There are also a lot of Danish decendants in the US. Also, when there are Danish exhibits etc here, royality gives these things the chance to be known to a greater audience.
As far as the hat and gloves, it is normal protocal. Mary was showing respect of the highest order. So she did an ode to Jackie Kennedy-intentional or not. More people should follow her lead.
Originally Posted by Terri Terri
To some CP Mary may be ordinary...but looks aren't everything! Afterall...this ordinary girl from Australia married the Crown Prince of Denmark and will be a future Queen. Obviously CP Frederik saw more than "looks" that led him to have a long-distanced relationship with Mary for over a year and eventually marry her. CP Mary's performance in her role as Crown Princess of Denmark for the past 6 years proves that there is a lot more to her than looks...and that's what counts!
I don't think Mary looks ordinary. I think she is beautiful. I am just thinking out loud, but I think we are bombarded with celebs and plastic people (literally) that if someone does not have supermodel looks etc, they are not pretty or beautiful. I think we (society in general) is a society of extremes. You are either nothing or amazing. There are many levels inbetween.
I think Mary is beautiful. Definately pretty. IMO, definately better than average. If she is ordinary or average, then Australia or Denmark has an amazing gene pool!
It is personal taste. I am not trying to bring down anyone's opinon, but I definately disagree!