Monday 26 November 2007

Mary @ Heart Association's Tivoli day out (plus)

Photo: TV2/Scanpix
Yesterday (November 25) Crown Princess Mary attended a day out for children with congenital heart failure and their families at Tivoli in Copenhagen. As patron of the Danish Heart Association Mary attended for the presentation of two research awards (the Heart Association has a strong research focus) and to celebrate a day out at Tivoli with the children who suffer congenital heart failure, a condition which the researchers are investigating. The two recipients of the scholarships from Hjertebarnsfonden to support their research are PhD students Signe Holm Larsen and Morten Olsen.

TV2 article (in Danish) Crown Princess Mary met children with congenital heart disease in the morning in Tivoli in Copenhagen. It was in connection with the Heart Association's award of research scholarships to two researchers who have specialised in childhood congenital heart disease. The Association's patron, the Crown Princess, was invited for the occasion of the presentation and was first received by some of the affected children, who gave her their hand made Christmas hearts.

Photos: TV2 (second pic) and remainder © Klavs Bo Christensen/Danish Heart Association

TV2 photo gallery
Søren Steffen's gallery

DR Update clip (0:50)
JP web TV (1:18)
TV2 video clip (0:38)
Berlingske Web TV (1:18)

  • On November 16 Frederik and Mary had lunch at Ida Davidsen's smørrebrød restaurant (Danish open sandwiches) in Copenhagen, just near Amalienborg. The owner of the restaurant is the mother of Prince Joachim's friend Oscar Siesbye, who now runs it. According to Billed Bladet the preparations for Joachim's stag night are in full swing. And so, some of the "accomplices" met at Ida Davidsen's. Present for lunch and wedding conspiracies were Oscar Davidsen Siesbye and his wife Britt with Frederik and Mary. They are ideal for the task, since Oscar is a very close friend of Joachim and Britt Siesbye is Marie's closest friend in Denmark. Frederik also knows Oscar pretty well from their school days, but they don't see each other regularly. The meeting is a bit unusual as Frederik's and Joachim's circles of friends don't overlap each other too much. It is entirely possible hens may also have been discussed!

  • Yes, it is hunting season again. Frederik went hunting (Søren Steffen's pics) on November 21

  • Last Wednesday (Nov 21) Crown Princess Mary was at a meeting with the management team of the Mary Foundation

  • Last Friday (Nov 23) Queen Margrethe had a formal audience with the newly elected government of Anders Fogh Rasmussen's Liberal/conservative coalition. Crown Prince Frederik was also present with his mother at Amalienborg Palace for the swearing in (see Jyllands Posten/The Copenhagen Post 'Ready, set? govern')
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