This evening, in what has been something of a royal week, we were delighted to welcome the Danish Crown Prince and Princess to the European Economic and Social Committee. They are instinctively shy of the limelight and their aides had insisted on a low key event with no prior publicity, which was just fine. After all, the reason for their visit was the exhibition that the Committee is currently hosting about their official residence, Frederick VIII’s restored palace in the Amalienborg (Copenhagen). The royal couple were delightful; smiling and enthusiastic in explaining the pictures on the Committee’s walls. This was a brief but happy occasion.