On the second day of the Golden Jubilee celebrations for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, the royals gathered for both daytime and evening events. In this article, we’ll be looking closely at the jewels worn for the morning church service and the luncheon.
Sunday’s events began with a special service at Copenhagen’s cathedral. Members from the Danish royal family attended, including royals from the Greek and German branches of the family tree, as well as Queen Margrethe’s fellow Scandinavian heads of state.
Afterward, the royals and other guests boarded the Royal Yacht Dannebrog for a luncheon.
For the morning’s events, Queen Margrethe again wore one of her favorite colors: bright coral pink. She accessorized with a very important jewel: the Diamond Daisy Brooch. The brooch, an heirloom from Queen Ingrid, is set with diamonds that belonged to Ingrid’s mother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden. Margrethe also wore coordinating diamond daisy earrings.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the church service and luncheon with all four of their children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine.
Like Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary also wore a spectacular brooch connected to Margaret of Connaught. Queen Margrethe gave Mary the Connaught Sapphire Brooch in 2006 to celebrate the birth of Prince Christian. Mary wore large diamond earrings with the brooch.
With her embroidered jacket, Princess Isabella wore gold earrings with green gemstone studs.
Princess Josephine wore rings and bracelets, including the slender gold bangle worn by all female descendants of Margaret of Connaught.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the morning’s events with their four children, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena.
Princess Marie wore diamond earrings and a brooch with royal provenance. It disappears a bit against the pattern of her jacket, but she’s wearing Queen Alexandrine’s Diamond and Sapphire Pendant in its brooch form.
Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie were also present for the morning events on Sunday. Both wore the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal pinned to their jackets.
Benedikte was elegant in blue with diamond and pearl jewels, including the Diamond and Pearl Scroll Brooch given to her by her mother, Queen Ingrid, to celebrate the birth of Benedikte’s first child, Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
Queen Anne-Marie wore diamond and pearl drop earrings, a single-stranded pearl necklace, and a modern brooch which is (I believe) in the shape of an olive branch.
Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Princess Benedikte’s elder daughter, wore pearl and amethyst earrings and a pearl bracelet, plus a gold ring set with multi-colored gems.
Her sister, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, wore pavé-set diamond earrings, a necklace made of multi-colored beads, and a cluster ring.
Several of Queen Anne-Marie’s children were also in attendance for Sunday’s daytime events. Princess Alexia wore a gold brooch pinned to her jacket.
Princess Theodora wore elegant earrings with sparkling drops. You’ll also spot her Connaught family bangle bracelet on her left wrist.
And Princess Nina chose statement earrings with rather enormous drops for the occasion.
One of Queen Margrethe’s Danish royal cousins, Count Ingolf of Rosenborg, also attended with his wife, Countess Sussie (pictured above). She wore modern gold jewels, including an interesting floral brooch.
Queen Silvia of Sweden was elegant in diamond and pearl earrings, a multi-colored strand of pearls, and a modern gold ring.
Queen Sonja of Norway also wore gold, diamond, and pearl jewels. Her brooch is one of the special ones produced by Georg Jensen this year to celebrate Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee.