After the skiing holiday/birthday getaway in Switzerland, Mary & Fred were back in Denmark.
This new patronage came as no surprise since Mary Donaldson had been attending fashion shows with her new Danish friends since she got settled in Copenhagen in 2002. Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) is organized twice a year. Mary's commitment as patron of CIFF however ended in 2013. Since 2014 she's only patron of Designer's Nest - a fashion award that focuses on fresh Scandinavian fashion talent.
Together with her lady-in-waiting Mary was at the official opening of CIFF at Bella Center. She wore a new pair of earrings by Marianne Dulong.
Later that day she watched 3 shows (Bruun's Bazaar, InWear/Matinique and Day Birger et Mikkelsen) with her personal stylist Anja Alajdi.
Anja wore a Heartmade top that would later also be seen on Mary.
Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy. It hadn't been made public yet.
Mary & Frederik's day started with a visit to the Public Library (Manhattan) where literary critic Harold Bloom was honoured for his work on HC Andersen's writings.
After that the Danish delegation went to the Hans Christian Andersen School in Harlem where they presided a storytelling contest. 8 year old Reagan Walker won the contest and was rewarded with a trip to Denmark for her and her family.
At night there was a gala to celebrate the HC Andersen year, at the Public Library. Mary wore a new gown by Alexander McQueen.
Her hair & make-up was done by her own artist, Søren Hedegaard (throughout this trip).
She wore a new, huge diamond and aquamarine ring.
Among the guests were HC Andersen ambassadors Helena Christensen and Connie Nielsen, both Danish. Connie Nielsen's partner (at the time), Lars Ulrich - drummer of Metallica - was also present.
In the background you can catch a glimpse of Victoria Bernstorff-Gyldensteen.
This gala was the end of both their holiday in New York and the official side of the trip. The day after the couple was back in Denmark.