“No honey! Honestly! It’s just not what it seems like at all – I was only trying to get a closer look at her elephant!”
Does the above quote seem like a guy slipping and sliding badly on thin ice, while trying to use a rather unusual excuse to explain his seemingly bad behavior to his wife? While I can’t say for sure, something similar to this conversation could have taken place between a very prominent Scandinavian man and his even more prominent Scandinavian wife.
Before I go any further here, I must give credit where credit is due, to my good WP friend Michelle of Motley News for this post: He Takes a Peek at Royal… Breasts? Without her delightful find, my post here wouldn’t be possible, and thank you Michelle! :-)
Now, consider the following scene below:
Here we have what seems like a blatantly obvious example of a man behaving badly, and getting caught in the act BIG TIME! The man is Dr. Pentti Arajarvi, husband of President Tarja Halonen of Finland. The object of Dr. Arajarvi’s intense chest ogling, is Princess Mary of Denmark.
This little scenario, which was captured by a Finnish TV news station, could be called “Started bust looking – Finnish looking busted.” And yes, he most certainly does!
Now I’m a man, and I can understand how any healthy red blooded male can occasionally be overcome by the urge to stare, when an exceptionally nice pair is presented in front of him.
And it’s times like these, that I try my breast, er, uhm, I mean BEST to make eye contact when looking at a woman who looks like this. It’s a guy’s best defense against getting “caught looking”, like Dr. Arajarvi so obviously did.
But let’s examine Dr. Arajarvi’s transgression again…
It does appear that Arajarvi is staring so intensely down Princess Mary’s cleavage, that it’s like he’s trying to will himself the power of x-ray vision in order to see all there is to see! And he couldn’t have been more obvious than if he tried to use a periscope positioned sideways and downward to improve his view. And there is no doubt that Princess Mary thought that he was trying to peer deep down into her valley, judging by her sudden and rapid reaction.
But after examining the evidence here, I’ve got some observations that lead to questions, and a possible conclusion that the situation here may not really be what be what it appears to be.
While an attractive woman, Princess Mary of Denmark is not overly well endowed. She is also wearing a dress with a neckline that is relatively modest, and can’t really be described as “plunging”. She just doesn’t have much cleavage on display.
So, could it be that there was something else other than “the Royal Breasts” that Dr. Arajarvi was trying to get a better look at? After spending a lot of time researching this little scandal, I have concluded that Dr. Arajarvi was not staring at Princess Mary’s breasts, but that he was trying to get a better look at something lower… and no, I don’t mean that he was trying to snatch a peek below her waist. His gaze was fixated higher than that.
I have concluded that he wanted to get a better look at her “Elephant”. (What? You’ve never heard it called that before? Just kidding!) He was trying to study her “Collar of the Order of The Elephant”.
Okay, now before you conclude that I’m one seriously weird guy, (some of you may have already concluded that a long time ago) please let me explain:
Members of Danish Royalty belong to “The Order of The Elephant” which according to Wikipedia, is the highest order of Denmark. On special Royal occasions, like on this past January 16th when Queen Margrethe of Denmark celebrated her Ruby Jubilee, marking her 40th year on the Danish throne, the Danish Royals wear “The Collar of the Order of The Elephant”.
It looks like this:
And it looks like this, when being worn by Princess Mary of Denmark, and her husband Prince Frederik:
Which brings us back to the man with the stare…
While there is no denying that Dr. Arajarvi is guilty of very bad manners here, that resulted in a very embarrassing situation captured on Finnish TV and then spread around the world on the internet, I don’t think that he was guilty of trying to ogle the Royal Breasts.
He just wanted to see her “elephant”… LOL! ;-)