Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 2016

Friday, April 29th

Crown Princess Mary attended the presentation of this years recipients of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 2016, which was handed over at University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen.

After a two days visit to Bukina Faso along with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, the Crown Princess is now back in Denmark. The visit was packed with stories and impressions from local women. She was back in Denmark on Friday and only three hours later, she was on the road again. This time to attend the presentation of this years Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 2016 at University of Copenhagen. The scholarship has been handed over since 2004, the same year as it was established. It was a gift from University of Copenhagen to the royal couple on behalf of their wedding. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship has since then been given to two Australian students. With the scholarship follows DKK 10,000.  These money are given as financial aid to the students while studying in Denmark. Usually it's easy to find both pictures and articles from the annual events, but this years is different. Despite the lack of photographers and journalists, she arrived to the University of Copenhagen in a great mood. Tempe McMiin and Winifred Knight were the two lucky students to both meet the Crown Princess and receive her scholarship. In a speech the Crown Princess talked about her recent visit to Burkina Faso and how local women need the same opportunity to get an education. At the same time she praised the two recipients for their hard work.

You really need a trained eye being able to identify what Mary wore during the presentation at the University of Copenhagen, because as I told you only a few pictures have been published in a pretty bad quality. But no challenge is too difficult. Even though the photos were in such a poor quality, I am able to tell you what she wore. Three hours before she arrived to hand over the scholarships, she walked around in sheer blouses, wearing sunglasses. This was replaced with long black trousers, a black Prada coat and her white Hugo Boss peplum. A very beautiful and minimalistic outfit. Black and white are a perfect match, no matter time and place. Mary then accessorized her look with a black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and what I strongly believe is her patent pumps from Gianvito Rossi. She topped of the look with earrings, ring and bracelet from Dulong Fine Jewelry. Classy pieces. With a stylish "Mary blow out" she rocked this outfit like on one else would. 

Coat: Prada
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Earrings
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps


  1. Henriette:

    Question for you. Do you know if any magazine, newspaper or blog has ever done a profile of any of the winners of this scholarship after they have taken up the scholarship? It would be interesting to read / learn about one such winner and the impact the scholarship has had on his / her life. A "where are they now" look.

    As always, thanks for keeping us on top of the Crown Princess's activities.

    All the best.


    1. Thanks for question, something I actually never really thought about but I also think it would be interesting to know more about these students; what they do and how the scholarship has helped them. With your question I began my search to see what I could find and guest what, every year you can read a profile of the students on the University of Copenhagen's website. Here is what I found about this years students:

      Happy reading! :)

    2. Great. Thank you. I was also asking about life after the scholarship for the winners. Since you did not find any information to that end, I will assume that none is available.

      Once again, thank you so very much for all you do to keep royal watchers of the beautiful Crown Princess up-to-date.



    3. Well if you look for some of the older recipients, you can also read a little about their life after winning the scholarship but not the early after the winners from this year. Here you find the two winners from 2015: ;)

      As always, thank for reading!!

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    1. That white peplum is just lovely! Some day I'd really like to see her wear it with maybe another pair of trousers or a pencil skirt. I'm sure it is not the last time she will wear it.

  3. Don't you think it could be her Sand pumps?? So hard to see with those pictures :(

    1. I thought about it when I first saw them, but after I found pictures at I'm pretty sure it's her Gianvito Rossi pumps with the 'V'-shaped toe :)