Summary of article in Billed Bladet #41, 2019.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen.
This covers the first part of M&F's visit to Paris.
Accompanied by a business delegation from 50 Danish companies as well as a couple of government ministers M&F arrived in Paris to their first meeting with the press: At La Grande Arche in the business district of La Defense.
In the warm weather (20 degrees C) Mary wore a dress by Ole Yde in the French colors and in the company of the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The whole purpose of the visit was to assist Danish companies in establishing a foothold in the French market, with Danish designers and architects in the forefront.
The French have in particular showed an interest in Danish solutions in regards to care - hospital-care, care for elderly and care for children. It is no secret that these areas are a considerable drain on the GNP of most countries in the world, so the French are interested in ways of doing that better and more efficient - for the same price or less.
For that reason Mary visited the Hospital Europeen Georges-Pmpidou, where she posed outside in front of the Eiffel Tower - which no one but Mary seemed to notice... As well as a sign with: Don't step on the grass.
A be-speckled Frederik gave the first of two, highly praised speeches in French, where he mentioned the latest terror attack in France:
"The Crown Princess and I are also deeply moved by the sudden and violent loss of four police officers, who every day have fought to maintain safety in this country. Officers who work to secure events like the one we have here today. Our thoughts are with those near to them and their families."
M&F were the guests of honor at the 30th anniversary of La Grande Arche, designed by the Danish architect, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen in the evening of the first day.
Before that M&F had dinner with the French President and the First Lady.
Receiving Mary at the Elysee Palais was incidentally Madame Macron's very first official job as First Lady. So they do know each other all four of them. President Macron of course from his visit to DK not that long ago.
And you can fest your eyes on the scans here: