As announced last week, Prince Nikolai is on the cover on Vogue Ukraine’s Men Spring 2019 Issue. Here is a translation of his interview where he gives facts about himself:Continue reading ““Recycling will save the world” says Prince Nikolai in Vogue Ukraine’s interview”
On March 21st, Prince Joachim attended the “From Soldat to Civilian” conference at Industrien Hus in Copenhagen.
Prince Joachim is the Colonel of the Reserve and a special advisor to the Chief of Defense. The conference aims to talk about how soldiers can be useful in their future civilian careers because of the skills they have and the experience they gathered during their years in the military. This event was not covered by the Danish Court so I don’t have more information about Prince Joachim’s speech except that he talked about his work with the Center for Reservestyrken in order to show the daily cooperation between soldiers and civilians in the reserve.Continue reading “Catching up: Prince Joachim attends miltary conference, Princess Marie walks her dog, Prince Nikolai on the cover of VOGUE Ukraine”
This year, Queen Margrethe spends Christmas with her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren in Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus. It is the family’s first Christmas without Prince Henrik so it made sense that the whole family would be reunited. It was even better since Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix were spending the holidays with their father as they alternate between their father and their mother. (They spent Christmas with Countess Alexandra last year and Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena spent Christmas in France with Marie’s family)
As they usually do when spending Christmas at Marselisborg, the family attends two church services. On the 24th, the whole family attended the Christmas Eve service. In previous years, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik would arrive in one car, then Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, and their children would follow in another car and Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and their children would arrive in a third car. They followed the same pattern this time but with one change: Prince Felix and little Prince Henrik went to the church in Queen Margrethe’s car so that she would not be alone on the ride from the Palace to the church.
On the 25th, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie attended the Christmas Day service. Crown Prince Frederik left early as he does not take part in the Communion, just like his father didn’t.
Princess Marie wore recycled outfits to both services. She debuted the red coat to the same Christmas Eve service back in 2013 but it is still ufo. She wore the coat with her black Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps.
For the Christmas Day service, she wore the Baum und Pferdgarten coat she debuted on December 1st and her navy Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ suede pumps.
On the 24th, Princess Athena wore a new coat by Zara.
We won’t see the Danish royal family until January 1st when they’ll attend the traditional New Year Gala Dinner. Queen Margrethe will make her annual speech on New Year’s Eve.
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.
On Wednesday, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie carried out their first official joint engagement since the end of their summer holidays. They were in Varde to visit Haerens Sergentskole, a military school.
Haerens Sergentskole was celebrating its 108th birthday with a full military parade. Prince Joachim attended in his quality of Colonel in the Reserve of the Army but also as a former student! Indeed, this year is also the 30th anniversary of Prince Joachim’s graduation from Haerens Sergentskole.
30 years later, it is now the turn of Prince Joachim’s eldest son Prince Nikolai to be a student of Haerens Sergentskole. Indeed, he started his two-year studies on August 1st. Prince Nikolai took part in the parade but as promised by the Court and the school, he was treated like any regular student. It must have been special for both Joachim and Nikolai when Joachim reviewed the troops and Nikolai was in the first row.
When asked by Billed-Bladet how she felt about seeing her stepson in uniform for the first time, Princess Marie said : “It was touching. We were very proud.”
Prince Joachim made a personal speech at the event, recalling his time as a student at the school during the Cold War but also giving some advice for the current student: “The eight months at school did something to us. We learned to take and bear responsibility – not just for ourselves but also for others. It is not necessarily something that is easy for a young man under the age of 20. […]It’s not wrong to fail here. We all make mistakes. But those who make the difference are those who develop and learn from their mistakes”
Princess Marie wore a new outfit for this very special but serious event. She debuted a new navy Emporio Armani blazer. Emporio Armani (and Armani in general) is definitely one of Marie’s favorite brands so it is no surprise that after a short break from all things Armani (she wore a lot of Ganni and MICHAEL Michael Kors instead), she would go back to the brand.
Marie’s new dress is the ‘Dinoma’ watercolor floral sheath dress by Hugo Boss (with thanks to Katrina for the find). The ‘Dinoma’ dress is also owned by Queen Letizia of Spain in two different prints.
Marie accessorized with her By Malene Birger navy suede and leather d’Orsay pumps and her Longchamp x Kate Moss matching clutch. The brooch she wore on her jacket is reportedly a gift from Queen Margrethe after the birth of Princess Athena in 2012. Marie first wore it at Athena’s christening.