The tiaras of Queen Margrethe II
Queen Margrethe II was in Iceland last week where she attended the Árni Magnússon Anniversary Lecture “Sagas of contemporaries: Árni Magnússon’s magnificent heritage” at the University of Iceland.
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik along with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attend the opening of “Pas de dux royal” at ArOS on October 12, 2013. The exhibition featured 150 pieces of art from Queen Margrethe Prince Henrik. Crown Prince Frederik surprised his parents and gave a speech.
New Year’s Court:
Here is the full (yet still very incomplete) list of Queen Margrethe’s New Year’s Court Dresses.
2002-haven’t seen photos
2003-haven’t seen photos
2005-the court events were cancelled due to the Tsunami
And that concludes the Danish New Year’s Court Dresses!
If there is something else you’d like to see (perhaps you’d like a better list of the Dutch Royal Familie’s Prinsjesdags outfits) let me know! All suggestions are welcome.
Queen Margrethe’s Dark Blue Dress
In January 2012, Margrethe celebrated her 40th Jubilee with a gala dinner at Amalienborg. For the dinner, she wore this sort of medieval looking dark blue velvet dress. It’s a more modest train than she’s worn in the past, but the interesting upper sleeves almost make up for that. She recycled the dress with her new Nassut Tiara for the 2013 New Year’s Court Banquet. It’s a perfect dress for those winter events, particularly when one has to briefly pose for photos in the Danish cold. On anyone else, I’d hate it. But on Daisy, it works.
Queen Margrethe’s Lime Green Dress
In April 2010, Margrethe wore this lime green dress to a gala performance celebrating her 70th birthday. The full skirt and the neckline are simply stunning. It’s a perfect dress for an older Queen. She recycled the dress in June 2010 for Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding and then in January 2011 for the New Year’s Court Banquet. In 2012, a painting was released with Margrethe in the dress, though the painter painted it grey. I really like this dress on Margrethe.
Queen Margrethe II on Monday presented Niels Bohr’s Gold medal to the French physicist Alain Aspect professor. The medal was from 1955 to 1982 uddelt every three years, but this year Uddel extraordinary to commemorate the 100th year of the physicist Niels Bohr’s atomic model.
Queen Margrethe’s Pink Dress
In May 2004, Margrethe wore this bright pink coat to Frederik & Mary’s wedding. She recycled it in October 2006 for a Dinner. It was in April 2010, for her own 70th birthday celebrations that she wore it in its new state, a full dress. She has since worn the dress for the 2010 New Year’s Court Banquet and the 2012 New Year’s Court Banquet. She also wore the dress for new Official Portraits and for a painting that was done featuring her, Frederik, and Christian. I quite love this dress. It was great as a coat and even better as a dress. It’s fresh and vibrant and perfect.
Queen Margrethe’s Peach Dress
In May 2007, Margrethe wore this light pink/peach dress to a dinner during the Swedish State Visit. She appears to have recycled the skirt in January 2008 to the New Year’s Court Banquet. She recycled the skirt again in April 2013 for the Finnish State Visit. I am not entirely sure it’s the same skirt, but I think it is. I love the soft pink/peach color. I do prefer the top from the Swedish & Finnish State Visits, over the top she wore to the Banquet.
Queen Margrethe’s Grey Dress
In January 2006, Margrethe wore this grey dress to the New Year’s Court Banquet. It’s a mostly plain dress, but it does have a small decoration at the neckline. This seems to have been the only time, so far, that she’s worn the dress. I love the train and am a big fan of this dress. It’s enough Margrethe without going too far, I think.