Christmas (Eve)

Saturday, December 24th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a Christmas service in Aarhus cathedral along with all four children. The Queen, Prince Henrik such as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the service with their their children. 

It has been a tradition for me and my grandfather to go to church every year on Christmas eve; something we have been doing the last 15 or 16 years I think. As this is a tradition for me, it is for the Danish royal family. Each year as good as everyone in the family are going to church on December 24th -the day where Christmas is celebrated in Denmark. I'm sure some of you might have the same tradition. Well, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik had invited their family to this Christmas service which took place in Aarhus cathedral because the family is celebrating Christmas to Marselisborg castle this year. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended in a great mood along with all four children. Also Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present accompanied by their two children Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. Prince Joachim's two oldest son's, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix also enjoyed an hour or so along with their family. Everybody seemed to be in a splendid mood!

Christmas eve is differently one of my favourites because you get to wear one of your most beloved (and dazzling) outfits. We rarely see what Mary is wearing a such private occasions, but still we got a glimpse of her because of the service in Aarhus, though it's not must. No doubt that she was keeping warm in one of her lovely grey wool coats, still unidentified. In a few photos we get a glimpse of what she is wearing underneath. To me it looks like a brand new burgundy dress featuring a turtleneck. A closer look at some pictures I so sure it's not lace but a glitter dress. I am still having trouble finding the right one. No ideas? This she had matched with diamond earrings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, black tights, a black Quidam clutch and of course her incredible black SAND Copenhagen pointed pumps. I also see what I believe is a new brooch, worn on the coat. Can't tell where it's from. Simple, yet very elegant. Perfect for Christmas eve. As the rest of her outfit, Mary's makeup and hairstyle were simple and polished. 

Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Earrings
Clutch: Quidam Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Saturday, December 24th

The most wonderful photo has been shared of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik and their eight grandchildren. I was taken on Christmas eve in front of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. The whole family were gathered at Marselisborg castle. From what I see in this one photo, I am sure they had a great evening together.

Well then, Merry Christmas from the royal family!

Sunday, December 25th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended Christmas service on December 25th taking place in Aarhus cathedral. Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended as well, such as the Queen, Prince Henrik and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie.

Another tradition the royal have is to go to church the day after Christmas eve on December 25th. It was also the case this year. Something like this does not change which I think it just great. Like the day before Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were present accompanied by their two son's and their part part of their families, because only Prince Christian his sister Princess Isabella, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix attended the Christmas service. The Queen and her husband warmly welcomed the family members at the arrival. Think they had a great time together. Wonder what it feels like to attend a service the same day, in the same church as the royal family? I wouldn't mind trying that. This only makes me even more excited about it's soon time to celebrate New Year's eve! -with big dressed, tiaras and grand ball! Let it soon be December 31st.  

First thing I noticed when I saw pictures from the service, was that Frederik and Mary were dressed in matching outwear. Both in grey. Splendid match. Such as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were in matching coats. Well-dressed men and their wife's! Mary was a bit more simple than the evening before, which of course is understandable. This time she was in a dark grey turtleneck blouse featuring long sleeves and a pair of black trousers. I think it is her black suede ankle boots from Prada she's wearing to match the trousers. Very elegant and sophisticated she embraced the style with a pair of diamond earrings from Hartmann's as well as a pair of diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.

Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Band Ring

It could be…
Shoes: Prada

Thursday, December 29th

Only one thing was missing to make the perfect Christmas and that is of course a royal Christmas card from Frederik and Mary. I'm alway thrilled to see which picture they have chosen to become this years Christmas card photo and it is just a lovely, here. All four children smiling and having fun! Wearing shorts and short sleeved blouses that may indicate it was taken during the summer. Maybe you even remember this is not the first time we get a Christmas card where the family sits on that couch. In 2010, before the twins were born, we got this incredible photos of Frederik and Mary along with Prince Christian and Princess Isabella sitting on the very same couch, here

Morning café for the homeless

Wednesday, December 21st

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary unofficially visited Morning Café for the homeless in Copenhagen. 

It has been a year packed with these unofficial visits. But you do not hear me complain at all. It is a pleasant surprise. This time the Crown Prince couple payed a visit to the Morning café for the homeless who works to reduce homelessness and improve living conditions. At the café homeless can get a proper meal, clothing's and medial help if needed. The place received The Crown Prince Couple's Social Prize back in 2008. The couple were given a guided tour to see the facilities at the Morning Café and got to meet some of the volunteers and users, who seemed more than overwhelmed to say hallo to Denmark's future King and Queen. As usual the couple were down on earth and all relaxed. They took plenty of time to talk and listen during the visit. And of course a couple of pictures were taken. What a wonderful Christmas present!

