Day 5. Official state visit to Japan

Thursday, October 12th



-Tokyo-
For four day the Crown Prince couple has visited Japan and the celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Danish couple has been in front of a business promotion from October 8-12th. So, Thursday was the last day in Japan. They royal couple spend their last day attending a food- and lifestyle event taking place at the Danish embassy in Japan. The event focused on, among others Danish tradition about furniture and table setting -though I had no idea Danes had traditions about table setting.. at least not very different from any other Scandinavian countries. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary also payed a visit to a school in Funabashi to see for themselves how the school use LEGO as a learning tool. The use of LEGO during teaching is part of the program We Do. Later, the Crown Princess attended Design Walk where she also met several Danish companies working in Tokyo. A rather extraordinary day I you ask me. We got lots of smiles and happy memories to remember.


Though Mary showed up in a very plain coloured suit during their last days activities in Japan, I have to say I kinda like it. Massimo Dutti came to me right away and with a little help from Heaven, my suspicion became the truth. Mary's new beige linen suit is indeed from Massimo Dutti. Other than the suit she wore a white v-neck blouse, which could be new but I think it's an old one. I think of a blouse from Hugo Boss when I see this. As jewellery she embraced a chic look by wearing two golden necklaces from Orit Elhanati and Georg Jensen, such as Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings and a couple of diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. A favourite combination of hers. Love how she managed to bring a plain suit to live with a few sparkly jewellery and her snake skin pumps from Gianvito Rossi. What a combo!

Suit: Massimo Dutti Beige Linen Suit
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme Earrings
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Necklace: Georg Jensen Regitze Pendant
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Python Pumps



-Dinner-
In the evening the Crown Prince couple had two last events to attend before the official state visit in Japan was coming to an end. First the couple arrived to Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo to attend the official celebration of the 150th anniversary I have mentioned quite a few times the last few days. So, is it really necessary mentioning it again? The royal couple met with the Japanese Crown Prince couple who seemed happy to see the Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess one last time. Also representatives from the Japanese Parliament and Danish companies in Japan participated the reception along with the two Crown Prince couple's. With a few sips of champagne and a speech given by Crown Prince Frederik -Japan and Denmark are ready for another 150 years of good relations.
As a final event the Danish royal couple attended an official dinner to celebrate the yearlong connection between Japan and Denmark. Members of the Danish business delegation traveling along with the Crown Prince couple were also invited to the dinner where they had a once in a lifetime chance of making new working relations with potential new collaborators.



One last outfit left from a wonderful visit in Japan. She impressed wearing a brand new black floral printed suit from Etro. Heaven is the one who shared this identification with me. I have to say, I have a hard time trying to decide wether or not I like Mary's outfit from the evening event. Got the feeling that it makes her look at bit old, especially because of hairstyle. Don't misunderstand me because I absolutely love the french twist. It is a personal favourite of mine. This time I would really like to hear what you have to say. Go or no go? Still, I like how she embraced that "pyjamas-suit" trend everyone is loving so much. Wether we like the complete outfit or not, Mary had chosen some incredible accessories. Her satin blue Prada clutch and what I strongly believe is pointed Gianvito Rossi pumps. She also dazzled by wearing both earrings and a necklace from Georg Jensen, last seen when the Mary Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in September, here. Do you remember her in that new Lasse Spangenberg Copenhagen gown with the drop jewellery?

Earrings: Georg Jensen Dew Drop Earrings
Necklace: Georg Jensen Runa Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Clutch: Prada Cornflower Blue Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Blue Silk Pumps

Day 4. Official state visit to Japan

Wednesday, October 11th



-Tokyo-
The Danish Crown Prince couple has been visiting Japan for three days so far and on Wednesday the couple attended the official opening of the business promotion taking place at Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo. 55 Danish companies are participating in the event, who also got a change to meet the royal couple. Crown Prince Frederik was the one who officially opened the business promotion with his speech. I haven't read the speech but I am sure he mentioned the close bond between Japan and Denmark, which is also one of the thing celebrated with this state visit -the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Before the Crown Prince attended the presentation of Prince Henrik's Medal of Honor and the Export Association Diploma, the royal couple attended lunch at the Imperial Palace with the Japanese Emperor and Empress as hosts. Meanwhile her husband presented Prince Henrik's Medal of Honor, the Crown Princess met with the participating Danish companies of the business promotion in the meeting area at Hotel Gajoe.


It is every day you are going to have lunch with the Emperor and Empress of Japan. I would say it takes an outfit just like the one Mary was wearing -a classy white floral printed dress from Vilskenko and matching suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. I still haven't been able to find the same model but I am in no doubt they are from Gianvito Rossi. The dress was first worn during a visit in USA back in 2016, here. As other accessories she had chosen to wear a lovely blue Quidam clutch seen several times before on many different occasions. Shortly, we also got at glimpse of her Prada handbag as seen two day before, here. Other than the dress, I really enjoy how she mixed and matched previously worn jewellery all over again. Both drop earrings and a few of her bracelets are from Dulong Fine Jewelry, such as a couple of diamond rings are from a Danish company -Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Quite some time ago I mentioned that the golden diamond bracelet (lately worn along with her Cartier bracelet, as she did during day 4) could be from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. I still got that bracelet on my mind but I haven't been able to ID who actually designed it. Have you noticed it? Nevertheless, I love how perfectly the two golden bracelets look together.

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Lotus
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Clutch: Quidam

Ideas for identification
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Rosa 105 Suede Pumps


-Dinner-
After another long day in Japan, the Danish Crown Prince couple ended a wonderful day a the Togu Palace with the Japanese Crown Prince as host. It is not the first time the couple spend time with the Crown Prince of Japan. Also the day before they met when attending an event in the Japanese National Archive, here. All three of them seemed to be enjoying each others company when they met shortly before the dinner was about to take place.


Honestly, I think we have seen so many incredibly outfit already and we still have one day left to look forward to. When attending dinner in the evening with her husband and the Crown Prince of Japan acted as host, Mary was beautifully dressed in a reused outfit from Jesper Hørving (blouse) and golden embroidered skirt from Prada. I would really like to see skirt matched with another blouse, but these two pieces makes such a great outfit. Which is probably why she has chosen to wear it again. We saw the same combo of clothes when she attended the OECD Forum in Paris, here. Do you remember her outfit from back then? When do you think she wore it better? I go with this one from Japan. Mary embrace the perfect evening outfit by wearing jewellery from both Dulong Fine JewelryCartier and maybe also Orit Elhanati. I will only make a short comment on her jewellery, but I want you to take a look at the fact that I am sure she's wearing silver earrings and the rest of her jewellery is gold. Do you see the same as me? Never really been good a silver and gold jewellery at the same time, but a few years ago I discover how beautifully it looks when matching it all up. She matched the outfit with a pair of burgundy suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a brand new clutch, which I haven't been able to identify yet. I got my mind set on J. Furmani, but... I also have a hard time identifying the colour.

Blouse: Jesper Høvring
Skirt: Prada Knee Length Skirt
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Kharisma Earrings, Silver
Necklace: Dulong Fine Jewelry Kharisma Dimamond Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Burgundy Court Pumps

Day 3. Official state visit to Japan

Tuesday, October 10th



-Funabashi-
The Danish Crown Prince couple are still on the official state visit to Japan on occasion the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark. Yesterday the Crown Prince couple visited Kanazawa, here. On the third day, the Crown Princess visited Funabashi while her husband payed a visit to Higashi-Matsushima, which was hit by a tsunami back in 2011 where the Crown Prince visited the city for the first time. Later during the day, Crown Prince Frederik visited the Earthquake Memorial Park in memory of the victims of the earthquake six years ago. Meanwhile the Crown Princess visited Funabashi Andersen Park, followed by a visit to the Nordic Fair in H.C. Andersen Park. The fair is inspired by the traditional christmas fair in Denmark. She also got the chance to inaugurate a new playground along with the Danish Minister of Culture Mette Bock, such as visiting the Children's Museum where she also attended lunch with mayor Tory Matsudo as host.


Here we go again. Mary in her stunning reused midi shirt dress featuring white stripes and the most amazing blue colour. She first wore this wonder months back on occasion of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's golden wedding anniversary, here. I am still not sure where it is from and I know I'm not the only one trying to find it. I have had several different designers ind mind but still haven't got a clue where to find this blue wonder. One of the designers I have had in mind is Ralph Lauren. I still do not know about the dress, but her oxford pumps have been found at Ralph Lauren (collection Purple Label). Heaven is the one who told be about the shoes, which is the same she wore the first time we saw her in the dress. Never thought we would see her in heels like these but they make a great match to the dress and brown leather belt. She embrace a summer chic style by wearing golden jewellery from both Orit Elhanati, Dulong Fine Jewelry and Cartier. Love how she's looking all casual, yet polished. Remember how I mentioned Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in my previous post? How do I compared her with Mary in the new white Temperley London dress? The same goes with this dress I think. On occasion of her 40th birthday, Crown Princess Victoria wore an outfit very much like Mary's, here. Do you see the resemblance?

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet
Shoes: Ralph Lauren Brown Off-White Oxford Pumps


-Tokyo-
In the evening, the Danish Crown Prince couple was back in Tokyo again where they visited the Japanese National Archive. Here they got the chance to see the exhibition Japan and Denmark: Valuable Records of the Historical Relation. The exhibition is created in collaboration with Danmarks Rigsarkiv and consists more than 80 valuable documents and historically preserved materials. All of these 80 pieces are documenting the 150th anniversary of Japan and Denmark's diplomatic relations. When the couple arrived, they were warmly welcomed by the Crown Prince of Japan and Ministers of Foreign Affairs from both countries. All of them were in a great spirit.


Mary was looking absolutely gorgeous in her brand new floral printed kimono-dress. Am I right? I am stunned about her new dress, which has been identified by Heaven as Stine Goya (SS2017). Think it is the second or third time we see her in Goya's design and she look's smashing. Don't think I have heard any negative comments about Mary's stunning look from the evening on their third day in Japan. And I understand why you love it so much. So, do I. She had accessorized it with simple earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry and suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Still, I am in no doubt that her shoes are from Rossi and that they are new. But what about the colour? To be they look white in most pictures, which I why I assumed that her pumps are white. Though. In some pictures they look a bit more pink (dusty pink). Some of you think her new pumps are more pink than white. This makes it much easier to correctly identify them. Let me know what you think. I would still very much like to hear more opinions about this mystery. I really love the simplicity of her evening outfit with all focus on the dress. Mary's feminine hairstyle and makeup beautifully completed her look.

Dress: Stine Goya Reflection Dress
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Lotus

Ideas for identification
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Rosa 105 Suede Pumps

Day 2. Official state visit to Japan

Monday, October 9th



-Kanazawa-
As part of a five days official state visit to Japan the Danish Crown Prince couple visited Kanazawa. They drove the 500 km from Tokyo to Kanazawa in the Japanese high speed train 'Shinkansen'. So, it all started with a train ride around noon. The first event on a rather long list, was a lunch at the restaurant 'Tsubajin' hosted by the Deputy Mayor Dazio Hosada and Kanazawa City; all to welcome the Crown Prince couple to Japan. After a nice lunch, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were given a guided tour in the Kenrokuen -one of three Japanese plant gardens, here. So, if you are every going to visit Kanazawa in Japan, I think this is the place to go. Since we got the first glimpse of the couple during their second day in Japan, I think we have seen two very committed and smily Crown Prince and Crown Princess. I can't get enough of these official visits. Well, enough about sentimental me because I also need to tell that the Danish couple visited the exhibition Everyday Life -Signs of Awareness at 21st Century Museum for Contemporary Art. Over 130 pieces of Danish designs are exhibited. Here they were given another guided tour -two in one day, were they also got the chance to speak with several Japanese and Danish designers. The Crown Prince also gave a speech followed by the presentation of five scholarships given to Japanese artists who are about to study in Denmark.


