Day of Research 2016 / Forskningens Døgn 2016

Monday, April 25th
Crown Princess Mary attended, as patroness, the official grand opening of Day of Research 2016 (Forskningens Døgn 2016). Here she presented the Research Communication Award 2016. It all took place in the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen. 

Day of Research / Forskningens Døgn 2016
Since 2005 we have had Day of Research / Forskningens Døgn which is a national science festival with about 65,000 participants every year. Here science is communicated through lectures, exhibition, debates and examples which are organized by among others universities and research institutions. Read more here.

Research Communication Award / Forskningskommunikationspris 2016
On the Day of Research is the Research Communication Award presented and given to that Danish researcher who has been able to disseminated her or his research and knowledge to a wide audience. The receiver also get DKK 100.000. Read more here.

The setting was a little different then what Mary is use to when she's on a job because yesterday, when she as patron attended the Day of Research 2016 (Forskningens Døgn 2016) both to open the festival and to hand over the Research Communication Award 2016 which is called the Forskningskommunikationsprisen in Danish. All of this and much more took place at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen, where several professors and prominent figures from the Zoological Museum were invited along with Mary as the guest of honor. Day of Research is organized by the Education- and Research Ministry. Ready to take part in the opening, Mary arrived at 10:00 am local time, received a beautiful bouquet of flowers and was warmly welcomed. Shortly after her arrival, she entered the stage and gave an opening speech followed by a speech professor and psychologist Barbara Hoff Esbjørn who received this years Research Communication Award for her work and research anxiety disorders in children. Mary and Education and Research Minister Ulla Tørnæs then visited four different parts of the festival including topics as mushrooms and DNA. All of it seemed to have her sincere interest while walking around the festival in the rooms of Zoological Museum. These four projects is a part of the citizens science, where citizens contribute their knowledge and collect data that is processed by researchers. Among others Mary was impressed to hear that there are over 50 ant species. With the knowledge I have, I believe she has been participating this festival since the inauguration in 2005.

Well, nothing special about the weather in Denmark right now. As you all know we're in April, close to spring and summer warm days but the Danes have both rainy, windy, sunny even snowy days. It is cold and foggy. Such weather takes both woolen coats and knitted scarfs, just to keep a little warm. Mary is known to be a woman attending events in bare legs and thin coats this time a year. It was kinda what we saw yesterday, a combo. Not in a million year I would have bare legs and wear a skirt right now! But our cool Crown Princess isn't afraid of cold weather. She was dressed in lots of different shades of white, a shawl and some other interesting accessories. The blouse is seen before both in white and navy blue but I still have not been able to make an ID on where it's from. Unfortunately. Have you found anything that might help me identify it? The A-line skirt is a classic model from DAY Birger et Mikkelsen seen once before when she attended the Loving Measure event. This skirt is now also a part of my Mary-wardrobe and I simply love it! Found by Kate I know who designed her huge white cape featuring coloured details which is from Ganni. I had some difficulties whether she wore a shawl or a poncho, both featuring the same print. With a little help from a dear friend of mine, she pointed about a significant thing about the fringes, I have come to the conclusion: Mary is wearing Ganni's poncho. Both earrings and lovely white pearl bracelet are from Dulong Fine Jewelry. Beautiful details but to be honest, what I love better is her two rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen to this outfit. A golden leaf ring and a diamond band. Smashing! When we are talking about accessories I can't wait to talk about that fabulous snake skin belt. Does anyone of you remember it? One of the first times we have seen her wear this belt was in an interview from 2005 published in Australian newspapers because their visit had been announced. Lovely photos! With the help from Mary from the start I found these pictures to share with you. Quite some years later, in 2012, she wore it again. You now remember it? To match the rest of her look she wore a pair of nude leather pumps from Prada and some kind of suede clutch. Looks like her Hugo Boss clutch but on that you see their logo which is no the case with this one. Any thought?

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Hook & Eye Earrings
Skirt: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Rok Kit €199
Shoes: Prada Beige Pointed Toe Pumps €485
Poncho: Ganni Woollen Accessories Poncho DKK 1.299
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet DKK 29.900
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring DKK 19.900
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Ring DKK 31.500


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    1. She truly is, in her creamy white outfit and pearl accessories!