Danish State Visit to Argentina

Queen Margrethe II and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have just finished a State Visit to Argentina, where they were hosted by President Mauricio Macri from March 18th to 20th to strengthen political, economic, and diplomatic ties. This is the first State Visit after Prince Henrik’s death, and the first time in over a decade that the Crown Prince has joined the Queen for an outgoing State Visit. 

Queen Margrethe arrived in Buenos Aires on March 17th, where she visited the historic Cementerio de la Recoleta cemetery, which was followed by a Dinner with Danish ambassador Søren Vøhtz and his wife Sofia Vøhtz Rosenbaum. Crown Prince Frederik arrived separately, since the Monarch and Heir aren’t allowed to fly together, the following day after his plane was delayed and diverted.

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On March 18th, Queen Margrethe II attended a ceremony at the Plaza San Martín, before an Official Welcome by President Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada at the Presidential Palace, which was followed by a State Luncheon. Later, joined by the Crown Prince, she visited the Palacio del Congreso, the Argentine Supreme Court, and the energy group YPF. In the evening, they attended a Danish-Argentinian network reception at the Yacht Club Argentino.

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The following day, Crown Prince Frederik attended a Business conference at the Kirchner Cultural Center where Queen Margrethe attended another Business conference, after which they viewed Danish companies’ stands and the business sector’s three tracks in the field of sustainability, health and food and agriculture. Other events included a visit to the Parque de la Memoria and the Hogar Danés (The Danish House), as well as the Teatro Colón and a Football and Social Development Goals Football event. In the evening, Queen Margrethe hosted a Gala Dinner at the Alvear Hotel.

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On the final day, Crown Prince Frederik visited the wind farm PEPE II while Queen Margrethe was received at the Juan Bird statue in Tandil, followed by a visit to the Danish church in Tandil and a Reception at Tandil Town Hall. In the afternoon, the Queen and Crown Prince held a Peess Conference, followed by a meeting with representatives from the Danish society in Argentina and a luncheon at the Estancia Ave Maria.

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