Marie opened the Christmas bazaar at the Danish Church, Frederikskirke, in Paris, and the princess was a larger draw than the otherwise popular Danish delicacies.
Apple slices, mulled wine, red sausages, gnomes, Advent wreaths and Christmas decorations are usually the big draw for the Danes in Paris at the Christmas bazaar at the Danish Church, but this year it was the new entrant to the city, Princess Marie, the very large draw point. Princess Marie visited the church to open the popular Christmas bazaar, and it provided both queues and waiting times.
Princess Marie arrived with the ambassador in Paris, Michael Starbæk Christensen, to Frederikskirke, located just a stone's throw from the well-known Danish House on Avenue Champs-Élysées, and here they were warmly received by the church's energetic and exuberant pastor, Selma Ravn, who warmly thanked the princess for coming, just as she thanked the many volunteers who tirelessly assist in the church's many ecclesiastical, social and cultural activities throughout the year.
- "I am very pleased and thank you for the invitation to come here today. I know that the church's Christmas bazaar is a very important event for the church and its guests, but also for the many who volunteer. And without your great effort, the Christmas bazaar would not be possible. Thank you so much, you make a huge difference"
, said Princess Marie, and told the crowded church that it was her first visit.
- "I look forward to experiencing the Christmas mood and wish you all a good day and a good Christmas sale"
, said the princess, smiling happily as she looked around at the many attendees for a few seconds before Selma Ravn whispered to the princess a message:
- Ahhhh yes .... and NOW is the Christmas bazaar open, big-hearted Princess Marie announced warmly, who took everyone by storm and charmed everything and everyone as she subsequently went around looking at handmade calendar candles, crafts and homemade clays, all while the princess warmly welcomed the many volunteers in the stalls and those who would have a chat with the princess or be photographed with her.
- "My she does speak beautiful Danish"
, and "she is beautiful..and sweet"
, it sounded from several of the Danish "Parisian" ladies, when the princess enjoyed the Christmas mood in the church.