Right, as Roskilde has mentioned in the above posts, Mary has given a very long interview to the May issue of Eurowoman, the female equivalent to Euroman, to which Frederik has also given an interview.
Now, since it's such a long interview I've decided to split it up into three parts.
The first parts will be a mood-description and the impressions by the journalist interviewing Mary, which suits the photos in the article.
Most of the photos were made in Mary's office.
One photo was taken on the roof.
One on the main staircase and at least on in a sitting room.
The next part will be about Mary herself, how she view her role and her family.
The third part will be about gender equality and Women Deliver.
See for yourselves here: https://app.box.com/s/fm623o0oyfc88ny2prxkhw3e9imlb5py
The interview took place in February 2016, in Mary's office after the photographers were done.
Here follows the interviewer's (Mette Størum Krogh) impressions.
We are sitting in the office of the Crown Princess, where she is serving coffee prior to the interview. The last item on a long agenda which started with photo-shoots in the royal chambers, that is Frederik VIII's mansion at Amalienborg where the CP couple resides with the four children.
The crowning glory so to speak.
"Do You (formal you) use milk?", she asks while she pour piston-coffee in the white-fluted cup from Danish Copenhagen. I pour water to compliment the fine hosting.
There are filled chocolates and monogrammed napkins and we have seated ourselves in the soft cushions. A lilac two-person velour-couch with puffed pillows, also in lilac, which is the favorite color of the Crown Princess.
We are sitting facing each other, the Crown Princess as usual elegantly dressed in black and homely casual, even though she has put on her work-clothes.
She spends a lot of time in the beautifully furnished office, surrounded by white and fuchsia-colored orchids, a bouquet of cut rose-nuanced flowers on the desk ad a flower-decoration on the wall behind the desk by the artist Erik A Frandsen, who was one of ten artists selected to decorated the official rooms in connection with restoration of the residence in 2004-2010.
The large gold-framed mirror from floor to ceiling between the paned windows and the crystal chandelier in the ceiling reveals that it's not any office are in.
"Are You comfortable"? She shuffles the pillows behind me to make it more comfortable for me. We are going to sit here for a long time, because "it's heavy subjects we are going to talk about, she says with lightness in her tone.
She's well-prepared and excited, even though we have been on the go since morning and the rest of the Eurowoman-team have long since left the building and left us for a talk about what is the occasion for the interview: equality, one of the cardinal subjects of the Crown Princess.
"I've occuped myself with this subject for almost ten years, so it's very much on my mind", she emphasizes and sit herself more comfortable with crossed legs and a determined look on her face.
(During the interview)
The Crown Princess talks eagerly and long. The eyes are attentive, the gaze present and the arguments are delivered with precision. It's obvious she has a lot to say when it comes to the rights of women and girls. Only once during the interview does she briefly and almost imperceptibly switch ton English, only to quickly switch back to an almost flawless Danish.
During the interview I have a view of four large black and white pictures of the Crown Princess' children, which act as a background for our conversation.
Prince Christian age ten, Princess Isabella age eight and the twins Vincent and Josephine age five. "Picture perfect" and the perfect frame for one of the major subjects of the interview, motherhood, which is the basis of the whole thing.
As they hang there as nature created them, there doesn't seem to be the big difference between them, even if there are tow of each. And yet.