Reception for Danish Athletes

Friday, October 14th

Crown Princess Mary attended, along with Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, a reception for Danish athletes having participate in the Olympics and Paralympic in Rio de Janeiro. The reception took place at Christiansborg Castle. Queen Margrethe, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte were also present at the reception. 1

More than 200 Danish athletes, coaches and representatives of the Olympics and Paralympic were invited by Queen Margrethe to attend a reception at Christiansborg Palace on occasion of their participation at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, couple of months ago. One by one the guests arrived just as the royal family did around 12:30 pm. local time. First Princess Benedikte, then Prince Joachim and his lovely wife Princess Marie, followed by Crown Princess Mary who arrived accompanied by Prince Christian and his sister Princess Isabella. The Queen arrived as the last just as as rules prescribe. The Crown Prince has been involved in an accident on a trampoline which is why he wasn't attending as scheduled. It caused a fracture of the cervical spine. The fracture is treated with a neck collar, one he should be wearing for about 12 weeks.The best of luck from me. Hopefully he will get better soon.
  Instead we had the pleasure of two of his lovely children at the reception which by the way was broadcasted live on Danish television. All the guests were welcomed with a handshake from the attending royals including the young prince and princess, standing right next to their beautiful mother. It was the Queen who gave a welcome speech in the Drabantsalen where the reception were taking place -you know the room with the amazing black/white floor and where the walls are covered with colourful tapestries.

Note that this event was the day before Prince Christian turned 11 years old, but of course you. The reason why these two posts got all mixed up is because I've been a little behind writing the last week. 

No doubt that a lace lover like me adore Mary's new dark red lace dress! Simply magnificent. First thing I noticed was how perfectly she matched the colour on the wall where all the guests were welcomed. And even the Queen, Princess Benedikte and Princess Marie were wearing red outfits! Her beautiful new dress is from Dolce & Gabbana and now I have been able to find the right model. Every time I look at it, it become even more magnificent! Apparently this dress has been seen on Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at at previous event, here. At the arrival to reception she was wearing her woolen grey JOSEPH coat. Grey and red what a match! Looks really amazing. Don't you think? She paired the outfit with beige Gianvito Rossi pointed pumps and a dark grey Naledi Copenhagen clutch. Another trick I have learned admiring Mary and her style for so many years, is how great pale and bright colours go together. Somehow it just look so stylish. Beautifully she embraced the glamorous style with a diamond brooch, earrings and a few rings. I wouldn't mind seeing this outfits again one day. 

Coat: JOSEPH  JOSEPH Double Cashmere Oslo Coat
Dress: Dolce & Gabbana Red Lace Dress
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Grey Ostrich Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Pink Patent Leather Pumps


  1. Lace is a timeless fabric yet, not all lace dresses are made equal. However, this lace sheath from D&G is to become a classic. It is simple yet sophisticated, elegant and quite adaptable from semi-formal to formal. The crown princess looked super and that coat paired with the dress is fabulous. Actually, the coat paired with anything would be fabulous!!!

    The pumps by Gianvito Rossi pair so well with so many outfits and the crown princess has proven that they can! What's not to like about this pair and all the others worn by the CP? In addition, I love the color coordination among the royal women, including Isabella: nicely done.

    As always, thanks so very much to Henriette for all her well informed posts on Crown Princess Mary and the DRF.



    1. You're very welcome! Amazing to have such a dedicated and thoughtful reader.

      Elegant red lace dress, diamond jewellery, beige pointed pumps and grey wool -well, it doesn't really get any better! Very, very impressed how beautifully this outfit turned out. Can't wait to see her wear it again.