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.
Yesterday, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were at Klampenborg Race Course to attend the 2017 Danish-French trade unions Export Awards.
The guests first attended an horse race where they were invited to wear their ‘most original hats’ before joining the main room for a gala dinner. The event was hosted by the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce who created the awards in 1989.
During the dinner , the awards were given to the Danish and French companies who achieved significant results in Denmark and France. Joachim handed the Danish awards and Marie handed the French awards.
You can see more photo on Kongehuset’s website above.
For this event, Marie wore a new white Tara Jarmon top and a new printed maxi skirt by Zara.
She also wore a new white jacket and her Tod’s orange wedges. I have no info about the hat yet.
Today, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie bought their children Prince Henrik and Princess Athena to a very special event! Denmark’s Training Ship is back in Copenhagen and the members of the Danish royal family were there to welcome them as well as their families. Prince Joachim is the Patron of the ship who welcomes 80 students.
The ship was traveling since last year and was in the Virgin Islands or the Bermuda for examples. The members of the Danish royal family meet the ship’s crew last summer in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games.
The family took a boat to join the ship in Vedbaek so they could be on the ship for the last part of the trip , from Vedbaek to Copenhagen’s port. It looks like it was a really fun event for Henrik and Athena.
As you can see, there’s not a lot of photos available so I made screenshots of the video. You can see the videos available here and here.
For this event, Princess Marie wore an appropriate outfit but I don’t have much info about it. Her jacket is by Elise Gug, from their Fall 2015 Collection but this is the first time she wore it publicly. Her pants date back to 2010.
She also wore her Céline bag first worn in Rio in 2016. UPDATE : her new ankle boots are from Zara (there is a cutout behind the pompoms)
Yesterday, Princess Marie was in Birkerod to open the international BIGMUN conference.
The conference is hosted by the MUN (Model United Nations) Society in Birkerod’s high school. It is a fictional scenario of an UN General Assembly allowing students from invited schools to discover how an UN General Assembly works for four days and to discuss and learn about international politics as the BIGMUN conference follows the same rules and protocols as the real UN conference.
Princess Marie gave the opening speech of the conference. Marie is patron of the danish branch of the UN organization for education and culture, as well as the danish branch of UNESCO and of the danish AIDS Fondation. All these topics are on the agenda of this conference.24 schools were invited this year : 10 from Denmark , 4 from Germany, 3 from the Netherlands, 2 from Spain, 1 from Sweden, 1 from Scotland, 1 from Lebanon and 1 from the USA. You can listen to a part of her speech in the video above and you can read it (in english) here.
For this event, Princess Marie wore a new Emporio Armani white jacket with a new black Zara turtleneck and black pants
She also wore her By Malene Birger clutch and what looks like her Sergio Rossi ankle boots. She wore an old brooch with small diamond earrings.
We’ll next see Princess Marie tomorrow when she’ll open the Summer in Tonder exhibition.
Yesterday, Princess Marie was in Solrod Strand to attend the diploma ceremony of the Academy of Talented Youth.
The Academy for Talented Youth is for young people with special interests or abilities. The purpose of the academy is to inspire and challenge students and thus prepare them for an academic career. The Academy offers various lectures and technical workshop to its students in various academic disciplines.
Princess Marie made the opening speech of the ceremony and then listened to several students’ speeches. Here is Princess Marie’s speech:
Congratulations on your well deserved diploma. It is a concrete proof that you have completed the Academy of Talented Youth’s program.
You are special talents – chosen from your respective colleges because you are desirable to gain new knowledge and be empowered.
Over the past 2 years, you have participated in seminars, lectures and workshops, learned new knowledge and have been inspired by innovative business models and market access.
In a globalized world with crisp international competition, we need to do something more for our talented students. It is crucial that we create special opportunities for you. Just like the offers and courses you’ve just completed, where you can be challenged and flourish in innovative and academic environments.
We must grow and strengthen our talent mass, so Denmark can be a pioneer country that can compete internationally. Because we simply can not keep up with the rapid development if we do not offer a developing and creative framework for the coolest and most motivated young Danes who will make a difference and create value for our society.
You are all motivated and ready to make an extra effort. It’s just your greatest talent! Motivation and dedication will lead you to life. The competition betweenthe best talents is hard. I have experienced that from the years I studied and worked in Boston, New York, Paris and Geneva.
You have completed a talent development program that will enable you to meet your potential. But your exciting journey has just begun! There is a lot to learn. There are many experiences you still have to do.
You will soon choose which education you want to throw over. Perhaps the academic race has made the choice easier – either knowing what to want or, at least, what do you not want to study at the university.
My advice to you is to choose a study with both brain and heart: There must be good job opportunities for you, but it certainly must also be a field of knowledge you are passionate about.
Therefore, I would also encourage you to seek inspiration, knowledge and new social relations abroad through more study and internship. You will not regret it! I know from my own youth that it can change your life!
Remember, there will always be fights and challenges on your way. Fortunately! Because it is the challenges that shape and develop you.
Once again congratulations on your diplomas. I wish you good luck forever. “
She then had the opportunity to met some of the 400 students that were getting their diploma.
Before leaving, Princess Marie had the opportunity to pose for a photo with the 400 students.
For this event, Princess Marie wore a new Zara coat with navy pants.
She added new burgundy suede and leather By Malene Birger pumps and her old UFO burgundy clutch.
She wore her daisy brooch on the coat and sapphire earrings.