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Old 01-12-2012, 09:30 AM
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Crown Princess Mary's 40th Birthday; February 5, 2012

According to Billed Bladet Billed-Bladet - Kronprinsesse Mary overlader rampelyset til svigermor
(There is a little gallery as well).

Mary has declined all publicity in connection with her 40th birthday. According to the article not to detract from the attention around QMII and her jubilee. (And perhaps our Marie giving birth as well?)
Mary has (and apparantly intends) to remain in the background during the celebrations of QMII.

- Not sure how correct all that is, so let's cut to the facts: There will be no public events in connection with Mary turning 40.
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You know I think that won't happen...There would have to be something because it is just coincidence that Mary's year of birth is 1972 and Margrethe became Queen in 1972...IS this going to happen in 10 years too?...Mary sacrificing 50th birthday celebrations in favour of Margrethe's 50th jubilee, I think not!...Why not make it one long party in 2022? Starting with the twins on the 8th Jan, Jubilee on the 14th Jan, a weeks break before starting the Feb celebrations of Mary and Marie...And don't forget Marie and Joachim's youngest bub in there somewhere, who will be turning 10 years old...2022 is looking like the year of milestones...
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:30 PM
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It's a real shame if she's having to sacrifice celebrating her 40th birthday for her mother-in-law and her sister-in-laws baby arrival. I would love to see an event like Frederik's 40th.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:30 PM
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I don't think Mary would mind if there is no big party for her birthdays.It's not a big deal.I think she would much prefer to celebrate in private.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:44 PM
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who know may be mary is like she doesnt like to celebrate her birhtdy for women is diferent to hit the 40s!
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:05 PM
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I think Frederik will throw a party for Mary like Mary threw a party for Frederik on this 40th birthday (maybe he'll even sing for her like she sang for him ). Inviting a couple of European royals but not making a too big thing out of it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:27 AM
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It's a real shame if she's having to sacrifice celebrating her 40th birthday for her mother-in-law and her sister-in-laws baby arrival. I would love to see an event like Frederik's 40th.
I don't think she is sacrificing anything. Simply she doesn't want to celebrate big with all the attention. She might have a party with just close friends (may include European royals) and family. Some people don't like the birthday attention and personally myself, I never understood the big 30/40/50 etc celebrations.
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You know I think that won't happen...There would have to be something because it is just coincidence that Mary's year of birth is 1972 and Margrethe became Queen in 1972...IS this going to happen in 10 years too?...Mary sacrificing 50th birthday celebrations in favour of Margrethe's 50th jubilee, I think not!...Why not make it one long party in 2022? Starting with the twins on the 8th Jan, Jubilee on the 14th Jan, a weeks break before starting the Feb celebrations of Mary and Marie...And don't forget Marie and Joachim's youngest bub in there somewhere, who will be turning 10 years old...2022 is looking like the year of milestones...
Quite the coincidence. But the Swedish royal family nailed it totally. Prince Daniel is born on exactly the same day King Carl Gustaf became King.
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and i hate all the time when everybody remind you how old you turn!!!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:39 PM
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HRH crown princess mary of Denmark is to turn 40. Well firstly happy birthday your highness and secondly I believe Mary will always be a beautiful royal as a mother and Queen no matter what age she is
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HRH crown princess mary of Denmark is to turn 40. Well firstly happy birthday your highness and secondly I believe Mary will always be a beautiful royal as a mother and Queen no matter what age she is
Mary doesn't turn 40 until February 5th. She's still 39 for a few more weeks.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:28 PM
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As you know Mary will turn 40 in a couple of days.

Amber Petty has arrived in DK, to celebrate Mary's birthday.

Billed Bladet-s Anna Johannesen has written a pretty extensive background article about Mary on that occassion, however there is little that can be news to readers of this forum.

A couple of things however. She dated a guy for three years, when she was in her teens and he is now 40, married and a father. He said about Mary: "Then the Danes will get a great queen. That I guarantee, because Mary is not only pretty and bright. Her heart is also in the right place".
The name of the former sweetheart is not mentioned in the article.

