Congratulations Princess Isabella!

Today Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's second child, Princess Isabella, celebrate her 10th birthday! On that very special occasion, three new photos have been published. These beautiful photos have been taken by photographer Steen Evald. Previous, Steen Evald, has caught royal moments on camera, here.  On occasion of her 10th birthday Princess Isabella has got her very own royal monogram designed by graphic designer Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen with assistance from associate professor Steen Ejlers, here. Last but not least it is time for Style of Mary to congratulate the Princess on behalf of her birthday!

Visiting Svanevig Hospice

Thursday, April 20th

Crown Princess Mary visited Svanevig Hospice in Bandholm.


Earlier in the morning Crown Princess Mary payed a visit to the Home Guard Command in Vordingborg as well as the Home Guard Center Skovhuse, here. But one visit a day was just not enough, because around 3:00 pm. local time she arrived to Svanevig Hospice in Bandholm. Here she was warmly welcomed with huge smiles, handshakes and given a bouquet of flowers handed over by the most incredible flower girl. During her visit at the hospice, who cares for incurable ill and dying people, Mary was given a guided tour around the facilities with her personal guides -one of them was general manager Birgitte Bülow. She took plenty of time to meet with both staff members, volunteers and residents living at Svanevig. To me it looks like they were all having a really great time!



Now we are talking! Earlier in the morning when she visited the Home Guard Command, she was dressed in a green military uniform. Then when Mary visiting the hospice in Bandholm everything has changed. Now she was wearing a brand new maroon dress! To be honest, I have no idea where to look for this new piece. Any ideas? A belt in the same colour was added to embrace a chic outfit. I wonder if the belt is actually a part of the dress. Because of the similar colour, I think it is indeed the fact. Let me know what you think. It was a windy day which may be the reason why she had chosen to wear that black jacket. When looking at it I am in doubt id we have seen it before? Somehow I feel we have but I can't recall when or where. Maybe some time paired with a pencil skirt? Other than the belt, she accessorized her outfit with a reused brooch, here, diamond earrings probably from Hartmann's, a couple of diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and of course that black pointed SAND Copenhagen pumps. What amaze me most about this outfit is how well the jacket embrace her slim figure in combination with the new dress featuring an A-line skirt.

Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Visiting the Home Guard Command

Thursday, April 20th

Crown Princess Mary visited the Home Guard Command in Vordingborg. 


Dressed in a military uniform covered with her name, the Crown Princess visited the Home Guard Command and Home Guard Center Skovhuse in Vordingborg. At Skovhuse she was introduced to their historical collection and radar station as well.Mary has been active member of the Home Guard since 2008 and was last given, in 2015, the title of First Lieutenant. She was welcomed by, among others, General Major Finn Winkler whom she also met with on a Home Guard field exercise two years ago, here. During her visit at the command and Home Guard Center, the Crown Princess also met volunteer soldiers from the Home Guard. Several media report in what great mood Mary was at the visit in Vordingborg. While her fellow Home Guard-friends were telling stories she listened and seemed to enjoy herself. Before her visit was about to end, she found her way to the new domicile. In the afternoon the Crown Princess payed a visit to Svanevig Hospice.

Usually, I would continue the post commenting on what the Crown Princess was wearing at her visit, but this time the clothes almost speak for itself. She was suitable dressed in her camouflage green military uniform and black boots. On her head she wore the traditional green felt hat showing a golden emblem. Somehow, always worn obliquely. Unfortunately I haven't been able to figure out much about their uniforms (I'm willing to learn, if you know more), other than new uniforms were designed around 2015. And for sure rank also plays a role on which uniform and accessory are worn by the volunteer soldiers. Still, one piece I am able to identify and that is her Hartmann's earrings.

Earrings: Hartmann's

Congratulations Queen Margrethe!

Sunday, April 16th

Queen Margrethe celebrates her 77th birthday at Marselisborg castle near Aarhus along with her husband, two son's and their families. 


First, I want to congratulate the Queen on behalf of her 77th birthday! On this occasion the royal family were gathered at Marselisborg castle in Aarhus to celebrate the Queen. The castle house Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik during summer time, which is now. Usually the park is closed when the royal couple are staying there but on occasion of Margrethe's birthday the castle park was open around 12:00 pm. The reason: the Danes got the chance to congratulate the Queen with her 77 year when the royal family, at noon, appeared on the veranda. The Crown Prince couple and their children such as Prince Joachim and his family, arrived shortly before stepping out on the veranda all together. Queen Margrethe was celebrated by the Danes with waving flags, music and signing. It was just a wonderful sight to see the family together. They all seemed to enjoy each others company; especially Princess Josephine and her cousin Princess Athena really had a great time! I am in no doubt that the Queen enjoy spending time with her family on her birthday. 



