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Old 08-26-2012, 05:00 PM
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Thank you for posting that, Muhler

I wonder where they trained in Øresund, I can't recollect us having specifically good professionally swimming water on Amager, so I guess it was a bit further up by Øresund they swam.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:25 AM
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You are welcome, Archduchess

BT brings an interview today with Mary's coach Mette Jacobsen: Svømmelegende trænede Kronprinsesse Mary - Royale | www.bt.dk

She tells us that she took Mary swimming in a lake and in the ocean to prepare for seaweed, the current and what else you encounter outside a swimmingpool: "It's very good to have tried to swim in open water. Because you can get a bit surprised over the things that are in the water, and there is water, where you really can't see very much".

Mette Jacobsen was pretty impressed with Mary: "She swims a really good crawl. I - of course - corrected - her technigue a bit under way, but generally speaking she's a neat swimmer. It was also a good time, 35 minutes, because we had an objective of 40 minutes.
It's nice to be able to do that sort of things in Denmark, without it turning hysterical and that Mary can be allowed to take part in it, without the whole thing being blown up to something huge".

Mary called Mette Jacobsen during the Olympics and told her she wanted to take part in the event but no one should know anything: "She asked me if I would like to practise with her and swim the actual course with her, so that she could feel safe and get through it. I thought that could be a lot of fun".

She also commends M&F for being rolemodels in regards to encouraging people to be physically active.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:02 AM
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Some pics of the swimming event have been added to the official website:

I especially like this one!


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Old 08-27-2012, 10:18 AM
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Is Mary wearing waterproof make up?

I'm surprised she only started training after the olympics. That means there were just a few weeks time. She must train and work out every day then... To have such a good physical condition.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:22 AM
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I'm surprised she only started training after the olympics. That means there were just a few weeks time. She must train and work out every day then... To have such a good physical condition.
Billedbladet mentioned that she swam competitively when she was younger and also, both Mary and Frederik love sports and are both in very good shapes, I can imagine that Mary swims every now and again too.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:24 AM
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BT brings an interview today with Mary's coach Mette Jacobsen: Svømmelegende trænede Kronprinsesse Mary - Royale | www.bt.dk

She tells us that she took Mary swimming in a lake and in the ocean to prepare for seaweed, the current and what else you encounter outside a swimmingpool: "It's very good to have tried to swim in open water. Because you can get a bit surprised over the things that are in the water, and there is water, where you really can't see very much".

Mette Jacobsen was pretty impressed with Mary: "She swims a really good crawl. I - of course - corrected - her technigue a bit under way, but generally speaking she's a neat swimmer. It was also a good time, 35 minutes, because we had an objective of 40 minutes.
It's nice to be able to do that sort of things in Denmark, without it turning hysterical and that Mary can be allowed to take part in it, without the whole thing being blown up to something huge".

Mary called Mette Jacobsen during the Olympics and told her she wanted to take part in the event but no one should know anything: "She asked me if I would like to practise with her and swim the actual course with her, so that she could feel safe and get through it. I thought that could be a lot of fun".

She also commends M&F for being rolemodels in regards to encouraging people to be physically active.

thank you Muhler
I agree, its great that Mary and Frederik encourage people to be physically active by being so themselves...also its great that Mary can participate in these events without the hysteria
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:56 AM
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It takes some guts to do this, well done, Mary! I cant imagine many CPs doing a similar thing.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:19 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #35, 2012.
Seje Mary sprang i havnen - Cool Mary jumped in the harbour.
Written by our man in the water Ulrik Ulriksen.

As patron for Danish Swimming Association, Mary took part in the excersize initiative Christiansborg Rundt - Around Christiansborg.
Starting at 11.00 outside the National Library, Mary jumped in the water. Next to her was former elite swimmer, Mette Jacobsen, who has also been training with Mary before this swim.
In water that was seventeen degrees C, Mary managed the 2.000 meter route in 35 minutes and 20 seconds. A little less than the 40 minuttes that was Mary's goal.
After completing the swim Mary said: "It was exciting and fun but at the same time also very hard".

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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #35, 2012.
Mary regerede i Roskilde - Mary ruled in Roskilde.
Written by the omnipresent Ulrik Ulriksen.

