Ballet: The Nutcracker

November, 25

Queen Margrethe invited the entire family to Tivoli to see Nøddeknækkeren (The Nutcracker). The Queen herself has designed the scenography and all the costumes for the ballet.

The Nutcracker...
... is a two-act ballet which original is choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The story comes from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann. I had premiere in St. Petersburg, 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre.  

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With her husband and children, Mary attended The Nutcracker ballet dressed in a new (?) light blue jacket. This jacket matched perfectly her mother-in-laws blue jewellery. As a mother you need a practical handbag, Mary's is differently this one she wore at the ballet - the black Bottega Veneta bag. On her feet she wore a pair of black boots.

Bag: Bottega Veneta Bag in Black

The Ruby Parure is Now Photographed!


You remember when I made the post about 'The Ruby Parure' which Mary now owns, inherited from Queen Ingrid. When the broadcast 'The Royal Jewels' (De Kongelige Juveler) was made by DR, they got special permission to photograph the jewelry that normally are locked inside a box.


Anna Von Lowzow took part in the process of making the broadcast. She's Danish organize and director of Nordic films (Nordisk Film) and has helped to make several different historical documentaries of the Danish Royal family. HERE you can read a bit more about the project with the Royal jewels.

   
The changes have been done by the goldsmith Marianne Dulong, a designer you have heard a million times here on the blog because Mary is a fan of had jewelry and have several pieces. A 3 minutes video have been made and shows some really great pictures of her work that has been done. To you who love Mary and her Marianne Dulong jewelry, take the time and see it; HERE. It is the goldsmith Klaus Kromann and Per Dirksen who have made the transformation and they did a great job with the parure!

Netwerk: A Project from The Mary Foundation

November, 22

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Crown Princess Mary attended, as patron for the Mary Foundation, the launch of project Netwerk on Falkonergårdens School in Frederiksberg.

What is the Netwerk project about?
Netwerk was established in coloration with Ventilen and the Lauritzen Foundation as the first project to prevent loneliness among young people which has become a bigger problem in Denmark then every seen before. Read more about Netwerk here.

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This most be a huge day to Mary, her foundation is about the help young people in Denmark with their new project Netwerk. I really hope it will become a success and help lots of young people and prevent the increase number of them felling lonely. Mary was in a great mood when she arrived to the Falkonergårdens School in Frederiksberg wearing her navy blue SAND (Fall 2012) jacket with black trousers. The jacket has been identified by Pernille. We thank her! The navy blue color is great on her! You might remember the blouse she was wearing underneath the new jacket, well its her old silk Prada blouse from 2005. My sharp eyes noticed that she wore her light blue square Marianne Dulong earrings. She was also wearing a blue ring such as new suede ankle boots thought to be By Larin. A closer look learned me that the two models are not the same -different seams. Still I think her new navy blue boots look simply great to the rest of her outfit. Oh now I almost forgot to mention the black Bottega Veneta handbag she carried over her left arm.

Earrings: Marianne Dulong 
Blouse: Prada
Bag: Bottega Veneta Black Leather Bag

History: The Blue Sapphire Brooch


This time we open Mary's jewellery box once again and find the Blue Connaught Sapphire Brooch. 

The story of the brooch goes back to when the Prussian Princess Louise Margaret in 1879 married the Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. One of the gift she received was the blue sapphire brooch. Princess Louise Margaret gave it to her daughter, Princess Margaret of Connaught and she brought it with her to Sweden when she married Prince Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

Princess Louise Margaret of Connaught

Princess Margaret give birth to her only daughter Princess Ingrid of Sweden, future Queen of Denmark. When Ingrid is 10,  years old (in 1920) her mother dies only 38 years old and she inherits the brooch after her. 

            # Princess Margaret's nickname was Daisy, like Queen Margrethe II of Denmark


At some point Queen Ingrid gave the brooch to her daughter Queen Margrethe II before her death which might be because she would like to see the next generation wear it. Unlike her mother she did not wear the brooch very often. One time was back in 1999 at the christening of Prince Joachim and Alexandra's oldest son, Prince Nikolai.  

Wedding of Princess Margaret of Connaught and Prince Gustaf VI

In 2006, on January 21, Crown Princess Mary wore it first time at her firstborn son, Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John's christening. Crown Princess Mary is the wife of Crown Princess Frederik of Denmark, the oldest son of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik. Since then, she has worn the Connaught brooch multiple times at christenings, gala dinners, at new years eve etc. Queen Margarethe handed it over to Mary as a present. A long history in a small piece of jewellery.

In the middle of the brooch is a large blue sapphire. Around the blue sapphire are diamonds and two pendants of white pearl are hanging underneath the blue stone. Right under, a small pendant made of diamonds and a pearl is hanging. A beautiful piece of work.

Princess Ingrid of Sweden in 1929

Day 5: A Visit to Mozambique, Africa

November, 1

Program: Maputo 
  • 9:30 am. Visiting the Secondary School Josina Machel

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What a great way to end a trip to Mozambique! Not just because of her stunning outfit but also because the participate in a discussion with young people about contraception, birth control etc. She participated diligently in the discussion and showed no signs of being embarrassed about topic. That's how to do it Mary! In her work with the Mary Foundation, it's important to her that we talk about subjects like this.

The last day she was dressed in a white T-shit and her blue Signe Bøgelund-Jensen A-line skirt with a pair of beige patent wedges from L.K. Bennett. Then it's not getting any better, am I right? She had chosen light blue (Aquamarine?) square Marianne Dulong earrings, a golden diamond bracelet from Georg Jensen and of course her snake bracelet from Ole Lynggaard. My only comment is: Mary you have a fabulous style!

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Skirt: Signe Bøgelung-Jensen Double Pleated Skirt
Shoes: L.K. Bennett Maddox High Heels in Beige £180
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Sweet Drops Leather Braclets
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Regitze Bracelet DKK 12,500

Day 4: A Visit to Mozambique, Africa

November, 12

Program: Dondo
  • 9:00 am. Visit at the Dondo District Hospital
  • 10:15 am. Dondo Community
  • 11:30 am. CleanStar - Novozymes
  • 1:30 pm. Visting the photo exhibition Lives in Reconstruction
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Today she wore a typical outfit for a day in Africa. Since she has been visiting Africa the first time years ago it's been more of a tradition for her to wear a Heartmade shirt. Visiting the Dondo hospital and community she was wearing a new, pink printed Heartmade shirt, a pair of grey trousers and ballet flats. Not to mention the large Susanne Juul hat she wore on her head to protection from the african sun. The hat has been identified by RoyalOutfits.  Even though the shirt and hat is from two very different designer their colours match very well. Once again, on her wrist she wore the snake skin Ole Lynggaard bracelet and pink square earrings from Marianne Dulong. Mary carried a light brown Prada bag.

Blouse: Heartmade Print Shirt in Rosa
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Sweet Drops Leather Braclets
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Hat: Susanne Juul
Bag: Prada


At the photo exhibition

Why not try something new like a orange coloured dress from Diane Von Furstenberg? Mary did. It's not often we see her in colours like yellow and now this bright orange. I love when she surprises us with something unexpected! The Diane Von Furstenberg-dress is a tropical and classic wrap dress from the designer. It was found by both Pernille, Kate, RoyalOutfits and Cristina. Thanks to all of you! I would not be able to do this without all of you, of all my heart -Thanks. She kept on the Ole Lynggaard and again she stepped into the brown Jimmy Choo pumps.

Great and unexpected!


Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Sweet Drops Leather Braclets
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Gilbert in Brown DKK 2,788.00                                     

Day 3: A Visit to Mozambiuqe, Africa

November, 11

Program: Beira

  • 10:45 am. Visiting the Beira Municipal Truck Terminal
  • 1:30 pm. A vistit to the Centre for Abused Women
  • 4:00 pm. Visiting the Beira Central Hospital 

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To mark the opening of new centre for abused women, Mary and the Minister of Development Christin Friis Bach let each, a dove fly. She got the chance to met lots of locals and all the kids would like to met her and talk to her. She had so much fun with all of them, especially when she got dressed in a traditional suit with a very special hat. That made her laugh. On the third day she was dress in her old yellow Hugo Boss dress. Every time I see it makes me so happy! Even though the hairstyle was more then simple it made her look so beautiful. A great hairstyle for us to try. The jewellery she wore was a pair of pink square Marianne Dulong earrings and a snake skin Ole Lynggaard bracelet. As at the arrival she was wearing what I believe is brown patent Jimmy Choo pumps.

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Sweet Drops Leather Bracelet
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Gilbert in Brown Patent Leather DKK 2,788

Day 2: A Visit to Mozambique, Africa

November, 10

Program: Maputo 
  • 9:00 am. Visiting UNFPA
  • 10:00 am. She's visiting Forum Muhler
  • 3:00 pm. Visiting the MosArte Youth Centre
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With lots of dancing and sining Mary spend her second day in Maputo. In all shades of brown from her hair to the Jimmy Choo pumps. I must say; I love the new dress from Baum und Pferdgarten with the print of flowers! We only know about this dress because the amazing Pernille. Thanks to you! Whether or not the brown leather belt is from Gucci, it match the dress so well and let us see her beautiful small waist. The Royal-Style Tip for today is: a belt can change your entire outfit! Mary always wear a piece of clothes or accessory that surprises all of us and this day it was a pair of square purple Marianne Dulong earrings. Also the two gold bracelets are from Marianne Dulong.

Earrings: Marianne Dulong 
Dress: Baum und Pferdgarten Holliday Dress DKK 1,699.-
Belt: Gucci?
Bracelets: Marianne Dulong Ellipse & Lumina 
Bag: Prada
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Gilbert in Brown Patent Leather DKK 2,788

Day 1: A Visit to Mozambique, Africa

November, 9

From November 9th to 13th, Crown Princess Mary is visiting Mozambique in Africa as patron of FN Nations Population Fund, together with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach.

Program: Maputo
  • 2:00 pm. Meeting with the Prime Minister
  • 3:00 pm. Meeting with the Health Minister
  • 4:00 pm. Visit at the AMODEFA Clinic 
  • 7:00 pm. Reception

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After the arrival she met with the Prime Minister and Health Minister then visited AMODEFA

Shortly after the arrival to the capital Maputo she had a meeting with the Prime Minister, Vaquina. On her first day in Mozambique, wearing her fitted Denna Hugo Boss (BOSS Black) dress, she was met with smiles and happy faces wherever she went. Somehow, Mary natural get all attention not just because she's the Crown Princess of Denmark, she has a natural attractiveness. Bracelets and white pearl earrings are from Danish jewellery designer Marianne Dulong. Not to forget, the nude patent Jimmy Choo pumps that matched the beige belt in the waist. In the afternoon she visited the AMODEFA Clinic, the visit focused on early pregnancy and how to prevent HIV. She'll attend a reception tonight.

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Bracelets: Marianne Dulong EllipseLumina
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Gilbert Round-Toe Pumps $175 (pre-owned)


At 7.00 pm., local time, she attended a reception

Africa is a country with a long and colourful history behind. When mentioning colours and Africa I think about all the amazing beadwork and clothes with colourful patterns. All this I mention because Mary is often seen wearing bright colours and at the reception she was dressed in the most wonderful blue lace dress! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to identify it but I really like it. So here I need your help. She had chosen to wear Ralph Lauren sandals and light blue Figaros Bryllup earrings found by Pernille. Thanks! The one I have linked to is no the exact same model, just so you know. She kept on the two gold bracelets from Marianne Dulong and the nice Carlend Copenhagen AICHA clutch. Look forward to see what she'll be wearing tomorrow..!

Earrings: Figaros Bryllup 18K gold Earrings with Chalcedons 
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen AICHA DKK 8,500.00
Bracelets:  Marianne Dulong Ellipse & Lumina
Shoes: Ralph Lauren Beige Exotic Leither Heels 

Funual of Tina Jørgensen

November, 8

Crown Princess Mary and her oldest son Prince Christian arrived to Vinderød church to attend the funeral of her lady's maid, Tina Jørgensen. Crown Princess Mary and Tina Jørgensen have had a close relationship throughout the years, such as the children of Frederik and Mary. She dies on October 29th. I express my condolences to the family and friends who have lost a precious woman in their life.

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Lefts give her a moment of silence...

Royal Concert

November, 6

The entrepreneurs of Denmark were invited by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, to a royal concert and dinner at Fredensborg Palace. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie participated.

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,The man with the golden gun' is a title of a James Bond movie, at the dinner it must have been The man with the golden women, that's because Mary was glowing like a real princess in a completely gold outfit, form head to toe. A stunning couple! Frederik in his classic black and white suit and Mary with all her golden dress and jacket. Neither of them are new but it's a long time since we have seen it and I'm pretty sure not in the combination with each other. You all know I have something with hairdos and at the evening dinner I could not stop looking at her hair, it's so beautiful. Goes well together with the elegant outfit. To match the 'gold style' she had also chosen golden accessories with a touch of snake on the Judith Leiber clutch. The earrings, Figaros Bryllup, we saw a few month ago when she visited Russia. She wore a light red lipgloss as a perfect match to the rosa satin pumps from Chrisitan Louboutin.

Earrings: Figaros Bryllup Rosa Pendant Earrings (left corner)
Clutch: Judith Leiber
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Corneille 100mm Rose Satin $675

Goodbye to the Master of Ceremonies

October, 5

Some weeks ago the Royal Master of Ceremonies, Christian Eugen-Olsen, retired. At that time no pictures had been published that's why you get the post now. Even though I'm sure it was a sad day for all, Mary was really well-dressed in a brand new dark green and creamy By Malene Birger blouse with a polished look. With some help from the one and only Pernille I can tell that her new pencil skirt, in the amazing dark grey colour, is from the Danish designer Elise Gug (Fall/Winter 2012). Last but not least, the grey ball earrings comes from Jewlscph in oxidized silver. They are pretty old and it has taken me years and years to actually find them. We thank Christian Eugen-Olsen for some good years!

Earrings: Jewlscph
Blouse: By Malene Birger Green Rasoria Blouse
Skirt: Elise Gug Grey Pencil Skirt