52 fun fashion facts


1. When first "discovered" by the press, she started wearing brands like Prada, YSL, By Malene Birger, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen and Temperley London.

2. Her wedding gown was designed by Uffe Frank and tailored by Birgit Hallstein

3. She was gifted with custom-made earrings by Dulong Fine Jewelry on her wedding day

4. Søren Le Schmidt designed her proclamation dress

5. Her wardrobe store clothes from around 280 different brands

6. She owns (at least) 61 pair of shoes from Gianvito Rossi

7. Cenius & Bach once created a pair of earrings that have her monogram and a hidden blue stone to represent her royalty

8. John Rørvig created her engagement ring

9. Flemming Hertz created her wedding ring

10. She loved wearing Jimmy Choo shoes in 2011 and 2012

11. Malene Birger is the master behind her unique floral hairpiece worn for every one of her children's christenings

12. She is decorated with (among others) the Home Guards Medal of Merit

13. When she was interview for IN in 2019, she wore a ROTATE Birger Christensen dress

14. One of the first pair of designer shoes she was seen wearing in public were Yves Saint Laurent

15 When Princess Isabella was christened, Queen Mary wore shoes by Rasoulinia

16. At the presentation of EliteForsk in 2009, she was wearing sky-high grey pumps from Christian Louboutin. When getting ready to hand over the award, she walked from her front raw seat and got a bit embarrassed because of the clicking-noise her shoes made

17. In 2009 when visiting Vietnam, she visited the jewellery store Don Kohi. She purchased a ring which she later wore in 2010

18. In 2006, Sylvia Dimasi created an Opal and Diamond piece which can be worn as ring, brooch and pendant

19. Her first pair of glasses are from FLEYE

20. Queen Margrethe custom-made a small bag for her featuring her monogram in embroidery

21. She found her famous Henk Berg clutch at the Salamanca Market in Hobart in 2006

22. She has at least 9 different "Vanessa" clutches from Carlend Copenhagen

23. In 2023, the couple attended the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. Jane Taylor created Queen Mary's hat to match her dress.

24. She was gifted a small diamond brooch from Prince Henrik for their wedding. It ones belonged to his mother

25. Seven of her designers bags are from Chanel

26. Duchess Catherine and Queen Mary has worn the same Jenny Peckham dress

27. Favorite swimwear brands: Copenhagen Cartel, Speedo, Melissa Odabash and Isola

28. Her stylist is Anja Camilla Alajdi

29. King Frederik has gifted his wife with several pieces of jewellery featuring the children's faces and monograms

30. Her collection of scarves include brands like: Paul Smith, Crumpet Cashmere, Stella McCartney and ZARA

31. Dulong Fine Jewelry custom-made a ruby ring to match Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

32. They created three hairpins when the Ruby tiara was altered to fit her head and face better

33. Queen Mary has the exclusive right to wear "The Midnight Tiara" by Charlotte Lynggaard

34. David Andersen made her a white dress of sustainable materials

35. She has all the iconic models of Ray Ban sunglasses - "Wayfarer", "Erika", "Jackie", "Emma", "Aviator"

36. Her wedding shoes were created by Joseph Azagury

37. Her favorite running shoes are from NIKE and Asics

38. She owns a brown fur coat from Brdr. Alex Petersen - which she has never worn in public

39. Cavalleria Toscana is one of her most beloved brands when it comes to riding clothes 

40. Over the years, she has made quite a collection of Kknekki hair-ties

41. She wore Queen Ingrid's veil at the wedding in 2004

42. She owns a black Hermes "Birkin Bag" made of crocodile

43. Princess Isabella has been seen wearing a number of her mothers clothes the last few years. Among others, her reversible navy blue/checkered Massimo Dutti coat

44. Birgit Hallstein is the woman behind her burgundy velvet gown worn for the prestiges New Year's Eve Banquet

45. Some (lesser known) Danish brands in her wardrobe: Søstjernen, Stories by Rikke Mai, Selected FEMME, Rützou, Munthe - plus Simonsen and CCDK Copenhagen

46. At the presentation of the Crown Prince Couple's Prizes in 2018, she actually wore a wedding dress from Maria Fekih

47. She has several pairs of leather gloves from Randers Handsker

48. Her wardrobe counts suits from: Emporio Armani, By Malene Birger, Massimo Dutti and Paul Smith

49. For the interview in Sydney Morning Harald in 2013, she wore a stunning black dress from Ceil Chapman

50. Six of her blazers are from Alexander McQueen

51. She owns two pairs of "Hangisi Satin Courts" from Manolo Blahnik

52. When wearing facial masks, she was seen wearing Kartó


Congratulations to Queen Mary on her 52nd birthday!


