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Old 10-07-2013, 03:17 AM
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BB informs us that Countess Alexandra attended a concert in pitch darkness: Grevinde Alexandra i de blindes verden - Billed Bladet

She is patron of the Blind Association and in that capacity she listened to the DR1 Girls Choir without any visual input.

I can imagine it to be somewhat challenging for a choir to sing in darkness, eh FasterB?
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BB informs us that Countess Alexandra attended a concert in pitch darkness: Grevinde Alexandra i de blindes verden - Billed Bladet

She is patron of the Blind Association and in that capacity she listened to the DR1 Girls Choir without any visual input.

I can imagine it to be somewhat challenging for a choir to sing in darkness, eh FasterB?
I would say easier. No audience to make you nervous.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:14 PM
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Yes, it would be a challenge to sing in complete darkness. You can´t see the waving man in front of you (aka the conductor) and you have to sing a complete concert without the score...

But it must also have been fun to try to sing in complete darkness :)
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:06 AM
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A little request to the resident danes who read BB.

A member PM'ed about a long article in this weeks BB about Alexandra and her family in Turkey.

I'm very busy these days, so I simply haven't got time to deal with it for the next two or three weeks - or more correctly, my family comes first. Perhaps someone will write a summary?
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:01 PM
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Countess Alexandra made an appearance on the Danish television show, Søndag Live, yesterday (17 November 2013). She spoke a about the horrible typhoon that has hit the Philippines and her work with the UNICEF.

The show:
Søndag Live - 17. nov. 2013 | DR2 | DR
An article on Alexandra's appearance (in Danish):
Grevinde Alexandra om at være protektor: Det handler ikke om mig | Billed Bladet

I absolutely love her. She's so poised, kind and lovely, and she speaks so passionately about her work with UNICEF. They had a nice little segment where they asked the Secretary General of UNICEF Denmark in which way Alexandra is different from other patrons, and he said that she involves herself much more and wants to know as much as possible.
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She is indeed a poised lady. I applaud the royal family in the way they handled her divorce and not shoving her under the table. She is truly a class act.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:42 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #47, 2013.
Mine sønner er stolte af mig - My sons are proud of me.
Written by Liz Rørsig.

Countess Alexandra was on a liveshow recently (see previous post by Archuchess Zelia) in her capacity as patron for UNICEF Denmark.
The purpose was to put focus on the disaster in the Phillipines.

But she also talked about herself.

About appearing in the show: "It was a funny and nice feeling that I got feedback right away from the audience in the studio. I was a little nervous, but it was a good experience and I was in good hands with Ane (the show host). I also feel that I said what I wanted to (convey)".

About her work for UNICEF: "It's with pride that I represent an organisation, which do such a big effort in relieving children. To do something for children in need is the most important thing to me.
My sons think it's good that their mother spend so much energy and work on supporting the cause of the weak. Before I was going to the studio I asked them what it meant that I was on the talkshow. They replied that they were very proud of me. I also know that they wanted to watch (the show) tonight.
I don't cushin them and (I) talk about the world we live in with them, and the natural disasters that occur. My boys suck in Knowledge and I would also very much like to take them with me, if I get the opportunity to travel out with UNICEF and show what you can do to help".
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On December 22 Alexandra as Patron of the Danish National Girls Choir together with Martin, Nikolai and Felix attended the choir's Christmas concert in Copenhagen. Here's a nice gallery:


** pp: Princes Nikolai et Felix : Chic mélomanes avec la comtesse Alexandra, somptueuse **
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:12 PM
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She looks fantastic! I love the dress and her hair.

Her men don't look to bad either.

I do miss seeing Alexandra on a regular at the DRF events.

Oh well...what might have been.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:44 PM
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She's absolutely ravishing. I love that she's growing her hair out again, I've always preferred it at this length. The dress is fabulous as well. Alexandra looks like she's in her thirties, not at all like she's turning fifty this year.

The boys are so dapper. Felix still is a little munchkin but Nikolai has grown so much! They're both gonna break hearts some day. Martin looks smashing as well.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:19 PM
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TV2 news at 19.00 had a segment with Countess Alexandra who attended the Copenhagen Fashion week.
Chinese fashion people are flocking to the CIFF, in particular to see how you combine fur and fashion in a more novel way.
Danish fashion industry currently exports for 26 billion DKK a year, amounting to 4 % of the total export - and rising. So it is an important sector.

She also said a few words but alas, I missed it. My daughter and I had a...debate at the same time about something that is very unfair if you are twelve.
But perhaps someone else saw the segment?

As a follow up on my post yesterday, here is a pic of Alexandra: Grevinde Alexandra så på mode | Billed Bladet

The designer whom Alexandra, and the Chinese, had a closer look at is Fredirikke Hviid.
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Countess Alexandra as Patron together with Martin Jørgensen, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix participated in Parkinson's Unity Walk in Copenhagen yesterday, May 24.




