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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits the Boss Ladies Project in Copenhagen.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited the Boss Ladies Project in Copenhagen.

The Boss Ladies project aims to motivate more young women to enter and develop their talent within the building and construction industry. The project also aims to break down prejudices and to “…expand the idea of what ‘true’ (wo)man work is, in order to foster the motivation of young women to develop their talent within the male-dominated building and construction industry…” according to a press release.

Photos courtesy of Boss Ladies DK Facebook

TRHs Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visit the Netherlands.

On Monday, June 20, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark began their two-day working visit to the Netherlands.

The purpose of the visit is to lead a Danish business delegation of, “…29 companies to the Netherlands and to the Danish export promotion themed, ‘ Partnering for Green and Smart Solutions.’ ”

The day began with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary along with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, participating in the conference entitled, Partnering for Green and Smart Solutions, held at the  New Babylon Conference Center in Den Haag. During the conference, Crown Prince Frederik gave the opening speech.

Thereafter, Crown Prince Frederik participated in the seminar entitled, Offshore Wind and Power-to-X, which began with a panel discussion on “…how to use the technology of time to store the surplus energy that comes from offshore windmills in the North Sea, which both the Netherlands and Denmark share the coast with…” according to the Danish royal court.

Meanwhile, Crown Princess Mary officially opened the seminar entitled, HealthTech and MedTech, whereupon she gave a welcome speech. The Crown Princess, thereafter, participated in a panel discussion regarding “…digitalization in the health sector.” The crown princess also visited the Royal Academy of Art where students work with sustainable textiles and green transition.

In the afternoon, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited the Peace Palace in Den Haag.

In the evening, the crown princely couple accompanied by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended an official dinner at the Grote Kerk in Den Haag.

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits Norway.

On Friday, June 10, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited Oslo, Norway.

The purpose of her visit was to promote Danish businesses as well as to attend the Danish and Norwegian conference entitled, The Green, Sustainable, and Climate-Safe City of the Future, held at the Oslo City Hall. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway were also in attendance.

In her opening speech at the conference, Crown Princess Mary noted:

“In Denmark and Norway, we have set the goal of leading, we have the will and values we need to change. We have the ingenuity, the resources, the abilities, and the ability to succeed. These are complex issues that need to be considered in the long run and overall.”

The conference, which focuses on the role of cities in achieving the United Nation’s climate goals, was organized by the City of Oslo and the Danish Embassy in Oslo.  

After Crown Princess Mary’s opening speech, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Jan Christian Vestre, spoke about the government’s work with sustainable cities and green transformation. Minister Vestre emphasized the importance of good co-operation. His Danish colleague, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Simon Kollerup, followed up and talked about what Denmark has done for the green cities of the future.

During the conference, Danish and Norwegian business leaders exchanged experiences, and the importance of having a lot to gain across national borders for us to achieve a common goal of a greener and environmentally friendly development was emphasized.

In the afternoon, Crown Princess Mary attended another Danish-Norwegian business conference entitled, The Robust Healthcare System of the Future in Norway and Denmark. The conference took place in the innovation district Oslo Science City, which in the “…outskirts of Oslo in the future will house 30.000 students, 10,000 hospital employees and more than 30 start-ups…” according to the Danish royal court.

In the evening, Crown Princess Mary along with Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the opening of the new National Museum in Oslo.

The new National Museum houses a large collection of Norwegian and international art, architecture, and design. The new National Museum also has a unique exhibition of Her Majesty Queen Sonja and the late Queen Maud of Norway’s gala gowns.

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Attends the Global Fashion Summit: Copenhagen Edition 2022

On the morning of Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the conference, Global Fashion Summit: Copenhagen Edition, held at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.

According to a press release for the two-day conference the Global Fashion Summit:

“…has established itself as the nexus of agenda-setting discussions on the most critical environmental, social and ethical issues facing the industry, people and our planet.

The Summit has been spearheading the sustainability movement in fashion for the past decade by bringing together global industry leaders, change makers, and thinkers to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable fashion industry. It represents not just a leadership forum but an interactive space that aims to inspire leaders to act now.

Global Fashion Summit is organized by Global Fashion Agenda, a non-profit organization that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilizing, inspiring and educating all stakeholders.”

