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OH I don't like the makeup or the pose!
I agree. Though she still is very beautiful nonetheless. <No longer pertinent/Mandy>
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Thanx Lyonnaise. Alexandra&#39;s eyes look green in these pictures to me.
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Just my opinion, but I think Alex is way prettier than Mary-still can&#39;t bevelieve somenone would be denmark`s cprincess. Feel sorry for the citizens. Scandinavians so many beautiful girls-
I think so too. Alexandra is overall the better, why couldnt she be the crown princess? :(
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I think so too. Alexandra is overall the better, why couldnt she be the crown princess? :(
Because she fell in love with the cuter, hotter (in my humble opinion) younger brother
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The enormously popular Princess Alexandra, who turns 40 years old today, hasn&#39;t put a foot wrong in nine years of public life in Denmark

Daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten profiled Alexandra on her recent trip to Sarajevo as honorary president of UNICEF, a trip in which the Hong Kong-born princess displayed her uncanny knack for listening intently, and making people from all walks of life feel valued and respected. Jyllands-Posten&#39;s reporter trailed Alexandra as she listened to the story of a 15-year-old blind boy from Sarajev, Robert Kajusic, taking the boy&#39;s left hand reassuringly as he related the story of how he lost his right arm and his sight when he and some friends happened upon an unexploded grenade. Princess Alexandra&#39;s visit to children in Sarajevo was part of the tireless campaign she has waged over the past several years to draw attention to suffering children and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

In honour of the princess&#39;s 40th birthday today, media outlets across the country are paying tribute to Alexandra&#39;s ability to break down barriers and nurture contacts between people: her friendly and easy smile, genuine interest, broad knowledge, and empathy for those who suffer, from children to single mothers, pets, torture victims, or the blind. Alexandra&#39;s list of protectorates runs the gamut of Danish society, and as she approached her 40th birthday, the princess expressed an interest in taking on even more responsibility. In an exclusive interview with Ritzau news bureau last week, Alexandra said she hoped to become "more than just a ribbon cutter"--hoping to get involved in the day-to-day running of organizations near and dear to her heart. The Danish Red Cross has benefited enormously from Alexandra&#39;s personal involvement, and General Secretary Jrgen Poulsen has publicly praised her abilities.

Alexandra is a household name in Denmark--and a glimmer of her eventual role in the nation&#39;s public role was even apparent nearly ten days ago, when Alexandra Christina Manley took the Danish people by storm at a press conference just before her November 1995 wedding to Prince Joachim. Alexandra interrupted the official programme of the event, and took over the microphone, thanking the public in Danish for an official wedding gift of funds to restore Schackenborg Castle, her future home.

Until 1995, Alexandra lived and worked in the city of her birth, Hong Kong, where she was born the daughter of Richard Nigel Manley, a businessman of English-Chinese heritage, and the Austrian-born Christa Maria Manley. After completing her education in business economics, with study sabbaticals in Tokyo, London, and Vienna, Alexandra worked from 1990 to 1995 for G.T. Management (Asia) Ltd., where she attained the rank of deputy director.

The beginnings of her life in Denmark began auspiciously in 1994, when Prince Joachim was working for A.P. Mller&#39;s office in Hong Kong. Crown Prince Frederik paid a visit to his brother, and at a dinner held in his honor, Joachim and Alexandra were seated next to each other. The charmed meeting led to several dates between the two, romance blossomed, and during a vacation in the Philippines, Prince Joachim popped the question.

The entire relationship developed in secrecy. Not a single Danish journalist caught wind of the affair. But suspicions were raised on 31 May 1995, when Ritzau news bureau issued a noonday telegram announcing that Prince Joachim was to be married--and identified his fiance as one of the daughters of the Spanish King.

It was with the added satisfaction of pulling a fast one on the national media that Joachim presented his future bride at a hastily assembled press conference at Fredensborg Palace.

The Danish people were immediately fascinated with the exotic, petite woman in the towering heels and Chanel suit with silk gardenia on the lapel (the look quickly became a fashion trend). She was hailed as a woman of the world, bringing a little international colour into the staid royal house. And her quick linguistic acumen didn&#39;t hurt matters, either--Danes were duly impressed with her ability to carry on a conversation after just six months and 200 hours of classroom instruction.

Today, Alexandra celebrates her 40th birthday, and her decade in Denmark has made an impression. And by all accounts, the evolution from high-powered executive to modern woman, wife, and mother suits her very well. Though she is perhaps most at home in the company of her two sons, Nikolai and Felix, Alexandra is also adept at the art and artifice of royal style, and can carry off a tiara with the best.

Alexandra had few indications of how her future life would unfold when she consented to marry Prince Joachim, and the pair had few days alone in Copenhagen before the engagement was announced. But in an interview with celebrity journalist Ninka, appearing in daily newspaper Politiken in 1996, Alexandra spoke candidly about making a relationship work: "One knows a little beforehand, for instance that marriage demands that both people respect each otherand even though a marriage is a party of not one, but two, both people need the space to be themselves."

Eventually, two became four, and Alexandra has since embraced the challenges of being a working mum.

"I&#39;d like to travel out in the world, and I feel that my children are old enough now that I can travel. They&#39;re very well cared for, and Prince Joachim and I always make sure that one of us is home at all times," Alexandra told Ritzau last week, though her trip to Sarajevo last autumn was an exception, marking the first time that Nikolai and Felix were left in the care of nannies.

"But it&#39;s going well," Alexandra told Jyllands-Posten at the time. "I call home every night and talk to Nikolai. Felix doesn&#39;t say much yet, but I am very deliberate about making sure that Nikolai is the first to say good-bye before we hang up."

Alexandra veritably bursts with pride when she speaks publicly of her sons--she told members of the press once that Nikolai and Felix&#39;s first word was neither "Mama" nor "Papa," but "tractor," the true mark of a farmer&#39;s son.

"And I am proud of that," she said.


Article on Princess Alexandra for her BD. From the Copeghagen Post.
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wow. That was so nice&#33;

I am indeed very proud of her. She&#39;s the best.
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Those boys are so cute. I think that article on Alexandra is a very good one.
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The photos really shows the real Alexandra. Very true and the pictures depicts a very happy person.

What&#39;s her situation now as a 40 year-old royal. More fulfilled and stronger. It is also visible in her face the signs of growing older. I&#39;m not trying to say that she is not beautiful already but you can&#39;t say that her face is still the same when she was 30 or something. You can see already some wrinkles on her face. But I like her because at the age of 40 she looks younger and very happy.
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The photos really shows the real Alexandra. Very true and the pictures depicts a very happy person.

What&#39;s her situation now as a 40 year-old royal. More fulfilled and stronger. It is also visible in her face the signs of growing older. I&#39;m not trying to say that she is not beautiful already but you can&#39;t say that her face is still the same when she was 30 or something. You can see already some wrinkles on her face. But I like her because at the age of 40 she looks younger and very happy.
I agree with you Paulette. I&#39;m sure she knows more now then 9 years ago. She looks like she has gained wisdom over these pass years. I wonder if she thought where she was going to be in life 10 years ago living in Hong Kong. I think everyone tries to have some type of goal conquered by the time they are 40. :flower:
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Old 06-30-2004, 11:22 PM
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Prinsesse Alexandra fylder 40 r. I den anledning bner en udstilling af portrtfotografier af Alexandra. Den kan ses frem til den 7. august p Den Sorte Diamant, Sren Kierkegaards Plads 1.
To celebrate the birthday of Princess Alexandra, there will be an exhibition with portraits of her at the royal library in Copenhagen.