Looking absolutely stunning in a brand new white dress, I believe Mary amazed all of us. Am I right? Everywhere I have been able to get a glimpse of a comment I have only seen positive ones. Everyone seems to adore Mary in this new Temperley London dress. And it got some brilliant details that makes one look twice and discover new details all the time. You are no the only one loving this dress. So do I. It was identified by one of the girls at UFO No More, here. She styled it beautifully by wearing new baby blue pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a pair of aquamarine blue earrings designed by Diane von Furstenberg for H. Stern. These are not new but worn at several other occasions. She had chosen jewellery from Orit Elhanati, Dulong Fine Jewelry, Cartier and Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. We also got to see her new sunglasses, which I strongly believe is from Dolce & Gabbana. A very classy 50s inspired look with the full-skirt dress, feminine hairstyle and leopard shades. Love how they both matched each other in a 50s vibe. Another resemblance that comes to my mind, is Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. She could differently wear something similar to what Mary was wearing during the day in Kanazawa, here, here, here. Did you notice she's wearing a white orchid in her hair? What an incredible detail. White orchids are told to be symbol of humility, luxury and purity.

Dress: Temperley London Berry Lace Dress
Earrings: Diane von Furstenberg for H. Stern Round Blue Topaz Earrings (similar)
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Shoes: Gianvio Rossi Light Blue Suede Pumps

Day 1. Official state visit to Japan

Sunday, October 8th


Kongehuset 1 ● Royals & FashionFrederik et MaryBilled-Bladet 1Daily Mail 1Newscom ● Getty Images ● Belga Images

-Arrival-
Time is up. We do not have to wait any longer for the Crown Prince couple to go to Japan on their official state visit. Don't know about you, but this is something I have been looking forward to in a very long time. It is not the first time the Danish couple visits Japan. Back in 2015 the couple had their first official visit in Japan, here. This year the Japanese Crown Prince couple visit Denmark -a memorable visit, here. This time the Crown Prince couple will stay in Japan from October 8-12th where they are at the forefront of a business- and cultural promotion. It is also a part of a celebration of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark throughout 150 years. At the arrival Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were warmly welcomed by the Japanese Crown Prince and Crown Princess. To me it looks like it was a happy reunion for the two couple's to meet again. 

Already at the arrival Mary showed us a high standard for what to expect in the next couple of days during the visit. She stepped out of the car wearing a brand new multi colour coat, which appears to be from YDE Copenhagen (SS16). It was identified by Heaven. She embrace a chic outfit by wearing a white silk blouse found at Britt Sisseck (AW15), here, and slim black trousers, a combination I am pretty sure we have seen on one occasion before this. Actually with a similar coat, from the same designer as at the arrival. Do you recall the event I am talking about? Earlier this year she attended Copenhagen Fashion Week 2017 where was dressed in a white blouse and black trousers, here. To me it looks like the exact same outfit. This time, in Japan, looks just as great as the first time. Don't you think? Any of them you like better? She accessorized her chic and very modern-looking outfit with mesh-paneled suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Wonder if she was also wearing earrings and a couple of bracelets as well? -a combo we have seen a lot lately. No doubt that I am going to wear something similar to this outfit tomorrow.

Blouse: Britt Sisseck White Pusy Bow Blouse
Coat: YDE Copenhagen Multicolour Coat
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Black Meshpaneled Suede Pumps



-Denmark Festival & Walkathon-
The Crown Princess couple attended their second, out of three, events around noon in Toyosu Park, Tokyo. The event the Danish royal couple attended is Denmark Festival & Walkathon made in collaboration of ECCO Japan (shoes) and Novo Nordisk (medicine). Simply wonderful to see the couple together for this event in Tokyo. They make a great working team and both of them really seemed to enjoy every single moment of the festival and the following Walkathon -a 5.7 km. walk, which they participated. Walkathon is a walk held by ECCO each year to collect money for the Heart Association and SOS Børnebyerne. As part of the Walkathon, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary handed over charity donations to two NGO winners. Several Danish companies participated the festival such as the royal couple did, who got a change to meet each during the first day of this official state visit. Overall, the festival focuses on Denmark and Danish lifestyle. Also with with focus on the diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan, which celebrate 150th anniversary this year.

