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Old 04-25-2016, 05:19 PM
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Yes, I noticed that it was not there last week, good that they added it .

one more photo
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cg6Q56_WkAQO_gG.jpg:large

great work by Mary and the foundation. loneliness is a very important issue

article and photos
http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...nt-for-ensomme

this one is lovely
http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13107646-.jpg
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:37 PM
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Here is a very good report from Politiken: 23-årige Daniel til fællesspisning: Jeg fortalte kronprinsesse Mary, at jeg er ensom - Politiken.dk

Here focusing on 23 year Daniel Evensen, who is a student with his own apartment and clearly a very shy man.

There were in total around 500 present for the communal dinner, people, who are lonely as well as volunteers, cooks, ushers and (I think) volunteer co-diners.
It came as a total surprise that Mary showed up. - So did a Copenhagener magistrate and the manager behind the communal dining.

It a long time before Daniel gathered enough courage and went to this communal dinner and now he dines with Nina, whom he met when he entered a counseling center she was manager for. And she is now his contact-person and accompanies him to the dinners.
"To me it's really outside the boundaries to eat with other people, because it's very intimate, I think. But I like like it is tonight, where we are are a lot, because then you don't have to talk with one particular person in a very serious manner. You can simply be here and enjoy it without talking to someone".

About Mary surprising everyone by being there, except the organizers because a flower-girl was mobilized:
"It's totally unreal. That I'm here and she's there. It's very overwhelming. Why, she's sitting right there".
Actually only a table away from Daniel.

Then Mary is going on stage to say something, but as usual the microphone is jinxed. Someone is trying to fix it, not working. What to do? Mary raises her hand holding an imaginary glass and toast those who have gathered.
Now the mike is working!
"Now it succeeded. The good meal consists of two things: The food and the company. When we share a meal, we share a moment and togetherness. We offer some togetherness/presence for each other. Right now 2.000 (probably nation-wide) have sat down at the table. That's impressive.
In my own family the meal is also bonding/gathering. It's an occasion to tell and to listen and when Vincent shouts quiet-game Frederik and I can just manage to exchange a couple of words, but no more, because it seldom lasts very long".

Two girls walk up to Mary and chat with her. How about you, Daniel?
"I wouldn't dare", he says.

Urged on by Nina, Daniel gathers enough courage to go over to Mary. (See first picture, with Daniel, Mary and Nina.
Afterwards:
"It's the greatest experience I've ever had. She was really sweet. She asked why we were here and and I told that I'm pretty lonely.
I can live a long time from this evening. A really long time".
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:13 PM
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this is great. A wonderful program. and great that Daniel and others are joining

some photos on the DRF website
Arrangement med Mary Fonden | Kongehuset - Forside
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:38 PM
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Thanks Muhler and Polyesco

I think this part of Mary's informel speech about her, Frederik and children's dinner time is deligthful :

"In my own family's the evening meal is also a focal point. After breakfast we are often spread in all directions, kindergarten, schools, but at dinner we gather again. The meal is an opportunity to tell and to listen - there may have been an extra good play in Vincent and Josephine's kindergarten or a particularly difficult task in Christian's and Isabella's school - with four children there are many stories to be told, and it can be difficult to be updated all the way around. It's therefore a extra challenge when Vincent in middle of the speech flow shouts "quiet game!". Well, it gives Frederik and I a moment's peace to exchange a few words - because we have long ago announced us out of the 'quiet game', but it's only a few words, because the silence rarely last long."

Pictures with information from Mary Fonden:

There was talked and laughed around the table where none of the other guests knew that the Crown Princess came to eat with them:
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=1GJ7toD7

People were laughing when the Crown Princess told how difficult it can be to 'be heard' around the dinner table in a family with four children:
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=WLUPm2yQ

Crown Princess Mary changing table for the dessert which was served by the guests themselves:
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=X_kyuzvT

Crown Princess Mary arriving:
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=mhDjWGYk



Such a thing here - that Mary secretly meets up to eat together with 400 ordinary Danes - is exactly why Mary is so hugely popular!
(The same with Frederik - he could had done exactly the same thing)

Very great and touching words to Mary on Facebook:

(Here's just some few of them...)

"It makes me so glad to se Mary's big heart for the people. She is 100 percent committed to what she does, she is natural and she's not afraid to blend with the people. Big praise to her."

"Where am I glad that we have Mary as coming Queen of Denmark once. The Danish Royal Family been really lucky with her.. A sweet, lovely, genuine, beautiful and not least empathetic woman. And she has both legs planted firmly in the ground, no airs ..... I fully understand that Frederik chose her as his wife and mother of his lovely children. He is also a Crown Prince of the people, it will be so good when these two takes over."