** BB: Grevinde Alexandra og familie gik for Parkinson ** translation **
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Very nice to see and hear Nikolai and Felix being interviewed, too! It seems Nikolai loses his childish voice slowly...
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #22, 2014.
Written by our reporter on her feet, Marianne Singer.

As you now know Countess Alexandra and her three boys plus dog, were among 650 who took part in Parkinson Unity Walk, in support of, you got it right, Parkinsons desease.

The three kilometra walk was managable in the great weather that day and afterwards Alexandra as well as Nikolai and Felix gave a brief interview.

Alexandra said it was important to take part in the walk, because those who have Parkinsons have problems walking let alone holding things. Sometheing everyone else take for granted.
She said it was important to have support in the family, which is why they joined her and there was indeed no complaints from the boys: "There was no moaning about going out today. They know that there are some things we do together that is part of mother's job.
My boys do excersize on a day to day basis, without that being a must. The ride bikes, jump the trampoline, walk the dog or run on scooters - yes, childen move constantly, that is, ours do".

We can rest assured she'll take part in such walks in the years to come.

Q: How has it been to walk along today?
Nikolai: "Well, the weather is really good so that has been cozy, and fun and exciting".
Felix: "I also think it was exciting. They put some effort into it". (The organisers). - It may have helped that the walkers were led by a drum band and a less than scantily clad samba dancer... (*)

Q: The theme of the day is also "Excersize is medicin". How much do you excersize?
N: "It's not that we do fitness as such, but we are very active".
F: "I go to boxing every Thursday and that's actually pretty hard".

(*) And if you believe Felix and Nikolai didn't notice her, then I've got a mermaid for sale...
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Summery of article in Billed Bladet #23, 2014.
Written by Lisbeth Grube.

Last year it was observed that Martin Jørgensen had a tattoo on his arm , but recently it was possible to actually see the ink.
https://app.box.com/s/xr91zyukyy6it9z5f377

It's the name of his wife and his two bonus children, Nikolai and Felix.

Alexandra has said about Martin Jørgensen's relationship with the boys: "He's the best, most fantastic bonus-dad the children could have and sometimes he miss them even more than I do! He can say that - nu I look forward to seeing the children again - and he drops everything if they call for him or need him".

Martin Jørgensen has said about his role as bonus dad: "The best thing in my life with Alexandra is to get a family you can love as much as I do.
To have two lovely children, whom I love above everything in the world. They've embraced me in a way I didn't even dare to dream about. That has meant everything".
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the boys do seem to get along very well with Martin
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Countess Alexandra loose the patronage of "DR Radiopigekor" - The Girl Choir from DR

Efter 19 år: Alexandra mister pigekoret - Kendte | www.bt.dk
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Countess Alexandra loose the patronage of "DR Radiopigekor" - The Girl Choir from DR
Well, I suppose that it had to happen some day! It's apparently by mutual agreement, but what can they say ....

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Reading between the lines, it sounds as if Countess Alexandra was dropped as patron of the DR Girls Choir! The article quotes the manager Kim Bohr as stating that a patronage is not meant for life! Strange words if the decision was a mutual agreement. And given the recent poll where most Danes thought that Countess Alexandra should not be receiving state money, I find it hard to believe that she would drop a patronage now!

Amazing turn of events!
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That's pretty much the conclusion of the press as well.

Færdig som protektor for DRs pigekor: Her vil de også af med Alexandra - Royale | www.bt.dk

Some protections are still pretty pleased with Alexandra, others are, shall we say, less so...!

UNICEF are pleased with her.
Randers Rain Forest too, though it's been two years since she was last there...

However, Danish Association for the Blind are apparantly not particularly pleased with Alexandra. (And reading between the lines, it seems to me that she's on the verge of being retired).
Second chairman of the association, John Heilbrunn, says to BT, that Alexandra beforehand attracted a lot of attention and got a lot of press when attending events for the assciation. That has declined over the years. "About once a year we have a meeting with her, where she is very friendly and attentive/listening. But I wouldn't say that she's a person who takes initiatives. She's not what I would call an active, outgoing force".
He would like to utillize her more: "She's after all still our patron, as far as we know. One can say that the system is build up in such a way that once you have a patron, you can't swap just like that if you wish to. We would like one who is just as active as Crown Princess Mary".

Alexandra was very active during the first few years as patron for the anish Association for the Blind, but now appearances don't happen every year. And that has been accepted/realised by the association. "We have been annoyed over not being able to use her more, but over time we have realised that she is not someone you can pull aside and talk to. She's difficult to get a hold on and once you do reach her, it's not that she's imeediately ready to jump in".

On the other hand it seems like Alexandra is now more focusing her energy on UNICEF.

It's also difficult for the public to learn what she's actually doing in regards to her protections, because a homepage established for that purpose in 2007, has been closed down.

- Pretty scating words I'd say! And she may get some more heat in regards to the apanage she recieves based on this and if she is "relieved" by more protections it'll only get worse.
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