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Danish Prince Visits Washington

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark visit John Eaton Elementary School in Washington, Thursday, June 3, 2010.
AP Photo/Olivier Douliery, Pool
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark visit John Eaton Elementary School in Washington, Thursday, June 3, 2010.
AP Photo/Olivier Douliery, Pool

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, are marking the 50th anniversary of the Danish Embassy with a visit to Washington.

On Monday, the prince was spotted biking from the Capitol and around the National Mall with Dallas Mavericks star Caron Butler and Reps. Tom Petri, R-Wis., and James Oberstar, D-Minn., to promote alternative transportation.

Pictures: Danish Royals in Washington

The royal couple participated in an event promoting health and wellness, where the two took turns shooting hoops and watched a performance by the Dance Institute of Washington.

In addition to the health-focused events, the two also visited Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., where they paid respects at a memorial tree that honors U.S. servicemen who died in Denmark and toured John F. Kennedy's grave.

The royals also visited Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where they met with wounded soldiers, and met with children at a local elementary school, where the children were learning about Denmark.