29 July 2008

Danish royals' fate 'rests with Mary'

The fate of Europe's oldest monarchy is resting in the hands of former Tasmanian commoner Princess Mary, the author of a controversial book on the Danish royals has claimed.

Veteran Danish royal reporter Trine Villemann says that unless Mary can make a king out of her reluctant husband Crown Prince Frederik, the Danish royal family will not reign beyond this generation.

Speaking to Nine's A Current Affair in an interview timed to coincide with the release of the English version of her book — 1015 Copenhagen KVillemann offers a harsh critique of Mary's performance so far.

The fairytale princess had failed to instill tranquility in Frederik's life, Villemann said, adding that the prince was still "extremely nervous and uncomfortable" about becoming king.

"Being a crown princess means you have to make a king out of your husband and that will be Mary's primary function…if she cannot pick up the shattered pieces of her husband and make him a king, her son will never be king of Denmark," Villemann told A Current Affair.

She said Mary was not only doing a bad job of guiding her husband but she has also failed to win the respect of the Danish public.

"What has happened is that Mary is working so hard to become the perfect princess that she can't touch people, she doesn't communicate with us Danes ... Mary dares not or will not leave her comfort zone,” Villemann said.

"Today's monarchy is not just about showing up and looking good, today monarchy is about earning the respect of the people you represent."

Grueling palace life had caused Mary to lose her old Aussie spark, something Villemann said she desperately needs in order to succeed in her role.

"All it takes is for Mary to remember that she was once an Aussie girl, find back to her true self — Mary Donaldson — and not be afraid to use it,” she said.

"All of us Danes, we are desperate for her to succeed — we do want her to do good and do well, because we understand that the monarchy is at stake here."

ninemsn 29 Jul 2008

The statement former Tasmanian commoner is actually false. She is from the "free settlers" and has a royal background. This background was checked before her marriage to the Prince.

The fairy tale story that you can meet a Prince in a pub, has been conjured up by the mainstream media.

It is a deliberate concealment of the truth from the public.

1 comment:

radical royalist said...

Trine Villeman is on promotion tour in Australia to push the sales of the book, which the Danish newspaper Berlinske Tidende called "crap of the year".

Berlinske Tidende has published a damning review of the Trine
Villemann book 1015 København K. In a review column by Jens Andersen (The Book Mountain, 14 October 2007), he writes:

In the competition for "Crap of the year in the book business", Stig Elling's self-satisfied chatterbox memoir has finally been given some serious competition.

Yes, you actually have to look for a long time to find such a cowardly and embarrassing publication as the royal gossip book, 1015 København K, written by the journalist Trine Villemann and which will be published on Monday by the publishing house of Ekstra Bladet.

On the press announcement from Ekstra Bladet's publishing arm, it
says that author and journalist Trine Villemann "through her excellent and solid network of sources documents a completely new and realistic view of the DRF". That claim is about as truthful as the earth being flat and the moon being made of cheese. Trine Villeman documents absolutely nothing in her book. Nothing at all!

On the other hand she knits novel-like quotes from conversations,
which – if they have taken place – must have taken four to five years
of her life, together with constant references to sources, "who for may years have been close to the Queen", "close friend of the Crown Prince", "an employee at Amalienborg for many years", "one of the friends at ballet", "a friend of the Regent Couple", "a guest at brunch" and someone who has been present at Henrik's readings". And so on and so on. In the 200 page book there are several hundred of that kind of ill-defined references to voices without head or body. "Some", is even stated as a source.Just as it is all the time "told", "said" and "claimed".