Princess Mary of Denmark, on her way home to Australia, touches down on Vanuatu to meet victims of recent hurricanes and earthquakes in the Pacific region
Princess Mary Mary of Denmark has arrived on the island of Vanuatu during the first leg of her journey to the Southern Hemisphere – including her native Australia.
The Danish king landed on the small island in the Pacific region to visit Crisis response areas following recent hurricanes and earthquakes in the region.
The 51-year-old’s visit will focus on the impact climate change has had on the region. Vanuatu faced devastation after being hit by two cyclones over two days at the start of March and also hit by two earthquakes.
Accompanied by Danish Minister of Development, Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jorgensen, the charming queen wore a long-sleeved white blouse, long plaid skirt, oversized sapphire earrings and sandals.
The visit of Princess Mary, the Danish royal, will focus on the effects climate change has had on the Pacific region. In the photo: the arrival of the Danish king to the island of Vanuatu
She also wore two golden necklaces, one with her initial on it and the other reminiscent of a coin, and she wore her hair loose, with natural makeup.
The princess made her way around the island, talking to various people, including the Hon. Ralph Regenvanu, Vanuatu’s Minister for Climate Change, who explained the impact of sea level rise on those living in coastal communities.
According to reports, she will then travel to Liliba Island to see firsthand the extent of the damage.
She smiled as she shook hands with the islanders, and the island chief greeted her.
Her Royal Highness will then move on to her scheduled visit to Fiji, where she will focus on how destruction and evacuations in the wake of climate change are increasing risks of sexual and gender-based violence, and how the healthcare system is working to make this happen. Protecting women and girls in vulnerable situations.
Princess Mary will end her trip in Sydney, Australia – her home country.
Islanders welcome Danish Crown Prince Marie and Dan Jorgensen, Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy (shown behind Princess) with Island President (left) during their visit to Pele Island in Vanuatu
This event will be really special, as it is the first time Princess Mary has traveled to Australia in an official capacity in a decade.
The Hobart-born Princess Royal, 51, will fly home on April 28 to meet Danish representatives taking part in Australia’s “green transition” while visiting several Danish-led projects related to sustainability.
However, Princess Mary’s visit to the Down Under will be brief, as she will be in London for the coronation of King Charles III on May 6.
The last time the Crown Princess was in Australia was last Christmas when she visited her family in Tasmania, but not in an official capacity.
She went to her hometown with her husband, Crown Prince Frederick, and their four children, Christian, 17, Isabella, 15, and twins Vincent and Josephine, 11.