Visits

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie open Sternfahrt Festival at Sonderborg Castle

Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were in Sonderborg to open the 2017 Sternfahrt Festival at Sonderborg Castle. The Sternfahrt Festival is an international festival for fire and rescue workers. It was first held in Austria in 1976 and since then , it is held in different places in Europe every two years. The festival, which is held from May 25th to May 28th , will welcome around 3000 volunteer fire and rescue workers from 15 different countries, according to Kongehuset.

The festival aims to allow exchanges of experience and better cooperation between fire and rescue teams across Europe. It organizes exhibition and conferences to achieve that goal. The previous edition of the festival was in Switzerland in 2015.
Jv.dk reports that Marie was very interested and curious while Joachim was mostly interest in the old vehicles that were displayed, he is indeed a big fan of old cars.

The couple was joined by Health Minister Ellen Trane Norby and Sonderborg’s Mayor Erik Lauritzen. Princess Marie made the opening speech of the festival.
Princess Marie said : ” My husband, Prince Joachim and I are honored to be the guests today to celebrate the 22nd Sternfahrt festival here in Sonderborg. It is a long and beautiful tradition that celebrates the noble spirit of the volunteer fire and rescue workers. Volunteering is the ultimate devotion and we are here today to support and honor the volunteers.” You can read the rest of her speech here.

Marie wore her Miu Miu coat , first worn in 2015 , and a Ganni dress, first worn in 2014.
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She also wore her LK Bennett shoes and clutch , one of her favorite combo.

© LK Bennett
© LK Bennett

As for jewelry, I don’t have any information about her earrings, bracelet and ring. But I can tell you that the other ring is one of her favorite by Christine Hvelplund, a gift from Prince Joachim reportedly. She is also wearing her fleur-de-lys brooch.

© Christine Hvelplund


It seemed like a really fun event for both Joachim and Marie! We’ll next see Marie on June 8th , when she’ll attend the Ambassadors’s Literature Prize ceremony.

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Princess Marie meets with the AIDS Fondation

Today, Princess Marie met with the AIDS Fondation’s board in Copenhagen. Today is the HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and Marie is the Patron of the AIDS Fondation in Denmark. As such, she received a briefing about the HIV vaccine.

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Marie and the director of the AIDS Fondation , Andres Gylling Aebelo, posed for a photo at the occasion of the Awareness Day.

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Again, very few photos , but I found Marie’s new top to be the ‘Myrna’ blouse by Baum und Pferdgarten. I can’t really tell which earrings Marie is wearing, but they might be new. Post will be updated if more photos are published.

© Baum und Pferdgarten
Athena, Better Food For More People, Henrik

Denmark’s Training Ship is welcomed back to Copenhagen by members of the Royal Family

Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie bought their children Prince Henrik and Princess Athena to a very special event! Denmark’s Training Ship is back in Copenhagen and the members of the Danish royal family were there to welcome them as well as their families. Prince Joachim is the Patron of the ship who welcomes 80 students.

The ship was traveling since last year and was in the Virgin Islands or the Bermuda for examples. The members of the Danish royal family meet the ship’s crew last summer in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games.

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The family took a boat to join the ship in Vedbaek so they could be on the ship for the last part of the trip , from Vedbaek to Copenhagen’s port. It looks like it was a really fun event for Henrik and Athena.

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As you can see, there’s not a lot of photos available so I made screenshots of the video. You can see the videos available here and here.

For this event, Princess Marie wore an appropriate outfit but I don’t have much info about it. Her jacket is by Elise Gug, from their Fall 2015 Collection but this is the first time she wore it publicly. Her pants date back to 2010.

 

© Elise Gug

She also wore her Céline bag first worn in Rio in 2016. UPDATE : her new ankle boots are from Zara (there is a cutout behind the pompoms)

© Céline
© Zara
Gala Dinner

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in Norway for King Harald and Queen Sonja’s birthdays

On May 9th and May 10th, European royals were reunited in Oslo to celebrate King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th birthdays! A gala dinner was held at the Palace on May 9th. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie joined the celebrations on May 10th. A lunch was held on the Norge but we have no photos of the Danish royal family as they were staying on the Danneborg yacht so they didn’t step outside.

In the evening, Joachim and Marie joined the other guests at the Norwegian Opera for a dinner hosted by the government in honor of King Harald and Queen Sonja.

Princess Marie wore a custom made Rikke Gudnitz gown , first worn in April 2015 during the celebrations for Queen Margrethe’s 75th birthday.

She wore her Jimmy Choo ‘Vamp’ sandals with a pink clutch. It appears she borrowed the clutch from Crown Princess Mary, it is UFO.

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As for jewels, she wore her Christine Hvelplund pendant earrings with a new amethyst pendant necklace. She also wore an old ring and a Christine Hvelplund diamond bracelet.
© Christine Hvelplund
© Christine Hvelplund

It was great to see so many royals reunited and the celebrations were truly great to watch!