Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began their official visit to Canada by laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown soldier in Ottawa.  Although they were far away from Denmark, familiar notes were in the air as Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began their super busy schedule in connection with a Danish business delegation to Canada on Wednesday morning local time.

The couple were laying a wreath at the National War Memorial brand in Ottawa, and in doing so played military orchestra, Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, National Anthem in honor of the royal guests. Then there was a minute’s silence, then Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary showed their respect for the more than 116,000 Canadians who have sacrificed their lives in various wars by laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown soldier.

Their eyes rested for a quiet moment at the grave, which was played great bagpipe music, and they put their signatures in the presented guestbook. Throughout the session the couple were followed by Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Parm Gill. National War Memorial is an impressive monument of granite with 23 bronze figures, symbolizing emitted who fought during the First World War. Memorial was inaugurated by the British King George VI in 1939th

The rest of the day is filled with exciting experiences of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and there are events almost every hour until the evening. Then it’s on to Toronto. Besides the royal couple, Commercial- and Development Mogens Jensen and about 80 Danish enterprises are on a a three-day business promotion tour, which focuses on health, food, architecture, fashion and green building. Canada is Denmark’s 24th largest export market. And Billed Bladed follow through and report regularly on the many events. - 17 September 2014