Welcome to this new series on the blog! There’ll be several flashback posts to events attended by Prince Joachim and Princess Marie when there are no events scheduled for them. I hope you’ll like discovering some of their old events on this blog.
On April 1st, 2016, Princess Marie visited the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen as part of her work with the Danish Emergency Management Agency.
On Saturday, Princess Marie was in Grasten to attend Beredskabsforbundet’s national event. Queen Margrethe is Patron of Beredskabsforbundet (Preparedness League) and Beredskabsforbundet is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Princess Marie was received by Beredskabsforbundet’s President, Jan Johansen, MF (S), Beredskabsforbundet’s national manager Niels Bonde Jensen and Beredskabsforbundet’s ambassador, Countess Cath Alexandrine Danneskiold-Samsøe.
500 members of the volunteer rescue team and youth firefighters participate in the Berndskabsforbundet’s national event in Gråsten, where they are going to thrive in disciplines that they use to save lives and help citizens in everyday life.
The Confederation’s National Assembly is a festive and serious homage to all the volunteers who contribute thousands of rescue efforts by fires, floods and other types of accidents every year. During the National Assembly, they show what they are able to do by competing in six disciplines for adults and one for young people aged 10-16 years. This applies, for example, to fire, rescue, first aid, care and handling of injured persons.
Princess Marie herself has a contingency education since 2011 and has been affiliated with the Danish Emergency Management Agency since 2016 as a special project employee. Princess Marie stayed at the event for three hours and had the opportunity to talk to several volunteers.
The Federation’s Deputy Chief Niels Christensen, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the National Board, welcomes the fact that her Royal Highness Princess Marie visited the competition: “The Princess’s visit shines over the competition and creates attention beyond our own rows. But I am particularly pleased with the volunteers from rescue teams who participate in the National Assembly. When you are a voluntary and unpaid part of the preparedness, this recognition from the surrounding community is a large part of the fuel and motivation for the individual. And a visit from the royal house is the highest possible form of recognition.”
For this event, Princess Marie wore a new double-breasted coat with a new white blouse. I’m pretty sure the blouse is the ‘Binky’ blouse by GOAT (also owned by the Duchess of Cambridge) but this is not confirmed yet.
She paired the outfit with old Emporio Armani striped wide leg trousers that she first wore in 2010. By my count, this is the fourth time that she has worn these trousers publicly.
She accessorized with her Tara Jarmon bag and her Tod’s navy wedges.
She wore the C6 by Anne Cohen ring she debuted on September 1st too.
She also wore the brooch she first wore at Prince Henrik’s funeral. Given the news released today about the Danish royal family fulfilling Prince Henrik’s last wishes regarding his ashes, I don’t think this is a coincidence.
Prince Henrik wanted half of his ashes to be buried in Frendensborg Castle’s gardens and the other half to be thrown in the Danish sea. Queen Margrethe made her annual cruise last week and she was in Sonderborg on Friday. After the official goodbye ceremony, people were surprised to see that the Dannebrog was not leaving. It turns out that Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie arrived on the Dannebrog and were later seen waving to the crowds when the Dannebrog departed. Local newspapers Fyens Amts Avis believes that might have been the day when the family fulfilled Prince Henrik’s last wish but since the event is understandably private, they couldn’t get a confirmation.
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.
Today, Princess Marie was in Odense for her first official event since the end of the official period of mourning after Prince Henrik’s death. She attended DM i Madkundskab 2018 at Kold College.
DM i Madkundskab (DM in Food Science) is a national competition between several classes from different schools aiming to teach children about food science.
Before the event, Bloomit posted a photo of the bouquet they had created for Princess Marie. They wrote that the requirements for the bouquet were: ” Bordeaux and no roses”. They were very proud of their design.
The competition’s theme this year was ‘Conserve your kitchen garden’ and ten classes were selected for the final which took place today. The competition is held by Madkamp, an association fighting to strengthen the position of food science teaching in elementary schools. Madkamp develops teaching materials, offers teachers courses and DM i Madkundskab is one of their initiatives.
Here is how Madskamp describes the final day: “The final day is a celebration of a party where hundreds of children, craftsmen, politicians, parents, and celebrities gather and celebrate the subject of food knowledge. In addition to the students preparing innovative dishes that can secure them the title of Denmark’s Champion in food science, the day is also packed with fun and exciting activities focused on food. For even though it is a competition, DM in food science is also about focusing on the subject and its many strengths and potentials. “
Princess Marie and the Minister for Food and Environment Esben Lunde Larsen were on hands to announce this year’s winner. The class of 6. C of Hammerslev Sct. Severin School from Haderslev. The students looked very happy when they went on stage to celebrate!
Princess Marie and Esben Lunde Larsen posed with the winners afterward :
It is the first time Princess Marie has attended this event but I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes one of her regular events in the coming years. Princess Marie is Patron of Better Food for More People as well as the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival and she also works closely with Stop Spild Af Mad, a movement fighting against food waste. You can watch the video of the full event with Princess Marie below:
For this event, Princess Marie wore her pink Emporio Armani coat she first wore in 2013 with a UFO printed top from 2014, black pants, her Carlend Copenhagen black clutch and her black Sergio Rossi suede ankle boots. Her earrings are old and unfortunately still UFOs.
We’ll next see Marie on Saturday when she’ll join Prince Joachim (and maybe Prince Henrik and Princess Athena?) at the celebration of Legoland’s 50th anniversary.
Today, Princess Marie was in Tivoli Park to spend the afternoon with children with autism and they siblings. Princess Marie is Patron of the association since 2011 and revealed in 2012 that one of her nephew had autism hence why the cause was so personal for her.
(swipe to see more photos from Kongehuset’s instagram)
On October 16th, Landsforeningen Autisme, the National Association for Autism, announced that their Patron, Princess Marie, had invited five children and their siblings to spend the afternoon with her in Tivoli Park. Tivoli Park is fully decorated for Halloween right now which promised a very fun afternoon for the children.
Princess Marie wanted to invite the siblings and families to visit Tivoli with her and the children as she knows that it can often be difficult for the siblings to feel at ease and find their place in a family where a lot of the attention can be focused on the children with autism. Billed-Bladet reports that Marie had a lot of fun with the children.
Princess Marie wore a new coat by Emporio Armani. The coat is made of mohair and has a Prince of Wales print.
She wore new black ankle boots with her Céline crossbody bag first worn in Rio in August 2016.
We’ll see Marie again tomorrow when she joins the royal family for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.