Two meeting's at Amalienborg

30th January

The official calendar only tells that Crown Princess Mary was suppose to attend the presentation of the winners of the Media Competition for Schools 2020 at Politikens Hus at January 29th, here. The second event in her calendar while staying in Copenhagen, before going back to Verbier, is her being present at Women's Board Award 2020 on January 31st.

Apparently, she spent her time wisely because on her day of rest (Thursday) she hosted two meetings at Frederik VIIIs Palace at Amalienborg. It was a patron of the DRC Dansk Flygtningehjælp and Mødrehjælpen, that Crown Princess Mary met with representatives from both organizations.

From DRC Dansk Flygtningehjælp the Crown Princess met with General Secretary Charlotte Slente and Chairman Agi Csonka. The two of them informed her about the current refugee situation and how the organization, with different ongoing activities, are trying to create permanent solutions for refugees around the world.

Later, she hosted a meeting with the CEO of Mødrehjælpen Ninna Thomsen and their Vice President Trine Schaldemose. They told Crown Princess Mary about their work in counseling and helping families with problems and challenges.

No one wears an outfit like this, like Mary does. I love how relaxed and comfortable she looks. Of course that is just not because of what she wears, but if you do not feel comfortable in what you wear; well, it does not show on your spirit.

Meeting with both the DRC Dansk Flygtningehjælp and Mødrehjælpen, Mary wore simple black trousers and a brand new blouse. I wish I was able to wear such trousers with such elegance as she is. I think we often forget to talk about the different types of trousers. Mary has worn this shape for many years and they make her look super classy.

The blouse is quite interesting. A classic button-down in a fresh color featuring white hemlines. So far, I have not been able to identify where it is from. Any idea who created this beautiful blouse? Also, let me know what you think.

Am I the only one who think Mary has got her hair done? It looks great. A bit more light brown than usually and white lighter brown highlights. She embraced the style of her gorgeous hair and outfit with reused diamond earrings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and a matching diamond ring from Dulong Fine Jewelry. The second ring could be her wedding ring or her temporary replacement. I cannot tell for sure. The matching black and powder pink rivet pumps are her Valentinos.

Earrings ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Shoes ● Valentino, here

Winners of the Media Competition 2020

29th January

So, we have not seen Crown Princess Mary for quite some time now. You all know why: because at the moment she is living in Switzerland with the rest of the family while all four children are joining a 12 weeks program at Verbier International School. This means we have only seen her and the family once, when they gave an interview about a month ago, here. I am probably not the only one who have been looking forward to this day where she returned to Copenhagen, right? Well, it is just temporarily because the Crown Princess is going back to Verbier again.

Crown Princess Mary is in Denmark to attended the presentation of the winners of the Media Competition for Schools 2020 at Politikens Hus in Copenhagen.

The Media Competition has death as topic - something that is hard for many, both children and adults, to talk about. This is what the competition is all about: getting knowledge about the media industry and use it as a way of opening up for a dialogue about a difficult topic as death and illness are. Children and young people in 6-10th grade have participated the competition. The project is organized by Ekstra Bladet, Jyllands-Posten, Politiken and now the Mary Foundation, Children, Youth and Grief and Stifterne joined the program. Crown Princess Mary attended to present the winners along with the Mary Foundation.

She was in a really splendid mood. All smiles and a happy spirit. Both participating children and other involved in the project, welcomed her with handshakes, flowers and smiley faces. Shortly, after the arrival Crown Princess Mary entered the stage. She gave a speech with personal references from her own life and how she dealt with both death and illness in her own family, when losing her mother in a very young age.

In her speech, she also announced the winning class (7th grade from Frederiksberg School), who received medals and a check of 5,000 Danish kroner. The Mary Foundation shared moments from the big day at Facebook. See the wonderful pictures below.

Kongehuset ● Frederik et MaryInstagramBilled-BladetJyllands-Posten ● UFO No More

I cannot hide that I have been looking forward to this day. The day where she would return (also only just briefly) and attend the presentation of the Media Competition for Schools 2020. I did not know what to expect from her outfit, but it was not this. This is much better.

Mary had chosen a brand new printed blouse. It features some pretty incredible details: the color, print, collar and golden button. I learned that Sarah managed to identify Mary's new blouse as a Roberto Cavalli creation. Lovely, right? How would you style a blouse like this?

Mary matched her new pieces with simple black trousers and a long blazer-like coat. My guess is that she has worn the trousers before, such as the coat. It goes back to when Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Denmark in November 2011, here. Since then, Mary has worn this coat on three more occasions. Even though this makes it the fifth time she is wearing it, I still do not know where to find it.

