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Old 02-05-2012, 04:16 AM
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Gorgeous! Love these photos, she looks beautiful. How do I choose a favourite?
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:18 AM
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I love the portriats! Mary looks amazing!
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:16 AM
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Considering that Mary is the CP of Denmark, I dont like the style of these photos. They look like a fashion shoot / vogue homestory of a celebrity.

Mary looks ok, not more, but I dont get a royal or regal vibe at all, its rather Hollywood. I understand most of these photos are magazine shots, not official portraits released by the court - even less understandable that there is no trace of her husband or children but only the family dog.

Some poses are really strange, like the one sitting on her desk. The model-wanna-be photos are awful. Mary should leave the posing to the professionals.

Less would have been more, and a focus on the position (the CP consort), see Maxima's birthday shots.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:24 AM
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I agree, I would have love to have seen a more regal Mary, ruby tiara an all. Perhaps more pictures will be released during the week. It's a shame there's not a family shot, considering we haven't seen one since this time last year. Mary does look beautiful though.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:38 AM
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Beautiful pictures of the birthday child. Can't see how these are particularly model wanna-be. I love how they have used the cold winter light.

Mary apparently had a birthday party Saturday night at Amalienborg. Ekstrabladet.dk, BT.dk and VG.no all have stories of a SAS flight early from Copenhagen which had to be evacuated because smoke developed in the cabin during the start procedure.
The Norwegian CP couple was on board - after having been at Mary's birthday party.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:08 AM
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Will there be a party?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:25 AM
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Excerpt from a larger interview in Berlingske Tidende: »Jeg synes, det er dejligt at blive ældre« - Nationalt | www.b.dk

Where Mary talks about turning 40.

Berlingske Tidende, being a Copenhagener paper, is hardly sold at all here in Jutland, so I don't have access to the entire interview. Perhaps someone has? And can give us a review?

Mary: "I think it's lovely/nice to be older. I don't think about my physical age. I am in a wonderful period of my life. As a forty year old you just know so much more about what life is about. It's about being present here and now - but I'm also looking forward to continuing journey".
være til stede her og nu – men jeg glæder mig også til min fortsatte rejse.«

Q: What are your thoughts on the journey you have embarked on?
Mary: "40 years is a special day/turning point, but I really don't that the day itself has taken up much room in my thoughts. I feel more like I, in the time up to my birthday - perhaps for the entire past year - have been in a period of reflection in my life".
Mary acknowledge that even though it has been "a wonderful journey", it has also at times been more challenging than she might have admitted to herself: "I flt very strongly that I had to prove that I could live up to the expecations".

Q: How did you tackle the role as Crown Princess?
Mary: "I have all the time felt that I had grabbed the sides that are important to me, which I was interested in; How do I use my skills and abillities for the benefit of Denmark? How do I best represent Denmark as the person I am"?
She ads that she has naturally sought advise and observed and learned from the other members of the DRF.
"How do the go about it? How can I contribute to the big picture and at the same time be myself within my field? And that's the personal touch, which all members of the DRF have".

Q: What does the respons you get from the population mean to you personally?
Mary: "It can still be experienced as very overwhelming, when you come out and meet the warmth that radiates towards you. It's nice to feel that you have the backing in the population for what you do". (*)

(*) Mary, as with the rest of the DRF and the media too for that matter, use the word population, instead of people. As the word people in Danish in this context has an hint of subjects in it. Population in this context is more neutral, more like fellow citizens.
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The DRF english page says the CP has 5 kids but lists 4. I emailed them they had their number incorrect (unless they are counting Tiggy too).
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I was also surprised that there were no photos taken with the family, but perhaps the objective was to concentrate on the birthday girl herself in this series of shots.

BTW, what is the breed of that beautiful dog?
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I agree, I would have love to have seen a more regal Mary, ruby tiara an all. Perhaps more pictures will be released during the week. It's a shame there's not a family shot, considering we haven't seen one since this time last year. Mary does look beautiful though.
But that is not true. They released a family shot in november 2011.

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The DRF english page says the CP has 5 kids but lists 4. I emailed them they had their number incorrect (unless they are counting Tiggy too).
Where does it says they have 5 children and not 4?

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Berlingske Tidende, being a Copenhagener paper, is hardly sold at all here in Jutland, so I don't have access to the entire interview. Perhaps someone has? And can give us a review?
I´ll buy the newspaper on my way home, ´cause it says on the webpage for Berlingske that there are private photos taken by CPss Mary of the children
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But that is not true. They released a family shot in november 2011.
And an informal one from the twins' birthday.

These pictures are certainly Mary ones - not CP ones. Which is okay.
However IMO they are not up to the usual standart.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:46 AM
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And an informal one from the twins' birthday.
That´s right, how could I forgot these photos? I use the one with the cakes as my background on my laptop
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Considering that Mary is the CP of Denmark, I dont like the style of these photos. They look like a fashion shoot / vogue homestory of a celebrity.

Mary looks ok, not more, but I dont get a royal or regal vibe at all, its rather Hollywood. I understand most of these photos are magazine shots, not official portraits released by the court - even less understandable that there is no trace of her husband or children but only the family dog.

Some poses are really strange, like the one sitting on her desk. The model-wanna-be photos are awful. Mary should leave the posing to the professionals.

Less would have been more, and a focus on the position (the CP consort), see Maxima's birthday shots.
Wow, you took my words from my mouth, I think exactly like you! I know weshouldnt compare but certenly I like more Maxima's photos in her birthday than this ones! disapointed i am !!!!!!!!
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BTW, what is the breed of that beautiful dog?
An Australian Shepherd.
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Thank you; what a beautiful coat it has.
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I was also surprised that there were no photos taken with the family, but perhaps the objective was to concentrate on the birthday girl herself in this series of shots.

BTW, what is the breed of that beautiful dog?
It is a Border Collie.
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The new 40yr birthday pictures - I like them! they are different from the all royal type photos that we get. This to me shows a daily life, more relaxed life of Mary. The only picture that didn't make sense to me was sitting on the desk, from a logic point, you sit behind the desk and maybe that is why I didn't like it. Outfits, location, light was all chosen well.
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It is a Border Collie.
So which one is it? I think it looks more like a border.
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I think the birthday shots of Mary are very nice. Yes, she's a royal, but she has a persona and a life outside of the public eye, and I think the portraits reflect that. They make her appear more down-to-earth. Their dog is gorgeous.
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Considering that Mary is the CP of Denmark, I dont like the style of these photos. They look like a fashion shoot / vogue homestory of a celebrity.

Mary looks ok, not more, but I dont get a royal or regal vibe at all, its rather Hollywood. I understand most of these photos are magazine shots, not official portraits released by the court - even less understandable that there is no trace of her husband or children but only the family dog.

Some poses are really strange, like the one sitting on her desk. The model-wanna-be photos are awful. Mary should leave the posing to the professionals.

Less would have been more, and a focus on the position (the CP consort), see Maxima's birthday shots.
I like the photo's, think they are done very well and Mary looks very beautiful. To me this shoot shows her on her own on purpose, to me it portrays Mary as a strong independant woman ( kicking the ball, sitting on her desk) who is happy with her position in life: not afraid to show her love for fashion and other beautiful things....
It is obviously all about her , not the family or even the husband. I quite like that.
Gorgeous clothes, flawless skin, perfect and in control as ever!!!

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So which one is it? I think it looks more like a border.
Absolutely a border collie, I've got one exactly like him/her.....gorgeous dogs
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