Day 2: Official State Visit in Australia

October, 25th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are on a four day official state visit in Australia which lasts from October 24th to 28th. 

Program:
  • 10:00 am. Launching of the exchange program MADE by the Opera House and attending the opening of Architecture Meets the City at the Opera House.
  • 11:30 am. Attended the opening of a new Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Flagship Store in Sydney.
  • 2:30 pm. The couple attended the reading competition Premier's Reading Challenge
  • 6:30 pm. Attended the opening of the exhibition Danish Design at the House
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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during the second day in Australia


October 24th was a great day, a great start of their four day visit in Australia. First they met hundreds of Australians waving with lots of both Danish and Australian flags to welcome the couple. It was a warm welcome and by looking at their faces I think they were both overwhelmed with joy to see so many happy people. In the afternoon they stepped by the Government House in Sydney. Yesterday I think was just as great. Late morning the couple attended launching of the exchange program MADE by the Opera House and the opening of Architecture Meets the City. Here Frederik gave a speech to give the opening a 'royal-touch'. Afterwards Mary participated in the opening of a brand new Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen flagship store in Sydney. At the arrival Mary was got a beautiful bouquet of pink flowers that matches her new Ole Lynggaard earrings which I have fallen in love with. The flagship store was opened by Mary cutting a pink ribbon with a large golden scissors standing right next to one of Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen's designers Charlotte Lynggaard. She is the daughter of Ole Lynggaard and she is the main designer today. Because of this event Mary wore several other pieces from Lynggaard's collections like the golden chain bracelet and the snake shaped ring on her finger. In the afternoon Frederik and Mary took the trip to Five Dock Primary School in Sydney to attend the presentation of the Premiers Reading Challenge which is a reading competition focusing on who to get children to find the joy reading books. So sweet how the royal couple keep smiling when they talked to the participant children and the kids were smiling just as much. I really think they all had a great time together. They were present and genuinely interested in giving the children and visitors attention. An experience that will be remembered. Look at them, they look so happy!


Despite the fat that Mary only wore black, she wore it with style! She showed who to wear plain black without it being boring because of the feminine and edgy accessories at the same time. I had some help identifying her new skirt.  What Cown Princess Mary Wore is the one who found it at Danish designer Signe Bøgelund-Jensen, the same who created her dress she wore on their first day. Mary matched it with a simple black sleeveless blouse. A snake skin belt showed her waist beautifully. She is by no doubt my style icon! As I mentioned before her jewellery are from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. All designed in the spirit of Lynggaard focusing on the material, how to make women feel beautiful with old handwork. The earrings are from their 2013 collection and they are available in the most wonderful blue, green and red colours! The ring on her finger is in the shape of a snake attached with diamonds. Magnificent work done by a skilled hand. The snake theme is a independent collection from Lynggaard himself. Because these jewellery are let us say pretty expensive I think they were a given to Mary as a gift because she attended the opening yesterday go their new flagship store. Otherwise I do not think she would have such expensive jewellery. Two other black accessories, a Carlend Copenhagen clutch and her SAND Copenhagen pumps, completed her outfit to make her look sophisticated and feminine during their second day in Australia.

Skirt: Signe Bøgelund-Jensen Pleated Skirt in Black
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Lotus Earrings DKK 32,900
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Snakes Ring w. Diamonds DKK 79,900
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Love Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold DKK 37,900
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500 
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen


Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at the Danish Design at the House exhibition

Because the Sydney Opera House celebrate its 40th anniversary and the designer Jørn Utzen, activities are all around in Sydney as Frederik and Mary will visit. In the evening they arrived in a shiny white car, matching Mary's Prada coat, to the Opera House to see the Danish Design at the House exhibition. Glowing like a star on a evening sky Mary got my hear beating uncontrolled in her new peppermint blue dress! I'm really not sure how she manage to dress so beautifully but the combo of the cool accessories and the girly Collette Dinnigan dress is perfect. It is with great pleasure I thanks JAusten for the helping hand to identify her new stunning dress. Collette Dinnigan is a very talented and skilled designer. She knows how to make any woman look and more important feel good wearing her clothes. They both arrived to the Sydney Opera House in a absolutely great mood, laughing and smiling all the time. They took the time to met the people who stood ready with cameras, flowers and greetings. Our Danish couple are really popular. Outside as inside the couple was followed closely by photographers to capture their visit in photos which we really enjoy watching now! Now and then I think they must hate being followed by cameras all the time; day and night, every time a year but then I think the learned to live with it, they really don't think about it anymore or maybe sometimes.


Our gorgeous Crown Princess topped off her evening look with a stunning hairstyle which is quite easy to make such as popular both to the princess and the fashion world. It's called a 'chignon hairdo', you find a million different examples and ideas on Youtube if you are as fascinated by this as I am. I know it's look hard but it does not take that much to make it. So if you like it, I think you should try it! Of course it take some practice but everything do. She only wore a few jewellery; her golden earrings from Marianne Dulong featuring diamonds, the chain bracelet from earlier today from Ole Lynggaard and her I'm Jewel leaves ring. In beige she added a Prada clutch, a rivet belt showing of her waist and not to forget the new amazing Valentino heeled sandals! I lost my breath when I saw she wore the iconic Valentino shoes, I wouldn't mind have a pair on my own. Don't you love them! Well done Mary, I'm so impressed by our look!

Dress: Collette Dinnigan Peppermint Embroidered Silk Daisy Dress DKK 9,280
Shoes: Valentino Gray Rockstud Patent T-strap Pump
Coat: Prada
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Kharisma Earrings DKK 18,200
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Love Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold DKK 37,900
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé

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