Prince Joachim, Visits

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attend CBS Case Competition Welcome Dinner

On Monday evening, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the CBS Case Competition Welcome Dinner at the New Carlsberg Brewhouse in Copenhagen.

The CBS Case Competition is held annually for students from universities around the world who come up with solutions to issues posed by the business community. The twelve teams taking part in the competition were guests of the dinner and they had the opportunity to talk with Prince Joachim and Princess Marie about the competition and posed for a group photo with them. The couple also posed with the students who are part of the Organizing Committee.

Each year, a business case is chosen and teams of students from all over the world try to solve the case in the Global Competition: “Global 2019 is CBS Case Competition’s response to an increasingly digitalized world. We believe that no matter where in the world you find yourself, you should have the opportunity to participate in one of the best undergraduate case competitions. Our sixteen years of experience with case solving have crystallized into a new format of online interaction, which you can experience in the spring of 2019.  “

The competition has another category, the Invitational Competition which takes place this week. This year, for the first time, one team was qualified through the Global Competition. The Invitational competition is a “by-invitation-only format for undergraduate case teams. Every year, 12 talented teams get invited to participate. ” There are three criteria for selection to the competition:

  • A prominent case team of four undergraduate students
  • Previous case solving experience
  • Global representation

This year’s case company is Maersk, a Danish container shipping company. Soren Skou, the CEO of the company, wrote a short letter to the students to introduce the case: “Maersk is on a mission to enable and facilitate global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally, as well as source parts and materials from the most competitive suppliers. Almost 20% of all containers globally and more than 25% of all refrigerated containers, move on our network and on one of our more than 700 ships. We focus on simplifying and connecting our customers’ supply chains to offer end-to-end solutions for the safe transportation of their cargo. Especially the transportation of commodities that require extra attention, like refrigerated cargo, is a focus area for us and we see that there is a strong need for an integrated end-to-end service on a global scale for our cold chain customers.

So, put yourself in the shoes of our customers and reflect upon their needs when trusting us with their precious refrigerated cargo from farm to supermarket. How would you build a unique value proposition for them? I look forward to hear your proposals and would like to thank you in advance for your time and for sharing your ideas.”

Prince Joachim attend the dinner every year and Princess Marie attended the dinner in 2013 but I believe this is the first time they attended the dinner together.

Princess Marie wore a fully repeated outfit for this event. Her suit and top were first worn back in 2017 and they are still ufos.

She paired her suit with her Michael Kors ‘Clara’ gold glitter pumps and a matching gold clutch with a purple lining that is also an old ufo.

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©Sarenza

For the jewels, she chose her favorite diamond earrings with her Christine Hvelplund and Christine Hvelplund ‘M’ alphabet ring.

 

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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie join the Danish royal family at a concert for Prince Henrik

On February 13th last year, Prince Henrik died in his home of Fredensborg Castle. The funeral took place on February 20th and tonight, Queen Margrethe organized a concert to commemorate the one year anniversary. Surprisingly, Princess Benedikte, Countess Alexandra and Prince Henrik’s family did not attend the concert.

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The Royal Danish Academy of Music was responsible for the music tonight, aiming to reflect Prince Henrik’s lifelong interest in music. After the concert, Queen Margrethe hosted a dinner.

The royal family didn’t have any official events last week and the Crown Prince family was photographed skiing in Verbier, Switzerland so we can assume that Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and their children were also on holidays.

You can see a video of the arrival here.

Princess Marie wore her Michael Kors sequinned top with a new black skirt.

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She paired the look with her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ glitter pumps and her ufo clutch from 2007.

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For the jewels, she wore new Christine Hvelplund earrings with her two diamonds Christine Hvelplund bracelets and a new Christine Hvelplund flower-shaped ring.

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© Christine Hvelplund

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We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on the 25th.

Landsforeningen Autisme, Visits

Princess Marie meets employees with autism at Nordea + Catching up on her last unannounced events

Today, Princess Marie was at Nordea to meet with employees that have autism as Patron of the National Association for Autism. She was able to talk to them and learn more about their daily tasks and work. UPDATE 08/02: Nordea sent me a press release and a new photo.

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© Sonja Thomsen, Nordea

“Her Royal Highness Princess Marie visited the Automation office space, where the princess had a chance to greet all our colleagues in the Automation team and have in-depth talks with our colleagues with autism.

One of our colleagues showed the princess our automation infrastructure where the programs modules to ensure that all our internal services can be automated. Another colleague showed how services are created to perform Nordea’s internal banking services and the self-service portal where customers order different items. A third colleague told about his participation in #Hack19. Hackathon is a two-day event where ideas are developed by employees across Nordea.

The princess was keen to learn more – she asked questions about favourite code language, where they had worked before and how it was to work for Nordea. Christoffer from Automation governance says: It was nice that the patron of the National Association for Autism showed interest in how we feel about working at Nordea. Princess Marie seemed genuinely interested in what we do, and she was very nice to talk to.”

We hosted a small reception where the princess had the opportunity to have more informal chats with all the team members. “Personally, I hope the visit will create more focus on employing colleagues with autism, both at Nordea and elsewhere,” says Majbritt Gyldengren, who is the coordinator for Nordea’s employees with autism.

