Day 1. Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Sunday, February 28th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attends a business delegation to Saudi Arabia and Qatar from February 28th to March 3rd. The royal couple are accompanied by Minister of Foreign  Affairs Kristian Jensen, Minister of Health and Elderly Sophie Løhde and Minister of Business- and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen. The business delegation consists of 44 different Danish companies. 

Program: Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

The Crown Prince Couple
  • Visiting the Saudi Arabian royal family. 1 2

February 27th, Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary welcommed in Riyadh

This is really something I have been looking forward to despite all the fuss about the trip. An official state visit is exciting news. It is also a great opportunity for us to see the couple together. Because of all the bad talking prior to the visit, it's my intention to keep this as any other state visit. Dons't mean that I don't care -I do. But this is really the only comment I'll make in that case. Thanks.
The royal couple arrived to Riyadh a day before the official visit begin. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and is, as far as you can come from Denmark. Despite many speculations, the Crown Prince couple were welcomed important figures from Saudi Arabia. As I told you in the beginning, the couple are traveling with a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and three Danish Governmental representatives, who also this "pre-welcoming-ceremony". The official welcoming ceremony takes place on February 28th.

When the news came that the couple would visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar, many of you asked the very same question: how will Mary handle the situation choosing the most appropriate clothes? Well, of course as perfect as usual. Mary is always appropriately dressed -no matter where she is and who she is meeting with. To me it was clear that she would likely wear longer dresses and skirts. Now two days later it's finally time for me to tell you about what she actually chose to wear. Matching large white chairs with the golden details, Mary wore a beautiful Etro coat featuring colourful flowers. This is the third time we can admire her in this incredible coat -first in 2014 when she attended the event School for 200 years, here, and then on an official visit to South Africa the same year, here. She embraced colours on the coat with a fabulous silk scarf. I see some jewelleries as well, but I have a hard time identifying them. Think one piece is from Georg Jensen. My guess is that she wore black pumps. She also flashed her beige Prada bag.

Possible identification
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold

February 28th: Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary visiting Al Diriyah

This visit to Al Diriyah was not part of the royal couples official calendar and it has been almost impossible for me to find anything from the visit -except a few photos. All I found is in arabic and I really can't read arabic. But if you do and you know a little more of what happened, I would really like to hear from you. Or if any of you, who also do not speak arabic, have found any useful information's I hope you will share it with me. The Crown Prince couple were closely followed around the city by a group of people, who told about the city project. I think the sand-coloured building's located in the desert gives the city a very special atmosphere. It's clear they were not wondering around the streets of Copenhagen. The Crown Princess was, more than once, seen in close dialogue about the project while her husband just seemed to enjoy the buildings.

Black absorb most heath of all colour. So covered all in black, in the middle of the sun I guess it was a very warm experiences for her. Though Mary is use to the sun from her life in Australia. Personally, I would not be able to breath.. When visiting Riayad along with her husband, her legs were covered in long black trousers. I am pretty sure it is not going to be the last time we get to see these. Hugging her upper body, she was dressed in a black coat that reminds me so much of her Prada coat. I can't tell for sure. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden owns a similar coat from By Malene Birger, so this is also a possibility. It features a rather wide neckline and a single button at front. Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses protected her eyes from the Arabian sun. The pink scarf was also a part of the accessory. I guess it is the one worn in Morocco a couple of years ago, here. After a closer look, I realized that Mary had chosen her Chanel ballet flats for the walk.

 Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175
Ballet flats: Chanel Cap-Toe Flats 

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary visiting the Saudi Arabian Royal Family

The first official event, according to their calendar is also the official welcoming to Saudi Arabia. Despite the location was different than they are use to, they both seemed calm and acted all normal. The welcoming ceremony was hosted by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Nayef. Large part of the Saudi Arabian royal family attended the overwhelmingly ceremony such as Arabian business people, ministers, etc. Many more attended than expected and it took the royal couple long to greet them all. The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen was also present a the ceremony. He later told the press how impressive the welcoming was and how many actually came to greet the royal couple.

Mary was simply beautifully dressed at the welcoming ceremony. The funny thing is that the first I noticed was her hairstyle. It so much reminds me of hairdo's she often wore at the time when Prince Christian was born. Really there is nothing special about it. Maybe that is what makes it so great. Because Mary manages to add her own glamour and elegance to a simple hairstyle like this. Second, I noticed that new purple silk dress she was wearing. To me it looks like she wears black trousers underneath, similar to her Vietnamese Si Hoang traditional dress, here. If you take a closer look at the dress you will realize it features a beaded hemline around the neck and sleeves. I really adore this detail. Makes the dress even more amazing. And of course there is the colour -a magnificent purple colour that suits her beautifully. I sense you like it pretty much as well. She covered the dress with a goody from Prada, worn during several other state visits. I managed to find it couple of years ago on Ebay. Mary embraced the style with black Gianvito Rossi pumps, her favourite clutch from Carlend Copenhagen and yet another pink silk scarf with white roses. The round diamond earrings and brooch both reflected the lights of the cameras.

Coat: Prada Black Wool Coat
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps

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