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Princess Marie attends the L’Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 2017

Today, Princess Marie attended the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 2017 as Patron of the Danish Committee of UNESCO. These awards were created in Denmark in 2007 by the L’Oreal Foundation and UNESCO. The awards exist in different countries as well.

Princess Marie has previously attended in 2013 and in 2015 . Over the years , 97 awards have been given in different countries and two recipients have won a Nobel Prize. This year’s Danish edition was special as it was the 10th anniversary of the awards in Denmark.

The awards aims to recognize women in science and push women to expose their ideas and their works. Each year, three women are chosen among the contestants to receive the awards. This year’s winners are Katrine Ter-Borch Gram Schjoldager from the University of Copenhagen, Kirsten Marie Ornsbjerg from the Chemical Institute of the University of Copenhagen and Sofia Ribeiro from the Geological Survey for Denmark and Greenland Institute. Each winner also gets 100000 kr ( = around $16,000 ) for further research.

Princess Marie gave a short speech , praising the women and saying how important it is that more and more women are recognized in their field of research even though scientific research is still a field dominated by men.

 

Princess Marie wore an UFO black pant suit from 2015 with a new Hugo Boss blouse.

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She also wore her Sergio Rossi black ankle boots,  her old JEWLSCPH earrings and her Christine Hvelplund bracelet.

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© JEWLSCPH
© Christine Hvelplund

We’ll next see Princess Marie on December 7, as she will attend the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Lecturer’s Order.

AIDS-Fondet · Visits

Princess Marie attends World AIDS Day event

Today, Princess Marie ,as Patron of AIDS-Fondet, attended an event in honor of World AIDS Day.
Princess Marie is Patron of AIDS-Fondet since December 1st, 2012. She is very involved in the cause and she attended AIDS-Fondet’s Christmas concert last week.
Marie brought her children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, with her. She had also brought them the last time she attended the event in 2014 (with Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix).
Each year, candles are lit in honor of those who lost their lives because of HIV. This event was created in 1994 by the Positive Group. The Positive Group offers support for people infected by HIV.
In honor of World AIDS Day, Marie gave an interview to Out & About, a Danish LGBTQ magazine, you can read the translation I made here.
© Chris Christophersen / Out & About
Princess Marie wore a new black double breasted coat with a red turtleneck top and black pants.
I don’t have enough photos to be sure but I believe she also wore her Sergio Rossi black suede ankle boots and her Christine Hvelplund earrings.
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AIDS-Fondet · Visits

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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©Carlend Copenhagen

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

Interviews · Stop Spild Af Mad

Princess Marie and Selina Juul give interview about food waste and WeFood

It appears that Selina Juul and Princess Marie are bringing their fight against food waste abroad ! Indeed, they gave interviews to foreign TV channels about food waste and WeFood. Princess Marie received both journalists at Amalienborg Palace.

Princess Marie gave an interview to Globo Reporter , a Brazilian TV Channel, about food waste and WeFood, a Danish store Marie officially launched in February 2016. She started promoting the WeFood campaign in 2015. It is an initiative from DanChurchAid, of which Princess Marie is Patron.

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Princess Marie’s dog Apple was also in the video.

© Globo Reporter video

With thanks to Lurdes from Tesouras&Tiaras, here is a transcript of Marie’s interview which you can watch here.

© Globo Reporter video

Journalist : What does it feel like to be a Princess in the 21st century ?

Marie : My husband and I hope to be seen as examples. Examples of a simple life that I take very seriously. I cook everything that’s in the fridge, all the time. I do not like throwing food in the trash. Even if the expiration date has passed, I always take a second look at the product before throwing it away.
The voice over explains that Princess Marie is leading an initiative in fighting food waste , with two stores in Copenhagen already established by DanChurchAid. In these stores, you can purchase products left over from other stores with a 25% discount. Profit reverts to various hunger projects around the world. All this was possible when the law in Denmark changed in 2014 allowing products that would usually go into the trash but were still good for consumption to be donated by supermarkets and restaurants and resold in these stores like WeFood.
One employee of WeFood said: “It’s hard to tell people that they can eat food after the expiration date. Obviously, you have to be careful. For example, we do not sell meat or fish out of date because it would be dangerous but there is no problem in selling chips whose expiration date has passed.” The employee also shows vegetables with weird shapes or that are considered “ugly” by consumers but that are good to eat. No one buys them in regular stores , thus wasting, but they are bought into stores like WeFood.
© Globo Reporter video
The voice over says that last year, WeFood sold 100 tons of food that would have gone into the trash. The work is done by 100 volunteers, the most famous being Princess Marie.
Marie says : ” A third of all the food produced goes into the trash. And when we think that 800 million people are hungry in the world while we throw food away, it’s simply unacceptable.
The journalist also interviewed a garbage man who said he loves what he does!  They explained that each wooden cabine that serves as a particular dwelling building is destined for a different type of garbage. The degree of confidence in Danish society is high, to the extent that the garbage man has access to the dwellings of all the houses that are included in his job route.
Princess Marie also said : ” This is a country where we feel truly safe. We take our children to school by bike. It’s great!”.
© Globo Reporter video
This morning, Princess Marie and Selina Juul, the founder of Stop Spild af Mad (Stop Food Waste), gave another interview to France 2, a French TV Channel.
© France 2 video

