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Tonight, Queen Margrethe hosted a gala dinner for members of the Government, members of the Danish Parliament and Danish members of the European Parliament. Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte were in attendance. Crown Prince Frederik could not attend as he is currently in Sydney, Australia where he is attending the Invictus Games.
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Hendes Majestæt Dronningen er her til aften vært ved det traditionsrige og festlige aftenselskab på Christiansborg Slot for Regering, Folketing og danske medlemmer af Europa-Parlamentet med flere. Aftenselskabet afholdes én gang indenfor hver folketingsperiode, og på denne aften vil gæsterne og den kongelige familie deltage i en middag med underholdning. Efterfølgende mødes gæsterne på dansegulvet til dans og les lanciers i Riddersalen. Navnlig den sidste dans har gennem tiden været et fast indslag ved disse selskaber i Kongehuset. 📸 Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset og Ritzau Scanpix ©️
This dinner is held once during each parliamentary term so every four years at Christiansborg Palace which is the Palace where the Danish Parliament is. The first gala was held 60 years ago in 1958.
It was hosted by King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik followed this tradition once she became Queen in 1972 and they even created a tradition of their own following the same pattern. Indeed, since 1976, a gala dinner for important members of Danish arts and culture is held every four years, reflecting the late Prince Henrik’s passion for art.
During this evening, the guests first greet the members of the royal family one by one before enjoying dinner and music.
The soprano Signe Sneh Durholm and the pianist Peter Mollerhoj performed before a surprise appearance by comedian Soren Ostergaards who appeared as his character “Smadremanden” and provided a lot of entertainment for all the guests.
You can see a video of the arrival of the guests and the royal family here.
Princess Marie wore a fully recycled outfit. She wore a modified version of the black Ole YDE gown she debuted during the State Visit from Iceland to Denmark in January 2017. This time, the sleeves were longer than the first time she wore it.
She paired the gown with jewels from her favorite Danish jeweler Christine Hvelplund. She had owned the earrings and the bracelet for a while now and we see them often. She chose the same jewels back in 2017. She also wore a ring but I haven’t seen any good close up so I can’t say anything about it.
She decided to carry her ufo silver clutch and she wore the same black patent leather pumps as in 2017 and they are also ufo.
Princess Marie’s next event is on Friday when she’ll meet with Preparedness Units at Copenhagen Airport. There will be no press access but we may get information and photos from social media.
Today, the Danish Royal Family attended the official Opening of Parliament in Copenhagen.
It takes place each year on the first Tuesday of October in the Parliament at Christianborg Palace. The family has a passive role in this opening so it often results in very funny photos of the family looking bored while listening to the speeches.
You can see a video here.
Princess Marie wore a fully recycled outfit for this ceremony. She paired her Paule Ka white and navy coat with her Warehouse floral printed dress. It looks like she added a turtleneck because of the bad weather.
She paired this outfit with her Longchamp navy clutch and her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ navy suede pumps. Marie is definitely a fan of the ‘Romy’ pumps as she wore them in black suede on September 26th and 28th, in black glitter on the 29th and in navy today.
She also chose to recycle her Whiteley navy hat.
We’ll next see Princess Marie next Wednesday when she’ll join Prince Joachim and the Danish Royal Family to celebrate Island’s 100th anniversary of Independence.
Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were in Fredericia to attend ceremonies commemorating Flag Day. Flag Day takes place on September 5th each year and honors those who have served for Denmark and every year between 2011 and 2016, either the Crown Prince Couple or Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the ceremonies in Copenhagen. However, since last year, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attend the ceremonies in Copenhagen while Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attend the ceremonies in another city.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie first visited Ryes Kaserne were they were received by Colonel Soren Andersen. There, they took part in a wreath-laying ceremony.
Afterward, they attended a service at St Michaelis Church before attending a military parade.
In the afternoon, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were received at Meldahls Town Hall where they met representatives from a shelter for veterans.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie then walked from the Town Hall to Klojhuset. This walk gave them the opportunity to meet with the crowd waiting for them.
In Klojhuset, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie took part in a lunch with veterans where one local veteran held a speech.
For the first time, Prince Nikolai also took part in the Flag Day ceremonies. Indeed, Prince Nikolai is now a student at Haerens Sergentskole in Varde and the school also had its own ceremony to commemorate the day.
For these somber ceremonies, Princess Marie wore her Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 jacket with a new white printed dress from Peserico, an Italian brand (with thanks to an anonymous reader). This jacket is her “funeral” jacket as she only wears it to attend somber events or funerals. The last time she wore it was for Prince Henrik’s funeral.
She paired the outfit with her new favorite combo: her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ black suede pumps and her Carlend Copenhagen ‘Aicha’ clutch. She wore the same accessories in Odense yesterday. Her earrings and her fascinator are old but sadly I don’t have any IDs for them.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on Saturday when she’ll attend a DEMA event in Grasten.
Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie joined the royal family to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the commemoration at the Parliament at Christianborg Palace. Queen Margrethe made a speech celebrating Martin Luther’s 95 theses which started the Reformation. A children’s choir also performed.
Here is a video of the family’s arrival :
In the evening, the family gathered at DR Concert Hall to attend a concert celebrating the Anniversary. The music was in tune with Luther’s universe with Bach, Wagner and Poulenc.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie posed on the red carpet.
For the day event, Princess Marie wore her Zara black belted jacket , first worn in 2014 , with her black Chanel skirt, first worn in 2010 , and a new top.
For the concert, Princess Marie wore a new navy and black dress with a new short black cape from Rikke Gudnitz.