Monday, February 16th
Crown Princess Mary visited Ethiopia form February 16-18th with Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen. The visit focuses on women's health and rights in humanitarian emergencies and provide information on the subject of female genital mutilation.
The Crown Princess arrived to Ethiopia the day before on February 15th for her three days visit. She is traveling along with Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen whom which she has traveled with one previous occasions. At the arrival she was dressed in black and a navy blue outfit caring a bag with all her essentials. On the first day in Ethiopia she visited a refugee camp Tierkidi in Southern Sudan. Here she and Mogens Jensen got the chance to meet with the people living in the camp. They told their stories, how they have been helped and the situation they are facing. Mary also planted a tree, sang, danced, helped caring water and much more. It always makes me so proud to have a Crown Princess like her, paying attention to those in need. No doubt that she is able to attract attention on such a visit, both among the people she meet and in the media. Showing attention and care, such as listening gives people hope. She has for years effortless been working to improve girls and women's well-being, health and rights. These trips make her see for herself what needs to be done and how help have already improved these people's lives.
During her and Mogens Jensen's first day in Ethiopia she was dressed in earth colours -beige, rusty red, brown. She paired a shirt with long trousers and sneakers, sunglasses to keep her eye protected from the sun.