UN INTERNATIONAL GIRL'S DAY 2019

11th October

The morning of October 11th was a very special day for the 14 year old Farzana from Bangladesh. She was invited to visit Crown Princess Mary in her home at Amalienborg Castle. Her visiting the Crown Princess was on occasion of the International Girl's Day arranged by UN. Farzana comes from Citi Polli in Bangladesh - one of the country's many slums. She told the Crown Princess about her upbringing and her work as a volunteer. In particular, she works to fight child marriages and encourage children and young people to continue going to school. And she is 14 years old. We differently need more like her.

UN's International Girl's Day aim to raise awareness of the issues girls around the world faces every day because of their gender.

Crown Princess Mary and Farzana also attended a more official celebration of the girl's day. That took place at Gasværksvejens School in Copenhagen. They arrived together and met the press. To me it seems like the Crown Princess was utterly proud of the young fighter. Visiting Gasværksvejens School both Crown Princess Mary and Farzana talked about how important school is for girls to have the right to go to school.




C40 WORLD MAYORS SUMMIT

10th October

The Crown Prince Couple had just arrived home from Paris, when they hosted a dinner at Christiansborg Castle on occasions on C40 World Mayors Summit. This year, Copenhagen has been selected as the host city for the event. The summit gathers mayors, climate experts and business leaders from all over the world to discuss more innovative climate solutions.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived in a good mood with smiles on both of their faces. I am sure they have been looking forward to host this dinner. The Great Hall was beautifully decorated with golden chairs, white tablecloths, polished cutlery and for sure a menu worth waiting for. Before dinner was served the Crown Prince gave a speech and welcomed the guests.

The dinner at Christiansborg was broadcasted on Danish television, but unfortunately I was unable to follow the broadcasted live. Hopefully you watched with great pleasure. If you didn't get the chance, here you go, here



DAY 3. BUSINESS PROMOTION VISIT IN PARIS

9th October

It has been some really amazing days already for the Crown Prince Couple and for the rest of us following them on they visit in Paris. From October 7-9th the couple has been staying in Paris along with a Danish business delegation. The promotion visit was all about sharing ideas and knowledge about healthcare and energy.

Wednesday morning Crown Prince Frederik started the day by visiting Station F.  It is a campus for entrepreneurship. Here tech-companies are gathered to discuss development and realization of future projects. He was given a guided tour by Xavier Niel, the founder of Station F. Later on he visited the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.

While the Crown Prince, his wife payed a visit to a very special lady - Mrs. Brigitte Macron. The meeting took place at Lycée Lamartine (a school of general and technological education). One thing unique about the school is that it teaches Danish. So if any of you would like to learn Danish Lamartine is the place to go. Mrs. Macron and Crown Princess Mary have met before and it seems like the two of them are getting along really well. Anyway, it seems like they enjoyed each others company visiting Lycée Lamartine. The Danish Girls Choir, who entertained the previous night at the City Hall, had also found their way to the French school.


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DAY 2. BUSINESS PROMOTION VISIT IN PARIS

8th October

● BUSINESS PROMOTION VISIT ●

The Crown Prince Couple were on a three day visit in Paris with business delegation consisting of representatives from 50 different Danish companies. The promotion visit focuses on, among other things, sharing knowledge in the field of healthcare and energy, which is why the visit is entitled "Denmark and France - together for a better life and a sustainable future".

The couple were separated most day. Not until the evening the couple were on their own. First thing in the morning Crown Prince Frederik attended the French National Assembly, Assemblée Nationale. He then sailed to Île Séguin. Today Île Séguin is a urban development project. Later on the Crown Prince attended a seminar on vindpower in Cæur Défense. In the afternoon he visited the urban development conference "Development of Greater Paris". This is just some of the events Crown Prince Frederik attended on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Crown Princess Mary payed a visit to the nursing home Korian Monceau that is part of the Korian Group - the largest provider of private care services in Europe. The occupant of the nursing home clearly enjoyed their visit from Denmark. Later on the Crown Princess participated the seminar "Purchasing and innovations" in the Danish church in Paris. She gave a speech at the event. Before visiting Les Peupliers (a private hospital), she had lunch at the Danish restaurant Flora Danica located in Danmarkshuset.

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