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Old 03-17-2016, 05:39 AM
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Thanks, Iceflower.

Indeed, Ilse.

They were there as patrons for in Mary's case the the Brain Injury Association, and for Countess Alexandra for the Parkinsons Association.
Here is a BB video: VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary og grevinde Alexandra til premiere sammen | BILLED-BLADET

It's no secret that Alexandra's Danish is perfect. However, I still find it impressive that even her accent is almost imperceptible even though she's been here for many years.
I have noticed very often that native English speakers continue to have a pronounced accent no matter how many years they've been here. Presumably it has something to do with the different sounds of the languages.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:11 AM
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They were there as patrons for in Mary's case the the Brain Injury Association, and for Countess Alexandra for the Parkinsons Association..
And also as patron of 'Hjernesagen'.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:58 AM
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Thanks, Iceflower.

Indeed, Ilse.

They were there as patrons for in Mary's case the the Brain Injury Association, and for Countess Alexandra for the Parkinsons Association.
Here is a BB video: VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary og grevinde Alexandra til premiere sammen | BILLED-BLADET

It's no secret that Alexandra's Danish is perfect. However, I still find it impressive that even her accent is almost imperceptible even though she's been here for many years.
I have noticed very often that native English speakers continue to have a pronounced accent no matter how many years they've been here. Presumably it has something to do with the different sounds of the languages.
Yes, and some people just really have a skill for languages. Alexandra clearly does!

Is this a documentary she went to see, or a work of fiction?

On a more superficial note, I LOVE it when Mary gets her old clothes out of the closet again. Well, these 'old' clothes were of course expensive Prada wear, worn only a couple of times I woudn't repeat the boots with this one though. Mary from the start: blue skirt2
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:46 PM
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in a 2004 skirt, wow Mary

a picture from the DRF website
Forpremiere på filmen "Concussion" | Kongehuset - Forside

and article
https://www.hjernesagen.dk/aktuelt/k...s-landsformand
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:32 PM
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Gallery from Kongehuset.dk:
Forpremiere på filmen "Concussion" | Kongehuset - Forside

It was a late event. It started first at almost 10 at night. I hope Mary had reached a little nap before

Yes the skirt is back from in 2004... Mary is a royal who really is impressive at recycling! And all the time.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:39 AM
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Dagcentret Strødammens 50-års jubilæum | Kongehuset
As patron of the Danish Brain Injury Association and the Danish Stroke Association CP Mary attends the 50th jubilee celebration of Day Center Strødammen, a meeting and activity center for brain-damaged adults.
The last time the center had a royal visit was in 1967 by Queen Ingrid.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:38 AM
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And a summerly* CP Mary has arrived...

She really is a lovely and hard working Crown Princess! Her popularity is well deserved.


**Denmark has it's second summer these weeks. We have sunny days with 25-28 degress. It's very rare in September month. But absolutely enjoyable!

The Danish Royal Family is already out with some great HQ pictures on their website:

This picture is wonderfully contagious of Mary and one of the visiters
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=G6HXd34I
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=ofegnFin

(Last time Dagcentret Strødammen had a royal visit was in back in 1967 where Queen Ingrid visited it)
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=qxrI4kWU
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:29 PM
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Thanks for all the warmly pictures from Mary's visit today :)

At the DRF's Facebook a woman from today's visit writes:

"A fantastic day for my husband, she (Mary) gave all the users of the center a handshake.
She's so natural and autentic."


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And one of the more charming/funny comments:

"A very nice day at my workplace. Crown Princess Mary made the day perfect with her empathetic presence.
I was so delighted that I bowed without saying a word, ��❤️"


For everyone who knows Mary this is no surprise:

Actually, the visit was only scheduled to last one hour....
- But Crown Princess Mary was here almost for one and a half hour. It was absolutely fantastic. It went beyond all expectations, telling a really happy leader of Strødammens Center, Thomas Brædstrup-Holm to TV2 Lorry.
- She was simply just so present. She took good time to all, and they were even allowed to take a selfie with her, says Thomas Brædstrup-Holm.

Video from the tv2 evening news at 19.30:
Kronprinsesse Mary på dagcenter | TV 2 Lorry

TV2 video on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/tv2lorry.dk...PAGES_TIMELINE

(If you somehow should be in doubt about how very popular Mary is? Just read the comments )

"Mary is the DRF's most beautiful rose. She simply beams. She is happy, present, and incredibly hardworking. And then she just get prettier and prettier. A star of a crown princess. That's what she is."
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:24 AM
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One more lovely gallery from yesterday's visit:

https://www.facebook.com/News-about-...64417477059441
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:19 PM
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The daily Daily Mail article: Princess Mary visits the*Strødammen Day Centre on Copenhagen | Daily Mail Online

I must admit I'm genuinely surprised she's getting that much coverage in Daily Mail, considering she's a non BRF royal.
I know this is aimed mainly for Australian readers, but the amount of coverage nevertheless surprise me.

Any thougths?
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:51 PM
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The daily Daily Mail article: Princess Mary visits the*Strødammen Day Centre on Copenhagen | Daily Mail Online

I must admit I'm genuinely surprised she's getting that much coverage in Daily Mail, considering she's a non BRF royal.
I know this is aimed mainly for Australian readers, but the amount of coverage nevertheless surprise me.