If you wanna go Mary-spotting:
When they lived in Kancellihuset at Fredensborg, she usually went for a jog in the park there. Nowadays she can be seen jogging to Kastellet (a military installation, that is part of the fortifications around Copenhagen) and along Langelinie (a quay), often accompanied by Ziggy.
Here is a Google view: Amalienborg and surroundings - Kopi.JPG - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage

While in Belgium Mary was asked whether she's looking forward to her birthday: "Yes, I sure am. I'd say very much".

Q: How are you about turning 40?
Mary: "But I am almost 40 already".
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Yes,I am sure she will make a great queen and will work hard for Denmark.
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Royal Forums has reported, incorrectly, that Princess Mary turns forty today.
Her 40th birthday is on the fifth of February.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:08 AM
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A number of articles have already been written on the occasion of Mary turning 40.
They are basically summing up her accomplishments since she became known to the general public.
And let me say that Mary can be pretty pleased with the reviews so far!

Here is one such article from the conservative newspaper Berlingske Tidende: Professionel prinsesse med modertække - Nationalt | www.b.dk

Here Lars Hovbakke Sørensen, an expert on the DRF and a name we have seen often here in this forum, and Klaus Kjøller, lecturer in communication assess Mary.

Lars Hovbakke says: "The biggest surprise about Mary has been that she from the beginning has performed so professionally as Crown Princess, without any royal experience. (*) Just like Margrethe she has taken her royal role very seriously".

Klaus Kjøller adds: "And that fact, that Mary has an ordinary, commoner background, should have made the role as Crown Princess difficult for her. - She has build up a strong brand, due to not making any mistakes. Nothing has popped up from her past at all, which has ruined the image of her. And that can otherwise be a big problem, when a commoner is elavated to royalty, that they can have a past, which pops up, as we have for example seen with the Norwegian Crown Princess". (**)

She also performs well at events.

Lars Hovbakke: "She always show up well prepared to the events, she is taking part in. Her field of tasks is also wide, as she is interested in health, illness, the conditions of children and fashion, which are all particular subjects she has cultivated".

Klaus Kjøller: "She has a particular form of presence at public events and she seems to be in her right element, when she recieves bouquets and listens to people. She is, apart from that, good at improvising and (she) can for example leave the tightly coreographed route/shedule in order to greet a perticular dedicated child".

- That is in line with other articles I've glansed in the last couple of days, and indeed in general. Mary is considered very professional indeed and dedicated.

(*) Mrs. Muhler, who firmly believes in reincarnation and soulfamilies says it's no coincidence. Mary was born to become a royal. She has probably been a royal before in past lives.
And she and frederik were destined to meet.
Personally I don't believe in reincarnation, I believe that if you have the basic talent you will grow with your role and fill it out. Many fail, but Mary and our Marie as well are among those who grow in their roles.
A Mary in an alternative universe, where she never met Frederik, would probably not even imagine herself being able to fulfill the role as Crown Princess.
It only shows that there are hidden resources within most of us, just waiting to come out.

(**) For whatever reason Mette-Marit is often singled out when assessing the DRF in such articles. - We can be snobs here in DK as well, I guess....
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Thanks for that Muhler. I am proud that Mary has done such a wonderful job of representing Denmark. I wonder if they will go to Verbier as usual?
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Thanks Muhler.I am glad Mary takes her role very seriously and is dedicated;the way a future queen should be.
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Hope we'll have a beautiful photoshoot tomorrow for her 40th birthday!
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Personally I don't believe in reincarnation, I believe that if you have the basic talent you will grow with your role and fill it out. Many fail, but Mary and our Marie as well are among those who grow in their roles.

It only shows that there are hidden resources within most of us, just waiting to come out.
Thanks for posting these articles, Muhler. I especially enjoyed your last paragraph.
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Birthday portraits 2012

The birthday portraits for Crown Princess Mary's 40th birthday today, February 5, 2012 are out!


The were made during an interview with Danish magazine Berlingske and are really great - family dog Ziggy is included



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 **


** kongehuset.dk: H.K.H. Kronprinsessen 40 år **

** b.dk: Kronprinsesse Mary fylder 40 år **
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