Opening of the Danish Parliament 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd

It is that time a year: the annual opening of the Danish Parliament. Every year, the first Tuesday in October, members of the Parliament (officially) come back from vacation. It is also time to inaugurate a new year for Folketinget. All that is celebrated with a grand opening at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen. Half of the castle act like home for the Danish Parliament and the other half is room for gala dinners, state visits, etc. As a tradition the Danish royal family was also invited to attend the opening.

First Princess Benedikte arrived to Christiansborg, shortly followed by Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. Then the Crown Prince couple arrived and last Queen Margrethe was welcomed. All four women were welcomed with beautiful bouquet of flowers. The family greeted with kisses and smiles.

Everybody raises for the Queen when she finds her seat on the balcony next to her oldest son. Surrounded by her two sons, both daughters-in-law and her sister the Queen watched the opening of the Parliament 2018.

Annual events are always something I look forward to. Makes a great possibility to compare outfits. I can't help myself from comparing Mary's outfit from yesterday with previous looks. Honestly I had expected something completely else. More like the outfit worn by her sister-in-law. Knee-length coat, pointed pumps and some kind of fancy hat. That is not what we got.

Instead Mary was wearing a brand new tweed skirt, black double breasted jacket and matching accessories. What caught my eyes first is by no doubt her new skirt. I was not the only one (hysterically) trying to identify the designer. I had different brands in mind. Non of them matched. Late last night I learned from Heaven that Le style de Mary, here, had managed to find what everybody else was looking for. Mary's new skirt is from Oscar de la Renta. Do you like it?

As mentioned, she matched the skirt with a before unseen double breasted jacket. A reader shared its identity with my - it is from Andiata (collection: AW18) She embraced the style by wearing a couple of black accessories. First we have a velvet hat made by milliner Susanne Juul (it has been confirmed by the designer herself), an expensive leather clutch from Quidam and classy black heels from Gianvito Rossi. Somehow I do not recall if we have seen these pumps before or if they could be new. She has so many pairs of black pumps that I have a hard time recalling all of them.

She also accessorized her look with ruby earrings, diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and a golden Dulong Fine Jewelry bracelet. Such as the beautiful diamond necklace from Tiffany. What a treat.

Jacket  Andiata Magdi 2
Skirt  Oscar de la Renta Fluted Tweed Skirt
Hat  Susanne Juul Velvet Hat
Earrings  The Ruby Parure
Necklace  Tiffany Pavé Diamond Flower Pendant
Bracelet  Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo Bracelet
Rings  Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Clutch  Quidam
Shoes  Gianvito Rossi Black Pointed Pump 105


  1. It 's surprising and original outfit but I don 't like it.Colourful skirt looks odd with more serious and classsic jacket and hat.It doesn 't go together because there are different fabrics and styles.

    1. Well, the skirt is indeed very colorful. I look forward to see how she will wear it again - maybe during spring?