Crown Princess Mary of Denmark helped to mark a major local anniversary this month, and we’ve got all the details on the sparkling earrings she wore for the occasion.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark headed to Christiansfeld on Sunday, August 13, to celebrate the community’s 250th anniversary. The town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.
The town was founded by members of the Moravian Church in 1773. They named the settlement after the reigning monarch, King Christian VII of Denmark. (He was on the throne until 1808, but his mental instability meant that a series of regents ruled the nation during most of his tenure as king. He was also married to a sister of King George III of Great Britain, Princess Caroline Matilda. Their story was dramatized a decade ago in the film A Royal Affair.)
The commemorations on August 13 included a church service, also attended by Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg. Mary’s blowing a kiss to them in this image.
Crown Princess Mary wore Danish red for the anniversary celebrations, selecting a dress from her closet by the designer Raquel Diniz. She also wore a hat from the British milliner Jane Taylor, who is a favorite of the Windsor women.
She accessorized with several pieces of jewelry in mixed metals, including jewels from one of her favorite Danish companies, Ole Lynggaard.
Her earrings combined together two separate floral pieces from Lynggaard. The top portion, made of white gold and set with diamonds, are part of the firm’s Winter Frost collection. The Winter Frost earrings have been in Mary’s jewelry box for years. The bottom portion, made of yellow gold and diamonds, is a new pendant from the Forest collection.
The Winter Frost studs also have matching pendants, which have been worn numerous times by Mary in the past. Above, she wears the complete earrings (plus a gold and diamond Lynggaard brooch) with the same red dress during the French state visit to Copenhagen in August 2018.
For the visit to Christiansfeld, Crown Princess Mary completed her look with gold bracelets and diamond and gold rings. Which do you prefer: the earrings in their all-white gold setting, or this mixed-metals version?