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Old 10-10-2012, 12:54 PM
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Notice the first picture. It must be a nice change for Marie to, for once, be the tallest.
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I forgot to add that the gallery of the official website is regularely updated as usual.

By now pics of Marie's visits to the Cambodia Women's Crisis Centre and to the organizsation Mith Samlanh (that helps vulnerable children, young people and their families through prevention work in local communities), that have both taken place today, October 10, have been added. So it's worth checking it again!





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Old 10-11-2012, 07:46 AM
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Here's a nice video of Marie's visits yesterday:



** avisen.dk video: Prinsesse Maries første møde med fattigdommen **
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:31 PM
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A gallery of Marie in Cambodia: Se billederne: Prinsesse Marie på job i Cambodja | www.bt.dk

The picture with the girl is particularly charming.

In the clip Iceflower kindly posted our Marie emphasized the importance of the work that is being done to help the poor.
- And it is. Women who seek refuge at the crisis centre are often the victims of long time abuse and they litterally have no other place to go. Their own families may not want them back, as they are a burden, if they are poor or in other cases because their families have lost face because the women have "abandoned" their husbands. That is often the case in villages.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:03 AM
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On the final day of the DanChurchAid journey Princess Marie has visited the slums outside Phnom Penh.



** BB: Video - Prinsesse Marie i Phnom Penhs slum ** translation **


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Old 10-13-2012, 04:13 AM
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Our Marie was on the 19.00 news on TV2 last night: TV 2 Nyhederne - Video
You'll find the short clip here.

She says in Danish, while pouring water over the little girl: "You are so sweet".
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:37 AM
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Newscom has some photos of Princess Marie's visit.

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:03 PM
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Thanks, Dbarn67

Minimum makeup and minimum jewellery. Practical and appropriate when you visit people who are very poor and it was "The worst I have ever seen", said our Marie.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:50 AM
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Here's a short article about Marie's journey that also includes some more pics:



** svenskdam.se: Marie besökte slumkvarter i Phnom Penh ** translation **
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:51 AM
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To say that our Marie's visit to Cambodia is well covered would be an understatement!
I'll start out with an unusually strong interview and add a general summary of the trip later.

Translation of an interview in Billed Bladet #42, 2012.
Det var stærkt og chokerende - It was strong and shocking.
Interviewer: Trine Larsen.

The tears streamed down the cheeks of the Princess, who was so moved by the many shocking impressions with little sick children in the unimaginable plight and misery of poor people.
On the trip with DanChurchAid (*) Princess Marie was in front and as such saw human faiths and misery that only a few will see. Ane even though the Princess had prepared herself thoroughly before the visit, she was personally deeply moved. So much that she several times during the interview began to cry again.
- "It was very strong and shocking experiences. I had never imagined it would be so hard", said Princess Marie and added:
"Like so many others I have of course seen lots of TV and read a lot. There is after all hunger, want and misery in many places but I could never imagine how strong an impression it makes on you before you stand there. It really puts things into perspective", said the Princess quietly.
"What I experienced was really what you can call poverty. Utterly extreme poverty and injustice. These people really need help", said Princess Marie, who had been on her first trip as patron for DanChurchAid to Cambodia for with her own eyes to see the work of the organisation and the many projects.
And during those four days the Princess was in that country she was from early in the morning to late in the evening bombarded with impressions, that will for ever leave a deep mark within her.

Q: Had the Princess expected to be that moved by the experiences, before you came out here?
M: "No! No, I hadn't. Honestly, you cannot imagine how it is or how it affects you, before you have experienced it. Want and poverty in TV and papers is one thing, but it's not like that in real life. It's impossible to imagine how bad it is. In particular several of the children we have met, have moved me a lot. Their looks, when we looked at each other it went straight to my heart. Sometimes it was a sweet look, other times such a sad look", (**) said Princess Marie again with tears in the eyes.

Q: Is there something you reflect on from this trip, which you would like to continue working with when you return home?
M: "There is no doubt that I would like to help. There is no doubt that I must help. After this... but, surely I cannot just return home and sit down and pretend nothing happened. No! I cannot... Right now, I don't know how, because it's still so close, but there is such a good co-operation with DanChurchAid that we will find some way... to make the help even stronger", said the Princess enthusiastically and added:
"But I think it's impressive the work DanChurchAid is already doing. I'm very impressed and proud".

Q: What will you take home and share with your husband and family from this trip?
M: "Oh, there is so much. But I think I get a feeling of loving my family even more after having experienced all this. It's impossible to forget.
And you really want to tell (***) - not just the Danes - but the whole world that we must and have to do something for these people. This cannot be. Something must be done", said the Princess and was delighted that she through her position can help getting the message across.
"Yes, that's fantastic. And I will try and do my best - it's just so hard to believe that I... that I can really make a difference. But I would so much like to. So much", said the Princess with teary eyes, that left no doubt that she will never forget the days in Cambodia - and that she is ready to fight to give these and other people who suffer a better and more dignified life.

