The funeral of Prince Richard

Tuesday, March 21st

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the funeral of Prince Richard in Evangelische Stadtkirche Bad Berleburg, Germany. 

Around 9:00 am. local time, Prince Richard's coffin was moved from the castle chapel to the Evangelische Stadtkirche where the official funeral ceremony took place five hours later. 

Here, over 400 people attended the funeral of Prince Richard, who pasted away on March 13th, on Tuesday taking place in Berlebrug, Germany. Royal family members from both Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands etc. had found their way to the Evangelische Stadtkirche Bad Berleburg. All to show Prince Richard one the last honor. From Denmark attended Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The third sister of Margrethe and Benedike, Queen Anne-Marie and her husband attended the funeral.

A funeral is always a hard thing and I'm sure the family the devastated to have lost a dear and beloved family member. From what I hear Prince Richard was a very beloved man, both in his family, among friends and by the people in public. The royal family shared a gallery from very special moments from Prince Richard's life, from when he and Princess Benedikte married in 1968 till both his daughters got married, here. I am sure both friends and family are there to support each other.

My condolences goes to friends and family who have just lost a friend, father, grandfather and of course a beloved husband. Rest in piece Prince Richard. 

The world premiere of Jaha’s Promise

Thursday, March 16th

Crown Princess Mary attended the world premiere of the international documentary Jaha's Promise at Grand Theatre, Copenhagen. 

As one of the most prominent key note speakers of girls and women's right and health, this was the perfect event for the Crown Princess to attend. For many year Mary has been committed to improve rights and health solutions for girls and women all over the world. Then, on Thursday, she attended the world premiere of the international documentary Jaha's Promise at Grand Theatre in Copenhagen. The documentary deals with topics as circumcision and child marriages another area Mary has worked with on several occasions. Jaha Dukureh, another leading figure on this topic, also attended the premiere along with her daughter, such as the documentary's instructor did. The two women have met before on a previous occasions. Mary watch the documentary next to Jaha and her daughter.

Important events takes powerful outfit. At the international world premiere, Mary was dressed in a plain black suit. Long tight trousers and a rather long Zara blazer featuring some incredibly interesting seams. This new black blazer has been identified by Kate. At first I was not even sure if it was new or one of her old blazer. But now when it has been found at Zara it is clear that it's new. Another piece that is differently new worn at the premiere is the lace blouse underneath. I have not been able to figure out where it is form yet. Any ideas? Which designer could have created this stunning lace blouse? Right away Heartmade Julie Fagerholt popped up in my mind but it doesn't appear on their website. Then I thought of Ganni; again nothing appeared (not even one piece was similar). So, now I really hope you have somewhere for me to take a look. I've run out of ideas. She accessorized her classy business look with black pearl earrings and a matching ring from Dulong Fine Jewelry. The grey Quidam clutch was a great way to make sure that everything about her outfit isn't just black -the same goes with the lace blouse. Ever though about the fact that Mary always wears blouses as this one, when she is wearing suits? Last but not least, she wore her black pointed SAND Copenhagen pumps. 

Blazer: Zara Maskulin Coat
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Clutch: Quidam Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

The Brain Awareness Week 2017

Monday, March 13th

Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of The Brain Awareness Week 2017 held each year in week 11. The Brain Awareness Week focuses on the brain, brain diseases and brain research.

Crown Princess Mary arrived, accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, at Copenhagen University to attend the annual opening of The Brain Awareness Week 2017. Mary has attended the event several times before which, by the way, is always held in week 11. The brain awareness week aim to inform about the brain, brain diseases and brain research. It is as patron of Hjernesagen and Hjerneskadeforeningen that Mary attended the opening. Professor Leif Østergaard gave a lecture entitled The Fantastic Brain which obviously caught the Crown Princess' attention who listened with great interest, from first raw, during the lecture. From what I see Mary was in a splendid mood during the opening ceremony of this year's Brain Awareness Week. Hopefully she learned something new, useful in her future work.

Lately we have seen quite many new pieces; both clothing's and accessories. Actually it is kinda nice to see something reused again. Everything about her outfit from the opening of the Brain Awareness Week 2017 on Monday, are all reused -clothes as well as accessories. Each day the weather is getting better and better. We even see the sun now and then. Despite that, Mary had chosen an almost plain black outfit. And really the weather is not ready for pastel colours quite yet. But very soon I hope we will see her in light and bright colours and patterns again. As told before, everything about Mary's outfit are reused. I have never been able to find out where the jacket is from, as the only piece worn at the opening. She embraced the style by wearing her printed Hugo Boss pencil skirt, here, and black pointed SAND Copenhagen (and not L.K. Bennett) pumps as well as the black Carlend Copenhagen clutch. The jacket was belted with a Céline belt. These thin belts are iconic when talking about the Crown Princess' style. As the rest of the outfit, she only wore a pair of white pearl earrings and a matching ring made by Dulong Fine Jewelry. There is really no bad time for white pearl jewellery. Absolutely adore her 70s curly hairstyle. Magnificent look!

Skirt: Hugo Boss
Belt: Céline Embossed Skinny Belt
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Small Clutch, Black
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Meeting with the Maternity Foundation & ICRW

Friday, March 10th

Crown Princess Mary met with the Maternity Foundation and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) at Frederik VIIIs Palace, Amalienborg. 

Unofficially the Crown Princess had set a up a meeting with the Maternity Foundation who are working to improve that more mothers and newborns have access to a safe childbirth and pregnancy. For several year's Mary has been committed to improve healthcare solutions and right's for girl's, women, mothers and newborns. Mary met with three representatives from the foundation. During the meeting the foundation's ongoing projects, as well as new projects and collaborations, were discussed. Afterwards the Crown Princess met with Sarah Kambou who is the president of the International Center for Research on Women or abbreviated to ICRW. Sarah told Mary (which by the way has been a ICRW leadership council member since 2016) about research on global challenges dealing with among others girls and women's equality across the globe. 

Today, Mary met four strong (and powerful) women in a meeting room at Frederik VIIIs Palace. Presentable as usual she was dressed in her checkered, long sleeved blouse fitted with a thin twisted snake belt. It is a combination we have seen before. But an outfit like this I never get tired of. It really never outdate -well in my opinion it doesn't. A while ago a friend share an idea when it comes to identifying her blouse and I am pretty sure she has found the right designer, Lanvin. Still, non of us have been able to find the same model as Mary is wearing. It's kind a frustrating because the checkered print is popping up everywhere; on other blouses, dresses, jacket... etc. But no one like Mary's. Is anyone able to help us? She wore the same blouse, or maybe it is more a kimono (?), when she was interviewed by the newspaper Berlingske in 2016 on her commitment to improve living conditions for women and girls, here. A very strong interview and powerful pictures of her. Well, enough about that. She embrace the chic workwear style with a pair of reused Figaros Bryllup earrings.

Earrings: Figaros Bryllup Three Stone Pendant Earrings

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Blouse: Lanvin Striped Top