Queen Margrethe's 50th anniversary: church service, lunch and gala dinner

11 September 2022

Many events have been cancelled and given a new date due to the worldwide pandemic. Some of these events were related to the celebration of Queen Margrethe's 50th anniversary as Queen. Finally, we are able to celebrate the Queen. Still, many events are still cancelled and delayed. But something are better than nothing.

On September 11, family and friends were gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary. First with a special church service in Vor Frue Church in Copenhagen. The same church were the Crown Prince Couple got married back in 2004.

Later on, the family and special invited guest were having lunch at Dannebrog. The royal yacht. Also regal couple from other nordic countries attended the lunch. Both the Swedish King Carl Gustav and his wife Queen Silvia, and the Norwegian King Harald and Sonja attended the lunch on board Danneborg.

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Mary truly looked stunning during the day celebrating her mother-in-law. She had chosen to wear a magnificent new Erdem skirt with her simple white Ralph Lauren jacket. I learned about the skirt from UFO No More. I am truly amazed by this purple embroidered skirt. Just look at that beautiful embroidery. The think light grey belt was a clever details.

To match the rest of her outfit (and youngest daughter, Princess Josephine), Mary was wearing her beloved Aquamarine brooch. A gift given to her by Queen Margrethe, when Prince Christian was born. Mary has worn this brooch on many different occasion. Maybe a small gesture on this very special day? The shiny diamond earrings are a purchased from a Bruun Rasmussen auction a few years back. 

Mary's wonderful headpiece is a creation by milliner Susanne Juul. Sadly, she is no longer making hats. The grey suede pumps troubles me. They look very similar to other of her shoes, but something is still not quite the same. They stay unidentify for a while. At least I am not convinced yet about the designer.

For sure you noticed Mary's brand new Christin Dior handbag, right? Not sure, I would ever had my eyes on it, but she wears is with such grace.


Jacket ● Ralph Lauren, here

Skirt ● Erdemhere

Hairpiece ● Susanne Juulhere (similar)

Earrings ● Purchased on Bruun Rasmussen auctionhere

Brooch ● The Connaught Sapphire Broochhere

Bag ● Christian Diorhere

What a magnificent way to end a wonderful day. People fro near and far, were invited to attend a prestiges gala dinner at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen - with Queen Margrethe as hostess.

Queen Margrethe, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie welcomed all the guest with a handshake and lots of smiles, when they arrived. And it was truly an amazing evening for all the guests. Outstanding dinner, speeches in honor of the Queen, beautiful decorations and entertainment. Especially, Crown Prince Frederik's speech to his mother captured most of the world (here). His admiration for his mother was clear.

"... you can be sure that I, as your second-in-command, am right behind you. Loyal and full of respect for the journey you have taken and continue to take us all on." - Crown Prince Frederik

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I think, I lost my breath. Simple as that. Mary looked absolutely breathtaking at the gala dinner at Christiansborg. Look at that evening gown. Jesper Høvring created this stunning dress. I love how the black lace cover a soft golden dress underneath. It looks almost delicate. So exquisite and elegant. This is by no doubt one of my favorite gowns of hers. It takes quite a lot to make my top three.

Somehow, the red ruby parure makes the most perfect match to her outfit. The black lace and the rubies are a match made in heaven. She is wearing it after Queen Ingrid - Queen Margrethe's mother. Crown Prince Frederik inherited it after his grandmother and now Mary is wearing it. The ruby ring was added later. It was crafted by goldsmiths from Dulong Fine Jewelry.

I was surprised to see that she wore her hair down for an event like this. It has only happened a few times. But I love it!

We also get a glimpse of black lace pumps from Gianvito Rossi. For once, I think the shoes looks good with the rest of the outfit. I have never been a true fan of these pumps, but now I am. Sergio Rossi is the designer of Mary's black glitter box clutch.


Gown ● Jesper Høvring, here

Tiara ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Earrings ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Necklace ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Bracelet ● Queen Ingrid's Ruby Parure

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry

Clutch ● Sergio Rossihere

Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here

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