Prince Joachim & Princess Marie's Visit to Brazil: September 12-16, 2010
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #31, 2010.
Marie og Joachim til Rio - Marie and Joachim to Rio.
Written by Trine Larsen.
Princess Marie and her Joachim will go to Brazil from the 11-18 September on behalf of Danish commerce, Joachim's specialty.
The details of the schedule have not yet been determined, however they are going to visit Rio de Janeiro, where there is a large exhibition and conference called Rio Oil and Gas EXPO. Here a number of danish companies will be represented.
They are also going to visit Sao Paolo in a pretty busy schedule. As such Bette Henrik will stay at home.
According to a press report of the Royal House from August 11, the visit
to Brazil will take place from September 12th till September 16th, 2010,
so that's a bit shorter as it had been announced in that first article
(the thread title will therefore be changed).
Cities included in the visit will be São Paulo, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro
and a final visit will be made to the Amazonas.
A business delegation with 21 participating Danish companies will accompany
Prince Joachim to the "Rio Oil & Gas Trade Fair 2010" and Joachim will open
two companies in São Paulo. Princess Marie will attend various events in
her role as patroness of UNESCO Denmark, which sounds like an interesting
Joint events of the couple will include meetings with politicians (mayors,
governors), the opening of a design biennale and meetings with Danes living
So, an interesting visit we can look forward to!
** Source: Prins Joachim og Prinsesse Marie besøger Brasilien den 12.-16. september **
Official program of the visit
Sent by Paty
Sunday, 12 September (joint programe)
TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will attend a ceremony in Scandinavian Church followed by a reception, hosted by the Danish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo and with the participation of particular the Danish colony and selected from the business world in São Paulo.
Monday 13th September
Kl. 09:00 (joint programme)
TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will meet with Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab.
Programme of HRH Prince Joachim
Official opening of the Danish company Nilfisk Brazilian subsidiary.
Visit Scandinavia Designs that prevent design event with a focus on Danish design in collaboration with VisitDenmark.
Official opening of Danish Design, a furniture store with Danish design.
Program HRH Princess Marie
Visits by Blind Foundation Fundaço Dorina Noville supported with funds collected from the sale of Scandinavian products at the annual bazaar in São Paulo.
Packed with UNESCO, UNICEF and LEGO, which advised on the ongoing charitable and aid projects in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Visit of the training project Fundaço the Gol Letra which aims to help young people's educational and cultural development.
Kl. 20.00 (joint programme)
Dinner hosted by LEGO Education / UNESCO, where LEGO presents their strategy of learning by doing ".
Curitibia / Rio de Janeiro
Tuesday 14th September (joint program)
Visits by Novozymes seminar Sustainability.
Opening of the Danish design exhibition at the Design Biennale and visits by the Danish state "It's a small world."
Reception with the Danish colony in Rio de Janeiro at the Hotel Marriott.
Wednesday 15th September, Rio de Janeiro
Program HRH Prince Joachim
Breakfast with representatives from 21 Danish companies participating in the Rio Oil & Gas exhibition at Hotel Marriott.
Meeting with the Brazilian energy company Petrobras management.
Meeting in Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and subsequent lunch.
Visit by Danish stands at the Rio Oil & Gas Exhibition.
Program HRH Princess Marie
Visit at UNESCO headquarters in slum Cantagalo with introduction to the cooperation between UNESCO / Globo and their development crianças Esperança.
Visits by Adolecentro where children through play with LEGO to develop their skills.
Packed with the Brazilian TV production center Rede Globo / Projac with subsequent tour.
Reception with business executives from oil and gas industry, including Petrobras at Hotel Marriott.
Thursday 16th September (joint programe)
Tour opera house Teatro Amazonas.
Meeting with Amazonas Governor Omar Aziz, Minister for Environment Nadia Ferreira and Director of the Fund for a sustainable Amazon Virgilio Viana
Amazonas and Manus
Friday the 17th September - Sunday 19 September
TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie visits the Amazon rainforest and with a focus on climate policy and the protection of the rainforest.
