Published 25 October 2017
Prince Harry and Queen Margarethe II

Prince Harry has today started a two-day visit to Copenhagen in Denmark. The visit is focusing on projects which help young people in the city.

His Royal Highness met Her Majesty Queen Margarethe II of Denmark this morning.

The Queen has been the reigning monarch since 1972 and the official Audience took place at The Palace of Amalienborg, the official residence of the Danish Royal Family.

Then Prince Harry visited "KPH" which is a community of start-ups, focusing on improving society through social, cultural and environmental goals.

Prince Harry also met entrepreneurs who want to create impact and improve society both locally and globally.

Next up was a visit to GAME which uses sports such as basketball and parkour as a vehicle for social change.

GAME also works with children who experience mental health challenges. Parkour has made a huge difference to many of them.

Finally, Prince Harry attended a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Denmark, at Tivoli Gardens – which is one of Denmark's most iconic locations and the site of one of the world's oldest amusement parks.

 

On day two of Prince Harry's visit to Denmark, His Royal Highness visited a local bakery to meet people from the nationwide "One of Us" campaign which aims to destigmatise mental illness in Denmark.

The campaign, launched in 2011 supports young people with mental health issues to help them avoid isolation during their studies. 

After the meeting Prince Harry then joined Prince Joachim of the Danish Royal Family to visit a project which supports veterans of the Danish Armed Forces.

TRH were introduced to the Centre for Military Physical Training and briefed on the Danish approach to veteran rehabilitation

 

 

Most Danish personnel return home unscathed but up to 20% need support with physical & mental trauma sustained in service of their country.

For the final visit in Denmark Prince Harry visited a Danish High School, which held a special conference about "making a difference" in the world.

Prince Harry took part in a discussion session at the Ørestad Gymnasium school, which focused on making a difference through volunteering, as well as a workshop where students participated in an ‘opinion barometer’ focusing on solutions to improve voter turnout.

 

In the final session HRH visited the UN Global Goals and how young people can get involved in projects with a global agenda.

Find out more about Prince Harry's work.