On occasion of Queen Mary's birthday, the court released a new photo of the Queen and her father John Donaldson. It was taken last December when the family visited her Australian family. Prince Vincent is the photographer.


Handball match in Germany

● Denmark vs France ●


28 January 2024

... and then Queen Mary showed up at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany for the final match between Denmark and France in men's Handball European Championship.

It is not the first time she and the family have attended important sports events. Like, when they watched the finale match between Denmark and Norway in 2019 (here) and the UEFA Euro 2020 in London (here).

Unfortunately, Denmark didn't win other than silver, but Queen Mary had the honor of handed over the silver medals.

Congratulations to both teams! 🎉



What other way to support the Danish team than wearing red and white like the Danish flag? That is exactly what Mary did. She had chosen a beloved red blazer from Alexander McQueen. Red is truly one of my personal favorite colors. It takes much for me to love the shade. This blazer has the perfect red shade. Not too light. Not too dark.

Her fine white The Fold London top was a wonderful and beautiful match with the blazer and black wide-legged pants. Black pants are often difficult to identify if they don't have specific details to look for.

Mary wore incredible jewellery. These custom-made Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings goes way back in time. They have to be her most worn and beloved earrings. The elegant white pearl ring is also a creation by Dulong Fine Jewelry.

If you look closer, you will see that Mary also wore a golden bangle. It features a diamond studded 'M'. I still need to identify here it is from. Halberstadt is the master behind her necklace.

Her glasses are from Gucci.


SHOP THE LOOK

Blazer ● Alexander McQueen, here

Top ● The Fold London, here

Glasses ● Gucci, here

Earrings ● Custom-made by Dulong Fine Jewelry

Necklace ● Halberstadthere

Ring ● Custom-made by Dulong Fine Jewelry


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pants, belt, bracelet, shoes


Celebration service in Aarhus


21 January 2024

It was simply wonderful to see the entire family gathered in Aarhus, when attending a celebration service in Aarhus Cathedral on Sunday (here). This was King Frederik and Queen Mary's second appliance as King and Queen since the proclamation on January 14th.

Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte also attended the celebration service along with representatives from the official Denmark and from Aarhus city.

The church service was led by royal Confessor and Bishop of Aarhus Diocese, Henrik Wigh-Poulsen.


Embed from Getty Images

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Finally, something purple! I had high hopes that she would had been wearing either blue or purple for the proclamation. I didn't get that. But now I did. Mary looked absolutely stunning and elegant when attending the celebration service in Aarhus. The reused bespoke Søren Le Schmidt dress is incredible. The details are outstanding. She first wore it at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla of Great Britain in 2023 (here).

Mary embraced the style with a purple felt hat from Jane Taylor. Also worn before (here, here). Somehow, I'd wished that she would have chosen another color than navy blue for the purple outfit. Still, I am intrigued by the match. Shawl, gloves, Quidam clutch and Jimmy Choo pointed pumps.

Her beautiful diamond earrings were once purchased at a Bruun Rasmussen auction. Maybe you recognize that fine brooch. It was a wedding gift from Prince Henrik. It belonged to his late mother.

Halberstadt and Julie Sandlau created her amazing necklaces. The symbolism is spot on for this event.


SHOP THE LOOK

Dress ● Bespoke by Søren Le Schmidt, here

Hat ● Jane Taylor, here

Earrings ● Purchased at a Bruun Rasmussen Auction, here

Brooch ● Inherited from Prince Henrik

Necklace ● Halberstadthere

Necklace ● Julie Sandlauhere

Clutch ● Quidam, here

Shoes ● Jimmy Choo, here


unidentified

shawl, gloves