Since the Royal Family is in official mourning until March 14th after the death of Prince Henrik, I thought I would keep the blog active by doing some flashback posts about Princess Marie’s past events.
On February 22, 2016, Princess Marie was on hand to officially open the WeFood store in Copenhagen with Selina Juul.
Selina Juul is the founder of Stop Spild Af Mad, the leading organization fighting against food waste in Denmark. This was Princess Marie’s first big involvement in the Danish fight against food waste.
More information about WeFood: ” WeFood sells goods that regular supermarkets can no longer sell due to overdue ‘best before’ dates, incorrect labels or damaged packaging. The products found in WeFood are still edible and safe to consume according to the Danish food legislation, but have simply lost their value to the partner donating them.” You can read more about the initiative, sponsored by DanChurchAid, one of Princess Marie’s patronage, here.
Princess Marie had the opportunity to visit the store afterward. Last year, both Princess Marie and Selina Juul gave interviews to Brazilian TV and French TV to promote WeFood and the fight against food waste. You can read about these interviews here.
For this event, Princess Marie wore her old Isabel Marant jacket with a green scarf.
She also wore her Jimmy Choo ‘Mitchell’ pumps and a new UFO clutch.
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.
Princess Marie wore a new nude/light pink coat with an old dress that she first wore at the Opening of Parliament in 2014 . The coat is from Reiss and was found by Alina !
Marie wore her grey Gianvito Rossi pumps first worn in December 2015 with an old UFO clutch from 2010 (also debuted at the Opening of Parliament) and her daisy brooch. I don’t know the brand of the hat but it was first worn in 2014 at the Opening of Parliament, with the same dress.
Last night, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the Rolling Stones concert at the Parken in Copenhagen with their good friends Oscar and Britt Siesbye (who is also Marie’s Lady-In-Waiting).
Marie wore her Isabel Marant jacket first worn in 2016 with a new top , her Jimmy Choo shoes first worn in 2014 and her favorite Christine Hvelplund ring.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on October 9th.Princess Marie will privately visit an Autism Center as Patron of the Danish Association for Autism and also attend the viewing of ‘Digital Offer’,a film produced by the center about the development of digital tools for autistic patients of the center.
Today was Princess Athena’s first day of school ! Athena turned five in January and she started Grade 0 at St Joseph’s Sisters School in Ordrup , near the family home in Klampenborg, today.
A small photoshoot was held in front of the family house this morning, before their departure to the school in order not to bother the others families and children going to the same school. Prince Henrik is also enrolled at this school. Princess Athena was understandably shy and nervous on this very important day and she didn’t want to get out of the house.
Princess Marie’s dog Apple entertained the photographers while Prince Joachim and Princess Marie convinced Athena to come outside.
After the photoshoot, the family left the home to go to the school.
For this important day, Princess Marie wore a new Claire Sofié dress with an Isabel Marant jacket first worn in 2016 and her Tod’s blue wedges.
Princess Athena was very cute in her Petit Bateau floral dress and pink cardigan with matching sandals and headband and her Lego Friends backpack.
Last June, it was announced that Princess Marie started working with the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), she had already worked with them a lot of times since 2011. Princess Marie has taken additional classes in order to be efficient in this new work.
Today, Kongehuset published three photos of Marie working in DEMA’s office on a new prevention strategy. The meeting took place on Thursday.
During the meeting , prevention strategies in France and Ontario,Canada were reviewed. In previous meetings, they had focused on other prevention strategies like the ones in Scotland and the Netherlands among others.
In these photos published by Kongehuset, Princess Marie wore her Isabel Marant jacket with a new pink blouse and black pants.
We’ll next see Marie tomorrow at the gala dinner for the state visit of Iceland.