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Old 08-23-2005, 04:01 PM
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lots of babies coming into this world this year!!!
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:44 PM
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Does anyone know if she has had a "baby shower" yet?Is it even exceptable in the royal family? :)
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Does anyone know if she has had a "baby shower" yet?Is it even exceptable in the royal family? :)
I would say baby showers is a very US thing to have, at least I have never heard of them here in Sweden or other countries in Europe where I have friends. Do they have these in Australia? Maybe that could then be a reason to have one, but not otherwise. At least this is my thoughts on this topic.
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:53 AM
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I would say baby showers is a very US thing to have, at least I have never heard of them here in Sweden or other countries in Europe where I have friends. Do they have these in Australia? Maybe that could then be a reason to have one, but not otherwise. At least this is my thoughts on this topic.
Yes we have baby showers in Australia, but it is optional, its not a set tradition, alot of Aussie families do it, and some dont. :)
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:07 PM
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Yes we have baby showers in Australia, but it is optional, its not a set tradition, alot of Aussie families do it, and some dont. :)
What's a baby shower?I'm sorry but my English is not so good...Thanks a lot
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:57 PM
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A baby shower is a party held for the mom-to-be before the baby is born. Basically, the mother chooses gifts (a stroller, bottles, clothes, etc.) at various stores that she'd like and guests buy the items. Then they bring them to the shower and the mother has everything she'll need for her child. It's just like a bridal shower before a wedding if you're familiar with that.

Personally, I think you should only have a baby shower for your first child. I think it's tacky and in poor taste to ask people for gifts everytime you have a child. Just my two cents though!
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:14 PM
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A baby shower is a party held for the mom-to-be before the baby is born. Basically, the mother chooses gifts (a stroller, bottles, clothes, etc.) at various stores that she'd like and guests buy the items. Then they bring them to the shower and the mother has everything she'll need for her child. It's just like a bridal shower before a wedding if you're familiar with that.

Personally, I think you should only have a baby shower for your first child. I think it's tacky and in poor taste to ask people for gifts everytime you have a child. Just my two cents though!
Thaks a lot Noelle! I have never heard anything about baby showers until now. In Italy there aren't such parties.
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:45 PM
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baby showers are fun!

I've been to some where there are some little parlor games and cake and nice lunch too!
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:26 PM
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They are!
My sister in law actually has her's coming up in a few weeks.
I wonder if we'll know what sort of gifts Mary gets like we did for her wedding (providing her has one!)
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:24 AM
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Baby showers are sooooooooo not fun. A bunch of women screaming about how cute stuff is and playing those awful games- AHHHHHHHHH! lol :)
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I'd chime in with GrandDuchess and say that babyshowers definitely aren't very European, at least not northern European. You might buy something for the baby when it is born, such as a couple of items of clothing, or a toy, but nothing excessive, and the parents/grandparents are usually the ones buying strollers/cribs, etc.

Mary might have had one, though, but that's probably considered to be private, and not something we'd be a part of.
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:50 AM
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COPENHAGEN: The Danish government today said it would propose changing Denmark's royal succession law to ensure that the Crown Prince and Princess' first child, expected in October, can ascend the throne regardless of whether it is a boy or a girl.
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Is it common in Europe for expecting parents not to find out the sex of the baby before its born? Almost all couples I know who've had babies or are expecting here in the US find out if it's a boy or girl before hand.

Maybe they do know and won't release the info to the public?
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Many people still prefer the old-fashioned surprise at birth, even in North America.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:34 PM
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i think the royals know the gender of the babies but they don't want to spread the news before the birth. :)
In Portugal the couples know the gender of their babies. It's normal.
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:32 PM
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i think the royals know the gender of the babies but they don't want to spread the news before the birth. :)
This was certainly the case for Phillippe and Mathilde of Belgium. They knew taht Elisabeth would be a girl months before she was born but did not reveal it publicly. It was only after Elisabeth was born and Phillippe and Mathilde met with the press that they knew she would be a girl back in the summer (she was born in October) but kept it private.

Phillippe's brother Laurent and his wife Claire knew that Louise would be a girl too, and confirmed so and that her name would be Louise. (But perhaps only after it had been leaked to the media.)
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:59 PM
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I really don't think Mary needs any gifts for her baby. Maybe people who want to give presents should send a check to the charity of their choice. Just an opinion. :)
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i think the royals know the gender of the babies but they don't want to spread the news before the birth. :).
I think so. I don't hear more news about a busy movement in Denmark parliament to ratify the new rule of succession (or may be I'm wrong). Just curious if they already know that the baby will be a boy then they don't need to do it soonest.
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I really don't think Mary needs any gifts for her baby. Maybe people who want to give presents should send a check to the charity of their choice. Just an opinion. :)
A good idea Roxsteve:)
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:55 AM
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I think so. I don't hear more news about a busy movement in Denmark parliament to ratify the new rule of succession (or may be I'm wrong). Just curious if they already know that the baby will be a boy then they don't need to do it soonest.
I might be wrong, but I think you can´t do such a big change faster. It always has to be accepted of "two elected parliaments" (in other words in two election periods). And this is, what is done now. So it doesn´t matter, if and when Mary and Frederik found out about the sex of the baby. A girl wouldn´t be born as heir, but would become automatically heir, when the change is confirmed of the second parliament. Denmark has elected this year (just when Mary got pregnant). So the next government (high likely) won´t reign before 2009. So it´s anyway too late for a fast change. If you ask me, it would have been much better to do this change years ago. When the baby is now a girl and gets later a brother within 4 years this would mean, that the boy would be heir to the throne for a while. Some children wouldn´t care, but some children are more sensitive...and who can know now, what character Frederik´s and Mary´s children will have...
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