Day 4: Official State Visit in Australia

October, 27th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are on their official state visit in Australia. This is the second last day before they will return to Denmark. 

  • Program change! The royal couple visited the city Winmalee in the Blue Mountains area which is hard hit by the ongoing forest fires in Australia. 
  • 5:30 pm. The couple were present at a gala concert celebration of the Opera house's 40-year anniversary. During the concert Crown Princess Mary gave a speech and after there was a reception for invited guests which in royal couple attended. 1

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visiting Winmalee 

The situation is a little special in Australia, especially around Sydney, these days because of massive bushfires raging and many families have lost their homes. This has been going on the last week or so. Not only houses have been  destroyed but cities as well are damaged because of the fires. This is the reason for the couple's official program was changed a bit, to visit some of these families and volunteer firefighters from Winmalee Fire Station who all work to repair the damages. When Frederik and Mary arrived to Australia a few days ago they expressed their concern in a short interview to the Sydney Morning Harald, telling that they have followed news about the bushfires closely from their home in Denmark the past eight days. Among others Mary says this: "Our deepest sympathy goes to those who have been affected. Our respect goes to those who work in controlling fires that are really scary." Very thoughtful of them to show they sympathy and meet some of those who tragically lost their homes. It was clear that both of them were affected by what they saw in Winmalee in the Blue Mountains area which has been hit by rampant bushfires. The ruined houses was blocked by police to make sure who ever comes near them aren't in danger. The couple spoke with family member who lost their house, police men, firefighters such as volunteers to her their stories and how the devastating fires has affected them and what they do to help as much as possible. They have my deepest sympathy and I hope the families will be able to recover after all this. It must be terrible to loos your home to a fire.

Despite the horrible situation, the royal couple were met by smiles. I think it was important to these families that the couple took the time to think of them and met them in person, showing their deepest sympathy. Dressed casually in jeans, a white lace blouse and a blue cardigan -nothing very spectacular but I really like that all her attention went to the locals. That's what's important about this visit. 

Sunglasses: Chanel 515H in Gloss Black
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Sneakers: New Balance 890 TR2

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a gala concert at the Opera House

Their evening was a bit more happy. They attended the 40th anniversary gala concert for the Sydney Opera House both looking their absolute best! Thousands of people had gathered to get a glimpse of the couple and there was plenty to look at despite the fact that there were only two of them. Mary delivered a speech during the anniversary gala concert. She stepped right in front of thousands of people on the big stage and everyones eyes were on her, standing on her own so everybody could see her. With the black background she was lightning like a snowflake in the white Prada coat and wonderful new Valentino dress! Her speech was broadcasted on a huge flatscreen. Mary once again found her seat next to Frederik and he could not stand to give his wife a kiss because of her great speech. I love to see such tiny almost invisible moments like this. The concert was held with Sydney Opera House in the background, standing like a giant. It was with flags, waving hands and happy faces the couple arrived to attend the gala concert on behalf of the Opera house 40th anniversary. After the concert there was a firework in playful colours. A great way to end a great evening.

To me this is a stunning example of how beautiful our Crown Princess Mary can be. Dressed in white and gold be rocked the celebration like the most brilliant diamond in a ring. Getting the attention she deserves if you ask me. Shining as a star Mary captures by heart with this outfit. You might recognize the Valentino evening dress or should I say old dress because actually it's from a Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection AND at that time another royal was spotted in the exact same dress?! Yes that's right, the exact same dress. Do you remember who? If not, it was the Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit who around 2010 wore the golden sequin dress from Valentino. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was also looking very pretty in hers but sorry Norway Mary wins this if you ask me. Mary was so glamours! In gold as well Mary wore Marianne Dulong earrings and bracelets, the snakeskin Judith Leiber clutch and of course the marvelous Valentino rockstud shoes! I loose my breath every single time I see her wear these. On her left hand she wore a quite lovely amber ring. The classic chignon hairstyle is popular with Mary in the recent past, which I adore. If you get the chance take a look at the beautiful makeup as well; brown eye makeup and pale pink lipgloss making her rather thin lips bigger.

So tomorrow is their last day in Australia. I think it's a little sad but I have enjoyed every moment from their trip and maybe the best part we haven't seen yet because tomorrow the couple will attend the presentation of The Royal Couple's Prizes 2013! 

Dress: Valentino 
Coat: Prada
Earrings + Pendant: Marianne Dulong Kharisma Mega DKK 21,600 + Klokkehat DKK 30,550
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Ellipse DKK 20,450
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Lumina DKK 30,750
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond PavĂ©
Clutch: Judith Leiber


  1. Don't worry and dont stress. I enjoy your blog and I only hope it's a joy to the author. I love the gold and white outfit, and of course those heels.

    1. Thanks. I really appreciate your comprehension. What makes me so sad is that I really enjoy having the site buy simply do not have the time right now. But thanks for the sweet words, they gave me more courage to continue! ;)