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Old 09-22-2015, 10:24 AM
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I am truly surprised the marriage lasted this long
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:30 AM
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I thought the same after reading the article. Very much "cut from the same cloth".
Are they?

The question for me is; what do they see in Martin?
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:40 AM
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Are they?

The question for me is; what do they see in Martin?
True. I've often wondered that too.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:43 AM
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My bet is that he's a sweet talker and good in bed. He courts them relentlessly until he gets what he wants and keep them until he gets bored and start all over again with someone else.


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Old 09-22-2015, 11:36 AM
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Well Martin left the royal circles and went to television circles. With another also famous woman. He must stay to publicity i imagine.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:42 AM
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Why on earth did martin have a diplomatic passport?
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:59 AM
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Countess Alexandra and Martin Jørgensen to Separate: September 8, 2015

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Why on earth did martin have a diplomatic passport?

According to an article I found when clicking the link above it was because sometimes he traveled alone with his stepsons so Joakim asked his mother to issue a diplomatic passport for convenience sake


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Old 09-23-2015, 03:44 PM
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My best wishes to the Countess. I have followed her for sometime and must say it saddens me to here of her impending divorce.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:33 PM
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For what it's worth:
Today tabloid Ekstrabladet features a piece on the divorce of
Martin and Alexandra by journalist Karen Thisted, titled
"Who's the culprit, who' s the victim?".

Ms. Thisted has known Martin Jørgensen since he was a young
boy and describes him as a hardworking, dedicated person who
loved the young princes to bits, always being there for them.

Without addressing the rumours of Martin's affair with former
presenter cum architect Eva Harlou or whatever brought about the
divorce, Thisted notes that Alexandra was quick to do a "Diana"
in order to sway public sympathy on to her side, and perhaps
hoping that the controversy about her annual grant would subside
in the proces.

Thisted is referring to the recent charity "Walkathon" Alexandra
attended with the boys, clinging to them as they walked along.

Thisted is asking: "Why did Nicolai and Felix have to take part in
their mother's Via Dolorosa?"

She concludes:
"It's a pity that Alexandra is abusing her sons in her new found
role as an unhappy but brave woman. I do feel sorry for her if
he (Martin) is seeing younger women. But then get rid of him,
keep your pride and stop being pathetic."


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Old 09-26-2015, 06:00 PM
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:20 PM
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WOW! Harsh comment towards Alexandra...but a bit one-sided since the commenter appears to know Martin well. It also shows how times have changed since her first divorce where she had all the media on her side!

I don't think the divorce will lessen comment on Alexandra's appange....as I have stated before, as time goes by and the princes are no longer children/teenagers...the negative comment will increase!
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:22 PM
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For what it's worth:
Today tabloid Ekstrabladet features a piece on the divorce of
Martin and Alexandra by journalist Karen Thisted, titled
"Who's the culprit, who' s the victim?".

Ms. Thisted has known Martin Jørgensen since he was a young
boy and describes him as a hardworking, dedicated person who
loved the young princes to bits, always being there for them.

Without addressing the rumours of Martin's affair with former
presenter cum architect Eva Harlou or whatever brought about the
divorce, Thisted notes that Alexandra was quick to do a "Diana"
in order to sway public sympathy on to her side, and perhaps
hoping that the controversy about her annual grant would subside
in the proces.

Thisted is referring to the recent charity "Walkathon" Alexandra
attended with the boys, clinging to them as they walked along.

Thisted is asking: "Why did Nicolai and Felix have to take part in
their mother's Via Dolorosa?"

She concludes:
"It's a pity that Alexandra is abusing her sons in her new found
role as an unhappy but brave woman. I do feel sorry for her if
he (Martin) is seeing younger women. But then get rid of him,
keep your pride and stop being pathetic."


viv
Alexandra is the children's MOTHER - going out in public with your own sons isn't seeking publicity, it's called parenting. She would be photographed no matter where she went with them so soon after the divorce. Are people seriously suggesting she should avoid doing things like bringing her kids to school or participating in a school sponsored walkathon with them because people might take their pictures? Should she not take them out to eat in a public place or take them shopping either? Just out of interest, how long should this self imposed purdah last?