(*) DanChurchAid = Folkekirkens Nødhjælp. The aide organisation under the state church.

(**) Old eyes. Or worse, eyes where the spark has completely gone. No children should have old eyes.

(***) The Danish wording is actually stronger. She didn't just mean inform, it's more like yelling the message across.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:10 AM
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A lovely interview with Marie, thanks for posting it, Muhler.

She appears to be genuinely moved by her experience in Cambodia.
If she, as a Danish Princess, was able to bring any attention to the plight of the poor and deprived, than she achieved a lot already.
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I agree a very strong interview. Good for Marie for going
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:13 PM
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Summary of a number of articles in Billed Bladet #41 & 42, 2012.
All written by Trine Larsen.

After a journey lasting fourteen hours Marie arrived at Phnom Penh airport to a damp heat of 30 degrees C.
With her were her LiW, Britt Siesbye and secretary general for DanChurchAid, Henrik Stubkjær. They were received by the Danish ambassador to Cambodia and Thailand, Michael H. Winther, and the local manager for DanChurchAid, Katja Levin. They were basically the persons who were to accompany our Marie on this four-day visit.
After a short breather at the hotel it was off for a work-lunch with local representatives for DanChurchAid (DCA).
Then back to the hotel for a quick shower and a new dress before it was time for a reception and later a dinner for local Danish representatives, for among other things Danish companies. (*)

Then it was off for a four-hour drive far, very far, out in the countryside to a village called Kroch, which has suffered hard from flooding. Here she was very welcome! No wonder as she was to hand out fifteen envelopes from DCA to the most needy in the village. The envelopes contained 40 $, for which they can live for more than a month.
It was explained why: “We have found out that cash do more good than for instance giving them rice. If they need medicine, they often have to sell their rice-rations, which they won’t get much for anyway. In that way they can buy rice themselves and medicine and perhaps buy some seed for the field”.
Indeed the whole village had turned out to meet and see Marie. Marie gave an improvised speech in return before she was shown around the village. Among them a couple of parents with a two month old baby girl, who has HIV. That made Marie tear up, the stories from other villagers moved
her as well. The flooding completely devastated the economy of this already poor village.

Another item on the agenda was a visit to some slum, Andong, outside the capital of Phnom Penh, one of the worst in the country. Here some 1.700 families live a meager existence without water, sanitation and electricity amidst garbage and feces from animals as well as humans. An existence without hope.
Sis years ago, these families were relocated by the government from a slum neighborhood in the capital and within a few hours placed here. Away from the capital, out of sight and out of mind. Without any compensation. (**)
Here Marie was shown around by a local human rights activist Madame Kek, whose safety is far from guaranteed. DCA has a few projects in this area, aiming at providing some work and some education for some of the poor.
The article describes Marie as walking around in the village completely numbed or paralyzed from what she saw.
She said: “It’s utterly horrible to experience. We must go home and tell everyone about this”.
She visited local homes where extended families are cramped together in single room sheds. No privacy, no water, all just lying on the same wooden bunk, raised a little over the ground. With cats, dogs and chicken walking around everywhere. With muddy streets outside, mud that is mixed with waste from humans and animals.
DCA had set up primitive workshops, where women produced jewellery from recycled paper and bags from old tires, which they sell in the city and earn a months salary of 25 $.

Back in Phnom Penh Marie visited street children. Some of these children, the fortunate ones, are taken into the care of a place like Friends House. Here children get a basic education and also learn a basic trade, some even learn languages. Including cooking and Marie indeed ate lunch at a restaurant set up by children who came from Friends House.
At Friends House Marie fell for the children in the kindergarten there and hugged all of them, saying: “Wonder if I should grab a couple of them with me home”.
Here the children can also get medical attention should they fall ill. (***)
Marie said: “Yes, I think you could see that something good is really happening for those street children. Not only do they get an opportunity for a better life, but they learn things they can use later on. We did see so many opportunities for them, a lot of activities. There were for example a beauty salon, hairdresser, machine shop and different forms of crafts (as artisans), just as the young can get an education and learn languages. It is so important to give the young hope for the future. Because without education they can’t get a job. They do have dreams and hopes like all other youths and that was nice to see. It was lovely to see them smile and nice to know that there is such a place, where they are at the same time taken good care of. Where they for instance also can get medical attention and medicine, should they become ill”.

Then she visited a crisis center for women, where there were 38 women and their children. Marie spoke to two of them. Here the women get shelter and learn a basic trade, enabling them to set up a business and take care of themselves and their children.
Marie said: “To support and help make such a center function really makes sense. That has a big, big significance and the visit made a big impression on me. The stories of the women were so cruel and shocking for me to hear, so it’s nice that they have a place where they are protected and get help. Both psychological and legal help, if they want to divorce and not least help to get an education or a job so that they can build a future for themselves and their children. Children who have often also been beaten and abused, so it’s fantastic that they find help in such a place”.

