BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The red carpet was rolled out along the State House steps for the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark on Friday. Denmark’s Royal Couple led a two-day trade mission to Boston with dozens of business leaders and diplomats.
The royals spent the morning meeting with members of the Baker Administration about energy policy, then made their way to the State House in Boston at around Noon. Governor Charlie Baker and the First Lady of Massachusetts greeted Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at the top of the steps, and held a ceremonial gift exchange afterwards.
Governor Baker told 22News he was honored the Danish Royal Couple would choose to visit Boston, and that he looked forward to learning more about the country’s agriculture, energy and health care systems. “We’re proud of role as a national leader in many of these areas,” Baker said, “and the opportunities of leaders on both sides to learn from each other.”
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has ties to Massachusetts; He attended Harvard University in the early 90’s.