Yesterday, Princess Marie attended the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Lecturer’s Order at the University of Copenhagen. The Lecturer’s Order is an order for Danish professors who teach the danish language and the danish culture to students abroad.
Princess Marie opened the event with a speech. Other guests included Anne Knudsen, author Jens Christian Grondahl and a formed danish lecturer in Poland as well as translators, Danish students, business leaders and the students of the University of Copenhagen. All of the guests will talk about their experiences with foreign languages around the world and how important it is to learn foreign language.
You can read Marie’s speech here and you can see more photos here.
Princess Marie is very involved in the teaching and sharing of different languages and cultures abroad. She was born in France, studied in Switzerland , worked in New York and is now living in Denmark and she said many times how important it was to her to learn and adapt to these new cultures. She is the Patron of the Danish Student House in Paris and she also works closely with the University of South Jutland to welcome more and more foreign students in Denmark.
Princess Marie wore a new pink coat with old grey turtleneck and pants. She wore her daisy brooch, her Gianvito Rossi grey pumps and old UFO earrings.
Today, Princess Marie was in Paris, France to attend the inauguration of the “Danish Christmas Month / God Jul – Joyeux Nöel” of BHV Marais. Princess Marie first had lunch with the Danish Ambassador to France, Kirsten Malling Beiring at the Ambassador’s Residence. You can see two photos in Billed-Bladet’s article below.
At 18:30 , Princess Marie was at the BHV Marais to officially launch the Danish Christmas Month and the Christmas Lights.
BHV Marais was founded in 1856 and was a flea market at first and BHV decided to expand in other cities in France in 1964. From there , the ‘Flea Market of Town Hall’ became BHV Marais one of the biggest department stores in Paris.
In her speech Marie said that this was a special day for her as her new country and her old country were uniting to celebrate Christmas together. She also said that a Danish Christmas was : ” special and magical. ” and that Danes can’t imagine Christmas without “candles, hot chocolates and decorations made with the kids”. She also said she hoped the visitors will love the Danish way of celebrating Christmas as much as she does. You can read her speech here.
She then pushed the button and the BHV Marais lit with Danish colors ! You can see a video here.
Princess Marie and the hosts then posed in front of the new shop windows.
Princess Marie then visited the store to see the Danish stores and decorations.
She then attended the party hosted in honor of the inauguration.
For her lunch with the Ambassador, Marie wore her Theory pink wool coat, first worn in 2016 and her Hugo Boss ‘Kasima’ dress first worn when she received the Légion d’Honneur in April 2017.
She carried an old UFO grey clutch first worn in 2010 and her shoes are her Gianvito Rossi grey suede pumps first worn in 2016.
For the inauguration, Princess Marie changed and wore her black embellished coat , first worn in 2013 and still UFO unfortunately with a new Hugo Boss ‘Illora’ dress.
She wore her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ black glitter pumps with her old UFO gold clutch and her favorite Christine Hvelplund earrings and bracelet and a new Christine Hvelplund M-shaped ring.
Princess Marie wore a new nude/light pink coat with an old dress that she first wore at the Opening of Parliament in 2014 . The coat is from Reiss and was found by Alina !
Marie wore her grey Gianvito Rossi pumps first worn in December 2015 with an old UFO clutch from 2010 (also debuted at the Opening of Parliament) and her daisy brooch. I don’t know the brand of the hat but it was first worn in 2014 at the Opening of Parliament, with the same dress.
Last night, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the Rolling Stones concert at the Parken in Copenhagen with their good friends Oscar and Britt Siesbye (who is also Marie’s Lady-In-Waiting).
Marie wore her Isabel Marant jacket first worn in 2016 with a new top , her Jimmy Choo shoes first worn in 2014 and her favorite Christine Hvelplund ring.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on October 9th.Princess Marie will privately visit an Autism Center as Patron of the Danish Association for Autism and also attend the viewing of ‘Digital Offer’,a film produced by the center about the development of digital tools for autistic patients of the center.
On Wednesday, Princess Marie unveiled her new portrait made by Mikael Melbye at the artist’s home. Prince Joachim was with her. The couple just got back from a couple of days of holiday in St Tropez, France. They will soon go to Cayx, in France, with their kids.
The new portrait of Marie was made in 2016 by Mikael Melbye and it is a private portrait. It will be hung in Joachim & Marie’s home in Klampenborg. It isn’t the first time Mikael Melbye made a portrait for the royal family. He made one of Queen Margrethe in 2011 and he made individual portraits of Prince Henrik, Prince Joachim and Prince Christian in 2014.
Marie and Joachim both really like the portrait as reported by SN.dk. Marie said : “I think it really shows the person I am. It’s important to me to be represented the way people know me “. Joachim agreed : “It’s so beautifully done! It couldn’t me more right! It’s amazing!”. You can see more photos here.
In this portrait, Marie is wearing an UFO top first worn in 2016 with her diamond earrings. She is also wearing her engagement ring as well as her custom made Christine Hvelplund ‘H’ and ‘A’ necklace. I really love this portrait as it looks just like Marie and the details are amazing!
For the unveiling of the portrait, Princess Marie wore a simple , recycled outfit ! She wore her black Zara jacket with an Emporio Armani top both first worn in 2012.
Her shoes are by Gianvito Rossi first worn in 2016 and she wore her favorite Christine Hvelplund ring.
What do you think of the portrait ?
This was the last official event of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie before their summer break. We might see them at Grasten Castle with the rest of the royal family at the end of July for the annual photoshoot but they haven’t taken part in it since 2014 so we don’t know if they will this year.