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polyesco 03-12-2019 03:20 PM

meeting the Danish band Alphabeat yesterday
https://twitter.com/Alphabeat/status...298501/photo/1

Today Mary is in Houston, where she begins her day by meeting the mayor and launching a collaborative effort between Denmark and Houston focusing on urban development and climate adaption.

added:
with the mayor of Houston
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1e0VAjWsAI9PtI.jpg

Muhler 03-12-2019 03:25 PM

:previous: There was a segment with Mary meeting this band and swaying along to the rhythms.
Mary was in great mood!

- I think you could clearly tell that she had been speaking Englsih for most of the day, her accent was much more pronounced than usual.
Nothing wrong with her mastery of spoken Danish, just that her accent became more obvious.

gerry 03-12-2019 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2203466)
:previous: There was a segment with Mary meeting this band and swaying along to the rhythms.
Mary was in great mood!

- I think you could clearly tell that she had been speaking Englsih for most of the day, her accent was much more pronounced than usual.
Nothing wrong with her mastery of spoken Danish, just that her accent became more obvious.

Do you mean her Danish had an Australian accent or that her English had its Australian twang? :lol: You can certainly tell where she if from when she speaks English!

Muhler 03-12-2019 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2203474)
Do you mean her Danish had an Australian accent or that her English had its Australian twang? :lol: You can certainly tell where she if from when she speaks English!

That I can't tell. Just more accent. :ermm:

Only natural I guess. Perhaps especially for someone who learned a foreign language fairly late in life. Especially a language that lack many of the sounds that Danish has. (I would I imagine be easier for someone speaking German or French (and Hindi, I've been told) to get the Danish vowels.

Roskilde 03-12-2019 04:12 PM

Day 2

Arrived in Houston

Meeting with Houston’s mayor
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...30&oe=5D1998A5
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...91&oe=5D1FF945

Launch of collaboration between Denmark and Houston
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1e0C3cWkAAO-p8.jpg

carlota 03-12-2019 04:48 PM

what an exciting trip for mary - didn't she live some time in houston when she was growing up?

iceflower 03-12-2019 04:53 PM

:previous:

In case I remember it correctly for one year as a girl, yes.


Here are some more photos of day 2 today, March 12:


** gettyimages gallery **

T4phage 03-12-2019 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlota (Post 2203511)
what an exciting trip for mary - didn't she live some time in houston when she was growing up?

Yes. She lived in Clear Lake City, Houston from 1974 to 1975. John Donaldson was working in Houston at the time. Mary started her schooling in Texas.

Muhler 03-12-2019 05:15 PM

How is the climate and lifestyle in Houston compared to say Sydney?

Different or pretty similar?

polyesco 03-12-2019 05:27 PM

always with a special touch for Australia, very nice
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1135390578

Mary at the gala tonight
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1f1G3BW...jpg&name=large

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...04&oe=5D266F48

Roskilde 03-12-2019 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2203517)
:previous:

In case I remember it correctly for one year as a girl, yes.


Here are some more photos of day 2 today, March 12:


** gettyimages gallery **

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1135389720

Danish and Australian flags for Mary.
What lovely pictures. Thanks.

Mary lights up near people and children (and dogs and horses). :tongue:
Wherever they are, you can be sure to find Mary there.
She is really good at taking the time to greet as many people as possible. At any event. Even if the official program is delayed a bit.
Not everyone in the DRF is good to remembering that.
And that means a lot to people when you have been waiting... that the royals actually takes their time to greet.

IIRC, Mary has said something similar to: "The least we can do is to take the time to greet people who have met up. They may have waited a long time and in bad weather." Can't remember more, but something in that style.

I'm glad to see that Christian and Isabella, growing older, follow that track.
It will be exciting to follow them.

HereditaryPrincess 03-12-2019 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T4phage (Post 2203524)
Yes. She lived in Clear Lake City, Houston from 1974 to 1975. John Donaldson was working in Houston at the time. Mary started her schooling in Texas.

Interesting - you learn something new everyday. This visit will probably a nice trip down memory lane for Mary!

CrownPrincessJava 03-12-2019 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 2203531)
How is the climate and lifestyle in Houston compared to say Sydney?

Different or pretty similar?

Some similarities. Houston resembles more Brisbane - humid and subtropical in summer and dry in the winter. Sydney definitely has tropical climate, but not like Brisbane.

Quote:

Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 2203535)
always with a special touch for Australia, very nice
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1135390578

That is sweet. We still regard CP Mary as an Aussie, who happens to be the Danish Crown Princess and future Queen Consort :tongue: :flowers::flowers:

Those in the crowd must be Australian ex-pats living in Houston. My sister-in-law and family live in Texas too....a popular place for Aussie ex-pats!

polyesco 03-12-2019 11:24 PM

that is great to hear!

Some more pictures from tonight from the Embassy of Denmark in the US
https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkinUS...type=3&theater

Roskilde 03-13-2019 03:32 AM

HQ pictures at Mary to the gala dinner tonight:


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1f1G3BW0AEGgc2.jpg

Days events:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1fZCDBW0AAgqz6.jpg
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...2b&oe=5D1CF3EF
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...0d&oe=5D113C30

iceflower 03-13-2019 05:06 AM

Here are two videos from yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVgnk6IP_w8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjdltJ79ms


And here's the Palace's gallery for day 2, as well as two more belga galleries:


** kongehuset: Fremstød i Texas - dag 2 ** belga gallery 1 ** belga gallery 2 **

polyesco 03-13-2019 11:19 AM

gallery from the gala last night
HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark Visits Austin & Houston, Texas 56 of 80 - Zimbio

Day 3
The Crown Princess takes part in the launch of a healthcare collaboration between Denmark and Texas at Texas Medical Center, which is the world’s largest hospital complex with more than 100,000 employees and several world-leading treatment programs
https://twitter.com/drfaith1/status/1105847941028331520
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...a2&oe=5D084DD3

From the Texas Medical Center
"Honored to host Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark in Houston to explore opportunities for a collaboration between #Texas and #Denmark on major drivers and barriers that will help spark the development of both the Texan and Danish life science ecosystems."
https://twitter.com/TXMedCenter/stat...61418686054401
https://twitter.com/TMCCEOMcKeon/sta...59786057412608

Roskilde 03-13-2019 01:03 PM

Today - Day 3

Danish Energy Innovation at the energy conference CERAWeek
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1jYSB2WkAA7BDu.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1jY3fUWkAM19Kh.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1jalk0X4AUrMki.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1jZTK0WkAAIMFp.jpg

iceflower 03-13-2019 03:20 PM

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Here are some more photos of the final day today, March 13:



** gettyimages gallery **

polyesco 03-13-2019 06:56 PM

Her last event of the trip
"Opening of the exhibition “Statecraft: Selections from the Jewelry Collection of the Danish Arts Foundation” at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. “Statecraft” represents a specially curated sampling of the Danish Arts Foundation’s jewelry collection and is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation. The exhibition is the first of several collaborations between the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Denmark. The exhibition displays the development of Danish jewelry art from the middle of the 20th century until now. "
https://www.belgaimage.be/#/search/i...h%2013,%202019

https://1.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:...ed6&m=mldaillf


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