August 23, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Crown Princess Mary Wins In The Fashion Stakes

Crown Princess Mary Wins In The Fashion Stakes

Princess Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, lost out as the “most fashionable royal,” according to a poll conducted by MyVouchercodes. The winner is Mary, the Crown Princess of Denmark, who is ten years Kate’s senior.

The Crown Princess of Denmark won by 68% among women polled as the most influential in the fashion world. Princess Kate didn’t lose by much; she came in one point behind at 67%.

The British royal is looked up to around the world, especially in the UK, where many women try to mimic her style. In fact, 62% of British women said they are more willing to try a new style if they see Princess Kate wearing it.

The study polled 2,318 British women from around the UK to see what factors help influence a person’s fashion choice among UK shoppers. Aside from focusing on the British Royal Family, the study also took into account members of royal families from around the world and even high-profile celebrities.

The first question respondents were asked is if they were interested in the Royal Family. 63% said yes. And 67% admitted they looked at other royal family members from other countries for fashion inspiration. Only 11% said they were only sometimes used Royal fashion for inspiration.

However, despite Princess Kate’s popularity and fashion influence around the world, she still cannot compete with her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who Britons consider the most fashionable Princess in history.

Crown Princess Mary To Visit Malaysia

Crown Princess Mary To Visit Malaysia

Barely eight months after the visit of the Duchess of Cambridge, another stately princess will visit Malaysia to the delight of its people..

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will carry out a four-day trip from May 27- 30th to be at an international conference entitled “Women Deliver”.

She’s been asked to join a panel discussion on womens issues along with former Finnish President Tarja Halonen and UN Development Programme administrator and onetime Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark.

“The conference proposes to serve as a worldwide platform to see to it that the health and rights of girls and women persist as the uppermost priority on the international population and development agenda,” said the Denmark Foreign Affairs Ministry on its website.

Crown Princess Mary, similar to Kate Middleton, was likewise a “commoner” prior to their royal marriage.

She wed Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark, on May 14, 2004, after seeing him at a Sydney hotel bar 4 years before. At that time, the prince had been on a sojourn to Australia for the 2000 Olympics.

The princess,  additionally intends to advance Danish-Malaysian business relationships whilst there.

AS reported by the statement, she will travel to a school for Myanmar refugee children, backed by the UN Refugee Agency in Malaysia.

She will likewise get together with victims of gender-based violence at the Women’s Institute of Management.

Crown Princess Mary Visits Chile

Crown Princess Mary Wins In The Fashion Stakes

Crown Princess Mary was accompanied by members of the Danish Institute of Human Rights in addition to  Danish Foreign Affairs Minister Villy Søvndal to open a conference affording Chile and Denmark the chance to partake in experiences in the work of the education of human rights.
Amongst attenders at the opening were those who  fled to Denmark after the dictatorship started in 1973. Denmark was one of the countries that opened up their doors to Chilean refugees.

The seminar is named Educación en Derechos Humanos = Derechos Humanos en la Educación? Museum managing director, Ricardo Brodsky reminded the audience that the education in human rights in Chile is even today, found deficient, and pointed to Denmark’s record of crusading for social modification in addition to a free, high calibre education scheme.

The museum director also mentioned  fabled Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, stating that his stories, “provided the moral fabric of Chileans from a very early age.” Brodsky commented about the tale of The Ugly Duckling – a keen reminder of discrimination.

Minister Søvndal reminded the attendees that the endorsing of human rights is down to each person. The Danish Foreign Minister remarked his time as a young man journeying in South America during the 1970s when he arrogated that it was up to each person to “insure a crime similar to the military coup of 1973) should never come about again.

Every speaker reminded the esteem of the Declaration of Human Rights, each clause of which is distinctly exhibited on the walls on the exterior of the museum.

Following the opening of the seminar, Crown Princess Mary was afforded a guided tour of the Museo de la Memoria. The museum is committed to commemorating victims of the dictatorship in addition to  protecting human rights.

Danish Royal Summer Photo Session 2012

Posted in: Denmark

The Danish royal family had their annual summer photo session at Gråsten Friday. Like so many other European royals, the Danish royals allow the media to photograph and film them, probably in order for the media and the public to get glimpses of the children.

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However, this year saw several missing members. The youngest daughter of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Princess Josephine, was not present because of a fever. Prince Joachim, his wife Princess Marie and all four of his children were not in attendance, as well as Princess Benedikte’s son, Prince Gustav and his longtime partner, Carina Axelsson.

But that didn’t prevent this year’s photo-op from being memorable. 18 month old Prince Vincent stole the show as he played with two little dogs.

At one point, Princess Isabella became the responsible big sister and followed Vincent as he toddled after the dogs. Isabella was not playing to the cameras this time as she had in the past.

This year’s photo session was done in between two heavy shower spells in the area. The media had to stand outside in the first rain while waiting for the Danish royals to come out.

It is believed that the reason why Prince Joachim and his family were not at Gråsten was because his second son, Prince Felix, will celebrate his tenth birthday this coming Sunday.

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Sources: BT.dk

Baptism of Princess Estelle of Sweden

Posted in: Sweden

The newest royal heir of Sweden was baptized today at the royal chapel at Stockholm’s Royal Palace. Proud parents Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel had their three month old baby daughter, Princess Estelle christened in an event televised live throughout the country, plus a few other European nations.

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Victoria and Daniel were all smiles and very doting towards their firstborn child. The Prince held his daughter as he and the Crown Princess entered the chapel. Estelle was wearing the baptismal gown that has been worn by Swedish royals since the early 20th century.

The infant Princess was very alert and very calm during the ceremony. She only let out a burp when Bishop Anders Wejryd poured the water over her head. That made everyone giggle. By the way, the baptismal water is from the island of Öland, where the Swedish royals vacation in the summer.

Estelle’s godparents are Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary, Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon, her uncle, Prince Carl Philip, and Anna Westling Söderström, the sister of Prince Daniel.

After the official baptism was over, proud grandpa King Carl XVI Gustaf bestowed on the baby the Order of the Seraphim, which is given to members of the Swedish royal family and some other heads of state. The King himself was made a member of the Order during his baptism in 1946.

About 400 guests came the event, including Danish Crown Prince Frederik, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his fiancée, Countess Stephanie de Lannoy, and Princess Martha Louise and husband Ari Behn of Norway.

Also in attendance were the significant others of Victoria’s siblings – Sofia Hellqvist, girlfriend of Prince Carl Philip, and Chris O’Neill, boyfriend of Princess Madeleine. This was a major break in tradition as the partners of royals usually do not attend public royal events unless they are officially engaged.

After the christening, there was a reception at the royal palace.

Born on February 23, Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary is second in line to the throne of Sweden.

Crown Princess Mary Calls for Fashion to be More Eco-Friendly

Posted in: Denmark

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary inaugurated the Copenhagen Fashion Summit Thursday by urging the fashion industry to be more environmentally sustainable.

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“The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Textile is also Denmark’s fourth largest export commodity,” Her Royal Highness said in her opening speech.

“We need to put some social footprints of our descendants.”

Originally, Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit was supposed to attend this summit, but according to Eva Kruse, the head of Danish Fashion Institute, which hosts Copenhagen Fashion Summit, she was unavailable.

So, it was Crown Princess Mary who stepped in, and she was a fitting choice. She was named by Vanity Fair magazine as one of the world’s best dressed women in 2010.

In case you are wondering, Mary wore a dress by the Swedish fashion store, H&M from its organic line.

Source: Minmote