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EXCLUSIVE: Princess Marie to attend Stop Wasting Food Movement’s dinner on November 13th + Catching up on her last event

I have an exciting news to share with you! With thanks to Selina Juul, the founder of the Stop Wasting Food Movement (Stop Spild Af Mad) for letting me be one of the first to know.

On November 13th, Princess Marie will be the guest of honor of a dinner hosted by the Stop Wasting Food Movement. The international Stop Wasting Food Dinner will be hosted by Selina Juul and the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Denmark Henk Swarttouw and will focus on the fight against food waste. In addition to Princess Marie, guests will include the Danish Minister for Environment and Food Jakob Ellemann-Jensen and high-level leaders from organizations and businesses. The hope is to make this dinner an annual tradition with a different embassy hosting each year.

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Princess Marie opens the first Too Good To Go store in Denmark in 2018 © Kristian Juul Pedersen

The dinner’s main focus is to give the inspiration to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 which is to halve the global food waste by 2030. Selina Juul is a member of the Champions 12.3 coalition who are global ambassadors for the UN goal. Princess Marie has been focusing on the fight against food waste a lot in the past few years. She is now the Patron of the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit, she went to Washington DC last year to meet with the World Resources Institute, she gave TV interviews to Danish and international channels to promote the cause. This year alone, she helped launched new material focusing on food waste in schools, she opened the first Too Good To Go store in Denmark, she attended the World Food Summit and she visited the Danish Food Bank. The most memorable event related to food waste Princess Marie did this year though is when she hosted ten school children in her home to teach them about food waste.

About Princess Marie attending the dinner, Selina Juul said: “We are very thankful that H.R.H. Princess Marie will participate in our dinner against food waste – and we are very delighted for the Princess’ enthusiasm in the fight against food waste. Earlier this year in Stop Wasting Food, we had honor and pleasure to prepare a lunch with focusing on food waste at the Princess’ own home together with the Princess, the Princess’ children, and ten school children.”

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Princess Marie hosts children in her home to teach them about food waste in January 2018 © Per Gudmann

The dinner will consist of a menu made out of surplus food and prepared by Dutch chef Lucas Jeffries – who works at the InStock restaurant which fights against food waste- and Danish chef Martin Jacobsen – who works at the Kadeau and the Nabo restaurants. The surplus food will include imperfect fruits and vegetables and any food that would have been wasted because it did not fit the supermarkets’ expectations (sometimes just because of a misplaced tag). The guests will have the opportunity to take the leftovers home in biodegradable boxes.

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie at a Christmas Charity Dinner for Stop Wasting Food in December 2016 ©Alexander Hjorth Jespersen and Jonas Olufsen

About hosting the dinner, Henk Swarttouw said: “During the last 10 years, the Danish consumers are starting to become aware of the gigantic food waste in Denmark, which annually reaches 700.000 tonnes. It’s also important to get all the decision makers onboard the agenda – and that is why we are hosting this dinner; to activate and inspire Denmark’s leading key stakeholders, who can anchor the agenda in their respective organizations and projects.”

As always, you can read more about the Stop Wasting Food Movement here and I’ll have a way more detailed post on November 13th.

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Now catching up quickly on Marie’s last event. She attended a Fire & Rescue team training exercise at Copenhagen Airport on October 26th. The aim of the exercise was to prepare the team to intervene as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

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Marie has been working with the Danish Emergency Management Agency as a special project assistant since June 2016 and her main focus is prevention. After the exercise, Marie had the opportunity to meet with the team and to visit the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal. The court released a short video.

 

I can’t tell you much about her outfit other that she wore her old double-breasted By Malene Birger coat.

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Princess Marie had an event scheduled for November 8th in Glasgow, Scotland but it was taken off the calendar and the Court hasn’t given any explanation yet. We should see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in Braine, France on November 11th but that won’t be confirmed by the Court until tomorrow’s official calendar update. Until then, Princess Marie’s next confirmed event is the International Stop Wasting Food Dinner on November 13th.

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Princess Marie visits Beredskabsforbundet’s national event in Grasten

On Saturday, Princess Marie was in Grasten to attend Beredskabsforbundet’s national event. Queen Margrethe is Patron of Beredskabsforbundet (Preparedness League) and Beredskabsforbundet is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Princess Marie was received by Beredskabsforbundet’s President, Jan Johansen, MF (S), Beredskabsforbundet’s national manager Niels Bonde Jensen and Beredskabsforbundet’s ambassador, Countess Cath Alexandrine Danneskiold-Samsøe.

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500 members of the volunteer rescue team and youth firefighters participate in the Berndskabsforbundet’s national event in Gråsten, where they are going to thrive in disciplines that they use to save lives and help citizens in everyday life.

