Tuesday 17 August 2010

Crown Princess Mary arrives in Australia for private visit

Photo © Zimbio/The Photo Agency

Crown Princess Mary has arrived in Hobart for a private visit with her family and friends. The visit was confirmed yesterday while Mary was in transit by Court spokesperson Lene Balleby. Mary has not visited Australia since 2008. Mary made an early low-key arrival in Sydney and immediately took a connecting flight to Hobart, arriving around 10am local time. The description of the visit as a secret one is obviously redundant. Reports in various Australian media stories that Crown Prince Frederik is in Singapore are incorrect. Frederik is currently regent while Queen Margrethe is on summer holiday at Château de Cayx with Prince Henrik. He has been regent since August 13 and will continue as regent until August 23, so is at home to be with Prince Christian and Princess Isabella while Mary is away for a week. Frederik will be in Singapore August 24-26 for the Youth Olympics and the 25th anniversary of the Danish Seamen's Church in Singapore and so will be unable to attend the wedding of his Greek cousin Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik on August 25. Crown Princess Mary will attend the wedding for both of them since she will have returned after her last day in Australia on Saturday August 21. Reports suggest Mary will travel to Adelaide to celebrate friend Amber Petty's 40th birthday on Saturday before returning to Denmark.

Photos © Kim Eiszele/The Examiner/The Australian/News.com.au/The Mercury & Zimbio/The Photo Agency, ABC TV

The Sydney Morning Herald - Princess touches down in Hobart
The Launceston Examiner - Princess Mary touches down
The Australian - Princess Mary arrives in her home town of Hobart
ABC Online - Princess Mary heads to Tasmania
The Age (Melbourne) - Princess Mary arrives in Hobart
The Herald Sun (Melbourne) - Princess Mary's media pack warned about privacy laws
News.com.au - Princess Mary arrives in her home town of Hobart
ABC News - Princess Mary touches down in Tassie
The Australian - Denmark's Crown Princess Mary flies into Hobart on a private visit
ABC News - Expectant Princess Mary returns home
Adelaide Now - Princess Mary arrives in Hobart, ahead of trip to Adelaide
ABC News - Media warned on Princess Mary's privacy

The Mercury (Hobart) - gallery of arrival photos in windy Hobart
SMH clip - Mary disembarking in Hobart (00:44)
Yahoo/7news clip (01:07)
nineMSN Today Show (03:58)

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Anonymous Lauren said...

I am very excited to think that Mary will visit my home city on Thursday, even if it is a private occasion. Lovely!

2:04 pm  
Anonymous Lauren B said...

I am sorry, I meant Saturday. :)

2:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the updates. You guys have the nicest and clearest pictures and a very thorough coverage, which I love so thank you.

5:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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thank you again for all the news..

12:38 am  
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4:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your comments on this website I am danish and live in the north of Denmark I have always thought that the crown princess Mary is excellant in her attitude and ways which has quickly adapted to the Danish style therefore fits and falls in very well into the Peoples likings
We also think that the Crown Prince and Princess have shown Denmark how a royal family can come close to the People
we say congratulations on the arrival of their Twin children.
Skål til Jer.elyselynn

5:13 pm  

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