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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© Sonja Thomsen, Nordea

“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.

Ralph Lauren jacket
© Boozt
Sergio Rossi Ankle Boots
© Farfetch

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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.

Christine Hvelplund Earrings
© Christine Hvelplund
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© Michael Kors

 

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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© Place des Tendances
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© Ebay

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

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© Georg Jensen
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Athena, Henrik, Visits

Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and their children attend the premiere of LEGO Movie 2

Today, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena attended the premiere of LEGO Movie 2 in Copenhagen.

In 2017, Princess Marie, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena had already attended the premiere of the LEGO Batman movie with Princess Marie’s father Alain Cavallier.

 

Princess Marie wore a new Goat Fashion coat. It is the Redgrave coat in nude and she already owns it in navy. She wore a white top, black pants, and a old ufo black clutch.

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© Goat Fashion

She also wore a new Charlotte Sparre scarf and her favorite Sergio Rossi shoes.

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© Charlotte Sparre
Sergio Rossi Ankle Boots
© Farfetch

Princess Athena looked very cute wearing a new Petit Bateau dress with her favorite Zara coat. It is the third time we saw her wearing this coat since December 24th, 2018.

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© Petit Bateau
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©Zara

Princess Marie has an event tomorrow. She will visit Nordea who employs autistic workers.

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

Gala Dinner, State Visit

State Visit to Denmark – Day 2

Today, Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron ended their state visit to Denmark.

They spent the morning with the Crown Prince Couple before hosting a reception in honor of Queen Margrethe at the Danish Royal Playhouse in Copenhagen.

Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the reception.

Princess Marie wore a fully recycled outfit. She chose to wear her Huishan Zhang ‘Keira’ which she debuted at Prince Felix’s confirmation in April 2017.

Huishan Zhang Dress
© MatchesFashion

She paired it with her nude Sergio Rossi pumps and her Etui Bags nude clutch.

Sergio Rossi Pumps
© TheRealReal

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© Etui Bags

We’ll next see Princess Marie tomorrow when she officially opens the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit.

Better Food For More People, Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival, Stop Spild Af Mad, Visits

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.

©Ministry of Food and Environment

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.

© Madkamp

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. “

© Frederikke Brostrup

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 :

©Ministry of Food and Environment

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.

© Lyst

©Carlend Copenhagen

© Farfetch

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.