02 October 2019

Parliamentary Jewels in Copenhagen

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Parliament season continued this week in Europe, with the Danish royals attending the annual opening of the parliamentary session in Copenhagen.




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Denmark's parliament is called the Folketing; it meets inside Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, and it shares power with the monarch. However, Queen Margrethe II doesn't speak at the opening session, but rather attends the session as an observer with other members of the royal family.


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This year, Margrethe wore regal purple, including amethyst jewels, to attend the opening session.


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Her intriguing earrings appear to be made of carved amethyst cabochons.


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You'll also spot a ring with a vivid violet stone on her right hand.


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Crown Princess Mary kept her jewels simple for the session, wearing just a pair of classic diamond cluster stud earrings.


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Her coat, however, was embellished with extra sparkle of its own.


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My favorite jewels of the day belonged to Princess Benedikte, the other member of the family in attendance. (Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are currently residing in France.) She wore gorgeous black pearls with a seasonal brooch.


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Here's another look at the beautiful brooch, which is designed to look like berries and leaves. Perfect for autumn!