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Old 10-27-2013, 03:54 AM
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Thanks for the pics, clips and articles.

And thanks to our resident Aussies for your coverage and not least to Sun Lion, it's like having our own board-reporter on the spot.

As a Dane I am very pleased that M&F are getting such a positive coverage. Proud is such a strong word, but they do make me proud.

They are simply a fantastic team. We already know that, but here we really see it.

Frederik has behaved perfectly IMO. He has consistently dispensed with formalities and allowed Mary to take center-stage, while beaming like a lighthouse when looking at his wife.
And showing pics of his own twins to some children was simply a stroke of genius. - Even though I'm convinced that it wasn't deliberate.

And finally but by no means least: My deepest sympathy to those who have lost homes - and worse - in the fires.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:38 AM
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Thanks for the pics, clips and articles.

And thanks to our resident Aussies for your coverage and not least to Sun Lion, it's like having our own board-reporter on the spot.


You're very, very welcome Muhler. It's been not just a pleasure to be able to share things here, but actually a very great deal of fun. I'll be a bit down when it's all over.

I think the bonds between Denmark and Australia will only deepen and strenghten as time goes on.

(Even my husband - not a royal watcher - talks about going to Denmark when we go travelling, hopefully next year, and I think it's because of CP Mary.)

Are you watching the live steam of the Gala Concert?

My husband stopped doing his paper-work and set up our television to be able to watch it on that.

They're just starting the last part of Beethoven's 9th Symphony - "Ode to Joy". Played at the Opera House at it's opening 40 years ago.

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Old 10-27-2013, 04:46 AM
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First pictures of Mary and Frederik arriving at the Sydney Opera House.
Mary looks stunning.

http://i.imgur.com/fRZzm8u.jpg
http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/185...ABf64xlm69C3GG
http://i.imgur.com/bZastfQ.jpg


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Are you watching the live steam of the Gala Concert?

They're just starting the last part of Beethoven's 9th Symphony - "Ode to Joy". Played at the Opera House at it's opening 40 years ago.
I watched it and what a beautiful show. Got chills when I saw all the fireworks over the Opera House. Wow!

More pictures from tonight

https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/...70476260_n.png
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Video of Mary's speech (unfortunately very bad sound)

http://crownprincely.tumblr.com/vide...gssvW6K1sq4lwh



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Patricia, John and Jane - all Mary's siblings visited the the Gala Concert tonight. Lovely!

http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/924/6/1...rs-jubilum.jpg


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Old 10-27-2013, 05:15 AM
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We got to see the fire-works twice!

As the live-feed was showing the "Happy Birthday", the fire-works blew off here, rattling our windows, and then just as they stopped in real-life, they started on the broadcast. Hip, hip, hooray!

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The same here. Think we sadly have missed Mary's speech.


Hi Roskilde - I just saw on the Sydney Opera House website, accessed through polyesco's link, that the Gala Concert has just been uploaded to be viewed again.

Must be a lot of traffic or something, taking a long time to download, but hopefully it will be the full program and CP Mary's speech will be there.

P.S. Worth watching Louise Herron's speech also if you didnt see it.

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Sun Lion, good to see you again

Thank you for your references to the documentaries about Utzon and his work on the Sidney Opera; over the years, I've seen a number of documentaries about the proces in Danish television and I would love to see these as well (just spent another hour googling your references and getting absorbed in the tales of the work and politics surrounding the construction of the opera).


Hi UserDane - we have just been watching the Gala Concert via polyesco's link, and my husband just saw one of the documentaries - "Autopsy On a Dream" - is on that same site - if you weren't able to access it in full last week.

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Just watched the lead story of Fred and Mary visiting Winmalee a bushfire area, and the volunteers and locals on ch10. Then turned over to ch ABC 24 and they showed Mary giving a speech at the Opera house then Jan Utzon (son of the Danish Architect) give a speech then they showed a little of Fred and Mary at Winmalee. Good coverage from this media source. A huge crowd were at the Opera House for Marys speech.

I remember reading years ago how the Australian media underestimated the value of Mary Donaldson marrying into the DRF in 2004. They haven't underestimated the power of this couple since with the Australian People. Mary & Fred will always be popular here.

I saw Mr Utzon's speech too Tarlita.

I think he was very moved by this celebration of his father's work. Very fittingly done. The whole occassion was "right on the money" re tone, performers, speeches, etc.

A memorable occassion.

P.S. Just saw a photo of Frederik kissing Mary while they were sitting in their seats.

(Oh, just seen it here too, posted by you Roskilde. Nice moment captured by an alert photographer.)

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The same here. Think we sadly have missed Mary's speech.


Hi Roskilde - I just saw on the Sydney Opera House website, accessed through polyesco's link, that the Gala Concert has just been uploaded to be viewed again.

Must be a lot of traffic or something, taking a long time to download, but hopefully it will be the full program and CP Mary's speech will be there.

P.S. Worth watching Louise Herron's speech also if you didnt see it.

Cheers, Sun Lion.




Just got the Gala Concert again - via polyesco's link - if you want to see CP Mary's speech.

(Mary comes on straight after Louise Herron - who is the lady with the bob and glasses - and just before Marie Bashir.)

P.S. you can see how much the wind is blowing as people take their seats - and it was a chilly wind too.

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:07 AM
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im so glad frederik and mary found eachother,, they are so lovely and good together.

i enjoy all the photos and news., so many lovely photos and moments

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Is there any other Opera House in the World that has Star Billing as often as ours. That is every New Years the fireworks and lights highlight this wonderful building. I know Milan Opera house is supposed to have the most beautiful interior. But other Opera Houses do not appear to get as much International coverage as ours, or am I wrong. Gosh this post reads like one upmanship. Sorry.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:04 AM
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More pictures of M+F visiting the victims of the bushfires

Large article and video from The Telegraph: "Voice of our princess heals Hearts"
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226747737924

This picture makes a deep impression
http://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler/?file...atio&ratio=3-2

http://media.emirates247.com/images/.../Princess2.jpg

http://media.emirates247.com/images/.../Princess4.jpg

Gallery from DR
http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Billedserie...0/27093519.htm

Article from DR
http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Udland/2013/10/27/062433.htm



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I Hi Roskilde - I just saw on the Sydney Opera House website, accessed through polyesco's link, that the Gala Concert has just been uploaded to be viewed again.

Must be a lot of traffic or something, taking a long time to down-load, but hopefully it will be the full program and CP Mary's speech will be there.

P.S. Worth watching Louise Herron's speech also if you didnt see it.

Just got the Gala Concert again - via polyesco's link - if you want to see CP Mary's speech.

(Mary comes on straight after Louise Herron - who is the lady with the bob and glasses - and just before Marie Bashir.)
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Long video and article from The Telegraph

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226747737924
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:27 AM
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P.S. Wouldn't be suprised if M and F get up early for a jog across the Harbour Bridge or around the Botanical Gardens - heard that's happended in New York, Rio etc.


So maybe M and F did get some jogging in that we didn't hear about.

(CP Mary brought her running shoes with her to Australia. She wore them today when visiting the fire zone.)

Cheers, Sun Lion.


P.S. you're very welcome Roskilde. I thought the speeches really set the foundation for the following action.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:59 AM
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Is there any other Opera House in the World that has Star Billing as often as ours. That is every New Years the fireworks and lights highlight this wonderful building. I know Milan Opera house is supposed to have the most beautiful interior. But other Opera Houses do not appear to get as much International coverage as ours, or am I wrong. Gosh this post reads like one upmanship. Sorry.
You are absolutely right, Tarlita.

The Sydney Opera is so iconic that I too think it's the most wellknown.
And indeed the fireworks in Sydney with the opera house is almost guaranteed on TV here in DK on New Years Day.

ADDED: Thanks for the clips, Dazzling.

Mary said that they were very impressed with the brave effort by the firefighters and the communty spirit displayed by the residents.
Her accent was more pronounced than usual here. I guess after being surrounded by English speakers she was in the process of making the lingual switch back to Danish.
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Huge News!

The BBC News just had a video clip of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik visiting the area that was badly affected by the fires! The video came on right after a video on the 40th birthday of the Sydney Opera House!

Imagine that...a story about CP Frederik and CP Mary on the BBC News!!!!
They have received major press attention on this trip!
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:00 PM
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Massive winds and torrential rain pounding Sydney at the moment.

Pitch black outside-it's just coming up to 5.00am here in Sydney -and the weather angels who were guarding Sydney for M and F's visit have stood aside and the Heaven's have opended.

The poor palm tree outside my balcony is being tossed about all over the place.

We haven't had rain like this since June, and not with this sort of wind. Really intense downpour.Hope it blows inland enough - it's coming in from the sea - to reach the fires in the mountains.

(Thank goodness it didn't happen a few hours ago during the Gala Concert!)


Great news Terri Terri - shows the importance of this whole visit by M and F.

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Hi Josefine - too long a way to come, and too short a visit.

CP Frederik was seen showing the latest photos of the twins to a little boy -yesterday or Friday -it's in a post a bit further back.

CP Mary got to catch up with her sisters and friends.

Sister Jane was quoted by the media as saying M and F were vey busy, but they had time to chat with them over breakfast.

(They are here from Tasmania. In fact, I got to meet them on Friday. There is a post about it a few pages back.)

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Patricia, John and Jane - all Mary's siblings visited the the Gala Concert tonight. Lovely!

http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/924/6/1...rs-jubilum.jpg


Hi Roskilde. Good for them - and good ALL the siblngs could get together and spend time away from the routine demands of home and work.

Lovely memories for them all, being made.

Thank you for the photo. (Patricia looks a little shy. I noticed the same on Friday when I met them - me too, takes one to know one. Lovely people.)

