President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron of France are on a 2-Day State Visit to Denmark, where they are hosted by the Danish Royal Family. The Royal Family has numerous links to France, not least the French-Born late Prince Henrik and Princess Marie, as well as the family’s summer home, the Chateau de Cayx. Click HERE to take a look at the last French State Visit to Denmark.
President and Mrs Macron were welcomed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at Kastellet in Copenhagen, for a wreath-laying ceremony, which was followed by an Official Reception at the Amalienborg Palace with members of the Royal Family.
Later, Crown Princess Mary hosted a working lunch focusing on gender equality with Mrs Macron, followed by a visit to the Design School at Holmen. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik attended a presentation of Søren Kierkegaard manuscripts at the Royal Library with the President, as well as a conference and debate on Europe at the Black Diamond.
In the evening, Queen Margrethe hosted a State Banquet in honour of President and Mrs Macron at Christiansborg Palace, at which Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte were also present. Both the Queen and President gave speeches.
At the Banquet, Queen Margrethe wore a lace gown with the Pearl Poiré Tiara, Pearl Necklace and Earrings, Ruby and Pearl Corsage, and the Sash and Star of the French Order of the Legion of Honour. Crown Prince Frederik wore Uniform with the French National Order of Merit. Crown Princess Mary wore a floral patterned Lasse Spangenberg gown with the Ruby Parure Tiara and the Sash and Star of the French National Order of Merit with Queen Margrethe II’s Royal Family Order.
Prince Joachim wore White Tie with the Order of the Elephant. Princess Marie wore a Rikke Gudnitz gown with the new Mauboussin Nuit Claire/Lyse Naetter Tiara (h/t to @HeavenQRF), the Sash and Star of the Order of the Elephant, and the Star of the French Order of the Legion of Honour with Queen Margrethe II’s Royal Family Order. Princess Benedikte wore a pink gown with the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe Tiara and the Sash and Star of the Order of the Elephant.