Family gathering at Gråsten

25 July 2022

For many years, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik have spend part of their summer hollidays a Gråsten Castle in Gråsten. A tradition the Queen has "inherited" from her parents King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. Especially, Queen Ingrid loved Gråsten Castle. She created quite a few traditional connected to Gråsten. Traditions her three daughters still embrace. One of them is to gather close family every summer at the castle.

This year was no exception. Queen Magrethe hosted a "small" gathering along with Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie at Gråsten (here). 

So, who attended the gathering? Prince Philippos and his Princess Nina. Prince Gustav and Princess Carina. Princess Alexia and Carlos Morales Quintana. Princess Alexandra and Count Michael. Prince Nikolaos. Princess Nathalie. Princess Theodora and her fiancé Matthew Kumar. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie.

I tend to say "of course" the Crown Prince Couple also attended the gathering. They have spend their vacation at Gråsten Castle this year along with all four children.

Somehow, Mary's outfit is surprising and new. Yet, very "Mary". Does that even make sense? Let me explain. A simple button-down and a midi-skirt are typical something Mary would wear for an occasion like this, but the colour combo is quite different than what she usually wears. I learned that her brand new soft yellow blouse is from  Zadig et Voltaire at UFO No More. That colour actually looks really good on her. I would look so pale and sick. Mary matched the new blouse with a reused Zimmermann skirt. She first wore the skirt at "Copenhagen 2021" (here).

She styled this beautiful outfit with golden jewellery. Her earrings and two necklaces are all from the talented goldsmith Dulong Fine Jewelry. Mary has become very fond of those golden necklaces. We get it, right? Her other bangle is from Rebekka Notkin. We also get a glimpse of a Kknekki hair-tie. 

I am not sure, I would have paired those snakeskin Prada sandals, but they are really nice. Mary first show these chic sandals in 2015 (here) and later vacating at Gråsten in 2018 (here). What do you think of these sandals?


Blouse ● Zadig et Voltaire, here

Skirt ● Zimmermann, here

Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Necklace ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Necklace ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Pendant ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Rebekka Notkin, here

Hair-tie ● Kknekki

Shoes ● Prada, here

Parade at Gråsten Castle

17 July 2022

It has been four years since the Ringerinder Association has been able to do their annual parade through Gråsten, but now the parade is back again and the Crown Prince family celebrated the day along with everyone else. 

The family is currently vacating at Gråsten Castle in Southern Jutland. They have for quite some years stayed at Gråsten during the summer hollidays. So has Queen Margrethe.

The parade gathered around 300 horse riders and more than 100 on bikes. They all passed by Gråsten Castle and greeted the Crown Prince family with smiles and lots of flowers. Ringridning af a traditional sport mostly located in Southern Jutland. Horse riders fight to win by "catching" a ring with a kind of pointed spear (here).

Passing by Gråsten Castle is a highlight for the participants participating the parade. I think it s for the Crown Prince family as well. They were all so smiley and relaxed. A sight for sore eyes.

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I do love Mary's outfits, when she is attending a public event, but there is some kind of special aura over her more private outfits. They are a ture inspiration to me because many of them are so easy to copy - and we like to copy her stunning looks, right? At the parade, Mary has chosen one of her old dresses from Miræ Paris. She previously wore it another private event. When she, her husband and oldest son had his first day at Herlufsholm back in August 2021 (here). That blue colour is so lovely on her.

Mary embraced the style by wearing plenty of magnificent pieces of jewellery. I adore, when she wears these delicate pieces of jewellery all at once. Most of them are created by talented Dulong Fine Jewelry. The two golden necklaces, two out of three bracelets and of course those incredible golden earrings. They green pendants are also mastered by Dulong Fine Jewelry. I see a couple of rings as well. I am able to identify one of them as Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.

Not that long ago, Mary added a pair of classy Chanel sling-back flats to her wardrobe. Since then, she has loved wearing them at both public and more private events. Like, when the couple visited the Netherlands (here) in June and later, when she watched Tour de France passing by Amalienborg (here) a few weeks ago.

Shop the look

 Dress  Miræ Paris, here

Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Pendant ● Dulong Fine Jewelry

Necklace ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Necklace ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Pendant ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here (similar)

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Ring ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here

Shoes ● Chanel, here

The new look

Hi everybody!

