Medal of Honor dinner for Navy officers

29 January

Tuesday evening, Queen Margrethe hosted a Medal of Honor dinner for Navy officers taking place at Fredensborg Castle. The dinner is held one year for military officers, then naval officers and Air Force officers. Naval officers, who have reviewed the Medal of Honor, were this years invited to Fredenborg Castle to attend the dinner.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were also invited to the dinner. They arrived to Fredensborg shortly before the dinner was about to begin. Both of them seemed very pleased and happy at the arrival. I guess they were looking forward to a wonderful evening with good food, music and conversations.

All covered in flashlights, Mary arrived along with her husband to the gala dinner. Crown Prince Frederik was very handsome in his black and white uniform with hat, medals and white gloves.

Mary was in a brand new black gown and matching jacket. The royal house published the story about her new outfit. As the first one, she wore brand new Armed Forces' corporate uniform for women. The gown is common for all forces and as First Lieutenant in the Army Mary is also able to wear the uniform. It is made of black satin wool and features a black belt with a golden embroidered oak tree and floral motif. So it turned out that Mary was wearing her own uniform. A very beautiful pieces of clothes. What do you think? I like the ideas of her wearing this uniform.

She styled the look with simple black Gianvito Rossi pumps and a still unidentified reused clutch. Classy and glamorous. The earrings really caught my eye. First I had an old pair of earrings in mind from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Her old one features diamond and are made of silver. It turns out to be Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen earrings, but these are golden featuring diamonds. She also wore two diamond rings from the same designer.

If you manage to find a pictures showing her lovely hairstyle then take another look. Such a stunning chignon that makes her even more beautiful. This is, by no doubt, one of my absolute favorite hairstyles.


Gown & jacket  The Armed Forces' corporate uniform for women
Earrings ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here 
Earrings ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Rings ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here

The final game between Denmark & Norway

27 January

It was a big night, when the Crown Prince family arrived to Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning on Sunday evening. The final game between Denmark and Norway was played. One of them were about to become world champions in handball for men.

The announcement stated that Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Prince Vincent were present at the game. Obviously Princess Isabella changed her mind and decided to join her family. All of them were in a splendid mood. On multiple occasions the Crown Prince Couple have supported both games of handball, swimming, football etc. Also they booth enjoy several form of sports and I imagine their children have inherited their parents' love for sport.

Seems like the family really enjoyed the evening. They congratulated the Danish team on behalf of they championship with a greeting on social media, here. Congratulations to the team winning the game and title as world champions.

All four of them matched in colours - red, white, blue. Love that. Clearly to support their favourite team. The boys in hoodies; dad in a classy suit; Princess Isabella in a dotted skirt and matching red blouse. Meanwhile Mary showed up in a combo perfectly matching the rest of her family.

Mary embraced the style by wearing a dark red Hugo Boss blouse. She has the same model in grey and white as well. Impressive how something as simple as a colour can change the expression of a piece of clothes. This time she had chosen the red one. She matched it was navy blue trousers and a Veronica Beard blazer. We have seen the blazer before in an interview showed on occasion of the Crown Prince Couples Prizes in 2017. Well, red and blue just makes a wonderful look.

She styled her outfit with black Gianvito Rossi ankle boots. Also seen before on a few occasions actually. They go back to around October 2018. Officially Mary wore the Gianvito Rossi booth when receiving 'the Danish Speakers' Speaker Prize', here. The brown leather bag is her old Ralph Lauren. I still don't know a thing about the white scarf. From what I know it is new. She could also be wearing a couple of diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here. What I know for sure is that her flower brooch is a Daisy brooch from Georg Jensen.

And then we have that pearl hairpin. Both Mary and her oldest daughter Princess Isabella each wore one. Mary wore hers the first time a couple of days before at a meeting with Executive Director of UN Women and UN Secretary-General, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, here. At that time it was hard to tell anything about this new hairpin. I kinda still is. Plissé Copenhagen could be the designer we are looking for. They have similar pins as those worn by Mary and Isabella, here. Plissé Copenhagen confirm that it is likely their design.


Blazer  Veronica Beard, here
Blouse  Hugo Boss, here
Brooch  Georg Jensen, here
Bag  Ralph Lauren, here
Shoes  Gianvito Rossi, here

Meeting with UN Women

24 January

On Wednesday, the Crown Princess participated a Roundtable Session in Davos, Switzerland.  She took part in the session as patron of the Global Fashion Agenda, here.

