Family Events

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.

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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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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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“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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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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She also wore her Joseph ‘Frida’ ankle boots 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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We’ll next see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie on Tuesday when they’ll join the royal family to attend the Opening of Parliament.

Gala Dinner · State Visit

State Visit to Denmark – Day 1

First of all, a new photo of Prince Nikolai was released for his 19th birthday! I wish him a very happy birthday!

Today, French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron started their state visit to Denmark. After a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kastellet with the Crown Prince Couple, they met the Queen and the rest of the royal family at Amalienborg Palace.

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Princess Marie wore a new red blouse from Tara Jarmon with an old black UFO skirt. Tara Jarmon is Marie’s favorite French brand!

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She paired it with her red Michael Kors ‘Clara’ pumps and a new Naledi Copenhagen ‘Sascha’ clutch.

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Both her earrings and her ring are old and UFO. She first wore the earrings in 2014 and the ring to the New Year’s Gala earlier this year.

The Presidential Couple and the Crown Prince Couple had several events scheduled in the afternoon before the gala dinner. Queen Margrethe wore the sash of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur ( she is Grand Cross which is the highest level and the only one with a sash).

The Crown Prince Couple wore the sash of the Order of National Merit (second highest French order).

Princess Marie wore the cross of Grand Officer of the Légion d’Honneur (highest order) which she received back in 2017. It seems Prince Joachim also received the Légion d’Honneur (cross+ red medal).

Princess Benedikte wore the sash of her Order of the Elephant.

Queen Margrethe and Emmanuel Macron made speeches as usual during a gala dinner but this one was special as they both held their speeches in French, per Queen Margrethe’s request. You can read Margrethe’s speech here.

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Princess Marie was seated next to François Zimeray, the French ambassador to Denmark who will leave his position on Thursday.

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For this gala dinner, Princess Marie surprised us all by debuting a new tiara! It seems to be made of diamonds and sapphire but I emailed the Court to try and get more information. It seems that Marie also has a matching ring but I couldn’t find a good shot of it. UPDATE 30/08: You can read more about Marie’s ‘Nuits Claires’ tiara here.

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She wore a new Rikke Gudnitz off the shoulder gown for this very special gala dinner. The gown was custom made for Marie by her favorite designer.

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She paired her new jewels and her new gown with UFO earrings from 2014 and an old UFO clutch.

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She paired this new gown with matching Michael Kors ‘Hutton’ sandals which she also owns in blue.

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We’ll see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie tomorrow at the return event hosted by Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron.