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Old 04-25-2006, 08:15 AM
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Thats it right there "LS"

Negativity...why can it not be voiced in a constructive manner? Just the tearing of strips & that's what I find very sad.

"MII"
I agree Margrethe II. Some posts have been critical in a non-constructive manner. Thats what the problem is. Some posts are full of "facts" that come out of nowhere and cannot be traced to any reliable source of evidence.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:05 AM
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I'm a great fan of Frederik and Mary (more Fred than Mary if truth be told) but I find it a bit offish that Frederik is choosing to go sailing rather than attend the birthday celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden. It's a bit of a snub to be honest, especially after he chose Carl Gustav's daughter to be his son's godmother.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:48 AM
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Cool Has the hype over Mary decreased?

I was wondering what everyones opinion on this was. In some ways I believe the buzz on Mary has decreased, there isn't as much talk about her, as there was before. Like when she was dating Fred there'd be articles on her almost everyday, it continued when they got engaged, and then married. Now it seems to have decreased to me, in a lot of ways.

What are your views on this?
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:01 AM
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Well of course there has been a substantial decrease since the dating period and the wedding. To some people the fantasy ends there; Mary has her Prince Charming. A little more hype arose around the birth of Christian but nothing that big. IMO it happens with all the princesses. The press gets fascinated by them and goes through trash bins to get every single bit of dirt on them. But as time goes on, people move on. There will always be a watchful eye on her but never as much interest that culminated during the dating/wedding period. Unless some scandal arose, which I seriously hope one doesn't. :)
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:14 AM
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The hype in Australia has decreased somewhat (which is normal) but the interest is still there...I think it always will be :)

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IMO it happens with all the princesses.
True SoCal girl...It's sure to happen with most women who marry into a royal position...its nothing out of the ordinary.

Mary is now a familiar figure...the introductory stage is over, HRH is firmly settled as a wife, mother & Crown Princess.

Mary is no longer the new face on the block!

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Old 04-26-2006, 06:28 AM
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In Denmark, HRH Crown Princess Mary is still the material of quite a few articles, especially in the weekly tabloids, but also in the more sober newspapers. But no, her persona does not elicit as much interest as it did when she was dating HRH the Crown Prince, and around the engagement and wedding. In my opinion, this is not because the press finds that HRH Crown Princess Mary does not sell enough, but because she is no longer a “newbie”. She has now become an established figure in Danish society, a part of the Royal Family who now seems indispensable. Her countrymen still greets her with enthusiasm wherever she goes. In other words, Her Royal Highness has settled and adapted well to her new life and acts with such professionalism that, for the tabloids anyway, there is not much to report other than how well she is doing. To summarise, one could say that the media’s interest in the Crown Princess has faded a bit, but that the people’s interest in her is as big as always… and I do not think that she regrets this!

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Old 04-26-2006, 02:16 PM
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Welcome to the renamed "What is your opinion of Frederik and Mary" thread and thanks to members who have submitted PMs.

Since the purpose of this thread is to minimize similar discussions of Frederik and Mary elsewhere, the "Has the hype over Mary decreased?" thread has been merged with this thread.

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Old 04-26-2006, 05:46 PM
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Question Princess Mary interview in Vogue

Hi,

I've noticed that Princess Mary gave an interview to Vogue magazine and posed for pictures.

Is this something the Danish Royal Family does frequently, give interviews to magazines?

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Old 04-26-2006, 11:58 PM
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Mary has only done two 'fashion pieces', theVogue interview and one for Dansk magazine.
Both of these were strongly tied with her announcement soon after of accepting the patronage of
1.CIFF Copenhagen International Fshion Fair

2. Designers Nest (encourages young Danish fashion designers).

Of her sixteen patronages fashion makes up only two. In those early days she probably took on patronages she was more comfortable with first eg Heart Foundation, fashion.

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The Danish royal family rarely gives interviews to magazines and they are usually tied to an upcoming event eg Australian Woman's Weekly and Denton Interview with the then up-coming Australian tour. Margrethe also gave interviews promoting her auto-biography and Henrik I think has done several interviews. What they don't do in talk to gossip mags eg Her and Nu, New Idea.
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:37 AM
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To me Mary comes off as a more old style royal in that she seems very friendly but has maintained a remote quality that typifies the older generations of royals. Some could interpret this as hauteur or conceit but I just don't get that vibe when I see photos of her. I think she sometimes just seems nervous. She's still pretty new to her role and as time goes on I think she will become more and more comfortable and will radiate more warmth.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:24 AM
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Why I l ike Mary

I am becoming such a huge CP Mary fan so I thought it would be fun to list why we like her.

