Prince Joachim, Visits

Princess Marie attends Day of the French Language Conference + Prince Joachim visits Fredensborg Castle’s Rotary Club

Today, Princess Marie attended the Day of the French Language at the Dansk Industri in Copenhagen.

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The Day of the French Language (Journée de la Francophonie) is celebrated every 20 March across the world. The date was chosen in order to celebrate the creation of the International Organisation of La Francophonie on March 20th, 1970.

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According to the Organisation’s 2018 report, French is spoken by approximatively 300 million people across the world. French is the fifth most spoken language and the second most learned foreign language after English and its place in the business world is evolving rapidly. This is why the Dansk Industri decided to organize a conference focusing on the benefits of speaking French to do business.

This starts by hiring employees who can speak French but also helping all the employees to learn French when it is appropriate for their position. This would be particularly helpful when doing business in African countries for example as a lot of these countries have French as a main language and not English. The conference also focused on education asking questions such as “How high must the linguistic level be for it to be efficient?” and “What role does culture play?”. To answer these questions, higher education leaders were invited to give their assessment of how companies and students get the most out of the new initiatives in the Danish government national language strategy for the French language.

The text of Princess Marie’s full opening speech isn’t available yet but I know she made her speech in French and here is a small extract: ” Thank you to Dansk Industri, the Institut Français and the group of Ambassadors from French-speaking countries for hosting this great event about the French language and to the audience for being so many to attend. You know how much I love the French language which is spoken on the five continents by approximatively 230 million of people today and by many more tomorrow. You also know about my engagement for the education of young people in Denmark and abroad. In today’s globalized world, multilingualism is a very important asset to understand and to succeed. Denmark is a very international-friendly country so it is important that young Danes know foreign languages as much as possible. The French language is not only a language with culture and values. […]” I will update the post when the full speech is available.

After the first part of the conference – which was focused on business- Princess Marie took part in the networking event before attending the second part of the conference focusing on education.

Princess Marie wore a fully repeated outfit today including some items that we hadn’t seen in a few years. She decided to wear her Paul & Joe coat which she last wore in 2011 during an official visit to Italy.

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She also wore a black Hugo Boss peplum top which she first wore during an official visit to Paris, France in 2014 with an ufo skirt that she debuted in 2009. Her earrings are the ‘Trinity’ earrings from JEWLSCPH and her Christine Hvelplund diamond bracelet.

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Marie paired the outfit with her Carlend Copenhagen black ‘Aicha’ clutch and her favorite Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ black suede pumps.

In other news, Prince Joachim had an unannounced event last week. On March 12th, Prince Joachim visited Fredensborg Castle’s Rotary Club. During the event, he talked about his life and his job in the Armed Forces. Around 160 members from 13 different Rotary Clubs in the attended the event. Prince Joachim explained that his job consists of advising the Chief of Defense about the defense programs of the Armed Forces and the Home Guards volunteers. After his presentation, the Prince answered the audience’s questions. Prince Joachim also visited the small castle museum where he had the opportunity to see old photos of the castle in which he spent most of his childhood. You can see photos of the event here.

A guest shared a nice photo of herself and Prince Joachim at the event with a nice text: “Rotary Tuesday night. This gentleman is undervalued. What a fantastic evening with HRH Prince Joachim, who visited my Rotary club in Fredensborg for this year’s completely sold out intercity meeting. Lively, humorous and knowledgeable – 160 listeners got it all. I kept short speeches in the Prince and it was with little butterflies in the stomach. It was called both brave & bold. Everything is as it should be. Thank you!”

Rotary Clubs exist all over the world and “brings together people who work for major issues on different levels. Members represent many different industries such as health, the arts, industry, handicrafts, homemaker, leadership at all levels, etc. All these different backgrounds provide different perspectives and experience in cooperation improve s life for others who need help.” Prince Henrik was Patron of Copenhagen’s Rotary Club.

