LæseLeg with the Mary Foundation

November, 26th
Photo @Agnés Colbert

Crown Princess Mary visited the kindergarden Troldehøj in Helsingør because of the Mary Foundation's project Reading Games (LæseLeg) which is used in the kindergarden.

What is Reading Games / LæseLeg?
Reading Games / LæseLeg is a educational materials that strengthen children's language and self-confidence by actively involving them in reading stories. The project was launched in 2011 developed by the Mary Foundation. Today over 900 different institutions uses the project which aims to involve children from the age 3-6 years old. You find more information on the project here.  

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It was a very proud Crown Princess and chairman of the Mary Foundation who arrived to Helsingør  to spend some hours with Troldehøje kindergarden and its children. The kindergarten is just one of the 500 new users of LæseLeg the last year. The project is created to improve children's language and social interaction. Troldehøje kindergarden is a perfect example of who the project can help the children. 

Mary was invited to attend some of the children's creative activities which is a essential part of LæseLeg such as visualizing the words through pictures. Right from the arrival Mary was down on the floor to talk with the kids and with great excitement they told her about all the things they had made and showed her their drawings. Before she took the time to focus on the children she spoke about how our language develop when we play. It's a completely other way to learn but most children find it much easier to learn through plays. She expressed her concern for the children who have only a very little language translations of it most often stands in the way of other socialization. Such as Mary, did Helle Østergaard CEO of the Mary Foundation reminded everybody about the importance of the work that Troldehøje do to the children by working with their language and vocabulary. Language can be an obstacle when they get older, this can be prevented by doing something about the problem before it actually becomes a problem, which Social-, children- and Integration Minister also emphasized the importance of. 

At last Mary expressed how happy she was to see such progress and how Troldehøj works intensively to help the kids as much as possible. Before Mary had some time on her own, some parts of LæseLeg were demonstrated which she watched with great interest along with the Mayor of Helsingør Johannes Hecht-Nielsen, language tutor Jette Løntoft and Social-, children- and Integration Minister. To all kids excitement did Hr. Skæg (a figure from a Danish children broadcast) also attend and entertained by reading a book.

Photo @Agnés Colbert

Four words to describe her outfit: grey business looks rocks! She defied the Danish weather and had bare legs under the stunning grey, new, lace skirt. That kind of skirt we see everywhere on the catwalk, especially with the shorter petticoat. Even though Mary wear trends we see right now everywhere, she wear it like the was the one who invented it. The pencil skirt is a true classics, as a lace pencil skirt it's super chick. The style reminds me a lot of Danish Heartmade by Julie Fagerholt or Dolce & Gabbana because they often uses lace in their designs. The new black jacket gave the look a touch of attitude and is perfect for a November day. The jacket has been identified as WILLOW.

I wouldn't mind look like this at work and with the grey patent belt perfectly matching her Rupert Sanderson pumps, in the same colour, she rocked a day in grey! Grey is one of my favourite colours to wear in the fall and winter because of my blond hair. Not to forget her pumps are not new, she has worn the a several different occasions before this one but it took me forever to identify them. Now I'm sure I have the right designer. I don't know if you can go crazy of a pair of earrings? -well I can. I absolutely adore her new Marianne Dulong earrings featuring the little pendant. Those I have linked you down below aren't quite the same because the pendant are different but I'm sure they are from Dulong. I think she wore her Shamballa Jewels bracelet as well. You see her hairstyle on the picture above where you might also get a glimpse of the new golden earrings. Once again I want to thanks Agnés Colbert for letting me share her amazing photos with all of you!

Jacket: WILLOW Curved Ponti Jacket
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Catena Earrings DKK 3,400
Shoes: Rupert Sanderson
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé

First Aid Education

November, 21st
Photo @Agnés Colbert

Crown Princess Mary attended as patron of the Heart Association (Hjerteforeningen) a first aid training at Randersgade school, a heart exercise classes at Copenhagen Municipality's Prevention Center (Københavns Kommunes Forebyggelsescenter) and attended Heart Association's scholarship award 2013 (Hjerteforeningens Legatuddeling).

