Opening of the Parliament 2019

01 October

As an annual tradition, the royal family were gathered at Christiansborg Castle to attend the opening of the Danish Parliament. Princess Benedikte arrived first followed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Last, Queen Margrethe arrived and were welcomed with smiles, handshakes and flowers (of course). Usually, Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie also participate but as you know they have moved to France and were not able to be part of the opening.

The first Tuesday of October the Parliament officially comes back from vacation. It is marked with the gathering of the Parliament and Government present. And of course with the Royal family attending. This year was a bit special because Denmarks newly selected Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen held her very first speech in Folketinget.

Both Princess Benedikte, the Crown Prince Couple and Queen Margrethe watched the opening from the balcony. It is located right of the rostrum.

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These annual events are personal favorites of mine. I love comparing outfit; one from each year. That is why I, primarily, look forward to the opening - to see and compare Mary's outfit with previous years. I am rarely disappointed with how she looks. Nor was I this year. Mary was beautifully dressed in one of her reused coats and matching accessories. The stunning dusty pink coat is a design by Claes Iversen. She first wore it in 2018 on an official visit to Latvia, here. Back then you were all crazy in love with the coat. I still am.

As in 2018 she accessorized the coat with a splendid matching creation from Susanne Juul. Love how the two pieces match in both color and style. Really vintage chic. Mary also dazzled with her other accessories. Especially the burgundy Sergio Rossi box clutch and those incredible suedes pointed pumps from Gianvito Rossi. One day I have to own my own pair of Rossi pumps. They have what I would call "the perfect shape". Everything about Rossi's shoes are cared for. So one day...

The diamond ring and beautiful bracelet are both created by Dulong Fine Jewelry. Also her makeup looked absolutely perfect, such as her hairstyle. I adore when she have these updos. Makes me wanna experiment. These chignon's or twisted knots comes in many different forms. This is a more simple one. Great for everyday as well as evenings. Do you have a favorite updo?


Coat ● Claes Iversen, here
Hat ● Susanne Juul, here
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Ring  Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Clutch ● Sergio Rossi, here
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here


  1. I am reminded of Jackie Kennedy's style with this glorious coat and pillbox hat, the Crown Princess embodies the same retro glamour.The ensemble is such a sophisticated but cheerful shade of pink which brightens a grey day. Small embellishments are perfectly judged upon the tailored piece, adding subtle interest to the clean lines. The detailing gradually reduces in quantity towards the bottom, creating an airiness in the design. My only quibble is that I am not sure if the frill that protrudes from under the cuffs was necessary... I find it rather twee, but I appreciate that it enhances the princess like quality of the coat. Burgundy accessories provide further decadence and differentiate the look from it's last appearance in Latvia. Special mention to Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte who looked equally elegant in their jewel toned outfits. 

    1. Eloquent as always and the two sisters are indeed elegant at the opening. My eyes were especially drawn to how they matched colors with such elegance. Queen Margrethe in her bright purple hat and light grey coat, and Princess Benedikte in that amazing green wool coat and matching hat. Just wauw!