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.
Tonight, to conclude their State Visit to Denmark, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a reception at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen, after spending the day with the Crown Prince Couple. Princess Elizabeth attended as Princess Benedikte didn’t.
Today, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started an official visit to Denmark! They were welcomed by Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie at the airport. Princess Benedikte will not take part in this state visit understandably , but the Queen’s cousin Princess Elizabeth will attend the Gala Dinner tonight and the Reception tomorrow night.
After the official welcome, the Royals traveled to Amalienborg Palace to take official photos and to take part in an official lunch.
For the day part of the visit , Princess Marie wore an old UFO green coat first worn in 2009 and a UFO dress first worn in 2010.She also wore an UFO clutch that she owns since 2014 and new Jimmy Choo Romy suede pumps.
For the gala dinner, Marie wore a new white gown with an overlay with a gold print custom made by Rikke Gudnitz, her go-to brand for gala dresses.She also wore a clutch that she owns since 2009 and the same Jimmy Choo pumps as earlier in the day.
She wore new earrings , a Christine Hvelplund bracelet and her flower shaped ring. I’ll update with close-ups when we’ll have better photos.
We’ll see Joachim and Marie at the Reception hosted by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde tomorrow evening.
Last night, after a day of engagements with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, the President of Iceland and his wife hosted a reception in honor of the Royal family at the Hotel in Copenhagen.
Return dinner & reception hosted by the couple visiting is a tradition during a state visit which the entire royal family attends. It’s usually a great way to see them together in a less formal setting than during a gala dinner.
For this reception, Princess Marie wore a jacket which she first wore in 2011 while pregnant with Princess Athena and a old UFO skirt.
She also wore her Bottega Veneta brown clutch with nude Sergio Rossi pumps and her Christine Hvelplund earrings and ring.
We’ll next see Marie tomorrow when she’ll visit Herlev with AutismDenmark.