General News about Frederik, Mary and Family Part 16: August 2016 - December 2017


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BB writes today that one major and traditional event in Australia is the sailing-race from Sydney to Hobart. And M&F intends to follow that race, especially because one of the boats are owned by a friend of M&F, Sandy Oats. The race will take place on the 26th.

- I know modern sail-boats are fast, but surely it will take a couple of days to get to Hobart?

The "Daily Telegraph" article about the family's Palm Beach swim again suggested Frederik may be involved in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Muhler - even though the Channel Ten video from Tuesday has him saying he won't be.

They are suggesting he may go on the Danish/Australian crewed "Nokia" rather than "Wild Oats XI, owned by the Oats family.

No spectators follow the race on other boats as it is so dangerous, so maybe Mary and Frederik will be following it like the rest of us, via the news.

Even the officials lose the contact with various yachts throughout the race and the whole field gets very spread out.

Several people died a few years ago, lost fingers etc.

The race Mary and Frederik were involved in on Sydney Harbour on Tuesday was in aid of that tragedy.

Princess Carolin'es son Pierre was a crew member in the 2015 race.

I would certainly expect the whole family to be out among the throng on the Harbour on Boxing Day to see the start, if they are still here in Sydney.

(Though that would mean not having Christmas Day in Hobart. But they may not even go to Tasmania at all of course.)

There is always a race to be the first out of the Heads - that is, to be the first yacht to get out between North and South Head which is the opening of the Harbour out to the actual sea.

I've been on a boat for that - a lot of commercial vessels take passengers and do a big lunch affair.

I've also seen the start from different beaches.

A lot of people gather on the Heads themselves to see it all, and there will be big crowds around the Harbour and on private vessels. Busiest day on the Harbour, apart from Australia Day.

Always very exciting when the spinakers go up and the jostling for position that has been taking place - to be near the start line, but not cross it too soon - leads to a great getaway.

Here is a wiki article about the 1998 race that lead to six deaths, the loss of five yachts, the rescue of fifty-five crew members and the involvement of the military in the rescue operation which took twenty seven Navy vessels and thirty-five aircraft.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_Sydney_to_Hobart_Yacht_Race
 
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It’s indeed very sweet pictures, they sure have a lovely and funny time in mom’s home country. However, I really think papparazi photos shouldn’t exist! But they seems to be left alone as they have been in Australia for a week now. Great.

And Sun Lion, a big thank you for all your information of Australia, places and traditions. It’s a beautiful country you (and Mary) have :flowers:

:previous: Nice to see the family enjoying Australia - I particularly like this photo of little Josephine as it really captures her fun-loving personality. I'm guessing that the woman with blonde hair is a friend or the children's nanny?

It’s Mary’s friend, Amber.
 
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:previous: You're very welcome Roskilde.

What suprises me is that this time the children's faces haven't been pixaletd out. (Remember the 2015 Byron Bay photos.)

Anyway, the day is warmng up again already - looks like the cool and the rain are over.

And I'm wondering if the children will be doing Bridge-Climb.

Mary and Frederik did it a few years ago.

The children are old enough for it, and our zoo can't be that different to Copenhagen's, Luna Park not that different to Tivoli etc.

But climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge would be a unique experience for them.


Here are some photos of Palm Beach I took a few years ago.

Very narrow isthmus with the ocean - Palm Beach on one side, and a more sheltered beach on Pittwater, on the other.

The middle photo shows some of Palm Beach, and the last photo shows the headland at the far end of Palm Beach.

Large lighthouse in the area where I took the photos from. (It's a "thing" to climb the steep, sandy dunes to get to the lighthouse - very hard going.)

Lovely homes on both sides and a ferry service on Pittwater to other places in that area. Some islands have homes on them, but people often have their own run-abouts.

This is where the seaplanes often fly back and forth from, for people who don't want to travel the road which is winding and busy as there is no train service in the whole Peninsula area.

(Pippa followers will remember the seaplane photos from her honeymoon time in Sydney.)
 

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Awww they were in the Northern Beaches, how nice! I lived there for 3 years (although much closer to the city)
 
:previous: In 2015 their holidays were also announced beforehand and they were pretty much left alone. Some pictures might come out but they seem to have quiet times in Australia :flowers:
This is only their second Christmas away from Denmark, so it makes sense to have an announcement

We're fairly casual and laid back down here

They'll be able to do their own thing without many intrusions
 
:previous: You're very welcome Roskilde.

