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Princess Marie visits Katrinebjergskole and attends Kattegatcentret’s 25th anniversary

Yesterday, Princess Marie attended two events for her patronages. She first visited Katrinebjergskole in Aarhus as Patron of the Danish National Association for Autism.

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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.

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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.

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She accessorized with her Jimmy Choo black suede ‘Romy’ pumps which she debuted last month and her Carlend Copenhagen clutch first worn last December.

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We’ll next see Princess Marie on May 15 when she’ll attend an UNESCO meeting in Copenhagen.

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Princess Marie attends DM i Madkundskab 2018 in Odense

Today, Princess Marie was in Odense for her first official event since the end of the official period of mourning after Prince Henrik’s death. She attended DM i Madkundskab 2018 at Kold College.

DM i Madkundskab (DM in Food Science) is a national competition between several classes from different schools aiming to teach children about food science.

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Before the event, Bloomit posted a photo of the bouquet they had created for Princess Marie. They wrote that the requirements for the bouquet were: ” Bordeaux and no roses”. They were very proud of their design.

The competition’s theme this year was ‘Conserve your kitchen garden’ and ten classes were selected for the final which took place today. The competition is held by Madkamp, an association fighting to strengthen the position of food science teaching in elementary schools. Madkamp develops teaching materials, offers teachers courses and DM i Madkundskab is one of their initiatives.

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Here is how Madskamp describes the final day: “The final day is a celebration of a party where hundreds of children, craftsmen, politicians, parents, and celebrities gather and celebrate the subject of food knowledge. In addition to the students preparing innovative dishes that can secure them the title of Denmark’s Champion in food science, the day is also packed with fun and exciting activities focused on food. For even though it is a competition, DM in food science is also about focusing on the subject and its many strengths and potentials. “

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Princess Marie and the Minister for Food and Environment Esben Lunde Larsen were on hands to announce this year’s winner. The class of 6. C of Hammerslev Sct. Severin School from Haderslev. The students looked very happy when they went on stage to celebrate!

Princess Marie and Esben Lunde Larsen posed with the winners afterward :

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It is the first time Princess Marie has attended this event but I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes one of her regular events in the coming years. Princess Marie is Patron of Better Food for More People as well as the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival and she also works closely with Stop Spild Af Mad, a movement fighting against food waste. You can watch the video of the full event with Princess Marie below:

For this event, Princess Marie wore her pink Emporio Armani coat she first wore in 2013 with a UFO printed top from 2014, black pants, her Carlend Copenhagen black clutch and her black Sergio Rossi suede ankle boots. Her earrings are old and unfortunately still UFOs.

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We’ll next see Marie on Saturday when she’ll join Prince Joachim (and maybe Prince Henrik and Princess Athena?) at the celebration of Legoland’s 50th anniversary.

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attend the presentation of ‘Fyrstelige Maltider’ at Amalienborg

Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the presentation of ‘Fyrstelige Maltider’ (‘Princely Meals) at Amalienborg Museum in Copenhagen. Both Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are involved in Denmark’s fight against food waste which made them excellent representatives for the book today.

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Fyrstelige Maltider is the first book of its kind to gather knowledge about and describe the meals of the princely and nobility over the centuries.  The book tells, among other things, about the shelter and the various meals of the meal as well as the raw materials underlying the different dishes. Here is more information from the press release :
The book describes the rankings at the meal, the shelter and different meal serving forms and the many raw materials on which they were based refined dishes that were put on the richly covered tables. […] It is written by the country’s leading experts in food history and caters to everyone with one interest in both court culture and cuisine.”

During the presentation, Prince Joachim held a speech in which he revealed that his father, Prince Henrik, had a big influence on his food habits. He said that Prince Henrik would always tell him that  “There is no bad food, only bad manners. […] My father has always said everything can be eaten, and he is quite right”. Prince Joachim also said that Prince Henrik always wanted his sons to eat the food that was served on their plates.

Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and the guests also had the opportunity to taste some of the meals that were described in the book.

You can see a video here.

For this event, Princess Marie wore her Marni green printed blouse. She first wore it during an official visit to Iceland in 2016. She paired the blouse with black trousers and black suede ankle boots, although I can’t tell which ones exactly.

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She carried her Carlend Copenhagen ‘Aicha’ clutch, first worn last December. Her earrings are old and UFO but I believe she wore a new ring.

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Princess Marie doesn’t have any other events announced for February so far but tomorrow is her birthday! Princess Marie will celebrate her 42nd birthday privately.

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Princess Marie attend DanChurchAid’s Christmas concert

Today, Princess Marie was in Hillerod to attend DanChurchAid’s Christmas Concert at Fredensborg Castle.
DanChurchAid organizes each year a reception to thank every partners of the Fondation. Princess Marie is Patron of DanChurchAid since 2011 and has attended the reception ever since.

This year , DanChurchAid choose to hold a concert instead of the reception in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation as well as the 400th anniversary of the consecration of the Chapel of Fredensborg Castle.

Princess Marie was welcomed by the Secretary-General of DanChurchAid Birgitte Qvist-Sorensen and was joined by DanChurchAid’s ambassador such as Hilda and Keld Heick and Laura Bro.

During the concert, the Bishop of the Diocese of Copenhagen made a speech and Princess Marie lit a candle.

After the concert, a private reception was held so that Princess Marie could meet and talk with the Fondation’s partners.

Princess Marie wore her Giambattista Valli pink coat she first wore at Christmas last year with a black turtleneck top.

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She accessorized with her Jimmy Choo black boots first worn in 2015 and the Carlend Copenhagen ‘Aicha’ clutch she first wore two days ago.

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Her earrings are UFO but first worn in 2012 at Princess Athena’s christening and her brooch look new to me but there isn’t any good enough close up to be sure of that.

We’ll next see Princess Marie on Friday as she’ll take part in the World AIDS Day events as Patron of AIDS-Fondet.

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Princess Marie attends the AIDS-Fondet’s Christmas Concert

 Princess Marie was at Trinitatis Church in Copenhagen today to attend AIDS-Fondet’s Christmas Concert.

This concert has been held annually since 1996 and Marie has attended the concert since she became Patron of the organization in 2012. She was accompanied by Susse Wold, the President of the Fondation. Susse broke her ankle recently but it did not prevent her to attend the concert.
Opera singers Jens-Christian Wandt and Andrea Pellegrini performed at the concert. Susse Wold said to Billed-Bladet that :“It was a fantastic concert”.

After the concert, Susse Wold and Princess Marie made a speech that you can read here.In her speech, she stated the importance to talk about HIV and AIDS. A reception was held afterwards.

Charles-Henri Keller, Prince Henrik’s nephew who is very close to Prince Joachim and Princess Marie ,was also there.

For this event, Princess Marie wore a new red jacket by Paule Ka with an old black turtleneck and an UFO black skirt she debuted earlier this year.

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She wore her Sergio Rossi suede black ankle boots first worn in 2016 and a new black clutch and one of her favorite brooch. The clutch is the ‘Aicha’ clutch by Carlend Copenhagen.

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We’ll next see Marie on Tuesday when she’ll attend DanChurchAid’s christmas party as Patron.