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Old 01-18-2011, 07:14 PM
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Did we ever get a transcript of the twins' introduction to the press? Sorry if I missed it; I think I looked through both threads.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:19 PM
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Did we ever get a transcript of the twins' introduction to the press? Sorry if I missed it; I think I looked through both threads.
Patience. Soon I hope.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:54 PM
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Thanks for that. Had a giggle at the bottom thou - it's a pattern not a recipe lol
Just found the link for the shawl - I'm +ve it is the same shawl.
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I think she's selling a kit and does any one have just the pattern in English? It's way too expensive the shipping that I could buy the kit.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:50 PM
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Article from BB Billedbladet:

Editor Annemette Krakau is captivated by the Crown Princess, and so is Fred.:

" "The radiance you have shone clearly for me from our first meeting. Since then I have been blinded and addicted. "

"You give me security, joy and happiness. I love you, Mary. Come let us go, come let's see - through a thousand worlds, weightless love awaits. "

Can you remember the above quotes? I downloaded them from Crown Prince Frederik's speech to his bride, Mary, 14 May 2004 and I came to think of them when I saw the royal couple stand side by side in the National Hospital foyer on Friday because Crown Prince Frederik is still as in love as then.

There can be no doubt that he has become dependent on his wife's magical aura, but Mary's soul, her wonderful mind and calm way of dealing with the outside world, it is absolutely essential and has also clearly influenced the Crown Prince Frederik. He looks simply like a happy husband and father. A man who is filled with confidence and ready for whatever the future might bring. Prepared by a happy homefront with wife and now four children.

As the royal couple presented their newborn twins for the whole world it happended with style and dignity, but above all, genuine emotions that the new parents could not control at all. It was so sweet and liberating, and Mary's bright eyes, loving words of Fred and mother love - also the two large, Isabella and Christian home in the castle - was impossibly to resist.

Mary is truly a little magical. The whole world loves her. It is good that the Crown Prince became addicted!"
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:02 PM
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Mary at ballet with Isabella. Only 9 days after birth.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:04 PM
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Well said Benedikte. Even the Queen has said that Frederik has grown more confident after his marriage. He looks like a happy contented man. It makes a difference in a marriage when one can rely completely on the other to back them up no matter what. This gives confidence to a person who may not be used to relying on another.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:09 PM
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Well said Benedikte. Even the Queen has said that Frederik has grown more confident after his marriage. He looks like a happy contented man. It makes a difference in a marriage when one can rely completely on the other to back them up no matter what. This gives confidence to a person who may not be used to relying on another.
Thanks. And I do agree.

I must add that it is a translation of an article from BB Billedbladet, written by Editor Annemette Krakau saying she is captivated by the Crown Princess.

But so am I
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:03 PM
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It's nice to see that Mary could leave the twins for awhile and spend time with Isabella. (Speaking from experience I found myself looking for opportunities to get out of the house after my second child was born. Sometimes mothers of newborns need a change of scenery.)
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:35 AM
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Is there a transcript available yet? From their interview at the hospital?
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:00 AM
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So good that they have tamed Isabella's hair. It has been brushed and smooth in all the recent photos ... I did think Isabella was looking a little Helena Bonham Carterish for a while there!
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So good that they have tamed Isabella's hair. It has been brushed and smooth in all the recent photos ... I did think Isabella was looking a little Helena Bonham Carterish for a while there!
That pic is from the event where they keys to the newly renovated palace were handed over
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:23 AM
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Tidbits compiled from countless articles in Billed Bladet #02, 2011.
Written by all the royal reporters.

Elvis and Shirley are called (officially that is) lille dreng = little boy and lille pige = little girl by their parents.

The ballons hanging under the ceilling in the foyer, in case you were wondering, were from the blood bank.

Mary's stylist and hairdresser popped by Rigshospitalet to shine her up a bit before the meeting with the press.

When they went out of the main entrance Frederik spotted someone among the onlookers who stood with a sign saying: "Real men have twins". That made him laugh: "If you (informal you) say so, it's probably right".

M&F had a little problem with the caps, when they were about to leave the hospital. Apparantly Mary had Shirley's cap and Frederik had Elvis' cap, so that had to be sorted out first. (*)

They left in an Audi A8. The Crown 68 car.

There is also a note about the star sign of the twins, but since the Zodiac system has been increased to thirteen signs, (about time they discovered that one) I can't figure it out anymore. So in what sign are the twins born? (**)

Mary drank mineral water at the hospital, supplied by the attentive Frederik, whenever she got the least bit thirsty.

Shirley didn't need treatment for jaundice, Elvis did.

Morten Hedegaard and Birgitte Hillerup, recieved a signed photo of M&F on a silver platter and the book about the restoration of Frederik VIII Palæ (palais).
The more assisting members of the maternity team, Agnete Nørrelund, Mette Simonsen and Peter Damm also recieved personal gifts.

Just before M&F went down with the elevator to meet the press, they were celebrated (cheered I guess) by the entire staff at the maternity ward and a considerable number of the other patients there. M&F then took their time chatteing with the other new parents at the ward.

A couple of days after giving birth, fatique finally set in. Mary was completely exhausted for about a day, reinforced by the emotional turmoil of the milk running to her breasts. (***)
Once Mary had passed this difficult period, she was soon back in fine form, albeit somewhat tired.

