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Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to sail on Sydney to Hobart racer Wild Oats

 

"The couple, parents to four children, reportedly fly into Sydney on Tuesday at the start of a family holiday which will see them spend

Christmas in Tasmania. But before flying across Bass Strait, they will enjoy a sail on the champion 100-foot Sydney to Hobart super maxi

Wild Oats, owned by Sydney businessman Sandy Oatley."

 

 

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I think it would be a good idea if they arranged a photo opportunity at some point during the trip. It wont prevent the family from being papped, but I think set of good quality pictures, in between the sporadic out of context snaps that probably will appear throughout the trip, will give a kind of counterballance to it.

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25 minutes ago, commoner said:

I think it would be a good idea if they arranged a photo opportunity at some point during the trip

Have they ever done that during a private visit? Anyone?

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29 minutes ago, mls said:

Have they ever done that during a private visit? Anyone?

They didn't the last time. But they have done it before. IRC a couple of times in a zoo/animal park and one in the Governors House in Sydney. 

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With Michaela Ward Meehan, wife of Chris Meehan, close friend and Mary's former boss.

 

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https://photos.aap.com.au/search/princess mary December 12, 2017

https://photos.aap.com.au/search/prince frederik December 12, 2017

 

 

About CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge:
" the ultimate purpose of the race, to raise funds in support of the CYCA’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Trusts which was established following the tragic loss of six lives in the 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Since then the club has worked to assist family of those lost at sea during Australian Sailing sanctioned races, support search and rescue organisations, and foster research and training to improve procedures and equipment for use at sea. "

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5 hours ago, Leonie said:

Mls, thanks for gathering up all these great pictures. :rose:

 

I suspect there will be much less photos from now on...

 

 

The Mercury Tasmania also has the news, with the same photos.

http://www.themercury.com.au/sport/marys-home-and-ready-to-set-sail-with-a-short-stint-on-wild-oats/news-story/53c00855dd2b95e5423b9860a0816aaf

http://www.themercury.com.au/sport/crown-prince-frederik-and-princess-mary-to-sail-on-sydney-to-hobart-racer-wild-oats/news-story/1f8c6bf45214f5626535396fbd8c9c9a

 

 

It was rumoured, that Frederik would join the Wild Oats XI crew for this years Sydney to Hobart race but that's not the case. "Not this year".

And, The Mercury thinks the family "are expected in Hobart soon, to celebrate Christmas with Princess Mary’s family."

 

Well, that was also expected in 2015...

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, gudinde said:

I don't think it's called Palm Beach, it's just an empty beach with palm trees, so probably well away from the cities.

This article says "Sydney's Palm Beach - affectionately known as 'Palmy' - is an iconic site located to the north of the city."

 

Frederik & Mary out on a morning run last Friday. The same day as the previous photos from the beach.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5189719/Princess-Mary-Prince-Frederik-morning-run-Palm-Beach.html

 

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