In honor of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary‘s 11th wedding anniversary, today’s royal round up features the Danish Royal family.
On Tuesday, May 12, Crown Princess Mary visited Aalborg with the Mary Foundation to open the “Advice for Life” program for Mothers Aid and participate in a Club Fidus event. “Advice for Life” program is an offer of free economic, legal and social counseling to women that have been subjected to physical, psychological or economic violence. I love that Mary is involved with supporting women’s issues. After her visit to Mothers Aid, Mary attended a Club Fidus event where she gave a speech and played soccer with the kids.
On Sunday, May 10, Mary inaugurated the Bridge Walking on the Little Belt Bridge.
On Thursday, May 7, Mary presented the “The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship” at Copenhagen University – which is awarded annually to two exchange students from Australia.
On May 8, Mary attended the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care. I’ve never heard Mary say the word “palliative”, but I’m guessing she knows the proper way to pronounce it, unlike Kate Middleton who after three years of supporting palliative care still has no idea how to pronounce the word properly.
On Tuesday, May 5, Mary attended a memorial service for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from Nazi Germany.
On Monday, May 11, Princess Marie was at the Danish L’Oreal/UNESCO National Commission to present scholarships awards for women in science. The grants are funded by the Danish National Commission for UNESCO and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences. There are up to three scholarships awarded each year of 110,000 kr. The goal is to create a better balance between women and men in the research world because an equal distribution of the sexes creates more diverse approaches, more dynamic, and better research. Yay women in STEM!
Marie debuted a bob at this event – following in the footsteps of Queen Letizia. I must say I like the bob on Marie way better than I do on Letizia.
Here are some photos from Frederik and Mary’s wedding, in honor of their anniversary.