torsdag 25. februar 2010
Recently, some roomers bounced off in all direction that the Norwegian princess Martha Louise was going to bless the Norwegian Eurovision song contest, with her appearance. Or so at least, we where mislead to believe, - thank you Skavland.
However, out of this tabloid discussion, lead by some of Norway’s most ridicule newspapers (but then again whom am I to speak), emerged another, positively surprising and interesting suggestion by professor Trond Nordby; to have the event hosted by Princess Ragnhild, Miss Lorentzen.
We might ask ourselves, what knowledge of modern pop culture could a princess with the rare knowledge of the early 19’th century, possible contribute with?
Personally, I never thought the Eurovision was really about music, but about the national feeling connected to it, similar to the Olympic Games. -Take away the collective feeling of winning, and we are left with an art project.
So in this sense, in the same sense that thousands of people watch the “new year speech” of the king, -for the sake of national collective emotions, blood, sweat and tears… wrapped in moral words, Princess Ragnhild should host this evening.
tirsdag 9. februar 2010
På en liten leketøys messe i Nürnberg, Tyskland, ble en unik figur avslørt. Det var en Barbie dukke kledd i en strømmende kappe og iført luksuriøse smykker og uerstattlig tiara. Men dette var bare ikke noe vanlig Barbie dukke, men en gjort i glansbildet av Sveriges kronprinsesse Victoria.
Kronprinsesse Victoria som flere ganger uttalt, en moderne prinsesse og en inspirerende global borgere. Hennes utseende er modellert etter hennes opptreden på 2006 Nobelprisen seremonien. Kronprinsessen er forpliktet til veldedige formål, og bidrar til å markere dem som er, mindre heldig her i livet. "Hun er rett og slett et forbilde for jenter over hele verden", sier Rosa Zeegers, Senior vise president for; Barbie International. Å gjør et skille mellom velykket og forsøket, stort nok til å sende SS Titanic rett igjennom.
Kronprinsessen Victoria Barbie dukken ble videre presentert sammen med to andre dukker, den verdensberømte forfatteren JK Rowling og vellykket tennisspiller Kim Clijsters."Det er en hyllest og en anerkjennelse av den positive energien som disse tre sterke kvinner til vårt samfunn. De er sanne rollemodeller for jenter i alle aldre og personifiserer de verdier som Barbie representerer. Enten du er syv år eller sytti år gammel, må du inspirerende rollemodeller", sier Rosa Zeegers.
Uheldigvis for Barbie dukkens potensielle samlere og kongelige fans,
vil Kronprinsesse Victoria Barbie ikke bli solgt i butikkene.
Å vi får se hvilke fremtidige sjikkelser som lar seg videre støpe, inn i den
udødlige verden av plastifiserte kvinner.
tirsdag 2. februar 2010
Lets get really into the world of princesses, shall we..
I have managed, from sorting out the world monarchs and based on these families, to make a list (dated 01.02.2010), of thrillingly news on how many princesses there actually are out there, or more precise, and estimated idea, here in the real world.
We are all familiar - at least those of us who bother to read the tabloids - with the British family, them being a very spotlight seeking family and all. Just by going through all the continents marked monarchy, we learn that there are 42 Monarchies, and among them 13 belonging to the British Empire. Even though grand, they do not top the list of the country with the most princesses.
The country with the most princesses is however out of our range when it comes to being on the spot. King “Abdullah Bin” (and so forth, it is quite long)” has taken multiple wives during his lifetime (similar in history has also his father and brothers before him), and has about known 15 daughters and some 7 sons.
Saudi Arabia. Lets get real, and lets do it with numbers…
- "But talk of the collapse of the House of Saud seems premature. It is after all a huge structure, with an estimated 7,000 princes." - BBC quote.
With estimated 7,000 princes and stretching the family tree in equal many directions, we can start to calculate 7000 times 3 (as a vague but honestly guess) we will end up on 21 000 princesses. And even among this vast number, I only managed to find few by names… I also came across this sentence “it was also known that there was a special hospital in Riyad to deal with the misfits of inter-marriages” with little checking out, there are several articles about the birth defects that have resulted from marrying close relatives in S. Arabia. (Saudi Arabia has 28, 6 millions inhabitants)
Oh yes, and by the people I have collected it is 126 princesses, with full names in my list. I will release the list later… if anyone has a different number, please tell me.