Crown Prince Frederik's Visit to South Africa: November 2-4, 2015


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HRH The Crown Prince of promotional activities in South Africa the second-fourth November

November 2 to 4 will HRH Crown Prince head of a business delegation to South Africa, which is the largest export market for Denmark in Africa.
South Africa is the 33rd largest economy in the world. At the same time, the country is challenged in a number of areas where Danish companies are strong. It is about the green sector where Danish know-how and services to offer solutions as well as agriculture and food.

Business campaign will focus on energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency), water and the environment (Integrated water solutions, technology) as well as agriculture and food (crops, machinery, biomass, livestock and food).

H.K.H. Kronprinsen deltager i erhvervsfremstød i Sydafrika den 2.-4. november - Kongehuset

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Official Program:
Program for erhvervsfremstød i Sydafrika - Kongehuset

Monday, 2 November

Johannesburg

Official opening of business campaign
11.00

The Crown Prince participates in the official opening of the business promotional campaign and, in that connection, gives a speech. In addition, there will be speeches by, among others, environment and food minister Eva Kjer Hansen and business and growth minister Troels Lund Poulsen. Afterwards, The Crown Prince will attend the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in relation to Danish-South African cooperation in the area of water and environment.

Networking luncheon
12.00

The Crown Prince takes part in a networking luncheon with Danish and South African conference participants.

Opening of sector seminar
13.30

The Crown Prince is present at the opening of a seminar on the energy and water, environment, and agriculture and food product sectors.

Visit at LEGO Foundation project
15.15

The Crown Prince pays a visit at the LEGO Foundation project in Bloubosrand, which is a suburb of Johannesburg. During the visit, The Crown Prince will be shown around a day care centre where the children use DUPLO to stimulate development and learning.
Reception
19.30

The Crown Prince takes part in a reception for the business delegation, civil society representatives and partners hosted by Denmark’s ambassador to South Africa.


Tuesday, 3 November

Johannesburg

Visit at Tsitsikamma wind farm
09.00

The Crown Prince visits the Tsitsikamma wind farm, which was established by Vestas in cooperation with Cennergi. During the visit, The Crown Prince will be shown around the wind farm, which is partly owned by the Mfengu people, on whose land the farm is built.

Cape Town

Visit at Woolworth’s flagship shop in Waterstone
14.30

The Crown Prince pays a visit at the exclusive supermarket chain Woolworth’s. During the visit, The Crown Prince will be shown around in the section that recently won an honour for being the best supermarket department in South Africa.

Grand dinner
18.45

The Crown Prince takes part in a dinner with, among others, business people, local partners, and local authorities. Denmark’s ambassador to South Africa hosts the dinner.


Wednesday, 4 November

Cape Town

Visit at Drakenstein Municipality
08.30

The Crown Prince pays a visit at Drakenstein Municipality with a focus on Danish technology and knowledge in use in the South African water and environment sector. The Danish embassy in South Africa cooperates with WWF to give support to the introduction of the Danish solutions in the area of water and environment in South Africa. During the visit, The Crown Prince inspects the Drakenstein waterworks.

Visit at the wind energy conference Windaba
10.45

The Crown Prince pays a visit at the wind energy conference Windaba, where a Danish pavilion will be opened. During the visit, The Crown Prince will be shown around.

Visit at CocoáFair
12.00

The Crown Prince visits CocoáFair in Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. CocoáFair is Africa’s first organic chocolate factory and was established in 2011 by the Dane Thor Thorøe through the Danish initiative Social Food. CocoáFair will relieve poverty and promote sustainability by creating jobs for the underprivileged residents in the townships of Cape Town.

Business lunch
13.00

The Crown Prince takes part in a business lunch, in which companies, their local business partners and local authorities also participate.

Opening of seminar
14.45

The Crown Prince takes part in the opening of a seminar about commercial opportunities in Angola, in which governmental ministers from Angola participate.

Opening of “Young Talent”
15.00

The Crown Prince takes part in the opening of the Nordic conference for social innovation “Young Talent”, which is held in connection with the export promotional campaign. The conference is themed around young people and social innovation, including how new solutions can be created and financed, targeted towards social challenges in South Africa. In connection with the conference, there will be an idea competition in which participants must develop and present recommendations for a solution targeted at a specific social problem. The Crown Prince will present the prize for the best idea.


