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Old 09-11-2007, 11:02 AM
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Crown Princess Mary and The Mary Foundation (Launched September 11, 2007)

HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark establishes The Mary Foundation

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Following a period of lengthy preparation, HRH Crown Princess Mary presented the underlying ideals and organisational structure of ‘The Mary Foundation – HRH Crown Princess Mary’s Foundation’ – or also known as the Mary Foundation[...]
TRH The Crown Prince Couple - HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark establishes The Mary Foundation


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Crown princess Mary establishes her new fund.

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Old 09-11-2007, 11:48 AM
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Crown princess Mary establishes her new fund.

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It is wonderful that she is establishing her own foundation to foster tolerance. The dress looks nice on her, I think I've seen it before. Nice choice.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:58 AM
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It´s a great objetive, and a very good idea to establish her Fundation, not only for her also for the numbers of people that are waiting for any kind of help.
Happy work for the MARY FUNDATION, all the best.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:01 PM
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I really like seeing her recycling her beautiful clothes.....
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:07 PM
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I think this foundation is a wonderful idea, really, it is so great !
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:55 PM
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I like the name of the foundation, "The Mary Foundation" she could have wanted to make sure her princess title was in the main part of the title. I like that she didn't do that!
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:33 PM
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how cool, what a wonderful goal and a chance to make a difference. very proud for her. she looked so pretty in that dress, i know i've seen it before was it before the wedding or australian trip?
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It was at the asutralian trip.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:37 PM
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A fabulous idea and best wishes for the foundation. She looks lovely in the dress she wore in Australia in '05.

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Old 09-11-2007, 05:40 PM
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I like the name of the foundation, "The Mary Foundation" she could have wanted to make sure her princess title was in the main part of the title. I like that she didn't do that!
I like the simplicity of the name as well. It shows her individuality and independent nature. The mission of the foundation is a powerful one, and it fits very nicely with some of the work she has undertaken already. I hope she does outreach beyond Danemark. Tolerence, social and economic development are really fundamental to the world we live in today. Congratulations, Mary!

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:57 PM
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I find it very curious and almost egoistic to establish a foundation named after only her, not her and her husband. Without her husband, who would have known Mary Donaldson? Most couples would have a foundation together such as Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation. Most royals either have a foundation named after the couple or the title of the born royal. Not even Diana had a foundation named after only her. Did any other royal consort have foundation named after only the consort?

Mary is completely overshadowing Fred in a way I've not seen among other royal couples. It's almost like she's the future monarch and he's the consort. They've only married for three years. I wonder how this will play out in the next 10 or 20 years.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:38 PM
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I am sure that if Queen Margrethe and her court shared your opinion, things would be different. It's quite obvious that they do not.
Moreover, lots of royals have foundations/funds named after themselves and not them and their spouses. People like CP Frederik, Prince Laurent, and Princess Mathilde instantly came to mind. The latter of whom set up her own organization after one year of being married.
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I wonder how this will play out in the next 10 or 20 years.
Quite well I'm guessing
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i think that it's a great idea that mary has a foundations of her own because frederik has alradey the "The Crow Prince Foundation" that provides financial support to:
  • Scientific expeditions, particularly to foreign parts of the world, including Greenland and the Faeroe Islands
  • Sports purposes, including those with a particularly social aspect
and the two of them together have the Kronprinsparrets Kulturpris in wich if i-m not wrong they provide financial help for artist and charities

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Well obviously, Queen Margrethe does not have a problem with it and sees no harm in it. She is very knowledgeable and experienced with royal life and what to do and what not to do. If Margrethe has no problem with it, then I dont as she is experienced at this.
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Mary is completely overshadowing Fred in a way I've not seen among other royal couples. It's almost like she's the future monarch and he's the consort.
I had similar thoughts only the other day, at least, more specifically, that there are more pictures taken of Mary at egagements and such. I was wondereing if our Danish members could add to these thoughts? Is this a true reflection of the situation? How do Danes feel about it?

To be honest, I almost feel the same about Maxima and WA.
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I find it very curious and almost egoistic to establish a foundation named after only her, not her and her husband. Without her husband, who would have known Mary Donaldson? Most couples would have a foundation together such as Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation. Most royals either have a foundation named after the couple or the title of the born royal. Not even Diana had a foundation named after only her. Did any other royal consort have foundation named after only the consort?

Mary is completely overshadowing Fred in a way I've not seen among other royal couples. It's almost like she's the future monarch and he's the consort. They've only married for three years. I wonder how this will play out in the next 10 or 20 years.
You note that Mary's title and status is derived from her husband, so trying to view it from your somewhat cynical perspective, it is interesting that the foundation will be known quite simply as the Mary Foundation, and not trade on her title. at some point she needs to just become her title - regardless of how she got there she is the Crown Princess now. her name now (with or without the title) does have wide recognition - in denmark and beyond as this Board is testament to. why try and take away from that?

I am pretty sure Princess Grace of Monaco had all sorts of interests that were promoted in her name.

as for the 3 years of marriage, research now shows (in australia at least) that most couples divorce after 12 years. at what point exactly do you say a marriage is successful and as likely as any other strong marriage to survive?
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You note that Mary's title and status is derived from her husband, so trying to view it from your somewhat cynical perspective, it is interesting that the foundation will be known quite simply as the Mary Foundation, and not trade on her title. at some point she needs to just become her title - regardless of how she got there she is the Crown Princess now. her name now (with or without the title) does have wide recognition - in denmark and beyond as this Board is testament to. why try and take away from that?

I am pretty sure Princess Grace of Monaco had all sorts of interests that were promoted in her name.

as for the 3 years of marriage, research now shows (in australia at least) that most couples divorce after 12 years. at what point exactly do you say a marriage is successful and as likely as any other strong marriage to survive?
You completely missed my points. One, I didn't question why her title isn't on there. I'm questioning why Fred's name isn't on the foundation title. Mary has name recognition among Danes and Aussies because of her marriage (BTW, this board has a very small audience in the big scheme of things.) Without Fred, no one would have known her. And it could be argued that it's more egoistic to have only her name on the foundation. As if everyone should know who the heck Mary is. (Most people outside of Denmark and Australia would think it's the Virgin Mary.) Princess Grace was a well known actress. She was much better known than her husband before marriage. BTW, she overshadowed her husband completely and that marriage wasn't the fairy tale it seemed.

Last, I didn't question whether their marriage will survive. I only wonder how her dominance so young into their marriage will do to their marriage. We all know how Diana-Charles' marriage turned out. Grace's marriage wasn't that happy in the later years.
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I guess the whole point of the Mary Foundation is that she is doing good for others, isn't that what is important??
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The foundation is the Mary foundation not the Frederik and Mary foundation, so Frederiks name doesn't need to be on it.
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