She sure did, Iceflower.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #49, 2019.
Written by Trine Larsen.
For the first time our Marie attended the Christmas Bazaar in the Danish Church in Paris and as such the church was decorated according to Danish Christmas traditions.
A merry Marie was accompanied by the Danish ambassador and they were received by the priest, Selma Ravn, who started by thanking Marie for coming and the many volunteers who had made this bazaar possible.
Marie responded by saying: "I have have been looking very much forward and thank for the invitation to come here today. I know that the church' Christmas bazaar is a very important event for the church and its guests, but also for the many who volunteer to work here- And without your great effort it would not be possible for the Christmas Bazaar to take place. So thank you very much, you make a huge difference.
But I look forward to experiencing the Christmas-mood and wish you all some nice days and a good Christmas-sale."
Silence for a few seconds. Then the priest whispered a few words in Marie's ear. Who laughed: "Oooh yes... and NOW the Christmas Bazaar is open."
Marie made sure to visit all the stands and to our reporter she said:
"It's so cozy to be here and it's important to gather when you are a Dane in Paris. You can miss many things from Denmark. Especially the traditions and there is something fantastic about the Christmas traditions. I'm very fond of Christmas myself and I love the Christmas decorations. And I'm a great fan to Danish Christmas decorations."
Also at home:
"We also decorate together and they have previously come home with something they have made in school - whether that will happen in France remains to be seen." - She adds that they only start decorating for Christmas in earnest around 1st December.
Q: Queen Margrethe has embroidered a Christmas calendar for her grandchildren that is used for (small) presents, is that something Your children look forward to?
M: "Yes, that's right, it's very beautiful, totally fantastic Christmas calendar.
And uuh yes, they are very much looking forward.
So I hope to find a little here in the bazaar that can be used for the package-calendar."