"We all have the responsibility to help fight solitude"

23rd December

We have not seen the Crown Princess that much in the last month. Instead, she and her family have sent a number of Christmas greetings. Several of them, is as chairwoman of the Mary Foundation. Like this ver special Christmas greeting, here. The Crown Princess highlighted a few things from the past year working to fight, among others, solitude as part of the Mary Foundations mission. Especially, young people and how they have been affected by the pandemic, has been close to her heart the last year.

The pandemic was also the main topic of the greeting she shared the day before Christmas Eve. On December 23rd. How COVID-19 have affected many perhaps for the first time and how it may have made some even more isolated. She speaks anxiously about the responsibility she believes we all have to take care of each other. We must all take part in fighting solitude.

Her greeting was recorded at Frederik VIIIs Palace at Amalienborg - the same place, where the family is celebrating Christmas.

Crown Princess Mary also shared a few words as patron of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, here. She found it particularly important to mention the professional dedication that has been shown by frontline health and care workers. She look forward to a new year with even more understanding and improvement of the healthcare system.

To me, she wore the perfect Christmas outfit. Red is mostly associated with Christmas and it fits this time a year perfectly. The bright red blouse is part of a set (blouse and skirt) created by the talented Danish designer, Claes Iversen. He already made many outfits for Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Mary first wore this set in 2018, when attending a banquet on occasion of the P4G Summit, here. A year later, she wore the blouse and matching skirt at a concert and following dinner at Fredenborg, here. Queen Margrethe hosted the event to honor those who make an effort for the community between the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark.

This time, Mary embraced the style by wearing her pink diamonds studs from Hartmann's and a couple of golden bracelets from Dulong Fine Jewelry. It looks to me like she also wore her golden bangle from Cartier. An amazing combination of jewellery. A close look revealed to me that her diamond rings are from, among others, Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. The third ring has never been identified. It goes back to around her birthday in 2012. Maybe a birthday gift from her beloved husband?

The stunning diamond butterfly, is the Mary Foundations symbol. Many years ago she started wearing these broches and then a few years back it turned into a diamond brooch. This one. Maybe also a gift? Mary completed her Christmas outfit with a beautiful makeup and lovely curls.


Blouse ● Claes Iversen, here

Earrings ● Hartmann's, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Cartier, here

Rings ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here

Merry Christmas from the Crown Prince family

20th December

Merry Christmast and happy 4th Sunday of Advent from Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess. They send their best wishes and a Merry Christmas to all of us from their home at Frederik VIIIs Palace. Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine and little Grace also joined the greeting.

This year, the Crown Prince family are celebrating Christmas Eve on their own at Amalienborg and with the atmosphere seen in the video, I believe they are going to have a wonderful evening. The Crown Princess already shared quite a few pictures with us of their Christmas Tree, here, advent decoration and hallway, here. The family are surrounded by lots of candlelights, Christmas ornaments, smal trees and red flowers. I wouldn't mind celebrating Christmas in these rooms.


I love when we get pictures and video greetings like these. All members of the Crown Prince family are so down on earth and relaxed. It is our way to get a glimpse of how it is to live like royals today. What hits me every single time, is how much it looks like our own houses. Yes, few of us have gilded rooms and huge mirrors but mainly they live just like the rest of us.

Another thing I love about these more private glimpses, is Marys outfits. She always looks stylish when she is going somewhere, but her more casual style is also incredible. She embraced the simple outfit by wearing a cozy light brown cable knit sweater and a black A-line skirt. A great combo, right? Mary accessorized this magnificent home-wear with black tights, black ankle boots and a stunning green long cardigan. Wish I could wear such a long knitted piece. It is really beautiful.

A very special Christmas greeting

17th December

"It has been a very special year. For all of us". In a Christmas greeting, Crown Princess Mary shared her thoughts about the past year as Chairwoman and founder of the Mary Foundation. 2020 has been a year with many changes,  deprivation and for some even losses of beloved family members and/or friends.

A situation like this also showed us, how important we are to each other. We cannot do everything on our own. The pandemic is one reason why many of us needed to stay alone to keep safe. Because of this, social isolation has become more widespread. With social isolation as their core, the Mary Foundation has made it their most important priority to fight solitude. The past year, they have become wiser and more creative in this fight. Especially, when it comes to young people.

Crown Princess Mary highlight one thing we need to remember at the end of her greeting: our will to be something for each other and the courage to stand up and ask for help.

Read the full speech in Danish, here.

One of our traditions in Denmark is to gather around Christmas and enjoy a pleasant meal. We call it "julefrokost" - Christmas lunch. This year, members of the Mary Foundation joined a virtual Christmas lunch with a special guess: the Crown Princess, here.

With the greeting came a new portrait of Mary. Talented photographer, Stine Heilmann captured the moment. She is also the woman, who took the new official portraits of the Crown Prince Couple.

