The Danish Royal Family stepped out yesterday, January 1, for their first major event of the year, the New Year’s Banquet at Christian VII’s Palace. This is the second royal house to host a New Year’s event (go here for the Japanese). The New Year’s Banquet is a major event for the Danes where they host a number of government officials and other guests and show up in their most formal wear and jewels. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, all joined Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik for the event.
Queen Margrethe was all about the repeats fashionwise. She wore a green lace gown she’s worn a few times, and a fur shall she seems to love. She accessorized with the Emerald Parure from the Crown Jewels which were made in 1840 and include a tiara, necklace, brooch and earrings (I can’t see if she’s actually wearing the brooch for this event).
I hate the fur wrap, but I love the green dress – I don’t mind that it’s a repeat at all. Margrethe joins the All Lace Dress Club, and as she and Queen Silvia have demonstrated, all over lace CAN work… when it’s on an older lady and in a nice bright color. But it just ages the younger ladies, especially when it’s in black.
Crown Princess Mary wore a new white gown with 3/4 length sleeves and a belt. She wrapped up with a blue velvet cape. Mary wore the Ruby Parure which includes the tiara, earrings with pearl drops, necklace, bracelet, and ring.
The dress looks sleek and beautiful; I’d love to see it without the cape.
Princess Marie wore a light pink dress she previously wore to Princess Madeleine’s wedding in 2013. She opted for no wrap. I’m not sure I’m totally sold on the dress in still photos, but I love it in motion in the video. Marie wore the Diamond Floral Tiara she usually wears.
Here’s the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in a gorgeous blue silk/satin gown with gold detailing around the bodice. I’m including her because she’s actually my best dressed at this event. This dress has a sort of Medieval/Knights of Camelot feel in a modern style and I absolutely love it. Gorgeous color as well. She looks fantastic.