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Old 10-02-2005, 02:43 AM
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Prince part-identified!

The winner of "Australian Princess" will be flown to London "to attend a salubrious ball in her honour accompanied by a real-life prince, Poland's Prince Marrick."

I assume Prince Marrick is from one of Poland's old Princely families. Does anyone have any idea who he is?

Australian Princess, Wednesday 5 October, 7.30pm, Network 10.
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:52 AM
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Sorry to be a pain, but where did you read that? I can't find it anywhere.
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:20 AM
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Sorry to be a pain, but where did you read that? I can't find it anywhere.
You are forcing me to reveal my sources! OK: The Sunday Telegraph TV Guide 2.10.05. :)
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You are forcing me to reveal my sources! OK: The Sunday Telegraph TV Guide 2.10.05. :)
Thank you! I know how hard it must have been telling me that info. Well, about this Polish Prince; it might be hard to find information on him if, as you said, he's from some old Princely Family, and, as my friend has tried to explain to me numerous times, Polish names change depending on the situation. So maybe he has a different name that he goes by more commonly, which is why no-one knows who he is?
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:29 AM
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Just as I was hesitant in admitting using a TV Guide as a reliable factual source, perhaps "Poland's Prince Marrick" is deliberately withholding his family name to save the family any possible embarrassment?
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Just as I was hesitant in admitting using a TV Guide as a reliable factual source, perhaps "Poland's Prince Marrick" is deliberately withholding his family name to save the family any possible embarrassment?
Hmm, funny how these people fail to accurately vet their Princelings, and try to portray them as significant members of Royal families. I wonder how Poles feel about being told they have a Prince? Rather than the writers saying "a Prince from an old Polish Royal family", they've said 'Poland's Prince Marrick'. But that leads the oublic to believe he is to Poland, what HRH The Crown Prince Frederick is to Denmark, and I find that quite unsettling.
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So are you all in Australia going to watch? Or rather.....will you admit to watching?! :p
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http://www.entertainment.news.com.au...-10229,00.html
CONTESTANT on a new reality TV series searching for the next Princess Mary or Princess Diana says the experience has helped her appreciate her normal life.
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So are you all in Australia going to watch? Or rather.....will you admit to watching?! :p
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Polish Prince Identified!

Source: The Guide, Sydney Morning Herald 3.10.2005

"...the Canadian-born Marek Andrzej Stanislaw Prince Swiatopelk-Czetwertynski (24, tall, blue eyes) strutting about in a Nottinghamshire manor house, Harlaxton Hall (borrowed for the occasion..."

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The Swiatopelk Czetwertynski are one of Poland’s oldest aristocratic families, whose records, originating in Ukraine, which was part of Poland for several centuries, date back to 960. The Czetwertynskis once owned vast stretches of land in the East in what is today Ukraine and Belarus.

This branch of the family escaped Poland to Canada in 1960. Their palace in Warsaw was demolished by the communists, and the land was given to the US government to build their embassy. The family returned to Poland in the early 1990s.
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Source: The Guide, Sydney Morning Herald 3.10.2005

"...the Canadian-born Marek Andrzej Stanislaw Prince Swiatopelk-Czetwertynski (24, tall, blue eyes) strutting about in a Nottinghamshire manor house, Harlaxton Hall (borrowed for the occasion..."

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The Swiatopelk Czetwertynski are one of Poland’s oldest aristocratic families, whose records, originating in Ukraine, which was part of Poland for several centuries, date back to 960. The Czetwertynskis once owned vast stretches of land in the East in what is today Ukraine and Belarus.

This branch of the family escaped Poland to Canada in 1960. Their palace in Warsaw was demolished by the communists, and the land was given to the US government to build their embassy. The family returned to Poland in the early 1990s.
Ah, so it's Marek, as in Marek Grechuta. Thank you, Warren, as always, for finding out (and it's nice to see you are reading the SMH ). Is there a photo of him somewhere? I guess I will just have to watch the show to find out. Hopefully there will be some more information.
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Princess diaries

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October 02, 2005
PRINCESS Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, is standing in a lavish dining room looking cranky. "We have been trying to teach you how to set a formal dinner setting," he says dramatically.

