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All about Mary

Saturday, 26th November, 2011

HELLO THERE: Princess Mary stops to speak with three year-old Maya Johns after touching down in the city. HELLO THERE: Princess Mary stops to speak with three year-old Maya Johns after touching down in the city.

By Erica Visser

No one misses out with Mary. The Crown Princess of Denmark arrived at the Broken Hill RFDS base at precisely 10.25am yesterday where she was met by hundreds of exciited fans, many waving bouquets of flowers.

First up, Aboriginal Elder Maureen O’Donnell along with her granddaughter and Maari Ma worker Lisa Kickett, gave the Welcome to Country speech.

Princess Mary, wearing a gold, green, blue and beige patterned blouse and emerald green skirt then graciously greeted the crowd from behind a waist-high barrier.

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Kids get ‘once in a lifetime’ royal opportunity

Thursday, 24th November, 2011

READY TO ROLL: The Curren children (from left); Abbey (11), Samuel (7) and Riba (9) will perform for Princess Mary tomorrow. READY TO ROLL: The Curren children (from left); Abbey (11), Samuel (7) and Riba (9) will perform for Princess Mary tomorrow.

 Bright-eyed School of the Air students are tuning up for tomorrow’s royal performance in front of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Sung to the tune of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, the SOTA school song has been practiced on-air for weeks by 50 students from stations surrounding Broken Hill. 

Among the excited youngsters are Abbey Curren and her siblings Riba and Samuel who will journey from Wampo Station near Mungo for the royal event.

SOTA Principal Michael Fisher said the children were now ready for the big occasion.

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Royal visit’s no mere whim

Saturday, 19th November, 2011

PERSONAL TOUCH: Danish Crown Princess Mary, shown here in Germany, is making a special effort to visit the city on Friday. PERSONAL TOUCH: Danish Crown Princess Mary, shown here in Germany, is making a special effort to visit the city on Friday.

The countdown to Crown Mary Princess of Denmark’s visit to Broken Hill is on and while her stay will be brief, it should be one to remember.

The princess will arrive on Friday and spend two hours at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) base before heading back to Melbourne.

Organiser of the trip, the chairman of charity group RFDS of Australia, Friends in the United Kingdom, Marina Ritossa, said that Princess Mary had for years  been very interested in the Flying Doctor and in visiting the outback.

“I met the princess a number of years ago and developed a bit of a relationship,” Ms Ritossa said.

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City to host Princess

Saturday, 12th November, 2011

BH-BOUND: Crown Princess Mary - seen here with Princess Josephine after the christening of the royal twins in April - is on her way to the Silver City. BH-BOUND: Crown Princess Mary - seen here with Princess Josephine after the christening of the royal twins in April - is on her way to the Silver City.

 Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will visit Broken Hill in less than two weeks.

In a major coup for the city, Princess Mary is expected to visit here on Friday November 25.

A spokesman for the Danish Embassy in Canberra confirmed Princess Mary would travel to Broken Hill.

“We are not able to make any further comment than to confirm that Broken Hill is on the royal itinerary,” the spokesman said.

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