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Old 02-20-2018, 09:20 AM
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As a one off its okay, if its a new "career" then its not right IMO
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:40 AM
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As a one off its okay, if its a new "career" then its not right IMO


Why exactly is it not right? Is Nikolai ever going to really “represent” the DRF?
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:42 PM
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Why exactly is it not right? Is Nikolai ever going to really “represent” the DRF?
I actually agree. Let him have the career of choice if it works out well for him. I am sure his grandmother is thrilled and encourages.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:49 PM
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Those boys are simply stunning, like they will do so well in the model world and they have their family to keep them grounded. If that’s what Nikolai wants, and he’s clearly done it before as you don’t just walk straight for Burberry then go for it boy!
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:51 PM
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Is this really Nikolai or someone lookalike? I mean is it confirmed that it is him?
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:43 PM
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Yes, it is confirmed.

The story is also well featured in the media today, with several commentators voicing their opinion.
Going from cool, to interesting(!) to fine - poor timing though.
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:56 PM
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I fully agree on the very poor timing. Especially since the court is officially in mourning for a month and this glamurous activity was within the most significant week: between passing and funeral.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:22 PM
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Why exactly is it not right? Is Nikolai ever going to really “represent” the DRF?
I just don't think its a suitable career and as stunning as they boys may be I'm doubt he got there completely just on his looks, its the in thing to have a royal modelling at the moment. If he wants to do it then of course he is free to do so.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:25 PM
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Well, I don't mind him modelling. If he think that's fun or he's earning his own money that way, fine with me.

But to be honest, I do think the timing is a little off. After all his grandad was not a normal man and Nikolai doesn't belong to a normal family,
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I too find the timing a bit off, but I suppose you can't avoid showing up to a fashion show when you have signed a contract...and using the "royal" card may not be the right thing to do in a business that has such a strong competition among models.
While it may be poorly timed, I am sure he was under contract for that fashion show and to pull the pin would be disadvantageous if he wishes to pursue this type of career. Just as he got a car for his birthday, he also got his recognition of adulthood and honouring your obligations is just one of those necessary tradeoffs.

I realise that his family is not "just any family" but the people who employed him would not have minded his not appearing for a funeral but I doubt they would understand Court Mourning. I think it was quite a harsh lesson in being an adult.

Actually, as far as I can see, about the only thing a child has to do that an adult does not, is eat their broccoli
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:26 PM
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Princes Nikolai, Felix, Henrik & Princess Athena, News Part 1: February 2012 -

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I just don't think its a suitable career and as stunning as they boys may be I'm doubt he got there completely just on his looks, its the in thing to have a royal modelling at the moment. If he wants to do it then of course he is free to do so.


Just out of curiosity do you think it’s an unsuitable career for a royal or in general? I don’t think it’s the “in” thing, I think we just see it now with the access to social media. I disagree with the “only on his looks” comment as the only “insider” he has to lean on is Marie Chantal at a stretch, other than that people will not know who he is.


Side note: I’ll be interested to know what surname he’s using? If any.

In regards to the timing as previously stated this show has been on the cards for months if not a year, Nikolai would have been contractually obliged to attend and whilst I imagine he may have been excused? life goes on...
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Well that's me told not to have an opinion...
I think its a very good career (I don't see where I said otherwise) and in fact a guy I went to school with is a very well known model. I just thing it completely leaves Nikolai open to comments of using his royal status IMO.
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Both my grandmothers died when my sister and I were teenagers; we both had ‘important’- to us - social occasions immediately after the funerals. The discussion was along the lines of ‘what would gramma want?’ Fortunately for us, it was decided that gramma would want us to go to parties.

