Today, Princess Marie was in Paris, France to attend the inauguration of the “Danish Christmas Month / God Jul – Joyeux Nöel” of BHV Marais. Princess Marie first had lunch with the Danish Ambassador to France, Kirsten Malling Beiring at the Ambassador’s Residence. You can see two photos in Billed-Bladet’s article below.
At 18:30 , Princess Marie was at the BHV Marais to officially launch the Danish Christmas Month and the Christmas Lights.
BHV Marais was founded in 1856 and was a flea market at first and BHV decided to expand in other cities in France in 1964. From there , the ‘Flea Market of Town Hall’ became BHV Marais one of the biggest department stores in Paris.
In her speech Marie said that this was a special day for her as her new country and her old country were uniting to celebrate Christmas together. She also said that a Danish Christmas was : ” special and magical. ” and that Danes can’t imagine Christmas without “candles, hot chocolates and decorations made with the kids”. She also said she hoped the visitors will love the Danish way of celebrating Christmas as much as she does. You can read her speech here.
She then pushed the button and the BHV Marais lit with Danish colors ! You can see a video here.
Princess Marie and the hosts then posed in front of the new shop windows.
Princess Marie then visited the store to see the Danish stores and decorations.
For her lunch with the Ambassador, Marie wore her Theory pink wool coat, first worn in 2016 and her Hugo Boss ‘Kasima’ dress first worn when she received the Légion d’Honneur in April 2017.
She carried an old UFO grey clutch first worn in 2010 and her shoes are her Gianvito Rossi grey suede pumps first worn in 2016.
For the inauguration, Princess Marie changed and wore her black embellished coat , first worn in 2013 and still UFO unfortunately with a new Hugo Boss ‘Illora’ dress.
She wore her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ black glitter pumps with her old UFO gold clutch and her favorite Christine Hvelplund earrings and bracelet and a new Christine Hvelplund M-shaped ring.