Day 2: Official State Visit from Turkey

March, 18th

From March 17-19th are Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik hosts for the official state visit of the Presidential couple from Turkey, President H.E. Abdullah Gül and Mrs. Hayrünnisa.

Program: Copenhagen

Crown Princess Mary & Mrs. Hayrünnisa
  • 11:45 am. Crown Princess Mary hosted a lunch at her house, Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg Castle where an introduction to the Mary Foundation is given.
  • 1:30 pm. Crown Princess Mary and Mrs. Hayrünnisa visited Danner.
  • 7:00 pm. Members from the royal family and the Presidential couple attended a reception at Hotel D´Anglettere, Copenhagen. 

Crown Princess Mary and Mrs. Hayrünnisa visiting Danner, Copenhagen

Photo @Agnés Colbert
With everything organized, every minute of the day was planned where and when President H.E. Abdullah Gül and his wife Mrs. Hayrünnisa should be. After a successful gala dinner the evening before, the Turkish President visited Parliament at Christiansborg where he among others met with  the chairman of the Parliament Mogens Lykketoft and Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Meanwhile, Mary hosted a dinner at Amalienborg Mrs. Hayrünnisa attended. Both women were photographed in front of the marble staircase decorated with golden details. Magnificent background for a photo! During the lunch Mrs. Hayrünnisa was introduced to the Mary Foundation and a few of their projects. As chairwoman, Mary was the perfect one to tell her all about the foundations projects, results and visions. The lunch was followed by a visit at Danner, in Copenhagen, which is a shelter for women and children. They were both warmly welcomed at the arrival. During the visit Mary and Mrs. Hayrünnisa was told about Danner; their history and work in general. This could have been a visit Mary would do on her own but I think she proudly showed the first lady some of her fieldwork. The Mary Foundation and Danner are already collaboration, because the foundation provides Danner with backpacks from one of their projects. Children gets a bag filled with all kind of things like: lunch boxes, pencils, a teddy bear, toothbrushes, books to write and draw in, all things that are needed and to give the kids a little fun in their everyday while staying at the shelter with their mother and other siblings. This visit was followed by a visit at Novo Nordisk, only for the President and the first lady from Turkey.

Photo @Agnés Colbert
I think what we saw the day before yesterday was absolutely great and I hoped for something similar at yesterdays visits. Surprisingly both incredible women were dressed in the same colour: blue. Both in similar shades. Don't you think they have talked about it? or really what's the chance that their are wearing almost identical colours that day they are going to spend the day together. But of course it could also just be a funny a coincidence. As always I'm thrilled to see Mary wear that electric blue colour, makes her look so much alive. I know she loves colours and find it natural to wear them. Something I (also) love about her! More colours, please. You might remember the dress from somewhere else because back in 2013, when she attended World Cancer Day, she wore a similar blue dress. At first I was confused because was it the same dress or not? Now I've stirred at it for hours and only see similarities. The only difference is the peplum. With some help from Kate we found out that the dress is from Prada and with a further search I realized that the peplum is removable which answers the question if it's the same dress: it is! White as snow, Mary was wearing a Prada coat. Unfortunately it's no where to find online anymore. Beautifully she chose navy blue pumps which I have come to believe is from shoe designer Rupert Sanderson. Matching both shoes and dress, she wore a blue clutch from Quidam. When is comes to jewellery, her outfit was accessorized with golden diamond earrings from Marianne Dulong and a pearl bracelet from same designer. A Shamballa Jewels bracelet and two diamonds rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. One good looking Crown Princess!

Coat: Prada
Dress: Prada Red Knee-Length Dress €427
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Esme Earrings, Big DKK 16.900
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Bracelet, Big DKK 36.900
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Clutch: Quidam Blue Alligator Clutch
Shoes: Rupert Sanderson Winona Navy Pumps

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attended a reception at Hotel D'Angleterre

Photo @Agnés Colbert
On March 19th the Turkish Presidential couple are leavening Denmark which means, before they are leaving, a return dinner this time a return reception, held at fine, old Hotel D'Angleterre. A wonderful location in the center of Copenhagen. As Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark did Frederik and Mary attended the reception along with Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie. Looking gorgeous, with a glimpse in her eyes, Mary arrived accompanied by her husband. Greeting both the Queen and Prince Henrik, her sister- and brother-in-law and of course President H.E. Abdullah Gül and Mrs. Hayrünnisa,  they found their seats at first raw enjoying the evening which by the way was hosted by the Presidential couple from Turkey. This is always a tradition when someone is visiting Denmark or if Denmark are visiting another country abroad: to host some kind of return dinner or reception. What I know, the reception is organized by the visiting couple, this time the Turkish President and his wife. They decide what will happened during their last night in Denmark.

Photo @Agnés Colbert
Photo @Agnés Colbert
Like the pale pink Carla Zampatti gown, I was stunned and breathless when I first saw Mary in her new green embellished dress! She simply looks fabulous. The shape of that new dress is amazing and suits her figure perfectly. Love the way it's floating around her legs because of the A-line skirt. Its round neckline naturally draws your attention to her beautiful face. Really pretty. More than once I have told you how much I just love curly hair which is why I'm so pleased to finally see her with curly, girly hair again. Softens her outfit extremely well. And that makeup, wauw wauw. Shiny red lips and dramatic eyes. For sure I noticed her dress as the first thing, but as almost every other woman my eyes were drawn to the bottom of her outfit with just one question: which pair of shoes is she wearing? My heart immediately stopped. Her sparkling Gianvito Rossi (pre-AW12) pumps! It's really not getting any better than a pair of silver shoes. I differently wouldn't mind wearing these with one of my own dresses. So glad to see them again with another dress because the first time saw it she wore them with her long purple dress. Not the best combination. These diamond wonders are from Marianne Dulong with a stunning diamond pendant. Each time we see them I have the feeling they are new. She always knows how to wear her things so it looks new. Now we only have the clutch left which is from Carlend Copenhagen. The same model as her black one. 

It has been a true pleasure to follow the state visit with all of you. Thanks for reading! 

Coat: Prada
Dress: Prada Green Embellished Knee-Length Dress £942
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Croco DKK 8.500
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Leopard Glitter DKK 3.595

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