Day 5: Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Friday, August 5th

Since July 31st, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have been in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, along with Prince Joachim and Princess Marie (who arrived before the Crown Prince couple). They have been present at different times on occasion of the Olympics 2016 about to begin on August 5th. 

  • Unoffical event: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited the Olympic city to met Danish and Australian athletes. 
  • 7:15 pm. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the official opening ceremony at Estadio Maracaná. 

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary met Danish and Australian athletes

Only a few hours and the official opening ceremony will begin at Estadio Maracaná in Rio de Janeiro. With some hours left till the big opening ceremony, Frederik and Mary visited the Olympic village. Here they meet both Danish and Australian athletes who expressed what an great honor it had been to meet the Crown Prince couple. The couple were also given a tour around the athletes apartments during the two and a half hour they spend in the Olympic village. From the pictures I have seen, mostly taken by athletes who meet the couple (here, here, here, here), I think they really enjoyed each others company. All relaxed. I love how down to earth they both are; simply enjoying themselves in Rio. The Olympics is something they both love and I believe it brings back lots of wonderful memories. Of course from the time they met each other but also from 2012 when Prince Christian and Princess Isabella accompanied them in London. They are an active family who enjoy all sorts of sports activities, everything from football, handball, running, horse riding, golf, tennis and swimming. They also joined some of the athletes for a bike ride. Here you see Frederik along with wrestler Mark O. Madsen. Now all seems to be ready for the Olympics to begin!

Like 80 or 90 % of all the athletes Frederik and Mary met during their visit to the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the royal couple wearing a t-shirt and shorts such as sneakers. The perfect outfit that's both sporty, casual, comfortable and chic at the same time. I think I've mentioned this once or twice before, but the clothes worn by the Danish athletes (and four royal family members) are designed by Bestseller -sold at Jack & Jones and Vero Moda- in collaboration with athletes. The collection includes more than 100 styles for men and women. In the Olympic village both Frederik and Mary wore shirts from this unique collection; Mary the same blouse as seen on Princess Marie one of the first days after her and Prince Joachim arrived to Brazil along with Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, here. Unfortunately is the t-shirt no longer available online but I found the same model, just for men. Seems like the styles are incredible popular and sold out quickly. Again she was wearing a pair of navy blue Nike shorts and matching (new) white sneakers from the same designer. Mary accessorized her casual look with Hartmann's earrings, a golden Orit Elhanati necklace such as bracelets from among others Dulong Fine Jewelry and Cartier. To keep her eyes protected from the warm Brazilian sun, she wore a pair of Prada sunglasses. I love how her makeup was all natural and a simple, yet fine, ponytail as hairstyle. 

Blouse: Vero Moda OL-Grafic T-shirt
Shorts: Nike
Earrings: Hartmann's
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo Bracelet
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Sunglasses: Prada
Shoes: Nike

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending the opening ceremony, Rio 2016

Finally the time is up and the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  is now officially started! The four hours long opening ceremony took place at Estadio Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro, at pm. 7:15 local time which means those of you who followed the opening living in Denmark or close by, didn't get much sleep because the time difference is five hours. I have to admit I didn't wait up till midnight to watch the four hours show but what I've seen is extraordinary and truly impressive! Rhythmic music, thousands of happy people, colorful costumes and lots of glittering fireworks in the end. Spectacular! All of this and much, much more was what entertained the Crown Prince couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, here. Both Frederik and Mary immortalized the moment by taken pictures and maybe a video or two. I'm sure they have four very excited kids at home who can't wait to see these photos. Imagine all of that amazing photos on each of their phones -pretty sure I'm not the only one who would love to see some of them. So now it's all started and we can cheer on our favorites! Anything you just can't miss? 

Mary wasn't as colourful as the dancers and musicians entertaining during the opening ceremony but I still love her outfit! We saw a dress we haven't seen more than once several years ago. I always wondered why she hasn't worn it again because it was worn at a more or less private occasion. I see with everything in her closet, we have to wait maybe a year or so till we see it again but now we waited since 2012 when Frederik and her arrived to Monaco to attend the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, here. This lovely white crochet dress is from Ralph Lauren (Spring 2011) also seen on international model Claudia Schiffer, here. As easy as it was to identify what dress she was wearing, as difficult has it been to find out what navy blue blazer Mary was wearing while watching the opening ceremony. Because it looks like she could be wearing her old Zara blazer but I'm confused because on the right side of her chest you see the logo, here, of the Danish Olympic wardrobe designed by Bestseller and a couple of Danish athletes attending the Olympics in Rio. Heaven suggested that the logo has been added to her Zara blazer. It's clear to me that Mary's blazer is not exactly the same as the athletes wore during the ceremony, here. Take a look and tell me what you think. After all, she styled her outfit with Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings, a bracelet from the same designer, one from Cartier and her stunning brown leather bag from Ralph Lauren

Dress: Ralph Lauren Crochet Lace Dress + White Crochet Dress
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme Earrings, Big w. Diamonds
Pendant: Dulong Fine Jewelry Globe Pendant
Pendant: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pendant w. Diamonds
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bag: Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag

Jacket: Vero Moda
Jacket: Zara Navy Blue Blazer

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