Thursday, 31 October 2013

Greek olympics: extra

Extra pics of Mary & Frederik at the Athens olympics. At which event precisely ??

During their 16 day-stay  in Athens Mary & Frederik were at a Sports Illustrated party, where they met Brad Blanks.

According to Blanks:

"At the Athens Olympics I was at the Sports Illustrated Party. It was a fantastic party. A lady walked past who had a huge funny necklace on where I just threw out the random comment “great necklace”. It wasn’t really. It was quite terrible really. It started a great conversation though. She was from Tasmania, I’m from Cobram. Five minutes into the conversation the boyfriend came over. He was a Danish fella. I thought I’d better quickly make sure that I wasn’t chatting his Mrs up so made a solid effort at having a “befriending” conversation. His Tassie girlfriend slipped to the side and talked to other people as me and my new Danish buddy talked about the wild nights that his city of Copenhagen can put on. I was explaining my 2 week vacation there when I was a 22 year old backpacker. I was having the time of my life there meeting beautiful Danish ladies. We drank a couple of beers together while we had a great chat about life. At the end of our chat, we said our goodbyes and got a quick photo with my new best friends. After they walked away my two Aussie friends ran up to me and said “Do you know who that was?” “No” I replied. “That was Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark”. Where I replied, “Oh shit, some of the stuff I just told him wasn’t fit for a Prince”"

Greek Olympics: days 13-14-16

26 August 2004

Mary watched the handball game between Denmark and China, in the company of her mother-in-law queen Margrethe.

Mary wore a new wrap blouse by Malene Birger.

Behind her: chef of court Per Thornit.

27 August 2004

In the morning Mary was seen at a horse event. In the evening she watched the handball game opposing Denmark and Ukraine, with Margrethe.

29 August 2004

On her final day at the Athens Olympics 2004 Mary attended the woman's handball final (Denmark-Korea), with her in-laws Margrethe & Henrik and husband Frederik.

In the afternoon they departed from Athens. Because their plane had to return and make an emergency landing, they only arrived in Copenhagen in the evening.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Greek olympics: days 10 & 12

23 August 2004

Back in Athens on Monday, Mary was seen at the woman's handball match opposing Denmark to Angola, and at a horse event.

At night  F& M were at a reception on board the training ship 'Danmark', hosted by ambassador Hans Grunnet  and Minister for Economics Bendt Bendtsen. There was also  a delegation of Danish & Greek businessmen and women.

25 August 2004

Two days later Mary was again attending the horse events - with Margrethe & Benedikte.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Greek olympics: days 7-8-9

20-21-22 August 2004

During their second weekend at the Athens Olympics, Mary & Frederik went for a romantic outing on the Dannebrog, to celebrate their 4 years anniversary as a couple.

On Friday morning they flew from Athens to Valetta, on the Island of Malta, where they boarded the Danish royal yaght.

They sailed north of the Greek islands Zakinthos and Kefallania to the Gulf of Corinth.
In the morning they had breakfast watching the sunrise on deck.

Sunday night they were back in Greece, for a reception at restaurant Leonidas in Varibobi, about 20 kilometers from Athens.

Mary wore a new diamond brooch, that she received as a wedding gift from prince Henrik. It used to belong to his mother, countess Renée de Monpezat.

a closer look at the brooch (from another occasion):

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Greek olympics: day six

19 August 2004

Mary & Frederik watched the women's handball match between Denmark and Spain.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Greek olympics: day five

18 August 2004

In the morning Frederik & Mary joined crown prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at the women's hockey match between the Netherlands and Germany.

In the afternoon they watched the Danes play badminton.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Greek olympics: day four

17 August 2004

Today Mary & Frederik were spectators of the sailing competition.

At night they watched the archery, and afterwards a game of handball between Denmark and South Korea. Prince Joachim and chief of court Per Thornit were with them.


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Greek Olympics: Day three

16 August 2004

At 11:00 Mary & Frederik watched Australia and Italy play waterpolo.

At night they watched the swimming.


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Greek olympics: day two

Sunday 15 August 2004

The crown princely couple had at a guided tour at the olympic athletes' living quarters on Sunday afternoon. Mary wore the Danish team's outfit.

Afterwards they had a press meeting. Prince Joachim was with them.

At night they watched the Danish handball ladies beat the French team.

Greek Olympics: day one

14 August 2004

During the day Mary & Frederik watched the swimming competition.

At night they went to a dinner given by the president of the hosting committee, Gianna Angolopoulos-Daskalaki. Afterwards they spent a few hours on their own in the city. They were seen returning at Hotel Grande Bretagne after midnight.

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