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“…Sometimes we like to look the other way, you can easily become unsure in thinking it is me (who is going to be bullied) next time. But we must interfere and the more we do, the easier it will be when we stand together and remember each other. We must be good friends so that there is room for everyone in the class.”

Crown Princess Mary has participated in the introduction part of the Mary Fonden and DR Ultra’s video “Courage”. The video aims to promote the idea that “everyone has the right to belong”, by encouraging classmates to speak up for one another when one sees another being bullied. The video highlights the important message that, “It takes courage to be a good friend. If we are many who are brave, there will not be room for bullying. Show courage.” 

You can view the video Courage here (in Danish) and here (in English).

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So in between the hype of the original “Love Never Dies” London production and cast, and the beautiful Australian-based productions, people seem to forget about the Danish one. Which is such as pity, as IMO it’s the most vibrant version so far, with an extraordinary design and cast.

Directing was by Daniel Bohr, while design was by Paul Farnsworth.

In the Netherlands, Mary of Hungary scored a small but telling victory on behalf of one of her quasi-daughters when, in 1538, she supported her niece Christina of Denmark – a widow at sixteen – in her urgent desire not to make a second marriage with Henry VIII. The Holbein portrait painted in the course of the courtship gives little hint of the strong character behind Christina’s reputed declaration that if she had two heads, one of them would be at the King of England’s disposal. Perhaps she got her trenchant tongue from Mary of Hungary, for when Mary heard that Henry had married again after Anne Boleyn’s execution, she wrote to her brother Ferdinand:

“It is to be hoped, if one can hope anything from such a man, that if this one bores him he will find a better way of getting rid of her. I believe that most women would not appreciate it very much if this kind of habit becomes general, and with reason. And although I have no inclination to expose myself to dangers of this kind, I do after all belong to the female sex, so I shall also pray God that he may protect us from such perils.”

—  Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth Century Europe (Sarah Gristwood)
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Princess Benedikte left a heart shaped wreath for her beloved late husband, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, at his funeral on March 21st, 2017. 

The couple met at the wedding of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands in 1966. They were married in February 1968 after a brief engagement, and were married for 49 years. Together they had three children and four grandchildren. 

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Let’s have a good round of applause for some other fellow YouTubers! A stoic af Dutchmen and an eternally sugar high American! YouTuber Ned really satisfies me in a way I cannot explain… And yes, their Minecraft skins are their canon clothes!

Also, Nor is suspiciously good at games and no one knows why. 

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark greeting Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their four children at the opening of the Danish Pavillion at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2016 Olympics