Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 2016

Friday, April 29th

Crown Princess Mary presented this years recipients of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship which is handed over at University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen. 

The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship
The Crown Princess Mary scholarship was established  in 2004, the same year Frederik and Mary were married, and it was a gift from the University of Copenhagen to the couple. It is given to two Australian students who have been nominated by universities and chosen by the Danish scholarship committee and award, awarded the scholarship which also are given to Danish students.

After a two days visit to Bukina Faso along with Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, is Mary now back in Denmark again. It was two days packed with stories and impressions from local girls and women who after all the adversity has found a way to survive. The dedication and helpfulness have women have met, strengthens her to see which assures her that what she works for actually does help. She landed in Denmark on Friday and only three hours later she was on the road again, to attended the presentation of this years Crown Princess Mary Scholarship at University of Copenhagen. The scholarship has been handed over since 2004, the same year as it was established. It was a gift from University of Copenhagen to Frederik and Mary on behalf of their wedding. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship has ever year since been given to two Australian students. With the scholarship follows DKK 10.000. These money are given as financial aid to the students while studying in Denmark. Usually it's easy to find both pictures and articles from the annual events, but this years is different. I only managed to find a few photos as well as articles. Despite the lack of photographers and journalists did Mary arrive to the University of Copenhagen in a great mood. Tempe McMiin and Winifred Knight were the two lucky students to both meet the Crown Princess and receive her scholarship. They were both very happy. In a speech Mary talked about her recent visit to Burkina Faso and how local women need the same opportunity; getting an education. At the same time she praised the two recipients for their hard work.

You really need a trained eye being able to identify what Mary wore during the presentation at the University of Copenhagen, because as I told you only a few pictures have been published in pretty bad quality. But no challenge is too difficult for me, even in a bad quality I'm able to tell you most of what she wore. Three hours before she arrived to hand over the scholarships, she walked around in sheer blouses and sunglasses. It was replaced by long black trousers and a black Prada coat featuring push buttons. This she wore with her white Hugo Boss peplum. A minimalistic but stunning outfit. The black and white look is easy to copy and the shape of the two pieces -blouse and trousers- is always a winner. It is a fantastic combo, both for work and as evening wear. Mary accessorized her outfit with a black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and what I believe is her patent Gianvito Rossi pumps. Am I the only one who just adore the shape of these pumps?! Mary then added some of her favourite Dulong Fine Jewelry jewelleries; a pair of earrings, ring and a white pearl bracelet. All classy pieces. With a stylish "Mary blow out" she rocked this outfit like on one else would. 

Coat: Prada
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8.500
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Earrings DKK 19.900
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet DKK 29.900
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mid Heel Pumps DKK 2.345

Day 2: Official Visit to Burkina Faso

Tursday, April 28th

From April 27-28th is Crown Princess Mary on an official visit to Burkina Faso with focus on girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Crown Princess is accompanied by Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. 1 1

From the second Mary and Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen arrived to Burkina Faso, all their attention went to those they met from organizations and to local women all shared their story with the two foreigners from Denmark. On the second, and last day, in Burkina Faso Mary and Kristian Jensen be gang the day visiting the Schiphra Center who among other things offers treatment of severe complications do to given birth. Here they were given a guided tour around the maternity ward and operating room to see under which conditions hundreds of women being helped to give birth. It was a really moved Crown Princess from Denmark who sat down and talked with some of the women who have had birth complications and which has been operated at the Schiphra Center. With a short interview with the press, Mary expressed how impressed she was of the dedicated doctors and strong women on the center. With these words, Mary and Kristian Jensen visited the Delwende Center in Ouagadougou. Here live about 250 women who is being accused of being witches. At the Delwende Center these women is protected, get a home, food etc. Lots of personal stories were shared and Mary danced to drum music. She and the Foreign Minister also attended a guided tour to see for themselves some of the activities the women at the center make: spinning of cotton, grain sorting and growing vegetables.

