17 April 2015

Queen Margrethe's 75th Birthday: Fredensborg Dinner

The last event of Queen Margrethe's big 75th birthday bash was a black-tie dinner at Fredensborg. No tiaras, unfortunately, but still some interesting jewels on show!

The birthday girl flaunted the no-tiara dress code a bit, nestling one of the pieces of her mother's Floral Aigrette Tiara in the back of her hair.

She also wore pieces from her turquoise collection. The gold and turquoise necklace is new addition to the set, a birthday gift from Prince Henrik.

Crown Princess Mary wore diamond earrings and a bow brooch at the neck of her gown.

Not sure if the piece is a part of the dress or an independent item of jewelry, but it does add a good bit of sparkle either way.

Here's one more look at the brooch and Mary's earrings, which she wore at Princess Madeleine's wedding in 2013 with the tiara from the Midnight Parure.

Princess Marie wore very little jewelry -- just earrings and a bracelet -- at the dinner.

Princess Benedikte wore pearls to the dinner, where she was seated beside her first cousin, the King of Sweden, and Denmark's prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Queen Anne-Marie also opted for pearls, plus a brooch pinned to the neck of her gown. King Harald of Norway needed no embellishment, obviously.

More pearls, this time on Queen Silvia of Sweden, although her set also has a jeweled clasp and matching earrings.

Small earrings were Crown Princess Victoria's choice, although the gown (which was previously worn by her sister, Princess Madeleine) did a pretty good job of glittering all on its own. I've not yet seen photos of Crown Princess Mette-Marit; the Norwegian and Swedish royals apparently did not step outside before the beginning of the dinner, so photos are limited.