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Kitchen staff feeling the heat

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

BON APPETIT: Helping cook on the day will be (from left) Barrier Social Democratic Club apprentice Tammy-Lee Ali, TAFE Head Chef Lee Cecchin and Astra Hotel Head Chef Jack Attrill. BON APPETIT: Helping cook on the day will be (from left) Barrier Social Democratic Club apprentice Tammy-Lee Ali, TAFE Head Chef Lee Cecchin and Astra Hotel Head Chef Jack Attrill.

By Erica Visser

 The Broken Hill Flying Doctor base has been working tirelessly for days to prepare for Crown Princess Mary’s Friday visit - and they are not the only ones.

TAFE Chef Lee Cecchin is slaving away in the kitchen to prepare a meal fit for royalty, and she said yesterday that she was about “a third of the way” through the preparations.

“There’s a lot of preparation involved, although it’s hard because we can’t pre-prepare food,” Ms Cecchin said.

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RFDS readies for royals

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

TOURING: Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Mary of Denmark walk the gardens of Government House during their visit to Sydney yesterday. Staff at Broken Hill RFDS base are busily preparing for the couple’s upcoming visit. TOURING: Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Mary of Denmark walk the gardens of Government House during their visit to Sydney yesterday. Staff at Broken Hill RFDS base are busily preparing for the couple’s upcoming visit.

By Erica Visser

Staff at the Flying Doctor’s Broken Hill Base are eagerly preparing for the arrival of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark on Friday morning. 

The Princess is due to arrive at the city’s airport via a Royal Air Force jet at 10.20am where she will be met with a tight schedule.

She will firstly be greeted with an official welcome to country by Maureen O’Donnell and a range of local representatives.

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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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