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Old 07-28-2008, 10:53 AM
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I'm sorry, but how is it rude. I believe that we've had quite alot of photos of Mary, Frederik and their family already this summer. It's not rude and they don't have to have an excuse. It's not a right of anyone to have these photos, it is a nicety that the Royal Family provides to the general public, and if one year the family of Frederik and Mary are not there, then what is the big deal?

As I said, there's been hapes of photos of them recently.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:05 AM
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Sure, it would have been nice if the CP Family had been able to make it, but it's not the end of the world. We've had lots of photos this year to enjoy. I'd rather see them miss the event than use police escorts to help them by-pass the traffic in order to attend the photoshoot.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:10 AM
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And even we will have lot of photos in the Olimpics Games, and in their trip to Australia. So... The summer will be long!
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:08 PM
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I can't understand why people are so angry and disappointed?! Frederick and Mary have been in Grasten every summer and we got have so many private (?) photos of them and I think that it's normal when they don't wanna be in photoshoot. They are normal people like others and because they are royal they don't have do be in every photoshoot. But I'm sure that at the end of summer we get to see lot of beautiful photos of them . So let's wait!
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:17 PM
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Do they need an excuse?
Actually Joachim hasn't been in Graasten - or at least hasn't attended the annual family photo shoots there - in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 (don't remember the years before). The only time he was there during the last 5 years was in 2006, when the family gathering was really large, including members of the Greek RF. So, obviously it's not a tradition for Joachim to be there, with or without Marie (I guess you meant Marie, not Mary?).
It would have been nice to see them though.
Whoops! Easy to mix up the two names as they are so similar -
I guess the big brouhaha comes from the disappointment at not seeing the interaction between QM and Henrik and Christian and Isabella. It's always fun to see the different generations all together with the little ones.
That's all -
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:50 AM
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I'm sorry, but how is it rude. I believe that we've had quite alot of photos of Mary, Frederik and their family already this summer. It's not rude and they don't have to have an excuse. It's not a right of anyone to have these photos, it is a nicety that the Royal Family provides to the general public, and if one year the family of Frederik and Mary are not there, then what is the big deal?

As I said, there's been hapes of photos of them recently.
The annual photo shoot at Gråsten castle is a big event in Denmark. It is one of the highlights of our royal summer calendar, if you like. I agree, that it was a snub to the Queen not to attend. Let me just remind everybody that CP Frederik and family also were absent from the balcony at Amalienborg this year for Queen Margrethe's 68th birthday.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:16 AM
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And let me just remind you that they were all together out at the circus a few weeks ago.
And let me just remind you that Prince Henrik wasn't there in 2005-2007.
Was it a snub to his wife, the queen?

The annual photo shoot may have been a big event not in Denmark but for the Danish press in later years when the royals were actually left alone during their holidays and this was the first opportunity to see them again after a long media abscence. But since the amount of paparazzi pictures of royal holidays has increased dramatically I don't think it's such a big event anymore.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:49 AM
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Agree with ricarda that Prince Henrik obviously snubbed his wife all the times he wasn't there at the Family Shoot. Joachim missed a birthday of the Queen either last year or the year before.

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Old 07-29-2008, 11:05 AM
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Sorry, but you didn't understand what I meant! I didn't meant because of their apperal in the photos because we can see them one more time. Of course we have seen them a lot this summer but that is not the point, really! To me there are oficial acts that should have benn takne more serious and this one to me should had been treated like an official act. They should have been to Grasten one day befores, they should have cancel one day of hteir vacations to be there. Yes Grasten anual photoshoot is a big event for the press and for the Danish people also and to me yes it was a bif direspect!
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:20 AM
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It might be traditional, but I hardly call the Grasten photo shoot an official act. There is a big difference between official and traditional.

We are behaving like so many entitled children...
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:21 PM
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It might be traditional, but I hardly call the Grasten photo shoot an official act. There is a big difference between official and traditional.

We are behaving like so many entitled children...
The point is, that these Gråsten gatherings is a tradition started by the late Queen Ingrid. Every summer she managed to gather all of her grandchildren for a few weeks and they all loved it. Queen Margrethe is trying very hard to carry on "mormors" tradition. She has spoken publicly about her wish to keep the big royal family together by having the summers at Gråsten. For CP Frederik and his family not to show up is in my opinion a snub - not only to the Queen, but also to the memory of Frederik's beloved grandma! Who knows, maybe something came up at the very last minute that made it impossible for Frederik and Mary to attend, but I find it strange that they were not there!
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:29 PM
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On the subject of books on the Danish Royals, I am interested in an English version of the one printed to coincide with Frederick's 40th birthday. I believe it is by Palshoj and Gitte. Can anyone give me help?

