Sunday, 28 February 2016

Caroline Fleming

Baroness Caroline Iuel-Brockdorff was born in 1975, making her 2 years younger than Mary.

She comes from an extremely priviledged home: she grew up at Valdemars Slot on the island of Tåsinge.

Fleming is known as an outgoing, capricious and spontanious character but also knows how to use the media to her benefit. After modelling, she started a tv career. For a couple of years she had her own reality TV show: "Baronessen flytter ind". Now she's the presenter of "Danmark's next Top Model" and a well known media figure, generally referred to in the press as " the TV Baroness".

In her tv show, Caroline said the following about Mary: Crown Princess Mary is a very good friend, a friend who inspires me every day. She is a woman from Tasmania who has had to search to the very bottom of herself to find harmony in her new life in a new country. She has so much love and respect and as friends we have a lot in common. We both have small children, we both lost our mothers early, we have the same sense of humor and we share many hobbies such as skiing and singing karaoke. We laugh all the time and she touches my heart so often. We are both quite soft hearted, besides she is married to a very warm man.

From 2001 to 2008, Fleming was married to British banker Rory Fleming, nephew of James Bond writer Ian Fleming.

Fleming has three children: Alexander and Jospehine Fleming from British ex-husband Rory Fleming, and Nicolas Bendtner from a short lived relationship with Danish football player Nicklas Bendtner, 13 years her junior.

Mary is godmother to Josephine.

Caroline Fleming spends her time between London and Copenhagen.

On her official Instagram account she promotes herseld as a happy go lucky fashion loving jetsetter, and a caring mother who focuses on harmony, healthy food and yoga:

Caroline is also the one who presented her French friend Marie Cavallier to prince Joachim in the early 2000s.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Girls Weekend in London

10 December 2007 - 12 December 2007

Right after it became known that Danish baroness Caroline Iuel-Brockdorff was to divorce her British husband Rory Fleming, Mary and baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott were spotted in London.

They spent the weekend with Caroline at her Chelsea home and were seen shopping together.

Mary wore a new Prada coat.

Isabella was with her mother, since she was still being breastfed. A nanny travelled with Mary to look after 6,5 month old Isabella.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Rådmandsgades Skole + UN Ambassadors

10 December 2007

At 11:00 crown princess Mary visited the Rådmandsgade School in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, one of the winners of the Integration Prizes she handed out 7 weeks earlier:

Mary was accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky.

At 15:00 crown princess Mary was present at in Copenhagen to mark the 60th anniversary of the World Declaration of Human Rights. She appointed 12 new Danish UN ambassadors.

The same night Mary left for London where she would spend the weekend at baroness Caroline Flemming's place with other friends.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Christmas Carol Concert 2007

9 December 2007

As patron of the Children's Choir of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, crown princess Mary attended their annual christmas concert at Esajas Kirke in Copenhagen.

She was accompanied by crown prince Frederik, prince Christian, Susan Moody & John Donaldson and Caroline Heering.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

"Fri for Mobberi" in Aarhus

29 November 2007

Crown princess Mary visited the nursery schools "Venøvej 7" and "Smilehullet" in Tilst and Aarhus to see the benefits of the "Free for Mobberi" campaign in real life.

Mary wore a new jacket by Baum und Pferdgarten, and a new "Savannah" ring by Georg Jensen.


The campaign was a joint effort of Red Barnet and Maryfonden. Mary was joined by Red Barnet's Mimi Jakobsen and by her lady-in-waiting Caroline Heering, who was now focusing on Mary's work for her Foundation.

Afterwards the party visited the same project at Aarhus's "Skjoldhøjskolen". 

Mary was heard saying: "When I was in highschool, bullying wasn't something I was aware of. But I am sure it happened" and " Just like other parents I try to give my children good, basic values on how to treat others and relate to them, helping and supporting them".

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Gribskov Hunt 2007

27 November 2007

Prince Henrik hosted his annual Kongejagt at Grib Forest.

Mary participated in the Ladies Lunch hosted by queen Margrethe at Fredensborg Slot. Among the ladies were baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott, princess Camilla de Bourbon-Deux Siciles and Carina Axelsson.

Afterwards the ladies visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Mary and Carina also did some Christmas shopping in Copenhagen.

In the evening, Mary took Christian out to look at the kill of the day.

Mary wore a new wintercoat by Canada Goose.

To close the day there was a gala dinner at Fredensborg Slot. 

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