Sunday, 26 May 2013

Prewedding gala banquet

11 May 2004

At night queen Margrethe hosted a gala banquet at Christiansborg for the wedding of her son and Mary Donaldson. Among the 350 guests were members of state and politicians.

Mary wore a new gown designed by Malene Birger and Demark's highest royal order, the Order of the Elephant.

After formally welcoming all guests the gala dinner with speeches took place.

In his speech prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said to Frederik: "Your royal highness, the first time I met you and Miss Donaldson together was on an aeroplane from Paris before your relationship had been officially announced. It is typical of your straightforwardness that you introduced me to miss Donaldson with the words 'This is my girlfriend, Mary'."


She also wore queen Ingrid's ruby set for the first time.

Among the guests were Mary's family

Amber Petty

Queen Anne Marie & king Constantine of Greece, princess Benedikte & prince Richard zu Sayn Wittgenstein-Berleburg, prince Joachim & princess Alexandra, princess Elisabeth.

Master of ceremony Christian Eugen-Olsen


  1. The beautiful silver gown was not designed by Uffe Frank but the Danish designer Malene Birger :)


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