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Old 07-19-2008, 11:47 PM
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When is this book going to be available in English in the US? Does anyone know?
According to the author's English-language website, it's available on 1 August and can be purchased via her website or direct from the publisher, but it won't be available at the online outlets like Amazon. Here's the website so you can see what she says:


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Old 07-28-2008, 07:39 AM
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Yes, my book is now available on my website. I look forward to discussing it with all of you. So many people have expressed an opinion without having read it. I hope we can have a constructive and civilized debate about the challenges facing the world's oldest monarchy.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:56 AM
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For Australian members...

Trine has an interview on A Current Affair at 6.30pm today (Tuesday), channel 9, discussing her book and the Danish Monarchy.
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OK, very short synopsis of what was broadcast:
Frederik doesn't want to be King and it's Mary's job to turn him into kingly material. So far she hasn't done so (apparently it's all up to her) and therefore "the future of the Monarchy is at stake". However, the Danes have high hopes that Mary can achieve this task and she needs to "connect" with the people by remembering she's Australian.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:09 AM
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Well, Fred may not want to be King, but he has to be, hasn't he?? Toughen up, stop moaning and get the job done in due course. I'm sure he will.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:46 AM
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OK, very short synopsis of what was broadcast:
Frederik doesn't want to be King and it's Mary's job to turn him into kingly material.
Gosh, that's a lot to expect from a commoner who has had very little to do with royalty before she met Frederik. He's known from a very young age what his future would hold and with that knowledge should be better prepared for his future role as King and, it would be expected of him to prepare his own son and heir to take over when the time comes. Perhaps as the younger royals come along and mingle more and more with the 'ordinary' people they realise that life as a Royal isn't all that it's hyped up to be. (JMO)
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Trine has an interview on A Current Affair at 6.30pm today (Tuesday), channel 9, discussing her book and the Danish Monarchy.
It would be very nice if some Australian member can made us a sumary of the interview!
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It would be very nice if some Australian member can made us a sumary of the interview!
Warren did in this post Paty And if any non-Australian member wishes to view the segment, here is a video of the Mary segment of ACA last night.

And an article talking about the segment (there is also the same ACA video at the top of the article)
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:36 AM
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OK, very short synopsis of what was broadcast:
Frederik doesn't want to be King and it's Mary's job to turn him into kingly material. So far she hasn't done so (apparently it's all up to her) and therefore "the future of the Monarchy is at stake". However, the Danes have high hopes that Mary can achieve this task and she needs to "connect" with the people by remembering she's Australian.
Wow a 5 minute clip and I'd say that about the only point you missed is that another divorce willl cause the monarchy to crumble.
Incredible.
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I watched half of the interview and shut it off. It sounds to me as though this woman is almost hoping that the monarchy fails. What a very pessimistic attitude toward the future of her country. Fred is shy, big deal, it doesn't mean that he won't carry out the role of King very admirably. He doesn't have to be the life and soul of the party (such as are other European Royals no names mentioned) as long as he is true to his country and it's future. He may not want to be King but it really isn't something he has much control over. He is going to have to make the best of it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:29 AM
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Warren did in this post Paty And if any non-Australian member wishes to view the segment, here is a video of the Mary segment of ACA last night.

