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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie join the royal family to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie joined the royal family to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the commemoration at the Parliament at Christianborg Palace. Queen Margrethe made a speech celebrating Martin Luther’s 95 theses which started the Reformation. A children’s choir also performed.

Here is a video of the family’s arrival :

In the evening, the family gathered at DR Concert Hall to attend a concert celebrating the Anniversary.  The music was in tune with Luther’s universe with Bach, Wagner and Poulenc.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie posed on the red carpet.

For the day event, Princess Marie wore her Zara black belted jacket , first worn in 2014 , with her black Chanel skirt, first worn in 2010 , and a new top.

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She also wore her Miu Miu pumps first worn in 2010 with her Bottega Veneta black clutch from 2013. Her new hat is custom made by Susanne Juul.
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For the concert, Princess Marie wore a new navy and black dress with a new short black cape from Rikke Gudnitz.

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She carried the same Bottega Veneta clutch as earlier in the day with her Jimmy Choo black glitter Romy pumps she debuted earlier this year. The brooch was a gift from Queen Margrethe for Princess Athena’s Christening in 2012 and the earrings are old.
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Visits

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie open Sternfahrt Festival at Sonderborg Castle

Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were in Sonderborg to open the 2017 Sternfahrt Festival at Sonderborg Castle. The Sternfahrt Festival is an international festival for fire and rescue workers. It was first held in Austria in 1976 and since then , it is held in different places in Europe every two years. The festival, which is held from May 25th to May 28th , will welcome around 3000 volunteer fire and rescue workers from 15 different countries, according to Kongehuset.

The festival aims to allow exchanges of experience and better cooperation between fire and rescue teams across Europe. It organizes exhibition and conferences to achieve that goal. The previous edition of the festival was in Switzerland in 2015.
Jv.dk reports that Marie was very interested and curious while Joachim was mostly interest in the old vehicles that were displayed, he is indeed a big fan of old cars.

The couple was joined by Health Minister Ellen Trane Norby and Sonderborg’s Mayor Erik Lauritzen. Princess Marie made the opening speech of the festival.
Princess Marie said : ” My husband, Prince Joachim and I are honored to be the guests today to celebrate the 22nd Sternfahrt festival here in Sonderborg. It is a long and beautiful tradition that celebrates the noble spirit of the volunteer fire and rescue workers. Volunteering is the ultimate devotion and we are here today to support and honor the volunteers.” You can read the rest of her speech here.

Marie wore her Miu Miu coat , first worn in 2015 , and a Ganni dress, first worn in 2014.
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She also wore her LK Bennett shoes and clutch , one of her favorite combo.

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As for jewelry, I don’t have any information about her earrings, bracelet and ring. But I can tell you that the other ring is one of her favorite by Christine Hvelplund, a gift from Prince Joachim reportedly. She is also wearing her fleur-de-lys brooch.

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It seemed like a really fun event for both Joachim and Marie! We’ll next see Marie on June 8th , when she’ll attend the Ambassadors’s Literature Prize ceremony.