Danish State Visit to Germany

Queen Margrethe II and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark are on a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from November 10 to 13, to celebrate business and cultural ties after the ‘Danish-German Cultural Year of Friendship’ last year, taking place in Berlin and Munich.

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In the morning, Queen Margrethe was welcomed by the Head of the Bundespräsidialamt Stephan Steinlein and the Danish Ambassador to Germany at Berlin Airport, with a Guard of Honour and a 21-gun salute. Later, the Queen and Crown Prince were welcomed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender in an official Welcome Ceremony at the Schloss Bellevue, the official residence of the Federal President of Germany, where the Queen reviewed the Guard of Honour.

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Afterwards, Queen Margrethe visited the Charité University Hospital while Crown Prince Frederik visited Vattenfall’s power plant Reuter West. before they had Luncheon with Chancellor Angela Merkel and laid a wreath at the Neue Wache, the monument to the victims of war and violence, before visiting the Humboldt Forum and meeting the Mayor of Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate. Later in the afternoon, Crown Prince Frederik attended a Danish-German Business Reception.

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In the evening, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender hosted a State Banquet in honour of Queen Margrethe (wearing the Pearl Poiré Tiara, Khedive of Egypt Parure and Pearl Poire Brooch) and Crown Prince Frederik at Schloss Bellevue. Both the Queen and the President gave speeches celebrating the German-Danish relationship.

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On Day 2, Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik attended the Opening of the Danish-German Business Conference in Kosmos, followed by a visit by the Queen to the Pierre Boulez Concert Hall and Litteraturhaus Berlin, there there was a Luncheon. Crown Prince Frederik visited the AEDES Architecture Forum, before joining Queen Margrethe to visit the Stiftung Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung, a newly inaugurated documentation center focusing on displacement, displacement and forced migration in twentieth-century Europe. Crown Prince Frederik also visited the music venue Festsaal Kreuzberg.

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In the evening, Queen Margrethe (wearing the Baden Palmette Tiara, Diamond Riviere, Antique Diamond Earrings, and a Diamond Bow Brooch) and Crown Prince Frederik hosted a Return Gala in honour of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin.

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2 thoughts on “Danish State Visit to Germany

  1. OMIGOSH! A pearl fell off the Pearl Poire tiara???? How does something like that happen? Did they find it? How do you replace an almost 200 year old pearl? The Queen looked fabulous and totally in control. I would be quite distressed if something like that happened to me! But Queen Margrethe is taking everything in its stride these days, and good for her. The blue suit she wore for the day time activities was very excellent. She looked great! And Crown Prince Frederick looked quite dashing escorting his mother, representing his country.

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  2. Oh! I reread the story and it’s a pearl from the brooch, not the tiara. Well, that’s a mercy! But still, even though I’m glad it wasn’t the tiara, the brooch is just as antique. I do hope they find the pearl!

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