Day 4. Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Wednesday, March 2d

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are on a five days official state visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar along with a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and 3 danish politicians from February 28th to March 3rd.

Program: Qatar

The Crown Prince Couple
  • 2:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Maersk Oil's headquarters in Qatar and was introduced to One Collaborative Working Environment. 
  • 3:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Aspire Academy, which is one of the world's leading sports academies for children and young people. 
  • 7:35 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Doho Museum of Islamic Art.
  • 8:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner. During the dinner was the HRH Prince Henrik's Medal of Honour and Export Association Diploma handed over by Crown Prince Frederik. 1
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Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary during their first day in Qatar

The day before yesterday was very busy for the couple. Around 8 pm. the couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy in Saudi Arabia and traveled to Qatar later that evening. With another long day ahead in Qatar, the Crown Prince first visited the Maersk Oil's headquarter, where they among others were introduced to the One Collaborative Working Environment project. As the royal couple caught everybody's attention at Maersk headquarter, they were the center of attention, when they visited Aspire Academy in Doho -the capital of Qatar. Aspire Academy is one of the world's leading sports academies for children and young people with every facility needed to develop skills no matter what sport you engage. The atmosphere was relaxed and journalists noticed how well the couple blended in among the players. I had the feeling that the couple really enjoyed their time playing some football. Former football player Ebbe Sand met the royal couple and was truly impressed.

Finally we see something else than black trousers. I already have explained everything there is to say about black trousers about now, so I really made me trilled to see another pair of trousers, which at the same time is new. Late last night I received a few bad quality pictures from their visit at the Aspire Academy in Doho and at first I thought we had seen this pair of trousers before, at the opening of the Copenhagen Fashion Week last month. That was all wrong, except that the two of them are from same designer Julie Fagerholt Heartmade. Kate found the model. Matched with the other pieces she looked smashing. It has been told that her vest is from Zara. I will make it completely clear, once and for all, it is from Danish designer 2nd Day. Think the reason why some of you still believe in Zara, is because that was what I first posted when she wore it at a Free of bullying Seminar in October last year, here. Then we have a new powder pink blouse. Looks to me like some kind of soft silk blouse featuring lovely details as fabric-covered buttons and pleating around the neck. Can't find it. To match the navy blue sleeveless blazer, Mary chose her blue Quidam clutch and suede pumps from Pura Lopez. I also see a pink ring on her right hand. Think it is new as well. Some of these accessories really trouble me. With a half updo, a magnificent pink lips gloss and diamond earrings from Hartmann'd I really liked how she played with different colours, length and shapes.

Sleeveless blazer: 2nd Day Alecia (Navy Blazer)
Trousers: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Neta Pants
Earrings: Hartmann's
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: Pura Lopez High Heels Navy

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary visiting the Doho Museum of Islamic Art and a following dinner

It was a beautiful evening in Qatar, when the royal couple arrived to Doho Museum of Islamic Art, where they were warmly welcomed by Sheikha Al-Mayassa Al-Thani. They were given a guided tour to see the incredible exhibition and guided by the museums culture expert, who told about all the treasures. They both showed interest in many of these magnificent cultural treasures that shows a great part of Islamic history. I believe it was a really beautiful experience for the couple, who after the guided tour, crossed the bridge inside the museum to host a dinner only for special invited guests. Every guest invited, were welcomed by the Crown Prince couple with a handshake and a few words. I feel that there was a sincere respect between the royal couple and their guest. Because this is the last evening in Qatar, before the are going home to Denmark again, the evening was celebrated a proper way.

What an outfit. A symphony a colours. Mary is truly a master of colours and knows how to wear them with perfectly. Think the skirt is what we all noticed first. Never thought we would see her wear anything like this, but when I think about it; why not? Always exciting to see her outfits. Would really like to hear your thoughts, because this is a piece you either love or hate. Personally, I can't wait to see it again. I have had so many ideas, where to find this new wonder -Free People, Temperley London, Alice + Olivia, Ted Baker etc. About now, I haven't found anything that looks similar. Any ideas? She embraced the style by wearing a black blouse featuring details I didn't see at first glance. Turns out, it's lace. Some of my royal fellows suggested Dolce & Gabbana as a possible designer for the blouse. Still, think it is a possibility but I can't tell for sure. Accessory talk. The Gianvito Rossi shoes matched the blouse perfectly, such as the pink Carlend Copenhagen clutch. As a master of colours, Mary is a also master of choosing the right jewellery. This time she dazzled wearing Annikat earrings, a Georg Jensen bracelet and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Love the combo of pink lipgloss and blue earrings. One last thing to mention is the hairstyle. It is simply stunning.

Earrings: Annikat Blue Aquamarine Earrings
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps

Possible identification
Blouse: Dolce & Gabbana


  1. Could the skirt be Erdem? Reminds me of a dress the Duchess of Cambridge wore last year.

    1. Erdem is one of the first designer I thought about because it reminds me of one of Mary's other dresses with a similar print but despite the similarity of both Mary's and Duchess go Cambridge's dress I can't find it anywhere. Let me know if you do ;)

  2. Great blog! Great post -- thank you :-) LOVE that silky skirt and wish you the very best of luck finding out where it came from! It's a classic and Mary carries it off brilliantly with that amazing top

    1. Thank you very much! Means a lot to me you like the blog... and post ;)
      Mary's new colourful maxi skirt is indeed beautiful and I really hope I will be able to find out who designed it. Thanks for the support :)