HRH Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands was appointed Honorary Hans Christian Andersen Ambassador for both the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and the HCA-abc Foundation by HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark.
Princess Laurentien has for several years been committed to the cause of addressing illiteracy worldwide. In the Netherlands, she initiated a foundation, Stichting Lezen en Schrijven (the "Reading and Writing Foundation" (www.lezenenschrijven.nl). It brings together public and private sector players to address illiteracy both via communications and projects within organisations.
Princess Laurentien is therefore an obvious choice as Honorary Hans Christian Andersen Ambassador for both the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and the HCA-abc Foundation.
HRH Princess Laurentien is the second royal to be appointed Hans Christian Andersen Ambassador among a long list of prominent public figures the world over.
Danish Prime Minister about Andersen
According to Anders Fogh Rasmussen Hans Christian Andersen is a world legend. Watch the HCA Comment.
Three days of Andersen celebration
A gigantic TV show is to be the highlight of a three-day opening celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of the Danish storyteller and poet Hans Christian Andersen.
Symphonic Fairytales Never before have so many new works by Danish composers premiered so widely.
New Biography on Andersen
Major biography casts new light on the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen.
HCA Cinema Watch videos from our press briefings and find out more about HCA2005 in our motion picture features!
Experience personal views on Hans Christian Andersen in motion pictures.
Biography Read the story about the Hans Christian Andersen biography by Jackie Wullschlager.
Hans Christian Andersen loved having his picture taken.
Q & A Which shoe size did Hans Christian Andersen use?
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