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Crown Prince Frederik suffers a black eye after accident at home

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark got a black eye job on Thursday. The Crown Prince visited Food Nation, a public-private partnership established in 2016 by the Danish government and a number of private organisations and companies. Of course, there was some attention directed at the Crown Prince’s visible damage, both from the audience and the press.

A small accident on a staircase was the reason. This was revealed by the Crown Prince himself when he spoke during his visit. “You must not look at your mobile phone while walking on a staircase, then it can soon turn bad very quick”, said Crown Prince Frederik during his speech.

During the visit, the Crown Prince also participated in the opening of the new Visitor Centre at Food Nation. Here an interactive exhibition presents Denmark’s competencies in research, knowledge and production of food. In the centre, visitors can experience an interactive storytelling about the historical development of the Danish food cluster.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Photo ESO via Wikimedia Commons

During the Crown Prince’s visit, it was also announced that the Crown Prince will be the patron of the entire project Food Nation, which will focus on their food culture. Food Nation represents the entire Danish food cluster, consisting of companies and organisations in primary and processed food production, technology and equipment, the ingredient industry, researchers, educational institutions and restaurants. The goal of Food Nation and their new Visitor Centre is to raise awareness of Denmark as a leading food industry.

“Our vision with the new Visitor Centre is to create a place where we can inform, inspire and impress international decision makers, collaborators and all who wants to do business with Danish actors”, said Lise Walbom, CEO of Food Nation.

It became clear earlier this week that Prince Joachim will not inherit any of Prince Henrik’s properties. Prince Henrik’s French castle will be transferred to Crown Prince Frederik.

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