What suprises me is that this time the children's faces haven't been pixaletd out. (Remember the 2015 Byron Bay photos.)

Anyway, the day is warmng up again already - looks like the cool and the rain are over.

And I'm wondering if the children will be doing Bridge-Climb.

Mary and Frederik did it a few years ago.

The children are old enough for it, and our zoo can't be that different to Copenhagen's, Luna Park not that different to Tivoli etc.

But climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge would be a unique experience for them.


Here are some photos of Palm Beach I took a few years ago.

Very narrow isthmus with the ocean - Palm Beach on one side, and a more sheltered beach on Pittwater, on the other.

The middle photo shows some of Palm Beach, and the last photo shows the headland at the far end of Palm Beach.

Large lighthouse in the area where I took the photos from. (It's a "thing" to climb the steep, sandy dunes to get to the lighthouse - very hard going.)

Lovely homes on both sides and a ferry service on Pittwater to other places in that area. Some islands have homes on them, but people often have their own run-abouts.

This is where the seaplanes often fly back and forth from, for people who don't want to travel the road which is winding and busy as there is no train service in the whole Peninsula area.

(Pippa followers will remember the seaplane photos from her honeymoon time in Sydney.)

How gorgeous the images, Sea Lion, thank you for sharing! I am curious how the Crown prince couple could be injured in the Australian surf....I know about the rips, but what other hazards are there that require beach first aid and bandages:eek:
 
How gorgeous the images, Sea Lion, thank you for sharing! I am curious how the Crown prince couple could be injured in the Australian surf....I know about the rips, but what other hazards are there that require beach first aid and bandages:eek:

Hi gerry - the newspapers are reporting that the family were using body-boards, (not surf-boards), and perhaps one hit Mary's elbow or Frederiks chest. He was said to have a gash.

Even getting dumped in rough surf can scrape some part of you on the underwater sand.

Having said that, the report is also suggesting maybe something happened during Tuesday's yacht race.

Especially with Mary, as she already had a bandaid on her elbow and it needed replacing with a couple of fresh ones by Frederik after she was in the water for a while.

I think Palm Beach drops away quickly underwater - a rougher beach than one that would be more gently sloping, but no reefs, need to be near rocks etc that could be a problem in some places.

Plus if it was windy up there on Friday, that would probably make the surf rougher.

All the Sydney beaches are pretty clean so no rubbish to come up against, and not shelly beaches which can be harsh to scrape on.

As the family were photographed swimming, I won't be suprised if more photos come out in due course.

Different media outlets seem to use different photos as they start to file their own stories.

A lot of "new" photos of Mary and Frederik sailing on "Wild Oats XI" came out a few days after the first photos.
 
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Regarding the gash on Frederik's chest, I have noticed it before over the years. I believe it's always been there and is more a mark he's always had rather than a gash obtained on this trip.

Someone else correct me if I am wrong though.
 
Regarding the gash on Frederik's chest, I have noticed it before over the years. I believe it's always been there and is more a mark he's always had rather than a gash obtained on this trip.

Someone else correct me if I am wrong though.


You'd be right T4phage if you've seen it previously.

Sometimes what is reported in the media is more assumption than fact.

An example is on both this trip and the last, Mary and Frederik were said to be spending Christmas in Tasmania.

Didn't happen in 2015.

So, although various articles are saying they're on their way down to Hobart - especially last Tuesday/Wednesday - I will be a bit suprised if they actually go.

Tassie's great - but more for the four grown children to do here, than down there.


Some new photos from Friday's swim. Mary's bandage looks painful -

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/57a2eae5fd79e64f86758eda8e5f1cb0?width=650

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/210cb973d227ebf1b33fb24be2b4c669?width=650

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:previous: nice morning run for the two :flowers:

Regarding the gash on Frederik's chest, I have noticed it before over the years. I believe it's always been there and is more a mark he's always had rather than a gash obtained on this trip.

Someone else correct me if I am wrong though.

