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Old 12-12-2007, 06:33 AM
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Costs, Income, Fortune and Expenditures of the Danish Royal Family

This week HER&NU, Any Translation?
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:56 AM
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"Mary's Expensive Style - Clothes for 25,000 a Day"

The little caption at the Christian picture says "King for a Day"
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:01 AM
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25.000 KKK?
How much is this in Euros?
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:05 AM
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25.000 KKK?
How much is this in Euros?
Roughly 3,300 Euro
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:09 AM
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That would be 3350,89 euros a day, according to the euro calculator . IMHO such articles are rather idiotic anyway, how do they know what Mary is spending? She isn´t going to tell them, neither will the people where she buys things. So how did they come up with this number, does the article explain anything?
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:09 AM
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Roughly 3,300 Euro
Thank you grils , I have to say that I don´t think is very expensive at all for a Crown Princes, wiht all those offcial act,
And I agree with you Marengo, how they know it?
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:03 AM
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silly article imo how can they possibly know what she spends. since we know how much she recycles her clothes (just this week, she wore things from 3 or 4 years ago) it's just another swipe at mary to sell magazines.
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That would be 3350,89 euros a day, according to the euro calculator . IMHO such articles are rather idiotic anyway, how do they know what Mary is spending? She isn´t going to tell them, neither will the people where she buys things. So how did they come up with this number, does the article explain anything?
My guess is they print the retail value of the clothes, but Mary probable gets them for much less, possibly even cost in exchange for the publicity the designer gets when Mary wears them.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:12 PM
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My guess is they print the retail value of the clothes, but Mary probable gets them for much less, possibly even cost in exchange for the publicity the designer gets when Mary wears them.
Actually they know pretty accurately because the royal family do not pay VAT, or rather it is refunded once a year. And in order for it to be refunded, they ofcouse have to show proof of purchase in the form of some kind of receipt. And the amount is, I believe, at least semi public record.

So its not just guessing...
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I don't know if I understand right, but she spending 25,000 DKK a day? Well by the Currency Converter this would around 5,000 USD. I agree with another poster that that does not seem to be alot for a Crown Princess. Mary also does wear alot of NICE things. Some of her bags will cost more than that for just one! Well, she looks great and I guess that she does get alot well below retail value!
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I don't know if I understand right, but she spending 25,000 DKK a day? Well by the Currency Converter this would around 5,000 USD. I agree with another poster that that does not seem to be alot for a Crown Princess. Mary also does wear alot of NICE things. Some of her bags will cost more than that for just one! Well, she looks great and I guess that she does get alot well below retail value!
$5000 USD a day isn't much? That's $1,825,000 a year for clothing alone. That amount isn't much if she married Bill Gates or Tiger Woods, but I'm not sure how much the pay Fred or she gets from the government. How much is her personal allowances?

I don't know whether this story was true or not. It could be true as the Danish poster said. I found it interesting that after a couple years of grood press where the Danish and Australian press praised her to the sky, i. e. fashion icon, the most popular crown princess etc. Now most press is about her spending and supposed marital problem. For a public figure living on tax payers' money, this isn't good for image. Persception can become reality if she's not careful.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:49 PM
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Well, I think it is highly unlikely that Mary (or anybody else) spends 1.825.000 a year on clothes and cosmetics. It is an absurd sum and it is more than her allowance (maybe even more than the combined allowance of her and her husband). Considering the source (a gossip magazine) it is safe to assume this is nonsense.

Another thing is that some people here talk about ´the press´ being negative about Mary etc. In this we also have to make a difference within the press. Thus far it has mainly been unreliable gossip magazines. Only when serious newspapers start about things there is ground to worry (in the Danish RF the only thing that strikes me as serious at the moment are the doubts over CP Frederik´s IOC membership). The supposed marital problems are coming from the gossip press, which is hardly reliable. If we had to believe all they said Mary should have had at least 20 children by now for example.
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I was thinking that this was for more than just clothes and makeup! I was thinking that this is also for her staff, travel, car and other things. I was thinking that this ( 1.825.00 dkk) was a total for the year for ALL things that Mary does not just clothes and makeup! Sorry if I miss understood!
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Maybe I understood it wrong, bu still that amount of money a year would mean that she spends more than she gets and that the Danish RF has to pay extra from their own resources, not very likely (and if it is true: not very wize!).
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I was thinking that this was for more than just clothes and makeup! I was thinking that this is also for her staff, travel, car and other things. I was thinking that this ( 1.825.00 dkk) was a total for the year for ALL things that Mary does not just clothes and makeup! Sorry if I miss understood!
See the post on top of this page: "Mary's Expensive Style - Clothes for 25,000 a Day". It clearly says 25,000 DKK for "clothes" alone. A poster says 25,000 DKK converts to $5000 USD. $5000 USD a day means $1,825,000 USD a year. That's quite a bit of money for clothes. But as I said, everything is relative.
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But the "problem" is:
according to the annual report 2006 (the one for 2007 is not online yet) Frederik and Mary (Mary has no allowance of her own) had an expenditure cap of 3.090.828,- DKK a year which is 608.024,- USD. And from that money they have to pay everything which is not staff cost, property expense, administrative expense and court expense (they actually have an allowance of 15.454.142,- DKK a year).
If Mary would spend 25.000 DKK a day for clothes ($1,825,000 USD a year) then that alone would be three times as much as the money they actually got and spent in 2006 for their personal purposes. ( And what about clothes for Frederik and the children ?). As Marengo said: A totally absurd sum made up by a gossip magazine.

http://download.tdconline.dk/pub/kon...et_2006_UK.pdf

Well, let's wait for the annual report 2007, then we will know for sure.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:31 AM
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Well I don't know how mucht she spend on clothes but I waht I do know is that she should recycle more, she has almoust everyday a new outfit. Yes she recycles like the blue suit she has recycle a few days ago but I think that she could recycle more and not spend so mucht money on Prada bags and shoes.Her clothes are lovely and to me she is one of the best dressed Royal but also I think that she spends a lot of money on clothes and she should't
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:39 AM
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She gets an allowance, but who is to stop her from dipping into their own personal wealth (assuming they have one)? She does dress nice though, and she owns first class jewelry.
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Yes! I love Mary but sometimes I think that she looks more like a celebrity than a Royal. When we get to see her clothes closely we can see always the nicests materials and the nicest International or Danish brands we have never saw Mary wearing Mango, vero Moda, Massimo dutti or some other medium cost Danish brands.
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Do you think that some of these items are giving to Mary? If it is a gift then no money comes from her allowance or personal wealth. I think that she is giving alot of things for friends, family and designers.
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