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Old 01-06-2020, 03:48 AM
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Let's learn what they said:

Frederik was asked what he expects from this stay.
That the children will have a great experience and they will speak English and a little French all day.

Mary was asked: Why this school and this location?
Because it provides many opportunities and experiences for the children. The whole family enjoy being outside. They skiing and it's an area they are familiar with. Providing a comfortable/feeling of safe setting. And it's a fantastic school.
They will get the opportunity to meet other children and get an international experience. And learn how it is to go to school in another country.
Frederik added that even though they are close to Denmark, it's different. They get an extra sporting experience.

Christian was asked what they have been looking forward to the most:
To get to know a new country a little better. To learn how to go to school in Switzerland. Get to know new people and skiing.

Isabella was asked whether they speak English and French.
She and Christian are taught French at home and at school. they are looking forward to becoming much better at both English and French.

Where will they live?
In the same chalet they have used for the past ten years. It's a house they purchased some ten years ago. So it's a familiar home.

Christian is asked what subject he is looking forward to the most.
Skiing.
Isabella too.

M&F are asked whether they will miss each other as they will spend much time separately.
Yes, but it's a shared experience and that's the condition.

Christian is asked what he will be missing most at home:
His classmates.

M&F explains they will live a completely different rhythm.
And Christian will take his final exams next year, so it will not make sense to pull him out later. But this year all four can be pulled out of their regular school.

The story is on Daily Mail. Can't link directly, so that I'll leave for someone else.

So is the letter to Australian PM story.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:48 AM
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M&F are asked whether they will miss each other as they will spend much time separately.
Yes, but it's a shared experience and that's the condition.
More of that part from DR:

"- Vi savner altid hinanden, når vi er væk fra hinanden, men det er en fælles oplevelse, vi er ude på, siger hun."

"- We always miss each other when we are away from each other, (which Frederik agreed to in the video) but it is a shared experience we are on, she says."

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Old 01-06-2020, 05:05 AM
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I think this is a wonderful idea of Frederik and Mary to consider an idea outside the normal way of doing things for their children.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:44 AM
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I noticed that Christian has had his braces removed. Isabella is quite tall. Vincent looks like he wanted to be elsewhere. While Josephine seems to enjoy everything. I have always enjoyed watching this family and greatly admire the way F&M have created great opportunities for their children.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:33 AM
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Two more galleries, videos and the dailymail about today's photosession:


** tt.se gallery ** kongehuset gallery & video **


** dm: Sloping off! Princess Mary of Denmark relocates to Switzerland with her four children ..**

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Old 01-06-2020, 10:29 AM
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Here is a full translation of what Frederik, Mary and children said at this morning's press conference:

The Crown Prince couple’s wishes with this press conference is that the children get privacy during the rest of their stay.

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Crown Prince Frederik started by telling us what he expects from this stay:

- “We want them to have an exciting stay with an international profile. They will speak English most of the day, and a little French will also be included. They are going to have a huge international experience, ”he says.

Crown Princess Mary was asked how they chose this school and this place?

- “It brings together many great opportunities and experiences for the children. We all like to be out in nature, and it is magnificent nature that we stand in.
We like to ski, and then it is an area we know, so it provides some safe environment in this way.
It is a fantastic school academically, and it allows the children to meet some other young people and, as my husband has just said, to give the children an insight into going to school in another country, ”she says.

Frederik added that although they are close to Denmark, it is a different environment. They get an extra sporting experience.

Prince Christian was asked what they looked most forward to:

- “We are really looking forward to getting to know a new country and getting to know the schooling in Switzerland. And of course also ski a little more and then get to know some people from different countries, ”he says.

Princess Isabella was asked if they speak both English and French?

- "Well me and Christian have French at home in school, and yes we are going to be much better at English, and also French, so we are looking forward to that," she says.

Crown Prince Frederik is asked where they as a family will stay during the 12 weeks?

- "We will be staying in the same cabin we have been using for the last ten years. It is a house that we bought over ten years ago. So it's a home we know."

Prince Christian is asked what subject he is most looking forward to?

- "Skiing," it sounds from Prince Christian with a big smile, while Princess Isabella agreed:
- "Yes, also skiing," she says with a smile.

During the short stay there will be times when Crown Prince Frederik has to go home to take care of official duties and alas has to be away from the family sometimes. The press asks the Crown Prince couple if they will miss each other in those situations?

The Crown Prince couple smiles to each other.

- "We always miss each other when we are away from each other, but it is a shared experience we do here and that is the condition it has," Crown Princess Mary tells.

Prince Christian is asked what he will miss at home?

- "Uh .. My classmates. And eh.......”.

