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.
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.