On Sunday, the Danish royal family continued the bejeweled celebrations of the new reign of King Frederik X of Denmark with a service at Aarhus Cathedral.
King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark arrived at Aarhus Cathedral on Sunday morning with their four children, Crown Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine, for the service of celebration. Also in attendance at the service were Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte, and Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg.
The cathedral in Aarhus dates to the 12th century. It is located near Marselisborg Palace, one of the Danish family’s royal residences. Queen Margrethe received the palace as a wedding gift from her father, King Frederik IX, in 1967. She often spends her summers there, and the family gathers often at the palace during the Easter and Christmas seasons as well.
Royal purple was the theme of the day for the ladies of the royal family. Queen Mary, Queen Margrethe, and Princess Benedikte all wore ensembles in shades of purple.
Queen Mary, wrapped warmly in the Danish snow as she arrived for the service, wore the same purple-blue outfit that she wore at Westminster Abbey for the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in May 2023. On that occasion, she wore Catherine the Great’s spectacular turquoises, but for Sunday’s church service, she opted for diamonds and amethysts.
Her earrings, classic antique diamond clusters, were reportedly acquired at a Bruun Rasmussen auction within the last few years.
She’s worn them recently for several significant occasions, including the 18th birthday celebrations for Crown Prince Christian last October.
She paired the earrings with the same round diamond brooch for Sunday’s service in Aarhus. The round brooch features a floralesque ribbon design.
Here’s a look at Mary wearing the brooch back in 2012 during the British visit to Copenhagen. The jewel was reportedly a gift from her late father-in-law, Prince Henrik.
Mary’s delicate necklace with its diamond F pendant was also visible as she departed the cathedral with her family after the service.
And you’ll also spot a large amethyst ring on her right hand in this image from the service. Mary’s a February baby, so amethyst is her birthstone.
The King and Queen’s daughters, Princess Isabella and Princess Josephine, wore blue and pink for the church service. Isabella accessorized with a pair of pearl drop earrings, while Josephine wore a pair of pearl necklaces and a pink flower pin. (UFO No More tells us that’s it’s from Chanel.)
The King’s mother, Queen Margrethe, arrived for the service wearing her classic gold and diamond Waterfall Earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels. We also recently saw her wear the earrings for a reception at the Folketing.
Here’s a closer look at the earrings from the Golden Jubilee exhibition at Amalienborg back in 2022.
Princess Benedikte wore her gorgeous berry brooch for the service, paired with diamond and black pearl earrings and a multi-stranded pearl necklace.
Countess Sussie rounded out the royal jewelry wearers at the event. She sported an interesting modern gold brooch—made to look, I think, like a dried orange slice?