Thursday, 19 November 2015

Christening of Dagmar Louise Foss

18 August 2007

Mary, Frederik and their 2 children assited at the christening of Dagmar Louise Foss, the third child (and only daughter) of Rose Gad and Holger Foss in Silkeborg.

Little Christian went with them to the service while baby Isabella stayed with a nanny.

Mary wore new jewellery by Georg Jensen, the "Cave" bracelet and necklace. 

Her new cardigan was by Heartmade.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Solving an image problem

17 August 2007

Even though she'd been hugely popular ever since she was discovered by the Danish press, crown princess Mary also had the image of being mainly interested in horses, luxury and designer clothes. On top of that the thorough renovation of Frederik and Mary's palace at Amalienborg had a very high cost.

A crown princess needs a different image so court contacted a few tabloids and let them know they'd be able to make interesting photos at a certain moment, on a certain spot.

They saw Mary coming out of a private enterance of Kancellihuset carrying a barely filled garbage bag. Danish and international magazines all published this image with about the same comments: "the other side of a princess's life" ... "Mary's not too grand to take the trash out" etc.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

CIFF: Baum und Pferdgarten fashion show

10th August 2007

Crown princess Mary assisted at a Baum und Pferdgarden fashion show in the company of her stylist, Anja Alajdi at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.

Mary wore a new Baum und Pferdgarten dress.

Caroline Heering, Jean Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Ellen Hillingsø, Julie Mølsgaard and Rigmor Zøbel were also there.

Rigmor Zøbel (° 1969) is a Danish lawyer and socialite who made news headlines in 2010 for buying and using cocaine. She's the sister of Caroline Zobel, Sarah Zobel, Alexander and Nicolai Zøbel.

Mary attended the show as a private activity, she was still on maternity leave.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Gråsten Slot

Each summer the Danish royals gather at Graasten castle, in the small town Gråsten (about 4.000 inhabitants) in Jylland (the south of Denmark), where they spend at least a few days with queen Margrethe and prince Henrik.

The palace was buit around 1600, replacing an earlier hunting lodge. For centuries it was owned by various noble families untill the Danish state purchased and restaured it in 1935. They offered it to be used by king Frederik IX and his wife, queen Ingrid who loved it and used it as a summer residence. This tradition has been maintained by their daughter, the current queen Margrethe II.

The chapel of Graasten castle is the only part of the estate that's open to the public.

Graasten photoshoot

3rd August 2007

The royals posed outside Graasten castle for the annual photoshoot.


Mary wore a new dress by CCDK Copenhagen.

Carina Axelsson was wearing the same Heartmade jacket Mary wore to Legoland a day earlier.

Graasten holidays: Legoland + concert - extra labels

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Graasten holidays: Legoland + concert

2nd August 2007

Frederik & Mary took Christian to Legoland. They were joined by Alexandra von Berleburg and her two children, Richard and Ingrid.

Mary told the press Christian likes to play with Duplo and builds high stacks with it.

Mary wore a new jacket by Heartmade.

Her new earrings were by Marianne Dulong.

In the evening queen Margrethe hosted a classical concert at the chapel of Graasten castle for which the family members got together.

Mary wore a new dress by Hugo Boss.

She wore her monogrammed diamond Cenius & Bach earrings with a new, amethyst pendant.

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