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Old 05-27-2003, 09:19 PM
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I like that picture of her in the striped blouse and sunglasses. She looks nice.
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Old 05-30-2003, 11:06 PM
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What are the chances of them getting married? Has Ms. Donaldson officially met Queen Margrethe?
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:30 PM
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Only a dane would know the real answer to that. However, to the second part of your question, It is said that she hasnt met the Queen by official sources, but, friends I believe have said that she has met the queen, I do belive that she has, I think that I have seen photo somewhere. I would hope that some one would post them if they can find them.

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Old 06-20-2003, 07:26 PM
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:58 PM
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I´ve thought...and...thought, which person Mary remembers me. And then I got it...Imagine you her with fair hair...doesn´t she look a lot like Jennifer Aniston? (And Jennifer got also the good-looking and of all wanted guy :P )
But samitude, you´re right too, she looks also a lot like Alexia of Greece.
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Old 06-20-2003, 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by Lena@Jun 20th, 2003 - 6:58 pm
I´ve thought...and...thought, which person Mary remembers me. And then I got it...Imagine you her with fair hair...doesn´t she look a lot like Jennifer Aniston? (And Jennifer got also the good-looking and of all wanted guy :P )
But samitude, you´re right too, she looks also a lot like Alexia of Greece.
Oh Lena, I had never thought of Jennifer Aniston! But she does bear a resemblance to Jennifer in the last picture in the greyish top. I have often thought that Mary resembles Alexia of Greece a fair bit, too. But Jennifer is a good one, too.
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Old 06-24-2003, 03:38 PM
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2003-05-27 Kastrup, Copenhagen - Mary Donaldson at Copenhagens Ariport - returning from London.

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2003-05-02 Copenhagen, Denmark - Mary Donaldson Birthday
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Old 10-03-2003, 02:33 PM
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here is a older picture from a fashion show she went to

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Old 10-09-2003, 10:59 AM
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9 OCTOBER 2003
Now that she is officially to become a member of an institution which goes back 1,000 years, Crown Prince Frederik's bride-to-be has a crash course in the fundamentals of being a Danish crown princess ahead of her.

While she has already embarked upon a course of study in the Danish language, she has no choice other than to prove herself a dedicated student. "There's a standing in-house order to speak only Danish here, and she has to speak up if she's not able to follow along," reveals Court Chamberlain Per Thornit. Instruction is given by two teachers who arrive daily to drill Mary in speech and grammar, and the 31-year-old Australian also speaks Danish with Frederik.

And it's not just the language that Mary has been focusing on. She has also been checking out TV footage of Queen Margrethe's 1967 wedding, presumably in readiness for her own nuptials which will take place on May 14.

Among all the other changes the new princess-in-waiting must take on board are those associated with her rise in profile. Shortly after the engagement was announced Mary had personal bodyguards assigned to her, and she can no longer drive herself to the stables, or take a casual walk around Amalienborg.

"She is in the spotlight so much that she can't venture out alone anymore. It's going to change her basic way of life to have two men constantly at her back. But that's just how her life is, and I am not a second in doubt that she will handle the transition," says Per.
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Old 10-09-2003, 07:37 PM
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I just read on the 'Scandinavian Message Royals Board' the following:

"It was today announced that Mary Donaldson will attend the banquet at Fredensborg in honour of the Grand Ducal couple of Luxembourg on 20 October.
She'll also be present at a concert hosted by the Grand Duke & Duchess."
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Old 10-09-2003, 08:34 PM
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does anyone know if mary will be joining fred to london on 15th Oct ?
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Old 10-09-2003, 08:42 PM
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what's happening on the 15-th?
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:45 AM
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so, apparently, future cp mary d. undertook rather a lot of abrupt changes as soon as she got involved with cp frederik. i read something about weightloss, deportment courses etc.
does anyone know more about these rumours? are there any pictures of mary pre-frederik-period?
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Old 10-11-2003, 03:50 PM
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There is quite a difference between the oridinary citizen Mary and the official engagement Mary. I want a makeover like that.
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:14 PM
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Mary's royal tuition begins as wedding date is set
By Holly Byrnes in Copenhagen
October 12, 2003
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With her button nose nobly tilted skyward and a very royal wave, Tasmanian girl-made-good Mary Donaldson may have appeared the model of a princess bride.

But the making of the future Queen Mary remains a renovation work in progress for this former Sydney real estate agent, who, with the help of a team of experts, has already been crowned hof (royal) property.

Since meeting her royal match in Sydney during the Olympics three years ago, Miss Donaldson has been making her life fit for a king a full-time job.

An amateur deportment course costing $1200 kicked off the makeover in Sydney, but it wasn't until Miss Donaldson made the move to her Crown Prince Frederik's home of Denmark two years ago that her right royal plans took shape.

Her appearances at a series of weddings, most notably in a belly-button-revealing cropped top, drew the attention of etiquette experts who spent days and column inches debating Miss Donaldson 's fresh fashion sense and royal cred.

Cue the royal style police.

While blessed with a naturally slim and sporty physique, Miss Donaldson sought the advice of hair and make-up artist Soren Hedegaard to help polish her increasingly public appearances.

The two met through Hedegaard's gay partner, Preben Kristensen, a long-time friend of Frederik's and a leading Danish comedian (famous for his drag impersonations of Queen Margrethe).

Keeping her makeover under wraps, Hedegaard and Miss Donaldson made regular trips to a suburban department store, where Estee Lauder beauty therapists offered cosmetic tips and treatments.

With high cheekbones, deep brown eyes and a toothpaste grin, Miss Donaldson has proved an easy canvas to work on - emerging on the balcony last week perfectly groomed from her French manicure to her regal coiffured hairstyle.

