Day 1. The Global Network of Women's Shelters' Conference

Wednesday, November 4th
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Crown Princess Mary is present at the Global Network of Women's Shelters' Conference in the Netherlands from November 4-5th. The Crown Princess is accompanied by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. 

Program: The Hague
  • 9:00 am Crown Princess Mary and Queen Maxima arrived to the World Forum in the Hague.
  • 9:00 am Attended a panel discussion on economic independence for women.
  • 10:00 am Participated in a workshop on effective social and economic reintegration for women.
  • 11:00 am Watched the film Brave Miss World.
  • 1:30 pm Attended a panel discussion on sustainable funding and defense of women.

While Crown Prince Frederik is in Africa, his wife Crown Princess Mary is in the Netherlands -not that far from home as her husband. She is in the Netherlands to attend the Global Network of Women's Shelters' Conference as chairman of the Mary Foundation, as a member of the International Panel ICPD's High Level Task Force and as patron of the UN Population Fund and the Maternity Worldwide. Involved in all this and much more, the Danish Crown Princess has to be the perfect person to represent Denmark along with the several organizations at the conference. The Women's Shelters' Conference aim to create knowledge and share experiences across cultures and nationalities, all to find a solution on how to stop violence against women in countries all over the world. Back in 2012, she attended the conference in Washington -the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters.

At 9:00 pm. local time, the Crown Princess arrived to the World Forum in the Hague accompanied by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. The Queen welcomed Denmark's future queen at the airport when she arrived earlier that morning and both women were in splendid mood. Just a week ago Queen Máxima and her husband Kind Wilhelm-Alexander visited China. The visit ended before it was planned because Maxima had a kidney infection that she was treated for back home. This week she also had to cancel some of her appointments. Despite the infection she chose to stand by the Danish Crown Princess on Wednesday and as planned, took her part in the Women's Shelters' Conference. Both Mary and Queen Maxima have, for several years, been involved in work to combat violence against women.

At the opening Queen Maxima gave her speech and on November 5th the Danish Crown Princess is keynote speaker. Around an hour later, the Crown Princess was on her own again and attended several different activities and workshops related to the complex problems including empowerment of abused women, international cooperation in the field and opportunities to influence the international agenda. Afterwards she watch a part of the film Brave Miss World about the Israeli Linor Arbargil who in 1998, a few weeks before she became Miss World, she was raped. The Crown Princess also took part in the discussion followed after Linor's lecture. She also payed a visit to the women shelter Rosa Manus where she met children and women; talked to women and played with the children.

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As I have mentioned once or twice before the weather has changed in Denmark. The leaves have fallen of the trees and the ones that are left have the most wonderful orange and red colours, it's colder and rainy all the time. A typical autumn weather in Denmark. Some days ago we saw Mary wearing rubber boots, a warm jacket and gloves, which are exactly what you need these days. The dress coat was completely different arriving to the Netherlands. Bare legs and pastel coloured clothes.

It was love a first sight for me. I'm got obsessed with her outfit and had to try it out myself. Maybe we need to go back and I tell you more about what she actually wore at the conference. Mary was wearing a pink 60s inspired A-line skirt featuring large pockets at front and a matching coat in the same bobble gum pink colour. I was pretty sure both skirt and coat had to be from the same designer. Still, I didn't find a thing indication where it's from. Something I rarely do is to give up but I did this time. Suddenly, out of nowhere, I got a message on Facebook with the text of an identification and a link to where to find these two new things. At the same time I added a new brand to my list of Mary's clothes, namely AndiataAnd yes, coat and skirt are from the same designer. I learned that no one could find the skirt, but that is why you have me because within 2 seconds I found her skirt as well. Thank to Lurdes who enlightened med and making my day even better. With a black turtleneck, accessorized with a reused Prada (2012 collectionhandbag and SAND Copenhagen pumps, she completed what I would call a perfect outfit. Don't know if you noticed it but she was wearing her old Cartier watch featuring a black watchband and small diamonds. A natural brown and pink makeup gave her a feminine touch such as the round diamond earrings from Hartmann's

Coat: Andiata Ceri Double Breasted Coat
Skirt: Andiata Lene 55 Skirt
Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Watch: Catier
Bag: Prada Affiano Lux Tote Bag
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

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