Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 2016

Friday, April 29th

Crown Princess Mary presented this years recipients of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship which is handed over at University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen. 

The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship
The Crown Princess Mary scholarship was established  in 2004, the same year Frederik and Mary were married, and it was a gift from the University of Copenhagen to the couple. It is given to two Australian students who have been nominated by universities and chosen by the Danish scholarship committee and award, awarded the scholarship which also are given to Danish students.

After a two days visit to Bukina Faso along with Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, is Mary now back in Denmark again. It was two days packed with stories and impressions from local girls and women who after all the adversity has found a way to survive. The dedication and helpfulness have women have met, strengthens her to see which assures her that what she works for actually does help. She landed in Denmark on Friday and only three hours later she was on the road again, to attended the presentation of this years Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 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 Frederik and Mary on behalf of their wedding. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship has ever year since 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. I only managed to find a few photos as well as articles. Despite the lack of photographers and journalists did Mary arrive 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. They were both very happy. In a speech Mary talked about her recent visit to Burkina Faso and how local women need the same opportunity; getting 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 pretty bad quality. But no challenge is too difficult for me, even in a bad quality I'm able to tell you most of what she wore. Three hours before she arrived to hand over the scholarships, she walked around in sheer blouses and sunglasses. It was replaced by long black trousers and a black Prada coat featuring push buttons. This she wore with her white Hugo Boss peplum. A minimalistic but stunning outfit. The black and white look is easy to copy and the shape of the two pieces -blouse and trousers- is always a winner. It is a fantastic combo, both for work and as evening wear. Mary accessorized her outfit with a black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and what I believe is her patent Gianvito Rossi pumps. Am I the only one who just adore the shape of these pumps?! Mary then added some of her favourite Dulong Fine Jewelry jewelleries; a pair of earrings, ring and a white pearl bracelet. All classy pieces. With a stylish "Mary blow out" she rocked this outfit like on one else would. 

Coat: Prada
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8.500
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Earrings DKK 19.900
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet DKK 29.900
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps DKK 2.345


  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 :)