I have to think that Nikolai’s grandpa would have loved the idea of Nikolai dressing up in wildly fashionable clothes and walking the runway. Too bad he couldn’t have seen his grandson carrying on the stylish tradition.
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I have to say that I was a little surprised by this. Not so much the timing (I think he had made a commitment, stayed as little as possible, did his thing and flew back to Copenhagen - it's not like we saw him drinking and partying) but, overall, the choice. While it could be fine to earn some quick and good money modeling while you are a student, it won't look good in 5 years when you want to be taken seriously. You will remain forever the aristo kid who dabbled in modeling, etc. etc. I thought Joachim would have more sense. I understand that he's over 18 and it's clear that he has to earn his own money, but I hope he won't become part of that jet-setting crowd who doesn't seem to do much except modeling, drinking, skiing and date each other... I just want to see these kids succeed and do well in their studies and their careers. They have so many opportunities and connections that it would be sad to see that all they want is to be another famous face. My advice: Nikolai, go study, do internships everywhere you can! Travel! You don't need to be dressed like an idiot and be reminded for it for the rest of your life!!! Am I terribly old-fashioned? I hope so.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:51 PM
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Nikolai's appearance on the catwalk has of course been well commented.
The fashion editor of Euroman, Frederik Lentz Andersen (he knows what he is talking about) estimate that Nikolai would have received a salary of 50-100.000 DKK for his appearance. - Perhaps even more.
That is a very good salary for any eighteen year old!

https://www.bt.dk/royale/ekspertens-...i-paa-modeshow

100.000 DKK = 16,539.40 $ = 13,428.61 € = 11,851.90 £
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Both my grandmothers died when my sister and I were teenagers; we both had ‘important’- to us - social occasions immediately after the funerals. The discussion was along the lines of ‘what would gramma want?’ Fortunately for us, it was decided that gramma would want us to go to parties.

I have to think that Nikolai’s grandpa would have loved the idea of Nikolai dressing up in wildly fashionable clothes and walking the runway. Too bad he couldn’t have seen his grandson carrying on the stylish tradition.
Maybe Nikolai was able to tell his grandpapa. Henri de Labord de Monpezat was of course quite beautiful in his youth, as we have all been able to see; I am certain le prince Henri was delighted for his first-born grandson and urged him to go: these events are scheduled months in advance
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Well that's me told not to have an opinion...
I think its a very good career (I don't see where I said otherwise) and in fact a guy I went to school with is a very well known model. I just thing it completely leaves Nikolai open to comments of using his royal status IMO.


Sorry you seem to have misunderstood my comments as it was myself expressing my opinion about what you had written. Nowhere did I criticise you having your opinion.

You said you didn’t find it a suitable career, hence why I asked if it was because he was Royal or you found the career unsuitable in general.

Frankly being Royal in that industry does neither party any favours. If modelling is what he wants it will see him travel the world for his career, and the independence he’ll gain will be life changing!
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Nikolai's appearance on the catwalk has of course been well commented.
The fashion editor of Euroman, Frederik Lentz Andersen (he knows what he is talking about) estimate that Nikolai would have received a salary of 50-100.000 DKK for his appearance. - Perhaps even more.
That is a very good salary for any eighteen year old!

https://www.bt.dk/royale/ekspertens-...i-paa-modeshow

100.000 DKK = 16,539.40 $ = 13,428.61 € = 11,851.90 £
I am not sure how much of an expert the interviewed gentleman is, but this amount of money would be very, very surprising. I doubt that even the best known male models of this moment will receive such an amount of money for one show.

Female top models can receive such an amount of money for a runway show. However, Nicolai is s a first time model. And on top of that, he is a male model. Then there still is the commission for the agency, tax, travel costs etc. More than a few hundreds Euros would be surprising. Often models hardly break even when the commission and travel costs are deducted. The runway show is more an advertisement to get hired for photo shoots and such.
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If you say so, Marengo.

I plead ignorance, Your Honour.
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I would say the amount received by Prince Nikolai is probably half of what estimated by Mr. Andersen (also, are we talking gross or net, here?). Yes, Marengo's arguments are right, but this is Burberry paying and the catwalk was a "mixed" (boys and girls) one so it attracts good attention. Plus, Prince Nikolai might be a first-time male model but to be able to say "Prince Nikolai walked the catwalk for us" has it's price! If you look, he's been on all the magazines (Hello! etc.). Honestly, I only think he did it because it was good money. I think (I hope!) this is just a one time thing...
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Maybe Nikolai was able to tell his grandpapa. Henri de Labord de Monpezat was of course quite beautiful in his youth, as we have all been able to see; I am certain le prince Henri was delighted for his first-born grandson and urged him to go: these events are scheduled months in advance
I read somewhere that what may appeal to modelling agencies about Nikolai is that apart from him being tall and slim, his mix of Asian-European facial features makes him indistinct.
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