A very relaxed and happy Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have been out and about since Daisy's birthday balcony appearance last Tuesday. Joachim is patron of the Youth Goodwill Ambassadors, a global network of international students, which is appropriate considering this makes him the symbolic head of these volunteers who go out into their own corners of the world and show everyone the best Denmark has to offer and why one should consider the country for study and work opportunities. Until Novo Nordisk or some other pharmaceuticals enterprise can establish a positive link between their products and an improved mood in the Derf Man, the Crown Prince should just be left to the sailing events in favour of his more charismatic and life-satisfied younger brother. Leave it to the tall, elegant, multi-lingual self-confident Joachim, buoyed by his happy home life, to represent the ideals and best of Denmark.
Meanwhile, Princess Marie attended a dinner at the French Embassy's Thott Palace recently in her capacity as the patron for the National Association for Autism - a very fine focus, indeed! The purple colour suits her, the fresh highlights celebrate the end - finally - to this very long winter that has finally ended and the "level" of clothing is occasion appropriate, if a little budget friendly. Look, Møgeltønder just doesn't have chic boutiques and Marie works on a tight budget! French brand Sephora was the sponsor of the event whereby Marie distributed their donation of 10,000 euros to this very worthy cause. Just like how Madam MoreMore receives Australian companies at the Aussie Embassy who graciously donate to Mary's Danish charities. Oh wait. That doesn't exist, does it? It's Australian companies who pay Madam a salary in exchange for her plugging their wares back in the only place Mary calls home - OZ. That's right. Never mind.
Not content to be all business, the most French of the Danish royals were spotted rolling around Copenhagen with their nearly 4 year old son in the most Danish of tranportation options: a bicycle. Now that's how you integrate into your new culture! Looks like lille prins Henrik and Athena's Oncle Charles, visiting from France, has joined in the nordic fun in advance of his godson Henrik's birthday on 4 May. No Slurpppppppppper tendencies, here!
Photos: Youth Goodwill Ambassadors, Pure People/Acaba, Newscom