I believe so too.
And here in the TRF we like to be accurate so here are some pictures of Frederik shirtless from previous years , just to be sure :cool:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1c/09/d1/1c09d1828bb1d2be106f20d669452145.jpg
https://us.hola.com/casasreales/2007/01/18/mary-playa/imgs/federico-2a.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d2/a6/cc/...809d33cef3--denmark-fashion-princesa-mary.jpg

another DM article with a few more photos from their day at the beach last week
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...-Mary-family-enjoy-day-Sydney-Palm-Beach.html
 
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Today's update, still in Palm Beach: (short video)
https://www.9news.com.au/national/2...-mary-is-the-coolest-royal-in-the-sydney-surf
It's really hot here today...

Another article and photos of them onboard the superyacht (Masteka 2) and leaving
Princess Mary and royal family run from Sydney weather | Daily Mail Online


I normally don't comment on the outfits of any Royal ladies, but that blue swimsuit is terrific on Mary, she looks amazing - modest, but so smart.

Thanks carina_a

(And so much cooler here now that "Southerly Buster" has crossed Sydney.)
 
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:previous: Thanks for the updates. :flowers:

Perhaps our Australian friends can tell us what an Australian Christmas is like?
What are they doing?
What are they eating?
Where do they go?
Decorations?
Traditions?
Anything that is special for Sydney alternatively Tasmania?
 
:previous: Thanks for the updates. :flowers:

Perhaps our Australian friends can tell us what an Australian Christmas is like?
What are they doing?
What are they eating?
Where do they go?
Decorations?
Traditions?
Anything that is special for Sydney alternatively Tasmania?


Carols by Candlelight is a big thing Muhler.

Sydney had their's last Sunday, Melbourne's will be on Christmas Eve - both broadcast nationally on different channels.

Here's a wiki about it -

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carols_by_Candlelight


Another tradition is to have your children photographed sitting on Santa's knee.

Lots of Santa Clauses everywhere, set up by stores and shopping malls.

(And people facebook asking for where the fat ones are - so many skinny Santas now, and people want the more traditional look.)

Buses are sometimes decked out in tinsel - on the bumper bars and windscreen wipers.

For a few years it was a thing to put big deer antlers - fake ones - into the window on either side of your car and drive it around like that through December.

That phase may be passing - I've only seen one car this year doing that. (But maybe I'm not getting out enough :lol:.)

A lot of people do seafood now for Christmas lunch. The price of prawns is always a big media story that gets covered this time every year. (This year is good - only $23.00 per kilo.)

Cherries are another tradition and the price of cherries is sometimes reported.

Lots of decorated trees everywhere - from modern twig things in some shops windows to big ones put up by local councils.

Decorating your house as per the U.S. with light displays has been big for many years.

The best ones - sometimes whole streets - end up on T.V. reports

You take your children and older relatives out in the car after it gets dark to see them. Lists are in the local newspapers.

Presents aren't opened until Christmas morning.

Some people have a big day going from this to that relative's house for breakfast, lunch and tea - a lot of driving and lugging the things Santa bought overnight so everyone can see. Hard work.

Lots of people still do the traditional hot meal. Dessert is big - pavlova, trifle and pudding.

Everyone hates it if it is too hot, but it is always worse if it is cold, grey or wet :lol:.
 
Thanks, Sun Lion. :flowers:

I knew we could count on a detailed description from you.
It's interesting to learn what M&F and their children experience these days, because it is of course way different from a Christmas here in DK. (That the DRF Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve differs a good deal from the ordinary Danes is another matter).

Perhaps you or another Australian will supplement with photos or clips at some point? 😄
No rush, within the next half an hour will be fine. 👅
 
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Carols by Candlelight is a big thing Muhler.

Sydney had their's last Sunday, Melbourne's will be on Christmas Eve - both broadcast nationally on different channels.

Here's a wiki about it -

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carols_by_Candlelight


Another tradition is to have your children photographed sitting on Santa's knee.

Lots of Santa Clauses everywhere, set up by stores and shopping malls.

(And people facebook asking for where the fat ones are - so many skinny Santas now, and people want the more traditional look.)

Buses are sometimes decked out in tinsel - on the bumper bars and windscreen wipers.

For a few years it was a thing to put big deer antlers - fake ones - into the window on either side of your car and drive it around like that through December.

