Denmark’s Princess Marie has won an award for her campaign against food waste.
The Princess received the “Stræberen 2020” award on 29 September from the De Samvirkende Købmænd organisation. The award is given to someone who has excelled in the fight against food waste.
The date of its presentation was special as it was the day Denmark marked their national food waste day. The award has only been presented since 2018, and Marie is the third person to receive it. The award came in the form of a sculpture by artist Torben Bøgh Hansen.
Princess Marie also gave a short speech to accept her award.
Princess Marie returned to Denmark from Paris for the ceremony where she and her family currently reside while her husband, Prince Joachim serves as a Military Attaché for Denmark’s Ministry of Defence.
Her Royal Highness arrived at Landbrug & Fødevarer at Axelborg in Copenhagen and was greeted by a little boy with flowers before heading inside for the event.
Earlier in the day, Princess Marie gave a speech in honour of National Food Waste Day in Denmark. Her speech, in Danish, can be watched below: