Tuesday 12 June 2007

Frederik presents 2007 grants for his Foundation

Crown Prince Frederik gives a little talk about the background and purpose of the Foundation before presenting the individual awards. All photos exclusive to Steen Brogaard with thanks (as we can see!)

Today Crown Prince Frederik has presented grants to eight recipients from the His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation. The Foundation was set up as a gift when Frederik turned 18 in 1986 and is intended to give support to scientific expeditions, especially outside Denmark but including Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and also to sporting activities with a social dimension.

This year's grants have gone to four recipients from four sports (table tennis, swimming, karate and horse riding) for international training and competition, and in the scientific area, to four researchers for work in Bolivia, Peru, north east Greenland and north west Greenland. The committee which decides on the grants each year is headed by Crown Prince Frederik and includes academic Ida Nicolaisen, businessman Arne Garnell, involved with numerous sports and the Danish Olympic Committe, and The Crown Prince Couple's Chief of Court, Per Thornit.

Please see Steen Brogaard's website to see all 55 photos.

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