The mystery is solved

Never in a million years I would have thought this mystery would be solved. Thanks to some attentive eyes it was actually possible. I am so sure you are going to be as thrilled as I am about this news. Maybe you have already guessed what mystery I'm talking about? -the Crown Princess' tiara and necklace at same time such as earrings have been found at an Bruun Rasmussen auction back in 2012. Now, three years later the Crown Princess shows up at a gala concert on occasion of the Queen's forthcoming 75th birthday in April (picture below), wearing that new tiara/necklace and matching earrings.

Since then everybody kept asking me about these stunning new pieces. Because of the style I was sure it could have been inherited from one of Crown Prince Frederik's great great grandmothers. But no one seemed to have any idea where to find it. Many of you guessed that the necklace could also be worn as a tiara, just like her wedding tiara. One year later she appeared wearing the necklace as tiara. Questions about its identity started stacking up in my mailbox again. Then suddenly a Danish magazine reported that she had purchased both pieces on an auction with no further information. Today I received pictures from Bruun Ramussen's Bredgade auction, who sold the exclusive pieces, here and here. Shows beautiful earrings and a necklace featuring rose- and old cut diamonds, rubies and spinels. Furthermore it says that: "the necklace was originally used as a tiara."

Celebrating easter at Marselisborg

Wednesday, March 23rd

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary celebrated easter along with all four children at Marselisborg in Aarhus accompanied by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. 

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrived to Marselisborg in Aarhus a couple of days ahead of the Crown Prince couple. Then on Wednesday the royal couple and their four children arrived in the afternoon to celebrate easter with the Queen and her husband. I knew that the couple spend easter in Aarhus but because of my own vacation on Bornholm, I haven't really thought much about it. Suddenly, pictures showed up of the Queen, the Crown Prince couple, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella going to church on Thursday in Aarhus Cathedral -a beautiful medieval church with a 96 meter high tower, which makes it the highest church in Denmark. For years the royal family has visited Marselisborg to celebrate these shorter holidays together. Just a couple of weeks ago a documentary was broadcasted about Marselisborg with the Queen herself as speaker, here. It shows a sincere and heartwarming Queen telling about her beloved palace. We didn't see Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie at the church service, so my guess is that the Crown Prince couple are the only own celebration easter with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik.

At the church service Mary was dressed in one of her navy blue coats also worn in 2015, when she attended the presentation of the annual Christmas Seal along with Queen Margrethe, here. At the time I was not able identify it and I still have no clue where to find it. Think the coat is really beautiful and had a lot of potential. The lack of pictures makes it rather difficult for me to identify what specific she was wearing. I see a matching blue blouse featuring tiny white birds. Would really like to get a full view. Mary matched trousers in the same colour and a pair of pumps. Also the gloves and Quidam clutch dazzled in a lovely blue colour as the rest of the outfit. The beautiful earrings are from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Beautifully, she embraced the style with a Georg Jensen bracelet, red nail polish and a few diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen

Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Lotus Drop Earrings
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen White Gold Love Bands
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Rose Gold Torun Bracelet
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch

Interview with a purpose

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So, now I've visited my dear friend at Bornholm. A wonderful place. I truly look forward to come back one day. While I was away not much has happened for the Crown Princess, but suddenly I came across a few new pictures. Then I realized that the new pictures are part of an interview published by the newspaper Berlingske Tidende. The same paper, who interviewed the Crown Princess when she turned 40 back in 2012, here. Linda Kastrup took these five new pictures and Ole Damkjær interviewed the future Queen of Denmark about her role in the fight for gender equality and violence against women.

In this exclusive interview with Berlingske Tidende the Crown Princess also talks about how she manages to use her status as Crown Princess of Denmark in her work with the humanitarian work, as patron of, among other, the United Nations Population Fund and Danish Refugee Council. We get answers from a very humble Crown Princess, who differently has found her thing to work for. Because of her natural curiosity, she follows closely what's happening around the world and everything that has something to do with her work wherever its as representative of Denmark or as a High Task Force Level-member, which was created to focus on the global fight for girls and women's rights. The Crown Princess emphasize that by focusing on girls and women also benefits the society. Studies has shown that, if ten percent more girls would go to school it will increase the country's GDP by an average of three percent.

I think we meet a sincere, humble and knowledgeable woman, who also happen to be the Crown Princess of Denmark, who knows what she is talking about with a clear vision of what she works to obtain; a world with gender equality, equal possibilities and reversing the social norm in which it is allowed to engage in violence against women. It all sound overwhelming but one step at a time she takes up the challenge. You can read the entire interview right, here.

Conference on UN's 17th World Goals for Sustainable Development

Friday, March 18th

Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of UN's 17 World Goals for Sustainable Development conference at Dansk Industri in Copenhagen.

It is no secret that the Crown Princess has been committed to fight for girls and women's rights, health and well-being for a very long time. She is patron of several national- and international organizations, foundations and associations. She has often been one of the most wanted key note speakers at international conferences for several years. The Crown Princess is advocate for an open dialogue is the first step to a better world with an understanding of gender equality and the benefits that are to focus on girls and women's lives. How little things can help to change the vision we have on gender equality -to focus on girls and women worldwide to improve their situation will, for sure, trigger a wheel of changes which would naturally happens. Education gives the opportunity for a future with more money, the ability to take proper care of a family, a job will make life more stabile and so on. Of course she is not the only one to work for a world without poverty, better opportunities for women and sustainable environmental approaches, because in 2015 at a meeting in New York with the United Nations adopted by world leaders 17 world goals dealing with these things and many more around the environment, economy and socially. These 17 world goals are kind of guidelines for the next 15 years to develop sustainable solutions. Now about a year later the Crown Princess attended the opening of UN's 17 World Goals for Sustainable Development-conference in Copenhagen with a ten minutes long speech in English. We need to deal with issues as for instance the environment and how we improve the living conditions for the poor part of the world's population. Early morning she arrived to Dansk Indutri in Copenhagen with a smile on her lips and twinkle in the eyes. She was welcomed by the flower girl Frida, who handed over a wonderful bouquet of flowers to the Crown Princess. Impressed by her speech, representatives from all over the world were gathered to make the opening of the conference a unique experience.

What a sophisticated and good looking outfit Mary had chosen to wear at the opening. The match between something modern and edgy in rather neutral colours. This was differently an outfit I would wear without a doubt. Everything looks really good. Especially to this time a year where we still have changeable weather from sunshine to rainy days. What I first noticed about her look is the combo of work wear and a casual hairstyle. A beautiful choice. Funny why I noticed her ponytail as the first thing because it's just so normal. I believe it is the most used hairstyle by women across the globe. Easy, simple and practical. Love that the skirt and blouse are made of the same fabric. That checkered print reminded me of something.. One of you mentioned the same to me. With her help we were able to locate which skirt we were both thinking of. A skirt worn last year at a meeting with Women Deliver, here, to plan this years conference held in Denmark in May. At that time I was not able to identify where it came from. It reminds me a lot of a Dolce & Gabbana-print. But as a set I am more to something like Baum und Pferdgarten. You are more than welcome to help out and if you find something I hope you will share your findings with me. She paired this lovely set with a black turtleneck, sheer tights and shiny black pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Think I see her rose gold Georg Jensen bracelet as well. In addition, Mary added a pair of round diamond earrings from Hartmann's such as the black Bottega Veneta bag. The little diamond brooch is told to be a gift from her father-in-law Prince Henrik belonging to his mother.

Bag: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Hobo Bag
Earrings: Hartmann's
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Black Patent Leather Pumps

Preview of 'Concussion'

Wednesday, March 16th

Crown Princess Mary attended the preview of 'Concussion' in Copenhagen. The Crown Princess attended as patron of the Stroke Association, here, and Brain Injury Association, here.

I seem to have lost track of time these days, because it keeps surprising me that the Crown Princess is going somewhere... I missed her attendance with Crown Prince Frederik at the dinner at Christiansborg two days ago and now I missed yesterday's film preview. Thanks to you who reminded me of this. So, the Crown Princess was present at the premiere of 'Concussion' where she was accompanied by her former sister-in-law Countess Alexandra. They both attended as patron for each their patronages: the Stroke Associationthe Brain Injury Association for the Crown Princess and Countess Alexandra as patron of the Parkinson Association. It makes sense to mention because of the film's topic. It tells the story of neuropathology Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discover the fact that football players are permanently injured with brain damage caused by the sport and how they are struggling with these injuries. It is based on a true story. The film stars Will Smith, Albert Brooks and David Morse.

First Countess Alexandra arrived as guest of honor to the Imperial Cinema in Copenhagen, closely followed by Crown Princess Mary. She was welcomed by the national chairman of the Stroke Association Bruno Christiansen and national secretary of the Brain Injury Association Niels Anton Svendsen. She showed a sincere interest and joy of the film both before and after the preview. Several Danish celebrities also attended the preview.

Have to say that I was glad to see Mary and the Countess attend this event together. It is so many years since that has happened. As former sisters-in-low I'm sure they both enjoy seeing each other again. I believe the Countess was wearing some kind of grey knitted dress underneath a warm grey jacket. As Mary she had chosen knee length pointed boots. The Countess added a slash of colours to her outfit with a hot pink clutch similar to Mary's from Carlend Copenhagen.

