Day 3: Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Tuesday, March 1st

Along with a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and 3 politicians, attends Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary a official state visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar from February 28 -March 3. 

Program: Saudi Arabia

The Crown Prince Couple
  • 9:45 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited King Abdullahs Financial District in Riyadh. 
  • 12:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner with Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 
  • 2:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of a Mercantec event.
  • 2:35 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, leading hospital when it comes to research in Saudi Arabia.
  • 8:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a reception at the Danish embassy in Saudi Arabia. 
Crown Prince Frederik
  • 11:00 am. Crown Prince Frederik visited the King Abdullah Center for Science and Technology accompanied by Business and Growth Minister Troels Lund Poulsen. 
Crown Princess Mary
  • 11:30 am. Crown Princess Mary and Health and Elderly Minister Sophie Løhde visited Kompan playground- and exercise room.
  • 3:15 pm Crown Princess Mary visited the King Khalid Foundation and charity organization headed by Princess Bandari.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Riyadh

Around ten a clock the royal couple from Denmark were ready to begin a new day in Saudi Arabia with visits at construction sites, dinners and charity organizations. They began their third day together  and visited King Abdullahs Financial District in the capital Riyadh, the more wealthy part of Riyadh. a little more relaxed did Frederik and Mary create a scene with their helmets. Because they were wondering around in a constructions area, helmets are required also when blue blood runs in your veins. Mary straightened her hair and carefully place the helmet on her head while Frederik was way more trouble with his. Laughing, Mary gave her husband a hand and made sure the helmet was seated at the head. The couple were surround by magnificent buildings with windows reflecting the sun. These wonderful buildings is a great example of past, present and future constructions when it comes to Saudi Arabian and Danish architecture. Both showed their impression and used every second to admire the architectural buildings. While Frederik visited the King Abdullah Center for Science and Technology along with Business and Growth Minister Troels Lund Poulsen, Mary visited Danish designed Kompan playground- and exercise room with Health and Elderly Minister Sophie Løhde. The atmosphere was relaxed and Mary really seemed to enjoy with the kids on the playground. I noticed how much this made her smile. The local girls on the playground showed great curiosity for the Danish Crown Princess and after some time they moved closer to her. Openhearted as always, Mary gave them every minutes of her time. Pictures were taken -I believe of the girls mothers. Mary showed sincere interest in the kids and asked them about the playground such as if they enjoy it. During the visit she also inaugurated a new fitness, workout area by cutting the traditional red ribbon. Frederik also seemed to enjoy his visit at the King Abdullah Center for Science and Technology. As one of the last visits before the couple attended a gala dinner, visited the King Khalid Foundation where she got the chance to met Princess Bandari.

Despite she wore black trousers again, this outfit reminds me more of what she usually would wear. I don't know what you think but I really like to see her a little more relaxed. I also love to see some colour even though they are discreet. I strongly believe we have seen her in this greenish coat before in 2012 during the week of celebration, when Queen Margrethe celebrated her 40th anniversary as Queen of Denmark. I also just realized she wore this coat, without the collar, in 2014 during a state visit in Denmark from Turkey. At that time the coat featured a collar; remove that and I believe you get what she wore yesterday. I kinda fancy the coat and other black clothes, they actually makes a really nice outfit. A reader made me aware, that she was also wearing a long cardigan underneath. It's not that easy to see. I would disappear in all these layers! But with her hight, she can wear it. Then I talked about colours, hard to imagine, but true. She added a pair of bicolor Prada pumps and a burgundy Hugo Boss clutch both seen at previous events. I'm not sure I would every have matched these colours but I'm surprised how well it works. Something I truly admire about Mary, is they way she can wear literally everything and look like a star. Maybe I could mention 10 times I do not like what she chose to wear. With just the most simply and basic rules, Mary rock any outfit -day and night! Once again we saw the rose golden Georg Jensen bracelet, seems she has packed a rather light suitcase because of all the repetitions we have seen so far which just mean that we do not need that much to look stylish. A few basic items and fashionable jewelleries, so you have any perfect outfit. Her diamond earrings are different now new, those we have seen countless times at all sorts of events. Finally we have the smashing Dolce & Gabbana shades to keep her eyes protected from the sharp Arabian sun. 

Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175 £204
Clutch: Hugo Boss Purple Clutch
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold DKK 27.300
 Shoes: Prada Purple Bicolor suede Cutout Point-Toe Pump

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at the reception at the Danish embassy

After a long day, at 8 pm. the day wasn't quite finished yet. One more event before they were leaving for Qatar, for the last days of their visit. Along with 300 special invited guests, from both Denmark and Saudi Arabia, and the Ambassador Ole Frijs-Madsen they royal couple attended a gala dinner at the Danish embassy in Saudi Arabia. As the purpose of the trip, the gala dinner helped to establish contacts between the two countries. All along, the Danish companies participating in this trip, have had plenty of time to create contacts with possible business partners. At the dinner was expressed a gratitude for this unique opportunity, as well as Frederik gave his point of view about this trip so far. He was pleased of what he had experienced. It was a perfect way to end their stay in Saudi Arabia with a glamorous reception, not to forget was hosted by Ambassador Ole Frijs-Madsen. 

I have only seen very little from the dinner and the light wasn't that good so it will not be the easies thing for me to tell you all about her evening outfit. But of course you get thoughts anyway. To me it looks like a brand new blouse with long sleeves and no significant details. Despite these few details several of you have already showed me one and the same blouse from HUGO Hugo Boss, so now I start believing in it. Lack of details is not the reason why I haven't been able to identify her new printed maxi skirt. It's really because I can't figure out about that print; what it is or if it's just colours. Reminds me so much of a Hugo Boss pencil skirt of hers which has a similar print. Sure you remember it, same as Queen Letizia's dress. After an hour I still have nothing to go for with this skirt. I've ask everyone about possible ideas and still I got nothing. So we have two almost impossible pieces to identify but with your help we might have chance. Let me hear from you. When that's said, I'm thrilled to see something other than black trousers. I completely undersand her choses so far but a maxi skirt more would have been great. Maybe we get to see them more in Qatar? Like her clothes she seems way more relaxed at this dinner, casual as her outfit. I know it's not easy to see but she was also wearing a black belt around her waist. Makes a good balance between upper-and lower body. What other do I see? Well, I see a stunning pair of earrings. Worn at a couple other occasions the last years but was first identified some months ago. You wanna know who designed them? Annikat did. The same designer as her incredible diamond wing cuff we love so much. I also see her wearing the rose gold Georg Jensen bracelet I like more and more every time we see it. I have to admit not my favourite design though I adore Georg Jensen's other creations. But I get use to this one. Then there is a ring on her left hand, but really I can't see which one. And of course, if you have seen pictures from the dinner, I'm sure you noticed that little black glitter clutch in her hands. Not new but never found. That black pumps is SAND Copenhagen. So now Frederik and Mary are off to Qatar. 

Blouse: HUGO Hugo Boss Cilja Black Silk-Blend Blouse
Earrings: Annikat Diamond Earrings
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold DKK 27.300
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen


  1. Could the blouse from the evening be by Hugo Boss ?

    1. So, you are not the first to mention this specific blouse which is why I assume you are right about it :) I also had Hugo Boss in mind when I tried to ID it, but I never realized that it could be this blouse. Thanks for sharing!