Is Billed Bladet inadvertently revealing Madam's secret life in a futile attempt to convince us after over 40 years that the vacuous and greedy hussy from Tassie has somehow just discovered culture?
Very interesting development that BB reports: Mary seems to have gone off to the ballet by herself. Yes, sans husband or friends or kid-props or ladies-in-waiting. Very strange indeed, as she never goes anywhere by herself, nor does she ever even attend theatrical productions unless Daisy or an official event demands it. Fred's the thespian in the family, his best performance being that of "Husband of Bogan/Wife No. 1". So, what on earth could get Mary to the theatre, alone, and in a brand new frock, no less?
Hm, the emotional affair (as one-way as it seemed to really be) with Mr. Bach seems to have cooled. Derf doesn't give a crap about her. Wait, didn't Rigmor Zobel's sister Sarah divorce her husband Alexander Kølpin last year? Alexander and Sarah had been party to lots of the Mediterranean cruising (particularly at the stops in the south of France) Derf and Yrma did with coffee magnate Kim Vibe Petersen a few years back and the couple were at the table at La Vela restaurant in Vedbæk during the infamous dinner with Rigmor that got Mary into so much trouble with Daisy and others (and others still). (All that nasty backlash in early 2010 puts the surprise Miracle Twins announcement in summer 2010 into perspective, eh?) Alexander is a dancer, actor and director, and owns a restaurant/club/hotel in Tisvildeleje, where Derf and Yrma have taken the kids now for the past few years in early to mid summer. Alexander is 48 years old and just broke up with model and former ballerina Ibi Støving, as reported by Danish weeklies recently. Alexander also has a son named Vincent and a daughter Roberta. There are loads of Billed Bladet articles on Alexander Kølpin here.
A dancer. So Diana, Mary!
Article: Billed Bladet
Crown Princess Mary Crazy About the Ballet
The Crown Princess was excited for this year's summer ballet at the Bellevue Theatre
Even though it was pouring down at the Bellevue Theatre in Charlottenlund, north of Copenhagen, our crown princess was summer fresh when she showed up at the ballet premiere.
Mary was not officially working when she saw the two plays "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Elephant Man" with, among others, Alexander Kølpin on stage. It was out of sheer interest that she chose to sit as a spectator in the theatre.
Crown Prince Frederik was not there; this experience was pure self-indulgence to Mary.
After the performance, the princess enthusiastically applauded, and she told me that she is very fond of watching ballet.
See the beautiful pictures and read more about Crown Princess Mary's visit to the theatre, the other guests and the performance of Billed Bladet on Thursday.
Just as Mary looks like a melted, hungover Sarah Zobel, Alexander's got a bit of the Freds - with eyeliner a la Nic Cester. Someone at the palace needs to feel like a woman-foxxy-woman!
Mary greeting Sarah Zobel with Alexander in profile, at the Bellevue Theatre, August 2007.
Top Photo: Krestine Havemann