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Old 12-01-2017, 05:18 PM
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More details: https://www.bt.dk/royale/alexandra-e...al-hun-lave-nu

Alexandra has purchased a six-room, 215 square meter house.
(The average Danish home-owner family of four persons and a medium sized dog, lives in a house of some 120-160 square meters.)

Alexandra has given up her apanage of 2.4 million DKK - but instead she will receive a yearly pension of 600.000 DKK - of which she has to pay taxes.
That is double the average income of an average Dane, which in 2016 was calculated at 299.000 DKK. (Info from Danish Statistics - which is an interesting read, actually. See here: Statistics Denmark)

It is speculated that Alexandra might involve herself with NGO work but otherwise no do much work. Perhaps write a book.

On 15th January she will move from her current 300 square meter apartment, which she has rented (at a favorable price) from a businessman, to her new house.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:53 AM
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Countess Alexandra has given an interview to TV's Mr. Nice Guy, Jes Dorph Petersen, which is to be aired tonight.

In that interview she speaks briefly about her children and the divorce, and unexpectedly being shown a clip of Nikolai, she's completely taken aback and tears up.

I hope you can see the clips. The one I'm referring to is the first clip: Alexandra overrasket af prins Nikolai i sjældent tv-interview - brød ud i tårer - TV 2

Here a well-articulated and confident Nikolai says about what he has learned from his mother:
"The most important thing my mother has taught me is to take responsibility, to help others you meet on your way. like she does, and stand up for what you do/live up to what you do. If you can say to yourself that this is right, you should dare do it/go ahead with it".

- I think Alexandra's reaction speaks for itself. That's a seriously proud mother!

In the last clip Alexandra explains that they from the beginning were open towards their children about the divorce and also why it didn't work.
She explains that she "has the second-best think to a happy marriage and that was a happy divorce".
She also says that she and Joachim have a very good relationship with each other and that the children can feel that.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:25 PM
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Based on comments and feedback from viewers Alexandra has left a very positive image of herself after the interview on TV yesterday.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/alexandra-o...taet-paa-hende

Didn't watch the whole interview, only the clips I wrote about above.
Haven't got time to write a summary now, but if you Google translate the article here, you should get the gist.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:53 PM
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That is a very proud mom indeed. Thank you for the translation Muhler.
And wow look at Nikolai's hair
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:24 AM
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Countess Alexandra has written her first book that will be published in autumn.

According to Danish Billedbladet the book entitled "My Happy Country" is "a declaration of love to Denmark and a very personal tale of becoming part of a very special community":



** BB: Grevinde Alexandra debuterer som forfatter ** translation **
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:42 PM
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Thanks, Iceflower.

With details about her personal life and her sons. And just in time for Christmas. And by mid January we can get it for 30% less. Still a profit though.
I know, I'm a cynic.

That was however, more or less what the paper Jyllands Posten wrote today.
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:58 PM
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Did she cut her hair short again?
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:27 AM
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Did she cut her hair short again?
I doubt it. At least the picture BB used for the article is one they also used back in 2012.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:53 AM
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Alexandra and her two sons have unveiled a new portrait of Alexandra, painted by Lili-Marlen. https://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bi...h_bu6q3397.jpg

It's very... flattering. Almost Bollywoodsk.

https://www.billedbladet.dk/kendte/n...er-rigtig-flot
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:05 PM
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Not only Bollywood-esque, I can't say I care much for the straps-slipping-off-the-shoulders look.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:26 PM
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I like it a lot! Beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:55 PM
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Nice to see Felix and Nikolai with their mother at the event. Nikolai really looks like Alexandra.
The portrait is beautiful but very glamorous and Hollywood-ish indeed.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:39 PM
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Alexandra looks great-tanned an all.
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Speculative posts about possible cosmetic surgeries have been removed according to the TRF rules. Thank you for your understanding!
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:59 AM
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Here is a better view of the portrait of Alexandra: https://www.facebook.com/kendteogkon...type=3&theater

As one of the comments say: Pocahontas.

One royal expert calls it inappropriate for royals and former royals and conclude it's a miss - a mistake.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:39 AM
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IMHO, this is an embarrassment to her sons and the royal family. Trying to prove age does not catch up with anyone......
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:39 AM
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all I see is boobs, highly inappropriate.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:23 AM
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Here is more on the pocaxandra painting: https://www.bt.dk/royale/maleri-af-s...dybt-imponeret

According to the trashy gossip weekly Se & Hør, Alexandra said about the painting: "It's sexy, feminine and vulnerable. I'm deeply impressed that she has captured my expression."

