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Crown Prince Couple of Denmark take stroll down memory lane in Rome

The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark have been in Rome, Italy, for a business trip with the Danish delegation. The tour, which began on 6 November, ends today.

The Royal Danish House explained that the business trip, under the theme ‘Italy – We Think Business’, is focused on “solutions in health, climate change, water and energy, urbanisation and sustainable food production.”

Photo: di Paolo Giandotti – Ufficio per la Stampa e la Comunicazione della Presidenza della Repubblica

The trip began on Tuesday with military honours and lunch with Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter, Laura – who serves as Italy’s First Lady – at the Palazzo del Quirinale presidential palace. They also were able to see artwork in the Palazzo del Quirinale by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen before moving on to their next event.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess next travelled to Terme Di Caracalla where they were taken on a tour before attending a welcome reception with the Danish delegation in the evening.

The Military Councilor of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella during the military honours with the HRH Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark
(Photo: di Francesco Ammendola – Ufficio per la Stampa e la Comunicazione della Presidenza della Repubblica)

Rome holds a special meaning for the couple as it is the location where Crown Prince Frederik proposed to the then Mary Donaldson in 2003.

Crown Prince Frederik told the media during a walk through the city, “It’s a special place. It is here that I was told ‘yes’.”

“It is a city full of great memories,” the Crown Princess added.

Wednesday saw a jam-packed schedule for Their Royal Highnesses. In the morning, Crown Prince Frederik attended the seminar “Shaping the Future of Healthcare and Strategic Investments” while Crown Princess Mary attended the “Keynote: The Business of Denmark’s Green Transition” and”Ready for tomorrow’s consumers” seminars.

The couple attended several more seminars and a business lunch during the day before attending a gastro event and cooking show in the evening.

Finally, Their Royal Highnesses attended an official dinner later on last night.

This morning, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will travel to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis before visiting the Trevi fountain and the aqueduct Acqua Vergine. Their trip concludes at the Hospital Bambino Gesu where the couple will receive a tour and meet patients.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.