This is just great! Am I the only one thrilled about that fact that we get to see Mary wear that Prada tweed coat again? We have seen it on a couple of occasions before the birthday celebration at Marselisborg castle, here, here, here. Mary has a matching dress in same colour and fabric which is a combination we are use to see but this time she only wore the coat. When the family arrive we got a glimpse of what the Crown Princess was wearing celebrating her mother-in-low on her birthday. She paired black trousers with, what I believe is a reused, purple blouse worn when she visited Moldova, here, and attending Copenhagen Business School Case Competition 2017 back in February, here. Though this is not the first time she is wearing the blouse, I still do not know where to find it. Embracing the style Mary wore two-tone Prada pumps, also seen before as well as her brown Ralph Lauren bag. Seems like the purple colour was quite popular because Princess Marie wore a coat featuring the lovely colour. Makeup and hairstyle were perfect as always for the two royal women.

Mary also accessorized her outfit by wearing Hartmann's earrings, the golden Cartier bracelet and a couple of diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Another thing I am sure you all noticed (of course you did!) is the fact that the Crown Princess was wearing nail polish and a really pretty one. Usually we see her wear shades of red but this time she had chosen a brownish colour. I'm thrilled. I'm a happy royalist!

Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bag: Ralph Lauren Ricky Brown Bag

The loss of a dear family member

On Sunday the Crown Prince family lost a beloved family member; their dog Ziggy. Yes, this is truly sad news. Ziggy has been a part of the family since 2005 and was a wedding gift from the Danish Kennel Club, who wanted to give them a puppy on occasion of the couple getting married. The Crown Prince couple chose a Border Collie puppy as their new family pet. They fell in love with a brown and white Border Collie called Jezabel, which was later named Ziggy by Mary herself. She was born on January 13th 2005 and passed away on April 9th 2016. The royal family indicate that Ziggy was suffering from chronic renal failure and osteoarthritis. Do doubt that Ziggy was a big part of the family's everyday life; she even appeared on many official photos, here, here, here, here, and accompanied Mary on a job back in 2015, here. Rest in peace dear Ziggy.

Visiting Bangladesh

April, 5-6th

Crown Princess Mary is visiting Bangladesh along with Minister of Development Ulla Tørnæs from 5-6th of April. The visit focuses on strengthening women's economic opportunities as part of the UN world goal number five on equality. 


Crown Princess Mary visiting Farmer Field School in Dhaka


I came as a total surprise to me when pictures of the Crown Princess in Bangladesh started showing up on my computer screen. Haven't heard a thing about this trip. Well, I wondered why she had no events coming up in April, but some months are quieter than others. What I have been able to find out, then Mary arrived to the capital Dhaka in Bangladesh on Wednesday April 5th left the country the following day. But I am not quite sure about the schedule. It is rather unusual that we don't hear about these official visits but it could be a matter of her safety. This is Mary's first visit to Bangladesh and she travelled along with Minister of Development Ulla Tørnæs and a Danish business delegation. The visit focuses on strengthening women's economic opportunities. As first thing in the morning she visited the project Farmer Field School in Moddhu Rakudia. The project aims to improve women's knowledge of the agricultural technician. The Crown Princess also visited the village Panbari which has been severely affected by floods, storms and high water levels due to climate changes. As both visits there were plenty of time for her to meet the locals which happily told Mary their stories.

During her first day in Moddhu Rakudia and Panbari she wore a comfortable outfit; a white button down shirt, beige trousers and matching slip-ons. Sunglasses protected her eyes while her hair were place on top of her head, keeping everything under control during the midday sun. 



Sunglasses: Prada
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Bracelet: Anni Lu Mess Blue


Crown Princess Mary meeting with Jaago Foundation and Auko-Tex Group in Dhaka


As part of the Crown Princess' first day in Bangladesh, she also met with a few schools supported by the Jaago Foundation. It has been a true pleasure to watch pictures and a video's from her visits. From the second she arrived every one of the children tried to get her attention -and they did. Every minute she spend along with the school's children. Earlier in the morning Mary also payed a visit to the capital slum. Everywhere she went, Mary was pleasantly greeted by the people met. Many of them were happily surprised to see a real princess for the first time in their life, although a little disappointed that she was not wearing a crown and a gown. In the afternoon the Crown Princess and Minister of Development Ulla Tørnæs visited a clothing factory Auko-Tex in Ghazipur. They were also accompanied by the Danish Ambassador in Bangladesh Mikael H. Winther.

Spending her last couple of hours in, among others, Ghazipur she had changed to a bit more colourful outfit. Mary paired a powder pink blouse with a pair of brown dress pants, accessorized with matching ballet flats. 



Bracelet: Anni Lu Mess Blue
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring

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Shoes: Yvonne Knoé Pointy Ballerina, Earth



Crown Princess Mary attending a reception

We haven't got that many pictures nor information's about her whereabouts during the stay in Bangladesh, nor do we from the Crown Princess' last reception before leaving Dhaka. At the evening reception on Thursday several locals, women, contractors etc. were specially invited to attend the reception. This gave Mary yet another opportunity to hear about challenges, projects, stories told by the locals and experience with what climate changes can cause of problems and maybe even how to turn it into something positive.

As many of the other attending women Mary were dressed in a colourful printed dress at the reception. She embraced the style with loose wavy hair and natural makeup. 

Dress: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Printed Maxi Dress (Winter Holiday 2015)

The confirmation of Prince Felix

Saturday, April 1st

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the confirmation of Prince Felix, son of Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra. 


A big day for a young man, age 15. On Saturday April 1st Prince Felix celebrated his confirmation taking place in Fredensborg castle church. In this beautiful church, among others, Queen Margrethe, her sisters, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim are also confirmed. Close family members were all gathered to celebrate the day with him: his mother Countess Alexandra, father Prince Joachim, stepmother, his brothers and sister and grandparents. After having spend a couple of days along with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, which by the way left Copenhagen on March 30th, the Crown Prince couple and their four children also attended the confirmation of Prince Felix. Just wonderful to see them all together. My greatest wished to the Prince on his big day!


I must say every single one of them were beautiful dressed; women as men, boys as girls. The Queen wore blue, Marie was in dusty pink, Prince Nikolai in a great grey suit, Countess Alexandra wore dusty lilic and Mary was dressed in classy reused outfit. She embrace the style by wearing her custom made YDE Copenhagen dress paired with beige Christian Louboutin pumps, a new raffia clutch bag and same coloured leather gloves. Especially that new clutch caught my interest. Though I have tried to identify it, I never found anything like this one. Any ideas? My suggestions are either L.K. Bennett or Anya Hindmarch. What's on your mind? The same or someone else. As mentioned before every piece, except from the little clutch bag, are reused such as the dress. This YDE Copenhagen creation have been seen at a few previous occasions before Prince Felix's confirmation on Saturday, herehere, here, here, here, here. Seems like she just loved this (so do we!) matched with some kind of white coat, as she did at the confirmation with that white Prada coat. The aquamarine blue earrings and hair accessory matched perfectly to the rest of her outfit. End of April I'm going to my cousin's confirmation and for sure Mary's outfit are going to be my source of inspiration. Do you feel inspired?

Coat: Prada
Dress: YDE Copenhagen
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bracelet
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decollete 100mm Caramel Pumps



Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending the after party

As when his big brother Prince Nikolai got confirmed a couple of year's ago, Prince Felix's guests were invited to an after party lasting all night. Frederik and Mary also attended the party celebrating their nephew on his big day. The couple arrived hand in hand with a large smile on their face. I'm sure they both looked forward to enjoy the evening together. The Crown Prince was dressed in a chic checkered grey suit, while his lovely wife wore a black suit. It is the second time we get to see her in this edgy outfit. The first time we saw her in it was when she attended the world premiere of Jaha's Promise on March 16th, here. But this time she wore it with another lace blouse and matching (new) red suede pumps. Trying to ID these new pumps, which I simply adore, I stumbled across two different models -one from Gianvito Rossi and another from Jimmy Choo. Due to the shape, colour and the fact that Mary loves Rossi's creations -they are the ones I believe in. She embrace the style by wearing her black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and a pair of ball earrings. One great look!

Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa, Black

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Shoes: Gianvito Rossi 105 Red Suede Pumps
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Red Suede Pointy Toe Pumps

Day 2. State visit from Belgium

Wednesday, March 29th

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are on state visit in Denmark from March 28-30th with Queen Margrethe as host. The visit focuses on strengthen the bond between Belgium and Denmark. 

Program: Copenhagen
  • 9:00 am. Crown Prince Frederik and King Philippe visited the City Hall, Copenhagen. 
  • 9:00 am. Crown Princess Mary and Queen Mathilde had a meeting about the Mary Foundations work taking place at Amalienborg. 
  • 10:00 am. Crown Prince Frederik and King Philippe visited Danish Industry focusing on, among others, transport and sustainability. 
  • 10:30 am. The Crown Princess visited, accompanied with Queen Mathilde, Amager Fælled School who works with the Free of Bullying program. 
  • 11:00 am. King Philippe and the Danish Crown Prince attended a seminar State of Green
  • 11:25 am. Crown Princess Mary visited with Queen Mathilde the UN City in Copenhagen.
  • 12:40 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and King Philippe participates in a High-Level lunch with, representatives from both Danish and Belgian companies.
  • 1:15 pm. Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mary has lunch at Amalienborg.
  • 2:15 pm. Crown Prince and King Philippe visited BaneDanmark.
  • 3:15 pm. The Crown Prince couple, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Cinemateket.
  • 7:30 pm. Members of the Danish royal family attended return dinner hosted by the King and Queen of Belgium at the Black Diamond, Copenhagen. 


Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary along with King Philippe & Queen Mathilde


A long and busy second day in Denmark for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began around 9:00 am local time. The King of Belgium spend most of his day accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik. They visited among others Copenhagen City Hall, Danish Industry and later they had lunch with representatives from High-Level. Meanwhile Queen Mathilde spend her day along with Crown Princess Mary. Their day began with a short meeting at Amalienborg where Mary told her a little about the Mary Foundation and some of their projects. Later that same day the two royal women visited Amager Fælled School because of their commitment to the Free of Bullying program developed by the Mary Foundation. Around 3:00 pm. all four royal members of each their family, teamed up and visited Cinemateket. From what I see, I believe all of them had a wonderful day in each others company.  


Both Mary and Queen Mathilde wore the most lovely outfits, in simple and matching colours. Mathilde was dressed in a dusty pink dress with matching accessories. A really beautiful colour next to her blonde hair. Mary on the other hand, had chosen a maroon 'suit' with colour-matching accessories. She mixed new and old pieces. The jacket is one we have seen before, as you may remember it comes with a pencil skirt. I have been told it is from SAND Copenhagen but when I requested them I never heard from them. So it is still a possibility. On this occasion she wore the jacket with a brand new crepe pleated skirt and suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. As the skirt, the paisley scarf is new. Unfortunately, I have not been able to identify it. Any ideas? Mary also accessorized her outfit by wearing a grey Susanne Juul hat, a Naledi Copenhagen clutch and dark pearl jewellery from Dulong Fine Jewelry. Oh... and of course there are also the Hartmann's diamond earrings and golden Cartier bracelet. I am completely in love with what I see! The colours are a great match and everything works so well. Don't you think? Am I the only one who think about the 50s classy outfits?!

Hat: Susanne Juul
Earrings: Hartmann's
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet, Big
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewlery
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Dark Grey, NB11 Ostrich Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Burgundy Suede Pumps

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Jacket: SAND Copenhagen


Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary at return dinner at the Black Diamond


Dinner time! The time is almost up for the King and Queen of Belgium to leave Denmark. Two days pass by so quickly, don't you think? Tuesday was just great with the tour around in Copenhagen harbor and in the evening Queen Margrethe hosted that amazing gala dinner at Christiansborg castle. Wednesday was even better. King Philippe spend most his day with Crown Prince Frederik and Queen Mathilde her day accompanied by Crown Princess Mary. Then in the evening it was time for the Philippe and Mathilde to host a return dinner on occasion of their visit in Denmark. Kinda their way to say 'thanks for a great visit'. Both Queen Margrethe, the Crown Prince couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the return dinner with, by the way, took place at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen. 


These state visits also means we get to see several beautiful evening outfits, both for women and men. The Crown Princess was really 'dressed to impress' at the return dinner with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde as hosts. Pictures appeared shortly after the Crown Prince couple arrived right after Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and just before Queen Margrethe. Frederik was dressed in a classy black suit, a white shirt and black butterfly. Mary dazzled wearing a new kerosene coloured floor-length evening gown featuring a small train. I learned that her new dress is from Jesper Høvring (Jesper Høvring x Great Greenland AW16) from Heaven. So, we got two very different Høvring-dresses in only two day. At the gala dinner on Tuesday a wonderful golden gown and at the return dinner this slim model featuring some incredible details around the neck! She embrace the style by wearing golden shoes from Manolo Blahnik as well as a golden Cartier bracelet. I was amazed (and happy) to see that stone embellished Prada clutch. We have seen it a quite some years ago at a wedding in Monaco back in 2010, here. One great accessory. With wavy hair and glamorous makeup Mary looked like a movie star.

As I mentioned before, three other royal women also attended the dinner at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen: Queen Mathilde, Queen Margrethe and Princess Marie. Mathilde stunned in a red floor-length gown featuring sheer sleeves and an asymmetric neckline. Margrethe was dressed in a black lace gown, while Princess Marie amazed in a black embellished gown featuring a rather low back. Three really impressive outfits!

Dress: Jesper Høvring Evening Gown
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet