From the speech of queen Margrethe: "Your Majesty’s grandmother Queen Astrid came from Sweden as did my mother. Not only were they cousins, but they were close friends ever since their childhood. My sisters and I remember well how our mother Queen Ingrid spoke with love and deep regret of Aunt Astrid, and her portrait photograph was always in our mother’s room.
It gives me much pleasure that the relations between our two families have become even closer by Queen Mathilde accepting to be the godmother of Princess Isabella, my granddaughter."
On their final morning in Denmark, king Philippe & queen Mathilde signed a window of the Fredensborg palace with their names... A tradition for all of queen Margrethe's guests.
In a chat with the press Mathilde said she saw her goddaughter Isabella (9) on Tuesday. She'd brought her a gift, but didn't reveal what it was. "She's only a year older than Eléonore so I have plenty of inspiration". Mathilde added that Isabella has in the past been over to Brussels, on visit. When the journalist reacted surprised to this news, she added: "You don't know everything. We also have a private life! And that's a good thing too..."
Mathilde said she shares many interests with crown princess Mary and that the Mary Foundation does a great job. she thought their work on bullying is impressive. Philippe called Frederik 'a true friend'.
The queen also said to be keen to go back home, even though she'd been "among family" these past days, because Elisabeth and Gabriel finished their exams and were waiting for the results.
At about 9:30, the king & queen boarded the plane that took them back to Belgium.