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Today, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena attended the premiere of LEGO Movie 2 in Copenhagen.
In 2017, Princess Marie, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena had already attended the premiere of the LEGO Batman movie with Princess Marie’s father Alain Cavallier.
Princess Marie wore a new Goat Fashion coat. It is the Redgrave coat in nude and she already owns it in navy. She wore a white top, black pants, and a old ufo black clutch.
She also wore a new Charlotte Sparre scarf and her favorite Sergio Rossi shoes.
Princess Athena looked very cute wearing a new Petit Bateau dress with her favorite Zara coat. It is the third time we saw her wearing this coat since December 24th, 2018.
Princess Marie has an event tomorrow. She will visit Nordea who employs autistic workers.
Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie joined Queen Margrethe to open the ‘EventyrDronningen’ exhibition at Amalienborg Museum.
‘EventyrDronningen’ (‘The Fairytale Queen’) is an exhibition based on the costumes and scenographies created by Queen Margrethe. The exhibition will run from September 27th to May 19, 2019, at Amalienborg Museum. The Queen worked closely with the royal house curator, Elisabeth von Buchwald, and designer Shane Brox to create the exhibition.
More about the exhibition from the Court: “The overall theme of the exhibition is the world of adventure and visitors will, among other things, get an insight into several visual sources that have inspired the Queen over time. In addition, the Queen’s work desk and studio have been recreated, so that the visitors’ visitors can get a closer insight into the Queen’s artistic work.”
The press release from the Museum gives us more insight into the set of the exhibition: “The first stop for the visitor is the Inspiration room, which focuses on the visual sources which have inspired the Queen’s scenographic work throughout her life. The visit continues to the room Dressing Up, where photos from private albums shed light on the Royal Family’s tradition for fancy dress. In these photos, the visitor can see some of the high points of the Queen’s childhood and adolescence, as well as life as a young adult, including spontaneous dressing up both in daily life and for parties.”
“The next three rooms present a selection of costumes and set designs composed of the Queen’s decoupages. Here one walks through The Magic Forest, peopled with a festive mix of figures from Thumbelina, The Tinderbox, The Nutcracker, and Cinderella, before being let through the palace gates to a festive, slightly anarchic Palace Banquet with a glance at The Bleak. The visit concludes with Creativity, where the scenographer’s workbench and atelier have been recreated.”
Since the 1980s, the Queen has worked professionally with scenography, and over the years she has contributed to many productions for The Royal Danish Theatre and The Pantomime Theatre in Tivoli Gardens such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Wild Swans, Love in the Dustbin, Thumbelina, The Tinder Box, The Swineherd, and The Steadfast Tin Soldier. About her work in scenography, Queen Margrethe said: “For me, part of the thrill is to venture onto thin ice without knowing whether it will hold — it’s probably quite healthy to land in those kinds of situations now and again, where you can’t do things on autopilot”.
According to Elizabeth von Buchwald, the Royal Family’s curator, the exhibition aims to “let the visitor gain a deeper insight into the creative part of the Queen’s mind”. This is why visitors can also give their creativity free rein and experiment with the technique of folding paper hats according to the Queen’s design. Last week, the Court released a very funny video of Queen Margrethe showing her technique for folding paper.
They also released a behind the scenes video of the creation of the exhibition as well as a video of the Queen seeing the exhibition for the first time.
Upon arrival, Queen Margrethe and Princess Marie received nice bouquets of flowers from a very excited little girl.
As part of the opening, Queen Margrethe, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie watched a short representation of The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
Afterward, Queen Margrethe, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie toured the exhibition. The Queen also gave a short press conference at the end of the event which you can see parts of here. (You can also see some footage of the actual event).
A book called ‘EventyrDronningen’ was also released in addition to the exhibition written by Elizabeth von Buchwald and Shane Brox with photos from Kamilla Bryndum. The Court also released a video of The Queen talking about the exhibition today with some exclusive footage.
For this event, Princess Marie wore a new dress by Goat Fashion. It is her third dress from the brand since last May. This time, she chose the ‘Gracia’ tunic dress.
This dress “has a round neck and an invisible centre back zip closure and black contrast velvet trim”. The color is described as ‘Autumnal Cartridge Green’. I can’t tell if the belt she wore with the dress is new or not.
She paired this dress with a new black box clutch and her trusty Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ black suede pumps. I think her earrings are new but I haven’t seen any close-ups to confirm this guess.
We’ll next see Princess Marie on Saturday when she will be in Kolding to attend a conference with Barack Obama and to visit the ‘The Splendour of Power’ exhibition.
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.”
You can see more photos of the event here.
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.