The Hubertus Hunt 2015

Sunday, November 1st
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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the annual Hubertus Hunt in Dyrehaven with their four children -Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.

The history of the Hubertus hunt:
Since 1900, approximately 160 riders each on the first Sunday in November ridden the traditional Hubertus hunting in Dyrehaven close to the Eremitage castle, with only a few exceptions. The Hubertus hunt is a symbolic continuation of the old Parforce-hunts which Dyrehaven originally was built for. At that time the riders let their dogs find the forest foxes, they followed them through the woods. Today such thing does not exist anymore, today the foxes are riders dressed with a foxtail on their red jacket. If you want to know more about the Hubertus hunt read it here.

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This is something I have been looking forward to for a really long time, because it has been four years since Frederik and Mary, together with their children, have attended the Hubertus hunt. So now I think it's time for us to see them at this annual event again and we did. The family arrived old-fashioned by carriage to the castle around 10:45 am. local time, 45 minutes after the rides began the tour. The sweet family; mom, dad and their four wonderful children watched the Hubertus Hunt from a balcony at the Eremitage castle which by the way was resorted in 2013. The castle is a smaller hunting castle that was used as a sanctuary where the king gathered small private hunting parties far away from the city. The castle was build in 1734-1736 by the architect Laurids de Thurah at the time of King Christian VI. So during the hunting season they King used the castle as a resting place. Today the Eremitage castle is only used for special occasions and hunting dinners. Along with the Crown Prince couple over 40,000 people were gathered in Dyrehaven to follow the Hubertus hunt. At 10:00 am. local time the 160 riders were sent out on the 11 km. long route as mentioned before passes by the Erimitage castle where the royal family watched the hunt. During the route the riders need to go through 32 obstacles among others the 'famous and legendary' Magasindam which is muddy water where many of the riders often drops into the pond. To get a glimpse of this many take place next to the pond. To me it seemed like the royal family enjoyed spending their sunday in the park. The winners of the Hubertus hunt 2015 are Niels Goldschmidt on horse and Victoria Perez on pony.

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I found so many pictures from the Hubertus hunt from yesterday, wonderful pictures of families in the woods dressed in warm jackets and hats. The soundings are absolutely lovely! All the magnificent autumn colours -leaves in orange, brown, dark green and red. This is why autumn is my favourite time a year. Even though the weather in Denmark are getting colder, I love it. Covering myself in warm clothes and woolen blankets. And I get an excuse to wear all the darker colours, bordeaux, navy blue, green matching the colours in the nature. I always loved this time a year and i really do not know why? But I adore everything about it. To me it's pure happiness. As I do, Mary and her family also loves the fall colour palette and I'm so sure they enjoyed a day in their warm and comfy clothes. All four kids were wearing different shades of jeans and Christian, Isabella and their sister Josephine all wore each their down jacket from Moncler. Vincent and his father wore similar winter jackets. Actually I was surprised Mary was the only one wearing a hat. She matched her knitted hat, which you might remember from her stunning 40th birthday pictures, with leather gloves featuring a hemline of fur which I kinda like. I would never ever have chosen them on my own but after Mary wore hers I would really like to buy similar gloves. I have a pair of bordeaux made of wool which are absolutely gorgeous but I wouldn't mind to have Mary's gloves as well. I forgot to mention my thoughts about the hat. It reminds me a lot of milliner Susanne Juul's knitted hats. So far I haven't been able to identify neither the hat or gloves. Are you the one to help me with this?

I'm crazy in love with her outfit from yesterday -I know I have used the word 'love' a lot in this post but it is really the best word to describe how I feel. What she wore it what every fashion magazine tell us to wear in this season but Mary wear it like if she was the one telling the magazines what to write! Her outfit are so much inspired by the old-british-manor-house-style perfect to the event. In the same dusty colour did she wore a turtleneck sweater and a brand new down vest. In fact I'm not a down-jacket or down-vest fan, I think I would look silly wearing one but Mary wear hers beautifully. My reader Kate found a very similar model from Uniqlo, but there is a little difference: the neckline. Do you see it? The new beige/golden down vest and the greenish Ralph Lauren (Blue Label Collection) blazer are a great match. The blazer we saw at the trip to Greenland in 2014 with the kids not that long ago. I loved it then and I still do! I think I remember something about Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, got the same one. Her amazing brown leather bag is also from Ralph Lauren. Left we have her fantastic brown leather riding boots. The most classic model of them all, you can't get enough of them. After some hours I was able to actually find the right model from Prada as I first assumed. And with a little help you now have the exact boot Mary wore.

Blazer: Ralph Lauren Lambswool-Blend Tweed Jacket/Custom Riding Jacket
Boots: Prada Boots in Brown £530
Bag: Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag $2500

Vest: Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Vest (Beige) £39.90?

2 kommentarer:

  1. Yes, you do remember well! The Duchess Of Cambridge actually ownes the same blazer and she wore it back in August 2013, at her first appearence after giving birth to Prince George... If my memory doesn't trick me, it should have been the start Of the Anglesey Ring Marathon ;-) Hope that helps!
    Love your blog!

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    1. Yeah! :D Then I was right. I have to admit that I do not follow the Duchess of Cambridge but my memory told me that there was something about this blazer. Now you confirmed it. Thanks :) and thanks for reading!

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