Day 1: Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Sunday, February 28th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attends a business delegation to Saudi Arabia and Qatar from February 28 - March 3. The royal couple are accompanied by Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, Health and Elderly Minister Sophie Løhde and Business- and Growth Minister Troels Lund Poulsen. The business delegation Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary also are traveling with, consists of 44 different Danish companies. 

Program: Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

The Crown Prince Couple
  • Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visits the Saudi Arabien royal family. 1 2

February 27: Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary welcommed to Riyadh

Despite all the fuss about this trip, it's something I've been looking forward to. An official state visit is always exciting news and it's nice to finally see Mary again and even accompanied by Frederik. Unfortunately, I got a cold and my energy level is close to zero. What I try to say, is that please bear with me if I do not reply your mails or do not write a post about from their visit right away. Be patient. Thanks. On the other hand, because of this cold, I'm tied to my bed and have plenty of time to write. It's just energy I need, not time. But of course I will keep you update on their trip and I hope you ready to follow the couple here with me on the blog. Because there has been so much bad talking about their visit, it is important for me to say that I will only be focusing on the couple as I would do on any other official state visit. It does not mean I do not care, I do but if we start an discussion it will never end. That is the only comment I will make in that case. 

The couple arrived to Riyadh a day before the official visit begins. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and is as far as you can come on from Denmark and what the couple are use to. Saudi Arabia is a country with certain rules and traditions which are also very far from Danish etiquette. Despite the speculations, Frederik and Mary were welcomed with manner by important figures from Saudi Arabia. As I told you in the beginning, the couple are traveling with a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, Health and Elderly Minister Sophie Løhde and Business- and Growth Minister Troels Lund Poulsen, who all attended what I would call "pre-welcoming-ceremony". The official welcoming was on February 28th. The same day as they arrived, February 27th, the couple had also been seen checking in at their hotel placed in Riyadh. I'm sure you know the feeling when you are visiting new friends or is at a party where you only know some of them, you feel a little awkward and you want to do what is expected of you. This is how I see, especially Mary, on these first photos. But I think she will find herself within the next few days and I believe that she feel a little more comfortable because her husband is there. She is not on her own. 

When the news came out in the press that the couple would travel to Saudi Arabia & Qatar many of you started to ask me the one and same question over and over again: Who will Mary handle the situation choosing the right clothes? Well, of course as perfect as usual. Mary is always appropriate dressed no matter where, when and who she is meeting. For good reasons you also know that I could not give you a correct answer because the couple were still in Denmark and their visit from still future. It was clear to me that it was likely she would wear longer dresses and skirt and maybe scarves. Now two days later it's finally time for me to tell you about what she actually was wearing. Matching the large white chairs with the golden details, Mary wore the beautiful Etro coat featuring colourful flowers. This is the third time we see her wear this kinds bohemia coat; School for 200 year in 2014 and on a official visit to South Africa 2014. To match the colours of the coat, she wore a fabulous silk scarf around her neck and not over her head it was believed. I see some jewelleries as well, but because of the really bad quality it is very difficult for me to tell exactly what she wore. I think I see the rose golden Georg Jensen bracelet. It's my guess that she wore a pair of black pumps to match the long black trousers and the of course she flashed her beige Prada bag (you see the same model but in a different colour below) Nothing surprised me with this outfit, Mary would also have worn a similar outfit at home in Denmark. Because of the Etro coat I really really look forward to the next few days. Now my expectations are high. But Mary never disappoints!

Possible ID's
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold DKK 27.300

February 28th: Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary visiting Al Diriyah

This visit to Al Diriyah was not a part of the royal couples official calendar and it has been almost impossible for me to find anything from the visit, except from a few photos. All I found from this visit is in arabic and was I can do but read arabic isn't one of these things. But if you do and you know a little more of what happened, I would really like to hear from you! Or if any of you, who also do not speak arabic, have found any useful information's I hope you will share it with me. Frederik and Mary were closely followed around the city by a group of people who told about what they'd see during their tour. The many sand-coloured buildings matched where the city is located, in the desert which gives the city a very special atmosphere. It's clear they were not wondering around the streets of Copenhagen. Mary was more than ones seen in a close dialogue while Frederik seems just to enjoy the view. What a way to get a closer look at a foreign country with a personal guide. 

