We are only just a few days away from the biggest night of them all: New Year's eve! This means we are so close to all these wonderful New Year receptions. Really something to look forward to. Meanwhile a few things has happened right before and after Christmas eve on December 24th, for the Crown Prince couple and their family. The couple celebrated Christmas at Fredensborg Castle along with the rest of the family.
Like millions of other families around the world, more than 40 members of the royal family were gathered at Fredensborg Castle on December 24th to celebrate Christmas. These moments are always kept private which I completely understand. But this year was different. We were, for a moment, exclusively allowed to see what such an evening (or dinner) looks like because Prince Achilleas of Greece posted a picture on his Instagram. From what I see on this one picture Mary was dressed in her purple Alexander McQueen gown. The dress is actually quite old, here, and has also been used a few times on different occasions before this one. She also wore a pair of long silver earrings featuring purple pendants in amethyst. Imagine yourself and your family being dressed like this on Christmas eve?
For many years it has been a tradition for the royal family to share a Christmas card with the rest of Denmark and their family. I know many of you have been disappointed this year, because we haven't got any card from the Crown Prince couple so far. This is one of the things I look forward to each year with great excitement. But most things can be explained. The reason is because the royal family members met at Fredensborg Castle to attend this year's Christmas photo. The same thing happened in 2006, here. After the photo was taken, the Crown Prince couple had invited the family to attend a Christmas lunch in the Chancellery, right next to Fredensborg Castle (yes where Frederik and Mary lived for many years), where, among other, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended with their children. At the Christmas gathering Mary was dressed in a black outfit with white pearl earrings made by Marianne Dulong.
The day after their Christmas lunch in the Chancellery hosted by Frederik and Mary, some of the royal family member went for a walk in the garden of Fredensborg. Prince Nikolaos, Princess Tatiana, Princess Alexia, her husband Carloas joined the Crown Princess and Ziggy for a walk. As some of the royal children joined them. During the walk Mary wore a warm down jacket, a knitted gray hat and a pair of black rubber boots that could be from Hunter. On the jacket seen a large logo but unfortunately I do not recognize it.
In the evening the family was invited to the Tivoli in Copenhagen by Queen Margrethe. It was to see the Christmas ballet The nutcracker as the Queen has designed costumes for. It was an excited royal family who arrived to Tivoli and left later that same evening. The most interesting we've seen her wear during Christmas is when they arrive at Tivoli. She showed us wearing a new outfit in the form of a new Zara cape, here, which was found by Kate. Underneath she wore yet another new piece; a white turtleneck sweater with long sleeves from Temperley London, here. I am crazy in love with the fact that Mary wore leather trousers and brown heeled boots! Her outfit was accessorized with a new cross-body bag which to me looks like her Sergio Rossi, but I am not sure at all.