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Prince Frederik's Official Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar; January 15th-17th, 2010

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Friday 15th January 2010 - Thursday 21st January 2010
H.K.H. Crown Prince on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates during the period 15th-21st January
Visit to Abu Dhabi
Date: 18-21, 2010
Purpose: World future energy summit
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Here is an article by BB about Crown Prince Frederiks trip which starts today to the Middle East
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It's a shame, he's living Mary and the children behind.
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List of official events from kronprinsparret.dk

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According to that its the 16th-20th?
He leaves today, but doesn't start engagements till tommorow.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:56 AM
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Program of the Visit: In Danish
D.K.H. Kronprinsparret - Program for H.K.H. Kronprinsens officielle besøg i Mellemøsten 16.-20. januar 2010
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It's a shame, he's living Mary and the children behind.
Do you guys think perhaps Mary isn't going because the Middle Easterners aren't too welcoming of women, especially foreign women? You know, because they tend to be very male dominated societies?
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I think it´s because Mary has other plans you know work and shopping....
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Do you guys think perhaps Mary isn't going because the Middle Easterners aren't too welcoming of women, especially foreign women? You know, because they tend to be very male dominated societies?
No, Mary's a princess normal rules don't apply.
She's probably not going because theres no reason to go.
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I think it´s because Mary has other plans you know work and shopping....
That seems a little unfair to me
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The trip is mainly about alternative energy resources, which is associated with the climate change initiative. This area is CP Frederik's focus since he was the patron of COP15 in Denmark last month.

Members of the DRF regularly travel to foreign countries in support of their various areas of interests. We also have to remember that this would be first high profiled visit of a senior member of the DRF to the Middle East since the Mohammad Cartoon Crisis in 2005.

The Danish Foreign Ministry press release from January 15 as the following link Google Translate
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Frederik arrived last night in Saudi's capital Riyadh
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That seems a little unfair to me
Unfair in what way?

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Frederik arrived last night in Saudi's capital Riyadh
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Very casual, must be quite warm there.
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Very casual, must be quite warm there.
Well nights are as low as 12-9C, thats pretty cold but since it was from the plane to car I dont see why he has to be in a coat

Governor of Riyadh Region meets with Denmarks crown prince
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Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz meets with Crown PrinceFrederik during a today in Riyadh.

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Prince Frederik meets with the General President of Youth Welfare
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Prince Frederik visits the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce
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No, Mary's a princess normal rules don't apply.
She's probably not going because theres no reason to go.
Exactly! These official visits take over a year or months to plan. If the Danish Government and the Royal House felt that CP Mary should accompany CP Frederik on this Middle East trip, then I am sure she would have gone. There is plenty of time to plan CP Mary's other work and shopping!
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The surroundings look stunning.
I love the difference between a European Crown Prince and an Asian Crown Prince.

Over a year, maybe for a state event but not a 2 day event like this.
I'm sure Mary isn't just wondering around Denmark shopping at this moment.

Mary has two events during the time Frederik is abroad.

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The Crown Princess attends the Home Guard's New Year Concert at the Copenhagen City Hall at 19:30.

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The Crown Princess hosts a New Years reception for her patronages at Christian VIII's Palace, Amalienborg, at 11:00.
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The comment seemed to imply that Mary was too busy shopping to attend.
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That was one busy packed day for Frederik in Saudi. Will maybe because it was a really short trip and lots of things to get done.
Gallery of pictures of Frederik meeting with different Saudi royals.
Will be interesting to see him in Qatar and UAE.

Todays programme in Qatar - January 17
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10.30 Visit to Maersk Oil in Qatar.
12.00 Meeting with HRH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar.
14.00 Visit to the Museum of Islamic Art
15.10 Visit to the Souk Waqif
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Meeting with HRH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar
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