Black is the colour of them all that absorbs most heath, so I guess that covered in black, wondering around a city in about 20 degrees heath is an experience in itself. Sure, Mary is use to the heath from when she lived in Australia but still, I wound't be able to breath. Mary seemed to handle this very well. As when she arrived to Riyadh along with Frederik, she wore long black trousers. I'm pretty sure it's not the last time we are going to see these trousers. Then we saw a brand new coat which over covering, what I believe is a really beautiful white lace blouse. The style of this coat reminds me so much of one of her other black Prada coats. A reader showed me a photo of a By Malene Birger coat owned by Crown Princess Victoria which is similar as well. Do you have any thoughts about it? It features a rather wide neckline and a single button. So far I haven't been able to identify it but now you know which designers I have in mind. She protected her eyes from the Arabian sun with Dolce & Gabbana shades. Again she accessorized her look with the pink scarf. This may have been worn in Morocco a couple of years ago. Left, we have the shoes. We only see one photo of them, where only the toe is visible. This actually retouch the number of shoes in her wardrobe, because a few pair features a black cap-toe -ballet flats from BLOCH, Chanel or Prada. When I look at that single photo where we see some of the shoe, I see her ballet flats from Chanel.

Ballet flats: Chanel Cap-Toe Flats 
 Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175 £204

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary visiting the Saudi Arabien Royal Family

Their first official event according to their calendar. It was also the official welcoming to Saudi Arabia for Frederik and Mary all the way from Denmark. Despite the location was way different than they are use to, they both seemed to be calm and acted all normal as they use to at public events. The welcoming ceremony was hosted by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Nayef. Large part of the Saudi Arabian royal family attended the overwhelmingly ceremony such as Arabian business people, ministers, etc. Many more attended than expected and it took the royal couple long to greet them all. Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen did also attend the ceremony and later told the press how impressive the welcoming was and how many actually came to greet Frederik and Mary. The couple did everything to make a great start on a five days official state visit.

On this first day of their five day visit Mary was beautifully dressed! The funny thing is that the first I noticed was her hair. It so much reminds me of hairdos she often wore at the time when Prince Christian was born. Really, there is nothing special about it. Maybe what's makes it so great, because Mary manages to add her own glamour and elegance to a simple hairstyle like this. For you who have a medium length hair, this is a perfect updo for both day and evening not matter what style you like. Second I noticed that new purple silk dress she was wearing. To me it looks like she wears black trousers underneath similar to her Vietnamese Si Hoang traditional dress. Am I the only one who sees this? If it's the case, Mary is wearing trousers underneath I think it makes her look even more interesting because it's not something we usually see and Mary masters perfectly to wear clothes that are unexpected and revolutionary, maybe even innovative. She seems always to be one (or ten) steps ahead of the next trend. Not that I believe this will become the next big trend, but who knows? If you take a close look at the dress you will realize it features a beaded hemline around the neck and sleeves. I really adore this detail, makes the dress sparkle even more! And of course there is the colour, magnificent purple colour that suits her beautifully. I sense you like it pretty much as well. She covered the dress with an old goody from Prada, worn during several state visits and when she was pregnant with the twins. I once found it for sale on Ebay which I why I can't share any more than just where it's from. I have a photo of it in my archives, so do not hesitate to contact me if you want to see it for yourself. As other accessories Mary chose to wear black Gianvito Rossi pumps, her favourite clutch from Carlend Copenhagen and yet another pink silk scarf with white roses on. The round diamond earrings and brooch both reflected the lights of the cameras. This only makes me curious to see what other dazzling outfits she has planned for the trip.

Coat: Prada Black Wool Coat $315 (pre-owned)
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps DKK 2.345
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8.500

History: Churches

Copenhagen's cathedral: Vor Frue Church

Since the 12th century there has been a church in the center of Copenhagen -actually there have been multiple churches. Several of them are burned to the ground and subsequently built up again. Three times this has happened since the 12th century. More than once, Virgin Mary are mentioned in connection with this church (or churches). At the time of Bishop Absalon the first church was build, finished in about 1200. In 1314, a devastating fire did that a new church was built. At the time of Erik of Pommeren, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark and the city grew. The church then became the King's main church. During the big fire in Copenhagen in 1728, the church burned down once again. The church tower destroyed both the roof, all furnitures and coffins under the floor. Ten years later, a third church was build with a 120 meters high copper spire -today it is 58.5 meters. Only 69 years later, in 1808, the third church was bombed by the Englishmen during the bombardment of Copenhagen. The church we have today was built in 1829 and the architect C.F. Hansen was able to remain some of the pieces from the third building, among others the church tower. In 1922 Vor Frue Church became Copenhagen's cathedral. Architect C.F. Hansen was inspired by roman architecture when he designed what we see today.

