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.
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.
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.
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.