That phase may be passing - I've only seen one car this year doing that. (But maybe I'm not getting out enough [emoji38].)

A lot of people do seafood now for Christmas lunch. The price of prawns is always a big media story that gets covered this time every year. (This year is good - only $23.00 per kilo.)

Cherries are another tradition and the price of cherries is sometimes reported.

Lots of decorated trees everywhere - from modern twig things in some shops windows to big ones put up by local councils.

Decorating your house as per the U.S. with light displays has been big for many years.

The best ones - sometimes whole streets - end up on T.V. reports

You take your children and older relatives out in the car after it gets dark to see them. Lists are in the local newspapers.

Presents aren't opened until Christmas morning.

Some people have a big day going from this to that relative's house for breakfast, lunch and tea - a lot of driving and lugging the things Santa bought overnight so everyone can see. Hard work.

Lots of people still do the traditional hot meal. Dessert is big - pavlova, trifle and pudding.

Everyone hates it if it is too hot, but it is always worse if it is cold, grey or wet [emoji38].
This sounds like a traditional Americana American Christmas
 
Today's update, still in Palm Beach: (short video)
https://www.9news.com.au/national/2...-mary-is-the-coolest-royal-in-the-sydney-surf
It's really hot here today...

Another article and photos of them onboard the superyacht (Masteka 2) and leaving
Princess Mary and royal family run from Sydney weather | Daily Mail Online

Some photos of the "Southerly Buster" that Mary and her family were caught in the beginning of yesterday, as they left the Masteka superyacht they were staying on - as per carina_a's post above

Lightning strike over Sydney Opera House | Daily Mail Online

These are a regular feature of summer in Sydney - and people are glad of them.

Several people I was with yesterday morning were talking about the one that was due on the southern outskirts of Sydney at 2.00pm.

It hit the CBD and Harbour around three and moved on over the north of Sydney after that.

So hot before it came, that the heavy rain in my area dried as it hit the ground - no sign of the rain after it moved on, but the temperature a good deal cooler.

("Southerly Buster" because it always comes from the south and "busts" a heatwave.)

As Mary and family were photographed with their luggage yesterday, I wonder where they are moving onto?

(Sorry Muhler - no Chrissy photos from me and yes Alisa - U.S. and Oz pretty much first cousins in a lot of things.)
 
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Reports coming out that Mary and family are soon to arrive in Hobart.

(Almost 5.00pm Thursday here on the east coast of Australia.)

Reports are also saying the family will be staying at Tasmania's Government House with the state's governor and her husband.
 
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And now reports that Mary and family have arrived in Hobart.

(Just gone 6.15 in the evening.)
 
Some media photos of their arrival in Hobart -

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/009b0e3e0263b849c04144358dca2d63?width=650

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/88bdf2f52d66f9fbf2d7c9841b7bc6d1?width=650


Reports are saying Mary and her family will be staying at Government House.

Here is a photo I took two years ago when going past it on a river cruise.

And a couple of photos I took in the Botanical Gardens that sit around the house.

Lots of great pathways for Mary and Frederik to do their jogging each morning if they indeed end up staying here


I wonder if Mary went out to brunch last Sunday and saw this -

.https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/25012655_820701204799287_5349194004082720768_n.jpg

(Most cafes here provide the newspaper of the day for their customers.)
 

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:previous: thanks for the wonderful info Sun Lion.
Nice seeing the family enjoy their holidays. :flowers:
 
Question: Can they stay in the Government House even though they are only here for a private holiday, not official visit?

Just curious as to the use of Gov House...
 
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Question: Can they stay in the Government House even though they are only here for a private holiday, not official visit?

Just curious as to the use of Gov House...

If the Governer of Tasmania invited them as their private guests, then yes.
This is the Governer of Tasmania: https://www.govhouse.tas.gov.au/governor/curriculum-vitae

I wonder if the Governer taught CP Mary during her law degree? Being an academic from University of Tasmania, she may know the Donaldson family through CP Mary's father.
 
Nice photos, thank you for sharing polyesco. Cute to see them stroking the Ziggy dogs! :D

Wow, Isabella looks really tall in this photo - she'll overtake Mary in regards to height soon.

Love the photos of the children by the water fountain as well. Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I'm presuming the children are bilingual?
 
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