Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia greets Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark during the latter’s New Year reception (Photo: Hasse Ferrold)
04 January 2019, Copenhagen – During Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s traditional New Year reception for the diplomatic corps at the Christiansborg Palace, in Copenhagen, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia greeted Her Majesty and wished her and the Royal Family a very Happy New Year.
Amb. Batoon-Garcia also greeted Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, who were also in attendance at the reception.
The event is one of several annual New Year affairs of the Danish Royal Family. On New Year’s Day, 01 January 2019, the Queen hosted the annual New Year gala dinner for government officials and members of the Royal Court at the Amalienborg Palace, home of the Danish Royal Family.
On 04 January 2019, as is also tradition, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II rode a gold carriage from Amalienborg Palace to Christiansborg Palace escorted by the Guard Hussar Regiment Mounted Squadron. She was greeted very warmly by the Danish people.
Amb. Batoon-Garcia was accompanied by her spouse, Amb. Evan P. Garcia. She wore a hand-embroidered piña baro and tapis over a black and gold brocade skirt, topped by a Pidayit panuelo made by fashion designer Philip Dizon Torres of Angeles City. Amb. Evan Garcia wore a piña barong tagalog with geometric designs. END