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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She paired the outfit with her Peserico sneakers first worn last June and new jewels by Danish brand Heiring.
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.
Let’s catch up on Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s events!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on Friday when they visit a festival for their charities in Bornholm.
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.
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.
Vi mindedes i dag 25-året for angrebet på Beredskabsstyrelsens nødhjælpskonvoj ved Maglaj i Bosnien-Hercegovina. To kolleger og en lokal tolk blev dræbt og flere hårdt såret. H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie og forsvarsministeren viste deres respekt for ofre, veteraner og deres pårørende. pic.twitter.com/Z6mmaaH0GK
Princess Marie wore a Tara Jarmon black and white dress for this event. She first wore that dress in 2015 on Flag Day.
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.
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.
After the first gala of the year and the 2017 review, let’s catch up with Princess Marie !
On January 4th, Princess Marie , as Patron of the Danish Emergency Management Agency and one of their special projects assistant, met with Dutch experts to learn about their initiatives to prevent fires and flooding and protect the population.
Since it was an unannounced event I don’t have any other details about the event. Marie wore her Isabel Marant jacket first worn in 2016.
Another important news for Princess Marie ! It was announced on January 3rd that Princess Marie had accepted to be an Honorary Member of the Association of the Dane of Horseshoe (Danish Galop) was founded in 1859 by Crown Prince , later King Christian IX. The tradition is that the Monarch is the Patron of the association. Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim already were honorary members and the association said they were delighted and honored to welcome Princess Marie.
They also announced that Princess Marie will attend a day at the Danish Galop Flagships in the Spring.
Today, Princess Marie is making her first official visit to Washington D.C ! She met with Andrew Steeler , the President and CEO of the World Resources Institutes to talk about the fight against food waste and how Denmark was involved in it.
Since the meetings were private , we don’t have any official photos but I reached out to the World Resources Institute for more information and here is what they told me :
” Denmark is well-known as a global leader in the field of sustainable development. WRI is therefore delighted to have the opportunity to host a visit by Minister of Food and Environment Esben Lunde Larsen, HRH Princess Marie, and Lars Bo Møller, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Danish Embassy in Washington. The Danish delegation will meet with WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer and WRI’s senior leadership to exchange ideas on how to address urgent global issues at the nexus of development, environment and human well-being that are the focus of WRI’s work: food, forests, water, energy, cities and climate. In addition, the minister will share Danish perspectives on such sustainable development challenges in an address and Q&A session with WRI staff.
The Danish delegation and WRI leadership will also discuss progress in a new initiative, Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G), led by a group of countries that includes Denmark, Chile, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organizations. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, and other government leaders launched P4G at the UN General Assembly in New York last September. It aims to foster innovative public-private partnerships to accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WRI hosts the P4G secretariat.
The World Resources Institute is a global think-and-do tank with more than 700 experts and other staff, half in Washington and half in international offices in the big emerging markets of the developing world: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico. WRI also has regional hub offices for engagement in Europe (in The Hague) and Africa (in Addis Ababa). WRI follows a three-fold approach to solving urgent global problems: Count It (research and analysis to define problems and identify solutions); Change It (close engagement with governments, businesses and civil society partners to implement, test and adjust solutions) and Scale It (fostering innovative global coalitions to reach tipping points where new and better approaches become the new normal).
WRI collaborated with Denmark in the creation of the Food Loss and Waste Protocol, the global standard for measuring and reducing food loss and waste. The protocol is now being adopted by leading food companies and governments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which aims to cut food loss and waste by half by 2030. Currently about one quarter of the calories produced for human consumption are never eaten. Reducing food loss and waste can help to reduce the environmental footprint of food production and reduce global hunger. ” (NB: Selina Juul worked with the WRI on the Food Loss and Waste Protocol, she’s one of their Champions)
After the meetings, Princess Marie attended an official dinner at the Danish Embassy in Washington.
UPDATE: The Ministry of Food and Environment posted a photo of the Danish delegation !
Princess Marie wore an UFO outfit first worn in November 2013 and what seems to be her favorite Sergio Rossi ankle boots first worn in 2016.
This visit ties nicely with an event Princess Marie will host on January 18th. She invited children to cook with her in her home at Klampenborg in order to teach them about food waste and how to avoid it. Princess Marie has worked closely with WeFood’s and Stop Spild af Mad’s founder Selina Juul over the years and I hear that great things are to come! You can learn more about Stop Spild af Mad here.
We’ll next see Princess Marie next Tuesday when she will visit Vejen Gymnasium to teach a French lesson with another teacher and next Thursday with the children in her home.
Today, Princess Marie was in Copenhagen to visit the Chemical Emergency Management Center as Patron of DEMA.
The center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The center was created in 1967 as a part of the Danish Emergency Management Agency.
During the visit, Princess Marie was introduced to member of the staff who showed her how they work and explained what their missions were. The center aims to manage every emergency situation related to chemicals as best as they can.
They can identify the chemicals involved in the disaster and how to best deal with the possible risks of such chemicals being near the population. They also promote Chemical Preparedness.
Princess Marie also learned more about the tools the staff use on the field such as measurement tools in the HaxMat car.
Princess Marie wore her DEMA uniform. She wears this uniform to each DEMA-related events except if they are training days or more formal events such as reception.
We’ll next see Marie next week, on the 14th, when she attends a AIDS-Fondet event, as Patron.