And an article talking about the segment (there is also the same ACA video at the top of the article)
Thank you for the video link...the story of "chicken little" comes to mind. I don't agree that wives have to step up and make their husbands into leaders. I also don't see that Fred is having anymore of a problem than some other future Kings who seem to speak and ruffle feathers.
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OK, very short synopsis of what was broadcast:
Frederik doesn't want to be King and it's Mary's job to turn him into kingly material. So far she hasn't done so (apparently it's all up to her) and therefore "the future of the Monarchy is at stake". However, the Danes have high hopes that Mary can achieve this task and she needs to "connect" with the people by remembering she's Australian.
The Danes high hopes for the monarchy rely on Mary connecting with the people by remembering she's Australian? This doesn't make any sense to me at all.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:51 AM
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I am sure Frederik will be a good King. OK he does not have a larger than life personality but there were others before him who hadn't and became much loved and respected monarchs (just to mention QE II's father George VI or Carl Gustaf of Sweden). Mary can make a difference but who knows if Frederik has to rely on that asset. Before he acutally becomes King which is a huge step we simply don't know if he will grow or fail. Being the best-prepared CP around as at least two of Frederiks peers are being hailed all the time is no guarantee for a successfull reign. Only time will tell.
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I watched half of the interview and shut it off. It sounds to me as though this woman is almost hoping that the monarchy fails. What a very pessimistic attitude toward the future of her country. Fred is shy, big deal, it doesn't mean that he won't carry out the role of King very admirably. He doesn't have to be the life and soul of the party (such as are other European Royals no names mentioned) as long as he is true to his country and it's future. He may not want to be King but it really isn't something he has much control over. He is going to have to make the best of it.
Just to clarify: "This woman" is a a royalist. I want the Danish monarchy to survive for another millenium, bit it won't unless they reform.
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The Danes high hopes for the monarchy rely on Mary connecting with the people by remembering she's Australian? This doesn't make any sense to me at all.
Because a monarchy of today cannot survive - in my opinion - if it's all about style. As i said, it is no longer enough just to show up and look good. There has to be some substance to the work, you are doing, otherwise you are just another Paris Hilton. If CP Mary can tone down her Barbie-style and turn up her Aussie personality by trusting herself and all the experience, she brought into this marriage, then I think she can do a lot for my monarchy. Mary needs to find her true self, because that is the woman, CP Frederik fell in love with and he needs that woman to help him in his future job.
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I am sure Frederik will be a good King. OK he does not have a larger than life personality but there were others before him who hadn't and became much loved and respected monarchs (just to mention QE II's father George VI or Carl Gustaf of Sweden). Mary can make a difference but who knows if Frederik has to rely on that asset. Before he acutally becomes King which is a huge step we simply don't know if he will grow or fail. Being the best-prepared CP around as at least two of Frederiks peers are being hailed all the time is no guarantee for a successfull reign. Only time will tell.
I don't agree with you on this one. I think Frederik will be a very average king unless he gets help. Ok, we have had lots of average monarchs in the past, but average will not do in a modern, globalized society. The Danes of Frederik's generation are watching their future king stumble through interviews - and life in general. He has hooked up to this IOC-candidacy despite the fact, that almost half of the nation - according to most polls - believe it is not a good idea. These polls I posted in a thread somewhere some time ago, by the way! Frederik's futue subjects are not seeing a Crown Prince getting on with the job of serving his country. All they are seeing is a lost Crown Prince. Why is this is such a sore issue? Why do people get so upset, when I mention these facts? Is it not better that we deal with these problems? Is it not better that Frederik gets some help ? Mary is his nearest and dearest. Surely, she can do something!
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I hardly think that it is fair for you to pass judgement on another person, especially someone that you either don't know or barely know personally by calling it a "barbie" style.

It's a bit much for anyone to make determinations on anothers personality simply by hearsay.
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After reading through this thread I don't think I want to read that book. I like books about royalty to be rather neutral accounts based on in-depth research but in this case it seems to me that the author has rather fixed opinions (and negative ones) which does normally not make for a trustworthy or good read. It's a bit like reading a biography of the Prince of Wales written by a Diana-fan. IMHO, of course.
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After reading through this thread I don't think I want to read that book. I like books about royalty to be rather neutral accounts based on in-depth research but in this case it seems to me that the author has rather fixed opinions (and negative ones) which does normally not make for a trustworthy or good read. It's a bit like reading a biography of the Prince of Wales written by a Diana-fan. IMHO, of course.
Now, how can one pass judgment on a book, one has not read? Beats me!
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Now, how can one pass judgment on a book, one has not read? Beats me!
I read your postings here and interviews on the net which have shown IMHO rather fixed and negative opinions. That's enough for me to decide that I don't wish to spend my money on this book - it's not a judgment on the book but on what I've seen from its author, unfortunately. There are quite some people here on these forums from whom I wouldn't want to read a book either.
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