As it was an unofficial and more or less private visit, both Frederik and Mary were dressed casual. Mary was wearing simple trousers, black I think, and what I believe is a new burgundy jacket such as a blouse underneath featuring a ruffle hemline. No idea where any of this is from, but it looks so comfy and classy of course at the same time. Pretty sure it's a By Malene Birger scarf she wore. Wonder if she might have been wearing a warmer coat at the arrival? Denmark is no warm right now. Well, it's only thoughts. Frederik had matched a checkered shirt and a grey sweater with a pair of light grey trousers. One good-looking Crown Prince couple we have!

Scarf: By Malene Birger

"Women Empower Business"

Tuesday, December 20th

Crown Princess Mary was present at the reception taking place at the House of Industry in Copenhagen, on occasion of the launch of the book "Women Empower Business".

Just as few days before Christmas, Mary is still working. Today she was attending a reception on occasion of a book launch which took place at the House of Industry. The book is entitled "Women Empower Business" and is a photo book. Earlier this year, during the Women Deliver Conference 2016, taking place in Denmark in May (of course you remember that), the Crown Princess attended the opening of a photo exhibition under the same name as the published book. These are the photos used in the book, all in one place. Mary was the guest of honor when she arrived to the House of Industry earlier this morning. She was welcomed with a wonderful red bouquet of flowers. I truly believe it is something she has been looking forward to participate, not only because the topic is very close to her heard, but also because -as far as I know- this is the first time she has ever written foreword in a book. Beautiful she writes how important it is that we share the responsibility for a world where everyone is equal. Signed; Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

As I started by saying, we are only four days away from Christmas (of course if you celebrate Christmas on December 24th, as we do in Denmark) and sparkly clothes are needed. I really can't get enough of that golden Ganni dress and I love that's the dress she had chosen to wear. Feel in love with it the first time she wore it about a year ago or so. Not even in my wildest imagination I thought I'd one day be wearing the dress myself, but I did. Actually I wore my golden Ganni dress for Christmas eve last year. Honestly, you feel like a true princess! Believe it or not. Really a wonderful dress. Can not wait to wear it one day again. By the way, have you chosen what to wear on Christmas eve? I'd love to heard about it. Back to Mary. At the arrival she was wearing her black Prada coat, which is also where I noticed her long suede Prada boots. Not sure I would have chosen boots, but she makes it work (as usual). Not that I absolutely adore the combo, but it's a fine match. As accessory, she embrace the glamours style with a couple of bracelets -from CartierOle Lynggaard Copenhagen and Dulong Fine Jewelry. Perhaps also a pair of Hartmanns diamond earrings. Keeping everything classy, Mary wore a stunning Carlend Copenhagen clutch. Simple, yet elegant.

Dress: Ganni Schiffer Glitter Dress 
Coat: Prada
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Band Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Original Croco
Shoes: Prada

Christmas reception at Christiansborg castle

Tuesday, December 13th

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik hosted a Christmas reception for employees and collaborators at Christiansborg castle. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended along with their four children. Also Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie were present such as Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. 

What I plesent surprise; Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik hosted a reception at Christiansborg for employees and collaborators. What's more magnificent is that both the Crown Prince family and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie with their two children and Prince Felix were present at the reception. A great way to celebrate Christmas, say thanks for yet another wonderful year to one's staff and gather one's family; all at once! First all the invited guests and the royal family enjoyed the traditional Lucia procession (always on December 13th) followed by a part from the ballet 'Cinderella' which the Queen has set designer of the show. The famous Danish singer MØ also sang one of her songs. Later time was up for the royal family to mingle and they did, with as many as possible. This is what Christmas is for; to enjoy each others company. It all took place in the beautiful Banquet hall at Christiansborg castle. I've been there myself and it's marvelous. Indeed a magnificent room! 

As good as it sounds, the sad thing is that we only got to see very few pictures from the reception. I had hoped to see some more of the royal family. But we only got to see a couple blurry photos, that hardly show anything. Having said that, I would really love to have seen more, especially because most of the family was there and I am almost 100% sure Mary was wearing a brand new dress. To me it looks like a black dress featuring long sleeves and maybe a layered skirt. Rather long actually. Think it's printed with either dusty pink flowers or birds. A bit boho-chic. Unfortunately I have not been able to ID it yet, but maybe with your help I will soon be able to tell who the designer is. Can you help me with this one? The shoes I recognized right way; Gianvito Rossi -of course, which is the main reason why I believe the print/pattern is the same dusty colour. And the of course the clutch could be her pink Bottega Veneta. But remember this is only suggestions.

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Pink Leather Pumps

It could be from...
Clutch: Bottega Veneta Intrec Knot Clutch

Christmas concert in Esajas church

Sunday, December 11th

Crown Princess Mary was present as patron of The Royal Danish Academy of Music Childrens Choir Christmas concert taking place in Esajas church. The Crown Princess attended along with Crown Prince Frederik and their four children. 

For years, the Crown Princess has brought her family to the Royal Danish Academy of Musics Children's Choir Christmas concert. It has now become a wonderful tradition. Mary is patron for the Royal Danish Academy of Music Children's Choir which is the reason why the family was attending. The atmosphere is so special. Can't really explain why -maybe because all lights are turned out and replaced by candles and the children's choir are singing with the most beautiful voices. I wasn't there, but it feels like when I watch the video below. The royal couple arrived around noon with all four children. They clearly enjoyed the concert from first raw. Especially the kids seemed to enjoy the afternoon with their parents. Simply just a wonderful family!

When I see what Mary was wearing at the Christmas concert, it makes me think that we recently have seen her wear somes pieces that are a bit... unusual -nothing bad about that at all. Think it is great to we get to see new items and accessories. One of them is the new dress she was wearing at this concert. At first sight there was no doubt in my mind that it was a new dress but the recurring questions as always is; where it is from? I had several different designer in mind, non of them was the one. Following day I learned, at Royals & Fashion, that it had already been found at L.K. Bennett. Reminds me a lot of a Isabel Marant for H&M dress of hers. Do you recall which one I'm talking about? Very similar print and fabric. She dazzled in her new dress which as accessorized with a pair of (huge) diamond earrings, her golden Cartier bracelet and knee-length Prada boots. Think the dress looks great with the boots. Believe I see a ring on her right hand too. If I'm correct she is wearing this kerosene colored coat which I am pretty sure is from Sportmax (Max Mara), which by the way is a magnificent match to the rest of her outfit! And a really great colour to wear during the winter season and it so pretty combined with the red nail polish. Would love to have seen a close up of her makeup; looks so beautiful.

Dress: L.K. Bennett Bryony Evergreen Silk Dress
Coat: Sportmax
Bag: Bottega Veneta Campana Large Intrecciato Woven Leather Hobo Bag
Boots: Prada

Christmas at Frederik VIIIs Palace

Something I never thought would happen in a million year, has just happened! We have got a little sneak-peek behind the walls of Frederik VIIIs Palace during December. Another reason why I have come to love the Danish royal family on the social media even more. We get to see things we can only dream of, yet with a distance as it should be (that's just my opinion) because they are who they are. The family members allow us to see moments that are a little more private. Which really is the coincidence this time. Maybe you have already seen the two posted images? The Crown Princess took these lovely pictures of her four sweet children decorating a Christmas tree! I think it turned out really well. Wonder if it is the Queen who made the beautiful carpet under the tree? She probably did. With a tree like this I believe the royal family will have a wonderful Christmas.
If you adore the tree as much as I did, I give you some ideas beneath the Facebook post what to buy to get your very own, royal, Christmas tree! Happy 9th of December.

By the way, did you know that the royal family have their own Christmas calendar on Instagram? They do. Each day a new photo is shared, chosen in collaboration with Queen Margrethe.

Visiting 'Kræftværket'

Tuesday, December 6th

Crown Princess Mary paied a visit to Kræftværket at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. 

In the afternoon the Crown Princess hosted a Christmas reception at Frederik VIIIs palace, Amalienborg, for about 100 special invited guests, all collaborators of the Mary Foundation. But this wasn't the only event Mary had to attend because in the evening she visited Kræftværket at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Kræftværket is a meeting place for young people with cancer in the age between 15-29 being treated at the hospital which has existed since 2015 where it was founded. It was in the common room Mary met some of the young people who find themselves a little break from their illness. Right from the moment where Mary arrived the atmosphere was all relaxed. With a glass of water, she had a chat with several of the young people using Kræftværket, who told the Crown Princess their stories. I'm so sure it was a great evening.

As the athompshere, Mary was dressed all relaxed yet beautiful. It has been years since we have seen her in that dusty wool blouse which, yes, is a blouse and not a cardigan. More exactly 6 years, when she wore it at a collection held by Danish Television, here. Always love it and I often wondered why we haven seen it since, mainly because Mary usually wear her clothes more than once. But finally, here we have this lovely Alberta Ferretti blouse featuring the most wonderful details. I have photo of the model if any of you want to see them, unfortunately I have not been able to find it anywhere online. As in 2010, when she first wore it, Mary had chosen to wear it with black trousers. A rather good match. Everything was very simple; a long Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen necklace and a golden leaf ring from the same designer. Love how simple and everyday chic her outfit is. Don't you?
  Does her hair look a bit darker than usual? Maybe she had her hair dyed a bit. Beautiful as always, her hairstyle and makeup was flawless. With this look I think she try to tell us that even everyday outfits can be magnificent!

Blouse: Alberta Ferretti
Necklace (pendant): Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Medallion Pendant
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Ring

Christmas reception for the Mary Foundation

Tuesday, December 6th

Crown Princess Mary attended the Christmas reception for the Mary Foundations collaborators at Frederik VIIIs palace, Amalienborg. 

Christmas time! The most wonderful time a year. Differently what I look forward to the most each year, just as this Christmas reception. It has become a tradition to invite all of the Mary Foundations collaborators to a reception at Amalienborg with the purpose to thanks all for yet another year of collaboration. December is the perfect month for this. This is the main reason why around a hundred people were invited with the Crown Princess as host. From what I see, I think it was a wonderful afternoon for all of them. Mary seemed to be in a great mood, mingling with lots of the attendance who also seemed really to enjoy themselves. In the pictures I see a lovely atmosphere, especially because of the huge and magnificent chandeliers, large mirrors, gilded decorations and the dusty colour on the walls. I do not know if any of you (primarily for the Danes out there) took the chance to visit Frederik VIIIs palace before the Crown Prince family moved in? -Well I did. For sure you have already heard to talk about it. What I try to say is, that I understand if the special invited people were amazed by the room; I was! One of the most amazing experiences in my life.

Mary shone like a Christmas star at the reception! Am I the only one, or is Mary able to light up a room just by being there? Differently. Her eyes were almost smiling as much as her mouth. At the event she was dressed in the most beautiful blouse and trousers. First I was sure I should find the blouse and trousers at two different designers, but with help from one of you both piece have now been found at Jesper Høvring (Jesper Høvring x Great Greenland AW14-15). Don't think you will disagree with me when I say -splendid combination! Makes me want to try something similar right away. Unfortunately we can't see what pair of shoes she had chosen, but I guess them design could include suede and the colour burgundy. Or maybe even blue as the blouse, that would be cool. Also necklace is new, yet another fantastic Dulong Fine Jewelry creation such as the earrings. Think I also see her golden (expensive) Cartier bracelet on her left wrist and a golden ring -which could be her Dulong Fine Jewelry ring- on her right hand. This look paired with berry red lips and dark blue eyeshadow, well do I have to say more than: gold, blue and burgundy = thumbs up!

Suit: Jesper Høvring Two-tone Blouse and Trousers
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Kharisma Earrings w. Diamonds, Large
Necklace: Dulong Fine Jewelry Kharisma Diamond Neck Ring
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet

It could be from...
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry Stella

'The Nutcracker' in Tivoli

Thursday, December 1st

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the premiere of the ballet The Nutcracker along with their four children. 

Frederiketmary 1

What a lovely surprise! I was not aware that the royal family would attend the ballet premiere of The Nutcracker but it is just a wonderful 1st December gift for all of us. Queen Margrethe has been involved in the scenography and has designed all costumes, which by the way is not the first time. Nor is it the first time Queen Margrethe has invited the royal royal couple and their children to see the Christmas ballet. This year all four children attended along with their parents. The ballet took place in Tivoli Concert Hall. Also Countess Alexandra, her youngest son Prince Felix and his brother Prince Henrik were present such as Queen Anne-Marie. I wonder why Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and of course Princess Athena were not attending too? Well, the royal family members arrived around 7 pm. local time and clearly they had a great -even before the ballet started. I am sure they enjoyed the beautifully Christmas decorated Tivoli. The Queen entered the stage after the performance and the audience loved it!

It feels like a year since we have seen Mary and it's really just a week or so. But I have lost sense of reality the last week. So I am thrilled to see her at this unofficial event. With just this one outfit I am already inspired to do something similar on my own. In the dark Mary dazzled in a reused caramel coloured Oscar de la Renta coat. A splendid colour this time a year. Last time we saw it was at King Carl Gustav's 70th birthday celebration in April, hereNo doubt that I'm excited to it again. And my increased heartbeat does not end here because she was wearing both new pumps and a brand new tartan scarf! Never thought we would see her wear anything like this new scarf. Do you like it? I think it looks great combined with the coat. Don't you think? We'll get back to the shoes. A couple of images appeared of her without the coat and to me it differently looks like a new dress featuring some symmetric dots. With help from Heaven the dress has now been identified as Martin Grant. She accessorized her outfit with a Carlend Copenhagen clutch, Jewlscph earrings, a ring and her golden Cartier bracelet. Perfectly matching the multi-colour scarf Mary had red nails and the most amazing berry lips. Simply gorgeous! Now back to the shoes. Also brand new. I do not know if you recognized the style, but I did right away. Valentino! A new pair of rockstud pumps in green! I simply adore these pumps; how a classic pump meet the more edgy rivet is just great. Can't wait to see her wear them again. Note that I finally was able to find them in the right colour. Of course I also have to mention that she was wearing green leather gloves as well. 

Dress: Martin Grant Green Belted Silk Shirt Dress
Coat: Oscar de la Renta Low Swing Coat w. Belt, front + Low Swing Coat w. Belt, Back
Earrings: Jewlscph Capella
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Original Python
Shoes: Valentino Rockstud Leather 100mm Pump

Day 3: Visiting Moldova

Friday, November 25th

Crown Princess Mary visits Moldova as patron for World Health Organization Regional for Europe from November 23-25th. The Crown Princess is accompanied by WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab during the visit.

  • 9:30 am. Crown Princess Mary visited a health care center offering vaccination of children.

It has been three great days for Mary. She has met lots of people trying to improve the health care solutions and well-being for mothers and children in Moldova. Several times the Danish Crown Princess showed and told about her experiences during her days. I can not help saying that I think she was impressed by the countries initiatives and their eagerness to makes a difference improving the life of women and their children. She only had one more visit left before leaving Chisinau going back to Copenhagen, Denmark. That visit was at a health care center in Chisinau offering vaccination of children. Here the Crown Princess was given a guided tour around the facility. She also met some mothers with their children who had come to the center to get their children vaccinated.

When writing this post I only found one image of Mary's last day in Moldova visiting a health care center. I wondered why. Now about a week later or so, I finally managed to find some more from her visit. So now we know what she was wearing: we alredy knew about the dusty pink pleated blouse and a black blazer. Whether or not this blouse features sleeves I can't tell, but I think it is a piece we will see again one day. I guessed she wore black trousers as well... and she did! A black suit paired with something a bit girly, well it just looks magnificent! Mary embraced the style by wearing a reused Georg Jensen brooch featuring rose quartz (see, we have the brooch again), a pair of Hartmanns earrings and her golden Cartier bracelet. Gianvito Rossi probably is the designer of her pointed black pumps.  
   I think it has been a pleasure following her trip though I am some days behind. I hope you enjoyed reading about her visit on the blog as much as I did writing about it. 

Earrings: Hartmanns
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Brooch: Georg Jensen Moonlight Brooch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi White Pointed Pumps

Day 2: Visiting Moldova

Thursdag, November 24th

Crown Princess Mary is visiting Moldova as patron for WHO Regional for Europe. The Crown Princess is accompanied by Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe.  The visit takes place from November 23-25th.

  • 9:30 am. Crown Princess Mary visited Public Health Institute where she met with specialists of the field.
  • 10:30 am. Crown Princess Mary visited Vaccine Cold Chamber at Public Health Institute. 
  • 12:00 pm. The Crown Princess attended lunch along with UN representatives in Moldova. 
  • 2:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary visited the Mother and Child Institute.
  • 5:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary payed a visit to the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy where she held a speech. 
  • 7:30 pm. The Crown Princess attended dinner with representatives of WHO. 

Crown Princess Mary during her second day in Moldova

After a fantastic first day in Moldova, Mary was ready for yet another day which started with a visit at the Public Health Institute. Here the Crown Princess was introduced to the Vaccine Cold Chamber.  The visit to the vaccine chamber seemed to have impressed Mary who, afterwards talked to the local and international press. It was with great exciment she told about what she had seen so far. Around noon she attended a lunch along with other United Nations (UN) representatives in Moldova. The lunch was follwed by a very touching visit at The Mother and Child Institute aiming to improve mother and childrens health and well-being. Like everybody else, Mary could not resist the babies. Emotional to all of them I believe. Wonderful pictures from the visit.
  Later the Crown Princess payed a visit to the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy where she also held a speech. What makes this a bit more special, especially for Mary and her traveling partner Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, is that the two of them were announched honorary Doctorate. Dressed in each their special cape and hat, the two women recieved their new title. Congratulations!! In the evening she attended a dinner with representatives from the WHO. Unfortulately I have not been able to find any pictures from that dinner.  

As impressed as I was of her during the day, as impressed am I of what she was wearing. My heart stopped for a second when I saw the grey JOSEPH coat and that printed white Stine Goya blouse. Really magnificent design. And then with the golden leaf brooch, which I still have not figured out yet where is from, it looks simply dazzling. Very clever way to 'spice up' you old winter coat. I am so sure it will cause a stir if you tried it. She matched the blouse with black trousers and a pair of still unidentified pointed pumps. I am a little surprised she was not carring any clutch or handbag, think it would have been appropriate. But really, don't we all know that time when we do not need our bag and do not know where to keep it while we are out? I do. What I recognized right away is the earrings. Goodies from Figaros Bryllup. We have not seen them for quite a long time and they look amazing to the rest of her outfit, especially in the combination with the printed Stine Goya blouse. Great to see something we have not seen in a long time. And as always, she completely nailed it! Last, but not least, Mary wore a thing diamond bracelet from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. I love how she mixed and matched rather light colours during late fall. So, what do you say? -Is you as impressed as I am?

Blouse: Stine Goya Lea Aviary Silk Blouse
Earrings: Figaros Bryllup Pendant Earrings
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Bracelet

Day 1: Visiting Moldova

Wednesday, November 23rd

Crown Princess Mary visits Moldova from November 23-25th as patron the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region. The Crown Princess is traveling accompanied by WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab.

  • 5:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended a meeting with the Moldovan Health Minister in the Ministry of Health.
  • 8:00 pm. Crown Princess Mary was present at the Minister of Health dinner at Castel Mimi.

Crown Princess Mary arriving to Moldova

We are now of to Moldova. I think the Crown Princess arrived by plain around noon, but I haven't been able to figure out what time exactly. She was warmly welcomed with flowers and big smiles. I am sure she had been looking very much forward to visiting Moldova which happened as patron of the WHO European Region. The visit lasts form November 23-25th, so only for three days. It is with WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab she is visiting the country to focus on regional challenges in relation to vaccinations, maternal and child health. Something both women have been working to improve the past years. Now they have the chance once again. 

What is must interesting about the arrival is what Mary was wearing, because as I already told you, I do not have that many pictures nor informations from the arrival. Traveling style is a difficult thing, because you never know what to wear. It need to be something you feel comfortable wearing and at the same time you want to look suitable. Not too much, not too little. I am sure you know the feeling. What makes Mary so... unique is (also) her traveling style. No matter what, Mary looks incredibly stylish. This time she was dressed in what I believe is a reused pink lace blouse, here, matched with some kind of grey blouse, black trousers and her amazing grey cashmere coat from JOSEPH. Embracing the style she accessorized her outfit with new burgundy gloves, a matching Hugo Boss handbag, a golden leaf brooch and I tend to say of course, red nail polish! See that is one good-looking traveling outfit. 

Bag: Hugo Boss Mila-F Leahter Handbag

Crown Princess Mary meeting with the Moldovan Health Minister

At 5:00 o'clock, local time, the Danish Crown Princess was ready for her first official meeting during her three days in Moldova. She meet with the Moldovan Health Minister in the Ministry of Health taking place in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau. Here she got her own seat right next to Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab and WHO representative in Moldova Dr Haris Hajrulahovic. The pictures shows a very observant Crown Princess who carefully listened to the conversation. Now and then she participated and shared what she had on mind. Later she met the international press who showed great interest in the Danish Crown Princess. 

I was differently not disapointed of what I saw when Mary later showed up at the Ministry of Health in Chisinau. She had changed her black trousers to a brand new burgundy A-line skirt and the grey blouse to another new lovely purple blouse featuring long sleeves and beautiful details at front. I was thinking Hugo Boss for both new items, but I still have not been able to find out where it come from. What designers comes to your mind? Like at the arrival she looked stunning wearing her grey cashmere coat from JOSEPH decorated with a golden leaf brooch. And if you like following new trends, then here you have one -brooches. All kinds of them. They are often hated by most people but I could not be more happy to see Mary wear one and know that they are one of the most trendy accessories right now. I have always loved brooches and love to wear them on dresses, blouses and like Mary on coats and blazers. Can not get enough of them. This one is absolutely stunning! As other jewellery she wore Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings and two diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Of course then we also have her bracelet, unfortunately I do not know anything about it except from it is a reuse like the burgundy Hugo Boss handbag. I have also found out that she was wearing a pair of bicolor Prada pumps. Nothing else to say than dazzling outfit Mary showed us in Moldova. 

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Luna Earrings w. Diamonds
Pendant (earrings): Dulong Fine Jewelry Globe Pendant
Pendant (earrings): Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pendant w. Diamonds
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring

Crown Princess Mary at Castel Mimi

Before the dinner took place, the Crown Princess and Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab waere given a guided tour around the wine cellar placed under the castel, which seemed to impressed both of them quick a lot. You should think one like Mary was use to rooms like these, but I never really think you get use to it. It will always, somehow, impres you. At first I was sure she visited the wine cellar right before the dinner at Castel Mimi, but it looks like I am completely wrong. A reader made me aware that the Crown Princess wore something very different than at the dinner, which of course means that it was taking place more than just half an hour before. Why she chose to change clothes I do not know, because I think both outfits would do great! She had paired a brand new Prada dress in three different colours -black, grey and blue. It is with help from Kate I learned who designed her new dress. Matched with a black Prada coat, earrings I can't identify, her black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and of course red nails;  Mary's look was spot on! NB. you find pictures of her in the wine cellar at Newscom. 

Coat: Prada
Dress: Prada Short Dress
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Original Croco

Crown Princess Mary attending dinner at Castel Mimi

After a long first day in Moldova it was time for some dinner which took place at Castel Mimi. It was the Health Minister Ruxanda Glavan, whom she met with earlier, who welcomed the guest of honor at the arrival. The room where the dinner was about to take place was beautifully decorated and good music was playing, everything was set for a great evening. Also her traveling partner, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, was invited to the fine dinner at Castel Mimi. A perfect way to end a successful day.

Till now we have seen many new pieces and a couple of old. During the dinner at Castel Mimi it was visa versa; only a few new and lots of old goodies. One of them is her black and white Prada dress which she shares with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. A very simple, but good-looking, dress I think almost everyone would look great wearing. I believe it is a couple of years since we have seen it. Also from Prada we have the black coat. In black she was also wearing a Carlend Copenhagen clutch, SAND Copenhagen pointed pumps and sheer tights. Elegant is the first word that comes to my mind when looking at her outfit from the dinner. Especially because of the red nail polish and white pearl jewellery. I strongly believe both earrings and bracelet are from Dulong Fine Jewelry. To make her outfit even more classy she wore her Carlend Copenhagen clutch. What a day!

Coat: Prada
Dress: Prada Black & White Dress
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Original Croco
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet, Gold
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi White Pointed Pumps

Hunting season at Fredensborg Castle

Tuesday, November 22nd

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Fredensborg castle along with Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine on occasion of the conducted hunt in Gribskov.


Time is running so fast and much has happened for both me and Mary the last week. Now I will try to catch up with everything next couple of days. First we have an unofficial visit to catch up with because on November 22nd the Crown Prince couple enjoyed a day at Fredensborg Castle accompanied by the Queen. With them they had Prince Vincent and his sister Princess Josephine. Think probably the reason why their two older siblings weren't there, is because of school the following day. I am in no doubt they all enjoy the evening together despite the cold. Especially Queen Margrethe seemed to have a wonderful time along with her oldest son and, part of, his family. Think we can call it a tradition for them to gather once a year. It is something they have been doing for many year now and I think Frederik and Mary have attended almost every year.

To keep warm on a cold November evening in Denmark the whole royal family and participants were all dressed in cosy jackets and wearing hats. The Crown Princess was no exception. Do not know if you remember having seen this specific outfit before, but actually we have seen it at a previous occasion in 2014. At that time it was December 26th and the family were invited to Tivoli in Copenhagen by Queen Margrethe to see the Christmas ballet The Nutcracker which the Queen had designed costumes for, here. I have been crazy in love with this look since the first time and I do not love it less now. The whole combination of colours and materials are incredibly fashionable! What she did was quite simple; matched a Alice by Temperley turtleneck sweater with a Zara poncho, tight black leather trousers (yes, what you just read is absolutely correct -leather trousers) and a pair of suede brown heeled boots. Unfortunately, I still do not know where the boots are from. Maybe you got a clue? If so, I would love to hear from you. With a beanie and beige leather gloves featuring fur, I have to call this the ultimate fall outfit!

Sweater: Alice by Temperley Honeycomb Turtleneck Tunic
Poncho: Zara Wool-Blend Poncho

The Mothers Help's house

Friday, November 18th

Crown Princess Mary attended as patron the official opening of the Mothers Help's house in Copenhagen. 

It was a very special day for the Mothers Help when their patron, Crown Princess Mary, was invited to the official opening of the new Mothers Help's house at Vesterbro in Copenhagen. At the arrival she was in a great mood. I think it's a day Mary had been looking forward to with great excitement because the Mothers Help work with an area as she struggles greatly to improve; women, children and girls. The Mothers Help is an social humanitarian organization that work to support and advise both families, pregnant women and single mothers. Mary has been patron for the organization since 2007 and still is. Mary gave a rather short speech right before she cut the red ribbon with a traditional golden scissor and the new house was officially opened. The opening ceremony was followed by a guided tour where she also met some of the professionals working at the place. A huge and loud congratulations from me to the Mothers Help on behalf of their new facility. 

You can tell that Mary was doing everything to keep warm and stay good-looking when she, as guest of honor, attended the opening of the new Mothers Help's house in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. What she did was match a turtleneck (which I strongly believe is from Heartmade), trousers and a reused Heartmade cape featuring silver embellishment at front; all in black. Heartmade is also the designer of her new ankle boots she was wearing to make her outfit a bit more edgy. I have seen others bloggers mentioning several other models, but I am pretty sure these are new. Take a look here and make up your mind, maybe I'm able to convince you. Especially notice the decorated low heel. What I know of this is her third pair of black boots decorated with studs and I quite like the style of each and every one of them, though I don't think Mary really manage to wear them... properly. I would love to see them and not hidden underneath trouser legs. What do you think? Am I completely wrong.
  So lovely that she was wearing both red nail polish and berry red lipgloss! Makes everything look even more dazzling. Shining as her eyes was the new diamond earrings which I believe could be from Hartmann's without knowing it for sure. The style reminds me a lot of another pair of her Hartmann's earrings. I also noticed a diamond ring in the center of two other rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. A combination we have seen a million times before that never become outdated. Makeup, hair and accessories are what makes me adore this look.

Cape: Heartmade Black Embroidered Cape
Blouse: Heartmade Kleo Knit
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Band Ring
Shoes: Heartmade Annie Boots

It could be from...
Earrings: Hartmann's

When one picture says it all...

The Wedding Anniversary Celebration!

One of these big days is necessary to celebrate, so of course we do. Isn't it unbelievable that 12,5 year has already gone from the day Crown Prince Frederik, future King of Denmark, married the 32 year old Mary Elizabeth Donaldson from Australia? No need to elaborate the story all over again; first you all know it and have heard it a million time and secondly I am pretty sure royalists as you will get to hear the story once again somewhere else because this is really a day so many people have been looking forward to celebrate. Newspapers and magazines have already talked about their wedding anniversary the last month or so here in Denmark. Yesterday one show after another were broadcasted on Danish television such as today on DR1 with The Crown Prince wedding - 24 hours we never forget. No doubt that the Danes have been looking forward to this day with great excitement (so have I!). The royal family also shared a gallery on this very special day, here, including two new photos.

  Unfortunately I do not remember the day they got married in Vor Frue church back in 2004. It was around a year and a half after I for real became interested in the royal family and especially the new Crown Princess coming all the way from the other side of the globe. I'm still now quite sure why Mary won my heart, but she did just like everybody else. Since then I have been truly fascinated by her; such as her commitment, honestly and of course (not to forget) her incredible sense of style. And my admiration hasn't faded, not even a bit since then. A couple of weeks or so, I asked you to share your brilliant ideas with me on how to celebrate the royal couple. Not that many ideas were given -which is absolutely fin, and then I came of with something I thought would be a little fun for you. For this, very special, occasion I have created a little wordsearch puzzle with sixteen words that more or less covers their years together as a couple. So, how many of them are you actually able find? I know this is a very modest way to celebrate them on their anniversary, but I hope you find it amusing anyway. Once and for all -Happy wedding anniversary to Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary!