18th Birthday Tiara, and Marie wore her standard Diamond Floral Tiara plus Queen Alexandrine's Diamond and Sapphire Pendant Brooch. Princess Benedikte's daughter, Princess Nathalie, was also present (in the peachy pink behind her, above); she attended as a guest instead of as a member of the royal family, opting out of a tiara.
skirt Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore to Prince Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding? It's from the same collection as this dress.)
Anyway, the dress is maybe not what you want to talk about. Because, TIARA. Necklace tiara, specifically. When Mary showed up at one of Margrethe's birthday events in April 2015 wearing one heck of a diamond necklace...
Debuting it as a tiara at an event like this is a classic Mary move - really, debuting a newer tiara at a lower key event is a classic royal move, period, but I think this fits right in as a sub for her wedding tiara. I hope she uses this new addition to her tiara collection frequently. (And I do think a review of that newly embiggened collection is in order, so stay tuned.) This is turning out to be a banner royal month, isn't it?NEW TIARA #CrownPrincessMary of #Denmark wears a new #tiara at tonight's #Royal #ball in #CPH #kongebloggen #royals pic.twitter.com/vy3HQoxqoM— Kjell Arne Totland (@TV2KjellArne) March 15, 2016
More from the gala dinner:
- Watch the DR1 broadcast of the arrivals and receiving line here.
- Gallery from SN.dk.
- Gallery from DR.
Photos: DR1 screencap, via Getty Images, and Twitter