"We could in no way have gotten a better Crown Princess. Long live H.R.H Crown Princess Mary.
Denmark loves you!
It was fortunate for Denmark that our great Crown Prince took Mary with him from Australia, -he has great sense of quality."

"Mary is genuine and folksy, cool and sincere."


https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...35227816664642

https://www.facebook.com/ditbt/posts/1392062390820975
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:55 PM
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thanks for sharing Roskilde

this part is especially cute, parents being above the rules of the quite game lol
"Vincent in middle of the speech flow shouts "quite-game!". Well, it gives Frederik and I a moment's peace to exchange a few words - because we have long ago announced us out of the 'quiet-game', but it's only a few words, because the silence rarely last long."




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Old 04-26-2016, 03:00 PM
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It´s great, funny and wonderful that CPss Mary tells a little about how dinner is in their home
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:44 AM
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Daily Mail on the dinner for the lonely: Princess Mary in Copenhagen dines with locals at event for combating loneliness* | Daily Mail Online
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:05 AM
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:17 AM
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Crown Princess Mary held the Mary Foundation's presidium meeting 2016. In Frederik 8. Palace, Amalienborg on 4th May.

Pictures:

The Crown Princess spoke about the foundtions future plans in her section of the report and thanked the presidium for their support of the foundation's work
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=pUwLqqv2

And presented the foundation's results for 2015 and said that Free from Bullying is out in every second Danish kindergarten and every third school
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=xSTKkmEI

The Mary Foundation presidium gathered for the annual meeting of the foundations results and plans
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=k4kM792q

Group picture
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=6GJDwoRh

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Gallery from the Mary Foundation:
Præsidiemøde 2016 | MaryFonden.dk

Gallery from Kongehuset.dk
Mary Fondens præsidiemøde 2016 | Kongehuset - Forside
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:08 PM
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yay we got some photos from these meetings. Its great work being done.

i think i spot Caroline Heering in the group picture
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:55 AM
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Daily Mail has something on the recent meeting as well: Princess Mary brightens up the room in Hugo Boss at a Mary Foundation meeting | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:28 AM
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I just watched the TV2 news here this morning....

H.K.H. Kronprinsessen lancerer Fri for Mobberi til vuggestuer og dagpleje | Kongehuset

INFO: HRH Crown Princess Mary today launches Free For Bullying to nurseries and daycare.

Crown Princess Mary's successful Free For Bullying is already integrated in more than 50% of all Danish kindergartens and in 40% of schools and after-school clubs.

And on Greenland, Faroe Islands, Estonia, Estonia and Poland.

Free For Bullying is an anti-bullying program as Mary Foundation and Save the Children are behind.

Mary is a very useful Crown Princess for Denmark!
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:59 AM
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A BB video of Mary this forenoon, where she visited a nursery and interacted with the children: VIDEO: Derfor legede kronprinsesse Mary med bamser | BILLED-BLADET

They were as you can see singing a bamse-song = teddy(bear)-song. The teddy being instrumental in illustrating good behavior as well as being good to cuddle when you are sad.
This was the launching of an extended version of free from bullying to be implemented in nurseries, kindergartens and daycare.

As usual Mary is not someone to be brief when she has a message to bring out. It was obvious IMO that she didn't switch from English to Danish like in Burkina faso, but was in fully Danish mode, judging from the speed and pronunciation. I.e. no albeit minor grammatical mistakes and no danglish words. A brilliant Danish in fact.

As you can tell, there was plenty of press there, so we can rest assured that more will come.

She was among other tings asked what she does in order to teach her own children to be a good mate. They basically talk about it.

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ADDED: BT has more.

Here is a great gallery: http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-de-skoenn...s-navn#slide-1

And article: http://www.bt.dk/royale/kronprinsess...ar-det-gaelder

During the singing, little Mike, who sat in front of Mary had problems clapping and placing the teddy on top of the head at the same time, so Mary had to help.
Later on Mike noticed how Mary had tucked in a teddy, so he came rushing with hos own teddy, which also had to be tucked in beside Mary's teddy.

Later on Mary sat with a number of children. And one boy, Søren, asked Mary if the princess had arrived.
A delighted Mary hid part of her face behind a drawing and replied: "Yes, she is. - Here I am". - Cool! Søren then proceeded to demonstrate how you look when you are sad, angry, glad and so on.

