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Old 03-05-2005, 10:08 PM
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Of course a famous face doesn't guarantee an increase in the funds raised, but for the most part, the fame factor has a huge influence on how much we're willing to donate (and people better believe it, Fred and Mary are HUGE in Sydney). I'm not saying that we only donate when there's a celebrity, but I do believe we donate MORE if there is famous patron behind the organisation (this is the whole idea behind using famous people in advertisements isn't it? or are we now saying that famous people don't sell?). This is the reason that they have royals and celebrities as UN ambassadors etc.
I don't wholly believe this idea that we donate more because famous people are involved. I'd like to think that people give as much as they can when it comes to charity. And that just because Frederik and Mary or Leonardo DiCaprio is showing up for some event suddenly you've got another $1,000 you could donate that you wouldn't have if a famous person weren't there.

Using celebrities to sell jeans, perfume, etc. is a whole fuelled by an entirely different concept than when celebrities are promoted as part of charitable events. Swedish soccer player Freddie being hired (i.e. paid) to sell Calvin Klein underwear is fuelled by commercialism on the part of Calvin Klein as a company. Neither Frederik nor Mary were paid (at least I don't think so and hope they weren't) paid to show up at the Victor Chang Cardiac ball or any other charitable function during this trip. And the intent of their invitations to these functions wasn't to make a profit for any single individual or business, corporation, company or private enterprise, but rather, for a good, social cause.

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The reference to fundraising events in connection to the tsunami appeal is not relevant, especially since that was such an "in your face" disaster and many people that don't normally donate to charities donated for that (including me... you couldn't not donate when you see such devastation...). Australia raised THE MOST money per capita out of all the countries in the world (I think), and that was done without the help of F & M. So yes, of course that's do-able. But I'm saying that with most of the events they attended this week, those events would not have happened at all if it weren't for them (as I said, I will have to check with some because I beleive the amount raised just from their balls in previous years to this year is quite considerable).
The tsunami, as I have read, killed more people in 12 minutes than any other event through the actions of man (rather than and even nature). Because of the immense numbers of lives lost in such a short period of time it attracted aid on a different level than cancer research, which has affected just as many people around the world but at a slower, more gradual rate. I personally think that people should donate to these sorts of charities, even without such public royal patronages as Frederik and Mary.
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:31 PM
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Princess Mary, Frederik welcomed at Danish church

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and her husband Crown Prince Frederik have been welcomed by cheering crowds on their way to a church service in Sydney.

Regulars at the Danish church at Pennant Hills have royal company, with Princess Mary and her husband Frederik taking part in this morning's service.

A crowd of at least 1,000 people greeted the royal couple, with many chanting Mary's name.

Mary, wearing a cream v-neck top and a dark skirt with cream dots, and Frederik, mingled with the crowd.

Little girls wearing their own princess outfits, including tiaras, were some of the people Mary accepted flowers from before entering the church.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...3/s1316977.htm
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:33 PM
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Fans turn out to greet Princess Mary

March 6, 2005 - 10:44AM

Royal fans have turned out in record numbers to catch a glimpse of Denmark Crown Princess Mary and Prince Frederik in north-west Sydney.

More than 600 people watched the royal couple arrive for a service at the Danish Church in Australia at Pennant Hills.

It was the largest crowd to turn out to see the couple on their royal tour so far.

Princess Mary, dressed in a black skirt with white dots and a cream knit top, and Prince Frederik, wearing a beige suit, were met by church president Peter Madvig and pastor reverend Lars Skjovt-Jakobsen as they arrived in their official motorcade.

The princess accepted flowers from many fans outside the church including 10-year-old Christine from Beecroft who met the royal couple at the church door.

They will later visit children studying at Sunday school and mingle with church members at a morning tea.
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:35 PM
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Mary causes a spectacle at church

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ROYAL fans turned out in record numbers to catch a glimpse of Denmark's Crown Princess Mary and Prince Frederik in northwest Sydney today.

More than 600 people watched the royal couple arrive for a service at the Danish Church in Australia at Pennant Hills.

It was the largest crowd to turn out to see the couple on their royal tour so far. Tasmanian-born Princess Mary was dressed in a black skirt with white dots and a cream knit top, while Prince Frederik, wore a beige suit.

They were greeted by church president Peter Madvig and pastor reverend Lars Skjovt-Jakobsen after pulling up in their official motorcade.

The princess accepted flowers from many fans outside the church, including a 10-year-old girl, who met the royal couple at the church door. The royal couple was to later visit children studying at Sunday school and mingle with church members at a morning tea.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12459575-2,00.html

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March 6, 2005: Prince Frederik and Princess Mary attended a service at the Danish Church in Pennant Hills near Sydney.
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Thank you pdas1201 for the photos. That card is so cute. :) I like Frederik's suit.
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Great photos, pdas1201 and Danielle. Marymania continues. It´s great to see everybody happy too!
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I really agree with Alexandria with the issues.

