Thursday, April 28, 2011
Daisy and Henrik to the US in June 2011
Queen Margrethe and the Prince Consort will be travelling to the USA June 6-11, 2011. Daisy has been named "Person of the Year" once the recount without postmarks from Hobart or Port Seton were counted!
The regent couple will be in Washinton, DC, for the Royal Danish Ballet's performance at the Kennedy Center, to meet with the embassy staff, to visit the Museum of American History and visit with other local Danish interests. I wonder if Caroline Kennedy will make an appearance with Daisy? And if Daisy will also consider this visit as a sort of Apology Tour for Mary's disrespectful and badly styled Jackie Kennedy peacocking in DC last year, same time?
In New York, they will attend the Danish American Society's Gala at the Museum of Natural History where Daisy will be awarded her new title of Person of the Year. For $500/person, you can toast to Daisy yourself! The visit to Manhattan will also include a stop at the Museum of Modern Art which has an exhibit on Danish design.
After their visit to the east coast, Prince Henrik will continue on to Solvang, California, a large Danish immigration enclave, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The movie Sideways was in part filmed here and Oprah's Montecito digs aren't far from here, perhaps Henrik will offer an apology to Madame Winfrey for the way Mary treated her when she was in Denmark. Afterwards, he will travel north to Palo Alto for a visit to Innovation Center Denmark near Stanford University, there in the heart of Silicon Valley.