Day 1: Official Visit to Estonia

April, 1st

Crown Princess Mary is on a two days visit to Estonia, April 1-2nd, along with the Mary Foundation and Save the Children (Red Barnet) to see how the Mary Foundation's Free of Bullying program is used in Estonia. 

Program: Estonia
  • 2:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary visited the kindergarten Suitsupääsupesa lasteaed.
  • 3:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of The Danish Royal Garden.
  • 3:30 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of a photo exhibition.
  • 4:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended a reception at the city hall. 
  • 6:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary met with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. 
Free of Bullying program
Free of Bullying (Fri for Mobberi) was launched back in 2007 and was created by the Mary Foundation and Save the Children (Red Barnet) to handle and prevent bullying among children in the age of kindergarten and pre-school in Denmark. Their results, with preventing bullying, has led to an international interested such as in Estonia. Read more about Free of Bullying in Denmark and international 1

Crown Princess Mary during her day in Estonia attending two openings and a reception
Photo @Agnés Colbert
Since 2007, had Mary along with the Mary Foundation, worked with the mission that everybody belongs. This has led to numerous projects among other Backpacks, Advise for Life, ReadingGames and of course Free of Bullying with bullying as an serious issue among children. This has been one important project for Mary and her foundation since the beginning because often bullying causes social isolations which which has one of the highest priorities. Social isolation is a taboo and is a difficult subject for the children to talk about. Working with great success in Denmark, Mary is know on behalf of the Mary Foundation, on a visit to Estonia accompanied by CEO Helle Østergaard because Estonia is now the first country, besides Denmark, to use Free of Bullying as a tool i several of the countries kindergartens. After a flight from Denmark to Estonia, her first stop was at the kindergarten Suitsupääsupesa lasteaed. Here she was kindly welcomed by employees and of course lots of children who all wanted a glimpse and a handshake of Mary. It's not every day they get the chance to meet at Crown Princess, especially not from Denmark. With her visit to the kindergarten, she saw for herself how her own project is working also abroad the borders of Denmark. The kids sang and played games. Her visit at the kindergarten was an hour later followed by a visit to the Danish Royal Garden, which in 2013, was renovated by the city Tallinn economically supported by A.P. Møller and his wife's fond and Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's fond. According to legend, it is said to be where Denmark's national flag fell from the sky in the 1219th. A historical place for a Danish Crown Princess. Mary and mayor Edgar Savisaar gave a speech, after Mary had visited the City Hall to write in the guestbook.

Photos @Agnés Colbert

By looking at her clothes, I assume that Estonia at this time a year is not the warmest place on earth to be right now. She showed us one great look, a new grey suit in a lovely fabric featuring some really nice details and a pair of stunning knee-length Prada boots! Can't wait to wear a suit like this with my black boots. These are worn a couple of times before. Personally I am a huge fan of suits and is thrilled when we get to see Mary wear one. At the same time she looks classy, everyday chic and sophisticated. For a while now, I have been looking everywhere trying to find out where her suit could be from. With a little help it's a pleasure telling that her suits is from Prada, no surprise. Has to be the designer she wear most often. I really adore her look, every detail is just absolutely perfect. With this outfit I can't wait to see what she will wear next! Mary chose a black turtleneck, leather gloves and tights which is a lovely match. Keeping it simple, the only real accessory she was wearing is a pair of Hartmann's earrings featuring small pink diamonds and two out of three diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. And of course, no complete outfit without a little makeup which was so natural and delicate just like her hair. Oh... I almost forgot to mention the black Carlend Copenhagen clutch. A true wonder.

Jacket: Prada Grey Tweed Jacket $674
Skirt: Prada Knee Lenght Skirt $480
Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Croco DKK 8.500
Boots: Prada Black Boots £440

Crown Princess Mary attended a meeting with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Photo @Agnés Colbert
After a long day visiting both kindergartens, a historical place for Denmark and a short reception at the city hall, her last job on her first day was to attend a meeting with Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves who you see standing next to Mary on the photo above. The other woman is the Presidents wife Evelin Ilves. Around dinner time did Mary arrive to meet with the President and his wife. With a beautiful smile and shiny eyes, she met both the press and the Estonian Presidential couple. Because it was around dinner time, I guess they also had some dinner before or after their meeting. Mary wrote her signature in a guestbook sitting at a beautiful, old, brown table decorated with both the Estonian and Danish flag. And with that signature her first day in Estonia ended. I really can't wait till tomorrow to follow her one more day before leaving for Denmark again.

Photo @Agnés Colbert

Meeting with the Estonian Presidential couple, of course requires a brand new black and white dress! The new Prada dress features cap sleeves and a really fabulous cut under her bust. I would love to wear it as beautifully as she does. Knee-length suits her well and makes her appropriate meeting the President. Actually it's quite a simple outfit: a two tone dress and lots of stunning jewellery. The large flower (?) brooch is seen before on a plain white dress, this I have no idea where is or could be from. My only guess would be a gift maybe from her mother-in-law but because I have never seen the Queen wear anything similar, I doubt my own theory. Like the Presidents wife, Mary wore a pair of wonderful white pearl earrings from Marianne Dulong and not to forget a huge pearl ring from the same designer. These have also been seen uncountable times before. White pearl is always a classics. There are also another couple of golden bracelets from Dulong, two I do not know about and one from Shamballa Jewels. Seems to be one of her favourite bracelet right now. Let's admit it, that bracelet is (almost) worth dying for! When she arrived, she was wearing a white coat very likely from Prada as well. Like earlier it was the black croco clutch from Carlend Copenhagen Mary chose to wear in the evening. To top off her outfit, Mary wore a pair of incredible pumps from Rupert Sanderson. I'm not quite sure if we have seen them before, but they are just lovely! Especially the v-shaped toe. As the classic style she has, she spiced up the look with a marvelous dusty red lipgloss and some dramatic eyes!

Coat: Prada
Dress: Prada Black Knee-Length Dress €1200
Ring: Marianne Dulong
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Croco DKK 8.500
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Esme Bracelet, Gold DKK 20.900
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Anello Bracelet, Gold DKK 32.000
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps DKK 2.345

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