Flag Day 2020

5th September

For eleven years September the 5th has been the official day of honoring the Denmark's emissaries. The Flag Day is all about honoring the people who are or have been sent on a mission abroad by Denmark. It is also a day to recognize the professional efforts that our emissaries make in some of the world's most conflicted areas.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have both participated the Flag Day for mange years now. I think it is a wonderful way for them to show support to those we lost in combat; those who are right in the middle of war areas and for their families at home.

On Saturday, the Crown Prince Couple arrived to Kastellet in Copenhagen to honor those soldiers, who have died in war. The atmosphere was clearly affected by the reason why people were gathered. It even rained at the ceremony. Denmark's Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen held a speech capturing the essens of the meaning of why Flag Day is so important.

The couple also placed a wreath at the Monoment for Denmark's International Effort since 1948 located at Kastellet. Several other official institutions also paid their respect with a wreath. The Government, the police and Danish Veterans were amongst those who placed wreath's.

Later on, the Crown Prince Couple attended a service at Holmens Church.

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At the ceremony at Kastellet and later on at the service in Holmens Church Mary had chosen a lovely new blue dress and matched it with black and blue accessories. I know the day is all about something completely different and way more important, but I know you. You know who to separate things. You know what is important.

The beautiful new dress (what I first thought was a midi coat) is created by the Danish designer, Søren Le Schmidt. He is also the talented creator of Mary's New Year's Eve gown back in 2018, here, and her award-winning dress from 2019, here. I guess it was a proud designer, who shared a photo on Instagram of the Crown Princess wearing his dress. Think it has a certain 40s vibe. Actually, her entire look has a vintage feeling.

She embraced the style by wearing a black hat featuring a feather and a small veil. From my knowledge, it is an Susanne Juul hat. Mary has worn it quite a few times now. With and without the veil. Even without the little black feather made of felt. The other small feather-like-thing is newly added. To match the hat she wore suede pumps from Jimmy Choo. Those with a chunky heel. Fashionable as she is, Mary topped of her look with leather gloves and one of her old Carlend Copenhagen clutches. All in black. When attending the church service Mary changed to a pair of black pointed leather pumps from Gianvito Rossi.

At the ceremony, I see a couple of jewellery. The beautiful golden bracelet is from Dulong Fine Jewelry and the matching diamond ring is an Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen design. Both stunning pieces of jewellery. The diamond earrings, which also features a slightly larger yellow diamond, have never been identified. I tried but so far, I do not know who made them. 

The oval shaped aquamarine blue stone, surround by diamonds and white pearls, is her Connaught Sapphire brooch. Mary inherited it from her mother-in-law at the birth of her firstborn, Prince Christian. It belonged to Queen Margrethe's mother Queen Ingrid, who got it from her mother, Crown Princess Margareta. Apparently, it was given to her as a wedding gift.


Dress ● Søren Le Schmidt, here

Hat ● Susanne Juul

Brooch ● The Connaught Sapphire Brooch, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Ring ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here

Clutch ● Carlend Copenhagen, here

Shoes ● Jimmy Choo, here

Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here

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