Celebrating King Carl Gustaf's 70th Birthday

Saturday, April 30th

Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte attended the celebration of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday in Stockholm. All Danish royal family members are staying at Dannebrog which docked the day before the big celebration day.

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Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending a ceremony at the castle square

After all it's a couple of days ago King Carl Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 70th birthday in Stockholm. I'm terrible sorry you had to wait this long to get anything from me, but I have been so busy. Still I have followed the birthday celebration closely and it was such a pleasure. Most of the world's royals were gathered to celebrate the King of Sweden. A royalist, these celebrations are what we all are waiting for. From Denmark four royal participants attended; Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and the Queen's sister Princess Benedikte. They all stayed at the royal ship Dannebrog which docked a few days before. With the info I have, Mary and Frederik didn't arrive the same time as Margrethe and Benedikte. But at the time the celebrations began, the Crown Prince Couple met the press on the red carpet in a brilliant mood. Along with many many others, stood the royal representatives in the first row, at the castle square, to follow the celebration of King Carl Gustaf who, along with his lovely wife Queen Silvia, received the people's attention on behalf of his 70th birthday. Frederik and Mary seemed to enjoy the start of the day with Princess Märtha Louise (Norway) and Princess Benedikte of Denmark. The people's celebration was followed by a lunch with royal members attending at the town hall in Stockholm. A great way to celebrate your birthday; with friends and family and of course a fantastic way to begin a day get ready to an overwhelmingly gala dinner in the evening. Maybe you watched all of it on TV, maybe you didn't, but when I looked to find pictures from the event I found the most amazing moment; Mary saw little Princess Estelle and asked her father to take a picture of her and Estelle. My heart melted. I love that Mary does what everybody else would do, saving a moment with her goddaughter. She also took a picture or two of Crown Princess Victoria, her infant Prince Oscar and Frederik. Am I the only one who would love to see those photos? A few days after the celebration of King Carl Gustaf, another photo -of Prince Daniel of Sweden, Crown Princess Mary and a man called Jan-Ove Waldner, popped up online, here. Now we just need to see the photos from Mary's phone ;)  

When I watch pictures taken from the beginning of the day where the King of Sweden is celebrated by the Swedish population, I see so many wonderful outfits in lovely the most lovely pastel colours! Mary's outfit was no exception! Despite we have seen the exact same at a previous event (when we had an official state visit from the Netherlands), she rocked it all over again like it was first time she wore it. The caramel Oscar de la Renta was a great match to everything else she wore, but compared to the other ladies colour choices I'm a little surprised not to see her in pastel, which would also do great with the fabulous white Prada (RTW SS15dress featuring some stylish stitching. I would really like to have seen her without the coat, just for a minute. It is a really lovely dress and it suits her perfectly! The choice of clothes and accessories of course (Mary always masters matching these two) were in a classic 50s vibe. To keep in the same style, Mary was wearing her purple Jane Taylor pill box hat featuring feathers and rhinestones making it even more fantastic. In the same lovely purple colour, she wore leather gloves and her purple Carlend Copenhagen clutch. First time it was a winner = second time it's a winner! As the classy lady she is, she wore her beige Christian Louboutin pumps. I imagine this outfit with a pair of purple pumps, that would also do perfectly. Maybe we get to see that some day? In the best style by Mary, she added diamond jewellery and a large multi colour brooch. 

Hat: Jane Taylor Shell Felt Pillbox With Feather & Sequin
Dress: Prada White Dress 
Coat: Oscar de la Renta Cashmere Notch Lapel Belted Coat
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Croco
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Camel Decollete 868 Pumps

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending a gala dinner at the royal palace

Before the big gala dinner at the royal palace in Stockholm, did all four royals spend at the royal ship Dannebrog. They probably spend the time wisely, getting ready to the dinner with all the other special invited guests. Around dinner time, Queen Margrethe took the lead when all four royals disembarked in the most amazing sunny weather. I love how the last sun almost kissed their faces. Stunning! Along with royalty from both Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium etc., arrived Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte to the royal palace by car which absolutely looked polished caring royal family members. Like the car and all its beautiful guests, was the castle ready to host the King's 70th birthday. So far I haven't been able to find pictures from inside the castle but honestly, I do not know what etiquette in Sweden when it comes to letting the press "attend" a gala dinner. In Denmark photographers are often allowed to take photos before the dinner begin. Anyone who knows anything about this? What are the rules in Sweden? From what I have read, Frederik and Mary enjoyed the evening along with all the others.

The thing we all can't wait to see has to be: what are the royal women going to wear at such a big night? I always think both Crown Princess Victoria and her sister Princess Madeleine are so beautifully dressed. Non of them are afraid of trying something new and are often wearing marvelous evening gowns. Last year Sweden got a new princess, which of course is Princess Sofia who married the Swedish Prince Carl Philip. Sofia didn't attend the gala dinner, probably to take care of the couple's new born son. Victoria and Madeleine were smashing in each their creation both from designer Elie Saab. I also loved Princess Märtha Louise's gown with the one shoulder cap sleeve and a rather long train featuring the most beautiful lace work. And Queen Mathilda of Belgium in her soft purple coloured gown, wauw. I could go on for hours, talking about their dresses but the blog says Style of Mary which is why I'm going to talk about our lovely Mary. Has anyone of you read who the press announced "Queen of the night"? For me it is differently the Crown Princess of Denmark in her new fantastic floral gown! This is exactly why I love Mary, because we always get the unexpected and something only a few would dare to wear. She wore the most wonderful silk organza gown created by the Danish designer Ole Yde (SS15). It features a peplum and cap sleeves, not to mention the beautiful print of flowers. Has anyone told Mary that this spring yellow is the biggest trend? I believe so. Not my favourite colour but I have come to love it so much after this! Of course she matched her new gown with a pair of yellow suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi and her yellow Yves Saint Laurent clutch. After staring at her dress for about an hour, I came to the conclusion that both hairpiece, earrings and ring on her right hand are all new created by one of the most talented jewellery designer we have in Denmark Charlotte Lynggaard from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. I've always loved their esthetic designed! (Maybe even more now). Both dress and jewelleries you see on each designers Instagram which is embedded above. She is just crazy beautiful. By the way, I also spotted her wearing a white shawl.

Dress: YDE Copenhagen Floral Blouse + Floral Blouse
Headpiece: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Headpiece
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Lotus Earrings
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Ring
Clutch: Yves Saint Laurent Muse Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Yellow Suede Pumps

Sunday, May1st

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending a ceremony at Kunliga Palace

The following day, May 1st, Frederik and Mary left Sweden in the morning to fly back to Denmark after a magnificent birthday celebration for King Carl Gustaf of Sweden on behalf of his 70th birthday. The couple had spend the night on Dannebrog such as Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte had. Casual dressed and in a great mood left the two of them the boat. Mary was wearing her lovely white Temperley London turtleneck sweater and a pair of shades, while Frederik was in a simple white shirt, a blazer and a blue scarf. 

Blouse: Temperley London Honeycomb Tunic


  1. Am I wrong or is this Mary's coat?

    1. I think you found the exact same coat. Thanks for sharing!