Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Parliament Opening: Something Is Up: Has Mary Finally Played Her Last Hand?

"I think she'll be quite surprised with what we're cooking up, Mor!"
 
 
Something weird is in the air in Copenhagen for the opening of Parliament this year. Very weird indeed. Daisy looks to be in severe pain, perhaps because of her knees and arthritis, still? Derfie's resting face makes him look like he's seen a ghost - or has become one himself. How is it that an athletic man who trains to push himself in bike marathons and Ironman competitions still looks like death warmed over? Mary looks - dare we say!? - as if she KNOWS she's on her way out, fake smiles and scared resting faces, all. Perhaps that's wishful thinking and she just realises that she BOMBED in New York. (No Danish media outlets are posting ANY video of The Mess in Central Park!) Even gracious Henrik looks fed up with Madam. Joachim, Marie and Benedikte, being further away from the Boganborg mess, are able to keep up their game faces and smile through the disaster. But there is somthing rumbling underneath the surface, and it touches, but directly avoids the Schackenborgs. Even members of Parliament seem to take a special interest in the royal occupants of the balcony this year. And not just in the usual, 'who will fall asleep first?' way. Hmmm.
 
Have fun with the video of the royals' arrival, posted below. MoreMore is the only one in the family who neither gives nor receives the traditional (and quite French) double cheek kiss. It is NOT because of her hat. These royal ladies always cheek kiss with their grand, brimmed chapeaux. How bizarre that 10 years later, she remains either clueless enough to not pick up on it, or she remains as stubborn as can be about non-French traditions. Who cares where it came from, this is how this family greets each other - learn it! It shows respect! But Australians don't usually double cheek kiss, so there's Madam's rationale most likely. Australia over respect for others. Joizus, she's an ugly one! And not just because she's wearing that hideous witchy-poo hat with the magenta suit from the Luxembourg wedding (peplums are over, Mary) with the lace Nanny Bobo top from Charles' 60th birthday party.
 
Has anyone contacted Katja yet, to put out feelers on whether or not she would entertain a new round of courting from her Derfie so she can make him into a proper future King Frederik X? Courtesy would require contacting her with a sincere offer of familial inclusion, with guarantees of full integration à la Marius in Norway for her adorable Vitus. As an art restorer, she could have fun curating and leading the conservation efforts for all royal portraiture! To be fully accurate, if any Mary portraits remain, Katja could paint accurate presque-zizi's and moustaches and sweat stains and she and Fred could chuckle until they fall into each other's arms!
 
Video: TV2 
 
Longer Video: DR - wow, what a contrast between the three "lower ranking" royals (Joachim, Benedikte and Marie) who are very warm to each other and moderately tolerant of the proceedings, with the clown prince couple although Fred is adorable with Marie giving her a little arm rub when they embrace.
 







"Zoinks! I really blew it in NYC."
 



"That French one's nice, isn't she? What a good bet she turned out to be!"



Photos: Martin Høien, Billed Bladet; Søren Bidstrup, Scanpix; Bekia

53 comments:

  1. I don't think its the NYC fiasco by itself Maybe that was just the last straw. Joachim and Marie look smug. I getbthe impression theyre not in Marys corner. Poor Fred. Why is he so sad? Yes Mary
    looks sad too. Something is up in Denmark. If Mary had just had more 1 ---genuineness 2-- kindness and 3-----humility should would have become queen. Most of the other crown princesses of Europe have at least one of those traits or pretend as if they do

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  2. Mary can use those chopsticks on her hat for dinner tonite

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  3. I certainly hope they're conspiring to get Mary out. She looks awful here with that stupid lace top under the suit, and look at the jacket, it has a different belt and a more gathered peplum. It's so bad!! Mary is a narcissicist, so it will never be about kindness and humility just about Mary.

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  4. Is Derf drunk? Yrma looks horrible with that suit and that blouse, seems like a cheap victorian outfit.

