Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade
Well, the agencies can't be influenced but this official visit looks much more toned down, maybe a result of the "overdose" you mention sneeuwklokje. Mary is very much in the background, walks consort-like five steps behind Fred, no eye-catching outfit what puts the emphasis much more on Fred than usual. Maybe the agencies find that boring and therefore there are less pictures. Looks like somebody learned a lesson or was keen that the CP couple was seen again associated with business and duty after the whole media tormoil in Beijing and Australia. Looks like finally somebody put his or her foot on the breaks of the Mary PR express.
To be fair any visit to Australia is going to focus on her as it is her nation of birth and though the media made a big deal out of several of her clothing items I cant really recall a jaw dropping outfit on her down under. Must admit I dont follow fashion all that much so please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
Also this is a state visit and as such protocol will be followed more I think.