Friday, April 5, 2013

Jewel of the Day – April 4: Danish Royal Ladies at the State Banquet

The President of Finland, His Excellency Niinisto Vainamo, and Mrs Jenni Elina Haukio paid a state visit to Denmark from 4 to 5 April. The last state visit from Finland to Denmark was in 2001, while the last state visit from Denmark to Finland was back in 1973.
Queen Margrethe, Princess Mary, Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte at the state banquet
On April 4, there was a state dinner in honour of the President and the First Lady, and as usual, the Danish royal ladies dazzled in the jewellery department.

Queen Margrethe wore the Danish Floral Aigrette Tiara together with diamond riviere and earrings.
Crown Princess Mary wore her Wedding Tiara, which personally I prefer to the much more often seen Diamond and Ruby Tiara from the ruby parure. Princess Marie wore her Diamond Floral Tiara – the same one she wore on her wedding day. No surprises there since it’s the only tiara from the royal collection she has the use of (as far as we know, it’s not even hers). Princess Benedikte wore my favourite tiara from her collection - Queen Ingrid's Diamond Stars and Pearls Tiara.
The State Banquet
All those tiaras will be covered within a day, so stay tuned!


  1. Pretty jewels and gowns and in looking at all the pictures there is not one happy royal in the room. They all look tired, bored and wanting to get out of there. To much rich food and rich wine can do a person in.

    1. State dinners can be quite boring (I mean, there are only so many topics you can discuss with complete strangers), but there are actually several lovely pictures from the Finnish Banquet. Queen Margrethe and the Finnish First Lady in particular appeared to get along nicely.