Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie hosted a reception for their patronages and collaborators at Schackenborg Castle.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are both Patrons of the Schackenborg Fond (which was created after the couple moved out of the castle) and they still can use the castle for private and public events. Representatives of both Joachim’s and Marie’s patronages were invited to the reception which was held in order to thank them for their work but also to allow them to meet each other and to discuss possible initiatives.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie welcomed the invited guests on the steps of the castle before both making a small speech. Joachim is Patron of 41 organizations while Marie is Patron of 13 organizations.
Princess Marie said : “We think it was very appropriate that you all have the opportunity to greet each other […] We have a very close relationship with the place. This is where we got married and started our family”
In his speech, Prince Joachim then gave a small history of Schackenborg Castle before the guests were split into small teams to visit the castle, mingle and eat.
Bjorn Friis Neerfeldt who is the Secretary-General of Dansk Skoleidræt (of which Prince Joachim is Patron) said it was “a very nice meeting in historic surroundings”
For this event, Princess Marie wore a new pink dress. It is the ‘Glenda’ wrap dress from Goat, one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite brand. It is the first time Princess Marie has worn this brand as far as I know.
I believe Marie decided to shorten the dress slightly as it appears longer on the model and is described as a midi dress on Goat’s website while it appears to be knee-length on Marie.
Marie wore pink LK Bennett ‘Sledge’ pumps. It is the first time she wears them publicly but they are past season. She accessorized with her Christine Hvelplund bracelet and the necklace created by Christine Hvelplund with Henrik’s and Athena’s initials. Her earrings are new but I haven’t seen good enough photos of them in order to identify them yet.
We’ll next see Marie on June 6 when she will attend a memorial ceremony as Patron of the Danish Emergency Management Agency.