Congratulations Queen Margrethe!

Thursday, April 16th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were present while Queen Margrethe celebrated her 75th birthday along with the Danish people. 

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending morning celebration at Fredensborg

For many years it has been tradition that the royal family celebrate the Queen on her birthday with a morning ceremony. Here friends and family gather in front of Fredensborg castle and congratulate her with greeting's and sining. And this year is a bit more special that usual, because the Queen celebrate her 75th birthday! On this occasion royal family members are gathered in Copenhagen to celebrate Margrethe and most of them also participated in the morning ritual. Especially Crown Princess Mary and Queen Mathilde of Belgium had a great time. All the Queen's eight grandchildren were gathered with the rest to celebrate the Queen, who was in a really mood. It was a quite windy morning when family and friends arrive to Fredensborg but that did not stop them from celebrating the birthday-girl. All the best wishes to Queen Margrethe on behalf of her 75th birthday. I know the Danes have been looking forward to celebrate her, have you? After the morning ceremony the Queen was driven to Amalienborg castle. 

Because of the rather windy weather most guests were dressed in warm jackets and scarves. So was Mary. She was in a warm grey wool poncho with a purple cotton blouse underneath featuring long sleeves. This perfectly matched the slim black trousers and the heeled ankle boots from Gianvito Rossi. Remind me that I need boots just like these. They would do great during both fall and spring. The blouse makes me think of something but I can't tell for sure if we have seen it before. Do you recall having seen it before? Love how casual she was dressed as the rest of the family. Really, Mary can rock any outfit! Simply she accessorized her look with a few diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen

Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Boots: Gianvito Rossi Leather Ankle Boots

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary on the balcony at Amalienborg

After the morning ceremony at 8:30 am. the Queen and her family stepped out on the balcony at Amalienborg castle at 12:00 pm. locale time. They were warmly met by hundreds of Danes who were gathered in front of the castle to congratulate their Queen on her 75th birthday. With Margrethe in the middle; the Crown Prince couple and their children were on her right side and Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children on her left side. These big birthdays are always celebrated with a glimpse of the royal family on the balcony at Amalienborg and it's something that can't change. I hope it is a thing Frederik and Mary will keep on doing as next in line to the Danish throne. Three times the Queen stepped out on the middle balcony -first on her own, secondly with the entire family and third with her two sons. I am sure we have never seen such a proud Queen, mother and grandmother before this. She was one big smile, such as the rest of the family.

In the noon, Queen Margrethe and her family entered the balcony's at Amalienborg as traditions says. Since Margrethe was just a little girl she has been during this to feel the love of the Danish people. Crown Prince Frederik and his family to her right and Prince Joachim and his family to her left side. Standing on the balcony, waving to the Danes Mary showed up wearing her midnight blue Oscar de la Renta coat featuring a decorated neckline. A beautiful piece with so many wonderful details I hardly know where to start and end. So, I will leave the commenting to you. She accessories her dreamy coat with grey suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi, a pair of earrings from Hartmann's and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Her beauty is not to describe. The hairstyle is a side chignon; one of the most incredible and versatile hairstyles you can do. I have always loved it and I still do. Maybe even more now. Like the rest of the family, Mary was also wearing a medal on the left side of her chest. It is a medal made on occasion of the Queen's 75th birthday. Five years ago, on her 70th birthday, a medal was also made.

Frederik and Mary's two princesses -Isabella and Josephine- were also dressed in lovely blue dresses as their mother. They even wore similar dressed to each other from Pili Carrera. The Crown Prince dazzled in a dark blue suit, while his two sons looked handsome in matching grey suits. A lovely family in blue!

Coat: Oscar de la Renta Embellished Silk-Faille Coat
Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Grey Pumps in Lapis

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary on a carriage ride in Copenhagen

Much has been planned for the when the Queen turned 75 years old. She was even celebrated with for a whole day in Aarhus with a concert in the evening, a few weeks ago. After the balcony scene, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary joined the Queen for a carriage ride in Copenhagen. Prince Henrik was suppose to join her but because of illness, he was not the one next to her. Instead the Queen enjoyed the trip along with her oldest son and his wife. All three of them seemed to enjoy every single moment of the ride. Later on the Crown Prince couple and Queen Margrethe visited Copenhagen City Hall. Here the Queen was celebrated with choir, music, speeches and gifts. The three royal members also showed up on the City Hall balcony.

On the carriage ride Mary was wearing the same Oscar de la Renta coat as seen on the balcony earlier in the morning. She embraced the style by wearing a new grey hat identified by the owner of Treasures & Tiaras as Jane Taylor. Actually, the hat has been seen once before, just not on Mary. It was last seen on Zara Philips Tindal in 2014, here. Who wore it better? And what a perfect match to the grey suede Gianvito Rossi pumps! Even gloves and navy blue shawl perfectly matched the rest of her outfit. Also the grey suede Hugo Boss clutch looks just great with everything. I also noticed a bracelet on her right arm, which I did not see when she was on the balcony. To me it looks new. Both Hartmann's earrings and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen have been seen multiple times before, but every time it looks new. I am amazed how she manages to keep everything look new also if we have seen her wear it a million times before. What stunned me most about her outfit, is the fact how well navy blue and grey looks together. Am I right? I cannot wait to try something similar myself. I wonder how much she use her stylist these days?

Hat: Jane Taylor Greta
Coat: Oscar de la Renta Embellished Silk-Faille Coat
Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen
Clutch: Hugo Boss Suede Clutch Bag
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Grey Pumps in Lapis

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending dinner at Fredensborg Palce

Around 230 guests were specially invited to dinner at Fredensborg castle to celebrate Queen Margrethe's 75th birthday. 230! I have no idea how to gather all these people, but as Queen I'm sure it was no problem at all. John Donaldson, Mary's father was one of the guests who attended the dinner. The guests arrived to Fredensborg at around 7:00 pm. local time and about one hour later the royal family members arrived as the last ones. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary even arrived a little late. The dinner was private and pictures were only taken at the arrival. I perfectly understand that such an arrangement is kept private and behind closed doors. Luckily, we got a lot of pictures from the arrival, which also were broadcasted live on Danish television. I was glued to the screen when the Crown Prince couple showed up and what a sight!

I was so sure that Mary would wear her red evening gown from when she was married 11 years ago, so I was very surprised to see her in a brand new silver gown! The most incredible evening gown featuring long puffy sleeves, a brooch detail and cute-outs at front. The silhouette is rather slim and looks just great on her. She really has the body to wear a dress like this, don't you think? The amazing wonder has been found by one of my fantastic readers at Temperley London. A designer I haven't thought about at all. Like earlier today she wore her grey suede Gianvito Rossi pumps, a new silver clutch from J. Furmani and Marianne Dulong jewellery. I love how simple everything is, even her hairstyle. Really girls, it is a ponytail for a gala dinner with 230 guests and Mary's hair is in a ponytail? It just looks absolutely gorgeous. Nail polish and lips matched in the same berry red colour. My three words to describe what I see: polished, fashionable and stylish!

Dress: Temperley London French Navy Silke Fayve Dress
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Ring: Marianne Dulong
Clutch: J. Furmani Stone Flap Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Grey Pumps in Lapis

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