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Princess Marie opens major Danish art exhibition in Paris

Princess Marie has opened an exhibition of Danish art in her home city of Paris.

The Danish royal, 44, attended the Petit Palais on Friday where she opened ‘The Golden Age of Danish Painting’ exhibition. The large-scale exhibition features more than 200 works by Denmark’s leading artists painted from 1801 to 1864. 

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Works from Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Martinus Rørbye, Constantin Hansen, Peter Christian Skovgaard, and Wilhelm Marstrand are included in the display.

‘The exhibition focuses on a number of key themes and on the social, political, economic and cultural conditions which were prerequisites for the art,’ the website advises.

Having been born in France, Princess Marie was a natural choice to open the exhibition which will be on display in Paris until 3 January 2021.

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The exhibition is a collaboration between the Petit Palais, the National Gallery in Copenhagen and the National Museum of Stockholm.

Looking resplendent in a rose-print ruffled silk dress from Italian designer Giambattista Valli, the mother-of-two took COVID-safe precautions and popped on a face mask before she was given a tour of the precious artworks.

The event marks a welcome return to France for the Princess who was born in Paris and resided there until her parents divorced when she was eleven-years-old. 

Princess Marie recently returned to the city with her husband Prince Joachim and children Prince Henrik, 11, and Princess Athena, 8 following a turbulent few months for the family.

Prince Joachim, who is the younger brother of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, has recently accepted a post as the defence attache at the Danish embassy in Paris. He was expected to start on September 1; however, this was delayed to allow him to recuperate after he underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain on July 24. 

The Danish Royal Family revealed the pair had moved to Paris on Wednesday, sharing an image of the couple outside of the embassy in France. ‘Together in Paris. Nice that it is now every day again,’ it was captioned.

The exhibition will be open to the public from September 22. 

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