The visit has started, here's a first article from Billed-Bladet:
** BB: Joachim og Marie indtog Brasilien **
Thank you, Iceflower :flowers:
I see it's Henrik Salling who is covering their visit. Then we can expect a very favourable account of the fair Marie...
Not as favourable I believe as another BB journalist, Ulrik Ulriksen, who managed to write an entire and very flattering article based on our Marie sporting a pony tail. :wub:
I may still have that story somewhere in my archive.
Day 2: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie meet with Sao Paulo's Mayor Gilberto Kassab.
Princess Marie visits the Liga Solidária Foundation
Day 2: Princess Marie visit a educational project in Sao Paulo
Visit of the training project Fundaço Gol Letra which aims to help young people's educational and cultural development.
The Princess with Raí famous Brazilian football player and Co-founder of Gol de Letra Foundation. The institution is acknowledged by UNESCO as world model in children and adolescents assistance in a social risk environment. So it make sense that Marie visited the foundation.
Here is an article on the Danish Desings Exhibition (translation)
Thanks :flowers: Paty for pics and articles
Yahoo.com Prince Joachim - Yahoo! News Photos
sandiego.com Photo from AP Photo - Prince Joachim, Princess Marie News, photos, topics, and quotes
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*G1 Brasil : G1 - Princesa da Dinamarca visita entidades sociais em SP - notícias em São Paulo
*magazine Contigo: Raí encontra a princesa da Dinamarca - Notícias - Contigo!
Princess Marie of Denmark, wife of the Prince Joachim of Denmark, during her visit at the Liga Solidaria social project in Pinheiros neighborhood, on September 13, 2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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A gallery of Prince Joachim from one of his solo visits.
A Billed-Bladet article about day 2:
** Marie moedte Brasiliens boern **
Day 2: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended yesterday night a dinner hosted by LEGO Education / UNESCO, where LEGO presents their project " learning by doing ".
Glamurama - Joyce Pascowitch#
Picture Gallery from Billed Bladet
Billed-Bladet - Prinsesse Marie på dagcenter i Sao Paolo
Prince Joaquim at the opening of Danish Design, a furniture store with Danish design
Evening event of day 3:
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie present the Order of the Dannebrog to the
Danish Honorary Consul in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Jose Carvalho, September 14,
** ppe gallery **
Thank you all of your for the many pics :flowers:
It's a good thing, both for Joachim but certainly also for Danish commerce that the fair Marie is on this trip as well.
There would normally not be nearly as much coverage if Joachim went alone.
Danish commerce are more than happy to shower Joachim with petals should he wish for that. With our Marie around as well, I'd say they'd be willing to join hands and dance around J&M in a circle. :lol:
Bussiness and commerce is Joachim's specialty and with his Marie around to charm everybody, they are a pretty good team.
Great findings, Paty! It's wonderful that there's a lot of coverage on the
couple's trip, I hadn't expected that.
Surrounded by children from Child Hope non profit charity organization, Princess
Marie poses for pictures during a visit to the Cantagalo slum, in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
Love the energy on pic 2 :smile:
** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **
Here are more photos from the visit to "Criança Esperança" (Child Hope), a social project aimed at improving life for disadvantaged children in Brazil . It was stablished by TV Globo , initially in partnership with Unicef and currently with the Unesco. The project is one of the most successful brands related to social programs aimed at children needy throughout world.
Tv Globo annually aired a television show which main goal is to collect money for the financing of its projects.
Belga Picture Gallery
Nice pictures: PPE Agency
I so love how the DRF have these 3 main teams of couples (QMII & Prince Henrik; the CP Couple and Prince Joachim & Princess Marie) carrying out various duties and tasks all over the world, with everyone carrying out activities that show case their strengths!:flowers::smile:
Great pictures, thanks for posting them.
Its great seeing them on joint events but also quite active on solo events.
Marie's visit to the Cantagalo slum looked quite fun.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #37, 2010.
Parløb i Brasilien - Working as a couple in Brazil.
Written by Henrik Salling.
First a little back ground info, which you can skip:
As Brazil is emerging more and more as a stable and ever growing economy and political factor in the world, not least in dominating South America, Danish commerce is naturally very interested in getting an even more solid foothold in Brazil.
The trade balance between DK and Brazil is about level and roughly a little less that 1% of the Danish GNP, so Danish commerce is interested in increasing that figure, just as Brazil is interested in implementing high tech solutions for a huge number of problems.
Brazil mainly export agricultural goods to DK, while DK export know how in regards to recycling, alternative energy and as Brazil is about to expand their off shore oil drilling, also an area where Denmark, which is so far self sufficient with energy has some something to offer.
As Denmark directly or indiractly control about 10 % of the world's merchant shipping this is a thing where both parts hope for an increased coorporation as well. In short, there are plenty of opportunities and this is where a genuine Prince, and his charming wife can help open doors.
It certainly does not harm that Joachim is articulate and is a competent businessman himself!
And now for the article:
It all started with an evening event at the Scandinavian Church in Sao Paulo. Here around 300 Danes had shown up for the welcoming reception to see Joachim and perhaps more so our Marie. 60 local scouts constituted the charming honor guard.
It's the first time the fair Marie is in Brazil: "I'm very proud of representing my country and we have both looked forward to go to Brazil.
I haven't been here before but Sao Paulo reminds me a bit of New York. Here is a good energy and the Brazilians seem incredibly sweet.
Prince Joachim was however here in 1991 but I don't think he recalls much of that", laughed the Marie while holding her Joachim's hand.
People were flocking around Marie and when a heavily pregnant woman showed up Marie burst out: "What a big belly. How far are you"? Only a month remaining.
At some point a choir suddenly started singing (*) and la Marie leaned her head against Joachim's shoulder while they listened. Ahh. :tongue:
J&M are staying at a hotel during their visit in Sao Paulo.
Now, few are in doubt that Princess Marie is a woman, and a pretty feminine one of the sort. Her shopping genes are also alive and well. She was observed leaving the Danish consulat going for a little spontanous shopping trip to the local shops. Escorted by what looks to me to be a PET officer, rather than a Brazilian agent. I believe I've recognized at least two PET officers on this trip.
Monday, time to go to work. While Joachim was occupied with business-something, the press flocked in the heels of Marie.
Marie visited the Dorina Nowilles Foundation for blind. Alas, the founder, the charismatic 90 years old Dorina Nowilles died ten days prior to the visit. Marie is patron for UNICEF and interested in schooling and education, this foundation or institute produce more than 1.000 books and sound books for blind. On occassion of her visit they had also made chocolate balls, which Marie naturally had to sample.
Lego bricks are also used at this instutute (DUPLO) as they are used to stimulate blind children. Blind children are just as eager to build shapes they have felt as seeing children are at building things they have seen.
But it was a blind seven year old boy, who on top of that has a weak spine, who stole Marie's heart. Yago da Silva displayed his abillities with a football as well as jumping on a trampoline.
"We have a trampolie like that at home as well", she said before kissing Yago on his cheek.
Q: Have you yourself become good at playing with the coloured bricks?
Marie: "Together with my son I play a lot with Lego (DUPLO) and I think I've become pretty good at it. But that's how it is when you have a little boy".
Then it was off to Liga Solidaria. A place in a poor neighborhood where children can stay and learn things. It was founded by a leading Brazilian soccer player, Rai Souza Viera de Oliveira. They were handed Lego bricks as well and there is a very charming picture in the article, where Marie is handing a boy a large boc of Lego and it's pretty clear that the boy has forgotten all about Marie. Princess? What Princess?
Joachim stated: "I've been looking forward to show Brazil to my wife". (**)
(*) Now, I know that male choirs roam the countryside in Russia and Wales, stalking unsuspecting travellers, but I didn't know that is the case in Brazil as well. ;)
(**) Joachim is naturally and in this context very appropriatly using the formal word for wife.
Informal word for wife = kone.
Formal word for wife = hustru.
Video of Princess Marie visiting Criança Esperança
YouTube - Princesa da Dinamarca visita ECE RJ
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