I have not payed that much attention to the blog for quite some time now. It has never been my intention to neglect it for so long, but I had to prioritize some other things. Now, I am back in the game and ready to make it the greatest blog about our beloved Crown Princess Mary! Will you help me do that?

The blog has got a brand new logo, colours and a layout that (hopefully) is a bit more streamlined and simple. In the bottom, you find a search bar, how to get in contact with me and all the latest news and updates.

You are always very welcome to send me ideas and wishes for content, additions, comments, something you miss or wish the blog had.

Now, promise me to make it a memorable and lovely summer!

3 essential summer accessories

Actually, I lied a bit when I named this post "3" essential summer accessories, because the first photo shows two accessories I think are essential during summer. 

Sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are absolutely needed. They can easily be worn as a pair or separately. I truly hope to inspire you to wear hats more and summer is the perfect time a year to start wearing hats. A straw hat like Crown Princess Mary's is so simple and not "laud". Everyone can wear a hat like this. The same goes with sunglasses, but they can be a bit more tricky. It takes a try to find the right pair. The Crown Princess love larger glasses in brownish and black.

A medium-size clutch is also a wonderful addition to a summer wardrobe. It can be worn for finer events like weddings, christenings and evening gatherings, but also for a more casual occasion like a trip to the beach. It can hold all your belongings: phone, sunscreen, lip balm, etc.

... and of course, a pair of ballet flats or sandals are everything needed to survive the long summer days. I am not that good at wearing ballet flats, but Crown Princess Mary adore wearing thing. Both for more private occasions, but also on former occasions with public attention. This also means that her collection of flats and sandals are quite large.

What are your essential summer accessories?

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5 royal summer outfits

Many of us are enjoying our holliday these days. Some travelled far away and some stay closer to home. I need to work a few more weeks before going south to enjoy a week away from home. How are you enjoying your summer holliday?

Nevertheless, going on vacation means that you also need to pack a suitcase filled with anything and everything. I get why many think it is confusing and need a little inspiration for what clothes to bring. Of course it depends on where you are going, but I found 5 of my favourite Mary-summer-outfits that truly inspire me this summer. 

These five looks also emphasize how little you actually need to create outstanding holliday outfits: a light-fabric dress, a few blouses, a short skirt and a longer one and a simple pair of trousers. All the essentials to get trough the summer of 2022.

I my next inspiration post, I will write about summer accessories. What pieces do you think are on my list?  

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Tour de France

02 July 2022


On one in Denmark missed that Tour de France was coming to Denmark. On June 2nd, the race began in Copenhagen and it had royal attention. 

Crown Prince Frederik already participated a number of events on occasion of the race, but the rest of his family were also interested in watching the start.

Crown Princess Mary was accompanied by her children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, when watching the start of Tour de France, when they came by Amalienborg. Looks like the children were accompanied by some friends too.

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Mary showed up in a casual and comfortable outfit watching them come by Amalienborg. She had chosen a dark green By Malene Birger midi skirt and a brand new black blouse. The puffy sleeves are really nice. Love that she show us how to wear "finer" clothes for both more official and private events. That truly inspire me.

She embraced the "tour-style" with plenty of stunning jewellery. Both golden necklaces are creations from Dulong Fine Jewelry. So are the one of her bracelets. Even her earrings are beloved pieces from the Danish designer. I am sure you also noticed that magnificent golden ring on her finger. It is from Rebekka Notkin.

Next to the bracelets, you see a Kknekki hair tie. Once again, Mary had chosen to wear her iconic Chanel sling-back flats. I am impressed how she manages to wear them both in public and in private with such grace.


Skirt ● By Malene Birger, here

Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Necklace ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Pendant ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Necklace ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here (similar)

Ring ● Rebekka Notkin, here

Hair tie ● Kknekki, here

Shoes ● Chanel, here

03 July 2022


A celebration reception had been planed to take place on Dannebrog in Sønderborg as an ending of Tour de France taking place in Denmark this year. Unfortunately a tragedy happened at Amager. People were injured and killed by a, still unknown, shooter. This made the royal family cancelled the reception in the very last moment.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were seen leaving Sønderborg to go back to Copenhagen.

It is indeed a very sad tragedy. I want the opportunity to show my deepest sympathy to the families who lost someone and to those who got caught up in this situation and was injured. 

They royal family also showed their support with a small statement on social media.

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