Denmark's crown prince couple kick off 2-day Boston trip

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 file photo, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Crown Princess Mary arrive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, for the opening of the U.S. Denmark Trade Mission. At right is Mia Heltberg, 7, who presented Princess Mary with flowers. Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston. On Thursday, Sept. 29, Frederik is scheduled to join Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for an event at Boston University highlighting ways to promote urban sustainability and climate resilience, including ways to "future-proof" cities. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BOSTON - Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston.

On Thursday, Frederik is scheduled to attend an event at Boston University highlighting ways to promote urban sustainability and climate resilience, including ways to "future-proof" cities.

The couple is expected to attend a business dinner with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh later Thursday and be greeted by Gov. Charlie Baker at the Statehouse on Friday.

Later, the prince will visit Harvard University, which he attended. The princess will visit Boston Children's Hospital.

The couple is leading a delegation of 60 Danish companies from the health care, agriculture, sustainability and maritime sectors — all of which are leading economic sectors in Denmark.

More than 650 Danish companies have subsidiaries in the U.S., employing more than 60,000 people.

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This story has been corrected to remove a reference to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attending the Boston University event. Walsh is not attending the event.


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