Mary: "See? That's my father giving a speech on wind energy!"
Official: "So, is this your step-mother?"
Final day of this tour to promote Danish business interests and design. The party moved to a freezing cold Beijing for a more artistically oriented agenda. The bogan princess seems to have been given a fur wrap to wear by Kopenhagen fur, but it sure looks like sister Patty's crime scene carpet fur coat for the playground as well as a ratty scarf Mares tied around her neck at a 2003 Christmas mass in Aarhus. She didn't exactly dress for the weather, so someone had to do something for her: red coat meant to evoke Kate Middleton, her beige engagement shoes with dark stockings (ugh). She still pulled the scarf up around her face like she did in Iceland with her jumper. Like a child. Or her husband. Same thing.
This couple barely care about each other anymore. I think at their peak, they had settled from trying to each approach love in their own strange way, evolved quickly into a special 'we're partners in crime' mutual beneficial society about them. Never really love. But now the contempt is nearly palpable. When Mary's ready to play lovebirds for the cameras, Derf doesn't play along. When Derfie is feeling "sportif!", Madam MoreMore won't play along. They are a contemptable pair of doofuses showing the world that Denmark is not the country where you want to place your bets.
Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum
The Crown Princely Couple will be present at the new Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum in Beijing and be present for among other things an installation by Olafur Eliasson, an exhibit by Michael Kvium, a sculpture by Christian Lemmerz together with the museums main exhibit of Erik A. Frandsen.
The Crown Princely Couple will visit the Danish gallery Faurschou Foundation at 798 International Arts District and be present for the exhibition ”Alone and Together” with work by Louise Bourgeois.
LEGO Education Centre
The Crown Princely Couple visits the LEGO Education Centre and kick-off event for the LEGO competition “Build your world”. The Crown Prince together with the director for LEGO in China Esben Stærk Jørgensen will start the competition.
The Crown Princely Couple participates at the kick-off of Arla's new product in China, UHT (langtidsholdbar) milk, at the Danish Ambassador's in Beijing. After the kick-off, the Crown Princely Couple will watch a Danish top chef cook a meal.
My Danish Footprint in China
The Crown Princely Couple will be presented at the Danish Ambassador in Beijing's CSR initiative ”My Danish Footprint in China”. The Crown Princess will give a speech. Afterward, the Crown Princely Couple will watch a match between Danish badminton player Peter Gade and the Chinese badminton player Bao Chunlai.
The Crown Princely Couple participates at the Danish Ambassador's in an event with representatives of Danish fashion companies Kopenhagen Fur, LINDBERG and House of Amber. The Crown Princely Couple will watch a fashion show by three Danish fashion companies and be presented with the firms' charitable initiatives.
The Crown Princely Couple participates in a gala dinner at the Kempinski Hotel. The Crown Prince will give a speech.
Photos: Keld Navntoft and Jason Lee, Scanpix