Day 1. Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise

12 November


Crown Princess Mary is participating the Nairobi Summit on ICPF25: Accelerating the Promise from November 12-13th, among others, as patron of the United Nations Population Fund. Minister of Development, Rasmus Prehn is also participating the summit along with the Crown Princess. 

Nairobi Summit on ICPF25 takes place on occasion of the 25th anniversary of 179 countries' adoption of an action plan to the benefit of girls and women's rights over one's own body. The summit is hosted by Kenya, Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and takes place in Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.

Already on the summits first day Crown Princess Mary entered the stage and gave a speech on occasion of the opening, here. As part of the opening ceremony she attended the paneldebat "Rights and Choices for All" with all participants of the summit. So both older and younger representatives were members of the panel. They represent philanthropy, civil society and the private sector. She also participated the session "Meet the Leader" - a dialogue between leaders from the ICPD and younger participants. Crown Princess Mary did also participate in Beijing+25 and the signatur session entitled "Ending Unmet Need for Family Planning: Reproductive Rights and Contraceptive Choices".

It was not all about debats, meetings and sessions. Youssou N'Dour entertained the summits participants with sining.


In the evening, after a long day with lots of meetings and panel debates, Crown Princess Mary was invited to dinner. It was hosted by Kenya's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Monica Juma. There are not much to tell about the dinner. Well, I have not been able to read much about the dinner. At all. What I see from the pictures is that Crown Princess Mary was seated next to, among others, the Vice President from Costa Rica.

Her first day in Nairobi, Mary was beautifully dressed in one of her printed Michael Kors dresses. It features longer sleeves, a v-neck and a length that are covering her knees. A very suitable and stunning dress for the occasion. She first wore the printed beauty at the presentation of FSR: Denmark's best CSR in 2018, here. It took quite a while to identify where it was from, but in the end it was then found at Michael Kors. The suede burgundy belt was a perfect match and it emphasized her slim silhouette.

As other accessories Mary had chosen neutral colored pointed python pumps from Gianvito Rossi and matched it with a reused Prada handbag. Both pieces have been part of her wardrobe for quite a few years now. Still I love when she wears them. Especially the Gianvito Rossi pumps are favorites of mine. In general I really like his design.

The little brooch on the left side of her chest looks to me like the logo of the ICPD, here. So, I guess Mary wore their brooch because they are part of (among others) the Beijing+25. That show commitment, right? The longer beaded necklace and different colored stone bracelets are both Dulong Fine Jewelry's designs. She also wore a second necklace from Nadia Shelbaya. Mary loves to shine like a diamond wearing diamond earrings from Sophie Bille Brahe and her golden Cartier bangle.

As I said, not much have been published from the dinner she attended in the evening. Nevertheless, it does not take many pictures to make a comment on what she was wearing. Mary dazzled at the dinner. At least that is what I think. She was wearing a 3/4 sleeve blouse. A rather simple black blouse. She paired it was a brand new printed skirt featuring ginkgo leaves. I was not able to identify her new skirt myself, but with a little help I can now tell that it is from Jesper Høvring's H by Jesper Høvring autumn collection.

To me the necklace also looks new. A simple look like this can also be accessorized with heavier jewellery - like this new necklace of hers. The golden round earrings are old ones from Dulong Fine Jewelry and the golden bracelet is Cartier. Somehow the little clutch is similar to this one from Naledi Copenhagen, here, but I can't tell for sure because of the low quality pictures. I could be wrong. The stunning yellow pumps are from Gianvito Rossi.

Dress ● Michael Kors, here
Earrings ● Sophie Bille Brahe, here
Necklace ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Necklace ● Nadia Shelbaya, here
Bracelet ● Cartier, here
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here (different stones)
Bag ● Prada, here
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here

Skirt ● Jesper Høvring, here
Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Bracelet ● Cartier, here
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here


  1. The skirt is from Jesper Høvring

    1. I have not been able to find any such skirt from Jesper Høvring or anything written that he should be the designer.

      Where do you have this information from? :) Thanks.

  2. - You can find it here - Den lille Ida Odense :-)

    1. Thank you very much for telling me about your find and helping me finding it ;)