The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #381  
Old 10-11-2019, 08:49 PM
Archduchess Zelia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 2,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Somebody View Post
Again, I don't have a problem with Mary staying with the children. I think she should, given that they decided to stay in Verbier for 3 months (which fits nicely with Frederik's Youth Olympic Games and their yearly skiing holiday) and send their children to school over there. I am sure they will have a great time and it will be an experience to cherish for many years.

Nonetheless, the timing is unfortunate with Joachim and Marie already being gone as well. In addition, if they just had been looking for an international educational opportunity it would not only be unlikely to exactly end up in their favorite skiing destination but it would also have been much smarter to do it either for a full year, at the start or end of the year but not in the middle of the year meaning that they have to transition twice (not only between schools but also between school systems!) within one school year. That's pretty bad from an educational perspective.

Again, I am fine with them doing it. The queen will somehow manage to hold the fort. I just don't buy the reasoning that the educational experience was the one and only nor main reason for them to take this decision, many other considerations went in to it, so I would understand if others don't buy it either and would wonder why Mary had to be gone for 3 months. That to me seems a rather nuanced approach .
I mean, I've wondered about the timing as much as the next girl but I also think it's a bit harsh to hold them accountable for J&M's decisions. Maybe the stay was planned before Joachim was invited to follow the training in France? Should they then just bin their plans? That seems unreasonable. Maybe they know J&M won't return so postponing it a year would be meaningless? (It could even be impossible at that point – a lot can happen in a year). Using the same logic, one could also argue that Marie should return to active duty during those 12 weeks because the family will be short on working members and that she has no practical role in France.

I also think the argument that Verbier is their go-to skiing destination and as such, they couldn't possibly have anything but an extended holiday in mind is trying a bit too hard to push a narrative. As others have mentioned, they could easily have learned about the school because they know Verbier and thought the 12-week programme a great opportunity for the children to try out if studying abroad is something they'd like.

As for the transitions, I don't know how different the English curriculum is from the Danish, so I'll refrain from commenting on the systems. But I don't see a problem in terms of the actual school transitioning – nothing that would be different if they'd opted for a stay lasting an entire semester or a full year at least. From what I gather, they'll be following a 12-week course where I presume most if not all students are new and as such, they won't be enrolled in a preexisting class and have to adapt to that (the point I was trying to get across earlier). Sure, every start is new but at least everyone's in the same boat (ski lift, if you will). They'll return to the same classes/years/forms (the same classmates, the same teachers, the same classroom). Unless they had problems before taking off, there won't be any issues transitioning back.

Of course you're entitled to your opinion, I just think that if you've already decided that M&F have a specific motive for this stay, I think it's real easy to read everything through the prism of that. And that's not even remotely nuanced in my opinion, but sure, I can agree to disagree
__________________

__________________
"Hope is like the sun. If you only believe it when you see it you'll never make it through the night."
Our Princess

Reply With Quote
  #382  
Old 10-12-2019, 08:47 AM
carlota's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 8,274
an interesting decision to send them to boarding school. i guess my concern is firstly that this seems in conflict with with denmark being the pillar of free, state school education and the CP couple sending their kids to a posh private school just sends out the wrong message.

my other question is that if the kids will be boarding anyway, why would mary have to relocate with them?
__________________

__________________
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.
https://www.humanesociety.org
Reply With Quote
  #383  
Old 10-12-2019, 09:49 AM
Archduchess Zelia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 2,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlota View Post
an interesting decision to send them to boarding school. i guess my concern is firstly that this seems in conflict with with denmark being the pillar of free, state school education and the CP couple sending their kids to a posh private school just sends out the wrong message.

my other question is that if the kids will be boarding anyway, why would mary have to relocate with them?
I don't really understand that argument. I mean, the tradition in the DRF – like in most other royal families – is for the kids to be sent to posh private schools. QMII and her sisters, Frederik, Joachim and Joachim's children have all been privately educated at very expensive schools (except for Felix who chose to receive his upper secondary education at a public school). Mary and Frederik were the first Danish royals to send their children to a state school. As I've said before, I too would prefer state school education for all royal kids but I fail to see how private education isn't an issue until it's M&F who opt for it. IIRC no one batted an eye when Joachim and Alexandra chose Krebs' Skole for Nikolai and Felix – that was just expected of them. Akin to how it was a huge news story when Christian wasn't sent to Krebs'.
__________________
"Hope is like the sun. If you only believe it when you see it you'll never make it through the night."
Our Princess

Reply With Quote
  #384  
Old 10-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Frelinghighness's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New England, United States
Posts: 5,714
Thank you for giving us the Danish perspective and relevant history
Reply With Quote
  #385  
Old 10-12-2019, 12:40 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 29
I think this is a gentle and fun way for all of them to experience going to school abroad and being completely immersed in another language, in this case English, a language they probably know well. My assumption is that since Mary will be with them she will rent a house and the children will come “home” everyday after school. Just an assumption I’m probably totally wrong.

