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Princess Marie attends AIDS-Fondet's "A Generation without HIV" event

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Today, Princess Marie was in Skodsborg to attend AIDS-Fondet's event for the campaign "A Generation Without HIV". Princess Marie is Patron of AIDS-Fondet.



AIDS-Fondet launched the "A Generation Without HIV" campaign aiming to prevent Ethiopian mothers to infect their children with HIV during their pregnancy, the birth or breastfeeding. Indeed , in Ethiopia, 25% of the babies born of an HIV-infected mother is infected by HIV too at birth and 100000 children live with HIV.



 AIDS-Fondet works with local organizations to develop an easy method that would prevent this infection but they also work on spreading that method so that it can be efficient. This method takes into account the difficulties Ethiopian women face and try to improve their daily life and hygiene. Since the women are often poorly fed, they can't produce enough milk to breastfeed so the organizations gives milk for the mother for the six months after the birth and then to the child for the next …

Princess Marie visits the Chemical Emergency Management Center

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Today, Princess Marie was in Copenhagen to visit the Chemical Emergency Management Center as Patron of DEMA.

The center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The center was created in 1967 as a part of the Danish Emergency Management Agency.


During the visit, Princess Marie was introduced to member of the staff who showed her how they work and explained what their missions were. The center aims to manage every emergency situation related to chemicals as best as they can. 

They can identify the chemicals involved in the disaster and how to best deal with the possible risks of such chemicals being near the population. They also promote Chemical Preparedness.
Princess Marie also learned more about the tools the staff use on the field such as measurement tools in the HaxMat car.

Princess Marie wore her DEMA uniform. She wears this uniform to each DEMA-related events except if they are training days or more formal events such as reception.

We'll next see Marie next week, on the …

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attend Flag Day Ceremonies

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Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended Flag Day ceremonies. Flag Day is each September 5th and honors those who have served for Denmark and every year since 2011, one couple attends the ceremonies in Copenhagen. Last year, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended.


This year, both couples attended. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the ceremonies in Copenhagen. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the ceremonies in Skive for the first time.



They first attended a service at Skive Church.

Then, they laid a wreath at a memorial at Skive's Kaserne.


The couple had lunch at the Kaserne where they learned about its history. It was a special commemoration for Skive's Kaserne as fifteen years ago, they lost three soldiers during a mission in Kabul.



Royal Dinner for Prince Nikolai's 18th Birthday

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Today, Prince Nikolai, the eldest son of Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra, turned 18th.
Kongehuset released two new official photos taken by Steen Brogaard.

Tonight, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik offered a dinner on the Danneborg, the Royal Family's boat. You can see a video of the arrival here.
Prince Nikolai arrived with his parents, Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra, his step-mother Princess Marie and his siblings Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena.

Princess Mary and her children, Princes Christian and Vincent and Princesses Isabella and Josephine were also there. Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Nikolai's godfather, wasn't there because he had to attend an IOC meeting in South Korea.

For this family dinner, Princess Marie wore a new Erdem dress with her Christian Dior shoes first worn in 2014.


She wore her favorite Christine Hvelplund ring with old Christine Hvelplund earrings. I believe she was also carrying her old Jimmy Choo clutch from 2014.