"I normally don't like touching people, but I really need you to hold me hard. There are cameras just over yonder and I need the publicity."
If this visit to South Korea has proven anything, it is that Crown Princess Mary Donaldson is a self-conscious rat, horrible at a life of representation, vile in her manners, ungracious, self-centered, moody, vain and very unloved by her sometimes absent husband. Fred actually looked pretty good on this trip. He does perk up around solicitous Asians. He dressed appropriately and looked fairly happy and alive. He easily stepped into the Asian expectations of achieving face. Better living through chemistry? OK, but at least he or his goons make sure he's propped up one way or another for the benefit of their hosts. But this couple generally doesn't do Denmark any favours and it's pretty clear that the clown prince is brought down by his unsupportive, anxious wife and could benefit from the loving support of a kinder woman. But like a lot of men, Derfie is a coward. Lets see if the gray men step in with a divorce and remarriage plan as easily as they do with the pills.
Photo Gallery: Sjællands Nyheder
Visiting Royal Copenhagen
Visiting Danish "pop-up" stores
Visiting Day & Mikkelsen
"i can haz this one?"
Meeting with the Association of Unmarried Mothers and Their Families
Photos: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix 2012