As always Mary surprised me with her outfit. A great mix of brand new pieces and some old goodies. First, my eyes were drawn to the skirt -a shiny golden Prada (collection: fall 2004) skirt. Wonderful to see it again after all these years. She first wore it it 2004 when attending the world wide celebration of the birth of writer Hans Christian Anderesen (picture above). Then again in 2006 at a WHO reception, here, and of course we have the event in 2009 at another film premiere, here. I think 2016 is about to become a year with many more of these reused goodies. Then again in 2006 at a WHO reception, here, and of course we have the event in 2009 at another film premiere, here

The stunning blouse is brand new and is from Ralph Lauren. It features a lovely criss-cross detail around the neck.  I like the way she matched the skirt with the blouse and red nail polish that's really beautiful. As jewellery she wore a golden Georg Jensen bracelet and a pair of round diamond earrings probably from Hartmann's. She also accessorized her outfit with a stunning Naledi Copenhagen clutch. When she wore the brown Gianvito Rossi boots at Copenhagen Fashion Week last year, here, I completely fell in love with them. This time I'm not a huge fan. Makes her look.. shorter. So, one last question: do you like the combination of the boots and skirt?

Blouse: Ralph Lauren Cashmere Blouse
Skirt: Prada Multicolor A-Line Skirt
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Allana Latte Beige Ostric Clutch
Boots: Gianvito Rossi Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Possible identification
Earrings: Hartmann's

A cultural evening at Christiansborg

Tuesday, March 15th

Queen Margrethe hosted an evening dinner for representatives from Danish art and culture at Christiansborg castle. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte also attended the dinner. 1 2 1

I knew that the Queen was about to host a dinner at Christiansborg, but somehow it came as a surprise that the Crown Prince couple would also attend -all though it makes great sense. Back in 2009 Queen Margrethe hosted a similar dinner, also with the royal couple as guests of honor. This time over 340 special guests were invited, all representatives working with art and cultural in Denmark. From designers to actors and singers. Around 6:30 pm the guests started arriving to Christiansborg. Women were all dressed in magnificent floor length dresses and classy suits for men. From the royal family Princess Benedikte arrived first, followed by Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, then the Crown Prince couple. And Queen Margrethe last. All guests were given a glass of champagne and later welcomed by the royal family with a handshake. The dinner took place in the beautiful Banquet Hall with the stunning black and white checkered floor and colorful tapetries on the walls. The dinner and entertainment were then enjoyed in private, behind closed doors. This evening has its history back to 1976. At that time it was called Arts et Lettres (Art and Letters). Since then, the dinner has been hosted by the couple in 1985, 1998 and then in 2009. If you have an interest who was on the guest list, you have it here and some pictures from preparing the dinner, here. You see film directors, singers, artists, fashion designers and a single football player on the guest list.

When I found out that the Crown Prince couple would also attend the dinner, I began imagine what dress Mary would be wearing. My feeling was a new gown and it seems like I was right. A spectacular evening gown with the most amazing details. It has a very modern and edgy look because of the rather slim silhouette. Makes her body look the absolutely best. The gown features a sheer top, cap-sleeves, a wide neckline and low back. Do you also see a small train? Loves how black "lave2 features the top beautifully. I watched their arrived live and the speaker suggested Mark Tan (a Danish designer) as its creator. I doubt it. So did Kate. She actually managed to identify Mary's new gown as Temperley London (collection: spring 2014). I still wonder how she managed to find it so quickly, but she did and for that I'm very grateful. By the way, Mary added a black belt with flowers to the dress. I also fell in love with her hairstyle. This voluminous beautiful twisted updo is simply incredible. Looks just great with the slim silhouette of the dress and rather few other accessories. A first I thought she was wearing her wedding tiara but something was completely wrong. Well, she was not wearing her wedding tiara. Instead it is the tiara (and necklace) worn at a gala show, when the Queen turned 75, here. Like everybody else, I would like to find out where the tiara comes from. Mary also wore the same earrings as at the Queen's birthday. She embraced the style with a black clutch, Gianvito Rossi pumps, a golden Georg Jensen bangle and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. I also want you to notice the stunning red nail polish and matching lips colour.

Dress: Temperley London Black Textured Long Trellis Gown
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps

With the Mary Foundation in Odense

March, Tuesday 15th

Along with the Mary Foundation, Crown Princess Mary visited the Mother's Help and Odense Shelter in Odense. 

I'm sure she is busy planning the Women Deliver 2016 Conference as Denmark this year hosts from May 16-19th. As patron of the conference, the Crown Princess only have about one and a half month left to get everything under control to the world's largest conference on health, rights and well-being of girls and women. It takes countless hours to plan a huge event like this, which may be the reason why we haven't seen her that much since their visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. When I look in her calendar I see some great events in the future. One of them is actually tonight.

Today, she was at the island of Funen to visit the Mother's Help and Odense Shelter  because of one of the Mary Foundations projects, 'Advice for Life', which aims to help battered women with economic, legal and social counseling from volunteer counselors. The two places she visited both uses 'Advice for Life' as a tool helping women to get back on track. When she arrived to the Mother's Help counseling in Odense, she was kindly welcomed by a little flower boy handing over a beautiful bouquet of flowers to her. At the same time she was greeted by Counseling CEO Charlotte Wæver and Director of the Mother's Help Mads Roke Clausen. All of them seemed delighted to meet her, such as she was happy to meet them. With a cop a coffee the Crown Princess had some time to hear for herself how one of the Mary Foundation's projects are working in reality. Her interest showed off with the questions she asked sitting around the table with representatives from the Mother's Help. After she visited with the same excitement Odense Shelter, where she met some of the women 'Advice for Life' is created to help, who all were very happy to meet the Crown Princess. They told her some of their stories and how 'Advice for Life' has helped them to get back on track after living with a violent boyfriend or husband. To a journalist she expressed how brave she think the women are, because it's differently not easy to talk about something like having been exposed to violence.

At first I thought "yeah a brand new dress". After a closer look I had to correct that to "yeah a brand new blouse" because that's what it is -a new blouse in the most incredible dusty colour featuring a  wide belt. Because the weather in Denmark right now are all just foggy and windy, it's really not time for fine summer dresses and floral skirt. With her new blouse and black trousers she created a great balance between weather and stylish outfit. Kate managed to identify her blouse as Hugo BossAs the trousers, which could be from Hugo Boss as well, she wore also wore a black turtleneck to keep warm in the wind. Unfortunately, not that many pictures have been published, which makes it's difficult for me to identify which pair of shoes she is wearing. With what I have seen I guess they are from Gianvito Rossi worn at a previous event. Mary chose to wear only a few simple jewellery -black pearl earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry, her golden Georg Jensen bracelet worn so much in Saudi Arabia and Qatar and a few rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. I hope to find more pictures to be sure about the shoes and bracelet. Any thoughts about her outfit? I am completely in love with everything about it. 

Blouse: Hugo Boss Itoni Belted Top
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Black 100 Suede Pumps

Possible identifications
Trousers: Hugo Boss Atonia by BOSS

The International Woman's Day Celebrated by KVINFO

Tuesday, March 8th

As patron of the Women Deliver 2016 Conference, here, the Crown Princess attended the celebration of the International Woman's Day by KVINFO, here, at VEGA in Copenhagen.

Time for the Crown Princess to enter the stage, one more time, and speak on behalf of the worlds women at the International Woman's Day celebrated by KVINFO. Along with 800 advocates for women across the globe, the Crown Princess spoke as just one of many. I wonder if she every gets scared when 800 people are in front of her? As chairwoman of the Mary Foundation, member of High Level Task Force for ICPD and World Health Organization and of course as patron of Women Deliver 2016 in Denmark, the Crown Princess knows what she is talking about in her speech. Among other things, she mentions how important new progress is; that we have already achieved much, but not enough yet. There are still some way to go, before women are treaded equally as men. Her commitment makes her a highly attractive woman worldwide -this evening she attended the celebration at VEGA in Copenhagen. Seems like it's an event she has been looking very much forward to. Also Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the celebration in Copenhagen.

Like ou Crown Princess, I could talk about this topic for hours. So, instead I will leave the speaking to more talented people and talk about what I really know of -fashion. First thing I noticed from her appearance is the embellished jacket. I am sure you all remember having seen it before. This little sparkly wonder is a Prada creation that goes years back in time. What I know of she wore it the last time in 2008, when attended the premiere of Australia, here. Amazing how a jacket can be worn with such elegance even ofter eight years. Looked like she was wearing faux leather trousers, but more pictures makes them look way more like the jacket. I wonder if there's a chance her trousers could be from Prada as well? Take a look here and I'm sure you see what I mean. At the arrival she kept warm with a black scarf. When dealing with her shoes I got lost because the lack of pictures. My ideas was black Gianvito Rossi pumps and I was right. The modern and fresh half updo reminded me so much of the one we saw on the fourth day in Qatar, here. Looks great and really do yourself. A really lovely  look. She embraced this chic style by wearing Hartmann's diamond earrings, her Georg Jensen bracelet and a Carlend Copenhagen clutch.

