The Royal Danish House has announced that Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will travel to Seattle, Washington, USA. Seattle is on the western coast of the country. She will be in the United States from 3 May to 5 May.
The Crown Princess will head the head of a Danish art and cultural advancement trip, and she will be accompanied by Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen.
Highlights of the visit will include the opening of a new Nordic Museum, alongside other representatives from different Nordic countries. It was inspired by the Nordic fjords and cost 45 million USD to complete. The Royal Danish House said in a press release that Mary will open the new museum which will exhibit “the history, cultural influence and presence of the Nordic countries in the United States.”
“All five Nordic countries have supported and followed the construction of the new museum, and the Crown Princess and the Foreign Minister will, together with representatives from the other Nordic countries, conduct the official opening,” they added.
Her Royal Highness will also be the guest of honour at the launch of the Danish cultural advancement; it aims to “strengthen Danish art and culture throughout the United States.” The Danish Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is heading the advancement. The Royal House explained, “Official Denmark will work for the next three years to create even better conditions for Danish art and culture in the United States and give Danish artists a better foundation to stand by.”
Additionally, Crown Princess Mary will visit the Novo Nordisk Research Centre and a debate, under the topic of “empowerment of women and the economic constraints that women experience,” at the University of Washington. Her Royal Highness will speak at the debating event at the second largest university in the United States. The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has organised the event; Crown Princess Mary is part of its Leadership Council.