Tuesday, February 4th
Crown Princess Mary presented the Cancer Society's Award 2016 in Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, on occasion of World Cancer Day.
Earlier this morning Mary participated in the conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Crises at Christiansborg Castle where she gave the opening speech. It was a speech which caused quite a stir among the participants present at the conference. In the afternoon she attended the presentation of the Cancer Society's Award 2016, this is the fourth time she has the pleasure to hand over the award on World Cancer Day. It all took place in Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen. She arrived in a excellent mood, with a big smile on her face -as usual I tend to say. I think she finds a lot of joy supporting projects like this because it means so much to her. I think she on she top of the game, that place in her life where she has found out what matters to her as a person. Mary spend time on what matters most to her; to be a ''useful'' princess who uses the title she has been assigned to something more than just cut red bands with gold scissors, smile and wave in front of the cameras. All this I think reflects in the atmosphere surrounding her and her family. She seems claim and well balanced. Because of her charisma at the arrival, I think it was a great honor for her to be allowed once again to present this year's recipient of the Cancer Society's Award 2016 on occasion of the World Cancer Day. When she entered the stage and gave her speech to present the recipient Nurse and youth coordinator Maiken Hjerming, Mary was clearly moved by the situation.
"Maiken is primarily a nurse, but she is much more than that. Maiken has a unique ability to empathize with others' situation - to listen, to see their needs and do something to honor them." - Crown Princess Mary
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 year olds. 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.
Well, well, well now we are talking! Mary in 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. I tend to agree with you who assume that Mary was wearing a similar dress as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on her engagement day. In two different shaded of blue Mary wore a dress from Issa which by the way is the first time, as I know of. Even Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg has been seen in this dress. Thanks to both Lurdes and Kate for telling me about the dress! A first I thought Mary was wearing a black Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress but that wasn't the case. You can't be right every time. I think it suits her very well; great length and beautiful with the v-neck and long sleeves. This makes it the perfect item to wear as a daytime- and evening dress. In the same lovely navy blue colour she added a pair of satin pumps from Gianvito Rossi and clutch. Both worn when she own her own attended a 50th birthday party at Tranekær Castle on August 8th in 2015. It was a birthday party hosted by Count Christian and his wife Countess Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig. Mary was dressed in this wonderful blue Erdem dress, maybe you remember it? It was at this party we saw the blue satin pumps for the first time such as the clutch. I suggested her clutch could be from Prada and with the help from my dear and beloved friend Pernille it has been confirmed. Thank you for your help! At the arrival she wore her grey JOSEPH coat worn over the shoulders which looked brilliant! Lately she's been choosing longer coats that at the same time look fabulous and makes her look longer. She accessorized the outfit with white gold rings from Ole Lynggaard and Marianne Dulong earrings featuring a blue pendant matching the rest of the outfit. Her makeup and hair were incredible beautiful! A side chignon and elegant evening makeup. Lips and nails in berry red, what is not to love? A timeless classic outfit I'm sure we will see again.
Dress: Issa Phylis Navy Blue Classic Wrap Dress £575
Coat: JOSEPH Double Cashmere Oslo Coat €1,095
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Silk Pumps in Blue €450