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EXCLUSIVE: Princess Marie’s new ‘Nuits Claires’ tiara by Mauboussin

I am very pleased and excited to be able to give you all the information I gathered about Princess Marie’s new tiara today!

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Princess Marie designed the tiara in collaboration with French jeweler Mauboussin (created in 1827). The tiara was created specifically for the French state visit although Marie will still be able to wear it at other tiara events as confirmed by the jeweller.

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Princess Marie decided to call the tiara ‘Nuit Claire/Lyse Noetter’ (Light Night in English) as she got the inspiration for the design and the colors from the bright light summer nights in Denmark.

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The tiara is made of palladium white gold with small diamonds sapphires and has a pear-shaped 6.82 carats sapphire in the center.

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Princess Marie’s choice of a French jeweler with a Danish-inspired design was her way to symbolize the relationships between both countries for her, a French citizen who became a Danish princess.

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Here is the Maison Mauboussin’s press release :

« The Maison Mauboussin, French jeweler since 1827, decided a few months ago to create a royal tiara.

Given the close relationship between France and the Danish Royal Family, the Maison Mauboussin wanted to collaborate with Princess Marie of Denmark, a former French citizen. The Princess took part in every step of the creation process of the tiara and she even wanted to choose the tiara’s name since the tiara represents the close link uniting Denmark and France. Its name is ´Nuits Claires’ (´Lyse Nœtter Diademet’)

It is made of white gold, with 13,35 carats of diamonds and 13,58 carats of sapphires with at its center, a pear-shaped Ceylan sapphire of 6,82 carats. This tiara, made with the collaboration of the Princess, is a tribute to her adoptive country, Denmark. This tiara was made in a Parisian workshop and shows the excellence of the French high jewelry’s savoir-faire.

The Maison Mauboussin is very honored to have loaned this tiara to Princess Marie who wanted to wear it at the state banquet during the state visit of the French President to Denmark. Alain Nemarq, the President of the Maison Mauboussin, dedicates this tiara to the friendship between Denmark and France and would like to thank Princess Marie. »

NOTE: The Maison Mauboussin is the owner but they assured me that Princess Marie will be able to wear the tiara to future gala events!

Princess Marie’s new ring also comes from Mauboussin, it is the ‘Tellement Sublime’ ring. It is made of white gold, diamonds, and a blue sapphire.

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State Visit to Denmark – Day 2

Today, Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron ended their state visit to Denmark.

They spent the morning with the Crown Prince Couple before hosting a reception in honor of Queen Margrethe at the Danish Royal Playhouse in Copenhagen.

Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the reception.

Princess Marie wore a fully recycled outfit. She chose to wear her Huishan Zhang ‘Keira’ which she debuted at Prince Felix’s confirmation in April 2017.

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She paired it with her nude Sergio Rossi pumps and her Etui Bags nude clutch.

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We’ll next see Princess Marie tomorrow when she officially opens the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit.

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State Visit to Denmark – Day 1

First of all, a new photo of Prince Nikolai was released for his 19th birthday! I wish him a very happy birthday!

Today, French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron started their state visit to Denmark. After a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kastellet with the Crown Prince Couple, they met the Queen and the rest of the royal family at Amalienborg Palace.

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Princess Marie wore a new red blouse from Tara Jarmon with an old black UFO skirt. Tara Jarmon is Marie’s favorite French brand!

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She paired it with her red Michael Kors ‘Clara’ pumps and a new Naledi Copenhagen ‘Sascha’ clutch.

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Both her earrings and her ring are old and UFO. She first wore the earrings in 2014 and the ring to the New Year’s Gala earlier this year.

The Presidential Couple and the Crown Prince Couple had several events scheduled in the afternoon before the gala dinner. Queen Margrethe wore the sash of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur ( she is Grand Cross which is the highest level and the only one with a sash).

The Crown Prince Couple wore the sash of the Order of National Merit (second highest French order).