Jacket: Prada Wool & Silk-Blend Embellished Jacket
Earrings: Hartmann's
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps

Day 5. Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Thursday, March 3rd

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are visiting Saudi Arabia and Qatar on a five days official state visit from February 28th March 3rd. They royal couple are accompanied by a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and 3 Danish politicians.

Program: Qatar

Crown Princess Mary
  • 8:15 am. Crown Princess Mary visited Qatar Academy where she met with teachers and students. 
  • 8:50 am. Crown Princess Mary visited Qatar Foundation who work with education, science and the development of society with special emphasis on girls' education. 
Crown Prince Frederik
  • 8:30 am. Crown Prince Frederik visited the port area Ras Laffan were he also visited Oryx GTL factory (Gas to Liquid)
The Crown Prince couple
  • 10:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary met with Emir of Qatar -H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. 1

Crown Princess Mary visiting Qatar Academy & Qatar Foundation

A busy week has passed, but the couple had one more day left in Qatar before leaving for Denmark. I bet their children have missed their parents and look forward to get them home again. The Crown Princess' day started way earlier than the day before. On this last day she payed a visit to Qatar Academy as the guest of honor. When she arrived to the local school, she was in a splendid mood. The pupils were just as thrilled to met the Crown Princess. The children proudly shared drawings of princesses with her -princesses dressed in white dresses and a crown on her head. Not what she is typically wearing in the everyday's, but one of the children had made a very special crown to her featuring dolphins. The Crown Princess also tried on the beautiful flower wreath she was given. A wonderful moment that gave a smile all over her face. Within that half an hour she visited the local school, she also practiced reading on the floor. A down on earth Crown Princess with lots of time to everybody. While Crown Prince Frederik visited port area Ras Laffan, were he also visited Oryx GTL factory (Gas to Liquid), his wife visited Qatar Foundation, where she met with her Highness Sheikha Mozah Al Missned with whom she had a really good conversation with during the visit.

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary meeting with Emir of Qatar

One last thing before the couple could take the 9 hours flight back home. It was a meeting with the Emir of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. He was the one to welcome the couple. He kindly asked the Crown Prince, how their trip had been. He replied; it had been quite a busy week but really good. This was the final event the couple attended before going back to Denmark. I think it has been a really nice trip and I think the couple enjoyed the time together. They are both curious to visit new places in the world, which is why I believe especially this has been a lifetime experiences.
I have been a little afraid of writing about the trip, at least until they landed in Saudi Arabia. Much negative had already been written and I wouldn't be the one generate more negative publicity. But I have heard absolutely nothing. I am grateful for your understanding the situation and supporting a more positive mention. Thanks.

It ended as it started -with black trousers. I read somewhere that she was wearing a black jumpsuit, but I doubt that. She almost never wear jumpsuits and I see two types of fabrics. I have no idea, where any of these two piece are from. Actually, I had a hard time identifying anything new from this visit. My guess is that the black trousers is the same as she has worn the first days in Saudi Arabia and that the blouse could be a new one. I wonder if that scarf is a part of the blouse? One of the things we see Mary wear pretty often is these coats. A long white coat featuring black details, seen plenty of times before at all kinds of occasions. In the beginning I think it featured a collar. Sure you remember it. Another items worn at countless events, is the white pearl earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry (former Marianne Dulong). So, if you need just one pair of essential earrings -a pair of white pearl earrings are what you are looking for. One great accessory for day and night. Then she accessorized her outfit with a diamond bracelet and once again her Georg Jensen bracelet worn almost every day the last week, such as the black Carlend Copenhagen clutch. The large pearl ring is from Dulong Fine Jewelry. Four accessories we know all about. What I see, she's wearing the black Gianvito Rossi pumps. Her makeup was natural and beautiful as always.

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps

Day 4. Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Wednesday, March 2d

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are on a five days official state visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar along with a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and 3 danish politicians from February 28th to March 3rd.

Program: Qatar

The Crown Prince Couple
  • 2:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Maersk Oil's headquarters in Qatar and was introduced to One Collaborative Working Environment. 
  • 3:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Aspire Academy, which is one of the world's leading sports academies for children and young people. 
  • 7:35 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Doho Museum of Islamic Art.
  • 8:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner. During the dinner was the HRH Prince Henrik's Medal of Honour and Export Association Diploma handed over by Crown Prince Frederik. 1
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Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary during their first day in Qatar

The day before yesterday was very busy for the couple. Around 8 pm. the couple attended a reception at the Danish Embassy in Saudi Arabia and traveled to Qatar later that evening. With another long day ahead in Qatar, the Crown Prince first visited the Maersk Oil's headquarter, where they among others were introduced to the One Collaborative Working Environment project. As the royal couple caught everybody's attention at Maersk headquarter, they were the center of attention, when they visited Aspire Academy in Doho -the capital of Qatar. Aspire Academy is one of the world's leading sports academies for children and young people with every facility needed to develop skills no matter what sport you engage. The atmosphere was relaxed and journalists noticed how well the couple blended in among the players. I had the feeling that the couple really enjoyed their time playing some football. Former football player Ebbe Sand met the royal couple and was truly impressed.

Finally we see something else than black trousers. I already have explained everything there is to say about black trousers about now, so I really made me trilled to see another pair of trousers, which at the same time is new. Late last night I received a few bad quality pictures from their visit at the Aspire Academy in Doho and at first I thought we had seen this pair of trousers before, at the opening of the Copenhagen Fashion Week last month. That was all wrong, except that the two of them are from same designer Julie Fagerholt Heartmade. Kate found the model. Matched with the other pieces she looked smashing. It has been told that her vest is from Zara. I will make it completely clear, once and for all, it is from Danish designer 2nd Day. Think the reason why some of you still believe in Zara, is because that was what I first posted when she wore it at a Free of bullying Seminar in October last year, here. Then we have a new powder pink blouse. Looks to me like some kind of soft silk blouse featuring lovely details as fabric-covered buttons and pleating around the neck. Can't find it. To match the navy blue sleeveless blazer, Mary chose her blue Quidam clutch and suede pumps from Pura Lopez. I also see a pink ring on her right hand. Think it is new as well. Some of these accessories really trouble me. With a half updo, a magnificent pink lips gloss and diamond earrings from Hartmann'd I really liked how she played with different colours, length and shapes.

Sleeveless blazer: 2nd Day Alecia (Navy Blazer)
Trousers: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Neta Pants
Earrings: Hartmann's
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: Pura Lopez High Heels Navy

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary visiting the Doho Museum of Islamic Art and a following dinner

It was a beautiful evening in Qatar, when the royal couple arrived to Doho Museum of Islamic Art, where they were warmly welcomed by Sheikha Al-Mayassa Al-Thani. They were given a guided tour to see the incredible exhibition and guided by the museums culture expert, who told about all the treasures. They both showed interest in many of these magnificent cultural treasures that shows a great part of Islamic history. I believe it was a really beautiful experience for the couple, who after the guided tour, crossed the bridge inside the museum to host a dinner only for special invited guests. Every guest invited, were welcomed by the Crown Prince couple with a handshake and a few words. I feel that there was a sincere respect between the royal couple and their guest. Because this is the last evening in Qatar, before the are going home to Denmark again, the evening was celebrated a proper way.

What an outfit. A symphony a colours. Mary is truly a master of colours and knows how to wear them with perfectly. Think the skirt is what we all noticed first. Never thought we would see her wear anything like this, but when I think about it; why not? Always exciting to see her outfits. Would really like to hear your thoughts, because this is a piece you either love or hate. Personally, I can't wait to see it again. The new skirt was identified by Kate as PLEIN SUD. She embraced the style by wearing a black blouse featuring details I didn't see at first glance. Turns out, it's lace. Some of my royal fellows suggested Dolce & Gabbana as a possible designer for the blouse. Still, think it is a possibility but I can't tell for sure. 

Accessory talk. The Gianvito Rossi shoes matched the blouse perfectly, such as the pink Carlend Copenhagen clutch. As a master of colours, Mary is a also master of choosing the right jewellery. This time she dazzled wearing Annikat earrings, a Georg Jensen bracelet and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Love the combo of pink lipgloss and blue earrings. One last thing to mention is the hairstyle. It is simply stunning.

Skirt: PLEIN SUD Floral Printed Flowy Skirt
Earrings: Annikat Blue Aquamarine Earrings
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps

Possible identification
Blouse: Dolce & Gabbana

Day 3. Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Tuesday, March 1st

Along with a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and 3 politicians, the Crown Prince couple is on an official state visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar from February 28th to March 3rd.

