2018 Recap

2018 Recap: Princess Marie’s Fashion (New brands, Item of the Year, Brand of the Year and Debut of the year + a preview of the spending post!)

As part of our 2018 Recap, let’s take a look at Princess Marie’s Fashion this year. Tune in tomorrow for a special post about our wishes for Princess Marie’s 2019 fashion with very special guests.

New Brands:

Princess Marie debuted six new brands this year but two of them really stood out. Princess Marie wore six new items from Goat Fashion: three dresses including the Gaynor dress (pictured), one coat and a blouse (both owned by the Duchess of Cambridge) and a jumpsuit.

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The second brand is Peserico Italy Princess Marie debuted the brand’s slip-on sneakers in June and wore the brand several times this year.

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I have no doubts that we’ll see Princess Marie wearing Goat Fashion and Peserico in 2019.

Princess Marie also wore Ted Baker earlier this year, only wearing one item from the brand. I really hope Marie will wear more Ted Baker pieces next year.

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Princess Marie wearing a Ted Baker coat © Billed Bladet screenshot

She also debuted a very well-liked dress among royals, the Armonia dress by Raquel Diniz. Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Princess Mary also own the shorter version of the dress in red.

The most exciting debut (for me) was Elie Saab at the gala dinner for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on May 26th. If you have been following me for a long time, you’ll know that Elie Saab is my favorite designer so I was very pleased to see Marie wearing one of his gowns! Hopefully, she will wear his designs again in 2019!

Recycled vs New?

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Danish vs International Identified New Items:


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Item of the Year:

Princess Marie’s Item of the Year is definitely her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps. She bought 2 version of these pumps in 2017 ( the nude suede and the black glitter but she clearly loved them a lot because she debuted the black suede and the navy suede versions in 2018. She wore the Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps 19 times this year! These pumps are a classic and she owns enough versions of them to match every outfit so I’m certain we will see them again in 2019.

Brand of the Year:

Princess Marie’s Brand of the Year is no doubt Michael Kors. She had worn the brand before but only twice. This year however she debuted eight items from the brand. She loved the ‘Claire’ pumps as she wore them in red satin and in nude patent leather. She also wore a navy halter neck dress from the brand with the Claire pumps as pictured below on August 9th. I look forward to seeing more of Princess Marie wearing the brand in 2019!

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© Kristian Juul Pedersen
© Kristian Juul Pedersen

Less Expensive New Item:

Princess Marie’s less expensive new items both come from Zara! They are the Burgundy Satin Pumps she debuted on April 24th and the Black Ankle Boots she first wore for her last event of the year on December 18th. Both cost €39.95 and the ankle boots are still available here.

Most Expensive New Items:

Her most expensive new items come from Christine Hvelplund and were worn at the concert hosted for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on May 27th. Her new earrings and two new bracelets from her favorite jeweler retail at a total of DKK 166800 (=$25556).

Debut of the Year:

The Debut of the Year is unsurprisingly the Nuits Claires tiara Princess Marie debuted during the French State Visit to Denmark in August. You can read more about the tiara here.

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2018 Recap, AIDS-Fondet, Better Food For More People, Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival, DEMA, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, Landsforeningen Autisme, Patronages, Stop Spild Af Mad

2018 Recap: Princess Marie and her main Patronages

As part of our 2018 Recap, let’s take a look at Princess Marie’s events for her main Patronages this year. Just click on the date to read each post about each event.


Compared to last year’s 4 events related to the Fondation she attended in 2017, Princess Marie only attended one event this year, the ceremony on World AIDS Day commemorating those who lost their lives to AIDS on December 1st.

Folkekirkens Noedjhaelp:

On April 4th, Folkekirkens Noedjhaelp released a video of their Patron Princess Marie talking about their campaign against landmines.

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On December 4th, Princess Marie attended the organization’s Christmas reception.

Landsforeningen Autisme:

On April 23rd, Princess Marie attended the SIKON Conference hosted by the Danish Association for Autism.

On May 7th, Princess Marie visited Katrinebjergskole which is a model school for the Danish NEST program. The NEST program is established in New York and is based on the idea that children are more alike than different.

On June 22nd, Princess Marie visited two projects sponsored by the Danish Association for Autism.

On November 8th, Princess Marie attended the Scottish Autism 50th Anniversary Conference and the following dinner. This was one of my favorite posts to write this year!

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Fight against food waste:

On April 10th, Princess Marie attended the launch of new teaching material to fight against food waste. She also took part in the launching video.

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On August 9th, Princess Marie opened the new Too Good To Go store.

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On August 24th, Princess Marie officially opened the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival of which she is Patron. The Festival was focusing on food waste this year.

On August 27th, Princess Marie gave an interview to Aftenshowet to speak about the fight against food waste.

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On August 30th, Princess Marie opened the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit 2018.

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On September 16th, Princess Marie visited FoedevareBanken (the Danish Food Bank) to learn how the organization fights against food waste.

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On November 13th, Princess Marie attended the Stop Wasting Food dinner. This dinner will become an annual tradition.

Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA):

Princess Marie is an honorary member of DEMA since 2011  and she works as a special project assistant since 2016 but she also attends public events for the organization.

On January 4th, Princess Marie met with Dutch experts to learn about their initiatives to prevent fires and flooding and protect the population.

On June 6th, Princess Marie attended a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of an attack that took place in Maglaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing two members of the Danish Emergency Management Agency and their local translator.

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On June 12th and 13th, Princess Marie was in Scotland with a DEMA delegation to meet with Scottish Fire & Rescue teams.

On September 1st, Princess Marie attended DEMA’s Disaster Recovery Day in Naevsted.

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On September 8th, Princess Marie attended Beredskabsforbundet’s national event.

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On October 26th, Princess Marie attended a Fire & Rescue team training exercise at Copenhagen Airport.

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The Danish Royal Family spend Christmas in Marselisborg Palace!

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)

© Flemming Jeppesen / Billed Bladet

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.

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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.

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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.

2018 Recap

2018 Recap: Princess Marie’s daywear outfits [July-December]: Vote for your favorite!

Here are Princess Marie’s outfits from August to December:

August 9th: Opening of Too Good To Go’s store (Michael Kors dress and shoes, Etui Bags clutch)

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August 15th: Visiting Varde Military School (Emporio Armani blazer, Hugo Boss dress, By Malene Birger shoes, Longchamp clutch)

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August 17th: New Nordic Jewellery & Watch Show 2018 (Giambattista Valli dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Bottega Veneta clutch)

August 24th: Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival 2018 (Charlotte Sparre dress, Zara pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

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August 25th: Tonder Festival 2018 ( Uniqlo jacket, Charlotte Sparre blouse, Chanel ballet flats, Longchamp bag)


August 27th: Interview in Aftenshowet (Goat Fashion dress, Jimmy Choo pumps)

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August 28th: State Visit from France – Day 1 (Tara Jarmon top, Michael Kors pumps, Naledi Copenhagen clutch)

August 29th: State Visit from France – Day 2 (Huishan Zhang dress, Sergio Rossi shoes, Etui Bags clutch)

August 30th: Opening the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit 2018 (DKNY dress, Giorgio Armani blazer, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 1st: Attending a DEMA event (Theory coat, Peserico top and shoes)

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September 4th: Visiting SDU (Tara Jarmon top, Chanel skirt,Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 5th: Flag Day 2018 (Peserico dress, Giorgio Armani jacket, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 8th: Attending Beredskabsforbundet’s 40th anniversary (Goat Fashion top, Emporio Armani trousers, Tod’s shoes, Tara Jarmon bag)


September 16th: Visiting Foderavebanken (Tara Jarmon dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 26th: Opening of the EventyrDronningen exhibition (Goat Fashion dress, Jimmy Choo pumps)

September 28th: Visiting Kolding to meet Barack Obama and visit the Koldinghus exhibition (Giorgio Armani jacket, Tara Jarmon top, Jimmy Choo pumps, By Malene Birger pumps)

October 2nd: Opening of Parliament 2018 (Paule Ka coat, Warehouse dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