The following day, she was back in Denmark hosting a meeting at Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary met with Executive Director of UN Women and UN Secretary-General, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. UN Women is dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women. Read more about the UN organization, here. During the meeting, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Crown Princess about the ongoing work to improve gender equality and what issues  they challenge on a daily basis.

Crown Princess Mary and Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuk posed for a picture taken on the occasion of the meeting.

Attending the meeting with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuk at Amalienborg Castle, Mary was dressed in a pair of black trousers and a reused blouse. Very simple. I wouldn't mind some more colours or maybe a necklace. I have a hard time defying if we have seen the trousers before, but I am pretty sure we have. Black trousers like these are difficult to identify. That is not the case with her blouse. It is a gathered neckline blouse from Hugo Boss (collection: BOSS). So two days with Hugo Boss blouses.

I sense that she is wearing diamond earrings and a matching white pearl hairclip. Love that she wears these hairpin on an everyday. It is very popular and trendy at the moment. Do you also fancy hairpieces? Kate suggested these, here, as being Mary's new pin. What do you think? She matched her look with simple black pumps probably from Gianvito Rossi, here.


Blouse ● Hugo Boss, here

The launch of CEO Agenda 2019

January, Wednesday 23rd

Feels like months since I have made my last post. Last time we had the pleasure to see the Crown Princess, was when she attended the third New Years eve reception at Christiansborg castle, here. That was around twenty days ago.

Then on Wednesday, Crown Princess Mary appeared in Davos, Switzerland. She had traveled to Davos to attend a Roundtable Session on occasion of launch of the CEO Agenda 2019 made for the fashion industry. What the agenda focuses on is all about fighting climate changes. Eight different fashion companies have been part of developing the CEO Agenda 2019. Companies like ASOS, Nike, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and BESTSELLER.

The Crown Princess was present at the event as patron of the Global Fashion Agenda. She was accompanied by among others CEO of Global Fashion Agenda, Eva Kruse. The two of them have met on numerous previous occasions. Now they have one more to add.

We have not seen much from her stay in Davos. Actually only two pictures have been published by the royal house on the occasion. One more has been found; taking by another participant of the event. It is a little surprising that we have not got more, but I think we will have to do with what we have a the moment.

Mary had chosen a very simple and chic outfit for her appearance as patron of the Global Fashion Agenda. She matched a pair of brand new trousers with a reused black blouse. Heaven shared her idea of a possible identification of Mary's new trousers. They features a high waist, buttons and checkered pattern. Heaven found her trousers at from Sandro. She embraced the style by wearing also a black reused blouse from Hugo Boss. Nothing too loud. The same goes with her jewellery.

Other pictures shows that Mary tried to keep warn in one of her blue coats from Fonnesbech. This coat was first worn when she attended Copenhagen Fashion Week in 2016, here. Do you remember it? The colour of the coat made her match it with a new scarf found with your help at ZARA. Both hair, makeup and nail polish colour were very modest and simple.


Coat  Fonnesbech, here
Blouse  Hugo Boss, here
Trousers  Sandro, here
Scarf  ZARA, here

New Year's Eve reception at Christiansborg Castle

04 January

Around 9 am local time, the Queen was driven from Amalienborg Castle to Christiansborg castle as it has been a tradition for years. Half an hour later she arrived at Christiansborg as hostess of the third (and last) reception on occasion of New Year's Eve.

On January 1st, she hosted the prestiges New Year's banquet with Government members invited such as the royal house staff, here. On January 3rd, among others, the diplomatic corps were invited to a reception at Christiansborg Castle, here.

The following day Queen Margrethe hosted her last New Year reception, which took place at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen. As mentioned before, she arrived in a gold coach. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary also attended the reception. 

At this third reception, which took place at Christiansborg Castle Mary had chosen to reuse an old blue gown first worn back in 2006. Since then it has changed a bit. Specially the skirt has been minimized. Somehow I prefer the old version, but Mary seems to love it this way. She has worn it a couple of times before, which is why I am sure you clearly remember it. What I have heard is that Henrik Hviid created her gown back then, but I have never been able to confirm it. Do you happen to know anything about that?

On Friday Mary embraced the New Year style by wearing her blue gown with simple suede pumps from Pura Lopez and a Quidam clutch. Of course both pieces perfectly matched in colour. Both in blue. She matched her look with stunning ruby earrings inherited from her husbands grandmother, Queen Ingrid. The same goes with the brooch.