Royal events:
  • 1363 - Princess Magrete was married with King Håkon 6th of Norway
  • 1449 - Christian 1st and dowager Queen Dorothea's coronation and wedding
  • 1537 - Christian 3th's coronation
  • 1559 - Frederik 2nd's coronation
  • 1596 - Christian 4th's coronation
  • 1648 - Frederik 3rd's coronation
  • 2004 - Crown Prince Frederik married Mary Elizabeth Donalsdon

Holmen's Church

When King Christian 4th decided to purchased a residential district on Bremerholm, where Holmen's Church is located, for Navy officers there arose the need for them to have their own church. In the building where the church is located was formerly an anchor smithy in 1619. In 1630's the King extended the area of "houses" on Bremerholmen and they needed something a little more substantial than the rapidly converted church in the old building. The old building was significantly expanded, so it ended up with a church in the distinctive shape of a cross. The church was now the height of a three storey building. What we see today with the white walls and everything is more or less the same what it was back then. Till 1872, wealthy people had the opportunity to buy the best seats in the three "floors" to attend church service. The middle floor was most attractive because there was the royal family seeded, when they were at a service. Today there are only one "floor" left and it goes all around the church, which date back to the restoration in 1872. In 1705-1708 the Chapel Hall was built along with Børskanalen.

Royal events:
  • 1940 - Queen Margrethe 2nd was christened 
  • 1967 - Queen Margrethe 2nd and Henri Marie Jean André were married 
  • 1968 - Crown Prince Frederik was christened 
  • 2011 - Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were christened 

Fredensborg Castle Church

When Fredensborg castle was built, it had no church because the castle was built as a summer residence for the king. A church was not needed because the royal family only spend very little time there. In 1724, when Frederik 4th started using the castle more frequently, a church was built along with several other building, which then became a part of Fredensborg. It was inaugurated two year later in 1726 on October 11th. The church now became a part of Asminderød parish which also became as a confusion for the people who lived in the town around the church. They used the castle church and because the local priest was the same in the various churches around the nearby parish, it created even greater confusion among the city's residents. Today the church is still used for services almost every Sunday and can be used by everyone -not only the royal family.

Royal events:
  • 1761 - Princess Sophie Magdalene was confirmed
  • 1900 - Hereditary Prince Knud was christned 
  • 1922 - Princess Dagmar married landowner Jørgen Castenschoild
  • 1955 - Queen Margrethe was confirmed
  • 1968 - Princess Benedikte married Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
  • 1981 - Crown Prince Frederik was confirmed
  • 1982 - Prince Joahchim was confirmed
  • 1999 - Prince Nikolai was christened
  • 2007 - Princess Isabella was christened
  • 2013 - Prince Nikolai was confirmed

Christiansborg Castle Church

Christiansborg castle church was built back in the time when Christian 6th (1783-1742) was King of Denmark. It was planned that the church should be part of the castle, but it was built separately with a passage leading to the castle. The first church was more or less destroyed in the fire in 1794, where large parts of the outer walls and inner walls only survived. These are reused in the present church we see today. Architect C.F. Hansen -who we also know from constructing Vor Frue Church, designed the new Christiansborg castle and church, which began in 1813 and was finished in 1826. A fire hit the castle in 1884, but never reached the church, so it's the last of C.F. Hansen's design we have left. The building is rectangular and looks a lot like the roman Pantheon. It has a long history of royals using the church to christening's, marriage's and coronation's.

Royal events:
  • 1766 - Princess Sohpie Magdalene married Crown Prince Gustav of Sweden
  • 1766 - Christian 7th married Princess Caroline Mathilde of Great Britain
  • 1880 - Christian 10th was christened
  • 1930 - Princesses Alexandrine Louise was confirmed
  • 2006 - Prince Christian was christened

Danmarks Indsamling 2016

Saturday, February 5th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended Danmarks Indsamling 2016, here, which took place in the Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen. 1

One of the biggest fundraising projects we have in Denmark is Danmarks Indsamling. The Crown Prince couple showed their support by attending the show taking place in the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen. The show was broadcasted live on Saturday and lasted about five hours. For several years the couple has shown their support, both by being present and giving money to the fundraising. Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Crown Prince couple gave in total DKK 750,000 (approx. $125.000).

