Wednesday, April 15th
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, on occasion of Queen Margrethe's 75th birthday on April 16th.
* Billedbladet.dk 1
* Frederiketmary.centerblog.net 1 2
We have already been celebrating the Queen with a gala performance and an entire day in Aarhus, here. But this is not it. This evening over 300 guests, family and friends, were specially invited to a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen to celebrate the Queen. From the Danish royal family Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Princess Benedikte, Princess Anne-Marie and former King Konstantin attended. Other royals who attended: King Carl-Gustaf & Queen Silvia (Sweden), King Harald (Norway), King William-Alexander & Queen Máxima (The Netherlands), King Philippe & Queen Mathila (Belgium) which could celebrate his 55th birthday and King Felipe & Queen Letizia (Spain). When all 300 guest -including royals, the Danish Government and friends- had found their seats; Crown Prince Frederik have the opening speech of the evening. First a few sentences in english and the a more personal speech directly to his mother in Danish. Among others, he told that he's very proud of her and think she's a really good Queen, mother and grandmother. It was a really warm and touching speech. The reason why Frederik held it, is because his father, Prince Henrik, is ill and did not attend the dinner. Hope he will be well soon.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrive in Crown 2 (Krone 2) a few minutes before 8:00 pm. local time. A few minutes later they entered Christiansborg Palace and met photographers and journalists. I have been really excited to see what she would be wearing -maybe the white Birgit Halstein dress or the pink one she wore at the coronation in the Netherlands or... wait she actually wore the pink gown from the coronation!! The dreamy dress made by tailor Birgit Hallstein. A wonderful dress in the most amazing light pink color featuring a lace top attached with sequins. She reminds me of the sleeping beauty (Disney, 1959), Princess Aurora, when she in the end of the movie is dancing with her Prince. So romantic! Her hair was in a very simple curly hairdo with two pieces from the Ruby parure. Earrings and tiara are both parts of the old Ruby parure from Queen Ingrid. The bracelet and ring are made by goldsmiths from Marianne Dulong when the parure was tailored a few years ago. I'm pretty sure her pink pumps are the one from Gianvito Rossi and of course her snake skin clutch from Judith Leiber. The blue ribbon from the Elephant Order brightened next to the colour of the gown is memorable! Mary was not the only one who wore a absolutely stunning gown at the dinner. I found my top 5 of royal dresses from the dinner that I really like.
Gown: Birgit Hallstein Pink Lace and Sequin gown
Shoes: Giavntito Rossi Pink Classic Pumps
Clutch: Judith Leiber