Wedding basher: EU summit spoils Danish PM’s marriage plans
Mette Frederiksen postpones her nuptials to discuss the EU's long-term budget.
AARHUS, Denmark — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has postponed her wedding so she can attend a summit of EU leaders in Brussels.
“I am so looking forward to getting married to this amazing man. But apparently things can’t be too easy, and now a Council meeting is called on exactly that Saturday in July where we had planned our wedding,” she said on Facebook.
European Council President Charles Michel earlier this week called a meeting of leaders on July 17 and 18 in a bid to reach a deal on the bloc’s long-term budget and coronavirus recovery package.
“Too bad. But I have to look after my work and take care of Denmark’s interests. So we have to change plans once again,” Frederiksen wrote.
The Social Democrat was supposed to marry her partner, Bo Tengberg, as early as summer 2019. But the couple chose to postpone the wedding because of last year’s general election.
“Of all things, love is biggest. And we will manage to get married soon. I look forward to saying yes to Bo (who is thankfully very patient),” Frederiksen wrote.