Program: Saudi Arabia

The Crown Prince Couple
  • 9:45 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited King Abdullahs Financial District in Riyadh. 
  • 12:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner with Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 
  • 2:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of a Mercantec event.
  • 2:35 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, leading hospital when it comes to research in Saudi Arabia.
  • 8:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a reception at the Danish Embassy in Saudi Arabia. 
Crown Prince Frederik
  • 11:00 am. Crown Prince Frederik visited the King Abdullah Center for Science and Technology accompanied by Minister of Business- and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen. 
Crown Princess Mary
  • 11:30 am. Crown Princess Mary and Minister of Health and Elderly Sophie Løhde visited Kompan playground- and exercise room.
  • 3:15 pm Crown Princess Mary visited the King Khalid Foundation and Charity Organization headed by Princess Bandari.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Riyadh

Around ten am. the royal couple from Denmark were ready to begin a new day in Saudi Arabia with a visit at construction site, dinners and charity organizations. They began the third day together and visited King Abdullahs Financial District in the capital Riyadh -the more wealthy part of Riyadh. Already from the morning they were in a splendid mood; creating a scene with helmets. Construction areas require helmets also when you are royalty. The Crown Princess straightened her hair and carefully place the helmet on her head while the Crown Prince was a little more trouble with his. Smiling, she gave her husband a little help to make sure the helmet was rightfully placed on his head. The construction side is a great example of a collaboration between Saudi Arabia and Danish architecture.
While the Crown Prince visited the King Abdullah Center for Science and Technology along with Minister of Business- and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, the Crown Princess visited Danish designed Kompan playground- and exercise room with Minister of Health and Elderly Sophie Løhde. The atmosphere was relaxed and she really seemed to enjoy time with the kids on the playground. I noticed how much it made her smile. The local girls showed great curiosity for the Danish Crown Princess and after some time they moved closer to her. Openhearted as always, she gave them every minute of her time. The Crown Princess showed sincere interest in the kids and asked them about the playground. During the visit she also inaugurated a new fitness- and workout area by cutting the traditional red ribbon. Crown Prince Frederik also seemed to enjoy his visit at the King Abdullah Center for Science and Technology.

Despite she wore black trousers again, this outfit reminds me more of what she usually wears. I don't know what you think but I really like to see her a little more relaxed. I also love to see some colour even though they are discreet. I strongly believe we have seen her in this greenish coat before in 2012 when Queen Margrethe celebrated her 40th anniversary as Queen of Denmark, hereI also just realized she wore the coat, without collar, in 2014 during a state visit in Denmark from Turkey, here. A reader made me aware that she was also wearing a long cardigan underneath, though it's not that easy to see. She embraced the style with a pair of bicolor Prada pumps and a burgundy Hugo Boss clutch both seen at previous events. The match surprised me but it works. Once again, we was a golden Georg Jensen bracelet and diamond earrings. Finally, we have the smashing Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses to keep her eyes protected from the  Arabian sun. 

Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Hugo Boss Purple Clutch
 Shoes: Prada Purple Bicolor suede Cutout Point-Toe Pump

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at the reception at the Danish Embassy

After a long day, at 8 pm. the day wasn't quite finished yet. One more event before they were leaving for Qatar. Along with 300 special invited guests, from both Denmark and Saudi Arabia, and the host and Ambassador Ole Frijs-Madsen they royal couple attended a gala dinner at the Danish Embassy in Saudi Arabia. As the purpose of the trip, the gala dinner helped to establish contacts between the two countries. All along the Danish companies participating in this trip, have had plenty of time to create contacts with possible new business partners. The Crown Prince expressed a sincere joy of what he had seen so far. A glamorous reception was great way to end their stay in Saudi Arabia.

I have only seen very little from the dinner and the light wasn't that good, so it will not be the easies thing for me to tell about her outfit. To me it looks like a brand new blouse with long sleeves and no significant details. Despite these few details, several of you have already showed me one and the same blouse from Hugo Boss. The stunning maxi skirt has been identified as Project D.

Like her clothes, Mary seems way more relaxed at this dinner -casual as the outfit. I know it's not easy to see, but she was also wearing a black belt around her waist. Makes a good balance between upper- and lower body. I also see stunning earrings worn at a couple other events, but first identified recently as Annikat. The same designer as her incredible diamond wing cuff we love so much. She also wore a Georg Jensen bracelet. Looking all stunning, Mary topped off her look with a small clutch and SAND Copenhagen pumps.

Blouse: Hugo Boss Cilja Black Silk-Blend Blouse
Skirt: Project D Artemis Maxi Skirt
Earrings: Annikat Diamond Earrings
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Day 2. Official State Visit to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Monday, February 29th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attends a business delegation to Saudi Arabia and Qatar from February 28th to March 3rd. They are accompanied by a business delegation of 44 Danish companies and three Danish politicians.

Program: Saudi Arabia

The Crown Prince Couple
  • 10:15 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of business promotion where the 44 Danish companies participate. Crown Prince Frederik gave a speech.
  • 12:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a WAX-seminar to share skills and solutions for water saving. 
  • 12:45 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of by a new warehouse owned by Arla. The royal couple inaugurated a miniature version of the warehouse at the business fair. 
  • 1:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a business dinner with with Danish and Saudi Arabian businesses. During the lunch Crown Prince Frederik handed over the HRH Prince Henrik's Medal of Honor. 
  • 8:55 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner. 
Crown Princess Mary
  • 3:30 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended, on her own, a meeting with Saudi Arabian business women together with Minister of Health- and Elderly Sophie Løhde.

