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Princess Marie visits Autism Centre in Vordingborg

Princess Marie of Denmark has paid a visit to the Vordingborg’s Autism Centre Storstrøm on Monday. Princess Marie is the patron of the National Association for Autism.

Princess Marie was given a tour of the Vordingborg’s Autism Centre Storstrøm. The centre provides a space for people of all ages, who are on the autism spectrum. At the centre, they learn to socialise among other things. Princess Marie was shown how the centre uses digital tools to help those on the autism spectrum. She also attended the premiere of The Digital Offer, a 25-minute documentary that details the impact of digital and technological advancements for people with autism and their families.

“It shows how important it is for people with autism to be able to use digital tools for a better everyday life,” Princess Marie said after viewing the documentary.

Earlier this year, Princess Marie travelled to Greenland to attend an autism conference for her patronage the National Association for Autism. She also delivered the keynote speech.

Princess Marie is the patronage of several health-related organisations, including The AIDS Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation, and is patron of the Danish Ski Federation, the Danish National Commission for UNESCO, DanChurchAid, the Danish Student House in Paris, and the Copenhagen Food & Cooking Festival, among others.

Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, is the second wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark, the second son of Queen Margrethe II. They married in 2008 and had two children together, Prince Henrik (born 2009) and Princess Athena (2012). In addition, she is the stepmother of Prince Nikolai (born 1999) and Prince Felix (born 2002) from Prince Joachim’s first marriage to  Alexandra Christina Manley, now Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg. She is also the godmother of Princess Josephine, the third child of Crown Princes Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

 

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