Sunday 4, June 2023

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visits a Rohingya refugee camp during three-day trip to Bangladesh

it is expected that by 2050, up to 20 million people will be displaced,' said Princess Mary.


Time News Desk: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited a Rohingya refugee camp during her three-day trip to Bangladesh on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old was seen greeting the community at the Kutupalong camp - the largest refugee camp in the world - in Cox's Bazar.

The princess met with the Rohingya people and host communities on camps number five, six, and eight at the district's Ukhiya Upazila.

She also walked through the camps and visited the communities' homes to talk to the Rohingya people about their lives.

For the occasion, the royal wore a casual blue blouse, beige trousers and walking boots.

She teamed her look with a wide-rimmed hat to protect her face from the sun.

Princess Mary appeared in high spirits as she spoke to the community, and was also pictured gazing off a view point with a pair of binoculars.

The royal began her working trip in Dhaka a day prior, where the mother-of-four was greeted by Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed.

Afterwards, accompanied by the Minister for Development Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen, Mary met with representatives from Danish companies based in Bangladesh in hopes the two countries can collaborate on green, Earth-friendly products.

The Princess took to the Danish royal family's social media accounts to explain the purpose of her visit there.

'On this journey, the focus is on the consequences of climate change for the population, nature and biodiversity, for Bangladesh is one of the world's most climate vulnerable countries, and it is expected that by 2050, up to 20 million people will be displaced,' Princess Mary said.

'We need to focus more than ever on the diversity of nature and to promote projects aimed at conserving and protecting nature.

'In Bangladesh, there is a worrying pressure on natural resources. At the same time, the country is one of the most vulnerable countries in relation to the negative consequences of climate change - also for the population.

'This means, among other things, that people often have to move because they can no longer grow their crops or because areas are flooded.'

For the meeting Mary wore a blue and white silk dress by Beulah London and Dulong pearl and diamond earrings, a favourite of the royal's.

'Love this dress on Princess Mary. The colours and fabric look light and fresh for Bangladesh's warm climate, and Mary looks cool and collected and ready for business. I like the pleating - it give a breezy look as well as some shape to the dress. Overall very nice look indeed,' one royal commenterremarked.

'It's so good to see countries working together to combat world issues. Thank you for all that you do,' said another.

A third added: 'We love our Princess! Sending luck from Australia'.

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