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Old 03-19-2013, 01:24 PM
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i was wondering did they go in a private plane or commercial? I was wondering how they pass security, do they have to take their shoes, belt and all the staff like us or they just go thought?????
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i was wondering did they go in a private plane or commercial? I was wondering how they pass security, do they have to take their shoes, belt and all the staff like us or they just go thought?????
If they pass through security it's the same as everyone else does it, I imagine they fly business so it's a little more private but their luggage is checked, they're checked like the rest of us.
No one should be exempt from that fun experience.
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i was wondering did they go in a private plane or commercial? I was wondering how they pass security, do they have to take their shoes, belt and all the staff like us or they just go thought?????
Frederik and Mary flies commercial. With a stopover in both Frankfurt and Madrid before they finally arrived in Santiago (According to this week's Billedbladet) But i have no idea about how they pass through security and all that.

And as written before, my colleague flew at the same plane as Mary and the twins as they flew from Denmark to Australia in 2011
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Frederik and Mary flies commercial. With a stopover in both Frankfurt and Madrid before they finally arrived in Santiago (According to this week's Billedbladet) But i have no idea about how they pass through security and all that.

And as written before, my colleague flew at the same plane as Mary and the twins as they flew from Denmark to Australia in 2011
just wondering how does it works for them, I just arrive in Denmark, and it was the security in lAs Vegas, very nice and polite, but in London was quite raugh, and suddenly I thoguht if they had to go through such a raugh situation like me and all the rest of the people that it was on line or if the have some kinfd of inmunity and they don't have to do that???? I know they travel commercial and I can't imagine with the 4 kids to go throught security, I know a lot of families they do but just becasue they are royal do they get special treatment in the airports?
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I am pretty sure they never have to go through rough situations/security.
Taking off the belt etc. before going through the detector (or however it is called) perhaps, but I don't see them being treated with suspicion if something peeps or having to open their suitcases etc.
I think people with diplomatic passports in general get a special treatment.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:08 PM
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pictures Mary og Frederik i Chile - HER&NU

interview with CP Mary
Mary: Jeg vil altid være mig selv! - HER&NU
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thanks for the link fairy tale.

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Thanks polyesco Great to see that Mary looks so unaffected after the problems with the helicopter.

Here more pictures from their last day
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http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...53185808_n.jpg (Frederik is a real man. He must, of course, over and talk to the other men about the helicopter's problems and techniques )
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Lovely photos.
In the second Frederik appears to be keeping Mary close, happy and very relieved to have her by his side.
4. Love this photo.
5. Do we know what Mary is looking at in this photo? Is it a gift?
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IMO this couple appears to be the best role model of any RF know to me (yeah, I do confess to having limited knowledge of RFs around the globe). They seem well grounded, together and down to earth. Mary in particular, seems to have adapted well and appears to be doing a great job!
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Frederik and Mary flies commercial. With a stopover in both Frankfurt and Madrid before they finally arrived in Santiago (According to this week's Billedbladet) But i have no idea about how they pass through security and all that.

And as written before, my colleague flew at the same plane as Mary and the twins as they flew from Denmark to Australia in 2011
This is where we need Muhler: (Are there school holidays happening now in Denmark?) but I would guess that the Crown Prince and Princess would go through security like anyone else; indeed insisting on equal treatment. However, there is probably a VIP entrance where the usual procedure takes place.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:04 AM
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This is where we need Muhler: (Are there school holidays happening now in Denmark?) but I would guess that the Crown Prince and Princess would go through security like anyone else; indeed insisting on equal treatment. However, there is probably a VIP entrance where the usual procedure takes place.
We have Easter coming up :)

At CPH there is a VIP-lounge where they go to and from there direct to the flight. We can see that in a tv-show called "CPH - The Airport" :)
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:46 PM
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This is where we need Muhler: (Are there school holidays happening now in Denmark?) but I would guess that the Crown Prince and Princess would go through security like anyone else; indeed insisting on equal treatment. However, there is probably a VIP entrance where the usual procedure takes place.
M&F have diplomatic passports and as such they are exempt from going through the usual security checks. That also applies to their luggage.
A breach of their diplomatic immunity (not least as invited and welcomed guests) would have constituted a diplomatic incident and led to very severe protests from the Danish government.
As invited guests, their entourage, I.e. staff, security, government minister and civil servants are also considered a part of the diplomatic mission and they would not have gone through the usual security checks either. The PET officers may have had to hand over their pistols, I don't know. That is the case in some countries like UK.