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October 26th: Attending a DEMA event (By Malene Birger coat)

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November 8th: Attending the Scottish Autism 50th Anniversary Conference in Glasgow, Scotland (Giorgio Armani jacket, Etui Bags clutch, and Ralph Lauren bag)

November 10th: Commemorating WWI in Braine, France (Azzaro coat, Jimmy Choo pumps, Bottega Veneta clutch)

November 11th: Commemorating WWI in Braine, France

November 29th: Visiting the European School Copenhagen (Baum und Pferdgarten skirt, Zara ankle boots, Tara Jarmon bag)

December 1st: World AIDS Day (Baum und Pferdgarten coat, Peserico trousers)

December 4th: Attending Folkekirkens Nødhjælp’s Christmas reception (Elise Gug coat, Hugo Boss dress, Sergio Rossi ankle boots)

December 6th: Visiting Voergaard Slot (Giorgio Armani jacket, Jimmy Choo boots, Zadig & Voltaire bag)

December 13th: Attending the opening of Mauboussin’s new store in Paris, France (Michael Kors dress)

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December 18th: Helping Foderavebanken deliver food for students (Parajumpers coat, Zara trousers and ankle boots)

December 24th: Christmas Eve Service in Aarhus

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December 25th: Christmas Day Service in Aarhus (Baum und Pferdgarten coat, Jimmy Choo pumps)

You can vote now, the results will be published on the 30th:

2018 Recap

2018 Recap: Princess Marie’s day 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 at the end of the post and you can vote for your favorite evening outfit here.

January 4th: Attending a DEMA event (Isabel Marant jacket)

January 8th: Attending meetings at the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C (Sergio Rossi ankle boots)

January 16th: Teaching a French lesson in a high school (Utzon coat, Zara ankle boots, Naledi Copenhagen clutch, Pandora earrings)

January 18th: Hosting ten children in her private home to teach them about food waste.

February 5th: Attending the launch of a book (Marni top, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

March 20th: DM i Madkundskab 2018 (Emporio Armani coat, Sergio Rossi ankle boots, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

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March 24th: Legoland’s 50th Anniversary (Ted Baker coat)

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April 4th: Video message for DanChurchAid’s campaign against landmines (By Malene Birger top)


April 6th: Visiting H.C Andersen Children Hospital (Iro jacket)

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April 10th: Launch of new teaching material against food waste (LK Bennett coat, Tara Jarmon top, Michael Kors skirt, Jimmy Choo pumps)

April 16th: Queen Margrethe’s 78th Birthday (Alexander McQueen jacket, Tara Jarmon top)

April 23rd: SIKON Autism Conference (Hugo Boss dress, Giorgio Armani blazer, YSL bag, Jimmy Choo pumps)

April 25th: Concert at Holmen Kirke (Hugo Boss dress, Zara pumps)

April 30th: GeoPark Odsherred (LK Bennett coat)

May 8th: Visiting Katrinebjergskole and KattegatCenter (Alexander McQueen jacket, Tara Jarmon dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

May 16th: Danish UNESCO Seminar (Ganni dress, Michael Kors bag, Jimmy Choo pumps)

May 29th: Reception at Schackenborg Castle for patronages (Goat Fashion dress, LK Bennett pumps)

June 6th: DEMA Memorial (Tara Jarmon dress, LK Bennett shoes, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

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June 12th: Visiting Glasgow with DEMA ( Tara Jarmon top)

June 13th: Visiting Glasgow with DEMA (Goat Fashion coat, Peserico shoes)

June 15th: Visiting Bornholm (Zara top, Peserico shoes, Tara Jarmon bag)

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June 24th: Visiting the Youth Education Center (Tara Jarmon top, By Malene Birger shoes)

June 27th: Prince Nikolai’s graduation ceremony (Ganni skirt, Zara shoes)

June 29th: Attending the Misanthrope premiere (Ganni top, Tod’s shoes)

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June 30th: Prince Felix’s last day of school (Tara Jarmon top, Ganni skirt, Peserico shoes, Tara Jarmon bag)

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