A very packed program for this important market in Africa. Let's hope for good coverage :flowers:
 
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From the Embassy of Denmark in South Africa
HRH The Crown Prince will lead an export promotional campaign in South Africa 2 4 November 2015

From 2-4 November, HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark will lead an export promotional campaign in South Africa, which is the largest export market for Denmark in Africa.

and the website for the Royal visit
https://danishroyalvisit.dk/southafrica2015/
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http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Danish-crown-prince-trade-delegation-to-visit-SA-20150929?isapp=true

some tweets on the visit
https://twitter.com/DKAMBinSA/status/660129815551307777
#RoyalVisitSA Denmark and SA will enter into a water partnership to pave the way for Danish know-how:
#RoyalVisitSA Danish companies see a place to contribute their expertise in SA's food sector:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQ3DtAuWgAAbZEI.jpg:large

Last month, 46 Danish companies had signed up
 
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Frederik's working visit begins today:

But due to the heavy fog at London's Heathrow Airport yesterday and today Crown Prince Frederik and the Minister for Business and Growth was delayed in arriving to South Africa and therefore could not participate as planned in the first parts of the scheduled program today. The minister for Environment stood in for him.

Forsinket kronprins Frederik afløst i Sydafrika | BILLED-BLADET

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Frederik and the minister have now made it through the fog and arrived to Johannesburg and has start the programme:

Business workshop at 4.00 pm
The Crown Prince is present at a business workshop. At the workshop, The Crown Prince will give a speech.


Pictures:
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:previous: Although this is a suit-event, I hope it will be covered outside the business pages.
 
:previous:me too Muhler.

Shame about the fog, but glad he made it!

another photo
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS0GsNnUsAApXNe.jpg

Billed Bladet article
Kronprins Frederik er landet i Sydafrika | BILLED-BLADET
"- The weather was a bit of an obstacle for us, but now we are here, and we are happy, it sounded in the speech from the crown prince, who highlighted his meetings with Nelson Mandela and also spoke about the strong ties between Denmark and South Africa as well as on the important three-day business visit, focusing on cooperation and trade.

- Let's make the best of days. We have much to offer each other. Much to share with each other, said Frederik at the end of the speech, officially opened the conference."

a shame he missed the lego event. He is always great with kids.

Reception tonight, end of day 1
The Crown Prince takes part in a reception for the business delegation, civil society representatives and partners hosted by Denmark’s ambassador to South Africa.
"Young future leaders from the African Leadership Academy and UNFPAs Youth Advisory Panel get special talk time (and a selfie) with the Crown Prince at Randlords in Maponeng"
https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn....=092b47235e2d099cb84b57e367ab8350&oe=56B9337A

https://twitter.com/EVM_dk/status/661204987230478338
 
More from the reception, day 1
"It was a great pleasure meeting up with the his Royal highness the crown prince of Denmark at the partnership worth growth and am happy to say the South Africa government and Denmark government signed a MOU today where by Denmark and South Africa will be working to end the energy challenge in South Africa and
47 leading Danish companies are looking for more partnership with South Africa ."
https://www.facebook.com/tshepo.ngoato/posts/986592611403165

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Reception last evening.

The Crown Prince took part in a reception for the business delegation, civil society representatives and partners hosted by Denmark’s ambassador to South Africa:

Gallery from kongehuset:
Erhvervsfremstød i Sydafrika - Kongehuset


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Today, Day 2

Visit at Tsitsikamma wind farm
09.00
The Crown Prince visits the Tsitsikamma wind farm, which was established by Vestas in cooperation with Cennergi. During the visit, The Crown Prince will be shown around the wind farm, which is partly owned by the Mfengu people, on whose land the farm is built.

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:previous: Thanks

One more picture from the Wind farm . He looks fantastic
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/h.../e15/11049306_500208410146996_662290989_n.jpg

Visit at Woolworth’s flagship shop in Waterstone
The Crown Prince pays a visit at the exclusive supermarket chain Woolworth’s. During the visit, The Crown Prince will be shown around in the section that recently won an honour for being the best supermarket department in South Africa.
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...=653d62373be35878933c188288152c55&oe=56BB42F0

the DRF has made it one of their border pictures on their website
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/Images/forsideslides/kronprinsen-tale-sydafrika.jpg.img
 
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I knew we could count on you, Polyesco & Roskilde to keep us informed on Frederik's antics.

