Thursday, 20 September 2007

Frederik & Mary on day 4 of Creative Nation mission in NYC

"Working Together Towards Sustainability" Conference at the Hilton New York. The conference is the culmination of the Creative Nation campaign to promote the debate on creativity and sustainability. The conference has addressed sustainability from many perspectives, including energy, design, lifestyle, and business, and has focused on the collaborative efforts between U.S. and Danish enterprises.

Crown Princess Mary on a tour of the Design for Life exhibition where she was presented with a monogrammed set of gloves made for peeling potatoes:

CP Frederik's speech for the Creative Nation conference
CPss Mary's speech for Design for Life

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attend a Danish theatre performance at The Shelter Studios:

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attend the Creative Nation Gala Dinner at Cipriani. Here the HRH Prince Henrik Medal of Honour was presented to the windmill producer Vestas America for export excellence and very much in keeping with one of the themes of the week, green approaches for problem solving and environmental sustainability.

Photos: Jens Dige/DI

Mary fik designer til at græde ('Mary made designer cry with happiness') about Mary's visit to the design exhibition 'Design for life' in New York. Fashion designer Christine Schertiger was very moved when Mary spoke to her during her visit. It is Christine Schertiger's first tiume in New York and she said Mary is just so nice. Mary wished Schertiger good luck and said she was sure that the key to success was to be in New York.
Frede og Mary spiste dansk i New York ('Frederik and Mary ate Danish in New York') about chef Claus Meyer cooking for Frederik and Mary during their trade promotion visit to New York. He has been doing a TV cooking show called "Scandinavian Cooking" in the US for PBS for six months and for Frederik's and Mary's visit his wife Christina and daughter Elvira were there too. It was not the first time Claus Meyer had cooked for royalty, although he didn't say who he had cooked for before. Mary said the food smelled very good indeed (it was obviously a bit too whistle-stop to sit down and eat!)
Danmark indtager New York Times about the Danish know-how that has taken seven years and $640 million to transform the New York Times building in Times Square into a green and environmentally friendly building. The project has had a lot of Danish input with design and product solutions for one of the flagship newspapers of the world. The Times has proven to be a good example because the Chicago Tribune is doing the same sort of transformation for its skyscraper in Chicago.
TV2 news story 'Kronprinsparret i New York' (in Danish)
B.T. photo gallery
DR1 NetTV (2:28) 'Fuldt program i New York'
TV2 news clip (0:43) Frederik and Mary arriving at the Gala Dinner


Dear readers, please continue to check on the posts for each day of the visit. We will continue to add new pics, links and info. Because of time zone differences new links from reporting in Denmark and in reaction have generally been long after the events in New York.

Scroll down a few posts or click here to see a retrospective look at the visit to New York in 2005 by Mary and Frederik to mark the bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen.

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