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What's with the Burberry again?
O, Mary. First week of marriage. Take them away and give them to charity. Anyway, they look nice together. Well, Havarti is quite good to begin with so it's good that Aussies are liking it more, no matter the reasons.
Patricia is quite tall. Any ideas? I like Mary's top but not the skirt too much.
Goodnight! Jane looks to be about 6ft! Is that Patricia in the white halter top and with the kids? If that is her she's got to be at least 5'10". Tall family!
The Donaldson sisters look like they have cute personalities. It would be great if there were a photo of the three of them, too. They all look a great deal alike and I wonder if they favor their father or mother in looks?
__________________ It's clever, but is it art? ~Rudyard Kipling
LOL at Fred's pants~!!!! :P :P O my gosh, it does look like Aaron Badderley's pants!
I don't really like Mary's skirt either. I think it looks sweet and appropriate though, but not all that stylish. But I suppose they're not doing a formal engagement in Europe... she's in Aust having lunch ith family and if she dressed up more, she'd stick out so much. I don't know what it will look like in the documentary though.
Patricia looks very good for a mother of 3!! They do look very very sporty.
I think the girls in her family got her dad's looks... dark and tall. I believe her mum had lighter hair, and her brother takes after her more.
Does anyone know when they're showing the documentary????? Is Mary's brother in Tasmania now? Is there a picture of him? Maybe he has shaved his beard and no-one has been able to identify him (maybe one of the guys Fred was talking to/ having lunch with?)
JANUARY 14, 2004: Soon to be Danish Crown Princess Mary Donaldson (L) with older sister Jane Stephens on their way out for hen's night for their sister Patricia Woods at Lenah Valley in Hobart, 14/01/04 ahead of her wedding this weekend.
January 15, 2004. Hobart TAS. Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark enjoying lunch at Maldini Resturant in Hobart. The Prince and his fiancee Mary Donaldson flew back to Australia yesterday to attend the wedding of Donaldson's sister Patricia Woods that will take place this Saturday.
January 15, 2004. Hobart, TAS. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark with his fiancee, Hobartian, Mary Donaldson at Salamanca Lawns, the couple is on a visit to Tasmania for Mary's sister's wedding this Saturday.
DENMARK'S Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian bride-to-be, Mary Donaldson, paid a quick visit to Hobart's Salamanca market today as her family prepared for the wedding of her sister, Patricia.
The market walkabout was filmed by a Danish TV crew, compiling a palace-sanctioned documentary, and the couple's every step was recorded by a determined phalanx of more then a dozen photographers and reporters.
While media interest has been intense over the marriage today of Ms Donaldson's sister, Patricia Woods, no details about the event have been confirmed.
The location of the wedding is a tightly-kept secret, but it is believed it will be held in a private walled garden in the waterside suburb of Sandy Bay.
The reception is believed to be planned at Hobart's popular harbourside restaurant, Rockefellers, with a dinner later at Wrest Point Casino.
Observers say the royal couple appear to be enjoying the attention of the media scrum.
Travelling in a new $200,000 Audi A8 they were today seen laughing cheerfully while playing cat-and-mouse with the persistent band of photographers on their tail.
There is an article about mary putting here smile on hold and how she has taken a very serious poise with the up coming wedding it also says that the danes are missing here lovely smile. It also points out when she got engaged she was happy but at the state dinner they explained that she was ice cold and and scared stiff.
There still saying that she a clever girl and she spends three to seven hours a day learning everthing she can before her wedding.
From everthing i have ready in the newpapers and seen of tv and ready off here it sounds like the media isn't treating her like royality but more like a celberity and i think she does enjoy all the attention she is getting from people at the momment. But the thing i find weird about her is that she is grumpy in denmark and has hidden her smile away from the media and here she is back in oz and she's smiling again . I don't think mary knows wither to smile or frown anymore. Becouse at the momment from this atricle and since she landed back in australia it seems to me she is two faced she acts and carrys herself one way when she is in denmark under pressure from not only fred's family to perform but also she has to jump throw hoops for the media over there as well.
But the minute she lands on home soil she is smiling and laughing again to be back with family and freinds with fred in tow and she is back into here usely bad dress sense once again.
I think it's more about nerves that being about two-faced. There were lots of pictures taken of her in Denmark before the engagement and she was always smiling in those photos. Then I think she began to feel so pressured that she didn't smile so much post-engagement.
Of course this is only my opinion, but Mary seems to have made a conscious effort to be more casual during this trip to Tas.
But yeah, anyway, I don't think Mary is two-faced; being under pressure and being two-faced are very very different things. The latter involves making a conscious decision to appear a different way, whereas the former does not.
Maybe she's more comfortable now because she knows she can speak Danish? I wonder what she said to that camera-man - if it was a long conversation etc.
This article just came in about mary's sister's wedding. This day was for the bride who in this case was mary's sister patricia woods, but when you have a younger sister who has a prince in tow and is four months away from here won special down how can she not steal the lime light from her elder sister. It also says that mary's sister will just have to forgive mary for putting her elder siser in the shade on her wedding day.
Also down in tassie the weather didn't help much either becouse poor mary turn out to be wet , cold and misreable including fred but it didn't seem like she was upset about the weather too much from what i saw on tv tonight. The media and neighbors were all waiting for mary and her prince to make a public appreance with camera ready. Patrica had invited only 80 guests to her wedding.
Evan though mary wasn't included in the bridel party she wore a knee length green skirt with a sheer shawl around the shoulder's while fred wore a dark camel suit,blue shirt and a blue and gold tie.
Opps she did it again! That the second time she has taken the attention away from the most important person the bride and her own sister as well i wonder who her next victim will be letizia.
I wonder why mary wasn't included in the brail party maybe it has samething to do with her being with fred and maybe her sisters know that all the attention she go here way .
Originally posted by tigerlilly23@Jan 17th, 2004 - 1:36 pm Opps she did it again! That the second time she has taken the attention away from the most important person the bride and her own sister as well i wonder who her next victim will be letizia.
If someone is to "steel" the media attention from the other royal bride in may - it will be Letizia from Mary - as Letizia will attend Mary's wedding a week before her own wedding - Mary will not attend Letizia's wedding at all - as F&M are on their honeymoon and not going to Madrid.
Crown Princess Letizia will certainly be in the center of the attention in Jordan a week into her royalty - and not Noor - as Letizia will attend the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Hamzah.
Mary has attended several wedding as Crown Prince Frederik's girlfriend - this is her first as his fiancée - and in all those occasions she "stole" the media limelight from the bride - but - like Patricia - the brides would not have gotten any attention from the media if Mary had not been there.
I doubt very much that the attention from the family and guests in Patricia's or the other weddings were taken away by Mary's presence.