I'll start:
She is very classy and elegant.

She came from a somewhat humble background.

She developed herself as a person and as a woman (etiquette and deportment training) and evolved into such a classy woman.

She has a killer fashion sense that comes from more than just having the money to buy nice clothes.

What about you?
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:07 AM
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i like princess mary and the other none royal crown princess because they are doing an amazing job and adapting to their new lifes perfectly!!!

cp mary is my favorite because i love her sense of style and how lovely couple she makes with fred!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:28 AM
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nowadays I like Mary more than Fred, he doesnt's seem to be doing any kind of work lately while we see Mary all the time at charity events and even to royal events like KCG's 60th B-Day while what does Fred do? really not much, even his brother seems to do more than him: Joachim has gone into charity and helping the people about land and agriculture.

I like Fred's personality and I'm sure he's an excellent son, brother, husband and father but he needs to get more involved in the "job" if he ever wants to fill his mother's shoes (which are pretty hard to fill if you ask me, MII is awesome!).
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:33 PM
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Of all the CP's to be, Mary was the underdog. She was not looked upon as glamorous, she seemed shy and introverted, there were no scandals in her past that some, not all, believed would have made her more human. And then she, the one not many royal watchers had expectations for, broke out of the pack. Her history of hard work did not diminish when she became safely secured in her palace. She has improved since her marriage and giving birth to her son, instead of looking exhausted and like she has aged 10 years. She's still a real human being and gets overwhelmed when there are a lot of people who want to meet her or just see her. Two years ago she was my least favorite princess and today she is my favorite.
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:57 PM
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I don't have a problem with Mary but I do have a problem with Frederick. One look at the DRF calendar and it's clear that Frederick is doing one official duty alone in May. He's going to act as regent for 15 days but that's not really a big deal. Even Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte do more than him! As the future King, I hope Frederick realizes that he can't do this when he's King. Mary does substantially more than him. Even during her pregnancy her work schedule was a lot heavier. It hasn't even been a year since Mary's given birth and she's almost back to her normal work schedule. I know Frederick and Mary did and will do a couple of duties together this month but I still find it a shame that Frederick isn't doing more. Queen Margrethe and Frederick should have the busiest work schedule because of their positions. *sigh* I also think the threads speak for themselves. We have four threads right now dedicated to Mary's current events, and the fourth one is on it's eighth page. We have two of Frederick, the second one of which is still on it's first page.
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:14 PM
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I don't have a problem with Mary but I do have a problem with Frederick...
I agree. I hope this is not the beginning of a pattern. I'm curious to see what happens next.
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Old 05-07-2006, 03:33 PM
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I don't have a problem with Mary but I do have a problem with Frederick...
It's true. Frederik is a bit of a slacker but wasn't he somewhat floundering before he met Mary? His brother Joachim was always considered the responsible one with a stable family life (before his divorce but he still seems responsible and is in a long-term relationship with Marie Cavallier, which could lead to marriage).
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Old 05-07-2006, 05:01 PM
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I think it´s really interesting the way Mary appears to be doing so much more work than Fred. Is it that the media is more interested in what she is doing? I know in the Spanish forum, there is often talk about why Letizia is not doing her own engagements and I have wondered that if she started would the media attention focus on her rather than Felipe? Does anyone think this is what is happening in Denmark? I do feel a bit sorry for her that she is doing so many things alone especially since she´s not that long in the family.
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:02 PM
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I think it´s really interesting the way Mary appears to be doing so much more work than Fred. Is it that the media is more interested in what she is doing? I know in the Spanish forum, there is often talk about why Letizia is not doing her own engagements and I have wondered that if she started would the media attention focus on her rather than Felipe? Does anyone think this is what is happening in Denmark? I do feel a bit sorry for her that she is doing so many things alone especially since she´s not that long in the family.
The media may have more interest in what Mary is doing and therefore her events may get more coverage, but the calendar doesn't lie. It's not that Frederick does events and there's no press coverage, it might be that there's no press coverage because of the lack of events. IMO it doesn't matter whether Frederick gets more press or Mary, they're married and in this together. Frederick will be King but it's also important that his wife keeps up with her royal duties. Mary is doing her end of the bargain just fine. IMO it's Frederick that needs to shape up. He's the Crown Prince and his aunt seems to be doing more than him.
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I think this is a good sign that Mary can do many event on her own quite early. Personally, I think she is the tougher of the two. (This is just my hunch- I could be wrong).
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