The hiring of our seven colleagues was conducted through Specialisterne, which is a socially innovative company working to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges through social entrepreneurship, corporate sector engagement and a global change in mindset.”

 

Marie wore her old Ralph Lauren jacket with her Sergio Rossi boots. Both her earrings and her brooch are repeats. I can’t tell anything more about her outfit.

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Princess Marie had two unannounced events last week. On January 30th, following the news of her future move to Paris, she attended a charity fashion show hosted by Danish designer Jesper Hovring.

She wore a new pantsuit with her Christine Hvelplund earrings, Judith Leiber clutch, and her Michael Kors pumps.

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© Christine Hvelplund
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© Michael Kors

 

On January 31st, Princess Marie met with director Marcus Mandal and creative director / CEO Klaus Schiang-Franck from Citizen Dane. The producing company made a short film about autism in 2017 and Princess Marie had attended the premiere back then.

She wore a new Theory blazer (with thanks to Elena) with her Tara Jarmon blouse and Zara pants.

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Her ankle boots are ufo from October 2018 and her necklace is from Georg Jensen.

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Gala Dinner

2019 New Year Gala Dinner!

Tonight, the first tiara event of the year took place at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The gala takes place each year and the royal family, as well as the Government, the President of Parliament, representatives and members of the court, attend. We took a look at Princess Marie’s outfits the previous years yesterday on Tumblr and you can check it out here.

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Keld Navntoft, Ritzau Scanpix

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrived first at Amalienborg Palace. All the members of the Royal Family wore the necklace of the Order of the Elephant, the highest Danish order. You can see a video of the arrivals here.

Princess Marie wore a new Rikke Gudnitz outfit. She wore a high neck top with a cut out at the back. She paired it with a full-length gold skirt and new Michael Kors Claire glitter pumps. Both her earrings and clutch are old and ufo.

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©Sarenza

What did you think of Marie’s outfit?

Gala Dinner

Princess Marie attends Gadens Born’s charity gala

On Saturday evening, Princess Marie attended Gadens Born’s charity gala in Copenhagen.

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© Maiken Kestner/Gadens Born

Gadens Born was founded in 2012 by Pia Lindell Qwist after a visit to India when she saw how bad street children’s living conditions were there: “Gadens Boern fights to improve the living conditions of homeless children in Kolkata, India, by supporting initiatives within education and care. The objective of Gadens Børn is to provide homeless and destitute children access to opportunities and tools they can use to change their present conditions and potentially also their future. […] We primarily rely on the hard work of volunteers, and we always try to keep our administrative expenses to an absolute minimum. Even though we are a small organization we work hard to make a big difference. Help us help others.”

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The foundation’s main focus is social outreach at Sealdah Station, the second biggest railway station in Kolkata, where a lot of children live with or without their parents:”A large number of street children live at the station – some with their parents and others without but true for most them is that they are not publicly registered with a birth certificate. That means that they are not able to attend the local government schools or receive other government services. Some have been thrown out of home while others have run away due to different reasons,  often involving physical violence, addiction or sexual assault. […]We seek them out and offer them food, health checks, clothes, activities and love, and care.”

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Gadens Born also created the Aasha School (‘Aasha’ means ‘hope’ in Hindi). It has 150 students enrolled from the local area. The school offers one daily vegetarian meal, adult contact & care, one monthly excursion, and education that builds on caring relations. (You can read more about the school here). They also help mothers with food, birth preparations, and medical check-ups.

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© Maiken Kestner/Gadens Born

Upon her arrival, Princess Marie was greeted by Pia Lindell Qwist’s daughter Mynthe. Princess Marie was sitting at the main table with Pia Lindell Qwist and Lars Stolte, the Chairman of the Board. During the charity gala, an auction of gifts given by Danish companies was held to help raise money for the foundation and it was very successful as they have raised one million Danish Kroner (≈ $155,600). You can donate to Gadens Born here.

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© Maiken Kestner/Gadens Born

After the auction, singers Alex Ambrose and Barbara Miranda performed. About Princess Marie attending the gala, Pia Lindell Qwist said: “I am deeply grateful that HKH Princess Marie will participate in our charity gala. It’s really a show of all the work our volunteers do to make a difference for the street children in India.”

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© Maiken Kestner/Gadens Born

You can see a video of Marie’s arrival here.

For this charity gala, Princess Marie wore a new black sequin top which she paired with black velvet pants. I believe the top could be a sequinned bodysuit by Michael Kors. If it is indeed her top, it’s her first item from the main Michael Kors line after buying from the less expensive Michael Michael Kors line so it’ll be interesting to see how her relationship with the brand develops.

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© Maiken Kestner/Gadens Born

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She paired the outfit with her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ black glitter pumps and an old UFO clutch from 2008.

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Marie also wore her Christine Hvelplund cross ring and new earrings that I haven’t managed to identify yet.

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© Maiken Kestner/Gadens Born
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© Christine Hvelplund

We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on Tuesday when they’ll join the royal family to attend the Opening of Parliament.