Over the weekend, royals from Denmark and Norway gathered in Copenhagen for a holiday ballet premiere, wearing classic jewels as they braved the seasonal chill.
The lady of the hour was Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who arrived for the premiere of The Nutcracker at the Tivoli Concert Hall wearing a festive black and red ensemble and a warm brown fur coat. Queen Margrethe, who is an artist at heart, designed the costumes for the ballet.
Her jewels for the evening included a pair of gold, diamond, and enamel earrings with ruby drops. They’re a legacy from her mother, the late Queen Ingrid, and they originally belonged to Ingrid’s mother, Princess Margaret of Connaught. I believe her necklace also featured a ruby pendant, though it was covered by her coat in most photographs from the event.
Margrethe was joined at the premiere by Queen Sonja of Norway, who wore a black ensemble with white lace accents.
She accessorized with lots of pearls, in earring, necklace, and bracelet form.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were also on hand for Queen Margrethe’s big ballet premiere moment. They were joined by their younger children, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
Mary wore a gray sweater and trousers with a light blue coat for the occasion.
She carried through the light blue theme with her jewels, wearing her diamond and aquamarine drop earrings. These are said to have been an engagement present from Crown Prince Frederik in 2003.
No jewelry yet for Princess Josephine, who is only eleven, but she added some extra color to her outfit with a festive plaid scarf. (Doesn’t she look so much like her mother?)