- Well, it looks like Marie really has had her baptism of fire.
I noticed no PET officers around, so I guess protection, if there was any, was local.

(*) As usual where the DRF are going, Danish commerce get some attention. Southeast Asia is very much a market that is cultivated by Danish companies, and the countries welcome investments and jobs.

(**) It gets worse. They are so poor that they cannot afford transportation to the capital where they may find some work, so now they have no work at all! Meaning that they get even poorer.

(***) For those who wish to know more about Friends House and similar projects, I can recommend the thread covering Frederik’s visit to Cambodia.


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Old 10-25-2012, 03:32 AM
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Another nice gallery of the DanChurchAid journey to Cambodia can be found here:



** pp: Princesse Marie : Images de son périple marquant au Cambodge **
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As Patron of DanChurchAid Princess Marie attended DanChurchAid's Christmas event at Schæffergården in Gentofte on December 4, 2012. During the event she talked about her first year as patron of DanChurchAid and about her experiences of the journey to Cambodia.



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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #50, 2012.
Jeg glemmer det aldrig - I'll never forget it.
Written by Trine Larsen.

Wearing red and sporting a slightly different hairstyle Marie gave a speech at DanChurchAide's Christmas event, where sponsors had been invited.

Our Marie very much based her speech on her recent visit to Cambodia:
"I had prepared myself well but still I have to say that what I experienced is something you can never prepare yourself for.
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world, where one in four live under the UN's definition of powerty of one Dollar a day. It was both hard and fantastic to meet people who have nothing but yet face life with dignity. That leaves a good feeling of that things will turn out alright despite the difficult circumstances.
It was hard to stand face to face with some of those who needed the most help. But I was met by trusting people, who knew that I came to hear their story and pass it on and in that way help. It was great inspiration for me to feel their trust and hope.
The most important thing is that they themselves are a part of the solution. That is the most dignified way to provide aide".

Marie told more about her experience and continued: "It was the most dreadful slum with hygiene-related deseases.
I had experinces I will never forget. And I got the work by DanChurchAide right under my skin. I'm now back with a good sense of that the effort works. And that those out there who really need help are in full swing themselves, because it takes very little to improve their lives.
I'm now even more motivated to address the Danes and remember....it takes so little to make a difference".
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Princess Marie as Patron of the DanChurchAid has attended the organization's Christmas event at Schæffergården in Gentofte yesterday afternoon, November 27.


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But that's not all, Marie is patron of DanChurchAid as well. The relief organisation under the state church.

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #49, 2013.
Written by Henrik Salling.

And in that capacity she attended a Christmas event in Copenhagen, where active members and staff of DanChurchAid meet, along with invited contributors and ambassadors for the organisation.
One of the ambassadors is the young and very talented singer and songwriter Mads Langer, whome Marie also met. She said: "Your songs go straight to my heart".

About DanChurchAid Marie said: "I think it has been so exciting to learn about the projects. I have travelled with DanChurchAid and (I) can see it makes a difference. I'm very proud to be a part of DanChurchAid".
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As patron of DanChurch Aid Princess Marie will visit Ethiopia in the period 27-31 January 2014.
H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie besøger Etiopien - Kongehuset
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The programme of the visit to Ethiopia has been released today:


** kongehuset.dk: Program for besøg i Etiopien ** translation **


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Monday 27 January

Lunch at the Danish ambassador in Addis Ababa
pm. 13:00
Princess Marie participates in a luncheon organized by the Danish Ambassador to Ethiopia, which will report on developments in the country and to cooperation between Ethiopia and Denmark .

Visit to ENGSKO United Milling System
pm. 14:45
(..)

Meeting with DanChurchAid
pm. 18:00
Princess Marie greets local employees from DanChurchAid's office in Addis Ababa and is informed about the organization's work in Ethiopia.

(..)

Tuesday 28 January

Departure from Addis Ababa
pm. 8.00
The Princess and the remaining participating delegation head towards Bale Mountain, which is 400 kilometers south of Addis Ababa to visit the organization's projects in local areas.

Wednesday 29 January

Visit the project in Jibri
pm. 10:30
Princess visits a community in Jibri , Goro , and gets showcased the common water pump, which was established in June 2013.(..)

Thursday, 30 January

Visit to Sinana
pm. 9.30
Princess Marie visits a project in Goro , which aims to provide information on HIV in rural communities where people with the disease are often stigmatized . Princess meets men and women who have HIV that through the project attempted re-integrate into society. (..)

Friday 31 January

Visit to Tufa - Miessa Livelihood Enhancement Project
pm. 8.30
Princess visits a project in DCA in the area Tufa - Miessa , which is vulnerable due to lack of water and one-sided focus on livestock (..)

Reception at the Danish Ambassador
pm. 19:00
Princess Marie attends a reception hosted by the Danish Ambassador to Ethiopia in the Ambassador's residence .
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