Day 1. State visit from Belgium

Tuesday, March 28th

Queen Margrethe hosts a state visit from Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, who stay at Denmark from March 28-30th. 

Program: Copenhagen
  • 10:00 am. Queen Margrethe, the Crown Prince couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie welcomed the King and Queen at Copenhagen airport.
  • 11:00 am. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed at Amalienborg by the Queen and Crown Prince couple. 
  • 1:50 pm. The King and Queen of Belgium met with the Danish Prime Minster.
  • 2:40 pm. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde met with the Parliamentary Chairman
  • 3:20 pm. The Crown Prince couple attended a boat trip in Copenhagen harbor along with the King and Queen.
  • 4:00 pm. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde met with nonresident Belgians at Hotel Marriott. 
  • 8:00 pm. Gala dinner at Christiansborg castle. 

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary during the first day of the Belgium state visit

What we have all been waiting for; for the belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to arrive to Copenhagen on occasion of an official state visit. The King and Queen will stay in Denmark from March 28-30th, staying at Amalienborg. Queen Margrethe, the Crown Prince couple, Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie were the ones welcoming the belgian King and Queen when they arrived by plain. You can watch the arrival in the video down below. The official welcoming ceremony took place an hour later at Amalienborg, Copenhagen. The visit aims to, among others, strengthen the bond between Belgium and Denmark which is also why the Belgium King and Queen are accompanied by seven ministers and a business delegation including 37 different belgian companies. On their first day in Denmark, King Philippe and his beautiful wife Queen Mathilde also met with the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen and wife the Parliamentary Chairman Pia Kjærsgaard. These two meeting's was followed by a boat trip in Copenhagen harbor along with the Crown Prince couple -and that was just a lovely sight!

Magnificent Mary! Before talking more about the Crown Princess, I really want to make a compliment on the two other women: Queen Mathilde and Danish Princess Marie. Both looked absolutely splendid in each their spring cloured coat. Don't know if Mathilde and Mary talked before the arrival (don't think so) but I'm pretty impressed how well their clothes matched both when it comes to colour and shape. No doubt that we have some really well-dressed royal women in the world and three of them where gathered at once. From Lurdes I learned who created Mary's new coat; Claes Iversen did. Please, do me a favor and take a second looking at all the wonderful details. They are incredible! Especially how it closes at front. A really, really beautiful new coat. But the coat is not the only new thing we got to see, because she also wore a new Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen brooch and grey pillbox hat. The hat reminds me of one of her Jane Taylor designs but I haven't been able to track it down. Love how she matched everything with nude accessories -gloves, clutch (Hugo Boss) and pumps which are form Gianvito Rossi. As the new brooch, her diamond earrings are from  Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. What else to say than "magnificent Mary"?

Coat: Claes Iversen
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Frost Earrings
Brooch: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Brooch
Clutch: Hugo Boss Soada Suede Clutch, Black
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Nude Python Pointed Toe Pumps

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending gala dinner at Christiansborg castle

After a long day, it all ended with one big gala dinner taking place at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, where Queen Margrethe hosted the dinner. The arrival to Christiansborg, as well as when Queen Margrethe and King Philippe each gave a speech, was broadcasted live on Danish television. Unfortunately, I had to spend time with something else and I missed it all. I'm sure you are able to find it, or at least some of it, online. Sure it was a great entry as always. From what I have seen, it differently was! A wonderful menu was served for the many special invited guests who attended the spectacular gala dinner where several royal family members also attended. From the Danish royal family we have: Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte. And of course King Philippe and Queen Mathilde from Belgium.

Early in the morning we were introduced to three wonderful outfit when Mary and Marie, along with their husband's and Queen Margrethe, attended the welcoming ceremony when the King and Queen of Belgium arrived to Denmark. At the evening event we saw even more magnificent outfit. Gala dinner means floor-length gowns and the finest jewellery -and that is what we got to see. Queen Mathilde was in a really beautiful (and brave) orange lace gown and Queen Margrethe in a turquoise lace gown. Meanwhile, Mary and Princess Marie were both dressed in golden evening gowns! The Crown Princess wore her golden dream made by Jesper Høvring, previously worn at the grand New Year banquet this year, here. Simply can't get enough of that dress. This time she has chosen to wear the stunning rudy parure from Queen Ingrid. She wore wore tiara, necklace, bracelet and that ring she later on have added to the parure. On the other arm, we have her golden Cartier bracelet. Well, I don't know what you have to say but I am impressed and a happy royalist!

Gown: Jesper Høvring
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet

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100 years anniversary of Copenhagen Business School

Friday, March 24th
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a gala dinner on occasion of the 100 years anniversary celebration of Copenhagen Business School. The dinner took place at Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. 

It was around dinner time that Crown Prince Frederik and his lovely wife, Crown Princess Mary, arrived to Frederiksberg where they were about to attend a gala dinner. As every other gala dinner this was something a little more special than other events; because CBD (Copenhagen Business School) celebrated their 100 years anniversary in Copenhagen. Congratulation! The Crown Prince couple attended as guests of honor. The couple were warmly welcomed when they arrived by CEO of Danish Industry Karsten Dybvad and Lector of CBS Per Holten-Andersen. Both the Crown Prince couple and the welcoming committee were in a splendid mood at the evening event. Along with the two royal members, over 600 other guests were also invited. From everything I read; it was a really good evening!

At first I was sure old pictures were used but I was wrong. Or just partly wrong because Mary reused an (almost) complete outfit. It goes back to when the couple visited Saudi Arabia last year, here. Think most of us is just as amazed this time by her beauty! All over again Mary was dressed in a black blouse featuring long sleeves and lace at front and a watercoloured maxi skirt in the most incredible colours. At the time she wore this outfit the first time, I was not able to identify neither blouse or skirt. Now it has been suggested that the blouse could be from Dolce & Gabbana, here. Think there is a good chance the right one has been found. As seen before, she accessorized her look with rather large aquamarine drop earrings from Annikat, a Cartier bracelet and that pink Carlend Copenhagen clutch! Think I also see a couple of other bracelets but I am not able to ID them, other than I'm pretty sure one of them match the earrings in aquamarine blue. The only thing she changed is the shoes. At the anniversary celebration of Copenhagen Business School at Frederiksberg, Mary stunned wearing her black mesh pumps from Gianvito Rossi. With curly hair and pink soft lips I am still in love with this magnificent evening outfit.

Earrings: Annikat Aquamarine Drop Earrings
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Mesh Insert Suede Pumps 

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Blouse: Dolce & Gabbana

State council dinner at Amalienborg

Wednesday, March 23rd

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the state council dinner at Christian VIIs Palace, Amalienborg, hosted by the Queen. 

Members of the Danish Parliament were invited to a State council dinner taking place at Christian VIIs Palace at Amalienborg. This very special dinner was hosted by Queen Margrethe. I have been waiting with great excitement, just to find this one single picture (as you see below). At least we got one. I had hoped to get a few pictures of the Queen and Crown Prince couple before the dinner was about to take place. That didn't happened. I guess the three royal family members welcomed all the special invited guest when they arrived to Amalieborg, having already 'arrived'. As you know; both Queen Margrethe (and her husband Prince Henrik of course) and the Crown Prince couple lives in each their palace at Amalienborg - Frederik and Mary at Frederik VIIIs Palace and the Queen and Prince Henrik at Christian IXs Palace during the winter. Only a couple of hours before the dinner was about to begin, the royal family shared a photo showing the most beautiful decorated table with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, here. I wouldn't mind enjoy my evening surrounded by golden wall decorations, chandeliers, silver cutlery and a royal member next to me. I am allowed to dream, right?

The lack of pictures and with this as the only one from the state council dinner; I have a hard time commenting on what the Crown Princess was wearing during the evening. Still, we get a glimpse of her. At your right, sitting almost in the middle of the long table. This is just enough to tell what evening gown Mary wore. Her floor-length gown from Temperley London, a dress we have seen at one previous occasion before last night. It was at a dinner, also hosted at Queen Margrethe, taking place at Christiansborg castle for representatives from Danish art and culture, here. At the dinner in 2016, I clearly remember that many of you was thrilled when she showed up in this gown. So was I and I think it is absolutely amazing there is a chance we get to see her in again one day. Pretty sure her hair is in a updo. The Queen wore a wonderful bright red evening gown featuring what to me looks like a lace top.

Dress: Temperley London Black Textured Long Trellis Gown