Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary's Visit to France: October 7-9, 2019
The Crown Prince Couple on business promotion to France
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and the Crown Princess will on 7th-8th. October 2019 lead the way when a major Danish business delegation conducts business promotion in Paris. The thrust is carried out under the heading "Denmark and France - together for a better life and a sustainable future".
During the campaign, the Crown Prince Couple will participate in the opening of a business conference, seminars and visits to major French companies and hospitals. Their Royal Highnesses will also be hosts at an official dinner with among other guests from Danish and French companies and organizations.
The purpose of the visit is to strengthen relations between Denmark and France and support Danish companies' growth and position in the French market.
France is the world's sixth largest economy. Denmark and France have very close relationships and extensive cooperation in a number of areas within politics, culture, trade and investment.
France is an important trading partner for Denmark, and in 2018 the country was the eighth largest export market for Danish goods and services.
The business promotion also aims to focus on health, sustainability (especially energy and cities) and Danish lifestyles and include Danish companies with special competences within elder care, life science and "smart hospitals", energy efficiency and renewable energy, sustainable cities and Danish lifestyle.
The aim of the business promotion is to create a platform for concrete future collaborations that will develop and adapt sustainable and innovative solutions to common challenges. The program includes, among other things, the holding of seminars on wind energy investments, urban development, achievement of the World Goals (SDG), health and company visits to some of France's largest companies, and to hospitals and infrastructure projects that match Danish competencies.
Kronprinsparret på erhvervsfremstød til Frankrig | Kongehuset
Joachim and Marie will join for the dinner on Oct. 8
"On October 7, Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary arrive for a three-day visit to the French capital. The invitation to the French visit came from President Emmanuel Macron himself when he was last year on a state visit to Denmark with his wife, Brigitte.
During the visit, the Crown Prince couple will both meet with Macron and attend a large-scale dinner at Paris' town hall on October 8, together with Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, who moved to Paris this summer .":flowers:
Hopefully they will find time to visit J&M privately.
The visit extends to Oct 9th as well :flowers:
October 7, 2019
The Crown Prince couple participates in the official opening of the Danish business promotion in France at La Grande Arche.
The Crown Prince couple participates in a meet and greet with Danish companies at La Grande Arche.
HRH The Crown Prince visits the electricity producer EDF Group.
HRH The Crown Princess visits the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou Hospital.
HRH The Crown Prince visits district heating producer Dalkia's showroom.
HRH The Crown Prince attends an architectural conference on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of La Grande Arche.
The Crown Prince couple attend a reception on the 30th anniversary of La Grande Arche.
October 8, 2019
HRH The Crown Prince attends a meeting of the Social Committee of the French National Assembly.
HRH The Crown Prince attends a meeting with representatives of the European Commission.
HRH The Crown Princess visits the nursing home Korian Monceau.
HRH The Crown Princess attends a procurement seminar at the Danish Church in Paris.
HRH The Crown Prince is presented with the La Seine Musicale Music Hall and the urban development project on the island of Séguin.
HRH The Crown Princess participates in an investment seminar in the House of Denmark.
HRH The Crown Princess attends a business lunch at Restaurant Flora Danica.
HRH The Crown Prince attends a wind seminar in the La Défense business district.
HRH The Crown Prince visits the energy company Total's headquarters.
HRH The Crown Prince attends the conference Development of Greater Paris.
The Crown Prince couple attend a reception at Paris' City Hall.
The Crown Prince couple participates with Prince Joachim and Princess Marie at a dinner at Paris' City Hall.
October 9, 2019
HRH The Crown Princess is with Fr. Brigitte Macron a school visit.
HRH The Crown Prince visits the Entrepreneurial Campus Station F.
HRH The Crown Prince participates in a round table on cyber security at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
The visit to France has started in the financial and business district in Puteaux, near Paris, France, today, October 7:
** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** ppe gallery **
** kongehuset gallery day 1: Erhvervsfremstød i Frankrig - dag 1 **
** bt.dk photos & videos: LIVE: Kronprinsen holder tale på fransk **
** gettyimages gallery: FRA: Danish Crown Prince Couple Visit In Paris : Day One **
** dm article: Très Chic! Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looks stylish in a navy midi dress..**
Thanks, Iceflower. :flowers:
Apart from heading a trade delegation of some 60 companies., this is very much about the solid foothole Danish architects have in Paris afetr many years of work.
The French in general and the Parisians seems to have developed an taste for architecture for buildings and monuments of national and cultural importance.
Frederik is giving his speech in La Grande Arche, which was designed by a Danish architect 30 years ago. But now Danish architects have returned in force.
