Saturday, 5 September 2020

Crown Princess Mary in Periwinkle Blue Dress & Connaught Sapphire Brooch for Flag Day

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess of Mary of Denmark attended events marking this year's Flag Day.


The day has been celebrated annually since 2009 and honours Denmark's deployed personnel. It is a day to show gratitude and remember over 60,000 Danes who have undertaken missions since 1948. It is a staple on the royal calendar, and one we now see Frederik and Mary attending every year. Despite restrictions in relation to the pandemic, the itinerary for the day was reworked without the traditional parade.


Frederik and Mary laid wreaths at the national monument to Denmark's international efforts in Kastellet, the citadel in Copenhagen.


 Following the wreath laying, a fly-past took place as 'God's Peace with Our Dead' was performed.


Afterwards, the royal couple attended a service in Holmens Church in honour of the fallen.


The church is a magnificent building with a fascinating history. First built as an anchor forge in 1563, it was converted into a naval church by Christian IV.  Not only is the church the oldest piece of Renaissance architecture in Copenhagen, it is also the only church with a preserved 350-year-old Renaissance interior. It has hosted a number of notable royal weddings, including Queen Margarethe II's and Prince Henrik's in 1967.


Crown Princess Mary was regal in a bespoke, periwinkle blue dress with a flared skirt, cinched waist and scarf detail by Danish designer Soeren Le Schmidt (the brand confirmed the news to the team at UFO No More). The designer has previously created striking evening ensembles for Mary; this is an interesting departure and a very elegant look for the event. I could see Mary re-wearing it in the future with an updo and a hat in the same shade as the dress.


Mary teamed the look with a black hat, shoes and bag. The dress worked beautifully with the sparkling Connaught Sapphire Brooch, an heirloom piece from the Danish royal vaults that has been worn by generations of royal women.

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It's been reported the brooch was passed on to Mary by Queen Margarethe following the birth of her first child, Prince Christian. Fittingly, she first wore it for his christening.

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13 comments:

  1. I’m LOVING all this royals news! So nice to have my horizons expanded.

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  2. I love the coat! It looks exactly like something that Duchess of Cambridge would wear, right? So simple, but stunning fit and color! It’s such a pleasure to see Mary out and about, especially for such a special day. Thanks for the update on one of my favorites!

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    1. I had the same thoughts. It reminded me blue coat from Emilia Wickstead which Duchesd of Cambridge wore in Luxemboroug a few years ago.

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  3. Will be interesting to see if they continue to alternate attendance with Prince Joachim & Princess Marie as they have for the past few years. Although, Joachim & Marie are living in Paris at the moment, that may change following his recent illness.

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  4. Caroline in montanaSunday, 06 September, 2020

    Love the color and she is firmly one of my favorites. I feel like dignity has become a lost art but she has it in spades. I like the ensemble but the extra “ribbon” shall I call it, down the front was unnecessary and detracts from the look while seated For sure and otherwise. This would have been better without it. Love this family and love continuing to watch them grow. He was as always put together, and looks well, very attractive! Lol

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  5. Charlotte! Thank you so much for restarting this blog. It's nice to have another blog to read especially during this crazy time.

    Caroline, I agree! Princess Mary is one of my favorites next to the Duchess of Cambridge. They have a Grace and Dignity that is a pleasure to wash.

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  6. Thank you for some history and fashion. I’m glad they found a way to honor their service members . I can’t decide which I like most, the coat or the broach. Princess Mary is beautiful.

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  7. Great look for the CPss.

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  8. My favourite royal couple - Fred and Mary :)
    That colour on Mary is just divine!

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  9. Hi Charlotte not sure if you saw this article with princess sofia of sweden?
    a very nice read

    https://people.com/royals/princess-sofia-opens-up-on-royal-life-megxit-in-new-documentary/

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  10. Such a glamorous coat from Soeren le Schmidt and yet still elegant and in keeping with a solemn occasion. I simply love the way the shawl collar has been extended into a draping sash. The Connaught heritage brooch is shown off to perfection and Mary looks wonderful. Thank you for showing us that fascinating Renaissance interior in the church, what a treasure to have preserved so long for the Danish nation.

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  11. Love this post and definitely love to follow more news about the royals, especially Mary, she is a favorite. There's something about Mary!! lol

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