The royal couple arrived at the Tivoli Concert Hall shortly before the show was about to begin. Both of them were in a great mood. Among the rest of the audience the couple seemed to enjoyed the show. Many different artists were invited to entertained. Then during the show, people could call and donate money for the good cause. Celebrities took people's calls. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess greeted many of them and they shared people's stories. Crown Prince Frederik even took a few calls himself, while the Crown Princess met her dear friend Caroline Fleming. After four hours, nearly DKK 98,000,000 (approx. $16.270.250) were gathered.

Black is back. So is Mary. She dazzled in figure-hugging black suit, worn at a precious occasion. It was when she attended DR Ultra Gala's show It's Nice to be Nice, here, in Sønderborg. At that time Mary also embrace a chic outfit by wearing a black lace blouse from Julie Fagerholt Heartmade. Love how it turns out -a beautiful combination of a masculine black suit and that sensual lace blouse. What a stunning match. Not much has changed this time. Actually, I think the only thing that has changed is her hairstyle. Do you see anything else? The light caught her diamond earrings and Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen rings just beautifully. Carlend Copenhagen is the designer of her incredible black croco clutch worn on numerous occasions. Looks great each time we see it. Same goes with the black cap-toe pumps from Gianvito Rossi. What I like so much about his designs, is the shape. The shape is simply characteristic, recognisable and outstanding. A really nice outfit.

Blouse: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Jula
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Metal Mesh Cap-Toe Pumps

The Cancer Society's Honorary Award 2016

Tuesday, February 4th

Crown Princess Mary attended the presentation of the Cancer Society's Honorary Award 2016 in Skuespilhuset in Copenhagen, on occasion of World Cancer Day.

Earlier in the morning the Crown Princess participated a conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Crises at Christiansborg Castle where she gave the opening speech, here. It was a speech which caused quite a stir among the other participants. 

In the afternoon she attended the presentation of the Cancer Society's Honorary Award 2016. It is the fourth time she has the pleasure to hand over the award on occasion of World Cancer Day. It took place in Skuespilhuset in Copenhagen. She arrived in an excellent mood with a big smile on her face. She was differently on top of the game. The Crown Princess acted all calm. I think it was a great honor for her to, once again, to present the honorary award. She was clearly moved when entering the stage. Also when she presented the ward to Nurse and youth coordinator Maiken Hjerming. Maiken Hjerming has been nominated by five young cancer patients to receive the award this year. She has helped to launch Kræftværket, which is a hospital ward for young cancer patients aged 15-29. She has several years of experience in how solitude often can be a part of cancer patients life. With the award of DKK 50,000 the Cancer Society want to highlight the special efforts and outstanding example to inspire others to give cancer patients optimal treatment and care, here.

Now we are talking. Mary wore a brand new figure-hugging dress. Shortly after the first pictures were published I received ideas about who could be the designer and the fact that two other royals had worn a similar dress at previous events. Mary was wearing a similar dress as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on her engagement day, here. Also Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg has been seen in the same dress. This new blue dress is from Issa. I learned about its identity from Lurdes and Kate. Looks just great on her. A perfect dress for any time a day because of the colour and rather simple style. Mary added a pair of Gianvito Rossi pumps and Prada clutch in a matching colour. Both of these accessories were worn at a birthday party at Tranekær castle on August 8th 2015, here. At the arrival she wore her grey JOSEPH coat as a cape. Lately, she has chosen longer coats and worn them in new ways. She accessorized the outfit with white gold rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and Marianne Dulong earrings featuring a blue drop-shaped pendant. As with the rest of the outfit, her hair and makeup were flawless -a chignon and red berry lips. What's not to love?

Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands w. Diamonds
Clutch: Prada Satin Clutch Corn Flower Blue
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Silk Pumps in Blue

Conference at Christiansborg

Tuesday, February 4th

Crown Princess Mary participated a conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Crises at Christiansborg in Copenhagen.