Since 2009, Crown Princess Mary has been Patron of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and is the Patron of the Global Fashion Agenda and Global Fashion Summit. Her patronages demonstrate continued support for promoting a sustainable and responsible fashion and textile industry.

Upon her arrival at the Royal Opera House, Crown Princess Mary was warmly welcomed by the CEO of the Global Fashion Agenda, Ms.  Federica Marchionni. Thereafter, the crown princess gave the opening speech in front of hundreds of attendees.

(VIDEOS) Members of the Crown Princely Family of Denmark Participate in the 2022 Royal Run.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary along with His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella of Denmark, His Royal Highness Prince Vincent of Denmark, and Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine of Denmark participated in the 2022 Royal Run.

The Royal Run is organized by the sports vision Move for Life in collaboration between the Danish Sports Confederation, DGI, and the Danish Athletics Association. The Danish television network, TV2, is a media partner of the Royal Run. The TrygFonden, the Nordea Foundation, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation are the strategic partners.

Regardless of ones age and/or fitness level anyone can participate in the Royal Run. The purpose of the Royal Run is to encourage as many people as possible to participate in the “…sports community at their own pace and with their own individual goal…” according to the official website for the Royal Run. The overall aim is to encourage people to be physically active.

This year over 90,000 people registered for the Royal Run which took place in the cities of Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding, Næstved, Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, and Bornholm.

After completing the five-kilometer route in Næstved, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary spoke with TV2.dk about her experience in the run, “It was a beautiful trip to get around the harbor and see all the graffiti art. There are so many people here with great enthusiasm all around…”

When asked about the record breaking 90,000 registered participants Crown Princess Mary smiled and said, “It’s absolutely amazing, as I heard my husband say, ‘It’s a dream come true’ to get so many people to lace up their running shoes on their holiday.”

Meanwhile, in Aarhus, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik completed his five kilometer run. The city has had a special place in his heart since the early 90s when he studied political science at Aarhus University.  It is also the city where Crown Prince Frederik got a taste for running. Thirty years ago, he ran his first marathon in Aarhus. Prior to completing his five kilometer run in Aarhus, the heir to the Danish throne also participated in the Aalborg leg of the Royal Run.

In Copenhagen, Their Royal Highness Prince Christian, Princess Josephine, Princess Isabella, and Prince Vincent participated in Royal Run.

According to TV.dk, Prince Christian and Princess Josephine ran the Copenhagen route twice. The royal siblings had already run the one-mile route with Princess Isabella and Prince Vincent. But, they decided they had the stamina to run five miles. Prince Christian completed his run in 22 minutes, “At least I was faster than my father. It was a bold and really beautiful route” said the prince.

After his siblings completed the Royal Run they stayed on the sidelines to cheer on the thousands of runners as they crossed the finish line.

Congrats to all those who participated in the 2022 Royal Run!

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Lays the Foundation Stone for the Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Copenhagen.

On Monday, May 30, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark laid the foundation stone for the Mary Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

According to a press release from the Rigshospitalet, the new Mary Elizabeth Hospital will be:

“Denmark’s highly specialized hospital for children, young people, pregnant women, and their families. The hospital will create a safe and homely atmosphere with space for patients and their families lives and needs due to the vulnerable situation they are in.

Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital will be developed so that the specialists come to the patients. Today, you sometimes have to be examined in many different places in the hospital. At Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital, all examination rooms are located in the same place, and this will provide a calmer and more coherent process.”

In connection with the laying of the foundation stone, a time capsule was also placed into the foundation of the new Mary Elizabeth Hospital. Items contained in the time capsule include Crown Princess Mary’s speech, a LEGO red heart, a wooden stethoscope, a crocheted comfort mouse for hospitalized children, Rigshospitalet’s employee magazine IndenRigs and a coin from 2022.

Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital is a partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, Rigshospitalet, and Ole Kirk’s Foundation with a total budget of 2.8 billion Danish Kroner.

Photos courtesy of Rigshospitalet Press Release

Members of the Danish Royal Family Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog at the Copenhagen Harbor.

Since 1932, the Royal Yacht Dannebrog has been used as the official as well as a private residence for the Danish royal family when they partake in their traditional summer cruises in Denmark and official visits overseas.