Program: Copenhagen
  • 1:00 pm. She attended a first aid training at Randersgade School in Copenhagen.
  • 2:00 pm. Visited a cardic exercise group on a Preventions Centre in City of Copenhagen. 
  • 3:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary handed over the Heart Accosiations scholarship award 2013  at Bettey Nansen Theatre.
The Heart Association / Hjerteforeningen
The Heart Association / Hjerteforeningen is the second largest organization in Denmark working with research on cardiovascular diseases, such as prevention of heart diseases and patient support. They have more than 136,000 members. The association is a private organization working for donations and they provide financial support to Danish research with about DKK 25 million. Their four main values: to Courage - Recovery - Proximity - Credibility. Read more about the Heart Association / Hjerteforeningen here


First aid training is an important part of the essentials we need to be able to do. With only a little training we will be able to save people's lives. It takes so little for us to save another mans life. The first aid training give us the tools we need when to save a life. I need to admit that I do not master a first aid other than the few basics. Fortunately, I have never been in need of it, but it does not mean that I should not know how to do. I believe that if you need to help, in a stressful situation, you can. I think it will surprise many what we as a human can in stressful situations. In recent years in Denmark it has become more common that children learn about first aid in school, which is good because children learn 'easier' and if they know how to provide first aid from the start, they will never forget it. A little bit like learning how to ride a bike. As patron of the Heart Association (Hjerteforeningen) it is obvious for Mary to support learn about first aid when they go to school. And that was what she did a few days ago at Randersgade School in Copenhagen. With happy kids everywhere Mary arrived to Randersgade School. She was welcomed by all the children that was handing gifts to her. All this made her laugh because all of them wanted her attention. Inside the schools gym hall she attended a first aid class where the kids were taught how to handle first aid when needed. As always Mary was on the floor along with the kids talking and listening to them about the importance of first aid training. On red mats kids from the school showed what they have learned on, pretty realistic, plastic dolls. As member of the Danish Home Guard Mary has also learned about first aid and how to do. This was a part of the education before becoming a member. So of course Mary was ready to show a few tricks! Despite the fact that it was something important subject, Mary also had time to laugh and have a good time with the kids. An hour later she visited a cardiac exercise group on a Preventions Centre in City of Copenhagen where she met some of those who have a heart disease. They told about how they have been able to deal with their illness and how they try to improve their health. Her last event on November 21st was attending the Heart Association Scholarship award 2013 at Betty Nansen Theatre.

We are in late November and the weather in Denmark it's pretty cold already which means we need to wear all the warm clothes we can. Often Mary have one visit per day on a hour or so. A combination of this means only warm clothes. With a pair of long black trousers and her old Prada jacket featuring sequin details she rocked a everyday look. I think she was wearing something woolen underneath the jacket because as far as I know it's not that warm. The most common is for her to wear ankle boots with such trousers and to me it looks like a pair of her Prada ankle boots but I can't say for sure. At the arrival I spotted a large scarf, her Carlend Copenhagen clutch and a Shamballa Jewels bracelet. The beautiful and feminine Ole Lynggaard earrings/rings makes me happy every single time she wears them. True everyday glamour! With these jewellery she showed that just a few pieces of jewellery make the difference. 

Jacket: Prada 
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Earrings w. Pendant
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands in Whitegold
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500
Shoes: Prada?

Business visit at Carlsberg

November, 19th

Crown Princess Mary attended the presentation of the Mary Foundations work, results and goals at Carlsberg. The Mary Foundation received a donation from Carlsberg at DKK 50,000. Carlsberg is one of the eight co-founders of the Mary Fund. 

In 2004 when Mary married Frederik DKK 1.1 million were collected in Denmark and Greenland and given to the couple as their wedding gift. With these many millions Mary had the idea of making a foundation working with social problems, where social isolation played a major role, in Denmark. With this wish the idea of making the Mary Foundation - H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary's Foundation was started and in 2007 it was established. A year later, 2008, the foundations first project was launched. Eight co-fonders have supported their work financially which of course has given the foundation a solid ground to grow from. As one of the co-founders of the Mary Foundation, Carlsberg has been involved in pioneering work, they have supported their aims and goals and with this support, and money, the Mary Foundation now have the ability to help vulnerable areas in Denmark such as domestic violence against women, loneliness and bullying among children. The other seven co-founders of the Mary Foundation are: Det Obelske Familiefond, LEGO Holding A/S, Nykredit, Oak Foundation, Oticon Fonden, Poul Due Jensens Fond, Remmen Fonden, TrygFonden smba. and Villum Fonden. It was Mary and CEO Helle Østergaard who presented the Mary Foundation's work and results such as which goals they have in the future with their projects, to the employees at Carlsberg. Helle Østergaard presented three of the foundation's work, among others the Free of Bullying-project (Fri  for Mobberi). And as the chairman of the Mary Foundation, Mary talked about the foundation's vision which is to give everyone access to the community, to let everyone know that they belong. Jørgen Buhl Rassmussen had the opportunity to tell Mary about Carlbergs history and who they have managed to develop. At the same time he got the change to express his thoughts about the Mary Foundations work. Mary responded by thank Carlsberg for their support back in the building phase.

No one wear a black suit like Mary! Everything fits and looks great. Now I already reviled what she wore but my excitement is not to control. Despite the fact that the visit at Carlsberg was more of a private visit she convinced me that public or not, a black suit is still so fashionable. This black and white outfit would work perfectly at any occasion, everyday and with a pair of earrings or colourful shoes you have the perfect evening outfit. It is really a great classic business look and with the white Elise Gug, worn at a visit to New York earlier this year, it's timeless. I'm so sure we will see the blouse much more in the future, maybe with a skirt? Because almost every designer have created a black suit it's really hard for me to tell who designed this one. Hugo Boss is known for their classic business style, so that would be my guess. Ralph Lauren could also be the designer we are looking for. She added a pair of black pumps and her natural makeup fulfilled her outfit at her day at Carlsberg. Not that many pictures have been published and the only where I actually see her pumps I can't recognize them. What I can tell you is just that they are black. I know that's not much. And of course, she wore her beautiful golden Shamballa Jewels bracelet featuring a pink diamond ball. The story tells that the pink diamond ball are taken from another one of her bracelets, also Shamballa Jewels, and transformed into this sparkling wonder.

Blouse: Elise Gug Longsleeved Top €349
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé

United States Agency for International Development

November, 19th

Crown Princess Mary met the Administrator of the USAID, Dr. Rajiv Shah for information about USAID's global development activities and plans. The meeting took place at Frederik VIII's Palace in Copenhagen. 

Who are they?
The USAID stand for United States Agency for International Development and it the leading U.S. Government agency working with extreme poverty worldwide such as enable resilient and democratic societies to realize what great potential they have. Read more about the USAID here.

On Monday Mary was ready to meet Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID at Frederik VIII's palace, Amalienborg, to get more information about the United States Agency for International Development global plans and activities. She was pictures with Dr. Rajiv Shah and the American Ambassador HE Rufus Gifford. Gathered around a large round table in one of the homes meeting rooms. Here she was informed about the USAID's future plans. With great commitment Mary was listening carefully to what they all had to say. Mary was photographed with Dr. Rajiv Shah and American Ambassador HE Rufus Gifford after the meeting.

Looking professional and sophisticated she attended the meeting. I absolutely love everything about her outfit. Wearing a matching navy blue blouse and trousers made her look much 'longer' than usual. Visible she looks higher wearing clothes in the same colour. It is one of my favourite colours and next to her dark brown hair it looks even better. We do not often see Mary wear a suit like this and I think the unexpected clothes is the reason why I love that much. I haven't been able to find out where non of the items are from but I would really like to know who the designer is. The pony tale gave her a straight and clean look, feminine at the same time. She accessorize the outfit with diamond earrings, her Shamballa Jewels bracelet and black patent pumps. The only thing I have been able to find is the tiny black bow belt which is from Prada.

Belt: Prada Patent Leather Bow Belt SGD$395
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé

Day 3: Official Visit in Mexico

November, 13th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are right now in Mexico with Danish Health Minister Astrid Krag and a business delegation on 52 companies to focus on the trade between Denmark and Mexico. The visit began on November 11 and the 13th was their last day in Mexico after the three day visit. 

