Monday, 31 March 2014

Horse event in Sweden

25 March 2005

A few days after their extensive Australia tour & holiday, Frederik & Mary were spotted in Sweden with Charlotte Velin.

They made a private visit to a Göteborg horse event, where some of their friends were competing.

Mary wore a new pair of Michael Kors boots. They were sold at Haberdash in January 2016.

Mary was pregnant with Christian. The news hadn't been made public yet.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Leaving Australia

19 March 2005

After 23 days in Australia - a couple more for Frederik, since he arrived earlier - the couple left for Denmark.

They departed from Hobart airport on the Prime Minister's jet, then flew from Sydney on a commerical Qantas flight. Before departing they posed with the crew.

Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Christian. The news hadn't been made public yet.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Making trips with Mary's family

March 2005

During their last week in Australia Mary & Frederik went on private trips in Tasmania with Mary's family & Amber Petty. The were seen taking the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and on a boating trip.


Mary was expecting Christian. The news hadn't been made public yet.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Shopping in Hobart

18 March 2005

Mary & Frederik were spotted during a shopping spree in Hobart, Australia. They were seen buying baby socks, which sparked rumours again that Mary was pregnant. This time she really was, but the couple would keep it secret for another 2 months.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

At Alison Donaldson's wedding

12 March 2005

After the official lap of their first Australia tour, Mary & Fred spent another week holidaying in Tasmania.

They attended the wedding of Mary's cousin, Alison Donaldson to Steve Emery at Swansea, on Tasmania's east coast.

About 40 guests were present at the quiet family affair, held at the farm owned by Alison's parents

John & Susan Donaldson, Patricia & Scott Bailey and Jane Stephens were also present.

The bride and groom before the ceremony started.

The bride at the start of the wedding ceremony.

Mary was seen with Brendan Johncock, the husband of one of her cousins. He was free in bail after he'd been charged with 16 counts of rape, 3 aggravated sexual assaults, indecent assault and stalking.

After a very succesful & glamorous tour, this caused some negative press for Mary.

Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Christian. The news hadn't been made public yet.

12 years later, in November 2017, Mary's skirt was offered for sale at Habderdash.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Australia tour: day 15 - extra labels

Australia tour: day 15

11 March 2005

In the morning crown prince Frederik and crown princess Mary gave a 30 minute press conference at Hobart Government House.

When the press conference was over, they planted a tree in the stately mansion's grounds.

They then visited the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery before travelling by helicopter to the Port Arthur Historic Site, accompanied by Mary's lady-in-waiting countess Victoria Bernstorff-Gyldensteen.

After returning to Hobart by road, they attended two events at Wrest Point, a state reception for 1200 guests...

... And a gala dinner, the Chocolate Lovers Ball.


Among the guests were Mary's sister Jane & her husband Craig Stephens.

They returned at 23:45 to Government House in Hobart, where they spent the night.

This was the couple's last official day on the tour. They spent another week holidaying in Tasmania.

Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Christian. The news hadn't been made public yet.

Australia tour: day 14 - extra labels

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Australia tour: day 14

10 March 2005

After the rather quick visit to Canberra, an even shorter visit to Melbourne took place.

At 9.30 o'clock Mary & Frederik arrived in Melbourne after flying by private jet from Canberra.

Half an hour later they had a private meeting at Government House with VGovernor John Landy and his wife. It lasted 50 minutes.

Mary wore a new coat by Hugo Boss.

At 11 o'clock the princely couple arrived at Federation Square with Steve Bracks and his wife Terry, to open the "Square Project" video link with Copenhagen's RĂ„dhuspladsen. Thousands had gathered to see the couple.


A 15-minute river trip to the Docklands followed.

At 12.30 o'clock Mr & Mrs Bracks hosted a state reception at Docklands' Sumac. Melbourne Lord Mayor John So and other dignitaries attended.

After having spent half a day in Melbourne, the couple left for Mary's home state of Tasmania at 14.30 o'clock. They arrived at 16 o'clock. A big crowd was waiting for them at Hobart airport.

This event in Melbourne was the last public outing of Mary's Prada belt. It was sold at Haberdash in December 2014.

At night there was a state dinner at Government House in Hobart.

Mary wore a new capelet by Heartmade.

Mary was in the first stage of her pregnancy with Christian. The news hadn't been made public yet.

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