The Danish Queen Margrethe II arrived in Shanghai this week on the last leg of her China tour, where she complimented the beauty of the city and half-attempted to compliment Pudong.
It was the queen’s second visit to the city. “Shanghai has changed a lot!” she said at a press conference on the Bund. “Thirty-five years ago, there was nothing but farmland in Pudong.”
“Shanghai is a big and beautiful city,” she was quoted as saying in a Women of China report. “It has an important economic and cultural status in China. It represents the developments of China after its reform and opening-up.”
The queen’s China tour included stops in Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Jiaxing and Shanghai.
During their stop in Nanjing, she and Prince Henrik made a trip to the Nanjing Massacre memorial hall, where the queen laid yellow roses in respect for the victims.