Crown Prince Frederik's program
  • 10:00 am. The Crown Prince visited Sigma Alimentos factory in Tula, belonging to the municipality of Hidalgo. The factory produces and supplies frozen food.
  • 11:15 am. The Crown Prince visited the state-owned oil company Pemex in Mexico City.
  • 12:15 pm. The Crown Prince participated in a meeting with representatives of the Danish business delegation, the Federal Electricity Commission and makers. 
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's program
  • 1:45 pm. The Royal couple attended a reception with health care system and with representative from Denmark.
  • 2:45 pm. Attended a reception for The Danish Colony in Mexico and friends of Denmark.
  • 3:35 pm. The couple visited the ABC Hospital where Danish health solutions were presented.
Crown Princess Mary's program
  • 5:00 pm. Visited the Diarq Foundation, which aims to help women victims of domestic violence, among other things to offer accommodation in a protected house.

It was Frederik who began on his own the third and last day in Mexico. The couple have stayed in Mexico the last three days with a business delegation on 52 companies and with the Danish Health Minister Astrid Krag to help improve the trade between the two countries in the future. In about two and a half hour Frederik managed to attend three different events. First he visited the Sigma Alimentos factory in Tula that produces and supplies frozen food, next he visited Pemex in Mexico City and last he participated in a meeting with the business delegation form Denmark, the Federal Electricity Commission and makers. Around noon both of them attended a reception with the health care system and with representative from Denmark followed by a reception for The Danish Colony in Mexico and friends of Denmark. I think it was very clear this last day of their stay what the real reason for their visit was. They participated in several different events during the day to develop the relationship between them and us -Denmark and Mexico. Together with the Health Minister and the business delegation, Frederik and Mary represented Denmark perfectly.  When visiting The Danish Colony in Mexico and friends of Denmark around 100 guests from the Danish colony met the couple with sparkling eyes and a wide smile. They got the chance to tell the couple a little bit about their life in South America. The royal couple met both young and old Danes who all live in Mexico. Many of the participant guests attended with their Mexican wife or husband, girlfriend or boyfriend. Afterwards the couple visited the ABC Hospital where Danish health solutions were presented to them during the visit. They both showed an interested in their work and how the health solutions might be able to help many people in the future. On her own Mary attended their last visit, which was a visit to the Diarq Foundation which aims to help women who have been victims of domestic violence. They are among other things offered a save and protected home. The press wasn't allowed inside when Mary got at chance to talk to some of the women who have been given help. Hearing their stories clearly moved her. This was the last visit on the trip to Mexico and I have to say I think it have been a wonderful trip, something I'll remember that is for sure. 

During their last day Mary showed us some good old stuff. The first thing we all noticed was of course the black floral printed Ralph Lauren (Blue Label collection) dress, or that was what I saw as the first thing. Maybe it is because I love that dress so much, with the white roses and all. Ralph Lauren's designs are so romantic and classy. Mary in this dress is pure love to me. Really made me happy to see her wear it again. Even though it's just black and white the print makes it much more exciting. Nothing boring about it. From one event to another she wore her simple black Prada coat worn at multiple occasions.  A coat like this you can wear any day, any time a year. Underneath she kept her arms warm with a matching black cardigan. To match her beige Christian Louboutin pumps with the rest of the outfit is clever of her, they give the exact amount of femininity this outfit needs. Another classic accessories I love her for having added to her look is the grey Chanel body-cross bag featuring the characteristic chain shoulder strap and logo at front. What is special about this bag isn't the designer nor the model but the pattern. That is very unique and special compared to the original Chanel bag. We did not see much colour but the little we actually did see I really love! The brand new Marianne Dulong earrings featuring a red pendant and a diamond in the middle. The only thing you can do I love them for their simple and feminine design. Natural makeup as always highlighting all her best features and of course the timeless hairstyle. A brilliant way to end a great trip to Mexico, don't you think? Glad I got to share all of this with you. 

Dress: Ralph Lauren Devon Vintage Floral Dress
Coat: Prada
Bag: Chanel
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Ballon Earrings
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Décolleté 100 Leather Pumps

Day 2: Official Visit in Mexico

November, 12th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are on a official visit in Mexico with the Danish Health Minister Astrid Krag and a business delegation on 52 companies to focus on promoting the trade between Denmark and Mexico. The stay will last from November 11th to 13th. 

  • 9:50 am. The couple visited the business seminars Food Ingredients and optimization seminar, Healthcare seminar and Agro Industry and food technology seminar at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City.
  • 11:40 am. They visited the chamber of deputies, who is part of the American Parliament.
  • 1:00 pm. The Crown Prince Couple attended the opening of Mexico's first bicycle barometer which is set up with the aim to make Mexico City a more bicycle-friendly city.
  • 3:50 pm. Attending the opening of a exhibition on sustainable Danish design at Soumaya Museum in Mexico City.
  • 8:10 pm. The royal couple attended a gala dinner, which took place in the restored abbey ex Convento de San Hipólito.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during their second day in Mexico City

Yet another business day in Mexico! Their second day began with a seminar at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City. Among other Frederik got at chance to have a little chat with the Mexican Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell which he was also photographed with. The royal couple attended three different seminars dealing with three different areas food, healthcare and industry: Food Ingredients and optimization seminarHealthcare seminar and Agro Industry and food technology seminar. These three areas are the main reason why Frederik and Mary are visiting Mexico these days, to improve and develop the trade of these things better in the future between Denmark and Mexico. Around 1:00 a clock local time, they were headed to attend the opening of Mexico's first bicycle barometer. The aim is to make Mexico City a more bicycle-friendly city and the best example is Denmark. The perfect combination because Denmark is one of the most well known cities in the world to use our bicycles. I'm sure Mexico use what we do in Denmark to develop their new barometer. Actually the barometer are produced in Denmark. Health Minister Astrid Krag did also attend the opening like mayor Miguel Angel Mancera. Three hours later the couple attended another opening this time of a exhibition on sustainable Danish design at Soumaya Museum also in Mexico City. Entering the stage in her brand new silk Max Mara Studio drew, our beautiful Mary gave a speech at the opening. Because fashion is such a huge industry it's where sustainable really can make a difference, as Mary advocates. Attending an event like this it would have been very appropriate for her to wear a dress that's made sustainable. But the fact that she is supporting the concept is great to me.

When we are talking fashion let's keep on doing that. Because I really want to say some more about the Max Mara dress featuring the most wonderful Chinese blossom print in breathtaking dusty colours - just as I love them. Because it was a windy day in Mexico City she chose to wear a reused white shawl but I did only cover her upper body. At the exhibition on sustainable design we finally got to see the whole dress. I loved it before and even more after. A very beautiful dress featuring stunning details to look at for hours. I also like the way she chose a beige belt to mark her waist. Her dark brown were done in a half updo seen multiple times before over the years. It's a classic. Something else we have seen a million times are the Marianne Dulong earrings and bracelet such as the Shamballa Jewels. Another classic item is the Carlend Copenhagen clutch in the stunning brown colour. A great match in my opinion. Do we ever get tired of these accessories? -high quality, timeless design and colour. I don't think so. On her feet she wore the one and only simple pump from Christian Louboutin.

Dress: Max Mara Studio Fungo Bow Print Dress in Beige €402
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Aqua DKK 13,200
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Catena
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Décolleté 100mm Leather Pumps in Beige

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attending a gala dinner in the evening

After a long day it all ended them attending a gala dinner in the evening with the Danish ambassador as host. It took place at the magnificent and overwhelmingly beautiful restored abby ex. Convento de San Hipólito. In the dark the guest were sitting at round tables only lightened up by candles. In the middle music was playing to entertain all the invited guests. And of course any gala dinner gets a little better if Frederik and Mary participated. A night get that magic sparkle it needs to become fulfilled. Honestly I am pretty sure the guests were not disappointed. Mary in her red dress and silver accessories sparkling in the camera light and Frederik dressed in a his black suit and blue tie they welcomed all the guests with a smile and glimpse in their eyes. Wish I was the one attending that dinner! Haven't you never wished to attend at gala dinner with Frederik and Mary?

...and she did it once again! Mary in her red V-neck dress really surprised me in a good way. Often women tend to chose black dresses to an evening dinner, many of the invited guests wore black. But not our dazzling Mary. She is unique such as her style. It was so clever of her to wear the eye-catching dress with silver accessories. The perfect way to shine, if that is even possible. I have to say I think Mary looks breathtaking at the evening dinner. Actually it's the second time we see her in that dress I love so much but the first time you didn't really noticed it. Do you recall when? It was in 2012 at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. At then she was photographed with Princess Charlene of Monaco. Back then she also wore the dress with silver accessories - belt and a cardigan. You see a photo of the two royal women below. Since then I haven't found out who the designer is, maybe you happen to know something? I know a little more about where the accessories are from. According to Royal Regal the earrings are custom made to Mary by Marianne Dulong. You can change the pendant that is why they look of them are so different every time we see them. Before Royal Regal gave the information that Marianne Dulong was the actual designer, my mind came across several possible jewellery designers but non of them seemed to be the right one; now I know why. The metallic silver belt and clutch matched perfectly! The amazing and expensive silver bangle watch is created by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe for Georg Jensen. A fantastic piece of work I wouldn't mind wearing. 

Another piece of jewellery I wouldn't mind wearing is the ring on her right hand. This is the second time we see her wear it, at a evening dinner in 2011 when Frederik and Mary visited Australia with the twins for the first time. The ring features three red jewellery stones surrounded by diamonds. What I'm telling you know about this ring is not something I have been able to confirm at all but what I read is that the ring once belonged to the former Queen Alexandrine of Denmark. She got married to Crown Prince Christian X of Denmark. I think she wore it as a brooch on her engagement photo, here. You have to take a very close look at the photo to see it but I'm pretty sure it's the same.  

Watch: Georg Jensen Vivianna $19,690
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Shoes: Prada

Day 1: Official Visit in Mexico

November, 11th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are on official visit in Mexico from November 11 to 13 as head of a Danish business delegation. They will be accompanied by Health Minister Astrid Krag and a business delegation of 52 companies. The visit focuses on Danish and Mexican trade in health and welfare, agriculture and food, energy and climate-friendly technology.

  • 10:00 am. Visiting the CTDUCA Foundation and their work with education and care for people with Down Syndrome.
  • 11:00 pm. The couple visited the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City where they were introduced to the history of Mexico and the museum's three main galleries. 
  • 1:00 pm. The couple were officially welcomed to Mexico by President H.E Enrique Peña Nieto and First Lady Angélica Rivera de Peña in the presidential residence in Mexico City.
  • 3:10 pm. Visiting the Papalote Children's Museum in Mexico City. During the visit the couple met Mexican children from The Denmark School.
  • 4:10 pm. The couple participate in the ceremony "Key to the City" with mayor of Mexico City Miguel Ángel Mancera. 
  • 8:30 pm. Participated in a charity concert by the Danish band the Raveonettes. The concert took place in El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. 

Only a month ago our favourite royal couple went on a official visit to Australia and now they are going on a three-day official visit to Mexico with Danish Health Minister Astrid Krag and a 52 company business delegation to focus on improving the trade between Denmark and Mexico in among others healthcare and welfare, climate-friendly technology and agriculture. Their three-day visit is packeted with different activities and places to be from the morning till late evening. If I'm correct the couple arrived to Mexico yesterday and was on November 11 ready to spend their day with the Mexican citizens. Their day started at 11:00 am. by visiting the CTDUCA Foundation. The foundation works with education and care taking of people with Down Syndrome. During the visit they royal couple were presented including how a certain dietary supplements can help to improve the cognitive abilities of people with Down syndrome. With big smiles on their lips Frederik and Mary got to talk and meet some of the children connected to the foundation while they were cocking. To me it's wonderful to see how we give these people a second chance, helping them to get better in the everyday etc. I have a cuisine who was born with Down Syndrome and I makes me happy to see how to help these children in every possible way. Makes me happy to see all of them smile. An hour later the couple went on to the next visit at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City where they were introduced to the history of Mexico and the museum's three main galleries. I think it must have been a fascination visit seeing some of the Mexican history because let us admit it, Mexico have a really interesting ancient history with myths, cultural stories etc.

Often on a official visit like this Frederik and Mary are official welcomed by the hosted as one of the first things. This time the couple were welcomed by President H.E Enrique Peña Nieto and First Lady Angélica Rivera de Peña in the presidential residence in Mexico City, afterwards. And of course no visit without a little fun. Around noon they visited the Papalote Children's Museum. During the visit the couple met Mexican children from The Denmark School and their LEGO-buildrings as a part of the LEGO-workshop. The children here get the chance to build their own future city and at the same time learn about environmental friendliness. In the afternoon attended the Royal Couple in the ceremony Key to the City with the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera. At the ceremony the royal couple were presented with the key to the city, which symbolically give them free access to Mexico City. What a guests! When the clock turned 8:30 pm., local time, in the evening they attended a concert with the Danish band Raveonettes at El Plaza Condesa.

This first day Mary showed us her femininity wearing the most stunning floral peplum! So wonderful featuring the large white roses. I have been able to identify the new romantic peplum and I found it at Dolce & Gabbana. It was a little surprising to see her wearing a floral peplum, because we have only seen her in plain cloud blouses like these. But I love that she try something new. Not many of us are that good a wearing prints or at least I'm not. Don't know about you. This is an item I would so much love to see again maybe with a pair of white trousers? I think it would look as good as the white pencil skirt. Give me the feeling us summer, sun and long nights. She accessorized the outfit with Marianne Dulong jewellery, classic white pearl jewellery.  I remember telling you that her beautiful silver ring featuring the large white pearl was most likely inherited from her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, but I was completely wrong. A friend of mine, Pernille, gave me the clue that proved another truth. Jewellery designer Marianne Dulong uses a special file technique which has been seen on her ring. That is why we must assume Dulong has created this as well. She matched the rest of the outfit with a beige Naledi Copenhagen (Fall/Winter 2011/2012) clutch and patent leather pumps from Jimmy Choo. I read somewhere else she was wearing Christian Louboutin shoes but I'm quite sure that is not true. 

Peplum: Dolce & Gabbana Floral Peplum DKK 6,980
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Catena DKK 30,800
Ring: Marianne Dulong
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Ostrich Clutch in Beige 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Gilbert Round-Toe Pumps $175 (pre-owned)

Concert and Dinner at Fredensborg Castle

November, 5th
Photo @Agnés Colbert

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a concert followed by a dinner with representatives from the health sector which was held at Fredensborg Palace hosted by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. 

The Danish royal family were gathered for a wonderful evening when they attended both a concert and a dinner at Fredensborg Castle. The concert was held in recognition of the great efforts the healthcare in Denmark provide to the benefit of the Danish population's health and wellbeing. Suit-dressed men and evening-dressed women form the healthcare attended a evening with classical music performed by students from the Academy of Music (Syddansk Musikkonservatorium) and the acting school (Skuespillerskolen). The concert followed by a dinner were hosted by Queen Margrethe and her husband Prince Henrik. Along with the Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim they enjoyed a evening together with representatives from healthcare in Denmark. After the concert they aloe attended the dinner which also took place at Fredensborg Castle, in Copenhagen, in the magnificent Kuppesal with the stunning white and black patterned floor. The attended representatives were sitting at round tables on golden chairs. Eaten from royal porcelain and green crystal glass. What a night! As you might know, the royal family always arrives after rank - Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and last Prince Joachim and Princess Marie who did not participate at last nights dinner. The lightning wasn't that good, I'm sure it gave the perfect atmosphere with the almost non-exciting light, so no all pictures from the evening are pretty good. Kongethuset.dk has published a little video clip from when they royal family enter Kuppelsalen to attend the dinner and as I just told you the light isn't that good but still I think it's worth watching it. Watch it down below. I think there is something special when they enter a dinner like this, it's kinda magical. Am I right? As a royalist I'm sure you know the feeling.

Because of the lack of light when Frederik arrived to Fredensborg with his stunning wife I think she was looking even more beautiful -Queen of the night! I was so happy to see 'that' midnight blue skirt again after all these years. Do you remember the skirt? Well, it was also a long time ago really. We are back in 2006 when the Bulgarian President H.E Georgi Parvanov and his wife Mrs. Zorka Parvanov. A time when Mary dressed completely different than what we see her wear now a days. As the first time, she chose to wear the skirt with black clothes with the skirt in the center. Our eyes lays on the skirt and its dazzling sequin details and tulle underneath, sparkling in the light of the photographers camera light. At the arrival she wore a Prada coat such as pumps from the same designer and was carrying a black cardigan I assume till later. The satin clutch featuring pearl fringes is seen a several occasions before. A item we have seen not that long ago, to be more exact her blouse. I recognized it from when they were on the state visit in Australia about a month ago on the second day. Perfectly to show how to wear the same basic blouse twice at two very different occasions. I have not been able to identify who the designer is. That little extra 'thing' Mary always manage to mix into her outfit has to be the purple jewellery; ring and earrings. I think these to pieces are inherited or something like that. I do not know the exact story. So what do you think, is this outfit a winner or what? I really think it is. 

