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Old 10-10-2013, 07:49 AM
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Summary of a Q&A in Billed Bladet #41, 2013.

Q: What is the relationship between the DRF and the Rosenborgs?

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Their relationship is fine but they don't associate much and never have.

During the debate leading up to the change in the Law of Succession in 1953, the later Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid did what they could to protect their children from being affected family-wise.
As has been pointed out elsewhere, the change in the Law of Succession was the will of the people and the politicians with the DRF being somewhat relegated to the role of spectators.

- It is however no secret that there was a considerable bitterness in Prince Knud towards the rest of the DRF.
And that it was Count Ingolf of Rosenborg who, despite being cursed with a looks like a village idiot is no fool at all, was instrumental in reconceiling the two branches of the family. - But they still don't associate much.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:24 PM
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Yes. and Mary is godmother to little Prince Henrik
And Marie is one of Josephine's godmothers.


I think Mary and Marie get along nicely. Athena has clearly got hand-me-downs from Josephine (the pink snowsuit) and these pictures of the two of them trying to work the opera glasses were so lovely. But as I recall that one of them (M, F, J or M) said, there's a long way from Schackenborg to Amalienborg, so they don't see each other a lot.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:28 AM
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I think the two princesses realize they have very different interests. Mary - the sporty/outdoorsy type and Marie interested in other things. So I would imagine there main topic of conversation is how the children are getting on. Just a guess.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:11 AM
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What exactly are Marie's (other) very different interests? And which of them does Mary not have?

I know Marie likes dogs, children and socializing. So does Mary.
But what makes you think "the two princesses realize they have very different interests"?
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:14 PM
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I was asked a question today that I simply couldn't answer, so now I turn to the highest authority on royal matters, the TRF members.

The question was basically: What do Mary and our Marie call QMII when they are together, alone or in a family setting, when the show is not on?

As you know family members call her Daisy, and Joachim and Frederik call her "mor". And her grandchildren call her "farmor".
But would Mary and Marie also call her Daisy?
Margrethe?

So my question to you is:
You are a well-bred Australian or Frenchwoman, you have a very formidable mother-in-law, with whom you have a good relationship (by all accounts), but she is still a very formidable woman! And in charge!
So what would feel natural for you to call her?

The DRF is inclusive enough to accept, I'm sure, English and French expressions as well.
BTW the Danish word for mother-in-law is "svigermor". In a normal Danish family you call your mother-in-law by her first name, but this is not a normal Danish family...

Or do anyone actually happen to know the answer?
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Old 03-31-2018, 03:59 PM
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I was asked a question today that I simply couldn't answer, so now I turn to the highest authority on royal matters, the TRF members.

The question was basically: What do Mary and our Marie call QMII when they are together, alone or in a family setting, when the show is not on?

As you know family members call her Daisy, and Joachim and Frederik call her "mor". And her grandchildren call her "farmor".
But would Mary and Marie also call her Daisy?
Margrethe?

So my question to you is:
You are a well-bred Australian or Frenchwoman, you have a very formidable mother-in-law, with whom you have a good relationship (by all accounts), but she is still a very formidable woman! And in charge!
So what would feel natural for you to call her?

The DRF is inclusive enough to accept, I'm sure, English and French expressions as well.
BTW the Danish word for mother-in-law is "svigermor". In a normal Danish family you call your mother-in-law by her first name, but this is not a normal Danish family...

Or do anyone actually happen to know the answer?
I have no idea what they call her, but if I had a mother-in-law who happened to be the Queen, I would call her 'Madam', and if I had a father-in-law who was the King, I would call him 'Sire'.
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Old 04-01-2018, 03:24 AM
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From watching interactions between the people in this family, I don't think any of them would be formal with each other when in private so I'm going to take a guess at what Mary and Marie may call their mother-in-law.

For Mary: The endearment common to the UK and Australia which would be "Mum".

For Marie: Being French and also along the same lines as Mary using a term she most likely grew up with, I think Marie may use "Maman"

Both terms mean "Mom".
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Old 04-01-2018, 03:34 AM
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I think, when they are completely in private both Marie and Mary call the Queen by her forename. I can imagine that she would have requested them to do so when they became engaged to her sons. I don't know what they called Henrik though, 'Papa', I suppose.
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Old 04-01-2018, 03:41 AM
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Mary has been part of the family for about 15 years, Marie for about 10 (?). If QM is called 'Daisy' by other members of her family, surely Mary and Marie would call her that too.
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Old 04-01-2018, 05:00 AM
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I agree with Osipi that they would call her something that is informal and endearing.

