Tonight, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie , along with Crown Princess Mary, attended a gala dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe in honor of the Army at Fredensborg Palace.
This gala takes place every three year and honors the soldiers receiving the King Christian X Medal for Good Service awarded to soldiers with more than 25 years of service. The award was created on September 26th 1945, on King Christian X’s birthday, and is awarded on the same day each year.
When they arrived, Prince Joachim told photographers he was looking forward to the evening as he works in the military himself. Indeed, he works daily a special advisor on developing a new full-force concept that will strengthen the use of volunteers in the Home Guard and personnel of the reserve, without being paid obviously, and he is Colonel in the Reserve.
Here are videos of the arrival :
For this gala dinner, Princess Marie looked absolutely gorgeous in her new black gown from Danish designer Ole Yde. The gown was presented in pink in the designers’s Fall 2016 Collection.
She paired the dress with her trusted Bally shoes (first worn in 2012) and her old UFO clutch from 2010 with her favorite Christine Hvelplund earrings and bracelet.
We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princesse Marie on October 3rd for the Opening of Parliament !
Yesterday , Princess Marie attended the official opening of the ‘Small Animal Veterinary Euro-and World Congress 2017’ at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
This congress is actually a meeting between two congress. This year marks the 42nd edition of the World Small Animal Veterinary Congress organized by and the 23rd edition of the FECAVA Eurocongress (Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations). It allows all the associations and organizations related to small animal veterinary to meet and discuss about their jobs, their different methods etc…
Princess Marie made a speech to officially open the four days congress before watching a ballet performance.
Upon leaving the event, Princess Marie told Billed-Bladet’s reporter that she had always had pets in her life even when she was a child. Princess Marie’s dog Apple is 12 years old now.
For this event, Princess Marie wore an old Giorgio Armani jacket first worn in 2013 (no stock photo yet, but you can red the brand’s name on the button) with her Baum und Pferdgarten top , first worn earlier this year.
She wore her Christine Hvelplund bracelet and one of her favorite brooch, with UFO shoes first worn in 2010 and an old UFO clutch.
Post will be updated if we have more HQ photos. Huge thanks to Nuria Tiburcio for sharing these photos with me.
We’ll next see Marie tonight as she’ll join Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim for a Gala Dinner.
Today, Princess Marie was in Skodsborg to attend AIDS-Fondet’s event for the campaign “A Generation Without HIV”. Princess Marie is Patron of AIDS-Fondet.
AIDS-Fondet launched the “A Generation Without HIV” campaign aiming to prevent Ethiopian mothers to infect their children with HIV during their pregnancy, the birth or breastfeeding. Indeed , in Ethiopia, 25% of the babies born of an HIV-infected mother is infected by HIV too at birth and 100000 children live with HIV.
AIDS-Fondet works with local organizations to develop an easy method that would prevent this infection but they also work on spreading that method so that it can be efficient. This method takes into account the difficulties Ethiopian women face and try to improve their daily life and hygiene. Since the women are often poorly fed, they can’t produce enough milk to breastfeed so the organizations gives milk for the mother for the six months after the birth and then to the child for the next six months.
AIDS-Fondet also pays for the trip to the hospital for these women for the initial checkup after the birth. The Foundation also created group meetings for HIV-infected people so that they can talk about the challenges they face. Another new initiative is the father groups created so that the fathers can understand the struggle the mothers and the children face and will face in the future.
They also train the volunteer women who go from door to door to make sure every pregnant woman is tested for HIV. This method is approved by the World Health Organization and proved a 0% infection rate.
