Sunday, 21 September 2014

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Tour Canada

The royal couple began a three-day tour of Canada on Wednesday with a visit to the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess laid a wreath at the monument in honour of Canada's effort during World War One, and afterwards spoke to people gathered to attend the ceremony.

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From here, Frederik and Mary journeyed to the Canadian Museum of History by water taxi. At the museum they discussed historical links between Denmark and Canada and viewed exhibits. The couple seemed very interested and listened intently to their hosts as they toured the museum, which included a look at the Morning Star domed ceiling. The painting was created by artist Alex Janvier.

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Canadian Museum of History

Next up was a visit to the Canadian Governor General David Johnston and his wife Sharon at their official residence Rideau Hall, where they chatted and walked through the grounds before meeting well-wishers.

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Later in the afternoon, the couple visited Centennial Public School where they discussed anti-bullying policies and the national initiative WITS (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help). Crown Princess Mary is very supportive of such efforts in Denmark and addressed students, urging them to "stand up for each other" and saying "sometimes it just takes one".

In the school gymnasium, the Crown Princess read to students from the anti-bullying book One by Kathryn Otoshi, and then the royal couple took to their feet to speak with students in person.

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The final meeting of the day came with a visit to the Danish ambassador, Niels Abrahamsen, and his wife who hosted a reception for the Crown Prince and Crown Princess along with delegates from the business community.

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For the first day of the tour, Crown Princess Mary wore her Prada coat-jacket over a Hugo Boss rose-print dress with Gianvito Rossi snake-skin pumps.


The dress will be familiar to royal fashion watchers as it's been a favourite of Queen Letizia's lately. Mary and Letizia are huge fans of Hugo Boss and their professional designs.


Day two of the tour kicked off in Toronto with business meetings regarding subjects including Danish food and drink before the royal couple separated for individual engagements.


Crown Prince Frederik visited the Canadian and Danish Design Collaboration to view Danish furniture displays and then attended a construction seminar showcasing Danish environmentally-friendly designs and solutions for greater productivity and efficiency in the construction and building industry.

Crown Princess Mary visited the Danish Style - Sneak Peak 2015 exhibition, where twenty-six Danish exhibitors displayed spring/summer 2015 fashion designs. Designers showcasing their work included Ilse Jacobsen, Malene Birger and Julie Brandt.


Crown Princess Mary examines the designs on show.


Much of the afternoon was spent on matters related to medicine and health care, including a visit to the MaRS Discovery District, the non-profit corporation for medical research, engineering and information and communication technology.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess viewed the 'Insulin Wall' which documents Toronto's link with insulin since its discovery by two Canadian scientists working at the University if Toronto, and attended a seminar held by Novo Nordisk, a Danish company, which has produced insulin since 1923.


On day two, Mary repeated her Sand tweed dress from the Fall 2012 collection and accessorised with Shamballa jewellery and a Georg Jensen two-carat diamond Vivianna Pavé Small Dial watch.


Danish Fashion and Food Week was first on the menu for the third and final day of the tour. The royal couple opened the proceedings with a ribbon cutting at Canada's leading department store, Hudson's Bay, and a meeting with its president Liz Rodbell in Toronto, where various Danish companies promoted their designs and produce and built connections with Canadian business.


This was followed by some smaller engagements, including a watching a game of electric hockey hosted by the Muscular Dystrophy Canada, where she met young sufferers such as Owen who explained the game and the unique wheelchair used by participants.

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Muscular Dystrophy Canada is marking its 60th anniversary since foundation in 1954.

Before leaving the Crown Princely couple attended a showing of Danish-American Western The Salvation which stars the very talented Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green.

It was a very successful visit for Frederik and Mary, which included a mix of engagements ensuring the couple got to meet as many people as possible. Mary kept things relatively simple and low-key sartorially - nothing jaw dropping but elegant and appropriate at all times.

10 comments:

  1. What an attractive woman CP Mary is.....oh so elegant. The difference between Mary and the Countess of Essex tour ensembles is telling. Sophie should take a page out of Mary's book.
    I love the Hugo Boss fashions I've seen Mary wear in previous posts.....just gorgeous!

    Mel in SoCal

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    1. Mel I agree with everything you wrote. Absolutely...

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    2. Hi Mel,

      Just an fyi, it's Wessex not Essex.

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  2. Mary makes it look effortless, doesn't she? And I think her husband's cute. :)

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  3. anon from Leominster22 September 2014 at 11:11

    Mary looks fabulous. Those little dresses remind me of Kate in Canada. I love the Boss dress -- Ilike it on Letizia too, although sleeveless isn't her best look in my opionion.

    Mary has such an eye for what's suitable. The black and grey works well when there's to be a very serious engagement combined with other less serious - like Kate's grey blue in New Zealand. And the full black skirt was perfect for when she knew she was to meet children in wheelchairs.

    The Canadian History Museum looks amazing. I would love to go there. And the royal couple did some important engagements for Danish business. It's been so interesting having two royal couples in Canada (although not in the same places) at the same time.

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    1. It would have been great if the two royal couples had gotten together for an engagement or dinner or something.

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  4. Lovely post! Thanks so much!!

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  5. The we'd sexes have also been in Canada

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  6. I loved the Hugo Boss dress, too bad that she covered it up with that black coat. I thought the belt she wore with the black skirt was interesting and provided a nice bit of color. I had read somewhere else that the shoes Mary wore with the white shirt/black skirt outfit were Loubatains ( I know I didn't spell this correctly, sorry :)) There was quite a bit about the price of the shoes on the Daily Mail. Don't they always find something to nitpick about? All in all I really enjoy Mary's style, as you said Charlotte, nothing to shout about but very professional and well put together.

    Lastly, Fredrick's a hottie!!

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  7. wow talk about no media coverage. I live in canada on the west coast and there is no coverage on them here at least sophie and edward got in the paper and in the news.
    these are my fave royals I love the love they have for one another, mary's class and dress style and gorgeous frederick.
    he is so romantic and in love with mary just watch their wedding reception speech!

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