1st New Year reception at Christiansborg

Tuesday, January 6th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a New Year reception at Christiansborg with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik as hosts. The diplomatic corps were invited to the reception.

New Year is all about celebrating the past, present and what is coming. As tradition Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik hosts a few New Year receptions for, first the diplomatic corps and tomorrow the Danish defence and Emergency Management. Around noon the Crown Prince couple arrived at Christiansborg Palace, just before the Queen and her husband. You might know that Christiansborg is also the Danish Parliament. The reception took place in the Knight Hall with the magnificent checkered floors and colourful tapestries on the walls telling the story of Denmark. When all four royal members had arrived, it was time for them to welcome each any every one of the special invited guests with a handshake. While the Crown Prince couple were standing, the Queen and Prince Henrik had each their chair to sit on during the welcoming ceremony. Well, they are that young anymore. All of them seemed to be in a good mood; ready for a wonderful reception with good wine and food. 

The past several years Mary has worn the same reused the gown at this reception, so I expected the same thing would happen this year. But no. When you least expect it, Mary surprise us. At the New Year reception she was dressed in the most amazing new midnight blue gown featuring a silver rhinestone collar and hemline! The gown is floor-length with three quarter length sleeves and a slit at the front of the skirt it was possible to see that she was wearing a pair of navy blue Pura Lopez pumps. According Billed-Bladet the gown is from Prada. I haven't been able to confirm that. Still it is a possibility though I doubt it.  To match the colour of the gown she had chosen her blue leather clutch form Quidam. As rules prescribe the Order of Elephant must worn with a blue ribbon from the left to right. The colour of the ribbon and the earrings had the same beautiful blue color. The big star on the left side of her upper body comes with the Order of Elephant. The white gloves made the outfit was even more glamorous! I'm simply blown away by her beauty. So, if you have not seen the pictures from the reception; the hurry up! I promise, you will not be disappointed. 

Clutch: Quidam Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: Pura Lopez High Heels Navy

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