For several years the Crown Princess has committed herself to fight for girls and women's rights and well-being. She had attended countless international- and national conferences, visited countries all around the world listening to stories from those who are closest to the issues. She has also acted keynote speaker at several different conferences worldwide an despite her royal status (where she is not allowed to talk politics in public), she has managed to generate only positive attention to the subject. This time the Crown Princess participated a conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Crises at Christiansborg in Copenhagen. She arrived in the afternoon where she was welcomed by Deputy Secretary General in Sex og Samfund Tania Dethlefsen. When the Crown Princess gave the opening speech, she had everyone's attention. Read it here. Story goes that the Crown Princess is not just the only one who want to participate. Waiting lists are created for member who would also like to have attended the conference -which by the way is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Parliamentary All-Party Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Sex og Samfund.

Mary was beautifully dressed when she participated the conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Crises at Christiansborg. Everything was perfectly suitable for the occasion. Unfortunately, not that many pictures have been published. I happened to find a short clip that gives me an idea of what she was wearing. She dazzled in a black blazer and a white blouse featuring a collar. Have we seen that before? -it reminds me a lot of a new Hugo Boss blouse worn on February 2nd when she received a donation to the Maternity Foundation from Inner Wheel, here. Both blouses features a similar collar. Let me know what you think. The black and white printed pencil skirt is by no doubt a Hugo Boss design. Mary embraced the style with white pearl ring from Marianne Dulong and a pair of earrings we have seen multiple times before from same designer. I caught a glimpse of her shoes and I believe she wore the SAND Copenhagen pumps.

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Ring: Marianne Dulong
Skirt: BOSS by Hugo Boss Vilina Pencil Skirt
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016

Wednesday, February 3rd
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Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016 at Copenhagen City Hall. 

Time for a more detailed post from when the Crown Princess attended Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016 taking place at Copenhagen City Hall. I am all excited about her presents at the fashion week. A couple of years she did not attend, but this year she was. Makes it a little more special and glamourous. The Crown Princess arrived with a great smile on her face and in a splendid mood along with her dear friend Ellen Hillingsø. The fashion week is where the Danish designers show what they have been working on for a whole year. Designers like Baum und Pferdgarten, By Malene Birger and Second Female presented their newest collection on special designed runway going all the way through the city. This year the Crown Princess was present at Tonsure's fashion show, which Countess Alexandra also attended. Unfortunately, I am not sure if they met. They probably did. After the Tonsure show, the Crown Princess attended another show by Jesper Høvring at the prestigious Hotel d'Angleterre. Before leaving she found time to greet the designer with his collection.

I am sure we all noticed Mary's outfit as the first thing when she arrived -everything else would be a little odd, right? She really stunned me with her outfit. Think I am in love. Unbelievably how she always manages to look this good. Have a feeling that you love her new coat as much as I do. A rather coat for her but with heels it doesn't matter at all. Often she wears different Danish designers at the fashion week, which is also the case this time. Kate was able to find her new blue coat at Fonnesbech (Collection: A2 collection), who also participated the event. Kate was a step ahead of me, because I had the same feeling that her coat could be a Fonnesbech design. It is described to be a combination of femininity and power. Matched perfectly with the blue leather Quidam clutch. First glimpse of the rest of her outfit, made me fall in love even more. That wonderful ruffle blouse and new trousers. I manages to identify her blouse as DAY Birger et Mikkelsen and Jennifer found her trousers at Julie Fagerholt Heartmade (Collection: Winter Holiday 2015). Mary accessorized her fabulous outfit with new Jewlscph earrings as Mai Manniche (Jewlscph's designer) proudly commented in a blog post, here, a golden Georg Jensen bracelet and her customized gold ring from Marianne DulongThe golden ring and red nail polish are a great match. Many brands make similar colours of nail polish and you probably already have your very own favourite red nail polish. Last, but not least she wore leopard pumps from Gianvito Rossi. I fell almost humble getting the chance to comment on such as beautiful look.

Coat: Fonnesbech Aignon Coat
Blouse: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Day Blousing
Trousers: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Neta
Earrings: Jewlscph Capella
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Gold 
Ring: Marianne Dulong Stella Ring
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Leopard-Print Calf Hair Pumps

A donation to the Maternity Foundation

Tuesday, February 2nd

Crown Princess Mary received a donation from Inner Wheel, here, to the Maternity Foundationhere, because of her patronage. It took place at Frederik VIII's Palace, Amalienborg.

