We are so close to the most amazing day a year -Christmas! Every day I'm getting more and more excited. I will celebrate Christmas with my family which I'm really much looking forward to. How are you going to celebrate Christmas with? Do you have some favourite traditions? I have plenty: going to church with my granddad, sining, the fantastic food and many other things. I simply love this time a year. We all know that after Christmas a new year is close, when it's time to look back and remember all the things we have experienced. One of those thing I have enjoyed very much the past year is sharing all your stories in Our Crown Princess Mary Obsession-posts. I've been so lucky to be able to share more than eight great stories and I've enjoyed every single one of them. Around two and a half week before we start a new year, I will share the last (so far) obsession post with you. We are traveling all the way to California to meet the one and only Royal Watcher! Which of course it a alias for an absolutely wonderful woman. I have know RW for about a year and she is a dedicated royalist loving the style of beautiful Crown Princess Mary. I was thrilled when she decided to write and share her story because it's worth hearing about. Her royal interested started somewhere else in Great Britain but traveled all way to Denmark. Enjoy a few minutes of royalty!
Royal Watcher introduced her three pages email with these words: "My obsession with Crown Princess Mary started in 2011 just before the weeding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Full disclosure: I have been a royal watcher all my life; however, my interest was mainly in the British royal family. I'm a "student" of history first; however, one cannot help but be drawn into the intrigue of the live of royals, especially, present day royalty when the information is everywhere -at our fingertips, really. However, I digress. I first learned about the Crown Princess when a soft news outfit compared the current Duchess of Cambridge to the Crown Princess of Denmark. It truly piqued my interest and began my research. Granted, the outfit had compared the fashion choices and much more of both women but I was not drawn to the crown princess because of her fashion choices." Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, has taken the world by storm, she is loved by everyone no matter of age, gender, nationality etc. She amazed the world from the second she married Prince William. Despite the dark brown hair, Catherine and Mary are two different women living in two very different countries. Another thing that caught her attention was, of course, her story. The story that we all love and adore: "I was intrigued because of her story. I had not known at the time of Crown Prince Fredrik and I soon learn that he had married a “commoner" named Mary Elizabeth Donaldson. My research began in earnest when I read the little said about her background and when I tried to find a book about her there was but one. It was published many years prior and could only be acquired as “used” for quite a sum."
RW's favourite hat in the stunning powder pink colour!
*It was when RW began her search to find much more about this "new" Crown Princess of Denmark she discovered one blog that was little different than all the others: "It was then that I started to research blogs and I came across much that was written about the Crown Princess that was negative, but this blog “StyleofMary” did not. Granted it did not give a lot of information about the Crown Princess but it was enough as what was out there in the blogosphere left a lot to be desired. Suffice it to say, I have been reading “StyleofMary blog every day, ever since." She goes on: "The crown princess’ story was an intriguing one. A middle-class lady, who followed her heart and had the strength of her convictions to say “yes’ to moving to the other side of the world; to take on a life style steeped in tradition, centuries old and one filled with protocol that is not a choice but a way of life. This all so very different from what she probably experienced as an employee of an advertising firm but she was up to the challenge. It does not take a lot to deduce that the crown princess is someone who is driven; is determined to make a difference and more importantly, to succeed. It is my opinion, that despite the challenge, the crown princess has shown beyond the shadow of a doubt that she is up to the task. She will one day become Queen, yet another challenge before her, but she has shown that she can rise to the occasion--come what may."
The one and only favourite evening gown.
*We already know that one of the reasons why Royal Watcher likes Mary and why she caught her attention is because of her style. Style of Mary is, as the names says, of course about her fashion. She is admired by women all over the world because of her personal and classic style. We admire Mary for her experimenting and always appropriate outfits. What I love about having my own fashion blog about Mary is that I'm able to show people, that have a negative feeling about royal's and their fashion-habits, is much more than just clothes, expensive evening gowns and expenses. "This is deliberate, as “Style of Mary’ does not present the crown princess as a “clothes horse”; but as a royal with a keen sense of what is expected of her, in her role as crown princess, wife, mother and someone on the world stage, who can use her influence to good effect. What is so special about Mary is perseverance to make a difference: "She has many patronages as most royals do in this world where republicanism is very real and royals must prove their worth and seem to always vie for publicity, deserved or not. I say this, because, I had not known of the crown princess until four years ago, however, she has been fighting for women and girls health from the early days of her marriage. Her name is not all over the English-speaking world, (I live in North America), and nevertheless she continues to fight for poor women and girls in third world nations who suffer untold abuse and the disadvantaged in society." With her personality she gained the Danes trust that she i able to represent Denmark. "I feel she knows that it is not about her, but about the fact that she can effectively use her status to bring attention to such abuses and to the disadvantaged. Therefore, the crown princess in her role as representative of the Danish Monarchy dresses well; she rarely if ever have a fashion faux pas and having said that, I think that the office of crown princess is not mainly about fashion." "Being appropriately dressed is part of being a princess, as it is part of being a “first lady” or an executive in a large corporation. The crown princess wears classic pieces that she brings back time and again –one can learn about mixing and matching from the crown princess as she reuses different pieces from past seasons that she teams with new coordinating piece to create a new look. "
"She hired a stylist because I think she understood from day one that how you present yourself matters, no matter your job. I most admire her attention to detail which many would like to emulate as we see this play out in the crown princess’s style and deportment. As regards her style, I greatly admire how she is always impeccably pulled together; all the elements that go together to make any outfit regardless of occasion are always coordinated and her assemble well suited for the event. Her hair perfectly coiffed; her make-up flawless and accessories perfectly coordinated." Isn't it what we all think?
Elegant, classy and feminine. Royal Watchers most beloved suit.
*So with these words I want to thanks all of you who have participate in my Mary-obsession-posts and of course all of you who have been reading. It has been a true pleasure for me to share all of these stories with you. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have. Once again I thanks all of you to have the courage sharing it all with me and my readers. You are all wonderful! I appreciate your fellowship. This is the perfect way to end and celebrate Christmas such as a new year.