Day 2. Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Monday, February 29th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attends a business delegation to Saudi Arabia and Qatar from February 28th to March 3rd. They are accompanied by a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and three Danish politicians.

Program: Saudi Arabia

The Crown Prince Couple
  • 10:15 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of business promotion where the 44 Danish companies participate. Crown Prince Frederik gave a speech.
  • 12:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a WAX-seminar to share skills and solutions for water saving. 
  • 12:45 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of by a new warehouse owned by Arla. The royal couple inaugurated a miniature version of the warehouse at the business fair. 
  • 1:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a business dinner with with Danish and Saudi Arabian businesses. During the lunch Crown Prince Frederik handed over the HRH Prince Henrik's Medal of Honor. 
  • 8:55 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner. 
Crown Princess Mary
  • 3:30 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended, on her own, a meeting with Saudi Arabian business women together with Minister of Health- and Elderly Sophie Løhde.

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary during the day

No time to resting. From early morning the royal couple were on the road. The first event planned for today was the opening of business promotion where the 44 Danish companies also participated. Accompanied by Minister of Health and Elderly Sophie Løhde and Minister of Business- and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, the royal couple arrived to Al Faisaliah Hotel ready to attend the opening ceremony of the Danish Saudi Business Forum. Flower girls handed over nice bouquets to the Crown Princess at the arrival. Acting all calm, the couple entered the Prince Sultan Hall where the 300 invited guests were waiting, representing each and their own businesses. The 44 Danish companies were traveled all the long way to share knowledge, ideas and possibly contact information for future use with possible new Saudi Arabian companies. As a part of the opening ceremony the Crown Prince gave a speech, such as Ambassador Ole Frijs-Madsen. The Crown Prince also cut the red ribbon with a golden scissor helped by his wife and Dr. Zamil, Chairman of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce. Afterwards, the Crown Prince couple walked around Prince Sultan Hall and spoke to some of the Danish companies that were represented.
Crown Princess Mary also had a visit in Riyadh on her own where she met with Saudi Arabian business women together with Minister of Health- and Elderly Sophie Løhde. It made a big impression on her to meet these women, who live in a country where it's certainly not easy as a woman to move in the business world. To work for girls and women's rights is something she has expressed is really important for her. Clearly the meeting had a strong impact on her. 

I was right about the black trousers, it should not be the last time we came to see them. So far, I think Mary has handled the clothes situation really well. Despite the use of black, long trousers and bell-shaped coats I think she's doing good. A little strange to see her that covered up though I'm surprised how she manages to match clothes and still live up to the requirements there is. I understand why she's diligent and choose outfits that do not attract too much attention.Which I why I'm so glad to see her in this coat. It's a great balance between her usual workwear and restricted options. In a way this reminds me of something Queen Letizia would wear, I'm really not sure why. She's always seen wearing business wear, clean lines and print. By the way, I think this multicolour coat would look great on Queen Letizia as I did on Mary. Because it reminds me of Letizia's style, at first I was sure Hugo Boss could be the designer and I even found a similar coat but not exactly the same. I shared my thoughts with Lurdes and wupti, two seconds later she found it. Not at Boss but at Missoni. A designer I had not thought about at all. It's also quite some time since she has worn anything from that specific designer. Really what would I do without you? Therefor the honor goes to her! If I was you, I would take one more close look at this coat and the dazzling pattern. When you do that, take a notice of her hair too. A really lovely half updo, created of two separate twisted tufts of hair. I believe she was wearing her black SAND Copenhagen pumps and then of course, once again, Mary accessorized her look with the beautiful Carlend Copenhagen clutch. I see some brackets as well but the quality of the pictures are not good enough to tell which ones. The white pearl earrings and rings are from Marianne Dulong who, by they way changed their name to Dulong Fine Jewelry

Coat: Missoni Belted Coat in Multicolor
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa

Possible identification
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending dinner at Al Faisaliah Hotel

Attending gala dinner at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, the Crown Prince couple greeted over 300 special invited people before the dinner was about the begin. The dinner was held to gather all representatives from the Danish Saudi Business Forum, which the couple attended earlier in the morning. Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen, Minister of Health and Elderly Sophie Løhde and Minister of Business- and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen also participated the evening event. Lobster and lamp were, among others, served for dinner for the 300 guests including the Danish royal couple.

Usually we get to see Mary in some kind of evening dress when attending similar events. At yesterdays dinner she showed up wearing trousers and I loved it. Amazing to see how to style a pair of black trousers so many different ways. She matched the trousers with a coat never seen before. A very popular silhouette right now. Mary embraced it beautifully. It features a white colour block on sleeves and hemline. About the designers then I really don't know what to believe. A good friend of mine Kate showed me a model from Max Mara. Could be right but I can't tell for sure. Take a look and tell me what you think. The same goes with the new white blouse featuring embroidered details. So far we have seen her in international designers. As accessories Mary dazzled wearing black Gianvito Rossi pumps, beautiful earrings from Genius & Bach, a bracelet from Georg Jensen and that brilliant Carlend Copenhagen clutch. Once again she amazed me with her hairstyle and modest makeup.

Earrings: Cenius & Bach Amethyst Diamond Earrings
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

Possible identification
Coat: Max Mara White Wool Colorblock Coat

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