However, the businessmen and journalists are not exempt from the standard security checks. Even though most would have arrived on the same plane as M&F and followed them around.

For those interested in financing. As a general international rule the host country pay for bed and board for a visitor (with spouse) and up to twenty staff members or entourage in connection with a state or official visit. Are there more than twenty, the visiting country will foot the bill for the rest.

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Summary of a number of articles in Billed Bladet #11 & 12, 2013.
Written by our woman in the Andes, Annelise Weimann.

As you know this visit is about money. South America in general is a growing market and DK would like to get a foothold and this is where the DRF come in. Due to their status, protocol wise and simply by being royals they are able to ensure a higher degree of coverage and to ensure that the business delegation meet people on a higher level, than had they just followed the Minister for Commerce.
M&F are of course not the Regent Couple, but I doubt the business delegation mind. M&F have the glamour factor and that's worth a good deal!
On top of that Chile is the most affluent country in South America.

The visit started unofficially with a very official walk in the hills. The Regent Couple were of course not expected to go hiking in the Andes, but they were supposed to visit a market. But now they had a young, physically active CP couple on their hands, so what to do? Got it! Let them have a walkabout. Sporty, good pics and both Mary and Frederik showing legs, what is there not to like?
Mary stated: "It's really nice to go out and walk. Much better than lying about in the hotel room". She also graciously admitted that Frederik was in better shape than she was. Frederik didn't contradict her, as he pointed out he had after all just completed the Vasa run, so he is pretty good shape these days.

The first day ended with the Danish ambassador inviting M&F and following to a dinner at a neat restaurant, El Meson Neudiano, named after a very well known Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The ambassador is incedentally newly married - to a Chilean lady. Among those invited was also the Danish Foreign Minister, Villy Søvndal. Who much less reverently is better known in DK as Villy Sleepvalley or Villy Schlafenthal - (Hopefully he didn't open his mouth too much during the visit and thereby embarrassed his country and his English teacher!)

As direct representatives for QMII, M&F naturally popped by the Chilean President, Pinera, to say hi. However because they are "only" the CP couple, it was up to the Chilean Foreign Minister to bestow the official handing over of orders to Frederik (and Mary too I presume). That was a merry affair, with Frederik and the Minister joking. Frederik who was in high spirit during the entire visit and didn't show signs of the akwardness he sometimes display when in the spotlight nor did he stumble over the words, jokingly held his breath to avoid being skewerd by the pin in the order he was presented. The Foreign Minister on the other hand advised him not to bend over so as not to drop the order. It all ended with a big hug.
The order was the Gran Kruss, which QMII also recieved when she last visited Chile as a Princess in 1966.

It wasn't all about orders. M&F also met the mayor of the capital city Santiago, and were presented with the keys to the city, before being taken to a school for children from socially troubled backgrounds. This is where Frederik is in his right element, but a genuine Crown Princess, that interested the girls! One of them being seven year old Natalia Hernadez, who had read about Mary on the Net and she hoped: "I wish I could be friends with the Princess".
M&F had a good division of labour. Frederik recieved the keys to the city and Mary gave the thank you speech, ending with the words: "Muitas gracias".

The visit continued with Frederik looking at some Danish machinery we would like to export to Chile and stuff.... While Mary ran with the attention, (carrying a clutch from Carland Copenhagen) visiting a library. Founded by a Dane who has lived in Chile for many years. Anne Hansen, would like to help a bit and as such she opened a library for children in one of the poorer neighborhoods of Santiago.
With four year old Rosita sitting on her lap, Mary sat among the children and listened to the speeches.
Afterwards Mary was interviewed by the curious children.
Does she read a lot? Yes, but not as much as she would like to but she does read aloud for her children.
Does she like to dance? Yes. And she likes dancing to among other things rock & roll.
Mary also told that many children are disappointed when they see her, they expect her to wear a big gown and a crown.
Q: How does it feel to be a Princess?
M: "It's a big priviledge, but there is a big responsibillity as well".

Q: How has it been to start as an ordinary women and then become a Princess?
M: "You may get the title as Princess very quickly but like everything else in life it's a journey. You find your way/road and fill out the role that feels right for you. But you are always yourself".

