In a move I suspected back in 2007, Princess Marie has taken on the patronage of the Danish Ski Federation.
The Federation has been working for a while to achieve this matter. It is an effort in trying to make winter sports more attractive to Danes, and increase its publicity.
The head of the Danish Ski Federation says: “We’re incredibly happy that Princess Marie has accepted to be the protector of our association. That she herself is an active skier is not inconsequential in this regard.”
The Federation is the umbrella organization for sports such as Slalom, Bob, Freestyle, Cross Country, Roller skiing, Snowboard and Telemark skiing.
The announcement comes just under a month before the Olympics in Vancouver, where Denmark is sending its largest delegation ever. The final decision on the size will be determined on January 18, when the final spots in the delegation will be awarded.
Where it seemed like Crown Prince Frederik would be the only member from the Danish royal family to head for Canada in February, it would now seem strange if he did not get accompanied by his sister-in-law.