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General News about Frederik, Mary and Family 11: January - August 2013

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:51 AM
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I cannot understand why a Christmas card have summer photos, to me that is really incredible and I doesn't support this ideia, a Christmas card should be in a winter scenario and of course with all six...not only the children...maybe at their home, near the fire place, or maybe in the garden with some snow, they use to include Ziggy has well, I really don't think this is a Christmas Card at all... I hope is not, it doesn't have any Christmas celebration, anything written at all and it isn't christmas and winter at all....
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:14 AM
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Why should a Christmas Card be christmas themed? The picture Mary and Frederik have chosen to be their Christmas Card depicts a sweet moment from the family's summer holiday (on Gråsten, I believe). Besides, I know the cards have been referred to as Christmas Cards for the last couple of years, however I'm pretty sure that they originated as New Years Cards.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 AM
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How often has Ziggy been pictured?
Wasnīt it only the first two years (2004 + 2005)?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:47 AM
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Ziggy has been on the card twice 2005 and 2009.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:52 AM
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Thanks, marfre

So we canīt say "use to" as biboquinhas implies, as Ziggy has only been included two times out of 9 times
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I cannot understand why a Christmas card have summer photos, to me that is really incredible and I doesn't support this ideia, a Christmas card should be in a winter scenario and of course with all six...not only the children...maybe at their home, near the fire place, or maybe in the garden with some snow, they use to include Ziggy has well, I really don't think this is a Christmas Card at all... I hope is not, it doesn't have any Christmas celebration, anything written at all and it isn't christmas and winter at all....
Your words are my words, i agree entirely with you. In my modest opinion a christimas card should include christimas "things", with some kind of greetings, or message, or even an assignature, like the spanish one's (not wanted to make any comparissons). But yes, i hate this summer photo for a chistimas card, if it really was the meant!

And sorry for my english error's.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:21 AM
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According to Billed Bladet the text on the card reads: Happy New Year, in Danish, French and English. There is apparantly no "Merry Christmas".
So It isn't meant to be a Christmas card. Whice again means that any motive can be used.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:17 AM
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According to Billed Bladet the text on the card reads: Happy New Year, in Danish, French and English. There is apparantly no "Merry Christmas".
So It isn't meant to be a Christmas card. Whice again means that any motive can be used.
Exactly. Thank you, Muhler, for clearing this up
It's a New Years card and it's only natural that they used the picture they did.
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Well, to be fair, summer is the season associated with Christmas in Australia...maybe Mary subconsciously sees summery images as being Christmassy...so myself as an Australian do not see anything out of place with a family Christmas/New Years card having a poolside/beachy image...it makes sense to us down under...and maybe there are two versions of their Christmas card?...a summery one for their Aussie friends and a Verbier one for their Northern Hemisphere venner
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Happy New Year Everyone.

It's Wednesday 9th January morning in Australia, and I'm here in Adelaide with my husband's siblings for the holidays.

I've just flipped through the local newspaper- "the Advertiser" - and CPMary's girlfriend Amber Petty has a full page column about just arriving back here after spending Christmas and New Year in Denmark.

Amber goes on to describe the various Danish Christmas traditions she joined in with - such as attending an afternoon church service, holding hands and dancing around the tree singing songs she couldn't understand, and a traditional dinner that finished with the children being allowed to run to the tree to find what presents Santa had left. This all took place on the 24th. A second family meal together was held on the 25th.

Amber goes onto describe everyone watching the Queen's New Year's speech on TV on New Year's Eve, with a party organised for the "little ones" with their own mini fire-works show, followed by the adult version after they were in bed.

Midnight brought everyone back to the TV to watch the broadcast of the city's celebrations and the tradition of jumping off a chair to jump into the next year.

(Nice picture of Amber with her mast-head at the top of the page and large photo of Danes ice-skating in the Tivoli Gardens.)

Cheers Everyone. Sun Lion.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:11 PM
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Thank you SO much Sun Lion for posting this intimate portrait of the Crown Prince Couple's christmas as experienced by BGF Amber Petty. Are you able/willing to post a link to this article so we can also share your experience of la belle Amber ?
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Thank you SO much Sun Lion for posting this intimate portrait of the Crown Prince Couple's christmas as experienced by BGF Amber Petty. Are you able/willing to post a link to this article so we can also share your experience of la belle Amber ?
Hi gerry - sorry not to get back to you sooner, I ran up to the supermarket before the day got too hot here.



The whole of Australia seems to be on fire with the heat-wave and high winds we've been having the last couple of weeks. (There was also a story in today's paper about people not being able to put fuel in their cars in some places, as it was so hot the petrol was vapourising.)

Would have been a shock for Amber after Denmark which she describes as "cold" and "damp".

Nice article by Amber extolling the Danes for upholding their traditions.

She also mentions the tradition of the whole family decorating the tree together, the day before Christmas Eve, and the tradition of families getting together on Boxing Day.

(Amber must have a regular weekly full page column in this newspaper - it's called "Amber Petty ON WEDNESDAYS" - I just found last week's paper - she's quoting a friend about botox, and cosmetic surgery on breasts - !).

I haven't linked before gerry, so will give it a go and see if I can.

Cheers, Sun Lion.
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Here is the article to which Sun Lion refers:

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/o...-1226549799011
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:31 AM
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Hi windsorgirl - thanks for your help.

gerry - layout is different to printed newspaper - should also be able to be sourced at Amber Petty | in time to come - top story is still last week's column at the moment, by the look of it.

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a nice article about Danish Christmas. thanks windsorgirl for the link and sun lion for describing it.
at first i thought Amber might be crossing a line but the article could have been about any Danish Christmas (im assuming)...not too intimate details of the cp family
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large photo of Danes ice-skating in the Tivoli Gardens.)
I just saw that photo online from the link windsorgirl provided. It must be an old onem since there hasnīt been an icerank in Tivoli at Christmas for years

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The following day, being the 25th and what they call their second Christmas Day, is the opportunity to have another family meal and more time spent together.
No, we donīt call the 25th the Second Christmas Day. We call it Christmas Day or First Christmas Day.
The 26th is called Second Christmas Day
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Thanks Sun Lion & Windsorgirl

That gave us a very good glimpse into how M&F celebrated Christmas. And they did it the traditional Danish way, which differs from Mary - and Frederik's childhoods.
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Thanks Sun Lion & Windsorgirl

That gave us a very good glimpse into how M&F celebrated Christmas. And they did it the traditional Danish way, which differs from Mary - and Frederik's childhoods.
Indeed - this settled the question which Danish watchers of the DRF have been asking themselves since Christian was born: Do they .... or do they not dance around the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve!
And they do!!! No more worries about four kids at Amalienborg being deprived of one of the most basic joys of a Danish Christmas!
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Peculiar how much animosity there is towards AP in the comments on that article. I know that there are some that find her... unagreeable. But there are rather mean-toned comments about AP's relationship with christianity coming from apparantly devout christians!!!

Can't help but quote Wierd Al Yankovic (Amish Paradise):

"'Cause you know I'm a million times as humble as thou art".

Anyway, I wrote a comment explaining that while Christmas may refer to Christ in the English language - it doesn't in Danish, where Jul (Yule in English) is of pagan origin and christianity is just piggybacking on the celebrations. Hell, we even praise and celebrate nisser (scandinavian type of leprechaun) - satanic demons according to some priests.
In actuality Jul is a celebration of winter-solstice. Something few Australians can comprehend the significance of, if they haven't been north of the 50th parallel for an extended period.
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