Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is one step closer to retaining our “Most Stylish Young Royal” crown after giving a master class in how to wear winter white. The Danish royal dazzled banquet guests at a diplomatic reception in Copenhagen by stepping out in a stunning white gown, complete with a pink belt and pearl accessories. She added a touch of colour to her elegant look by covering her shoulders in a sweeping dove-grey coat.
Mary, who attended the event with her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, kept with tradition and wore the Order of the Elephant blue silk sash across her gown.
The pair were pictured arriving at the Christiansborg Palace, site of the Throne Room, Great Hall, Royal Banquet Hall and more.
Just days earlier, Mary and Frederik attended the annual New Year's Eve banquet held at the Amalienborg estate. The complex is the family's winter residence and consists of four palaces.
For that banquet, Mary dazzled in a midnight-blue sequined and velvet gown, and a diamond- and ruby-encrusted tiara. The princess also wore the Order of the Elephant collar, which is usually worn on New Year's Day. She did not, therefore, wear the sash as well as they are not usually used together.
The doting mom of four has just come back from spending the Christmas holidays in her native Australia. It was the first time since 2011 that Mary and her family had made the long trip, and the princess was no doubt thrilled to show her brood around her homeland.
Despite reports that her eldest child Prince Christian had to be pulled from a rip tide by a lifeguard at Mermaid Beach, Queensland, a spokesperson for the Danish royal family said that the 10-year-old was never in any danger.
"Lifeguards must always be alert, and in this case they knew who was in the water, so perhaps they were extra alert. They made extra certain that Prince Christian was OK – which he was. In other words, the situation was completely undramatic," royal family head of communication Lene Balleby told Danish news agency Ritzau.