10 April 2020

Queen Margrethe's 70th Birthday Flashbacks: Crown Princess Mette-Marit's Concert Jewels

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Back in 2010, when a volcanic eruption disrupted European travel, Crown Princess Mette-Marit was the only member of the Norwegian royal family who was able to make it to Copenhagen for Queen Margrethe II's 70th birthday concert -- but she arrived in bejeweled style!




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Because Crown Prince Haakon was stranded in London and unable to attend the concert, Mette-Marit arrived for the gala with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.


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Here's a look at the neutral-colored floral gown she chose for the occasion.


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With the gown, Mette-Marit wore pieces from the family's amethyst parure, including the tiara. The piece is a converted necklace.


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She also wore the stud portion of the set's diamond and amethyst earrings.


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The rest of Mette-Marit's jewelry was dainty, including simple bracelets on each wrist. She also wore the sash and star of the Order of St. Olav (her highest Norwegian order). Mette-Marit has the Danish Order of the Elephant now, but she didn't back in 2010, so she wore her highest Norwegian order instead. You'll also spot her father-in-law's Royal Family Order pinned to her dress.


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I also thought you'd all appreciate a glimpse of her embellished clutch bag!