Apart from children M&F also visited a Dominican convent and attended a dinner basically on behalf of the business delegation at Club de la Union, with more than 300 guests. By then the temperature had dropped to a balmy 25 degrees C!
But it wasn't all fun and smile. M&F also visited Museo de la Memoria about the dictatorship under Pinochet. here they looked at a wall with photos of thousands of people who vanished, never to be found.

The visit ended in the Atacama desert, where there is clear sky for 330 nights a year, an ideal place for observatories that are located at an altitude of 2.600 meters. It's desolate but nevertheles scenic and M&F were busy photographing each other.
Some of the astronomers are Danes and they met M&F.
However, there was a slight touch of drama. M&F were flying in seperate helicopters and the helicopter Mary flew in lost connection with the GPS sattellites and in accordance with safety procedures the helicoper landed until the connection was reestablished. This is not to be confused with losing radio contact.
Near the observatory is a hotel, which was "blown up" in the Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. A movie at least Frederik has seen, but apparantly Christian has not been allowed to see a Bond movie yet, even though some of his friends have.
Here M&F gave a pretty long interview. In fact it was for once mostly Frederik who answered the questions.
Do they expect to replace QMII on similar visits in the future? They don't want to speculate but they are ready to step in again some other time if need be.

Frederik said that he and QMII had had a last talk shortly before departure and that QMII was annoyed she couldn't go.

Q: It is like you have shown more power on this trip than you usually do. Do you feel you have to do an extra effort because you have stepped in for your parents on this trip?
F: "The concept for these travels are not unknown for the Princess and me. for the last three four five years we have been on similar trips with business delegations and been the tip of the spear for them. But it's nice to be able to step in and be able to help your mother and father. And there was a big wish for the trip to take place at this time". (*)

Q: Crown Prince Frederik, you have been on many official travels in your life. Does it give/mean something extra that you are now two, travelling together?
F: "We have each had our tasks, but we have been together on most jobs. In that way you manage to speak to more people".

Q: I was more thinking on the personal level?
F: "I can relax in a different way, than I could before we were married".

Q: How?
F: "It's a huge fortune/happiness to be two, to share things with each other and support each other. When I was younger and travelled alone I may have been in better shape, yet I remember that on some of the trips to among other places Thisland and Japan, that I was truly spend when I came home. I was always alone and there was a constant focus on me".

(*) Without venturing too far out in the psycologial depths of Frederik, I personally believe he enjoyed the challenge of suddenly having to step in and take over. M&F are here not appendixes to the Regent Couple but on their own. Also M&F clearly enjoy working together, it brings out the best in both of them I believe.
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Great work, Muhler. Good to have you back

Also the magazine 'HerogNu' has very good and rich coverage of Mary and Frederik's visit in Chile and has nothing less than 9 pages in their magazine. I have found some pictures on Facebook...

In 'HerogNu' you can also read that Frederik tells he several times has slept under the open starry sky and so has Mary. They did it often while visiting Cayx. Mary tells that when she meets children at their official visits, she can't help be thinking of her own children at home but that she is very present and focuses on the children she talks to during a visit. She also tells that the hike in the mountains was a lot harder than she had expected, but that it was a beautiful trip. Despite lots of buzzing bees when they finally reached the waterfall

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Thank you Muhler and Roskilde.

They look very professional and seem happy. She is quite elegant.

Must be difficult for them to be so far away from their kids. Wonder what goodies they brought back for them. I remember being so exited about the gifts my parents brought back. Exotic and novel they seemed to me at the time.
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Thank you Muhler and Roskilde. Reading about the trip from someone else's view point makes for interesting reading.
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mange tak Muhler for the very informative and extremely interesting translation of this Royal visit report. I share your belief that the Chilean visit was a special one for the Royal Couple (not least because of the James Bond/Daniel Craig connection at the desert observatory hotel!) and look forward to further M and F adventures
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I came across this lovely picture on HerogNu's facebook page...

Frederik taking good care of his wife when she after two hours finally landed with the helicopter.

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575664_469566219781814_1193333134_n.jpg
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I came across this lovely picture on HerogNu's facebook page...

Frederik taking good care of his wife when she after two hours finally landed with the helicopter.

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575664_469566219781814_1193333134_n.jpg
what a lovely picture
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to me F&M are not the most overly expressive couple but they do have some sweet moments
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