by giving him some push.

"He was fine, and his parents thanked personally the lifeguard afterwards."
said Warren Young who has only praise for the Danish family.

- They behaved impeccably. They (Frederik and Mary and family, ed) just relaxed on the beach and watched their children. They did not do anything to attract attention."

Q: Stuart Key said yesterday that Prince Christian would not be able to swim in on his own. Can you confirm that?
"- I think it's more of a judgment call. Prince Christian got a little bit of help, and it was fine. If he had not get help, would he had could svim in by himself? Probably - but we can't take the risk. That's our job.
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"Young also downplayed reports that Christian had been in dire straits, saying “the lifeguard was watching, his father was watching ... he was a good swimmer and he was relaxed in the water”."

so here we have the lifeguard himself and the Chief, saying that Christian probably could have swam back.
More than a "rescue" this was more a precautionary move before things got more serious.
Still a little confused that this happened on Thursday and the supervisor talked to the press on Sunday
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:37 PM
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Hi all,

I have questions to ask considering all the fuss that has been made about this incident and considering that from all indications, the said incident happened last Thursday, but was only reported by the Australian press on Sunday. Also putting in mind that whenever the Crown Prince Couple visit Australia, either jointly or separately, especially the eastern and northern parts, there is a media circus that always follows them around, reporting on their every move.
Considering all that, here are my questions:

1. If it happened on Thursday, how come it wasn't reported by the media sooner, and only came to light on Sunday, three days after the fact?

2. Who leaked the story to the press?

3. What were his/her/their reasons for breaching their privacy in leaking the story?
Good questions.
I think it was the supervisor that talked to the press on Sunday.
And i think, made it a little bit more "sensational" then what actually took place.

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Old 12-21-2015, 03:52 PM
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Thanks Yes, they probably are going to Tasmania. I was just curious if it has actually been mentioned somewhere.

There is really no risk of anything getting too "tiresome". Christmas is coming up and I thought it would be nice to discuss if we know something
about what F&M and the Donaldson's are up to at the moment. We haven't had any sightings for several days. Good for them, of course.

Yes Nordic, Saturday afternoon's shopping trip of CP Mary, Amber Petty and the two little princess was the last time we had any up-to-date reports. (It's now Tuesday early morning here.)

After broadcasting the photos of CP Mary in her rashie on TV last night, the reporter finished with saying it was believed they were on their way to Hobart - so I'm hopeful that is the case.

Whether it happens or not though?

A week or so ago, another forum quoted a newspaper report that they weren't going to Tasmania at all this trip.

Sister Jane's 50th birthday bash has been "reported" as going to be held at a place on the northern NSW coast.

I kind of believe this, as when I was looking back at the old El Questro information online - when the CP family were first in WA - I saw that Mary and Frederik had once stayed in a house on the northern NSW coast before they were married. (Maybe a friend has a property.)
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:00 PM
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Northern New South Wales coast? I'd better keep my eyes peeled.
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:09 PM
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Yes, all have long time ago moved on, it was an undramatic and routine-related action. Nothing more. So shouldn't we move on here in the thread as well, please?

I actually think we should continue to let the Crown Prince's family in private, as the entire trip has been. A nice, low-key family trip. Maybe the whole family Donaldson spend Christmas in the mainland, perhaps in Tasmania.

In any case, Sun Lion, is there a difference in how Christmas Eve is celebrated on the mainland Australia and so on island Tasmania? I guess Mary's family also has Scottish Christmas traditions mixed with their Australian. In that case, some who know about Scottish Christmas traditions?
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:18 PM
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Yes, all have long time ago moved on, it was an undramatic and routine-related action. Nothing more. So shouldn't we move on here in the thread as well, please?

I actually think we should continue to let the Crown Prince's family in private, as the entire trip has been. A nice, low-key family trip. Maybe the whole family Donaldson spend Christmas in the mainland, perhaps in Tasmania.

In any case, Sun Lion, is there a difference in how Christmas Eve is celebrated on the mainland Australia and so on island Tasmania? I guess Mary's family also has Scottish Christmas traditions mixed with their Australian. In that case, some who know about Scottish Christmas traditions?
No major difference's between a Tasmanian and a mainland Christmas Eve Roskilde.

