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Old 02-15-2012, 04:04 AM
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It's a fine line to walk, I'm sure. Yes, Mary and Frederik could draw a very firm line and say no unofficial pictures at all but then they'd risk souring what seems like an overall positive and respectful relationship with the Danish press. If they were consistently being followed by dozens of photographers it might be different but I can't see how it would be worth it, in the overall scheme of things, to make a fuss about one or two discreet photographers/reporters from BB and the like.
The relationship between the Danish press and the DRF has always struck me as being admirably mature, for the most part, on both sides.
If they did this, the media relationship with the royal house would turn sour, I am very sure. Its a dangerous issue since the media could then start bringing up unflattering topics etc.

Nobody urges the family to make holiday in full public view in Verbier. If they wouldnt want to put up with the photographers there every day they'd go somewhere else.

My guess is that this holiday partly takes place to generate these well appreciated fairy tale image pictures for the public and that the photographers are highly welcome. The rest is blah blah, they know exactly that the media wont stay away after one shoot with the family continuing to be on full display.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:15 AM
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That is 4 different parkas for Mary?
Do they have tobagen runs at the ski area?
And we are not counting the others that are in her wardbrobe and that she has worn just one time...a white and red jacket from 2002, herwonderful Prada ski black jacket tha is on my avatar...
it seams that htis north face purple ski suit is a new one...
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:14 AM
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A large gallery from Her & Nu: Mary, Frederik og børnene i sneen - Her og Nu
With Christian and Bella in particular laughing their heads off.

Josephine was apparently about to take off, so daddy frederik had to rein her in.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:32 PM
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A large gallery from Her & Nu: Mary, Frederik og børnene i sneen - Her og Nu
With Christian and Bella in particular laughing their heads off.

Josephine was apparently about to take off, so daddy frederik had to rein her in.
Very cute and amusing pictures. The kids' facial expressions are my favorite part.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:13 PM
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I love the pictures with Isabella and her determined tongue sticking out of her mouth as she tries to steer thru the hoops! too cute~
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:45 PM
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Love the ski school pics and wonder what language the instructors use for all their students.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:02 PM
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I love the pictures from Her og Nu, Isabella's facial expressions in particular are quite hilarious.
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The ski school pictures really are fantastic. It's nice to see the family enjoying themselves on holiday.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:14 PM
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They look to be having such a wonderful time.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:41 PM
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If they did this, the media relationship with the royal house would turn sour, I am very sure. Its a dangerous issue since the media could then start bringing up unflattering topics etc.

Nobody urges the family to make holiday in full public view in Verbier. If they wouldnt want to put up with the photographers there every day they'd go somewhere else.

My guess is that this holiday partly takes place to generate these well appreciated fairy tale image pictures for the public and that the photographers are highly welcome. The rest is blah blah, they know exactly that the media wont stay away after one shoot with the family continuing to be on full display.
Do you think there is a slope just for the CP couple to take their children for lessons or for the babies to play? Where do you expect them to take them? Some place that is not safe just so the press cannot see them. You place the blame on them for something they have no control over.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:30 AM
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Do you think there is a slope just for the CP couple to take their children for lessons or for the babies to play? Where do you expect them to take them? Some place that is not safe just so the press cannot see them. You place the blame on them for something they have no control over.
i dont get your comment.

all i said was if they wanted a quiet skiing holiday because they are annoyed with the media they could go to other places than verbier that are not a high society hotspot.

but they dont what tells me that they dont mind the press.

i didnt place any blame on them for anything.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:17 AM
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I interpreted the press release prior to the photo op as : "You'll get some nice family feel-good pics of us. In return, please don't pester us".

And I think the press has respected that wish.

We have since then only seen M&F with their children at the pist for small children.
A very public place, with lots of people around.
At least Mary and Isabella were aware of the photographer, as they looked straight at him/her. - So no candid photos here.

As far as I know, there haven't been photographers laying in wait outside the chalet, each time they went out.
They haven't been followed around when skiing, going for a walk or dining out. Something they have no doubt been doing.

So I think the press and M&F have been very obliging towards each other.



Summary of a few articles in Billed Bladet #07, 2012.
All written by our Alpine correspondent Ulrik Ulriksen.

