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Old 12-16-2003, 12:52 AM
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she looks great, i love the jacket!! but obviously a bit inappropriate for a royal premiere.
but for a night out or parties i like her choice of clothes. IMHO she seems to prefer alot of laid back, casual, semi formal gowns or clothes, which would definetely look good on normal occasions but not on royal events.
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I really really like the red skirt!! Can I add some more "really like her skirt"?

I think Mary opted for understated, which is cool considering she's not really family yet - she can't overshadow the others. I really like her outfit here. I didn't like the christening outfit as much for some reason. But I like Mary in red. She looks kinda cosy at the premier.

I don't know how Mary and Alex will gel. Alex is very good so I don't think they'll have problems in the long run. But I think there will be a transition period - Alex would be used to being the centre/ near-centre female royal after the queen (ok there's Benedikte, but you know what I mean). But I think she also knows that Fred would eventually marry. Anyway, yeah icky transition period. They'll get over it.
Old 12-16-2003, 02:05 AM
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In one of the bottom pics Mary is tilting her head in the same exact way
as HM Queen Margarethe II of Denmark does! she is not being natural,
she is still trying too too shows. and she doesn't speak Danish fluently
oh ah huh.

I do not care if the hair is up or not, but to imitate the Queen's head and facial
gesture-well, that is not right, and black to a premier? she could of opted for a
softer lighter and more appropriate one, but ah well...Mary is Mary, and she
IS wearing the same diamond baquette square shaped earrings she had
from before...ah...hmmmm.....
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:12 AM
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she was wearing a black jacket and a lila skirt...i admit, its not a very bright apearance...

dont you all agree: she seems to have been exceptionally smily at the last event!! inspiration from whome?
Old 12-16-2003, 06:24 AM
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IMO all are overdressed EXCEPT Mary...that´s the premiere of a fantasy-movie, and not of an opera. If you have watched the premieres of "return of the king" in other countries, you could have watched that the people there were far more dressed down. And it´s not the way, that this movie has any reference to the Queen and her family are just interested guests/movie watchers. And I disbelieve, that there´s a dress code for such events.
I think we already had this, mary can do never right, right :P ?
Old 12-16-2003, 07:37 AM
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oh my lord...... :o
you&#39;re analyzing the way she smiles now? what? analyzing the way she moves and talk isn&#39;t enough ? :P
Old 12-16-2003, 08:23 AM
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Hey, I didn&#39;t think that tilting the head is solely for the Queen... that seems just really petty now.

And if you look at the "tilting-head" picture, you can see that Mary is greeting .... Peter Jackson&#33;&#33;&#33; I think the tilting-head is more like a "Mr Jackson, a New Zealander&#33; I&#39;m very happy to meet you" reaction.

O yeah people, you know how NZ is close to Australia? yes well, when it comes to LOTR, Aust will readily recognise its close proximity to NZ and their sheep... JKS&#33;&#33;&#33; p.s. love the warriors. But really, Australia doesn&#39;t have a lot of neighbours, and I think Australia shares links with NZ more than any other country. If I was in a foreign country and there was a New Zealander, I would greet that Kiwi as I would my countrymen.
Old 12-16-2003, 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by karolinabraganza@Dec 16th, 2003 - 7:28 am
is princess alexandra curtseing to the queen?????????????????????? why didnt mar do that???????????????????????
Mary did curtseing the queen.
And she are not called mar BUT Mary.
I am getting a littel bit tired off all youre bad meanings about her.
why will all juge her ???
You don´t know her and i gues that you will never met her in life.
She´s doing all the best that she can....maby she has being living her in Denmark for about 2-3 years and maby she aren´t wery greath speaking danish but take a look at her farther-inlaw then and Princess Alexandra when she came to denmark.
Mary and Alexandras farther-inlaw has being living her in denmark for over 30 years has he improved you bye speaking danish fluently ???
No No is say No.
They speak 2 ore 3 kinde of languich in the royal familiy : french,English and som danish.
I know that the queen and the princ are speaking french to each other, princ Joachim and Princess Alexandra are speaking English and Danish to each other and ther children, and acording to the leader of CP. Frederiks court they are speaking danish to each other and the court has been told to speak Danish to and with Mary.
She will learn to speak Danish but it will take som time beacus the languich are wery difficult to learn to speak also for us who are living her in Denmark, SO but giv Mary som time so she can learn it...You all know that Rome was´ent builed on one day.
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Originally posted by Lena@Dec 16th, 2003 - 3:24 am
If you have watched the premieres of "return of the king" in other countries, you could have watched that the people there were far more dressed down. And it´s not the way, that this movie has any reference to the Queen and her family are just interested guests/movie watchers.
Viggo Mortensen is Danish. So, Maybe the reason they dressed-up is to show suport for him. Then again I have not seen any other premiers with royals there. Besides, it is a nice change to see people dressed-up. Besides it&#39;s not like there is a certian dress for premiers, each one has its own style and flar. I though everyone looked nice. Mary looks like she is getting more confortable in public. I knew she just needed time to adjust and get use to it all.
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:36 AM
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I totally agree with you lucy2 about there not being a particular dress code for premieres. Hollywood actors tend to dress much more casually while I find British actors dress up a bit more, and of course the royals, when they do attend premieres, dress up much more. Prince Charles recently attended the Cold Mountain premiere and he wore a tuxedo, but so did Jude Law and director Anthony Minghella.

For this premiere, while it seems that Mary was dressed down more than the other members of the royal family, like Alexandra who donned a fur wrap for the event, I think she was dressed perfectly appropriately for a 3 hour-long movie&#33; And as someone previously mentioned, it is "just" a movie, not an opera or a classical theatre performance. That being said, however, if the other royals were going to dress up so much more, I think Mary should&#39;ve followed suit.
Old 12-16-2003, 03:38 PM
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I agree that judging Mary&#39;s personality based on a particular pose in a particular picture is very silly. But actually, I looked at that head-tilt picture and thought, "Wow, she looks so much like her future mother-in-law&#33;" I guess I think Margrethe tilts her head a lot&#33;

At first glance also, my immediate reaction was that Mary had underdressed for the premiere, because it looked like she was wearing a ski jacket&#33; But upon closer inspection, it does look like the fabrics are actually dressy velvet and silk. Maybe it was just one of those outfits that doesn&#39;t photograph well. In any case, I think Mary just needs some time to really learn how to dress for the camera, because she has made some good fashion choices in the past. It&#39;s obvious that Alexandra has already mastered that skill, having had years of practice: even though she was wearing furs and wraps and heels to a movie, which I would normally think is overkill, she managed to look so breezy and elegant.
Old 12-16-2003, 08:27 PM
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Just hve to point out...both Mary and Alexandra curtsy to the Queen. Take a look at at earlier pic and you&#39;ll see Mary giving the Queen a curtsy.

Although I don&#39;t quite like the way Mary looks, I still think we shld be more objective and give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe behind the sucked in cheeks looks she&#39;s really a nice person. Anyway who are we to judge.

I think anyone that Fred choose to marry, be it Mary or another person will hve a hard act to follow after Alexandra.
Old 12-16-2003, 09:05 PM
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I think Mary looks great. From what I can see, the jacket looks nice. Perhaps a good interior shot is necessary in order to discern it from the backdrop. As for Alexandra looking camera perfect, I love her outfit without the dead animal (sleek and flattering), but I wish she would stop wearing coats that make her look like an over dressed doll&#33;
Old 12-18-2003, 11:31 AM
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To me it is obvious Queen Margrethe and Mary had agreed on what to wear at the Lord of the Rings gala event.

Under the fur coat Margrethe had a black velvet jacket and a reddish/brownish chequered silk skirt which ended on the middle of her legs (below a not super online pic of her - but you may see the fabric of the skirt)

Margrethe 14.dec.

Mary 14.dec.

The flowers : The royal women can not decide which bouquets to get, you know. BUT this time the managers of the event did give those three females the wrong ones ! Those huge white bouquets were designed for the actors ! Smaller ones with handles designed for the royals, were in a box by the entrance. SF film admits the error of mixing up the two boxes with bouquets - according to Billed-Bladet #51.
Personally I rather liked the big white bouquets :)
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:40 AM
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I didn&#39;t notice the similar clothes between MII and Mary...It&#39;s a bit tacky imo.
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Old 12-18-2003, 06:01 PM
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Eliza where is this pic of mary curtsy to the queen?
Old 12-19-2003, 01:20 AM
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I am not sure if that looks so good on her, what do you think?
Old 12-19-2003, 02:09 AM
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that dress works for me.

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Old 12-19-2003, 02:57 AM
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Originally posted by Alexandria@Nov 18th, 2003 - 6:30 am
After reading the first one I felt sorry for Mary and the very big shoes she will have to step into. ...................................Margrethe is very much lauded and put up on a pedestal in Denmark.......................... And I think that while the Danish people have embraced Mary as the future Crown Princess and likely Queen of Denmark, they are at the same time holding up a long list of things she must do and achieve and hoops she must jump through to earn and devotion they have for Margrethe, her mother and sisiters and Alexandra.
Hopefully Mary will resist the pressure to become anyone&#39;s carbon copy and instead will concentrate on her own unique traits and abilities.
Old 12-19-2003, 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by Eliza@Dec 17th, 2003 - 1:27 am

.....Maybe behind the sucked in cheeks looks she&#39;s really a nice person. Anyway who are we to judge.

I know that this is a little OT. so I apologize. However, does everyone really think that Mary is purposely suching in her cheeks. I know that sometimes when an individual loses weight (especially women) that they lose some of the fat in their faces and if you have a certain bone structure (high cheek bones) your cheeks appear a bit hollow and seem to fall back into your face. Maybe this is the case with Mary. I would really hate to think that she is actually sucking in her cheeks in front of the camera. I would think that Mary would take one look of a photograph of her doing that and correct the problem immediately.
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