Day 2. State visit from the Netherlands

Wednesday, March 18th

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are visiting Denmark from March 17-19th. The state visit aim to strengthen relations between Denmark and the Netherlands. 

Program: Samsø & Copenhagen
  • 10:25 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived to Samsø along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. 
  • 10:50 am. The Crown Prince Couple and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Samsø Efterskole.
  • 11:20 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and the King and Queen of the Netherlands visited Ballen Brundby Heating Plant
  • 11:40 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and the King and Queen of the Netherlands visited the Energy Academy on Samsø.
  • 12:15 pm. The Crown Prince Couple and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima had lunch at the Walthers Hvile
  • 4:00 pm. The Crown Prince Couple and the King and Queen of the Netherlands visited Bispebjerg Hospital
  • 7:00 pm. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima hosted a return gala dinner at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen.

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary visiting Samsø

This state visit is just something I have been looking so much forward to in a very long time! And now we are already started. Crazy. Yesterday was really wonderful and I'm so pleased that we have one whole day left in company with these two lovely royal couple's. The King and Queen of the Netherlands spend their second day in Denmark visiting Samsø. They were accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and of course his wife Crown Princess Mary. Watching pictures from their day at Samsø I really think they all had a great time. Seems like they are getting along very well. At noon the couple's arrived to Samsø which was closely followed by a visit to Samsø Efterskole and  Ballen Brundby Heating Plant. It was with great interest they royal family members listened to everything they were told. Before leaving Samsø and getting back to Copenhagen, the Crown Prince Couple and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima had lunch at the Walthers Hvile.

Another day with a warm cape, long boots and... a new hat! Mary and Queen Maxima were both dressed to perfection in matching outfits. What Mary has chosen to wear visiting Samsø surprise me though you may think that is not possible anymore -well, it is. I like everything about her outfit. A perfect autumn outfit with the turtleneck and new grey cape from Ralph Lauren (Polo Ready-to-Wear Fall 2014/2015). To me her black skirt is a reused piece. What do you think? Of course we can't hold it any longer, we have to talk about her new hat which I'm sure you all noticed. It is from Susanne Juul. Go or no go? Not sure I have have purchased it myself but it looks great and makes her outfit complete. I'm a huge fan of hats though I rarely wear them. As other accessory Mary wore diamond earrings and rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and a Marianne Dulong bracelet. Queen Maxima wore a caramel colour coat and some snake pumps from L.K. Bennett. In contrast Mary wore knee-length Valentino boots and with the weather we have in Denmark right now I would have followed Mary with the boots. She also carried a white bag from Prada, probably her favourite among her Prada bags. I also have to comment on her hairstyle because it is just so beautiful!

Hat: Susanne Juul Felt hat with bow 
Cape: Ralph Lauren Grey Wool Cape
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Earrings
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Bracelet
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Bag: Prada Saffinao Cuir Double Bag
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch
Boots: Valentino Blush Knee Boots

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending the return dinner at The Black Diamond

Oh... it has been two incredible days in company with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Looks like they all had a wonderful time together and have enjoyed the days. Traditionally the visiting royal couple host a dinner on occasion of the conducted state visit and that was also the case this time. The King and Queen of the Netherlands had invited the Crown Prince couple and many others to join them on their last evening in Denmark. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie was also invited and arrived shortly before Frederik and Mary. Though only a few hour had pasted; I was so thrilled to see the two couple's together again. They were already laughing and having fun at the arrival. Sure it was a wonderful evening! It has been a true pleasure following this state visit with all of you. I hope you enjoyed it has much as I did.

From the first glimpse of Queen Maxima, I was in love with her stunning orange gown! More than every I really looked forward to see what Mary had chosen to wear at the dinner. To all of you who do not like her outfit, I have one thing to say: she simply looked her best! We got everything we could only dream of. Even yesterday, she had the courage to wear something completely different than all the other guests -her white dreamy gown made by Birgit Hallstain. Red and black have always looked absolutely great and it will always be that way. The black floor-length gown is a reused By Malene Birger creation featuring layers and layers of ruffles. This is the third time we see her in that dress. First we saw it back in 2010 in her early pregnancy with the twins, here. Then again three years later in 2013 at a private birthday party, here. The black lace over her shoulders is from Julie Fagerholt Heartmade worn at a few occasions before this. She embrace the style with golden earrings, matching bracelets and a hair piece. I know many of you, including myself, have been looking for close-ups of this specific piece and now Kate finally found one here and what's more crazy -she also identified it! Can you believe it?! The beautiful piece comes from Dolce & Gabbana. To make the outfit even more elegant, if that’s possible, she wore black Prada pumps and a little black clutch. With red nail polish and lipstick she amazed me more than ever.

Earrings: Queen Earrings
Gown: By Malene Birger
Shawl: Heartmade Julie Fagerholt
Hair pin: Dolce & Gabbana Swarovski Crystl-Embellished Hair Comb
Shoes: Prada

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