Thursday, August 4, 2016

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in Rio de Janeiro for Olympic Games on August 3, 2016

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who is accompanying her husband, Crown Prince Frederik (not pictured) to Rio, said: 'It has been great to see the beautiful country, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and that's what Brazil is.'

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark during a visit to a school in Rio's Jacarepague shanytown - or favela - where she presented boxes of Lego to the children.

Crown Princess Mary is in Brazil due to her husband Crown Prince Frederik is head of the Danish Olympic delegation. The country has donated Lego toys to help ensure a legacy from the two weeks of sport.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark elegant in an ivory tweed dress and a matching pair of two-tone pumps, was in Jacarepagua as part of an initiative to mark Denmark's participation in the Olympic Games.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark stated that the Danish toy is probably the country's best-known export. 'They're more interested in making their own stuff out of it and that's what Lego is all about. Building your own world,' the Crown Princess said.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark welcome by the Children at the school in the favela waved Danish and Brazilian flags as the wife of the heir to the Danish throne arrived.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark went to one of the poorest areas of Rio de Janeiro at the start of a long stay in the country for the Games

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented the children with some of the thousands of Lego sets being donated by Denmark to Brazil

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark toured the school and settled down to play with some of the children.  None appeared to have played with Lego before - but quickly caught on.  She was impressed with their knack for figuring out what to do with the toy bricks.

Danish Crown Prince Frederik is at the Games as head of the Danish Olympic delegation and was accompanied by his wife Crown Princess Mary at the opening of the Danish 'house' in Rio

Crown Princess Mary brought Lego sets for children in the Jacarepague shantytown - or favela - as part of an effort to ensure the Games have a legacy

Denmark is wanting to help generate a lasting legacy for the Rio games with gifts of toys to children in Jacarepagua, one of Rio's poorest areas. Crown Princess Mary pictured during school visit in Rio.
Denmark's Princess Marie and her husband Prince Joachim are seen with their children Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena at the opening of the Danish Pavilion

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