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The Confederation’s National Assembly is a festive and serious homage to all the volunteers who contribute thousands of rescue efforts by fires, floods and other types of accidents every year. During the National Assembly, they show what they are able to do by competing in six disciplines for adults and one for young people aged 10-16 years. This applies, for example, to fire, rescue, first aid, care and handling of injured persons.

Princess Marie herself has a contingency education since 2011 and has been affiliated with the Danish Emergency Management Agency since 2016 as a special project employee. Princess Marie stayed at the event for three hours and had the opportunity to talk to several volunteers.

The Federation’s Deputy Chief Niels Christensen, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the National Board, welcomes the fact that her Royal Highness Princess Marie visited the competition: “The Princess’s visit shines over the competition and creates attention beyond our own rows. But I am particularly pleased with the volunteers from rescue teams who participate in the National Assembly. When you are a voluntary and unpaid part of the preparedness, this recognition from the surrounding community is a large part of the fuel and motivation for the individual. And a visit from the royal house is the highest possible form of recognition.”

You can see more photos of the event here.

For this event, Princess Marie wore a new double-breasted coat with a new white blouse. I’m pretty sure the blouse is the ‘Binky’ blouse by GOAT (also owned by the Duchess of Cambridge) but this is not confirmed yet.

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She paired the outfit with old Emporio Armani striped wide leg trousers that she first wore in 2010. By my count, this is the fourth time that she has worn these trousers publicly.

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She accessorized with her Tara Jarmon bag and her Tod’s navy wedges.

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She wore the C6 by Anne Cohen ring she debuted on September 1st too.

 

 

 

 

 

She also wore the brooch she first wore at Prince Henrik’s funeral. Given the news released today about the Danish royal family fulfilling Prince Henrik’s last wishes regarding his ashes, I don’t think this is a coincidence.

Prince Henrik wanted half of his ashes to be buried in Frendensborg Castle’s gardens and the other half to be thrown in the Danish sea. Queen Margrethe made her annual cruise last week and she was in Sonderborg on Friday. After the official goodbye ceremony, people were surprised to see that the Dannebrog was not leaving. It turns out that Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie arrived on the Dannebrog and were later seen waving to the crowds when the Dannebrog departed. Local newspapers Fyens Amts Avis believes that might have been the day when the family fulfilled Prince Henrik’s last wish but since the event is understandably private, they couldn’t get a confirmation.

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Princess Marie takes part in DEMA’s Disaster Recovery Day

On Saturday, Princess Marie took part in the Danish Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Recovery Day in Naevsted. Princess Marie is an honorary member of DEMA since 2011  and she works as a special project assistant since 2016.

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The Disaster Recovery Day aims to shows the resources and abilities of the DEMA and the emergency services to be prepared and to do their job during big emergencies such as natural catastrophes. It takes place in every local Emergency Management Agencies each year. Last year, Marie was in Thisted to visit the Nordjylland Emergency Management Agency.

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The day also aimed to educate adults and children about the appropriate response to a big emergency happening near them. DEMA aims to reduce the numbers of victims of big emergencies by being more prepared but also by teaching people how to react appropriately and safely to these emergencies.

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In addition to the Disaster Recovery Day, DEMA was celebrating the Zealand Emergency Management Agency’s 75th anniversary hence why Marie was visiting Naevsted.

There were a lot of exciting activities for the children and adults such as:

  • Become a firefighter for one day and get a diploma
  • See all emergency vehicles and special equipment
  • Cut into a car with a release tool
  • Get close to an exhilaration exercise
  • Meet actors like the Police, the Armed Forces, the Health Care and the Municipal Fire Department

Princess Marie had the opportunity to take part in several of these activities during the day. You can see a short video here.

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For this casual event, Princess Marie wore the Theory ‘Alba’ coat she first wore in 2016 with a new top from Peserico an Italian brand.

 

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She paired the outfit with her Peserico sneakers first worn last June and new gold leaf earrings.

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UPDATE 13/11: Marie’s new ring is from C6 by Anne Cohen!

We’ll next see Princess Marie on Tuesday when she officially welcomes new international students to the University of South Denmark.

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Catching up: New official photos, commemorative medals, a family event for Prince Joachim and his sons and Princess Marie in Scotland

Let’s catch up on Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s events!

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First of all, new official photos! I wished the Danish Court had released photos for Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s 10th wedding anniversary but they told me they wouldn’t. So it was a nice surprise when the Court released three new official photos of the couple for Prince Joachim’s 49th birthday on June 7th.

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These photos were taken on January 1st, most likely after the New Year’s Gala Dinner. Princess Marie is wearing her Rikke Gudnitz gown and her wedding tiara and the Order of the Elephant. It appears she also wore the Star of the Légion d’Honneur.

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On June 10th, Prince Joachim attended the Danish Air Show with his sons Prince Nikolai, Prince Félix and Prince Henrik. The Danish Air Show is held every year and took place this year at Flyvestation Aalborg.