http://entertainment.news.com.au/sto...-10229,00.html

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Of course, there's also a handsome prince who ultimately chooses the princess. Prince Marek, 24, is a charming blue-eyed descendant of Prince Vladimir, the first ruler of Russia and James I, King of England. When he's not performing princely duties or skiing in exclusive resorts in the Italian Alps, he works as a product manager for an international trade company in Warsaw.
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So he picks the winner? They changed it compared to the US version.
And only five girls go to the UK? Hmm interesting.
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"Competition is fierce because the last five girls to remain in the competition will be flown to the UK to hobnob with ladies and lords in the high-society world of royalty. They'll get a regal TV title and win a Princess Prize Package worth more than $100,000, including a white-gold tiara. Like all good fairytales, it will end with the crowned princess dancing with her prince at a glamorous ball."
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Of course, there's also a handsome prince who ultimately chooses the princess. Prince Marek, 24, is a charming blue-eyed descendant of Prince Vladimir, the first ruler of Russia and James I, King of England. When he's not performing princely duties or skiing in exclusive resorts in the Italian Alps, he works as a product manager for an international trade company in Warsaw.

http://entertainment.news.com.au/sto...-10229,00.html
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Of course! Its a shame they won't show it (the Australian version) in the US...it would be interesting to see.
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Yes! it will be interesting to see all the catfights and backstabbing lol,
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1st Episode - 5/10/05

I just watched the first episode of “Australian Princess”. Well, it reminded me of back when Jackie O hosted Popstars (you know, before the Idol phenomena). I was honestly shocked by the attitude of some of these girls/women. They were more concerned with the ‘really cool prizes’ they would win. They don’t have any concept of what it actually means to be a princess; they think it’s all about tiaras, princes and castles in Europe. Some of them needed a really good wake up call. One girl already thinks she’s a princess. I didn’t like some of Jean Broke-Smith’s comments. One of the contestants, Zena, was told to lose some weight. Is her size really that important? I also found that Jane Ferguson was a little and condescending too. I mean, some of the girls deserved it, but I would have thought she could have acted better (when one of the girls didn’t know Fergie’s real name, she proceeded to turn her back on one of them and say ‘And you want to be a Princess?’ in a sarcastic tone).

Now, the Prince. They played this short video of him, and I didn’t get to see his face for that long. To me, he didn’t appear to have blond hair. Anyway, he seemed like a very nice person, and I have no idea why he would want to be part of a stupid TV show like this. It really tarnishes his family’s name, and makes a mockery out of his title. I still can’t believe they made a show like this. Being a Princess, or a member of a royal family, is not something you can buy or win. I guess I’ll be watching next week’s episode.
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I especially liked when one of the would-bes was asked if she could name The Queen's residences. She confidantly answered "Buckingham Palace" but when that was followed up with "and...?" she looked genuinely surprised and confused: "There's more?" Oh dear.

One of the promo shorts showed Burrell pointing to a portrait of the Queen Mother. "Who is that?" he asked. "The Queen's sister?" was the reply.

Great television. (Of course I'll be watching next week!).
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I watched the first episode and i thought it was quite interesting. The judges comments were very condesending and could have given constructive crtisicsm rather than just being rude. I didnt like many of the girls there, so ignorant lol. But it must be very hard for them.

There was a scene when jane Ferguson asked one girl, "Name some places where the Queen lives" and the girl replied "Buckingham Palace" and Jane said "And?" and the girl said "Theres more?"
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The lack of constructive criticism was rediculous, commenting on the size of girls was just rude - even for reality TV, this is search for a princess not a supermodel. I agreed with the comment on one of the larger girls not wearing/styling herself correctly - that is the type of thing they need to look for rather than their actual dress size.

I found their lack of knowledge regarding the royals a bit ordinary, however isn't that why real royals have ladys-in-waiting? To remind them of names prior to meeting them ect? Also Paul Burrel turning his back on the girls to test them to see how they would react was rediculous, his excuse being that they would come across people like that all the time. I can't recall a time when someone at a meeting/function turned their back on a royal or ignored them!

But having said all that, I'll probably keep watching if I remember when its on.
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LOL! Haha...too funny...was there a shocked expression on their faces with those answers?

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I especially liked when one of the would-bes was asked if she could name The Queen's residences. She confidantly answered "Buckingham Palace" but when that was followed up with "and...?" she looked genuinely surprised and confused: "There's more?" Oh dear.

One of the promo shorts showed Burrell pointing to a portrait of the Queen Mother. "Who is that?" he asked. "The Queen's sister?" was the reply.

Great television. (Of course I'll be watching next week!).
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