one gifset per appearance → visit to unicef’s supply centre, copenhagen (02/11/2011)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Copenhagen, Denmark where they were joined by the heirs to the Danish throne, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The young royals were there to offer assistance and bring awareness to Unicef’s relief efforts to the East African crisis at their supply centre. At the time, the worst drought in East Africa for the past 60 years led to food shortages, leaving an estimated 12 million people in the region at risk of starvation, and famine had been declared in Somalia. They were given a briefing by the senior nutritional manager at Unicef, which comprised details of the crisis and information on the food that was being provided to those in need, most of which is made of especially high-packed protein. The royal couples were then taken to the supply centre’s warehouse, where they packed boxes bound to the affected regions and inspected the shipments.
After the visit to the warehouse, the Duke and Duchess attended a private reception at Unicef, which included Unicef ambassador Sir Roger Moore. They later visited Copenhagen Airport to view a British Airways Boeing 747 which had been lent to Unicef to carry 45 tons of aid including emergency medical supplies to East Africa.