Crown Princess Mary in Indonesia Day 3


Wednesday, 4 December

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is visiting Indonesia from 2-4 December together with Development Cooperation Minister Rasmus Prehn and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Natalia Kanem.

Her Royal Highness become a Patron of UNFPA in 2010. The visit with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) will provide insight into how SRHR challenges and solutions are handled in Indonesia.

Private Visit to Borobudur Temple

In the morning, before today’s program began, The Crown Princess visited the Borobudur or Barabudur, a Mahayana Buddhist temple on a hilltop on the main island of Java in Indonesia dating from the 8th and 9th centuries.

The Temple was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa.

For the private visit, The Crown Princess wore White Shirt, new Zimmermann Edie Floral Linen Midi Skirt and Chloé Ballet Flats in Nude.

Visit at the Health Center Puskesmas Tegalrejo

Today’s program started in Yogyakarta – a city on the Indonesian island of Java known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage – with a visit to Public Medical Center Puskesmas Tegalrejo, which is an example of a general improvement in Indonesia’s health coverage.

Crown Princess Mary was accompanied by UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem. The local centers are an example of the general improvement of Indonesia’s health care coverage and also national health insurance, which was introduced in 2014.

The Crown Princess also took part in a dialogue about the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of girls and women during the visit.

Luncheon at the Sultan’s Palace

The Yogyakarta region of Indonesia is the only remaining monarchy and sultanate in the country.

At the Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace, Crown Princess Mary met with Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and Queen Ratu Hemas, who had invited the Crown Princess to a lunch.

Dialogue about Family Planning and Involvement of Men

As the final point on the journey to Indonesia, Crown Princess Mary and Minister Rasmus Prehn met Indonesian religious leaders and engaged in a dialogue about family planning, among other things.

In Indonesia, religion plays a central role in the promotion of family planning programs and advice to prospective parents, and UNFPA therefore steps in through, among other things, providing expert assistance to religious advisors and improving knowledge men have about family planning.

Crown Princess Mary wore a new Beulah London Shalini Micro Geo Floral Shirt in Blue.

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