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Old 01-19-2007, 08:57 AM
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Really?!
I thought Mary was criticised by many media in the beginning because she spends too much money on her wardrobe.
Some of them were very hard like: "Yesterday she was still Miss Donaldson who has to wash her own laundry."
Then one day a magazine reported that Mary starts to wear repeated suits or dress in some events in order to save her image.
There wouldn´t be those reports if Mary recycles her clothes in the very beginning.
Well, we agreed that we should be sceptical towards the press.
I'm so happy we live in the days of internet and don't depend on magazines for information anymore.
(If you are interested on how much Mary recycles, here is the link to the thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...thes-5333.html)

Mary was critizised last year by EB and not by many media
(others, especially in Germany, just reported that she is critisized,
they obviously didn't do research on their own - not that EB did any research )
But I think the accusation that Mary is spending too much money and is only attending fashion shows
would have been much more justified if it had been made 1 year earlier
(and even then it would have been quite unfair).
And the funny thing is that the same journalist who critisized her as a "Luxury Princess"
wrote a book the same year in which he praises Mary for being a "Princess of Style".
It's all about money, not about truth, if you ask me.

And AFAIK (from a journalist friend) Mary's and Frederik's real problem is actually that they are too distant to the media
and IMO that's why they are critisized, sometimes unfairly.
Mary has become friendlier now and - surprise, surprise - the press writes friendlier about her.
Frederik is still quite unfriendly and - surprise, surprise - the criticism focuses on him right now.

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There are also rumours saying that Queen Margerethe is quite unsatisfied with Mary.
Of course we are all outsiders and will never get the truth. But at least there were no rumours saying that the Queen had problems with Alex.
I guess Queen Margerethe likes her very much. She allowed Alex to keep her princess title and keep her name on the DRF homepage after the divorce. She even created a countess title for Alex.
Actually there were rumours about the Queen having problems with Alex or Alex having problems with the Queen,
it started just about the same time, after her first baby was born.
Journalists obviously have a limited imagination.

I personally believe that whatever Margrethe has done she did because Alex is the mother of her grandchildren
and because she wanted to keep the scandal to a minimum and not because she likes Alex so much.
I think they don't have much to say to each other.

And Margrethe being unsatisfied with Mary - I think that is really just a made up story.
They had an engagement together in Oct., I believe, and Margrethe didn't look unsatisfied to me.

But of course no one of us knows the truth.
We can only look at the signs and make our own interpretations.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:17 AM
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Actually there were rumours about the Queen having problems with Alex or Alex having problems with the Queen,
it started just about the same time, after her first baby was born.
Journalists obviously have a limited imagination.
And if we were to believe what the tabloids love to cook up, there were some rumours in the Danish tabloids a year or so ago that Henrik does not like Alexandra very much.
Judging from their public image, I would think that the queen is rather fond of Mary and I think she's been loyal to both her daughters-in-law in both words and actions.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:34 PM
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I personally believe that whatever Margrethe has done she did because Alex is the mother of her grandchildren
and because she wanted to keep the scandal to a minimum and not because she likes Alex so much.
I think they don't have much to say to each other.
Your theory makes sense to a certain degree.
But I think that would be enough if she allows Alex to keep her princess title and keep her name on the DRF homepage.
It was not necessary to create extra a countess title for Alex.

Are there any signs that Margerethe doesn´t like Alex so much?
I thought they have the same interest: modern art?
And she was satisfied with Alexandras work indeed.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:25 PM
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about the spending issue: for princesses or any public figure it seems a case of damned if they do and damned if they don't...
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:44 PM
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I find it hard to believe that Her Majesty doesn't have much to say to Alex at all. That would make it seem as though she doesn't like her and that is very hard to believe. Alex was the first daughter-in-law and she spent a lot of time with Her Majesty and Prince Henrik.

Alex was part of their immediate family for a very long time and it is obvious from photos throughout all of those years that when she and Joachim were still married, they spent a lot of time with his parents. In that amount of time, you get to know someone very well and become accustomed to having them in your life. I just don't believe that they spent years around the dinner table ignoring each other and making small talk.

