What a great sense of humor Marie had, and it was nice that she passed it onto Margrethe. --On the Royal Family program, Queen Anne of Romania remembered how her mother (Margrethe) had been working in a hat shop in NYC. Crown Princess Martha of Norway came in, and sat her hat down on a chair while she went to try on others. Up comes a lady, picks up Martha's hat and tries it on. "How much is this?" she asks Margrethe. So Margrethe made up a price, and off the hat went on the lady's head! Of course Martha comes back, looking for the hat, and Margrethe smiles and says "Sorry, but I got an awful good deal for that hat!"
It's so funny--I just came across the following article and would've had NO idea who it referred to if this hadn't been posted. Strange timing.
Mihai May Marry Danish Princess
Washington Post Dec 3, 1947
Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 2 (AP). -- A beautiful blonde Danish princess who worked briefly as a sales girl in a fashionable Fifth Ave. departmant store in New York City will wed dashing King Mihai of Romania, an informant close to the Danish royal family said today.
Of course the story got it wrong but interesting nonetheless.