© Photographer Steen Evald
The Danish Cultural Institute is very proud to have HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark as patron. She accepted the patronage in 2005 and has since visited the institutes in Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Riga, Brussels and Rio de Janeiro.
The Royal patronage provides a connection to one of the most venerable institutions in Denmark – the monarchy – the world’s oldest. Having very limited actual power or influence the monarchy functions as a “gathering point”, which most of Danes follows and reveres. The very popular monarchy arguably is one of the strong pillar in Danish resilience.
In April 2014 HRH Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark visited the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Here she participated in the inauguration of The Danish King’s Garden, which at the Institutes initiative was renovated in 2013 with financial support from Queen Margrethe’s and Prince Henrik’s Foundation as well as The AP Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation for General Purposes and the Tallinn Municipality.
In addition, Her Royal Highness visited an Estonian kindergarten to experience first-hand the outcomes of the Mary Foundation’s ‘Free of bullying’-program.,which a considerable proportion of all Estonian children below 6 has been part of.