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.
Princess Marie wore a new red blouse from Tara Jarmon with an old black UFO skirt. Tara Jarmon is Marie’s favorite French brand!
She paired it with her red Michael Kors ‘Clara’ pumps and a new Naledi Copenhagen ‘Sascha’ clutch.
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.
Princess Marie was seated next to François Zimeray, the French ambassador to Denmark who will leave his position on Thursday.
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.
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.
She paired her new jewels and her new gown with UFO earrings from 2014 and an old UFO clutch.
She paired this new gown with matching Michael Kors ‘Hutton’ sandals which she also owns in blue.
We’ll see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie tomorrow at the return event hosted by Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron.
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.
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.”
She accessorized with her blue Bottega Veneta clutch.
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’.
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.
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.
Last night, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, along with Crown Prince Frederik , attended a concert and a dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe at Fredensborg Palace. Crown Princess Mary didn’t attend because she was in Mali.
This year’s concert and dinner was held in honor of the agricultural , environment and food sector. The last concert and dinner was held in 2015 in honor of the tourism sector but there has also been concert in 2013,2012 and 2010. It isn’t held annually but it is held often , honoring one aspect of Denmark’s economy and society.
The royal family and guests first attend a concert in the chapel of Fredensborg Palace. Then, they have dinner in the Palace where each member of the royal family is seated at a different table so that they can talk with the guests. You can see more photos here.
For this event, Princess Marie wore a new velvet pantsuit and a new top with her Jimmy Choo sandals and an old UFO clutch.
She wore her Christine Hvelplund earrings and a necklace she first wore last May.
We’ll next see Princess Marie next Monday as she’ll spend the afternoon in Tivoli with children with autism and their families.