On May 11, 2011, the President of South Korea, Mr. Lee Myung-bak, arrived at Copenhagen Airport for a two-day state visit to Denmark.
The President, along with his wife, were greeted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, H.R.H. Prince Henrik, H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik, H.R.H. Princess Benedikte, and T.R.H.s Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. Noticeably absent was the crown prince’s wife, Mary. It is unknown why she did not attend the official greeting ceremony for the South Korean President, but one can only assume she was tending to her family at the palace or she was busy behind the scenes with official duties.
After the ceremony was over, Her Majesty invited Mr. Lee Myung-bak and his entourage to the lovely Fredensborg Palace, where he will stay until the visit is over. After a quick rest, he along with H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Jutlandia Monument in Langelinie. Then is was off for a tour of the Big 8 House building in Ørestad. And, finally the duo officially opened the Global Green Growth Institute in Risø.
Tonight there will be a regal gala dinner at Fredensborg Palace in honor of the South Korean President’s visit to Denmark. According to the official website for the royal house of Denmark, Kongehuest.dk, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary is scheduled to attend tonight’s dinner.
To watch a video of Mr. Lee Myung-bak’s arrival as well as to see the entire Danish royal family please click the link here. Also, if you would like to watch other videos including the arrival to Fredensborg Palace, look to your right and under the title Ovrige Nyheder, you will see many clips of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe and H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik… just click the box and the clips will begin.