Today, Princess Marie visited Vejen Gymnasium og HF in Vejen. She was there to co-teach a french lesson for two classes of students.
Before starting, Princess Marie told the students : ” The only way to learn French is to talk, talk and talk, always.”
Princess Marie , the teacher and the students worked on the pronounciation of French words with games and Princess Marie had two prizes for the winners , a Royal Copenhagen mug and a pen.
At the end of the lesson, Princess Marie told the reporters : ” I have never tried to teach French this way. I am very impressed by the students’s ambition to learn the French language. French is a difficult but important language”.
Vejen Gymnasium tells me that the reason of her visit is to help increase interest in foreign language education in Denmark in general and in French specifically. Lars Amdisen Bossen, the headmaster , said : ” When the Queen got married with Prince Henrik, the interest in France increased. […] In 2004, French was the largest subject in language teaching in upper secondary schools.”
Clearly, the visit made a lasting impact on the students. One of them told jv.dk: “She was simply so helpful. I did not understand everything she said but it helped when she formulated it differently” while another said : ” It’s the first time I have been taught by a Princess. She is really sweet and totally down to earth.”
You can see more photos here and here.
Princess Marie wore a new outfit today. Her coat is the Reversible Shearling Coat from Danish brand Utzon.
She carried her old Naledi Copenhagen clutch and her Zara ankle boots, first worn last year.
I think her earrings are her old Pandora one. She also wore new rings.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on Thursday when she will host ten children in her home of Klampenborg to teach them about food waste. You can read more about this event here.