Maybe they just want the children to consider a year away when they are older and this will give the children the information they need to make that decision.
Reply With Quote
  #386  
Old 10-12-2019, 05:52 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 13,877
Quote:
Originally Posted by carrief View Post
I think this is a gentle and fun way for all of them to experience going to school abroad and being completely immersed in another language, in this case English, a language they probably know well. My assumption is that since Mary will be with them she will rent a house and the children will come “home” everyday after school. Just an assumption I’m probably totally wrong.

Maybe they just want the children to consider a year away when they are older and this will give the children the information they need to make that decision.
I agree with this. Perhaps neither of the CP children are ready to be plunged into the "deep end" and have a permanent education at a boarding school like Herlufsholm, so this move is a good introduction.
__________________
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

*
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Reply With Quote
  #387  
Old 10-13-2019, 02:18 AM
Muhler's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 13,971
https://www.bt.dk/royale/skoleleder-...sparerts-boern

A few details from the school.

They will be taught in French and English.
The classes will have 15 pupils each.
All will be dressed the same.
As far as at all possible all pupils will be treated the same.
The atmosphere at the school will be informal.
As such it is prohibited to drive all the way up to the school in your (luxury) car and offload them.
They will have to park a little distance away. Or walk.
Access to the school and as such the children is strictly regulated.

- I read elsewhere that it was speculated that Mary (and the children) will stay at a chalet owned by a friend of theirs. The same chalet they stay at when they go on their winter holiday. So it will be familiar surroundings for all.

And the annual autumn holiday (always in week 42) here in DK has started. Usually M&F will go to Trend during this week.
Reply With Quote
  #388  
Old 10-13-2019, 03:01 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: xxx, Finland
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muhler View Post
- I read elsewhere that it was speculated that Mary (and the children) will stay at a chalet owned by a friend of theirs. The same chalet they stay at when they go on their winter holiday. So it will be familiar surroundings for all.
.
The Danish press always writes that they are staying at a "friends" chalet, mostly referring to Peter Warnoe. IIRC, he hold his chalet in Verbier some ten years ago. Billed Bladet has several times mentioned that F&M stay at rented accomodation in Verbier.

Added: "Sold" his chalet in Verbier, not "hold".
Reply With Quote
  #389  
Old 10-14-2019, 01:16 AM
ashelen's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: maidstone, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,171
Sorry I got late in this one, but how long they are going and what is the name of the school?
__________________
Ashelen
Reply With Quote
  #390  
Old 10-14-2019, 01:58 AM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 12,744
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashelen View Post
Sorry I got late in this one, but how long they are going and what is the name of the school?
12 weeks.

Home - lvis
Reply With Quote
  #391  
Old 10-14-2019, 10:20 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Wherever I wish, United States
Posts: 139
Giving credit to royalbloopers on tumblr for finding this, but apparently Prince Christian has a TikTok account (for those who don't know Tik Tok is people lipsynching to short audio clips). For extra royal kids, his latest video includes Princess Alexia of the Netherlands.

A question to the mods: is it ok to link to the account (which is public) or not. I've removed the link to be safe, but if it's ok and people are interested I can post it.
Reply With Quote
  #392  
Old 10-14-2019, 03:43 PM
Roskilde's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Posts: 4,335
Prince Christian can celebrate his 14 years birthday tomorrow God, the time flies...
Christian is on autumn holiday with his family this week, very probably in the hunting lodge in Trend.

While we wait for new birthday pictures is here a lovely gallery taken us through his life.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Kronprin...r&__tn__=-UC-R
Reply With Quote
  #393  
Old 10-14-2019, 06:22 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,100
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillVictoria View Post
Giving credit to royalbloopers on tumblr for finding this, but apparently Prince Christian has a TikTok account (for those who don't know Tik Tok is people lipsynching to short audio clips). For extra royal kids, his latest video includes Princess Alexia of the Netherlands.

