Celebrate, Marie! You're a star for Denmark!
Words are not sufficient to express how bloody fantastic this is! Her Royal Highness Princess Marie on Sunday, 6 October, attended a meeting of the National Organisation of Neighbourhood Mothers in Vejle. What a perfect royal presence at a much needed organisation, and one that focuses not only on the important needs of mothers, but on the needs of ethnic minorities, too often a group not given particular importance in Denmark. Marie is not only a charm ambassador of the highest calibar, but this is a very needy topic for her to give royal attention to. Fantastisk, as Madam, la Comtesse de Sydney Photo Opps would say.
Marie is totally upping her game these days: she's got a more professional wardrobe and hairstyle, she's totally integrating herself into Danish culture, and she's pursuing important and not always spotlighted concerns that affect the daily life of Danes, in particular new Danes, or those who are on the margins of society. In other words, she is giving herself to her new country in the most royal manner possible, with no Regardez Moi! tours of France or Switzerland, no cutesy-poo games with the camera (or even looking directly at it), no flirting with governmental ministers on costly junkets to foreign nations with no real agenda except to look good for the cameras. Marie is the real deal. She's been properly instructed by her husband on her responsibilities and duties, the pitfalls and preferences of a life of public representation. Brava, Marie!
Photos: Gert Blume; personal photos