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Old 11-22-2011, 11:15 PM
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Could you believed the chanel 10 news announcer , Melbourne, said Australian born Crown Princess Mary of Dutch family
Yes I can
Our News presenters have a habit of this, especially those on commercial TV (Channels 10, 9 and 7).

It's so nice to see the Crown Princely Couple so relaxed and having fun - especially Mary! You can tell she has been waiting to come back to Australia and spend some time here
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:07 AM
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Our News presenters have a habit of this, especially those on commercial TV (Channels 10, 9 and 7).

It's so nice to see the Crown Princely Couple so relaxed and having fun - especially Mary! You can tell she has been waiting to come back to Australia and spend some time here
this is not the first time I listen people thinking that Denmark is in Holland! once I was asked how was possible to be blond blue eyes becasue i was born in argentina, my answer was my father was danish and both sides of my families were blond blue eyes, so the gentelman reply, "ah danish from holland!" and this was here in america!
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:12 AM
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I'm not quite sure I understand what's confusing you?

Today the Crown Princely couple have been in talks with business delegations at the Hotel Sofitel on Collins Street.

They have also partaken in another culinary display, much like the one in Sydney.

* In around 5 minutes time The Crown Prince and Princess will be arriving at Denmark House, where they shall present Dr Hort with the Dannebrog Scholarship.
What was confusing me was that it seemed like the exact same schedule from day two, but in a different city. Thank you, I suppose that that is what is happening.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:23 AM
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This week Mary will visit the RFDS in Broken Hill.

The link below gives a brief history and explanation for those who are interested. In short, it is a medical service that uses aircraft to rescue the sick/injured. It also takes medical staff (doctors,nurses,dentists,immunisation clinics etc) to outback towns or even enormous properties (called stations)by aircraft. Medical consultations are also done over radio etc.

Link to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
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On a personal note, my husband and I met at the Melbourne Sofitel and I had my hospital's ante natal classes there too. So it was great to see it in the news today.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:45 AM
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What was confusing me was that it seemed like the exact same schedule from day two, but in a different city. Thank you, I suppose that that is what is happening.
That's basically what it is.
The primary reasons for this visit is to strengthen the bonds between Australia and Denmark on an official level and to increase commerce between our two countries.
The secondary reason (still important though) is to show off M&F (Mary in particular) and their family in order to create positive pr for Denmark.
It's really all very pragmatic.

Mary is fulfilling an ancient role for people marrying into royal families. I.e. being a living "bridge" between two countries and as such establish and maintain good relations between two countries. - So far she is doing that very, very well.

If there is something we Danes are good at historically speaking, it's trade. The DRF is a tool in that respect. - We are in many ways used-horse traders.

Foreigners have married into our royal family since forever so using Mary to maintain good relations with Australia in her case, is a natural thing to do. And this is important; once she was accepted by the tribe she can get away with singing the Australian anthem until her voice cracks and she could get away with spending Christmas in Australia several times as well because she is one of ours. - To an extent of course. Turn your back on your tribe, who has welcomed you and you are out...
If you'll permit me to analyze the national character of the Australians. I view the Australians as a tribe as well, with a very fierce and distinct sense of belonging. One of your members, Mary, married into a different and far away tribe and now she is back visiting and you are looking at her. Has she forgotten the old tribe? Abandoned us for good? And you are nodding in appreciation when she shows traits of the old ways. She hasn't turned her back on us. - And Frederik is wise in staying in the background and showing respect.
Well, I'll leave it to the resident Aussies to judge whether I'm completely off the mark.

Thanks Lady Rosie & Madame Royale.
As you know I notice all sorts of weird details, so expect more like that....
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If you'll permit me to analyze the national character of the Australians. I view the Australians as a tribe as well, with a very fierce and distinct sense of belonging. One of your members, Mary, married into a different and far away tribe and now she is back visiting and you are looking at her. Has she forgotten the old tribe? Abandoned us for good? And you are nodding in appreciation when she shows traits of the old ways. She hasn't turned her back on us. - And Frederik is wise in staying in the background and showing respect.
Well, I'll leave it to the resident Aussies to judge whether I'm completely off the mark.
What's this? An attempt to reationalise our nationalistic temperament?? The audacity!!

I agree with your theory wholeheartedly and defining our respective communities as tribal is a well founded description I think.

I'm off for the evening. Enjoy folks.
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** zimbio/gettyimages: Prince Frederik and Princess Mary Visit Australia - Day 4 **


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** lehtikuva.fi gallery ** sn.dk: Mary og Frederik til middag ** sn.dk: Mary i røg i køkkenet **
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Broken Hill is an interesting mining town in the outback. It also has another name - Silver City. Lots of artists base themselves out there to paint the vivid colours of ochre rock & landscape & blue sky. It is not at all a modern city tho. What I mean is nothing cosmopolitan out there. Just google Broken Hill NSW images to get a feel for the place.
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and the twins?
I didn't see...
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is Isabella and christian comming?