I can agree that Her Majesty did want to make the divorce less awkward for her grandchildren, but again as Heike has said, an extra title really was not necessary, especially if you don't have much to say to a person. I like to believe that Alexandra still keeps an HH suffix and had a title created for her because she was such an important member of the family and made so many contributions throughout the years.

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Your theory makes sense to a certain degree.
But I think that would be enough if she allows Alex to keep her princess title and keep her name on the DRF homepage.
It was not necessary to create extra a countess title for Alex.

Are there any signs that Margerethe doesn´t like Alex so much?
I thought they have the same interest: modern art?
And she was satisfied with Alexandras work indeed.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:33 AM
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sorry if this has been posted already:
Alexandra's fiancé helps out with the school run

martin is really cute and i love his fashion.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:49 AM
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Moby I was just about ot post that link!! I hadn't seen it anywhere before on the forum
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:14 PM
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Alexandra receives escort from a knight in shining armour
Alexandra receives escort from a knight in shining armour
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:50 PM
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Alexandra receives escort from a knight in shining armour
Alexandra receives escort from a knight in shining armour
That article has a typo or false fact did they not seperate in 2005? The article says 1995.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:50 PM
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Nice knight.

Btw. do we/will we change thread's name on March 3 to Countess Alexandra current events?
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Btw. do we/will we change thread's name on March 3 to Countess Alexandra current events?
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:51 AM
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Nice knight.

Btw. do we/will we change thread's name on March 3 to Countess Alexandra current events?
no!!! I'm going to cry when I see "Countess Alexandra".
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:50 AM
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no!!! I'm going to cry when I see "Countess Alexandra".


Why shouldn't the thread title change?
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:53 AM
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i am gonna missed calling her Princess Alexandra . hope at least after the wedding we still be able to see her once in a while. . .
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:21 PM
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Why shouldn't the thread title change?
After her divorce with Joachim she become HH Princess Alexandra. On her birthday 16 April 2005 Margrethe II bestowed Alex the additional personal title Countess of Frederiksborg. That's personal and not inherited title and wouldn't be revoked when she remarries what will happen on 3 March 2007. The title of countess of Frederiksborg is given the rank of Class 1 -so Alex will have a style of Excellency.

Thanks Norwegianne
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:39 PM
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After her divorce with Joachim she become HH Princess Alexandra. On her birthday 16 April 2005 Margrethe II bestowed Alex the additional personal title Countess of Frederiksborg. That's personal and not inherited title and wouldn't be revoked when she remarries what will happen on 3 March 2007. The title of countess of Frederiksborg is given the rank of Class 1 -so Alex will have a style of Excellency.

Thanks Norwegianne


I know about all that. I was responding to someone saying that they didn't think the thread title should change, once Alexandra marries.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:03 AM
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i am gonna missed calling her Princess Alexandra . hope at least after the wedding we still be able to see her once in a while. . .

Hm i think it is her own fault..IF she wants to stay in the spotligth of the press an wants to have a nobel titel and be invitet to all the grand balls in the royal family why in the heck is she going to marry Martin ?
What is she going to do when he is leaving her for another woman ?
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:16 PM
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I don't think anyone can compare a piece of paper to the love of a man ten years your jr!
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:47 PM
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What exactly is her fault? She is a woman who has fallen in love there is nothing wrong with that. Her personal happiness and her kids happiness should come before any title. Perhaps she is ready to get out of the spot light and live a normal life.
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What exactly is her fault? She is a woman who has fallen in love there is nothing wrong with that. Her personal happiness and her kids happiness should come before any title. Perhaps she is ready to get out of the spot light and live a normal life.
But that is my point...she don´t want to have a normal life like us ordinary peapol..she want´s a life wher ther photografs still taks pic of her BUT on her demands..If she did not like to be in that spotligth then why did she became eengaged with Prince Joachim in first place ? Whas she blinde of love or was it the trill of being so close to all that kinde of jewerllery and the traveling in the world ?
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