It was minus 18 degrees C, when M&F and their children arrived by car to the photoshoot.
Bella hugged daddy's leg lovingly as they approached the photographers.
Frederik opened the ball by saying: "Good morning, are you able to stay warm"?
Posing with four lively children was a bit of a challenge. The twins at least could be held, but Christian and Isabella went rolling down a gentle slope, which was so much fun!
When Mary posed with her youngest son, Vincent, Isabella played aeroplane behind them.
Mary said: "It's lovely to have all four children with us on a skiing holiday. It's simply so great, even though it is of course something of a logistic challenge. With (children) there is quite a lot to track of. Just look at that". Gesturing towards Christian sliding on his belly down a slope, followed by Bella.

Josephine turned up her charm and sported a couple of teeth.
Have they learned how to walk? Mary: "No, not quite, but almost".

How are the twins enjoying their holiday? Frederik: "The twins get a couple of trips on a bobsleigh".
But when will they get skiing lessons then?
Frederik: "Oh, that's a good question. But first and foremost they should, right here and now have a hurrah-experience, and then, after two or three years, that is, a bit further out in the future, then they'll learn how to ski".

How are the two oldest doing? Frederik replied that both Christian and Isabella are pretty good on skis.

On the way back M&F swapped twins and the family had to walk up a slope in order to get to the car. And here Isabella came to a dead stop. That slope was daunting for her and little legs, så Mary gently gave her a push in the behind and that restarted the rye-bread-engine. (*)

During the photo shoot our reporter observed that:
The twins are very skilled crawlers!
Mary speaks bot Danish and English with her two oldest and that Isabella called her "Mummy". (**)

Christian called for his sister to join him in sliding down the slope with: "Come on, Bella".

Christian and Isabelle greeted all the photographers with: "Hi".

The hand-knitted cap Mary wore during the shoot is by Birger Christensen. It has a pompom made of the fur from a fox and it costs 2.200 DKK.

The same morning Bella and Christian arrived in Verbier, Frederik took them with him to rent skis for them.
Mary spend a lot of time with Isabella in particular in the first few days. While Christian attended a ski-school, she and Bella had a girl's lunch.

A lot of the friends of M&F stayed with them in Verbier or where there. Amber Petty was observed strolling with Caroline Ahlefeldt. Mary's sister Jane, appeard to have a good rapport with Frederik and on this vacation he took her up on the slopes to ski. She is an accomplished skier, the articles says, and the next day she was guide for other of M&F's Australian guests.
Don't know who they were, only Jane and Amber are mentioned in the articles. It wasn't Amber Petty, she didn't ski, but preferred to stroll and shop in Verbier town with Caroline Ahlefeldt and Mary.

(*) People's personal stamina is sometimes referred to here in DK as the rye-bread-engine.

(**) Christian has been known to call her "Mor". Perhaps that depends on which language they speak? Or perhaps Bella simply finds it more natural to call Mary "Mummy"?


A trip to the past for comparison: https://picasaweb.google.com/1008659...MedMasseAfTid#

The first pics of Christian in a brown ski suit are from 2007. - A little later Bella arrived:
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:37 PM
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So many wonderful pictures. :)
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:24 PM
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Once again many thanks for the translation Muhler. I like the Rye-Bread-Engine reference. I am trying to think of a comparison we use here, but I've only just woken up and the caffeine hasn't kicked in yet, to get the brain cells moving. cheers.
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I like that they're re-using the snow suits from when Bell and Christian were younger.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:42 PM
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Was there any video this year? I know I should be content with photo's, but I'm hoping?
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:32 AM
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CP Frederik had earlier in the week 'child watch' during family ski vacation in Verbier.
He took care of Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine while Princess Mary was skiing with Prince Christian.
Many photos: Kronprins Frederik kælker med Prins Vincent og Prinsesse Josephine - Frederiks kælketur med tvillingerne - Fotogallerier
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The last set of pictures was just fabulous! Frederik was having a blast, along with the kids, and I loved the sequence of him taking pictures with his phone.
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heheheh, frederik is truly enjoying himself with his twins! adorable!
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is the lady with frederik the nanny of the twins?
i wonder where mary is, i guess she took time off to ski with her friend.
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