Wearing a skirt from Stine Bøgelund-Jensen, a clutch from Jerome Dreyfuss and a necklace from Georg Jensen Mary arrived at Campus Roskilde to inaugurate the newly build campus, that will service the students at Roskilde University.
There were 170 guests who listened to Mary giving a speech. Musicians were in place and a local kindergarten had been mobilized, so the mood was festive.
Mary started her speech: "Good forenoon everybody. I'd like to congratulate you all with the new Campus Roskilde. A big congratulation for the many opportunities you will get for utillizing yourselves in a unique educational environment. I'm very pleased to take part in inaguration this place".
Altogether five branches of educations will take place in the new building.
Having finished her speech, Mary signed a plaque.
In case you are wondering what it says:
"Den 23 august 2012 inviede H.K.H. Kronprinsesse Mary University College Sjællands Campus Roskilde = On the 23. August 2012 HRH Crown Princess Mary inaugurated University College Zealand's Campus Roskilde".
Then it was time for a tour. At the Physio Thereaphy department Mary had a merry time with a couple of students who demonstrated ultra sound scanning.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:33 PM
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Crown Princess Mary today, September 3, officially attended a circus performance of the Cirkus Dannebrog that was organised in support of the kidney association.

As a surprise Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended as well and had a lot of fun with the elephants.



** BB: Prins Christian og prinsesse Isabella fodrede elefant ** translation **
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:07 AM
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Thanks Iceflower, it sounds like it's been a fun evening out with their mom :)

I had thought there would be a lot more pictures, especially when Christian and Isabella was with her, but maybe I just have to wait. Maybe more images become available during the day



1. Mary, Christian and Isabella
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Sep2...E120903151.jpg

2. Christian with the camel
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Sep2...E120903160.jpg

3. Isabella and the elephant
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Sep2...E120903169.jpg

4. Christian feeding the elephant with his popcorn
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Sep2...E120903154.jpg

Gallery: PPE Agency



http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza...-circo1--a.jpg

http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza...-circo2--a.jpg

http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza...sabella--a.jpg
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A very large picture of Christian feeding the elephant from BT: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...544814-chr.jpg
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Here are two more galleries of the visit to the circus (click on the pics to enlarge!):



** bekia.es: Christian e Isabel de Dinamarca dan de comer a un elefante en el circo ** (click twice here!)



** diezminutos.es: Christian e Isabella, divertida jornada en el circo **
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:51 AM
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A very large picture of Christian feeding the elephant from BT: http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...544814-chr.jpg
You can see Mary's lady in waiting carrying her bag in the background. That's the life of luxury people
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:38 PM
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You can see Mary's lady in waiting carrying her bag in the background. That's the life of luxury people
Well, let's see . . . she's gracefully and Crown Princessly making nice with the their hosts, receiving flowers and . . . oh yes, shaking hands while watching the kids don't get too close to the very large animals and the camera's don't get too close to the kids, so no spare hands which is why the lady in waiting is there in the first place!

I don't know about you but I would only have to watch the kids and hold my bag . . .
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:05 AM
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Translation of article in Billed Bladet #36, 2012.
Christian og Isabella i manegen – Christian and Isabella in the circus ring.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen. (1)

