Fourth time lucky? Danish PM forced to postpone her wedding again
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Fourth time lucky? Danish PM forced to postpone her wedding again

Mette Frederiksen puts off marriage ceremony for third time due to EU summit, praises fiancé’s patience

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, February 21, 2020. (Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP)
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, February 21, 2020. (Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP)

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen thought she had finally found a date for her wedding, but has now had to postpone it for a third time due to a European Union summit, she said Thursday.

Many a wedding plan has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and it seems not even world leaders are immune.

“I am really looking forward to marrying this fantastic man,” Frederiksen wrote in a social media post alongside a photo of herself and her fiancé Bo.

“But obviously it can’t be that easy, and now there is a council meeting in Brussels called, exactly on that Saturday in July when we had planned to marry,” she wrote.

“But I have to do my work and take care of Denmark’s interests. So we have to change plans again,” Frederiksen said. “Soon we should be able to get married. I’m looking forward to saying yes to Bo (who fortunately is very patient).”

Last year, Frederiksen postponed the ceremony because of national elections on June 5 that led her Social Democrats to form a one-party, minority government.

Frederiksen and her fiance Bo Tengberg met in 2014 and got engaged in 2017, according to Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

The extraordinary European Council meeting on July 17-18, which will be held in Brussels in the presence of the 27 heads of the member states, was decided last week at a virtual meeting.

It will be the first summit where the leaders will actually be present since the coronavirus lockdown began months ago.

During the meeting leaders are set to discuss a recovery plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis and a new EU budget.

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