Is that a "charmeklud" = charmer-rag I see around his neck?
 
I knew we could count on you, Polyesco & Roskilde to keep us informed on Frederik's antics.

Is that a "charmeklud" = charmer-rag I see around his neck?

I would call it a scarf.
To keep him warm. : D

Picture from the dinner tonight, day 2 in Cape Town
The Crown Prince takes part in a dinner with, among others, business people, local partners, and local myndigheder. Denmark's ambassador to South Africa hosts the dinner
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/h...15/11906109_1501989080129270_1417606118_n.jpg

He looks very handsome

https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn....=0f3ecf6e19fb71f224dcfa344a8e8299&oe=56CE493A

From the day 1 recpetion


""Young future leaders from the African Leadership Academy and UNFPAs Youth Advisory Panel get special talk time (and a selfie) with the Crown Prince at Randlords in Maponeng"
https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn....=0f3ecf6e19fb71f224dcfa344a8e8299&oe=56CE493A

another photo from the day 1 reception
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS1OQdjWsAAC5sj.jpg

and article
https://stateofgreen.com/en/news/denmark-and-south-africa-strengthen-cooperation-on-water-technology
 
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Picture from the dinner tonight, day 2 in Cape Town
The Crown Prince takes part in a dinner with, among others, business people, local partners, and local myndigheder. Denmark's ambassador to South Africa hosts the dinner
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/h...15/11906109_1501989080129270_1417606118_n.jpg

He looks very handsome

https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn....=0f3ecf6e19fb71f224dcfa344a8e8299&oe=56CE493A

It will be beautiful pictures we'll get from that reception. What a view. And Frederik indeed looks really great!

Let hope we will soon have better and more pictures. But yes this is a "boring suit-visit". Unlike Frederik's recent visit to Nepal, which was more of a humanitarian trip - and that trip got really really good coverage. Media tend to believe that we do not bother reading about the more "boring things".
 
It will be beautiful pictures we'll get from that reception. What a view. And Frederik indeed looks really great!

Let hope we will soon have better and more pictures. But yes this is a "boring suit-visit". Unlike Frederik's recent visit to Nepal, which was more of a humanitarian trip - and that trip got really really good coverage. Media tend to believe that we do not bother reading about the more "boring things".

Yes :flowers: . Hopefully tomorrow, he does have a full agenda.
I have found lots of articles on the partnerships, business deals, wind energy, etc. but so far few pictures.

From my experience, nothing beats face to face contact when discussing business. Over the years, these royal business delegations have only grown, so something must be going right for Denmark ;)
 
Day 2:

Cape Town

Visit at Woolworth’s flagship shop in Waterstone
14.30
The Crown Prince pays a visit at the exclusive supermarket chain Woolworth’s. During the visit, The Crown Prince will be shown around in the section that recently won an honour for being the best supermarket department in South Africa.

BB pictures and article
Kronprins Frederik på shopping i Cape Town | BILLED-BLADET

Day 3

Frederik's last day of the visit

Visit at Drakenstein Municipality:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS881RUWIAAiPMU.jpg
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS9-EYhWUAAr6_e.jpg:large

Visiting Siemens South Africa:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS9ouVHXAAAQpKh.jpg:large

Visiting CocoáFair:
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/h.../e15/10848360_916826551737585_316064164_n.jpg

Opening of “Young Talent”:
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/h...e15/11925886_931040076988968_1572985170_n.jpg
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ADDED:

A longer gallery from Kongehuset.dk (From Day 1 and 2)
http://kongehuset.dk/Menu/foto--video/erhvervsfremstod-i-sydafrika#

Visit at CocoáFair:

Frederik was in the kitchen and cooking cream puffs.

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Finally, some more pictures ;) It seems the DRF has finally awaken a bit

interesting about this photo
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe...dafrika-2/erhvervsfremstod-i-sydafrika-11.img
"The deceased ANC member Mike Msizi lived for several years in exile in Denmark, where he found inspiration in the Danish wind turbines. It was Msizi to start wind farm in South Africa. Prior to 2012 died in a traffic accident. Crown Prince visited Mike Msizis widow and daughter." :flowers:

He looks fantastic. Very charming I would say.
I love his attention to the youth members
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS-F5NtW4AAYoO9.jpg:large

Visit at CocoáFair:

Frederik was in the kitchen and cooking cream puffs.

