European conference on grief

22nd September 2022

Crown Princess Mary is patron of the National Grief Center and on that occasion she gave the opening speech at the first European conference on grief, which is hosted Denmark. 

The Crown Princess was not able to physically participate the conference because she was in New York to attended Denmark's candidacy for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2025-2026. Therefor, she gave a video speech. Watch her speech in full length here.

The conference took place on September 22-23 in Copenhagen. It gathered more than 400 researchers and practitioners in the field of health and grief.



We get a small glimpse of Mary's outfit. She paired her stunning white Mark Kenly Domino Tan blouse with golden earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry. Actually, Mary has worn this combination before. Do you remember when? It was when attending the launch of UNFPA's "State of World Population Report 2022" in May (here). I like the though that she more something similar as in May with wide-legged trousers and a matching belt.

How would you style this blouse?


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Blouse ● Mark Kenly Domino Tan, here

Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here


Day 2. UN's 77th General Assembly

22nd September 2022

Crown Princess Mary joined her husband a day after her husband arrived in New York. On his third day - and her second day - the Crown Princess participated a number of meetings with a focus on the Danish candidacy for the UN Security Council and on the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In the morning, she met with Denmark's UN ambassador Martin Bille Hermann to talk about Denmark's candidacy for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2025-26. Later, Crown Princess Mary met with representatives from UNEP to learn more about their global work within the environment and biodiversity agenda. In the afternoon, she spoke at the "How do we best respond to the disproportionate impact of rising food insecurity on women and girls". Read the speech here.

Last event that day was for her to attend  a reception on occasion of lancing the Danish candidacy for the UN Security Council in 2025-2026.

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I rarely do not like what Mary is wearing, but the day before (on her arrival), I was troubled about her look. That truly changed the following day. She looked absolutely splendid in that brand new Ba&Sh dress. I learned about this new dress from Heaven, you identified it. It got some incredible, yet simple, details.

Mary accessorized her black dress with golden jewellery from some of the most skilled jewellery designers. Among others, Dulong Fine Jewelry. They created her diamond studded earrings and that huge diamond ring. Actually, they also mastered her other ring with the colorful stones. And of course, Dulong Fine Jewelry is also the creator of one of the golden bracelets. Her other bangle is from Rebekka Notkin.

She matched the outfit with nude pointed Prada pumps and her beloved Prada handbag. Mary changed her shoes during the reception to her beloved sling-back flats from Chanel (here).

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Dress ● Ba&Sh, here

Glasses ● Gucci,  here

Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Rebekka Notkin, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here (similar)

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bag ● Prada, here

Shoes ● Prada, here

Shoes ● Chanel, here


Day 1. UN's 77th General Assembly

21st September 2022

Crown Prince Frederik had arrived in New York a day prier to his wife to attend the UN's Generel Assembly. Among others, he attended the opening debate along with the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and spoke at the "Sustainable Food: How alternative food production and consumption can combat climate change".

Crown Princess Mary arrived on September 21st. First thing in the morning, she attended the WWF Would Wild Fund for Nature event "Global Plastics Treaty Business Coalition. The event had been organized in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

She also participated a meeting on Danish development cooperation and negotiations with the UN environmental organization UNEP. Later, she met with the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund Dr. Natalia Kanem to discuss UNEPA's strategies for 2022-2015.

Kongehuset ● Royal Portraits Gallery Frederik et Mary Billed Bladet



On her first day in New York, Mary showed up in a brand new orange printed dress from Jonathan Simkhai. Heaven was the lucky finder of Mary's new dress. The dress looked beautiful on her. Especially, the color was a lovely choice. I am a bit troubled about the black blazer. I do not really see the point of wearing a black blazer with this dress. What do you think? Go or no go? I am curious to hear your opinions.

She accessorized the new dress with golden diamond earrings from Sophie Bille Brahe and one of her most loved bracelets from Dulong Fine Jewelry. Mary added the bracelet to her jewellery collection a year ago. The other golden bangle is rather new. Not to be mistaken with her Cartier bangle. This is studded with different colored stones. It is still not identified. Rebekka Notkin is the talented creator of her third bracelet and ring. Her rather large diamond ring is from Dulong Fine Jewelry.

The beautiful leather handbag is a design by Prada. It has been part of her wardrobe for quite a few years now. She has worn the bag when, among others, she attended the CBS Responsibility Day 2021 (here) and when visiting Prada in 2017 (here).

Mary nailed it (without the blazer) by wearing black leather studded pumps from Valentino. Many women dream of wearing a pair of these iconic heels. Mary owns quite a few pairs in different colors - and styles.


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Dress ● Jonathan Simkhai, here

Sunglasses ● Thierry Lasry, here

Earrings ● Sophie Bille Brahe, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Rebekka Notkin, here

Ring ● Rebekka Notkin, here

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bag ● Prada, here

Shoes ● Valentino, here



After a long day, the Crown Princess had one last event to attend: a welcome reception hosted by President Joseph Biden. She was accompanied by the Danish Minister of Development Flemming Møller Mortensen at the reception.

It took place at The American Museum of National History in New York.

The reception gathered heads of state and government as part of the opening of UN's 77th General Assembly.



I wish we had more photos from the welcome reception to get a more "whole" view of her outfit. Somehow, I miss the rest to say for sure if I like this look or not. My impressions are not negative, but I would love to have seen more.

Heaven managed to identified both her outfit. They are from Rochas. I was sure, Mary was wearing a dress because the two pieces look so well-put-together. But in fact, it is a blouse and matching skirt. As earlier during the day, Mary embraced the look with Sophie Bille Brahe earrings and bracelets from Dulong Fine Jewelry and Rebekka Notkin.

We get a glimpse of a clutch as well. It is from Prada. An old one worn before at quite a few different occasions. Like, when she welcomed Japan's Crown Prince visited Denmark in 2017 (here). She also wore it in Australia in 2013 on an official visit (here).


SHOP THE LOOK

Blouse ● Rochas, here

Skirt ● Rochas, here

Earrings ● Sophie Bille Brahe, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Rebekka Notkin, here

Clutch ● Prada, here


Queen Margrethe's 50th anniversary: church service, lunch and gala dinner

11 September 2022

Many events have been cancelled and given a new date due to the worldwide pandemic. Some of these events were related to the celebration of Queen Margrethe's 50th anniversary as Queen. Finally, we are able to celebrate the Queen. Still, many events are still cancelled and delayed. But something are better than nothing.

On September 11, family and friends were gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary. First with a special church service in Vor Frue Church in Copenhagen. The same church were the Crown Prince Couple got married back in 2004.

Later on, the family and special invited guest were having lunch at Dannebrog. The royal yacht. Also regal couple from other nordic countries attended the lunch. Both the Swedish King Carl Gustav and his wife Queen Silvia, and the Norwegian King Harald and Sonja attended the lunch on board Danneborg.

KongehusetKongehusetFrederik et Mary ● Frederik et MaryBilled Bladet ● Billed BladetUFO No More ● Getty Images ● PPE Agency



Mary truly looked stunning during the day celebrating her mother-in-law. She had chosen to wear a magnificent new Erdem skirt with her simple white Ralph Lauren jacket. I learned about the skirt from UFO No More. I am truly amazed by this purple embroidered skirt. Just look at that beautiful embroidery. The think light grey belt was a clever details.

To match the rest of her outfit (and youngest daughter, Princess Josephine), Mary was wearing her beloved Aquamarine brooch. A gift given to her by Queen Margrethe, when Prince Christian was born. Mary has worn this brooch on many different occasion. Maybe a small gesture on this very special day? The shiny diamond earrings are a purchased from a Bruun Rasmussen auction a few years back. 

Mary's wonderful headpiece is a creation by milliner Susanne Juul. Sadly, she is no longer making hats. The grey suede pumps troubles me. They look very similar to other of her shoes, but something is still not quite the same. They stay unidentify for a while. At least I am not convinced yet about the designer.

For sure you noticed Mary's brand new Christin Dior handbag, right? Not sure, I would ever had my eyes on it, but she wears is with such grace.


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Jacket ● Ralph Lauren, here

Skirt ● Erdemhere

Hairpiece ● Susanne Juulhere (similar)

Earrings ● Purchased on Bruun Rasmussen auctionhere

Brooch ● The Connaught Sapphire Broochhere

Bag ● Christian Diorhere



What a magnificent way to end a wonderful day. People fro near and far, were invited to attend a prestiges gala dinner at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen - with Queen Margrethe as hostess.

Queen Margrethe, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie welcomed all the guest with a handshake and lots of smiles, when they arrived. And it was truly an amazing evening for all the guests. Outstanding dinner, speeches in honor of the Queen, beautiful decorations and entertainment. Especially, Crown Prince Frederik's speech to his mother captured most of the world (here). His admiration for his mother was clear.

"... you can be sure that I, as your second-in-command, am right behind you. Loyal and full of respect for the journey you have taken and continue to take us all on." - Crown Prince Frederik

Kongehuset ● Getty ImagesPPE AgencyUFO No MoreFrederik et MaryFrederik et Mary ● Billed Bladet ● Billed Bladet


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I think, I lost my breath. Simple as that. Mary looked absolutely breathtaking at the gala dinner at Christiansborg. Look at that evening gown. Jesper Høvring created this stunning dress. I love how the black lace cover a soft golden dress underneath. It looks almost delicate. So exquisite and elegant. This is by no doubt one of my favorite gowns of hers. It takes quite a lot to make my top three.

Somehow, the red ruby parure makes the most perfect match to her outfit. The black lace and the rubies are a match made in heaven. She is wearing it after Queen Ingrid - Queen Margrethe's mother. Crown Prince Frederik inherited it after his grandmother and now Mary is wearing it. The ruby ring was added later. It was crafted by goldsmiths from Dulong Fine Jewelry.

I was surprised to see that she wore her hair down for an event like this. It has only happened a few times. But I love it!

We also get a glimpse of black lace pumps from Gianvito Rossi. For once, I think the shoes looks good with the rest of the outfit. I have never been a true fan of these pumps, but now I am. Sergio Rossi is the designer of Mary's black glitter box clutch.


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Gown ● Jesper Høvring, here

Tiara ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Earrings ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Necklace ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Bracelet ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry

Clutch ● Sergio Rossihere

Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here