While some Danish traditionalists have tut-tutted over Miss Donaldson 's heavy use of cheek gloss and lipstick, the style set have rejoiced at their princess pin-up.

Regularly spotted shopping at Copenhagen's leading luxury boutique, Birger Christensen, the 31-year-old has developed a fresh style for herself, marked by a love of delicate beaded detailing and a soft, muted colour palette of pinks, mushroom and creams.

Fashion editor Karen Margrethe Schelin of Denmark's Berlingske Tidende newspaper said Miss Donaldson has triumphed in her wardrobe choices so far. "She has been wise not to start off wearing very avant garde designs," Ms Schelin said, applauding the Jackie O-style coat dress and classic accessories Miss Donaldson wore during last week's official engagement duties.

"There will be many other opportunities to test the boundaries, which at times will feel like a straightjacket to this young royal. She can experiment more when the years go by."

Danish designer Julie Fagerholt was charged with creating Miss Donaldson 's first evening gown for the gala engagement dinner at Fredensborg Castle - a stunning silk satin, asymmetrical-cut creation in emerald green.

Fagerholt, whose label Heart Made is Denmark's answer to Collette Dinnigan, is widely tipped to dress Miss Donaldson on her wedding day.

And when your husband-to-be's annual salary is about 3.7 million kroner ($850 000), clearly money will be no object for this blushing bride.

What will prove of greatest value, however, will be her success at mastering Danish.

Her attempts to address the international press conference in Danske last week drew the most scrutiny from the media since she stepped into the spotlight.

Miss Donaldson now has to focus on her royal studies, which will include lessons in protocol by Per Thornit, the chief of court.

"The process for Miss Donaldson is only just beginning, in official terms, just a few days ago," Mr Thornit told The Sun-Herald. "Once she's overcome the language then we will move on to understanding the other aspects of Danish and royal life she will need to know."

This will range from meetings with the Prime Minister, key public servants and industry leaders to etiquette lessons, such as how to accept a bouquet in public and then discreetly pass it on.

Some of the changes are already obvious, with a security detail in place to protect her around the clock.

But perhaps the most important job our Mary is yet to do is breed.

It must have pained the secretive Australian to see details of her alleged pre-proposal fertility tests discussed in the national media.

But it is in producing an heir that Miss Donaldson's place as Denmark's beautiful future queen will be complete.
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Old 10-18-2003, 08:38 PM
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How I set my friend up with a prince
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A BRISBANE woman has revealed how she set a royal romance in motion – but she is still awaiting an invitation to the wedding.

Beatrice Tarnawski, from Teneriffe, introduced Tasmanian beauty Mary Donaldson to the future Danish king, Crown Prince Frederik, in a Sydney pub in October 2000.

Ms Donaldson, 31, and her prince, 35, announced their engagement this month and are expected to wed early next year.

Advertising copywriter Ms Tarnawski, 31, this week spoke about the introduction – for which Prince Frederik thanked her.

"Frederik was so in love when he thanked me and I just see myself as a link in this whole fairytale story," she said.

"I'd love to receive a wedding invitation but I never bet on anything."

But Ms Tarnawski also defended herself from claims she later betrayed Ms Donaldson by selling her story to the media, and was "dumped" by her friend because of it.

She told The Sunday Mail the story was "already in the public domain".

"You have to be very good friends with someone to be able to be dumped. I know the general feeling I got from them was that it wasn't ideal for me to give my story to the media – but it's normal for you to lose contact with someone if they move overseas."

Ms Tarnawski met Ms Donaldson through her friend Andrew Miles who shared a flat with the princess-to-be.

She said that on the night she played matchmaker, she had arranged to meet Bruno Gomez-Acebo, the nephew of the King of Spain. "Bruno wanted to go out and asked me to assemble a group of my friends, one of whom was Mary," she said. "I met Bruno at the Regent Hotel in Sydney and he introduced me to his cousins. One of the first people he introduced me to was Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

"We went to the Slip Inn in The Rocks where Mary and the other girls were waiting. "When we walked in, Mary was one of the first girls near the door and Frederik introduced himself and said, 'Hi, I'm Fred'."

A night of pizza, beer and margaritas followed and, by the end of the night, Ms Donaldson and Prince Frederik where cosying in a corner of the pub.

It is understood she met him again the following night before launching into a relationship kept a closely-guarded secret by family and friends for almost a year.

"I know Frederik frequented Mary's flat a lot at Bondi," Ms Tarnawski said.

"He was travelling a lot around Australia with his brother in a 4WD but I know he came back and visited her a lot. They also enjoyed frequent phone conversations when he was back in Denmark.

"I do hope it works out.

"She is a very private person, and she has taken up quite a challenge. She has had to give up her Australian home, change religion, move to another country where the average temperature in winter is zero degrees, learn a new language and give up her children if they divorce.

"That's a lot for one person, so she must love him."
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wonder when we will see Marys first Curtsy, at her wedding day to the Queen, as Alexandra did?
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When Mary was presented to the Queen by her future husband, you mean to say she didn't curtsey then ?

Or, upon thanking the Queen on being invited to attend the Royal Visit from Luxembourg ?
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When Mary was presented to the Queen by her future husband, you mean to say she didn't curtsey then ?

Or, upon thanking the Queen on being invited to attend the Royal Visit from Luxembourg ?
there is no pictures, she may have Curtsy, but we have not seen it yet
do you think she is training infront of the mirror at home
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... do you think she is training (to curtsy) in front of the mirror at home
You are talking minutes or ..... :) How hard was it for you ?
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