The Crown Prince Couple and their entourage made a visit to Mary's home country Australia. Reason was the 40th jubilee of the Sydney Opera House which was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Mary must have been asked for the occasion, but her Department also took the opportunity to stretch the event to all of Mary's charities that have a link with Australia such as anti bullying and twins. They were able to use the Opera House has a fantastic venue for meetings and to hand out the Crown Prince Couple's Awards.
The official part lasted 4 days but the whole journey took about 10 days.
25 October 2013
Launch of the international exchange programme “MADE by the Opera House” for Danish and Australian architecture, engineering and design students.
Official opening of the Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Flagship Store in Sydney.
Premier´s Reading Challenge: a reading competition for primary school children in Tasmania.
Opening of the exhibition “Danish Design at the House” in the Opera House foyer.