Originally Posted by grevinnan
Why didn't Fred open the door? He is still the royal that gave Mary her status. No journalist would have knocked on the door if it was not for Mary's marriage to Frederick. He should have been the one stating to anyone bothering them that this is a private holiday and thanks for your interest but we will not answer any questions.
According to Australian TV that's exactly what he did.
He seemed quite annoyed and asked the media "to be nice".
I think media interest was to be expected, since this is Christian's first trip downunder.
I think Mary and Frederik know that very well and even accept it to a certain degree.
IMO that's the reason why they chose to be open about their visit
and obviously agreed in advance to do a photo-session.
It would have been childish to deny that they will visit Australia
and then visit Australia and play hide and seek with the media.
The media would have found out anyway, perhaps they would not have been at the airport,
but I am convinced they would have known they are there the next day.
Hobart is rather small and the main purpose of this trip is not to have privacy, I think,
but to meet family and friends, perhaps spend an evening out with them.
So how could they have kept their visit a secret?
On TV you could clearly see that Frederik and Mary were greeting the media people at the airport,
they did not seem to be annoyed when they were photographed on public places in Salamanca today.
But I guess it's another thing when reporter zoom into your windows and take photos from inside the house.
There is a limit that should not be overstepped.
The right to privacy also applies to public persons like royals.
Therefore I think Frederik had every right to be annoyed.