Crown Prince Fredrik and Crown Princess Mary’s November business trip to the Netherlands has been postponed by the Royal House due to COVID-19.
The postponement was announced on Tuesday morning by the Royal House, noting that it will be re-scheduled as soon as possible once restrictions are lifted.
In the interim, a virtual conference has been announced to take place at the same time as the now-cancelled trip, one that will include the original participants and the original theme: Partnering for Green Transition. Crown Prince Fredrik is expected to give a speech at the virtual conference.
The Royal House noted in its announcement that the Crown Prince Couple have been actively involved in business trips over the years. “The objective of the trips has been to strengthen relations between Denmark and the countries visited and to support the growth and position of Danish companies in the markets concerned.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have previously conducted business trips to South Korea, France, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Chile, and the United States.
The couple were due to visit the Netherlands on 2 and 3 November with engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam.
The Netherlands is Denmark’s sixth largest export market, according to the Royal House, and the business trip would have focused on a green transition with a conference and seminars, as well as company visits.
Last year, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited South Korea and France to promote Danish business interests in those countries. During their visit to South Korea last May, the couple also participated in events to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries. Their visit to France last year focused on sustainable and innovative collaborations between the countries.
The Royal House will announce a new schedule for this business trip at a later date.