The paper Jyllands Posten has a photoseries as well: http://foto.jp.dk/fotosite_albumview.php?serie=1042
From the visit it the school.
And an article: http://jp.dk/blitz/kongelige/article2087566.ece
Kejseren uden klæder på amerikansk - the emperor without clothes in American.
Written by Jørgen Ullerup. JP's US correspondent.
Well, the visit has at least led to ten year old Christian Calhoun, to declare that he will now pursue a career within the windmill industry.
The pupils at the school has for a year leading up to this visit had Denmark as a theme, now culminating with the visit by M&F.
Mary admitted she knew very little about Denmark, when she met Frederik, but stated that it's important to learn about other cultures because it can inspire and provide new ideas in how we can enrich our lives.
Mary also touched the subject about obesity among children, a subject Michelle Obama is also involved in.
The children had split up in groups and each group performed something in relation to Denmark. All of that ending up in all the children singing in Danish and as the journalist observed: "It may be debatable what an American child will achieve by singing: "Så går vi rundt om en enebærbusk", but the sang sounded beautiful, exposed to American accent".
And the conservative newspaper Berlinske Tidende has a gallery and an article as well: http://www.berlingske.dk/billeder/kr...-washington-dc
This appears to become a very well-covered visit.
In this article, eleven year old Charlene, she was the one in folk costume who presented flowers to Mary, confided to our reporter, David Trads: "They were just so sweet. We've learned so much about Denmark. How you are so green and how you help the weak. If just the whole world was like Denmark". - Well, thank you, Charlene. Unfortunately it isn't that rosy.
And in honour of Frederik perhaps, four boys impersonated four Danish football players. (*) One of the boys, Gavin aged eleven, stated: "I think Denmark will beat Holland on the 14. June". (**)
Eleven year old Grace had a good impression of the Danish welfare system and that may explain why we are considered the happiest people in the world. (***)
(*) Real football. Not the American version, where you grab an oddly shaped ball and carry it along the field and taking a break every two minuttes. Genuine football....
(**) Thank you, Gavin. Now we only need to convince the players. They complain that the balls behave oddly in the thin air and that the African spectators toot annoyingly in plastic horns.
(***) Yeah, yeah, yeah. I Know. It's a hotly contested subject for debate in USA, but that's what she said.
And wouldn't you know, we have even more from BT: http://www.bt.dk/royale/wintanas-eventyrli...f-frede-og-mary
From Sitar Arts Center.
This time a sweet little story about ten year old Wintana, who after having waited for months got a pic M&F on her phone. She said: "It's just like a real fairytale". And she continues: "(It was) the greatest experience of my life. - It was much, much better than I dared hope for. - The Princess was just so beautiful. But she was also sweet. And suddenly I wasn't nervous at all. We just talked. She said our centre was fantastic. And now I feel an even bigger desire to work on our art. And one day I hope we can visit Denmark".
The Sitar Arts Center is there for the benefit of the less wealthy families of Washington DC.
And as a follow up: In response to questions from journalists Mary and Frederik said that in their opinion American and Danish children are equally creative. (*)
They said about Christian and Bella: "They paint and dance. They are reeeeasonably creative (**)
(*) As all children on the planet, fortunately, are.
(**) I'll bet you fifteen bananas that was Frederik's words! Interjecting the word "rimelig = reasonable" in that sentence and in that way, is very Danish and typical of Frederik.