As for pictures at Grastan, won't we see the family walk to the annual concert? M andF should be in residence by then.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:57 PM
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The point is, that these Gråsten gatherings is a tradition started by the late Queen Ingrid. Every summer she managed to gather all of her grandchildren for a few weeks and they all loved it. Queen Margrethe is trying very hard to carry on "mormors" tradition. She has spoken publicly about her wish to keep the big royal family together by having the summers at Gråsten. For CP Frederik and his family not to show up is in my opinion a snub - not only to the Queen, but also to the memory of Frederik's beloved grandma! Who knows, maybe something came up at the very last minute that made it impossible for Frederik and Mary to attend, but I find it strange that they were not there!
But they where there all the others years at last since they married. Joachim was only one time there in the last few years. I think during Queen ingrid's lifetime it was easier to gather most of her grandchildren as there where only 4 married and had their own children.
I would find it better if for example would Frederik and Mary would use Gråsten as their Summer Residence and spend a few weeks each summer there. Wasn't it said so after they had married that Gråsten should become their Summer Residence.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:59 PM
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The point is, that these Gråsten gatherings is a tradition started by the late Queen Ingrid. Every summer she managed to gather all of her grandchildren for a few weeks and they all loved it. Queen Margrethe is trying very hard to carry on "mormors" tradition. She has spoken publicly about her wish to keep the big royal family together by having the summers at Gråsten. For CP Frederik and his family not to show up is in my opinion a snub - not only to the Queen, but also to the memory of Frederik's beloved grandma! Who knows, maybe something came up at the very last minute that made it impossible for Frederik and Mary to attend, but I find it strange that they were not there!
That is your opinion and you are entitled to it. However, as families grow, they sometimes like to create their own traditions and not always be beholden to those that have been made before them. And Frederik and Mary certainly have enough old time traditions that they have to hold to.

It's the same with every family anymore. And it's not as if F&M are the only people who weren't there. The majority of the family was not there.

Furthermore, a snub is a deliberate action, and I highly doubt that they intended to get caught in traffic, so I think calling it a snub is a bit too silly.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:33 PM
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That is your opinion and you are entitled to it. However, as families grow, they sometimes like to create their own traditions and not always be beholden to those that have been made before them. And Frederik and Mary certainly have enough old time traditions that they have to hold to.

It's the same with every family anymore. And it's not as if F&M are the only people who weren't there. The majority of the family was not there.

Furthermore, a snub is a deliberate action, and I highly doubt that they intended to get caught in traffic, so I think calling it a snub is a bit too silly.
I believe that you are correct on this. I personally think that maybe the Queen just made the remark about the "traffic" but knew ahead of time that F&M had just about had it with journalists and their "story making" so they didn't snub the Queen but the press -- and the press deserved it, this time. The Queen, I am sure, didn't give a darn, just as long as she personally has some time alone with them. That is her big aim. Give the couple a break and stop all the back biting. It is not the end of the world. We have had tons of pictures already. If people complained about the others in the family (in other years) not attending I could see it, but it is always just M&F -- resentful perhaps!
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These photoshoots are intended to give the press access to the family and children in a controlled setting, so they don't get chased by paparazzi.
The couple was chased to the beach; therefore the agreement was broken, therefore they don't show up.
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These photoshoots are intended to give the press access to the family and children in a controlled setting, so they don't get chased by paparazzi.
The couple was chased to the beach; therefore the agreement was broken, therefore they don't show up.
JMHO
Boy, do I agree with that! I can see why the Dutch are so strict now with photos. M & W-A three girls were actually scared of all the paparazzi and now they have decided not to go to Argentina all that often. The press over stepped their bounds once again. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love to see all the photos of the children, but I certainly understand protecting them. There are just too many weird people out there now.
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Changing of the Guards, Fishing, Circus Benneweis

The 25th of July was a busy day for Alexandra of Berleburg and her two adorable kids!

The DRF watch the Changing of the Guard at Gråsten
Henrik with Alexandra, Jefferson & children
Cutie-pie Ingrid
Henrik & Margrethe
The entire clan
Ingrid, Richard and Mormor

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Princess Alexandra & Count Jefferson fish on the Gråsten Lake
Both A&J fishing
Again
Just Jefferson this time
Alexandra rowing the boat for her man
Jefferson casts off

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Princess Benedikte, Princess Alexandra and her children attend the Circus Benneweis
Ingrid and Mummy
Ingrid and Mummy 2
Ingrid and Mummy 3
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And some pictures from the Photo Session
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Two pictures of Frederik & Mary (with their children) arriving at the Palace later in the day

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Old 07-30-2008, 03:58 AM
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"Stuck in traffic." I don't buy that. Even their Royal Highnesses have watches and know how to time a drive from northern Jylland down to Gråsten. It's motorway almost all of the way. Maybe they snubbed the photographers, who did give them a hard time in Skagen, but don't fall over the papparazzi, because everybody on this forum is "ooing" and "cooing" over all those lovely shots from Jylland. The fact is that the annual photo-op at Gråsten has become a royal tradition and we want to see our Crown Prince and his adorable family at this event. If he has a problem with the paparazzi, he should take it up with the palace press secretary and deal with it through the proper channels. No need to take it out on the Danes, who just want too see their Queen, her oldest son and his family together.
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