Before they paid a visit at ABBEF in the capital city Ouagadougou, who works to promote access to sexual and reproductive health services, especially for poor and marginalized young people, Mary and the Foreign Minister attended a lunch along with representatives on equality of women's rights in Brukina Faso. At the ABBEF youth information center Mary had an open and honest dialogue with the young people on topics like gender equality, family planning and birth control. Both Danish guests asked about wishes, future, possibilities in life etc. Especially one young man was proud to tell about his future wishes to improve his skills in some of the areas which is on the agenda at Women Deliver. According to Billed Bladet that this young man had especially one wish; to attend Women Deliver. And within seconds Mary invited him attending the conference. It was then suggested that a young lady from the center also had the opportunity to attend. This two days official visit to Burkina Faso ended with a evening reception at the Ambassador's residence. 

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Blouse: Style Butler Suzanna Blouse
Skirt: Hugo Boss Printed Maxi Skirt
Sunglasses: Prada

Day 1: Official Visit to Burkina Faso

Wednesday, April 27th

Crown Princess Mary is on a official visit to Burkina Faso from April 27-28th. She is accompanied by Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. The visit focuses on girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. 1

This trip to west Africa, more specific Burkina Faso, was actually scheduled to take place in January earlier this year but because of a terrorist attack in the capital city Ouagadougou, it was decided to postpone the Crown Princess visit. Then suddenly I find out that Mary is on her way to Burkina Faso and is already landed when I hear about the visit. Did it also came as a surprise to you? I can not remember when a visit like this has been canceled but I truly understand the concerns there have been. I think it's good her visit is not forgotten and here we are. Mary arrived yesterday in Burkina Faso to stay there for two days accompanied by Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. The two of them have on several occasions worked together and be on foreign visits like this which focuses girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as gender inequality and Denmark's development do to aid efforts in the country. Before the departure from Denmark, Kristian Jensen have expressed how pleased he is for the Crown Princess commitment to make a difference. As one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso is supported by Denmark providing access to among others information about connected to giving birthday and pregnancies such as handling issues like gender equality and violence against women. Denmark's support to Burkinabe families goes back to 1973.

While her husband, Frederik, was visiting the Danish troops in Iraq, Mary met some of the women visiting a local health center in Korsimoro, who had come there for a consultation. With her was Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. According to was the visit to Korsimoro followed by a visit to a nearby Kamsé village. Here Mary and Kristian Jensen were warmly welcomed and received four chickens and a goat as gifts on behalf of their visit. After a quick change of clothes, the two traveling companions attended a meeting with Burkina Fasos President which took place the presidential palace in Ouagadougou. As one of the last plans, Mary met a young mother at 15 living in Ouagadougou with her two month old daughter. With help from her grandparents, she still manage to go to school. It was simply precious to watch the meeting between the two of them, Mary and the young mother. I think a meeting like this is why Mary find it so important fighting for better and equal opportunities for women and girls. In the evening did the Crown Princess and Foreign Minister attended an official dinner on behalf of their visit to Burkina Faso. 

Because I find it less important, I will not be talking much about fashion. Still I know many of you have an interest in knowing all about it anyway. Therefor I decided to only make a reference to what I know. This you find in the bottom on the post as always. I hope you can live with this decision. 

Shades: Prada
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Ballet flats: Rêve Flat Suede Loafers in Gray

Dress: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Hornsea Dress
Flats: Ganni Kimberly Denim Flats

Denmark Eat Together / Danmark Spiser Sammen

Monday, April 25th

Crown Princess Mary attended, along with the Mary Foundation, the arrangement Denmark Eat Together (Danmark Spiser Sammen) organized by People's Movement Against Loneliness (Folkebevægelsen mod Ensomhed) which took place in Nørrebrohallen, Copenhagen.

Denmark Eat Together / People's Movement Against Loneliness
Danmark spiser sammen / Folkebevægelsen mod Ensomhed
"Denmark Eat Together" is created by initiative from People's Movement Against Loneliness, all to create new relationships. More than 60 organizations, schools and companies participates supported by the Nordea Foundation.  It's all about meeting new people, get a good experience and a dinner is a great way to get started. Read more here and here 1 2

As chairwoman and one of the co-founders of the Mary Foundation, Mary is very much involved in their work which particularly is created to combat domestic violence, bullying and loneliness. Most of these issues the foundation are working with, are often the cause of social isolation which is still a taboo to talk about in Denmark as well as abroad. Mary believes in an open dialogue, that this is the way forward for combating social isolation like loneliness. The last few years loneliness has been on the agenda in Denmark and with that opportunity Mary took action. As one of the most prominent people to "promote" why we need to do a change when it comes to social isolation, she has participated in various conferences, meetings and events just like she attended Denmark Eat Together in Nørebrohallen in Copenhagen, which was organized by People's Movement Against Loneliness. It came as quite a surprise to the other participants to see the Crown Princess when she appeared in the room. The participants were all gathered to, like Mary, show their support in the fight against loneliness and maybe have some personal difficulties. As usual she gave a remarkable speech before the dinner was served. She told how important it is to her and her family to enjoy dinner together; it is the place to share a days experiences, tell and listen. Despite it's not that easy to get anyone to listen when you have four children. A dinner is where you get the chance to get together and meet friends and family. A diner is a social thing. If you master Danish, I think you should take the time and read her speech, here. Both Mary, the director of the Mary Foundation and all the participants seemed to really enjoy the evening together. These dinners were severed all over the country on Monday evening.

Not loud at all, Mary was really casual dress when she attended Denmark Eat Together in Nørebrohallen. I just received some better quality photos shared on the Mary Foundation's web side which clearly showed a relaxed style Mary. I think she is wearing some kind of silver knitted sweater with a rather big black blazer, both new to me. Any idea which designers we are dealing with? She wore this with a pair of skinny black jeans and some new Julie Fagerholt Heartmade (SS16) chelsea boots. These were identified by the one and only Kate! In a way I like this combo but something is disturbing me, do you have the same feeling? I love to see her wear more casual and cool outfits. The first thing I spotted was her Bottega Veneta bag, worn a million times before and still looks absolutely classy. Never think this will go out of style. Always trendy. Secondly I noticed she was wearing earrings but they were hard to ID because of her hair getting in front of them on all photos. But now there is no doubt in my mind, it's her Louise Grønlykke earrings (of course!). These she matched with one diamond band and one golden leaves ring from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen which seems to favourite combination right now. And I adore it! Her makeup and hair were all natural, just the way we like it. If you should choose one item from this outfit, which one would she pick? -I would differently take the golden leaves ring!

Earrings: Louise Grønlykke Marrakech Earrings
Bag: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Hobo Bag DKK 19,689.35
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring DKK 19.900
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Ring DKK 31.500
Shoes: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Chelsea Boots DKK 3.799

Day of Research 2016 / Forskningens Døgn 2016

Monday, April 25th
Crown Princess Mary attended, as patroness, the official grand opening of Day of Research 2016 (Forskningens Døgn 2016). Here she presented the Research Communication Award 2016. It all took place in the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen. 

Day of Research / Forskningens Døgn 2016
Since 2005 we have had Day of Research / Forskningens Døgn which is a national science festival with about 65,000 participants every year. Here science is communicated through lectures, exhibition, debates and examples which are organized by among others universities and research institutions. Read more here.

Research Communication Award / Forskningskommunikationspris 2016
On the Day of Research is the Research Communication Award presented and given to that Danish researcher who has been able to disseminated her or his research and knowledge to a wide audience. The receiver also get DKK 100.000. Read more here.

The setting was a little different then what Mary is use to when she's on a job because yesterday, when she as patron attended the Day of Research 2016 (Forskningens Døgn 2016) both to open the festival and to hand over the Research Communication Award 2016 which is called the Forskningskommunikationsprisen in Danish. All of this and much more took place at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen, where several professors and prominent figures from the Zoological Museum were invited along with Mary as the guest of honor. Day of Research is organized by the Education- and Research Ministry. Ready to take part in the opening, Mary arrived at 10:00 am local time, received a beautiful bouquet of flowers and was warmly welcomed. Shortly after her arrival, she entered the stage and gave an opening speech followed by a speech professor and psychologist Barbara Hoff Esbjørn who received this years Research Communication Award for her work and research anxiety disorders in children. Mary and Education and Research Minister Ulla Tørnæs then visited four different parts of the festival including topics as mushrooms and DNA. All of it seemed to have her sincere interest while walking around the festival in the rooms of Zoological Museum. These four projects is a part of the citizens science, where citizens contribute their knowledge and collect data that is processed by researchers. Among others Mary was impressed to hear that there are over 50 ant species. With the knowledge I have, I believe she has been participating this festival since the inauguration in 2005.

Well, nothing special about the weather in Denmark right now. As you all know we're in April, close to spring and summer warm days but the Danes have both rainy, windy, sunny even snowy days. It is cold and foggy. Such weather takes both woolen coats and knitted scarfs, just to keep a little warm. Mary is known to be a woman attending events in bare legs and thin coats this time a year. It was kinda what we saw yesterday, a combo. Not in a million year I would have bare legs and wear a skirt right now! But our cool Crown Princess isn't afraid of cold weather. She was dressed in lots of different shades of white, a shawl and some other interesting accessories. The blouse is seen before both in white and navy blue but I still have not been able to make an ID on where it's from. Unfortunately. Have you found anything that might help me identify it? The A-line skirt is a classic model from DAY Birger et Mikkelsen seen once before when she attended the Loving Measure event. This skirt is now also a part of my Mary-wardrobe and I simply love it! Found by Kate I know who designed her huge white cape featuring coloured details which is from Ganni. I had some difficulties whether she wore a shawl or a poncho, both featuring the same print. With a little help from a dear friend of mine, she pointed about a significant thing about the fringes, I have come to the conclusion: Mary is wearing Ganni's poncho. Both earrings and lovely white pearl bracelet are from Dulong Fine Jewelry. Beautiful details but to be honest, what I love better is her two rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen to this outfit. A golden leaf ring and a diamond band. Smashing! When we are talking about accessories I can't wait to talk about that fabulous snake skin belt. Does anyone of you remember it? One of the first times we have seen her wear this belt was in an interview from 2005 published in Australian newspapers because their visit had been announced. Lovely photos! With the help from Mary from the start I found these pictures to share with you. Quite some years later, in 2012, she wore it again. You now remember it? To match the rest of her look she wore a pair of nude leather pumps from Prada and some kind of suede clutch. Looks like her Hugo Boss clutch but on that you see their logo which is no the case with this one. Any thought?

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Hook & Eye Earrings
Skirt: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Rok Kit €199
Shoes: Prada Beige Pointed Toe Pumps €485
Poncho: Ganni Woollen Accessories Poncho DKK 1.299
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet DKK 29.900
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring DKK 19.900
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Ring DKK 31.500

Covering Eurowoman This Month

This month Mary is on the cover of the Danish magazine Eurowoman. She was interview to talk about her commitment to humanitarian work and the fact that Denmark will host the world's largest global conference on health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women "Women Deliver" in May. I heard about this special edition on Monday, since then I have been looking so much forward to today when I finally was able to purchased it. The interview is 20 pages long, including lots of wonderful new photos of the Crown Princess in her office at Amalienborg Palace, where she is surrounded by orchids, pictures of her children, stacks of books neatly placed on a round table and lots of home decors in her favourite colour: purple. I haven't yet read the interview, only studied the photos but it's something I really look forward to. The same magazine with two different covers are published today -the first one (black & white) for subscribers and second for everybody else. So for all your Mary-lovers it's your chance to get a piece of Mary to your collection. I can't wait to read the article!

Looking at her style, she showed us some brand new items both clothes and accessories but also old goodies. A very modern and simple style, clean lines and only a few pieces of jewellery. Just as the photos are adorable, her outfits are incredible. This is what I love so much about Mary; she is a true trendsetter (to me) and a hardworking woman who is trying to do a difference to other people. Despite her title and status, it's her personality that defines who she is.

Have a lovely evening everybody!

Et billede slået op af Eurowoman (@eurowomandk) den

Dress: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Hemsley Dress DKK 3.499
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Kharisma w. 508 diamonds
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Python Pointed-toe Pump in Beige $1270
Shoes: Prada Beige Pointed Toe Pumps €485
Bracelet: Georg Jensen Torun in 18k Rose Gold DKK 27.300
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Ring in 18k Yellow Gold DKK 31.500
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Coat: By Malene Birger Torun Coat in Beige £574
Sleeveless blazer: 2nd Day Alecia (Navy Blazer)
Necklace: Piaget Possession Necklace

Olympic qualification tournament in Bellahøj

Friday, April 15th

As patron of Danish Swimming Federation the Crown Princess attended the Olympic qualification tournament Danish Open in Bellahøj accompanied by her husband. 1

It is rather unusual for the couple to attend each others planned events, at least if it's not published ahead. But nothing had hit the press about Crown Prince Frederik accompanying his wife when she attended the Olympic qualification tournament Danish Open in Bellahøj. The Crown Princess was present as patron of the Danish Swimming Federation. The couple arrived in the afternoon both in great mood ready to greet the Danish team of swimmers before the tournament. The tournament help to find the most skilled swimmer to participate the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Despite it was a official visit, all acted like it was a private visit. Usually photographers and journalists are way more enthusiastic, but not this time. The royal couple followed closely everything that was going on in the swimming stadium, especially thrilled to followed Pernille Blume, when she won her way to the Olympic Games such as swimmer Jeanette Ottesen.

Mary was dressed really casual when she and her husband attended the tournament in Bellhøj on Friday afternoon. A while ago a friend and I talked about more casual event where she is wearing jeans. Something that has not really happened much during her 12 years as Crown Princess. Well, jeans is very casual and maybe sometimes even a little too casual for her attendances. Nevertheless, I still love her in jeans. This time Mary matched her jeans with a striped blouse, likely from Ralph Lauren (collection: Blue Label) as Kate shared with me. I searched for more pictures and came across Katecloset, here, and it seems like Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, has the exact same blouse. A very beautiful combination, especially with that navy blue Massimo Dutti reversible coat. As with the jeans, it surprised me to see her wear a pair of new suede boots. I haven't been able to identify them. Any ideas? She was probably wearing diamond studs from Hartmann's. One good-looking outfit.

Coat: Massimo Dutti Reversible Coat
Blouse: Ralph Lauren Jersey Stripe Tori Long Sleeved Top
Earrings: Hartmann's

Opening of a new social- and health school

Friday, April 15th

Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of a new social-and health school, SOPU, in Copenhagen.

After a successful state visit from Mexico's President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera, the Crown Princess is already back at work. Around noon she arrived to Vesterbro in Copenhagen attending the opening of the new social- and health school, SOPU. The Crown Princess was in a great mood greeting some of the people who showed up to get a glimpse of her. Some of them even got a few pictures with her, here. Meeting the students was absolutely wonderful to follow. From the second she arrived, she was chatting with both teachers and students. The Crown Princess entered the stage and gave a great speech talking about the importance of the students work. With that, she had inaugurated a new social- and health school, ready to get a tour around some of the new classrooms. Before her visit ended, she sat down like everybody else and participated in a dialogue. She listened with great interest and asked questions herself.

Somehow her outfit reminds me a lot of what she wore back in time. From around the time when she was pregnant with Prince Christian. Maybe it is because of the hairstyle combined with that coat? Do you also see it or am I the only one? The Prada coat is pretty old but like always Mary wears it with as such elegance and pride as if it was the first time. I remember one time from 2010 at the annual opening of the Danish parliament, here. At that time she was pregnant with the twins. A coat featuring a magnificent shape, lovely colours and hemlines. Mary paired this lovely coat with black trousers and brand new pumps -and they are yellow. I am completely blown away by her new Gianvito Rossi pumps. Never thought we would see Mary in this colour on shoes. Simply adore them. Can't wait to get a similar pair in my own wardrobe. Do you like them? Looking all great she matched everything with her navy blue Quidam clutch. What an outfit!

Coat: Prada
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Yellow Suede Pumps

Day 2. Official state visit from Mexico

Tursday, April 14th

Mexico's President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera are visiting Denmark from April 13-14th on a official state visit hosted by Queen Margrethe.

Program: Copenhagen
  • 10:15 am. Crown Princess Mary and Mrs Angélica Rivera visited the kindergarten Ådalen, who uses the Mary Foundation's 'Free of Bullying' program. 
  • 10:45 am. Crown Prince Frederik and President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto attended the business conference at Danish Industry.
  • 11:20 am. President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto met with Pia Kjærsgård, Chairwoman of the Danish Parliament.
  • 11:50 am. President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto met with Prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, attended a signing of MoUs and a lunch with the government. 
  • 4:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Tjørnegårdskolen along with President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera, who uses LEGO in teaching. 
  • 7:00 pm. The Mexican Presidential couple hosted a return dinner at Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen. 1

Crown Princess Mary during the second day of the state visit
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Wonderful to see the two of them together, all though Queen Margrethe is host of the visit. On their second and last day in Denmark, H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera had a lot to do .many places to see and lots of people to meet. From early morning the Crown Princess and Mrs Rivera visited the kindergarten Ådalen, who works with the Mary Foundation's 'Free of Bullying' program. They were both warmly welcomed at the arrival by children with red and white flag waving in the wind. Mrs Angélica Rivera and the Crown Princess were handed over a wonderful bouquet of flowers each. Mrs Rivera seemed to enjoy the time accompanying the Danish Crown Princess on a "regular" visit. With great proud the children showed some of their drawings and told stories. It gave a smile on both women's faces to talk to the kids in Ådalens kindergarten. During the visit Mrs Rivera was introduced to some of the tools from the Mary Foundation's Free of Bullying-program, which is developed to prevent bullying for children in the age of kindergarten and pre-school.

While the Crown Princess and Mexico's first lady enjoyed the morning together, the Crown Prince and President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto attended a business conference at Danish Industry in Copenhagen, followed by a meeting with Pia Kjærsgård, Chairwoman of the Danish Parliament and with Prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen for the President. All four of them arrived at Tjørnegård school in Gentofte to see  how LEGO is used in teaching; to make it easier, more fun and to strengthen the students' memory.

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Each day we get closet and closer to summer, more sun and that time a year were we are able to wear dresses without tights. That's really not something Mary takes that serious, because at the most crazy time a year we see her with bare legs and a knee-length dress. Chilly, but she actually looks like she doesn't care. Yesterday we were lucky because she was wearing on of her beautiful reused Prada dresses. We have seen it several times, both with and without the removable peplum. This time she wore it with a belt instead. In 2014 she wore the exact same combination -dress, coat and clutch, when the Queen hosted a state visit from Turkey, here. Mary embraced the style by wearing her blue Quidam clutch and leather gloves. She had then chosen patent pumps in pink from Gianvito Rossi. And what a wonderful combo with the rest of the outfit. I was so sure she would wear these pumps at the gala dinner last night but I was mistaken. I missed it by one day. Oh... of course, the white coat is also from Prada as with the dress. Without looking overdressed (at all) she added large pearl bracelets and earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry such as rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. I'm simply stunned by everything I see. Once again a huge compliment to  Mrs. Angélica Rivera in her matching white set.

Coat: Prada
Dress: Prada Red Knee-Length Dress
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Lotus
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Clutch: Quidam Blue Alligator Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Pink Gianvito Rossi Leather Pumps

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attending the return dinner at D'Angleterre

President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera hosted a return dinner that took place at Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen. 150 guests were invited to the dinner to enjoy a well cooked meal, which is the way to say thanks for a couple of great days in Denmark from the Mexican Presidential couple. In order the royal family members arrived -first Princess Benedikte along with her lady-in-waiting, then Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, the Crown Prince couple next and last Queen Margrethe accompanied by her husband Prince Henrik. They were all welcomed by the President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera, who waited at the hotel ready to welcome all 150 guests and the Danish royal family.

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Perfectly dressed as always Mary arrived with her husband to the return dinner at Hotel D'Angleterre. I would wear this outfit any time -for a night out with my friends or dinner with the family. These printed midi-skirts are incredibly popular and trendy right now. I have one in my wardrobe as well in a darker colour. We have seen her Ganni skirt before at INDEX: Awards 2015, here, even worn with the exact same blouse. A great match. I still have no idea where to find the blouse. Any ideas? She dazzled wearing a black lace shawl from Heartmade Julie Fagerholt. Not that its warm at all, but it looks so beautiful. The shawl was first seen six years ago on a visit to Budapest, here. Mary embraced a chic evening style by wearing black Gianvito Rossi pumps, two-tone earrings from Jewlscph and golden jewellery from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Rings and bracelet are all from Lynggaard's leaves collection. Then we have a rather long Bottega Veneta clutch seen now and then the past few years. Hair and makeup were beautifully suited for the rest of the outfit as always. Wish I could do my hair like this. Love how it looks all gorgeous. A really pretty look for an evening dinner.

Skirt: Ganni Full Midi Skirt in City Hall Lace
Earrings: Jewlscph Capella
Shawl: Heartmade Julie Fagerholt
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Ring
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Bracelet: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Leaves Bracelet w. Diamonds
Clutch: Bottega Veneta Satin Evening Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

Day 1. Official state visit from Mexico

Wednesday, April 13th

Queen Margrethe host the official state visit of Mexico's President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera, who are visiting Denmark from April 13-14th. The Crown Prince couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie such as Princess Benedikte and Prince Henrik will attend events during the Presidential couples stay. 

Program: Copenhagen, Helsingør
  • 1:00 pm. Mexico's President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera are welcomed by Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte at Copenhagen airport.
  • 2:15 pm. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik are officially welcoming President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera at Fredensborg Palace.
  • 3:35 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visits Kronborg castle in Helsingør along with the Mexican Presidential couple.
  • 4:10 pm. With the Mexican President and his wife, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visits M/S Museum of Maritime in Helsingør.
  • 8:00 pm. Queen Margrethe hosts a gala dinner at Fredensborg Palace in honor of Mexican Presidential couple's visit to Denmark. 1 2

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary during the first day in Copenhagen and Helsingør
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Finally, the Mexican Presidential couple has now arrived to Denmark. Actually they arrived yesterday at Copenhagen airport around dinner time in one of the worlds most expensive plains.  President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera were warmly welcomed by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik and the rest of the Danish royal family. Shortly after the welcoming ceremony, two crown cars drove to Fredensborg Palace -one with Queen Margrethe and President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and another car with Prince Henrik and Mrs Angélica Rivera, to officially welcome the couple. Like the welcoming ceremony at the airport, the ceremony at Fredensborg has become a tradition. While the Presidential couple are in Denmark they are staying at Fredensborg in one of the many rooms. In the meantime, the Crown Prince couple drove to Kronborg castle in Helsingør. About an hour President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera also arrived to Helsingør. All in a perfect mood the couple's were given a guided tour inside Kronborg to see, among others, the Banquet Hall also called the Dancing Hall. Then a little something to drink and then of to the M/S Museum of Maritime located close to the water just like the caste. Back in 2013 the Crown Prince couple visited Mexico, here, and have already met the Presidential couple once before. Both couples seemed to have had a really good day in each others company.

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It was at 1:00 pm. local time the Mexican Presidential couple arrived to Copenhagen airport ready to spend two days in Denmark accompanied by the Danish royal family. In second raw was Mary standing. Lightning up like a true royal lady in her ombre Missoni coat. Thrilled to see her wear it again. I'm sure you remember it from their visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar only a few months ago, here. Finally without black trousers. According to Royals & Fashion, hereare Mary's sky high pointed pumps are from Gianvito Rossi. Each year I think her pumps get higher and higher. Unbelievable how she is able to walk in those heels. I really can't get enough of black pumps. Super classy and elegant. Mary seems to have the same philosophy because of all the different pairs of black pumps she owns. Then we have the little grey Naledi Copenhagen clutch, which I really think is a great match to what she was wearing. It is one of her first Naledi Copenhagen purchases. At the arrival Mary had this beautiful hairdo wearing a hat -my guess would differently be a creation from milliner Susanne Juul. To loosen it up, she appeared without hat and hairdo when she and Frederik welcomed the Mexican Presidential couple at Kronborg castle in Helsingør a few hours later. She accessorized her look with a pair of black leather gloves, diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and pink diamond studs from Hartmann's. Aesthetic, stylish and extremely polished. By the way, I believe she added a Céline belt to create the illusion of an hourglass shape. A sincere compliment to Mrs Angélica Rivera because of her bright green dress.

Coat: Missoni Belted Coat in Multicolor
Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Diana Dark Grey Ostrich Clutch
Belt: Céline Embossed Skinny Belt
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Camnero Suede Pumps

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending the gala dinner at Fredensborg Palace
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik hosted a gala dinner in the evening at Fredensborg. As you know Prince Henrik retired in the beginning of 2016. Despite that he attended both the welcoming ceremony and yesterday evenings gala dinner. The arrival and the Queen's speech were broadcasted two hours after the actually arrival, which I of course watched. One by one, did the special guests arrive; ladies in magnificent dresses and gentlemen's in black suits. All cameras were set and ready for the royal family to arrive. First came Princess Benedikte, then Prince Joachim and his sweet wife Princess Marie who was dressed in a smashing red lace gown. They were followed by the Crown Prince couple. The reason why we didn't see Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Presidential couple arrive, is because they are all staying at Fredensborg where the dinner is held. Before the dinner, all guests were serviced a glass of champagne. From another entrance, the royal family members and the guests of honor found their seats around the long main table. With a remarkable speech Queen Margrethe opened the evening and warmly welcomed President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Mrs Angélica Rivera in Denmark.

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It's not the first time Mary choose to wear something as colourfull and bright as at this gala dinner. She was truly queen of the night. I was so excited when I first saw what dress she was wearing -a good old evening gown by Jesper Høvring (collection: Spring/Summer 2013). Høvring commented in the live broadcast but didn't mention anything about his own design worn by Mary. By the way do you remember the dress? She wore it back in 2013 at a dinner on occasion of the coronation of King Wilhelm-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, here. I hadn't forgotten about the dress, but it amazes me how much I like it. Actually Mary wore it one more time before last night. It was in 2012 when she attended a gala dinner on occasion of the wedding between Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy in Luxembourg. Three very beautiful outfits. This time she has chosen to wear the red evening gown with golden glitter pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a brand new golden clutch. Pernille an Kate told me about her pumpsShe also dazzled wearing her stunning new tiara purchased at Bruun Rasmussen auctions along with a pair of matching earrings. I was also overwhelmed by her hairstyle. Did you notice it?

Gown: Jesper Høvring Red Silk Chiffon Gown
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Glitter Pumps

'Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century' at Harvard

Photo by Agnés Colbert taken during a visit to Estonia, 2014

I think we all wondered why we haven't really seen that much of the Crown Princess lately. But everything comes with a reason. Since March 29th to April 8th she has taken a course at Harvard in Boston (picture below) on Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century. The course is made in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School and World Economic Forum for members of Young Global Leaders, here, as the Crown Princess appointed back in 2012 because of her work with among others the Mary FoundationYoung Global Leaders has since 2004 appointed some of the worlds most skilled young leaders to create a strong network to find solutions dealing with global humanitarian challenges.