This is little Fatima, nice dress, eh?
http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-de-skoenn...-navn#slide-16

And this must be Søren in the red shirt:
http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-de-skoenn...-navn#slide-21
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Muhler

A beaming Mary, eh? Now her Free For Bullying is also integrated to Danish nurseries and daycare.

I think we can expect to see more in the evening news tonight.

Lot's of more cute pictures:
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...73&oe=57D15777
http://sn.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/9/...392_1653_2.jpg
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...d4&oe=57DB252D
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...42&oe=57D19DD1
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...fa&oe=57D74AB5
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...79&oe=57E6A229
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...da&oe=579A6C9C
http://sn.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/18...392_1653_2.jpg
http://sn.dk/modules/xphoto/cache/10..._0_0_0_0_2.jpg

Gallery from sn.dk
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Gallery from Vallensbæk daycare:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...8185820&type=3

Popular on Facebook right now:

https://www.facebook.com/tv2nyhedern...45/?permPage=1

On the occasion of Crown Princess Mary today launches Free of Bullying to nurseries and daycare has TV2 asked the 2-year-olds, Søren and Leyna, who both goes to nursery - is it okay to tease?

The TV2 post has so far got more than 15,000 likes and is shared over 3300 times. And it has only been online for 3 hours.

The two 2-year-old children's answers are adorable and good. Children already at that age know the difference between playing and teasing.

Also good focus on Mary's work spread out to the Danes.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:10 PM
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A seriously cute video!

Especially when the girl lifts up in her blouse and say "cuck-coo".

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5s2y1j794...+Leland+48.jpg
Things simply can't get pink enough at that age.

At better look at the teddies and the books and booklets that comes in the Free from Bullying suitcase issued to those nurseries that wish to implement the concept.
https://www.facebook.com/vallensbaek...type=3&theater
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this video is the cutest.
what a great impact Mary and her foundation are having on so many schools and kids. a job well done

and you can tell she enjoys it to the max. sitting on the floor, putting a teddy bear on her head, taking a girl down the slide. the photos made me smile
http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res...30-billede.jpg

thanks for all the links and translations.

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5s2y1j794...+Leland+11.jpg
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From Daily Mail: Princess Mary reignites inner child as she launches Free of Bullying program in nurseries * | Daily Mail Online
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another gallery
Skønne billeder: Vuggestuebørn charmerede Mary - Herognu

Mary dancing with a cute little boy
http://herognu.dk/Upload/Galleries/9799/mary19.jpg

nice photo
http://www.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...05/Mary-78.jpg

and article from the DRF website
Lancering af Fri for Mobberi til vuggestuer og dagpleje | Kongehuset
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:30 PM
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Fantastic and funny pictures of Mary and all the babies

And there are a lot of pictures.....

I qoute from BT:

(...) and Mary was there was singing, dancing, playing with teddy bears and played on the playground .

Afterwards the Crown Princess was lined up and and responded questions from the press. When asked how the day had been Mary cracked in a huge smile.
"It has been really positive. We have really seen how they have taken the 'Free of Bullying' suitcase to them and has made the project to their own. You can see the kids have worked on it with great pleasure," it sounded joyfully from the Crown Princess to BT after the visit.

And the question of what she had thought about the children in the day Mary couldn't hide how the children had charmed her.
"They were so adorable," she admitted with a big smile.

HQ pictures from the Mary Foundation:
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...44110493_o.jpg
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=5nnnzUp1
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=Rqx11kIh
http://www.maryfonden.dk/files/style...?itok=3MpG79KA

A nice gallery from Her&Nu with a beaming Mary with many funny faces:
Skønne billeder: Vuggestuebørn charmerede Mary - Herognu

One more larger gallery from BB:
SE BILLEDERNE: Kronprinsesse Mary legede løs | BILLED-BLADET

Information and pictures from Kongehuset.dk
Kongehuset | Kongehuset.dk

Gallery from the Mary Foundation:
Lancering af Fri for Mobberi for de mindste | MaryFonden.dk
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Press release from Kongehuset.dk:

The Mary Foundation collaborates with Danish 'Save the Children' and 'Children's Welcare' to stop bullying.

With the new Community "The alliance against bullying" the Mary Foundation, Save the Children and Children's Welfare join forces intensified efforts to stop bullying.
The alliance's work will consist of new initiatives against bullying in schools, and will as the first project develop a comprehensive offer targeted the 4th, 5th and 6th grade of primary school. The development of the project will begin in the second half of 2016 and expected to be tested in 2017.

Mary Fonden samarbejder med Red Barnet og Børns Vilkår om at stoppe mobning | Kongehuset
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