Day 1. Official visit to Latvia

Thursday, December 6th

-During the day-
Quite a while it was announced that the Crown Prince couple were to visit Latvia on December 6th to 7th. That's now. The visit is all about celebrating Latvia declaring their independence a 100 years ago. Denmark is part of that celebration, which is also why Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were invited to visit Latvia. They were invited by Latvia's President, Raimonds Vējonis, whom they were also welcomed by at the arrival. The royal couple are accompanied by the Danish Minister of Culture, Mette Bock.

Other than the 100 years anniversary of Latvia being an independant state; the visit also focus on design, art and history. They couple will attend several events on that occasion during the two days in Riga, Latvia.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived early morning in Riga where they were warmly welcomed by the Presidential couple. Hundreds of people had showed up to get a glimpse of the royal couple arriving from Denmark. Afterwards, they were officially welcomed at a ceremony at Riga Castle. The couple payed a visit to the Freedom Monument in Riga and played a wreath in honor of those who died during a battle of making Latvia an independent state. It was revealed than 80 years ago.

Chairman of the Latvian parliament, Ināra Mūrniece hosted an official lunch for the Danish royal couple before it was time for the couple to have a few hours on their own.

No doubt that Mary arrived with style. She was dressed in pink from head to toe. Literally. Everything matched with perfection. Pink it no an easy colour to match with other pink pieces. But Mary managed that. She looked wonderful in a brand new bubblegum pink coat featuring a matching belt and rhinestones. The stunning creation has been identified by the designer as Claes Iversen, here. She could also be wearing a grey skirt from Dolce & Gabbana, first worn at the opening of the Parliament in 2015, here.

As first mentioned; also the accessories matched in colour. Mary has chosen to wear a brand new pink hat has well. It has been confirmed that Susanne Juul created her new hat. What a piece, right? It is very similar in style as this, here. Wish more women would wear hats - including myself... She also embraced the style with pink gloves, her old Bottega Veneta knot clutch and Gianvito Rossi pumps.

It is indeed pink. Maybe a little too pink for me, though she wear it with great elegance. Same goes with the jewellery - pure elegance. I see earrings, a ring and a golden bracelet from Danish Dulong Fine Jewelry. Pretty sure she could be wearing the golden Cartier bangle as well, but so far I have no pictures to prove it. Just a hunch.

I am overwhelmed to see her in such a bright colour this time a year. But it makes me proud to have her as Crown Princess, when she do such a great impression worldwide with what she wears.

Hat ● Susanne Juul
Coat ● Cleas Iversen
Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry Luna Earrings
Pendant ● Dulong Fine Jewelry Globe Pendant
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry Balloon Bracelet
Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry
Clutch ● Bottega Veneta Intrec Knot Clutch
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi Pink Gianvito Patent Leather Pumps

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-Dinner at Riga Castle-
After a few hours on their own the Crown Prince couple attended a reception in the concert house called Great Guild, which had been arranged by the Danish Embassy in Latvia, DCCL and the Danish Cultural Institute. About an hour later Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary watched a concert at the Great Guild, played by Concerto Copenhagen. What a remarkable name for an orchestra. The Presidential couple from Latvia also attended the concert along with the Danish Crown Prince couple.

All four of them meet afterwards at the official dinner taking place at Riga Castle. The Presidential couple hosted the dinner with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary as guests of honor. The Crown Prince gave a speech as part of the official welcoming dinner.

Well, well, well. Mary in trousers at a dinner. That does not happen very often. At the moment I can not remember that we have ever seen that. At first glance I thought it was Queen Letizia of Spain that showed up on my screen. In fact it was my own Crown Princess. The whole look reminds me so much of something the Spanish Queen would wear. Nevertheless, it was Mary.

She embraced the style by wearing a brand new brocade blazer featuring a velvet collar. It is told to be made by talented Danish designer Jesper Høvring (collection: H by Jesper Høvring), who has created many of Mary's great evening gowns, here. This time it was a blazer. She wore her new bronze/golden blazer with fitted velvet trousers and a white blouse underneath. Heaven mentioned that the trousers could be from the same designers as the blazer. Tell me what you think about that.

No evening outfit without a little glitter. That is probably why Mary wore her black glitter pumps from Pura Lopez. We have seen then before, when she attended the presentation of the Danish Rainbow Award - AXGIL, here. I am sure you notified her diamond earrings as well. Somehow I think we have seen them before 10 years ago, when she attended the official opening of Skuespilhuset in Copenhagen, here. Thanks to one of you I am finally able to point out the specific event. What do you think? - is she wearing old diamond earrings? The diamond rings are from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.

Blazer ● Jesper Høvring
Rings  Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Shoes ● Pura Lopez Kameron Black Glitter Pumps

Possible identifications
Trousers ● Jesper Høvring Alexa Trousers


  1. It seems that the pink coat is from Claes Iversen.
    I thought it might be because of the beading. Reminded me of that red skirt she wore by this designer.

    1. Thank you very much for sharing. I also had Claes Iversen in mind for the new pink coat ;) Great that we do not have to look for it anymore, thanks to you.

  2. Morning outfit is the pure perfection and I don't care about pink from head and toe.It looks stylish and chick but also lovely.
    I have problems with evening outfit.It's original,modern but I always regret every occasion when we lost ability to see dazzling gown.So Mary looks fantastic but I much prefer dress than trousers for dinner(and also blazer is too long and trousers are too heavy).

  3. Just to (USA) on 7 Dec 2018 has article with photos by Caroline Hallemann, titled: "Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Just Channeled Jackie Kennedy in a Pink Pillbox Hat". Happy Christmas Holidays to writer, contributors & readers of wonderful Style of Mary blog from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, admirer of attractive, gracious, lovely Danish Royal Family.

  4. She wore the earrings when the Opera House opened in 2008.

    1. Thank you very much. I was so sure that she wore the earrings around 2007 at an event in the Opera House. Seems like it was one year apart and at the opening of Skulespilhuset ;)