On Friday, Princess Marie and her family opened a new exhibition about Queen Margrethe in Cahors, France near the Chateau de Cayx. Read more below.
To mark Queen Margrethe’s Jubilee, an exhibition showcasing Queen Margrethe’s work has opened for the first time in France. The exhibition is housed at the Musée Henri-Martin in Cahors which is near the Queen’s Chateau de Cayx. In her role as Special Cultural Representative, Princess Marie was on hand to officially open the exhibition. She was joined by Prince Joachim, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena.
In her speech, Princess Marie said: “Never before had the Queen exhibited her works in France. Being both queen and artist, the title of this exhibition, is not that easy. But I think that by looking at the works exhibited here, we will quickly forget that the artist is a queen, as the richness and diversity of her talent are expressed with great mastery. A mastery acquired during many years of practice and research. […]This event is also particularly important for me, in my role at the Danish Embassy in Paris. I often see it, and I repeat it tirelessly in my work, it is not so easy to establish a dialogue between different cultures, as Danish culture and French culture are. But art is in my opinion a means of communication, an open door, and a mutual enrichment made of encounters and exchanges. Art is a bridge between peoples, or as André Malraux said, “the shortest way from man to man”.”
The family and the guests then had dinner at the Chateau de Mercuès where Princess Marie met with the new French Ambassador to Denmark Christophe Parisot.
Princess Marie wore her Ba&Sh dress with new Sergio Rossi wedges.
She also wore her Van Cleef & Arpels earrings and a repeated clutch.
Prince Henrik and Princess Athena both wore Monoprix outfits.