Prince Joachim, Visits

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attend CBS Case Competition Welcome Dinner

On Monday evening, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the CBS Case Competition Welcome Dinner at the New Carlsberg Brewhouse in Copenhagen.

The CBS Case Competition is held annually for students from universities around the world who come up with solutions to issues posed by the business community. The twelve teams taking part in the competition were guests of the dinner and they had the opportunity to talk with Prince Joachim and Princess Marie about the competition and posed for a group photo with them. The couple also posed with the students who are part of the Organizing Committee.

Each year, a business case is chosen and teams of students from all over the world try to solve the case in the Global Competition: “Global 2019 is CBS Case Competition’s response to an increasingly digitalized world. We believe that no matter where in the world you find yourself, you should have the opportunity to participate in one of the best undergraduate case competitions. Our sixteen years of experience with case solving have crystallized into a new format of online interaction, which you can experience in the spring of 2019.  “

The competition has another category, the Invitational Competition which takes place this week. This year, for the first time, one team was qualified through the Global Competition. The Invitational competition is a “by-invitation-only format for undergraduate case teams. Every year, 12 talented teams get invited to participate. ” There are three criteria for selection to the competition:

  • A prominent case team of four undergraduate students
  • Previous case solving experience
  • Global representation

This year’s case company is Maersk, a Danish container shipping company. Soren Skou, the CEO of the company, wrote a short letter to the students to introduce the case: “Maersk is on a mission to enable and facilitate global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally, as well as source parts and materials from the most competitive suppliers. Almost 20% of all containers globally and more than 25% of all refrigerated containers, move on our network and on one of our more than 700 ships. We focus on simplifying and connecting our customers’ supply chains to offer end-to-end solutions for the safe transportation of their cargo. Especially the transportation of commodities that require extra attention, like refrigerated cargo, is a focus area for us and we see that there is a strong need for an integrated end-to-end service on a global scale for our cold chain customers.

So, put yourself in the shoes of our customers and reflect upon their needs when trusting us with their precious refrigerated cargo from farm to supermarket. How would you build a unique value proposition for them? I look forward to hear your proposals and would like to thank you in advance for your time and for sharing your ideas.”

Prince Joachim attend the dinner every year and Princess Marie attended the dinner in 2013 but I believe this is the first time they attended the dinner together.

Princess Marie wore a fully repeated outfit for this event. Her suit and top were first worn back in 2017 and they are still ufos.

She paired her suit with her Michael Kors ‘Clara’ gold glitter pumps and a matching gold clutch with a purple lining that is also an old ufo.

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For the jewels, she chose her favorite diamond earrings with her Christine Hvelplund and Christine Hvelplund ‘M’ alphabet ring.

 

Family Events

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie join the Danish royal family at a concert for Prince Henrik

On February 13th last year, Prince Henrik died in his home of Fredensborg Castle. The funeral took place on February 20th and tonight, Queen Margrethe organized a concert to commemorate the one year anniversary. Surprisingly, Princess Benedikte, Countess Alexandra and Prince Henrik’s family did not attend the concert.

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The Royal Danish Academy of Music was responsible for the music tonight, aiming to reflect Prince Henrik’s lifelong interest in music. After the concert, Queen Margrethe hosted a dinner.

The royal family didn’t have any official events last week and the Crown Prince family was photographed skiing in Verbier, Switzerland so we can assume that Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and their children were also on holidays.

You can see a video of the arrival here.

Princess Marie wore her Michael Kors sequinned top with a new black skirt.

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She paired the look with her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ glitter pumps and her ufo clutch from 2007.

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For the jewels, she wore new Christine Hvelplund earrings with her two diamonds Christine Hvelplund bracelets and a new Christine Hvelplund flower-shaped ring.

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We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on the 25th.

Landsforeningen Autisme, Visits

Princess Marie meets employees with autism at Nordea + Catching up on her last unannounced events

Today, Princess Marie was at Nordea to meet with employees that have autism as Patron of the National Association for Autism. She was able to talk to them and learn more about their daily tasks and work. UPDATE 08/02: Nordea sent me a press release and a new photo.

