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Old 01-02-2018, 09:45 AM
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General News about Frederik, Mary and Family Part 17: January 2018 -

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"Snowy afternoon at Kastellet, where the Crown Prince family's dog, Grace, experiences snow for the first time. " Photo by the Crown Princess

https://www.instagram.com/p/BevmUZKH...danskekongehus
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This'll delight Iceflower...

Today is Mary's birthday and on that occasion Daily Mail has an article about her style.
Princess Mary's best looks in honour of her 46th birthday | Daily Mail Online

Billed Bladet has articles and video too.
A selection of Mary's style:
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...g-elegant-stil

A video portrait praising her:
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...-fylder-46-aar

And a congratulation:
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...-fylder-46-aar

Frederik is in South Korea so these days Mary is what we in DK call a "grass-widow". Have no idea why it's grass-widow/widower. Perhaps because it's an opportunity to seek new pastures...
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:40 AM
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A lovely photo of CP Mary for her 46th Birthday! I think is not new.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BezgqmBH...danskekongehus
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A lovely photo of CP Mary for her 46th Birthday! I think is not new.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BezgqmBH...danskekongehus
The photo is one year old
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It's indeed an old portrait they've chosen for today's birthday.

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Frederik is in South Korea so these days Mary is what we in DK call a "grass-widow". Have no idea why it's grass-widow/widower. Perhaps because it's an opportunity to seek new pastures...
We have a similar expression, it's the straw widow in Germany, meaning the same. There are several derivations, one is from 16th/17th century when large groups of men travelled through the country in summer and helped with the grain crop and further field works, their wives stayed at home and were called "straw widows"..
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We have a similar expression, it's the straw widow in Germany, meaning the same. There are several derivations, one is from 16th/17th century when large groups of men travelled through the country in summer and helped with the grain crop and further field works, their wives stayed at home and were called "straw widows"..
Interesting.

At the same time DK was a cattle country. Each year large herds were driven south to Germany.
Perhaps "grass-widow" has something to do with the cattle being driven to new pastures?

Are there similar expressions in other countries?
(that's the great thing about forums like the TRF, when people come from so many countries and cultures, you always end up learning something - or learning about similarities.)
I know this is off topic and all that, but enjoy this video, it's inspired by songs and music from late medieval times in Germany - and the woman here could very well be a stroh/straw widow:
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She looks great. Hard to believe 4 more years to 50!
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Mary is physically ageing very well and seems to emotionally be in a good place as well. I won’t say she’s come into her own - that happened a long time ago - but she seems very comfortable with her stage in life, with her role as Crown Princess and with her family. Hopefully the second half of her 40s will be as kind to her as the first half was!
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Bad research - what a surprise - the Dailymail claims it was a new portrait that was shared for her birthday, calling it "a new royal portrait to celebrate her 46th birthday". "Crown Princess Mary has posed for a new official royal portrait", see here (in case the article doesn't get updated now )
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The only kind of “widow” I know of is a “golf widow”
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The only kind of “widow” I know of is a “golf widow”
I guess there are many golf widows/widowers these days. - M&F both play golf BTW.
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