HRH Princess Marie of Denmark Attends an Award Ceremony in Copenhagen.

On Friday, April 29, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark attended the Literature Prize of the Ambassadors of the Francophone Countries held at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen.

According to the Danish royal court, the Literature Prize was:

“…created by the ambassadors of the countries with diplomatic representation in Denmark that are members of the “Organization Internationale de la Francophonie” or where the French language has a special status. The purpose of the award is to focus on cultural diversity and increase awareness of the culture of the French-speaking countries.”

During today’s ceremony, Princess Marie presented the award to Moroccan economist and author, Mr. Fouad Laroui, for his novel, The Naked Statues, which was published in Danish in 2019.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Christens the Emission-Free Container Ship, Yara Birkeland.

On Friday, April 29, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway inaugurated and christened the new emission-free container ship, Yara Birkeland, in Brevik.

The Yara Birkeland is the world’s first electric, autonomous container vessel. The ship will transport fertilizer across the fjord from Yara’s Porsgrunn plant to Brevik port and thereby eliminate the carbon emissions of 40,000 diesel truckloads per year.

The ship has been developed in collaboration with several Norwegian companies. The technology company, Kongsberg Maritime, is responsible for the development and delivery of the Yara Birkeland technology, including sensors and integration required for remote control and autonomous operations, as well as electric propulsion, battery, and control systems.

In his speech, Crown Prince Haakon praised the company for never giving up on the idea of developing a emission-free container ship:

“It takes courage to create something new. It requires investment, patience, and the ability to not give up after the first try. Innovation requires trial and error – and trial and error again – until you succeed. Those of you who have worked at Yara for many years have been involved in this several times before throughout the company’s history…”

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court

(VIDEO) HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Attends the Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Annual Commemoration Day.

On Friday, April 29, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, DTU (Denmark Technical University) annual commemoration ceremony in Lyngby.

The annual commemoration pays tribute to the past year’s academic achievements and celebrates the innovative engineers of the future and the employees who help shape them.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court