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Old 07-12-2006, 09:05 PM
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Relationships between the Members of the Danish Royal Family

Does anyone here know what kind of relationship does Mary have with Queen Margrethe?
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:03 PM
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From news reports of the christening preparations, pretty contentious at times.
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:44 PM
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From news reports of the christening preparations, pretty contentious at times.
I've never heard this. What do you mean?
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:26 AM
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Do you mean that they were at odds during the christening preparations?
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:16 PM
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what happend during the christening preparation?
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:36 PM
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I thought they had a pretty nice relationship. Although in such big events like a christening, we could all get a little tense.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:37 AM
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Oh for goodness sake will someone please tell us what went on during the christening?
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:02 AM
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Nothing went on during the christening preparations.

Gossip magazines just made up a story that Margrethe was hurt because it was Mary who prepared the christening and not she herself.
Total nonsense if you ask me.

I would say they have a good relationship.
Mary & Frederik & Christian were with QMII on the balcony at her birthday (and stayed with her for Easter) and they visited her in private when she was in hospital for her knee surgery. And so on.
So, I would say they have a very normal family relationship.
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:00 PM
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I totally agree with Ricarda. They seem to have a very nice relationship going on. The Queen seems to be a very down to earth person and a very loving and generous person. I see where there could/would be some tense moments or misunderstandings, it's normal between wives and mothers-in-law. But in general they seem to get along well and the Queen seems to be leaving the up-bringing of Christian (and the other two grand-sons) up to their parents. So, I doubt there is any real sort of conflict there.
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:06 PM
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I had read someone on this site that QMII was upset with the way that Mary planned the christening...some row about colors and flower selection. From what I read (can't remember where or who posted), they were miffed...true, don't know.
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:59 PM
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I think Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary have a very normal in-law relationship. I would guess they mostly get along but I'm sure sometimes they may not always agree and that's when Frederick may become the go-between.
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:46 AM
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I had read someone on this site that QMII was upset with the way that Mary planned the christening...some row about colors and flower selection. From what I read (can't remember where or who posted), they were miffed...true, don't know.
There has been nothin about that in the Danish, or orther medias, that I have seen. And they are not likely to ignore such a rumor, are they?
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:53 PM
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Yes, I heard that too that the Queen wanted either different color flowers for the christening or different flowers. Something to that affect.

I'm sure it is not easy for Mary. I mean, some of her and Fred's vacations are spent with his parents. I don't know if I could do that year in and year out, as well as the Christmas holiday. But, Mary has given up much of her freedom, but that was her choice so she obviously thought she could handle it or at least because of her love for Fred.
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:21 PM
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I think Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary have a very normal in-law relationship. I would guess they mostly get along but I'm sure sometimes they may not always agree and that's when Frederick may become the go-between.
I second that. Just the way it works in most families. Taking your mother-in-law on a holiday once a year or celebrating Christmas with her doesn't necessarily mean that problems automatically arise. If they would, my family would have been a mess by now. If we go somewhere, half of the time my grandmother is with us. :p Sometimes she drives us crazy, sometimes she doesn't, but we all love her anyway. So I guess this is the same with Mary and the Queen. They'll probably disagree from time to time (which is healthy, I think), but I don't think that something so unsignificant as the colors of some stupid flowers is the reason to claim that there is some tension in their relationship. And what do we actually know about it? As long as none of them gives a scandalous interview about the other to the press, we know nothing of the matter...
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I would add, too, that I think the Queen has been pretty open and flexible to changes on Mary's behalf in how she goes about her role as Crown Princess, whether they were initiated by Mary or not, I don't know, but some of the things Mary has done couldn't have occured without consent of the Queen.

For example, at the beginning of the year Mary held her own New Year's ceremony for her patronages rather than attend one with the Queen, Henrik and Frederik for their patronages. At the time there was a lot of ink spilt about Mary going against tradition but also praise about Mary doing something unique as CP and modernizing things and that surely she wouldn't have forged ahead with her own gathering without approval by the Queen.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:42 PM
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:o I think they have pretty good relationship. But it has been Magrethes arena for quite some time....might have difficulty handing the reigns over once in a while?
But hey, who hasnt had a tiff with their mother in law?
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:39 PM
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i would agree with posts but HM Queen wanted help Mary for planning christening of their baby son Christian but Mary wanted handles on their planning than mother-in-law i would understand of Mary what she wanted it.

but she bring baby christian to trips without knowledges but im sure Mary wanted be as 100% caring baby than nanny like any royals mothers wanted to care of baby when parents was away and who cares of Christian but she wanted kept baby than no helping with in-laws but i dont blame Mary because she is mother and she can give her baby as breastfeed when gone to trips.
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I think all families have their up and down times. Most of the time things will be fine. Royal families are like no other, except for the titles, the crowns, tiaras and palaces.
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:30 PM
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I had read someone on this site that QMII was upset with the way that Mary planned the christening...some row about colors and flower selection. From what I read (can't remember where or who posted), they were miffed...true, don't know.
If you can't present any evidence that this is true I think this line of speculation should be removed.

It's really tasteless to suggest the Queen would go ballistic just because of a flower arrangement
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I think that rumor comes from this Billed Bladet article:

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