I don't know about any Scottish celebrations, but maybe the little Royals will get a double, or even triple, Christmas this year with the Danish Christmas Eve, Santa Claus delivering the "goodies" overnight, and then the family present opening, Oz-style, Christmas Day morning.

Too many presents - excess baggage going back to Denmark? Did anyone think of that in the planning of the trip!
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:39 PM
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Any big things probably get mailed home or put in cargo.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:49 PM
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The lifeguard involved in Prince Christian's swimming incident, Nick Malcolm, has now "broken his silence" and it is being reported in several places.

As per the very first report on Australian TV on Sunday evening that the lad was "knocked off his feet", Nick says "He, (Prince Christian), was in the deep part before the break, (that would be before where the waves break on the sea floor), and just got swept off his feet."

Nick also says "He was a really good swimmer - it helped that he didn't panic. Doesn't matter that he's a royal. Someone on the beach told us afterwards", (that it was Mary and Frederik's son).
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:44 PM
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Yes Nordic, Saturday afternoon's shopping trip of CP Mary, Amber Petty and the two little princess was the last time we had any up-to-date reports. (It's now Tuesday early morning here.)

After broadcasting the photos of CP Mary in her rashie on TV last night, the reporter finished with saying it was believed they were on their way to Hobart - so I'm hopeful that is the case.

Whether it happens or not though?

A week or so ago, another forum quoted a newspaper report that they weren't going to Tasmania at all this trip.

Sister Jane's 50th birthday bash has been "reported" as going to be held at a place on the northern NSW coast.

I kind of believe this, as when I was looking back at the old El Questro information online - when the CP family were first in WA - I saw that Mary and Frederik had once stayed in a house on the northern NSW coast before they were married. (Maybe a friend has a property.)
Thank you sun Lion! Now I need to know what a 'rashie' is, please. I am learning so much about Australia while following the Crown Princely family adventures! By the way, your 'esky' is a very familiar object here in Canada as well; we call them 'coolers' and they are a cherished part of our too brief summers! I also agree with Roskilde that the lifesaver should now be left in peace to continue his job and TRH to carry on with their family vacation: no more dramatic headlines please!
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:54 PM
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They have already moved on a long time ago.. So this thread should as well.

Also the Australian lifeguard himself confirms the prince-rescuing was totally undramatic and a routine check:
http://jyllands-posten.dk/internatio...ng-udramatisk/

The lifeguard on Thursday helped Prince Christian, calling its action a routine action, writes local media.

It was without bigger drama and danger, when Crown Prince Frederik's 10-year-old son, Prince Christian, Thursday was rescued by an Australian lifeguard. That tells the lifeguard who picked Prince Christian from the waves to the Australian media 7 News.

The Australian media has been described it as that Prince Christian was in mortal danger, but according to the Royal Family, and now also the lifeguard himself, who was responsible for the action, it was not the case.

- It was a very simple, short trip for him. He felt fine and his parents thanked the lifeguard when they left the beach. It was very undramatic.

- It is something we do all the time. That's our job. But this time it was foreigners and of course quite famous foreigners.


It's really just has been 1 feather that suddenly became to 5 chickens!
So I think we in this thread should move on now... Like everyone else, including Christian himself, have did a long time ago They're seems to having a wonderful time experience the mother's homeland and being together with their Australian family


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No major difference's between a Tasmanian and a mainland Christmas Eve Roskilde.

I don't know about any Scottish celebrations, but maybe the little Royals will get a double, or even triple, Christmas this year with the Danish Christmas Eve, Santa Claus delivering the "goodies" overnight, and then the family present opening, Oz-style, Christmas Day morning.

Too many presents - excess baggage going back to Denmark? Did anyone think of that in the planning of the trip!
Thanks Sun Lion.
It will be so fun for the children and Frederik to try an Australian Christmas Eve, and lovely for Mary and her family

A rash guard, also known as rash vest or rashie, is a type of water wear.
Rash guards are most often worn in surfing when the weather is too warm for a wetsuit and to protection from the sun (measured by its Ultraviolet Protection Factor) and slight protection against jelly fish stings.
Rash guards are thought to have originated in Australia where they are commonly referred to as "rashies" or "rashys.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:24 PM
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And yet another new photo of CP Mary and Prince Christian from their swim last Friday, is now online.