They may indeed call her Daisy now. However QMII don't strike me as someone who is on familiar footing from day one with just everyone.
And both Mary and our Marie really only got to know their future mother-in-law when they got engaged. That's pretty daunting for anyone, not least when you marry into a royal family!
- After all it took a couple of years until I began to use the endearing name for my own mother-in-law that I use today.

So in the beginning, would it be too much so to speak, to call QMII Daisy or Margrethe?

Perhaps Marie is the key?
If you were a future French daughter-in-law about to marry into a French family, with a conservative-traditional father-in-law, who at least within the family is the patriarch, what would be natural to call him from day one?
Even if he is a very supportive and loving father-in-law as he evidently was.
From that we may better deduce what QMII is likely to be called by Mary and Marie?

I'm not familiar with how you do it in Australian and French families, but to me at least maman and mum sounds pretty plausible.
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Old 04-01-2018, 05:23 AM
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Except that Mary's mother is dead, and was when Mary got engaged. She reportedly adored her mother. She might not have felt comfortable calling Daisy 'mum' after the engagement. Perhaps they had a conversation on what Mary was to call her, perhaps in a household which frequently spoke French Margrethe and Henrik were Maman and Papa to both Mary and Marie at the beginning. Maybe Mary thought that was the best solution. However, after a year or so QM could well have asked her to call her by her first name. I guess unless somebody says something we'll never know!
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Old 04-01-2018, 05:27 AM
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A good point and that sounds plausible as well.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:52 AM
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My guess is Mor or Daisy. Is there a more formal term for mother in Danish?

I know that they are different royal houses but I think that British married in-s call their parents-in-law Mama and Papa. Chris O'Neill, son-in-law of Carl-Gustaf of Sweden says he calls his father-in-law sir.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:06 AM
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I have no idea what M&M calls the Queen but I find Daisy implausible. I'd go with them saying Mor like their husband's do. It's informal, implies closeness and leaves mum & maman for their mothers.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:37 AM
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My guess is Mor or Daisy. Is there a more formal term for mother in Danish?

I know that they are different royal houses but I think that British married in-s call their parents-in-law Mama and Papa. Chris O'Neill, son-in-law of Carl-Gustaf of Sweden says he calls his father-in-law sir.
No, not anymore.

It used to be "moder", but I can't imagine Mary and Marie call QMII moder.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:13 AM
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My guess would be either svigermor or Margrethe. Can't imagine they'd call her mor – that sounds very clunky if you're not addressing your own mum – and I think it's more likely that they call her Margrethe than Daisy.

Daisy just seems very informal to me and while I don't doubt QMII adores both of her daughters-in-law, I very much doubt she has introduced herself as Daisy when they first met. Seems a bit too chummy for QMII's liking (they aren't school mates, you know ). And by the time she'd known them long enough for them to get to call her Daisy, I would guess it would be weird for them to start calling her by an entirely different name. I could definitely imagine they'd call her svigermor though.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:42 AM
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My guess is Mor or Daisy. Is there a more formal term for mother in Danish?

I know that they are different royal houses but I think that British married in-s call their parents-in-law Mama and Papa. Chris O'Neill, son-in-law of Carl-Gustaf of Sweden says he calls his father-in-law sir.
Yes, and Queen Silvia is 'Mom'. Maybe Mary, being a non-danish, uses the same address.

I read that King Juan Carlos is being addressed as 'Senor' or 'Patron', Queen Sofia as 'Senora'.

I'd never calll my mother in law 'Mum' since it's not what she is, I call her by her first name.
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How do you think is the relationship between Mary and Frederik?
They don t look very close like in the past.
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:51 AM
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Pretty good I'd say, judging from the adoring glances from Mary.

Congratulations on your first post.
You will soon learn here on TRF that malicious rumors about M&F sometimes found elsewhere (or wishful thinking perhaps...) are exaggerated.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:01 AM
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Yes, it is my first post but i m reading about DRF on this forum from months. ��❤

I asked because i read on a spanish forum that they aren t so close like always and i wanted to know other opinions.
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