Denmark's crown prince couple kick off 2 day Boston trip

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Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston.

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On Thursday, Frederik is scheduled to join Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for an event at Boston University highlighting ways to promote urban sustainability and climate resilience, including ways to "future-proof" cities.

On Friday, the couple will be greeted by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker at the Statehouse and join a business luncheon.

Later, the prince will visit Harvard University, which he attended. The princess will visit Boston Children's Hospital.

The couple is leading a delegation of 60 Danish companies from the health care, agriculture, sustainability and maritime sectors — all of which are leading economic sectors in Denmark.

More than 650 Danish companies have subsidiaries in the U.S., employing more than 60,000 people.