Since 2010 the Crown Princess has been patron of the Maternity Foundation -a Danish developed organization with the vision "no women should die giving life". With this strong vision, it's clear how the foundation want to try to change the world. It was a very smily Crown Princess, who greeted CEO of the Maternity Foundation Anna Frellsen, former international CEO of Inner Wheel Suzanne Nielsen and Convention Coordinator at Inner Wheel Benedicte Haubro for the donation. As patron, she received a donation from Inner Wheel on DKK 100,000 to support the work of the Maternity Foundation. I am in no doubt when I say, I believe the Crown Princess was very honored to receive the donation and of course to represent the Maternity Foundation on a big day like this.

Her smily face must have been the first thing everyone noticed when entering the room at Amalienborg. Shiny as her smile is the blouse she was wearing. I can't really tell what colour it is -champagne, golden or rose gold? Nevertheless, it perfectly matched her stunning makeup. With help from Kate the blouse has been identified as Hugo Boss (Collection: HUGO by Hugo Boss) and not JOSEPH as I first thought. I am wrong too. She beautifully matched it with a brand new black skirt, also identified as Hugo Boss (Collection: BOSS by Hugo Boss). I really hope we are going to see her wear that skirt again. She embraced the style by wearing earrings from Figaros Bryllup and a golden Georg Jensen bracelet. Seems to be her favourite right now, such as wearing red nail polish. Love how her outfit turned out. Just so polished and chic. Unfortunately, we did not get a picture that shows any shoes. I think she could wear pumps in nude, beige or possibly black. I go with black. What do you say? Do you also wanna see this outfit again some day?

Blouse: Hugo Boss Silk-Blend Blouse: Cilja-1
Skirt: Hugo Boss Skirt with Elastane: Vapila
Earrings: Figaros Bryllup Earrings
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Gold

With 'Værket' in Slagelse

Monday, February 1st

Crown Princess Mary attended the networking group session with Værket, herein Slagelse.

It was a warmhearted and smiling Crown Princess, who arrived to Slagelse yesterday, to see for herself how the new project Værket of the Mary Foundation and Danish Red Cross is working. She was warmly welcomed at the arrival by CEO of Danish Red Cross Hanne Line Jakobsen. Along with the CEO of Danish Red Cross and the rest of the networking group, the Crown Princess participated in several activities. These were great entertainment for all of them. I believe they all had a wonderful time together including the Crown Princess.
Værket offer group session's for adults, who feel social isolated or live in solitude. Studies have shown that more and more Danes live a life in solitude and feel socially isolated. As Chairwoman of the Mary Foundation, the Crown Princess has made it her life's work to try to make a difference -help those who need it. Both the Mary Foundation and Danish Red Cross have experience with what solitude and social isolation can do to people, especially those who have no one to turn to. The project helps strengthen relationship's and rebuild self-esteem. Solitude is hard to talk about, but talking about the problems have been proven to make things better. In the 90s the Crown Princess lost her beloved mother and experienced the feeling of solitude for a short time. She used her own experience to express sympathy.

Mary was dressed in a cozy beige coat when she arrived to Slagelse to attend a meeting with the networking group Værket. Since the beginning of 2016 I think we have seen a very mature and modern dressed Crown Princess. A classy look with a splash of colours. After having seen the first pictures from her appearance on Monday, I am sure this new beige coat is a By Malene Birger design. I corresponded with Kate and she confirmed my ideas. The double breasted coat, very similar to the one Princess Marie wore at the opening of the parliament in 2011, is from By Malene Birger and features black buttons and a rather large collar. To match the new coat, Mary wore a brand new burgundy blouse that has a certain 70's vibe, because of the A-shape and light material. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to identify it. It reminds me a lot of the asymmetric Alexander McQueen skirt she wore here. She chose a pair of trousers with slim legs to match the blouse. Mary accessorized her outfit with several jewelleries from Ole Lynggaard Copenhage and, believe it or not, a pair of really old golden earrings from Pureheart. She's also wearing her golden Georg Jensen bracelet. In a lovely caramel colour she added her Ralph Lauren bag and grey suede ankle boots from Gianvito Rossi. I really think her outfit is inspiring. The way of mixing a burgundy blouse and the slim trousers is so pretty. Do you think we will see more of this "modern edgy style" in the future? I hope so.

Coat: By Malene Birger Torun Coat in Beige
Earrings: Pureheart Gold Earrings
Necklace: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Design String 
Pendant: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Pendant in 18k Yellow Gold
Pendant: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Pendant in 18k Rose Gold
Pendant: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Lotus Pendant
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Ring in 18k Yellow Gold
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands in 18k White Gold
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold 
Bag: Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Ankle Boots