Prince Christian's 18th birthday

15 October 2023

Quite a while ago, it was announced that Queen Margrethe would host a grand gala dinner for her grandchild taking place at Christiansborg. It was decided that young people from all over the country would be attending as well as famous artists to make it "party of the year".

Family and friends were also invited. Royals from near and far also attended Prince Christian's first gala. Including Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit and their daughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Crown Princess Victoria her husband Prince Daniel and daughter Princess Estelle were also present at the dinner.

Crown Princess Mary's sister Jane Stephens and husband Craig Stephens were also invited such as her two niches Ms Cherie Coppin and Ms Michelle Donaldson (here). They are the daughter's of John Donaldson - Crown Princess Mary's brother.

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The royal family arriving at Christiansborg

Prince Christian gave his very first official speech at the birthday gala 

Photographer Dennis Stenild captured a family moment before they arrived at the gala

Did you have any dress in mind for her to wear at the gala dinner? I had no idea what to expect. Maybe I had hoped for a reused dress accessorized with something never-seen-before. Something surprising. Like a brooch worn as a hairpin. Nevertheless, she looked stunning at her son's grand party.

Mary wore her beloved embellished bespoke Jesper Høvring gown. She embraced the style of her midnight blue evening gown with her wedding tiara. It was a wedding gift from her parents-in-law. Later on, Mary made it a bit more "adjustable" by adding removable pearls. A lovely match with the large diamond earrings purchased at a Bruun Rasmussen auction.

We also get a glimpse of a Halberstadt necklace and NEW JEWELLERY! Look at that diamond bracelet and ring featuring those huge (!) blue stones. Wonder if she inherited the set or if it is her latest purchase?

She perfectly styled the outfit with a reused blue satin Prada clutch and smashing Gianvito Rossi pointed pumps.

Crown Princess Mary's outfit

Dress ● Bespoke by Jesper Høvring, here

Tiara ● Wedding gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, here

Earrings ● Purchased at Bruun Rasmussen, here

Necklace ● Halberstadthere

Clutch ● Prada, here

Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here


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  1. No cuter little Babyboy has grown up to a handsome young man. Everyone in the family looks great. Vincent still looks like a boy, but his twin sister Josephine really has turned into a young lady, at least on these pics. Nice to see them all.

    1. All four children have grown so fast. Seems like yesterday the twins were born and then look at them now. Wonderful children the Crown Prince Couple have. They did a great job parenting.