In this photo, Mary dazzled in a creation made by Danish designer, Søren Le Schmidt. His designs has become incredible trendy the last couple of years, and Mary also have a number of his creations in her wardrobe already. This 50s vibe dress is one of them. Despite it looks a lot like a coat, Søren Le Schmidt himself refers to it as a dress. She also wore the dress on the national Flag Day 2020 in September, here.

She embraced the style by wearing magnificent diamond earrings shaped as flowers. They were purchased a few years back at an Bruun Rasmussen Auction. Her two golden bangles are both from Dulong Fine Jewelry, meanwhile the golden ring is from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Her brooch is a diamond studded butterfly - the Mary Foundation's logo.

Her berry lips and lovely dark brown curly hair really made this outfit complete. I never realized how well bordeaux and light blue compliment each other. Wish I would wear something like this on Christmas Eve. Are you inspired to wear something similar too?


Dress ● Søren Le Schmidt, here

Earrings ● Bruun Rasmussen Auction

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Ring ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here

One year with Global Refugee Forum

15th December

For fourteen days the Crown Prince family has been isolated in their home at Amalienborg because Prince Christian was then tested positive for COVID-19. Under the circumstances, he is all fine and none of the other family members have been infected. They were all tested negative. Great news this close to Christmas.

As a last event before it is time to enjoy Christmas together with her family, Crown Princess Mary participated the celebration of the Global Refugee Forum's one-year anniversary. She participated the event as patron of DRC Danish Refugee Council - Denmark's largest NGO.

It all started a year ago, when the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) first gathered both government officials, business leaders and civil society from around the world to discuss solutions to the global refugee situation. Now, a year later, the Crown Princess participated a digital panel debate on their first anniversary. The debate took place at the DRC office in Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary was the one with the opening speech.

The event was hosted by both DRC Danish Refugee Council and UNHCR.

Celebration the one-year anniversary was one thing. The digital panel debate also aimed to have yet another focus: how young people have been affected by the worldwide pandemic. Something, the Crown Princess has been very committed to already on other occasions lately.

Kongehuset Billed Bladet Billed Bladet DRC

The pandemic is also the reason why we have little photographic evidens from the event. Most of what we see is from outside DRC's office. At the arrival, Mary clearly showed how to dress both comfortable, fashionable and keep warm at the same time. Something I think can be a little problematic at times. The lovely light brown coat is a reuse from Julie Fagerholt Heartmade. Many of you have already shared your thoughts with me about this coat. You seem to love it as much as I do. 

She styled it with her emerald green trousers from Massimo Dutti. They come with a matching blazer as we saw on November 12th, when she attended the 20th anniversary conference for Children, Youth & Grief, here. A closer look revealed that Mary had chosen another old item - a navy blue Stella McCartney blouse. What a magnificent match, right? Blue, green and brown. Nothing more perfect for this time a year. I would love to copy this outfit. The multicolored scarf has also been worn before in 2016, here.

Mary embraced the glory of her outfit with shiny diamond earrings. They feature both white and yellow diamonds. They have not yet been identified. The beautiful round diamond necklace is from Katerina Pitzner. Mary has two different sizes: small and this one in medium. A couple of her rings are old ones from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. We really need a little diamonds right now. Her golden bangle is from Dulong Fine Jewelry.

In the same color as the trousers, she had chosen her lovely blue leather bag from Prada and pointed suede pumps from Jimmy Choo. I am crazy about this outfit. Black is an easy color to wear, which is why most women often chose to wear black - including myself. But the world is full of colors and we need to embrace them much more also on a daily basis. I hope Mary's outfit will inspire you to be brave and wear some colors from now on.


Coat ● Julie Fagerholt Heartmade, here

Blouse ● Stella McCartney, here

Trousers ● Massimo Dutti, here

Necklace ● Katerina Pitzner, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Ring ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here

Bag ● Prada, here

Shoes ● Jimmy Choo, here

Christmas has arrived

06th & 13th December

Christmas has finally arrived. At this point, we have already celebrated the second Sunday of advent and Christmas Eve is only a few weeks ahead of us. Can you believe it? For some time the Crown Prince family has lived at Kancellihuset near Fredensborg Castle, but end of October this year the family is now back at Frederik VIIIs Palace at Amalienborg.

The family has announced that they will celebrate Christmas Eve at Frederik VIIIs Palace this year. Like many others, the family will be on their own on December 24th, meanwhile Prince Joachim and his family including Queen Margrethe, will enjoy the evening at Schackenborg Castle.

The Mary Foundation also reminds us how important it is to keep our loved ones close despite the lack of physical contact. On December 1st is was all about sending a loving thought to those you have in your heart, here. From those you have close to your heart to who your angel is. Crown Princess Mary describe an angel like a symbol of someone who makes a difference to others. One that helps you when you need it most. An unexpected phone call is sometimes enough to make a big difference and give hope in a difficult time, here.

Even though Christmas might be a little different for the royal family (as well as the rest of us), something must not change: the Christmas decorations. Crown Princess Mary and her family have beautifully decorated their home and shared the atmosphere with us. Imagine how magical a castle looks in December. All the golden details, candlelights, large mirrors and Christmas decor.