Athena, Felix, Henrik, Visits

Prince Joachim , Princess Marie and their children celebrate Legoland’s 50th anniversary

Today, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were at the theme park Legoland in Billund to officially open the park’s new season.

Legoland was officially opened in 1968 so the park is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year. For this important anniversary, the park was transformed with new attractions, new colors and a lot of new LEGO models.

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Prince Henrik and Princess Athena officially opened the park by pushing the button and they were clearly pleased to do so! Afterward, the family officially opened the Flying Eagle, a rollercoaster for children, and they took the first ride with Legoland’s director. They also had the opportunity to visit LEGOREDO Town.

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Christian Woller, Legoland’s director, was clearly pleased with the royal visit: “It’s always exciting when we open a completely new rollercoaster, but it seems that the royal family enjoyed the trip, even though the temperature does not quite say spring yet. […]It has been a really good day, and the enthusiasm among our guests really emphasized how popular an area like LEGOREDO Town is.”

You can see two videos of the events below and more photos here.

Princess Marie wore a new green coat by Ted Baker with a black turtleneck top and black trousers.

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We will next see Princess Marie on April 5, when she will visit the H.C Andersen Hospital and attend a research seminar on allergies.

Better Food For More People, Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival, Stop Spild Af Mad, Visits

Princess Marie attends DM i Madkundskab 2018 in Odense

Today, Princess Marie was in Odense for her first official event since the end of the official period of mourning after Prince Henrik’s death. She attended DM i Madkundskab 2018 at Kold College.

DM i Madkundskab (DM in Food Science) is a national competition between several classes from different schools aiming to teach children about food science.

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Before the event, Bloomit posted a photo of the bouquet they had created for Princess Marie. They wrote that the requirements for the bouquet were: ” Bordeaux and no roses”. They were very proud of their design.

The competition’s theme this year was ‘Conserve your kitchen garden’ and ten classes were selected for the final which took place today. The competition is held by Madkamp, an association fighting to strengthen the position of food science teaching in elementary schools. Madkamp develops teaching materials, offers teachers courses and DM i Madkundskab is one of their initiatives.

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Here is how Madskamp describes the final day: “The final day is a celebration of a party where hundreds of children, craftsmen, politicians, parents, and celebrities gather and celebrate the subject of food knowledge. In addition to the students preparing innovative dishes that can secure them the title of Denmark’s Champion in food science, the day is also packed with fun and exciting activities focused on food. For even though it is a competition, DM in food science is also about focusing on the subject and its many strengths and potentials. “

© Frederikke Brostrup

Princess Marie and the Minister for Food and Environment Esben Lunde Larsen were on hands to announce this year’s winner. The class of 6. C of Hammerslev Sct. Severin School from Haderslev. The students looked very happy when they went on stage to celebrate!

Princess Marie and Esben Lunde Larsen posed with the winners afterward :

©Ministry of Food and Environment

It is the first time Princess Marie has attended this event but I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes one of her regular events in the coming years. Princess Marie is Patron of Better Food for More People as well as the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival and she also works closely with Stop Spild Af Mad, a movement fighting against food waste. You can watch the video of the full event with Princess Marie below:

For this event, Princess Marie wore her pink Emporio Armani coat she first wore in 2013 with a UFO printed top from 2014, black pants, her Carlend Copenhagen black clutch and her black Sergio Rossi suede ankle boots. Her earrings are old and unfortunately still UFOs.

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©Carlend Copenhagen
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We’ll next see Marie on Saturday when she’ll join Prince Joachim (and maybe Prince Henrik and Princess Athena?) at the celebration of Legoland’s 50th anniversary.