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  5. One correct about Australians, I lived in Australia for twelve years and Aussies do double cheek kiss. So obviously it's Mary being "different".

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    1. I'm Aussie and while there are SOME people who double cheek kiss, it's NOT the usual custom. Certainly not amongst bogans, that's why Bogan Mary doesn't fall into that category. yes, she is trying to be different from the other royals she probably sees as too French for her. Because she can't speak that language! And she because she hated Paris, that's our Mary! Uncultured to the end!

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  6. being this negatively obsessed with another person cannot be healthy.

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    1. I totally agree with you! Such jealously on this board. I admire Mary so much. She has totally devoted her life to the people of Denmark and from what I've read, she is much loved in that country. So the Danish people know what a treasure they've got. I am betting that the negative comments here are from non-Danish people.

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    2. You admire someone who can´t speak danish after twelve years here? She is not devoted to the people of Denmark, she is devoted of the haute couture designers from all over the planet, especially from Italy, London, New York and Paris. She is devoted of expensive furniture designers, jewelry designers, shoe designers . She is devoted of long travels in private jets or first class airlines (for free), she is devoted to go to Africa fancy dressed to have a photo session with the blacks and poor people around. She is also devoted of the cameras. She doesn´t respect our legacy, our history, our patrimony (remember the ruby tiara episode). That´s your Mary, take her away from us!!!!

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    3. What is the "ruby tiara episode"?

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    4. Mary totally ruined the rubies, and maybe pocketed a few loose stones in the process.

      http://danishroyalmediawatch.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-ruby-parure-dismantled-re-assembled.html

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  7. She looks mad in some photos, and her scary fish eyeballs look like they are going to pop out any second.

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  8. I think Fred is depressed. Wonder why? Didn't Daisy say something to the effect at their wedding that Fred became much happier after he met Mary. And then when he found out what she was really like he got depressed again..... Does Marie hav e a bird's nest on her head?

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  9. There are none so blind as those who cannot see!
    The nasty, cruel, and totally idiotic rambling of this blog are incredulous, pathetic and really very, very sad.
    What a miserable life this blogger must lead? What sort of person derives happiness from being cruel, and victimising and belittling others?
    What sort of person hopes that a marriage, anyone’s marriage will breakdown?
    What sort of person would wish divorce upon any couple, particularly when there are children involved?
    What sort of mind wants to bring pain, distress and suffering to the lives of children?
    To post such hateful and vindictive comments about people that you most probably have never even met let alone had the opportunity to really get know, seems ridiculous.
    A book cannot be judged by its cover, so how is it possible to fully comprehend or understand a person merely by appearance alone?
    So Crown Princess Mary only kissed one cheek, not two, which is the French custom. Who cares? Is it really, really that important?
    Is only kissing one cheek going to cause an international incident?
    Will only kissing one cheek increase the severity of global warming?
    OMG, perhaps Crown Princess Mary only kissing one cheek will worsen the situation in Syria!!!
    I watched footage of the Danish Royal Family attending the opening of the Danish Parliament, and all members of the Danish Royal Family looked happy, relaxed and pleased to see each other. Crown Princess Mary only kissing one cheek and not adopting the “French” tradition of kissing both cheeks didn’t seem to upset anyone. The Crown Princess certainly didn’t look as though she was being ostracised by the rest of the Royal Family.
    So Crown Princess Mary isn’t perfect, are you?
    If you always look for the negatives, you will always see the negatives. Have you ever thought of trying the old adage “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”?
    If this blogger and the rest of the Danish people don’t like their monarchy, have a referendum and get rid of your monarchy!
    This site/blog is not providing a “real” editorial service or a realm in which lively discussion relating to the Danish Royal Family can take place. This blog simply swings a pendulum from the nauseating love-fest regarding the ever nauseating term for one branch of the Danish family - Team Schackenborg – bitchfest that is the hateful bile that spills forth about the Crown Prince Couple and their family.
    This blog is to put it simply a bitchfest! A forum from which this blogger’s bile and hatred can spill forth, a platform or soapbox from which this bully blogger can vent nasty, cruel and vicious comments.
    I understand that the best way to react to bullying is to ignore the bully, however the bile that spills forth on this blog is more than nasty bullying in my opinion it is libel and slander.
    I don't know anything about Danish laws, but more and more countries are taking this sort of bullying seriously, and are treating this sort of bullying as the criminal act which it is.
    I have to ask, why the bitchfest?
    Aren't the anti-depressants and anti-psychotic drugs working anymore?
    Is your life so miserable that you can only derive happiness by being petty and nasty?
    Do you simply enjoy bully people who are not in a position where they can or will respond?
    I view a number of Royalty blogs. I enjoy the escapism they provide. I enjoy fashion, and I love jewellery. I love seeing what the Royal ladies are wearing, and I particularly love a wedding or a gala event. Normally I enjoy reading discussions and the opinions and views of others, however your blog provides neither discussion nor rational opinion. Quite frankly your blog is something you should really be ashamed of.

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    1. Hello Mary, how was NY? Did you shopped a lot? Did you bring something for the family? After Australia are you going to a poor country in Africa with 6.000DK purse, 8.000DK pants, 10.000 DK blouse, 15.000 DK sunglasses and 5.000DK ballerinas? Oh, Mary you really care about poors!!! How are the kids? Oh, I forgot, I have to ask the nannies, because you don´t know anything about them. And Fred? Tell him to cut his hair, if you can talk to him. Take some danish lessons, you CANNOT SPEAK DANISH after eleven years here!!!!

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    2. How nice to read what I've actually thought all along. Good on you!

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    3. Wow, slow golf clap. Good on ya for taking waaaaaay too long to say worse things about the blogger and the TRUTH as it is written than the blogger says about Mary. Is that you Amber? There are still so many self righteous dummies out there who don't want to understand the satire or that no one wants to get a marriage broken up - it IS broken, and Mary needs to leave because she's the toxin that is poisoning the royal family's system. It's not hard, people! And the Danish person commenting doesn't count to you? Go away and put your nose back in a copy of No Idea, you are diluting the conversation.

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    4. First of all, when it takes a writer 20 plus paragraphs to get their point across, they are no longer sharing valid concerns, they are simply fishing for attention by writing up a long winded over-the-top, tiresome rant.

      Secondly, if you're going to attempt to paint some sort of connection between bullying (a topic which you obviously have very little understanding of) and the satire written articles on this particular blog; and then attempt to infer that a possible legal action could possibly be brought against the blog - please make darn sure that you FULLY UNDERSTAND THE LAW before you go making mention of legal actions. Anything less, only makes you look like an uninformed, very emotional individual who is grasping at straws in order to make some outlandish point.

      Lastly, if this blog disturbs your sensibilities so deeply and passionately - THEN DO NOT VISIT THIS PAGE. It's really that simple. As this is the internet, no one is forced to visit or read pages which offends them in anyway. So you not only have the power, but the option of never again visiting this particular blog.

      Good day to you.

      Kaye

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    5. Look I have to agree with your comments too. To be fair Fred looks unwell. The fact of the matter is Fred proposed and they got married. You can't just blame Mary and say she is the miserable one in the relationship. She relocated to a foreign country, Fred's world. They seem to do their own thing. When you read this site you are convinced they are not happy. Yet on other sites they show different photos and they seem happy. Marriage is not always easy. Only they know the truth. There does appear to be something wrong with Fred and that probably doesn't help any marriage. Whether it be drugs, alcohol, poor boy syndrome...

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    6. You sound like a strange bird. What kind of a hypocrite blabs on and on about people who are too judgemental and bitchy and then judges and criticizes those people. You are doing the same thing to the bloggers that you are faulting the bloggers for doing to Mary You don't like this blog? Fine. Tap another key on your computer and get yourself on a blog for hypocrites because thats where you'll feel right at home

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  10. Frederik looks more animated and happy when he speaks to his mother than to his own wife...

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    1. Yes, you are Right!

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    2. If anyone were to take the time to look through the mountain of photos which chronicles the relationship between CP Frederik and CP Mary, paying particular attention to their body language towards one another these past 10 years or so. Then it would be painfully clear that things at some level have "changed" between them.

      These observations have absolutely nothing to do with wishing ill on this couple or rejoicing in their marital issues and challenges.

      It is simply acknowledging that a once happy and loving couple, are clearly not as happy and loving as they once were.

      What is the point of attacking the observer for pointing out the stark reality that CP Frederik looks miserable, unhappy, unkempt and woefully out of touch in the vast majority of photos that we see of him lately?

      Kaye

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  11. Mary is always acting.
    She looks stupid with that hat on

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  12. That top Marys wearing looks like something you'd see in a bordello not at Parliament. If she's acting she's not doing a good job of it. Mary there's a saying. "Don't think you can take New York by storm because it will take you". But it doesn't apply to delusional narcissists

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  13. Fred should have married a blonde the first time around because that's who he witll emd up with. He looks like one miserable man. Wonder why?

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  14. Neither Fred nor Mary look happy. It is probably inevitable they will go their separate ways. Hate to think what she will dress like when the money spigot is shut off. Living in obscurity with polyester clothes and plastic shoes

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  15. Forget making eye contact Fred doesn't even talk to her in these photos. Tough for her to be ignored

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  16. Yes the Danish monarchy is over 1,000 years old. I would think that at some point the already overburdened Danish tax payers will decide they don't want to pay anymore for this expensive dog and pony show. Curtseying and bowing of one human being to another seems archaic. Anyone who has read European history knows that most of those monarchies came into power thru some form of aggressive bloodshed and stealing. Within the last 50 years otther European monarchies like Italy and Greece were told to "get out of Dodge" and were not welcomed back to their own countries. Oddly they still use their royal titles. Hopefully other European countries will get tired of footing the bill. I admire the Queen of England for having the chutzpah to say that if one of her countries wanted a republic she would accept their wishes without argument. That's a lot more dignified than other European monarchies that are hanging on to their gravy trains w their fingernails. Human nature huh to try your hardest to keep those lottery checks coming in as long as you can.......... Why shouldn't people be envious when they do not logically understand or comprehend why these people are elevated above others who have to break their necks day in and day out to support them in grand style

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    1. Totally agree with your sentiments.
      I think that it is more important to focus on the offices these people represent rather than on personalities. Last time I looked there were no rabid Swedes or Norwegians coming across the Baltic Sea with swords blazing. There is no longer a need for, ceremonial or otherwise, a monarch to fend off the ravaging hoardes.
      However the concept of monarchies is entrenched for thousands of years in most European countries. The concept of a monarch, princes etc is outdated an really an affront to humanity not to mention running around expecting another human being to curtsy to you.
      The office of Queen/King should be retired with Daisy. Better to leave with the rememberance of dignity than continue and have the two brothers constantly trying to one-up each other.

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  17. Alert! mary boganson's goons came out again to bark, bite and attack those who have told the ugly truth of this hideous narcissistic clown.

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  18. I watch the opening of the Danish parliament all the time. I happen to notice your comments of her being snobby because she didn't do the kiss on each cheek. Like to clear up something on that , Mary wore the same hat last year as well and the same top but in gold. Lol
    The reason she didn't kiss on both cheeks is because her hat gets in the way on her right side and found it difficult todo the custom kiss.
    As for Fred this is the worse I have seen him. I personally think he might be suffering from depression he has admitt in the past about that and said that Mary changed that when she entered into his life.

