Thank you, Iceflower
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #37, 2013.
Written by our learned reporter, Trine Larsen.
Yes, Marie was in Odense recently in inaugurate the student house, a place where all the 25.000 students of Southern Danish University can gather and meet.
Waiting for our Marie on this day with sporadic showers were two flowergirls, dressed in their fines, the twins Sif and Kraka. (*) Marie took her time chatting with the children and making them feel at easy before she asked for their help in holding the ribbon when she was to cut it.
Time for speeches. Marie listened while she rubbed the arms of the twins. The poor girls were apparantly a little cold, having bare arms in the neat dresses.
Then Marie was taken for a tour of the building which is to be used for among other things networking, meetings, lectures, concelling, concerts and so on.
SDU is not placed in one university town, but is spread out over a number of town and cities in Southern Jutland and Funen, so Marie was driven to the next event, to be met a Emilie, whom Marie also took good care of. Along with the flowergirl Marie went inside to a large auditorium where 1.500 foreign students were seated.
Marie had specifically requested that she waould not be seated up in front in a single chair like royals usually do, but rather that she would be seated on the front row and so be it.
This year 4.000 foreign students from 81 countries will attend at SDU.
Marie was stored on many cameras and phones during the whole show, which included listening to Danish songs and later on a reception
(*) Both names stems from the Norse mythology.
And I always mention the flowergirls because they are children and it's a big day for them - and an even bigger day for their grandparents...