Presentation of the annual Christmas stamp 2015

Wednesday, October 28th

Crown Princess Mary attended the annual presentation of the Christmas stamp accompanied by Queen Margrethe. The presentation took place at Copenhagen City Hall.

A few hours later the Crown Princess attended a 15th birthday conference for Children, Young people & Grief taking place in the public hall at Christiansborg palace. 

Queen Margrethe & Crown Princess Mary at the presentation of the Christmas Stamp 2015

For years the Crown Princess has attended the presentation of the annual Christmas stamp, this year was no exception other than she was accompanied by her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe. It is as patron of the Christmas Seal Foundation she attended. Around 12:00 pm the Crown Princess and Queen arrived to Copenhagen City Hall. My guess is that the Queen accompanied the Crown Princess because she's the one who designed this year's stamp on occasion of the founders 150th birthday. It is the third time Queen Margrethe has created the Christmas stamps -first in 1970, then in 2003 and now. The sale goes to four existing Christmas Seal Homes who helps children to get a grip on their diet and exercise, to make new friends and help them to handle, among others, bullying. Both of them were in a really good mood when they were welcomed with flowers, smiles and handshakes. Queen Margrethe's bouquet even matched her red jacket. The Crown Princess and Queen entered the stage wearing bright red and black tartan to reveal the most beautiful stamps featuring children sending, writing and receiving letters and snow-white turtledoves. The stamps are named 'What a postman - a dove' made with inspiration from an old song and game from the Queen's childhood. For sure Denmark has a artistic and creative Queen. While the Crown Princess sad next to the some of the participants; Queen Margrethe stayed on the stage and gave her speech. Eloquent and smiling as always, she expressed her joy with the event. At the same time she had to apologize, but she had caught a cold on the way back home from Indonesia, where she and Prince Henrik were on official visit a few days before, and therefore had difficulty hearing as good as usual. The best of wishes with her recovery.

Mary dazzled in her beautiful new dress featuring a kind of tartan print. The print reminds me of a vintage print from the 40s and in the different shades of grey she really caught my attention wearing this dress. Luckily I have the most amazing followers who are always ready to help me in my search for all her new things. Like one million searches later and no result at all I gave up. Simple as that. Before I once again began my search, one friend sent me what I was looking for. Thanks to Lurdes I now know that her new dress is from Oscar de la Renta. What was your first thought when you saw the dress? I was a bit surprise by the print, but it was love at first sight for me. At the arrival she wore a navy blue coat, showing her elegance and 50s inspired look. After all, I know a thing or two about vintage silhouettes etc. and Mary's outfit had the perfect silhouettes. Still, I haven't been able to identify her coat yet. Maybe you have any ideas? Let me know what's on your mind. It is not just her outfit that impressed me; her hairstyle did as well. The french twist is one of my absolute favourite hairstyles. It's rather simple to make, with a little practice. And as almost any other hairstyle Mary rock it with perfection. She embraced the style with diamond earrings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, an unidentified ring, her black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and a pair of pumps I can't determine if we have seen them before. 

Dress: Oscar de la Renta Diamond Cutout Plaid Dress
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Earrings
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa

Crown Princess Mary attending the 15th birthday conference of Children, Young people & Grief

Around one and a half hour later, after she attended the presentation of the annual Christmas stamp 2015 where the money goes to the Christmas Seal Homes in Denmark that helps children with diet and exercise etc, the Crown Princess arrived to the public hall at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen to attend Children, Young People & Grief's 15th birthday conference. The most remarkable thing about her visit is undoubtedly the moving speech she gave after the arrival. Children, Young People & Grief, which the Crown Princess has been patron of since 2013, offers free help to children and adolescents, under the age of 28 whose parents or siblings are severely ill or died. In a very young age the Crown Princess lost her mother, Henrietta Donaldson, in 1997 during a heart surgery. Talking about her mother made a huge impression. A loss that affected the entire family. Everyone listening were moved and touched by her very personal speech. 

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