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I think the dress could be a tadashi? very nice! must be an incredible feeling to be back home and stand infront of all this people in the opera house and talk!!! very powerfull!
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A clip of M&F visiting the fire devastated areas of the Blue Mountains: Princess Mary and her Prince boost the sprits of fire devasted communities - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A quick glance of the list of news on Google seems to indicate that this particular part of the visit has recieved an even more massive attention in the Australian press - Just as it has here in DK.
There was a clip (two actually) of M&F visiting the area (and later in the OperaHouse) on TV2 news at 19.00. - And here THE news reporter Ulla Terkelsen asked M&F what they thought of the fires and those affected. Mary was close to tearing up, when she referred to those (fortunately few) who had perished. - I'm sure that clip will surface soon.

- It's good if a storm will help fighting the fires. We are expecting a severe storm here in DK tomorrow as well.

ADDED: The comments on Women's Weekly's Facebook site are interesting: https://www.facebook.com/WomensWeeklyMag
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Dear Sun Lion, Please send some of that rain up here to Qld, we are as dry as dust up here. Need rain very badly west of Brisbane. Even the pot plants have gone walkabout looking for a decent drink. Many thanks to all who have posted great links/photos and information. So glad that Mary got to spend some time with her sisters and brother.
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The TV2 clip I referred to earlier. Mary dybt berørt af skovbrande i Australien | GO'
Quite a lot of it is in English.

At 1:03 Mary is referring to those who lost their lives and she becomes emotional.
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Dear Sun Lion, Please send some of that rain up here to Qld, we are as dry as dust up here. Need rain very badly west of Brisbane. Even the pot plants have gone walkabout looking for a decent drink. Many thanks to all who have posted great links/photos and information. So glad that Mary got to spend some time with her sisters and brother.


Maybe it's on it's way Tarlita - - it's certainly gone from here.

Starting to heat up again, no wind, some heavy clouds about, but blue sky and sunshine breaking through every now and then. I think it won't be a problem for the final day.


"New Idea" and "Women's Day" out today. Expecting little Prince George to be the cover with his big day, but hopefully good coverage of M and F.

(They should be up on the internet in about 1/2 an hour - usually there by 9.00am each Monday.)

Also, keep an eye out for the UK glossy magazine "Royalty" in a month or so. They had wonderful coverage of the 2011 visit, probably will again. A nice souvenir.

Cheers, Sun Lion.



Just checked - "Woman's Day" already up. Little George got the whole cover to himself. Well done little Prince.
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"Mary in Sydney" second story - I'll have a look at the magazines when I'm out and about for M and F's final Opera House event around noon.

Nice photos from last Thursday's first Opera House event, plus video, on "Woman's Day" magazine site.

(P.S. Clarification re comment above - Prince George is actually in his mother's arms, with no other stories on the cover of "Woman's Day". On "New Idea" 's cover, he has "competition" from some other personalities.)




"New Idea" now up on internet too.

Cover is of George again of course - looking like he enjoyed his big day out.

Cheers, Sun Lion.

Must be a big week for these two magazines - they're never usually on the internet this early on a Monday.

(Probably expecting bumper sales too and printed extra issues. Big, big royal week.)
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Huge News!

The BBC News just had a video clip of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik visiting the area that was badly affected by the fires! The video came on right after a video on the 40th birthday of the Sydney Opera House!

Imagine that...a story about CP Frederik and CP Mary on the BBC News!!!!
They have received major press attention on this trip!

Great news, I'm a proud little Dane at home here in Denmark.


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The TV2 clip I referred to earlier. Mary dybt berørt af skovbrande i Australien | GO'
Quite a lot of it is in English.

At 1:03 Mary is referring to those who lost their lives and she becomes emotional.
I missed our news tonight, so thanks Muhler

I look forward to the Crown Prince Couple's Prices tomorrow night. It will be broadcasted in prime time (8:00 pm) on one of our biggest tv-channels DR1.

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Great news, I'm a proud little Dane at home here in Denmark.
I missed our news tonight, so thanks Muhler


I look forward to the Crown Prince Couple's Prices tomorrow night. It will be broadcasted in prime time (8:00 pm) on one of our biggest tv-channels DR1.



Australians have to wait until Friday Roskilde to see this - must be going to be conducted in Danish and we need time to get the sub-titles sorted.

Morning TV has a couple of hosts - female - chatting about CP Mary's accent, (when speaking English). They were at an "intimate lunch" with her on Saturday. Saying how "approachable" she is.

Cheer, Sun Lion.

P.S. Not sure if they meant it was actually "intimate", or were implying it was far from intimate, with masses of attendees. (Sounds like a "women in Australian business/media" lunch to me - haven't seen anything "official" about it.)

TV reporting that the Royal Couple are flying out of Australia tonight, after the "Prizes" event.

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Thank you so much for your 'sun lion on the spot' reporting, it makes the visit seem so immediate and wonderful to follow events at the other end of the world (I am in Toronto). glad to read about the rain, that I am sure is needed. your observation about the Donaldson siblings catching up briefly at breakfast makes me wonder at the Crown princess' courage and strength in deciding to leave a home where she is so much loved to start a new life in far off Denmark. perhaps the Crown princely kiss at the opera house was also meant as reminder that mary belongs to him and Denmark now
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