Day 2: The Women Deliver Conference 2016

Tuesday, May 17th

As patron, Crown Princess Mary attended the Women Deliver Conference 2016 in Bella Centre, Copenhagen. Princess Benedikte is also attending the conference.

The Women Deliver 2016 Conference
Women Deliver is the worlds largest international conference focusing on girls and women's health, rights, and well-being. In 2016, from May 16-19th, is the conference hosted by Denmark with Crown Princess Mary as patron. With a focus on how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and subjects as maternal and reproductive for girls and women, 5,500 representatives from 169 different nations are gathered in Copenhagen. Read more about the conference here. 

Program: Copenhagen
  • 8:30 am. The Crown Princess was present at the Morning Plenary: A Girl's and Women's Lens on the SDG's.
  • 10:30 am. Crown Princess Mary attended Healthy Women, Healthy Economics.
  • 12:30 pm. Crown Princess Mary spoke at an exhibition Women empower business organized by several Danish companies. 
  • 1:30 pm. The Crown Princess was present at the Tough talks - a 21th century agenda for SRHR.
  • 4:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary gave a speech followed by an opening of the exhibition #Childmothers which is focusing on girls becoming a mother before the age of 15. 
  • 6:10 pm. Crown Princess Mary gave a speech and attended Champions Award ICRW, where she handed over awards to Jill Sheffield and Melinda French Gates.
  • 7:45 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner with UN Foundation of directors at Odd Fellow Palace in Copenhagen. 1 2 3 1 2

Crown Princess Mary attending events at the Women Deliver Conference 2016

From early morning, patron of the Women Deliver Conference 2016, Crown Princess Mary was on the go to attend another day at the international conference on girls and women's health, right and well-being. Shortly before Mary arrived, Princess Benedikte attended an early meeting where she gave a speech and listed interested to everything that was told. She showed full support and made it clear that it must be more than just words and intentions, now is the time to make a difference. Words that could have come from Mary herself. When Mary arrived to the Belle Centre the two royal women met briefly before Mary had leave for another event expecting her presents. The first event she attended was the Morning Plenary: A Girl's and Women's Lens on the SDG's which Princess Benedikte later followed with great interest. During the day she was present at several events; Healthy Women, Healthy Economics, Women empower business where she also gave a speech and Tough talks - a 21th century agenda for SRHR. After a long day, meeting hundreds of activists, politicians, leaders form foundations and organizations her day wasn't finished yet. Around 4:00 pm. local time Mary gave a strong speech at Christiansborg Castle which caught everybody's attention as always on occasion of the photo exhibition #Childmothers. The exhibition is focusing on girls becoming a mother before the age of 15. Strong as her speech was the exhibition and made a great impression on the Crown Princess who took the time to admire the pictures of the young mothers. The photos are taken by photographer Pieter ten Hoopen and journalist Sofia Klemming Nordenskiöld in among others Bangladesh, Zambia and Burkina Faso.

Strong and powerful was Mary dressed in long trousers and a feminine jacket. A rather masculine outfit but with a feminine touch. I think we saw some quite interesting pieces at yesterday's look, first of all the combination of the Julie Fagerholt Heartmade (Winter Holliday 2015) trousers and the black peplum jacket is strong in my memory when I think back. I am thrilled she's wearing the trousers again, I'm sure you remember them from when she attended Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016. The amazing thing about her look is differently her new black wrap jacket. First it was believed that she has worn it at a previous event but with the help from Heaven it has now been found at the brand Scanlan Theodore and brand Mary has worn once before in 2013 at a birthday party in Norway. Huge thanks to Heaven for her help identifying the jacket! Like the classy and sophisticated woman she is, she wore a pair of black suede pointed pumps I believe are from Gianvito Rossi but so far I haven't been able to find a picture proving it. Have you? Simple as her hairstyle was, Mary accessorized her powerful look with diamond studs, her usual three diamond rings two of them from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, a Dulong Fine Jewelery bracelet and of course the thing we all noticed as the first one -her new circle necklace. With some help from PernilleKate and the designer herself I can tell that Mary is wearing a medium size, 18 ct. white gold necklace with 23 diamond from Katerina Pitzner. It can be worn short or long because of the adjustable chain. A stunning necklace I'm sure we will see again one day. Last but not least we have the fabulous Prada tote bag. 

Jacket: Scanlan Theodore Crepe Knit Wrap Jacket
Necklace: Katerina Pitzner Infinity Medium Necklace
Trousers: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Neta Pants
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo Bracelet
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands

Possible ID's
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Classic Black Pumps Suede

Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner with UNF Foundation of directors

I had been a really long day for Mary who began her day early in the morning with a meeting with 
Morning Plenary: A Girl's and Women's Lens on the SDG's. With many different impressions throughout the day, it wasn't over yet. About an hour or so before she attended the dinner at Odd Fellows Palace in Copenhagen, she had given a speech and attended the Champions Award ICRW, where she also handed over awards to Jill Sheffield and Melinda French Gates. Working for about ten hours, Mary arrived to Odd Fellows Palace not that far from her own home at Frederik VIII's Palace, Amalienborg. Mary was not the only guest of honor at the dinner, also former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach, Red Cross Secretary General Anders Ladekarl and United States Ambassador in Denmark Rufus Gifford were present according to Billed Bladet. The dinner had been organized by the UN Foundation.

Arriving to the dinner, was Mary beautifully dressed in a new causal black dress featuring puffed sleeves and buttons on her back which has now been identified as Heartmade Julie Fagerholt (Winter Holiday 2015) thanks to Kate. Maybe not the most impressing we have seen but it really does not matter. I like its simplicity and elegancy. A little 70s inspired. With the embellished belt she really embraced the evening style. Really beautiful! To keep everything matching, she was wearing the chic Gianvito Rossi pumps featuring pointed metallic cap toe. Like during the day, she chose her Prada leather tote and diamond studs. One great way to end a really long and successful day in Copenhagen.

Two days down, two to go.

Dress: Heartmade Julie Fagerholt Black Silk Dress w. Embellished Belt
Bag: Prada Saffiano Cuir leather tote
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Metal Mesh Cap-Toe Pumps


  1. Could the jacket be by Scalan Theodore ? :

    1. How on earth did you manage to track this down?! I'm truly impressed by your findings. I think it is exactly the one we are looking for.

    2. I searched every brand she wore ^^ She wore a dress from them at Mette-Marit and Haakon 40th birthday party in 2013 :

    3. I must say I'm impressed! Sure it has taken a long time for you to search all her brand, there are a lot ;) Once again, thanks!