Day 2: New Year Reception at Christansborg Palace

January, 6th
Photo @Agnés Colbert

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik hosted their second New Years reception for the Supreme Court judges, the Royal Guard and the regiments Officer Corps. The dinner took place at Christian VII's Palace like the first new year reception on January 1st. Later in the evening they hosted another reception for the Diplomatic Corps at Christiansborg, the Danish parliament.

I always wondered why it is only the first new year reception people like and think is the most amazing because those we see in the day after is just as fantastic! I have never heard anyone as enthusiastic about these other reception as me. I am just as excited. Colourful dresses, guests from all over the world dressed in the most fantastic clothes and of course Frederik and Mary will be there. A dinner just get even better when they attend. Today Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik hosted their second New Years reception for the Supreme Court judges, the Royal Guard and the regiments Officer Corps. 124 guests were invited to a dinner at Christian VII's Palace. Later in the evening they hosted another reception for the Diplomatic Corps at Christiansborg. As the tradition says all guests greets the attended royal family before entering the dining room to find their seats. This took around 45 minutes which was a little too much for our 70 year old Queen Margrethe who was given a chair which was way more comfortable for her. The same happened last year and her husband, Prince Henrik, chose to support his wife and got a chair as well. Today's New Year's reception has moved into Christiansborg, where foreign leaders had the opportunity to get a royal handshake and wish the royal family a happy new year and vice versa. That is plenty of handshakes for one single person but it's something all royal's are use to. 

Standing next to her husband, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary only wear a very few orders actually she was only wearing the Order of the Elephant along with the Order Star on the left side of her chest. Like her mother-in-law she was dressed wonderfully in a dark navy blue colour. You now; royals have blue blood which makes it more symbolic for them to wear this specific colour. Blue symbolize royalty. The two royal women were both accompanied with two rather handsome men wearing their formal uniform. The best of the best. I think it’s the third or fourth time we see her in this midnight blue evening gown but I still think she looks more gorgeous then ever! At the new year reception in 2006, only two month after she gave birth to her first child Prince Christian, she shone in this exact same dress which I might have forgot to mention i created by the Danish Designer Henrik Hviid. He is also the designer of several other evening gowns. The high collar makes your eyes admire her beautiful hairstyle and makeup. Because of the plain coloured gown I had time to explore all the magnificent accessories from jewellery to makeup. I really like the way she was able to keep it simple and still look this pretty. I'm not sure how she do it but she's quite good at it. Like a true Queen she was wearing white pearl earrings and a matching ring on her finger, both created by Marianne Dulong. When you are looking at her pearl ring, take a notice of nail polish! This is more of an sensation; we almost never see her wear nail polish and this red/corral one looks dazzling. In a similar colour as her dress, she wore her Blue Connaught Sapphire Brooch. I always love to find out about the history of these inherited jewelleries. Quite a while ago I wrote a post about this brooch which has a story you need to know. Read my post called The Blue Sapphire Brooch and soon you will know all about this little piece of eye candy. Because it's a really long time since we have seen it I was happy to see it again. First I was sure her blue clutch was from either Naledi Copenhagen or Carlend Copenhagen because of the style now I know for sure it's a third Danish brand called Quidam who is the designer. The last time we saw it was on their last visit to Australia. Quidam's bags and clutches are quite expensive but look amazing. When she took the snow-white glove I noticed her wearing the golden Shamballa Jewels bracelet as well. Mary completed her outfit with the black satin pumps from Prada

Gown: Henrik Hviid
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Brooch: Blue Connaught Sapphire Brooch
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Clutch: Quidam Blue Alligator Clutch


  1. Great post! All the best, Johanna from The Royal Source.

  2. really good posting,i like the feeling you dressed in this style,it as if it was designed by you,ok,also wanna also share my exp when i came across a site named,i think that could be a good place for you to test with ,,good luck and ty for the posting here!

    1. I'm glad to hear you like the posts and the way I write ;) Thank you very much for the link, it have some really pretty dresses! And some of them looks like Marys ;)

  3. I think she also wore the blue clutch on the first day of the Australian viait last year.

    1. I can't remember... But if you find a photo I would like to see it. Please, send it to me! :)