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“Her Royal Highness Princess Marie visited the Automation office space, where the princess had a chance to greet all our colleagues in the Automation team and have in-depth talks with our colleagues with autism.

One of our colleagues showed the princess our automation infrastructure where the programs modules to ensure that all our internal services can be automated. Another colleague showed how services are created to perform Nordea’s internal banking services and the self-service portal where customers order different items. A third colleague told about his participation in #Hack19. Hackathon is a two-day event where ideas are developed by employees across Nordea.

The princess was keen to learn more – she asked questions about favourite code language, where they had worked before and how it was to work for Nordea. Christoffer from Automation governance says: It was nice that the patron of the National Association for Autism showed interest in how we feel about working at Nordea. Princess Marie seemed genuinely interested in what we do, and she was very nice to talk to.”

We hosted a small reception where the princess had the opportunity to have more informal chats with all the team members. “Personally, I hope the visit will create more focus on employing colleagues with autism, both at Nordea and elsewhere,” says Majbritt Gyldengren, who is the coordinator for Nordea’s employees with autism.

The hiring of our seven colleagues was conducted through Specialisterne, which is a socially innovative company working to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges through social entrepreneurship, corporate sector engagement and a global change in mindset.”

 

Marie wore her old Ralph Lauren jacket with her Sergio Rossi boots. Both her earrings and her brooch are repeats. I can’t tell anything more about her outfit.

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Sergio Rossi Ankle Boots
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Princess Marie had two unannounced events last week. On January 30th, following the news of her future move to Paris, she attended a charity fashion show hosted by Danish designer Jesper Hovring.

She wore a new pantsuit with her Christine Hvelplund earrings, Judith Leiber clutch, and her Michael Kors pumps.

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On January 31st, Princess Marie met with director Marcus Mandal and creative director / CEO Klaus Schiang-Franck from Citizen Dane. The producing company made a short film about autism in 2017 and Princess Marie had attended the premiere back then.

She wore a new Theory blazer (with thanks to Elena) with her Tara Jarmon blouse and Zara pants.

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Her ankle boots are ufo from October 2018 and her necklace is from Georg Jensen.

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Stop Spild Af Mad

Princess Marie attends Stop Wasting Food Dinner

On November 13th, Princess Marie attended the Stop Wasting Food Dinner in Copenhagen.

The international Stop Wasting Food Dinner was hosted by Selina Juul and the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Denmark Henk Swarttouw to support the fight against food waste. In addition to Princess Marie, guests included 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.

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.”

The dinner consisted 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 included 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 were invited to take the leftovers home in biodegradable boxes. Princess Marie had the opportunity to see them cook after her arrival.

About the guests attending, Selina Juul said: “The people who come here for dinner, they are all very relevant to the agenda. They did not only came because they are famous and to eat some nice food. They came because they all have a relationship with the fight against food waste”

The idea of the dinner came from the Dutch Ambassador to Denmark Henk Swarttouw:  “Too much food is wasted in the world. Over 33 percent of all food produced is wasted, so I would very much like to help raise awareness about this problem and support the fight. That is why I have chosen to become an ambassador of the Stop Wasting Food Movement” he said to TV2 Lorry.

You can see a short video here.

For the event, Princess Marie wore a new Zara dress (with thanks to @JAusten). The dress features “a V-shaped opening and a matching tie detail at the neck and long sleeves with wide cuffs, a seam at the waist and a loose-fitting A-line skirt with a wide ruffle trim on the hem.”

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Here’s a closer look at the spade print:

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Marie paired the new dress with her Jimmy Choo Romy glitter pumps, an old ufo burgundy velvet clutch and her By Malene Birger belt.

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By Malene Birger Belt
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For the jewels, Marie chose her Christine Hvelplund pendant earrings with her Christine Hvelplund ring.