Friday, 30 January 2015

Kronprinsparrets Priser 2006

24 September 2006

The Crown Prince Couple's Prizes were established as a wedding present by Bikubenfonden in 2004.

The Prizes honour artistic, cultural and humanitarian achievements in Denmark. A jury choses a number of candidates, and the crown prince and crown princess select a winner. Each year the award ceremony is a live televised ceremony in which the crown prince couple plays an active part.


2005 saw the first award ceremony, but pregnant Mary was absent. She had to rest on doctor's orders.

In 2006 she took part for the first time, wearing a new dress by Heartmade.


The ceremony took place at the Opera in Copenhagen. The crown prince couple was accompanied by Caroline Heering, Mary's lady-in-waiting.


The crown prince couple's culture prize went to Olafur Eliasson. He received 500.000 Danish kroner.


The social prize went to Mary's patronage Julemærkefonden. Chairwoman Joan Vestergaard received 250.000 Danish kroner.



Princess Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Isabella. The news hadn't been made public yet.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mass for empress Maria Feodorovna

23 September 2006

The day after her visit to Prague crown princess Mary joined the other Danish royals for a remembrance service for empress Maria Feodorvna at Roskilde cathedral - the burial church of the Danish Royal House since the 14th century.

Mary's lady-in-waiting, Caroline Heering was also present (see video).


 

Mary wore a new hat by Susanne Juul.


Danish princess Dagmar married Russian tzar Alexander III. She took on the new Russian name of "Maria Feodorvna". The empress was buried in Denmark when she died in 1928. Because of the Revolution she had fled Russia years earlier. In 2006 her corpse was finally transferred to Russia to be buried with her husband and children - as she had wished for.



The service and departure of the coffin was broadcast live on Danish TV.



The remains were accompanied by the horse guards and driven to Langelinie. The Danish royals watched the procession from the balcony of Amalienborg.




The royals the watched and waved as the coffin and the Romanov family members who accompanied it took off on board the Danish vessel Esbern Snare.





Frederik and Mary would also be present in Russia a few days later, for the actual reburial.

Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Isabella. The news hadn't been made public yet.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Visit to Prague: day 2

22 September 2006

Mary's second and final day in Prague started with a visit to a Danish bakery at 9:30.


 


At 10:00 there was a meeting with the mayor of Prague, Pavel Bem. She was officially handed the keys to the city.



Followed by a visit to the old town and the Strahov monastery basilica & library.





At noon the visit concluded with lunch: first lady Livia Klausova received crown princess Mary at Prague castle.




Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Isabella. The news hadn't been made public yet.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Visit to Prague: day 1

21 September 2006

Crown princess Mary made a 2 day official visit to Prague, Czech Republic. She was accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Caroline Heering.

The visit was mostly meant as a business trip for Danish pharmaceuticals, combined with a few cultural stops.

At 11:00 the official visit started with the visit of Novo Nordisk and NYCOMED delegations to the Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Prague.



Afterwards Mary was given a tour of the old city.




In the afternoon first lady Livia Klausova met crown princess Mary for a boat trip on the Vltava River. It then went on to a reception at the Danish ambassador's residence.







At night Mary and the Czech first lady attended a concert by Danish National Symphony Orchestra fior the Prague Autumn International Music Festival, at the Rudolfinum Concert Hall.

Mary wore a new dress by Hugo Boss.


Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Isabella. The news hadn't been made public yet.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

WHO reception

12 September 2006

For the second day in a row crown princess Mary attended a WHO reception in Copenhagen. This one was organized by the Danish Minister for Public Health, at Den Blå Planet in Copenhagen.


Mary was in the very first stage of her pregnancy with Isabella. The news hadn't been made public yet.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

WHO conference

11 September 2006

As patron of the WHO Regional Office for Europe (which is based in Copenhagen), crown princess Mary adressed the assembly with a speech during a European conference in Copenhagen.


The Danish crown princess said she would be focusing on actions against child obesity and vaccination in the months to come - including a working visit to Istanbul, Turkey.



Mary was accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Caroline Heering.



At night Mary was also present at a WHO reception.


Mary was in the very first stage of her pregnancy with Isabella. The news hadn't been made public yet.