Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Daisy in DC: Queen Margrethe's Visit to the US, Day Two
**As always, click on all photos for larger versions**
Wednesday, June 8 was Day Two of Daisy and Henrik's US visit. (More high-quality Day One photos can be found here.) House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer greeted the royal couple at the US Capitol for a tour. Later the couple were welcomed to the White House in the morning by First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama (in a smart Tracy Feith dress) hosted the royal couple for a half-hour visit over coffee in the Yellow Oval Room, a smartly-appointed space that surely delighted Daisy who loves to blend new paintings (including her own) and more traditional furniture. In the top photo you can see the brilliant Richard Diebenkorn's Berkeley No. 52.
White House Flickr stream with a high quality photo of Daisy and Michelle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/5813178454/in/photostream
Afterwards, there was a press conference on board the USS Sequoia where yesterday's Vestas-sponsored lunch was held. Daisy refused to speak to the problems that her cousin King Carl XVI Gustav is encountering in Sweden. Henrik complained about the heat and the health risk of going between the cold air conditioned interiors and the sunny, hot outdoors.
Subsequently lunch was at the Phillips Collection, a fantastic modern art museum. The rest of the afternoon was free, and the evening dinner was at the Ambassador's residence. Tomorrow, the royal couple travel to New York City.