A question to the mods: is it ok to link to the account (which is public) or not. I've removed the link to be safe, but if it's ok and people are interested I can post it.
not knowing nearly enough about TikTok, I do wish you would post this
Reply With Quote
  #394  
Old 10-14-2019, 07:31 PM
Somebody's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Somewhere, Suriname
Posts: 5,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillVictoria View Post
Here's the link to the video in question: https://www.tiktok.com/@christian_va...nter_from=h5_t
Good to know that the royal teenagers indeed know each other... Looks like it's more than 3 years old (responses indicate '168 w' - weeks I assume).
Reply With Quote
  #395  
Old 10-14-2019, 07:54 PM
Archduchess Zelia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 2,753
I think it's a bit invasive. Sure, it's a public profile but I highly doubt it was meant for our eyes and the date indicates that it's from a couple of years ago, a time when Christian was probably less wary of guarding his privacy online than he is now. I mean, I enjoy seeing the kids as much as the next girl but I also think it's a bit much to share something from a then 10-year-old child that so obviously wasn't directed at the general public.
__________________
"Hope is like the sun. If you only believe it when you see it you'll never make it through the night."
Our Princess

Reply With Quote
  #396  
Old 10-15-2019, 02:28 AM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 18,786
Happy 14th Birthday to Prince Christian!


Nye billeder | Kongehuset


https://www.instagram.com/p/B3oFn-Kg2Za/
Reply With Quote
  #397  
Old 10-15-2019, 11:31 AM
Roskilde's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Posts: 4,335


Lovely new birthday pictures of Prince Christian. He grows up so fast. Beautiful boy, who many say looks like his dad, but to me he has his mom's eyes and is the splitting image of Grandpa John Donaldson.

I like it's always mom Mary who takes the birthday pictures. The pics are always very natural and full of the children's own personality.

The two pictures of Christian with his tennis racket were taken two days ago, Sunday 13rd October.
The two pictures of him with Grace were taken yesterday, Monday 14th October, and I can recognize - at the black house with green windows - that they were taken in the hunting lodge in Trend.

So F&M, children and Grace are spending their autumn holiday in the nature in Trend as they usually are.

Picture of the lodge in Trend:
https://imageservice.nordjyske.dk/s3...both&mode=crop
Reply With Quote
  #398  
Old 10-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: bedford, United States
Posts: 1,538
Handsome young man with a really good profile that’s going to look amazing on a coin one day :)
Reply With Quote
  #399  
Old 10-15-2019, 12:27 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san diego, United States
Posts: 9,107
Some lovely photos, like the birthday photos of Isabella, they show one of his hobbies/interest; tennis.

articles on the birthday boy
https://www.seher.no/kongelig/hyller...ilder/71710276
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...rins-christian
Reply With Quote
  #400  
Old 10-15-2019, 04:56 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: little rock, Antarctica
Posts: 630
Love to see the photos with Grace it shows his wonderful smile, Christian grows quickly, a very handsome young man.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine, News Part 2: January 2013 - November 2015 dazzling Current Events Archive 471 11-15-2015 04:28 AM
Christening of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine: April 14, 2011 JessRulz Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Family 642 12-14-2014 05:53 AM
Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine, News 1: February 2011 - January 2013 JessRulz Current Events Archive 430 01-10-2013 12:40 PM




Popular Tags
#royalrelatives #royalgenes abdication american anastasia 2020 archie mountbatten-windsor armstrong-jones bridal gown british royal family british royals canada carolin china chinese commonwealth countries coronavirus customs dna doll dresses dubai duke of sussex earl of snowdon emperor fantasy movie gradenigo gustaf vi adolf hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume history hochberg house of windsor introduction jack brooksbank jewellery jewelry king willem-alexander line of succession list of rulers mary: crown princess of denmark meghan markle monarchy nepalese royal family northern ireland prince charles of luxembourg princess ariane princess catharina-amalia princess chulabhorn princess dita princess laurentien queen consort queen elizabeth ii queen mathilde royal court royal events royal family royal jewels royal spouse royalty royal wedding royal wedding gown russian court dress stuart sussex swedish queen taiwan thailand tips tradition united states of america von hofmannsthal


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021
Jelsoft Enterprises
×