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Old 10-08-2008, 10:00 AM
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Come on, Empress, you simply don't understand the way of thinking behind this claim.... It goes like this: Mary used to be a PR professional. She travels. Thus her travels are PR trips. I don't like her even though she does PR through travelling. Thus her PR trips were failures.
I just knew there had to be a straightforward explanation - thank you for explaning this so clearly Jo
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Come on, Empress, you simply don't understand the way of thinking behind this claim.... It goes like this: Mary used to be a PR professional. She travels. Thus her travels are PR trips. I don't like her even though she does PR through travelling. Thus her PR trips were failures.

Yeah.... might could accept that.... except I'm a PR professional as well.....
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Following the weird logic Empress, if you go to Uganda this will be a PR trip as well - especially if you get married to a prince
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:09 PM
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Princess Mary did a wonderful job on this trip! Thanks for all of the links
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:17 PM
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First thing that came into my mind when I saw Mary in Uganda wearing a shield while walking through landmine area: this is Diana PR.
There seems to be a PR plan in Denmark to make her the " new Diana " . Sorry but I guess if you really want to rise awareness you have to be authentic ....
Please do not underestimate the respect that I personally felt for the Princess of Wales for bringing attention to the landmines issue, but unfortunately her death did not cause a miracle and remove the bloody things and despite emotional international statements and rulings they are still there. I may be reading bad traslations but it is my understanding that Denmark like many nations with a conscience ( Australia and Ireland included) has a deployment of soldiers working on the problem pretty much long term . Not much press or glamour just getting on with it and as Denmarks CP she was right to visit them and frankly I dont really care if she is compared and gets bad press as long as this issue is publicised. These people are well able to feed and educate themselves unfortunately they live in a part of the world where much of the fertile land has been mined with mines incidently manufactured by companies in the Western so called civilised world. These poor people need every assistance they can get. I may laugh in previous posts about them calling her the heir to the throne of Denmark but lets face it they have more important things to spend money on than protocol officers havent they.
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Well, what kind of effect have these visits to Uganda ? Let me ask this way: how many of you, dear posters , have been given money to the Danish refugee council after Mary went to Uganda? Or thought about helping as a volunteer over there? Or heard from people who want to do this?
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:43 AM
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Mary does exactly for her patronage what others do or did in the past, royal examples being Princes Bernhard & Philip for the WWF, just to name one organisation (on an international level though) and if by Mary's visit now more people in Denmark are aware of the Danish Refugee Council it was already worth it. Maybe some feel even motivated to donate money. That's what offering a patronage is all about - making use of a public figure in order to raise awareness. Mary was invited by the Danish Refugee Council to go to Uganda for that purpose - it's not that she woke up one morning, thinking "I'll go to Uganda today to become the next Diana", informed the media and jumped on a plane.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:26 AM
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Every year the danish refugee counsil launches a Christmas calendar which is interrelated with a christmas calendar television broadcast on the DR1. Almost every family in Denmark byes one or two calendars. The surplus from the sales are transfered to children in need somewhere in the world. This year it is Uganda. Along with the launching of the calender a lot of work is done to informe the danes - especially the danish children - about the living conditions of the children receiving the aid and in the danish schools the teachers usually grasp the launching of the christmas calender as an opportunity to teach about the receiving country.
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Well, what kind of effect have these visits to Uganda ? Let me ask this way: how many of you, dear posters , have been given money to the Danish refugee council after Mary went to Uganda? Or thought about helping as a volunteer over there? Or heard from people who want to do this?
If you could for just one brief moment supress your yawn-inducing urge to belittle Mary 24 hours of your undoubtedly otherwise busy day, you might have read previous mails which explained that the organisation for which Mary is a patron has for some time planned a nationwide collection day on 9 November. For your information 9 November has not come and gone yet.

I am sure that it gives you personally a lot of satisfaction to constantly belittle whatever Mary does - but I do wish for you that you would get a healthier perspective on life at some point in time. We all have persons we don't like - most of us just don't dedicate an inordinate amount of our precious life to keep nagging about it. Move on ... enjoy your life, you only have one
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Every year the danish refugee counsil launches a Christmas calendar which is interrelated with a christmas calendar television broadcast on the DR1. Almost every family in Denmark byes one or two calendars. The surplus from the sales are transfered to people in need somewhere in the world. This year it is Uganda. Along with the launching of the calender a lot of work is done to informe the danes - especially the danish children - about the livingconditions of the people receiving the aid and in the danish schools the teachers usually grasp the launching of the christmas calender as an opportunity to teach about the receiving country.
Thank you for sharing this information, Lilla. This sounds like a successful fundraiser for a good cause. They should make their calendar available internationally. I would buy one.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:27 PM
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We seem to be hearing a lot about Danish charity efforts at the moment! Is that because its leading into Christmas, or is it just that the princess happens to be involved with these ones?
Either way its commendable
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:57 AM
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Every year the danish refugee counsil launches a Christmas calendar which is interrelated with a christmas calendar television broadcast on the DR1. Almost every family in Denmark byes one or two calendars. The surplus from the sales are transfered to people in need somewhere in the world. This year it is Uganda. Along with the launching of the calender a lot of work is done to informe the danes - especially the danish children - about the livingconditions of the people receiving the aid and in the danish schools the teachers usually grasp the launching of the christmas calender as an opportunity to teach about the receiving country.


Can you please post a link to the Calendar from the Danish Refugee Council, I would like to see it, - thanks!

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And Diana was authentic?? IMO it was always her in the centre and PR for herself, the cause came second. And IMO she actually proved you don't have to be authentic to raise awareness. You just have to be a media star. (And I do remember well that in my country the awareness for the landmine problem was only raised after Diana's sudden and dramatic death. Then suddenly she became the "inventor of the wheel".)

Besides, I actually think Diana is persona-non-grata in royal/aristocratic circles (they wouldn't say it loud of course). IMO all royal houses are trying hard their princesses will not become "the new Diana", meaning: a nightmare for the royal family.


I think you are mixing up refinement with superficialness. Looking unrefined, like the Dutch usually do, doesn't mean they have more depth.

Can you explain what you mean by that please? - thanks.
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...DR will broadcast a documentary about Mary's visit to Uganda tomorrow, October 7th...
Here is a direct link to watch the documentary (partly in Danish, partly in English). The video will open up in Windows Media Player (or possibly whatever your default is)
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:11 AM
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Can you please post a link to the Calendar from the Danish Refugee Council, I would like to see it, - thanks!

This is the best I can do when it comes to information about the christmas calendar:
jp.dk - Julen får en på lågen

You have to read the last section of the article. It is in Danish but translated to English it sayes:

U-landakalender (developing country calendar)
Following a tradition that goes back 45 years, DR's christmas calendar, Børnenes U-landskalender (The childrens developing country calendar), this time is in support for sports activities for children in north-eastern Uganda.

The calender was presented by The Minister of Aid, Tornaes, Wednesday.

"The calendar are many small children's first meeting with children who have very different living conditions than they themselves. By presenting them for this in an early age, I think is is more likely that they will maintain an interest in and an understanding of - that in other parts of the world there are people who have difficult living conditions" she said.

Danish children can meet their Ugandan peers in the child transmission "Fandango" every Thursday in the month of November.

End of article.


By the way, when searching for the link above I found out I had made a mistake. It isn't the Danish Refugee Council who launches the calendar. It is DANIA*. This year the surplus is going to UNICEF Denmark - though the marketing has been in cooperation with the DRC. Thus the reason for my mistake. CP Marys visit to Uganda is relevant also in connection to the sales of the christmas calendar as it has been marketed in connetion with her visit.

And Waxima, I would like to se the calender of this year as well. But it isn't on sale yet though it must happen rater soon as the homepage of DANIDA tells it will be on sale by the middel of october:http://voksne.u-landskalender.um.dk/da

The homepage for the calender of 2008 though is here: http://www.u-landskalender.dk/2008/ in 2008 the surplus of the sales are used for sports activities for children in Karamoja in north-eastern Uganda.

The homepage for the calender of 2007 is here: http://www.u-landskalender.dk/2007/ in 2007 the Maya-children in Guatamala recived the surplus of the sales.

The one for 2006 is here: http://www.u-landskalender.dk/2006/ in 2006 the surplus of the sales was used to build schools in
Ethiopia.

http://www.u-landskalender.dk/2005/ (Receiver: Burmesian refugee children living in Thailand)

http://www.u-landskalender.dk/2004/ (Receiver: Childern in Bangladesh)

All of the homepages are addressed to children and present a playfull but pedagogical way of learning about the receiving country.

*DANIDA = Danish International Development Agency, is a Danish organisation inside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, set up to provide humanitarian help and assistance in developing countries.
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This is the best I can do when it comes to information about the calendar:
jp.dk - Julen får en på lågen

You have to read the last section of the article. It is in Danish but translated to English it sayes:

U-landakalender (developing country calendar)
Following a tradition that goes back 45 years, DR's christmas calendar, Børnenes U-landskalender (The childrens developing country calendar), this time is in support for sports activities for children in north-eastern Uganda.

The calender was presented by The Minister of Aid, Tornaes, Wednesday.

"The calendar are many small children's first meeting with children who have very different living conditions than they themselves. By presenting them for this in an early age, I think is is more likely that they will maintain an interest in and an understanding of - that in other parts of the world there are people who have difficult living conditions" she said.

Danish children can meet their Ugandan peers in the child transmission "Fandango" every Thursday in the month of November.

End of article.


By the way, when searching for the link above I found out I had made a mistake. It isn't the Danish Refugee Council who launches the calendar. It is DANIA*. This year the surplus is going to UNICEF Denmark - though the marketing has been in cooperation with the DRC. Thus CP Marys visit to Ugande is relevant also in connection to the sales of the christmas calendar.