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary during the day

No time to resting. From early morning the royal couple were on the road. The first event planned for today was the opening of business promotion where the 44 Danish companies also participated. Accompanied by Minister of Health and Elderly Sophie Løhde and Minister of Business- and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, the royal couple arrived to Al Faisaliah Hotel ready to attend the opening ceremony of the Danish Saudi Business Forum. Flower girls handed over nice bouquets to the Crown Princess at the arrival. Acting all calm, the couple entered the Prince Sultan Hall where the 300 invited guests were waiting, representing each and their own businesses. The 44 Danish companies were traveled all the long way to share knowledge, ideas and possibly contact information for future use with possible new Saudi Arabian companies. As a part of the opening ceremony the Crown Prince gave a speech, such as Ambassador Ole Frijs-Madsen. The Crown Prince also cut the red ribbon with a golden scissor helped by his wife and Dr. Zamil, Chairman of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce. Afterwards, the Crown Prince couple walked around Prince Sultan Hall and spoke to some of the Danish companies that were represented.
Crown Princess Mary also had a visit in Riyadh on her own where she met with Saudi Arabian business women together with Minister of Health- and Elderly Sophie Løhde. It made a big impression on her to meet these women, who live in a country where it's certainly not easy as a woman to move in the business world. To work for girls and women's rights is something she has expressed is really important for her. Clearly the meeting had a strong impact on her. 

I was right about the black trousers, it should not be the last time we came to see them. So far, I think Mary has handled the clothes situation really well. Despite the use of black, long trousers and bell-shaped coats I think she's doing good. A little strange to see her that covered up though I'm surprised how she manages to match clothes and still live up to the requirements there is. I understand why she's diligent and choose outfits that do not attract too much attention.Which I why I'm so glad to see her in this coat. It's a great balance between her usual workwear and restricted options. In a way this reminds me of something Queen Letizia would wear, I'm really not sure why. She's always seen wearing business wear, clean lines and print. By the way, I think this multicolour coat would look great on Queen Letizia as I did on Mary. Because it reminds me of Letizia's style, at first I was sure Hugo Boss could be the designer and I even found a similar coat but not exactly the same. I shared my thoughts with Lurdes and wupti, two seconds later she found it. Not at Boss but at Missoni. A designer I had not thought about at all. It's also quite some time since she has worn anything from that specific designer. Really what would I do without you? Therefor the honor goes to her! If I was you, I would take one more close look at this coat and the dazzling pattern. When you do that, take a notice of her hair too. A really lovely half updo, created of two separate twisted tufts of hair. I believe she was wearing her black SAND Copenhagen pumps and then of course, once again, Mary accessorized her look with the beautiful Carlend Copenhagen clutch. I see some brackets as well but the quality of the pictures are not good enough to tell which ones. The white pearl earrings and rings are from Marianne Dulong who, by they way changed their name to Dulong Fine Jewelry

Coat: Missoni Belted Coat in Multicolor
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa

Possible identification
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending dinner at Al Faisaliah Hotel

Attending gala dinner at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, the Crown Prince couple greeted over 300 special invited people before the dinner was about the begin. The dinner was held to gather all representatives from the Danish Saudi Business Forum, which the couple attended earlier in the morning. Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen, Minister of Health and Elderly Sophie Løhde and Minister of Business- and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen also participated the evening event. Lobster and lamp were, among others, served for dinner for the 300 guests including the Danish royal couple.

Usually we get to see Mary in some kind of evening dress when attending similar events. At yesterdays dinner she showed up wearing trousers and I loved it. Amazing to see how to style a pair of black trousers so many different ways. She matched the trousers with a coat never seen before. A very popular silhouette right now. Mary embraced it beautifully. It features a white colour block on sleeves and hemline. About the designers then I really don't know what to believe. A good friend of mine Kate showed me a model from Max Mara. Could be right but I can't tell for sure. Take a look and tell me what you think. The same goes with the new white blouse featuring embroidered details. So far we have seen her in international designers. As accessories Mary dazzled wearing black Gianvito Rossi pumps, beautiful earrings from Genius & Bach, a bracelet from Georg Jensen and that brilliant Carlend Copenhagen clutch. Once again she amazed me with her hairstyle and modest makeup.

Earrings: Cenius & Bach Amethyst Diamond Earrings
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun Cuff in 18k Rose Gold
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

Possible identification
Coat: Max Mara White Wool Colorblock Coat