Weird. Mary never gets this kind of reception!
The Schackenborg Princess is certainly on the right track, concentrating her efforts on the domestic front with a steady regularity. She's finding a strong niche in issues that deal with children, women and education. Perfect. Those are issues that always need attention no matter the country or how strong a social welfare or employment state there might be. Plus, she's a natural with kids. It has surely been gently noticed that Madam La Boganista isn't exactly up to par for children's activities, and Marie has discreetly been replacing MoreMore in many such formal ventures. Too bad Marie can't be the one to take Mary's two eldest to the theatre where she surely would have not allowed Xian and Izzy to stand on their chairs. Mary knows Marie's on to her, what with that gentle chiding Marie gave to Xian to settle down when the whole family was together not that long ago. Mary was the one who ruined the day by getting huffy, taking all the kids back home and not joining the group later. Tant pis for you, Yrma!
Poor Marie was never a fashionista, no problem; it's a good thing she doesn't make the association between pricey labels and self-worth or social position. But as clear as it is that she's been recently given a little infusion of cash to buy clothes (the jacket and shoes this day, and her outfit at the Mothers meeting the other day are all new), she clearly doesn't have a stylist or a hairdresser on call. Her new cut is really cute - when styled. That's the difficulty of getting a new hairstyle that has a specific shape to it - it really requires styling and that's not always easy to do oneself. Also, our girl looks tired beyond belief. And puffy. Love the Schackenborgs, and they have and raise lovely children, but hopefully Marie is not pregnant. Looks it, but sometimes so does the flu. Let's just wish Marie well, be grateful that she showed up without cancelling in favour of eating biscuits in bed, and enjoy how she raises her own, and the royal, profile in service to wonderful causes, like here in Hellerup (the Copenhagen suburb where Xian and Izzy go to school) at the relaunch of the EMU website that is designed to be a very helpful portal for schools all across the country.
Photos: Hola Mexico