Sorry, can't post the link. The two are on the shoreline facing towards each other.

There have been a lot of photos from this one particular swim - was a professional photographer there?

I'm expecting some of these to turn up in next week's magazines for everyone who doesn't follow Mary on the computer.

Thanks Roskilde - glad you're having fun gerry. Hope you get yourself down here sometime.
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And yet another new photo of CP Mary and Prince Christian from their swim last Friday, is now online.

Sorry, can't post the link. The two are on the shoreline facing towards each other.

There have been a lot of photos from this one particular swim - was a professional photographer there?

I'm expecting some of these to turn up in next week's magazines for everyone who doesn't follow Mary on the computer.

Thanks Roskilde - glad you're having fun gerry. Hope you get yourself down here sometime.
Thanks Sun Lion: its indeed my plan to visit Oz, this is why I am following so closely!
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Lifeguard Nick Malcolm who saved Princess Mary's son Prince Christian breaks silence | Daily Mail Online
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This lifeguard has become the person of the day. Where you knew
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:47 AM
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Thanks Sun Lion: its indeed my plan to visit Oz, this is why I am following so closely!

You'll have to come for Christmas gerry so you can put on your rashie, go to the beach, be dumped on by the surf, dragged out by a rip and saved by a lifeguard.

You can then put your feet up on an esky, have an icy cold drink from your stubbie holder and know you've had a really Australian experience.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:47 AM
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Yes Nordic, Saturday afternoon's shopping trip of CP Mary, Amber Petty and the two little princess was the last time we had any up-to-date reports. (It's now Tuesday early morning here.)

After broadcasting the photos of CP Mary in her rashie on TV last night, the reporter finished with saying it was believed they were on their way to Hobart - so I'm hopeful that is the case.

Whether it happens or not though?

A week or so ago, another forum quoted a newspaper report that they weren't going to Tasmania at all this trip.

Sister Jane's 50th birthday bash has been "reported" as going to be held at a place on the northern NSW coast.

I kind of believe this, as when I was looking back at the old El Questro information online - when the CP family were first in WA - I saw that Mary and Frederik had once stayed in a house on the northern NSW coast before they were married. (Maybe a friend has a property.)

Another forum has posted a photo of CP Mary with a large gathering - having a meal in Byron Bay, Nordic.

I guess the "reports" of the northern NSW coast are coming true - no Tassie Christmas!
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:29 AM
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The Beach Cafe at Clarke's Beach, if I'm not mistaken. Fabulous place for lunch, and perfect for a group that size.

Must get to Byron for a snoop over the next few days.
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Another forum has posted a photo of CP Mary with a large gathering - having a meal in Byron Bay, Nordic.

I guess the "reports" of the northern NSW coast are coming true - no Tassie Christmas!
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mitchell and Duke of Marmalade, thank you for posting the links.

Roslyn, thank you for identifying the Byron Bay eatery of the most recent CP Mary photo.

Much appreciated.
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The story about Christian becomes more and more weird!
Øjenvidne afslører nye detaljer om prins Christians redning - og de vender op og ned på alt - Royale | www.bt.dk

Now an Australian woman has come out with a third account of what happened.
The woman, Joan Hyams says that Christian was caught by the current but that he managed to swim ashore by himself. The lifeguard was not in the water.
BT has been in the contact with the woman, who is a teacher from Brisbane.
She claims she was the one who approached the lifeguards and told them who M&F and Christian was.
Joan Hyams tells BT that she was standing twenty meters from Christian and five meters from Frederik who was standing at the shore.
She says Christian fell from his surfboard and was caught by the current.
"It's under such circumstances a person is being taken away from the coast by the current. He (Christian) could not get back on his surfboard again and began to swim back towards the beach. His board was still attached to his ankle with a rope".

Joan Hyams was with her family at the beach on holiday.
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