Princess Marie wore the cross of Grand Officer of the Légion d’Honneur (highest order) which she received back in 2017. It seems Prince Joachim also received the Légion d’Honneur (cross+ red medal).

Princess Benedikte wore the sash of her Order of the Elephant.

Queen Margrethe and Emmanuel Macron made speeches as usual during a gala dinner but this one was special as they both held their speeches in French, per Queen Margrethe’s request. You can read Margrethe’s speech here.

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Princess Marie was seated next to François Zimeray, the French ambassador to Denmark who will leave his position on Thursday.

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For this gala dinner, Princess Marie surprised us all by debuting a new tiara! It seems to be made of diamonds and sapphire but I emailed the Court to try and get more information. It seems that Marie also has a matching ring but I couldn’t find a good shot of it. UPDATE 30/08: You can read more about Marie’s ‘Nuits Claires’ tiara here.

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She wore a new Rikke Gudnitz off the shoulder gown for this very special gala dinner. The gown was custom made for Marie by her favorite designer.

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She paired her new jewels and her new gown with UFO earrings from 2014 and an old UFO clutch.

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She paired this new gown with matching Michael Kors ‘Hutton’ sandals which she also owns in blue.

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We’ll see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie tomorrow at the return event hosted by Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron.

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Gala Dinner for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday

Today is Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday and Queen Margrethe is hosting a gala dinner in his honor at Christianborg Palace tonight.

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Earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik was joined by his mother, his wife and his children on the balcony of Amalienborg Palace to be celebrated by the Danish people.

Tonight, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the gala dinner along with other members of the royal family and members of foreign royal families.

Embed from Getty ImagesEmbed from Getty ImagesThe nice surprise was to see Prince Nikolai joining his father and his stepmother! It was his first gala dinner and it makes sense that it was the one in honor of his uncle.

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Prince Nikolai’s mother Countess Alexandra attended too. It was really great to see her wearing her tiara and the Order of the Elephant again! She wore a lovely new pink lace gown by Elsa Adams.

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Princess Marie wore a new Elie Saab blue sequined gown. My very good friend Laura found it and I couldn’t be happier. Like I said on Twitter, this was my dream combo so I legit had tears in my eyes when Laura sent that message. I am so happy and she looks very good! Princess Marie decided to remove the sleeves, which I think was a good decision as I feel like the sleeved version might have been too much for Marie.

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I can’t be 100% sure but I believe her new navy suede sandals are from Michael Kors. The ‘Hutton’ sandals are described as such: “Luxe suede construction and a stiletto heel combine to a refined effect on our Hutton sandals. Fastened with a slim, adjustable ankle strap, this minimalist style adds alluring height to bodycon dresses and denim alike.”

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She accessorized with her blue Bottega Veneta clutch.

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She wore her usual diamond floral tiara with new earrings. Christine Hvelplund, Princess Marie’s favorite jewelry designer, confirmed to me that these new earrings were part of her newest collection but they aren’t available yet. They are called ‘Fairytale’.

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie privately celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on 24 May and they looked very happy tonight!

We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie tomorrow when they’ll attend the concert ‘All of Denmark celebrates its Crown Prince’ with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie at New Year’s Gala Dinner !

Tonight , the first tiara event of the year took place at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The gala takes place each year and the royal family as well as the Governement, the President of Parliament , representatives and members of the court attend. We took a look at Princess Marie’s outfits the previous years yesterday on Twitter and you can check it out here.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrived first at Amalienborg Palace. All the members of the Royal Family wore the necklace of the Order of the Elephant , the highest Danish order. You can see a video of the arrivals here.

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Princess Marie wore the Rikke Gudnitz white and gold gown she first wore during the Belgian state visit in March last year.

She wore her Christian Dior shoes , first worn in 2014,  and her favorite New Year’s Gala clutch which is still UFO. Her earrings are new but the ring is old and UFO. I haven’t seen a good photo of the bracelet yet.

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What did you think of Marie’s outfit ?