Day 2. Business Promotion in U.S.A.

Wendesday, September 28th

Accompanied with a business delegation of Danish companies are Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary visiting Washington and Boston in the United States from September 27-30th. The visit focuses on, among others, food, healthcare solutions and the maritime industries.

Program: Washington
Crown Prince Frederik's program
  • 6:45 am. Crown Prince Frederik participated in a morning run along with American veterans at The National Mall.
  • 10:05 am. The Crown Prince attended the opening of a seminar, The Consultative Shipping Group's, for the maritime industries where he held a speech.
  • 2:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik visited The Clean Water Caucus at United States Congress. 
  • 3:30 pm. The Crown Prince met with the Democrats 'Wip' Steny Hoyer. 
Crown Princess Mary's program
  • 10:05 am. Crown Princess Mary attended a seminar, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services', on health.
  • 10:50 am. Crown Princess Mary was present at a seminar Evolving U.S. Food Policy and Emerging Consumer Trends, on agriculture and food. 
  • 2:30 pm. Crown Princess Mary visited The Children's National  Medical Center.
  • 3:50 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended a meeting with The International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW).
The Crown Prince couple's program
  • 9:00 am. The Crown Prince couple attended the official welcoming ceremony at the U.S. Camber of Commerce.
  • 12:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a business lunch.
  • 6:00 pm. The Crown Prince couple attended The Grand Ball in Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. 

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during their second day in Washington

Early morning, local time, Frederik began the day with a run along with The National Mall, perhaps while Mary was getting ready for yet another day in Washington, D.C. This was just one of many events that day. Already a couple of hours later the Crown Prince couple both attended the official welcoming ceremony at the U.S. Camber of Commerce. Here the lovely couple were welcomed with greetings and flowers, of course. Meanwhile Mary attended a seminar on health and human services and on food policy, her husband attended the opening of a seminar, The Consultative Shipping Group's, for the maritime industries where he held a speech. It was at lunch they met again; a lunch with sustainability as theme. This was, for Mary, followed by a visit at The Children's National Medical Center and a meeting The International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW). And for Frederik it was time to visit The Clean Water Caucus and later he met with the Democrats 'Wip' Steny Hoyer. What happened at the Grand Ball in the evening, you find much more about further down this post. From what I have seen I think the couple really enjoy themselves in Washington! 

I have to start somewhere else then were I use to writing my posts about Mary's outfits. I have to start by commenting on her hairstyle. For so long I've wanted some kind of updo and finally she show up in Washington with the most incredible chignon. Am I the only one who lost my breath? Gracious, is the first word that cross my mind when I see Mary in her new white floral printed Vilshenko dress. Think she looks splendid wearing her new dress! Remember is from somewhere else? -well, then you might got something right because beautiful Princess Charlene of Monaco have been seen wearing the exact same dress, here. Thanks to both Pernille and Lurdes who told me about this new dress. I wouldn't have been able to identify it without your help! Think the dress looks great on both women. Mary styled hers with a couple of navy blue Gianvito Rossi pumps and a matching Quidam clutch. Oh... and not to forget the dazzling Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings featuring blue pendants in the same colour as on the dress and the two diamond bands from Ole Lynggaard

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Lotus
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Band Ring
Clutch: Quidam Blue Alligator Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Closed Toe Pump - Navy Blue

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attending The Grand Ball

After a long day, the Crown Prince couple only had one (though big) event left; The Grand Ball at Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building where they were invited as guests of honor. They attended the evening ball accompanied by the business delegation of Danish companies traveling with the couple. Also local collaborators, a few American politicians and some representatives from the Danish Embassy were present at The Grand Ball. Magnificent as it sounds, magnificent is was! They arrived with manners; photographers all tried to get the best photos of the couple who seemed to be in a splendid mood during the evening, where among other a Danish musician entertained the invited guests including the Crown Prince couple of Denmark. As a tradition, the couple entered the dance floor first, here. I enjoyed watching this dance more than everything else! Think I watched them dance four or five times. So if you haven't already watched it, you have to right now. 

What a coincidence! About a week ago I stumbled across a photo of when Mary wore this gown the firs time and thought "will we ever get to see her in this dress again?". And then we did. Incredible. I clearly remember when she first wore it on a trip to New York back in 2009, here; everybody was going absolutely crazy about it. I was capture of its beauty. I still is. A quite unusual evening gown but that's typical for Mary -choosing a pattern no one else would. I'm still crazy about this Julie Fagerholt (Spring 2009) creation, colours and everything. Maybe I think she looks even more fabulous now wearing it in 2016! The shape embraces her body beautifully. Really, really beautiful. For this evening outfit she styled her colourful gown with a pair of aquamarine blue Annikat earrings, black mesh Gianvito Rossi pointed pumps and of course her golden Love Bracelet from Cartier. Did you notice the diamond bracelet on her right wrist? -Well, I have a theory. She has worn it quite a lot lately which really doesn't matter trying to identify it. Just to tell you that the bracelet seems to be a favourite right now. Back to my theory. I believe it would be a design from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Take a look at the link below and tell me what you think. Looking at Mary she makes me so proud to have her as representative for Denmark but not as proud as Frederik. Standing next to his wife at the arrival, he looks extremely proud with more than one reason! 

Dress: Julie Fagerholt Print Dress
Earrings: Annikat Aquamarine Blue Earrings
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Mesh-Paneled Suede Pumps

Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Bracelet


  1. She wears that dress even better than Charlene!

    1. Think they both look splendid! Same dress, two different women = fabulous!