Princess Marie receives the Légion d’Honneur

Yesterday, Princess Marie received the highest French order at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. She was made Grand Officier dans l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur (Grand Officer of the Order of the Légion of Honour). Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik are Grand Cross of the Légion of Honour which is the highest rank, Grand Officer being only one rank lower.

French Ambassador to Denmark François Zimeray was the one who gave the order to Marie. Billed-Bladet reports that Marie said that it was a great honor for her and that she would like to share it with her husband, her family, her staff, her patronages and the people that surrounds her. She said: “To be decorated by my country of birth, France, in Denmark, my country of heart, is for me both moving and an expression of esteem and friendship. Working for one country without forgetting the other is what motivates my actions and my commitment to bring these two countries together through culture, education and by supporting good humanitarian and social causes”. You can read the ambassador’s speech here.

Princess Marie was accompanied by her husband , Prince Joachim, her parents Françoise Grassiot and Alain Cavallier, her brothers and her father-in-law Prince Henrik. Marie was born in France but she had to renounce her French citizenship upon her wedding to Prince Joachim in 2008. She received the order as a foreigner. You can see more photos of the day here.

For this big honor, Marie wore a new burgundy dress, the Hugo Boss ‘Kusima ‘ dress.

© Hugo Boss

She wore her new favorite Jimmy Choo pumps and her Etui Bags clutch that she seems to really like as she wore it to all of her events in the past two weeks.


© Jimmy Choo

She also wore her UFO diamond bracelet and earrings with her fleur de lis brooch , that she debuted on Christmas Day last year. I thought it was very fitting brooch for the occasion, as the fleur de lis is one of the emblem of France.

The royal family is now on Easter holiday but we’ll see them all again for Queen Margrethe’s birthday on April 16.

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