Attending the event in Toyosu Park made Mary change clothes twice, which is rather unusual. I see why she did but it is just not something we see very often. Usually she makes one clothes-changing during a day o an official visit. So far, she had already change twice and there is a dinner as well in the evening. When the couple first arrived to the Denmark Festival she was dressed in one of her reused white blouses from Isabel Marant and what I believe is a pair of new blue trousers. Actually, I think it makes a great look. The brown Chloé cross-body bag she has worn a several other occasions. As with the bag, her new nude ballet flats has been found, by Kate, at Chloé. She managed to find that close-up I didn't find. Mary had accessorized her relaxed outfit with jewellery from both Dulong Fine Jewelry and, what I believe, is an Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen ring. I also got a glimpse of a pair of sunglasses. At first I thought it was her old leopard sunglasses from Dolce & Gabbana, but the most I look at them I think these are new, here. A lovely outfit with great potential.

The third outfit she showed of was also at the festival. She changed from ballet flats to new ECCO sneakers. From one white blouse to another. Mary matched a white t-shirt with her beige Ralph Lauren trousers worn the first time earlier this year at an Free of Bullying event. So them Mary and her husband participated the 5.7 km. Walkathon she was perfectly dressed in a practical outfit. But no complete outfit without a few accessories, which is probably why Mary had chosen to wear a cap from Cavalleris Toscana, her brown cross-body bag from Chloé, sunglasses  and jewellery from Cartier and Dulong Fine Jewelry. Do you have any favourite outfits so far? Personally, I think I will go with her second look -the white Isabel Marant blouse and new Chloé ballet flats.

Outfit No. 1
Blouse: Isabel Marant White Lace Blouse
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet

Outfit No. 2
Cap: Cavalleria Toscana
Trousers: Ralph Lauren Ansly Cargo Pants
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Shoes: ECCO Biom Amrap

Ideas for identification
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring


-Dinner-
In the evening Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were invited to a dinner at the Danish Embassy in Tokyo. The dinner was hosted by Ambassador Freddy Savne and his wife Lise Frederiksen. According to the official program the Crown Prince couple got the chance to enjoy some art at the Embassy lent from State Art Foundation. Unfortunately, no picture have been published nor have I been able to find any reference mentioning the dinner. So, I assume it was a more private event. 

Reception for the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship winners

Thursday, October 5th

Crown Princess Mary hosted a reception taking pace at Amalienborg, Frederik VIIIs palace on occasion of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 2017. The reception was in honor of the six Danish students who received the royal scholarships, which are handed over to two Australian exchange students, such as Danish students, each year since 2004. The scholarship was a gift from University of Copenhagen on occasion of the Crown Prince couple's wedding in 2004 and gives the Crown Princess the opportunity to show her interest in the world's future. In May she attended the presentation of the two Australian winners -Avril Jane Francis and Thomas Patrick Lynch, here. Accompanied by Wayne Goninon from the Department of Community Engagement & Partnerships at the University of Tasmania, the Crown Princess warmly welcomed the six Danish winners of the scholarship one by one in the rooms of Frederik VIIIs palace. Making the day even more special, all six winners were photographed with the Crown Princess and Wayne Goninon.



It is October and colours have changed. It's time to embrace burgundy, mustard, navy blue, grey and emerald green. We rarely get to see Mary wear yellow/mustard, which is really a shame. I managed to find most of occasions,  here, here, here, here & here. Any of you who would love to see her wear this wonderful colour more often? At the reception she hosted on Thursday this wish came true. She was beautifully dressed in a brand new mustard silk-satin blouse and navy blue midi skirt. I learned form Heaven that both new pieces are from Roksanda. Mary has worn this designers clothes on one other occasion in 2016 when she attended another reception for the Danish Maritime Forum, here. I would really like to see more clothes on Mary from Roksanda -looks great on her. Can't wait to see how she is going to style each new piece with the rest of her wardrobe. She embraced a magnificent look by wearing a couple of golden bracelets from, among others, Cartier and new drop earrings. These earrings I haven't managed to identify just yet. So, please let me know if you have any ideas. We get a glimpse of her shoes as well. It is a pair of navy blue pointed pumps from... Gianvito Rossi.

Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

Opening of the Danish Parliament 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd


Each year on the first Tuesday in October, the Danish parliament are gathered to celebrate the beginning of new year for the Parliament. The traditions goes way back, such as the fact that members of the Danish royal family attend the opening -because that is what it is; the opening of the Danish Parliament. As usual the opening took place at Christiansborg castle in Copenhagen. Members of the Parliament arrived one by one followed by six royal family members. First Princess Benedikte, the Queen's sister, then Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie who were followed by the Crown Prince couple and last the Queen herself arrived shortly before noon. Both Princess Benedikte, Princess Marie, Crown Princess Mary and Queen Margrethe were welcomed with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Inside the Parliament hall the Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen was about to give the annual speech. The royal family members watched it all from their balcony to the right of the Prime Minister.

I tend to say 'of course' did Mary wear something spectacular at the opening of the Parliament. I rarely get disappointed of what she is wearing at the opening -some outfit's I like better than others, but else... At this years event she was dressed in her reused Claes Iversen coat featuring the most incredible details. Just look at the fabric and the way it beautifully opens and closes because of the design. I have heard several different opinions about the colour. To me it is differently blue. What colour do you see? As I mentioned, Mary has worn the coat on one other occasion before the opening on Tuesday. It was in March 2017 when the Belgium King Philippe and his wife Queen Mathilde visited Denmark on an official state visit with Queen Margrethe as hostess, here. Beautifully she matched her dreamy coat with purple accessories from both Jane Taylor (hat), Carlend Copenhagen (clutch) and suede gloves. We even got to see that stunning brooch again as worn last year on occasions of King Carl Gustaf's 70th birthday, here. Do you remember it? She probably has worn it more than once, such as with the Orit Elhanati necklace, Dulong Fine Jewelry bracelet and nude pointed Prada pumps. Even her red nail polish matched her bouquet.

I would also like to make a short comment on what her sister-in-law wore during the annual opening. Princess Marie's outfit remind me so much of what Mary wore last year, here. Thought I know Marie  wore a coat and Mary a skirt and peplum. Still, I see resemblance in the two outfits. Maybe the colour combo? Or perhaps the hat?

Coat: Claes Iversen
Earrings: Hartmann's
Hat: Jane Taylor Shell
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo Bracelet
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Original Croco

Instagram: Soon going to Japan

Monday, October 2nd


On Sunday the Crown Prince couple are headed off to Japan on an official visit. The visit takes place from 8-12th October on occasion of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan, focusing on business and culture, here. The Crown Prince couple are accompanied by 55 Danish companies. Final things were discussed on Monday along with the Japanese ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki. The meeting between the Crown Prince couple and Toshiro Suzuki took place at Frederik VIIIs palace in Copenhagen. A photo has been posted on the Danish royal family's Instagram showing the three of them in a relaxed conversation, enjoying a cop of coffee.

We also got a glimpse of what Mary was wearing during the meeting or the one half of her outfit to be more precise. I was so sure she wore a dusty blue blouse, until I found the model at Hugo Boss, here. It turns out it is more grey than blue. What colour did you see? I wonder if she could be wearing a pair of black trousers with this new blouse? -which would be a great match to her glasses and girly-nail polish.

Official opening of LEGO House

Thursday, September 28th


It was a big day for the Danish company LEGO when they were about to open the new LEGO House in Billund. LEGO House is a 12,000 square feet experience center focusing on a combination of play and learning. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were both invited to attend the official opening and they brought with them all four children -Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. All of them were in a great mood when they arrived to Billund. As part of the opening ceremony, the Crown Princess was invited on stage to give the opening speech. During the opening six big LEGO bricks were placed on top of each other to create a figure. The Crown Princess and the twins placed the last brick. As part of the visit the family was given a tour around the new facilities, associated exhibitions and they got to try some of the activities, here. Such as a visit to LEGO Local Community Engagement with the opportunity to create something with some of million bricks. The kids really seemed to enjoy themselves and so did their parents.



