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Old 02-10-2011, 08:26 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #06, 2011.
Sviptur til Firenze - Quick trip to Firenze. (*)
Written by our correspondent in Italy, Trine Larsen.

Last week our Marie went to Firenze to visit the European University Institute, EUI, of which Denmark currently holds the chairmanship. There 570 students from 29 different countries, fifteen of these students are from Denmark.
Marie went on behalf of the Ministry of Science and the purpose was to put focus on EUI.

Princess Marie arrived in Firenze Tuesday afternoon, along with her LiW, Britt Siesbye. After a brief stay at the hotel it was off to meet two of the Danish students near Piazza St. Maria Novella.
Then off to the Frederick Stibbert Museum, which is headed by a Danish manager, Kirsten Aschengreen, who I didn't know, but she is apparantly a big name within her field. QEII used her to cataloque the royal jewels.
And here Marie was taken on a tour of the magnificent museum.

In the evening la Marie was the guest of honor at a dinner at restaurant L'Osteria di Giovanni, where she and other guests, among them the Danish delegation from the Ministry of Science, were treated to a mouth-watering menu.
Marie returned to the hotel at around midnight.

No sleeping late though! The schedule for Wednesday started at 09.00 with a visit, tour and a conference at EUI.
There must be quite a view from the institute, because Marie used her iPhone to take a few snapshots.
An instrument our reporter seems to have noticed never lie dormant long enough to get dusty!
Marie certainly use the contraption to stay in touch wíth her Joachim and bette Henrik: "But Prince Henrik is still too young to speak with him on the phone - Normally we use Skype, because then we can see eachother and that he understands a little bit better. But unfortunately I forgot my computer this time, so I'll settle with calling on the phone.

After a lunch at EUI it was back to the airport, so no shopping or sightseeing this time. Fortunately Marie has been in Firenze before.

At EUI she said: "It's fantastically inspiring to talk with the students and see how their everyday-life is and hear about their research, their opportunities and the network they are establishing over the borders. To study in an international environment provides mutual inspiration and is very important.
I know from myself, when I studied abroad, even though that was on an entirely different level".

Belle Marie did indeed get the chance to speak Italian: "Oh, I haven't spoken that much on this trip. I do of course understand everything, but I speak better Spanish and because it's so international here, we have mostly spoken French and English. And it has been a very, very exciting visit".

And now it was home to celebrate her birthday?
- "Birthday? Do I have birthday? - When you get as old as I am, then it isn't that fun a thing to celebrate", she said with a big smile.

- It's interesting Marie was on the job on behalf of the Ministry of Science. Joachim, as you know, often represent commecial interests and development and as Marie, with a considerable success, has accompanied him several times now, it's perhaps not so strange that a heavy but less than glamorous ministry has noticed her.
The Minstry of Science, sure could do with a colourbearer!


(*) I believe the English name for Firenze is Florence, but as the Italians say Firenze I believe we should too.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:43 PM
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Marie is doing the citizens of Denmark proud.................I look forward to seeing a lot more coverage of both Joachim & Marie in the future
Joachim frequently has many functions that don't get reported on, glad to see the media is reporting more
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:37 PM
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Marie is doing the citizens of Denmark proud.................I look forward to seeing a lot more coverage of both Joachim & Marie in the future
Joachim frequently has many functions that don't get reported on, glad to see the media is reporting more
I agree. Denmark has three couples that can represent the nation very well and I'm glad to see that the media is covering Joachim and Marie's engagements more often.
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True! But CP Frederik and CP Mary are busy with new twins and 2 older children....so Joachim and Marie will get more attention now that CP Mary is on maternity leave and CP Frederik is taking some paternity time as well.
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Really?

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/rqRw-I5GCof/Princess+Marie+Denmark+Visits+Florence/5VCT6h2gI5t

Have you checked other pictures? She is smiling, talking to people around her, taking pictures. If those are not signs of being interested, than I don't know what is...
Nice clothes but she should try to find appropriate hats to wear. The gloves are splendid but she has to carry them more purposefully. Conclusion: looking good with some scope for improvement.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:22 PM
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Nice clothes but she should try to find appropriate hats to wear. The gloves are splendid but she has to carry them more purposefully. Conclusion: looking good with some scope for improvement.
The purpose of gloves generally is to be put on. How purposefully was she supposed to carry them?
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The purpose of gloves generally is to be put on. How purposefully was she supposed to carry them?
That was a comment for those who care about style so you do not need to be worrying about this intervention. Commoner spouses are generally intelligent enough to read and interpret the semiology of fashion for royal houses. Maxima's appalling mistakes reassure us of her wonderful intellectual character and intelligence. Then her wonderful grace and charisma come into play and she demonstrates what a splendid consort she is to Willem and a great asset to the House of Oranje-Nassau. Mette-Marrit has also transformed herself extremely successfully into a massive advantage to the SCGs of Norway and is a bonus for the world of royalty. The little mistakes like Marie Cavallier bundling her gloves into an untidy ball and holding them upside down is endearing. A born royal would either know how to hold gloves or would get away with the kind of infringement that Marie has executed. These are all fascinating aspects of the visual language of our betters.
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Has Marie got a stylist? She always wear unfashionable and clothing year's news clothes :)
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Marie looks really lovely! What a lucky girl to get to go to Florence, I'm so jealous!!
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Another article with (I think several unseen) pictures from Florence:


** BB: Humoristisk Marie i Firenze: Har jeg fødselsdag? ** translation **
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Another article with (I think several unseen) pictures from Florence:


** BB: Humoristisk Marie i Firenze: Har jeg fødselsdag? ** translation **
Yes some unseen pictures, its nice they have released a few from the dinner Thanks for posting the link.
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Another article with (I think several unseen) pictures from Florence:


** BB: Humoristisk Marie i Firenze: Har jeg fødselsdag? ** translation **

Unseen and lovely photos. Thanks iceflower
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That was a comment for those who care about style so you do not need to be worrying about this intervention. Commoner spouses are generally intelligent enough to read and interpret the semiology of fashion for royal houses. Maxima's appalling mistakes reassure us of her wonderful intellectual character and intelligence. Then her wonderful grace and charisma come into play and she demonstrates what a splendid consort she is to Willem and a great asset to the House of Oranje-Nassau. Mette-Marrit has also transformed herself extremely successfully into a massive advantage to the SCGs of Norway and is a bonus for the world of royalty. The little mistakes like Marie Cavallier bundling her gloves into an untidy ball and holding them upside down is endearing. A born royal would either know how to hold gloves or would get away with the kind of infringement that Marie has executed. These are all fascinating aspects of the visual language of our betters.
Oh, come on - you're expecting too much here. As a Brit you may know Princess Eugenie & Princess Beatrice, right? They were born royal and yet they don't act or especially dress like some of us would expect it from royals most of the time. Also, what does a degree say about the intelligence of someone? I know a bunch of students, I wouldn't exactly consider as intellectual. I've always believed that the ability of learning has rarely much to do with real intelligence and genius. I mean, on the contrary, people with dyslexia would be automatically dumb if you think so and I'm sure this is NOT the case!

Times have changed, young royal ladies don't wear hats and gloves all the time.

I enjoyed to watch the pictures of Marie during this visit. I really like her natural smile in this picture. Princess Marie of Denmark Visits Florence - Pictures - Zimbio
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Charming smile. I would date her straight away. ;-)
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As far as I can see, Princess Marie carries her gloves correctly: the "fingers" of the gloves must always show inwards, and over the back of the hand must fall the cuff (gauntlet), sorry don´t know the exact word
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