On their 4th day in Vietnam, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik put aprons on and tried their hand at making Vietnamese spring rolls.

The royal couple were at Hanoi’s Koto Restaurant to help launch an official program that teaches street children kitchen skills. KOTO stands for ‘Know One Teach One’. After their education, many of the children then go on to work in various restaurants in Hanoi. The training that the children receive, which they can use to work in the restaurant industry.


Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik also visited the factory of the Danish company Mascot International Ltd., which makes work clothes.


Incidentally, yesterday, it was reported that the Danish royal party were on a plane to Hue on November 4, and had to land in Da Nang instead. It now appears that only Prince Frederik and Princess Mary were on that plane. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik apparently remained in Hanoi, where these photos were taken. I’ll try to confirm that that was how it really turned out. The entire royal party is now all together in Hue.

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