Monday, 9 January 2017

Beijing Olympics: Day Three

11 August 2008

Crown prince Frederik, Crown princess Mary and princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the badminton.






Afterwards they talked to the press at the Olympic Village. They were accompanied by Per Thornit. Frederik defended his contested IOC candidature. Untill then he had avoided all critial questions from the press.




Sunday, 8 January 2017

Beijing Olympics: Day two

10 August 2008

Mary and Frederik watched the swimming finals, in the company of crown prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima of the Netherlands.

 



From 15:00 to 16:00 the couple, acoompanied by Per Thornit, visited the exhibition "Denmark in China: 1600-2000" at Prince Gong’s Palace.


Mary wore a new blouse by Alberta Ferreti.








Afterwards they did some shopping.


In the evening they watched the USA play against China in basketball. Seated close to them were George Bush and his father, George Bush sr.






Saturday, 7 January 2017

Beijing Olympics: Day 1

9 August 2008

Mary watched the women's gymnastics while Frederik attended a luncheon hosted by the authorities.

At 15:00, Frederik and Mary, accompanied by Per Thornit and princess Benedikte, were guests of honour at a reception of the Danish embassy.




At 19:30 they attended a Bournonville ballet performance by the Danish Royal Ballet Company.



Mary wore a new dress by Rikke Mai.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Beijing Olympics: Opening

8 August 2008

Crown prince Frederik and crown princess Mary were invited by president Hu Jintao for an official welcoming luncheon for heads of state and government leaders.





In November 2016, Mary's dress was sold at Haberdash.


Later the same day, the couple attended the Opening Ceremony.
Mary wore a new dress by Strenesse.



Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Beijing Olympics: arrival

7 August 2008

Crown princess Mary and Per Thornit arrived together in Beijing, China for the Olympics.


Crown prince Frederik, as an International Committee Observer, had arrived a few days earlier.

Later that day, Frederik and Mary F&M attended an Australian team reception at the Sofitel Wanda Hotel.

Mary told the press: "My allegiance is with Denmark, but as Denmark and Australia don't compete so often, I also follow the Australian athletes as closely as I possibly can."





Mary wore new earrings by Marianne Dulong.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Visit to North Slesvig

31 July 2008

Crown prince Frederik and crown princess Mary briefly interrupted their holidays to make a visit to the towns Aabenraa and Tinglev in the North Slesvig region, where a large number of Germans live.




Mary was accompanied by an interpreter to translate from German to Danish and by her lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky.





Mary wore new pumps by Olivia Morris.








The couple met the local authorities and visited a German speaking kindergarten and school.





After this visit they had another week of holidays.