According the the danish tabloid BT, Princess Alexandra last night held a party with 90 invited people at the Copenhagen restaurant Konrad:



The invitation stated, that the dress should be festive and flamboyant, and most of the guests were literally dressed flamboyant :)

Unfortunately we don't get the chance to see Princess Alexandra and Prince Joachim dressed festive and flamboyant :o They sneaked inside the restaurant by a back door.
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http://images.bt2.metropol.dk/236/236884/2...llery_large.jpg
Alexandra&#39;s two sisters, their father and a friend I think
http://images.bt2.metropol.dk/236/236886/2...llery_large.jpg I think this is Alex&#39;s mother.
http://images.bt2.metropol.dk/236/236890/2...llery_large.jpg guest
http://images.bt2.metropol.dk/236/236896/2...llery_large.jpg guest
http://images.bt2.metropol.dk/236/236892/2...llery_large.jpg some more guest
http://images.bt2.metropol.dk/236/236894/2...llery_large.jpg Thor?


photos of the guest at the party.
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According the the danish tabloid BT, Princess Alexandra last night held a party with 90 invited people at the Copenhagen restaurant Konrad:

http://www.bt.dk/royalt/artikel:aid=288786/

The invitation stated, that the dress should be festive and flamboyant, and most of the guests were literally dressed flamboyant :)

Unfortunately we don&#39;t get the chance to see Princess Alexandra and Prince Joachim dressed festive and flamboyant :o They sneaked inside the restaurant by a back door.
That&#39;s so funny&#33; I saw the photo of the woman in blue sequence before i saw your post and i was thing, what the? Then I saw the vikign and I got a clue. What a fun way to celebrate her birthday.
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This is chief of court Per Thornit and his wife. Prior to Frederik&#39;s engagement to Mary, PT was also chief of the court of Alexandra and Joachim.

Alexandra&#39;s close friend, the danish designer Charlotte Sparre

The youngest one is Henriette Zobel, who just recently divorced Prince Henrik&#39;s close friend Peter Zobel. In the background Peter Steenstrup, who has been a friends of Joachim&#39;s since childhood.
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Well, PA was an HongKong Native career women so now she is the P of an Scandinavian Country, how do they recieve her? What do they think of her? Anyone who has insights...by the way, I used to know some kids from Island School(where PA went) it is a good school back there...actually HongKong people must be quite surprised...
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Have you realized you hardly ever hear stories form PJ`s side?
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well.....I am from HK.....after PRincess Alexandra&#39;s marriage in 1995...you can hardly see her news from newspaper..because obviously she&#39;s always in Denmark.....

But I would say that people is very proud of her... after their engaement announcement was made....she makes headlines in almost every single newspaper and magazines...even TV stations want to make interviews with her and stuff.....

I recently read a "gossip" magazine...(around Dec or something) saying that she went back to HK to visit her family..and the 3 Princes were all with her....I would say that she&#39;s not that kinda princess that spends a lot of money and "make use" of people badly (if u no what i mean).. she seems to be very nice even though she doens&#39;t like those newspaper people to follow her and stuff....

also.....her style are also very "commoner" like...I mean she won&#39;t see herself as a "PRINCESS" or higher class people like others, but as friends or soemthing....

that&#39;s what i saw in the magazine....i would say that people see Princess Alexandra as an easy going, nice, and REAL princess....this is what her personality is....not acting or pretending&#33;&#33;&#33;
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Have you realized you hardly ever hear stories form PJ`s side?
What do you mean by stories? He very recently gave an interview, I think maybe in Aprile.

I could translate parts of it, if there is any interest?
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Have you realized you hardly ever hear stories form PJ`s side?
What do you mean by stories? He very recently gave an interview, I think maybe in Aprile.

