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Old 10-24-2007, 06:14 AM
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In this kind of situations, close friends or siblings should keep quiet.
Generally speaking this is the best way to go. However, the media can slant most responses to suit their particular agenda.

If Ms Petty was asked "Is there any truth that Mary feels ignored by Frederik?" she could respond "I'm sorry, I have nothing to say about the contents of the book." This could be reported as either "Amber Petty declined to comment on the rumours" or "Amber Petty did not deny that the marriage is in trouble." Both statements are true in their way, but one is neutral while the other infers a completely different meaning. So the easiest response which avoids any accidental or deliberate misinterpretation is just to say the book is "rubbish". Not very insightful, but it's straightforward.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:43 AM
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By the way, is Amber fluent in Danish? If not, how would she know what the book has to say? Did she read it from the beginning to end? Or is she basing her thoughts on what others told her? I believe it's the latter. Furthermore, I understand that she would denounce the book because she is close with Mary, but the fact that she calls it "rubbish" without reading it is really... odd (for lack of a better word.)

I firmly believe that members who trash 1015 Kobenhaven, without reading it, have a very weak argument in the first place.
What an ...odd comment!
Everbody knows by now what that author has to say, she was on Australian TV.
Amber wasn't asked to do a review on the book, it's linguistic and literaric quality, therefore she doesn't have to know Danish. She was asked whether it's true what the book claims (marriage problems) and she said it's rubbish. Unlike the author she knows the couple personally, so why is her comment odd? Perhaps, it wasn't wise of Amber to say anything because now - after the first uproar and interest ceased - EB can use this to go on with their "promotion through scandal" strategy (as someone sad "bad" PR sells better than "good" PR and they obviously want to sell their book in Australia). But I do think her comment was very understandable and not odd at all.

It's quite strange that you can judge Amber so easily, did you see the show? did you hear what she actually said? But the book has to be read before judging, a book btw whose author is totally basing her opinions on what others told her.

I saw the author and her little promotion tricks, I know the book is published by Ekstrabladet, I really don't have to read the book to know it's trash. And IMO this argument isn't weak at all.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:24 AM
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I saw the author and her little promotion tricks, I know the book is published by Ekstrabladet, I really don't have to read the book to know it's trash. And IMO this argument isn't weak at all.
You are right. Knowing Ekstrabladet - this is an extreamly good argument. I would never bye Ekstrabladet nor read it. It is sensation-seeking and totally unreliable. So why should I read a book publised from Ekstrabladets publishing house? It is exactly the same kind of crap.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:05 AM
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What an ...odd comment!
Everbody knows by now what that author has to say, she was on Australian TV.
Amber wasn't asked to do a review on the book, it's linguistic and literaric quality, therefore she doesn't have to know Danish. She was asked whether it's true what the book claims (marriage problems) and she said it's rubbish. Unlike the author she knows the couple personally, so why is her comment odd?
Well, she's made her name out of being Mary's "friend". It's in her interest to deny any claims.....
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:44 AM
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Well, she's made her name out of being Mary's "friend". It's in her interest to deny any claims.....
Can you please explane why?
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:13 AM
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Well, she's made her name out of being Mary's "friend". It's in her interest to deny any claims.....
Whereas I don't see the gossip magazines very often (they're forbidden in our house) I'm not sure that you're right, Little Star.

Amber Petty has always had, so far as I'm aware, an independent professional life which she continues today.

I have a long-term friend who became a 'celebrity' and I was positively hounded at one time by some sections of the media who saw me with her on a few occasions to comment on what she thought; what she wore; who she mixed with, who she slept with, did she do drugs....all sorts of ugly and intrusive questions. My instincts, always, were to just brush off anyone who couldn't be gainsayed by saying something along the lines of Amber's response, i.e. positive and affirmative rejoinders.

Now, I don't know if Amber's reactions marched with mine,or indeed, anything at all about her relationship with the Princess, but I'm willing to cut her some slack.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:23 AM
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As someone who has read the book - I don't know where the claims of problems in Mary and Frederik's marriage came from. A direct quote from the book on their marriage: "They are great together, says a friend." p. 199.

When she asks her sources as to whether the marriage will hold or not - the replies are all positive, to a varying degree. One respondent said: "If Frederik screws this marriage up, he is an idiot. He was lucky that she wanted him." (same page as above).

Earlier in the same chapter it is mentioned that Mary had issues with Frederik's ex-girlfriends hanging around, in the beginning of their relationship.

I don't know if it is Villemann herself in interviews who keep talking about trouble in the marriage - but until the interview with Amber came on where she mentioned that their marriage was good - I had no idea that it was perceived as not being that because of this book... :rolls eyes:
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:39 AM
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I have just read the articles from Woman's day and New Idea. I am very surprised to feel the simiarlities between British Royal family and Danish royal family in this book. I am interested in Denmark royal family and I think I am going to buy one when it is available in Australia.

I agree that Princess Mary probably faces plenty of difficulties to marry into Danish royal family. Although the book is not an authorised one and the author wants to make money and have the fame from the book, only time can tell how much truth in this book. But I think Princess Mary is in a much better situation than Diana Princess of Wales was and she is a more grown up person and have more real life experience and ability to deal with the problems she may have faced.

I always find royal princes having many exes around them even as plantonic ones,but I also believe in the mutual trusts and tolerances of others' needs in the relationships and beliefs in keeping their marriage together whateve personal scarifices are needed. Princess Mary definitely needs to find a way to balance her mood about this.