Crown Princess Mary was the guest of honour when the Kidney Association invited to a special performance at Cirkus Dannebrog, where there were clowns, acrobats, camels, zebras as well as elephants on the poster.
With her the Crown Princess brought her two oldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella.
On arrival the royal three-clover was received by a flock of children as well as leading persons from the Kidney Association, for which Mary is a patron and by the Cirkus Dannebrog family, Enoch. (2)
For Christian and Isabella it was a particularly nice welcome, they got neatly wrapped presents by a couple of similar aged in the welcoming committee. (3)
Hardly had the audience found their places around the circus ring before the royal children got a ride on a pair of circus-camels, who with Christian and Isabella on the back nailed it to the floor and whooshed around for couple of minutes. (4) Crown Princess Mary was one big smile while her two oldest rode round the ring and caused cheer from the first blow of the whistle. Christian and Isabella were in fact impressively good at holding on to the humps and (they) didn’t look like wanting to get off when the ride was over. But the show had to start and it was certainly also a big experience and really something for Mary and the children, who enjoyed the entertainment, while they ate popcorn and drank lemonade.
In the intermission between first and second part of the show, there was also popcorn on the menu, but this time not only for Christian and Isabella. Mary and the children were led outside to meet Dannebrog’s grand African elephant, Ramboline (5) that stood and waited to receive them for an audience.
- “Now I’ll walk up to the elephant”, said Christian, who couldn’t wait to grab Ramboline’s trunk. (6) He went on ahead with firm steps. The little circus-prince therefore got to the large animal as the first and immediately offered his hand. The elephant responded with a firm and kind shake of the trunk and that sort of broke the ice.
Shortly after Prince Christian was busy feeding his new and very big friend popcorns. Isabella too was on the feeding-team, but she wasn’t quite pleased with the behaviour of the elephant during the precourse.
- “Phew, it squirts”, said Isabella when Ramboline with its trunk had blown some of her popcorns out of the paper cone and at the same time delivered an extra moist greeting on Bella’s little hands. (7) That may be the reason why Mary afterwards admonishing her daughter, who in the middle of the elephant-dinner also wanted to try and taste a few popcorns.
- “Don’t eat that”, were the sensible words from the Crown Princess while more and more gathered in line behind the royals, to help with the feeding.
- “Bella and Christian now you must make room for the other children”, were the words from Mary, and then her polite children tossed the last popcorns in the mouth of the elephant, whereupon they made room for the next team of feeders.
The royal circus-guests then strolled back to the tent in order to take their places at the circus ring and enjoy the second half of the special performance of the Dannebrog and the Kidney Association. But before the whistle blew for the start of second half, Christian and Isabella got a very private and secret ride on the back of an elephant. Behind closed canvas the royal children rode a couple of lapses around the circus ring on their thick-skinned friend.
After the ride on the elephant Christian, Isabella and Mary leaned back and enjoyed the second part of the show. Christian with a grand flashing light sabre in all the colours of the rainbow and Isabella with a little flashing circus-hat on her head. Light sabre and flashing headband-hat were a couple of gifts Mary’s children got during the intermission.
Around 21.00 Cirkus Dannebrog closed down and turned out the light after a grand evening in the tent at Fish Market (Fisketorvet) in Copenhagen and all circus-fans went home happy.



- What strikes me, looking at all the pictures, is how comfortable and at ease, Christian in particular but also Isabella, are in the public glare.

(1) Whose style can be quite flowery and therefore a challenge to translate.

(2) Cirkus Dannebrog has been a family run business for generations.

(3) Presumably toys as the wrapping is from a toy store.

(4) A caption says that Christian said: “Hi”, when he entered the circus ring on the camel. And in one picture Isabella is smiling decidedly proud and delighted.

(5) Female version of the name Rambo.

(6) A caption says that Bella was more hesitant.

(7) I hope the pictures in the article will be online soon. There are two absolutely hilarious pics of Bella with the elephant. First with a nosecurlingly “Yuck!”-expression on her face. Then a wide-eyed “Wah!!”-expression.
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So judging from your quotes I gather Mary calls her daughter "Bella" in everyday life, instead of the full "Isabella".
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thank you Muhler for the translation (all of them really).

It looks like Christian and Isabella both had fun at the circus, and i agree that they both seem ok with the press right now
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So judging from your quotes I gather Mary calls her daughter "Bella" in everyday life, instead of the full "Isabella".
i think so, i remenber that Christian also calls Isabella 'Bella', we heard him say that when it was the winter holiday photosession in the snow early this year.
i wonder if Mary will call Josephine of 'Josie'...
maybe its only the girls who get shortnames, i doubt Christian and Vincent will have that.
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i think so, i remenber that Christian also calls Isabella 'Bella', we heard him say that when it was the winter holiday photosession in the snow early this year.
i wonder if Mary will call Josephine of 'Josie'...
maybe its only the girls who get shortnames, i doubt Christian and Vincent will have that.
Yes, it's not the first time Isabella has been referred to as Bella, by the DRF.

I think Josephine will be called Josie by Mary's family, not so sure about her Danish relatives and friends.
The same thing for Vincent, Vince or something like that by Mary's family but I doubt the Danish side will call him that.
Christian, well, short for Christian in Danish could be Chrisser, if called anything at all.

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Thank you for the article Muhler

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So judging from your quotes I gather Mary calls her daughter "Bella" in everyday life, instead of the full "Isabella".
That is in general the most common nickname for Isabella here in Denmark (my baby sister is named Isabella and she's also been Bella since day one).

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I think Josephine will be called Josie by Mary's family, not so sure about her Danish relatives and friends.
Jose is a possibility, I know a surprisingly big amount of Josephine's (and Josefine's) who's all been called Jose (pronounced like 'Josse' in Danish, not sure how you would pronounce it in English).
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