Memorial concert for Prince Henrik

20 February

A year ago, on February 20th, beloved Prince Henrik was buried. To honor his memory his wife Queen Margrethe hosted a memorial concert in his name. The concert took place Wednesday evening in the church at Fredensborg Castle. Both the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, several of Prince Henrik's old and close friends, representatives from the Royal House and many more attended the concert.

After the arrival, all invited were welcomed by Queen Margrethe. It was with warm and kind words she thanked everybody for their attendance. She then accompanied her family in the royal lounge.

Music was played by the Royal Danish Academy of Music reflecting Prince Henrik's love of music and poetry. On many occasions the world have had the chance to hear the Prince himself share his poems. This time there were part of the concert in memory of the man who created them.

The concert in the castle church was followed by a reception in Kuppelsalen at Fredensborg Castle. This is also were Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary danced the traditional wedding waltz. A room for all aspects of life.

Attending the memorial concert with her husband Mary had chosen a mix of reused clothes and accessories. Some of it actually goes way back in time. Think the first thing I noticed was the stunning floral skirt from Rochas. Mary first was it at the confirmation of Countess Ingrid last year, here. This time she embraced the outfit by wearing a black velvet jacket. I had an old jacket of hers in mind from 2006, here. It was first when, among others, Kate mentioned the same jacket I realized that Mary was in fact wearing the same one. A black velvet belt has been added. otherwise nothing else has changed.

Looking closer at what Mary wore at the memorial concert at Fredenborg I also noticed her wearing three different bracelets from Dulong Fine Jewelry. All in gold as her Cartier bangle. She has worn all four bracelets on so many occasions - mixed and matched with other outfits and jewellery. The same goes with the three diamond rings. Two of them are made by Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. The middle one I have never been able to identify. Her earrings was sold at an Bruun Rasmussen auction along with a tiara, here.

I also see her old burgundy box clutch from Sergio Rossi and rivets pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Especially the clutch has been one of her favorites lately. Kate mentioned to me that Mary was also wearing a new hairpiece. She shared this as a possible ID, here. Think it is the one? Mary really embraced the trend of wearing hairaccessories.


Skirt ● Rochas, here
Earrings ● Sold at Bruun Rasmussen auction
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry
Bracelet  Cartier, here
Rings ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Clutch ● Sergio Rossi, here
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here


  1. I like your blog's new look!
    Do you know why we haven't seen Mary very much this month? I know the family were away skiing last week but her next event is only next Thursday.

    1. Thank you very much. I am glad you like the new look.

      I don't really know why we haven't seen her in awhile. Looks like the family went skiing (as usual), but otherwise I don't know. Maybe she has been busy with meetings, planning future projects, etc. That's my best guess.