Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, Visits

Princess Marie attends Folkekirkens Nødhjælp’s Christmas event as Patron

Today, Princess Marie attended Folkekirkens Nødhjælp’s Christmas reception in Copenhagen. Folkekirkens Nødhjælp organizes each year a reception to thank every partner of the Fondation. Princess Marie is Patron of DanChurchAid since 2011 and has attended the reception every year except in 2015. 

©Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

Secretary-General Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen made the welcome speech and gave an insight into the Folkekirkens Nødhjælp’s work. Afterward, the audience had the opportunity to hear Annette Heick’s recalling of her humanitarian trip to Malawi as Ambassador with her husband, the famous television cook Jesper Vollmer, and their two sons Eliot and Storm. There they visited families who have received help via Give a goat project. 

The Give A Goat project is a very touching project where Danes can buy gifts such a school bench, a goat or a solar lamp. After they bought it, they receive a voucher or a gift card and the physical gift is sent to a poor family who needs the gift. In the case of the goat, once the goat has babies, the first baby is given to another poor family so the initial gift actually helps more than one family. You learn more about the project here.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, the Papaya choir performed South African songs. The choir was introduced by former Folkekirkens Nødhjælp Secretary-General, Christian Balslev-Olesen, with words about the legacy of Mandela.

Princess Marie wore the Hugo Boss ‘Illora’ dress that she first wore in November 2017 for a Christmas event in Paris, France.

© Hugo Boss

She also wore her Elise Gug black jacket. (You can see a photo of Marie’s departing the event with the jacket on here) Marie wore this jacket only once in public, it was in 2012 for Christmas at Mogeltonder.

© Elise Gug

She also wore her Sergio Rossi black suede ankle boots, new earrings and possibly a new clutch.

© Farfetch

We’ll next see Princess Marie on Thursday when she’ll attend Christmas festivities at Voergaard Slot

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Athena, Better Food For More People, Henrik

Denmark’s Training Ship is welcomed back to Copenhagen by members of the Royal Family

Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie bought their children Prince Henrik and Princess Athena to a very special event! Denmark’s Training Ship is back in Copenhagen and the members of the Danish royal family were there to welcome them as well as their families. Prince Joachim is the Patron of the ship who welcomes 80 students.

The ship was traveling since last year and was in the Virgin Islands or the Bermuda for examples. The members of the Danish royal family meet the ship’s crew last summer in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games.

© Billed-Bladet screenshot

The family took a boat to join the ship in Vedbaek so they could be on the ship for the last part of the trip , from Vedbaek to Copenhagen’s port. It looks like it was a really fun event for Henrik and Athena.

© Billed-Bladet screenshot

As you can see, there’s not a lot of photos available so I made screenshots of the video. You can see the videos available here and here.

For this event, Princess Marie wore an appropriate outfit but I don’t have much info about it. Her jacket is by Elise Gug, from their Fall 2015 Collection but this is the first time she wore it publicly. Her pants date back to 2010.

 

© Elise Gug

She also wore her Céline bag first worn in Rio in 2016. UPDATE : her new ankle boots are from Zara (there is a cutout behind the pompoms)

© Céline

© Zara

Landsforeningen Autisme, Visits

Official visit to Greenland with Autism Denmark – Day 1

Today, Princess Marie started an official visit to Nuuk, in Greenland. She will be back in Denmark on March 17th. The day started with a sad news when Kongehuset announced that Prince Richard, Princess Benedikte’s husband passed away. All our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Princess Marie , as Patron of Autism Denmark, will open the Autism Conference in Nuuk on Thursday.

Today, she landed at Nuuk Airport and was welcomed by members of the Greenland government and other officials . She then visited the airport , accompanied by a young employee , who has autism. Princess Marie had the opportunity to learn his duties and how he deals with autism at work. You can see more photos of Princess Marie’s first day here.

Princess Marie wore a new Parajumpers coat with an old Elise Gug jacket that I IDed a few days ago only.

© Parajumpers

© Elise Gug

 She wore black pants and her black UFO ankle booties with a new YSL black tote bag.

 

© YSL

Marie has a full day of events in Nuuk tomorrow. Here is the program :

10:00 : Visit to Uulineq , a residence for children with autism
11:15 : Visit to Suluppaluk , a residence for young people with autism
13:30 : Visit to Qiimaneq, a residence for adult with autism
15:15 : Visit of Greenland National Museum