https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...=92084331a006cc5da774ac7df9510480&oe=56C4D25E

And doesnt he look fantastic!
More about the CocoaFair
Besøg hos CocoáFair Chocolate Factory - Kongehuset

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A packed trip even if there was the flight delay. Frederik has the skills and knowledge to be great PR for Denmark

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Denmark knows wind
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The Crown Prince moment at #NordicSASummit
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The Crown Prince of Denmark up on the podium pitching on the concept of "Social Innovation for the next Generation

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more from the Social Innovation Conference
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other photos from day 3
"I met the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, such an honour and what a nice guy!!" --lucky her :)
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And a little story from BB: SE BILLEDET: Kronprins Frederik stillede op til selfie | BILLED-BLADET

While visiting a chocolate factory Frederik was approached by four young ladies who asked for a selfie. Yeah, okay.
They thought he was sweet and invited him for a cup of coffee in the coffee bar they work in, located around the corner.
Soon after Frederik and a couple of others from the delegation came for a cup of coffee.
 
:previous:How nice. Nice selfie too. I shall be prepared if I ever meet him ;);)

the DRF has a gallery of the last day, and have updated the day 1 and 2.
Erhvervsfremstød i Sydafrika, tredje dag - Kongehuset

Many activities and events and Frederik had such a wonderful attitude. This can only be positive PR for Denmark and their business i think

http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...dje-dag-10.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...edje-dag-8.img
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...dafrika-12.img

and looking handsome even without a tie :flowers:
http://kongehuset.dk/materialemappe/...dje-dag-11.img


added:
HRH Crown Prince of Denmark & #Vestas' Nils de Baar discuss the enhanced role of #windpower in South Africa
https://twitter.com/Vestas/status/662274398615945216


and finally an article in Danish media :flowers::flowers:;)
https://twitter.com/EVM_dk/status/662191883943321600
Kronprinsen baner vej for dansk vind i Afrika

"Here is a super great political will to move in energy policy. Denmark has in advance a head start, and it should preferably mean that the coming year's growth is being exploited by both turbine and service suppliers,"

Therefore, there were sighs of well among the smile of attention and a lot of furor over a royal guest, when Crown Prince Frederik Wednesday attended the opening of Wandaba, South Africa's largest trade fair for wind energy with a massive Danish representation.

"This is where it pays off to have a royal family," whispers a diplomat, while President Zuma's energy adviser, Silas Zimu, willingly put up to scores of photos along with the Crown Prince and the Business and Growth Minister Troels Lund Poulsen"

Another tweet from the trip, which i think sums up the trip. Danish businesses were quite please that Frederik brought in more attention :flowers:

"Wind and biogas - two Danish areas in South Africa. Danish companies were pleased that Crown Prince Frederik caused a stir in Cape Town"

https://twitter.com/HakonRedder/status/661997879981178881
https://twitter.com/SiemensDanmark/status/661862835195002880
Kronprinsen baner vej for dansk vind i Afrika

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one more pic
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Thank you, Polyesco. :flowers:

I knew we can rely on you to keep us updated on Frederik. ;)

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #45, 2015.
Written by Ulrik Ulriksen - I presume... (*)

Frederik's arrival to South Africa was delayed for several hours due to fog.
But once there he opened the commerce conference by saying: "I have previously met Nelson Mandela at several occasions and he is one of the greatest personalities I have ever met. He was very charismatic. Mandela was a good friend of Denmark and visited my country on several occasions.
Today there is a special and close bond between our countries. A bond that is growing ever stronger.
We have a lot to offer each other. A lot to share with each other. And I believe in a fruitful cooperation and in the friendship between our nations".

Windmills and know-how about windmills is a major Danish export and as such Frederik one early forenoon went to to the Tsistsikamma windfarm near Port Elizabeth and here he was met by representatives of the Mfengu people on whose land the farm is placed by Vestas and in cooperation with Cennergi.

It was actually a local man who was behind establishing the windfarm, Mike Msizi, who tragically died in a car accident in 2012. He and his family had been refugees in DK for a number of years during the Apartheid and here he saw windmills and upon returning to South Africa worked on establishing a local windfarm. - There is a lot of space in South Africa and a lot of wind as well and windmills, once erected don't require that much maintenance and wind of free.
Instead it was Mike Msizi's son Litha Msizi, who received Frederik and with whom he had a long chat. Litha Msizi lived in DK for a couple of years as a boy and learned a little Danish.
He and his mother, Thembeka, invited Frederik home as a guest of honor. Litha Msizi said: "It's really a great honor to meet you. I'm really proud of being visited by the Crown Prince in humble home".
Frederik responded: "Than you for inviting us inside. It sure is cozy here".

Frederik was also received by other local dignitaries, who gave speeches. He was presented with gifts and songs and dances were performed in Frederik's honor

(*) Wonder how many will get that one...
 
:previous:thanks Muhler

Interesting about the windfarm and its establishment. Great that a former refugee was able to go back to his country and improve it.

Short article on Frederik visiting the waterworks
Royal visit for Paarl | Netwerk24
 
Quite a little tribute to Frederik on Facebook today from Danish Femina:
https://www.facebook.com/feminaDK/?fref=ts

"We don't know many other Princes who travels to Nepal and drags relief materials to earthquake victims in the mountains. But our Crown Prince Frederik is doing exactly that - and we were with him as you can read in this week's FEMINA."

So far over 11,000 likes.

Translation of the most liked comment with 140+ likes so far:

"When one day our Queen says now my time as Queen is over and the Crown Prince for real takes over - "as someone says - leans back as King - we remember him no doubt for all the things he has done and been through !! He is so cool !!"

"I'm just mega proud of our popular Crown Prince Couple their with lovely harmonious children. The family seems to rest in itself. Glad to be a Dane and I wish our Crown Prince couple and children all the best in this world."

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The frontpage is entitled with Frederik proudly talking about his wife, so I think it's the same interview as BT and Billedbladet had a month ago. FEMINA often brings interviews some time later, for some reason.


Don't think anyone disagree with that. Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Second part of the BB coverage.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #46, 2015.
Written by our man in South Africa, the Ulrik Ulriksen.

Frederik visited the first ecological chocolate factory in South Africa. Located in Cape Town it's owned by a Dane. And as a main part of the DRF's work is to promote Danish commerce, Frederik visited the factory.
Here he was to produce chocolate buns, a special Danish treat. And not at all fattening. - And if you believe that, then I've got a Mona Lisa painting for sale! :D (*)
The factory, CocoaFair Chocolate, has adopted the Danish model with having the farmers who produce the raw-material have a share in the factory. So the better the factory is doing with their raw-material, the more money the farmers earn. That's a model that has been extensively here in DK for some 150 years, mainly in dairy products. That improved quality of the final products and raised the income for the individual farmers. - The raw-materials in this case are ecological, which again is something the factory use to increase the sale of their products. And because the farmers have a direct financial interest in keeping their raw-materials as eco-friendly as possible it benefits the environment.

But back to Frederik. He was issued with an apron and a buns-spray (or whatever you call it in English) and started to squirt whipped cream on the biscuits. With considerable concentration he managed to create six buns.
Now it was time to dip them in chocolate and that is more difficult than it looks! Frederik managed to create six unique, very unique buns. That didn't prevent Frederik from asking: "You wanna buy them? It's for a good cause".
While there Frederik also sampled other products from the factory.

On the way out he was approached by four young women, who worked next door and who asked for a selfie. Frederik responded: "Okay, let's do it". It was four very pleased girls who afterwards served Frederik and a couple of others from the delegation at the coffee bar next door, where they work.
They didn't know much about Frederik let alone Denmark beforehand, but I guess they do now.

Frederik was very much praised for his role as head of the delegation.
The Minister for Growth and Commerce, Troels Lund Poulsen said: "The Crown Prince creates a good atmosphere wherever he goes and he opens the doors for our businessmen. Crown Prince Frederik simply makes a big difference in such a (commercial) offensive".

Thor Thorøe, owner of the chocolate factory said: "We are all deeply grateful for what the Crown Prince is doing. It's stamp of approval of our effort. He really opens doors for us here in South Africa. And then the Crown Prince is just such a fantastic personality. I think he makes a difference that can be read on our excel-papers in our accountant-department within the next year".

Another owner of a factory, Jens Dybdahl from DACS Ventilation said: "He give all of us a moral boost with his presence".

