Sunday, 22 March 2015

Red Barnets Børnepris

20 November 2006

Pregnant crown princess Mary handed out the Childrens Rights Award for Red Barnet in Copenhagen to psycholgist Kirsten Ørgaard, for her work with children in Greenland.

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

In her speech about Mrs Ørgaard and Mælkebøtte - a shelter for the children of alcoholics - in Nuuk, Mary said: "One of the first plants I got to know in my new homeland, was the mælkebøtte ("dandelion"). It was everywhere. Pretty, wonderful and capable of surviving even in the most deserted and rough places. The same goes for "Mælkebøtten" in Nuuk. But without Kirsten "Mælkebøtte" woudn't have been able to take root in Nuuk".

Mary wore a new coat by Malene Birger, that would also be worn 7 years later by the duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with George Windsor.

This was Mary's last event before leaving with Christian for a two week holiday in Australia. Frederik had already left.

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