She embraced the chic business look with old earrings from Figaros Bryllup. Maybe you remember that she wore them when visiting Moldova in 2016, here. The two bracelets have been seen before. One is from Cartier and the other one is a golden bangle from Dulong Fine Jewelry. If you look closely you will see a rather large ring on her right hand. To me it looks new. What is not new, it her leather belt from Céline and that quality Quidam clutch.

Blouse ● Roberto Cavalli, here
Earrings ● Figaros Bryllup, here
Bracelet ● Cartier, here
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Belt ● Celine, here
Clutch ● Quidam

Verbier, Switzerland

06 January

A while ago it was announced that all four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, were to go to school in Verbier Switzerland for 12 weeks at Verbier International School. 

First, Crow Princess Mary was supposed to stay there the whole time with her children and then the news came that Crown Prince Frederick would stay there too. Since we first heard about the trip, not much has been published. Not until it was told that the royal couple and their four children would go for a short interview this Monday – the first day at school for the next 12 weeks.

The interview took place in a landscape covered in snow. The beautiful Verbier. A place the Crown Prince Couple has enjoyed spending much time, both before and after the kids were born. It is clear as day that the family loves Verbier very much and that this will be an experience for all of them.

Prince Christian and Princess Isabella were asked what they looked forward to the most. The answers came quickly: skiing classes. They will also have lessons in both French and English, among other things.

We haven’t really had any real winter in Denmark for quite a few years now. Usually, we get snow and cold noses, but we haven’t seen that in a long time. Nevertheless, I am the type of person that wears woollen coats, knitted hats and gloves despite no real winter. What is real winter to me? – one that includes lots of snow or at least some. The almost nonexciting winter also means that Mary has not been keeping warm in long coats and thick tights. That changed a bit when they arrived to Switzerland.

At the interview, Mary kept warm in her reused grey coat from Moncler – first seen in 2017 when she, her husband and oldest son watched a football match in Copenhagen, here. Maybe you remember that she also wore it at another football event in 2018 along with the Mary Foundation, here? This time she matched it with a white knitted turtleneck sweater and skinny jeans. I like it when she wears jeans, because most of us wear jeans and Mary is not “too royal” to wear them as well. Love that.

Keeping warm the right way may take some time for a girl that are used to summer degrees most of the year. I think she got it right with her brand-new winter boots from Ludwig Reiter. I had never heard about this brand before, so the credit all goes to one of my wonderful readers who recognized them right away. Often, I think boots look clumsy and heavy, but these don’t. They well-balanced in design.

Coat  Moncler, here
Boots  Ludwig Reiter, here

Second New Year Reception

03 January

For two days the Queen and the Crown Prince Couple have honoured and celebrated the arrival of a new year. First at Amalienborg for, among others, the Danish Government, here. The following day they accompanied each other once again at both Amalienborg and Christiansborg. Here representatives from both the Supreme Court Judges, Royal Officers' Guard and the Guard Hussar Regiment and later the Diplomatic Corps were gathered to celebrate New Year with the royal family, here.

On January 3rd, Queen Margrethe hosted her last New Year reception. Officers from the Armed Forces and the Emergency Management Agency, I., II., and III. rank as well as representatives of major national organizations and royal protections were invited to Christiansborg where the reception took place. It is a tradition for the Queen to arrive to Christansborg, on this very last day of reception, by gold coach. A wonderful way of welcoming a new year.

Beautiful, beautiful Mary. She looked like a shining star. This warm bordeaux colour looks great next to her fair skin and dark brown hair. Apparently, Mary's favourite colour is purple and this colour comes as close to purple as any colour does. The floor-length gown is created by Danish designer, Lasse Spangenberg back in 2017. It comes with a matching cape as well. Both pieces of clothes have been seen on a couple of previous occasions. Among others, at two New Year receptions in 2017, here, and 2018, here. She introduced the cape to us at the New Year banquet in 2017, here.

She embraced the look with stunning earrings from the ruby parure from Queen Ingrid. She added black pearls to match the darker colour dress. The matching black pearl bracelet is from Dulong Fine Jewelry and has been part of her jewellery collection for many years now. A piece like this, never goes out of style - Mary proved that to us.

The Hugo Boss clutch and Gianvito Rossi pumps have been seen before on quite a few occasions. Both day and night. Unfortunately, gown and cape covered most of her incredible accessories worn at this year's second and last New Year reception.

Gown and cape ● Lasse Spangenberg Copenhagen
Earrings ● The Ruby Parure
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Clutch ● Hugo Boss, here
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here

First New Year Reception

2 January

The first days of a new year is, by the Queen and Crown Prince Couple, spend honouring people and celebrating the arrival of a new year. On January 1st, Queen Margrethe hosted a New Year banquet for members of the Government, the Chairman of Folketinget and people working for the royal family, here. A banquet like this usually takes place at Amalienborg. So, did it this year.

