I am back with a quick post on the blog as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and their children went back to Paris this weekend. We also have some other news about Princess Marie as well as birthday photos and a message from Prince Joachim. Read more below.Continue reading “Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are back in France + Princess Marie on Italian TV and other news”
Yesterday, Princess Marie attended two events for her patronages. She first visited Katrinebjergskole in Aarhus as Patron of the Danish National Association for Autism.
Princess Marie received a warm welcome from the children upon arrival!
Katrinebjergskole is a model school for the Danish NEST program. The NEST program is established in New York and is based on the idea that children are more alike than different. The NEST classes were established in 2016 and autistic students are in class with neurotypical students. (ie students who are not autistic).
Princess Marie had the opportunity to meet with some of the children and their teachers to learn more about their experience in NEST classes.
In the afternoon, Princess Marie was in Grenaa to attend the 25th-anniversary celebrations of Kattegatcentret, of which she is Patron since 2013.
Kattegatcentret is a sea center which opened in 1993 and it has over 250 different animal species. Its mission is to mediate knowledge about the sea to the general public, so more people are able to enjoy, understand and guard the seas.
More about the Kattegatcentret:
“The Kattegatcenter is a charitable fund and is run on a non-profit basis. In addition to the exhibition areas, the Kattegatcenter has an active schools service, which is used by over 12,000 pupils and students each year.
We work with public aquaria and zoos around the world via our memberships of DAZA (Danish Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and the world’s largest zoo and aquaria organization, EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria). These memberships are very important for our breeding programs and for exchanging animals.”
Princess Marie at the opportunity to visit the center and to meet with the children who were very eager to take part in all the activities set up by the center for its anniversary. She also took part in some of these activities, such as decorating cupcakes- she decorated hers with a starfish- and helping children making animals out of paper.
The aquarium’s logo is a shark and sharks is a huge part of the Kattegatcentret, you can also have a dive in their Oceanarium and give the five shark species a high-five.
For these two events, Princess Marie wore a new dress by Tara Jarmon. This dress has a clover print with puffy short sleeves and a keyhole neckline. She decided to bring some color to her outfit by wearing her orange/red Alexander McQueen jacket first worn in 2015 for an UNESCO meeting in Paris.
She accessorized with her Jimmy Choo black suede ‘Romy’ pumps which she debuted last month and her Carlend Copenhagen clutch first worn last December.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on May 15 when she’ll attend an UNESCO meeting in Copenhagen.
Today, Queen Margrethe is celebrating her 78th birthday! The whole family was reunited in Amalienborg Palace for the occasion. Only Crown Prince Frederik wasn’t there as he is on a private trip to Greenland.
At noon, the family went out on the Palace’s balcony to celebrate the Queen’s birthday with the crowd in front. Queen Margrethe always celebrates her birthday with a little ceremony on the balcony, it doesn’t always happen in Amalienborg Palace. Last year, it was celebrated at Marselisborg Palace.
Queen Margrethe first appeared on the main balcony on her own while the rest of the family were on their own balconies on the sides:
Crown Princess Mary and her children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Joséphine :
Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children Prince Nikolaï, Prince Félix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena:
Afterward, the Queen was joined by her eight grandchildren on the main balcony:
Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie joined them all for family photos at the end.
You can watch the video of the celebrations here (starting at the 13th minute).
Princess Marie wore her pink Alexander McQueen blazer she first wore in 2015 with a white ruffled top. She first wore the top in the video she recorded for the new teaching materials about food waste she inaugurated last week.
I can’t be sure as we haven’t fully seen the top but I believe it is from the SS18 collection from Tara Jarmon.
She also wore her Christine Hvelplund necklace with an old family heirloom that she particularly likes. It is the Queen Alexandrine Diamond and Sapphire pendant brooch that she often wears as a brooch.
We will next see Princess Marie next Monday as she attends the SIKON Conference 30th anniversary celebrations as Patron of the Danish Association for Autism.
Today, Princess Marie was at the Ministy of Education in Copenhagen to meet with the Minister of Education Merete Riisager and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. The main topic of their meeting was “How do we ensure that young adults have the necessary reading and other skills to succeed in education, in their job and as democratic citizens in a global world?” according to the Ministry of Education.
Marie is the Patron of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO and talked about how important it is for students to learn and share together language and cultural differences across borders. Laurentien is a member of the UNESCO Global Alliance for Literacy and shared her experience working with this group and the efforts she noticed during her various meetings in the Netherlands and abroad. The Minister of Education let them know what was the Danish government stand on the issue and the initiatives for better education that the government started recently.
For this meeting, Princess Marie wore her Alexander McQueen pink blazer and possibly her Hugo Boss white blouse.