Somehow I noticed her hairstyle as the first thing. That simple ponytail caught my attention right away. Amazing how she manages to make such a simple hairstyle look this great - at an event like this. Truly remarkable.


Earrings  Queen Ingrid's Ruby parure
Brooch  Queen Ingrid's Ruby parure
Clutch  Quidam
Shoes  Pura Lopez

New Year's reception at Amalienborg & Christansborg

Thursday, January 3rd

On January 1st the Queen hosted the prestiges New Year's Even banquet at Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen. Guests from the Danish Government and the royal family's staff were invited to the gala dinner, here.

Traditionally, Queen Margrethe host two more events on occasion of New Year's Eve. On Thursday another dinner took place. Early morning the Queen had invited both Supreme Court judges, the Royal Guardian's and the Guardian's Regiment Officers' Corps to a reception at Christians VII's Palace at Amalienborg. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were also present.

A couple of hours later the three of them showed up at Christiansborg Castle to attend the Queen's second New Year's Eve receptions. This time the diplomatic corps were invited. Guests from near and far.

Both Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were in a splendid mood during the two receptions. All of them seemed to enjoy the day accompanied by each other.

Mary had chosen to wear an outfit she know works perfectly. She showed up wearing a rather old grey figure hugging gown made by Julie Fagerholt. Originally it was worn with a matching jacket, here. In  2017 it was redesigned and ended up like this - with a modified top part, here.

At the reception on Thursday Mary embraced her wonderful gown with simple white pearl jewellery. The matching bracelet and ring are made by Dulong Fine Jewelry. The earrings I still do not know a thing about. They have been worn before, but without being identified. Do you know something about these diamond and pearl earrings? I would really like to know more about them.

Arriving to Christiansborg Castle we got a glimpse of her light grey suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. These have also been seen before at a number of different occasions. Nothing new about them. The same goes with the beautiful grey suede clutch from Hugo Boss. As I stared saying: Mary wore an outfit that works all too well. It is simple, elegant and classy.

What was worn

Gown  Julie Fagerholt
Bracelet  Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet (Black Pearls)
Ring  Dulong Fine Jewelry
Clutch  Hugo Boss Soada Suede Clutch
Shoes  Gianvito Rossi

New Year's Eve banquet 2019

Tuesday, January 1st

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you enjoyed the evening with friends and family. Hopefully you are also more than ready to embrace a year with me and the Crown Princess.

On occasion of New Year's Eve Queen Margrethe hosted yet another banquet taking place (as always) at Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen. This is the finest gala hosted by the Queen. Guests from both the Danish Government, the royal house establishment, representatives of the official Denmark, etc. were invited to take part in the prestiges banquet. More than 60 people were invited. The royal family even posted a little video on how the banquet is prepared. Watch it here.

Guests arrived one by one - some with their partner; some on their on. Journalist and photographers waited with great excitement to welcomed all of them, especially the five royal members. Shortly before the dinner was about to take place Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrived on to Amalienborg a windy evening. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary followed and Queen Margrethe arrived last as the great hostess she is. All five of them had a huge smiles on their faces and were in a great mood. Watch the arrival in the video embedded down below.

Watching the arrival live on television Mary's brand new gown was identified almost immediately by the designer himself. Maybe you already guessed that the great Jesper Hørving created her new evening gown? But he did. The new creation is from his AW18 collection. A. Hanks identified the model, here. Jesper Høvring has made a few other gowns for Mary worn on New Year's Eve. Do you recall her bright orange gown, here? The midnight blue one, here? And of course the golden one, here? The orange one really caught my attention, so did this gown.

The silhouette is outstanding. It embraced Mary's slim figure beautifully - the v-neck; the visible zipper; huge skirt and sheer long sleeves. Some way or another I have to get use to the pattern. Not that I don't like it. It is just a little different for the New Year's Eve banquet. What do you think about this new little wonder?

As accessories she had chosen to wear the auction-bought tiara and matching earrings. And what a match. The colours of her jewellery and the gown = wauw. Pretty sure this is the first she wear the tiara and earrings at the New Year's Eve banquet. Notice that Mary also flashed her golden diamond bracelet from Dulong Fine Jewelry. She also embraced the style by wearing her black Sergio Rossi clutch (similar in style to this here) and simple suede Gianvito Rossi pumps in black.

Gown  Jesper Høvring Floor-Length V-Neck Evening Gown
Tiara & Earrings  Sold at a Bruun Rasmussen auction
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry Balloon Bracelet
Clutch  Sergio Rossi
Shoes  Gianvito Rossi Black Suede Pump