Finally, does any member know whether the book is availlable in Sydney or not?
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:55 AM
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Finally, does any member know whether the book is availlable in Sydney or not?
I thought, that the book is just available on Danish. It is not translated yet.

But an other question:
Do you think, that Crownprince Frederik and Crownprincess Mary discuss the book at home? That they have already read it? That they discuss the book with their friends or the familiy?

I don't think so... But maybe I am wrong!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:28 AM
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As someone who has read the book - I don't know where the claims of problems in Mary and Frederik's marriage came from. ..

I don't know if it is Villemann herself in interviews who keep talking about trouble in the marriage - but until the interview with Amber came on where she mentioned that their marriage was good - I had no idea that it was perceived as not being that because of this book... :rolls eyes:
I see, Amber is the problem, not Villemann.
Amber really should have kept her mouth shut.
Then nobody would have got the idea the marriage is in trouble.
(Never mind all those Australian articles who claim that Villemann claimed....)
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:35 AM
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I see, Amber is the problem, not Villemann.
Amber really should have kept her mouth shut.
Then nobody would have got the idea the marriage is in trouble.
(Never mind all those Australian articles who claim that Villemann claimed....)
My guess is that they might both be a problem as I don't perceive either one of them as totally innocent in the game of playing the media

But, I haven't read those articles so I don't know about what the Australian articles claimed on Frederik and Mary's marriage- what I know is what I've read in the book, and quoted above.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:56 AM
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I thought, that the book is just available on Danish. It is not translated yet.

But an other question:
Do you think, that Crownprince Frederik and Crownprincess Mary discuss the book at home? That they have already read it? That they discuss the book with their friends or the familiy?

I don't think so... But maybe I am wrong!
thanks for telling me. I don't think CP Frederik and CP Mary will have interests to read the book and discuss it. I don't think it is wise for them to do so either because curiousity sometimes causes unnecessary fights between them. I don't the royal members need to find out how many details about their lives have been revealed to the public because it is a horrible experince. They are better not to read it to avoid unfound doubts about their lives.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:26 AM
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As someone who has read the book - I don't know where the claims of problems in Mary and Frederik's marriage came from. A direct quote from the book on their marriage: "They are great together, says a friend." p. 199.

I think the claims of problems came from speculations done by the media in connetion with the release of the book, and Trine Villeman herselfe has fanned the flames. On the interview, which you can finde here:

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she says:"There are some issues in the marriage - there are some strain in the Marriage". On a question from the interviewer about whether Mary is growing in her troubles in the marriage she says: "Mary findes it difficult to deal with his (Frederiks) former girlfriends whom he still seeks out today" and immediatly after that she says: "Mary has locked herselfe into the royal palace and thrown the key away".

TV isn't speaking in the past tense but in the present and all through the interview ther is a big notice at the buttom of the screen saying: "Marriage troubles".

The claims of problems isn't something that has startede because of what Amber has or has not said to the media.
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:38 AM
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I can only add that, as an Australian, we only hear of Amber Petty, here and there, so far as her journalistic career is concerned, and not so very much at that. I think it highly likely that many Australians would have no idea that she was a friend of Denmark's princess. I could be wrong, though the children say that they've never hear of Amber Petty, despite knowing, full-well, who Princess Mary of Denmark is.

Actually, I don't at all understand why this Amber Petty seems, suddenly, to be some sort of problem for the DRF. What am I missing? I knowthat she was a bridesmaid at the wedding, but what does that signify, today?
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:56 AM
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Actually, I don't at all understand why this Amber Petty seems, suddenly, to be some sort of problem for the DRF. What am I missing? I knowthat she was a bridesmaid at the wedding, but what does that signify, today?
She isn't a problem for the DRF at all - it is only some posters here on TRF who is trying to seek problems where no problems are. Trine Villeman is the problem.
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I read that Amber Petty said (in an interview), that Crownprincess Mary was hurt (deeply) by the book of Trine Villemann. Is this true?
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Unfortunately, unless Mary herself decides to post here, it is highly unlikely that we will ever know exactly how she feels about most anything.

Were I her, however, I would just ignore it as nothing more than someone looking to make a quick kroner. And Amber Petty does not seem much of a friend if she is going about running her mouth, so I would doubt, if she is giving interviews, that Mary has much to do with her at all.
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Unfortunately, unless Mary herself decides to post here, it is highly unlikely that we will ever know exactly how she feels about most anything.

Were I her, however, I would just ignore it as nothing more than someone looking to make a quick kroner. And Amber Petty does not seem much of a friend if she is going about running her mouth, so I would doubt, if she is giving interviews, that Mary has much to do with her at all.
Thanks for the information!

Is it true, that the book is translated into english and that you can buy it in Australia?
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:49 PM
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I don't know much about the book except what I have read on the forum but I dont know of any marriage, including mine, that hasn't at some point had trouble.
Throw into the mix of a normal marriage all the speculation, two small children, travel and public service, a royal firm, new country and different traditions. With all of this, I am surprised CP Mary hasn't gone completely insane. IMHO, she must really love CP Fred, because no matter what comes along with all the royal perks, there sure seems like there is a lot of responsibility. I would rather stay a "normal" person and live my life as I please, not as everyone else pleases. Being away from my children overnight would be a deal breaker for me and it will probably only become more not less as time goes on.
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...Is it true, that the book is translated into english and that you can buy it in Australia?
The book hasn't been published in English and therefore the chance of it being available for purchase in Australia (at this point) is slim
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