I wonder if Ms Thisted is one of those cringe worthy women who likes to brag about all her guy friends and insist they're soooo much easier to get along with than women?
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:24 PM
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I would have to agree that the article does not even pretend to be unbiased.

However, what really steams me is the allegation that Alexandra is abusing her children. What is she supposed to do, stay home and hidden and shove the kids off on their own?

The journalist is obviously unaware of family dynamics and, from the tone of the article, couldn't care less.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:52 AM
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I think the controversy regarding the children came up - 'abusing' is a strong word - because just as Joachim asked the press to respect the privacy of his children, Alex picked up Felix from school in a way that did not appear discreet in any way. She could have faced the press alone and left the boy out of it but she chose not to.

Other that that it seems that the press realizes - despite Martin's slimeball image - that it takes two to tango. When marriage No1 failed, Joachim got all the blame. This time Alex is seen more critically, and the apanage has to do with it. She's well educated and capable of doing a job to support herself (the boys are a different matter) yet choses not to do so, if I was danish taxpayer I'd critizise this to the very end.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:59 AM
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Excellent comments DoM, and I agree with every word especially the last sentence.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:15 AM
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Gee let's give the woman some slack. Her marriage has just broken up and she will be broken hearted more so if he has cheated on her. Sometimes you need to walk a mile in someone's shoes and show a little kindness


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Old 09-27-2015, 01:30 PM
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My bet is that he's a sweet talker and good in bed. He courts them relentlessly until he gets what he wants and keep them until he gets bored and start all over again with someone else.


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This. This is what I suspected from Day One about this guy...he just gave me the willies from the get-go and I was surprised that a woman as highly intelligent, mature and astute as Alexandra would fall for someone like him.

It must be a humiliating.
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:58 PM
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Alexandra is the children's MOTHER - going out in public with your own sons isn't seeking publicity, it's called parenting. She would be photographed no matter where she went with them so soon after the divorce. Are people seriously suggesting she should avoid doing things like bringing her kids to school or participating in a school sponsored walkathon with them because people might take their pictures? Should she not take them out to eat in a public place or take them shopping either? Just out of interest, how long should this self imposed purdah last?

I wonder if Ms Thisted is one of those cringe worthy women who likes to brag about all her guy friends and insist they're soooo much easier to get along with than women?
I agree completely. The article is very one sided, which is understandable since the author is a friend of Martin's, though her 'points' are a little ridiculous. How is Alexandra "abusing" (according to the article) Nikolai and Felix??


I'm not criticising you Viv, so I hope you don't take my post that way. More the article itself.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:14 PM
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For what it's worth:
Today tabloid Ekstrabladet features a piece on the divorce of
Martin and Alexandra by journalist Karen Thisted, titled
"Who's the culprit, who' s the victim?".

Ms. Thisted has known Martin Jørgensen since he was a young
boy and describes him as a hardworking, dedicated person who
loved the young princes to bits, always being there for them.

Without addressing the rumours of Martin's affair with former
presenter cum architect Eva Harlou or whatever brought about the
divorce, Thisted notes that Alexandra was quick to do a "Diana"
in order to sway public sympathy on to her side, and perhaps
hoping that the controversy about her annual grant would subside
in the proces.

Thisted is referring to the recent charity "Walkathon" Alexandra
attended with the boys, clinging to them as they walked along.

Thisted is asking: "Why did Nicolai and Felix have to take part in
their mother's Via Dolorosa?"

She concludes:
"It's a pity that Alexandra is abusing her sons in her new found
role as an unhappy but brave woman. I do feel sorry for her if
he (Martin) is seeing younger women. But then get rid of him,
keep your pride and stop being pathetic."


viv
Thanks Viv for this article.

It is always interesting to hear both opinions on any topic. Besides, in a divorce never always blame each.
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I hope through all this Alexandra can get to the bottom of why she married two men that have such similarities. Mature adult men do not leave family for nights out on town as if they are single in the way both men appear to have done. Her sons have now seen two father figures in their lives behave similarly. For their future families sake I hope they will get help in processing these two break-ups.
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