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Old 02-10-2009, 05:16 PM
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Thanks iceflower. I'll try again maybe this time it work.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:22 PM
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this may sound crazy but will apple be jealous of the new baby!
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:35 PM
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Great video! I don't know Danish, but Marie sounded like a confident speaker to my ears (of course, I don't know Danish, so I have no idea of what she was saying or her fluency level). Are they staying with Marie's mother?
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:20 AM
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Another video from BT

http://www.bt.dk/clip/34/1155
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:50 AM
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During the video Marie speaks french , english and a little bit danish, I don't know the language but I saw that Joachim was answering a question at her place..
After being engaged and married since +/-one year she should speak fluently..
What is the meaning of the Danes ??
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During the video Marie speaks french , english and a little bit danish, I don't know the language but I saw that Joachim was answering a question at her place..
After being engaged and married since +/-one year she should speak fluently..
What is the meaning of the Danes ??
Really? Do you think so?
Everyone talks about crown princess Mary's danish, that after all those years she has been in Denmark, she has some difficulties.

So do you really tinhk strange that princess Marie doesn´t speak fluently the danish language?
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:10 AM
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Well, I think is normal that she dont understand some words or expresion, and that she ask for the help of her husband.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:34 AM
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Noone and I repeat noone (unless you are a translator with the UN) will become fluent in a language in a year.People will vary in their levels of competency but real fluency takes years of dedicated practice.Marie's native tongue is french,a romance based language whereas Danish is a germanic based language and so the entire structure of the language is different.She has made a fantastic start and I have no doubt she will succeed in the end.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:35 AM
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Happy for her because in my country it took 39 years for Paola to learn and speak the dutch language...
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:24 PM
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Happy for her because in my country it took 39 years for Paola to learn and speak the dutch language...
So Marie has still got 38 years to go.......................I can wait for that .

Seriously, it isn't possible for her to be fluent in Danish after only one year of living here. On the vidio she said (in Danish) that she understands most both when listening and reading - but still has difficulties in speaking.

Her pronuncation is exellent, which is quit an achivement as Danish is very difficult to learn to pronounce, becauce of the many gutteral sounds.
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She speaks with a clear accent but it is clear Danish possible to understand her grammar is not all that perfect but that is dificult with the Danish language.. I have now lived in England for 18 years and still people can hear I am not a native English tongue though I do not have much of an accept and speak the language fluent. I suspect it will be the same with Marie in 5-6 years time
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:19 PM
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Marie must be an extremely "petite" lady in person. She hardly looks pregnant, even with the bulky jacket and sweater. And pictures always add pounds to you.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:35 PM
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Paty, iceflower the link work for me today.

Marie understand Danish but not always can speak/answer. Her Danish is not the best but after (only) nine months of lessons it's good to know that she try to speak. Maybe she doesn't have accent now and maybe would never have it but she's a good schoolgirl who learn and speak.
It looks that Nikolai and Felix have some lessons on French.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:18 PM
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it's very strange, i can't understand this obsession against people who have accents
Princess Grace has always had a strong American accent, but in France, nobody had criticized her
perhaps the French are more tolerant...
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Prince Nikolai & Prince Felix
Billed-Bladet - Nikolai og Felix i forrygende snekamp
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:26 AM
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I have loved seeing photos of these two princes during this holiday. They look like they have been having such a fun time, and they seem like such close, loving brothers.

I love this photo:

IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65

Princess Marie's mother seems to be enjoying spending time with Nikolai and Felix. Does anyone know what Prince Joachim was saying in the second photo posted by Paty?

I just love this family. They seem so sweet and naturally happy! Are they still on this holiday, or have they all returned back to Denmark?
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:29 PM
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Question Is Marie Being Treated More Harshly then Previous Royal Princesses?

I was not a Danish Royal watcher when Countess Alexandra or Crown Princess Mary first joined the family so I'm not best qualified to answer. It just seems to me that Princess Marie has been treated especially harshly by others. From her dealings with the press during her and Prince Joachim's courtship, the engagement press conference & pre-wedding interviews, to her speed in learning Danish & the initial lack of formal solo engagements, it appears to me from browsing older threads that Marie has been treated slightly more harshly then her predecessors. Her choice of outfits in particular has been heavily criticised by other royal watchers. However I wasn't around during Countess Alexandra or Crown Princess Mary's early days so I was wondering if more seasoned royal watchers had any thoughts?
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:10 PM
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there are whole web sites dedicated to making fun of mary, so yes there has been some vicious things about mary, i don't know about alexandra. i think it's been mild toward marie. she did talk too much at first and some of her clothes are hidious JMO but she seems a sweet girl and it's clear joachim adores her. i think it's wonderful how they all seem to get along and the children seem happy, that's really all that's important. danish is a hard language, i would think as long as she is making an effort, the people that count don't care if it's perfect (meaning her family).
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I must say that the boys are so adorable, they are very handsome such as their father.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:16 AM
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Princess Marie mother seams to be soo young!

I also think that Marie seams to be a lovely women who loves their stepsons!! And I don't think her clothes are really hidious but they are not so luxurious has Mary's clothes. I think Marie is a simple girl who doesn't need to too mucht luxury in her life! I must be wrong, and if I'am my apologies... but I think we wont get to see Marie in any PRADA logo boots.
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