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eya 05-27-2018 03:00 AM

Amber Petty has spoken out about how she really felt standing next to her best friend as she married CP Frederik

Princess Mary's bridesmaid Amber Petty reveals how she REALLY felt at her wedding | Daily Mail Online

Sun Lion 06-16-2018 07:02 PM

So Amber is in Denmark - and going onto Croatia.

School holiday time? Mary and Frederik going with her?

Will the Danish magazines report any sightings - certainly Danish general public following Amber's instagram know she's there.

Did she take her foster daughter with her?

So many questions...:lol::lol::lol:

Muhler 06-19-2018 03:49 PM

Perhaps she attended Frederik's B-day party?

Sun Lion 06-19-2018 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2124986)
Perhaps she attended Frederik's B-day party?

That's what I thought Muhler when I saw a post about it.

Certainly a lot of Mary and Frederik's personal friends seem to have open to the public Instagram/Twitter/Facebook accounts.

A lot of connections come up between various Australians and Danes all commenting on one another's posts.

I'm suprised more information isn't published by the magazines.

I even saw some Danes posting about staying at Mary's sisters holiday home with just a few mouse clicks.

The people involved must be happy to share.

I feel I could almost write an article on who's where, and who's doing what, just from a few skims here and there. :lol:

Even found the house Mary and Frederik used in Tisvilde on Google Earth.

Just a skim along the coast and there it is was - modern technology!

Muhler 06-20-2018 03:43 AM

It's great that Mary's family and friends in Australia are getting along well with M&F's network in DK.

Looking at it from a cost perspective it's great not having to worry too much about where to live, when you go to the other side of the globe. And there are distinct advantages in having natives to help you and as guides.
I have the very distinct impression that M&F's circle of friends are very social.

In contrast J&M certainly, and perhaps most of their closer friends as well, tend to be more "homely" people. I.e. people who appreciate a quiet evening at home, by themselves.
I base that on a lot of remarks by both J&M mentioning that they spend this or that evening at home and that they like it.
Joachim for example did not celebrate his birthday, but spend the evening at home with his wife and children.

Sun Lion 09-12-2019 10:07 PM

Amber has been talking about her time as a contestant on the "Survivor" TV Show back in 2006.

Here's a clip from it -

https://youtu.be/-UsRg2bfjcM


And a photo - (episodes no longer play.)

https://brinkofreality.com.au/2017/1...survivor-2006/


She survived nine days before being voted off, the fourth to leave out of twelve Oz celebs.

Muhler 09-20-2019 09:22 AM

https://www.bt.dk/royale/peter-warno...venner-der-har

The businessman, Peter Warnøe, belongs to the circle of friends around M&F. However, he is more than likely to soon becoming an ex-friend.

He is currently under police-investigation for shady financial transactions and that alone, according to the article and the respected journalist and author to several books about the DRF, Søren Jacobsen, is enough for him to end out in the cold - judging from previous examples of ex-friends of the DRF.

Losing the friendship of the DRF is actually more serious, if you have a business or a position, than you might think.
Because belonging to the circle of personal friends of the DRF, is also a stamp of approval. It means you trustworthy, vetted and dependable and that your economy and business is in order.
It also means that other friends of the DRF, and they count a lot of leading businessmen in DK, are likely to shun you. Partly because you are tainted and partly because they don't want to be associated with you, that could be bad for business and partly because you lost your stamp of approval.

The DRF has, as you know, a much closer relationship with Danish businessmen than in a number (perhaps most European) royal families. So association with the DRF really does mean something. Not least when the DRF (and the government) help promoting your business abroad.

Muhler 09-05-2020 04:01 AM

I bet you have all been there: You couldn't fall asleep because you wondered who is the man, behind the man, who is behind Mary's hair?

As you know Mary's hairdresser is Søren Hedegaard and he has looked after her hair since the very beginning I think.
And on occasion he takes care of Frederik and the children and I guess we are going to see his work even more as the children grow up. Isabella is only a year or so away from ditching her "child-hair" to a teenage-style hair. Christian already has!
He has also grown close to in particular Mary and must be included in their circle of good friends.
And so has his husband, Preben Kristensen.

The popular and very likable 67 year old Preben Kristensen has now for more than 30 years been a household name in DK, as an entertainer, a theater-actor (he has made very few films,) singer and dubbing where his characteristic voice is instantly recognizable.

And typical for the friends of the DRF in general and M&F's friends in particular, both of them hardly say a word about M&F. It is no secret that Frederik has cut off several who couldn't keep their mouths shut. That has been described in a portrait book of him from 2008 IIRC.

So apart from the odd anecdote about the DRF, in some sort of professional and public setting, not a word from either of them.

https://www.bt.dk/kendte/preben-kris...anvittig-stolt
https://www.bt.dk/royale/preben-kris...dronningen-mig

But back to Preben Kristensen.

As both hair-salons and theaters as well as the DRF were closed down for months, they went to their summer cottage in Skagen and had some quality time there together. - Then everybody else in Copenhagen got the same idea and went there too - so they left. :biggrin:

Preben Kristensen has deservedly won quite a few awards but the one he is most proud of is the Knights Cross that he got from QMII.
Despite the fact that he has for years made a great parody of QMII, where he genuinely nails her voice, though not her looks. Always as an encore, when he is performing with a trio called Linie 3. (Named after a bus-line BTW.)
In fact Queen Ingrid insisted that he made a parody of her daughter.

Eventually QMII went to see this particular show. And even though she has never commented on the parody, she did in a roundabout way by meeting the trio behind stage:
In this particular parody Preben Kristensen had gone full Norwegian on QMII, issuing "her" with a knitted cap and a sweater. As well as huge braids.
"I recall that the Queen after the performance was standing speaking with you two (the other members of the trio.)
Then she suddenly turned towards me and said: By the way, there are always bows in the braids.
And then she continued talking with you.
- Your Majesty, that shall be corrected by tomorrow, was my hurried reply.
She has so much subtle humor, our Queen."

But as for how far you can take a parody: "Loving humor is fine. So long it isn't sarcasm or mean. Whether it's Queen Margrethe or other victims, it's important that they should be able to laugh as well."

And as mentioned before he was awarded the Knights Cross (Something most of the accomplished actors of good repute gets BTW.)
Being an emotional man, Preben Kristensen cried when he got his decoration.
"I've always teared up easily. I often cry. But yes, there I cried. I'm madly proud of it. And fortunately my father and mother lived to see it."
"I won't belittle all the other great awards I've been given, but that Knights Cross! That is clearly one of the proudest moments of my life.
I'm proud of the monarchy and proud of what I have been presented by the Queen. It meant and still means so much."

Once in a while he gets to wear it, because as the husband of Mary's hairdresser and personal friend, he is sometimes invited to gala events. Where he is following his husband so to speak.
At other cultural events, it is the actor Preben Kristensen who is invited, with husband - and then they switch place so to speak.

"I put it on on occasion." And almost resembling a mischievous child he adds: "You can't always see it, because you are only to wear it at special occasions. But then I wear it underneath." And pads his breast pocket.

Tarlita 09-05-2020 05:43 AM

Thanks Muhler. That's lovely that Preben is so proud of his medal. Fred and Mary are lucky to have inspired such firm loyalty from Soren.
I look forward to seeing Isabella with a good stylish cut.


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