Sign in to follow this  
mls

Day 1 - Saudi Arabia

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcToWr5UkAAWBgB.jpg:large

http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/479/12/620x411-c/12479526-mary_saudi.jpg

Article BT: Mary is to dine with King Salman's sisters instead of dinner at the embassy

"According to BT's man on the spot, Andreas Karker, the plan was that both Mary and Frederik should

have attended the official dinner at the Danish Embassy.

"But after the royal couple have eaten lunch with King Salman earlier today, we have now been informed

by the Foreign Ministry that Mary instead eats dinner with the sisters. So it is obviously an idea that has

arisen during lunch, "he said."

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bt.dk%2Fudland%2Fhar-gjort-stort-indtryk-i-oerkenstaten-nu-skal-mary-til-middag-med-de-saudiske-prin&edit-text=

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The controversy of the visit has certainly caught the DK medias interest, even Ekstra Bladet and BT have tagged along this time:-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone else think Mary's smile has been brighter and warmer...?

http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/billedbladet.dk/files/styles/landscape_16-9_8grid/public/media-qbrick/BF0139637485F4B1.jpg?itok=NCV40fk0

This must really be a "grind your teeth and do your duty" trip :rolleyes:

BT: Embarrassing Saudi situation: men refused to shake hands with Mary

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bt.dk%2Fpolitik%2Fpinlig-saudi-situation-maend-naegtede-at-give-haand-til-mary&edit-text=

"Only one in four of the many men who passed by to greet the royal couple, shook hands with the Crown Princess,

and all shook hands with the Crown Prince."

Some of the men who didn't shake her hand did greet/acknowledge her in some way but there were those who didn't even look at her. That I find incredibly rude. She is a member of the official delegation, the Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Denmark and to not even do a slight nod is very unfortunate.
What if it had been Queen Margrethe? Would she also have been ignored?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you know they didn't even look at her? We can only see the back of their heads. We cannot see whether they look or even smile at her.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you know they didn't even look at her? We can only see the back of their heads. We cannot see whether they look or even smile at her.

I haven't made an assumption based on these few photos. I read posts by Danes who have watched a report/video from TV2 news yesterday.

Mary chatting with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef.

http://ekstrabladet.dk/incoming/lbt9l1/5971339/IMAGE_ALTERNATES/p600/Kronprinsparret%20bes%C3%B8ger%20Saudi-Arabien

http://herognu.dk/Upload/her-og-nu/2016/8/Onsdag/Mary1.jpg

http://herognu.dk/Upload/her-og-nu/2016/8/Onsdag/Mary4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this