Simply wonderful to see all of them together at the opening of LEGO House in Billund. Also to get a look of all six royal outfits. Prince Christian and his younger brother Prince Vincent stunned in matching suits, meanwhile Princess Isabella and Princess Josephine dazzled in skirts and fine jackets. Before I comment on what Mary was wearing, then I have to draw your attention to her husbands suit. I am amazed by Frederik's suit. It looks all very chic and polished and I love the fact that he compliment his wife this perfectly. Can't hide my excitement. Then Mary. No doubt that she managed to draw much attention because of her new bright red dress. Heaven was able to identify it as Dolce & Gabbana. She even made me aware of the fact that Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has worn the exact same dress less than a week before Mary wore her dress, here. Two very different women; same dress. Mary had chosen to accessorize her outfit with diamond earrings and rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and a golden Orit Elhanati necklace. The pointed pumps are from Prada and the matching beige clutch is from the Danish company Naledi Copenhagen. All very talented designers.

Dress: Dolce & Gabbana Contrast-Stitch Cady Dress
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Earrings
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Orstrich Beige Clutch

Focus on child marriages

Wednesday, September 27th


Accompanied by Minister of Development Ulla Tørnæs, the Crown Princess visited Hedegårdens School in Roskilde on occasion of an event focusing on child marriages. The event was organized by Save the Child Denmark. This was the first of several visits to Danish schools to focus of child marriages and how to combat the fact that it is taking place. The Crown Princess arrived in a great spirit where she was welcomed by a flower girl handing over a beautiful bouquet of flowers to the future queen of Denmark. As part of the visit to Hedegardens School she also gave a speech. In her speech the Crown Princess mentioned UN's 5th world goal about "gender equality" that include abolition of child marriages in 2030. During the one and a half hour she spend in company with the pupils, she was told about their world with child marriages and UN's world goals, such as the kids were sining and playing theatre for the Crown Princess, who seems to very much enjoy herself.



Attending the event in Roskilde, Mary was dressed in a chic and everyday-like outfit. She showed up in a brand new black blouse featuring a lovely floral print and matching black trousers. The blouse was identified by Heaven as Isabel Marant. Not that style we are use to see from Isabel Marant I think, but it makes a great look. In my opinion she was nor underdressed or overdressed for the occasions. She had embraced the style by wearing a pair of beige suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi, which I am so sure we have seen once or twice before -I can't seem to remember when or where. Do you? To me they are not new but of course I could be wrong in that assumption. As goes with the rest of her outfit, non of the other accessories made her look overdressed at all. With a golden Orit Elhanati necklace and diamond earrings from Hartmann's she completed her look beautifully. Anything you would have done differently? Lately, we have seen her with loose hair and that classy blowout. Visiting Roskilde Mary dazzled with a simple ponytail matching the rest of her everyday look. A wise choice!

Blouse: Isabel Marant Sloan Leaf-Print Silk Blouse
Earrings: Hartmann's
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede 85mm Pumps

On the cover of Ud & Se

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For half a year, journalists from the Danish magazine Ud & Se have followed the Crown Princess for their October 2017-edition. They have got the chance to interview her at Frederik VIIIs palace and join her on everyday jobs as well as on official events. All on occasion of the celebration of the Mary Foundations 10th anniversary, which also means the journalists have followed the Crown Princess during some of the meeting with members of the foundation. The interview show a women in great balance between being representative for Denmark, as chairwoman of a foundation, wife and mother of four. We hear her tell how she missed her home country and family while she's staying there, how she feels she is right where she is suppose to be in her life. She tells how proud she is of what the foundation has accomplished the last ten years and her commitment to move on for many more years. For sure it is not the last time I'm going to read this interview -it is openhearted, well-written and lovely to read. Along with a wonderful interview goes many beautiful new pictures of the Crown Princess. Lucky you, the edition has been published online as well, here. If you managed to read the interview, please tell me what you think. I would very much like to hear your opinion.