When it comes to the act of giving in charities or funds, I think every individual has a perception on the roles of A-lists people involved and in an event wherein ordinary people are the only ones present. Because others have different opinions when famous people are involved in the event, some will say its just the same while some will remark that it raises the status of the said fund raising or event. But one thing is sure that influence can really play a big factor also in events like this may it be local, national or global.

But when it comes to giving I personally think of it not as a duty but as a privilege.


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It just said on a news update that Mary and Frederik spent the afternoon climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. :) I haven't seen any photos on the internet though.
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I'm lucky and privileged, says Mary, and my shoes don't hurt a bit

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Crown Princess Mary faced the tough questions yesterday when she visited sick children in the wards of the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

"Do those shoes hurt?" asked cystic fibrosis sufferer Danny Lees, 15, from Sydney.

The princess smiled and told him her chocolate-brown stilettos were "just fine, thank you very much".

"What's it like being a princess?" asked another.

"I am lucky I have a privileged position. I enjoy my charity work, it's a wonderful chance to highlight problems," she replied.

And she was certainly true to her word yesterday. Showing no sign of fatigue from her time on the dance floor at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Ball the night before.

After visiting the neo-natal intensive care ward, Princess Mary went to the cardiac ward where five-year-old Daniel Martin from Ballina pretended to shoot her with his Spider-Man web.

The princess was astonished to hear the bouncing boy had had surgery on his heart the day before.

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Daniel was not impressed with the celebrity visit. His father, Niall, said: "He was hoping it would be the Wiggles."

Jerome McCready, 13, from Morisset, met the princess after being flown to the hospital because he was suffering chest pains at school on Tuesday.

"She was nice but different to how I expected," Jerome said. "I was expecting her to be in a big dress with a crown and stuff, but she looked quite normal."

Cystic fibrosis sufferer Danielle Mitchell, 15, from Quakers Hill, said: "I would have thought princesses like her would be snobby, but she is really caring and she takes everything to heart. She feels what we feel."

Clair Sanson, 14, from Doonside, who is suffering from depression and diabetes, said: "She asks how we are and not many people do that. She doesn't look at us and go, "They're sick, let's go away'."
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When it comes to the act of giving in charities or funds, I think every individual has a perception on the roles of A-lists people involved and in an event wherein ordinary people are the only ones present. Because others have different opinions when famous people are involved in the event, some will say its just the same while some will remark that it raises the status of the said fund raising or event. But one thing is sure that influence can really play a big factor also in events like this may it be local, national or global.
I think that is so right! Mary has attended alot of charity events and done a great job on this Australia trip. And I think she does enjoy helping out. But does she have to wear a brand new ballgown or prada skirt every time? Look at CP Victoria or CP Mette Marit who does just as much for charity but actually use their wardrobe and mix and match it with old and new things every time. The work they do is important to them, not the clothes they are wearing, which I think is the way it should be.
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Im a little confused about this number, shall I understand it like that if Mary had not attended theese charity balls there would have been raised 0$ ? Or is this two million dollars comming from arrangements that would not have been hosted if Frederik and Mary was no there, like the lunch? I mean the redcross and Victor Chang ball would surly have been a sucess and raised money without Marys attendance I suppose?
Goodness me its hard to please some people isn't it?

For a fact, some of these events were specifically aranged for the Royal visit.
eg the private society Cancer Research function which raised several hundred thousand dollars was organised by Mary's former boss from when she worked in Melbourne.

And believe me, people in Sydney would not have paid up to $3,000 a ticket to attend an event if Mary and Frederik were not in attendance.
I can assure you the average Red Cross Ball would not be a sell-out or achieve front-page newspaper and prime-time television coverage without the attraction of the Crown Princess.

I would have thought this was pretty much self-evident.

Mary and Frederik have taken this town by storm; we have not seen anything like it since Charles and Diana visited us in the early eighties.
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I hope I haven't duplicated any.

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There should soon be some spectacular pictures of Frederik and Mary on top of the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Sydney, March 6, 2005. Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark arrive to a community hall after a service at the Danish Lutheran Church in the Sydney north western suburb of Pennant Hills today. (AAP Image/POOL/Mick Tsikas)

March 6, 2005. Sydney, NSW. Danish Royal Tour. Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark on The Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Pic Nathan Edwards
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I think that is so right! Mary has attended alot of charity events and done a great job on this Australia trip. And I think she does enjoy helping out. But does she have to wear a brand new ballgown or prada skirt every time? Look at CP Victoria or CP Mette Marit who does just as much for charity but actually use their wardrobe and mix and match it with old and new things every time. The work they do is important to them, not the clothes they are wearing, which I think is the way it should be.
Mette-Marit's wardrobe also increased quite a lot in the first year she was married. As she pointed out then, she didn't have the wardrobe suitable for a Crown Princess from before the wedding. Neither did Mary.

I expect we'll see a lot of Mary's recent new gowns and outfits at a later date, perhaps remade slightly... The Scandinavian Royals are fairly good about using their outfit several times, and over several years, with small changes.
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Mette-Marit's wardrobe also increased quite a lot in the first year she was married. As she pointed out then, she didn't have the wardrobe suitable for a Crown Princess from before the wedding. Neither did Mary.
did she actually say that?
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