Thursday 17 July 2008

Frederik & Mary @ Wimbledon

After Crown Princess Mary took part in a board meeting and strategy workshop for the Mary Foundation on Wednesday July 2, Frederik and Mary headed to London to attend Wimbledon. Frederik is a keen player and fan of the game and is also the patron of the Danish Tennis Association. Frederik has been to Wimbledon for the past few years to support Danish player Caroline Wozniacki, among others, who was junior girls Wimbledon champion in 2006 and is now ranked 30th after finishing in the third round at Wimbledon 2008. Mary and Frederik were observed in the royal box on Thursday by a BBC commentator (1207 entry) while watching the Serena Williams and Zheng Jie match on July 3. On Friday July 4 Frederik was in the front row of the royal box watching the Schuettler - Nadal semi-final, while Mary was spotted shopping in Harrods.

The photos were taken in London on Thursday night, 3 July, and the man in the photo with Mary is restaurateur Søren Jessen, who operates a restaurant and upscale bars in London. Søren Jessen's restaurant was the venue for the Creative Nation cocktail party Mary attended in London on June 23. And no, we don't know why Mary had on a man's jacket. Guess you had to be there.

On another summer holiday note, Mary was recently seen at Restaurant St. Annæ in Copenhagen having lunch with Caroline Heering and several other girlfriends for a traditional Danish smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches). The restaurant is a popular lunch spot and close to Amalienborg. They chose a light summer menu of prawns and roast beef and spring water to drink. The restaurant is not unaccustomed to royal guests, Frederik is also a regular visitor and so is Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. This is reported in the current issue of Billed Bladet, originally from Kig Ind.

Meanwhile, more to come, but Mary, Frederik, Christian and Isabella are currently in Skagen in northern Jutland on summer holiday.

Thanks gudinde, Valentine, mitchell and gattica.

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Blogger Unknown said...

Regarding the man’s jacket:
Well it looks to me that Mr. Søren Jessen was simply being a gentleman and offered Mary his on a cool London evening. Chivalry is not dead. :-D

7:18 pm  
Blogger lotte said...

Hi april,
Yeah, I think you are right :)

4:43 pm  
Blogger lala21 said...

Princess Mary with that beautiful clutch again!!!

Henk Berg Leather I think.

6:01 am  

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