And Waxima, I would like to se the calender of this year as well. But it isn't on sale yet though if must happen rater soon as the homepage of DANIDA tells it will be on sale by the middel of october:http://voksne.u-landskalender.um.dk/da

The homepage for the calender of 2008 though is here: http://www.u-landskalender.dk/2008/ in 2008 the surplus of the sales are used for sports activities for children in Karamoja in north-eastern Uganda.

The homepage for the calender of 2007 is here: U-landskalenderen 2007 in 2007 the Maya-children in Guatamala recived the surplus of the sales.

The one for 2006 is here: Danida præsenterer: Børnenes U-landskalender 2006 - fra Etiopien in 2006 the surplus of the sales was used to build schools in
Ethiopia.

U-landskalender 2005 (Receiver: Burmesian refugee children living in Thailand)

Børnenes U-landskalender 2004 (Receiver: Childern in Bangladesh)

All of the homepages are addressed to children and present a playfull but pedagogical way of learning about the receiving country.

*DANIDA = Danish International Development Agency, is a Danish organisation inside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, set up to provide humanitarian help and assistance in developing countries.

Well, thanks for all that so the source is the same, - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which maybe caused the confusion!.....anyway we'll just have to wait until the middle of October it seems.
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Well, thanks for all that so the source is the same, - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which maybe caused the confusion!.....anyway we'll just have to wait until the middle of October it seems.
I will be on a look out - and post a link when the christmas calendar is available

By the way I still bye the christmas calendar, though I have no children of my own. I grew up with the calendar and it has simply become a traditional part of the lead up to christmas. I can't imagine a december month without that calendar nor without the television broadcasted christmas calendar connected to the U-landskalender. I do think most danes feels the same way and the television broadcasted christmas calendar is one of the most discussed programmes during the year - in a positive sense that is.

Now the DR is making a television broadcasted christmas calendar for us grown ups as well - which is wonderful.
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Can you explain what you mean by that please? - thanks.
I explained it, didn't I? Just have a look at the next sentence:
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IMO all royal houses are trying hard their princesses will not become "the new Diana", meaning: a nightmare for the royal family.
"persona-non-grata" means: an undesireable/unwanted person

Btw, I am personally not interested in Diana and the British royal family in general. I neither like nor dislike Diana and actually didn't take notice of her until she died (like most Austrians I might say).

I was just responding to a Diana fan who seems to think that Diana is a role model for the current princesses and that royal houses are making PR plans to turn their princesses into "the new Diana", while it is my personal impression that aristocratic/royal circles do not think very highly of the late princess.
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I explained it, didn't I? Just have a look at the next sentence:

"persona-non-grata" means: an undesireable/unwanted person

Btw, I am personally not interested in Diana and the British royal family in general. I neither like nor dislike Diana and actually didn't take notice of her until she died (like most Austrians I might say).

I was just responding to a Diana fan who seems to think that Diana is a role model for the current princesses and that royal houses are making PR plans to turn their princesses into "the new Diana", while it is my personal impression that aristocratic/royal circles do not think very highly of the late princess.

Diana was both aristocratic, and royal! Diana set a precedent for the commoners that have married into royal houses, it's vouge to be making an energetic effort to mimic her, but, of course, minus the following or the clout to do so.
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Here is a direct link to watch the documentary (partly in Danish, partly in English). The video will open up in Windows Media Player (or possibly whatever your default is)
thanks for the link enjoyed it very much

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Diana was both aristocratic, and royal! Diana set a precedent for the commoners that have married into royal houses, it's vouge to be making an energetic effort to mimic her, but, of course, minus the following or the clout to do so.
personal opinions aside and ignoring the fact that both Princess Grace and the Princess Royal (Anne) were involved in Charity work before Diana do the fans of The Princess of Wales really mind that charities she promoted and supported are supported by others. I dont claim to know Dianas thoughts/feelings on the subject and I was never a fan of hers though she earned my respect on the landmines issue. No other person to my knowledge has the media clout she had but I think she would be glad the issues she folllowed still had publicity and interest. Just MO of course but I am glad this particular issue is getting some press in at least one country.
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If you could for just one brief moment supress your yawn-inducing urge to belittle Mary 24 hours of your undoubtedly otherwise busy day, you might have read previous mails which explained that the organisation for which Mary is a patron has for some time planned a nationwide collection day on 9 November. For your information 9 November has not come and gone yet.

I am sure that it gives you personally a lot of satisfaction to constantly belittle whatever Mary does - but I do wish for you that you would get a healthier perspective on life at some point in time. We all have persons we don't like - most of us just don't dedicate an inordinate amount of our precious life to keep nagging about it. Move on ... enjoy your life, you only have one
I would also like to know if the RF donates money for charity? I am sure, as a real insider, you know everything about it UserDane?
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