Frederik commented on the praise: "I'm sure glad to hear that, because that's one of the reasons why I went here. It has made a big impression on me to experience the enthusiasm of the danish businessmen in connection with the offensive.
We came here with some expectations about creating relations to South African trading partners and it's been good to see how many from South Africa who have taken part in conferences and meetings.
More contacts have been made and the businesses have met many new costumers and potential costumers. It's turned out better than they thought I've been told. Many of the Danish businessmen are as a result of that going back to South Africa in a couple of weeks to talk business and solutions on eg. energy, water and foodstuff.
To me it's always exciting to take part in these offensives. I learn something new each time - and learn a lot especially from speaking with the many businessmen about the areas they in particular focus on.
The experience I have gained over the years benefit me well on a commerce-trip as this to South Africa".

- That is one of the "boring" "suit-events" that get so little coverage in the press. - Unfortunately.

(*) Chocolate buns. They consist of whipped cream placed on a kind of biscuit, covered in chocolate. There are many variations, but this is the basic: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Schaumkuss-1.jpg
And here are a sample of variants: http://blogs.cornell.edu/cualnl9hrz5/files/2012/08/IMG_2187-163l5hd.jpg
Of course you can make your own: http://bloggersdelight-dk.bloggersd...tent/blogs.dir/54960/files/2013/10/image2.jpg
Now, in my childhood, in the later stone-age, before the world became politically correct, they were commonly called negerkys = negro-kiss.
Now, before you lift your arms in horror, to my generation and certainly those older than me, negro is not derogatory. Calling someone black however, feels more derogatory in my ears. It's changing 180 degrees with the younger generation.
Just so you know, should you hear a European saying negro. It might very well be a generation thing.
 
Frederik was very much praised for his role as head of the delegation.
The Minister for Growth and Commerce, Troels Lund Poulsen said: "The Crown Prince creates a good atmosphere wherever he goes and he opens the doors for our businessmen. Crown Prince Frederik simply makes a big difference in such a (commercial) offensive".

Thor Thorøe, owner of the chocolate factory said: "We are all deeply grateful for what the Crown Prince is doing. It's stamp of approval of our effort. He really opens doors for us here in South Africa. And then the Crown Prince is just such a fantastic personality. I think he makes a difference that can be read on our excel-papers in our accountant-department within the next year".

Another owner of a factory, Jens Dybdahl from DACS Ventilation said: "He give all of us a moral boost with his presence".

Frederik commented on the praise: "I'm sure glad to hear that, because that's one of the reasons why I went here. It has made a big impression on me to experience the enthusiasm of the danish businessmen in connection with the offensive.
We came here with some expectations about creating relations to South African trading partners and it's been good to see how many from South Africa who have taken part in conferences and meetings.
More contacts have been made and the businesses have met many new costumers and potential costumers. It's turned out better than they thought I've been told. Many of the Danish businessmen are as a result of that going back to South Africa in a couple of weeks to talk business and solutions on eg. energy, water and foodstuff.
To me it's always exciting to take part in these offensives. I learn something new each time - and learn a lot especially from speaking with the many businessmen about the areas they in particular focus on.
The experience I have gained over the years benefit me well on a commerce-trip as this to South Africa".

thank you so much Mulher :flowers:
this is so wonderful to read! Frederik and a royal visit simply put focus on Danish business and their expertise. It opens doors. He creates a great atmosphere

Like the diplomat said "this (Frederik's visit) is where it pays off to have a royal family" :flowers:
 
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Quite a little tribute to Frederik on Facebook today from Danish Femina:
https://www.facebook.com/feminaDK/?fref=ts

"We don't know many other Princes who travels to Nepal and drags relief materials to earthquake victims in the mountains. But our Crown Prince Frederik is doing exactly that - and we were with him as you can read in this week's FEMINA."

So far over 11,000 likes.

Translation of the most liked comment with 140+ likes so far:

"When one day our Queen says now my time as Queen is over and the Crown Prince for real takes over - "as someone says - leans back as King - we remember him no doubt for all the things he has done and been through !! He is so cool !!"

"I'm just mega proud of our popular Crown Prince Couple their with lovely harmonious children. The family seems to rest in itself. Glad to be a Dane and I wish our Crown Prince couple and children all the best in this world."

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The frontpage is entitled with Frederik proudly talking about his wife, so I think it's the same interview as BT and Billedbladet had a month ago. FEMINA often brings interviews some time later, for some reason.


And so far almost 30,000 likes :)

https://www.facebook.com/feminaDK/p...77745897680/10153173962337681/?type=3&theater
 
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