04 January 2018

Royal Outfit of the Day: Mary Repeats for New Year's Court

It's a Danish week here, as we slowly inch our way back to our regularly scheduled programming.

It's a Danish week because they don't just start the year with in full gala mode, they continue it with more New Year's Court receptions. There are three, two held yesterday and one today (which we'll also cover); they involve the Queen, Crown Prince, and Crown Princess greeting various groups (on Wednesday, they met the justices of the Supreme Court, the officer corps of the Royal Life Guard and Guard Hussar Regiment, and the Diplomatic Corps). These receptions are held in the day and the ladies wear a modern sort of court dress that calls for long skirts/dresses but no tiaras.

For Crown Princess Mary, yesterday was a chance to pull out something very familiar to us...

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It's that caped plum dream from Lasse Spangenberg that just featured in our best of 2017 vote! She debuted this cape and dress last year at these receptions.

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This year gives us a little better look at the dress underneath. The belt is a tidy way to keep her Order of the Elephant sash in place (I personally love it when a dress incorporates the sash, something we see regularly). There's a little bit of shoulder embellishment too, which I'm not necessarily a fan of, since the look has such clean lines otherwise. Perhaps it is not as destined for future gala use as I previously thought.

For Queen Margrethe, these receptions are all chances to pull out something very familiar to us...

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She settled on this blue and brown fur-trimmed ensemble for these events some years ago, and best of luck to anyone who tries to tell the years apart since.

A uniform to go with the uniforms, if you will.