With thanks to an anonymous reader, here is a transcript of Marie’s part of the interview:

© France 2 video

Journalist : Today, the Denmark has become an example for the whole world [about food waste]

Marie: If there is one country where I could have imagined this to be possible, it’s here. Danes are really respectful, proper and generous. They have a huge respect for the environment. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the WeFood store…
Journalist : I did! You officially opened it
Marie: I did ! WeFood sells all the products that can’t be sell in supermarkets with a 30% to 50% discount, the ones with a broken packaging, the ones whose expiration date has passed and the ones that were in too much quantity , because there always is too much products [in supermarkets].
All profits go to the humanitarian association to help people suffering from famine and malnutrition , that is almost 800 million people.
If I am so involved in this cause, it is because I really care about this. And I don’t like throwing things in the trash [when we could still eat them or use them if it’s not food]. I really can’t do that and it’s part of my education. I had the chance to have parents who were good examples for me.

The change in behavior is the only way! It’s like turning off the lights [when we leave a room or don’t need them], we do not throw food in the trash. I hope never throwing food will become a reflex.

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The journalist then interviewed Selina Juul.

Selina: When I came to Denmark from Moscow, Russia 25 years ago, I was very shocked to see so much food here. People wasted food everywhere and I felt the need to create this movement and it exploded! So we aim to educate the consumers, we give them tool to help them stop wasting food and we also work with schools and children all over the country.
Journalist: Selina, Denmark reduced its food wasting by 25%, which is amazing. But you think we could do even better. How ?
Selina: Of course, 25% is an amazing job! And since the past ten years, our association has insisted on the change of habits of all levels of the food chain from the farms to the supermarkets and consumers. We were supported by the last three governments, we create a new chain of values where we collaborate with supermarkets,restaurants and consumers so that they won’t buy or serve products based on if they are “ugly” or not, the esthetic value is not taken into account. Of course, we can export our knowledge to other countries but you need to understand that Denmark is a really small country so this can not be implemented in the US, in China or in Russia but we are doing what we can to inspire them to avoid food wasting

© France 2 video

You can watch the full interview here.

I emailed Stop Spild af Mad and Kongehuset asking for more information about these interviews and if there were going to be more of them but I didn’t get any answer so far.

© Stop Spild Af Mad

Princess Marie is very involved in the fight against food waste. Last August, she was the Patron of the World Food Summit – Better Food for More People and she took over Samvirke’s instagram to talk about her own way of avoiding food waste in her home. You can read more about Stop Spild af Mad here.

© Samvirke

For the interview with Globo Reporter, Princess Marie wore her white Zara jacket first worn in 2012 and her Jimmy Choo nude suede ‘Romy’ pumps first worn earlier this year.

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    © Jimmy Choo
 For the interview with France 2 , Marie wore a new purple blouse with her Sergio Rossi boots first worn in 2016.
    © Farfetch

We’ll next see Princess Marie on the 26th as she’ll attend AIDS-Fondet’s christmas party.

Landsforeningen Autisme · Visits

Princess Marie visit an Autism Center and attends a film premiere in Vordingborg

Today, Princess Marie was in Vordingborg as Patron of the Danish Association for Autism. Princess Marie first visited the Stronstrom Autism Center where she met patients and learned about the center’s new method.

Princess Marie is really involved in her role as Patron of the Danish Association for Autism, it was one of her first patronage and the cause is really important for her as one of her nephew is autistic.She usually attends several events related to the association every year. There were only four photos released and you can see them in the article above.

Afterwards, she went to BiograffCaffeen to attend the premiere of the new documentary ‘Det Digitale Tilbud’ (‘The Digital Offer’) which was produced by the Center and promote the use of digital tools to help autistic people become self-reliant and to give them a better life.The film has won the “Excellence Award” at the American Short Film Festival and had also been awarded the ‘Recognition Award’ at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. You can see more photos here.

Princess Marie said that : ” The movie was really good. It shows how important it is to use digital tools to give people with autism a better everyday life”. Princess Marie was involved in the making of the film as she is the one giving a short introduction to the project at the beginning of the film. You can see it below and watch the full film here.

For this important visit, Princess Marie wore an old UFO jacket first worn in 2011 with a purple top and brown pants.

She paired this outfit with amethyst earrings, her old Naledi Copenhagen clutch and her old Sergio Rossi black ankle boots.

© Naledi Copenhagen
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In the video, she’s wearing her Baum und Pferdgarten top, first worn earlier this year.

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There hasn’t been any events announced for Marie by Kongehuset.