Joachim & Marie Visit Mexico to Launch “Wild Swans” Exhibition

  March 10, 2010 at 3:18 am by

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have paid an official visit to the United Mexican States, between March 3rd and 6th.

Arriving in Mexico City, a press conference at the location of the exhibition – Museo Franz Mayer – was the first stop for the visitors. Prince Joachim was joined by the director and producer of “The Wild Swans”, Jacob Jorgensen, for the press conference. Joachim and Marie also viewed the exhibition of costumes, before Prince Joachim headed to the Four Seasons Hotel to attend a seminar entitled “Mexico-Denmark Water Seminar: Hydric Infrastructure Investment Opportunities.” That evening, the duo attended the official opening of the exhibition.

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The following day began early and apart for the couple, who attended seperate events before joining together in the afternoon. Prince Joachim visited Grupo Modelo, a Mexican brewery, while Princess Marie played patron during a visit to the UNESCO Casa Luis Barragan (UNESCO House Louis Barragan – a museum). The visit coincides with Marie’s role as patron of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO. Meeting at just after 15:00 local time, and a bicycle tour of Mexico City was in order. The Mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrarad, offered his guests a bicycle ride to the “Dreams on Wheels” exhibition, which focuses on Danish cycling culture, at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, which they happily accepted.

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That evening, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were granted an audience with Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderon, at the Residence Los Pinos. First Lady Margarita Zabala was also in attendance. During the audience, Prince Joachim extended an invitation from his mother, Queen Margrethe, to President Calderon to make a state visit to Denmark next year (Queen Margrethe paid a state visit to Mexico in 2008). Following the meeting, Joachim and Marie attended a gala dinner at the National Museum of Anthropology and History, where they viewed the ancient Stone of the Sun (also known as the Aztec Calender Stone).

On their final day in Mexico, Joachim and Marie headed north of the nation’s capital to the impressive Teotihuacan pyramids, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back in the early millennia.

Click here to view the visit thread at TRF.

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