Princess Mary visits the Home Guard Control Center

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg on April 20, 2017. The center is a radar surveillance center from the cold war, monitoring traffic in the Baltic Sea and air space.
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg
Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Home Guard (HJV) Control Center in near Vordingborg

21 comments:

  1. she looks good even in a military attire!

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  2. Even in this uniform she looks wonderful!

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  3. Selbst in einem Sack würde sie toll aussehen! Das Barett steht ihr richtig gut. Bewundernswert!

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  4. I think this is a bit silly - a uniform worn as costume. It's not as if she would ever have to wear it for real.
    That said, she looks cute.

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    1. I agree Heather, I've never understood it either . It reminds me of little children playing dress-up. Can't see the need for it. However she does look good.
      Mimi #1

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    2. She is actually a member of the Danish home guard, I believe she a lieutenant.

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    3. I agree. I cannot help but feel that she is there specifically to be seen (and viewed as cute/good-looking) in uniform.

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    4. Mary featuring Mary, nothing unusual.

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    5. I also think that Mary looks silly. She's just an honorary member of the guard. It's not like they'll call her up one day for active duty. She could have worn something simple and casual for the visit and would have looked ok.

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    6. I disagree. I think wearing the uniform is her way of saying "I could be one of you". That makes her a good rolemodel for teenagers in her country.

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    7. You can all eat your words. Mary has completed training in the home guards and graduated as a Second Lieutenant. It took her around 4years to complete all the requirements.

      It may seem like it's just for show but she has every right to wear the uniform, she earned it, unlike some of the British Royals. As full Second Lieutenant in the Danish equivalent of the Territorial Army/National Guard she could be called up for relevant command duty in time of catastrophic national disaster or war. Not very likely I'll grant you but it is certainly a remote possibility that she is fully qualified for. You will sometimes see pictures of her training with an army group, also not for show but a requirement of the service.

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    8. Heather; Mary has been in Home Guard since 2008, she has participated several field courses also. So although Mary must be very good ad to the Home Guard she does really also belong to it. Also Queen Margaretha and princess Benedikte did earlier.

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  5. Marlborough s'en va-t-en-guerre, mironton-ton-ton-mirontaine

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  6. And even the nail-varnish is a perfect match, lol. I bet she had a visagist & stylist before visiting the homeguard's gentlemen. Lots of fun, I bet.

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  7. Agree with dress up for image or photos only

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  8. Always beautifully groomed, stunning actually.

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  9. In the profil-picture much similarity with her oldest son, Christian.

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