The royalty expert I referred to in a previous post, (there are many experts you know) Søren Jacobsen, says: "Generally speaking it's inappropriate for a countess to have such a portrait of herself made. The picture is some way outside the normal guidelines - you don't see others in the countess and baroness-class having similar pictures made. It's a fail."

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As for the reaction on the street: Well, judging from the comments and from the few who are even aware of the painting, the comments goes from: "What fun" - to "big deal" - to "interesting..." to unique..." to "that mush have been made when she was a bit firmer in the flesh."

Would Mary or our Marie get away with such a painting? IMO no. While few seems to genuinely care about this painting of Alexandra I'm certain most would find such a painting of Mary or Marie pretty tacky and poor art.
There are such paintings out there, but they are painted by amateurs and none are commissioned.

They remind me of the kitschy paintings of Native Americans, and while Native Americans have a very positive press here in Europe it's hardly great art:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e8/4f...8742772074.jpg

Are you ready for more details on the painting?

It really is art, you know. The artists say so, so it must be true.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/letpaaklaed...kontroversielt

Alexandra's private secretary, Helle von Wildenrath Løvgren, explains that it was the artist who decided that Alexandra should be somewhat less than fully dressed. And she adds:
"The Countess is very enthusiastic about it and think there are many subtle details have been included. She's really pleased with it. As I have heard it myself, it's a tribute to the woman. So there is full understanding for her being portrayed in this manner.
The Countess is very fond of the paintings and way of expression of the artist."

The artist, Lill-Marlen Elnegaard, explains that prior to the actual painting a number of photos were made and she asked Alexandra to bring along a low-cut dress. "I use the skin as a part of telling the story when I portrait women. In that way I can paint small patterns that goes over the skin. So in relations to my way of painting it's better if the women isn't wearing too much clothes. And she was in on that, fortunately.
The bare skin and the nakedness takes away focus on her being a countess and shows that she is just a woman like the rest of us, who has gone through life with sorrows and pains and joys and successes."

This painting as a part of series the artists have made, even though Alexandra is the only well-known woman she has painted.
It all started some two years ago, when the two women met at an art-fair.
Through a number of conversations the artist got to know Alexandra, so that she could incorporate a number of symbols into the painting.
They include Alexandra's coat of arms and a world-map symbolizing the many journeys Alexandra has made during her life.

You can feast your eyes on the skin... I means symbols in this photo: https://bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/reso...56231-alex.jpg
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:41 PM
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Are you ready for more details on the painting?

It really is art, you know. The artists say so, so it must be true.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/letpaaklaed...kontroversielt

Alexandra's private secretary, Helle von Wildenrath Løvgren, explains that it was the artist who decided that Alexandra should be somewhat less than fully dressed. And she adds:
"The Countess is very enthusiastic about it and think there are many subtle details have been included. She's really pleased with it. As I have heard it myself, it's a tribute to the woman. So there is full understanding for her being portrayed in this manner.
The Countess is very fond of the paintings and way of expression of the artist."

The artist, Lill-Marlen Elnegaard, explains that prior to the actual painting a number of photos were made and she asked Alexandra to bring along a low-cut dress. "I use the skin as a part of telling the story when I portrait women. In that way I can paint small patterns that goes over the skin. So in relations to my way of painting it's better if the women isn't wearing too much clothes. And she was in on that, fortunately.
The bare skin and the nakedness takes away focus on her being a countess and shows that she is just a woman like the rest of us, who has gone through life with sorrows and pains and joys and successes."

This painting as a part of series the artists have made, even though Alexandra is the only well-known woman she has painted.
It all started some two years ago, when the two women met at an art-fair.
Through a number of conversations the artist got to know Alexandra, so that she could incorporate a number of symbols into the painting.
They include Alexandra's coat of arms and a world-map symbolizing the many journeys Alexandra has made during her life.

You can feast your eyes on the skin... I means symbols in this photo: https://bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/reso...56231-alex.jpg
I'm sure it's not intentional, but I find it hilarious that on the one hand the artist claims that the bare skin shows that she is just a woman like any other, while at the same time the bare skin is used as a background for her coat of arms. Because we all have a coat of arms, right? All us ordinary women, that is.
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Is Alexandra still popular and considered "royalty" in Denmark? Since her divorce is she more popular?
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