On January 2nd, Queen Margrethe was once again hosting a reception on occasion of New Year's Eve at Amalienborg. Tradition says that Supreme Court Judges, Royal Officers' Guard and the Guard Hussar Regiment are invited to be greeted by both the Queen and Crown Prince Couple.

Both Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were in a splendid mood, when they accompanied Queen Margrethe at the first New Year reception this year. Later on, the three of them celebrated New Year with the Diplomatic Corps at Christiansborg.

A white star on a black and white checkered floor. Mary looked absolutely splendid in her plain white gown. Its silhouette is so simple, but incredibly beautiful. The wide neckline, 3/4 sleeves and small train. She first wore this gown at the New Year banquet in 2015, here and then again at a gala dinner on occasion of a State visit from the Netherlands the same year, here. At that time the gown also featured a thin golden asymmetric "skirt". It has later been removed. The altering was first seen at a New Year reception the following year, in 2016, here. Since then, we have not seen her wear this Birgit Hallstein creation.

Arriving to Christiansborg, Mary had chosen to keep warm in a brand-new long white wool-blend coat. It has been identify as JOSEPH. Maybe that is why it reminded me so much of her other grey woolen coat from the same designer. She embraced the style by wearing powder pink accessories. A suede Ralph Lauren belt and matching Gianvito Rossi pumps perfectly matched the crispy white gown. Don't you think?

Maybe you also noticed her white beaded clutch. I am not quite sure when she wore it for the first time, but I think it was at a gala dinner for the Government in 2014, here. Its identity is still unknown to me. Mary also matched her stunning look with white pearl earrings and a necklace, such as a diamond ring from Dulong Fine Jewelry - and of course, white gloves. Very regal.


Coat ● JOSEPH, here
Gown  Birgit Hallstein
Belt  Ralph Lauren, here
Ring  Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Shoes  Gianvito Rossi

The New Year banquet

01 January

A new year has arrived and that has to be celebrated with everything it takes to welcome a new year. It is a tradition for the Queen to host a prestigious banquet at Amalienborg on January 1st. Nothing had changed this year. 

Representatives from the official part of Denmark were invited, as well as the Danish Government, the Chairman of Folketinget and people working for the royal family. The guests arriving were also captured on photo, hereThis is her way of saying: "Thank you for what you have done for Denmark the past year and thank you for what will come". And what a lovely tradition to have.

Members of the royal family were, of course, also invited to participate the finest dinner of them all. First Princess Benedikte arrived wearing a stunning purple velvet gown. To me it seems like she was in a splendid mood. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie followed her and arrived just a few minutes later. Princess Marie looked gorgeous in her reused midnight blue gown and loose hairstyle. Then Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived, followed by Queen Margrethe in her brand-new fitted gown.

I have really looked forward to seeing what Mary would wear this year - well, I do each year. The excitement is almost too much to handle. Cannot say that I was disappointed but what Mary had chosen to wear at this year's banquet, but I had hoped for something a little different than what she showed us. It reminded me quite a lot about the outfit she wore back in 2012 at the very same event, here. Maybe just another hairdo and everything would have been absolutely great. You do not hear my complain, because she looked beautiful (as always).

The gown was first worn in 2007 when she was pregnant with Princess Isabella, here, and it is created by tailor, Birgit Hallstein, here. The same woman who made her wedding gown. Since 2007, the gown has been altered a few times. The sleeves, neckline and waist have been altered to what we see today. What many forget, is that she wore the exact same dress at a few other occasions as well. For instance in 2007 when celebrating Prince Harald's 70th birthday, here, and when she posed for Mario Testino in 2015/2016, here.

This year Mary had chosen, once again, to wear the outstanding ruby parure from Queen Ingrid - Crown Prince Frederik's grandmother. Mary added a ring to match both tiara, necklace, brooch, earrings and bracelet quit some years ago. A couple of hairpins have also been made out of leaves from the tiara, which Mary brilliantly wore at the New Year banquet. She embraced the style by wearing her burgundy patent leather clutch from Sergio Rossi.

What is interesting is her shoes. I do not think we have seen these burgundy pumps before. They look velvet and are velvet. A close-up showed that. It also showed that her new pumps are from Valentino. Heaven managed to identify Mary's gorgeous new pumps. Can't wait to see them again. Last but not least, what do you think about Mary's first evening outfit in 2020?

Gown ● Birgit Hallstein
Jewellery ● The Ruby Parure from Queen Ingrid
Clutch ● Sergio Rossi, here
Shoes ● Valentino, here