Princess Mary left ‘shaken up’ after discussing child marriage and female genital mutilation during an emotional visit to Ethiopia 

Crown Princess Mary was left ‘shaken up’ after talking about the harsh reality of child marriage and female genital mutilation during an emotional visit to Ethiopia.

During the official three-day humanitarian visit last week, the Danish Royal visited a refugee camp in Gambella and spoke with locals in the Afar region – one of the hottest places on earth. 

The mother of four was met by a group of ethnic Afar men performing a welcome dance when she arrived in the region in her United Nations four wheel drive. 


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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark spent three days in Ethiopia on an official United Nations humanitarian visit last week

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark spent three days in Ethiopia on an official United Nations humanitarian visit last week

The Danish Royal spoke to  villagers in Afar about the reality of female genital mutilation and child marriages in the African nation

The Danish Royal spoke to villagers in Afar about the reality of female genital mutilation and child marriages in the African nation

With the Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Mogens Jensen, by her side Princess Mary spoke to brightly dressed villagers about the reality of female genital…

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