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Princess Marie takes part in virtual event to celebrate French Language Day

Today, Princess Marie took part in a virtual event hosted by the Institut Français in Denmark ahead of the UN French Language Day later this week. Read more below.

©Screenshot video Institut Français

Ahead of the International French Language Day on Saturday, the Institut Français in Denmark and the embassies of members states of the International Organisation of La Francophonie in Denmark hosted a virtual event focusing on French-language urban and pop music.

Princess Marie, who is from France, made the opening speech. She said: “I am happy to celebrate the International Day of La Francophonie with you today. French, as you know, is my mother tongue, but French is not only spoken in France, it is also the language or one of the official languages in 29 countries and a commonly used language in several others. In total, the International Organization of La Francophonie brings together 88 countries.”

©Screenshot video Institut Français

“Several of these countries have an embassy in Denmark and their ambassadors wish to make this language better known and to share it with you. Every two years, the group of French-speaking ambassadors award a prize for the best novel written in French and translated into Danish. I really hope to be able to present this award this fall to the winner who will be chosen.”

©Screenshot video Institut Français

“To celebrate this International French Language Day, you will discover today some French-speaking singers of contemporary urban music. They come from all over the world. You will certainly appreciate the modernity and musicality of the French language in its cultural diversity. Do not hesitate to savor the sounds and intonations of this language, and especially to share its emotions. Happy listening!”

©Screenshot video Institut Français

As you can see, Princess Marie recorded her video message in front of a painting of her late father-in-law Prince Henrik who was also from France. Some of the songs presented during the event included Angèle’s Balance Ton Quoi and Lous and the Yakuza’s Dilemme. You can watch the full event here.

©Screenshot video Institut Français

Princess Marie wore her Ralph Lauren blazer over a turtleneck. She also wore her Heiring ‘Dreamcatcher’ necklace.

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