Day 1: Official State Visit from Finland

April, 4

From April 4th to 5th, the President HE Sauli Niinistö Väinämö and his wife Mrs. Jenni Elina Haukio  from Finland are on a official state visit in Denmark.

  • 10:10 am. Arrival to the airport of Copenhagen
  • 11:10 am. Official welcome at Fredensborg Castle
  • 8:00 pm. Gala dinner 
 President HE Sauli Niinistö Väinämö
  • 1:10 pm. Business lunch at Confederation of Danish Industries with Crown Prince Frederik
  • 3:15 pm. Visit to Haldor Topsøe Fuel Cell
  • 4:00 pm. Visit at the Danish Hydraulic Institute
Mrs. Jenni Elina Haukio
  • 1:00 am. Visit at Ordrupgaard's exhibition Breathing the Same Air
  • 2:45 pm. Visiting the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation with Crown Princess Mary
  • 4:15 pm. Visiting the exhibition Treasures in the Royal Library, the Black Diamond
Welcome at the airport of Copenhagen

Believe it or not, another state visit is here! A few weeks ago Frederik and Mary were on a great last-minute-trip to Chile because the Queen and Prince Henrik had to stay home because of the Queen's bad health. That only made me happy that Frederik and Mary went to Chile then. Now the important people are coming to Denmark on an state visit. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik are the hosts of a fine visit from Finland - the President and his wife. 

Dazzling wearing a navy blue coat, Mary was ready to welcome the President and wife from Finland at the airport in Copenhagen when they arrived by plain. Unfortunately I haven't been able to identify the wonderful new coat, any ideas? My guess would probably be Prada but it's only a guess. It features some beautiful details. The asymmetric bordeaux hat on her head has been seen multiple times worn since she married Frederik in 2004, with both dresses, suits and now with the navy blue coat and matching Lanvin pumps! The perfect shoes to the perfect outfit. Beautifully done featuring a bow and the nice colour-name midnight-blue grosgrain. The eternity gold earrings with 6 diamonds each comes from jewellery designer Marianne Dulong. Left we have the checkered black and white clutch which clearly made the different! There's no visible logo to see but I found a larger model from Prada featuring the exact same size and colour cubes.

Earrings: Marianne Dulong Anello DKK 13,600
Shoes: Lanvin Grosgrain-Trimmed 
Clutch: Prada Black & White Checkered?

Visit at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools

I was overwhelmed who kind and sweet the Presidents wife, Mrs. Jenni Elina Haukio, seems I really think Mary and her had  a great day visiting the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Art Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. They were both very attentive and talked to everybody. In addition to the two women exudes a wonderful personality, they also share the same good taste in clothes. Mrs. Jenni Haukio was in a bright pink colour, really nice to her dark brown hair. Over she wore a sophisticated light brown coat. Mary, on the other hand was dressed in a black an white outfit with a pretty eye-catching new Hugo Boss pencil skirt featuring a significant print. In the match with a white peplum from BOSS by Hugo Boss worn the second day in Chile. In black she added new patent pumps from Danish SAND and a leather clutch from Carlend Copenhagen. The earrings I haven't been able to identified yet. As Mrs. Jenni, Mary wore a wonderful snow white Prada coat.

Coat: Prada 
Blouse: Hugo Boss Ipeplana Peplum Top
Skirt: Hugo Boss Vilinia Blended Viscose Pencil Skirt £270
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500
Shoes: SAND

Gala dinner at Fredensborg Castle 
No state visit without a large gala dinner with important people dressed in gala uniforms and floor-length gowns. Of course they have a dress-code but that doesn't mean that you manage dress beautifully. I have been following the arrival in the TV and even though I know Frederik and Mary will arrival as the penultimate - they are the second to the throne, I like to see all the guest. It has almost become a tradition to me, when a gala or birthday is broadcasted I'm ready to follow all the events. This was not any different last night. And finally my favourite couple arrived to the gala dinner, my heart almost stopped when I saw Mary in her embroidered baby blue gown featuring so many wonderful details. What a handwork. The dress has been seen on her before, some years ago on a visit to Vietnam and even longer ago where it has changed a bit since. Love that she does not throw her dresses out but get them redesigned and uses them again. Her hair was in a half updo so the aquamarine blue earrings were visible, wearing the wedding tiara on her head and dusty pink Prada pumps on her feet. 

You might wonder why she's not wearing the blue Order of the Elephant, well the thing is first of all Finland is visiting Denmark and second when a royal have been on a state visit in the country in question they wear their Order, at this gala dinner it's the Order of the White Rose from Finland. This Order is worn from right to left as many other orders, the Order of the Elephant is worn opposite. Read more about the Order here.

Shoes: Prada Satin Pink Pumps


  1. The white coat looks exactly like the baby blue coat she has worn twice.

  2. To Charlotte:
    That might be right, unfortunately I do not know, yet, where it is from. But I really like it, it fit Mary very well.

    - HDS