John Donaldson, Susan Moody and Jane Stephens are currently staying at Amalienborg and they have been observed having a stroll around Amalienborg, with and without Ziggy.
Jane had prudently borrowed one af Frederik's warm ski jackets, because Australia in the summer is nothing like Denmark in mid winter!
John Donaldson is, judging from the pictures in the article, in serious danger of cracking his head, as he is sporting the widest of smiles.
Jane told our reporter: "I'm so proud of my sister". And about the twins: "They are wonderful both of them - and beautiful. Mary is handling it so well".

Elvis and Shirley will have their first official flag day in 2029, when the turn eighteen and as such are of legal age. - By then public (i.e. government, state and municipal) buildings are required to fly Danneborg.

There is also a transcript, which I'll deal with later.

(*) And here we have a difference between men and women. 99.9 % of all men (including I bet, Frederik) would think: It's just caps - for infants, no less! What's the big deal? It's just like small pillows, we cannot understand it...

(**) Because it is the age of Aquariuos.. sorry, got carried away.

(***) You know how it is.
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eh no muhler, frederik has shown a remarkable attention to colours... so you should not count him in the 99.9 male population who would don a baby daughter the wrong hat ;-)
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eh no muhler, frederik has shown a remarkable attention to colours... so you should not count him in the 99.9 male population who would don a baby daughter the wrong hat ;-)
Then perhaps he also understands the purpose of small pillows all over the place? Or why it's absolutely impossible for you to wear a blue shirt, when your wife is carrying a beige clutch. - I don't, I just change shirt.
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Well, at least Fred knows the purpose of a stereo with enormous speakers
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From articles in Billed Bladet #03, 2011 about Mary and Frederik meeting the press at Rigshospitalet.
Written by all the royal reporters.

Mary and Frederik have been talking about what names the twins will get: “But we haven’t quite determined it yet”, replied Mary.
Frederik: “That’s after all something you do (announcing the names) at the baptismal font”.

Q: How was it to give birth to the twins?
Mary: “That’s difficult to say in words, but I had support from both my husband and my little boy, in order to bring her into the world. It was enchanting”.

Q: Is there a difference between the twins?
Mary: “She’s actually a bit more calm than he is, but he loves his kid-sister. He’s very seeking (*) after her, when they lie together”.
Frederik: “Yes, they do lie together and sleep. They are good at that”.
Mary: “We work hard on getting them synchronized and they actually are. But we can already see differences, but also where they resemble each other. I think it’s something incredibly special, we are allowed to experience. A big privilege to experience the relationship there is between twins”.

Mary appears to have got that question twice, because she described her twins: “She’s taking thins a bit more laid back, that is, relaxed, while he shows his temper a bit more”. But that can change, she added.

Q: How have Prince Christian and Princess Isabella received their little siblings?
M&F: “Really well”.
Mary: “It was a big experience to see the two little… No, now these two are the little ones – but to se Christian and Isabelle receive the twins. They were so proud and so happy. Isabella soon began to tuck down their duvet around them. We have taken some fantastic pictures of all four of them. Christian and Isabella look very much forward for them (the twins) to come home”.

Q: Have you considered going on maternity leave, Crown Prince Frederik?
Frederik: “It has crossed my mind”.

Q: What’s the biggest challenge for you now?
Frederik: “To come home and make a family life for four children to stick together. We are looking extremely forward to showing our home to those two here. To enter a daily rhythm”.

Mary hasn’t had much sleep for any extended period since she gave birth: “No, there hasn’t been much of that. There is a lot of breastfeeding to attend to with those two”.

Q: What do you mostly look forward to, when you return to Amalienborg?
Frederik: “To have the whole family coordinated in the daily life. Now we are six. That’ll be a huge experience”.

Q: How are you right now, Crown Princess Mary?
Mary: “Oh, that’s difficult to put in words. I’m just so…. So happy. And proud”.

And this concludes the summaries from Billed Bladet this week. But never fear, there will be more about the twins next week.

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i just love this family...the twins are so cute
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Such insight we would not have without you, Muhler, so thank you 10 times over.
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That's an old picture.
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Well done Muhler! Thank you for such a long translation

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There is also a note about the star sign of the twins, but since the Zodiac system has been increased to thirteen signs, (about time they discovered that one) I can't figure it out anymore. So in what sign are the twins born? (**)
There is some skepticism about whether there are actually thirteen star signs. Ophiuchus, aka Serpentarius or The Serpent Holder, is not included in current standard astrological zodiacs. If it was then it would fall in between Scorpio and Sagittarius.

This is the Zodiac as some astrologers believe it should be:

ARIES = APRIL 19 - MAY 13
TAURUS = MAY 14 - JUNE 19
GEMINI = JUNE 20 - JULY 20
CANCER = JULY 21 - AUG 9
LEO = AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 15
VIRGO = SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 30
LIBRA = OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 22
SCORPIO = NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 29
OPHIUCHUS = NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 17
SAGITTARIUS = DECEMBER 18 - JANUARY 18
CAPRICORN = JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 15
AQUARIUS = FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 11
PISCES = MARCH 12 - APRIL 18

Read more: Ophiuchus - The 13th Sign of the Zodiac 2011

I am a Sagittarian (December 8th) but if the zodiac calendar was changed I would become a "Serpentarian" which, curiously, matches the meaning of my name, Belinda, which in some baby name books means "serpent-like" or "beautiful serpent" - I know which one I would prefer!

Forgot to mention that the twins would be Sagittarians under the 13 zodiac system but Capricorns under the present 12 zodiac system
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