Coat: Prada 
Shoes: Prada Black Satin Pumps

UNFPA: The State of World Population 2013 Report

November, 5th
Photo by @ Agnés Colbert

Crown Princess Mary attended, as patron of the UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, the launch of the Fund's State of World Population report and was presence at the opening of the photo exhibition Too Young to Wed at University of Copenhagen.

Whats is the UNFPA?
UNFPA stands for United Nations Population Fund and is the lead UN agency for a world where every pregnancy is wanted and every birth is safe for mother and child. They also work to fulfill every young person's potential. Impressively the death of women dying from complications of a pregnancy or childbirth has been halved since they started working in 1969. Read more about UNFPA here

The Too Young to Wed photo exhibition has arrived to Denmark, travelled all the way to be exhibited at the University of Copenhagen. During the day Mary attended the launch of this years UN's State of World Population report, UNFPA's flagship publication. Which was hosted by the University of Copenhagen, UNFPA Nordic Office and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ralf Hemmingsen, the Rector of the University of Copenhagen, expressed in his opening address how global issues as development, health, social progress and child marriage have become a part of the research and educational agenda at the University. To mention; the photo exhibition has also been, in a abridged version, in Morocco to focus on child marriage is a main topic to discussion. This exhibition will begin in the beginning of November as well. If you wonder, as I did, what the Too Young to Wed photo exhibit is actually about, it shows poignant photos of the third world. Global issues affecting among others girls and women, child marriage and how to give young girls a better way to handle a early pregnancy. Pernille Fenger, Chief of UNFPA Nordic Office -one of this events hosts, highlighted that 5,000 under the age of 14 give birth every day in developing countries. It's choking. Because we live in a society where kids are not allowed to be a kids for very long, I think these children are entitled to have a safe and happy childhood, where they are allowed to play and develop. These girls don't even get the chance. Pernille Fenger also expressed her concern that around 40,000 girls at the age or younger than 17 are getting married every day. To hear this before you really take the time to watch the exhibition must get your mind going. I think it's remarkable who these girls even live like this. I don't think it is possible for us to tell how difficult it must be. If you just have to see all this for yourself, you find the exhibition till December 14th 2013. Afterwards it is relocated in the UN City.

Not overdressed wearing nothing new, Mary attended the exhibition such as the launch of the State of World Population 2013. In the beginning of this year, she visited the University of Southern Denmark in Odense as patron of the Australian and Danish twin registry. In addition her and Frederik visited the Australian register on their official visit about a week ago. Here they met several twins registered in the registry. Sure you remember the sweet pictures of the couple spending some time with the children. Not much have changed since then. I like that she wears her clothes over and over again even is she wears it in the exact same way as previously. Of course it confuses me when to find out when and where she wore it earlier. Mary chose calm colours consisting of black trousers and a short jacket I assume is from Prada. With her natural hair and makeup she did caught too much attention at the opening. Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen designed the beautiful earrings shaped as leaves featuring drop pendants. Such as the earrings we know all about the Bottega Veneta hobo bag. Right away I noticed her shoes featuring a buckle on the toe, I got help to ID. them by an wonderful woman who told me she was the lucky owner of these Max Mara shoes (approx. Fall/Winter 2012).

Jacket: Prada Wool Coat
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Earrings 18K White Gold w. Diamonds
Bag: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Hobo Bag
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Shoes: Max Mara

Interviews from The Crown Prince Couple’s Prizes 2013

As a tradition was shown, this time two, interviews with the royal couple that was shown during The Crown Prince Couple’s Prizes 2013 award show held in Australia for the first time abroad Denmark. It was a magnificent evening with dazzling dresses and happy faces. Now I have been able to find these two interviews and I just have to share them with you! They are in Danish, so to those of you who can't understand Danish, which I assume many of you don't, lean back and watch amazing memories with Frederik and Mary and all four royal children! In the first interview the couple are filmed in their home at Amalienborg in Copenhagen. In the middle of the interview all four children attends. In the second interview the couple is sailing around the harbor in Copenhagen talking about architecture among others. Oh... I just love these interviews. Happy watching!