Frederik and Mary in Washington, D.C. Day Two
The Danish business delegation visit to the US led by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary truly kicked off today, with a number of different events attended by the couple across Washington, D.C.
Crown Prince Frederik had an early start to the day as he joined 15 American veterans who were wounded in combat, along with the Danish Ambassador and 4 Danish veterans, for an early morning run from the Jefferson Memorial to the rear steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
He then joined up with his wife a little later in the morning for the official opening of the business portion of the visit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Throughout the day, Frederik and Mary separately attended various seminars focusing on maritime industry, sustainability and healthcare. The Crown Princess also visited the Children’s National Medical Centre for a tour of the facility, which is renowned for its paediatric innovation. She met with patients, their parents and doctors; before reading some Hans Christian Andersen to the children. The Crown Prince meanwhile had a meeting at the Capitol Building with the Democratic ‘Whip’ Steny Hoyer.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited the US Chamber of Commerce where the Crown Prince made an opening speech. pic.twitter.com/U7FxJArTRG
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Meeting up again in the evening, the couple were guests at the Grand Ball held at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building for the business delegation. Frederik and Mary opened the dance floor to Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely.
The Crown Princess repeated a Julie Fagerholt intently patterned evening gown first worn back in 2009 at another dinner in the US. Earlier in the day, she had a bit of a ‘copy-cat’ moment when she wore the cream floral Vilshenko dress that Princess Charlene of Monaco wore a few weeks ago.
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