Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will begin their four-day visit to Washington D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts, today.
Their Royal Highnesses are in the United States to head up a business delegation focusing on the food, clean tech, healthcare solutions and the maritime industries. They will start out in the nation’s capital before moving on to Boston to complete their trip.
This evening, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will attend a reception of the business delegation hosted by Denmark’s ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose. The opening of a new exhibition “Arts in Embassy” will take place in the residence. This exhibition will showcase modern Danish art with the support of the Danish Arts Foundation and the Ministry of Culture. The Crown Prince will also award the Prince Henrik Honorary Medal at the reception.
Tomorrow morning, Frederik will participate in a run at the National Mall with American veterans before giving the welcome speech a couple of hours later at the American Chamber of Commerce welcome event for the Danish delegation. He will then give the opening speech at The Consultative Shipping Group’s seminar on the maritime industry.
Mary will attend the welcome before attending The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health seminar, which was organised in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health. She will then visit a seminar entitled “Evolving U.S. Food Policy and Emerging Consumer Trends.”
The couple will attend a business lunch in the afternoon with other members of the business delegation from Denmark. During the lunch, Frederik and Mary will witness the signing of a cooperation agreement between Copenhagen and D.C.
The Crown Prince will conclude the day by visiting the Clean Water Caucus in the U.S. Congress and a meeting with Democrat House Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer. That evening, he and Mary will attend The Grand Ball at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building with members of the delegation, US politicians and representatives of the Danish Embassy.
The Crown Princess will visit the Children’s National Medical Center and later participate in an event with the International Centre for Research on Women.
Thursday will be another busy day for the royals. They will conclude their trip to the American capital in the morning with a visit to the “On the Water” exhibit in the National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. They will then travel to Boston for the final leg of their short trip.
Upon their arrival in Boston, they will visit Guldmann Inc. and open a new showroom. Later, Crown Prince Frederik will participate in a sustainability event “Cities as Drivers for Sustainability” at the University of Boston. In the evening, the couple will meet with Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh before a networking dinner with the Danish business delegation and partners in Boston and the rest of Massachusetts.
Their final day in the United States will start with a DONG Energy Breakfast Event, giving the keynote speech, and participating in a seminar on renewable energy for Frederik. He will also visit Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and present a scholarship donation of $250,000 from the Crown Prince Frederik Fund.
Mary will begin the day at the “The Drivers of Food Innovation in the U.S. and Europe” seminar, where she will deliver the opening speech. She will then officially open the Danish LEO Pharma’s new research and development office, LEO Science & Tech Hub, and the Cambridge Innovation Center.
The Crown Prince Couple will meet with Massachusetts Governor, Charles D. Baker before attending the luncheon the Governor Baker is hosting. Finally, Crown Prince Frederik will visit IBM Watson Health and tour the high-tech headquarters. At the same time, Crown Princess Mary will be at Boston Children’s Hospital with Radiometer – the Danish manufacturer of health care technology.
The Crown Princess only just returned to Denmark last week from a working visit to New York City, where she was one of many royals in town for the United Nations General Assembly and side meetings.