Day 1. Visiting South Africa

Sunday, November 2nd

Crown Princess Mary is visiting South Africa from November 2-5th. The Crown Princess is accompanied by Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen. The visit focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights and to promote cooperation between Denmark and South Africa.

Program: Cape Town
  • 3:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary visited Stellakaya Winery
  • 6:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended dinner with representatives from the LGBTI Community in South Africa. 
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Crown Princess Mary visiting Stellakaya Winery

It has only been a few weeks since Mary was on an official two days visit to Tajikistan and here we go; yet another official visit. This time the Crown Princess is visiting South Africa accompanied by Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen whom she has met and worked with at previous occasions. The two of them is visiting South Africa to focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights and to promote the cooperation between Denmark and South Africa on the field. Mary arrived to Cape Town, Africa, in the morning ready for four days state visit. The first say she only had to event to attend and one of them was Stellakaya Winery. Here she got the chance to taste a glass of wine and hear about the production. From what I see, it was with great interest the Crown Princess payed a visit to the winery.

This time a year we wear furry coats, boots featuring fur and cosy hats. It is also the reality right now, Denmark is a cold place to be. Luckily Mary is in Africa where short dresses and bare legs are required. She was wrapped up in a gorgeous printed silk dress from Heartmade Julie Fagerholt (pre-spring 2014) featuring long sleeves. To protect her eyes from the South African sun Mary wore a pair of Prada sunglasses. Something I really admire about how Mary always style her outfits, is how she's able to wear so many jewellery and still look this casual. That is not something I am capable of, are you? I managed identifying the diamond earring as Hartmann's, a Danish company selling some of the finest and best quality pink diamonds. Once again she was wearing her golden Orit Elhanati necklace, once I'm getting more and more use to, such as the Shamballa Jewels bracelet featuring a pink diamond ball and Marianne Dulong bracelet with spinel. Usually when Mary wear her diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard it is with another larger diamond ring in the middle, it was not the case this time. Now I only have left to tell you about that beige peep-toe wedges; they are from Tod's and from what I remember it's not the first time we see them. I am completely stunned by her look and I can't wait to see what she has to show us the new couple of days. 

Dress: Heartmade Julie Fagerholt Silk Dress with print
Earrings: Hartmann's
Sunglasses: Prada
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss necklace
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love band ring
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle White Diamond Pavé
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Piccolo Bracelet w. Spinel
Shoes: Tod's Suede Peep-Toe Wedges


Crown Princess Mary attending dinner with the LGBTI Community

In the end of her first day in South Africa the Crown Princess attend dinner with representatives from LGBTI Community accompanied by her traveling partner Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen. The dinner took place at the local restaurant La Mouette in Cape Town. Mary was warmly welcomed when she arrived. Despite some electricity problems all across Cape Town at the time when the dinner was about to begin, I'm sure it was a great opportunity for the Crown Princess and the Danish business delegation to hear more about the work that LGBTI Community do in South Africa.

I have to start by saying that I really wonder why these evening reception arrangement's are only covered by the press as little as they are. I've found three pictures and two articles. Is there some kind of 'rule' that say she can't be either photographed or interview after 6:00 pm? Well, at least we have a little material to work with, here. She showed up wearing a reused Collette Dinnigan (SS2013) dress, embroidered with grapes. Actually I have never really been a huge fan of this dress, nevertheless Mary makes it work really well. She matched the white and baby blue lace dress and silver lurex Ann Taylor cardigan with a nude  Naledi Copenhagen (NB11) clutch, the golden Orit Elhanati necklace and a golden ring and earrings from Marianne Dulong. And of course her Shamballa Jewels bracelet. For quite some time I was so sure her silver cardigan was from the Danish designer By Malene Birger but I was terribly wrong. Found a close-up on my computer where you see the label and it differently say 'Ann Taylor'. Despite my knowledge about the cardigan I haven't yet been able to track the right model down. I kinda have the same problem with her golden pumps. We have seen them a serval occasions before and I have the feeling they are from Pura Lopez, but I haven't really been able to confirm it. So, tell me is this an outfit you would rock yourself?

Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Esme Earrings, Big w. Diamonds
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss necklace
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle White Diamond Pavé
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Piccolo Bracelet w. Spinel
Ring: Marianne Dulong Stella Ring
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Brushed Ostrich Clutch

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Shoes: Pura Lopez Fiona-Strappy Medium Heel Sandals

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