Risk ending up as the neglected princess
Countess Alexandra shadows Marie
Although Countess Alexandra no longer part of the Danish royal family, she is still 13 patronages and six honorary member creates fit. Princess Mary has only seven on its list.
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It is very attractive to have one of the royal family members as a patron, and are often declined when the associations or organizations targeted. Therefore, it is surprising that a former member of the Danish royal family has almost twice as many patronage and honorary member creates, as a current member.
This is the case with Prince Joachim's former and current wife.
Countess Alexandra has kept its patronages namely after divorce. Additionally Launches Countess Alexandra every year breast cancer month in October.
For comparison prinsessse Marie had only seven patronages after she married Prince Joachim in May 2008.
- It does happen often, when there is a new princess into the house here, you're trying 'hijacked' as the patron of a lot differently. Therefore you must be a little bit reluctant at first. It'll come, there's no doubt, says Henning Fode, cabinet secretary in the Danish royal family.
Henning Fode suggest that there may be organizations or associations, who have managed to 'hijack' one of the princesses, while they were new at the castle.
- It can be a danger that in the beginning saying yes to too much, which later turns out to be too small. Here one should instead have been the patron of an umbrella instead of very specific, disease-related associations, says Henning Fode.
Marie has a few patronages
Lecturer in history at the University of Copenhagen, Sørensen, however, feel that Princess Mary has too few patronages compared to Countess Alexandra.
- Alexandra got a disproportionate number of patronage, because she was the first princess in the new generation of the royal family.
While there was great enthusiasm for her the first several years. And it is quite clear why she got many extra patronages compared to the others.
Princess Mary has had too few. She should definitely have some more in the near future, so that she can get a large enough role to play, says Sørensen.
But could Countess Alexandra is not just 'leave' some of his patronages to Princess Marie?
- No, says Henning Fode.
- There is no question that it takes patronage from the countess because she no longer owned by the Crown. It has never been talked about. And Princess Marie could easily have been a streak requests from various organizations where she has chosen to say no because they either do not have enough gravity or not careful enough in her area of interest, says Henning Fode.
She's just figurehead
Princess Marie doing half as much as ex princess Alexandra
Although royals rarely works hard for the Danes, the Princess Marie, however the prize as the most laid back. BT has made an overview of how many protectorates Marie, Mary and Alexandra each have, and there is Marie at the bottom. Even eksprinsesse Alexandra has twice as many duties as the current princess from Møgeltønder. Read also: Marie does not want to speak Danish Specifically, the Countess Alexandra 13 protectorates. Princess Mary has as many as 26, while Marie can only boast of 7 of its kind. Marie was, however, recently manager position as patron of the Danish Refugee Council. A task that experts believe will help her image. Many Danes feel namely sympathy with the organization. - Therefore, Princess Marie is now easier to play its role and not just be a figurehead who does not really have roles, says Sørensen, Associate professor of history at the University of Copenhagen, for BT