Prince Frederik and Princess Mary Visit Australia - Day 4 - Pictures - Zimbio
I love the shoes! the dress isnew? where is that?
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The dress isn't new. It is the recycled pre-wedding dress worn at the Greek wedding in August 2010 while CP Mary was pregnant with twins.
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Love the pinkish dress.....Happy Thanksgiving to my US neighbors!!!!!
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And we have a new nominee for the Silliest Article of The Visit:
Princess Mary plays by the rules | thetelegraph.com.au

This time a journalist who apparantly couldn't come up with something to write about, so he is expressing his regret that everything went like clockwork and nothing happened that wasn't supposed to happen.
Sigh! This is worse than Women's Day, at least they have an excuse. Ie. selling entertainment and fiction.

At the other end of the spectrum we have a journalist who has actually done a bit of research: Princess Mary gives Danish exports a sweeter touch
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Well, perhaps he for a brief second thought he was in New Zealand. - Due to jetlag of course...

This article also mentions the episode. A Dane in the life of Tony Abbott, from Joh to whoa
It's a funny article, but I fear the author does not belong among Tony Abbotts admires.
Thank you for the above article. From reading that article and watching the video clips from the speeches it seems that Tony Abbott doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story, a trait he shares with his fellow politicians here in the US (and everywhere?)
Glad to see Frederik gently corrected him on a few errors
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And we have a new nominee for the Silliest Article of The Visit:
Princess Mary plays by the rules | thetelegraph.com.au

This time a journalist who apparantly couldn't come up with something to write about, so he is expressing his regret that everything went like clockwork and nothing happened that wasn't supposed to happen.
Sigh! This is worse than Women's Day, at least they have an excuse. Ie. selling entertainment and fiction.


And Muhler, how much should we bet that the Danish media tomorrow will write a negative article, based on this Australian article..? I can already see Extra Bladet and BT's headlines

I can see the weather will be perfect in Melbourne tomorrow and that M+F program seems to be more out and about.
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Tomorrow?

I'll bet you ten bananas, make that fifteen.
The tabloids have a nice little story about Countess Alexandra to amuse themselves.

In fact the only somewhat critical story I've seen about Mary so far, was BT quoting an article in a Canberra paper, where the usual "experts" critisized Mary for dressing to bland or boring and they encouraged her to dress more colorful. - Didn't bother to read the original story.
Australsk avis: Du er lidt farveløs, Mary - Royale - BT.dk

Now two Danish "experts" have entered the field and they state that their Aussie colleages are completely off the mark. Mary should under no account dress in Australian clothes.
Eksperter: Hold dig langt fra australsk tøj, Mary - Royale - BT.dk

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There is a story, which the Australian media appears to have missed completely. (*)
That story will surface in Billed Bladet, probably next week due to the deadline.
The BB journalist Anne Johannesen told in a video diary about Mary cooking with the Australian and Danish chefs in Melbourne. One of them gave Mary a glass with juice, to drink. But Mary misunderstood the situation and thought she was supposed to pour the juice over the food.
When she was made aware of that not being the purpose of the juice, she cracked up completely. As you can tell from this gallery: Mary i røg og damp for Danmark | www.bt.dk

(*) It has been extremely easy to follow the coverage in the Australian papers. Because you really only have to read three or five articles. And they are being copied by all the other papers....
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Now two Danish "experts" have entered the field and they state that their Aussie colleages are completely off the mark. Mary should under no account dress in Australian clothes
I'd have a few things to say to those two "experts". Let me guess, either the assumption that Australian attire is reduced down to singlets, shorts and flip flops or do they take issue with their Crown Princess wearing an Australian brand? Surely not the latter.

In any case, they sound like a pair of ignorant fools!

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There is a story, which the Australian media appears to have missed completely. (*)
That story will surface in Billed Bladet, probably next week due to the deadline.
The BB journalist Anne Johannesen told in a video diary about Mary cooking with the Australian and Danish chefs in Melbourne. One of them gave Mary a glass with juice, to drink. But Mary misunderstood the situation and thought she was supposed to pour the juice over the food.
When she was made aware of that not being the purpose of the juice, she cracked up completely.
It made the evening news and indeed, the morning news on some stations here. Not missed, just not necessarily deemed print worthy I guess.
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I'd have a few things to say to those two "experts". Let me guess, either the assumption that Australian attire is reduced down to singlets, shorts and flip flops or do they take issue with their Crown Princess wearing an Australian brand?
Yeah, they forgot all about swimwear, lol
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Indeed they did! How remiss of me to negelct the "fact" that we all walk around in bikini's, speedo's or swimming boardshorts...lol.

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It has been extremely easy to follow the coverage in the Australian papers. Because you really only have to read three or five articles. And they are being copied by all the other papers....
So true, Muhler. They tend to adhere to what appears to be the "sharing is caring" approach towards collective journalism.

Really, they are just lazy
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