Presentation of the EliteForsk Prizes

24 February

The EliteForsk Prizes were first presented in 2007 and is a handed over by the Minister of Education and Research. Since 2007, the Crown Princess has attended the event for several years. It was also the case this year. 

Crown Princess Mary was accompanied by Minister of Education and Research Jester Petersen, when the prizes were handed over at Moltkes Palace in Copenhagen.

The EliteForsk Prizes are presented each year to create as much awareness as possible on leading scientist from each their field of experience. This year, Crown Princess Mary presented five winning scientists: Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov, Professor Anton PottegÄrd, Professor Felix Riede, Professor Naja Hulvej Rod and Professor Sune Lehmann. They are given 200,000 Danish kroner as a personal honorary award and 1 million Danish kroner to support their research.

Traveling scholarships were also handed over to 20 ph.d. students valued 200,000 Danish kroner. The money are given to support a long-term study stays in an international research environment. Congratulations to all of them and thanks for all their hard (and important) work.

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When arriving to Moltkes Palace, Mary showed how to wear a many year old coat. It is a Prada design. Over the years, it has become one of her most beloved coats. Both for more private occasions and officials events. She matched it with simple black trousers and a brand new printed blouse. With some help from one of you my beloved readers, I am now able to tell that Mary's new blouse is from Britt Sisseck. Apparently, it is from a late 2021 collection.

Mary accessorized her lovely outfit with diamond earrings from Sophie Bille Brahe - her cool go-to earrings. She also flashed a magnificent golden ring from Dulong Fine Jewelry. A closer look at the ring revealed her, very unusual, nail polish. This is differently the first time she wears such an imaginative nail design.

She created a beautiful silhouette by wearing a black Isabel Marant leather belt. It made her look super chic! Paired with an exclusive Quidam clutch and black pointed Gianvito Rossi pumps, Mary made this look work very well.


Coat  Pradahere

Blouse ● Britt Sisseck, here

Earrings ● Sophie Bille Brahe, here

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelryhere

Belt ● Isabel Maranthere

Clutch ● Quidamhere

Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here


  1. I think the blouse is from Britt Sisseck. I have the same print in a skirt.

    1. I think you are right! The blouse is from Britt Sisseck. Thank you very much for sharing this with me :)