Christian looks inquiring at his parents. He can't think of more right in the moment. The family laughs and Mary affirmatively tells Christian that missing his classmates is a really good answer.

Is it also an opportunity to get a little break from daily life at home?

- "Yes it will be a completely different daily rhythm we will have and it will also be exciting for us all to try something completely new," explains Crown Princess Mary.

Crown Prince Frederik adds:

- “Christian goes in 8th grade, so next year it won't be easy to take him out of school. There are graduation exams that he will be preparing for, so that would not make sense as it does this year. That's why it's great that we can take all 4 children out this year and together give them these 11.5 weeks experiences. ”

What does it mean for the Crown Prince family to be able to do this together as a family?

- “Well, as I said, now we have the opportunity to take all children out. Next year, it will not be so easy due to graduation from the 9th grade for Christian.
That's why it's fantastic we can give them - and ourselves - a huge experience in the three months here, ”concludes Crown Prince Frederik.

The Crown Prince couple says a thousand thanks to the press and Crown Princess Mary says excitedly to the children that now its time.. and the family goes to school.

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Video with the interview in full lengde, but without the first 10 minutes before the family arrive:

https://youtu.be/kuJSC_4mq0w
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:57 PM
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A great big thank you to all for the translations! Love that Christian and Isabella answered some questions.
I knew they often spent time here during February but did not know they had purchased a place.
another gallery
https://www.seoghoer.dk/kongelige/se...chweiz#80237-1

it is great timing for the family, and Im glad they took advantage and started this experience.

another article
https://www.verbinet.com/news/a-very...-region-731615
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:06 PM
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I don't think it was common knowledge that they actually own a house in Verbier.
Personally I was under the impression the borrowed a house from some of their friends there.
Seems like a good investment though, considering the prices there!
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:36 AM
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Little French will be included. No enough between School and Ski to speak the language fluently.
Verbier is known for being the place to be , they will not meet people of the Street !
Many airplanes travels from the Crown Prince from Denmark to Verbier also !
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:10 AM
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I don't think the intention has ever been for them to become fluent in French in three months. As Isabella said, she and Christian are both learning it at home and will be able to use it in practise while in Switzerland. No one's ever said anything about meeting "people of the street" (the fewest of royals ever do), Christian said that they were looking forward to meeting people from different countries. Regarding the travels, you technically speaking have no idea how (and how much) they'll make their way back and forth yet, so there's nothing to base that assumption on.

I gotta say, I have never understood these token jabs at M&F on here. Like criticism on a reasonable ground, sure, but this just feels like a certain crowd has a need to get in there with their gall every time either of them do anything, and usually this gall is rooted in absolutely nothing. I mean, there's an entire other forum dedicated to that. Why not just take criticism for the sake of criticism there?
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:22 AM
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Info and pics on Frederik and Mary's home in Switzerland
https://realityportalen.dk/rcarticle...ret-i-verbier/
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:41 AM
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Thank you Zelia


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Little French will be included. No enough between School and Ski to speak the language fluently.
The school is bilingual and they ski twice a week. There's plenty of time to speak and improve the French that they've already been taught in Denmark.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:25 PM
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Little French will be included. No enough between School and Ski to speak the language fluently.
Was that your experience when your children attended that school?
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:06 PM
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Info and pics on Frederik and Mary's home in Switzerland
https://realityportalen.dk/rcarticle...ret-i-verbier/
I dont see photos of the home
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:02 PM
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I dont see photos of the home
click on the family photo (right hand corner) for two photos to pop up.
https://realityportalen.dk/wp-conten...ik-og-mary.jpg
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:03 PM
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I dont see photos of the home
There are two pics of the house in the gallery at the beginning of the article. Click on the picture of the family.
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:19 PM
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Is this Peter Warnoe's Chalet that they always used to stay in years ago. Or have they bought their own place or are they renting?
I hope Mary will get the chance to learn some French while staying over the 3 months.
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:48 PM
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Is this Peter Warnoe's Chalet that they always used to stay in years ago. Or have they bought their own place or are they renting? .
They bought and have owned a chalet in Verbier for more than 10 years which means that they didn't always stay in Peter Warnøe's chalet...
That's just something that the Danish press has always reported.
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:06 PM
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The Realityportalen article mentions that they purchased the chalet post the 2008 financial crisis and that it was rather dilapidated at the time of the purchase which meant it wasn't nearly as expensive as chalets in Verbier usually are.
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:39 PM
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They bought and have owned a chalet in Verbier for more than 10 years which means that they didn't always stay in Peter Warnøe's chalet...
That's just something that the Danish press has always reported.

Thanks for that Nordic. I am only ten years out of date. I must have missed reading about it.
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