 

 

 

 

Over 125,000 people were gathered for the Air Force event, where flights from home and abroad made formations and maneuvers in the air. The Princes had the opportunity to take a closer look at the F-16 aircraft.

 

 

 

Prince Joachim is a part of the defense as Colonel of the Reserve and Prince Nikolai start studying at the Sergent School in Varde this summer.

 

 

On June 11th, the day of Prince Henrik’s birthday ( he would have turned 84 on this day), the Court announced that Queen Margrethe had decided to award a commemorative medal to the members of the Royal Family, the court’s staff and all of those who have helped Prince Henrik during his disease and who helped the family after Prince Henrik’s death and for the organisation of the funeral. The private family members of Prince Henrik also received the medal. They also made announcements regarding the Prince Henrik’s Fund. You can read more about it in the post I wrote for Royal Central here.

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Hendes Majestæt Dronningen har i dag tildelt en mindemedaille for Prins Henrik til den kongelige familie, hoffets medarbejdere og personer, der har bistået på særlig vis ved Prinsens sygdom, død og bisættelse. Mindemedaille er tildelt i dag på Prins Henriks fødselsdag. Prins Henriks Mindemedaille er udført i sølv og med krone og er på aversen præget med Dronningens portræt og indskriften ”MARGARETA II – REGINA DANIÆ”. På reversen er medaillen præget med Prins Henriks kronede monogram og indskriften ”11.6.1934 – 13.2.2018”. Medaillen bæres i rødt krydsbånd med en bred hvid midterstribe mellem to smalle guldstriber og i rækkefølge forud for tidligere tildelte erindrings- og mindemedailler. Medaillens officielle forkortelse er Pr.H.Mm. 📸 Kongehuset ©

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On June 12th and 13th, Princess Marie was in Scotland with a delegation of the Danish Emergency Management Agency. Marie works with them since June 2017 as a Special Assistant in Project Development for Prevention. In her work for the Preparedness Board, Princess Marie participates in the design of a new field of action with specific tasks.

The aim of the Preparedness Board is to help the population be better prepared in case of an emergency. DEMA and Princess Marie met with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Team in order to learn more about their methods of preventive work and to share DEMA’s projects. A similar meeting took place last January in Denmark when Princess Marie and a DEMA’s delegation met with Dutch specialists.

 

There was no press access but the Court did share two photos of Princess Marie in Scotland. It seems like Princess Marie wore a new Goat coat. It is the ‘Redgrave’ coat in navy and it is also owned by the Duchess of Cambridge and Crown Princess Mary in different colors. I can’t be 100% sure but I think she’s also wearing her Christine Hvelplund earrings.

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In the first photo, Princess Marie is wearing the white Tara Jarmon top she first wore for her Point de Vue interview and her Christine Hvelplund necklace.

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We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on Friday when they visit a festival for their charities in Bornholm.

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Princess Marie attends a memorial ceremony as Patron of the Danish Emergency Management Agency

Today, Princess Marie attended a memorial ceremony as Patron of the Danish Emergency Management Agency.

The ceremony was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of an attack that took place in Maglaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing two members of the Danish Emergency Management Agency and their local translator.

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According to DEMA’s press release about the attack: “On 1 June 1993, an emergency relief convoy from the Emergency Agency was attacked in Maglaj during the civil war that broke out after the collapse of the former Yugoslavia.  The Aid Team was issued by the EC to assist the UN Refugee High Commissioner, and the Danish convoy consisted of nine trucks that brought food and medicine to the people in the area. By a tunnel immediately before the city, the convoy was exposed to a battlefield attack that cost the lives of three people from the Danish team: the Danish drivers Niels Bromand and Jimmi Nyegaard, as well as a local interpreter. Several of the other Danish emigrants were injured. “

DEMA’s director Henning Thiesen said: “In the Emergency Agency we have not forgotten the attack by Maglaj. At the ceremony on 6th June, we are therefore reminded of our two colleagues and the local interpreter who died 25 years ago, while at the same time showing our appreciation of the great effort our missionaries provide on international missions.”

Princess Marie laid a wreath at the memorial and then made a speech at the end of the ceremony in which she thanked the many volunteers for the huge effort they provide to help others, insisting that these efforts are often vital for those who are helped.

You can watch a small video of the event here.

Princess Marie wore a Tara Jarmon black and white dress for this event. She first wore that dress in 2015 on Flag Day.

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She wore her LK Bennett wedges, first worn in 2016, and her black Carlend Copenhagen clutch. Her earrings date back to 2012 but her hat is new.

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Princess Marie will take part in several meetings with DEMA and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Teams on June 12 & 13 but there will be no press access. On June 15, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will visit Bornholm.