Tuesday 30 October 2007

Mary @ the Christmas Seal 2007

Today Crown Princess Mary has attended the presentation of the Christmas Seal for 2007 at the Restaurant Grøften in Tivoli. The Christmas Seal is a specially designed stamp launched each year and sold throughout Denmark as an extra 'seal' in addition to Christmas stamps. The Christmas Seal has a more than one hundred year history of sale of stamps (seals), pins, cards and also historical re-issues with a focus on children at Christmas time. Crown Princess Mary is the patron for the Christmas Seal Foundation which manages and uses the money raised to fund the four Christmas Seal houses. Children from 6 to 14 who have various kinds of problems have an extended stay for ten weeks free of charge. Around 700 children a year go to the homes in Skælskør, Ølsted near Frederiksværk, Hobro and Kollund, all located in beautiful surroundings, where good habits in nutrition, excercise and learning new skills are emphasised. Thomas Schrøder is this year's Christmas Seal artist.

Also, this event marked the first public appearance of Mary's new lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky. Mary has known Tanja since first arriving in Denmark (she atteended Mary's 30th birthday party at Amalienborg) and she told B.T. she is happy about having the new job and that they have known each other for a long time. Tanja is married to one of Crown Prince Frederik's good friends, the jazz bass player Chris Minh Doky. Like Mary, Tanja is a mother of two, her children are Frida Anh, 4 , and Milo Tai, 3 years. Caroline Heering is continuing as a lady-in-waiting, but is also Mary's private secretary at the same time.

From the Christmas Seal Foundation:

Christmas Seal 2007
The Christmas Seal
order Christmas cards online
Ann Mette Heindorf's site '100 years of Danish Christmas Seals 1904-2003'
B.T. 'Mary sender flere hundrede julekort'
Added: See Madeleine Glindorf's gallery

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Blogger Sternchen said...

Fantastic :) And nice to see Countess Sussie, too :)

10:55 am  
Blogger lotte said...

Oh, good spot!

4:19 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey..doesn't that guy with the black jacket look like Brad Pitt..or is it just me?

1:49 am  
Blogger lotte said...

You mean the artist who designed the Christmas Seal, Thomas Schrøder?

Hmm, maybe just you grace :D

They look about as alike as Mary and Marie? Both have heads, hair, eyes, nose... lol! Of course, Thomas looks perfectly nice.

3:38 am  

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