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    1. The queen has her hat same way (the way on her right side), and she kissed everybody on each cheek. But, that´s not the problem here. The problem is that we have this crown prince who doesn´t want to be king, is weak, always under depression and the only thing he enjoy is SPORTS. In the other hand we have his young brother, who wants to be king, enjoy speeches, has the personality to do the job and speaks perfectly five languages: danish, german, french, english and swedish and some chinese he learned with his first wife, is well prepared and has the bearing of a king. All around: wives, dresses and behavior of kids does not matter at all. The queen must decide about the future of danish monarchy, is her responsibility to choose the right person without right of primacy.

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    2. So let me get this straight -----because Joachim dresses smart talks well and has good posture you think he should be king. Thank God you're not running Denmark

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    3. Joachim doesn´t dresses smart, he is smart. Just listen to him, the way he talks (his english is perfect, with no accent) his interest in international affairs, the content of his speeches, how he treats people, how polite he is, the way he lives (with dignity, without unnecessary exes), the way he acts in public, the good relation he has with Alexandra and her new husband. Those signs make me think he is the right one. In the other hand Fred is lazy, can´t speak well, is always depressed, only having fun with sports and working four days per month. Do you think this man is the king we deserve?I remember him in Chile, he couldn´t articulate the words in front of the president Pineira, same happen with the visit of William and Kate to Unicef in Denmark, it was embarrassing. Watch the videos, don´t be blind.

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    4. Wow you actually hold it against Fred if he is depressed (only he his docs and some close other people would know for sure). But even IF he  is sufferring from a depressive illness he has an illness. Ya got that ??? Should Daisy be kicked off the throne because she has arthritis? Should Catherine Zeta Jones be denied acting parts because she is bipolar? You sound really narrow minded. How low do you go in judging people???? Skin color height weight hair color??

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    5. What are the known facts in your comment. Let's break it down. Joachim is good at learning languages. Thats it. And as such it is only one dimension of intelligence. The rest of your statement is all assumption. Unless you know him well you have no idea how polite he is. Unless you have lived with him you have no idea how he lives. If he was so good at interpersonal relationships would he be divorced from the mother of his two sons? His speeches are most likely written by a professional and rehearsed. Being interested in international affairs is nice but doesn't mean he's smart he just reads the newspaper Maybe you should give that a try yourself. Who knows you might become as smart as him and become a contender for the Danish throne yourself!!

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    6. Because you watched the videos I recommended, now you are less blind about language skills of Joachim and Fred. Today you admit a fact: Joachim is very good at learning languages. Do you know how smart you have to be to learn another languages? Look at any serious science book about this and find out what kind of brain you need to speak another languages. That´s why I think Mary is stupid, because she cannot learn danish after eleven years here!. As danish, we don´t want a saint for king, we want someone who knows how to manage the throne, a person with diplomatic qualities like: To speak several languages, to have genuine interest and knowledge of public affairs, a person with some lessons from Machiavelli, Hobbes and Spinoza and the bearing of a king. Finally, we need an enthusiastic person, a good worker. Joachim has all this, sorry for Fred, he was born sportive and that´s it. About Joachim´s divorce, let me tell you that it was civilized, discrete. Alexandra and him are genuine friends, they raise the kids very well, we can see how Martin shares with Joachim, because both are open minds. They were sincere with themselves, not as Mary and Fred who are acting and we can notice it. Now Joachim is happy and Alexandra is happy. Isn´t this a diplomatic triumph of love? I forgot something: Everybody must read the newspapers, not only the danish ones, but in globalized world lets read them from all over the world, from Japan, Spain, Czech, Indonesia, Mexico, Uganda, Italy, Brazil, (all have translations to english). I am more close to these matters than you think...

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    7. Anyone that holds it against someone because they suffer from depression is clueless You sound totallyillogical with all your "facts"that are pure speculation. I won't be reading anymore of your speculation passed of as fact. Good day to you

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    8. You sound like a jerk

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  19. I've been a reader of Royal Blue, then RD and I have enjoyed the contributions, humour and wit over the years. I am by no means a Mary fan. However, I am baffled by the pettiness, the low level of the arguments, "les coups en bas de la ceinture" shown to wards Mary with time. It has become a sad place to be. I am always amazed by cruelty used by women treat other women. (By the way, "bien jouée" s'écrit en fait "bien joué").

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    1. ^^ so in one little comment you manage to try to establish your superiority and to cut down a whole bunch of smart women. What a nasty person you! CeCe keep telling the truth about the breakdown of Mary and the DRF! This person's direct insults are trash. I love this blog and RD and the French sites that see the world with clear eyes!

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    2. Quite odd that you would be reprimanding English speakers on an English speaking web site w your French quotes. That in and of itself is an insult to every nonFench speaker on this site And what makes you assume women are writing these negative comments? Sounds like you have some serious prejudice and hypocrisy issues w other women yourself. Beatrice Tarnawski was instrumental in Mary meeting Frederick. Why don't you ask her how Mary has treated her since she became a princess. Don't think she was even invited to the wedding

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    3. Let´s be globalized. I like those french commentaries, I can do someones in spanish and italian too. Poor Yrma, only speaks english with her weird accent (her danish is for kindergarden) and cannot say a word in french. Merci....

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    4. It's "va te faire foutre", n'est-ce pas?

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    5. Yes, if you are talking to Yrma

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  20. Where is the photo Joachim picking his nose?

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  21. Isn't it speculation that Fred suffers from depression? It is my understanding he has never acknowledged the same, nor has the DRF. That being the case, it is a fabrication that Mary helped him with his depressed state. If he indeed does suffer from depression the exercise would be helping him.
    In my opinion Fred appears warm, fun and sincere, reasonably intelligent, lacking in ambition, non-confrontational. So, if he and Mary are having problems, he would have some trouble acknowledging/addressing the same.
    We all have our opinions about Mary. She did appear, from these photos and the video, to be quite serious - dare I say - unhappy? In my opinion she would have been affected by the negative publicity in Denmark concerning her Womens Weekly article, the lacklustre 2 minute stage appearance at the rock concert in New York, and the article written about her and Minister Bach, of which the DRF would have been (suitably) unimpressed.

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  22. Not, is not. He told that in an interview. Exercise helps him, but seems not enough. What about if he becomes king next week? I am reading a book about depression, it can ends in suicide.







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    1. would you be kind enough then to direct me to where it is stated that he has been diagnosed with depression and or where he himself has stated so?

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  23. I'm hardly one of the "sugars", but I'm seeing something resembling normal family interaction in that video clip. Marie is talking most animatedly to Mary. I think the hat got in the way of the double cheek kiss. The hat was totally fug with that suit. The blouse looks like a bordello special and is wronger than a wrong thing that is wrong with that suit. And the combo of super-frilly blouse + super-mannish hat doesn't work at all for me. I actually like the suit, though. Peplums appear to be totally on-trend at the moment (urgh).



    As someone who has actually been bullied (in person and on-line), I'm going to call out 20-paragraph anon on her (presuming "her" due to the super-passive-aggressive, etc., writing style) use of the term. It's not appropriate here. Find another English word and leave that one to where it actually applies, because misusing/overusing it ACTIVELY HARMS those of us who have suffered it.

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  24. ANDREW DENTON: That's right. (Laughs) You actually said in the speech afterwards, which was a really beautiful, eloquent speech, you referred to that previously sometimes your life had been lonely. If I may ask you the same question I asked the Crown Princess, before you met, what was your life like?

    CROWN PRINCE FREDERIK: It was a good life. It was an active life but that's because it was my own will to sort of shape it that way, being physically active and challenging yourself in all...in that sense.

    ANDREW DENTON: But also some loneliness?

    CROWN PRINCE FREDERIK: Well, the loneliness, I think, was a mental state sometimes, and as you can see...

    CROWN PRINCESS MARY: Not having that moment to... Not being able to share some of the deeper things with someone.

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  25. I love this blog. You are telling it as it is. You must have touched a raw nerve if your posts have Mary's people coming out of the woodwork.

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