I could translate parts of it, if there is any interest?
Thank you very much Chatleen, I was also wondering about the speech PJ gave at the engagement... it is listed under my name from the last tread...if you could just give me parts of it, I would be more than happy...
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Prince Joachims speak known bryllupsmiddagen på Fredensborg Beloved Alexandra&#33; The life is a tall go , said that. You&#39;ve travelled highly you&#39;ll go highly vil you go by the life by me? I asked yourself about that omend to others word for word , nearly a år the paper , and you giving me your certainly. That did you again today. The journey has været tall , though the only straight is begun&#33; By yourself known my paper , by your hånd to my , shall vi between them look into what there&#39;s us unknown that live together that ægtepar. From today sætter vi from between them you shall hunt me såvel that i shall hunt yourself. And there&#39;s no i sooner vil gøre , than they two things. That følge yourself vil være that støtte yourself that give yourself the support you behøver , of which anything seem yourself uvejsomt , that chairs på yourself når you træffer a decision , that stå yourself bee to your choice. How should i else could live up to the affection and trust , you displays me? From første walk vi mødtes , have you displayed me a trust , that is svær that hamle up by. There has været a lot of experiences by yourself , that has være weekday by me , the paper you a chill and rainy wednesday to may to år went præsenteret by your coming tilværelse. It&#39;ll fortsætte , however from now on , are we two. Actually shall vi both to break in. You&#39;ve as early as været me a good støtte and support to the brief age vi has known each other. I known også , that you ahead vil være that , by that implied to your mind that række a hånd forth , of which that behøves. Item vil i afford yourself all the aids , you should få use by. It is that vore løfter today to each other turns themselves about. That lære from themselves and contemporary get known lære , and derigennem between them give rise to a sacred fællesskab , that vore progeny can be observe. Dear Mr. hoax Ms. Manley: From this day loses TO shall be up to date debt two you. You talent me your consent two marry your daughter Alexandra. Today TO did so. From this day on my briefcase shall be two take as well care of here as you orchard hithertoo. This ice also my privelegde but most of avenue it ice my pleasure. Tea harmonize up to date your family has lightly tea foundation of Alexandras genuiness. The train Alexandra hoax To shall find our part lay our foundation by tea age two come , up to date tea spirits of tea twosome harmonize. You orchard invest up to date my bargain , by me two orchard hoax two groups your most precious treasure. Take my word of thankfulness by tea pride TO feel , two continue this legacy of harmonize , bargain up to date bargain with Alexandra. Kære mother and papa. That fly from nest is sjældent én action. Decent står på the border strækker his blade mærker the wind. Måske handles decent pop. However før or the paper upcoming decent forth and fly. Decent turns back to nest however også dét afløses from settled længere the tour. And så a skønne day builds decent themselves ready på background from the ready , decent jumped forth from. I took to Australia i come homes again. I displace from home , however were settled a frequent gæst. I took to Hong King and come back therefore however no by oneself. And actually shall i build ready by Alexandra. That is a big word spring that største however by the opvækst decent has fået når TO were nest , have you granted me safety , insight , against and most of all the plans , the drawings from nest , that Alexandra and i between them shall build. You have taken kærligt to her , and displayed her , how a ready build på vore breddegrader. All this have you from yours forældre mormor and morfar i wonder mama a i wonder papa Så når i reply you by everything that , You have granted and by the støtte You have været and is , directs i også my cheers to they , there giving you yours flyvefærdigheder. Beloved Alexandra : You chairs på me , and drog by me to the tilværelse and that land , you barely recognizing. You&#39;ve taken that land to yourself and Denmark has taken yourself to themselves. There&#39;s næsten no tilfældes by your tilværelse to Hong King and the to Denmark , however you&#39;ve på forbilledlig ways på card age lært a extensive part from the task. It is no quit , and it is the never. I recollect , that lessons never concludes [ brightness ] however it is good begun , and it is it is a well-known fact that , half accomplish. Actually shall you så no leave to that trust , that vi as early as is half the day No vi is only straight begun&#33; Every commencement is svær , however vi is two to mutually støtte and glæde. The task is vor go by the life. The go , that vil commodity perpetual Every især have we followed a string , that actually has merged themselves between them there bånd , there bind us to kærlighed. Ræk me your hånd and let&#39;s between them drage forth på where færd. [ He kiss her på hånden ] Their Majestæter , Their Royal Højheder , mine ladies and master. I requests they go they , and together with me , deliver a skål by my bride Alexandra&#33;


This is the aweful translation from the online dictionary...
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Prince Joachims speak known bryllupsmiddagen på Fredensborg Beloved Alexandra!...... {snippped}


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I'm relieved to see, that even I can make a slightly better translation than the automatic ones

I will give it a try with the speech....
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