2019 Recap · Review

2019 Year in Review: Princess Marie’s daywear outfits [January-June]: Vote for your favorite!

Let’s take a look at Princess Marie’s day outfits from January to June. The post for July-December will be published tomorrow. You can already vote for your favorite January-June outfit below and you can vote for your favorite evening outfit here.

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2019 Recap · Review

2019 Year in Review: Princess Marie's Evening Outfits: Vote for your favorite!

It’s that time of the year again! We will still see the royal family tonight and tomorrow when they attend Christmas services but it is time to start our 2019 Recap! We’ll talk about Marie’s fashion, her events with her patronages but also how much Crown Princess Mary’s and Princess Marie’s 2019 wardrobe cost and how much the Danish royal family worked in 2019.

But for now, you can vote for your favorite evening outfit wore by Princess Marie this year below!

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2018 Recap: How much did Crown Princess Mary’s and Princess Marie’s 2018 wardrobes cost?

Just as we did in 2017, let’s take a look at what Crown Princess Mary’s and Princess Marie’s 2018 wardrobes cost. I will focus on Crown Princess Mary first and then on Princess Marie but there is a big recap infographic at the end of the post including a 2017-2018 comparison.

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As shown in the days worked numbers that were published, Crown Princess Mary had a busy year. She debuted 170 new items this year and as shown below, we have managed to identify 127 of them. The rest is still unidentified and is thus excluded from this count.

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Among the 127 items for which we have a brand, 22 were custom made and are thus also excluded from this count. There are 5 items included in the count for which we have an estimated price. To give a concrete example of what this means, Crown Princess Mary wore a Jesper Hovring jacket on December 6th that was available on Hovring’s website in another print. The jacket online retailed at 4,500 DKK and thus this is the estimated price of Mary’s jacket. We do not consider it to be the full price as Mary’s exact jacket isn’t available online but we estimate that it is a close price and thus gives more accuracy to the count.

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For the 105 items for which we have either a full retail price or an estimated price, Crown Princess Mary’s total came to 15,974,858 DKK (=$114,349USD). The most expensive piece for which we have a price is a Tiffany & Co Pavé Diamond Flower Pendant which cost $8000USD.

While she debuted 170 new items, Crown Princess Mary wore a lot of older pieces as shown in the graph below.

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Approximatively 1/3 of the 127 items we managed to identify were from a Danish brand in 2018. You can see a comparison with 2017 in the graph below.

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Princess Marie debuted 96 new items this year and we managed to identify 65 of them. Out of these 65 items, 5 are excluded as they were custom made and we haven’t estimated a price for them. The other 60 pieces all have a full retail price.

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For these 60 pieces, Princess Marie’s total came to 6,090,615.82 DKK (=$58,042USD). Her most expensive items this year are the trio of Christine Hvelplund jewels she wore for the concert for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday last May. The earrings and two bracelets she wore cost 166,800DKK (=$25,556USD) in total.

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Just like Crown Princess Mary, Princess Marie repeated a lot of pieces this year.

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She also wore more international brands than Danish brands. It is interesting to note that 30,4% of these identified new items by international brands were from French brands.

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Here is a recap with an interesting average price-per-piece graph that might help put these numbers in perspective.
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What did you think of these numbers? Don’t hesitate to comment!

ARE YOU CURIOUS HOW THESE NUMBERS MATCH UP TO THE COSTS OF CLOTHING SPENT BY OTHER ROYAL LADIES AROUND THE WORLD? CHECK OUT UFO NO MORE’S POST FEATURING THE COST OF 10+ ROYAL LADIES! 

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2018 Recap: Your votes for Princess Marie’s best daywear and evening outfits!

Here are the results of your votes! Good choices all around!

Evening Outfit:

Not really surprising but the Rikke Gudnitz gown paired with the new Nuits Claires tiara during the French state visit on August 28th was your favorite evening outfit with 58,23% of your votes!

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Runner-up: With 16,46% of your votes, the Rikke Gudnitz gown worn for the 2018 New Year Gala Dinner comes in second place!

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Day Outfit [January-June]:

With 38.46%, the outfit Princess Marie wore on April 25th was your favorite of this category. She wore a beautiful purple Hugo Boss dress with Zara burgundy and red satin pumps.

Runner-up: With 10.26% of your votes, the outfits worn on May 16th and June 6th are the runners-up.

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Day Outfit [July-December]:

The votes were very split in this category and we have two winners! With 17.24%, the outfits worn on August 28th and October 2nd were your favorite!

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Runner-up: Again two runners-up as the votes were very split! With 13.79 %, the outfits worn on August 9th and August 17th are runners-up.

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Review

2018 Recap: The Danish Royal Family’s work in review

One of the most important posts of the 2018 Recap is here! After starting counting the numbers of days worked by the Danish royal family in 2017, I did it again this year.

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A few disclaimers before studying the data:

It is important to note that every member of the royal family works more than these numbers because there are countless hours of meetings and preparation behind each of these events and they are not on the calendar. Furthermore, both Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have day jobs. Prince Joachim works in the Armed Forces while Princess Marie is a special project assistant for the Danish Emergency Management Agency. Another important point is that the royal family did not work from February 13th to March 13th (with the exception of a few events for the Queen and a military dinner for the Queen and the Crown Prince couple on March 11th) because the Court was in a period of mourning after the death of Prince Henrik.

I included unannounced events in this tally as well as official family events such as Queen Margrethe’s birthday and the events surrounding Crown Prince Frederik’s birthday. The events surrounding Prince Henrik’s death and his funeral were not included.

Onto the data now!

As a whole, the family worked fewer days than in 2017 but it is understandable with the fact that Prince Henrik died.  For the year of 2018, someone in the family had a publicly announced event a total of 220 days of the year- 60% of the days in 2018. It was 260 days in 2017. Unlike last year, Queen Margrethe is not the member of the family who worked the most days. But with 93 days worked and considering the difficult year she had with the loss of her husband and her cousin Princess Elisabeth, it is still quite remarkable.

Princess Benedikte moved back to Denmark permanently last year after the death of her husband Prince Richard and it shows in her number! She worked 65 days in 2018, 9 more days than in 2017. I wonder what 2019 will hold for her! On another note, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended two official events with her sisters Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte this year and it was really great to see her so I hope we’ll see more of the three sisters together next year!

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In my post last year, I wrote that I was surprised that Crown Princess Mary had worked more days than Crown Prince Frederik and that she was the member of the royal family that had worked the most days after the Queen. Well, this year, the balance is restored. While Crown Princess Mary maintains the same level of work with 95 days worked, Crown Prince Frederik improved his numbers this year working 100 days in 2018 despite having a short sick leave because of surgery. It is important to note that he attended the full week of Invictus Games in October and he was the only royal to do so. He is the member of the royal family who worked the most days. Out of the 365 days of the year, he was regent for 47 days which is 6 days more than in 2017 which means that Queen Margrethe has been abroad (mostly privately) slightly more than in 2017.

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are the members of the Danish royal family that have the less worked days but they also are the two members with a day job. Princess Marie worked 52 days in 2018. That is the exact same number of days as in 2017 which makes her the most consistent member with Crown Princess Mary. We have seen more engagements abroad though so I hope this is a trend that will continue. On the other hand, Prince Joachim worked 57 days during 2018 which is 18 less days than in 2017. This can be explained by two things in addition to the period of mourning: while we usually get some glimpse into Princess Marie’s work with DEMA, we don’t usually know things about Prince Joachim’s private work with the military for obvious security reasons. We also learned through the Danish court that Prince Joachim had been traveling through Denmark to film a series of documentaries about what it means to be Danish. These documentaries will air at the end of 2019 and the shooting will continue until the summer of 2019 which might have an impact on Prince Joachim’s days worked number in 2019.

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Here is a recap of the data, what do you think about these numbers? What are you expecting for 2019?

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If you would like to use these numbers for your own article- please make sure to credit me and link back to my original post. If you have any questions or want more information about the data posted here, send me an email