Princess Mary and her children, Princes Christian and Vincent and Princesses Isabella and Josephine were also there. Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Nikolai’s godfather, wasn’t there because he had to attend an IOC meeting in South Korea.
Today, Princess Marie takes part in the World Food Summit – Better Food for More People in Copenhagen as a Patron.
This is the second edition of the two-day Summit and the first with Marie as Patron. The summit is hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. The ‘Better Food for More People’ movement was combined with the World Food Summit. Last year, Princess Marie only attended the reception.
According to the Dr. Esben Lunde Larsen, Danish Minister for Environment and Food : “Denmark has shown that great cuisine and sustainable food production and consumption are not mutually exclusive. In Denmark, experience has shown that increasing knowledge of food ingredients and cooking skills can reduce obesity, food related illnesses, food waste, and the environmental footprint that the food industry has on our globe.” According to the Ministry : ” The purpose of the summit is to unleash the full potential of gastronomy in order to create worldwide solid solutions that ensure better food for more people.”
As Patron this year, she will attended several events today included in the summit. In addition to the regular meetings and conferences, the Ministry added side events to the summit in order to show the relevance of providing better food for more people.
First of all, she opened the Summit and attended several meetings in Christianborg Castle, the House of Parliament where the summit takes place. (You can see the fashion info at the end of the post).
She then visited ‘Bite Copenhagen’. This new platform aims to “presents innovation and knowhow concerning global food challenges and creating new solutions”. 100 exhibitors showcase their products. Bite Copenhagen has a partnership with the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival of which the Princess is Patron of. Princess Marie made the opening speech. She also opened WeFood’s stand. She is Patron of WeFood which is Denmark’s first surplus food supermarket.
At the end of afternoon, Princess Marie took part in the Embla Nordic Food Award ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall.
For this big day, Princess Marie wore a black or navy skirt suit (Giorgio Armani?) with a purple/bordeaux top. She wore old By Malene Birger first worn earlier this year and an old Giorgio Armani bag (similar to this model) first worn in 2011. She’s also wearing a Christine Hvelplund necklace.
For her visit to Bite Copenhagen and the EMBLA Nordic Food Awards ceremony, Princess Marie wore a old UFO black dress with an old UFO clutch. She wore the same By Malene Birger pumps as earlier today and her Christine Hvelplund earrings.
In order to bring more attention to the summit, she took over the Instagram account of Danish magazine Samvirke. You can see her posts on Instagram.
We’ll see Marie tonight at the reception at Copenhagen City Hall.
On August 20th, Princess Marie visited the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival as Patron. She opened the festival on Thursday but it officially started on Friday and it will lasts until August 27th.
Princess Marie has been patron of the festival since 2011 and this is her seventh visit (2011,2012,2014,2015,2016,2017). She usually visits the festival once a year as she doesn’t usually open the festival before it’s official start. I believe that this second visit had to do with her growing involvement with the ‘Better Food for More People’ Summit which is held during the festival (August 24th).
The festival offers a lot of events related to food and Nordic gastronomy every day, both for adults and for children. Princess Marie took part in one of the day’s activities.
She and Prince Joachim attended the Gastronomic Summit at Geranium Restaurant in Copenhagen. They met with Danish chef Rasmus Kofoef and French chefs Anne-Sophie Pic and Dominique Crenn.
For this event, Princess Marie wore a new dress that hasn’t been identified yet and her Christine Hvelplund earrings.
We’ll next see Marie today for a very big day for her : she’ll take part in the ‘Better Food for More People’ summit, as Patron.