Any thougths?
Although I am not a Brit by any means, I do know that British papers will print anything that sells more editions of their product. It is well known that Royalty sells, ergo coverage of an Australian princess makes perfect sense in the British view of things. The fact that the Crown Princess is Danish makes her even more interesting, as Denmark is very much en vogue; I attach a link to an article in today's Daily Telegraph that, I am sure, you will find quite entertaining
Forget hygge - Brits should be embracing 'brygge'
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:37 AM
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Thanks, Gerry. That was a funny article.

Yeah, I've seen several non-Danish articles on the concept of "hygge", most of them miss the mark.

Hygge is not something you can automatically create from reading a lifestyle magazine. You can create a setting to help you create an intimate atmosphere of hygge together with your guests or family.
Because hygge is not a design, it's a feeling.

A feeling of being totally at easy, comfortable and secure in the company of your guests, family, friends or even on your own.

Dimmed lights, preferably with candles and discreet lamps in the corners helps creating the atmosphere that is the basis of hygge.

I guess it's a back to the cave feeling.
The snowstorm and predators are out there in the darkness, but in here you feel warm, safe and at ease. You've eaten your fill and now you picking lice out of the hair of Gork, while you are chuckling at the stories Brumm tell. The drawings Hark made on the cavewall last moon really look good in the flickering light, you observe. And now Uumba is putting more wood on the fire. - Aaah, nice!
You get what I mean? If you transfer that to a more modern setting, you begin to understand what hygge is.

You'll also understand that it's not a Danish thing. We are just good at creating the setting.

And no matter how many lights you put in the windows, one wrong person can ruin the whole atmosphere.

- Perhaps I should write a little bit about hygge in the Christmas thread? Because that thread very much overlap the concept of hygge. In fact that's what the whole thing is all about!

ADDED: here are two photos showing how the basis for an atmosphere of hygge can be created. It's very much about light: https://app.box.com/s/pmtlohm63ogh0rjov9he7aoy7b8qjtmu
https://app.box.com/s/33xsll5ydvv9nme6mn4qftd4d1lgh0bl

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After so many years in DK Mary now no doubt understands the concept and judging from photos I have seen from inside Kancellihuset, M&F has created the basis for such an atmosphere in their private home.
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Although I am not a Brit by any means, I do know that British papers will print anything that sells more editions of their product. It is well known that Royalty sells, ergo coverage of an Australian princess makes perfect sense in the British view of things. The fact that the Crown Princess is Danish makes her even more interesting, as Denmark is very much en vogue; I attach a link to an article in today's Daily Telegraph that, I am sure, you will find quite entertaining
Forget hygge - Brits should be embracing 'brygge'
thank you for sharing the article . through it I found this one on Hygge. Its a nice read
Why we should all embrace the Danish art of 'hygge' - living cosily

thank you Muhler, again for the Danish insights
It does seem Frederik and Mary have built their home and family life embracing this concept. Reminds me of Trend for them too.


a few more photos from Mary at the 50th anniversary of the Day center.
She gives out such a warm feeling
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id605835502
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id605831254


another video
VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary mødte stor beundrer | BILLED-BLADET
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:39 PM
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Thanks, Polyesco.

The center for people who have been brain-damaged, often from a stroke, do a tremendous work. And it's remarkable how much people are able to recover nowadays!
Just 25 years ago many would have been sentenced to spending the rest of their lives at a nursing home - among elderly.

Unfortunately I have to subscribe in order to see your article.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:13 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #38, 2016.
Written by the omnipresent Ulrik Ulriksen.

https://app.box.com/s/hetbd7be0r1ooo5z2pqfwnhwyjgr3vdn

It must sometimes be weird to meet people who follow you and your family closely and often know all sorts of details about you.
That's how it was to some extent for Mary when she recently visited the day-center, Strødammen in Copenhagen, for people who have suffered a brain damage for all sorts of reasons.

Mary was shown around and told about the activities and the methods and tools used to provide additional training and stimulation for those afflicted.
She also met some of the regular users there, one being 66 years old Max R. Evensen who had a chat with Mary. (Se large photo in the article).
He said: "Those are some fine shoes you (informal) have". He also praised her dress. Afterwards he told our reporter: "I talked a little with the Crown Princess about what I do here in the day-center and then I told that I think she's neat looking and that she was wearing nice shoes".

- It is a sad fact, that is still very much taboo and indeed frowned upon that many if not most marriages where one partner suffer a brain damage end up in a divorce. There has been a good deal of focus on that subject here in DK recently, from the perspective of the partner who leave their brain-damaged spouse and why.
It is difficult to sit next to your healthy wife and imagine you would ever leave her should she suffer a stroke!
But in many cases the person who return home from the hospital is not the person you married and knew - that person is gone.
Some fortunate few come out stronger and perhaps much closer and even with a new found love.
For most it's a hard struggle.
And many simply can't cope and it ends up in a divorce. That's an extra blow for the one with the brain damage and an almost traumatic feeling of guilt and betrayal for the one who leave.
Some eventually end up reconciled and as friends but the scars are there.
It's indeed a very unpleasant topic.
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