The Army's Honorary dinner

Tuesday, September 26th


For 72 years the Army's Honorary medal has been handed over to members of the Danish army for good service for 25 years. The medal is handed over each year on King Christian 10th birthday, the same day is was ordained -September 26th 1945. The dinner took place at Fredensborg castle. One by one the 57 special invited guests arrived to the enlightened castle; all beautifully dressed in their finest clothes. Four members of the Danish royal family also attend the prestigious dinner. Prince Joachim and his beautiful wife Princess Marie arrived as the first ones followed by Crown Princess Mary who was on her own. Crown Prince Frederik was on an official business promotion in China the evening the honorary dinner took place. This is why the Crown Princess attended on her own. Nevertheless, she was in a splendid mood with a huge smile on her face when she arrived. It is always with great commitment she, along with the rest of the family, attend official events like these. We got a short glimpse of the beautifully decorated room in which the dinner was about to take place. It was enlightened by huge chandeliers and candles, golden chairs to sit on and magnificent flower decorations on the table to admire for hours. The scene was set for a wonderful evening.



For the evening event, Mary was dressed in her dazzling pink creation custom made by Danish designer David Andersen. I have had the desire to see her wear this gown again since the last time in 2012, here. Often you tend to forget that Mary has worn her clothes more than once. The goes with this stunning evening gown. We saw it the first time in 2011 at a wedding in Monaco, here and then again the following year. Five years since we have seen it, so I think it is about time she'll wear it again. And she did for the Army's Honorary dinner at Fredensborg castle. Not that many pictures have been published, which is quite a shame. I would love to have seen many more. Especially, some close-ups. That would have been nice. Well, that's not the case. Nevertheless it does not take that many pictures to identify what she was wearing. She embraced an elegance and polish look with the red ruby parure and her golden Cartier bracelet. Both the metallic pumps from Manolo Blahnik and raspberry red Carlend Copenhagen clutch, here, have been worn at several different occasions. With a smashing hairstyle and stunning makeup, I would say she looked her very best. While Mary was in pink and matching accessories, her sister-in-law Princess Marie embrace a chic look very all black.

Gown: David Andersen
Earrings, brooch, bracelet, ring: The Ruby parure
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Original Croco
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Bb Metallic Leather Pumps

Danish Industry's summit

Tuesday, September 26th


On Tuesday the Crown Princess arrived to the Opera House in Copenhagen to attend Danish Industry's summit. She arrived in a splendid mood by boat from across the canal where Amalienborg palace is located. Along with 1,000 other representatives, both senior executives, politicians and decision makers, also attended the summit entitled "What now, Denmark!? -New world, New possibilities". Global challenges were up for debate, both national and international issues were discussed. The participating Danish companies could come up with their suggestions for possible solutions on how to face these global challenges. Before all this the Crown Princess took over the scene and gave a breathtaking opening speech. Among other things, it included what an important role the private sector plays such as the UN's world goals. You find her speech in the video down below. I see a Crown Princess who listened with great interest and commitment. Still, we got to see her beautiful smile and feel her warm spirt. Her visit lasted for about one and a half hour and then she was headed back to Frederik VIIs palace.



Attending the summit in the Opera House, Mary was wearing a reused dusty blue dress featuring a lovely tailored silhouette. As mentioned the dress is a good old reuse from 2015. She wore it the first time when the Crown Prince couple visited Tokyo two years ago, here. When do you think she wore it better? At that time it was identified as a Jesper Høvring-creation. Nevertheless, I haven't really been able to confirm that. What information do you have about this dress? Because the weather wasn't that fantastic, she kept herself warm in her wool coat from JOSEPH. Since we saw it for the first time a couple of years ago Mary has worn it at multiple different occasions. I have found some of them here, herehere, here & here. She had chosen to accessorize the look with white pearl earrings and matching bracelet and ring from Dulong Fine Jewelry, her beloved Cartier bangle and a golden Orit Elhanati necklace -one we have seen a lot lately. At the arrival we got a glimpse of the bag, which seems to be one of her Prada handbags. Other than jewellery and handbag, Mary dazzled in python pumps from Gianvito Rossi last seen on day 3 when she visited New York on occasion the United Nations General Assembly, here. Hope you noticed how good-looking her hair is and the fact that she wore a lovely red coloured nail polish.

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Phyton Pumps

Ideas for identification
Dress: Jesper Høvring