The reason for that is not least due to President Macron, who has a considerable interest in the Scandinavian welfare models and models in regards to the labor-market. That interest has also spilled over to architecture.
In contrast to DK, where upkeep and building of cultural monuments and buildings is usually far from being a priority, that is very much a priority in France! Where as a matter of course cultural monuments and buildings are renovated at considerable expense even during recessions.
There appears to be a different national pride and outlook on the cultural heritage of France - and that is now benefiting Danish architect firms.
And that is of course the primary reason from M&F going there. That's where in particular the French focus and coverage lies. The other Danish companies follow in the wake of all that.
Interesting to see Frederik with glasses.
And Mary looked most elegant - chic. ;)
What a nice start to a busy agenda. and high praise for Frederik speaking in French.
I must say the new look with glasses is working very well ;)
“Trade exchanges between France and Denmark are developing fast, but the potential is just huge”
State of Green
The full program can be found here
Program for Kronprinsparrets besøg i Frankrig | Kongehuset
A dinner tonight with the French president and the first lady has been added.
"The Crown Prince couple attends dinner with H.E. President Macron and Fr. Brigitte Macron."
The English version that was released today does not have the dinner with President and Mme Macron.
A lecturer/associate professor in French, praise Frederik and his speech to high heaven!
He says among other things that Frederik's French is near perfect, that someone from France might very well believe he's from Canada.
That he speaks a solid day-to-day French.
His speech was good, because Frederik made it personal.
- I will leave it to our French-speaking members to judge whether that assessment is correct. :smile:
Arrival at the reception tonight
watching the performance
At the reception tonight
gallery with pictures from tonight
A little interview in front of La Defense;
It has been noticed that Mary was fairly lightly dressed vis a vis the weather. It is apparently not that warm in Paris today. So reporters believe Mary must have felt a bit chilly.
I had seen a reference to this interview elsewhere.
M&F are asked into the fact that Mary has been approved as Rigsforstander.
Frederik express delight that the number of Rigsforstandere (plural) have been increased. While said she was honored over the appreciation and trust in her that this appointment means.
This the second speech of the day by Frederik, started out in French then he switched to English. My guess is that is was for the benefit of the Danish representatives.
French is no longer commonly taught in high schools here in DK and haven't really been taught that much since the late 60's I believe. Other languages have taken over.
Here's a video of yesterday evening:
And the first photos of day 2 today, October 8:
** gettyimages gallery: FRA: Danish Crown Prince Couple Visit In Paris : Day Two **
A Short video from Mary this morning 8 October
Some of you, I won't mention names, nor Polyesco, will no doubt be delighted to learn that Frederik received a standing ovation after his speech last night.
- Personally I am very happy for him. We all know how difficult it has been, and presumably still is, for Frederik to give speeches of give a statement. Such a genuine YES-moment is just what he needs. :smile:
It's also been most interesting to read the "natives" review of Frederik's French. Thanks.
:previous: That is fantastic to hear!!:flowers:
A busy day 2 for Frederik and Mary, started early morning with separate agendas, before their dinner tonight.
Attendance at meeting in the Assemblée Nationale
visit to @laseinemusicale, a world-class musical instrument, on the energy and sustainable urban development aspects of the Danish visit.
The Grand Paris Project is Paris' ambitious plan for sustainable urban development with new infrastructure and new housing. And #dkbiz can contribute! This is the framework when public and private players from 🇩🇰 & 🇫🇷nu meet in Paris as part of a major corporate promotion with H.K.H. The Crown Prince at the head
companies are experts in modern aids that help the elderly to a more independent life. It is needed in 🇫🇷 where the elderly population is growing. The Companies & H.K.H. The Crown Princess today visited the nursing home Korian Monceau in Paris #
and what a great gesture
"The Crown Prince offers coffee
Frederik obviously thought it was a shame that the press should stand out in the rain, so he offers the press drink.
And he carries cups and glasses to the press himself."
from the DRF
Cough, cough... Not me. I have no idea, what you are talking about.
A blah-blah article about Mary recycling her dress today, but the photos might be of interest:
A couple of BB videos of Mary today: https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...gn-med-et-smil
Here Mary is talking to a 95 year old man at a retirement home.
- Retirement homes and activity centers for elder citizens have turned out to have become an export for DK. - So far mainly to Japan, Korea and China - and now perhaps also France.
Notice how the... eh... gentle... - How the man receiving Mary when she leaves the car, makes sure HE remains under the umbrella.
ADDED: And the daily Daily Mail fix:
Any clue if the Elysée Dinner actually took place ?
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