March 18Marie delivered the opening speech on the Day of the French Language."I am happy to celebrate with you the International Day of the Francophonie! French is, as you know, my mother tongue. French is not only spoken in France, it is also one or more languages among several in 29 countries and it is also used in many other countries.
In total, the International Organization of Francophonie unites 88 countries. Several of these countries have an embassy in Denmark and their ambassadors want to make this language better known and share it with you. Every two years, the group of French-speaking ambassadors award a prize for the best novel written in French and translated into Danish. I really hope to be able to present this award this fall to the winner who will be chosen.
To celebrate this international day of the French language, today you will discover French-speaking singers of contemporary urban music. They come from all over the world. You will certainly appreciate the modernity and musicality of the French language in its cultural diversity. Do not hesitate to savor the sounds and intonations of this language, and especially to share its emotions. Good listening!"
The fact that PrincessMarie and her late father-in-law Prince Henrik had a warm and good relationship is not only due to the fact that they both had France as their country of birth. They also had in common the joy of spreading knowledge of French gastronomy, art, culture and language, and that is why Princess Marie gladly took over the protectorate of the Literature Prize of the Ambassadors of the French-speaking countries after the prince.
When the princess spoke at the virtual opening of the Fête de la Francophonie, it was in front of a painting by Prince Henrik to pay tribute to her deceased father-in-law. The prince's painting was painted by the now-deceased Russian painter Peter Reichet in the late 1990s, and the painting has since hung in the living room of Schackenborg Castle, but has apparently been moved to Paris, where the prince and the princess live. "
According to art historian Thyge Christian Fønss Lundberg, who wrote the book, 'Royal Portraits for 500 Years', there is a funny story attached to the painting. The dog that was present when the prince turned sitting as a model in Fredensborg, would not stop barking and only stop when he was sitting in the prince's lap.This is why the court dog was painted in the painting, because he has, like him, insisted on being immortalized with his master.
In front of her father-in-law's beautiful painting yesterday, Princess Marie was able to pay tribute to Prince Henrik on a day that suited her perfectly."
That is so Marie...more power to her
Love her "Dreamcather" necklace, it's make by Danish jewelry designer HEIRING