Princess Marie made a speech as Patron of AIDS-Fondet: “I stand here as Patron of AIDS-Fondet, but I’m also here as a mother. Today is an important day, for today we are here to give our contribution to the fight for a world without HIV and AIDS- a world where no children will be born with HIV. AIDS has, for decades, taken millions of parents away from their children and especially African children who have lost their mother, their father or both parents to AIDS. And too many children have been born with HIV. “
“The world has fought hard and we have won important fights against HIV and AIDS. Today, 36.7 million people in the world live with HIV and half of them have been granted treatment. In 2016, 160,000 children worldwide were infected with HIV, but back in 2010, there were twice as many children. We will celebrate these strong results! But without forgetting that we have not won the fight yet. Even though more people are being tested and undergoing treatment, still more then 17 million HIV-infected patients are left untreated. AIDS remains the primary care of death for women and young girls age 15-49 years old during their pregnancy. And Southeastern Africa remains the part of the world that is hit the hardest by AIDS. “
“As a mother of healthy children, I can only try to understand the powerlessness and sorrow of an HIV-positive mother when she gets her newborn baby in her arms with the message : You have infected your child with HIV. No mother should hear that message! But this is still true for hundreds of thousands of mothers and fathers in Africa and especially in Ethiopia, where 25% of the children are infected with HIV by their mother.”
“Today, together, we can take an important step towards a generation without HIV. Today we have the opportunity to help mothers and fathers in Ethiopia so their children are born without HIV and grow up fast, strong and dreaming of a future – like our own children. But this requires access to treatment for all HIV-positive pregnant women in Ethiopia. It requires a lot of knowledge and support for the newly-bred families. My hope, as Patron and as a mother, is that ,today, we will support AIDS-Fondet’s project in Ethiopia together. Together, we can create a generation without HIV – a world without AIDS.”
The goal of this event was to raise money for the campaign. We don’t have numbers yet but I truly hope it has been successful! If you wish to donate to the campaign , you can do it here(DKK 75 = $11/€10)
For this event, Princess Marie wore her white Emporio Armani jacket that she first wore last February with a new pink top. She also wore her favorite Christine Hvelplund ring.
I believe that her clutch is new, however it looks really similar to three other clutches she owns that are still UFOs. UPDATE: I got confirmation that her clutch is from Etui Bags! I believe she might be wearing her Sergio Rossi pumps but it is hard to tell as the photos of the shoes are not great
I would like to thank the press office of AIDS-Fondet who kindly provided me with information about the event and their campaign, as well as photos.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on Monday night when she and Prince Joachim attend Schackenborg Fond’s reception.
Today, Princess Marie was in Copenhagen to visit the Chemical Emergency Management Center as Patron of DEMA.
The center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The center was created in 1967 as a part of the Danish Emergency Management Agency.
During the visit, Princess Marie was introduced to member of the staff who showed her how they work and explained what their missions were. The center aims to manage every emergency situation related to chemicals as best as they can.
They can identify the chemicals involved in the disaster and how to best deal with the possible risks of such chemicals being near the population. They also promote Chemical Preparedness.
Princess Marie also learned more about the tools the staff use on the field such as measurement tools in the HaxMat car.
Princess Marie wore her DEMA uniform. She wears this uniform to each DEMA-related events except if they are training days or more formal events such as reception.
We’ll next see Marie next week, on the 14th, when she attends a AIDS-Fondet event, as Patron.
Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended Flag Day ceremonies. Flag Day is each September 5th and honors those who have served for Denmark and every year since 2011, one couple attends the ceremonies in Copenhagen. Last year, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended.
This year, both couples attended. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the ceremonies in Copenhagen. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the ceremonies in Skive for the first time. They first attended a service at Skive Church.
Then, they laid a wreath at a memorial at Skive’s Kaserne.
The couple had lunch at the Kaserne where they learned about its history. It was a special commemoration for Skive’s Kaserne as fifteen years ago, they lost three soldiers during a mission in Kabul.
They finished the day by watching the military parade in front of Skive’s Kaserne.
For this event, Princess Marie choose an appropriate outfit , wearing her Zara ruffled coat first worn earlier this year and her Warehouse dress first worn at Prince Nikolai’s confirmation in 2013.
She wore blue shoes and her blue Longchamp clutch first worn in 2012 and her By Malene Birger blue suede pumps first worn in 2016.
She chose her favorite Whiteley hat with her favorite brooch, a gift from Queen Margrethe for the birth of Princess Athena in 2012.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on Thursday when she visits a company celebrating their 50th anniversary as Patron of DEMA.